I should make a template for these things…
Yeah.. That’s a good idea
Yap, hal paling penting emang harus ditaro paling pertama. Kata siapa orang penting datangnya terakhir? Salah!! Yang penting harus didahulukan. Makanya dia harus datang pertama. Dan tahun 2017, hal paling penting bagi Ifah adalah MENYANDANG GELAR SARJANA. Karena gelar sarjana bukanlah sekedar 3 huruf yang akan nempel di belakang nama kita. Gelar sarjana adalah uang jutaan yang dikeluarkan dan segala waktu dan kepusingan yang terjadi selama 4 tahun. Yah~ itu lumayan terdengar PENTING BANGET kan~
Jadi, GO IFAH!
2. Menuntaskan “Graduation Project” 100%
Nggak.. Seriusan.. Ini nggak penting banget. Tapi ini adalah amazing on-going project yang tertunda dan terabaikan, jangan sampai dia terlupakan. Ayo jangan kerja setengah-setengah!! 1 wajah per hari. Itu kayak, mengorbankan 15 menit waktu santai untuk mengerjakan PR. Can you do that? YOU HAVE TO!!
3. 1 Crochet-Doll per month
Practice makes perfect. Walau practice-nya memakan waktu 12 bulan. Gak papa~ ifah kan bukannya pengangguran yang punya banyak waktu luang.
4. Widening my reading repertoire
Sudah saatnya menghentikan segala kebingungan yang disebabkan oleh ketidakpedulian atas topik-topik serius dan realis. You are grown up.. Now please do mature up!
5. Control my mood: Fixing up my attitude
No further explanation needed. Sudah terlalu banyak korban.
For no reason, I feel kinda awesome this night. Hopefully this can be some kind of reminder when I feel not-so-awesome in the future.
Lately I’ve been into crocheting a lot.
It started out randomly last month, I was bed-ridden for days before the new year’s eve. I found this unfinished crochet stuff on my mom’s sewing machine. My mom told me she was making a tumbler’s bag and haven’t got any chance to finish it. Since I got nothing to do, I asked my mom to teach me how to crochet. And suddenly I found my self finishing my mom’s tumbler’s bag. Surprisingly, it was kind of fun.
After that, I asked my mom for more yarn and then I crochet away my illness until the new year.
Before I got back to college my mom bought me some crocheting supply. A new hook-pen and some new yarns.
So I guess that time I’ve decided that crochet is my new kind of thing.
I’ve tried to make some stuffs. Animals head mostly. Rabbit, bear, another bear, another rabbit, bear again, rabbit. I even found out how to make a magic circle by my self and then I realized I could simply googled how. But of course, I stupidly, did not think about that.
Ears. I have problem with ears. Well, I have problem with all tiny stuffs, but ears are especially a pain. I just don’t understand!!!!!
And then, I finally face my first ever serious crocheting project.
So, January 11th is Ratih’s birthday~ yeay.. I and Ulfah decided to give a birthday present. We want to buy something, but we don’t have the time to buy it together. So I said I’m gonna make something hand made. We were thinking what would be nice. At first a crochet doll came to mind. But it won’t do anything and doesn’t have any use. Then we decided a wallet would be better. We gave Ratih a wallet as a birthday present 3 years ago and she has been using it ever since. We thought it’s a good time for her to have a new one.
And.. Here I go.
First we picked the colour together. Blue was the chosen one since Ratih doesn’t have a particular favorite for colours. She’s fine with anything. I bought the yarn on the very next day somewhere far away (and got lost in the process, it was stupid and scary and exhausting 😳).
And so, the making process begun.
First I drew the blue–print. It took a while since I wasn’t sure what kind of wallet would be better. What kind of design. Which part should I make first. Aaaah~ it was confusing.
But once I decided, it wasn’t that hard I guess. But I didn’t have all day. It took me 3 days to finish it because I only able to make it at night.
I worried a lot about how it would turn out. It’s a present so I don’t want it to fail and I got to finished it before the promised day (yesterday). But I got confused a lot. Haaaaaah~ 😩 it was sort of depressing I guess.
But it should be done. So.. i just keep doing it until it finishes. And when it’s done, despite how it turns out, I should say, I am kind of proud of my self. Hahahah 😂
I’m happy with the result 😄
I want to meet those persons who’ve made their last 16 days super productive and made them selves totally usefull.
I want to meet them and just ask them to live my life.
But that would be impossible since we do not live in Freaky Friday movie. Even Lindsay Lohan knows better to forget about that piece.
It’s January 10th (the last couple hours) and I’m welcoming 2017. It’s never too late for a welcome party, and since I’m not gonna throw any party, the more reason I shouldn’t feel wrong to welcome it 10 days after it actually came.
So, can we all be relieved that we passed 2016 in one piece~ fyuuuh~ to tell you the truth 2016 has been the weirdest year I’ve ever lived on. And I think I’m not the only one with the thought.
For me personally, it was amusing yet nerve wrecking at the same time. And it was exciting yet kinda lame at the same time. It was a confusing year. It was.. Too much I suppose~ Too many life turning moments happened in 2016, I can’t even remember each and every one properly. So no.. I’m not going to do any cliché flash backs. Everything I need to remember, i will remember, and everything that I don’t. I won’t. If I ended up not remembering anything from 2016.. Well, perhaps they are not worth to remember.
Talking about new year.. Of course, we can’t forget about the new year eve. That one second that will change the last number of the year. That one number that trigger all the fire works around the world. I what did I do?
I… Don’t remember..
This is weird,, i was sure I remember that moment before I plan to write this post…
Meh~ who cares..
But I do remember what I did on the last day of 2016 and the first day of 2017.
I made lots of food related picture on Instagram story on the last day of 2016.
And for the first day on 2017, I went to a funeral.
How many people in this world went to a funeral at the beginning of the year? Well, I know a few. I was one of them.
It was around 4 pm when the news came. My cousin left this world at a young age. 2 years younger than me. She had been hospitalized since her birthday, at the beginning of december. She had a surgery on the new year eve and reportedly had gain conscious on the evening. So we were all relieved back then.
So when my aunt weirdly ask my parents our where-about. We suspected nothing. We were miles away from the hospital and going exactly to the opposite direction. When she revealed that my cousin just passed away, we were taken aback.
My father decided to cancel our plan for the night and took a u-turn.
I don’t have much memory of her since her family lived across the island. She just moved to my hometown for college but I was also away for the same reason. I was sad to lose a cousin. But the fact that I lost her without knowing her that well and now I don’t have any chance to, is.. That is just.. Devastating.
To say, it was a sad way to start the year. I think it would be inappropriate. And unfair, considering I still have more chances to enjoy the year while my cousin has none. Well, had…
So.. It was definately not a happy way. But I don’t want to say that it was sad, although it actually was. It was.. Complicated. Unsure. I don’t know…
And that is how.. I start my 2017.
I’ve spent 10 days in this year being all wasted, unproductive and bored. And 10 minutes toward the 11th day, I still have no idea how to make it any better.
Apa itu “[I]P[B]GII”?
“[I]P[B]GII” adalah istilah yang dicetuskan oleh Ulfah. Istilah ini merupan persatuan dari 2 buah institusi pendidikan yang pernah (dan masih) kami jadikan sebagai tempat menimba ilmu.
Halah.. Ribet amat fah~
Intinya mah, itu teh maksudnya IPB + PGII gitu. IPB as you know, Institut Pertanian Bogor. Sebuah Perguran Tinggi Negeri yang kampusnya tersebar di seluruh penjuru wilayah Bogor (ini rada lebay, tapi ykwim) dan saat ini dengan bangga ifah nyatakan sebagai Kampus Tercintah~ ❤ Dan PGII. PGII alias Persatuan Guru Islam Indonesia. Merupakan Yayasan tempat ifah menghabiskan 3 tahun yang (harusnya sih katanya sih) menjadi masa paling indah.
Jadi ceritanya, trio itu adalah Ifah, Ulfah dan Ratih.
Kami bertiga ketemu di PGII dan ketika lulus kami bertiga diterima kuliah di kampus yang sama. Di IPB.
Pertama kalinya sekolah merantau. Untung aja nggak sendirian.
Selama 4 tahun di IPB kami ber-3 suka cari-cari alasan dan curi-curi kesempatan buat makan bareng dan ngegosip (nggak gosip banget sih..). Pernah juga ajakin warga “[I]P[B]GII” yang lain. Para senior, junior atau yang seangkatan. Tapi hanya 1 kali dan agendanya tidak berlanjut. Susah nentuin jadwal, pada sibuk, lalu menyerah pada keadaan (halah~). Kami ber-3 juga bukannya sering banget kumpul sih. Sekali dua kali, banyak kalinya sih wacana aja. Maklum~ namanya juga mahasiswa.
Hari Senin, tanggal 19 Desember kemaren kami kumpul lagi. Dan kemungkinan besar ini kumpul kami yang terakhir sebagai Mahasiswa di kota hujan ini. Harapannya, kumpul selanjutnya kami sudah jadi Sarjana di kota kembang. Ah ya.. Pas kemaren itu Ulfah udah bukan mahasiswa lagi sih..
Jadi kumpul kemaren itu kami merayakan 3 hal yang berbeda. Wacananya sih udah dari 2 bulan lalu buat merayakan 1 hal doang. Baru terealisasi kemaren dan hal yang harus dirayakan sudah bertambah 2.
3 hal yang kami rayakan kemaren: ulang tahun ifah di bulan Oktober, sidang Ratih di bulan November, dan wisuda Ulfah di bulan Desember. Padat sekali agenda kami…
Mereka, ratih dan ulfah, ternyata punya hadiah buat ifah. Hadiah ulang tahun dari 2 bulan lalu.
Itu dia hadiahnya. Sketch book merk Canson yang kabarnya harganya mahal dan kertasnya amazing.
Pas dibuka, ternyata halaman pertamanya sudah terisi
Itu lettering bikinan ulfah. Itu boneka burung hantu apaan? Iya.. Kenalin, nama dia Bowl, salah satu penghuni kasur ifah. Hadiah ulang tahun dari ulfah dan ratih juga tahun lalu.
Kumpul malam itu harus diakhiri menjelang jam 21.00 karena Ratih ada jam malam.
Besoknya, malam ini.. Ifah memutuskan untuk mencoba gambar di sketch book baru itu.
[KERTAS MAHAL MAH BEDA]
1st page for me
2nd page for you guys~ 😗
You have no idea how grateful I am to have such friends that know exactly what I want and what I like.. Bahkan nggak sampai hati meneteskan tinta pertamanya 😢
Udah gitu aja..
Makasih gaes~ 🐪😆🐪
Dan benarlah adanya. Kertasnya memang amazing sekaliiiiii~ 😆 saking Amazingnya ifah merasa harus bikin 1 posting khusus buat bahas betapa amazingnya sketch book ini.
Intinya, I’m happy with my birthday present 😄
Semoga next time kita kumpul.. Well, kita tunggu saja seperti apa nantinya 😊
Well, the title is explicit enough I think 😅 . I want to talk about the art works that I made voluntarily and the commissions I did for complete strangers..
Lately I’ve been having art blocks. I didn’t draw anything for the whole week.. Hell.. I didn’t even touch my pencil 😂. I didn’t have any inspiration and even if I did, I decided that it was bad inspiration (is there anything called “bad inspiration”? I don’t know~)
I have this friend.. He sometimes send me things.. Videos.. Pictures.. Anything.. Othere people’s works.. Basically ideas. Things that he thinks are cool or he thinks I would think are cool. They help. Once, twice… Other times when I’m not in the mood, well, that means most of the time.. they are not any help. They just not..
Today I made lots.. Man~ I made plenty of artworks today. Faces, icons, doodles, flowers, stuffs.. Important stuffs.. Not-so-important stuffs.. I created things today.
And somehow.. Everything feels better. All the slumps.. The bad moods.. They all gone~ Guess, I do like drawing a lot, huh? 😅
So, where are those ideas came from?
I don’t know. No where I guess~ They just appeared. And it started from an art work. A voluntary work. A commission for a complete stranger.
So, this girl. I don’t know who suddenly DM-ing me via Instagram saying she loves my artworks. I, who wasn’t in the mood at the time.. Simply replied with a short thank you. But the conversation continued. She talked about how nice it would be to be drawn by me. And I was like.. Geez, who the hell is this girl~? But then I was like, meh~ why not~?
So I drew her.. A simple one. Not very artistic or realistic. It didn’t take much effort. But she was very happy when I sent it to her. She posted it immediately on her page and mentioned me on the caption. After that.. I was.. Hmm.. I don’t know how to explain this.. Flustered? Mesmerized?
The fact that the work that I made half-heartedly just made some random girl happy, is making me happy. I don’t even know her, nobody I follow, follows her account, she lived across the island, there is no way our lifes crossed path before. But, she, out of no where, came to me, asked a favour, and I did it, knowing that nothing good or bad will come out of it, and it turns out that I just made both of us weirdly happy 😂
And after that, my hand just moved, the ideas just flowed, and pictures are made~ They are not post-worthy but I came from no creation to spent-the-whole-sketch-book. Now I need to buy a new one 😂😂
Today, a few other commissions came to me. They want me to draw their faces, their friends’s faces, their pets, some random anime characters, an icon for a group, cute ones, realistic ones. And I did all of it, voluntarily, and I am actually happy.
You know that saying? “Never do something you’re good at for free” ? Who said that? Well, apart from he/she (whoever’s that quote belong to) is probably right, and probably has became very rich and succesfull by following their own quote.. I, today, proved that, nothing is wrong with, “Do whatever you’re good at for free” . Because, maybe.. just maybe, it would make you.. VERY HAPPY.
Ah.. Note to everybody.. If it comes the time when you are having too much happiness but kind of low on money, you might want to consider the don’t do it for free quote~
First time I heard this was earlier this year from my juniors.
They were singing while moving their fingers and hands and I have no idea what the hell they were doing at the time.
Last month i guess
I saw this kid that I’m tutoring playing this video from youtube over and over again. So it’s actually a world-wide-well-known-kid-song~
And to tell you the truth, the song has been in my head for the whole week for no reason.
Nobody sings it around me.
There are no any sharks in sight.
Guess my brain love the song~