Senin, 28 Maret 2016

To The Next Level of Minimalism

Today's Enlightement
I remember when I was a student. I only have two until three pair of shoes. Well, it's simply caused by the uniform thingy.  I wear black shoes from Monday to Friday, and the left days to wear other shoes are weekends.

Then I remember my Mom's story, she said: "I survived living with two sets of clothes back then: school uniform and a dungaree paired with two choices of blouses. Shoes? School shoes and occasional one." 

And now I feel 'wow!' people got along with that lifestyle! The highest level of minimalism! For a rainbow-fan like me, I thought minimalism means no colour choices. But the actual thing is: hey, if you form a pretty pallette, curate it well, you can live a minimalistic life without being bored!

So I can combine my taste without destroying the ecology and my mentality (a.k.a being greedy). 

It's a real thing and it's possible. 

Chit Chat
From now on, please, guys, remind me to do the followings:

+ reuse old, junk tees as a wipe cloth
+ no new shoes, please
+ use up all my wooden pencils and be grateful for the free ones (e.g. souvenir from someone)
+ find a way to organize drawing paper
+ use up all my colour markers & acrylic paints then shift to only watercolour pallette  + necessary agents
+ routinely eat bananas
+ eat some mung bean porridge from Bapak Bubur Ketan
+ always bring an eating tools set and Keepcup, duh 
+ be productive instead of procrastinating, browsing for a new skirt...
+ smile

Thank you! Enjoy my blog. :)

Senin, 21 Maret 2016


Remember my last project, the 21-Days of no shopping? 

OK, I'm telling you the truth.  I shop for some food and snack but that's only because I was so hungry, but,
really, I clinged to this project from February 22nd to March 14th. And this is my list of restricted items:

applies to : clothes, shoes, bags, accesories, cosmetics, magazine, book, stationery, office-supplies, furniture, fancy palm-oil based food and beverages, craft supplies, needles, pins, hairpins, bobby pins, organizer, notebooks, animal (off course!), and other thing that usually ends up as clutter.

You know what? I survived.  I didn't bring anything new to my house and not using it then get depressed... I saved myself.

And as I've said previously, I'm now getting more focused on important tasks. I got more productive and effective.  Instead of browsing around the shop (offline / online) or spending times in expensive caf├ęs, I only do things that matters and progressive.  Here's something to proof it:

a sketch of Lang Lang, my favourite pianist !

more Guyu products at @guyugembira on Instagram

Ilustration for a school in Bokondini, Papua :)

And hey, it's real.  What minimalists say about being minimalist is true! I am more creative than yesterdays. When I faced the 'I have nothing to wear' moment in front of my wardrobe, I challenged myself to create a new look using everything I've already possess. And it feels even better than buying new ones!

Okay, and, as I promised, I have to learn a new baroque piece, so, I choose 'Toccata by Girolamo Frescobaldi' to be played with Lai Maheswari, but I'm still searching for my piano piece, since learning Chopin's Ballade has already costs me a lot of time (and energy).  :))

How you're doing? Wanna try this project, too? ;) 

Oh, by the way, Happy Forest Day, and Happy World Down Sindrome Day ! Let's respect the nature and embrace the disables! :)

Minggu, 13 Maret 2016


Sembari menunggu teman, minum jus alpukat dengan sekolahan.  
Bawa si Kipkap supaya bisa disimpan dulu kalau kembung. 

 Edisi jus alpukat berikutnya :p 

Jus mangga! :D 

Sekian kisah singkat di hari Minggu yang tidak terlalu penting-penting amat. 

Senin, 07 Maret 2016


I'm a morning person.  This makes me feel alive everytime I'm spotted by sunlight.  Just like these bamboos below the bright sky.  So fresh, so happy. 

Maybe we, humanbeings, are that simple.  But we forget that we're simple and complexify everything.