BEHIND THIS BLOG
HOW SHE START THE BLOG?
It was all back to 2009 she had the idea of starting media platform where she can actually unlocked the traffic jam inside her head. With the intention to share and inspire people with her virtual journal and actually produce something while struggling with mental health. It was this thought of how waste it would be if she had something to share yet ain’t let it be. She wasn’t an Internet Savvy back then, she discovered how to Blog and edit photos on photoshop manually by reading books.
WHY DOES SHE BLOG?
She discovered many interesting people whom she looked up to as inspiration on the blog which motivates her. This was before she found out blogging can actually makes profit. Then she put her enthusiasm of photography and fashion on this blog and done a freedom of expression professionally. This was like a turning point. Nevertheless, she essentially like the idea of sharing, educating, and being productive by merely keeping herself warm in bed. And because writing also help her mind and heart to bond. Since they never walks in rhyme. Writing for her is like self-discovery process. “There are thousands of thoughts lying within us that we don’t know till we writes.” There you have it, writing keeps her sane.
WHAT HER BLOG ABOUT?
LILSHELULLABIES was a virtual life journal and in 2010/11 she changed the main content of the blog to personal lifestyle journal involving photographs and fashion porfolio. But does not rule out the possibility to share her random insights, interests and experiences which hopefully increase youth development. (“People may clever as high as the sky, but as long as he did not write they will be lost within the society and history. Writing is work for eternity.” - Pramoedya Ananta Toer) There you have it again, this blog basically all about aspire to inspire before expire.
WHAT DOES SHE DO FOR A LIVING?
By now she hasn’t made any big profits yet. Apart from blog, sometimes she was working as a freelance until she made it into a Multinational Corporation company as an intern. She also selling her own & friend’s preloved stuff on a humanitarian mission here, team up with @AhandToHands and some student-led initiative events. On a daily basis, by reading books, studying bible, playing ukulele, pretending as a great shower singer, connecting with bunch of Christian youth, attending ASEAN’s birthday where discussing about Human Trafficking and attending Humanitarian World Day’s events were something that keeps her alive.
HOW SHE CAME UP WITH PHOTOGRAPHY AND FASHION?
Photos and Fashion are two best aesthetic and expressive thing she probably ever encountered. Something about photography that keeps memories eternal and stories inside it express itself without having to say a word that makes it really appealing. Had to live as a Designer and Tailor’s daughter caused her to be surrounded with fabrics, textiles, patterns, dresses and fashion magazines. It had given her insight about fashion and had fallen for it ever since. Fashion it's like time machine, we all can dress as the Victorian era and felt like one. For her, fashion is the only art that make sense. Ok, perhaps after Music. It just that she's not gifted in Music. And in her case, fashion is the effective way to boost her confidence. She was an underdog back then, short and not interesting, no one wanted to take a look at her twice.
WHAT DOES SHE USE TO TAKE PHOTO AND WHERE TO EDIT THEM?
She now currently using CANON DSLR 550D with standard lens, sometimes she uses phone cameras too, her phone cameras are Samsung J5 and IPod Touch 5th. She normally edited her photos in Photoshop CS3, Photoscape, Microsoft Office Publisher, VSCO Cam, PicsArt, and SnapSeed.
HOW THE NAME LILSHELULLABIES BECAME HER BLOG’S NAME?
She came out with the name LILSHELULLABIES when she was in junior high by consuming English Dictionary for weeks. ‘Lullabies’ is the term for 'gentle song sung to send a child to sleep' she had found in dictionary. And the word ‘Lilshe’ is one she had been using as a nickname since junior high. It stands for ‘little she’, while ‘she’ can be used to refer to women but in this case, ‘she’ is part of her Chinese name. She then compile both word into one.
WHAT IS HER BACKGROUND?
She pursuing International Relations in London School of Public Relations – Jakarta. Before she put herself into University, she had taken a gap year to earn money, experiences and explore her passions. She was homeschooled after her second year of senior high. She grew up in Church with Christian community surrounded her and developed her character there. She had both Chinese & Indonesian name given by her father and grandfather. Most of her families was born in Medan, Indonesia except that grandfather from her pa purely born, raised, & married in China and was merely in no pursuit of staying in Indonesia if that was not because of the World War II. Which caused her grandfather married for the second time to a local woman. The diversity happened in her pa’s mum, she is mixed Chinese-Javanese. Her each parent had different religion views with her. She used to celebrate 3 feasts: Chinese New Year, Eid Mubarak and Christmas. She speaks Indonesian, English, Hokkian and Chinese languages.
WHAT IS HER PERSONALITY TRAIT?
She got result as an ENFP (Extrovert,iNtuitive, Feeling, Perceiving) by the very first time she's taking the test on 16personalities.com but then she later found out that she couldn't bear people as much as she was. After taking the second, third test, years later, it came out she is an INFP. Then she also discovered there’re various type of an Introvert, and claimed that she is the Social Introvert one. She never believed in Ambivert personality trait (Ambivert (n) Someone who exhibits qualities of both introversion and extroversion.) And she had the best explanation for that.
HOW IS SHE DESCRIBE HERSELF IN 5 WORDS?
She is an Anglophile, Wanderlust, Bookworms, Activist and Unqualified, . Make it 6 perhaps? and yet Loved :) ♥
LILSHELULLABIES by Lucy Lie
“...she constantly daydream about dropping everything and moving to the beautiful English countryside....
....or the bustling, amazing London. She is one of that woman who daydream about spending her lunch break in an English pub with a good book. (Oh and English tea) "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." - C. S. Lewis