A Dorm To Remember

[Day 9 of New Years Countdown]

Hey Humans!
I’m currently a University student living on my own in a small dorm. I have the most ridiculous amount of stuff for a very small space. My most crazy never regrettable purchase is a mini oven. It makes everything so much easier rather than having myself go down from the 4th floor to a very dirty kitchen with no oven! Anyways, I will show you some ideas of storing all those stuff in such a small space and re-decorating your room into something fresher. I have also attached a video below of my ‘Dorm Tour’.

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The most important thing is find everything a place. No matter how small your room is, everything has a place as long as you find one. At first when I moved here I was only given a wardrobe, a work table, and a bed. Now I still use everything they provided, but I bought 2 Ikea Billy shelves (link) that puts in all my stuff and makes everything neat. This spot is like a mini kitchen in my room. I prepare all my food here and I put my mini oven on top of the shelf.

DSC09895color.JPGTo keep everything in place, find storage boxes for every little things. I have small boxes  from Ikea (link), and this keeps all my techs, arts and crafts, just so everything doesn’t scatter around. Same goes for all you beauty lovers out there with a lot of products; find small storage’s to keep everything in place.

When everything has a place, you want to make things look nice, clean, and simple as possible. Cover every mess, because it is a small space. White works with everything!!! Cover with a curtain, a tablecloth, or even use that scarf you never use.

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After that, decorate all you want around your walls. Don’t go too much because it will make your room seem small (that’s what I did before). I put some fairy lights on my wall, with some photos for me to look at everyday.

I hope you have some ideas on tidying your tiny spaced dorm, or just normal rooms in general. If you have some great ideas, please let me know! Share your thoughts…

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

 

Exciting Upcoming Projects! (announced)

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Hey Humans!

I’ve had some crazy ideas in my head. I love making independent projects just for the sake of self happiness. I’ve done a few now, but I still have a lot up my sleeve. I’ll share what I’ve done, and some exciting up coming projects!

 

So I have this youtube channel called “Random Syra” just like the name of my blog. And I’ve posted some projects over there. There’s some Travel Video Blogs that I’m so proud of. Another project that was a lot of hard work and I’m very proud of myself, is a project I did collaborating with a whole lot of other Indonesians scattered all around the world. I asked people to sing “Tanah Air”, and they did a great job! Come give my videos some love by visiting my channel.

*checking my sleeve*

Alright, I’ll share a bit of what my sleeve has.

I have been loving doing this 30 day blog challenge. And now I’m proud to announce that I will be doing a lot more serious posts…. By serious, I mean it.. Serious content, with serious pictures and sorts. I am going to be doing a “10 Days New Years Countdown”, starting on the 23rd of December up until the 1st of January. I will be doing posts about a better well-being, beauty, and sorts. The calendar is going to be refreshing, so why not we join in?

Another project I’m very excited about! I will soon have a new series up on my youtube channel. I can’t tell you exactly about what, but this is something really new, and I’m sure it will be amazing. I am collaborating with an amazing musician, Martin. Get ready sometime in December for a new series!

So I guess that’s it… I hope you’re as excited as I am (?) I will be more active once I’m done with my finals starting today! Eeeeeeppp…. *nervous*

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

I’ll Show You by Justin Bieber

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Hey Humans!

I know some of you might love Justin’s songs, some might just hate by just hearing his name. Either way, his new album in my opinion is not like any of his other albums. Of course he’s more mature, but it’s more heartfelt.

My most favorite out of all the songs in the album is I’ll Show You. He’s basically saying that he has done wrong things, and he had to learn the hard way, but now he wants to show people that he’s not what people see on camera. Like, everyone thinks that they know him, but they don’t.

This song can relate to anybody really. And what makes this song better is the music video that comes with it. Unbelievable.. Amazing!

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

How To Survive Braces

Hey Humans!

I have been wearing braces for over 2 years now! And I can’t believe it’s all over now. OVER! It feels so freeeee.. I will share you how to survive braces including a talk-over youtube video.

  1. Avoid eating hard food! I didn’t listen for a few times, and my brackets fell off a couple times. So my dentist had to re-glue it and I had to waste more money.
  2. Bring water around at all times! Rinse out your braces after eating. At least you can be hydrated at all times. Oh, and always check your teeth with a mirror to see if anything is stuck in between.
  3. Mouthwash or Floss! Honestly, flossing is hard when you have braces on, so mouthwash would be fine. I wore damon braces so it helps rinse out the dirt inside the brackets to open the wire gates.
  4. Use small little toothbrushes! It help getting those dirt between the braces.
  5. When prescribed with bands, wear it everyday! I didn’t use mine everyday so the time I wore braces was a lot longer than expected.
  6. Last, do not go to your appointment a month after your actual appointment! I did that, and not only that it adds the more time using braces but also how hard it was to open my damon brackets!

That’s all my tips I can give you…. I am now bracelesss!!!! If you’re getting braces, or wearing braces, good luck! And if you’re about to get your braces off, congratulations!!!

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

A Tourist Alone

Hey Humans!

Not long ago I went to Bangkok, Thailand and it was the first time I ever went traveling alone in another country! Well literally, cause I was there with my mom but she was stuck in a meeting room. So she tagged me along and allowed me to walk around the city alone and travel. Now this was one of the most exciting moments of my life! I will definitely do this again sometime at other countries.

I made a Travel Video Blog along the way, which I call Travlog… I have been doing a few travlogs before, so you can check them out on my channel! And I will be doing more of these in the future so make sure to subscribe to my channel!

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

How To Get Dimples

Hey Humans!

I heard that it is a trend (or I just made it up) that people want to have dimples. I know right, very random post Syra -_-

Well what a coincidence, I happen to have a dimple! So I want to teach my fellow bloggers, vloggers, viewers, just anyone, about dimples and even how to have one! Wait…. or two dimples *wink wink*

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Lost In My Passion

Hey Humans!

I may be a student studying music therapy, but I have a passion out of music that I love so much. I love anything related with editing on computers. Whether it is image, audio, or video editing, I just love it. But what can I edit if I take nothing to edit? Obviously it also means that I love taking pictures, recording audio and videos. Out of all of them, I love recording and editing videos the most. I may not be that good yet, but when I start to edit it makes me happy.

I don’t exactly know what made me start to like editing. But I remember one day, my brother was on the computer and he had a new program called ‘Adobe Premiere’. I didn’t know what it was, and he told me it was a video editing program. I opened it and I just lingered around. No one taught me anything, even my brother. I remember my very first proud edit was using a Paramore music video and changing the audio into an Ashley Tisdale song. I think that was in the year 2007.

Ever since then, I started to record and edit more videos. In school projects I’m usually the one in the group who does the recordings and editing. One of my biggest project in school was to make a whole 45 minute drama dubbing with sound effects. The actors will be lip syncing throughout the drama. The audio was blasted in a field at school and I was the one and only audio manager.

Back to video editing… In 2010 I decided to put up my very first youtube video singing Taylor Swift’s ‘Love Story’. I played the guitar and violin. I started to be serious on my youtube videos and made a new channel called ‘Random Syra’. And that is my blog name. I will continue to make videos even if no one watches them (but of course I would love it if people watch them!). I just got a new video up, and you can check out my other videos in my channel. Don’t forget to leave your tracks by liking, subscribing, and commenting!

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Zone.”