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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October Beatitude 2017

October has just passed. I recently turned to 20 and things are seemingly change in a great pace yet amazing if we see it closer.

Hmm. Too flowery, isn’t it? I guess that is enough for the flowery and wise words for opening. However, welcome November! A month that encourages us not to shave. I am not sure if it is for guys only or not but let’s make the most out of it precisely.

As usual, I am going to show you the things that I was fond of the most in October. Before anything else, I am really sorry for the late blogpost and missed last week’s blogpost. College and works have been colliding in my calendar, please help! However I surely will make it up for you.

The book that I have always wanted since it was first released. Weirdly I got the book of Connor Franta, Note to Self first before this though the first book of his is actually A Work in Progress. You can see how weird I am to read a book series backwards.

The photographs Connor captured inside have always been the best. The content itself always teaches how beautiful this life is that we need be grateful of. I got this book from a friend of mine as a birthday gift, best gift so far in my 20!

A mirror glasses with white border on top from New Look! I fell in love with it so much in the first time I saw it. I carried it everywhere while my vacation in Bali. More posts about my trip in Bali precisely! Just wait for it.

Rouge à Lèvres from Inglot! My favorite rouge color that I have always loved to stick around on daily basis. Although the color is dark for daily life but I love the sophisticated color it gives and how it matches with the color of my skin. The matte texture itself stays quite long around 5-6 hours without heavy meals. If you wanna know how much I love this Inglot, I even wore this lip matte color in the first time I met my boyfriend. Gladly he wasn’t freaked out to see me in that color. Hopefully.

“Treating you well, but I’m caught in the middle, I caught the edge of a knife and it hurts just a little…”

Remember this line? Yes! This is a song by Avicii featuring Rita Ora called Lonely Together. I once had a short piano cover of this song but I lost the footage thus sorry I could not share it with you guys. Haha!

How does it sound like? If you love it then I think we should hang out and sing it along together!

I think that’s all I have so far for October Beatitude 2017. I hope this weekend’s blogpost is delightful and insightful enough for you to read as your weekly preference. Have a great weekend everyone! Tell me your favorite things in October through the comment below💙


4 Fun Things You Should Do Before 2016

It’s time for you to enjoy these last few days of 2015!

It’s just really mournful if you spend these last few days with boredom, unfinished works or even tears. Get over it for awhile and try these five fun things you should do before 2016!

Post-It, Confess-It

I’m pretty sure that everyone knows post-it or well-known as sticky note. To play this game, here are the things you need :

– Sticky Notes
– Pen
– At least one friend or more

In this game, you can make someone’s darkest day turn into the brightest one. You only need to write a compliment about the person you want to stick the sticky note to and stick it on their shoulder or anywhere else that you think it’s proper to stick on. Don’t forget to say ‘hello’ and smile while you stick the note on them, don’t just walk away and stick the note on them or you’ll be called freak. Let’s see how people react on what you do and I guarantee you that it’ll be the best moment that you’ll never forget!

Spend the Whole Night with Friends

Have you ever thought about running in the middle of the night? According to research, things that are done in midnight are usually sincere. Try to do this in New Year’s Eve with your friends. You could also do the “Post-It, Confess-It” game while doing this at the same time. Just enjoy the night, make an endless conversation and make memories!

Pretend as a Tourist

Most folks rarely visit their own city’s parks or everything that is being the typical thing of their city until it makes tourists are interested to visit them. Although you are the real citizen in your city but strangers never know who you really are anyway. Bring a camera, dress up like a tourist or maybe if you are fluent in speaking foreign language, you could speak with a language that you think you’re expert in it. Sometimes weird moments are things that are always be remembered.

Throw a BYOE Party

What does BYOE Party stand for? It stands for Bring Your Own Everything Party. It’s for the ones who tend to have fun in a house instead of being playful outside. But the ones who are more interested to chill at house also can enjoy the moment by throwing this BYOE Party. You only need to invite your friends to bring everything they have such as foods, drinks, movies, books or even underwears?! Hmm.. it’s up to you for the last one. BYOE Party is the cheapest party where you could enjoy the day without needing too much money to spend.

Which one is your favorite? These fun things above are things that I’ve always wanted to do with my friends. But seriously, these things are worth to be done. Having fun with friends is the most exciting thing to do. Throw your phone away and start living in the moment!


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Keeping Up With My Own MUA

Do you ever think that your friend could be more than just a friend?
Not to be your lover but more than that.
a Make Up Artist.

I met this girl on the first day of college whom I thought this girl was a fatty but actually thinner than Kylie. You never get to choose who you’ll meet, it happens just like that and we never meet someone by accident but it must be for a reason.

I had an event that asked me to look different than usual. And the second probability, I was the one who wanted to look different because I thought it was a special event. Honestly, I’m a kind of person who doesn’t like to wear much make up on my face, I can do make up but only the natural ones.

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The girl next to me is my bestie, partner in doing silly things and absolutely my favorite MUA. Her name is Zahra, usually called Ara not Zara because if her name was Zara, I must have had one million dollar vouchers from her. She’s still the same person with the girl I met at seven-eleven, always act sarcastically funny but sadly not pretty.

That was just a joke. She’s pretty.

Back to the special event, Zahra offered herself to do my makeup. I once checked on how she does her make up on her phone and I admit it, she’s pretty good at it for an amateur. And this is the result on me,

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And for the main makeup I used these all, the rest are still secret and will be revealed soon because I have something big to tell in the end of this blog post.

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Honestly, we couldn’t stop laughing while she was doing my makeup. Glad the makeup was fine and none of us ruined it. And here are some selfies we took while waiting for the event to start,

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Although she’s still learning to do makeup but I truly admire her work and I believe she will be an expert in time, that’s why I featured her on this week’s blogpost because I thought she deserved it. Keep up the good work, mate!

Contact Zahra 
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After Class With Fellas

Been living in a new circumstance for almost a month is totally exciting. Meeting new people, learning about new things, trying to adapt with new zone and any other stuff I’ve never done before. A few days ago, my friends and I were going live on periscope after class. The schedule was quite tiring but we had so much fun.

We walked around campus, took some pictures, acted like idiots because we only live once. And this is how I look like for college outfit,

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Jeans, sneakers, backpack, tank top that could cover up my butt and outerwear are totally my thing. I like wearing backpack because I could take everything I need efficiently without thinking it will wreck my bag up.

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Jeans that I wore by Stradivarius, black and white tank top by et cetera, blazer by Fuelworx and sneakers by converse.

Well, I’m probably the casual one and there’s my friend who tend to look more feminine. Her name is Dian.

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I didn’t ask where she bought the outfits she was wearing but as you can see above, actually you could rock red jeans with any tops. I usually wear blue jeans and never tried to wear another color except white and crème. Her black and white stripe bag is my favorite one. Dian, may I have your bag?

Last but not least, I have one more friend I wanted to feature on this Weekly OOTD post. His name is Jaka. He’s like the most narcissistic person I’ve ever known because wherever he is, “lemme take a selfie”.

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I neither asked what outfits he was wearing, so, pardon me, my beautiful readers. Mostly, guys like casual outfits. I often find Jaka matches his t-shirt with sweater and never forgets his Levi’s backpack. And you could also wear something bright that could catch someone’s glance like Jaka’s orange sneakers.

I’m very pleased to meet my new friends. So, don’t be afraid to meet new people. I was afraid and shy to say ‘hi’ to new people as well, moreover the people I’ve never talked to before. Then I realized saying ‘hi’ is not that hard, though Taylor Swift says “I don’t want to say hi because there’ll be another goodbye”, try to say ‘hi’ and be nice to anyone, because you’ll never know, one simple word could align you to something that could change your life forever.

Dian’s Instagram : @diankhairanis

Jaka’s Instagram : @jaibunn

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