10.26.2018

Lowcal Kitchen, Healthy and Yummy!


Since my skin is in trouble even if I'm using my current skincare routine, so I guess it because of food I ate. I can't eat too much sugar, oil, and proteins, but last month I just ate everything I bought. For the sake of my skin, I MUST to eat vegetables soup everyday. But my friend just came to my place and we just wanted hangout, we decided to go to Lowcal kitchen.

In Malang City, a place with all healthy choices such a rare thing. In this city has many options for hanging out, either with friends or family--but for healthy yet yummy, Lowcal is a pioneer. Lowcal Kitchen is located in Jl. Terusan Dieng no. 39.



They served vegetarian menus, from for the sweet tooth as smoothies, pumpkin soup and something salty as teriyaki tempeh, chicken caesar salad, and any other menus. They garnished the food perfectly beautiful! Anyway, if you're confused about food you want to eat, just ask the waitress they'll explain their menus and give you recommendations based on your personal taste.
The place was really cool, you can take pictures in many spots here. Speaking of decorations, Lowcal has tropical decorations with leaves painting and the outdoor place was comfortable because it has lots of plants, PLUS their playlist was good!
About the price? Honestly it quite expensive for Malang City, BUT since I got good experiences here so I think it's reasonable.






I picked my granny-look-alike outfit here, remind myself to keep healthy so I'll be able to wear this outfit fifty years later.
Anyway, from Gucci's fashion show SS 19 and any other fashion show, I found that blazer and preppy looks will be in trend again, so yeah, this granny looks will rock!

 
Tank: unbranded
Skirt: vintage 
Outerwear: vintage
Necklace: The Accessorize
Shoes: Gia, Berrybenka 

10.01.2018

Stay Cool and Wear Stripes


Actually, how many stripes you can wear? As many as you like!
I do really enjoy wearing it and I'd like to add more stripes in my wardrobe. And yeah, I found that I have unhealthy obsession with stripes. Well actually when I want to buy more stripes, I told to myself that I have enough stripes!!



Seriously, I have two main reasons why I love stripes--that much!
First, Classic piece! You can have one stripes basic shirt and wear it three or five years later without anyone asked, "when did you get it?" because yeah, we wear it every-single-year!

Second, Create Illusion! Cliché, if you want to look slimmer, go wear stripes in vertical lines, but if you want to look fuller go choose stripes with horizontal lines! BUT, this 'rule' isn't that important, just wear whatever you're comfortable with!

Top: Phenomenon, Matahari Mall
Dress: Musée
Shoes: Charles and Keith


The other reason, I just really comfortable with stripes. I can look fun, effortless yet chit at once with stripes! So, how many stripes at your wardrobe?

9.01.2018

I Left Some Pieces of My Heart at Yogyakarta

First time I came to Yogyakarta when I was in Junior High School, after that my family and I religiously came to Yogyakarta every year. But something happened, we didn't come to 'Gudeg heaven' city for years. Last year was my first time came to Yogyakarta again, and luckily this year I could enjoy Yogyakarta again.

First time I went there, I instantly fell in love with this place. I enjoyed walking around Malioboro, observed crowd there about people interactions, bought fascinating stuff sold there. After years I didn't come, I absolutely more and more fall in love this city. I found myself enjoyed night walk to Angkringan, or heard people talking with Javanese language, and great street musician, and many simple things.

This year, I enjoyed moments with minimum pictures (well I captured small amount of pictures--If we compare to this post). I only took pictures at several places, not every places I visit in Yogyakarta.





I took pictures at Rumah Makan Demangan, Claradevi's restaurant. At this place, I could feel Kak Clara's taste and personality, I felt like I know her personally. I found this place has vintage inspired decorating plus cozy place and family-friendly place yet perfect place to hangout with friends. I also came to Yogyakarta National Museum, there was an exhibition about digital art but we didn't take much pictures because we just enjoyed everything there.

I wore something bright yet kind of vintage, fun yet old-style. I chose this basic black tank, and bright yellow a-skirt. To made it more fun, I just added a pair of earrings! 

Top: HnM
Skirt: Zara
Slippers: Details
Tote Bag: Zalora
Earrings: @giwang_giwang (instagram)





and surely, I took pictures at hotel where we stayed, Adhistana Hotel (same hotel as  last year visit). I took several pictures before I swam early morning. Isn't it good, same place but created different memories? Decided to wear bikini, validated myself that I'm good in bikini.




Inhale,
Exhale.
I love this city. 

8.16.2018

Apa yang Lucu dari Pelecehan Seksual?


Saya mendapatkan pelecehan seksual sejak saya duduk di bangku sekolah dasar. Sekolah saya merupakan sekolah yang religius, membawa nama salah satu agama di sini. Tidak ada yang namanya aurat--yang selama ini disalahkan--terdapat di sana. (Pada saat itu) pasti tidak pernah terpikir untuk mendapatkan pelecehan dalam bentuk apapun, tapi teman laki-laki saya berkali-kali mencoba membuka rok saya secara paksa, tanpa consent saya. Lalu saya-lah yang merasa malu dengan perlakuan mereka. Sementara mereka? Tertawa, seakan pelecehan ini lelucon belaka.

Menginjak semasa SMA, pelecehan seksual rupanya tidak berhenti begitu saja. Tak terhitung berapa kali merasa tidak nyaman ketika teman laki-laki saya bersorak ketika saya lewat, kadang sendiri atau bersama teman, terkadang juga meneriaki kata-kata yang membuat tidak nyaman. Saya menunduk malu dan takut. Sementara mereka? Tertawa. "Ini kan cuma lelucon" Kata mereka.
Ingin tau bagian terburuk semasa SMA? Pasangan saya berbicara empat mata dengan saya, "Memangnya kamu masih perawan? Biarkan aku memastikan!". Saya merasa sangat malu, marah, dan kecewa campur aduk. Bagaimana dengan reaksinya? Bergeming, sedikit tersenyum si sudut bibirnya.

Belum lagi soal pelecehan yang terjadi di jalanan. Saya masih ingat betul ketika saya mengenakan seragam SMP serba-panjang di pinggir jalan menunggu angkutan umum, ada seorang laki-laki tak di kenal mencolek bagian tubuh saya. Saya merasa sangat kaget, malu, takut bahkan ingin menangis di tempat. Lagi-lagi, laki-laki itu hanya tertawa.

Tertawa, ada kepuasan tersendiri dari melecehkan perempuan? Apakah harus ditampar dengan pernyataan "bayangkan sadaramu yang mendapatkan perlakuan demikian"? Tidak mampukah menempatkan perempuan TIDAK HANYA sebagai objek?

Setelah semua kejadian itu, apa yang terjadi? Saya memilih diam, saya tutup rapat. Saya merasa sangat malu dan takut dari semua pengalaman itu, saya tidak siap dengan pertanyaan dan prasangka dari orang lain. Sampai beberapa saat yang lalu memutuskan untuk bercerita pada kawan tentang pelecehan yang saya alami. Saya masih merasa ketakutan dan terluka ketika mengingat kejadian itu.

Ada yang perlu diingat: pelecehan seksual mampu meninggalkan memori buruk seumur hidup. Tidak sulit memamanusiakan manusia, bukan objek semata.