Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

going gray

Nobody is expected or has an ability to look young forever unless she was Elizabeth Taylor or Titiek Puspa. How freaked out I was when I found a group of gray hair in a specific, particular spot: above my right ear. You read it right; not one or two, but a GROUP of gray hair, and the number has increased ever since.

Funny how as a (relatively) young person I always think of life, seeing how some friends got married and have kids, some have gone abroad and back again, some quitted job and opened a boutique. In short: life does change. But so far I haven't found any evidence of gray hair or wrinkled skin on them and I never really thought that sooner or later our appearance may also change.

So in this pre-30s life (wait, what???) I think I better be prepared, for a few years from now my cutout profile will probably look like this:

Do I look like an X-Men character?

Monday, September 16, 2013


It's been years since the last exciting visit to a historical-architecture-themed exhibition, driven by a curiosity to see new things. It's been years since the last reading about a red-blue-yellow painting, how the painting was a product of an artistic movement, how Mr. Rietveld methodically designed a chair in 1917 and a house in 1924 accordingly. It's been years since all of those things amused my younger self. I don't know which one is more surprising: the fact that it's been years, or the fact that it was very very truthfully amusing.

A postcard from her recent quest to Europe.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bank Indonesia Kota Solo - revisited

So last week I went back to this spot, a spot I visited almost four years ago, a spot that I can only reach on certain occasions, if not opportunities. I always wanted to do a revisited-sketch and I guess this is my first. 

I personally like the old one better than the new sketch.

I was also planning to do a revisited-sketch for Perusahaan Roti Orion but it was already almost dark and the snack shop now looks like this:

Those trees sure are's been almost four years. Damn.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

on secrets

Discourse transmits and produces power; it reinforces it, but also undermines and exposes it, renders it fragile and makes it possible to thwart it. In like manner, silence and secrecy are a shelter for power, anchoring its prohibitions, but they also loosen its holds and provide for relatively obscure areas of tolerance. 
-Michel Foucault

Secrets sucks. 
-Nancy R. Nangeroni

(as quoted by Mary Brown Parlee in a book The Body and Psychology, Part III, Chapter 7)

Secrets have a cost. They're not free. Not now, not ever.
-Aunt May, The Amazing Spiderman

Thursday, February 28, 2013


I did say I'm obsessed, didn't I?

Alright, enough now.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

2012 wrangler rubicon jeep paper craft

I think I'm a bit obsessed with this super cool Wrangler Rubicon, but all I can do now is making the paper craft. I'll be riding the real version of this kind someday to reach my cabin inside the forest. HAHA.

Monday, February 18, 2013

holiday in my head

A great thing about being a non-office worker is you can take holiday on weekdays, and blog on a chillin' Monday morning. The bad thing is, well, in a way you'll feel like a looser.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

season's greeting

A reminder on how hectic my days were, how fast time flies, how seldom I've blogged (you can even still see last year's christmas greeting on this front page), and how incredible this year has been. Merry Christmas.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012


From a not-so-recent trip to Bandung.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


babon angrem | sida mulya |  sida asih | sida mukti | nitik cakar
truntum | bondet | satria manah | wahyu tumurun | semen rante

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

the professor's backyard

"Rumah Batu" (the Stone House) is how people in the neighborhood call it. Passing in front of the house years ago, my high school self and friends was stunned by its stoney, unusual appearance and speculated on who owns and lives in such house. I've never imagined that someday I would meet the owner of Rumah Batu, became one (out of thousands) of his students, and eventually visited the house years after I graduated from college. The house was built in 1996 by its owner/architect, Prof. Gunawan Tjahjono. For more info about the house, visit

Friday, April 13, 2012

easter rocket

Because easter bunny is way too cute. Happy late Easter.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

never been good in speaking

A misunderstanding becomes a hundred times harder when it happens between you and someone you secretly care about.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012