Sunday, October 29, 2017

Vlogging! KIJP Batch Pulau Panggang

Minggu lalu aku dapat kesempatan untuk nimbrung jadi relawan dokum di Komunitas Inspirasi Jelajah Pulau!

Seneng ketemu lagi sama dedek-dedek gemesh dan kakak-kakaknya yang sok gemes~

Sempat gak enak juga sama temen-temen relawan sepulau karena sering ga dateng rapat ditinggal buat acara kantor huhu..
Dan sekarang kembali gagal move on sama KIJP~
By the way, ini batch ketiga yang aku ikuti.
Setelah sekian kali ikutan Kelas Inspirasi di Jabodetabek, Komunitas Inspirasi Jelajah Pulau emang beda~ terbukti dengan aku yang udah ikutan 3 kali hahahaa ga kapok-kapok dan bosen daftar lagi.

Untuk temen-temen yang minat daftar KIJP tahun-tahun depan, sok atuh cek websitenya di SINI

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Love Advice

Being too cold is being stuck-up
Being too open- minded is being too easy
Being too cool makes him upset
Being nice makes him tired
What should i do
When i find one little thing that bothers me
I suddenly start hating everything about him
I know there is no perfect man
But I'm becoming more picky
Now i find what a true love is
After breaking up, True love
Too late when you regret
Trust me, be good when he's with you
If you go out with a random person out of loneliness
You'll still be lonely after all
If you are looking for the true love
 Stay brave and bold
when you're alone too 
I'm telling you
Chattering about guys
Everyday all day long
But you don't want a blind date
You want destiny

What should i do
Now i find what a true love is
After breaking up, True love
Too late when you regret
Trust me, be good when he's with you
If you start being picky
Nobody can satisfy you
If you want love right now
Keep your mind open and think
Whoever you find
Be honest and show who you are
Take your courage when asking out
It will happen once in your life
I'm telling you because it's you

Enjoying to Become Myself

As a girl whom already reach 25 years old, it is not easy to live without expectation of having life partner. I am not bother with my single status but the pressure from everywhere makes me questioned my life. What is wrong with me? Or what is wrong with having single status? Or to make it sounds more misserable: 25 and never have a date. Even my mom surprise. I'm not sure I should be laughing or crying :""D

Yes I am alone but I never been feels I am completely alone. I always try to find new friend and after that I never felt I am all alone. I never been in situation where I have no one to depend on. I also never been far away from home for more than 2 months :""D. 

Sometimes when decided something, I also depend on other people. I am not sure it is part of tolerance or not being able to independent. Thinking about how I also involved in organisation as coordinator and have situation to decided something important, I think independency is not my problem though.

People also said: You haven't meet enough people to meet the right one. Hmmm... atleast I've tried? Almost every year I joined new activities where I met new people. But it is not the only one case, right? Sometimes, I also feel like blamed for not married yet by my ganks because I am the oldest among them. I know its not supposedly to become joke and it means they are praying for me also but you know, sometimes its growing my concern.

Last summer, I was experiencing three weeks of solo travel to the Netherlands. Somehow it change my perspective about being independent. For me, who never been living far away from home for more than 2 months, the experience triggered my independency and my self confidence. All of my friend whom already travel with me also know that I am the type of people who just sit back while all of them busy with something. You know what? My best friends were worried that I will sleep in the airport and missed my plane X''D

Being alone in a room, in the middle of stranger's country feels really odd. The emptiness somehow suffocated me. But then I've heard my inner voice talking. So I am more obedient to myself : cooking while I am hungry, cleaning my room everytime I feel unconvenient, singing along while listening to the music, writing blog everytime I feel mellow. I realized that while I'm away from home, there will be no one who giving me instructions to do this and that. I'm the only one who responsible to myself. 

Living in the same home for all of my life time, I am afraid that I can't be more familiar with different environment. But then, I have to admit that : maybe it is the time for me to leaving my house, taking another adventure and life experiences. While I am nowhere by myself, I feels like I become more brave and confident. Strange feeling yet exciting.

While in the Netherlands, I decided to take my solo journey by train and bike to another cities. While thinking about that, I worried to death. I might be lost or getting hurt on the way. Or I just worrying something that will likely never happened. One thing for sure: I want to know how far I got to test my courage all alone!

So I've spent my last 3 days to explore Utrecht, Denhaag and Leiden. I went to Utrecht by train and the rest by bike. I have to biking for total 34 km back and forth to Denhaag just to see Madurodam. The next day, I went to Leiden by bike which 27 km away from Delft. I have to pay extra attention to direction in google maps. Since I have no internet data, I have to keep the app open all the time.

First thing to spot on while you leaving Delft city

Since I was in a country that using bike all the time, their bike routes are well-developed~
No need to worry about the route.. The direction in google map also easy to follow. Compared with I've been through in HongKong, the landscape of NL is flat and mostly you only have to pay attention of where the river go. Bike routes mostly following the canals. 

No need to worry if no one took your photo, just find one of big window glass, or mirror!

I always can visit my favourite places without feeling uneasy... Or being too tolerate with my travel buddy.

Or stopped at the right place, whenever I feel tired, to have my own ice cream.

To meet this cute new friend... while enjoying my packed lunch..


Or stop awhile to take many photos of beautiful moments

These experiences give me different kind of being independent. Still, after all of that journey, I really missed to have conversation with my friend. But somehow, taking yourself to big journey, alone, is not a sad moment tho. I feels like dating my self (LOL :""). I always drag myself to accomplish something with all of deadline, always putting myself to pressure. While taking a solo journey, I can listen to myself, louder than before. All of conversation between me and myself. Still, I am in the middle of 20++ middle crisis. Talking and knowing ourself is the most important thing in this phase.

Maybe before I could listen to other people, or someone who will be with me all of my life, firstly I have to learn listening to myself. Also, I need to take my independent journey to a higher stage. I always believe that if God do not put ourself to certain condition that we always wanted, it means we haven't finish with the previous test. It might be the same with marriage, getting scholarship, get successful, being famous, and so on. I haven't finish yet with myself, so that God haven't sent me someone that I will taken care for.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Latihan di RPTRA Citra Betawi

Halooo~ hari ini Seri Seni latihan nari di RPTRA Citra Betawi. RPTRA adalah Ruang Publik Terpadu Ramah Anak, yang merupakan salah satu agenda besar perencanaan kota DKI Jakarta untuk menuju kota yang ramah anak. Letak RPTRA ini cuma beberapa langkah dari rumah hhaaaa jadi gampang buat ijin pakai tempatnya~

Anak-anak excited banget waktu mau latihan di sana. Tapi yaah banyak distraksi nyaa. Entah katanya malu lah, banyak mainan lah, banyak yang nonton lah~

Well, sepertinya seru kalo diadakan kegiatan rutin di sini. Doakan Seri Seni bisa menjadi suatu wadah untuk anak-anak maupun remaja mengembangkan kreativitasnya~

Friday, October 13, 2017

International Conference on Sustainable Architecture in Nusantara (INSAN 2017)

This time I want to share my story about INSAN 2017 and how I go to Malang for the 1st time~
INSAN 2017 is a conference held by architecture department of Universitas Brawijaya Malang and TU Wien supported by Nippon Paint. I sent my abstract and paper before June 2017 and got reviewed by the academician from those campuses. I write about how children could give suggestions to the planning by giving them chance to participate. I also write about how children's drawing could give information regarding to the idea about ideal environment by their version.

Honestly, I sent the revision paper later than the deadline. I know, my bad :"". Even my bestfriend, also the co-writer, Pia, always reminding me about that but I did not even know when to do the revision~
Until I have to go to Malang and attended the real event but I haven't had my presentation done.
I'm working on the presentation at the train for about 15 hours. On economy train. :""

After we arrived at the Malang station, we even did not bother to use GrabCar or GoCar. We just hop on the local angkot. Our capsule hotel is nearby, it only takes less than 8 minutes from station. We just checked-in to get shower and go to the Atria Hotel for the conference.
It was bigger venue than I imagined. Even compared to S.ARCH HongKong, this venue was so much better, with almost all of seats occupied. I never have presentation in this big stage before. I just make my presentation script while all of key speaker performed to open the conference. 

I supposed to perform at 15.30. But then I have to got into the stage at 13.30. Wow~~
The speaker before me was a master student from Australia who was talking about architecture critique of modern building in Indonesia. I never did any paper about critics of architecture so it was new experience for me. I was thinking all the time: Is it okay if we critics the architecture this way? Because I always careful when comparing one to another projects. 

My presentation was so different from other as I have so much colors in my slides. I can't help, because I was talking about children's drawings. While doing this paper and presentation, I always thinking about my experiences in Sama Bahari village, so nostalgic! I was thinking about doing research about urban and children, so thats why I eager to make this presentation as interesting as I could. 

A moment when they announced the best presenter and best paper, what I was doing at that time is chewing my cookie while I had my coffee break. When they mention my name, I almost chocked. I was walking to the stage with mouth full of the cake. Blaahh

Pia, who was still in prayer room at that time, only laughing while she enter the room without knowing why I have to stand in front of all the people, shaking hand with the Head of Committee. 
Unforgetttable moment yet, silly. You would not know my struggle to chew my cake while walking to the stage :""D


And here is my presentation~ hope it could be inspiration for you who have the same interest with me~ feel free to discuss~ also if you want to know how to go toWakatobi Island or have a plan to stay with Bajau people, I also open for that information~

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Architect as a Citizen.. or Citizen as an Architect?

Two days ago, I went to the waterfront kampung in northern part of Jakarta. This area is not an usual kind of territory. This area already shaking off the power of government to demolish people living near from the river. The people are refused to move, otherwise they are willingly give the attention to the river and cut off their own home in order to give more space for the water.

Maybe we will judge them as a slum. But you will awestruck by their experiences and knowledge of their own living environment as soon as you met them. If government already demolish them, maybe I will not meet them yesterday. They are open for any kind of learning process and make the knowledge as a tool to achieve sustainable living on their own.

On the other hand, I also wondering what if architects meet them. Should I be worry or not? In fact, this area working with Architecture Sans Frontieres Indonesia. Gratefully they giving the community room for being architect themselves. As architect, giving other people space to make their own design is not something that we always do. It means that we have to give more time for people to fully understand the environment and their needs while the architects learning to become one with the community. It is not easy to let go our ego and throw all of our westernize technical knowledge in order to humbly learning from them.

If you ask me, If I am an architect, maybe my suggestion also to make this area to as similar as Dutch people do with the river. But that is not the point if we try to meet them personally. We have different people with different ways of life. Or should we make them move to the highrise community housing?

As I am not architect yet, my job now is to learning from them. All of things seems new. I am not sure what kind of role that I will take but to write this blog to asking some of the questions that I can not answer: What will architect do in the future? What if our job destroying the humbleness of people in kampung city? What if our design also make our city suffering?

Then, I will save the questions for tomorrow, maybe I will not become an architect, maybe in the future definition of architect will expand much more than now.
I am grateful enough to enjoying this cold Barongko, made from banana and coconut milk while introducing myself to the river community and activists

Selamat makan~!
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