Life Essentials

Last month, I was still on the fence about doing the thing I really wanted in life or not. Since I was a kid, I always admire someone with the artwork on their skin. Not the body paintings which I often use when in Bali or stickers from bubblegum surprises. No. Not that kinda temporary tattoo. I'm talking about the permanent one. Although sometimes the whisper of my parents and closest friends advice are made me into a very deep dilemma. But then I found a wise word said,

So I decided to stop the war, and make it happen. I came to the tattoo artist and decided to be that girl with the images on her body. Now it has been a month since I have it. Okay, finally I got my very first permanent tattoo! The craziest decision I've ever made. Maybe I did the mistake. But believe me, it feels like all the burdens are detached from the heart. Truly an evil inside of me!

After the tattoo has healed, the problem didn't stop there. It wasn't always easy for the first time. The taboo things about the do's and don't's of tattooing for Indonesian female like me. Even until I'm ready to go public right now, it takes time for my family and friends to accept it and made up their minds. Of course, getting a tattoo is a huge deal for me as a girl born in "so-Asian-minded" family. This is really a big decision that must be considered wisely. After all, it will be something that found room on my body for my entire life forever and ever and ever. Although nowadays the open-minded peoples were thinking that tattoo is part of fashion and lifestyle.

I realize the risk of I will end up bored or even dislike the design, or I choose the wrong position. Personally, I prefer tattoo with meaning. However, I need to show my tattoo effortlessly, not just can be seen when I wear a tank top or bikini, but a part in my body that can be easily seen. That's why I choose my life essentials as my tattoo designs on my right arm.

And those three symbols are where my life begins...

Dharma cakra, a Buddhism symbol as my top priority and lead me all the way.

Tennis racquet and ball, keeping me in balance between spiritual and physical health.

Tooth, reminds me of my current mission as a dentist, to fix the world in a better smile.

You know when you related to symbols, it isn't only show my characteristic but also as my life goals to keep my tattoo lively and vibrant. I thank universe to make it happened at the age of 25.
And for another goals and artwork on my barely skin, who knows how many more will follow?!

Boyzlife Concert: Stories, Laughter, Music

Since my elementary school, I dreamed to watch the Westlife concert one day. A simply wish of a childhood fantasy when Momma didn't allowed me to attend any concert because of safety reason. Even I had to bother asking for my Mom permission when I wanted watch their live concert on TV, because the show program was too late night already for under age kids like me and my sister.

On the last Sunday, the wait has finally over. Here we were, my sister @likesplendya and I. My concert buddies, @saeyori and her sister @ransayomi also join us at the last moment. Double trouble remaining, the same feeling as we had 3 years ago when watching for MLTR Concert.

I can't say it was my dream comes true actually, because it wasn't a Westlife concert. A blend of ex Westlife (Brian McFadden) and Boyzone (Keith Duffy) are the perfect match to cure my yearning for 90s boybands concert.

May 21st, 2017
at Lagoon Garden, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta

After a great introducing performance by MC Indra Bekti, and Delon as opening singer. We put our hands up in the air to welcoming Boyzlife. The Boyz were amazing that night. I didn't really give attention to Keith before, because I wasn't a Boyzone fan, but Westlife. Although I'm still hearing their song when the hypes are for electronic dance music in this millennial era, but I know nothing about their life journey. How an ex Westlife like Bryan McFadden survive on music industry, or how his personal life after he decided to resign from the group.

Keith Duffy
Keith was very humble that night. He come along passing by other VVIP audiences to join us at Festival class. The standing crowd was so excited when he seriously asked the security to open the gap between us.  We scream out loud to express our happiness because of him.... Wow, what a man! Honestly, I still worried that he will get scolded by the promoter later for doing this rebel thing. Hahaha. Thank you Keith, you have made our night incredible!

Brian McFadden
Brian was still looks good as he used to. His beard and slightly fatness doesn't diminish his charm. As we already know, he was such a crush for every 90s girls, so when he started to smile, everybody are yelling for him. He lingered enjoy the moment to tempting us all. Naughty but handsome. His voice also made me melting at the floor! Uhhh... I always love his clearly and warm voice.

Until I found that they are both humorous persons. I love their stages act for sure! Not only beautiful voice, hearing they argue and make some jokes, or just embracing each other showing their bromance languages. And we even see they were dealing with a child on stage! A lucky girl who cry at first but then she was offered a mic by The Boyz to play with lyrics. Surprisingly, she know every single word than they ever expected before. She was happy at the end. I think that's why this event themed stories, laughter, music.

I know, we can't just define a concert by number of how far or near we were at that time. But being so this close with my childhood crush, at the very first line in front of him as my hand can even touch him for real was such a magical. It was stimulate my mind with a breath of idol syndrome, the joy of yelling, and the playful scene to celebrate the music as utopia. This pleasure didn't come along just like fingers snapping, but the hard work of preceding the crowded fans layer by layer, and strong mental to be blocked and bullied. Haha. And we got it!

The crowds also bring back the concert euphoria to the maximum energy with a class. There's nothing like reaching the perfect level of madness while jumping and dancing on the floor, listening to our childhood favorite songs, and singing along together with them. Totally a great show!

Also catching up with another Boyzlife fans on that day makes me realize that the love of 90's pop music is still alive. I don't join any fansclub exactly, but the feeling of loving the same music sense is truly something.

Can't wait for a Westlife reunion concert someday. Thank you Boyzlife. Thank you for an amazing night, concert buddies! See you on the next upcoming projects....


Another Humanity Project

I think I have been so lucky in life, and I have been given so much. And that's why I wanted to give back. Then, when one day @pemudatheravadajakbar contact me to join their medical team, especially as dentist for March charity, I'd like be over the moon!

It was 2 days humanity project at Temanggung, Central Java. Just like another backwoods in Indonesia, Temanggung is a green area where you can go for lots of walks, take a stroll by all agricultural things. The distance between one village to another isn't very far. We even welcomed by the locals! These interactions not only provide great action sequences, but also help in our efforts to better understand their languages and complaints.

Day 1 - Dusun Ngadisari
I remember how to survive on that thoughtful day. The sleepless day after arrive from Jakarta in couple hours, and have to work practically which is exhausting. It was a same day when I meet some senior doctors, drg.Vica and other medical line ups for the first time. I was insecure to be honest. As the youngest, I was feeling underestimated, like the last kid chosen at a bored games.

But obviously, their friendly gesture makes me comfy and confident eventually. They treat me as colleague and feel free to share knowledge they know. By working with seniors, you'll get to know more lesson of life in medical industry. A beautiful experience that you can't get everyday.

Medical line up

Day 2 - Dusun Pringapus
We haven't finished yet, still have a lot of patients and do treatments all day.
As dentist, we don't share too much of the illness things on here, because they are things that I like to take the time to contemplate all by myself. But here we are to motivate and educate peoples that oral health is really important, even from school ages.

Dental Team
drg. Vica and I

The feeling of being tired, but happy at the end of the day when all the work is done! Thanks for this opportunity. Hopefully this social project hopefully useful for others.

Another extended day with these pretty doctors... 
A day well spent at temple for sure!

The best part is working with many different peoples and getting to know them, having the sense that you are not actually working. It feels good to do something useful and a lot of fun. It was a fun charity and I love to work this way.

See you on another project, I hope they weren't regret inviting a jerk like me. Hahaha!