Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Go Go Go!

Hello, hello, hellooooo! I'm alive. Wow. I've been so busy suddenly here in Jakarta hahah. But mostly busy...meeting friends..:D

Some highlights:
  • Dinda and I went for a short holiday trip (or shall I say, shopping trip :D) to Bangkok and it was actually my first time visiting Bangkok. It's easy to say that I loooove the city. Yummy (and super cheap) seafood, fresh coconuts everywhere, amazing local designers, and the vintage market is so exciting! I love how they upcycle old clothes into such unexpected ways. I really wish to visit Bangkok soon again! :)
  • My new #88LOVELIFE book is coming very very soon. It's 95% done, basically just need to do proof prints and of course the final printing. This new books feels sooooo different it makes my stomache hurt hahah. Quite nervous how readers will react, but nevertheless, Dinda and I poured our hearts into this and that's what matters the most.
  • I've been selected from my fashion school to showcase my designs in in in...VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK! Holy molyyyyy. This will be my first time joining a fashion week not under my UP or SCHMILEYMO brand, but instead, as "Diana Rikasari", an aspiring professional fashion designer..D Wish me luck, guys, This collection is very personal for me. Can't wait to show it to you all!
  • What else. Mmmmmm, long distance marriage doesn't work for me? I love being back home in Indonesia but the fact that my husband is in Switzerland killlllls me. I just love being together ALL THE TIME lol. I'm that clingy wife who just wants husband to be around to hug and cuddle with. Miss you so much, S!
What else? I guess that's it for now. Write again soon! :)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summer Break in Indonesia

I don’t know how to express how I feel without having to sound like a snob, but after being back in Indonesia for 5 days, I do miss my life in Switzerland. Weird, huh? And yet when I’m there, I miss my hometown. I guess what I really miss from Indonesia are simply the people; my family and friends. I can’t deny that I have adapted to the Swiss lifestyle quite well and I like it. I like how simple life is. Simple but meaningful. S and I often talk about how we miss having Gojek and Gofood, and yet here I was browsing Gofood for 20 minutes, just kept scrolling and scrolling and decided to order..nothing. All my mind could think of was, “is there anything healthy here?”. All these trendy food, they look glorious and delicious but I guess my priorities are just different now. I now enjoy going to the supermarket picking up a fresh bowl of salad, buying warm croissant for the kids, and that’s what we practically mainly eat everyday. Simple, straightforward, just easy and light. I love just putting on my shoes and hop on a bus because bus schedules are so precise, without having to order Grab or taxi and wait until they arrive and seek the fastest route via Waze. All these apps, these trends, I find them exhausting, but of course the need is different for each country. It’s 2 am and I can’t sleep just thinking about how one can change and come back to their own hometown feeling completely different. It’s a strange feeling. Maybe it’s just a phase, of myself settling down, a short culture shock. Nevertheless, grateful to be around my family and friends once again.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Oh wow, like OMG, it's been sooooo long since I actually wrote anything in this blog. Whattt? I keep beating my own record now. Sigh. So what happened? Well, I was definitely caught up with school, but in a good way. I was working on some projects that got me really excited I was just so focused on them. I have even been posting less on Instagram. WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH ME.

I also feel a bit different now. Like a new me is emerging, slowly. I have been thinking more about my presence, my actions, my works, how they contribute to this world, to the environment. I keep thinking about what impact am I bringing because I want my life to be meaningful. I no longer want to work on things that only revolves around making money and profit. And I am caring less about the many people I used to admire so much. I am starting to realize that a lot of them are just simply after the money and that does not feel inspiring and not what I aspire to be in this life.

Anyway, it's nice to write again. Love you! :)
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