Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Why Corona :(

So it's been more than a month since I updated my blog and suddenly I'm back because I feel...sad? Sigh. Because probably writing is one of the best ways to heal.

What has happened while I was gone (from the blogging world):

  • I've fallen in love with sewing at home, thanks to S who bought me a sewing machine for my birthday. My sewing machine now feels like an extension of my heart...it's a tool that fixes so many things; hubby's torn pyjamas, clothes that are too big, it also fixes my mood. I've been sewing almost every night doing so many things. Upcycling, making clothes from scratch, I really feel this whole sewing thing has opened me up. It made me understand design better. It has taught me the real construction of a design which is basically a result of great planning, thinking, patience and precision.
  • The new Disney "Stargirl" movie is finally out aaaaand...you can spot 3 pairs of my UP shoes in it woohooooo! Grace VanderWaal's style is so perfect in the movie, it reminds me of my own style when I was young(er) LOL. And yes, I MADE IT TO DISNEY. Wow.
  • I'm working on a new BIG project that requires me to go back to my roots: graphic designing. It involves cute doodles and bright vivid colors and for sure, motivational quotes. I cannottttt wait to reveal this project soon, launching in June 2020.
  • I failed my Switzerland driving theory test for the 2nd time gosshhhhhh. I'm so sad I am so not motivated to take another test again..:D
  • Lastly, COVID-19. Yes, the coronavirus crisis. I am so worried about my parents back in Indonesia. At the same time, the numbers are quite high in Switzerland too. As of today, there has been more than 3,000 cases and 33 deaths here in Swiss. In Indonesia, the fatality rate is around 9%. Every hour, I message or call my parents to monitor what they are doing, where they are, just to make sure that they STAY AT HOME and not get tempted to go out because of boredom. As for us here in Switzerland, it's already quarantine Day 5, and so far we have managed to stay at home fully and keep the kids occupied with toys and books. We check the numbers every few hours and feel so sad whenever there is a new case or death. It's crazy. It's scary. It is not "just" a virus. Please don't take this lightly. Stay safe, be cautious, and keep updated with new policies and regulations being implemented by the government around the world.
Oh no. Daria just woke up LOL. Gotta put her to sleep now. Good night! :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

My Shoes in STARGIRL!!


I just realized that the trailer of the upcoming Stargirl movie is finally out and let tell me you a secret I’ve been holding for so long: MY UP SHOES ARE WORN BY THE MAIN CHARACTER ‘STARGIRL’ HERSELF! I couldn’t believe it when their production team contacted me in 2018 asking to use a few pairs of my shoes for the movie as they find the styles very suiting for the character. In the trailer, you can already spot two UP shoes and I hope more will make appearances too woohooooo! Streaming this March on #DisneyPlus, I CANNOT WAIT!

Love you, Grace VanderWaal!

PS: I made it to Disney!! 🥳


Watch the full trailer here:

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

10 Days in Pakistan!

Hello from Karachi, Pakistan! What an experience to spend our first 10 days of 2020 in my husband's hometown. Karachi is such a wild city haha...everything is so spicy, drivers don't stop at red lights, malls are filled 90% with local brands, clothes are sooo beautiful.

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