it's not too long ago since i last posted, but i've missed my blog like crazy.
the reason? maybe because i was busy having "fun" ;)
i think i haven't told you guys yet that i'm currently working in InStyle Magazine as a freelance beauty reporter. i don't know what hits my mind so that i'd stop here and become a journalist. it was way beyond my wildest imagination, really.
i used to dream growing up as a writer - as in novel / comic writer, or "whatever" writer that requires no perfect language, but my current job entails me to do so. not to brag (or any intention of arrogance or whatsoever) but i find English more comfortable than my mother tongue - Bahasa Indonesia. well, not that i speak nor write fluent English, but the thing is my Indonesian kinda suck, especially when it comes to formal writing. when i was about to join InStyle, i thought i won't be dealing much with the article for the magazine itself. i had more interest on becoming a fashion / wardrobe stylist (read: no writing for fashion either) or whatever stylist that they have. but, apparently the universe - or God to be exact, wants me to do something else, which is what i currently positioned at: a beauty reporter (yes, please bold the reporter).
again, it was beyond, WAY beyond my imagination that i could actually write something that is officially published - and again with a perfect Indonesian that i'm not mastered with. but, my job was a total HIT. i mean, i love it FREAKING MUCH. i learned a lot and i enjoyed every second i spent on my job. well first thing first, ME, who used to be an
anti-make up (i used to believe that whoever who uses make up was a coward because he/she doesn't want to show his/her bare face) learned to wear a little bit of lipstick and sheer eye shadow and maybe a thin line of eye liner - yes, me. and because of my job, i learned the difference between primer and moisturiser or what is the need of BB cream. amazing? HELL YEAH! i'm the kind of person who loves challenges and new things - and this is just a really great experience for me. coincidence that i got this job? i bet not.
secondly, for an amateur writer like me, it's pretty tough to find good vocabularies to write a 250-words article. it might look very easy for you - or for my two best friends; Pingkan and Dyota who go to Monash majoring journalism. HA! it's like me dipping in their world & sort of "enjoying" the madness of the word "deadline". but, again, looking from its bright side this experience is super fun and exciting. seeing a piece of your writing / creation in a paper does feel marvellous.
there're just so many advantages that i could gain from this job and the most important thing i want to share with you all is; don't be afraid to try something new. no matter if it's really out of your context and you dislike it at the first place - what's hurt to try? maybe you'll learn how to actually ace it & you get the most valuable experience you couldn't have imagined! this is me not saying shit, but i really want to encourage you guys to step away from your comfort zone. world has so many great things to offer - so, go ahead and take your part!
my first "creation" - that proud moment when i see my name in a spread even though it's only 1/18 of the page lol
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o - o - o - my - goodness - gracious - whatever - DUH - hell - why am i so fat? :"(
wore: kmart blue shirt, melbourne necklace & embossed bag, vanishing elephant socks, vintage man shoes, factorie skirt
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