Sunday, 5 July 2015


Today's post is all about Firu. These photos were taken by his sister at his home, with me wearing his old shirt and to be posted on his birthday. Though far away and his absence echoes in all the rooms, he will never cease to amaze me. Today the boy turns 22 and I am beyond happy for him. I'm sorry I can't be with you, my love, but I always wish you well and all the best in your future endeavours. Oh yeah, these photos were snapped when I went to see Galuh - and the rest of Firu's family - the other day. Yes, she is home for the holiday and I've missed how amazingly gorgeous her shots are despite her lack of knowledge on cameras and photography alike. We spent the day catching up and exchanging items I asked her to bring from Germany. Firu's family home has always been rather green - and I'm not only talking about the paint, mind you - what with all the trees and plantations about. It's always been so gorgeous and cool during the day. Such a strong contrast to my own home. Hopefully, next month Firu's other sister Mbak Ria will come home and we can all - along with Firu's sister-in-law - go on a girls' day out.

Firu's old shirt // Bare Denim pants (scavenged) // hand-me-down purse // Studio Nine loafers // photos by Galuh

Although fashion has provided girls with boyfriend-fit items in stores now, I still don't fancy purchasing them but, instead, prefer keeping the one that I actually have. This kind of shirts do not interest me unless it has an abundance of sentimental values thrown in there. And, boy, does this one have that! Even after a couple washing, I can still smell Firu's scent from it. Which makes me hesitant on wearing it more often. The structure on its own isn't too interesting - although I do adore the vertical lines as well as the navy colour - until it reminds me of how handsome Firu looks in it. It's been in his life since before we even met and I don't think I will ever throw it away. This is probably his most favourite styling - minus the purse, of course - and, frankly, I like it too. By the way, Firu promised to give me more of his no-longer-fitting clothes and I am more than happy to receive. Stay tuned to find out!

P.S: This is the last you'll see of these shoes. I'm throwing them out soon due to the huge holes on the side.

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Friday, 3 July 2015

June in Overview

Excited about...
Launching a secret project soon! Hint #1: this is something I've been working on since...maybe December. Well, months ago. But other things have been going on and I've been putting this little project on hold. You see this photo above? Yeah, that's me working on it. Hint #2: it will hopefully launch sometime next month. I'm going to finish up as quickly as I can and we'll see. Hint #3: it will be a digital release so everyone can enjoy it without having to worry about shipping. That is all.

Currently reading...
Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. If you watched this video of mine, you would know that Scott Westerfeld is one of my favourite authors. What can I say? He's such a dystopia wizard! His works mostly concentrated in alternate universes capture my heart every time. Leviathan is no exception. I'm down to Goliath, the last book, already and, boy, I'm definitely very much hooked. Alek is my second favourite rich hero of the YA universe - the first being the criminal prodigy Artemis Fowl. Love the turn-of-the-century touches as well, of course. Art nouveau? Yes please!

Currently watching...
Jurassic World. To be frank, I only watched it once but, you know. It was epic! Seriously, I found myself punching the air with excitement towards the end when the battle between to Rexes was happening. I could almost cry with joy. Yes, yes, Chris Pratt is awesome and the raptors are adorable but can we talk about Nick Robinson for a second? A lot of people hate his character - he is playing a jerk - but I've been eyeing the actor since I saw him on Melissa and Joey and later on when he played an impeccable role in The Kings of Summer. Absolutely worth watching.

Listening to...
Kodaline, this awesome and romantic - but not cheesy - band from Dublin. Their songs are always witty or heart-wrenching, sending me to a faraway land with meadows and love stories. My favourite songs - and music videos - of them have got to be High Hopes and Love Like This. They're very different, one from the other - one speaking of newfound faith and the other talking about non-lasting relationships. Obviously, looking forward to more of their music.

Also, Magic Man. After listening to their You Are Here EP, I can't stop playing it on repeat. I found them through their Paris music video, which is very, very creative and wonderful. But I fell the hardest for Everyday. There is a lyric in that song that I love very, very much and rings true to me: "Everyday, everyday, everyday I want you in my life and I'll wait, and I'll wait and I'll never give up, never give up hope."

Thinking about...
A guest-blogging bonanza for next month when I'm out of town. I've assemble some great bloggers who I've been loving lately. Hopefully, they can make it in time and everything works out for the best. I'm so excited about this as well. Please look forward to them too!

Reunited with a fellow romantic //June = consecutive birthdays of my family members // another reunion with these ex-ex-pats (and one still on-going ex-pat) // Wildwood fanart (will colour soon) // sketch for my upcoming project // adorable letter from Saku-chan has come! // meeting up with this goof again, of course // visited the in-laws twice this month! // my favourite cosmetics line from Germany

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