Friday, February 20, 2015

A Brief Story

One moon, two moons had passed. Another year passed and now we are in 2015. 2014 was the most amazing year in my entire life. Why? Lot of things happened in that year. I became IFW 2014 blogger, graduated from high school, found my love one and started my university life in China. 

To be honest, it was not easy at first to study overseas. I had a hard time talking to the local people because the lack of my Chinese language, just knew a bit. I didn't know what to do things. The number one problem in there is my communication skill which is not very good. I am  a shy, quiet and awkward person to new people I just met, maybe still even after I knew them for long time. Luckily I am surrounded by many nice people there, I have my sister who always help me there, my new friends that are crazy but nice, the support from my family and my love one. On the other side, the fun side, I can learn Chinese (even though sometimes I feel lazy to study it). I also join Indonesia Dance where I learned how to dance Saman and Merak (Peacock). Saman is hard, it gave me bruise on my both upper feet which was very painful when I did Saman position. For the Merak dance, I think the hard part is the technique. The food in China is not much different than in Indonesia, except that I think Indonesia's cuisines are more delicious. In term of transportation, China is more advance than in Indonesia and so does the cleanness of the street I think.

Do I miss my home? Of course! I think everyone who study overseas feel the same way as I did. What I miss the most? Hmm.. my family. I didn't think about how much I miss them when I was in China before I went back to my country. But when I saw their face in the airport, I felt very happy. The second is Indonesia's cuisines and snacks of course. Martabak is my number one wanted to eat list when I came back to Indonesia and It was fulfilled in several days later. Happy tummy :D

And so here I am, in my country Indonesia, surrounded by the people who love me (except one because he is in the other part of the world, can't wait to meet him soon) and I love them so much even though I can't express them clearly to them. It feels so weird because It's the first time I write something about my life on this blog. Never imagine I would write them just now. I just feels like I want to write it and I can't believe I write so much. I think this is also the first time I write this much. Wew. My plans during this comeback to my hometown are meet my friends from high school which I already did last week and hopefully can meet them again before I go back to China, try many many Indonesia's cuisines ( I haven't eat bakso, uduk rice, siomay, dim sum and many more since my arrival here). Last is to attend and become blogger for Indonesia Fashion Week again this year which will be held from 26 February - 1 March at Jakarta Convention Center. Make sure to come this year if you never come to IFW before because I bet this year will be more spectacular than last year event. There will be a lot of excitement happen there and if you are lucky, maybe you will be able to meet many famous people there.

Thank you for reading!

xoxo



Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Excitement Outside The Catwalk

Happy Valentines Day! We just celebrated Valentines Day yesterday. Hopefully we don't just celebrate love only on that day but everyday with everyone. And I can't believe that Indonesia Fashion Week is going to happen in just few weeks again. So on this post, I want to throwback about what happened in IFW 2014. Yes I haven't post the excitement outside the catwalk. I met lots of famous people in there, from designers, artist, models, bloggers. Get to know people there and they are very nice. So here they are..
Found this Olive des Olive booth but those clothes WERE NOT FOR SALE. Those clothes were for the visitors to try and give their opinion about them. That day, one of the staffs said that Olive des Olive will open their store in Indonesia soon. Can't wait to see their store in Indonesia. All of their clothes are sooo cute, comfy, and everyday wear.

The dress and shoes that I tried on

Met these 2 kawaii famous fashion blogger and I bet you know them, Comi and Miharu Julie. They are super nice and friendly. Hope to meet them again in the future. Sorry for being awkward with you guys.

Coconut Island exhibition

Colorbox exhibition




I also met Sisca Phang, She is friendly and always smile, She even gave my mom 2 fashion invitation for tomorrow. When I met her the next day again, I greeted her and she didn't forget me :D
Too bad I didn't see her collection in that IFW. I wish I could meet her again and see her collection in the next IFW this year.


During IFW, you can also buy clothes from many brands and variety. There were lots of booths selling from head to toe, from everyday wear to special occasion wear.




This is me with the owner and founder of AW_WARDROBE. He is super kind and friendly. He even gave me the gold soccer bag which is very cool. The recent theme for his collection last year was sporty, soccer. His collection is very unique and fun! You can check his collection in Instagram @aw_wardrobe .  Just for your information, It is an IndieBrand based in Indonesia. Hope to see him and his new collection again this year.


Many famous people came to IFW, especially on the last day of IFW. Look whom I met! Aaaaaaa!
It was such a memorable experience that happened to me. Hope to get another chance to attend this splendid Indonesia Fashion Week again this year. And I hope to be able to meet, not just meet, but to be able to talk to them comfortably (not awkwardly.. again!), find new friends and connections.

SEE YOU GUYS IN MY NEXT POST

Thursday, February 12, 2015