Saturday, 27 August 2011

Old glasses.

Found these glasses during the last thrifting adventure. They were all for sale, and I've sold four out of five. Yay! These are used, vintage old glasses. They all have mild scratches on the frames but still in very good condition. All you need is to change the glass and voila! New sunglasses! New quirky glasses! I've even named them all! So please meet:

The Brownster
All the photos featured were only slightly adjusted for brightness/contrast. You can still see the scratches on the glasses.

The Rodenst
Yes, this one is a Rodenstock.

The Granny
This one comes with a super thick prescription lens, and it has holes at the bend to attach strings on it. Just like granny's glasses! :D

The Lennon

The Snakey
I'm keeping this one for myself. <3

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Dear Rio,

A repost from my oldie blog. Don't look it up, it's old, full of past life crap. I am happy that things have changed so much since then, for the better! But this post stay true up until this day. This is the reason why I keep giving people so many chances no matter what. Because life is unpredictable. A letter to a good friend, high school would never be the same if you weren't there, so cheers mate! :)

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Dear Rio,
I knew you since I was 14 or 15 maybe. We spent a year in junior high together, then we suddenly found ourselves in a new school, knowing no one else in the class but each other. So we spent the first few months being inseparable. We were so close that everyone else wondered if we were dating. We weren’t. But THAT very thought did cross our minds, only never at the right timing. When you started showing signs of affection toward me, I thought you were joking around and I brushed you off. You’ve always been a playful person. Then I fell for you, but you were already moving on. And it kept going like this for a while until we both gave up. Sometimes I wondered what would’ve happened if we had ended up together.

I remember one day pulling your sleeve up and asked you about the scars on your arm. I remember the evening when you finally told me what the scars are about. I remember crying when you told me you had to leave school to go into rehab. I remember you kissing my cheeks softly and asked me to stop crying because you wouldn’t be gone long.

As time passed, we found ourselves drifting away from each other. You changed, I changed too. Up to the point when I called you to wish you a happy birthday and found myself offended because you seemed like you didn’t want to talk to me. I swore to myself never to wish you a happy birthday again. I remembered your birthday every year, but I refused to call you. Pride is a dangerous thing to own. The last time I talked to you, I asked you what the hell is wrong with you, treating me like I’m a stranger that you felt reluctant to talk to, then I crossed you off my friends list and refused to talk to you again. You invited me to your wedding through email, and again my pride kept me from going to your wedding. I felt that I deserved a proper wedding invitation instead of an email. Now I’ll never get a chance to see you again.

I’m sorry for not being more understanding and less selfish. And I’m sorry that you caught that sickness, if only you never touched any of those damn stuff. I will always remember all the good memories we’ve shared together. Goodbye, mate.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Holy Market!

Went to Holy Market at Ruang Rupa last Sunday. It was very crowded, and man oh man, it was filled with glorious treasures!
Handmade rings by Hullo. I want the rabbit and the bird!
A lot of old vintage and brand new stuff....
interesting artworks...
...and various local zines!
Look at that tiny metallic purse thing. I'm regretting that I didn't buy that lovely item now!
There's even panties exhibition!
Secondhand books!
I love that tree painting.
And of course, the colours on Vantiani's artworks! <3

P.S. yes, it's really nice to have a day off on Sunday. Here's hoping for lots more of those no-work Sundays!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Merah putih

Beberapa minggu yang lalu, seorang teman meminta saya untuk mencarikan beberapa foto untuk digunakan di newsletter perusahaan tempat dia bekerja. Tema yang diberikan adalah hari kemerdekaan Indonesia. Berhubung waktu itu masih bulan Juli, belum tampak persiapan apapun di sekitar kompleks untuk menyambut hari ini. Jika biasanya saya hanya berkeliling keluar rumah untuk mencari foto, maka kali ini saya harus membuat konsep foto sendiri. Dan inilah hasilnya.  
Saya mengajak Abel, saudara sepupu yang berumur lima tahun untuk membantu sesi foto kali ini.
Ternyata cukup sulit mengarahkan anak berumur lima tahun untuk tetap konsentrasi pada kamera. 15 menit kemudian, beginilah ekspresi muka Abel.
"Aku sudah pegel disuruh senyum manis terus!"
Ya sudah, kita main sampan saja.
Nah foto yang terakhir ini memang agak maksa, hehehehe. Bikinnya susah loh, makanya harus ditaruh di blog, biar semua tahu susahnya menyusun meses coklat di piring sehingga membentuk kepulauan Indonesia! hahaha.
Dan foto inilah yang akhirnya digunakan sebagai cover newsletter Kidz Inc. Sebuah newsletter mini milik Miniapolis dan Giggle fX. Senangnya melihat hasil foto sendiri dimuat dan dicetak dalam jumlah banyak. Terima kasih Fanie Maulida! :D
Selamat ulang tahun Indonesia, home sweet home!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Kitten as a cat, yeah as smitten as that!

There are several cats living around the old house I'm currently calling my nest. These cats have very fascinating lifestyle! All they do everyday is sleep comfortably on the chair, or on the table, or on the sofa, or under the dining table. Looking at their sleepy faces makes me wish I could be a cat for just a day!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Engaged!

I had the privilege to photograph my two good friends' engagement day several weeks ago. It was a family loaded event, full of hearty smiles and a grand dinner party! Thank you Tedja and Esther for trusting me to document this important day! Here are some shots from the day:
Esther was one of my housemates back during uni days. These two are probably the most hilarious couple I've ever met!
Don't you just love old couples with big smiles? I do! :D
Yep, I just had to have some feet photos. ;)
Mom-to-be Sharleen and Edo, my other good friends from uni.
<3
Congratulations you two! :D