Thursday, June 28, 2012

I Just Love the Details, Really!

I hate weddings, but I love the details...

Anything reminds you of Marchesa and Elie Saab by the way?

... what happens in my bedroom, stays in my bedroom...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Things that Fix My Mood Lately

MC Indo June edition puts me on their contributor list. Yay! It's kinda weird that I was featured there as 'photographer'. I really am a photographer, yet still a newbie. Mostly I was featured as 'writer' or 'journalist'. Anyway, I'm happy of what I have done so far in life.

If you see the title, it has grammatical error. But it's ok, I still get what it means though. It was about traveling in style, so they asked me things I would not bring. Kinda difficult to ask, as I always think of what to bring instead. Nice question!

And what other things? THIS!!!

For me Hello Kitty is so damn cute. A bit fat kitty with nice colours, mostly pink, red and blue. It's limited edition Flazz Card. The keychain is included in the purchase. Absolutely crazy about it! Loving it makes me sounded like a spoiled bratz, but I'm very far to such personality in reality. I just love animals, so yeah, Hello Kitty is a cat, right? 

Both photos taken by my cellphone cameras and I don't know what happened to it. Kinda different by quality. Usually it's bright, clear and nice. I've cleaned it and all but nothing good comes back, ugh. No problem, hopefully it can work back good itself. That's how electronic stuff does it, right?

Anyway, I'm in my crisis with my thesis writing project. After spending months abandoning it for the sake of my career, now I'm still facing the fact that time is running out for me to get it on time. I already left my job, but things get stuck on me. Life always is. Brush the blog with my writings soon...

 ...what happens in my bedroom, stays in my bedroom...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Oriental Touch

Took some photos of Sapto Djojokartiko Bride's collection at Bazaar Bridal Week 2012 runway. The show wasn't really nice. The venue was small, messy stage lighting and sloppy catwalk stage. The press pit was awful---small and too close with the stage. The worst was that the show coordinator was kinda rude and less informative to us. Yet, I love this pastel theme bridal gowns.

I never like anything about wedding or bridal stuff. But these weren't like any stupid and old-fashioned wedding thingy. Sapto Djojokartiko's bridal gowns are magic! I'm glad they're not in plain white for showing silly virginal belief. They are in creme pastel which makes them look more endlessly intimate, classy and romantic. The soft material, shanghai collar and embroidery blend perfectly with the peplum cut. But the upper part are slightly similar to last year's spring summer collection by... you know who, right?

...what happens in my bedroom stays in my bedroom...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Logo? Maybe...


I think I need some kind of logo for this blog. I'm not good at designing, but I finally made this...

It could be put on photos I post here---like a watermark or something like that. And I'm going to make another one, similar to this, for my review blog, which is going to have another name changing. Ugh yeah, I know I'm lame for getting appropriate name or title.

Read and Caffeinated is named so because mostly it's about reading and I love coffee---to read along or to write along. Then, 'caffeinated' it is. But, I found some finds it difficult and inefficient. That means, it's time to get a new name and tagline which are easier to read or write (and to mention orally)...and to remember as well!

*Please do not misuse The Interesting Stranger's logo! The design and concept belong to me and are intended for The Interesting Stranger Project's usage only. I put my trust, hope you respect it. Everything on both of my blogs are copyrighted. Thanks ^^


...what happens in my bedroom stays in my bedroom...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Current Obsession on Cooking with Dulce Delight and Illustrated Bites!

Lately I got sick again. Yes again! My kidney was kinda weak...very week, I can say. Another infection in my whole life. I stayed in my bedroom, lying down, sitting down before my laptop and going back-and-forth to the bathroom. Just in that rhythm for days.

During the stable moments, I browsed the internet about making macaroons---something that has made me alive around these days. And my eyes (together with search engine) landed to these two amazing blogs for cooking!

Firstly, a dazzling pastry making tutorial through an excellent-yet-simple cinematography by Dulce Delight a.k.a. Raiza Costa at Too bad I can't share her home-made video with her yummy foods, but it's going to be more fun if you can click on the link above I posted and watch the video of your fave on the maker's blogspot page.

What I really like from her is that she makes the food, shooting the video herself and becoming the TV host on her own as well. Only with simple kits, she sets the lighting, tripod, camera...also the table set, which I found very attractive, girly and rise my girly mood to shine! It feels so fresh and amused to see every of her video. Raiza Costa, the woman behind all the fantastic blog, is very nice and not overreact. She's being true of herself in very scene in the pastry making. And oh, she's also competing in Masterchef US Season 3! I really hope she makes it.

Raiza is from Brazil, so don't question her accent, but she absolutely tries her best. She studied art in NY by the way, and well, it answers my question of her beautiful and poetic mood of the video she brings.

I want this apron!!! Badly!!! ^^
Another artistically made, last but not least, it's Heather Diane from Illustrated Bites at I'm happy that she makes any cooking self-help and recipe tutorial through great illustrations! It lights up my mood and my brain to digest the information. The art she puts is really my fave. Love (cook + draw) = bravo!

I found her blog through a pin on my pinterest page. Someone I follow pinned one of her artwork about how to chop with chef's nice. I never found a better idea to share this knowledge and I've been never able to find this kind of friendly artistic help. Her art definitely has her own character. Strong, meaningful and cheerful.

Not only, the blog encourages my mood to cook, but to keep everything surrounds me beautiful and full of art. The same thing goes from Raiza's. Heather is also an artist, she has a blog showing her portfolio

Now, those two blogs made me eager to get well soon better, finish all the homeworks and start to cook. But before, I'm going to get myself this sexy and flirty apron that I also found at my pinterest page.

...what happens in my bedroom, stays in my bedroom...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Photoblog - New Rooms, New Atmosphere!

It's been a long time ago actually. The basecamp for News Club is moved to another building. Kinda fresh, yet the Mr Joe's place is not that private anymore. LOL

They got to tidy up the whole former room and found some unused books. The members could take those unused books. You know what? I got a cook book! Feels like Remy...
The overall look once you get in

Fika on the purple couch!

Previous portfolios

Mr. Joe's place

This is it...the cook book!

Feels fresher, yet I don't visit often lately. I'm doing thesis that I'm very lazy working on. Hehe... *grins*

...what happens in my bedroom stays in my bedroom...

Saturday, June 2, 2012


I don't remember whether I have shared this but starting April 6th I left my job as a journalist of the magazine I had been 8 months working for.

Hard decision, but it might be a better choice. I need to get back with my study, which is finalizing my thesis project and to...recover from my sickness. At least, I would do the last thing naturally such as having enough sleep before I'm ready to do my next job better. Yet, there was actually another reason about my leave. Maybe I could write one complete article about it, about the journalism and media publishing life and future in Indonesia.

Some memories I've been through... here they are...

Table-setting photoshoot at Al-Nafoura Le Meridien.
I love the macaroons and the canapes!

Can't skip each moment I can have photograph of me (and Lana)

At ON Five :p Narcissm time!

Editorial team photo for my internship report

Morning faces

...what happens in my bedroom stays in my bedroom...