Looking to the Future

by Wiwid Howat

Pregnancy brings a new meaning to the concept of beauty. It is a very testing period, but also one of immense joy coupled with excitement. The feeling of carrying a little soul within you is completely unique. Sometimes it takes us a while to realise how special and blessed pregnant women are.

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new and so in you the child your mother lives on and through your family continues to live. 

Wardrobe by Toni Maticevski I Styling by me I Photo by Rendy Marsono

Grown Up

by Wiwid Howat

7 years together, 6 years of marriage and 6 years of travelling the world has been a wonderful experience for both of us. We got married at such a young age, not knowing how challenging, but also how satisfying life together would be. We were both very happy with the decision and in fact we are looking forward for the future as we have now decided that this is the time (in our late 20s) to be grown ups, get our act together and have a baby. We are completely under prepared...

We are so overwhelmed by your responses through my instagram and facebook, you guys are so sweet. We are trying to cherish our moment together and waiting for this little girl to come.

"A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life...”  - Elizabeth Gilbert - 

Getting Older

by Wiwid Howat

As I am getting older I reflect on so many things that happened to me in the past and try to learn from them. I realise that I am getting more mature in making decision and in thinking ahead, especially when I am facing problems and difficulties. I used to be very panicked and so stressed about them, but now I am more calm and try to sit back while finding a solution.

As Sam and I have aged we have managed to tackle many obstacles, and we finally decided that this is the time for us to settle our relationship to the next level, baby perhaps??? I don't know... it can mean anything really but this time we both feel so right about things and discussed all the possibilities as well as making sure everything is ready, mentally and physically. What I can say now is, we both are very looking forward for the many years to come and here's to many more laughs and adventures ahead!!! Xx Wiwid 

20 Facts About Me

by Wiwid Howat

  1. People think I am tall but I am only 155cm.
  2. I have a fear of dogs, no matter how cute they are.
  3. I am obsessed with Anime and Manga especially the ones produced and directed by Hayao Miyazaki - Studio Ghibli. I hope I can meet him one day because he is one of my hero.
  4. I am very domesticated person, well I can clean the house at least.
  5. I am obsessed with my cat, I feel it actually talks to me and I can tell him everything. Oh God I am crazy!!!
  6. I know it's weird but I love the smell of petrol.
  7. I am very good at pulling funny faces.
  8. My first hijabi crush is Hana Tajima and until now I still love her.
  9. I have an awkward and shy personality - so I use fashion to express myself.
  10. I wear glasses when I am reading and using the computer - NERD!
  11. My husband is my photographer.
  12. I was born in a Catholic hospital in Indonesia, back to that time the government's hospitals were very dodgy (that's what my dad said).
  13. I went to boarding school for 3 years.
  14. I have a bachelor degree in International Relations majoring in Defence Strategies.
  15. My husband and I met in Arizona, USA studying at the same University - UofA (University of Arizona), we are wildcats!
  16. I am not a morning person.
  17. I don't like rain or anything wet and cold - but I do like the smell of the grass after rain.
  18. I prefer sneakers to high heels or wedges.
  19. I looooove Korean food - it's my favourite cuisine.
  20. The first concert I went to was Linkin Park in Jakarta, Indonesia at 16 years of age.