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This very late post is about a project for Dea’s 22nd birthday on December 2013. Hahahaha. I know it is supeeeeeeeeeer late!! As usual, we discussed what to give for each other birthday and because Dea loves postcards, postcards it is! But of course, our postcards will not be ordinary. It will be from us, sent from Photoshopland from different places on Earth!

So each of us went to our dream places, took photos, and make a postcard out of it! These are our postcards, from the west to the east, started from Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Venice, Santorini, Moscow, Madinah, and Tokyo, we have come to Dea’s house to say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”.

tifagitariza

agast

bobi

aing

sasrikartu-madinah

karinAt first I am afraid that the project will be failed or something but it turns out really good! Someday we all visit those cities, okay?! And not only on Photoshopland hahahah.

xoxo

N

Well, it has been two weeks since I started my so-called internship at Kompas Gramedia Bandung as a lame graphic designer. I have added one more task to do every morning: checking Kompas Klasika to see if my design is up or not. Yeah, the arrangement of advertisements depends on central office,and I am responsible of layouts of supplemental article. The example of articles are event reports, culinary things, discounts, and interviews with cool people. Latest interviews are with the student from my campus who won International Debate Championship or something. The other intern–the copywriter, Che–is the one who does the writings.

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Some of my works on Klasika Jabar Kompas. YEAH.

The most interesting part of the job is I can do it from home! As long as it does not cross the deadline, of course. Also, since Che must do her culinary and event reports alone, she asked me to come if she makes reports again (which means free food and entry lololololololol).

The bad part: the campus has started and I am still not finishing my proposal and now I am fangirling over a 37-year-old dude (Benadryl Cabbagepatch. MAN I LOVE HIS SHERLOCK!!). BYEEEEEEE.

xoxo

N

It’s been a year since my sister found an advertisement in Kompas Jabar regarding some internships including graphic design. I sent my CV a few days later…. But I was called for the internship….in 8 months. There were bits and bobs that make me could not do it in November, but here I am, designing layout for a half newspaper page with other copywriter intern.

2014-01-08 14.07.51I must learn InDesign from scratch but the software turns out to be fun to learn! At least I learn new skill this holiday lol although this internship is not even close to what I study in university. The only problem I got so far is there is no place to park my vehicle since there were only factory outlets around the office and they charge per hour. PHEW!! But it is okay, I’d rather walk a bit than pay more lololololol.

Happy holiday, happy internship, happy thesis (NOOOOOO)!

N

Menurut Wikipedia dan kamus Mirriam-Webster, mondegreen merupakan suatu istilah untuk menyebut salah dengar.

mon·de·green noun \ˈmän-də-ˌgrēn\

a word or phrase that results from a mishearing of something said or sung <“very close veins” is a mondegreen for “varicose veins”>

Sip ya. Jadi, mondegreen adalah kata atau frase yang dihasilkan dari salah mendengar, baik itu kata-kata maupun lirik lagu). Contohnya adalah “very close veins” yang merupakan mondegreen dari “varivose veins”. Nama Mondegreen sendiri berasal dari salah dengar “laid him on the green” yang menjadi “Lady Mondegreen”. Hihi. Lucu ya.

Saya sendiri cukup sering mengalami mondegreen. Mungkin karena saya sering sotoy dalam mendengar lirik lagu. Kali ini saja, saya mendengarkan lagu dari The Groove – Hanya Karena Cinta, dan sadar bahwa selama beberapa tahun ini saya selalu salah mengira lirik lagunya.

Katakan padaku sayang
Jujurkah kau ingin pergi
Satu pintu ‘kan kuberi
Hanya takdir Ilahi kau kembali~

Selama ini, saya mendengarnya sebagai…

Katakan padaku sayang
Jujurkah kau ingin pergi
Satu pintu ‘kan kuberi
Hanya tak ingin lagi kau kembali~

JAUH SEKALI ARTINYA SAUDARA-SAUDARA! HAHAHA. Lalu ada satu lagi. Lagu Taylor Swift yang berjudul 22. Kali ini cukup catchy karena mondegreen terjadi di bagian reff.

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling twenty two~
Everything will be alright, if you keep me next to you~

Apa yang saya dengar selama ini?

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling SWIMSUIT~
Everything will be alright, if you GIMME next to you~

What on earth is FEELING SWIMSUIT?? LOL. Sebetulnya sih masih BANYAK mondegreen yang pernah dialami, saking banyaknya sampai lupa. 😀

xoxo

N

Just stumbled upon my Deviantart page. One of the things there almost make me burst into laughing tears.

lazy

see the year, please

Well, 4 years later, and I still have not delete the artworks. Even the post itself is..kind of… unfinished, right? The blablabla thingy. Oh God, I don’t want to be lazy, but it is like in my veins. There are also MANY drafts on my wordpress, tumblr, and such. Keeping anything as open options is like in my blood.. my royal blood.. my Lorde blood.. WHAT DID I WRITE ANYWAY. Hope in 2014 anyone found the cure of procrastinators!

xoxo

N

Have I told you how much I love rainy days?
The way I seldom bring any umbrellas,
the way I always refuse when my friends offers me their umbrella (if it’s only light to medium rain),
the way it gives me chill,
the way “la pluie” is one of my first French word,
the way I listen to this even on these rainy days
should have told you how much I love it more than sunny ones.

xoxo

N

I should have started my thesis but since I do this fast track program (the program which enables you to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate in 5 years and normally 6 years) because it is free and I still want to pursue postgraduate in Europe, I procrastinate instead. I have had my own topics; it is still about sustainable technology and stuffs. It is like my passion; I love the earth and environment and I never do anything concrete about it.  The main reason is I hate hot weather and I hate the change of temperature in my city. Bandung is getting hotter! Lol, what a reason.

I decided to do some research about Carbon Management System, but unfortunately, I have not found the open sources ones so maybe I should buy it. The problem is I don’t have enough moneyyy. Yeahh.. it is all about the money! Sigh. My thesis supervisor advised me to enter my undergraduate thesis for some journals. It is interesting, but it means I have to translate it first  to English first. Yeah I am a lazy girl even though I know I am writing in English right now. L-O-L.

Well, the main problem is not that. It is just my escape. No one knows about my main problem, but writing about it is enough.

xoxo

N