Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Breezy Fun Day in Pantai Babo

The sun was peeking through the spaces formed by the series of coconut tree leaves. The grayish sand met the waves of the sea. People ran happily, built their own castles by the sea. The fresh green of trees faded into dark blue as the distance become further. Three islets invited us to come into them. The meeting of the skies of blue and the teal sea? OOTD pictures we did!

Pantai Babo, let me mention it that way because "Babo Beach" doesn't sound good to me. It's located on the edge of the Sulawesi main road (the road that passes provinces in Sulawesi). It's one of many favorites beach in Bolaang Mongondow Raya with the soft sand and medium waves, which is perfect for family and regular swimming. Well, it's jumping in the water in my case because I can't swim.

Despite the fame, the beach was not really crowded, because as I mention before, there are many choices of beaches in Bolaang Mongondow. It made us easy to find a spot for rest and having a meal.

By the way, you don't need much money to enter the beach area because it's so cheap (I forgot though). They set the tariff for the vehicle. So, you can bring as many people as you can in a car and you'll be charged the same as if you bring a car with only you in the car. For meals, there were some canteens served young coconut ice (es degan) and foods but I didn't know the price (and menus) because my family always bring meals anywhere, whenever we go far distance. Yes, thrifty we are. I still bought 'bakso tusuk' though.

The facilities were quite complete. We could pray in a musholla for free, find some toilets, and take a bath easily.

Somebody please teach me how to wink
What I love here was the weather. I came at 12 pm and although it's hot, the sun didn't jab me hard like it does in Surabaya (and some big cities). And it's suitable for sunnies OOTD ;)

Well, you'll need to run fast on the sand which is not covered by coconut trees (between the sea and higher land) because it's so damn hot. You don't wear sandals in the sea, right?

I share this like many tourists will come, but I think it's actually not haha. I just want to share a local holiday destination. It must be good if you share yours too, guys. Tell me if you do!




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

One (Plus One) Days in Villa Indah Mooat

Syawal is a special month as we celebrate Idul Fitri on the first day of the month. It is when Indonesians do 'mudik' and gather with their big family. In recent years, Eid holiday came together with the school holiday, which means a super long holiday.

This year I went to my home in Kotamobagu. And here are the back-to-nature vacation my family and I started to do two days after eid.

I actually went to three places, but only had the documents of two of them. The first place was Villa Indah Mooat near the Mooat Lake. It's a private-owner villa but have been a pre-wedding photoshoot location since so long. Not a long time ago, it is opened for everyone who wants to come in and enjoy the good panorama from the beautiful garden they have. And the news about this place boomed here and there on my social media and chat groups. 

You're charged Rp5.000 per person. You'll pay Rp10.000 for parking your car and Rp5.000 for motorcycle. You even can rent some Korean costumes (not original, of course) that they provide. They sell some snacks and beverages but I don't know the price since I wasn't even thirsty. You'll not spend a long time here (except if you're doing a serious photoshoot), because the area is not so big and you'll just take some photos, no other activities. So, I don't think buying snacks and drinks are really necessary.

As the visitors increased, the villa was decorated with the mainstream umbrellas hanging above us. I knew there wasn't umbrella before (even when this is my first coming here) because, as I said before, this place is recently so famous in social media.

A day after my first coming with my family, I came here again with my elementary school friends. I didn't know if I could call it a reunion because it's just five of us and all we do were taking photos! LOL



Friday, June 23, 2017

Surabaya Fashion Parade 2017: GREYZONE

Well, I know it's the end of June already, but it won't stop me from posting about an event held in May. May is actually an exciting month because there are some sort of events held in Surabaya for the city's birthday celebration. Between all the events, Surabaya Fashion Parade is the one I don't want to miss since last year.

Alhamdulillah, I got invitations for two shows this year in Surabaya Fashion Parade 2017. The first show I came to was presented by Fashion Design students of UNESA. Themed "Greyzone", there were 4 collections made by the final year students.

Funtastic Force
Red, yellow, and green. Those three colors welcomed the audience when the show began. The silhouettes were simple. The explorations were more in the geometrical play applied in the clothings. Patterns were also used in this collection.

The Murk
As the collection's name was The Murk, dark colors like navy blue and grey were the dominant colors of the collection. The dark-colored daily wear collection was spiced up by the hexagon patterns applied both in repetition through pattern or accents; and individual way through the accessories.

The name gave me a glimpse of the collection's goal, which was to show the anti-mainstream basic. The basic that's not so basic. Neutral colors were all that I saw in this collection. Shades of brown, grey, and white were used. I love this collection, because with its simplicity in color and pattern, I could see clearly the uniqueness of the cutting. I really love unique cutting.

With all the hijab fashion items shown in this collection, its eastern name didn't surprise us. Grey is the basic color of this collection, matched with the freshness of blue and the shine of egg-yolk-like yellow. I don't have a deep knowledge in fashion, but I guess I saw A-silhouette all over the collection. Pleats and layering style were mostly applied in this collection.



*shoutout to bae who took the photos of Zameena collection. I bet you see the difference, huh? I need to improve my photography skill, I wanna cry T.T

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