2014

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

Late Night Drive Mixtape

We always have this peculiar feeling when we’re driving late at night. To embrace the whim of the weather because the sky can be unpredictable. The night can be still or breezy, drizzle or even a thunderstorm. But it was always exceptional when the night is clear, to feel the cold wind if you let the windows down, the sight of stars overhead transforms whatever road you’ve travelled on into a tiny twinkling marvelous constellation and to finally slow things down in order to focus and be in that moment.

And as the weather grows colder and the time is reaching 12, we always choose to play some songs that can makes us lose ourself in the sounds and keeping good company while we reminisce the day inside the car, or with the headphone when we’re on a bike. So we compiled these songs for that times when you’re behind the steer late at night before the sun is up, alone or better yet with company. Either way we hope this mixtape could accompany you on the road as you travelled back home.

Good night and safe driving, everyone!

Tracklist:
01. Skeleton Dance – Teleman
02. Latch (feat. Sam Smith) – Disclosure
03. Lari 100 (radio version) – The Sastro
04. Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men
05. Closer Than This – St. Lucia
06. Got To Give It Up (Part 1) – Marvin Gaye
07. Deep Night – Sonny Clark
08. Inside and Out – Feist
09. With You – Tennyson
10. So Close – Tom Misch & Carmody
11. Hello – SoulChef
12. 3 Days – Rhye
13. Harvest Moon – Neil Young
14. Pulang – Float
15. Photograph – Arcade Fire

Download Late Night Drive mixtape here

All music is for sampling purposes only, please buy the artists’ records & support them.

 

Oslo’s photograph, somewhere in Bandung (2013)

Surprise Stove at Taman Centrum, Bandung

The countdown to Keuken #5 is swiftly ticking by, and we’re waiting with giddy anticipation because we know it’s going to be merry. As we slowly approaching the D-day, the guys on Keuken made another pre-event for Kekeun #5 to spent your Sunday with. The second Surprise Stove with BDG Foodtruck at Taman Musik was held a couple of weeks ago and it was fun, multiple it by three. Everybody was lining up for free treats by Poyo and Dim Sum Soe and the crowds slowly filled the park as it is part of Pasar Seni’s live band audition. Good food and amazing music, what’s not to love?

Surprise Stove at Taman Centrum, Bandung

Surprise Stove at Taman Centrum, Bandung

Surprise Stove at Taman Centrum, Bandung

Surprise Stove at Taman Centrum, Bandung

“Jump” ahead for more pictures!

Tika & Dana Engagement Day

2 August 2014,
We have a blast documenting Tika and Dana engagement day, surrounded by their big family and friends, filled with laughters and warm conversations. May you two always have an exciting and happy days ahead together!

Tika & Dana Engagement Day

Tika & Dana Engagement Day

Tika & Dana Engagement Day

More photos after the jump!

Surprise Stove at U&KL Kitchen

Who doesn’t love a good food? Us in particularly, crave them. So, when Surprise Stove is happening (they always have some delicious foods plus a very exciting music around), it must be on our must-go list. No matter where and when. Like this last week Surprise Stove on UNKL Store for example. The warm and tasty foods and a nice ambience they provided attracts a crowd of people.

That day was fulfilling, for both the fun times and our happy tummy. All of the yummy goodness were cooked by Chef Arifin from U&KL Kitchen and the music ambience were from the DJ Booth featuring Egga, Melody, Faza and T.A.H. This was the first SS for Keuken #5: City Hall Fairground that is going to happen in a couple of weeks from now. To say that we’re excited would be an understatement.

Oh and there’s another Surprise Stove today (4/10) at Taman Musik, that start from 9AM. Come and spend your weekend time with us!

Surprise Stove at U&KL Kitchen

Surprise Stove at U&KL Kitchen

Surprise Stove at U&KL Kitchen

Surprise Stove at U&KL Kitchen

More photos after the jump!