Friday, May 25, 2012

[Misi 21] Day #6 - Fresh Eyes

I have a reason to believe that constraints precede creativity. It is in difficult situation that people work their way around, over, or under it and somehow manage to survive to the other side. To victory. In the words of a preacher, it is in that condition we began to see and make the most of whatever it is in our hands. Or put it simply, in our Indonesian translation: the power of kepepet.

Those who started out in life plenty might having more difficulty understanding this. But experiencing this first hand from a history who started out with less, I've gone through of having almost zero in my bank account but survived alive. Of living abroad working two shifts a day to pay for tomorrow's breakfast. Of having to dine with Indomie and wedges three times a day. What and who I am today is a living proof of someone who see limitation from resilience point of view. Who could reflect back, use what I have in my hand to squeeze the creative juice out of myself.

In respect of that, I decided to put restraints on my Instagram photos. It will have two game changing 'No'.

No color. Meaning black and white.
No default size. Meaning rectangular 16:9 ratio instead of the regular square 1:1 ratio.

Here's how the photos turned out. You could also see it live on Instagram at @Captainruby. I'll try to keep this for as long as possible. Train myself to see with fresh eyes even when there's boundaries.

"No I'm not colorblind. I know the world is black and white" - John Mayer


Fellexandro Ruby
The constantly curious guy.

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[Misi 21] Day #5 - Tattoo A Banana

Hola Biters!

I hope my Misi21 has inspired you in one way or another. After four days of shared wisdom and lesson behind story. I don't want to continually bore you with that and have decided to be wacky and loose today. Hey, even God take a rest on the seventh day.

And so, today's mission is to make some tats on bananas. Yes! Drawing on an inspiration from Phil In The Whaat on Youtube, I tried to make it my own. Wait! Before you scroll down further, watch all the coolness on the vid below:

And here's my own impression of the newfound art.

Yes, I know right?! It is so beautiful in so many levels that only several few could appreciate it. Its an epitome of niche movies, Trainspotting, Dr. Strangelove and the likes. Its either you get it or you don't. And I won't argue. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. HAHAHA. Now you can laugh after me. =D

Meanwhile, stay awesome. Go out, and have a little fun sometime. Forget the rules.

Just be happy.

I'm all smiles =D,

Fellexandro Ruby

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