Vivi Zubedi for NYFW 2018

Super excited to welcome another brilliant Indonesian Fashion Designer to New York City, especially to NYFW 2018!

This time we have Vivi Zubedi, a famous hijab designer from Indonesia, joining those emerging designers for one of the world’s most-wanted-and-sought fashion show. Proudly presenting Urang Banua, Vivi is back with strong message: Women Empowerment! As Vivi traveled to the remote area in South Kalimantan, she met many strong, inspiring women producing the hand-woven Sasirangan and Tenun Pagatan, which became the main fabrics used in Vivi’s collections for NYFW 2018.

Untukmu, Banua! Vivi Zubedi for NYFW 2018

 

– with Andre at Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent…

I can’t help but uploading this photo right away here

Descent, this week’s weekly photo challenge, is what represents this photo I freely took while my little brother enjoyed his skin diving at Kelagian island, Lampung, in our home town. Descending almost to the bottom of the sea…

How I miss my family and the deep blue sea 🙂

At the bottom of Kelagian island, Lampung

At the bottom of Kelagian island, Lampung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the entry you might be interested to see 🙂

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/weekly-photo-challenge-descent/

http://justanothernatureenthusiast.org/2014/10/31/weekly-photo-challenge-descent/

http://ilargia64.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/descent/

http://blessingsthruraindrops.com/2014/11/03/weekly-photo-challenge-descent/

http://impressionsblog.com/2012/09/18/bull-elk-nevada-high-desert/

http://moonstonemaiden.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/weekly-photo-challenge-descent/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

Ancient whispers..silently sending messages to our hearts…

Dialogue, Weekly Photo Challenge for this week…

dialogue

a penny for your thought …

Prambanan Temple, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

 

Check out more interesting entries..

http://dcdoolan.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/wpc-dialogue-pisa-real-reflected/

http://byswav.com/2014/08/29/the-poem-of-sailor-part-2/

http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/dialogue/

http://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/dolphin-dialogue/

http://situnis.com/wpc-dialogue/

 

 

Pesta Rakyat 2014 #NYC – Obi :)

Obi pun kangeeeeen #Indonesia :)..

Liat sawah dengan padi menguning, liuk terasiring dan gadis cantik yang membawa persembahan untuk sang dewa dewi..

Mari kita fotooo 🙂

cheeers…

#pestarakyat2014 #NYC – with Rudi, Gita, Chiara, Bo, and Obi at Landmark On The Park

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Missing Lampung and its pristine water…

Well…I might sound like a broken record..

But truly, I miss diving, snorkeling or even strolling around the beach with its crystal clear and pristine water…

I miss Lampung, my beloved hometown…

And now looking at those photos, let me just share some of the beautiful creatures and nature-dweller found during our last trip to Tanjung Putus Island, Lampung, Indonesia..

powdery sandy beach, clear blue sky and crystal clear water...

powdery sandy beach, clear blue sky and crystal clear water…

The pipe fish...

The pipe fish…

 

 

more pipe fish

more pipe fish

the corals..

the corals..

the giant clams

the giant clam

We call it ikan bendera

We call it ikan bendera

Ajay, my little brother, venturing the deep water..

Ajay, my little brother, venturing the deep water..

my cousin Elmo, enjoying the water..

my cousin Elmo, enjoying the water..

 

Breakfast this morning…

Morniiiiing…sarapan pagi ini nasi goreng ikan asin ajaaaa…

Walaupun ‘recycle’ makanan yang ada  lho 🙂

Jadi ceritanya punya nasi dingin, sambal goreng, ikan asin dan voila, a bit of garlic, onion, and sesame oil, my nasi goreng is ready in a minute. Truly, nasi goreng memang salah satu resep paling gampang, cepet dan favorit kami karena you can simply cook it with whatever you have :).

This salted fish fried rice is Udi’s fave, while the plain-and-egg fried rice is Bo’s fave. Obi, on the other hand, pretty much enjoy nasi goreng kecap, fried rice with sweet soy sauce. For me, anything with tons of veggies will do 🙂

Alhamdulilaaah..

Temennya pun masih komplit….si kerupuk, emping, acar, et cabe rawit.

Aiiih, mari kita makaaan :)..pagi yang ceriaaa…dan rumah pun wangi ikan asin hihihi…

Happy Tuesday…

– with Rudi, Bo, and Obi at Astoria, NY

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Lebaran@NYC: sweet treats…

Sweet treats ..for sweet people… :))

Inilah godaan terbesar saat halal bihalal..kue-kue nikmat nan berlemak yang menggoda iman. Meskipun seringkali berpikir bahwa setelah puasa, berat badan pasti berkurang, so a little portion of good yummy food won’t hurt :). Padahal kaaaan….turunnya ngg seberapa, naik timbangannya pasti kalau makan enak melulu selama halal bihalal :).

Biasanya saya ngg begitu heboh kalau melihat makanan hari raya…karena mostly bersantan dan banyak dagingnya. Apalagi yang berkari dan berbahan dasar kambing. Alhamdulillah saya ngg doyan :).  Paling mencicipi sedikit, menhormati tuan rumah yang sudah memasaknya. Dan memang enak sekali rasanya…super duper gurih.

Seringkali saya selalu kalah dan menyerah pada nikmatnya kue nastar yang lembut atau lapis Surabaya yang manis, plus risol isi daging yang tidak kalah lezatnya. Belum lagi kue-kue tradisional khas Indonesia seperti talam, lemper, centik manis yang tersusun cantik di tampah. and..liat kan ada lupis yang nangkring cantik di sebelah sirup gula merah nan gurih?

Oh noooo :)….Well, better hit the gym right after this 🙂

Enjoy the food..

– with Rudi, Bo, and Obi at New Rochelle, NY

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