Thursday, January 16, 2014

I hate you then, I love you now

First time i entered the fashion business class on ESMOD i never thought my writing skills will be this useful.

I wasnt really interested to attend journalistic class, at 5th to 7th semester on my previous college. My writing skills- that i think is a so-so skill- has became the main requirement and it shocked me, because i think the fashion industry is all about the visual thingy. You don't need words because picture tells everything.

I was wrong.

Started with my Fashion Design subject, while my teacher, Miss Jesse, gave us some projects. These projects related to Fashion color theory, Fashion Development Phenomena, And Fashion Trend Analysis. From all the projects i need to do some research according to theme i chose. I need to make some edito - it's like the editorial on magazines - that contains the introduction of the current trend, the future trend prediction and so on.

These all make me realise that no matter what business you are on, what subject you're taking, what will you be in the future, you always need these three things:
1. REASON and BIG IDEA
 Quoting what Mrs.Deedee always says: "He/she who has a WHY to live for can bear almost any how"- yes, always have reason! The more strong your reason and purpose is, the more it's hard for people to tear you up - or bring you down.
2. HOW TO DELIVER YOUR REASON & IDEA
 Knowing your purposes or ideas without knowing how to deliver it to people is, i must say, useless. You should be able to communicate it in so many ways, so in the end they'll understand. On my case it showed on how i write the edito about my collection plan- if me myself can't say it on words, how come others will understand it when they see it without me?
3. READ, READ, READ!
 Reading everything- magazines, books, tabloids, newspapers, read everything you can read! Because of course it could add some reference for your knowledge, vocabularies, and even the slang language... depends on what media and audience you use to deliver your message.

Never thought that i will love writing like this! Considering how i hate it back then hahaha...

In the end, eat and vomit your brainfood, make love and give birth your brainchild, Floreant Dendritae!

Online Life Changing Experience

First of all let me ask you something - What's your answer if someone ask you to define 'Life Chaging Experience?'

Go out from your comfort zone?
Go to the place you'd never imagine before and survive on living there?
Some moment in your life that become a turnpoint?
Trying out something you could never have a chance before?
Having a feeling you never experienced before?

Many people try to define it's meaning-and it might be all different. And if you ask them whats their Life Changing Experience the answer will probably be on vary - as variously as possible.

For me, personally, i think my Life Changing Experience is living alone in Jakarta where has a lot differences from my hometown, Solo. I do everything by myself here, going here and there by foot and use the public transportation - unlike in Solo where I drive a car (Which now makes me understand the route of Kopaja and how it works- Something i never noticed while i was in Solo!)

...but lately i experienced an online Life Changing Experience. Why Online?
Okay, how many of you going online everyday? I bet there's a lot, if not the social media like twitter, Instagram, Path, won't be as crowded as they are now (and i'm one of the self-proclaimed active user, LOL)

Let us make this habit as a superb positive one. meeh, hear me saying.

Few days later boyfriend shared a link on his twitter page, mentioned about a TEDx video he often saw on youtube, and o the section he posted the title was:

"They Called Her “The World’s Ugliest Girl” & Her Response is Unbelievably Beautiful"



After i watched it i was like being slapped right on my face with Lizzie's question:


HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOURSELF?

I must thank Lizzie Velasquez for bringing this online life changing experience-- at least for me :)
So, going online in a positive ways, people!

Floreant Dendritae :)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014




HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!!!

Spent my long holiday in Jogja and Solo... On December 22nd i arrived at Jogja then had a short vacation, and spent the rest of 2 weeks at home.

It feels sooooo GOOD.

Once again, Happy New Year! Sorry I'm late :p