Inspiration

S. A. Yudomartono

We have a lot of friends that inspired us with their passion, one of them is Satryo Aryobimo Yudomartono. Bimo for short. Me and Bimo went to the same elementary school together and Morrie knew him in junior high.

He learnt music since he was a little and started playing piano, flute, guitar, etc but found his passion in violin. Now, he’s studying strings at Conservatoire à Rayonement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt. He’s an Indonesian whose lucky enough to study in one of the best conservatories in Paris.

From what he told us, he has a dream to improve music (especially strings) education in Indonesia. Thus, he always held a recital here in Indonesia every year, started from 2011. After the recital, he shared his knowledge in a workshop for everyone who has an interest in violin and viola (do you know the difference between those two?). He played with some of the well-known musicians, such as Joe Hisaishi (envy!), François-Xavier Roth, Kwamé Ryan, Guillaume Tournier, and Amanda Palmer, as one of the strings in orchestra.

For us, he’s a real good friend. He can always makes us laugh because of his presence that can lit-up any room, a cheerful yet witty guy. He promised to come back again this year. Au revoir, Bimo!

S. A. Yudomartono

more photos after the jump!

Kinfolk Vol. 6

We can’t say enough how much we love the perspective of Kinfolk, the idea of gathering with friends and the amazing photography. For us, Kinfolk isn’t just a magazine, but really is a journal.

We were curious about Kinfolk since we read the posts in their blog and we decided to bought Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 at once, because vol. 1 is already sold out :(. It finally came after a few weeks and we fell in love with it. We love the moments they’ve captured, simplicity, pleasure, warmth, nature, and the everyday. Since then, Kinfolk became an inspirations for us. Kinfolk embodies the spirit of gathering, visiting, enjoying meals with friends and family. It reminds us to slow down and enjoy life’s quiet moments.

 

 ”We grew up unaware that our yearly routines were sowing and tending traditions.  The rituals engulfed and enveloped us, and our youthful naiveté told us that this was just life – how our holidays were done.  Only with age, and a healthy dose of selflessness, have we seen that this rhythm of delight and anticipation is the careful and thoughtful product of a family or parents that want to experience life together” – Rebecca Parker Payne for Kinfolk, Vol. 6, p.41

 

And this very morning, our Kinfolk Vol. 6 arrived (finally!!) and it’s quite the sight for sore eyes, you must pick one up and see for yourself. Kinfolk is definitely best enjoyed with a cup of hot chocolate or a pot of tea, by the fire or under a warm blankie :)

Kinfolk Vol. 6

Kinfolk Vol. 6

Kinfolk Vol. 6

Kinfolk Vol. 6

Kinfolk Vol. 6

 

p.s: to complete our collection, does anybody willing to sell their Kinfolk Vol. 1? :p

"When Life Gives You Lemons"

Everyone has a bad day sometimes, when you’ve been let down or you need to move on with your life you can use a little emotional pick-me-up every once in a while. Somethings that works for us are to either have some ice-cream in the afternoon, go on a random stroll while snap some pictures with our analogues or watch a hilarious tv series on cable (Modern Family, for example :p).

You might never know, inspirational quotes will pop out somewhere unthinkable when you most needed. It’s not hard to find those inspirational quotes, but you may have to read a few before you find one or two that strikes a chord with you. Our favorite is a “When life gives-slash-hands-slash-throws you lemons” quotes. It’s fun yet witty and sometimes so true it hurts (whoops!)

Here are some of our favorites lemons-related quotes we found – hopefully, this list will help to turn your bad day around and make it great!

 

“When life gives you lemons, ask why it can’t give you money instead?”

“When life gives you lemons, keep them, because, hey! free lemons!”

“When life gives you lemons, mail them to God and ask for you.”

“When life gives you lemons, throw them at life and see if life will make the same mistake again.”

“When life hands you lemons, ask ‘Where do you get all these lemons from?’ Actually, don’t ask. You really don’t want to know…”

“When life give you lemons, don’t forget to ask it for salt and a Corona.”

“When life gives you lemons, ask yourself how exactly an anthropomorphic personification of something immaterial like life can give you a fruit.”

“ When life gives you lemons, find a new life that is willing to supply vodka.”

“When life gives you lemons, it is probably because it gave all the oranges away to other people.”

“When life gives you lemons, make grape juice, sit back, and watch the life wonder how you did it.”

“When life gives you lemons, question the existence of an entity called life.”

“When life gives you lemons, run! Your not supposed to take things from strangers.”

“When life gives you lemons, sell them on Ebay.”

“When life gives you lemons, you’ve got potential for a lemon quote.”

“When life gives you lemons, don’t complain, say thank you for the free lemons.”

“When life gives you pineapples ask, ‘What happened to the lemons?’”

“When life gives you lemons, chuck them at your enemies.”

“When life gives you lemons, squirt them in life’s eyes and run away screaming.”

 

aaand, we save the best for the last, taken from Phil Dunphy’s “Phil’s-osophy” (Modern Family S04E02 – Schooled) .

Seasons by Donna Hay

We love the photogenic food photos. Clean styling, warm lighting, smart use of props, and of course the food itself. The photo is so good, you can’t handle yourself for not licking the picture (figuratively speaking, of course :p)

Couple of months ago, we stumbled on this recipe book at BookDepository when it’s on 50% sale (lucky us!). We fell in love with the cover (we are the “judge the book by its cover” people) and bought one instantly. After waiting for weeks, it finally came and we just can’t take our eyes off it’s every pages. It’s so beautiful and some of the recipes are quite simple even though, not all the ingredients they used in the book are available in our country (sad face).

Seasons (2009)
Author: Donna Hay
Publisher: Hardie Grant

 

Here are some of the pages we willingly share to you all. It didn’t give justice to the book because all of its pages are so damn beautiful, you should see it yourself.

 

More photos after the jump