LOOKING FOR SOME JAVANESE RHINOS - And the answer is no, we got nothing but fresh air and bird sing along. Moreover it's going to be dangerously awkward if we saw and met one. We're separated in two boats, I had the little one, me and my other 3 friends. What I was worrying is anaconda and alligator, too much movies sometime can kill you but thank God nothing happened and sun coming so friendly that day.
But we found footprints of Javanese Rhinos over there, they said it's a spot of rhinos to drink some water, also the goods news from Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon recently has a new baby rhino born, their number less than 100 now in the area. After canoeing back and forth, we're going back to Pulau Handeuleum, pack our bag to The Last Snorkeling...
THE FUTURE OF OUR NATURE - I am so glad that I have been here to feel and to see on of UNESCO World Heritage Site, unfortunately the accomodation & facility is very limited because it's a remote area, but for me as long as with my friends, everything gonna be so good (obviously). I see this as a mission, Indonesia have dozens national parks and beauties, from Sabang to Merauke, mission are waiting and lies ahead to be explored but still be preserved and protected. Indonesia is more than just beautiful, it's archipelago of paradise on planet Earth.
The picture actually said that we're looking away to that one mountain called Krakatoa, one of the biggest volcanic mountain in Sunda strait. One history noted that Krakatoa has erupted once and the ash covered a sky over the extent of the continent. Can not imagined if it's happen in this era, so what we can do is to love the nature, back to nature, enjoy the nature, after all is for our life too, HUMANKIND.
PULAU HANDEULEUM. STAY FOR A NIGHT - Even though rain was keep coming and snorkeling not as good as we were expected, but one thing I love when we were having our late lunch, very simple food, with lovely real friends, rain is falling hit the ground at Pulau Peucang. After Peucang, we're exploring Tanjung Layar. One and two hours after, then we moved to have our night place to stay during the night.
Like I said, for some reasons, you need to do this often only for your inner peace. A new place, a new people, a new land and water, you will be so grateful ( I am grateful). So the island called Pulau Handeuleum be the next place for us, not to be explored but we're stay here for the rest of the day wait for next day to come. Dinner + supper were served, I was amazed that in fact we're not alone in this island, seems very creepy since we need to passed the dark forest gate, but a group of raindeer greeted us, they smell a free meal lol, but not only deer but there is a lot of monkeys, but I'm sure they are the shy one compared monkeys in Bali.
The sleep was quite good, again missed the sunrise but not with the breakfast, again with the deer, I was thankful for that beautiful and memorable morning at Pulau Handeuleum. I was practicing some attraction with the deer, breakfast with the deer and we were laughing non stop because not everyone can do it, even one of my friend from the group have tried out with some chocolate and still not made it, but I did :). If you think it's disgusting or scary, trust me it's fun lol, I thought the deer has smell as stink as a goat, but surprisingly they were not, even they have a white teeth, love the Bambis.
The sun rose higher in the sky, we found our forest gate is flooding and next plan to do is canoeing over the river and forest, we're expecting to see some Javanese Rhinos, but our guide said it would be impossible because they are on the verge of extinction and I think they have learned to escape from human, since they have instincts and could smell humans from distances so they are likely to avoid, except we have already there for a month, ya they could smell my Bvlgari sport extreme. See me canoeing on my next post ...
TANJUNG LAYAR PHOTO DIARY - Next on my latest Ujung Kulon trip. After not so good snorkeling because of rain, lunch at Pulau Peucang and playing around with local fauna, we were heading to Tanjung Layar, basically if you see the map this is the westernmost point of Java Island in Banten province, Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon area.
We're walking around the forest, wish to see some endemic animal but we found only their poops lol, ya nothing but fresh air, some apes jumping around on the tree, little tree snake having a rest and a bunch of annoying mosquitoes. So Tanjung Layar is one of the place used by some group to stay and camping at night, so maybe you can see some plastic bottle, and garbage scattered on the ground. You can enjoy the night here, but please leave the footprints and good memories instead of garbage.
And since we're not stay here, we took a lot of photos and looking for place to stay at night, we're heading to Pulau Handeleum after all this exploration...
ENJOY THE DEEP BLUE SEA - It's been a (years) while since a long time ago when I was working for Oil Services company, exploring the sea with the boat, act like spoiled kid on the top of the boat but this is the point when you feeling so free, feeling so grateful, feeling one with nature, all I see is a deep blue sea.
No no, my intention was not for sun bathing or act like I love if my skin burning or being tanned, I have been there and somehow I love my skin tanned but if my body muscular as hell, tanned skin will be a complement. Sp anyway, I just spent 30 minutes on the boat roof until the rain falling, yes out of sudden it's raining and ruined our plan for snorkeling, but it can stand any longer, we jumped right to the water,but the water completely ugly because the rain.
Then we headed to Pulau Peucang for late lunch, we were having lunch in a big cottage near the beach, we can see the deer, not so wild boar and lizard playing round the beach, fun but that day maybe around more than 5 groups doing the same things like me, so quite crowded, but yes fun. Evening began to come, we were heading to Pulau Handeulem, yes we were staying there at night...
THE ARRIVAL : UJUNG KULON TRIP - We were tired and full of pimples on our faces, but nearly 7 hours overland trip from Jakarta to Sumur, took a boat and another 3 hours to Pulau Peucang, all on Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon.
All need vacation and refreshment but when there is money, there is no time, when there is a lot of time, well, have no money. This is very short escape one night stay in a place so far away from buildings and creepy pollution. Once upon a time, my friend asked me to join him this trip and I said yes, although I have no idea what will I get with only IDR 950.000, what I was thinking I need to escape ASAP, moreover with friends, that's the point.
We start the journey from our meeting point in Benhil, using medium bus from Jakarta to place called Sumur, so basically it's shoreline, there is a local fish market, well I couldn't handle the smell, so dirty but we're excited, I was on my way to be exact to the western part of Java, comeback see the nature. Go to the part 2 ...
WITS BEAUX CANDY SOCKS - For people who loves colors, there is no boundaries to create a colorful look, even from head to toe. Back to a couple seasons ago in menswear, when people were wearing shine bright socks to stands out between the darker suit or outfit and mostly found in Italy during Pitti Uomo or Milan Fashion Week, but still this is one of the bravest breakthrough in sartorial world.
Yes it's not as easy as winking, but be fun. When the rule says that the color of your socks is one of your pant's shades, but what all you need is just color coordination. The safest way to apply this trend of course if you are wearing slim cut suits in dark color, leather lace up shoes and shirt/tee color match with the socks or the only bold color only from the socks, I rarely can accept same color head to toe, color blocking is more comfortable on eyes. You can also going casual with colors socks, with casual brogue, jeans and leather jacket, when all those items seems very old and classic in colors, pop something from the socks.
There is Wits + Beaux men's accessories line manufactured in New York City, provides you with some of very playful socks, bow ties and pocket squares, a small things that matter. It's all about the details that make the look. Lucky me, I got three pairs of their products, sooooo happy that I can feel a New York quality over my feet, not only that, something like this is also to support local manufacturing. So if you are a colored sock person or want to play fun with menswear, you may check Wits + Beaux or you can check them on Kickstarter. Also do not forget to check out their video below, and keep your eyes on them to pop up your look. #SponsoredPost
ETRO LAST NIGHT - Just quick post about what was happening last night, finally our hard work to make this event happen have been paid. ETRO Milan with Men's Folio Indonesia presented Fall/Winter menswear collection at Immigrant Jakarta. Come late as usual and was find the place not really as packed as expected, but surprisingly people started to come and enjoy the party. It's because in the same day there are several hype events in town; Ismaya Anniversary, British Fashion Show at Sency, Altitude Event, E&O, Vespa... but just want to say thank you for coming :)
For the news, you may check them at www.mensfolioid.com yes Men's Folio Indonesia now ONLINE, maybe it will published soon, also in the magazine. Personally the night was good, I wish Men's Folio will have a long life after all and we will always be happy :))). The pictures taken by Togechan during the event while waiting the fashion show to start, how funny we were (with Stacy Louies, Vera Dwiyanti & Lianggono Susanto) before and after we realized that we are on camera. Oh ya the canapes we choose for the party, not baddd haha something something lychee prawn and chicken wings quite good. See you at the next event! And I want ETRO velvet shawl
DELUXSHIONIST UPDATES - Long time no blog, well it because what I am doing in September is just like too packed, no? moreover, my blog looks far from my blog used to be lol, but thank you to make my blog still alive. I know some people might be checking in and there is no new post, yes once again thank you for still visiting.
What happening is I am trying to calling out my focus only for my magazine, but instead of happy I really feel something wrong with this lol. The story behind make me so afraid to do blog while I am working for the magazine, this is so tired even only by over think about something that has not happened. Back when I was working for previous company, my boss eventually found out that Louis Vuitton met me for discussing about something, just discuss about my blog, that's all and what happened after that, everything I do was wrong in his eyes, I was like OMG, what is in your mind??? Do you threatened by me or something?
Well some shit maybe happened in your career, but trust is crucial, no trust no result, rather than feel threatened with small thing and see me as your competitor or Idk what he was thinking, why not to collaborate? I am paid to contribute rather than just follows the order. Moreover you earn so much from the magazine, my blog not even reach 5 millions IDR per month (that time, well it can be right now lol). Talking about career, yes it's almost 3 years working in fashion, also with my blog. Survive in Jakarta for that quite long time, but still worry what my life would be like 5 years later when "30 my age" lol, but somehow I feel so 30 right now.
Then I remember someone said, "Don't be worry for something mystery" and also with my future, but yes we creates our own future, but nobody know what it will be, isn't it? all I want of course to share my happiness than my worry or everything suck, so wish me luck.
So what is DELUXSHIONIST UPDATES???
1. Busy working
2. Happy Listening early 2000 songs like The Corrs, Sixpence None the Richer and The Corrs
3. I eat a lot Beston Weston Butter Bagelen
4. I have an Instagram account *lol so late* instagram/herdianahs
5. I need more VACATION
6. I have nothing to wear
7. I hate with minimum payment for Blue Bird order now is 40.000 IDR
8. I depressed with my forehead pimples
9. Obsessed with traveling (But hell this is need more than time & money)
10. I guess everything is just gonna be alright, right?