Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bywater Street, Chelsea

House hunting in London 😜 Juuust kiddding, but of course I really don't mind to move here anytime anyday.  Bywater Street, Chelsea definitely has some of the prettiest houses. I could picture myself living in that pink house, invite my girls over for a little tea party, and wear summer dresses all year as if London has endless summer.  Ah just a girl living in a Barbie world. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Live Big

Back in Singapore after almost a month on 'tour' from China - London - Taiwan - Bali. Honestly I never thought I'd be living the life that I'm living today. Have a little apartment only 15 minutes from Changi Airport, a dream job at my dream company, a perfect health, surrounded by diversity, acceptance and wonderful people, I always have more than enough and ahh so much to be grateful for. Looking back I remember I was in Bali years ago when I wrote down things I really want to do. Working in entertainment industry and travel the world, checked. Be a part of one amazing dream team creating cool things that matter, checked. Performing on stage with beautiful costumes, checked. I really feel like the luckiest girl in the world sometimes... Different opportunity pops up, I get to do what I love and it's just amazing to think about whatever you do, small or big things, maybe it's through music, article, photography... you never know who you are inspiring. 

I just recently back from Bali, after almost 4 years !! It's always good to be home, even just relaxing for a week in Canggu and Ubud with my best friend. While we all seem to leave our hearts in Bali, this place will always remind me of  a road trip my family did every year from Jakarta to Bali when I was a kid ( and that's how I learned more about diversity, wanting to travel, and introduce my culture to the world ), when I volunteered for Ubud Writers Festival and I told myself I wanted to return one day as a writer, when I left my comfort zone and starting over, when my choreographer asked me to perform with her, when people I met along the road taught me to appreciate little things and be grateful, to dream and live big. You are more than enough.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Taking a Leap

Woke up this morning still can't get over Coldplay's concert and Incognito's show last night. While dancing in the corner to one of Incognito's best songs "Don't You Worry Bout a Thing" I thought hey..this is such a sweet celebration to my first year of living in Singapore and the first anniversary of my 'baby'. If my experience in Singapore has taught me anything this far, it's to cherish and take care of myself. Learn to live with just myself and no one else. I came to Singapore last year newly single, with the next couple of pages of my life completely unwritten, but I was so ready to start all over again from scratch. We all know about all good things are worth fighting for. Looking back I'm so glad I took the road less traveled instead of the easy road like going back home and applied for any jobs out there. I knew exactly want I want to do... Something bigger than what I used to do at Disney, something more than just a regular job out there. Something that fills my days, my soul with excitement, challenges, music, love color. To live life with a purpose. Who knew after exploring 15 countries in a year, moved from one hostel to another, went out for auditions, sent out more than 50 articles and still didn't give up after rejections - finally... the long journey led me to a new place where I found a new home, new family, a little desk with an amazing city view where I usually spend my days creating cool things with my dream team. Honestly, it's more than just creating... We want to inspire people through music, to bring positive changes, to make someone else's dream come true...

So turns out..all that hard work pays off. About 13 months later here I am sitting in a local cafe, enjoying every bite of my truffle eggs benedict...grateful for a year with music, adventures, those days watching imagination turns into reality. I still learn how to improve myself everyday, focus on progress not perfection. 

I'm thankful for moments and lessons when I've literally jumped up and down of joy, laughed so hard I've cried my eyes out and found deeper and more genuine friendships than I ever knew existed. People say you learn a lot about yourself in your twenties, so true so true. Never before have I've learned so much about myself as I have during these past couple of years - both about my flaws and about my strengths. I've never felt more capable and independent than I do at this moment, I still have a looong way left to go but I'm on the right track now so I just want to keep moving forward, stay curious, live unapologetically, never take life seriously...and always celebrate small or big victories.

And if given the opportunity to take a leap, would I do it again ? Absolutely. 

Photo by : Reima Rusma