1.22.2010

A Poem for My Almost-Birthday-and-Getting-Older



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Which do you think it was?
A boat beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July--


Children three that nestle near,
eager eye and willing ear,
pleased a simple tale to hear--

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Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die.
Autumn frosts have slain July

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Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.



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In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:

Even drifting down the stream--
Lingering in the golden gleam--
Life, what is it but a dream?



(Lewis Caroll at the end of Through the Looking Glass)


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Miy
White Picnic Wedge / Yongki Komaladi

Photographed by Stanislaus Yoga

1.20.2010

A Memorabilia: Snaphot of Serenity




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"You and I, like the summer breeze of Northern Sky.
Oh, do you still remember?
Look outside, and hear the birds are singing just for us."
( Snapshot of Serenity-Ballads of the Cliche)*



The sun shines gently, the skies are blue, the lingering white puffy cotton cloud up above, the breeze on the top of the tree, the chattering birds, the greenery lays there just before our eyes, the picnic, the comfort, somewhere in-between, the glimmering sunset, and the beloved one by my side. It's the idea of a perfect day for me.

I remember that day, back in 2007, me and Dito went to one of our regular 'nowhere trip' and end up at this beautiful spot where the world seem to freeze in its most tranquil moment. The second I browse this old photo stock, it feels like finding an old memorabilia, a snapshot of serenity. Just like the one in the song*.

I can still recall the happiness, the ambiance, the music of the river below our boat, the sweet lemony smell of the grass, and the taste of that perfect day. The food taste better, the hot chocolate we made was so delicate, the trip was perfect, and the end of the day is heartbreaking~ we both want to steal the moment forever, the sun went down anyway.

I remember that one perfect dress that's just so comfortable and pretty in the same time. The very same dress I wear over and over again during 2007-2008 until it ends up in a garage sale in mid 2009. A pretty girl found the dress and keeps it tightly with her as if it was a treasure. I'm sure my dress is happily beloved by her whoever she is. I want to see the dress at least once again, anyway.

And, oh, the perfect day!

Day like this, is the reason why am I becoming the Picnic Girl at the first place. Lucky for me, these past few days are just as perfect as this day I just found in my memorabilia folder. I don't even care if the photos wasn't that good; its power of bringing up the good memories is all I care about :)

Oh, what a pretty day! I just can't stop humming..



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Miy

Straw Bag / Mirota Batik
White bolero / Orchid Boutique
White wedge / Yongki Komaladi
Pearl necklace / I made it myself
Green polka dot tube dress / Mineola
Photographed by Dito Yuwono and Miy on 2007



1.13.2010

Steal the Look: Heidi and Clara




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The dearly beloved Heidi and sweet Clara are the object of our affection this time. The sun-kissed Heidi with her cheerful free spirit surely captured our heart since we were first introduced: on the storybook "Heidi". She's a childhood heroine who's befriend with fluffy lambs, the alps, and everything close to the nature. Clara, her best friend is also dearly in a more lady-like manner. Their friendship is sweet like the alps' breeze in the evening and warm like the morning sun. How could picnic girls like us not loving her?!

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Intan as Heidi
White Dress / thrift store
Scarf / mama's scarf
Boots / thrift store, friend's gift

Miy as Clara
Black Dress / Mignon
Brooch / I made it myself
White Tight / Intan's
White Shoes / mom's gift

Photographed by Dito Yuwono


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