i just want to share these photos of my hometown jakarta shot by these two lovely bloggers / photographers marianna jamadi (photo 1, 3, 5, 7) and fransisca angela (photo 2, 4, 6, 8).
it's really cool to see how jakarta was captured from different eyes. especially growing up there i would have taken things for granted when i was younger and i wouldn't have appreciated all these beautiful details and people and places the way i would now. so thanks for sharing the posts girls!
now this is a great non-commercial video with a good message that just works and everyone should watch it. it's currently trending on social media so pardon me if you might have watched this already. don't forget to wear your sunscreen, especially you guys who live in australia!
hi all, remember these little mountains that i knitted a while back? we decided to hold our first ever Half/Half auction and these babies are the first item we're auctioning!
a little more about these mountains - they are hand knitted with love (i spent many, many hours on these!) and they're made out of 100% wool with cotton stuffing inside. they would be nice little addition to your own home or love ones.
one saturday morning jo and i had a conversation that goes like this.
jo: watch the new erlend clip! fb.
me: ohhhh what! let me see!
jo: go asian girls! like, we might have a chance.
me: omggggg ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
jo: WE HAVE A CHANCE
me: lololololll can i screenshot and tweet or fb this conversation
jo: ok but i guess then we have to decide who he marries
i guess there's always a teenage girl inside of everyone? oh marry me erlend...
i can't believe it's mid july and i still haven't finished uploading all photos from my new zealand trip from april! arrowtown is a ridiculously beautiful little town surrounding by mountains showing off autumn leaves at their best. everywhere i saw all i could do was gasping at how pretty the colours are, how cute all the little houses and buildings are. insanely beautiful.
yesterday i watched a fashion documentary dior and i. which is not really something that i would normally watch since i have almost zero knowledge about fashion world.
my jaw just dropped in awe, so much work pulled together within such a short time, every single detail both on each piece of the collection and the whole flowers on the wall settings for each room, such incredible work done by such amazing talented group of people.
i couldn't help but watch whole fashion show dior haute couture a/w 2012-2013 afterwards (check it out here) and read more about it at all at dior's website.
if you haven't watched this doco, i highly recommend you to. even if you don't have much interest in fashion, you really should go watch this one.
continuing my travel post in new zealand even though my trip was a month ago... our next stop was wanaka. beautiful beautiful little town.
we stayed at the most awesome bed & breakfast criffel peak view with the loveliest hosts ever, i can not believe how nice they are. i highly recommend you to stay here if you travel to wanaka. seriously check avails with them first, do not find other place unless they're booked out.
first morning in wanaka, we went tracking. or tramping, as they call it. we decided to go to the diamond lake conservation, which we thought would be an easy beginner track. NOT. it wasn't an easy track (for us), it's quite a long hike, some parts were tricky and steep. BUT once we've got to the rocky mountain's 775-metre summit the view was just breath taking. so proud of us making it to the top.
anyway, here are some of the shots of pride :)
at the start line.
the ferns are different types from the ones we saw at the rainforest at the doubtful sound.
stairs were only the beginning. the further we went, the harder the track
diamond lake from higher up the track.
nice view of lake wanaka, where we thought we were close to the top by now.
we were tired, we were sweaty, and we really thought we almost got to the top. then we saw this and realised we need to climb this. or well, not climb, more like walking up in the loop all the way to the top.
the moment of glory when we finally go to the top, hurrah!
just. amazing. no words can explain.
obligatory panorama shot while you're on the top.
the back of the view, before we went downhill to go back.