Thursday, January 31, 2019


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? 

Saturday, January 26, 2019


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.

Saturday, January 19, 2019


wandering in the clouds
moving through the air 


Monday, January 14, 2019


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. 


Sunday, January 13, 2019


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

Saturday, January 12, 2019


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 

Thursday, January 10, 2019


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

Ringwood Clock Tower


Wednesday, January 09, 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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