Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Appreciating Yourself Through Fashion

Hello! This is the third day I've been attacked by flu, and after two days forcing myself to work, I officially gave up today. Hehehe.. Well I supposed to work on my thesis, but I think I'm gonna spend my hours watching DVDs and surfing people's blogs (my favorite activities in the whooooollllee world).

Recently, I love reading blogs from fashionable people. Usually, these people (most are girls) take photo of themselves and post it into their writings daily. Not to forget, they also tell the readers where they got that stuffs, following the price. I first knew one fashion blog is from Hot Chocolate and Mint, belongs to Diana Rikasari. I think she is a brilliant girl! Not only she's a die-hard fashionable girl, but she's also effin' creative that she can make a tie-dye pants by her own. From her blog links, then I found out that sooo many Indonesian girls who have their own fashion blog too.

As far as I know, Indonesian people has a rapid and significant changes in their taste about fashion. If we look back in the year 2000s, where would you find girls wearing a black tights and a neon pink high-heels in the mall? We used to think that those kind of styles are just for Japanese teenagers hanging out in Shibuya where no people would stare strangely at them. I also read some old magazines from my collection back when I was 16-17 years old, and rarely find "fashion spread" pages in them. And if you do, don't you just pass that pages, because the clothes are kind of haute-couture style, not affordable, and odd?

But now, you can find stylish people everywhere. Stylish here means that they "dare" to put something "WOW" like knee boots, unmatched pairs of top and bottom, and even glittery leggings. Fashion spread rubric in a magazine is a MUST, and it becomes more inspiring to see. And if we look back again, fashion industry never been this promising. You name it, fashion designer, fashion buyer, visual merchandiser, fashion editor or fashion stylist are just a part of the long list fashion professions.

Despite my job as an editor in teenage fashion magazine, I don't see myself as a fashionable person. I don't like wearing bright colors, and I don't have any courage to wear something that a little bit quirky. I have too much ordinary taste like skinny black pants, plaid shirt, some colorful shawls, and flat shoes. Sometimes I gazed into my fashionable friends at office and some stylish people I met, I can say I'd love to be one of them! But mostly, that wish let be a wish, because then I end up buying stuffs that I feel safe in them. For me, change in fashion is like.. an courageous jump! I don't exaggerate because in my opinion, if you change your style, it means you are ready to receive strange look or comments (positively or negatively) from people, and it also changes the way you see yourself in the mirror.

I just admire girls with their witty taste of fashion, yet brave to go out from their house and let the people have their own interpretation. I think these girls exactly know how to appreciate themselves. They love their body and they put fancy stuff from top to toe to make it look incredibly good. Me? I'm on my way to find something to appreciate myself, and I see being more fashionable is worth to try.

Oh.. As a starter, I bought one pair of red Vincci boots yesterday by online. I don't have any guts to wear it. Encourage me, please!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jumping From Seventh Floor!

I consider myself as a "unlucky". Not to mean being ungrateful, but unlucky here means I rarely get a chance to win a lottery. Hehehe.. But that does not happen when this afternoon I came to some press conference in FX Mall, Sudirman. Actually it was some kind of ordinary press conference I usually attend: Pay TV Cinemax has changed its name into "Max" and become a action channel, bla bla bla.. At the end of the show, they drew the name cards from the press. They choose 15 lucky people to experience the Atmosfear, an FX Mall's famous sliding.

I really didn't think my name would come out. Plus, I have a second thought about trying that terryfing sliding board.. Yes of course! What do you think about throwing someone from seventh to ground floor for just 10 seconds? CREEEPPPYYYY... But then I shocked when Mario Lawalata, Cinemax ambassador, read the first name that came out... Guess who?
Syarifah Maulidina, from Female-Sister Magazine.. which is me.

Ha-ha. I was frightened at the first place, to be honest. But then I realized that somehow I SHOULD hit that frightening thing since that Atmosfear costs pretty expensive for the ones who'd like to jump for it, so the chance for trying this was like a golden chance... hohoho!

taken by Susan, Sister Magazine's intern before I jump
finally landed!
Not much said! I was like drowning in heartbeat while I was waiting for my turn (the LAST turn), so I said "Bismillah" and then I was pushed into that hole of terror!!!! AAAARRGGHH!!! I barely remembered where am I, I was just trying to close my eyes but I also want see what I could see! But before I could think, I have landed in a soft pad in a speed that only God knows... And thankfully I survived... Hahahaha... I record 10, 46 seconds for that slide, and what I could just say is, that is the LONGEST TEN SECONDS I EVER HAD!!

Thank you MAX (before: Cinemax) for giving me such an experience!

Monday, March 16, 2009


Comfort to me means..

the smell of coffee
the sound of sudden silence when I turn the air conditioner off
the smell of someone I fond of
when radio plays my favorite song
disney's soundtrack.. don't know why
after watching a good movie
hearing nice words from a friend when I was clueless and down
lost and then found things
unpolished nails

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I'm Really Good At Wasting My Time

Today is Sunday, and all I have done is:

07.40 AM : woke up and had breakfast.

08.00 - 10.00 AM : watched that cheesy-horror movie on Cinemax titled "Behind The Walls".

10.00 AM- 12.00 PM : found that HBO playing "The Ghost Rider" so my ass didn't want to move. :P

12.00 - 13.00: hit the internet a.k.a checking Facebook, reading people blogs, and bla bla bla..

13.00 - 14.00: took a shower and sholat.

14.00 - 15.00: I really didn't remember what I did. Oh! I was frightened by the huge storm and massive rain out there.. My window just keep opened although it was locked. I was REALLY scared.

15.00 - 17.00: slept like a baby.

17.00 - 18.00: hungry like a pig. Thank god there was fuyunghai in the table.

18.00 - now: coffee, music, and still trying to concentrate.


To stop feeling guilty, then I listened to the The Comforters who said: "long live lazy Sunday.."

Saturday, March 14, 2009

This is the last time..

I took you to airport to leave me. We will struggle for the next and the last five months. Just can't believe after a year of distance we are still here, at the same place. This is finally the last phase, baby. So let's do it.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Morning Waker

This morning when i woke up, i saw this scene. My hungry cat was waiting for me to beg for her breakfast, hehe! Unfortunately, she stucked on plastic bags. I don't know where she got it. But she just made my day. Love love love.