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.

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.

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.
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!

Early Thought

Membuat resolusi dan evaluasi di awal maupun akhir tahun bukanlah pekerjaan mudah, bahkan mengingat-ingat apa aja pencapaian terbaik tahun lalu pun gue sulit. *apa memang nggak ada prestasi aja sih.. Don't blame my memory :p

Walaupun gue percaya bahwa setiap tahun membawa perubahan, tapi dalam situasi gue, tahun ini bener-bener membawa banyak perubahan sih. Ketika lo sadar bahwa apa yang lo hadapi udah nggak sama lagi, dimana semua perubahan membawa lo ke titik paling jenuh, disitulah mental kita diuji. Bisa dibuktikan sendiri disini efek kelamaan nggak produktif, bahasa gue jadi belepotan... Oke intinya, if you are realize nothing eternal in this material world, you're safe!

Hingga seorang teman membaca kehidupan gue di kartu tarot...
Ini bukan main ramal-ramalan, tapi lebih semacam membaca karakter dan peluang mungkin ya. Tentang masa lalu, sekarang, dan masa depan. 

photo from google

Jauh sebelum ini, gue bukanlah orang yang bisa mengevaluasi diri sendiri, tapi gue lumayan senang dengan apa yang terjadi menuju perubahan, merasa puas dengan hasil yang udah dicapai selama beberapa tahun kemaren. Ahhh gue kangen sih kehidupan tanpa beban gitu!
Gue yang sekarang mungkin lebih takut melihat masa depan, rasanya apapun sesuatu yang ada di depan bikin gue nggak siap aja, disamping rasa penasaran.
Gimana yaa...pressure sih! Merasa bersalah bahwa pencapaian gue yang sekarang nggak sehebat dulu. Dan kekhawatiran nggak sanggup ngejar masa depan... Klise! Permasalahannya ya cuma satu sebenernya: gue yang nggak berani mencoba.
Gue nggak tahu apa-apa tentang hal mistis atau gothic kayak gitu, tapi setelah melihat dia begitu tenang membaca karakter gue, gue tahu bahwa hidup nggak semenakutkan itu. Belum terlambat untuk mengejar masa depan...

Pertemuan demi pertemuan membuat gue semakin menyadari bahwa perubahan adalah hal yang pasti.
Obrolan-obrolan bermakna tentang rencana masa depan nggak lagi bikin khawatir.
Pelajaran demi pelajaran juga membuka wawasan gue akan bidang-bidang baru yang mungkin nggak populer bagi kebanyakan orang.
Perjalanan demi perjalanan pun gue lakukan untuk melihat seberapa besar potensi diri sendiri dan bagaimana gue bisa survive menghadapi kesulitan.
Persahabatan demi persahabatan nggak melulu dengan orang yang sama, sekali-sekali kita harus mencoba out of the comfort zone.

Bagaimanapun, dalam kehidupan kita nggak bisa selamanya hanya menyelami hal-hal yang kita suka aja. Ada kurva-kurva kehidupan yang grafiknya naik-turun. Semua orang tahu itu, tapi nggak pernah sadar aja. Dengan mengetahui banyaknya materi ilmu diluar, menurut gue bukan sekedar passion atau dorongan rasa ingin tahu, tapi keharusan.

Jadi resolusi awal tahun?
Buat gue yang melihat tahun 2016 penuh dengan konflik, mungkin jawabannya sesimpel wanita-wanita yang diberikan pertanyaan di setiap ajang kontes ratu kecantikan. Perdamaian Dunia.

Dengan lebih optimis, gue yakin bahwa satu-persatu tujuan hidup akan tercapai kok, termasuk perdamaian dunia itu. Tenang aja...

"I have no idea exactly what I want to do or where I want to be after college... So we will see, I'm open to all kinds of opportunities!"