Friday, February 5, 2016

SHIFTing

from an Event Organizer to a Lecturer.
actually i already become a lecturer while i was still an event organizer, but now i am a full time lecturer. and even better i am a lecturer at my undergraduate almamater.

become a lecturer was my childhood dream. i choose to see my bigger picture in life as a lecturer since my father also a lecturer.

the shifting process wasn't easy. to think that i will work with my used-to-be-lecturer make my self confidence once decrease but when i think that i will be surrounded by student who passion about their life make me self-driven.

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from an employee to an entrepreneur.
oh...believe me i still an employee but since my time is really flexible so, i start a start-up business with my best friends.

the difference is real even for a small scale business. we have to do our own fabric hunting, production process, marketing the products and the financial sector.

the shifting process wasn't easy. with our time divided into work, personal matter and business matter. we didn't meet regularly but alhamdulillah everything is in their places.

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the point is everybody in everywhere going through the shifting process but in a different scale and different way and different kind of acceptance.

i used to feel that i miss my life as an event organizer and i sob in my room and posted something sad to my social media to express my feeling. in my experience, express your feeling help a little bit, but don't forget to lay your problem to the almighty. that is the ultimate.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Kediri Day 2: Beauty is Pain

to have something beautiful we have to go trough a lot of pain, to see something majestic like volcano mountain that erupted last February 2014 i have to walk the uphill road for approximately five hundred meters with sun shining brightly.

Day 2, Saturday January 30th 2015
start the day at 9 am and we went straight to Kelud Mountain. it was around 45 minutes from the alun-alun. along the way, i wasn't saw traffic jam and no building that more than three-stories high (the highest building was Simpang Lima Gumul monument that equal to six-stories building).

inside the Mountain's Gate, there are many tourist attraction that the city government provide but some were closed down because its last erupted. so, after the erupted, the city government more concern to build the tourist attraction in lower mountain but still inside the gate.

one thing that make proud of is the city government saved everyone who lived in radius fifteen km from the mountain when its last erupted and there are no casualties except homes destroyed. and the next day of the mountain's erupted, Kediri filled with white volcanic dust that spread through Bandung.




one destination left before i left for Jakarta.
Kawasan wisata Sumber Oembalan had natural spring water. i wasn't sure of the history was but i can assure that it was beautiful.

and for my last lunch in Kediri, we ate snails satay that famous in code 02. it was taste actually good with the peanut sauce and sambal. and oh...Kediri famous for Tahu Taqwa (soy cake in big size) so, what else i could got for my souvenirs :)


and finally, i have to go back to Jakarta. to face reality and go back to my routine.
Kediri is a nice city to escape for awhile with their tourism tagline "KEDIRI LAGI" which means people expect to come back again to Kediri and me myself hoping that i can go back to Kediri again sometime :)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kediri Day 1: Finally We Meet Again

actually i never been to Kediri but i finally meet again with my long-time-no-see friend who live in Kediri. so, he was my guide during my 2 days at Kediri.

day 1, Friday January 29th  2015
arrived at Kediri Station at 7 o'clock in the morning and decided to had a breakfast in a food stall near the station before we explore the city known for its major trade in sugar and cigarette industry.

the 63,4 km square city is quite hot be compared to Jakarta but no traffic jam. for a Jakarta Native like me who born and raised in Jakarta and both parents also Jakarta Native, having a time to saw other city with no traffic jam is eyes pleasing and heart warming.

as part of Kediri Kingdom from 11th century, Kediri have many historical sites. so, after breakfast we walk to Brantas River and headed to Tjoe Hwie Kiong Temple. as we walked we passed several historical sites like Pancasila Monument Park and Syech Ali Samsudin tomb.

finally, we arrived at Alun-alun (city square) where there is a statue of Mayor Bismo who is a national hero from Kediri.



after rest for awhile, we continue to explore the city to Simpang Lima Gumul, where there is a monument similar to Arch de Triomphe in Paris.

we arrived across the street from the monument and we took the tunnel to get near to the monument, apparently there are four tunnels that connect each street to the monument and each tunnel display Kediri's history in pictures. rumor has it that the establishment of this monument was inspired by Jongko Joyoboyo, king of Kediri Kingdom of the 12th century who wanted to unite the five regions in Kediri.

after here and there snaps (and couple failed of panodash attempt) my friend said we would have private tour of Simpang Lima Gumul observation deck because originally it wasn't open for public yet. yaaay!!





quite satisfied with Simpang Lima Gumul, we went back to Alun-alun and had our dinner with Kediri's signature dish, Nasi Tumpang.

Nasi Tumpang is rice with gravy sauce from sambal tumpang. Sambal tumpang itself is a condiment made with raw vegetaries and decayed tempe and presented exactly like nasi pecel which already popular.

and what make me mesmerized was every time i ordered food there are always tahu and tempe as compliment to the food, such a generous people :)

and as the plate empty, i went back to the hotel and get some real sleep after fourteen hours of train trip.

Outfit #1: Unbranded inner and black shawl; gift from Dimarigraph tees; Swiss Army timepiece; Zara Men jeans in army green; Laluna neon pink sandal

Outfit #2: Unbranded inner and shawl; Marc New York tees; Unbranded joger pants; Swiss Army timepiece; Laluna neon pink sandal

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hijab Quotes



Sleep With It

the little creative side of me is back!
this time i made cushions and now i sleep with it. since i purchased a sewing machine and meet an online shop that can customize your picture and print it on a textile, i often feel a little bit creative. that online shop is kainuni. go check it and get ready to fall in love with the pattern of the fabrics.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Buttons Up

on the fifth day of the new year, I already feeling a little bit creative.
as soon as i got a package from @noonachibisticker, i opened my box of buttons, glue gun and ribbons. glue here and glue there and voila...this was happened



Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye 2015

something good and something bad happen in 2015 but over all, 2015 been a good year for me.
before actually saying goodbye to 2015, here are some highlight this year.

  1. went to Kuala Lumpur for the first time with my dream team of traveling and spend 3 days and 2 nights with them
  2. went to Tanjung Lesung for the first time, still with my dream team of traveling. even though we weren't spend the night but it was a fun trip
  3. got a chance to being a lecturer while still working at my comfort zone work
  4. decided to gave my resignation from my comfort zone work to pursue my education
  5. accidentally burnt my hand. half of my right hand palm
  6. finally, I was finish my education and add another title to my name (but the graduation ceremony will be held next year)
  7. got a chance to work as a freelancer at one of the finest PCO/PEO (Professional Conference Organizer/Professional Exhibition Organizer) in Indonesia for 2 events in 3 months
  8. start my own hijab label. not much but if it was something you dream about it will be worth much
Alhamdulillah for everything that happen in this year. looking forward to see what 2016 has to bring.