CURRENTLY LIVING IN
Designer, blogger, assistant photographer and freelance photo editor.
This is the hardest, I always having a hard time describing my self. Let see, I was born in 1st January 1999 and yes it's all well planed by my parents and bunch of doctors, my dad was always obsessed with the number 9, so he thinks it's a good idea to have kids who born in year 1999, and yes it sometimes makes me feels like I'm some kind of robot who was build by a bunch of smart people with white lab coat. yes, creepy. I was diagnosed of having asperger's syndrome ( or in Indonesia it is called sindrom asperger) since forever, which is for me is good thing. Hey, when you have all the excuses for being weird what else do you wish for? What else? oh, in my daily life my friends keep comparing me with Dr Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory, they keep saying "that is so you!" I'm pretty much a girl version of him, ok, not in the smart part, more in weirdness part I assume. But you all love Sheldon right? Tell me you do.
Hahaha let’s see… I think I have quite a list for this…
- I’m so picky about food, you’ll find me sniffing my food before eating it.
- I change socks 3-5 times a day (good thing for me, but not for my nanny)
- I love fancy dinner a little bit too much, nothing excites me more than having a dinner that served with grand and elegant way, in small portion but very artistic and oh of course that white linen tablecloth, silver plate. I'm sold.
- I don’t drink soda except Dr. pepper
- I curse like a sailor in my head
- I despise dirty shoes (except for converse, it’s only cool when it’s dirty)
- Watching beautiful singing audition (especially those who’s underestimated at first and then blown the judge away once their open their mouth) and beautiful dance in youtube and then crying like a baby when watching it, and always end up with puffy eyes.
- Most of people think I’m deep and all that, but truth to be told I’m shallow. I judged people the same way I pick book in bookstore. Which is from their covers. It’s not about the price or the brand (I’m not price tag scanner so I wouldn’t know) it’s more to how they represent their self. It’s not that I make friends with people I think have cool look, I make friends with everyone but what I’m saying is I hate people who keep rumbling “don’t judge me by my covers… bla bla bla” but he is dress up super rebel like someone who listen to hardcore song but mad when people ask him about it. Well not all people have time in the world to know more about you or have super power to read minds. So first impressions is important. If he dressing up all punk rock of course it’s not my fault that I’ll assume he as someone who enjoys Ramones, The Clash or Rancid. Jamais de la vie! ~Not in million years! I would guess he as someone who would appreciate Rimsky Korsakov, Niccolo Paganini, Gioacchino or listening to Sarasate’s work.
MAKES ME HAPPY
Hahaha it’s easy to make me happy, that grumpy cat photos and videos will do the tricks; I could watch it over and over again! Good music, good food, nice people, going to sleep while it’s raining outside, or wake up and found out it’s raining outside. Soft towel coming out fresh from the dryer, new sheets on my bed and nothing beats the happiness of petrichor you know that scent of rain on a dry land, it’s always soothing me.
MAKES ME SAD
On a daily basis it probably bad grades when I know I work a lot in a hope to get good grades, disappointing my dad or sisters, my favorite show being cancelled, animal abused, old granny or grandpa in a street who begs for money or watching them carry heavy things, I couldn’t help myself to think where their kids are?
FANTASYBuild a very very very huge animal shelter for every abandon animal where they can be super happy, lots of foods, good doctors. And build a home shelter for old people and have so many people to love them there so they won’t be sad or feeling lonely. School for every kids with a very good quality teacher and facility and all is free. And please tell me that unicorn and mermaid are real.
Books! My God I can broke my piggy banks because of it. I’m like zombie looking for brain when in bookstore “books…. I need more books… books..grrr”
WHAT I'M DOING WITH MY LIFEJust living it by I guess, same old same old… school, many courses, and blogging and doing my project on the weekend. I also working as assistant photographer, freelance photo editor and designers for some birthday storybook so pretty much work my ass off all time, can’t complain though, I love being under pressure of works, hahaha.
I'M REALLY GOOD AT
Hahahaha I’m not really sure, I just called my sister to ask her “what do you think I’m good at?” and she said saving money and thinking about making money. So there it is, I’m good at saving and thinking about business to make money. It’s not a bad thing right? My entire dreams to help others definitely need money and oh, baking! I'm sure is good at baking cupcakes.
THE FIRST THING PEOPLE NOTICE ABOUT ME
From appearance probably my hair, but most people will notice something else the minute I open my mouth. I talk in a very formal way, my friends use to say it's like I'm learning to speak from dictionary or talking like old politician ( but I'm getting better now, every now and then my friends keep teach me a slank words, so it will not sound like there's a granny from world war II trapped inside my body or so they say ).
I have tons of favorite book, but the recently I read is The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night time, by Mark Haddon, and I’ve been flipping through Steve Mccurry : In the Shadow of Mountains photography book again and again.
So you think you can dance, and family guy
Recently I'm in love with Frankenweenie! always a big and loyal fans of Tim Burton's work, and now I'm waiting to watch Hotel Transylvania
Let see, the last song that makes me abused the repeat button in my ipod is : Never let me go by Florence + The machine and Never let me go (yes same title ) by Lana Del Rey and Gravity by Sara Bareilles.
Ok I'm guilty as charged, I'm so picky about everything I eat. Like I said before I do love fancy food, and I have soooo many favorite food! and there's no way I can put it on a list, so let's just say we are now at a restaurant for now I will order :
French Butter Pears and Figs with Escarole, Hazelnuts and Goat’s Cheese for appetizer
Grilled halibut with lemon beurre blanc, asparagus and farro salad for entrees
and last but not least a banana cream pie with Valrhona chocolate sauce for dessert, gosh now I'm hungry
But on top of all that nothing beats my dad homemade fried rice or my sister mac & cheese, yes I am serious. Home made food rules!
SEVEN THINGS I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT
Papa, Kak Nini ( my oldest sister) Kak Cheche ( my sister) I don't need 7 things, I just need those 3 people, I'm pretty sure they will make sure I get everything else that I cannot live without.
I SPEND A LOT OF TIME THINKING ABOUT
designer, I always want to be designer making something that people think worth to buy is super cool.
I have a list, and you definitely one of them! So maybe someday? And oh, there this thing I’ve been dreaming to make happen and call me the luckiest kid on earth I probably on the way to make it happen. I’m a big fans of good art and a big fans of so many artist and illustrator and there is this 5 illustrator who I’m dying to work with I can find myself going to their page and looking their work one by one, observe it keep thinking in my head “what is inside their head when they making this? What is he/she think about?” I love art that have this strong and huge dose of personality and character. And so there is this 5 well-known Indonesia illustrator I asked to collaborate with me and they are Ario Anindito, Eko Bintang, Diela Maharani, Roby Dwi Antono and Tatiana Romanova and magically they all said yes! How awesome is that? I’m behind schedule right now due the hectic thing in school, but I’m still working it on every weekend and spare time I’ve got. About what the product is it’s still a secret, but I’ll make sure you are one of person from few people who will got the stuff in hand first hehehe. And in the future I hope I can work with many more talented people.
FRIDAY NIGHT I'M USUALLY
This may sound so sad, but it isn't because I like it, every Friday after school I do a study group in my friends house , and got home about 8 or 9 pm. So yeah there you have it, I study on Friday night. Hahaha. If I'm not to tired I usually replying emails, messages, tweet and everything else I need to catch up.
MY OPINION ABOUT SOCIETY NOWADAYS
Not the right person to ask I’m afraid, I barely going out nor hanging out with society, but in my very little experience I guess it’s cool, the society starts to appreciate young people with bright idea and great works and oh the rising of local designers is also a very cool thing in here! That’s why I couldn’t help myself to raised my eyebrow when there’s some people who make comments like “it’s local designer, why it’s so expensive? Bla bla bla” my two scent is Duh’ why not? Good material need more cost, all this designers go to fashion school which is I can assure it’s not cheap at all, all hard work needs to be appreciate as much, don’t care is super huge brand from outside the country or local brand. More over it doesn’t need a rocket scientist to know that here in our country sometimes people talent is not got appreciation as much as it deserve. In here some local designer need extra hard work to be noticed. So to people with those kind of thinking I always want to say: You don’t have to buy it if you think a plastic bag with a big brand name carves in it is worth your money more than a great leather bag by unknown local designers. No one force you to buy it right? So there’s no need b*tching about it.
IF I CAN CHANGE THE WORLDI want a world with no war and hunger. No fuss about being different and all that.
THE MOST PRIVATE THING I'M WILLING TO ADMIT
I don’t know why but people I’ve met always assume I have a very high confidence and through my blog many people compliment me about being so lucky and perfect and all that, while the truth is there’s so many times, so many moments I feel super insecure about myself and feeling unworthy and that’s why I have this ongoing feeling to do my best just to prove to myself that I’m worth it. Not to prove to other people but to myself.
I answer this in a heartbeat, my dad!
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All grown up now
Best of luck Evita, keep soaring high my little muse.