Going Picnic with JanSport Campus Ambassadors Indonesia!

Hello, Peeps! I am so glad to be back again after a while. Although today is Friday, I just wanted to make up yesterday’s post because seriously, days in uni are getting tense thus I was a bit distracted from blogging and I am really sorry for that. However here I am bringing you another piece of story that I am sure you will be interested if you are intrigued to know about the activity of JanSport Campus Ambassadors Indonesia (JSCA).


This is the second mini gathering of JSCA Indonesia where this time, I was utterly responsible for this vlogging workshop from designing the concept, inviting the speakers, choosing the venue, surveying and coordinating the whole workshop. It might sound too much by words but it was full of fun once you jumped into the field!


As a part of JSCA, you would go for a real life experience in the marketing field. Although my focus in uni is Public Relations and Corporate Communication but that doesn’t stop me from my interest in learning marketing and product branding strategy. Long story short, the vlogging workshop I designed was involving picnic concept in Twin House Cipete. Isn’t it hot in Jakarta? Are you insane? Yes, I am! Hehe!


I really like the picnic ambience which I think really suits well with JanSport’s brand image. Thus after all considerations and approvals, we all decided to say, “Yes, go for it!“. We invited Daniel Shepherd and Melody Amadea to share about their professional experience in vlogging. It is really fun to see that they can make their passion to be a part of their career which I believe it has always been everyone’s goal to achieve in their lifetime experience.


The sunlight was super bright and it almost got our skin burned but thankfully, it was still in the morning thus I reckoned it was a healthy sunlight. I suppose? Nevertheless, the sharing session was fun and we went for brunch break where all the foods were super fancy and delicious. The Full Monty was my favorite!



After the sharing session, all ambassadors were challenged to create a vlog which theme was randomly picked by Melody and Daniel. I was paired with CJ to make a what’s-in-my-bag vlog whilst the others got food reviews and lookbook theme. It was actually quite similar with the previous blogpost I wrote but in the different form. After all the efforts, here is the result that I believe you might want to see,

Sooo, that’s all we had in the second mini gathering of JSCA Indonesia. It was a total great experience to have in a lifetime. Thus if there is another open recruitment for the next batch of JanSport Campus Ambassadors Indonesia, I would highly recommend you to be a part of it. One thing I could learn so far from being JSCA is you need to be brave to explore and voice your thoughts to make it happen. So, that’s all I have for today, I hope this blogpost will make your day more delightful. Have a great day!

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VLOG | what kind of dress do you wear?

It took me 8 hours to finish this 8 minutes vlog. I am so drained.

Yet I am super happy! Because this is my very first vlog of Her Journal in 2018. This is also my second time making talk-that-talk kind of vlog since I never felt so comfortable talking in front of the camera but I somehow had the urge to break the silence. In this video, I will be showing you my favorite outers and will be closed with my coming out in regards to sexual violence. Before going farther, check out this vlog below,

That was one of the things which I never wanted to share in the first place yet I thought that we all need to break the silence and here I speak up for the victims. I would love to draw some red line here, there is no legitimate reason of why sexual violence happens and we all should stop starting asking victims with the question, “what kind of dress did you wear?” because if we remain being silent, how would speak for the victims?

I hope this vlog can profoundly inspire you for your weekly preference. I hope you like it and have a great day!

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Summer Staycation Experience in Anvaya Beach Resort Bali

Happy Valentine’s Day!

How’s your day so far? Has anyone confessed anything to you? Have you received any chocolates and flowers? Has anyone kissed you? Has anyone sent a sweet text for you? Those little things we do in the Valentine’s Day have become something very usual yet also very traditional.

I am not so sure if people still celebrate Valentine’s Day since in my way of thinking, the whole culture of either finding or maintaining love has changed a lot. Couples in previous generations only had to communicate through letters (or possibly pigeon?) which took 48 hours to be delivered but they mostly had no significant problem with it whilst in this generation, when he has not replied the text within 3 hours we already have that mini anxiety attack because of that tiny read-and-delivered receipt. Well, the world has shifted really far because of the invention and development of technology. Okay, I think I have been pouring my thoughts about modern love too much.

However, speaking of love and Valentine’s Day, I would like to take you to my staycation experience with Anvaya Beach Resort Bali. I stayed there for 3 days and it felt like home already.


Let me welcome you to the balcony of my bedroom. Magnificent view with tiny private pool at front. Anvaya Beach Resort Bali actually has two sides for swimming pool. One near Kuta beach and this one right in front of your screen. This blogpost is not sponsored by Anvaya Beach Resort Bali thus I did not take many pictures in my bedroom and around the hotel because I enjoyed the vibes a little too much.


And here you are in the other side of the pool. You might notice I have been bringing this book everywhere, it is A Work in Progress by Connor Franta which you can find the review here.


I sat on grass under a tree, I truly loved the ambience there though the sunlight was utterly like a demon which burned my skin as you can see that on my wrist. Behind me was a view to Kuta Beach which you could be able to have a walk around Kuta for jet ski, bike, and temporary tattoos. As I described you these things, it made me want to go back there again.


Because I wouldn’t just sit and read, I had to have some snack too because I am always hungry. Well, who doesn’t like to eat? I ordered some nachos, melon juice, and a bottle of coke. The nachos was good but it would have been much better if they added some yogurt, mayo, or cream cheese.


And here I am behind these beautiful aesthetic trees. I really loved hanging out in this pool side because there were so many palm trees that I could post on my Instagram story all the time. They also had nice playlist of Bali traditional songs rather than Pop or RnB musics.

It was an honest review without any intervention of Anvaya Beach Resort Bali. I wrote this blogpost because I was satisfied with the service they gave me while staying in Bali. On a scale 1 to 10, I would give it 9. I don’t give the other one because of the nachos, haha! If you’d like to see more, you can check out my Bali vlog below.

However this resort really works well for those who want to have a little escape for self healing and self loving. I wish this blogpost will profoundly inspire you for your weekly preference. Happy Valentine’s Day!

I think I am going to write more and not only gonna post every weekend thus, stay tuned for more!

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What’s In My Bag That I Hope You Don’t Need to See

Welcome to the second blogpost of 2018. You might be wondering why I could be able to write two blogposts in the same weekend whilst you know that I had been gone for almost two months before. Yes, I am currently having a semester break and I am so happy that I can hibernate a little longer!

This time I am going to show you the things I always bring in my daily backpack to go for uni. Moreover I would like to show you the important things you should have there based on my personal experience. But there is one little thing that I hope you don’t need to see.

I prefer to wear backpack because I can bring many things that I want without worrying the amount of things that I need. I would love to show you my very first colorful backpack from JanSport, Pink Digibreak! If you love JanSport bags, click here and get the special offer for all items! Only through that link😱


This backpack is designed for digital stuff where in the compartment part, you can find an internal laptop sleeve which I believe this is every uni students need.


And not only that, the compartment part also has a quite large size thus you can have any other things you need to put in.


And here are my stuffs in the compartment part. These things are very crucial for me to run my days in uni. I often bring my 13″ laptop because I can always work anytime and anywhere I want; a novel or any other books that I can read to distract myself from boredom and reality; a snack like Pocky because I am always hungry; one notebook because I am actually still a traditional student where I still need paper and pen to write things down at class; and last but not least, my tumbler because Starbucks is nearby the campus. Haha!


Now you must be wondering what part is this. Well to be honest I don’t know. Haha! But what I know, it can be useful for a quick pocket where I am in a rush to put things without worrying about the zipper.


And this is the most special one I suppose. The inside of this pocket is very fluffy and I sometimes like to put my hands in there when I feel cold. But this one is actually designed for gadgets like tablets or iPad, phones, or any other digital things thus that’s why the name of this bag is Digibreak.


Well I am just a girl and please excuse my behavior of always bringing make up anywhere. This part is actually designed for any stuff as long as they can fit in.


I usually bring my compact powder, blush on, lip matte, and a small perfume because I am really aware of my appearance and how I smell. When I forget to bring these stuffs, I feel like I am insecure. Haha!

Soo that’s all I got in my bag for daily basis that I hope you don’t need to see but completely need to know. And as you have read about my stuffs, one thing that is really important above all is a notebook and a pen precisely. Why do I think that way?

From a psychological book I once read, it says that our memory stays longer if we write things down in papers rather than typing on the phone. Call me an old fashioned, I still write journal and tell how my day is to it. I do that to rewind a day I pass thus I can always remember every single thing that people do and say. And one legit advice for you is, bring notebook and don’t sleep at class!

I know it takes a bunch of intention to start writing at class but just try to write anything that you hear, from that moment, you are making progress. That’s all I got today for this weekend’s blogpost, I hope this article can profoundly inspire your uni life into something positive. One thing that I can learn is, wear backpack for school, not a sling bag. Have a great weekend!


i think this is my very last blogpost.

twenty-seventeen has almost come to an end in a few hours. You might think I am currently having fun with my friends in the lounge, having some drinks, laughing over the past, and thinking about our 2018 resolutions. No, I am not. I am just sitting here in the middle of the stairs, writing down my very last blogpost which I have thought about for a long time.

But let’s talk about today first, I went out with my high school friends, catching things up and reminiscing the old times. Truth be told, we have been friends since primary school.

This is Abdul, he used to be really chubby and squishy but he has made a lot of transformation.

This is Alin the sweetest, she has always been the same girl next door I have always known.

We had lunch and gelato together. Everything felt wonderful though the weather was crying but it did not hold us to have some gelato precisely.

We talked a lot. Past. Present. Future. Everything in between.

Please do not get me wrong about writing this as my last blogpost, all riddles always have an answer in the end, right? Before everything else, I would like to make a tribute that lasts forever in my memory. A tribute that I went through in 2017 with the amalgam of joy, tears, tense, excitement, or even something that I could not even describe of. I think I would start my tribute from my lifetime passion as content creator, passionate undergraduate student of Public Relations, fashion and travel enthusiast, philanthropist, and myself as myself.

That clips above are the screenshots of my very first episode of #HerJournal. My first episode was super awkward because I did not feel comfortable talking to myself in front of camera. Until now, to be honest. Haha! 

2017 is the year where I started my side career in videography. I remember my struggle to get my first mirror less camera by pushing myself to achieve above 3.5 GPA whilst I knew I was completely caught up with many projects and organizations and that was the time where I became super pessimistic. But somehow when it’s meant to be, it will be. I finally got it by my own sweat!

And by that time, I have been keen enough to finally produced some video projects such as #HerJournal vlogs, “Flora and Fauna” visual poetry for Fauna Land Ecopark Ancol, “the words i hope you never have to hear” short documentary film, Clean and Clear Short Ads, Look Book for #LAHI and many more since I am really passionate with filmmaking and also because I like to watch videos of Jay Alvarrez, Sam Kolder, Beautiful Destinations, Connor Franta, I always wish that I can have a great talent like them in time.

Since then, one of the milestones that I have been dreaming of in 2017 has been finally achieved by winning the first best position of Vlogging Class in Clean and Clear because of my short documentary film “the words i hope you never have to hear” and its behind the scene.

I am really glad that my work is slowly being recognized by public and one thing that has led me to become JanSport Campus Ambassador Indonesia from my long night of editing, compiling, and narrating for the video submission. I always have to realize that things happen when we are eager enough to achieve it thus the universe can help us in achieving it.

2017 is also the year where I started to feel my blogging career is slowly recognized. I got my very first fashion show invitation to Jakarta Fashion Week 2018. VIP Class! I was invited by Cotton Ink and they also gave me two pair of clothes which I love the most. These little things are something that I am truly grateful of. From that moment, I have finally become a content contributor for Clean and Clear website where I feel that my writing skill is appreciated again by people.

Not only that, I also remember my very first international internship would be with Development Innovation Insider that produces Change Magazine where my first article about sexual violence is finally published worldwide. Since then, I believe every single thing that you write comes purely from your heart because when your mouth cannot speak, words speak.

2017 is also the witness for my very first experience stepping my feet on the mountain to watch sunrise in Bromo Mountain and my very first time watching Kecak Traditional Dance directly in Uluwatu Temple. Here are some vlogs that you might want to see how I spent my days savoring the beauty of Indonesia.

2017 is the witness of my journey in realizing my attempt to be at least an influential good student in my university. President Model United Nations 2017 would actually be my very last MUN Competition and that was the first time for me to finally realize that you do things for yourself not for anyone, without feeling forced.

But then again about my last MUN competition, who knows that somebody would change my mind eventually? Moreover, I never knew that I actually could fit in to one of the most competitive competition, Unilever Future Leaders’ League 2017. Nobody knows that I spent the whole night without sleeping for the video submission and I am really grateful that I could meet amazing people that have changed the way I see life into something really positive.

Lastly, 2017 is the witness of me growing as myself. I am grateful to meet all of the people I have become friends with in every single year. Regardless they come and go, I will always try to find something that I can learn from them and that is the point where I could slowly shape myself into somebody I hope can be influential for a lot of people.

However, I am wondering what your thoughts are after reading this far. ‘Feeling awed?’ or ‘Oh, Chia is bragging!’ or ‘nothing at all’. I hope you remember I said this earlier,

“all riddles always have an answer in the end, right?”

If you are aware of what I am saying, scroll back up and gather up the red bold sentences. From that, I hope you can fill those sentences with your own words which will be become your 2018 resolutions. Do not feel odd with the past tense I used there. I hope you would proudly say it in the end of 2018 because you have achieved the dreams you have always dreamed of.

Thank you very much for reading this far. I almost finished my 365 pages of 2017 in a few minutes, and I am about to reach the end of the last sentences. And here we go, I am going to close the book and I hope this very last blogpost of 2017 will be giving you power to be very much alive in 2018. Be someone who is passionate in doing what you are doing, no matter what people think about you, you cannot always please everyone in the room. Happy New Year 2018!

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Made My First Wooden Amplifier with JanSport Campus Ambassadors

Hello, Good Peeps! I am so glad to be finally back to blogging since I was caught up with so many things lately. It had been a month I did not post something here on my blog and I thought I had to wipe the dust off. But here I am, with my very first wooden amplifier where I almost cut my finger yet so worth to try! I mean not to try cutting your finger.


First thing’s first, let’s meet these JanSport Campus Ambassadors Indonesia 2017. I am really happy to be in the same circle with these cool peeps. There are only six of us but we are really excited to see how far JanSport activities will take us next!

So, the first activity of JSCA is creating our own wooden amplifier which took place in ONX Creative Studio. We were assisted with the people there and you have no idea how fun it was! This wooden amplifier will allow you to use your smartphone as a brand new speaker without cords or batteries needed. Awesome, isn’t it?


It could take around 6 hours to make the wooden amplifier because there were a few stages to take which consisted of measuring the woods into 5 wood pieces and 1 acrylic for the cover; cutting the woods; sanding the wood with sandpaper; glueing the pieces into a wooden amplifier; fitting all in; and the fun part is coloring.


Honestly it took me around 30 minutes to measure the wood pieces somehow. And when it came to the wood cutting, I almost shattered the wood, my fingers, and the machine at the same I suppose. The power was too high and I barely got it stabilized until I had to ruin my wood pieces. Amateur, pardon!


Long short story, I had to sand the wood and arrange all the pieces into one wooden amplifier with glue and put on a metal oil funnel which function to enhance the sound. Frankly I got trouble while arranging the pieces because there was one piece that could not fit in and I had to keep on sanding it over and over again. It happened because my wood cutting skill was completely lousy. To be honest, haha! After that, we could color up the wood pieces and the metal oil funnel. But don’t forget to let it dry first after glueing them into one piece.


Voila! Our own wooden amplifier is done! No batteries and cords needed, your original speaker is ready to use. I had so much fun in creating this wooden amplifier though it took me hours to finish it since I was the second from the last who made it. However, you guys can give it a try to make your own wooden amplifier at home. All you need is just woods, tools to cut the woods which I think you can use saw, glues, and paint to color up your amplifier. Sounds easy?

Since it is going to the end of the year, get 50% off for a JanSport bag through this link and get ready to mingle! So, that’s how my very first of December went by. Having new friends with incredible experience. Now tell me yours! How do you usually spend your weekend? Share your thoughts below and wish you have a great weekend! 🙂

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VLOG | Autumn Look Book at 1/15 Coffee Menteng

Hello, Guys! and Girls? Haha! Sorry for the not-so-funny joke but all I wanted to say was I am sorry for the very late update. I have been pretty occupied these days and I also would like to share that I recently received an e-mail informing me that I am officially a Campus Ambassador of Jansport Indonesia! That was a very pleasing information I have ever received since the other applicants also have very strong potentials.


However! Back to the topic, I recently visited a new coffee shop near Menteng which was just opened around two months ago. As I step my foot in the entrance, I completely love the vintage ambience it has there. Especially the outside ambience with a lot of grasses and plants where you could take best picture of yours for Instagram matters, perhaps?

Haha! Got you!

Because that’s what I always do anyway. I decided to wear my super casual and effortless outfit since I was basically being kidnapped with my two guy friends. To make it easier, I also started to make a Look Book video to please your eyes gracefully.

I hope you guys love the look book video! Because if you do, I think I will make another one. I took the video in the outside of the coffee shop, if you would like to see how the inside looks like. I already prepared one video especially for you of course!

Interested to come? Because I would like to come again for work! This place is really suitable for anyone who would love to spend their time for coffee and work and lifestyle’s sake I suppose. Where is your favorite coffee shop? And have you ever been here before? Share what you think through the comment below and let’s have a conversation! ❤

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Before everything else, I guess I will start making two contents for every weekend since I think one post per week is too less to savor for you. Therefore, the blog-post schedule will be set every Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM (UTC+7).

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VLOG | Brunch at Common Grounds

Hello, Loves! Back to another weekend of September and I am so glad that I just finished with the Model United Nations conference. It went great and I spent for almost 5 days working in the conference discussing about the most neglected humanitarian crisis in the world at Lake Chad Basin and human capital crisis in African States. I was representing Libya and it was stressful yet fun!

This time I will be showing you one of my favorite places to have brunch at. They are renowned by serving the best of the best Western brunch like Eggs Benedict. But this time, I will be showing another menu of them. One of the dishes I ordered was Salted Caramel Pancake.


Look at the perfect plating and the caramelized banana in there, perfectly made with love. Oh, stop drooling over there. Instead of writing and spending too many words, let me make you drooling over some other dishes by checking this vlog out. Enjoy!

What do you think? I really love the foods they have in there, the vibes of the cafe is amazing but it would be much more amazing if it ain’t located in the mall however the foods they have there are really worth to taste.

That’s all I have for this weekend, I hope you like it and thanks for watching! Have a great weekend x

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VSCO Filters That Fashion Bloggers Use On Instagram 2.0

Hello, Instagram Endeavors!

So glad to be back to the weekend realizing today is the second day of September! Yet also, I wanted to celebrate the most hit article with over 11.000 reads on my blog which is VSCO Filters That Fashion Bloggers Use On Instagram. As celebration I finally created another secret VSCO Filters for your weekly reference in building your own aesthetic feed on Instagram. Let’s get started with the first fashion blogger.

Lydia Elisse Emilen (@lydiaemillen)


Lydia has always been my favorite fashion blogger. All of her contents always look very sophisticated. Her feed has a lot of touch of pastels and pinks which brighten the picture she posts on Instagram. Based on my analysis, you may follow her editing skill using VSCO by using these patterns,


Ali Gordon (@aligordon89)


The funny thing is, I really adore this couple. Ali is Lydia’s fiance and they will be getting married shortly and they are such a good pair. Ali has quite orangish and bluish filter on his posts, similar to posts and videos by Mike Visual and Ryan Nangle. If you love the filters that Ali has, you may follow this VSCO patterns below,


Cher Bai (@chermycloset)


Blackish filter that everyone loves and very suits for buildings in Europe which gives a little touch of vintage and medieval. I have always admired Cher’s style and her kinda dark filters give her posts look more sophisticated. If you are interested to have a dark yet look a little bright with pretty high contrast, you may follow this VSCO pattern below,


Sooo, that’s all I have for this weekend! Honestly I have been pretty occupied lately and it kinda got me a bit stressful but I definitely will always try to stick on my schedule to always post every weekend indeed. I am sorry that I had to postpone the August Beatitude 2017 until next weekend but I guarantee I got mesmerizing things that could inspire your weekend. Thank you so much for checking out this post, I hope you like it and it would be a great hit like the previous one. Have a great weekend! Xx

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VLOG | Outfit To Wear for Hiking in Pine Forest

Since yesterday’s blogpost sounded more personal, here is another blogpost written with love for you! I am going to talk about the outfit I wore for hiking in the pine forest as a shooting location I went to for the short documentary film ‘the words i hope you never have to hear’.

And also! I wanted to celebrate the total of 1000 likes I finally got on stylebychia!

Thank you so much  to you guys who have been following and keeping up with my blog. I couldn’t thank you enough. I probably should do a giveaway once I reach 4000 total followers! What do you think?

This semester break is totally a break free I have always needed. I am so excited that I finally went to pine forest near the mountain of Tangkuban Perahu, Bandung. It was exactly located a few miles from the mountain.

I went there with my friend as I once requested to go to a place where we can bring ourselves closer to nature. And here it is, a little hike to the pine forest.

We did not bring too many stuff since we did not want to make our bags heavy but one thing that we surely brought was indeed sweater whilst mine was the knitted one. Oh, and for intermezzo, actually that one picture above was once featured on Fossil’s Instagram Story since I wore Fossil watch and it was National Friendship Day. That was really exciting! I really love how Fossil treats everyone on social media, they are so lovely and kind.

I loved the ambience there, the temperature was pretty cold yet still acceptable. I loved how the sun flashing through the leaves and made lingering shadows on the ground. They were so lovely and it makes me want to go there again!

I enjoyed sleeping on the ground, and savoring the warmth of sunlight under the tall pine trees. The air was light and beautiful. I used my knitted sweater from Stradivarius as a pillow. I honestly had no idea what to wear for hiking since I was coming from Jakarta and did not really bring too many clothes which means, my outfits were totally limited and that was frustrating?!

But luckily, I decided to wear green army shirt from et cetera which I found from my wardrobe.

I wore blue ripped jeans from Stradivarius and super comfy shoes from Wakai. Umm, is it weird to wear Wakai for hiking since this shoes are more likely to be worn for malls but hey it was comfortable. Okay.

Honestly this is one of my favorite pictures in 2017. I never ever regret taking this picture because I feel like I totally nailed photography in Depth of Field (DoF) subject. Haha!

If you are keen for knowing what I did in the pine forest, check out my latest vlog here along with the stories behind the scene of ‘the words i hope you never have to hear’.

So that is how I spent my semester break so far. If you still remember my previous post in July Beatitude 2017 saying that there was a lot of things crossed in my minds about social judgement, misinterpretations and many other things, I honestly completely felt better after landing my feet in this place. It is true, they say, sometimes we just need to run away to nature for a day at least, just to clear up our minds. And it really worked. I am not being normative but this is true and it happened to me. Whatever happens, just bring yourself closer to nature. It may put your mind at ease. I hope this blogpost inspires you in every aspects, thank you so much for reading and have a great weekend!