Monday, January 12, 2015

Pemimpi (The Dreamer) - A Musical Poetry by Mentari

In October 2014, we are assigned by our teacher at SMP Santa Theresia, Jakarta to produce a video clip. As a group, my friends Sabrina Priska, Stephanie Laurentia and myself decided to have a video of the musical poetry I wrote. The title of the poetry is Pemimpi or the Dreamer. In a few hours, the filming was taken, being edited and DONE. Thanks to Om Ditto who helps us with this spontaneous creativity. Please see it here: or here:

Teens seek to end violence against women

Teens seek to end violence against women Indra Budiari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Mon, January 05 2015, 9:37 AM Headlines News Watching movies, hanging out in a shopping mall or chatting in a coffee shop — these are the perceptions most people have about the ways teenagers spend their weekend, but for some young girls a change will not come from those places. Binar Mentari Malahayati, a third-year junior high school student, said that she would take part in the One Billion Rising (OBR) worldwide dance performance to raise public awareness to end violence against women. “We live in an era where violations against women still happen and a lot of women consider domestic violence a common occurrence,” Binar told The Jakarta Post at the dance rehearsal in a house in Kemang, South Jakarta. OBR Indonesia will join the annual global campaign, which was started by American women activist Eve Ensler in 2013, to perform a dance every Valentine’s Day with the mission to urge women to talk, dance and rise up against violence. Binar added that she deplored the fact that a lot of housewives in this country were still stuck in the narrow patriarchy mind-set that allowed them to be a victim of domestic violence committed by their husbands. “We must break the chains of violence and encourage women to speak up when their rights are violated,” the 14-year-old girl said. As the firstborn child of Mugiyanto, former chairman of the Indonesian Association of Families of Missing Persons (IKOHI), the dance campaign was not the first social movement that she engaged in. Binar had joined her parents to stage public rallies on the recent Labor Day on May 1 as well as participated in protests in front of the State Palace every Thursday called Kamisan to demand that the government resolve past abuse cases. “My friends at school said that I take this life too seriously, but my defense is that I do these things for a good cause and I cannot stay silent when there is still injustice out there,” she said. Another teenager, Elsi Yulianti, a 15-year-old senior high school student, said she wanted to take part in the OBR campaign because she was upset with the high number of crimes against women and the ongoing stigma that women were considered a more vulnerable class in society. “A lot of people still think woman are weaker and therefore they treat us differently. Gender equality should be encouraged,” she said. Andi Gunawan from OBR Indonesia said that he appreciated the teenagers’ participation and hoped that there would be more to come on the performance day that would likely be held at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Cikini, Central Jakarta on Feb. 14. More than 300 people joined the cause last year, he said. “Unlike last year, this year’s Valentine’s Day will fall on the weekend so we expect more people to show up,” Andi said. He said although the rehearsal was open for any interested people, would-be participants can also rehearse their moves by watching the rehearsal video that would be uploaded on the website and their YouTube channel. *See more at:

Sunday, September 8, 2013

AFAID 2013

Minna-san konnichiwa!!

Yesterday I went to Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2013 (AFA ID) in Jakarta Convention Center!
Can you guess who am I?
It was very crowded, I could barely walk. The line for the ticket was incredibly long as well.
As you guys know, it's Anime Festival ASIA. So there aren't only Indonesian people there but also other asians, such as: Japanese (doh), Singaporeans, Malaysians, and more!
There were a lot of cosplayer* there!  
And of course I also cosplayed.

I bought the Rp.150,000,- ticket. So I didn't see the concert. Which was too bad, 'cause I love ''BabyMETAL''

But it wasn't that bad. There were a lot of very friendly people, cute anime merchandises, and cameras!

Indeed, there are a lot of people asking me for pictures (more than 15, I think?). Sadly though, I don't know where do they upload it :(

*cosplayer: people who dress up as a character from movies, video games, and/or anime

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Sunday, May 19, 2013


Did you guys remember a looooong while ago, when I told you there's still one more surprise regarding my blog's goal of 10,000 views?
So sorry it took me so long to publish this and really off schedule.

On April 13th, my baby sister was born!!
Didn't I tell you guys that I'm going to have a baby sister?
Oh, right... I forgot..

Her name is "Kirana Luna Nauli" which means "beautiful moonlight"

Isn't she beautiful?

I even made a poem for her

by: Mentari

The moonlight shines
Making the night all fine

Balancing the  sun and day
With night and moon ray

Dark, oh so terrifying.
Moonlight, oh so enchanting

The beautiful moonlight shines
Making the night all fine


Saturday, March 9, 2013

10017 viewers♡

Hi guys!

I'm sooooo happy when I've noticed the 5 digit number in the "Total Hugs" section!

Thank you, oh thank you!

Like I said before in the last post, I would make a really nice post ⊂((・x・))⊃

Well, I'm here to tell you that...