"Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known." - C.P
1. an introduction to something more substantial.
B A S I C
I'm Alita Claudia. And although I hate crowds, —and people yakking about bullshits— so much, I live in Jakarta, a city in Indonesia where everyone, even the ones who don't know you —especially the ones who don't know you— talk about the problems in your life as if they're your mother. Such an irony, I know. Right now I'm 19 years young, and I wish I could say that I've done much contribution in life. Regardless, I'm currently studying communication at one of the best universities in Indonesia where I get to know so many amazing people. And by the way, no, I don't have any formal background in writing or photography or even photoshop. So most of what you see here is just completely abstract, ideas floating, flaring up inside my nonconceptual mind.
VVEEKEND 101 | T H E P H I L O S O P H Y
Why VVEEKEND101? Why double the V? Why 101? Things people —even my closest friends— still ask me until today. Well, I'd say this: college —at least when I first started it— was less busier than my previous high school life. I don't have that much thing to do on weekdays or even weekends. And I'm not the kind of person who would, you know, let time passes me by. I usually go to places on weekends. And if not, I'd be staying home editing pictures on photoshop or watching movies —sounds boring to you, eh? So I thought, why not make a blog —you know, since everybody has one. And those stuffs are exactly what's on here. I share my life through pictures, words, thoughts and I hope they're interesting enough for you to...nevermind, you don't have to like it to read it.
I don't write to be read —although I really appreciate every single one of you who have read the posts I've written. It wasn't easy. In fact, it was hard and I hate it; sitting in front of my desk trying to figure out the right words to describe how I am feeling, which is most of the time, indescribable. What I love is the result —when it's done. Strange as it sounds, somehow I feel satisfied, it's like I accomplish something whenever I finished writing. From half glass empty to half glass full. What I'm saying is, I write to share. It's your decision whether to read it or not. I can't wait to reread my writings again decades from now and reminiscing how fascinating my youth —my life— was.
"They will find fossils of me
thousand of years after my death
with calligraphy in my bones
as a night sky
of silk threads
that will read:
'I lived and I loved
and it was beautiful'"
I'd say that. But the real reason it's VVEEKEND101 and not anything else is because it was what came into my mind. I started searching for names —it took me weeks, I think— and it seemed like VVEEKEND101 is something people will remember. Because you know, it has 2 Vs and some odd numbers in it. So nothing very philosophic about the name. It's just catchy —and the url is still available— and that's it.
P I C T U R E S
My only cameras are Canon 500D and a go pro hero 3+ I recently bought (in July 2015) as a birthday present from me to myself. I've had my DSLR camera since I was in junior high. And it was probably the most wondrous thing my parents have ever bought me —THANK YOU. Its name is Bubu and it travels with me everywhere I go. It captured and immortalised what my eyes had seen. I'm so romantic, aint I Buu? I just recently bought a new camera earlier this year. Her name is Agnija and she is a Fujifilm XT10. I'm bringing her everywhere now just because she is a lot lighter and more flexible.
M U S I C
I fucking love Jason Mraz. Other than that I listen to pretty much anything attractive to my ears.
F A S H I O N
Laid back. Eclectic.
Trying so hard to wear colors. Timeless. I have a lookbook.nu account, btw.
P O R T F O L I O
I N Q U I R I E S
Made: October 2015
Last updated: April 2016
Last updated: April 2016