Jumat, 14 Oktober 2016

Tiny Talk in One Raincoat-Friendly Evening

Actually, I've just organized (and ditched) my old sketchbooks and papers. Phew! There's a lot of 'em! I've found a lot of sketches drawing myself with oxford shoes, hippest fashion item, and stuff.

Randomly thinking about my early 20s. Or, well, call it...post-teenager age. You remember about my post of oxford shoes? Yes. It's definitely in my early 20s when all I could think about was : "I CAN FINALLY AFFORD MY DREAM SHOES, A DRESS I'VE LOOKING FOR SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. I RULE THE WORLD! I WANNA LOOK COOL!", etc.

So it's that...short-term. After I bought it, I got bored. And it goes on and on. Such a classic capitalism-victim trouble, huh? Mixed with some kind of puberty hormones and seeking for true self through style. LOL.

Honestly, I still love mixing and matching my outfit. But earlier, my concern was 'the ability to shine and spark and be 'me' and lookin' good!'. Now, I think it becomes 'I hope this mix is warm enough for windy season' or 'I assume this is light enough for that bright sunlight above.'
Becoming more functional? Yes. 20% of me. 80% of it was just...what colour is my mood today. But most of my curated clothing articles are pink or multicoloured and vintage. So. Definitely, I have only a few choices:

+ pink / multicolour and plain light-coloured circle skirt
+ multicolour and plain dark-coloured skirt for period days
+ pink / multicolour and plain denim skirt for busy, mobile hours
+ pink / multicolour and plain denim pants for superduper maceuh day
+ pink / multicolour and polkadot denim pants for period days
+ loose tee and grey legging for random sport session
+ one piece swimsuit...if there's any swimming pool :p

+ black / red / white / light blue with embelished collar top and plain black flare skirt for music concerts or other formal events

+ add a pink thick jacket for cold, dry, or rainy evening
+ add a pink parachute jacket for rainy afternoon
+cardigans for feminine mood or when all the jackets are in laundry ( anyway, I can't appreciate cardigan too much now, since it's quite fragile...with my style of living and moving)

(OK. Suddenly I recall that all my dresses are so useless lately...wellllll.....)

Alright. Here's a little picture of how I curate my outer look by single main bottom / top of my choice. The concept is quite similar with a story. There's a main character and some good protagonists around to do a mutualism symbiosis. Haha. Do you get it? Whatever. Just LOOK :

Hey! Look! How practical is my life now! XD
( and how I miss using a beige-ish background without any influence of today's trend of minimalistic monochrome!!!)

This habit has given me a lot of...you know, more time to practice, more time to draw, more time to...procrastinate in high quality. :p
Like, now I never spend even 15 minutes in front of the mirror.  I have a wedding party soon in Sunday and I think I will only need 10 minutes to get ready. Formal events mixture, superduper simple hairdo, eyebrow pencil, and lipstick. Okay...a thin layer of foundation. Watch and stone bracelet. I'm good. Thank you. I will probably wear my slip on shoes.

Oh. Wait. One of my dress was used, actually. In my last concert. It's a gift from my friends! :)
HAHAHA. After a year, finally. And the dress was matched with...a slip-on shoe. Thanks, everybody. When you say no to high-heels, it's...simply no. Why suffer when you have a choice to feel comfortable?

<< just a little glimpse of my latest look during a String Camp, in a very, very small size, don't click to zoom or you'll regret later. Trust me, it's a spam. :p Anyway, tee, slip-on, and jeans. My 23 years old version would be mad at me, huh? Perhaps she'd asked me, "Where's your midi skirt? Where's your feminine-vintage style? Where's the floral??" Whatever, Ning. Move on. You are an angkoter ! REALISTIC !

<< and I know it's more important to save some Rupiahs for a set of new string for Lai other than buying those expensive local brands newest items

<< and invest in more time to practice scales, both minor and major with different techniques

<< plus, watercolour skill !

<< and think about how to ban plastic straws in street food islands while struggling to stay vegetarian even if someone offers me a grilled canned tuna with sambal matah.

I wonder what's your effort to be a responsible Earth citizen and becoming a better humanbeing?
I started with stop eating animals, spreading the word, choosing more natural toiltetries, decided to wear cloth menspad, and now, stop shopping continuously for clothing pieces, because most fashion industries are...you know, cruel. I became a vegetarian because it's dumb to 'hungrily donate' to animal tortures. And, now, what about paying for another form of Earth destruction ( such as wasteful big fashion industries [ that may contains animal-cruelty, humanity and labor rights issue, too!] and unhealthy GMO foods?)? I don't want to! Do you?

Be happy all the time and be thankful for the patient Mother Earth!
Happy Friday!

Senin, 19 September 2016

Just Adjusting The Vibe Here

So this blog was a beauty blog. Full of haul posts and product reviews. I was  such a hoarder. LOL. 
 I don't feel guilty for that. It's just my lesson. 
But it's a little...pity. Somehow. 

Anyway, let me put a small photo of a body mist, just in case you're missing my review. But...it's not a review post! It's just me showing a bottle of Fresh Soul body mist of Utama Spice. It's included in a gift box I received from my, wow, now sister-in-law. It's minty, and I'm not a fan of minty smells, but this mist is not bad, though. Considering the nice ingredients and consistent branding. 

And it's quite photogenic. Yay. 

Happy Monday Close To The Tuesday! ;D 

Sabtu, 10 September 2016

Oh, Hey!

It's been a while, then, since Citraramya became a minimalist blog! Ahey!
You know what? Listing a haul post every month is more stressing than saying how much I've decluttered on a week.  Seriously. HAHA.

The last thing I've cleaned up in my space was my colouring tools. You might remember how many drawing markers I collected?

in case you had a hard time remembering...

It's my stack since 2012.  Some colourful Copic my Daddy got as a present, Finecolour markers that I thought I need but ended up as a...decoration stick in a drawer? Always purchased 2 Muji fine pen. And all, everything I bought in the name of 'artistic life of an illustrator'.

In fact, I'm not even 50% an illustrator, and 70% of these colouring tools are useless now. Why? How? Because I'm busy using watercolour and acrylic now, because it's more durable, flexible, and somehow natural for my hand. And....60% of my life is spent in front of a piano or playing viola, or facing some kids learning to play music (or to lie to a parent about the red score...no, I'm kidding.). I only draw for important things and I don't have any other time to doodle things up in full colour like the old times (such as...2010s). Do not worry. I still draw.  You see. This blog is still full with my drawings.
Maybe I was optimistic about the funky, trendy colourful illustration that I can make with tons of markers in my drawer.  Honestly, markers are not quite flexible to my taste. Anyway. But I forced myself to buy 'em because I labeled myself as a future comic-maker.

I should've learnt that some things need to be brought home only when it's realistically-essential. If you have to buy something quickly, make sure it will last long. Because, MARKERS get dry. It's going to dry and you cry. I bought Finecolour because Copic is too expensive. But then due to its cheapness, I thought I can buy more than I have to own. And I just didn't want to feel less rich than everyone else. Oh, shallow me !

This is dangerous: can. The ability to buy more eventhough it's not essentially right.  Or the ability to buy something on sale because it's cheaper (they say), even if you don't need 3 pieces of similar tees after all. The feeling that you are able to buy a premium designer handbag because you want to be accepted in your social circle. Then you give everything to it.  Result: drained energy, wasted money, CLUTTER.

Oh, it's actually more than I want to write today.  I don't actually write today, but I got this idea to share with you. Haha.

So. Here's a fulfilling photo for everyone:

Happy Saturday Night! :)
Care for orangutans, please!

Sabtu, 27 Agustus 2016

Survived My 77 Days Shop-Free Project !

Yes, indeed. I survived. But on the way, I bought a shoes. Sorry! Too urgent!

Anyway, it's still an impulsivity-free weeks for me! I didn't buy anything emotionally, nor with an urge to look 'better'.  I have became so mindful, so thoughtful.  And the result is: more space in my brain and living area!

I'm making the best life with available outfits that I've already have. And, my conclusion is: everything I have is already my best, best clothes. They're comfortable, they suit my lifestyle (read as: sweat, road, powdery rosin, toge, paints, random stray cats, etc.). And, trust me, it's so fun to wear leggings!

The treasure I adopted in the period of No-Shop is also worth a lot.  Finally I've realized that a slip on shoe is the most adaptable thing.  It's fine with skirt, it's cute with long pants. It's gorgeous with short pants, and it's funny with dress! So. It adapts with everything. Literally. Everything. Even with my batik shirt and black skirt for formal concert in the church or something. Seriously.  Tried and tested.

And I enjoy using tees now.  More than I expected. They're durable, versatile, light, and so tropical. I mean, hello, I'm living in a humid city, with a lot of sun and rain coming randomly.  No more polyester blouse, especially with longsleeve! It's not summer-friendly, not also rainy season-friendly.

Happy Saturday Night Out, people! This is all I want to write now.  So sleepy. Haha.

Senin, 22 Agustus 2016

Nah, I Don't Even Have An Effort to Wear A Lipstick

As time goes by, started from a little effort of going greener, it has been walking me to a further step. 
It's decluttering. 
But after decluttering, it shapes another habit called 'easy to let go'.  
So, a month ago I've cleaned out all the clothing tags I collected for no reason, 
that actually has stolen too much space & collected so many dust.  
They're all funny and cute, but not worth keeping, since it has no function--except for a bookmark, but I don't read 20 books altogether! :)) 

And, look, this is my final result of doing garage sale and selecting: 


Well, actually I still need a waterproof sandal but it's not that urgent for now. 
So, say hello to Waka-Waka Pinky for daily shoes, and sparkling silver for formal attendances. 

Here's a picture of my latest food, anyway.  I'm decluttering the inside of my body, too. By not eating craps.  Meanwhile, hello, mango! ;) It's local, it's delicious, it's healthy!

Okay, one other clue: I used to be a greedy skincare / make up lover ( already been selective, but, still, greedy, especially when it came to lip products!). But, now, listen, I don't even have an effort to wear a lipstick. Basically, because it will stick on your drinking tumbler's edge, or on the spoon, or your clothes. And, yeah, even more, I'm using less and less make up. 

The only thing I love is a good skincare product, that usually consist of a basic clay mask and a sunscreen or moisturizer. :)) 


Kamis, 04 Agustus 2016

Cheers to My Magic Wands !

After a while, I've finally cut down my stationeries' stuff, and here it is, my 2 options: 

one mechanical pencil from Pentel that I had have since middle school, and a refillable Kikki.K ballpoint! 

cheers. how do you simplify your desk' life (if you do things with one) ? ;) 

Sabtu, 23 Juli 2016

Veggie Report #whatever : Mango Over Milk

Living my life as an ovo-vegetarian, oops, did I say something unfamiliar?

Ovo? No more lacto?

Yes, I decided to quit dairy intake. I used to be a hardcore cheese fan. And I spent my childhood consuming milk everyday and cheese mixed with bread and...ice cream! Plus, I loved anything cordon bleu (with cheese inside). I couldn't resist the gooey mozarella on pizza's top, or other meals with it.

It's super delicious.  Salty, yummy texture, said as healthy and full of calcium...and caused an allergy to me.  Plus acnes.  Yeah, after a while, I finally realized why I never get rid of random pimples on my face, and never-ending sneeze in the morning, plus the body odour and unstable poop-schedule.  Oh, and my throat's health were disturbed, too. It causes phlegm on me. The last time I drank a bottle of yogurt, my phlegm was directly formed! Ewww.

But the most important part of my decision is: dairy is naturally formulated for baby cows. Or baby goat/horse. People reformulates it and advertised it as a healthy, arbitrary nutrition, instead of saying the truth that it might disturb your hormon's development and it's so selfish to take another momma's milk! 

Even worse about cheese, it may contains a part of veal's stomach: rennet.  Just Google about it. It's creepy. Here's a short summary I took from Wikipedia: 

Calf rennet is extracted from the inner mucosa of the fourth stomach chamber (the abomasum) of young, unweaned calves as part of livestock butchering. These stomachs are a byproduct of veal production. If rennet is extracted from older calves (grass-fed or grain-fed), the rennet contains less or no chymosin, but a high level of pepsin and can only be used for special types of milk and cheeses. As each ruminant produces a special kind of rennet to digest the milk of its own species, milk-specific rennets are available, such as kid goat rennet for goat's milk and lamb rennet for sheep's milk.

So, literally, your famous macaroni and cheese may contains cruelty.  Straight cruelty. Bloody scene. They force a cow mama to give away her milk, while her baby's stomach is sliced. It's not humane, it's not friendly. But it's organic. Now you realized that 'organic' isn't always kindhearted, right? :p 

Anyway, I'm not only avoiding dairy now.  There is something important too that I find quite...urgent.  Living in a big city, modern times, it's harder to choose your on-the-go snacks! 
I have too many concerns: packaging, ingredients, ethicality, veganism, palm-oil issue.  Label me as a complex old-soul youth. WHATEVER. I want to grow old healthy! 

Here's a short sketch of my fear about our so-called 'trendy' food: 

Bubble tea with various flavours; cereal with milk; donuts! I've written the points I care about, and added a doodle. :D

A cup of bubble tea is just a representative of any other sweet drinks out there: expensive coffee, irrational ice blend, or a simple cup of overpriced tea with ice cubes and chia seeds. 

Donut: it talks a lot.  Your filled breads, your taart, your cake.  It might be colourful, yummy, fulfilling...and fatful.  Please separate 'fatful' and 'faithful', ok? Yes it makes you faithful, it's so delicious. But it's fatful.  Not a good fat, too. And high amount of sugar and cream. Cheesecake: may contains rennet. Cruelty. Duh. 

Cereals: always advertised to be consumed with cow's milk. Which is cruelty and conspiracy. Plus the cereals itself contains a loooot of sugar, may be natural or artificial sweetener, corn syrup. And wheat, a lot of it. Or...GMO corn? And to be more...scary, the red colour of your colourful crisps may be derived from crushed bugs...carmine.  I've talked about carmine in cosmetic sessions in the past.  Now it's in the food. :) 

There are more snacks that I would like to mention, but it would be too long.  You've already known what kind of food they are, haven't you? 
To read my drawn notes, please click the picture. :) Remember: do not copy & use without permission


1. If I'm craving for creamy texture, I'm going to choose avocado. Or banana. Mix it with coconut milk if I need salty taste.  Light, salty taste.  Cheese? Try to make cashew / tofu cheese. Or just, let it go.  Move on. Once you let something go, something better will come soon. 

2. Yogurt? Try to make it yourself, without cow's milk. Use an alternative. Google it. I can't remember the ingredients and direction. 

3. Mango, apple, bengkuang, papaya, pear, sprinkle of powdered aren sugar: my kind of 'cereal bowl'. Crispy texture, fulfilled tummy. Ahoy! If it's too dry, add soy / almond milk.  Coconut milk might help, but it's quite thicker. Oh, do not forget a mungbean / black rice porridge! Ah. 

4. Cake / bread : find a nearest traditional market, buy klepon and traditional cookies like ketan bubuk, nagasari, kue putu...whatever your locals offer! Steam a raw cassava or sweet potatoes if you can.  :) 

5. Feeling anxious to not being trendy or being under pressure inside your friend's circle: go find another sincere friends! Seriously. True friends won't force you to eat something you don't want to.  They may make silly jokes about it, or accuse you with logic, but it's never serious. They'll let you be you, in any era.  Even if you wear a Victorian costume mixed with ancient Egypt earings. 

6. Maybe you're confused about what I'm trying to say.  Do I suggest you all to be vegan? Do I love that guy? Do I have a pet llama? Do you like sabrina top? This post is seriously...serious. I write it randomly, since I can only do it randomly, according to my brain's system. 

7. Enjoy! And sort your food right away.  Don't forget to dance and move your body. Get healthy! Be wealthy with your stamina! 

-on the 48th day of 77-Days-No-Shopping period