April 10, 2014

In order to determine whether we can know anything with certainty, we first have to doubt everything we know.
Descartes, according to Ted Mosby

April 09, 2014

Back To April & June : Corfe Castle

Please excuse the boring-looking blog, consider this as a silent moment for this girl who has piles of thoughts yet is unable to write even a single words but sigh. As you'll know if you have been reading my blog lately, I have been feeling muddle-headed for these couple of weeks. I know it doesn't seem like the good behavior I could think of, so I'm trying to divert the negativity and confusion to any other thing that would spread happiness on this blog.

One instant way to boost my mood is remembering the happy times, which I normally get when I listen to a mixtape I made at certain moments in my life. The problem I have with music is that it could only invoke a memory of specific moment and scene in my mind, but was unable to recall the time or place. Thus, I also looking at photographs of happy times which helps make those memories more vivid. I open folders on my laptop that contain pictures that I have taken over the last couple years, until I see the ones when I was in UK. To be honest, I'm not a person who loves remembering my past life and stuck in it. But seeing those hundreds of thousands of pictures I took while I was living there, makes me realize that there's still a lot of pictures and stories that haven't been shared on the blog. Then a thought suddenly came across my mind, to keep posting about UK especially those places that remain untold.










Living in England awakened me to the rather obvious fact that I don't always have to go too far from the place I live in order to make a great trip. Instead, it is exciting to explore my own neighborhood! I can safely say that one of the reasons Bournemouth is a well located place to live is because it's surrounded by lovely towns and villages. Corfe Castle is one of those places that well worth the visit, and more to the point, if you want to travel back to the medieval era. Apart from its well known castle, the village itself is my favorite part. I develop a fascination toward it by visiting twice. On the first trip, I went there with Tyan to satisfy our curiosity about this village and the other neighborhood town called Swanage. The first trip also include steam train ride from Swanage to Corfe Castle. Because it was my first experience, I was happy at that time. But after experiencing the other steam locomotive that I had in Yorkshire, I can honestly say this is the worse one. The scenery is not that interesting and the price is also expensive for that short route. The only thing that makes me grateful of taking the train is that it took me to the cutest station which is vintagely set up as it would have looked in the 1950's. 

On the second trip, I went there with Tri, a friend of mine who came to visit me from London. But guess what, instead of getting bored, I was so excited because it looks more beautiful in summer! Also, we accidentally found a beautiful field full of wild flowers and a backyard which had a lot of flowers pots!










April 03, 2014



Parka : Pasar Senen. Plaid Shirt : Cotton On. Skinny : H&M. 
Shoes : Topshop. Bag : Longchamp.

March 31, 2014

B L U E .






It's easier to fill up a cup to the line
than pour the water out, perfect every time.
I don't know what that means, but I know that me and you
 are somehow connected to all the shades of blue. 
And that cup, which was half full,
is now empty but we can refuel.
Whatever you do, just don't think it through,
yea that's my plan.

Will and The People - Blue

March 29, 2014

Sunday (s)

Salah satu hal yang saya kangenin ketika dulu saya di Inggris adalah melakukan foto sesi bersama teman - teman saya. Dulu waktu masih kuliah, saya dan Dhea, sahabat saya yang lebih ahli soal fotografi, pernah beberapa kali mengadakan foto sesi untuk memenuhi hasrat dan rasa penasaran saya tentang fotografi, terutama bagaimana memfoto model. Secara gitu ya pertama kali saya tertarik dengan fotografi, objek favorit saya bukanlah nature atau street photography tetapi fashion photography. Di saat foto sesi itulah Dhea mengajarkan beberapa teknik dasar dalam memfoto hingga meminjamkan saya dan mengajarkan bagaimana menggunakan kamera DSLR (makasiii banyak ya kocc! heuheu). Namun, kegiatan memfoto itu berhenti sejak tiga tahun yang lalu ketika kami sudah lulus dan tidak tinggal satu kota lagi. Dan akhirnya baru - baru ini saya kembali memfoto teman - teman saya yang cantik dan baik hati ini yang diadakan hampir setiap hari minggu untuk menjadi model Tweedehands *walaupun kali ini saya harus menjadi single fighter untuk memfoto mereka fufufu*. 







Well, pada dasarnya dari dulu saya bukanlah tipe orang yang memegang kamera untuk "mengadu skill", dan itu bisa terlihat jelas dari kebanyakan foto - foto saya bukanlah foto yang dapat membuat orang berpikir "wah hebat banget! gimana sih cara fotonya?". Karena memang tujuan saya, terutama ketika traveling, adalah menangkap momen dan hal - hal yang mungkin seringkali tidak disadari oleh banyak orang, sehingga saya dapat memperlihatkannya kepada orang lain dan dapat membuat mereka merasakan kebahagiaan yang saya rasakan ketika sedang melihat hal tersebut secara langsung. Oleh karena itulah, saya memutuskan untuk meninggalkan kamera DSLR saya dan hanya membawa kamera poket ketika saya pergi ke Inggris dua tahun yang lalu dan juga saat saya melakukan perjalanan sendirian. 

Saya juga pernah mengutarakan pendapat saya bahwa foto yang bagus itu enggak selalu berasal dari skill yang tinggi dan kamera yang mahal, tetapi dari bagaimana si fotografer dapat membuat sebuah foto menjadi lebih bercerita dan menuangkan apa yang ingin ia ceritakan melalui kameranya. Karena kalau saya perhatikan, banyak fotografer yang bagus skill nya tetapi fotonya terlihat biasa karena dia tidak mampu menuangkan apa yang dilihatnya ke dalam foto tersebut *sok iyeh banget enggak sih bahasanya heuheu*. Namun akhirnya sekarang saya sedikit mengubah pemikiran saya bahwa sebuah foto yang bercerita tentu akan lebih bagus lagi jika memang didukung dengan skill dan kamera yang berkualitas. Karena itulah akhirnya semenjak saya kembali ke tanah air, saya mulai kembali mengutak-atik kamera DSLR saya dan kembali mempelajari dan memperdalam fotografi terutama skill dan hal - hal lain yang bersifat teknis. Doakan supaya saya bisa menghasilkan foto - foto yang lebih baik lagi yaa :)








Special thanks to Tiurma Juniar, Rafinska Giandita, Sari Saraswati & Mbak Mia yang sudah bersedia menjadi model :)