Friday, September 21, 2018


My Dad loves classical music - we have three shelves filled with CDs, heaps of Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Grainger, Bach, Tchaikovsky and more. So I'm pretty familiar with their music since as long as I remember -  and I love it. Like I said, my music taste is strange from classical to alternative rock to experimental rock. 

I always want to go to the orchestra. It's one of many dreams that I have with Dad - I remember there was one day we were stuck on traffic as per usual and we listened to the classical music, it was almost 7 pm and the sun was setting. We talked about one day we should go to the orchestra concert together and he said, maybe not in Indonesia since it was not really popular. We will, Pip! 

Long story short, I found out my school, Ringwood Secondary College would have a gala concert. Of course, I worked myself to find out more since there was no further info at the school website. Three weeks ago, one of my year 11 students told me that I could book the ticket on a specific link and he emailed me, thanks, Patrick! Later that night, Ben also sent me an email about the event details. Lucky me!! I clicked on the link and booked myself in - and of course, told my parents. 

Last night, the night finally came. I was very excited! While I was getting ready, I facetime my Dad. We talked for about 20 minutes. It was solid a great conversation - a father and daughter, very excited about music. 

So, here are some highlights from last night annual RSC Gala Concert. I didn't have a great sitting position, should have gone 30 minutes earlier! However, I had an absolutely amazing night. I cried when the senior string played Percy Grainger's song (one of my Dad's faves), absolutely beautiful! 

All of the performers!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Walk through the wind.
Run in the rain. 
Smile beneath the pink sunset.
Bloom alongside the sun.


Monday, September 17, 2018


2018 has been a great year of movies! From the movie that I've been waiting for years, Avengers: Infinity War until my first film festival experience. Such a blast! However, there are heaps of movies that I'm still waiting for and I want to share with you. Do you have more titles for me to add on my list? 

Ps: Not in particular order. Just whatever pop in my hear ;)

Suspiria (dir: Luca Guadagnino) 

This movie is a thriller/horror movie, something that I normally don't really enjoy. But I love Luca's works. He's a brilliant director. So I'm very excited to see something artsy from a thriller movie. The trailer really got my attention, actually. Expected in November.

A Simple Favour (dir: Paul Feig) 

This movie looks interesting from the trailer. I don't know, something about Blake Lively's character - the boss bitch, rich, beautiful but also mysterious? Yes. I'm down. Expected in November.

Lizzie (dir: Craig William Macneill)

Oh dear, this movie, judging from the trailer, this movie is somewhat festival movie and I love the festival movie. A bit of drama, art, and twisted mystery. Yes. Take my money. Expected in September.

The Sisters Brothers (dir: Jacques Adiard) 

Jake Gyllenhaal and Joaquin Phoenix in one movie? Yes, please. Expected in October.

Venom (dir: Ruben Fleischer) 

Tom Hardy as a Venom? Yep. Yep. Yep. Expected in October.

First Man (dir: Damien Chazelle) 

The story is obviously predictable but I'm very excited about this movie. I mean, who did not? It's Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling again, duh! Expected in October.

Beautiful Boy (dir: Felix Van Groeningen)

Have you read the book? I repeat. Have. You. Read. The. Book? Yes. Of course, I'm waiting for this movie. Also, Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell! Expected in October.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Just like flowers that start to bloom, I also start to gleam again...
  1. Come On Mess Me Up - Cub Sport
  2. Don't Let It Change You - Katelyn Tarver
  3. Flowers of the Universe - Sade
  4. Girl - SYML
  5. Half As Good As You - Tom Odell, Alice Merton 
  6. Half of My Heart - John Mayer
  7. I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  8. La vie en rose - Êdith Piaf
  9. Mess is Mine - Vance Joy
  10. That Moon Song - Gregory Alan Isakov 

Sunday, September 09, 2018


Last night was incredible! There's no word can describe how happy and grateful I am to have such an amazing experience like that. Thank you, Vance Joy, for making all the years I've been waiting to see you perform in person worth the wait. 

Big thank to Didirri, Jack River and Cub Sport, you guys are amazing! And also, for my amazing concert companion, Zain, for keeping me sane during the night. It was simply one of the best highlights of my life. 

Here are some of the joys! 

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