Sunday, June 18, 2017

anniversary, second of that.

March 9th marked the 2 years Bram and I have been together, and this post is long overdue, I know.
I've been channeling all of my effort and every last drop of sweat onto my YouTube channel lately and slowly progressing to write again. Baby steps, baby steps.

March 9th came around and Bram asked me to go on a date (why did I just flushed writing 'date' ? this must've been the millionth date we've been on) but yes, he awkwardly did ask me to go spend time with him and not talk about work (contrary to popular beliefs, Bram and I spend 90% of our time together working, either on brand deals, video ideas, editing, prospect projects, discussing rates and all that) and sadly, when the date came, I had to shoot a video with Han Yoora, Andovi, Chandra, Tommy and a couple others for Yoora's channel. We always work around schedules, and this time we opted for early sunset dinner at this Rooftop restaurant. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

t h e o f f i c e .


For months Bram, Ruthfi and I have talked about renting a space for an office. Being self-employed can be frustrating without the change of sceneries, without the friends, without the space to express oneself.

Working in a creative industry especially, I struggle daily when I have to wake up and walked 2 steps to get to my working space. It didn't inspire me, in fact, it stopped my brain from functioning and made me lazier than the piece of crap I already naturally am.
SO on February 2017, we moved in into our base camp.

We went to IKEA and got a TON of things, and stuffed them into my little Honda Brio.

I knew from early on that a creative space needs to be clear and inspiring. I convinced my officemates to settle with white and black, ..and loads of plants. Oddly enough, they were more concerned about the plants. I had to ASSURE then that it would be amazing to have greeneries. They still never admit that our office looks SMASHIN' because of the plants, despite the countless compliments we got on it.





I sit in between Ruthfi & Bram.
and we dance in between shooting & editing & following up clients.

I love our little basecamp.

Nessie


Monday, November 28, 2016

confused, content, coffee.

Confused, content, coffee.

Hello, I'm Nessie, twenty-three, obsessed with modified versions of brewed coffee.
Which isn't appropriate, given each time I feel rather unfortunate.
It gives me nausea you see, my weak tummy's just extremely choosey.

But that feeling every time I enter a café, of comfy chairs and busy pairs of eyes carefully scanning their lighted screens or pages of books, the smell of brewing coffee and music oh so fancy, you'll unconsciously start tapping your left foot, or singing rather quietly along to old songs that you won't remember how you came to be quite fond of. Or the excitement in your heart as your index finger run down the list of menu, weighing whether it would be latte or their cold blended beverages today.

Or you're instead a tea person, who loves sitting down among coffee people. That's okay too, I guess.

Or you're the worst kind of people at cafes who takes out their selfie sticks and ruin the aesthetically-blessed cafe designed for those in need of fresh working space to pump up your instagram following and then exit without ordering. In that case, fuck you.


 The place that I went to this time is called

KANAWA COFFEE 
Jl. Suryo No.23, RT.3/RW.6, 
Rw. Bar., Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, 
Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 
12180

Zomato gave it a 3.9 out of 5 and I think it should be 4. 
The baristas were incredibly sweet and friendly, and it is the absolute best space to work in. 
And above we have: a blurry picture of the space because I'm a hoe hoe hoe who can't work the camera, picture of my boyfriend who ignores my ass to work, and a cup of caffe latte that I ordered. 

Below, I show you more photos of me being a total poser on Kanawa's fancy staircase and snaps of the grey nobluk contact-lenses that I started wearing because I can't fight my blindness as a lone ranger.

 \ kanawa coffee \
also has outdoor portion on their second story, intended for those whose brain is exploding from the amount of work pressure, or instagram pressure (whichever fits your case.)


ps: you're so hot, I love you.

SO, here's me doing a salute:
for absolutely no reason.

If you're a Jakartan who needs a new café to explore, 
I highly recommend checking out Kanawa Coffee and indulge in what it's like to 
feel like you're earning lots therefore you deserve to sit at a fancy place for work purposes. 

Good bye,