I drew Lalisa or Lalice Manoban from Blackpink not just because I adore her as an idol, but somehow I feel like like she's so cool that she's able to pursue her dream overseas. She's still young and have to live outside her country, far away from her family to achieve what she aimed for. I must say it really inspires me a lot. When sometimes I feel like I want to give up, when my heart's trembling, I wish I could look up to something or someone that keep me think it is possible to achieve what I aimed for, that's why I should just give another hard work. Whenever I'm having bad times like this, whenever I feel like afraid to set a dream, I always wish I could still be stronger and stronger. I think a girl with passion, with so many dreams to achieve, could do something great.
Who doesn't love to grab some coffee in a place with good ambience and full of glass walls? You can sit by the window looking at the busy street or watching the raindrops flow in the window in a such chill afternoon.
These photos were taken at one of a coffee shop in Surabaya that I love its coffee and the interior. It's not too crowded so it suits me well because I don't really like to visit a coffee shop full of people where you can hear their loudest laugh. If you feel the same as me I recommend you to visit and try their manual brew coffee or the green tea latte if you're not into coffee. Or, you definitely should try the affogato for ice cream lovers like me. You can also enjoy your 'me time' here and sit at the corner of the room. And it's definitely one of the best place to chit chat with your best companion, whether its your squad, lover, family, or co-worker.
It was a rainy afternoon when I took these photos and it accordance to what I expected to get the chill afternoon mood.
Enjoy your day with your best companion!
Location: Calibre Coffee Roaster Surabaya
I'm pretty excited to play with this new toy! Ever since I was a kid I always wanted to play skateboard but I thought my parents won't let me do this. But I'm a grown up now, right? So yesterday on Sunday my friends and I went to the new Surabaya Bridge (Jembatan Surabaya) when we actually wanted to catch the sunrise but we were too late because of my stupidity (okay, there you have my apologies). We arrived at the bridge maybe around 6.45 am and you can see on these photos there were already so many people. Too bad we couldn't take a better picture. The bridge is great, I love its architecture and when you're on the top of the bridge you'll see the coastal of Surabaya in a great view, also the golden sparkling sunlight that reflects on the sea. I always enjoy this kind of view.
After we spent enough time to enjoy the sea breeze, we climbed down to the street and started to take some photos. I don't know why I got the feels of Brooklyn here though it's totally different lol, but it's a really great update for the face of Surabaya. Also, in the night there will be a lighting and fountain show but I heard it's only for the weekend and I'm quite curious about how it will be look like.
Have a great week!
Photos taken by @budipriyatna
Edited by me
Have you ever feel like, you try so hard on understanding others rather than yourself, but then you feel like they're not trying as hard as you do to understand you? Well, maybe this is all about.
Maybe we listen so little.
And talking too much. Too much about yourself, too much about other's behaviour, or too much about the world. It doesn't mean a bad thing but, the term of 'listen' sounds shallow than it should mean for people nowadays. Or maybe it always happens in society. When someone asks us if we are listening to others, we could say yes. But, do we really 'listen' to them? Only listening doesn't make us understand. Sometimes, they forget how to understanding others, or for the worst, the people near to them. Maybe we miss something really important when someone told us about something which could mean they need us to understand that something. I know that not everyone couldn't read between the lines. There are indeed some people that are blunt or some are stolid. Somehow I admire people that could be so blunt about themselves.
I often asking myself if my stolidity is wrong, but end up asking what is really wrong with society. When we failed to meet their expectations, or they failed to understand ourself, then it turned out to be a silent cause between each other. And the question that left hanging is, who's fail to understand? Not everyone born to be blunt and not everyone born to able read between the lines. I also often asking myself if I already listen - and understand - people near me, hoping that it may become my ability to read between their lines and see the real them.
Sometimes when I feel unease, I'd rather write something that make it easier to be understand by the others. These photos I took a quiet long time ago are inspired by this thought and sometimes, music is one of the only thing that can really understand ourself.