What Koto Wear 1

“FASHION IS WHAT YOU BUY,

STYLE IS WHAT YOU DO WITH IT”

 

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just want to share what i worn on the last Sunday when i was interviewing Kak Rani. Please don’t expect me anything, i dress to express not to impress. 

 

“Fashion cannot make you sexy. Experience makes you sexy. Imagination makes people sexy. You have to train yourself, you have to study, and you have to live your life.”

-YOHJI YAMAMOTO-

 

how i dress is much more inspired by Yohji Yamamoto. He is a Legend Designer, a Japan’s elegant king of noir. I love how he reflects on the rules of beauty and clothing as armor. His thought assures me that fashion and style are more than being pretty and chasing perfection. Fashion and style are walking-arts. So, Let’s try being “you suit the dress well” not “the dress suit you well”

 

 

 

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What to Change 1/12

Hi ! it has been a long time not to see you. Actually, i have never been so that busy instead having a bad time management. I was supposed to write at least once a month in 2013 but like what i have mentioned before… i was more likely to be a bad time manager. Everything was always messy, my hours was married with shadow and i have never been going to extra miles instead running behind the hand of clock. So, i am gonna make up for it in this year.

Although this is a super duper late post talking about ‘RESOLUTIONS’, There are something that i want to share and this is just the beginning. We admit that new year and resolutions are like an invitation to start a new chance given. So, I have bunch of things to do to be a better one here and my first ‘what to change’ list is…

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have you ever heard or read a poster on tumblr quoting ‘Love yourself’ or ‘accept whatever you are’ ? i think even a teacher in the class also told the student how important to love themselves. However, i have been found it’s hard to love myself since i couldn’t remember when. i have been battling with myself, my thought in silence while people think i am okay. I have people told me to love myself but i think, they just don’t really know how hard it is. The feelings when you wake up, you just hate everything about yourself. People might think “oh Wita is so smart… getting scholarship to study abroad, always upload her photos with her foreign friends. oh yes, Wita is already success and has many friends to chill out with” but BIG NO for that. Actually, Wita is a girl who has insecurity.

I was not supposed to rest on my laurels but what happen then , when i compare what i have done with what should it has to be done. my mood is often perfectly shrinked by it. I tend to always blame myself when i am failed of reaching something which is caused by me who seems to not give my best. Sometimes i feel tired by nothing. Comparing with others and chasing perfections always make me feel insecure.

until last night, when i was gonna sleep, i was thinking about the truly reason of me feeling insecure. Do i have to feel confidence enough just if i am better than others? Isn’t it arrogance, is it? All people must not be better than me then i can be confidence… ooouugh, i hate to say that but that is true. who cares to be better than others? the most important is being better of your version.

AND THEN THE LIGHT BULB APPEARED…

I have to careless about insecure. My focus on this year is placing the insecure out of the window. Forgiving myself is the things that i want easily to do . I want to build relationship with myself better. I want to realize more that thankfulness will make me happy. So, no more a blamed tweet to myself by me again. hahaha let see how it works.

BLANKON GIRL | Because Muslimah is more than beautiful woman with scarf in her head. -Wita Koto-

WAKE ME UP… WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS

You might know already that Green Day’s song guys. that lyrics totally represented my bad of timing. YES! I  missed my September Post (and also August post actually hihi) seemed like i did Hibernation and just woke up 4 days ago.

Actually, I was so busy for 2 months to do my Application for getting full Scholarship in IPEK UNIVERSITY. I did everything to get it. I was giving all my best when i did my application and interviewed… than here I am , because of the kindness of Him, I am become one of the full scholarship winner since i did had work. Yeaaaay Finally! Alhamdulillah…

I have asked by my friends to share my experience of getting this scholarship and now it still in progress, I will post it as soon as possible. Sooooo,  because waiting is so boring, i wanna share you the other blog post of mine to be read. This post is kinda appetizers that you can eat (re:read) first before the main food come. yeah this is just a short post, not a long one… I am gonna tell you my experience of being “ikut-ikutan” which makes me become one of the “korban mode”. hahaha are you laughing ? I don’t mind… You can laugh as much as you want… really!  because i’m laughing too when i write this. hahaha

Sooo this the story …

I have once in my life, wear this stuff in my head in the last autumn. They called it Turban and it becomes so famous nowadays for muslimah spescially in Indonesia. I do like turban but my though was changed since one of my Indonesian friend who took Turkish course as i did, asked me, “What’s that in your head? is that BLANKON?” hahaha suddenly my mood jumped to the deepest ravine when i heard it. i think i would looked the same as beautiful as Yuna Zarai or Indah Nada Puspita when they wear it. Then i know the conclusion…. Turban doesn’t suit my chubby cheeks and my short neck well, do it? ok, Let me show you the pictures

 

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the photos were taken in front of  Turgut Ozal University, Ankara Turkey in the last autumn.

I love these pictures… because its show me how photos can make the Turban looks better than the reality >.<

what i wanna tell you guys…. specially for the muslimah teens in Indonesia. “Kita gak perlu berusaha setengah mati ikutan mode terbaru biar gaul dan cantik kok 🙂” iya, setuju kalau setiap perempuan emang maunya selalu cantik , muslimah yang berjilbab juga banyak yang ingin buktiin dengan pakai jilbab mereka tetap cantik….. Tapi lebih dari itu,  why don’t we just be ourself? Gak semua gaya hijabers harus kita ikutin kok biar cantik. Ketika kita mikirin banget gimana penampilan kita, harusnya kita juga jangan lupa tentang hati dan akal yang juga mesti dipercantik.

Salut sama muslimah-muslimah Indonesia yang super duper creative. You all have found your creative way of hijab-ing guys! but, my word is…. don’t let this ceativity decline the essential of hijab-ing 🙂

so, Jadi diri sendiri aja, best of your version!  Dan jangan jadi korban mode as i have did hehe 😀

“Beauty is not in the face but heart”

–Khalil Gibran-

 

“When Writing The Story of Your Life, Don’t Let Anyone Else Hold The Pen” -Anonymous

Well it’s almost end of the first week of Ramadhan month already! oh God is it just me but isn’t day is seems faster and faster each day? it’s already in the middle of July! Middle of summer too! doesn’t it? Nevertheless Ankara is a bit cloudy and windy today, seems like going better and not mainstream at all… i don’t know.

By the way it’s 15 of july already. It’s my time to post something in my blog . I write this post in the midnight when i’m waiting sahur Timeeeee and tonight i wanna share you some of my secret stuffs. haha don’t you think it something strange? nooo i just wanna share you some picture from my Two Diaries. It might sound so melancholic, but i have been writing Diary since i were 9 and i always can’t resist the urge to buy a cute diary, start to write something but mostly not finish a whole book because i found another cute diary and start again with it.

Can you imagine how long we will live our life if we write something? it’s okay if we are not a novelist or something like that but we absolutely can to be a writer for ourselves. When i write something on my diary i always think that what i write is going to become a treasure and something worth to share to my daughter, my son, my nieces, my nephews or even my great great great great grandchild…  I want to pass it on to my daughter, who someday will pass it on to her grand daughter, because maybe i might not around at that time and there’s no other thing that can tell something about me like my diary. hahaha i’m so melancholic aren’t i?

but more than the stories… since i was studying in Senior High School, the time i was experiencing more moment of GALAUness (confussion). I mostly collected inspiring words, motivation words and all that . i really love it so much! it’s also a warm thing to imagine, if one day my daughter read it, getting motivated as i get when i read it, she is thinking how I put all the words, cut it out, sticking it with a glue and everything. I called it my Treasure book. Moreover i’m the type of person that love to arrange  or to plan first before doing something, this is why i also have a Daily Journal.

Sooooo here we goooo…. hope you get inspired 🙂

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that’s ‘Tommy’ my Daily Jurnal

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That’s My July Bucket List

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That’s 2013 Treasure.

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some sketches from my friends

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“Diary is more than very sad handwritten book.

DIARY IS A DREAMLAND”

-Wita Koto-

Be nice, Be wise to recall your life

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@witaNHkoto

note : suka geli sendiri loh kalau habis baca diari yang isinya curhataaaaaan mulu. Rasanya hidup menderita banget hahaha. Sedikit alay sih memang tapi asiklah untuk dikenang. okeee see youuu in next post !

Ngabuburit itu Budaya

Ramadhan tahun ini adalah ramadhan kedua saya di Turki. Berbeda dengan tahun ini, tahun lalu saya masih sempat merasakan 1 minggu pertama suasana Ramadhan di Indonesia sebelum akhirnya saya berangkat ke Turki untuk mengurus studi saya selanjutnya ke jenjang s1 .

Bicara tentang bulan Ramadhan alias bulan Puasa di Indonesia, Ngabuburit menjadi salah satu topik bahasan yang gak akan ada abisnya. Entah berawal darimana dan dinamai oleh siapa Ngabuburit menjadi istilah untuk sejumlah aktivitas yang dilakukan orang-orang di Indonesia untuk mengisi waktu menjelang waktu berbuka puasa.

Sebagai seorang Indonesia yang sedang merantau jauh ribuan mil dari bumi pertiwi, kegiatan Ngabuburit saat bulan puasa menjadi 1 hal yang dirindukan saat ini. Dulu saat di Indonesia banyak hal yang dapat dilakukan saat Ngabuburit. Selain kegiatan-kegiatan agama seperti membaca qur’an dan menghadiri ta’lim di mesjid, bahkan aktifitas membeli atau menyiapkan ta’jil (menu berbuka) sendiri dirumah adalah kegiatan Ngabuburit yang mengasyikkan.

Saya menyesal dulu pernah lebih memilih diam dirumah tidur-tiduran menunggu adzan magribh daripada Ngabuburit ke mesjid atau keluar rumah untuk beli ta’jil atau kegiatan-kegiatan positif lainnyaKarena pada saat itu saya tidak terlalu memaknai Ngabuburit dengan sungguh. Ngabuburit bukan hanya tentang menghabiskan waktu menunggu adzan maghrib tapi Ngabuburit adalah tradisi budaya yang sangat penting untuk dilestarikan.

Kalau boleh saya bilang , Ngabuburit hanya ada dikalangan masyarakat Indonesia yang Agamis dan kaya akan Budaya ini. Karena kalau saya membandingkan suasana bulan puasa di Turki yang mayoritas 98% penduduknya adalah muslim, kegiatan Ngabuburit tidak meriah seperti di Indonesia atau bisa dibilang tidak ada. Dimana waktu menjelang Maghribh kita akan mudah mendapati banyak makanan-makanan indonesia di jajaki di pinggir jalan, sejumlah mesjid ramai dengan kegiatan Pesantren Kilatnya. Di Ankara, Turki, kota tempat saya menetap hampir 1tahun ini tidak ada yang seperti di Indonesia.

Maka dari itu, Ngabuburit sangat penting. Bukan hanya menghabiskan waktu untuk menunggu waktu berbuka tapi juga melestarikan tradisi masyarakat muslim Indonesia memaknai bulan puasa.

 

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05/07 GIA SWEET GIA | Gema Ilmiah Ankara

“Today in the mids of our busy life, may we have at least one moment to sit back and relax when we don’t have to do anything or be anywhere in particular… But mostly in that moment we realize here and now what a gift our life is not just to us but to everyone who knows us” -anonymous-

Hellooooo guys!!!! how are yaaaaa? May you all enjoy your summer holiday. if you can see me right now  you’ll see i’m smiling from ear to ear because from now on i have very loooooooooong holiday. it’s my second time spending summer holiday in Turkey and it also means i will spend my one month spending fast here too. Can you imagine how strong i will ? fasting almost 18 hours everyday. last year i was thinking that i would die because that. what a foolish! haha but you know… i’m okay and still writing here and ready for the next Ramadhan for sure.

okaaay just pretend like you are reading this post on 5th of  July. Then the question from you all is “WHY?” yeah i know 😀

By the way… This is one of my July Resolutions that i’ll write everything since i went through several weeks of being addicted to write a blog. i know i’m late for doing this but its better than never. i’m collecting my scattered stories from my past, write it every 5th of each month. though that today is 4th , i can’t hold my eagerness to post something sooo i just post it earlier 😀

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Tadaaaaaaa That’s a view of Ankara, was taken from Turgut Ozal University in the last winter.

i’ll tell you my experiences being the Comitee’s for the celebration of the first Anniversary GIA last January. GIA (Gema Ilmiah Ankara) is a group of Indonesian University students in Ankara who organises bi-weekly scholastic discussions for fellow Indonesian students and also other Indonesian citizens in Ankara. This group was formed on December 2011.

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i knew this event was going to be a big and spectacular event in the beginning of 2013 and to be honest its also my first time to be a part of the Comittee’s Celebration like that. I put myself to be a consumer division, not because it’s the easiest division  but because i knew not many people would choose that duty. i want to be a publishing division but there was enough adequate people on that division. Soooo i think it’s better for me not to let people starve to die as became a consumer division with Resky.

I’m grateful because this duty done properly. Embassy of Republik Indonesia and Indonesian Society helped us to prepare almost 250 pack of Indonesian food for breakfast and lunch. They cooked for us, the only thing i had to do was collecting some Indonesian student to be a volunteer to help them prepared and packed the food. Thanks to Icha, Dilla, Ute, Vera, Uti and Dewi who had stayed up until night helping Mbak Bin, Teh Cucu and Bu Aini. yeaaah we were the Hunger Brigade 😀

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THE HUNGER BRIGADE

I also made a short movie for First Anniversary of GIA. Ups sorry! not only me guys but also my friends. I just had an Idea and it was built by Risti, Uti as the Camera(wo)men, Baim as a Movie Editor and All Tomer Student as the Movie Player.

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Ute and Me discussed the storyline

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Baim (Movie Editor)

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Baim looks great in short hair. I mean better not great lah haha.  i’m happy to hear Baim is going to go to Indonesia this July. You have to cut back your hair Im ! 😀

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Della, Ute, Wita, Wanti

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The Proccess of Making The Short Movie about GIA

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you can check the video here …

Ini adalah film pendek pertama bagi Wita. Kalo gak ada Baim yang jago ngedit, Risti dan Uti yang jadi Camera(wo)men, Ute yang jadi Music Director dan temen-temen TOMER yang jadi pemainnya… pasti film ini gak akan jadi. Awal pembuatan film ini tercetus karena Wita ingin bisa melakukan lebih untuk mensukseskan acara Gebyar 1thn GIA lalu. Terinpirasi oleh film yang kakak kelas wita buat waktu sma untuk sekolah , Wita juga jadi ingin buat untuk GIA. Sebagai bentuk terimakasih dan kenang-kenangan untuk semuanya.

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January 26th 2013

1st ANNIVERSARY OF GIA

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Musical Entertainment

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HOST

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Chani Sukotjo ( Head of GIA 2011-2012 period )

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   Faris BQ (One of The Founder of GIA)

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Representative from The Sponsorship

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The Ambasadrees of Republik Indonesia in Turkey

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Saman Dance

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Andrea Hirata and Meda Kawu as the Guest Stars

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Discussion Session 1 (Gagas Pambudi Utomo and Andrea Hirata)

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Discussion Session 2 (Deden Mauli Darajat and Andrea Hirata)

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The Audience

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Angklung Performance

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Photo session

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Serah Terima Jabatan dari Bos Chani kepada Bos Gagas

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Crew GIA

I am so thankful for the amazing people God has placed in my life. i might not get along with everyone all the time but i do know there are lessons to learn every step of the way. Jadi, betapa wita jadi lebih banyak belajar setelah aktif di GIA. Keilmuan yang bertambah , Pertemanan yang berkembang jadi saudara…. aaaaah semuanya indah. Semoga Kebahagiaan ini umurnya panjang dan tersebar luas.

See You di Gebyar GIA 2 tahuuuuun GIAlaaaaaaaar!!!!!

*maafkan untuk bahasa inggris yang masih kacau dan kalau ada nama yang salah. Mohon koreksi yaaaa 🙂

SUMMER IS A PICNIC

the last weekend was a great one. it was spent mostly outdoors, surrounded by the ones i love. One of my favorite things on this city, Ankara is that there is always something going on and most importantly, free.

Goksu Park is one of the best place for barbeque. we were gathering and playing some games too. hooooo fixed! i love ANKARA

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photos were taken by Aulia Risty @ristipathy17

“People said that Summer is always good for lazy days but for me, the smell of summer is pretty much make me fall in love… love to do anything.”

*Semoga 4 tahun lagi, bisa ajak mama dan sekeluarga datang kesini untuk ‘MANGGAL’ (Barbeque) sebelum hadirin Graduation Ceremony. aamiin ;”)

PEOPLE CHANGE, MEMORIES DON’T

“I DO MISS MY PUTIH-ABU MOMENTS”

Friendship begins with simple talks. It blooms into a long and deep conversation. Next thing we know is to begin to care so much each other.

Beruntungnya pernah jadi bagian dari kalian. Terima Kasih 12 sosial untuk semua cerita SMA yang indah 🙂

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Manasik Haji 12 Sosial SMA 4 Bandung 2012

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some accident

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“Dont be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you meet again. And meeting again after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends” -Richard Bach-