Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

You will always had a certain first impressions every time you’re going somewhere for the first time. You could fall deeply to that place or worst, you don’t even want to visit it ever again. Well, we’re just the same. We’re the first-impressions-do-matter kind of people, and when we visit the City Square for the first time after the renovation, it was waaaay better than the previous one when there’s always negative rumors regarding the square at night even though there’s a huge mosque there. It was sad, really.

But these days, the City Square is crowded with people picnicking or simply just having their quality time there with their loved ones, especially in the weekend. To put it short, the new City Square is lively. We heart those artificial grass mat and the best thing about our visit is that finally we get the chance to go up top to the mosque tower where we can saw Bandung from high above. It was exciting and a fun alternative spot to spent our weekend around the city, enjoying the new family-friendly public space, just like other tourists does nowadays. Another reason to love our hometown :)

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Psychogeography #3: Alun-Alun Bandung

Part of #JellyClub by JellyPlayground.
Taken with Fuji Natura Classica, Yashica FX-3 Super + Fuji Superia 200 Exp., Kodak Gold 200

2014 in review

Hurrah! We’ve made it through another year and it’s been a pretty damn special one too, full of adventures and loads of happy moments to send our hearts a-flutter, and we’re so glad we could share it all with you along the way.

As the sun will rise on a new year, we’d like the thank every single one of you for supporting us over the past twelve months. We’ve been thinking a lot about what we want for ourself, and what we want for Morrie and Oslo, in this new year. It’s always a good time to reflect on what we’d like to do more of, what we’d like to do less of, and what we’d like to try out or experiment with. For the last several years, we’ve been anti-New Year’s resolutions. We felt like we were telling ourself to do the same things year after year, and that they should be things we work on all the time, not just at the beginning of the year. But lately we’ve come back around, and we think the best way to improve ourself is to tell someone else about our resolutions. It kind of keeps us in check. So this year we’ve decided that in addition to reminding ourself of some things we need to do better.

 

Cycling

1. Keep it simple.
We always have to remind ourself of the things we love to do, to enjoy every little things in life and be grateful of everyday’s adventures. We’ve learned to appreciate the simple things a little more, because the best memories often come from the everyday.

 

Gap

2. Forget the comparison.
As much as we don’t want to do it, and as much as we know it’s not good for us, we need to be better at not comparing ourself to others. Someone is always going to be smarter, more talented, a better multi-tasker, and more successful. We need to remember what our talents and strengths are, and let them stand out.

 

Reading lights

3. Welcome change.
We are terrible with change but sometimes (oftentimes), change is good, and brings with it a new perspective or a better way of doing things, even though it feels really uncomfortable at first. We have a feeling we’ll always be working on this one, but c’mon change, we’re ready for ya!

 

Market

4. Cook more.
Learn more about things we love the most, food! What goes well with what, discover what our favorite herbs are, be able to whip up something delicious from scratch in 15 minutes. A skill that will serve us, and the people we cook for, well.

 

Kids

5. Take more photos.
Either our projects or to document our daily life. The results don’t have to be amazing, but we’d like to learn more about photography and what our camera can actually do.

 

Walking

6. Get out more!
Boy oh boy can we be a homebody sometimes. Not sometimes, pretty much all the time. But this year we’d like to get out more and what better place than our own city, Bandung, and surrounds?

 

All in all 2014 was such an amazing year for us, it has take us to the very exciting directions with our life, so many milestones were met and so many great experiences were thrown our way. We can’t be grateful enough and we hope for a fraction of the same goodness for 2015, so here’s to that! We think 2015 will be a goodie.

Happy New Year, everyone! May the following year will bring a lot of exciting things for all of you.

Taken with Octopus Camera, Ricoh KR10 + Lucky BW 100 (Oslo). Somewhere in Bandung

Light / Shadow

Light / Shadow

Light / Shadow

Light / Shadow

Light / Shadow

Light / Shadow

Light / Shadow

Light / Shadow

Light / Shadow

Light / Shadow

 

All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.

- Leo Tolstoy

Part of #JellyClub by JellyPlayground.
Taken with EOS Kiss, Nikon FM2, Yashica FX-3 Super + Fuji Superia 200 Exp., Kodak Colorplus 200

Rain

The rain has been pouring down so hard for days now, and it’s a perfect excuse to spent the day staying inside warming up under our cozy blanket with a cup of hot chocolate on the side.

Stay warm and have a nice weekend guys!

Taken with EOS Kiss + Fuji Superia 200 Exp.

Iqra & Widia

We’re so happy that two of our best friends is finally getting married tomorrow. Iqra and Wia has been together since we’ve known them and both of us couldn’t be happier that we’re helping them with their pre-wedding. We love capturing these two together, their silly act towards each other and those laughs that follows. It’s one of many reasons that reminds us why we always love doing these.

It’s plain to see that they’re really meant for each other. Congratulations you guys and may you two have a happy and prosperous life together!

Iqra & Widia

Iqra & Widia

Iqra & Widia

Iqra & Widia

Iqra & Widia

More from this couple after the jump!