December 15, 2011

London Calling

In less than 12 hours I'm gonna catch a flight to have another wonderful journey. Then, it comes as no surprise if I am brimming with excitement right now. Though, I am slightly nervous to have another kind of trip without my family and friends. It seems like the last time I brought myself alone with other people (that I've just met them about one until two times) going abroad is about 2 years ago! Well well well, after making the itinerary, packing all the stuffs and preparing the other necessary things for a trip, I guess it's time to say a little goodbye to you. I will certainly bring lots of stories and photos! I hope you get a good time and savor the last days in 2011! See yaa in early January 2012! xx.     

December 08, 2011

The less you care, the happier you will be.
i wish i was blind just for awhile
an ageless cloak covers the oak
don't believe a word
don't believe a word
anchorage is so far dont you think?
but why we're feeling this blistering, blistering cold?

The Trees and The Wild - The Noble Savage

December 06, 2011


These last few seconds, I'm talking to myself, errrr, could you stop being so nervous and let me sleep tight tonight? . Well, if you were here beside me, you would hear how fast my heart was beating, or at least, you would see how anxious that person right now. There are lots of things in my mind till I don't know which one is a major cause of this uneasy feeling. It seems like now I got caught up in between of everything. Between death and live longer, between freedom and responsibility, between love and ignorance, between dream and reality, between crowd and loneliness. Those "in between" things are indeed confusing and tiring all at once. Fufufuuuuhhh, another wave of wooziness engulfs me (again).

December 04, 2011

Never make someone a priority in your life when they only make you one of their last priorities. We have to put energy only on someone who will do the same efforts like we do.

November 27, 2011

Blazer : Smoothies. Striped Shirt : Pasar Senen. Necklace : Gift from Fia. 
Pants : Topshop. Sandal : Charles and Keith.

Saturday Date ♥

Apart from the fact that Jakarta has tons of giant malls, historical museums, expensive boutiques, dainty cafes - restaurants and other cool places to hang out, I don't know what else this city could offer. I consider myself confused when I finally got to accompany my boyfriend to discover another extraordinary part in my city. I skip Monas, Dufan, Taman Mini, Ragunan Zoo, Kota Tua Jakarta, from my list because it seems like 3 - 5 times of visit is enough for me. Those places became dull because they don't, or rather haven't offered anything new and interesting. At least, that's what I felt.

After desperately doing some blog-walking, searching for the right place to spend our Saturday, I found this lovely cafe that looks perfect as a place to eat lunch. Kedai is such a great space to escape from the hectic big city. It has a really peaceful atmosphere which makes us hard to get our ass off it. And, withal, this place reminds me of Bandung with some of decoration that it has, don't you think?

I have always been intrigued by creative spaces. That's why I brought Ican to Dia.Lo.Gue , which is located less than one kilometer from Kedai. When an art space, a concept store and a cafe are put together into one building, they will always make a good dialogue (pun intended) with everyone who comes to enjoy it. I have been curious with this place ever since I read some recommendations from different people about it. They should consider expanding the place, because more and more people are coming to this place.  

The next destination is Salihara. It seems like a dozens of times I have delayed my intention to see their shows because the location is far away from my house. This place should be as awesome as I thought if there is any exhibitions and shows that held in both gallery and theater. Unfortunately, there wasn't anything from either of them at the moment of our arrival. So we just went to a small shop which sells artsy souvenirs, rooftop theater and got some drinks in Kopitiam Oey.

Our Saturday ended in Brightspot. Though I wasn't in my high interest of attending it, I was still fawning at how many talented designers we have and how creative the products were sold. There are no words to be said but the biggest applause for them.

Thank you my dear Saturday, I hope we're gonna meet soon in another time and another place ♥ 

November 14, 2011

| On edge | Flea Market | Fool's Paradise | Wanderlust | Hyde | Freeze | 
| Tea | Escapade | Refreshment |

November 13, 2011

Lady Behind The White Door

I never say that I am a fashionista, fashion blogger or any kind of person that related to fashion. I rarely attend the fashion events, I don't follow the latest trends and my blog is not always filled with the fashion things. And lately I realized that fashion world isn't a place that I'm gonna live in. The only thing I have that (perhaps) related to fashion, is the way I express my feeling with the clothes I wear. It doesn't mean that I always convey my feeling with it, but just in some certain conditions, like, when in dire need of something, bored with myself, get excited about something that will come by and many more. In those kind of situation, I usually use the clothes to fulfill my desire and an oddly satisfying feeling comes to me afterward.

"Personal style comes from within. It's when the woman, her individuality and spirit, come through. She uses clothes to express who she is and how she feels"
(Donna Karan) 

White Shirt : Arnessio Basic. Outerwear : Pasar Senen. Pants : Topshop. 
Flat : Zara. Bag : Harrods. Socks : Topshop. 

Photographer : Poeti Gladyzka Emiria

November 07, 2011

When in doubt, remain silent.

Hamish (Alice in Womderland)

November 04, 2011

Kepada Yth.
Bapak Gubernur DKI Jakarta

Sebelumnya perkenalkan, nama saya Poeti Nazura. Saya adalah salah satu dari 10 juta penduduk Jakarta yang menggunakan Bus Transjakarta hampir setiap harinya. Alasan saya sangat simpel, karena saya sangat mendukung penggunaan transportasi umum di Indonesia dan saya tidak ingin menjadi orang yang mengeluh tentang kemacetan, tetapi tetap menggunakan moda transportasi pribadi, yang mana menjadi salah satu penyebab utama dari kemacetan yang terjadi di DKI Jakarta.

Namun, saya tidak memungkiri bahwa kondisi transportasi umum di Jakarta masih berada dalam kondisi yang belum baik, bahkan sebagian besarnya memiliki fasilitas yang buruk dan tidak aman bagi masyarakat. Maka, keberadaan Busway di Jakarta sangat memudahkan saya. Karena menurut saya pribadi, Busway adalah moda transportasi umum yang paling nyaman dan mudah menjangkau hampir seluruh wilayah Jakarta. Sayangnya, bahkan untuk transportasi yang paling nyaman sekalipun, saya tetap merasa dukungan Pemerintah belum maksimal dalam memberikan pelayanan transportasi umum yang terbaik bagi masyarakat disini.

Kenapa saya bisa mengatakan demikian? Karena hampir setiap hari saya menggunakan Busway, terutama pada saat jam pulang kerja, saya dan pengguna Busway lainnya harus mengantri dengan antrian yang sangat panjang, berdesak - desakan dan dalam waktu hingga satu jam lebih. Kalau Bapak melihat secara langsung pada jam - jam tersebut dan merasakannya sendiri, Bapak akan mengerti bahwa kapasitas Busway saat ini sangat tidak sesuai dengan jumlah pengguna yang ada.

Kondisi ini semakin hari semakin parah, karena saya melihat semakin banyak masyarakat yang menggunakan Busway ini. Dan hal ini terbukti dengan berita dari @infojakarta, bahwa tingkat peminat Busway semakin tinggi. Namun, jika kondisi saat ini tidak segera diatasi, maka ada kemungkinan bahwa "peminat baru" ini bisa kembali menggunakan moda pribadi atau bahkan menambah pasokan 7 juta kendaraan pribadi yang sudah ada di kota ini.

Dari kondisi saat ini, saya sangat sadar bahwa masyarakat Jakarta saat ini berada dalam suatu dilema, yaitu antara menggunakan moda kendaraan pribadi yang nyaman namun akan berhadapan dengen kemacetan lalu lintas yang berlangsung selama berjam - jam dan di sisi lain menggunakan transportasi umum, namun harus berhadapan dengan kondisi yang sangat tidak nyaman berupa antrian panjang dan berdesak-desakan.

Oleh karena itu, saya disini sangat berharap Bapak dapat menambahkan unit Busway, terutama di koridor - koridor yang memiliki demand pengguna yang sangat tinggi. Jika saya boleh memberi saran, daripada membangun jalur transportasi umum baru seperti monorail atau MRT, serta membangun jalan layang baru, saya lebih mendukung agar Bapak menambahkan unit Busway dan memaksimalkan fasilitas transportasi umum lainnya yang sudah disediakan saat ini. Saya kira Bapak pasti jauh lebih mengerti dan memahami bahwa Jakarta sudah terlalu padat untuk pembangunan baru seperti itu, yang mana akan membutuhkan ruang yang sangat besar dan tidak sesuai dengan ketersediaan lahan di kota ini yang sudah sangat minim.

Sekian masukan dari saya. Semoga Bapak tidak hanya sekedar menampung aspirasi rakyat Bapak, tetapi juga tidak segan untuk merealisasikannya ke depan.

Salam Hormat,

Poeti Nazura Gulfira Akbar

November 01, 2011

Blazer : Smoothie. Dress : Gaudi. Jeans : Colorbox. 
Bag : Guess. Shoes : Melissa.
First thing you gotta know about me, I'm a hugger.

Lotso in Toy Story 3

October 30, 2011

48 Hours in Bali

Wohooo! I'm back after blogging silently for almost two weeks. Actually, It wasn't in my intention to abandon the blog, but the situation called for it. You know, last week had been such a busy week for me, because I had to go to Bali for work and after that I went to Bandung to attend my university graduation for October section. It was a beautiful week, though I know those non-stop-activities were really tiring. 


It's been two years since my last visit to Bali. It should come to no surprise that I was anticipating my opportunity to go there once more, even for only two days. Moreover, I had a chance to experience Bali's atmosphere that I didn't get two years ago. While I had spent my last visit going around the island looking for decent hangout spots with my family, for this occasion I had decided to stroll down the streets of Kuta and Legian.