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Sunday, May 8, 2016

buku dan dunianya

buku adalah jendela dunia, itu yang selalu ditanamkan di pikiran saya sejak kecil.
sebenernya, buku se-magical itu ya?

di post kali ini, saya ingin mengupas lebih dalam mengenai pentingnya buku dan perbedaan informasi cetak dengan online. it's been bothering me for a while, so i thought i would give this topic a chance :p

semenjak SD, saya sudah disuguhi berbagai macam buku supaya "tambah pinter" - itu sih kata mama. dan secara tidak disadari, buku memberikan saya wawasan yang sangat luas.
saya inget banget buku yang pertama kali saya baca dan berkesan itu mengenai Helen Keller. bukunya dikemas menarik dengan penuh gambar, seakan saya pernah berada di masa Helen Keller.
jujur, saya bukanlah tipe orang yang menyukai bacaan penuh dengan tulisan font 10 dengan no space dan no picture at all. gak membutuhkan waktu lama untuk membuat saya jatuh tertidur pulas dengan bacaan seperti itu.

lalu, setelah beranjak ke 4-5SD, saya dikenalkan dengan dunia komik oleh salah satu sahabat karib saya. NAKAYOSHI - wah inget banget deh sama tebalnya dan gambar-gambar manga yang penuh dengan mata berbintang. sungguh menarik walau ceritanya banyak yang gombal dan cheesy.
waktu itu, mama saya bilang kalau komik itu bikin bodoh dan memang sih sulit dipungkiri - karena kebiasaan saya yang suka  membaca komik di malam hari, menyebabkan saya harus bergadang, konsentrasi saya esok hari menurun. dan lagi lagi, kata mama saya, nilai saya ikut menurun karena legenda NAKAYOSHI ini.

kalau boleh cerita lebih dalam mengenai hubungan saya dengan komik NAKAYOSHI ini, ada satu kata yang bisa describe the whole relationship. ADDICTIVE.
it is!
komik ini sangat addictive! karena bentuknya berseri dan selalu terbit setiap bulan (kadang gak tentu sih, bisa 2 minggu sekali ataupun 2 bulan sekali), membuat saya selalu penasaran dan gak bisa berhenti untuk membacanya.
pernah mama saya mengancam untuk membuang semua koleksi komik saya karena nilai saya yang tak kian membaik, disitu... saya mulai bertobat :') demi koleksi komik yang telah saya rawat dan cintai.

setelah masa SD saya lewati dengan kecintaan saya dengan komik (yang masih saya geluti sampai detik ini); masa SMP-SMA saya arungi dengan level buku yang lebih "cerdas" yaitu novel.
sebenernya, novel bukan favorit saya. jelas karena tulisannya yang padat dan tidak adanya gambar yang menarik untuk dilihat. tapi, ada beberapa novel yang ceritanya sangat mengasyikan sampai kadang di bawah alam sadar, saya sedang mengimajinasikan cerita tsb di dunia nyata.

novel yang sempat hits di era saya waktu itu adalah dealova, eiffel i'm in love, me vs high heels, dan masih banyak lagi. semuanya masih tertanam rapi di childhood memory saya.
beranjak ke dunia perkuliahan, saya mencoba membaca sesuatu yang lebih menantang. 
masih novel, tapi kali ini dengan bahasa inggris.
cukup mainstream memang, tapi jujur, saya jatuh cinta dengan novel stephanie meyer ini.
ya, siapa sih yang ga tau? the twilight saga - jeng jeng

speaking of novel, sekarang saya mulai menyadari bahwa aktivitas membaca kini sudah sangat modern. gak cuma dengan buku cetak saja, tapi dengan online pun kita bisa membaca novel ataupun komik favorit kita. interesting right - walau jujur saya belum pernah mencoba membaca novel secara online.

coba dong kasih input juga, gimana caranya kamu update dan beli novel terbaru?

kemarin sih ya, saya sempet main ke websitenya breaktime dan mereka memberikan informasi & review menarik untuk novel-novel terbaru yang cocok menjadi guidance saya sebelum membeli buku. karena koleksi buku saya yang menumpuk di rumah, saya memutuskan untuk selalu membaca review sebelum memebeli the actual book (eh, tapi ini cuma apply untuk novel aja ya. komik sih tetap harus berjaya dengan kondisi apapun). apabila review dari sesama pembaca buku positive, i'll give that book a try (and if i like the overall summary and all that)

gimana dengan kamu? biasanya kamu beli buku berdasarkan review atau impulse aja?
dan apasih genre buku favorit kamu?



cheers,
sartob


Friday, May 6, 2016

playful colours

i love colours, i do.
so i am just gonna let the colours talk for themselves - at least for now.

enjoy :)



















cheers,
sartob

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

food and its ingredients

let's admit it,

we do take health for granted, right?

one's health is expensive, they said
as quoted from muhatma gandi;
"it is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver"
have you had in your mind, that we need to value our health? starting from now?


let's say we are going to the supermarket to get our favourite food;
uh-oh
do you or do you not check the ingredients to the food you're buying?

i bet most of you will say - na-ah -
don't worry, you are not alone. i am also a part of this majority group.

talking about ingredients, are you familiar with the term "collagen powder"?
oh well, i was never aware of it until i stumbled on this impromptu website.


thanks to D.C.P. Ingredients, i realised that there is a whole new world that circling around our food! and collagen powder is one of them.
as quoted from the website, DCP Ingredients has helped the consumers to increase the food quality and volume as they have certified with FSSC 22.000 (Food Safety System Certification) under the supervision of Dutch Veterinary Authorities. Collagen powder Kapro B95 is produced by D.C.P Ingredients that is located in Netherland; just specialising in producing protein collagen cow powder that is useful in the food industry.

there are different types of collagen powder which you can browse directly in here

if i may conclude; this unfamiliar ingredient is useful for increasing the quality and volume of processed meat. it is common to use for fat and water binder or a media to control fat and water in processed meat which can improve the quality of itself.


rrrkaaay, that is pretty new for me and ... i guess for most of you ;)
but i hope this information can broaden your knowledge!


cheers,
sartob

Sunday, May 1, 2016

parking lot

parking lot has became my favourite to take pictures lately.


and
i have no reason for that.














wore: uniqlo linen dress, zara boots, unbranded batik scarf (used as headband) 


cheers,
sartob

Saturday, April 30, 2016

tomorrow frightens her

the cold wind blows as she started to swim in a deep thought

"where am i heading to?" she whispered in a resigned voice
"what am i going to do next?'





she was desperate to take a glimpse of her life's next episode
her curiousity drives her mad and insecurity kills her confidence.

without any belief that she will do well,
her doubt started to grow and destroy her, 
slowly but sure.



she can no longer see what is happening right in front of her eyes
getting too focused with the unseen future, she ignored the fact that she is living the moment
the current moment, the fact that she is breathing;
for now




 


her today's existence is never admitted
she thinks that she was born for tomorrow
but the hanging question always have left her in silence;
"what is tomorrow, again? who will i be tomorrow? what is the purpose of tomorrow?"

lost.
she lost her identity,
she lost her soul in the word "tomorrow"
she hates herself for whatever she is becoming "tomorrow"


then tomorrow becomes her enemy,
she wishes that tomorrow shall no longer come.
and as frighten as she could be, she ended her life
just to save her from meeting 
"tomorrow"



wore: unbranded batik vest, cotton ink white shirt, zara turquoise pants, charles & keith black heels

(and a special appearance by my bestie: Pingkan Palilingan)








cheers,
sartob

Thursday, April 28, 2016

do you love your life?




the question is easy,

"do you love your life?"


no matter how much you hate your current job, your school mates, your annoying homeworks, your impatience parents, your cheating boyfriend; i know that you still value your life.

i understand that at times, we feel very unsatisfied with our current situations.
i, myself, need to admit that i do not love my life in so many ways.

i dislike my job.
working as a sales supervisor in a man-industry is not really something i look forward to.
however, putting the negativity asides; i do like my job!
the pay is good, the working-hour is really flexible, my co-workers are relatively nice and i do enjoy meeting people here and there (because that's what marketers do)

i was taught to be grateful; and that is the moment where i started valuing my life.
the way i perceive, respond, think, and assume things; those habits are slowly changing,
be positive; i silently encouraged myself.

however, just for the statement "i love myself" will not hush away all the harms surround me.
i can not guarantee i won't get sick, i will never be an accident, or i will lose my job permanently and i have no income to support my life.
you know, disaster may happen and instantly change our life.

everyone needs protection.
all of us.
and this is where insurance comes pretty handy.



so this one fine afternoon, i stumbled on astralife.co.id and found this interesting section on the website. "ILOVELIFE"
i believe that astra life itself sounds very familiar for every one of us.
but, if i may quote from its website;
"Astra Life is s a life insurance products and services provide which brings together the very best if PT. Astra International Tbk, a national champion, and Aviva International Holdings Limited, a world class insurance provider."



they also mentioned their view that is very corelated with my view, which is;
these are our strength to help Indonesians to love life, and eventually reaching a better Indonesia. through Astra Life, we combine the best of worlds, Indonesia at Heart and a world class products and services. these are our strength to help Indonesians to have a peace of mind and build a prosperous future for themselves and a better Indonesia.
to LOVE LIFE.
enjoy today, dare to dream and live the dream




and that convinces me enough to know that astra life is the real deal.

if you want to find more about the details, go to astralife.co.id


cheers,
sartob


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

sociolla x vitacreme

voila!
what a good morning to start with!
i got this pretty surprise right after opening my eyes and i definitely need to tell you all about these amazing box!


MY SOCIOLLA BOX HAS ARRIVED!
the iconic pink box has finally landed in my room and i am curious to look what's inside.
come and take a look!


featuring two products from vitacreme; each has its own benefit that stands out.
let's get through it one by one ;)





the first one would be Vitacreme B12 Day Cream Sun Protection

so, what is it really?
Vitacreme B12 Day Cream Sun SPF 30 +++ is anti-aging, antixidant, ultra moisturizing and waterproof. this innovative day cream is formulated with an ideal combination of vitamis (B5, C, 3 & B12 and UVA-UVB filter solar. wow!
with such an unique combination of active ingredients; your skin will stay well moisturized and be protected against the harmful effects of the sun.

thanks to the antioxidant action of the vitamin E, this beauty cream also helps to prevent premature skin, aging and wrinkles formation that caused by sunbeams.
this cream is ideal for everyday use; as it works to protect the skin from external agressions such as pollution. oh right, this comes very handy in Jakarta - the city of pollution, i would call - don't you agree?

its soothing and nourishing properties helps the skin to recover its firmness, softness, and elasticity.
oh, what else could i ask for?


click here to see the product





i find the texture of the cream is very soft and not too creamy.
it absorbs really quick and does not give the oily finish; so your foundation / powder wouldn't look too shiny afterwards.
its SPF 30+++ is also suitable for your daily wear, so i would recommend this friend to freshen up your morning(s); especially to protect your pretty face from the sunbeam.

if you are curious to try out the product, visit sociolla for more info or simply click here to direct you to the link.

 

moving over to the next product; still from Vitacreme

known as Vitacrreme B12 Lightening Day Cream, it has its own benefits that would convince you to get this product in hand.

- it is a non-greasy dark spot corrector for luminous skin
- it lightens skin or lip colour as wells as pigmentation marks and prevents their development. even out skin complexion and gives the skin a new luminosity.
- it is 100% safe and mild, paraben-free!
- for all skin types & all ages - and... made in Switzerland!






this pink cream caught my eyes at first and i didn't realise how useful it is until i finally tried it.
after a regular use; i found my dark complexions get a bit brighter and brighter.
as well as the colour of my lips which was darken because of too much chemical from various lipstics (no, no, not because i smoke lol)

if you want to try this out; visit sociolla to get one or just click here to direct you to the link


both of these products are really useful for your skin care and protection throughout the day.

grab them fast before it's too late!

happy shopping!



cheers,
sartob