Born and bred in Jakarta. A housewife with no children at the moment (still hopeful though), taking care of my Ma on the side while juggling with a small (tiny, to be exact) business life. I have a humble clothing brand, proudly hand-made in Indonesia.


I have been wanting to blog since 2012 after I left the corporate world (yes, I once worked 9 to 5, behind a desk with multiple phones, 4 computers on my face and revenue target marked on my back, yeap, for more than 6 years), but never had the time (lame reason, I know) to start a blog. Moreover, I never had the gut to share my thoughts and deep feelings with the crazy world out there.

In 2017, I did a part-time office work back in the finance and investment universe. Long story short, the journey made me took few steps back to redefine what I want in life. Now maybe I have come down to another point in my life where I need to decide a new path, if not different. Trying to be raw again, like when we were young and free, like teenagers who aren’t afraid of tomorrow. And I choose this blog to be the medium of the silliness, the nonsense, the honesty, the concern and the interest that’s been bugging inside my heart and mind.

Life is like a box of chocolate. You’ll never know what you gonna get.
— Forest Gump


I will try to write on a regular basis. They say, consistency is the power of blogging (easier said than done). Some posts will be written in Bahasa Indonesia, depends on the relevant content at hand.

All pictures are mine (and maybe my husband’s @normie610 ), unless stated otherwise. If you wish to use the images or articles in this blog, please tag and link the blog’s url.

Enjoy the blog, tell me what you think about the posts or the images or the articles. You can easily drop a message here. I would love to know your thoughts.

x, Larissa

sub·stance /ˈsəbstəns/

–the most important or essential part of something; the real or essential meaning–

The list of Substances you see on top are the things that interest me most on a daily basis, the stuff I want to share with the readers. You see, the older you get, the more certain you are in making insignificant decisions like what to eat, where to eat, what to read, which movies you need to watch, etc. coz you know yourself a lil better everyday. Those are the essential parts of who you are and what makes you.

style /stīl/

–a manner of doing something; a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is designed–

While Substance here is more related to the verb or the ‘do’, Style is more related to the noun, the physical attributes. I may still be writing about Style, but in a less manner.