Photo: Quick Visit To Oman

Walking away from the tourist [2015:EO]

Walking away from the tourist [2015:EO]

The Mosque of the Great Prophet, a Shia Mosque, in Muscat, Oman [2015: EO]

The Mosque of the Great Prophet, a Shia Mosque, in Muscat, Oman [2015: EO]

Photograph of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman in Nizwa Souq [2015: EO]

Photograph of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman in Nizwa Souq [2015: EO]

Fort at the old port of Muscat [2015: EO]

Fort at the old port of Muscat [2015: EO]

Omani Dhow at the Old Port of Muscat [2015: EO]

Omani Dhow at the Old Port of Muscat [2015: EO]

Nizwa Date Plantation [2015: EO]

Nizwa Date Plantation [2015: EO]

Beduin Lady [2015: EO]

Beduin Lady [2015: EO]

A clean yet modern city of Muscat [2015: EO]

A clean yet modern city of Muscat [2015: EO]

Trying to wear Omani veil of Bedu Woman [2015: ER]

Trying to wear Omani veil of Bedu Woman [2015: ER]

The Dome of the Great Prophet Mosque [2015: EO]

The Dome of the Great Prophet Mosque [2015: EO]

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Photo: Istanbul in Frame 2

My first sunrise of Istanbul [2014: E O]

My first sunrise of Istanbul [2014: E O]

Christmas mass in in Sent Antuan Church [2014: E O]

Christmas mass in in Sent Antuan Church [2014: E O]

Mother Mary in The Holy Church of Wisdom, Hagia Sophia [2014: E O]

Mother Mary in The Holy Church of Wisdom, Hagia Sophia [2014: E O]

Hagia Sophia is where Islam and Christian met [2014: E O]

Hagia Sophia is where Islam and Christian met [2014: E O]

Under the blue sky, there is a blue mosque of Sultanamet [2014: E O]

Under the blue sky, there is a blue mosque of Sultanamet [2014: E O]

Inside the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul [2014: E O]

Inside the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul [2014: E O]

The view of Istanbul [2015: E O]

The view of Istanbul [2015: E O]

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Photo: Istanbul in Frame

One icey night in Istanbul, Turkey [2014: E O]

One icey night in Istanbul, Turkey [2014: E O]

One of Turkish traditional food "chicken kebab' [2014: E O]

One of Turkish traditional food “chicken kebab’ [2014: E O]

A shoe shine man in Istanbul [2014: E O]

A shoe shine man in Istanbul [2014: E O]

Fresh vegetable shop [2014: E O]

Fresh vegetable shop [2014: E O]

Baklava is one of Turkish traditional snack, which is very  rich, sweet pastry [2014: E O]

Baklava is one of Turkish traditional snack, which is very rich, sweet pastry [2014: E O]

Turkish beer, Turkish tea [2014: E O]

Turkish beer, Turkish tea [2014: E O]

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Photo: The Vibe of Pasar Santa

Vynil record player at the Laidback Blues Store [2014: E O]

Vynil record player at the Laidback Blues Store [2014: E O]

Claypot Popo [2014: E O]

Claypot Popo [2014: E O]

Ketan Pasar is a sticky rice based snack joint [2014: E O]

Ketan Pasar is a sticky rice based snack joint [2014: E O]

The famous Pasar Santa black dog of DOG [2014: E O]

The famous Pasar Santa black dog of DOG [2014: E O]

Paint in one of corner of Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Paint in one of corner of Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The actual Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The actual Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Spinning in Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Spinning in Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The head of Pasar Santa, Bambang Sugiharto [2014: E O]

The head of Pasar Santa, Bambang Sugiharto [2014: E O]

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Music: What It Is

What It Is by Amy Winehouse 

I'll tell you what you want to hear.It depends on what I've been drinking. [2014: E O]

I’ll tell you what you want to hear.It depends on what I’ve been drinking. [2014: E O]

I can see you ahead of me but I’m not always forward thinking * I’ll tell you what you want to hear, it depends on what I’ve been drinking * Cause everything I do or say makes it hard for you to stay * We both know, What it is.

Nowadays we talk too much like you’re forgetting all the good shit * You decide whats wrong with me * I always used to let you say but now I like to think out loud * You’re running with some different crowd * We both know what it is.

I don’t know you anymore, supposed to be the man, that I live my life by * And you’re attitudes become a bore and I’m so tired, I can’t even cry, cry*

Mr Ultra Sensitive, I’ll NEVER let myself forget you * Messed each other up you know * So I’m sorry if I upset you * Tomorrow is another day so I’ll call you cause that’s OK *

Relationship doesn’t remain, we resonate on different planes * I could cut you down again if you was like all other men * If you were like all other men, I know that I could shut you down again * But my friend, but my friend, I don’t know you anymore*

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Photo: Canada in Frame

The University of Toronto [2014: EO]

The University of Toronto [2014: EO]

It is just love between two human regardless of gender [2014: EO]

It is just love between two human regardless of gender [2014: EO]

CN Tower from the University of Toronto campus [2014:E O]

CN Tower from the University of Toronto campus [2014:E O]

Sucking Momma Cow's Breast [2014:EO]

Sucking Momma Cow’s Breast [2014:EO]

Church and Wellesley Village, the  LGBT-oriented enclave in Toronto [2014: E O]

Church and Wellesley Village, the LGBT-oriented enclave in Toronto [2014: E O]

Getting ready for Halloween Celebration [2014: E O]

Getting ready for Halloween Celebration [2014: E O]

Maintaining the Tradition [2014: E O]

Maintaining the Tradition [2014: E O]

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Indonesia: Indonesia’s First Lady vs Myself

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I love fashion and I am allergic to counterfeit. Fashion is a piece of art that is why it is very important for designer to register their trademark, therefore it would not be copied. But apparently the Indonesia’s First Lady Ani Yudhoyono loves to wear FAKE Burberry. She said that she purchased her scarf in factory outlet and the real stuff is not sold in the factory outlet but authorised shop in Senayan City or Plaza Indonesia. It is way better that she is wearing batik than fake burberry scarf.  Am I right?

I think Ibu Ani needs to learn about fashion from her daughter in-law Annisa Pohan, who is a former model. What do you think?

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Ztreet Queen: Abhaya Skirt

I am in my Abhaya Skirt [2013: E R]

I am in my Abhaya Skirt [2013: E R]

I always love traditional textile, be it batik, songket, ikat, sarong or tenun. Unfortunately, I always find it difficult to find a ready wear outfit, which is made from traditional textile, that matches to my taste. Hence I always designed my own outfit.

Well, some people say that there is nothing new under the sun and I would say that my design is not particularly original. But I often put a little detail on my design such as button, zipper or line.

Here it is my latest design, A-line skirt, which is made from orange and green Cambodian silk.  The skirt has no waistline and use invisible zipper on the left side. And I named it  Abhaya skirt, which means fearless skirt.

Abhaya skirt sketch [2013: Oktofani]

Abhaya skirt sketch [2013: Oktofani]

Abhaya skirt [2013: Oktofani]

Abhaya skirt [2013: Oktofani]

Somehow, I really like my Abhaya skirt because I can wear it for formal meeting or hanging out with friends. It all depends on what kind of top that I am wearing with.

So what do you think?

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Photo: Canada

Coming from a tropical country such as Indonesia, I used to dream to go to the Western Country to have a white Christmas. Wearing a pair of knee boots, long black stylist winter coat and colorful scarf while doing some window shopping in down town Toronto, London or New York City.

Or the idea of having outdoor Christmas tree light, snow, candy cane, Christmas gift and any other Christmas decoration in every corner of the town from the street to family house or churches to the shops, it seems that white Christmas is very magical. But I had no idea how freezing cold the winter would be.

Tried to enjoy my first winter and white Christmas in Halifax, Nova Scotia [2011: ER]

Tried to enjoy my first winter and white Christmas in Halifax, Nova Scotia [2011: ER]

So here I was… Christmas 2011, I went to Canada for nearly one month. Finally, I knew what the white Christmas is. Despite the fact the ambience is very magical and romantic, I must admit that winter sucks BIG TIME! It is so freaking cold! I must wear multi-layers of clothes. Geez! I am so blessed to be born and come from a place with a wonderful weather just like Indonesia.

Nevertheless its suckness (that sometimes I miss), I really like Canada. It is such a beautiful yet organized place. There are so many old historical beautiful buildings (I love old historical building). While I was in Canada, I did not go to many places. I only went to Ottawa, Halifax, Toronto and Montreal.

I am looking forward to another trip to Canada but in different time of the year. Preferably during the summer time.

Anyway, here I am sharing some snapshots from my trip to North America.

The Parliament Building of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario [2011: Oktofani]

The Parliament Building of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario [2011: Oktofani]

The View of Dartmouth from Halifax, Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

The View of Dartmouth from Halifax, Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

La basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal [2012: Oktofani]

La basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal [2012: Oktofani]

Apple Caramel dip [2011: Oktofani]

Apple Caramel dip [2011: Oktofani]

One cloudy day in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

One cloudy day in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario [2011: Oktofani]

Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario [2011: Oktofani]

 

Eternal Flame for The Unknown Soldier [2011: Oktofani]

Eternal Flame for The Unknown Soldier [2011: Oktofani]

Down town Ottawa [2011: Oktofani]

Down town Ottawa [2011: Oktofani]

Down town of Ottawa [2011: Oktofani]

Down town of Ottawa [2011: Oktofani]

The famous light house, Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

The famous light house, Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia [2011: oktofani]

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia [2011: oktofani]

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