Saturday, May 25, 2019

WHAT'S IN MY GO TO BAG


This is the kind of bag that I quickly grab before I walk out of my room to do some errands or even hanging out. It is a leather satchel from Fossil. I love the colour, it goes with every outfit that I wear and also came with handles and long straps too! I find this is the perfect size for me to carry all of my belongings, not too small, not too big. 


The things that I carry in this bag literally saved my life in so many days. I used to always have so many things in the bag - well, I probably still, but now I only carry things that I need the most throughout the days. 

Let's take a look at what's inside!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

TV SERIES | GAME OF THRONES - FINAL THOUGHTS (SPOILER REVIEW)

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I started watching HBO's masterpiece back in 2011, a few months late since it aired. A friend of mine recommended this show to me. I was binge-watching and finished the show within a few days. Yep, I am crazy that way! 

I love Game of Thrones! I don't think I've ever had this much patience to stay loyal and keep watching a very violent show. If you know me, you knew I hate violence at all cost. Every so often, too often even, I closed my eyes and felt sick afterwards. But the idea of this show, the complication, the characters' stories, everything about this show but the violence asked me to keep watching. So I did. 

There are so many great things about this show. I'd say Game of Thrones is one of the greatest shows of all time. That being said, the plot was so fine. Yes, this show has so many characters with a different and complicated story. Drama, action, mystery, murders, and dragons. Magical isn't it? 

Not only the plot but the characters development is probably the best I've ever seen in a show. It's hard to choose a favourite because everyone has their own great time to shine. Everyone came from their lowest to their highest moments and it felt like we were there. It's also hard to hate everyone because they had strong reasons to do what they did - except for Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), that little shit. One thing that easy? Everyone was so memorable.

The acting, no doubt. The visual? What a masterpiece! They shot the entire show in Ireland and studios but truly, everything seemed like in the other world. So beautiful and magical! The same feeling that I got when I watched the Harry Potter franchise. 
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

BEAUTY | EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK


Well, not every single day I use makeup. This is the look that I'm going for whenever I go out like running errands, go to uni, or hang out with my friends. Pretty much the look that I feel I'm most comfortable with. 

To achieve this look, I need maybe ten to fifteen minutes depending on what kind of documentary or TED talks video I watch. I love watching something educational but also easy to understand. Sometimes, I also listen to the podcast. Or sometimes, watch random YouTube videos. You know, it all depends on the mood.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

PLAYLIST


What a month full of ups and downs!
  1. Bad - James Bay
  2. Bombastic Love - Britney Spears
  3. The Good Side - Troye Sivan 
  4. Gooey - Glass Animals
  5. On the Train Ride Home - The Paper Kites
  6. Paris - Else
  7. Promise - Ben Howard
  8. Something Wrong - Amistat
  9. Victoria - Jukebox the Ghost 
  10. Work - Charlotte Day Wilson
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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

MOVIE | AVENGERS: ENDGAME (2019) - SPOILER REVIEW

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I don't know where to begin.

I have watched the movie seven times and every viewing felt like the first time. Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of eleven years or 22 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Within 3 hours, this movie expected to answer every question we had for the past eleven years or so. 

Before I talk about the movie, I just want to say how grateful I am for MCU. I have always been a fan in my entire life either to a musician, to a poet, to an actor, to an actress, to the director, to everyone basically. I always show how much I adore something, show how those things affect my life, and show people how those things mean to my life. But, I have never, ever, feel so alive for the past eleven years just to wait from one movie to another, analyze and build up my own thoughts and theories. MCU made me feel something different. Even when people where I live said that I'm too old to show how crazy I am over this thing.


Avengers: Endgame literally fulfils my dreams and my wishes. This movie is like fan service, a reward for fans loyalty after all these years. 



I didn't know it was possible to feel as if a movie was trying to physically rip you in half.

The best way I can share my thoughts on this movie is to divide into general thoughts and characters. I hope you can bear with me, this is going to be a long ass review.


Alright, shall we begin?


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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

BEAUTY | SKIN CARE FAVOURITES


Today I want to share the products that I've been obsessed with. For the past year has been a year of discovery for me on both skin care products and makeup. I've been into less is more and simpler look lately. Reorganise my life affected my routine too. So, I always looking for something that really works on me and works as a multitasking product. It might sound weird for some people but I personally believe, if that product can do two jobs at the same time, why not? 

Here are my current beauty obsessions. 

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Monday, April 08, 2019

MOVIE | DUMBO (2019)

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Fly, Dumbo! Fly!

Dumbo is Tim Burton's first live-action, recreated 1941 Disney classic. I love Disney, I have watched every movie and I cried on each one. Dumbo, Bambi, and The Lion King probably the hardest movies to watch because they are so sad! So, do I survive this movie? Barely!

This movie about the big-eared baby elephant is probably the most adorable movie that Tim Burton ever made. If we looked back, his visionary movies went into darkness - to name a few: Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, and many more. This animated classic felt like the combination of the sweetness and adorableness of Disney mixed with the dark, twisted fashion of Burton misfit. 

Storyline wise, Dumbo is pretty easy to follow even for younger viewers. If you haven't watched the original, you'll still be able to follow the movie. You did not miss anything. Started with the Medici circus lead by Max Medici (Danny DeVito) which was struggling to keep the audiences came back until Jumbo, the mama elephant gave birth to Dumbo. Then it went along to Dumbo joined the circus and the circus was hired by an entrepreneur named V.A Vandevere (Michael Keaton). I wouldn't talk much about the story, this is not a spoiler review. 

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Friday, April 05, 2019

MOVIE | SHAZAM! (2019)

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"Say my name!" 

Shazam! is a story about Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who suddenly encountered with a wizard (Djimon Hounsou) and gave him his power. This power changed him into a superhero named Shazam (Zachary Levi). I have to say I don't know much about the story itself, or the character. This is the first time I heard about the character. So I was very excited to see this movie when I watched the trailer for the first time. 

It was hilarious! The humour in this movie was the thing that I'm most surprised the most. This movie was focused on the life of Billy Batson who figured his past and also the current time with his new self as Shazam. It was so funny whenever he and his roommate, Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer) tried so many things to find out Shazam's power. There were so many references to Superman and Batman, this movie probably a new addition to the future DCEU movie. Although I have no clue if DC still doing their extended universe or just throw new movies with their characters. We'll see.
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

MOVIE | US (2019) - SPOILER REVIEW

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Would you dare to find yourself? 

Us. Seems like we're not done talking about this movie. Not yet. 

In this post, instead of an actual movie review, I will share my perspectives and understanding of Jordan Peele's second directorial movie. I found this movie was very enchanting with its symbols and metaphors. This psychological thriller left me with so many questions especially the twisted ending. 

Alright. Here what I thought. 

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

10 FILM INDONESIA TERBAIK


Selamat Hari Film Nasional! 

Walaupun aku jarang membahas tentang film-film karya anak bangsa bukan berarti aku tidak bangga, ya! Jujur, baru beberapa tahun terakhir film Indonesia dengan kualitas baik bermunculan lagi. Dunia perfilman dalam negeri sempat berada dalam titik terbawah karena maraknya film bergenre horor berbau seksual yang sama sekali tidak mendidik. Karena itu pulalah aku jadi sangat skeptis dengan film Indonesia. Sedih!

Tapi... bukan berarti aku tidak punya film kesukaan. Aku punya banyak! 10 film ini adalah film-film yang menurutku film Indonesia terbaik sejauh ini. 
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

PLAYLIST |



Here are some of my current favourite songs. Enjoy! x 
  1. Devil Like Me - Rainbow Kitten Surprise
  2. Ease My Mind - Ben Platt 
  3. Half of Something Else - The Airborne Toxic Event 
  4. Just a Girl - No Doubt
  5. No Such Thing - Sara Bareilles 
  6. On Melancholy Hill - Gorillaz 
  7. Patience - Tame Impala
  8. Pretend - CNCO
  9. Sucker - Jonas Brothers
  10. A Song for Everything - Maren Morris
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Sunday, March 24, 2019

TESSERACT TIMELINE

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Tesseract might be the only infinity stone that has a very confusing timeline, even for its own good. Before I figured out the timeline that I believe is true, I had to watch all of the MCU movies because I really need to know as a fan, right? 

Here's my best, trying to explain the legendary Tesseract timeline in MCU. Let me know if I missed anything!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

MOVIE | CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019) - SPOILER REVIEW

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Higher, further, faster, Baby! 

So, have you watched Captain Marvel? If you haven't watched it you may want to stop reading this review because your movie experience is about to ruin with all the spoilers I mentioned. However, if you have watched the latest MCU movie, let's have a good discussion! 

I'm not going to explain who is Captain Marvel and such, I'm just gonna go straight to the review. Alright, buckle up and let's begin!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

BEAUTY | MAKEUP LOOK


Last week, I went to my best friend's wedding and did my own makeup. It was an outdoor reception so I didn't want to look too heavy on the makeup but also tried to make my makeup stand out under the sun if it makes any sense

It's been ages since I wore makeup again. I always do my eyebrow and put mascara every day I walked out of my home, but this is pretty much my daytime glam makeup look and I had fun doing it.

Here are the products that I used for this look.  

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Monday, February 18, 2019

ANOTHER FEBRUARY


Each year in one of the days in the month of February, I celebrate the day I was born to this universe. The day when I was lucky to have a chance to create a meaningful, wonderful journey on the planet earth. 

Last year, I was lucky to be given an amazing life lesson. I had so many memories that I'd cherish forever, those that I'd like to tell to my children, my grandchildren, and maybe keep going as I go. Life lessons that I want people I love to know, my mistakes that they won't make. 

I was never a perfect person. I will never be.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

PLAYLIST | BIRTHDAY BASH


Happy birthday to me! Here's my birthday bash playlist. Let's celebrate my born day together through this playlist! Enjoy xx
  1. Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
  2. BagBak - Vince Staples
  3. Bite - Troye Sivan
  4. Buttons - The Pussycat Dolls
  5. Crazy - Britney Spears
  6. Electricity (Rush) - FMLYBND
  7. Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
  8. Gibberish - Max
  9. Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
  10. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
  11. How to be a Heartbreaker - Marina
  12. I Want to Break Free - Queen
  13. I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
  14. Loud(y) - Lewis Del Mar
  15. Love My Way - The Psychedelic Furs
  16. Monster - Lady Gaga
  17. Needed Me - Lewis Del Mar
  18. New Rules - Dua Lipa
  19. Riptide - Vance Joy
  20. Summer Wine - Nancy Sinatra
  21. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  22. The Less I Know The Better - Tame Impala 
  23. This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
  24. Wanderlust - James Bay
  25. Worth It - Fifth Harmony
  26. 7 Rings - Ariana Grande
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

PLAYLIST | TOM ODELL

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I've been a big fan of Tom Odell since his first album came out. I heard him the first time on V channel back in 2013. I was falling in love to Another Love immediately. It was a beautiful and very poetic song. Love love love his songs so much, really looking forward to see him performing live!! 

I love every song he made, but here are my top 10 Tom Odell's song from his first album to his latest. Enjoy x 

  1. Another Love 
  2. Can't Pretend
  3. Heal
  4. Go Tell Her Now (Acoustic)
  5. Grow Old with Me
  6. If You Wanna Love Somebody 
  7. Jubilee Road
  8. Magnetised
  9. Sparrow
  10. Queen of Diamonds 


Love, Vera
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Thursday, February 07, 2019

WHAT AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP TAUGHT ME

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Some people might think that the longer we knew people, the more we knew about them. I thought so too, but in my case, I was wrong. In fact, I knew nothing.

The red flags didn't pop up immediately, although I might have been too busy to fall in love with the idea of love to notice them. Or maybe he was just so clever to hide the other side of him. As days changed into months, he showed me who he really was and I was slowly losing myself.

They said experience is the best teacher. I learnt so many things from that relationship. I'm not going to call it my relationship anymore because I no longer possess it. Now, that relationship is just a thing, like a piece of paper or maybe a receipt of my Sephora shopping. It means nothing. But the lessons I learned have followed me into my current life. 

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Friday, February 01, 2019

PLAYLIST | HELLO, FEBRUARY!


February is my favourite month because it is my birthday month! So, sixteen days from today is my birthday. No matter how old I am, I always get excited about my birthday. It's just one of those days to looking back to where I was a year ago, where I am right now, and where I want to be a year from today. 

To start my birthday month, I will start with a good playlist to get through my days. Here's my first playlist in the month of February. Enjoy x 

  1. Am I Alive - From Indian Lakes 
  2. Almost (Sweet Music) - Hozier
  3. Are You Bored Yet? (Feat. Clairo) - Wallows
  4. 1980s Horror Film - Wallows
  5. 7 Rings - Ariana Grande
  6. Go Tell Her Now (Acoustic) - Tom Odell
  7. Inside Out - Spoon 
  8. Otherside - Perfume Genius
  9. The Water - RY X
  10. Video - Cub Sport 



Love, Vera
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

MOVIE | JANUARY

I was thinking maybe if I make a list of movies that I watch every month, that'd be fun. I will still do a normal movie review, like a new movie or throwback movie review. I just want to write something different and also... as a note that I will look back by the end of this year to see how many movies I watch within a year. 

So, here 's the list of the movies that I watched in the month of January. Some of them were new released (fairly new), some of them were old ones that I rewatch because why not?
  1. Aquaman (2018)
  2. Eighth Grade (2018)
  3. Folklore: Toyol (2018)
  4. Inception (2010)
  5. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  6. Glass (2019)
  7. The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
  8. The King's Speech (2010)
  9. Mary Poppins Return (2018)
  10. Once Upon a Deadpool (2018)
  11. Orang Kaya Baru (2019)
  12. Suspiria (2018)

What movie did you watch in January? 
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Saturday, January 26, 2019

SATU TAHUN


Satu tahun lalu, aku untuk pertama kalinya menginjakkan kaki di Melbourne Airport. Pertama kalinya melakukan perjalanan jarak jauh tanpa keluarga. Pertama kalinya memberanikan diri meninggalkan tanah air untuk waktu yang lama.

Satu tahun lalu, aku bersama tujuh orang teman-temanku memulai perjalanan kami di Victoria, Australia. 

Satu tahun lalu, aku mulai mengukir ceritaku di Melbourne.
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

FLY


wandering in the clouds
moving through the air 


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Monday, January 14, 2019

ONCE A FAMILY ALWAYS A FAMILY


It felt like a few weeks ago when I flew from Jakarta and cried my eyeballs out on the plane. But I've been here for a year now. Time passes too fast!

To be honest, I feel that my experience and journey here is not enough. I need longer, maybe another year, two years more even because I feel I haven't gotten enough experience, there are still many things I want to do.

During my stay here, many things happened which of course will be an unforgettable life experience. I met many people who will always be important in my life. They became the biggest part of my life in Australia. It was them who made my life here extraordinary. It was this family that make my stay here more meaningful and unforgettable.

I don't even know how to begin explaining how grateful and blessed I am to have a chance to get to know them since last year. This family has been a big part of my Aussie life. Days I spent with them were something I'll be forever grateful for and I can't thank them enough. 

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

SPECIAL ONE


Dear best friend, 

You’re such a wonderful blessing and every day I thank God for your existence. You simply make everything brighter. I’m lucky to have you by my side. I just want you to know how much I appreciate you and how grateful I am for you. 

Thank you for giving me your time. I believe a person’s most precious gift that can give to anyone is his/her time because you can never take it back. And you always give me that. I’m deeply thankful for it.

Thank you for making ordinary moments extraordinary. A simple day can become special because of you. A short stop at a coffee or bubble tea shop, even tram journey will always bring out the best stories. And, you never fail to make me laugh! There’s never a dull moment with you. 

Thank you for meeting me halfway. With our age gap, we surely have different interests and point of view. But you always make extra effort for everything to become easier for me. 

Thank you for always understanding, even with my language difficulty. You never judged me. You accepted me. And your open mindedness and compassionate heart always comfort me.

Thank you for dealing with my immaturities. I know you’re done with drama. But you never abandoned me. Even if I’m hard to deal with at times, you never left. Instead you still try to understand and love me behind my flaws.

Thank you for being you. You’re amazing. If only you knew how grateful I am to be your friend, you would know that this letter wouldn’t end. Because there’s surely a million reasons I would want to thank you for. And words are not enough. 

Thank you for being my best friend. Aku sayang kamu.


Love, Vera
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Saturday, January 12, 2019

PLAYLIST | SUMMER LOVE


Here we go again, Summer!
  1. Anyways - Arctic Monkeys
  2. Bookstore Girl - Charlie Burg
  3. (You Drive Me) Crazy - Britney Spears
  4. Evolve - Phoria 
  5. I'm Here - Rosemary & Garlic
  6. Pretty Paper - The Lumineers 
  7. Remedy - Alesso 
  8. Summer Lover - Cub Sport 
  9. The Longest Time - Billy Joel
  10. You are the Reason - Callum Scott 
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Thursday, January 10, 2019

SAMPAI JUMPA RINGWOOD!


Terima kasih untuk segalanya, Ringwood. Kamu rumah buatku. Tunggu aku pulang ya!

Ringwood Clock Tower

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

HOW I STARTED MY 2019


Eastern Beach, Geelong, Victoria

Hey, 2019! I have so many great lessons that hopefully can make me a better person in this new chance. I don't have complicated new year resolutions this year, just something so simple and relatively easy to do. I believe I started this year very well. I hope you're good to me '19! 
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