Thursday, April 10, 2014

7 Days of Sunsets

These photos were taken the week of November 24 - November 29, 2013. Okay, it was only 6 days. But the 7th day is a rest day right?

This idea started when a friend of mine asked me to be in his team for a photography competition on instagram. There's a different theme for each day, and one of the theme is sunset. A co-worker once showed me pictures he took on his way home from the bridge near our office. The bridge is crossing a toll road going east-west so it was practically a pretty high and with a low surrounding skyline it became a viewing deck to watch the sun sets.

So one day, I went there and just decided to create a 7 days in a row pictures of sunsets. I really didn't expect to have a range of colors. I thought it was going to be, you know, the typical violet-purple-orange-red sun setting sky. But silly me, nothing happens exactly the same, right? And since I didn't go to the office for 7 days in a row (the main reason I didn't get the 7th day, I just couldn't make it by sunset to the spot), here's the six wonderful days, accompanied by songs from Explosions In The Sky, from "Day One" to "Day Six" (oooh how I love the coincidence) .

Day One,



Day Two



Day Three



Day Four



Day Five



Day Six

Sunday, April 6, 2014

La Vie En Rose


A tribute to a show that taught bits of life, friendship, work, love, dream...... and a lot more. The song is in one of my favourite scene of all seasons. I sound nothing close like the mother tho, but this is a tribute *please don't cue to Jack Black*. 

I've had the intentions to defend the "controversial" ending, a lot of raging fans online. But then, there's an alternate ending on DVD later, and there's a Thought Catalog post that already defended it (and more). I really do like the ending. The Mother is just the right one for Ted; she's dorky, well basically she's a female version of Ted but also the balance for Ted. But sometimes a romantic comedy is not all happy ending. Well, it's happy. Just not everybody's definition of happy. If I may say, the show has always been realist. Because, life's a pretty "what the damn hell?"

So anyway, before I really make that defence post, if you may, enjoy a version I did for La Vie en Rose. *smiley face here*



Monday, March 31, 2014

Mangrove Forest

Went to Mangrove Park (or was it actually forest) yesterday. It was a really nice place. It drains my fuel tho. Long walk and the humidity and the mosquitos. But it's nice to know something like this is still here.




(photo by @yonigram)




(photo by @yonigram)







(photo by @yonigram)


Before we went to the Mangrove forest, I fill up for a late lunch at Locale. Also a nice restaurant and pleasant service. Long day and long road taken, but worth it.


(photo by @desirecha)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wish List

I don't make wish list so often, but there are things that have been on my mind for a while. So.. since it's 20 days from now, I am starting to narrow the list to these.


1. Ipad Mini with retina display (well this one's on the way)
2. The Braun watch
3. Cotton Ink shirt. Well actually I also liked the jacket too O.O
4. Air Max Thea Black/Club Pink-Distant Blue. This one's really on my watch list
5. Fujifilm X-A1. I need a solid reason for this one

WOOPS

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Simple Kind of Bliss


Took an afternoon stroll to the bridge over the highway near the office. It might not be the best sunset I've seen in my whole life, but it sure is a simple kind of bliss. I am all giddy.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

We Made It!

Andaru, Dacung, and I, entered a cover song contest for Mew held by their Indonesian Fan Club. Yesterday, suddenly there was a mention notification from the fan club. I opened their time line and there it was, the announcement. Read them officially here.

At first, I was all, "Aw mann.. We didn't win.. ". As I scroll down the page, I found out that we are on the top 10 finalists. Then I was like, "Dude we made it!!" Yay to us!

I was so excited and messaged Andaru, Dacung, and all of our friends who supported and announce them that we got top 10. Andaru and Dacung were both very excited and for me it was such an honor to get into the top 10 and doing these thing with these guys.

Later at night, got another message from Andaru. He got inside scoop from his friend at the fan club. Turns out, we actually placed 4th! "Because it's so different, and they really did their own thing with it. A shame there's so much crackling in the recording". (I can fully debate Andaru on this crackling thing, but it's one of his masterpiece so I am gonna back down. He convinced me that it was our character, the raw recordings and the crackling, and I must agree.)

So, once again. Yay to us! Here's us!


Here's the song we did.
 

PS: To add another top of cherry, Dacung got his Fullbright scholarship! Proud friend!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Infusion!

I don't really like drinking plain mineral water. But this infused water idea is so refreshing and it makes drinking water so much fun!

Two beginning combinations:
Strawberries and lemon-mint.