BLESSINGS

Pinkie Anggia - Blessings

What if, anything, gives you hope in 2020?

The ability to walk again using both of my feet sparks hope in my eyes, as bright as the children’s eyes, as beautiful as the blooming roses. Surviving from my ability to walk, autoimmune, tumors, physical abuse, and immense loneliness after being left by almost everyone, I thank a lot to the universe for opening my eyes.

On a random gloomy day, I received a text from an old friend that I did not interact for almost 15 years. It feels like a glimpse of happiness I got from thinking about being in my dream place. I always remember her with a smile. It is because of my gratitude to know a beautiful soul in this cruel world.

She is still the same warm person I knew since 15 years ago. In my setbacks after setbacks, I push people away, including her. I was not conscious that I also did that to her. I welcomed her with the grumpy and upset face, only to ask: “Aren’t you afraid of me?”

Allah’s mercy is wonderful. It’s more beautiful than I could ever imagine. I never thought that she will reply with a loving smile and warm words, no judgment, and no hate. “You are the same Pinkie that I knew 15 years ago. I know you very much and I trust you, that’s why I am here.” God, I can feel her pure heart.

I was confused by her reactions and I suddenly became quiet, really quiet. She asked again, “In 30 years, how many times did you experience a rock bottom?” I said twice and this moment was the worst. She replied, “Only twice in 30 years? Then, there is nothing wrong with you. You are very strong, brave, and kind-hearted, Pinkie.”

Days after days, she came to me, helped me moved my feet to go somewhere, cheered me up, smiled a lot to me, cooked for me, made me tea, or any other homemade foods that I already forgot the name. I don’t know what to say, but probably this is the best gift I ever received in my life.

“Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” — (Ash-Sharh: 94)

Suddenly, things change. There is a hope that appears just like how children speak about their dream that makes their eyes turn bright and makes everything seems possible more than magical. The hope that all of us need.

Pinkie Anggia - Blessings

Everyone is fighting a battle that no one knows behind the curtain. The least we can do for people is to be kind – the kindness that will always assume the highest positive thoughts about other people.

In this life, we will hate the rock bottom, but we will exhale gratitude if we accept them gracefully. After reaching that level, we will feel like breathing fresh oxygen that brings us hope and makes us relieved.

Thank you, 2019, for teaching me many profound lessons.

IN LOVE WITH LACE

Pinkie Anggia - In Love with Lace

“I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.” — Coco Chanel, April 29, 1939

Lace become my current favorite outfit since last month. Hence, I am really excited when receiving the sweetest parcel containing lace dress from Oasap Hong Kong on May 8th. They also featured me on their own online account for the lace section. Thank you!

2012 Oasap Hong Kong - Pinkie Anggia

In Indonesia, there’s a long holiday from Thursday to Sunday this week. We called it as a ‘long weekend’ here. In the afternoon, I went to the Indonesian handicraft store in Jakarta with my dad and purchase the sweet bookmark made from buffalo leather. I want to give that handicraft to my fashion best friend from Oasap Hong Kong as a thank you gift to them. At the moment when I am writing this blog post, my besties and I spend night together in my house to do a girls talk :p

Anyway, I got featured again. The most recent featured is on Fashion Wrap Up magazine – Indianapolis USA. Thanks again to the sweetest founder, Christy Pastore!

2012 Fashion Wrap Up United States of America - Pinkie Anggia

What are you doing this weekend, dear? Stay haaapppy! 

What I Wore: Beige lace from Oasap Hong Kong, Heart printed pantyhose from Oasap Hong Kong, Black bowler hat, Vintage accessories, Black high heels from Studio Nine  |  The Makeup: White compact powder + BB cream + Watershine pure P12 lipstick + Black eyeliner from Maybelline New York, Forever pink lip gloss from L’Oreal Paris  |  Photographer: Anita Rahmawati  |  Photo Editor: Pinkie Anggia

PINKIE FEATURED ON MEDIA!

These are the new super sweet features! Thank you so much. I’m featured on Dhee-Ghee’s blog – USA (June 19th 2011):

Pinkie Anggia - Pinkie Featured on Media!

Summer will be over and surely I’ll be missing this season a lot! Do you? I got the beautiful drawing from Dhee-Ghee at USA. This is my first drawing gift with the total beautiful sketch! I wore scarf in this drawing, which become my new addiction lately. Perhaps I will post my new outfit with scarf. Moreover, I also got sweet drawing from her. She is a great sketch maker!

Did you ever searched your name on google? I did it! And I just know that I ever got featured on Detik Inet Pemenang Blog Award Sesi 6 Bronze – Indonesia (May 26th 2011).

2011 Detik.Com - Pinkie Anggia

I’m so HAPPY! 😀 I can’t wait to take new pictures!

What are you up to during this summer time?