Category Archives: Eco Life

Notes from the Front Row of JFW2016

The weeklong brutality that is Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) last week came to town. Yours truly, mere days after a bruising 10-day sojourn to Milan and Frankfurt, threw herself into the annual fete with much glee and abandon. Sustainability is the … Continue reading

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Footnotes from the Front Row: JFW 2016, Day 3

The issue of sustainable fashion, on the heel of the fast-growing fast and cheap fashion, took center stage yesterday. As someone who’s very concerned about the excess of fast fashion business model, discussed on my columns in The Jakarta Post … Continue reading

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Hot, Hazy, and Heavy Affairs in Between

Sorry, boys, not a column about sex. Carrie Bradshaw does that. It’s about how God-awful hot it’s been in months for all of us, and how inhumanely hazy it’s been in weeks for some of us. Let’s start with the … Continue reading

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On Terawangan, Taliwang, and Tra-La-La

  It was a hot summer long ago when the wide-eyed teens that were me and a couple of pals first landed in Lombok. The father of a mutual friend of ours was working there, and we were invited to tour this little island … Continue reading

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The Supermarketization and Supersizing of Things

As I live in the vicinity of Japanese expatriates and general clotheshorses, I’d been hearing for a while that a certain famed clothing retailer was coming to conquer Jakarta by way of the city’s newer shopping mall. So, of course, … Continue reading

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Footnotes from the Front Row: JFW 2015, Day 2

First off, just in case you were wondering, I survived Day 1. That was 10 hours running around in 10-cm heels to attend 5 shows and correlating press conferences, thank you very much. Which explains why Day 2 was for the fail-safe, … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Moving Forward, In Vintage We Trust

I can’t remember exactly when I started taking interest, perhaps during my teenage years in Manado when Mom began collecting vintage chinaware from the Dutch colonial time, but I realized it was the years overseas that nurtured my penchant for … Continue reading

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Come Hell and High Water Indeed

How is everyone? Well and dry, I dare to hope? I live in a high-rise building that fortunately, and quite rarely for Jakarta, is surrounded by enough lush greenery. There’s no flood around us, yet we sadly could see from … Continue reading

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Ubud: Not Ready for Its Close-Up

I first went to Bali in early or mid eighties. Its beaches then were already festive and packed with tourists from every corner of the world, I actually saw a woman in cowboy hat and boots traipsed along sandy Kuta … Continue reading

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The New ‘It’ Bag

No, ladies, it’s not one of those preppy, yacht-worthy handbag on the latest cruise collections. But bear with me– it might just be as catchy. Turned your lights off during Earth Hour recently? Hope you did, either by genuine awareness … Continue reading

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