If I need to start my gratitude list for this year, maybe I need to start with Kawung Living and how I run the business this year. I don’t know if there’s anyone who wants to talk this kind of sensitive things to the public. Most of the time, I avoid the talks and only giving a surface answer when someone asked. I mean, when you run a business people would love to talk either they success story and/or how they struggle with it. There is no one telling me how hard is too hard and what is the definition of success. Some people also want to look happy doing a business, some kind of proof that they are doing the right choice. This year, I learn that sharing things with other people is not always toxic. I hope writing this down would be some kind of stress reliever and a proof that whatever choice we take, all we need to do is trying our best. There is no shortcut or anything easy about it.
The period between Christmas and New Year usually is the most ‘uncertain’ one. It’s like hanging between two close holidays. Unlike 2016 which felt really fast, 2017 is running really slow for me. Looking back, I did many things and also lost as much. Anyway, these are things that caught up my eyes lately.
To be honest, I have these things with ceramic. I’ve been collecting local ceramic products for these past years and really happy when I visited Dib(uang) Sayang at Kineruku earlier this year. I’ve been taking home products from Kar Jewelry, Tacit, and others. I also never missed any Clearance & Reject Sale from Tekuni. So, finding Lisa Junius’ works is an instant joy. I love the perfect indigo products and the dreamy vibe that comes from it. I fell in love with these vases and these are certainly my favorite of them all.
(image from here)
Having struggled with ulcers as a result of the high presence of gastric acid (baca: maag akut) these past days made me forgetting this fun challenge. This should be my last post of #7daysofblackandwhite, which I really enjoy because I get to see many lives in a different way. Though I hate not seeing colors or not getting a chance to write any caption, I agree that taking pictures in black and white made you a little bit melancholic at times (I actually wrote all captions on this blog and you can see all my posts for the past 7++ days here :P).
Di sebuah pembicaraan grup WhatsApp seputar KPR, salah satu teman saya bertanya apakah ada di antara kita yang menganut paham ‘millennials‘, yang tidak lagi menganggap penting tempat tinggal yang tetap sebagai sebuah kebutuhan. Di sebuah kuis tentang Which Millennials Are You? (yang mana saya lupa apa link-nya), saya ingat pernah mendapat hasil Conservative Millennials, yang katanya tipe millennials yang masih menganut nilai-nilai agama dan budaya. Sehingga, saya sendiri masih menganggap keberadaan ‘rumah’ maupun ‘tempat tinggal’ yang tetap sebagai suatu kebutuhan yang utama. Terlepas dari semua itu, menurut saya ini sungguh menarik.
Saya sering membaca anggapan bahwa yang namanya kanal sosial media adalah tempatnya dokumentasi yang sudah terkurasi. Semua hal yang indah-indah saja. Lalu ada juga beberapa anggapan yang menyatakan bahwa di balik semua itu ada usaha dan cerita yang tidak diperlihatkan. Dan rentetan penjelasan klise yang menurut saya kita semua sudah paham runutannya. Menurut saya, fenomena ini menarik untuk ditilik.