August, 24th 2012, 00:21
in my smoky and unorganized bedroom
time is ticking
seconds are collected into minutes and growing into hour
they're walking, leaving my birthday behind
slowly but very surely
time gave me a new age, a quarter of century to be exact...
I call it, "quarter life crisis"

Eight years ago, when i was seventeen, i said to myself
"... i'm gonna be someone by the time i'm 25..."
Now, that the deadline has passed, i feel foolish and somehow ashamed
Ashamed of that optimistic and naive boy who i have left eight years behind
I could not give what he wished for
I am still a no one, or probably,  a quarter someone
There are so many things i want to achieve yet they feel so faraway
God knows and i know that i'm no longer a boy and my time is not much anymore
I hope life is long enough for me to become a whole someone

 i was wearing: NEW LOOK floral sunnies // Floral Lurik (both as shirt and outerwear) // Chloris neon pink necklace // sprayed bangle from Cindy DIAMONDHURTS

Now lets leave the poetic side of mine and talk about the outfit :) 
If you happen to like the floral shirts above, they're actually not shirts!
 They are lurik, a kind of traditional apparel from Java
Lurik has vary kind of patterns, both for nobles and commoners
Lurik is most well-known for their stripes pattern, combining brown with dark green or brown with  purple 
They are usually worn with a blangkon (a traditional hat from Java), but these ones on me are called Lurik Kembangan, or in English it might be translated as "Floral Lurik"
I purchased them a couple months ago on my trip to Yogyakarta
 I was in the mood for floral so i kinda went crazy and came home with five pieces of them :-p
This is the first time i wore them, and i have never worn orange for ages !

Ow, and to close this post, i'd like to thank everyone who sent me their wishes, through BBM, whatsapp, facebook wall, twitter, e-mails, phone, yahoo messenger, skype, and everything !
It was a busy day saying thank you to all of you, so once again...
thank you, thank you, and THANK YOU ! ! !

Until the next malfunction box ! ! !
~Ario Achda~

18 comment:

Yonas Indrajaya said...

WOW bgt ini outfitsnya Ario '_'

Fahmy Haryandi said...

Quarter life crisis?? U're not getting older, but u're getting wiser! And stunning ofc :)
I love those floral lurik. I'm in crush with floral shirt too :P


Fahmy Haryandi, "The Whisperer"

Andudei Hardyanta said...

First, I'd love to say happy bithday to you.
second, I really love the way you wore that floral lurik, and by the way, where did you buy them? I mean the store.
third, when you get older you'll get wiser. Age is just a number right, it doesn't matter when you'll be a whole someone.
you inspire so many people in this fashion-blogsphere, you just became a 'whole someone' for the people who get inspired by you.

Claireta Teressa said...

love your top and blazer.
and the necklace is adorable!

Anisacrament said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARIO? is it today? love the eccentric accent of flower on flower! and that fabulous necklace amazed me big time!


Lulut Marganingtyas said...

That's why I called you a fashion goddess. perfect on you :)

Vania Aprilia said...

the combination is just WOW kak! :) enjoy being 25!

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putri soe said...

Ah, is this the twenty-something crisis? I know the feeling very well. But you're not the only one, and you'll find your way one day--everybody does.

Anyway, i love how you mix the whole patterns. And i love the luric! <3




Fahmy Haryandi said...

Huge thanks for your comments, your suggestion, your hype. Thank you! You're really kind! Not only kind but also friendly, stunning, inspiring and a lot of a good words for you :)


Fahmy Haryandi, "The Whisperer"

Owen said...

Happy belated birthday!! And I love the outfit.

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Omg kak you look so good as always! Love the clash of floral prints! Ketje banget sumpah! Happy birthday once again :D xx


Shinly Fransisca said...

happy birthday kak ario !!!

Mitha Komala said...

belated happy birthday again kak Ario! and i dont think you are not "someone" enough, you are of course, well-known! maybe there are some dreams that you have not achieved yet but im sure you will someday, have faith on yourself!! :D :D im sure you can be whatever you want to be kak Ario, all the best in life! of course you still have a long way to go, age is just numbers at the end of the day ;) this might not be related to what you want but the owner of American Ballet Theatre (one of the biggest ballet organization) started learning ballet at the age of 16, and it was super impossible to make our body flexible at that age, but he managed it though!! so im sure you can do your things as well :) anyways love how you turned that Lurik into something really special, always love what you wear kak Ario! <3 xx

Letters To Juliet

elwiana monica said...

How I love ur style !!
Its unique but still classy , how you match the floral lurik with the floral and the colour !!omg ! Its perfect . Nobody will think u're not good enough in fashion . U're master :D
Btw chears kak ario , I know u can and absolutely will ! (˘▽ ˘_ʃ )ʃ


olie said...

hey ur style is epic!nice blog..


Marsela Christie said...

wow keren!

nadyagita said...

Happy belated birthday! this is awesomeeee <3 speechless!


danot said...

keren boss...hehe