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.


#BoyzlifeConcert
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....

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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!

The Year of Rooster

Welcoming The Year of Rooster means saying goodbye to my fire monkey year.
As an Indonesian born Chinese, I don't fully believe in Chinese zodiac, either its fortune or taboo things. But I respect it, and I read the horoscope book once in a while, although I never remember about what should I do and don't based on 'feng shui' experts prediction after I read it.


Chinese are very family oriented by culture. We're always taught to respect our parents first before hunting another "Ang Pao". Usually the younger visiting their older relatives, and the eldest one must be welcoming the guest by open house. I suppose this tradition has been familiar as normal practice that taught by among the tribes.

In my family, the tradition is still alive. Come to my grandma's house as the meeting point, then have a CNY eve dinner in a round table. The next day at the 1st day of Chinese Lunar always be the very noisy day. I can say that bringing all members of my crazy family together never be easy. Seeing they are already grow and older then watching them argue is super awesome. It's good to do it just once a year.

The Boys
The Girls


Sorry, it didn't seem like a normal family photograph. We will always have that, at least one trouble maker in every family... But I've tried my best to find the best one.
Happy Chinese New Year from The Hariono's!

Indonesia Fashion Week 2017: Celebrations of Culture

Got invitation to attend the most happening fashion event in town.

Indonesia Fashion Week 2017
February 1st-5th
at Jakarta Convention Center

It is an annual event, mostly celebrated a week every year, featured many local brands and a lot of designers from local and international and shown by professional models. The event is also a gathering for fashion enthusiasts.

During 5 days event, I can't present in every show, but I will show you the highlights on day 3 and day 5 #IFW2017


Day 3
Patrimonio featuring Darrabirra.
The Chronicle of Style featuring Tuneeca.


Patrimonio and Tuneeca are hijab brand from highly material standard. Both are classic and have their own way to present the brand.

Patrimonio bring the calmness and purity of hijab itself. Using the comfort material and soft color for Syari' women, especially for hijaber Moms and daughters.

Tuneeca has their signature to bringing hijab into different style. I like the way they bring hijab together hand in hand with cowgirl accessories. As their tagline: The Chronicle of Style, looks so stylish for any occasion.


PASSION
Featuring:
Hanny Lovelly, Wid/Lid, Jeanny Ang, Gita Orlin, Harry Ibrahim, Susan Zuang, Anwar Dani, Chossy Lattu, Acak-Acak by Susan Budihardjo, Kanzi, Sugeng Waskito, and also designer from Italy and Kazakhtan.

Many young talented designers join this show, who are members of APPMI (Assosiasi Perancang Pengusaha Mode Indonesia) from many province in Indonesia.

The hijab designer, Hanny Alamsyah, show her work for Hanny Lovely hijab collection
The amazing Kelly Tandiono walk the runway wearing polka dot hoodie by Anwar Dani


Day 5
Warna Khatulistiwa
This show is brought to you by Warnatasku, a local bag label.

Featuring:
Anniesa Hasibuan, Bintang Mira, Chintami Atmanagara, Yunita Harun, Yulia Fandy, Chrisna Monica (India).


For those who didn't know that Chintami Atmanagara, a senior actress, do the fashion design now. She looks incredible in traditional dress, simply modern and chic, becoming a highlight with her work for oriental classic looks.
YULIA FANDY
And another highlight of the show comes from Bollywood inspiration by Chrisna Monica

Models and designers parade for closing

The last day of the show always get funky as its finest. It means that Indonesia fashion industry is growing up rapidly in recent years.

Well said, by seeing batik, songket, and other traditional clothes presented in the world class event like this, I consider this as the achievement for our culture, and also as motivation for the industry in order to increase their material and design quality in the future. Always support our local culture! See you next year IFW!

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