Senin, 25 April 2011

looked at the ground .. and see what i found !

( just found these photos, and realized that i really LOVE to capture ground as my background!!! )

... just try...
...try to not only see the sky...
... then you'll see precious things that you can not identify !

citadel palace, hue, vietnam 2010

after pillow war, union square, new york, 2010

autumn in new york, central park, new york , 2009

chinese new year, chinatown, new york, 2010

PS ONE museum, queens, new york, 2010

magic garden museum, philadelphia, 2010

singapore art museum, singapore, 2010

singapore art museum, singapore, 2010

winter time, central park, new york, 2010

kuta beach, bali, 2009

home sweet home, langensuryo, yogyakarta, 2009

Sabtu, 23 April 2011

LOCALOCK : kuwacikecil feat. lemari lila #1

happy easter, everyone!!!
hope all the bless, love and peace will come to all of us in the whole earth!

gosh.. been a while after my last post of LOCALOCK !!!

so.. here i am..on a special day... in my easter costume !!
i dressed up, and took some photos before i went to church today !

for sure.. this mini dress was designed and made by a wonderful Indonesian designer, a sweet friend of mine... ta daaaaa.... Lila Imelda Sari .. with her label "lemarilila" !! clap clap clap!!! :D

i think i bought this dress 2 years ago.. i chose the fabrics from mbak lila's collection... pointed green usual.. (but this time is different green.. ;) )... and chose the design!
i just fell in love with the simplicity of the design, and how the light fabric covered my skin. It's perfect for the tropical weather !!! gosh!! LOVE IT !

and why i put "#1" in this post's tittle ?
because i have another pieces from lemari lila, guys!!
just wait for the other posts !!! :D

happy holidays!! :D

dress by lemari lila
necklace was bought in a traditional market in India

watch by Baby G

"localock" is my project to post the things that i have, get or buy from local (means Indonesian) creator. You can check another "localock" post in HERE and HeRe .. ;)

Kamis, 21 April 2011

women in colors by mira asriningtyas! :D

happy! happy !! super happy !!!
i was written in a wonderful blog of PICNIC GIRL !!
it's an honor !! thanks a bunch, mira!!!
let's make another cheerful chitchat days! HUGS!

happy kartini day, ladies!!! :D

Women in Colors


As the last piece of April kebaya post, I'd like to share a picnic moment with my two fabulous Picnic Pals: Ani Himawati and Ria Papermoon. I'd also like to wish every women in Indonesia a happy Kartini commemorate day. She might only be an icon but, remember how she keeps every little schoolgirl inside of us yearning to achieve more and more, with eyes sparkle~ looking up to her.


whatever Kartini dreamt to be

With sparkly eyes of that little schoolgirl persona inside of Indonesian girls, Ani Himawati might be just the right ambasador of modern Kartini. Up to this second, she had achieved things Kartini used to dreamt long long time ago: education, freedom, and women's right.

Born and grew up in Yogyakarta, Ani Himawati is a true Javanese girl. She is soft-spoken (yet very 'crunchy' and talk active), adore classic wardrobe, and polite. She is a perfect combo of fun and ambitious at the same time.

After finishing her doctoral degree (S3) in Europe; she now works in an International NGO, while still doing her role as a freelance researcher, author, women's right activist, and become one of the most sought-after woman anthropologist in Indonesia. In her free time, she's still active in art and social work in Jaringan Perempuan Yogyakarta (a networking community for women in Yogyakarta). She is one of the initiator of annual International women's day celebration: Women in Color (2009), Couleur Femme (2010), and Art International Woman Day (2011). Impressive, eh?

First time I met her in 2008, she was one of my respondent in my focus-group-discussion for my thesis. I was introduced to her back then as an author and just the perfect person to join my bookstore-related FGD. Later, I met her in several art-events and learned more about her now and in our latest picnic, I found out her little connection with my mom 15 years ago!:)) ahh.. universe!



colorful, even in black and white

My other picnic pal is Ria Papermoon; a lover of kebaya encim, the person behind Papermoon Puppet Theater and an artist with a very sparky persona combined with warm personal-being; just like a rainbow! Her happiness and positivity is so contagious that I really don't need to put her photos in color, yet, she shines and sparkle all way through.

Writing about her, I simply can't separate her life- job- personality that all collected in her warm and very intimate home. Her home is a place full of treasures and curiosities. There's always something new I found whenever I spend hours and days there; sharing ideas and references, latest picnic schedule, hours of non-stop chit-chat, delicious lunch, her to-die-for book collections, and I even made an article about her enormous collection of tin toys for my Huff Magazine next edition. That is exactly how colorful, inspiring, and warm her life can be.

Whenever I think about a girl with unusual dream-job, my mind goes directly to her. Puppeteer+ illustrator+children book author? all at the same time: how more dreamy could that be, eh?! A girl who's living up her dream no matter what people say at the very first time; has now proof that dream can actually come true.

She (and her puppets) has now performed not only in Indonesia but also on International stages like India, Singapore, and New York. Her latest work, Mwathirika, has gained the biggest attention from the media and moves a lot of hearts to remember the almost-forgotten past of Indonesian genocide decades ago. Mwathirika has been replayed in Jakarta and rumor has it, Mwathirika will be performed once again next year. Make sure you won't miss it. (I made a little review about it, yet, I simply can't stay out of being very very cheesy in writing it. I cried the whole time!)


***** with the presence of ladies like them, I'm sure that even Kartini herself will be so proud, don't you think? ;)



So, happy Kartini day, Indonesian women.. stay true to yourself, reach the highest cloud, and don't be afraid to dream big!



Note on the outfit:
In this photoshoot, mbak Ani Himawati wore my family's heritage vintage kebaya mixed with her very own family's heritage hand-painted batik. The purple kebaya she wore was my grandmother's kebaya worn at my mother's engagement party with my late father years ago. The brown kebaya is a very very delicate and comfortable lace kebaya my mom wore in her engagement day. The black kebaya was my grandmother's she worn at my uncle's engagement party.

Photographed by Dito Yuwono


P.S.: this post is dedicated to my mom~ she's my all time-heroine, my role model, as well as a very tough and educated women indeed.
Love you, Mom!


Rabu, 20 April 2011

... for my father ...

my father was passed away 9 years ago...
just 20 months after my mom's...

and today...
while i did a photo session with my puppets... i suddenly missed him so much..
...i think i know the reason why...

it's because i feel really jealous with Lacuna and Haki, her daddy..

i miss you so much, papa...
i am sending you my kisses and hugs to heaven...
please check to the postman everyday..

because i send it ... every single day...


Minggu, 17 April 2011


is ...

a place where i can feel comfort..

a feeling of where i belong...



you to me...

and ... to you...

Minggu, 10 April 2011

hakuna matata !!!!

pernah denger kata kata ini?


yang artinya... "no worries in the rest of your day"... ;)

yup.. ini adalah sebuah frase yang disebut sebut terus menerus di Lion King... sebuah film yang diproduksi oleh perusahaan film yang udah super gaek, Walt Disney..

tahun 1997, Lion King ini dibikin versi pertunjukannya. Disney menunjuk seorang sutradara kelas kakap untuk nggarap menetasan ini. Julie Taymor, namanya...

njeng Julie ini memang sempet ngaku di bukunya "Playing With Fire", kalo dia sempat menghabiskan beberapa tahun masa mudanya di Indonesia untuk mempelajari seni pertunjukan Indonesia di tahun 70-an...

dia pun ngolah pementasan Lion King ini jadi pertunjukan musikal yang make banyak banget topeng dan boneka, pemirsa!!! hedeeehh!!

makanya waktu dapet kesempatan ke New York, langsung aja aku taro list "nonton Lion King" di deretan pertama the must thing to do list-ku.


dan jangan tanya gimana rasanya gimana waktu aku sama si iw nonton pementasan Lion King di New York untuk pertama kalinya itu...
saya nangis, pemirsaaa!!!! KEREN GILE!!!

dan tahun ini, Lion King dibawa tour ke Singapura...
meskipun tiketnya nggak murah... aku sama iw akhirnya memutuskan untuk bobol celengan dan meluncur nonton Lion King di Singapur!!!

dan apa jadinya?
saya nangis lagi!! HIHIAIHAHIAHIHIA!!!

aaahh.. Lion King.. keren amat siiih....

*jangan tanya apakah saya dilanda mupeng pingin belajar bikin pementasan kayak begitu? eheheh...


Sabtu, 09 April 2011

localock : kuwacikecil feat cemprut's camera bag..

it 's been a week !!
and now is the time for "localock" section, again!!! :D HOORAAAYY!!!

this time i would love to introduce you, a sweet and fancy sling bag made by CEMPRUT a.k.a aphrodita wibowo!!! yeiiiyy!!! clap..clap ...clap... :D

cemprut bag with all of my stuffs...
inside my backpack!

she says that she is a crafter... (the great one for me).. stays in Jakarta... we met for the first time while she and her husband came to Jogja to see my performance-MWATHIRIKA
.. and she gave this sling bag to me... and i did the barter with 2 tickets of my play !! :D

ahahhaha!!! what a friend!!! ;)

so, here i go...
with this wonderful sling bag camera.. exploring Singapore for 3 days!!!

a long walk, my dear...

lots of art events in Singapore... gosh...

but this time... i just prefer to have a rest

"localock" is my project to post the things that i have, get or buy from local (means Indonesian) creator. You can check another "localock" post in HERE and HeRe .. ;)