Monday, January 9, 2012

Jalan Sutera

at the end of December i got the chance to join a tour titled "Jalan Sutera". this is a tour to a fabric store in Jogjakarta. The tour was created by my friend Elia of Simalakamma and Kunci Cultural Studies. Jalan Sutera is also a parallel event of Biennale Jogja 2011. since the theme of Biennale this year is about Indonesia and India, so we hopping around Jalan Solo, Jogjakarta to visit some textile store owned by India people.

the scarf and the catalog 

Elia as the tour guide

first visit is Prima Textile. this store owned by Mrs Hira. this store is the biggest fabric supplier for uniform in Jogja. they use variant of cotton fabric to serve demand for uniform in a massive amount.

when i first came in, i recognizing the interior right away, and suddenly sense the classic luxuriance of India. and one thing that you wont missed is the "don't bargain" sign board is everywhere in the store. LOL. straight to the point. got that!

Mrs Hira

second visit is Rama Gordyn, owned by Mr Jackie (not Chan ;p)
first impression is the interior (again) because i think rich people from India shows their wealthiness through the interior of the house, as seen on those Bollywood movies. it has to be luxurious, it has to be elegance, and it has to be in gold. that's exactly what i saw on Rama Gordyn.

if i'm not mistaken, Mr Jackie moves to Jogjakarta from India in 2004 to help his wife's family business. he stays here since then, and find it not that hard to learn Bahasa. most of his big family are still in India, so he go back there once in a while to visit his family and do some shopping for the store.

even the air conditioner matched the interior

third visit is Parissa. i don't know who's own the store because we meet the employee instead. he's a talkative person from Sri Lanka, named Anan. he knows a lot about fabric. specially brocade and cotton. he shows us the difference between the expensive brocade, and the cheap one. oh i learn nothing. seriously, the expensive and the cheap brocade looks almost similar to me. i couldn't tell the different. haha..

i do some shop here. a plain cotton fabric in a great colors. i couldn't stand to not buying them. good fabric, good price!

uh oh, we also found something unique here. they have a patch-work fabric, like literally a patchwork. and its only 40.000 IDR per meter. i think that's a cheap price for a patch-work, comparing to the making process.

colorful cotton fabric. love!

the patchwork fabric

it stitched, one piece to another

last store is Wijaya Textile. err..i forgot the owner's name.
here, we told a lot about brocade for wedding dress. the owner explain about the trend in wedding dress nowdays. he said that lately, most people love to mix and match more than two colors for their wedding dress, and he got the natural talent of doing that. even an unmatched colors looks so damn good in his hand. just like this picture as shown below. silver and gold, put it together and voila! somehow they made a nice combination :D

love this ornament! i want one for my room, please..
sooo, that's the end of the tour. it was an interesting experience, really. we're having a great time, aren't we girls? :D

Sunday, January 1, 2012


these are my wishes on new year, last year.

lets evaluate!

happier year
yes indeed!! i'm happier inside and out. 
nothing is really a problem when you don't see it as a problem right? and even if there is a problem, try to wonder why they create such word as "solution" :) i've learn that the whole year. it's not the result that matters, but the process to get there that worth so much. so just be happy. it is not that hard to just-be-happy :D

healthier life
well, i dont know how to evaluate this. sure i'm gaining weight the whole year, didn't do much sport, ate Indomi a bit too much, over-sleep, less-sleep, and another long list of an unhealthy activity. i know i'm not being healthier, but i'm happy enough that i only got less than five influenza this year, and of course no hospital visit for myself this year. thats..for me at least..healthy enough :D

hmm..not much, but enough. and enough is good :)

another chance
no i didn't get the "another chance" as i meant last new year. but it doesn't really matter, because now i don't really want it anyway :D

new experience
yes definitely. i'll underlined my post-graduate school for this chapter. it was a really really really exciting new experience, and still counting :)

braver heart
i just did :)

fulfilled soul
reading again my writings above, see how life takes me the whole year. oh i feel fulfilled already..

really hope i do. because someone once tell me that forgiving me is an endless work. so i really do hope you-whoever you are, kindly please forgive my mistake, my slip-words, my last minute attitude, and all..and all :)

blessed from Above
always feel blessed all the way. the whole year. even when i'm not asking for anything. i feel blessed.

*long pause* *long sigh* 
i feel loved enough. and enough is good :D
i think last year was just not my time. this year, perhaps? haha..

so that was the evaluation for 2011. i'm pretty much doing good with all the wishes, yes?
now i'm so ready for 2012, i wished for a happy ending and a good start, i wished for a straight A, i wished for the happiest-the best-the greatest that universe could ever give :D

and i wished you a happiest happy new year *kiss to the world*

beep back in, baby!

helloww, long time no post.
its new year already and i got tons of story to post, millions of photos to upload, plenty of time, and an old disease called "laziness". now i'm staring at the draft-list and thinking about those stories that should goes to waste in the name of  "up to date" blah! haha..

anyway, long story short, here i am at the first day of 2012. new year, new spirit. got the mood back. happy blogging!

cheers to the world ;)