2010 Memorabilia

Heading to the final week of the 2010 I decided to list down some of the amazing moments and a lot of experience that I had from this year. Let's start...

January
I resigned. I've been working in an architecture firm for 18 months when I realized...it's time to move on. Got back at my own interest in photography and fashion. Been quite active with Jong Arsitek. Started writing again.

February
Got a new job. I actually wanted to work as a freelance designer/photographer but then realized that I still need a lot to prepare for it, so I got myself a new job at another architecture firm, which is where I'm working still.
Placebo's concert. Had a chance to attend meet&greet and had a photoshoot with them, then had the time of my life in their amazing concert. Unbelievable!!

Placebo!!!


March
The proposal. The man that had been my dearest best friend for the last 7 years took me to this small coffee corner at the mall and gave out this huge question, "Should we or should we not?"
Spent the next whole week to gather any courage I had in my heart to make that leap. Best friends do make best lovers. I love him.
Jong Arsitek's 2nd birthday. Got new friends and found old friends.
What we have now

April - May
Most of my activities relates only to work and any events held on the behalf of Jong Arsitek. And dating... Finding more into my man's mind and him to mine.

June - July
New Camera (actually my brother and I gathered money for it, he then used the new one and I use the old one that we have). Got more into photography. Jong Arsitek's national exhibition. It was a success.

Jong Arsitek family @ The Young Architects National Exhibition


August
My mom's birthday. The first fasting I celebrate with my boyfriend. His birthday. I made some Italian dish for his birthday. He doesn't like celebrating it though, but at least he loved the dinner :)

September
Our first Idul Fitri together. Had a chance to travel by my own to join my boyfriend at his hometown. I met almost all the members of his family. I met his loving mother, his older sisters, his brother in law who was really nice to me, his older brother and his kind wife, and also his nephews and nieces...all nine of them! I fell in love to all of them at the first sight (I hope they do too). Went to Solo and finally back to my family's house which I missed so much. Met our old friends and had a short tour in the city.
An amazing journey.

Our little reunion


October
Had another wonderful journey. Had my 27th birthday....away from home, away from my family and my lover (HATE IT!!)
But at this month I suddenly realized...I've grown older, not only physically but also mentally. And at this point I started to keep reminding myself...it's really time to put my own ego aside.
At the end of this month, the Merapi Mountain erupted.

November
Had the early weeks of this month full of tension since the eruption of Merapi got worse. There was so many natural disaster that happened at the same time accross Indonesia but Merapi was the main concern of mine and my boyfriend's. Because it was so much closer to our hometown. We were both in Jakarta but Muntilan, his hometown, is located so close to Merapi (Solo is not so far away but the city was in safe distance). We got awake almost 24 hours a day until the whole eruption ended, listening to volunteers' radio to make sure that his home would be safe. We got so worried one time (and I was practically in tears) when we couldn't contact his mother or his sister. I still thank God that everyone was safe.
Mt. Merapi


December
More on writings. More photo huntings. My boyfriend and I released our photoblog. I moved out from my boarding house and starting to live back with my parents to safe more money and be closer to my boyfriend. Designed new layout for my bedroom...which the re-arranging process is still on-going (I'll get back to you on that when it's finished..hope soon). Got a lot new friends from my blog (hello, followers!!). Got to know (and even meet) some amazing people from the fashion industry, from both local and international, through internet and also real life.
So much opportunity came to me and my boyfriend even as I am writing this. Can't wait to see how they'd go through.


Well, the year of 2010 has been a total rollercoaster for me. I had fun, I laughed about a lot of things, got hurt and got back up, fell in love and found a lot more amazing things throughout the year that was so memorable. Still can't believe a year has passed. I still have a lot of things in mind, a lot of plans for myself and my life. And I'm more determined than ever to really try to reach them one by one.

But for now....
Addio, 2010!! See you again on 2011!!

-dee-

CoboCobo - Pion Fingerboards

Following up on my previous post on the event my boyfriend and I went to for helping our friends and Pion Fingerboards (read here), I searched through my files and found this video. This is the trailer made for introducing Pion Fingerboards, with Ade and Hallala showing some tricks with their fingerboards along the video. The music used as the background soundtrack was created by the man of my life, Wahyu Adi Pramardika (Dika - well, he used the nickname "silakelima" in this video).

I just have to post this. Come see :)

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[Cobocobo - first official trailer from Pion Fingerboards]

Christmas Wishlist

All I want for christmas...
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Have a joyful Christmas, everyone :)

-dee-

That Night at Suropati


The night after the fingerboard event. Suropati park. Coffee. Tahu gejrot. The very shy violist playing sad songs for us. The (almost failed) night photo hunting. Bokeh pictures. Unforgettable night.

Wood Hard, Play Hard

Last Sunday, December 19th 2010, my boyfriend and I went to an event held at Hanggar Teras Pancoran, Jakarta. It was The Kings of Fingerboarding 2010 (TKOF 2010) - a competition of fingerboard-ers from across the country held yearly. Want to know what a fingerboard is? This is it:

Fingerboard

Well, I bet most of you actually know about them :)
Anyway, We were invited that day to help out our friends, Ade and Hallala, who came from Solo with their friends to promote their brand, Pion Fingerboards. The both of them and added with some other finger-skater were all in the competition, so they needed back-ups to guard the booth were they sold and exhibited a lot of their products such as T-shirts, spareparts and accessories for fingerboards, and this is where Dika and myself came in. The boys joined up with the team of Undead Fingerboards at the exhibition.



The booth

The people that came by to our booth


Busy but fun

The battle - The boys of Pion and Undead at the competition

And they got some titles from the competition!! Yay for them!!


We had so much fun. And I also found out that there were a lot of young finger-skaters that came by to our booth as fans. Well, you should really check out on their website. Just click on the picture below!



Oh by the way, the title above is actually quoted from Pion Fingerboards' catch-phrase :)


So....

Sky Sailing for Weekend


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[ Brielle by Sky Sailing]


This sweet song started my day. Sky Sailing was started as the first solo project of Adam Young in 2006, before he started performing and recording as Owl City in 2007. He then left the project in favor of Owl City. One album has been released by the project - An Airplane Carried Me to Bed on July 13, 2010, and features some of the early recordings of Adam Young, before he toured as Owl City. Upon the release of An Airplane Carried Me to Bed, Adam Young described the collection of songs on the Sky Sailing website :

"I've kept these recordings secret for a long time and they've never seen the light of day until now. Long before Owl City was ever a spark of a flame, a lot of blue-collared working days were spent absentmindedly daydreaming about what would ultimately become this collection of songs. From the perfectionist musician's perspective, a song is never truly "finished" but rather "abandoned" and thus, after a lot of inspiration and reckless experimentation, I emerged from the basement with a 11 song record which I affectionately entitled, An Airplane Carried Me To Bed." - Adam Young

Have a great weekend, everyone :)

-dee

Launching T+K photoblog

Though work have been so busy and full of deadlines, I'm really excited because my boyfriend and I decided to make our own photoblog together on Tumblr. We've been posting a lot of photo collection that we've made together recently, and will keep on posting more and more each day.

The photoblog is called "T+K". For those who are close to us and have known us for years would probably understand what it means. The title was taken from our name, "Dita and Dika". Anyway, just come by and see the whole photo collection. The blog is looking more amazing now, the whole template design used on the blog was set dan edited by Dika. He really is talented and I can't be more proud of him.

Just click on the image below to visit.


Hope you all like it, gratzie mille :)

Friday = (all) Work + (little) Play

Today's regular activites. Late morning. Project meetings. Busy. Dozens of work to do and finish. Bored. Online games. Traditional menu for lunch. Busy again. Boredom. Chat with boyfriend. Autocad. Google Sketchup. (Just) Google. Tumblr. Got off work late. The exhausting walk home. Fx Centre. Traffic jam.


Stopped by at Fx Centre on my way home from work to visit Mazee and look for some interior items for my bedroom since I'm planning to re-decorate my disasterous bedroom soon. Found a lot of interesting things which is quite affordable to buy. I'll probably be starting to shop for them next week, right after I manage to find a nice wallpaper or a unique wall paint color - and, uhm - make sure that I have enough budget for it. And then ended up on a Blogger Yard Sale which was held at the spot tonight. It was crowded but fun. So many low priced secondhanded fahionable items sold by some of local fashion bloggers.

And there was also an interesting exhibition by the students of UNSW (The University of New South Wales, Australia), mostly from graphic design and advertising. They really are creative.


I love the ruffles on my new blouse :)