On Early Starts and The Paper Menagerie

Like I said, over the past few weeks, I’ve been starting my days quite early. Well, perhaps not a 5-am kind of thing going on because I’m not there yet. However, this is my current take on it, one that’s been prepared around my class schedule at the moment. During weekdays, I usually would get going at around 8 ish after a shower and putting my face on. On that note though, I haven’t been wearing any base products such as my under-eye concealers and powder which is rather freeing. Then, I would enjoy a cup of joe, scroll through Instagram for a bit, do my morning pages and brainstorm for blog posts. Mind you this is a great improvement for me because usually, I would be okay with rolling […]

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Cozying down with Kopi Seduh

When did I start loving coffee? Well, ever since university really back in Yogyakarta. Despite all that you’re seeing today, the coffee culture was already pretty strong there, particularly strong because Yogyakarta was literally called the student city. There are more schools and universities that your fingers and toes can count, which means there’s a constant flow of students and their demanding assignments to be done. As a result, a good cup of joe made the one good accompaniment to keep themselves sane through all the deadlines. It was around 2012 and 2013 back then, but Jogja already so tastefully catered to our desperate needs to stay motivated and awake while working on our tasks!┬áThere were so many chains, from cozy, cutesy cafes to rustic joints with an unbelievably wide […]

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Keepin’ it Real with Klasik Coffee

About 40-ish kilometers away from our nation’s busiest metropolitan, lies an honest and simple coffee establishment in the green and angkot-infested town of Bogor, which I went to with my Mom last weekend. Klasik Coffee nestles on a recently up-and-coming street that keeps bursting with hip places for Bogorians to hang out. Yet, Klasik radiates with its own unique feel of minimalist and cozy elements of decor. These days, it’s becoming quite a struggle to not to call one establishment as “just another third-wave coffee-shop,”. More often than not, a cafe’s visuals are largely prioritized over taste and consistency. Klasik Coffee’s outward appearance is subdued, yet unique in its own way with potted plants delicately placed on metal tarpaulins outside the cafe. Plus, it has big windows which I can’t […]

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