Beautiful in White – Gereja Katolik (Catholic Church) Santo Laurensius

I went to this church this morning. It is Gereja Katolik (Catolic Church) Santo Laurensius at Alam Sutera, Banten, Indonesia.

It was the second time I’ve been there. But today was my first time for having the eucharistic liturgy here (not at the basement floor, because I arrived early ^^) I was quite amazed. The church is actually smaller than the church I used to go, but this church…looks huge inside! I love the interior, it looks gothic and semi modern. Seems like the cathedral right? Yeah, the church is really beautiful in white ❤

So, it would be good if I save the memory of the place through my phone right? 🙂

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Worked with TAC Craft

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TAC Craft is a home company that concern in clay art. The artist and the owner, Satyani, is my sister in law 😀 She is a music teacher in piano classic anyway. She loves art very much. Knowing I’m working in the same field (art), she asked me to join her preparing her booth in a bazaar.

(Note: People in the first photo are my sister and sister in law.)

I prepared some designs to promote her booth there such as charm packaging, chalkboard announcement, price tag, give-away promotion, etc. It’s very interesting! I also got a chance to learn how to make some kind of pastries made of clay 😀

 

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patriciaahilman - bazaar with taccraft (1)    patriciahilman-clayart by me

tac_chalkboard cs5   patriciaahilman - bazaar with taccraft (2)

 

The day of bazaar was amazing too! My sister in law took my sister and I to the bazaar on 3 April 2016. The bazaar was awesome! The bazaar was held at Tugu Kuntskring Paleis, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia. The place looks like historical-colonial building and now used for restaurant and art gallery. At the day, people were coming with various style, visiting different kind of vendors and some of them bring their dogs inside!! What a unique experience for me ><

 

TAC Craft’ contact:
ig: taccraft
blog: taccraft.blogspot.com
email: taccraft80@gmail.com

My First Youtube Fanfest ! #YTFFID

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I just knew about Youtube Fanfest few weeks ago. On 23 October Youtube Fanfest Indonesia #YTFFID was held at Gandaria City. Wow. I checked the website and found many Youtube artists were participated to make it cool. They were SkinnyIndonesia24, Sam Tsui, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Bethany Mota, GAC (Gamaliel, Audrey, Cantika), Eka Gustiawana, Edho Zell, Mike Tompkins, Macy Kate, Indovidgram, The Overtunes, Jakarta BeatBox, Cheryl Raissa,  Linda Kayhz, Natasha Farani, Jebe & Patricia and Young Lex. Knowing that my favorite idol was one of the #YTFFID talent, I was so excited to watch it. I thought it was ticketless or maybe free. But when I check the website few days later, they said the tickets were sold out 😐 Okay. May be it’s not my luck.

So I moved on and forgot it. Until, my favorite idol posted this on his Instagram.

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WHAT? GIVE AWAY TICKET? I WANT THAT! I SHOULD TRY TO GET THIS LUCK!!

The next day, I got an email that told me THAT I GOT THE TICKET! It wasn’t a ticket for general admission only, but also a ticket for MEET & GREET SAM TSUI!! D: The ticket was also for 2 persons. I was super-duper excited. I really like how he sing a song and how he bring himself. I really wanted to meet him but I had some problems. My parents couldn’t let me go by myself. The event will be at Gandaria City, which is at Jakarta Selatan. It takes around 2-3 hours from my home, Tangerang. It also would be finished around 10. I am also a freelance-employee at one of company at Jakarta Barat. I was afraid if I have lots of task to do. My sister, Kathlyn, cheered me up to not give up because we’ll never know when he will come to Indonesia where I able to meet him.

So I started to arrange a plan: who will I ask to accompany me, how to get there, how to get home and how to get permission to get home early from workplace. I told the details to my parents on Sunday. I had asked Ijun (my friend) to accompany me. Then, we will take bus Transjakarta. We will take the bus again and train to get home. Anyway, he’s an expert in Jakarta’s public transport. The sad thing I said to them was, “The Fanfest will be over at 10, but we’ll get out at 9. So you both shouldn’t be worried I get home too late.” Then, I got the permissions from them, also my editor. Tomorrow morning, I went to Kota Kasablanka/KoKas ― it was my first time to go to KoKas ― to exchange the ticket with #YTFFID wristbands. One step closer to the event 😀

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Able to meet our favorite idol is a great thing, right? So, I started thinking what I can give to him beside the presence as a fan. I decided to make a drawing of him like what I usually do and finished it in 3 days. I really hope he likes it.

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At the great day ― YESTERDAY ―I got the venue with my friend, Ijun. We were like a traveler because we didn’t know the place. Haha but we arrived on time at the hall and many people had already been there. Full of crews, youths and GIRLS ! :0 I could see some boys only. Everybody was on the line waiting for meet & greet their idols. Sometimes I heard people especially girls screamed like crazy and I was like “…oh my God”. It felt like trapped in teenagers’ club :))

After 20-30 minutes, some groups of fans was sent to the other room to meet their own idols. I saw some Youtube artists there. They look great, including Sam Tsui. I was on the line at the room and ….he was there! When it was like 4-5 people to go, my heart was beating up D: Wow. He is really here and I’ll greet him! But how long will we have to talk? Then, I found that wow, it was really fun to meet and greet him. Sam was very warm and friendly. We did shake hands and warm hugs. I also didn’t forget to give the present and he looked so happy! Who isn’t excited getting presents? I thanked him for the ticket and how I feel about that. I also asked about how many songs would he present that night. He said, “I’ll sing 3 songs …. the end of the show.” Hmm.. Not long after that, a man asked me, “Mbak, mau foto nggak?” which means, ” Miss, do you wanna take pictures or not?” Then I realized that my time was running out 😐 “Sure,” I answered. So I have this nice picture. Well, I wouldn’t ask him to kiss me or vice versa like some girls did. Haha warm hug is enough for me 🙂

patriciaahilman-with sam tsui

After having Meet & Greet session and meals yeah ― we were hungry ― Ijun and I come back to the hall, waiting for the stage open. The hall had more people inside, and people kept coming through the entrance :0 We all wait the open gate at 7.30 pm. Then, the crew directed all of the fans to the festival well and wow.. This is what called “festival” :0 Lights everywhere. Hundreds of people everywhere. Music theme everywhere. Screams everywhere. The screen was also ready. We waited till all the fans came in, then waited for the lights turn dark & the music fade out. When they did, oh my God, people around me screamed louder. I just closed my ears and joined to scream :))

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About one hour at the beginning, the festival was open by Edho Zell and Eka Gustiawana. Then, followed by Skinny Indonesia 24 (Jovial da Lopez & Andovi da Lopez), Chandra Liow, The Overtunes, Natasha Farani and Mike Tompkins. It was 9 pm and Sam Tsui hadn’t perform yet. Don’t say that what he said before was he’ll really be on stage at the last session till the end of the event. I thought he’ll perform at the middle and at the end. Maybe his fans was huge at the festival, that was why his perform was placed at the last session. I still feel sad because I couldn’t see him perform live. Couldn’t break my words to my parents to leave the Fanfest at 9 :\ So I leave the party earlier with Ijun. Cheered myself that at least I could meet him personally and said how happy I was to be there.

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I got home at 11.15 and it was really tiring. But I know it was a great experience. I rarely come to music festival or music concert before, budget problem :/ Unless I got free ticket from anyone it is possible to come. Beside the voices “AAAAAAAAAA…” drove me nuts, Youtube Fanfest Indonesia was really amazing!! Thank you so much for all crews, talents and sponsors to make this happen and free of charge 😀

Old Batavia in 2012

As I remember, I went there by all myself. There was a photo competition there. I joined it for collecting some photos of Kota Tua area with people. Kota Tua is one of famous heritages in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta. We also call it Old Batavia or Jakarta Old Town.

In Kota Tua, there are several famous building such as Museum Fatahillah, Museum Wayang, Museum Keramik, Kantor Pos (Post Office), Toko Merah (Museum), Stasiun Jakarta Kota/Beos (railway station). I haven’t visited Kota Tua ever since. I wonder how it looks like these days 😕

Anyway, these are some photos of them in November 2012.

bangunan kawasan kota tua-patriciaahilman (1)Museum Fatahillah was in renovation.

bangunan kawasan kota tua-patriciaahilman (2)Museum Wayang

bangunan kawasan kota tua-patriciaahilman (3)Kantor Pos Indonesia

bangunan kawasan kota tua-patriciaahilman (6)Toko Merah

bangunan kawasan kota tua-patriciaahilman (5)Stasiun Jakarta Kota

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