there’s an annual fashion carnaval
held in jember, west java, indonesia called
jember fashion carnaval

it’s been 10 years but i can never go there.

yesterday,
they came to the mall near my house
and showed 7 costumes.

of course i didn’t miss the opportunity to see & take pictures of them.



the costumes are spectacular!!
it could weigh up to 20 kgs.
spanned around 3 meters wide and high.
those costumes required a good stamina to walk around with it


they paint their face beautifully
they create and perform different theatrical expressions


they dance, walk, and pose.
dance again… walk again… pose again…


they bring an unusual theme.
above is tsunami


at jember
the show is held on 3.6 kms “catwalk” city street
this event has been recorded in MURI ( Indonesia Record Museum ) as the fashion show with the longest catwalk


most of the models are college and school students
the model could be a girl when i think she’s a man
and vice versa


the ornaments put at the costume carefully
and it’s overwhelmed me to think about how they came up with the idea of putting all the elements together


good read & watch:

garuda magazine; jfc 10 (2011); jfc 9 (2010)



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i’m happy because i’m able to save 20 dvds photos from my ‘broken’ terrabyte disk

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i’m sad because still many photos can’t be saved, all my design files and all my scrapbook layouts are gone forever

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i’m still thinking about kungfu panda 2, harry potter 7.2 and transformer 3. we watch them on our independence day’s holiday (august 17, 2011)

we’ve never done this before…. 1+2 films in a row! **dizzy**

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i am thankful for sweet friends: charlize, kitty and edeline. we share a mini freebie two days ago

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my husband and i woke up late but amazingly our daughters arrived at their school on time!!

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i discover the beauty of twitter and pinterest
i managed to connect the twitter with my fan page and mobile phone. i pinned a few beautiful colors and decide to move my inspiration library to the pinterest soon.

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felicia sign her elementary school diploma… phewww… finally!!!

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i found beautiful words on my email and feel an urge to share with you

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is Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

~~~ I love this:
“as if something were left between the pages everytime you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells… and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger yourself, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower… both strange and familiar” -said Mo to Meggie-

~~~ I ask to myself:
“how about read my own scrapbook pages??? are they both strange and familiar many years later???”


… I am affraid!!!

… I am affraid my spondylolisthesis can’t be cure

… I am affraid of being paralyzed

… I am affraid everytime I saw a wheelchair

… I’m jealous with anybody who can walk faster than me

… I feel so much pain

… I spent a lot of hours on my bed, at the swimming pool, and hospital

… I can survive with just a “tiny” moment with internet

… I kept praying

… I saw GOD’s mighty work everyday

… I believe GOD still love me

… I can TRUST in GOD for everything

NOW

… I’m much better than 2 months ago

… I’m much happier

… I still TRUST in GOD for everyting

… I am slowing back to business & daily routine

… and I have a free wordart for your personal scrap{faith}booking project.


Download here


1.
Spondylolisthesis is a forward or backward slippage of one vertebra on an adjacent vertebra. This displacement can be of a single vertebra or the whole vertebral column.

2.
Many people with spondylolisthesis have no symptoms and don’t even know they have the condition. When symptoms do occur, low back pain is the most common. The pain usually spreads across the lower back, and might feel like a muscle strain. This is often worse after exercise especially with extension of the lumbar spine.

3.
Spondylolisthesis can also cause muscle spasms in the hamstring muscles in the back of the thighs. Tight hamstrings can cause the person to walk with short strides and with the knees slightly bent. If the slipped vertebra is pressing on a nerve, pain might spread down the leg to the foot. The foot might also tingle and/or feel numb.

4.
If the person is actively engaged in sports like gymnastics, weight lifting, soccer, he/she is quite vulnerable to this condition. Such sports involve hyperextension of the spine and thus put it at the risk of spondylolisthesis.

5.
There is a hereditary aspect — a person may be born with thin vertebral bone and be vulnerable to this condition.

6.
There is a condition when the new bones begin to grow. They work like the pars heals. As a result, the pars begin to stretch. Thus the elongated pars push the vertebra forward resulting in this condition.

7.
The body becomes vulnerable to this condition with the growing age. As the person grow old, his bones become week and hence more susceptible to the injuries.

8.
Spondylolisthesis cannot be completely prevented. Certain activities such as gymnastics, weight-lifting and football are known to increase the stress on the vertebrae and increase the risk of developing spondylolisthesis.

9.
Spondylolisthesis is easily identified using plain radiographs. A lateral X-ray (from the side) will show if one of the vertebra has slipped forward compared to the adjacent vertebrae.

10.
Most people with spondylolisthesis can be treated conservatively, without the need for surgery. Patients who fail to improve with conservative treatment may be a candidate for surgery.

“Wish me luck for the doctor appointment on Friday”

Source: MedicineNet, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Medline Plus, spondylolisthesis.org
Layout supplies: So Thankful by Victoria Feemster, Misfits by Karla Dudley, You Can Dream by Thaty Borges, Garden Zest by Kaye Winiecki, The Secret Garden by Kaye Winiecki. Fonts: LDJ Lefthand Jam, LDJ Revelry, Consolas


in the last day of 2010, i would love to thank you

… to my Lord for He gave me many happiness and difficulties throughout this year.

… to my husband who always support me through this year. **especially when my computer is in trouble –> it happen a lot this year**

… to my daughters who keep me busy.

… to my father & mother for your prayers.

… to my friends & online friends. my life become more colorful because of you

… to my loyal customers. Your support is greatly appreciated.

… to renungan harian online, our daily bread, max lucado and daily hope whose never forget to send me emails everyday.

… to something called facebook. it help me find my ‘lost’ families and friends.

… to google translate. you make me able to read in french, spanish, italian, chinese, japanese, czech and many more… wow!!

… to kuler, flickr and etsy which give me a lot of inspirations.

… to twitter which bring a zillion new readers to my blog when i put #freebie on my tweet.

… to my xperia for i can bring 20 books in my hand easily now.

… to msn encarta. it helps me when i played scrabble on facebook with my friends all over the world (excluding us & canada)

… for a lot of things happen in my life that i can’t write it all here.

See you tomorrow in a new day of 2011. There will be new dreams to dream and there will be a few dreams to give up.

“Dreams are like the paints of a great artist. Your dreams are your paints, the world is your canvas. Believing, is the brush that converts your dreams into a masterpiece of reality.”