First of all, Happy Ramadhan for everyone who are fasting~
After long consideration I decided to introduce myself openly (yes, I'm a bit shy to be honest).
My name is Rani Tachril. That is me on the left (No my hair is not curly and grey btw) and I am the Creator/Chief Editor of FAR Magazine. As you can see from the picture that I am an Indonesian, so why am I writing this blog in English? Because my writing skills in Bahasa (Indonesia) is worse than in English. Even though I know for a fact that my English is not that good also.
(forgive me T__T)
Let me tell you a little bit about myself;
I am a complicated person I can admit that.
I want too many things in life, which my brain cannot contain and tend to forget what was it that I wanted before? I can be a simple person and selfish at the same time.
I have spent my 2 years of High School in Perguruan Cikini Duren Tiga, Jakarta Indonesia. Those 2 years I had there (I have to say) was a bit of a lost moment. Looking back on my high school days, I am one of those 'boyish' girl, I was the captain of my basketball team and that's that. Knowing my whole life I have been always playing basketball (with my height of 156cm) I thought I would end up as a PE teacher one day, not realizing there are other things I can do.
After dropping out of high school, my mother decided for me to go to MIBT (Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology) Jakarta, which was still my lost moment in life. I wanted to study Psychology and (again) ended up in the lost lane, which was IT.
Thank god I finished my 2 semesters there and moved to Sydney, Australia. There, I enrolled at KVB Institute of Technology, which is now recognized as Raffles College of Design and Commerce. Since little, I always love to draw from Manga to abstract, so I decided to study Visual Communication. WHICH apparently I realized now I should have taken Art Major!! LOL
After 4 beautiful years living in Sydney, I decided to return to Jakarta. There were 2 things that influenced my decision to return. One of the reasons was my parents; I have missed them dearly, and second was my beloved one, Garu. My parents have convinced me that Jakarta is not such a bad place to look for experience not only in life but work. And yes, up until now working in Jakarta is still a challenge for me. Not to mention that Garu had inspired me to explore and love Indonesia more though its art and social aspect. To understand that wherever you go, whatever you do, where you come from Home will always be the best place to be. It took me years to realize that I want to be part of Indonesia in helping where I come from to become greater. I know it is a big mission, although I have a wish of completing this mission with all of you new generations :)
FAR Magazine was created to be the middle medium for those people who have passion in Art and have the soul of Indonesia. I am not much of an artist nor I believe I can do anything with my hands to help the art of Indonesia, but I hope FAR Magazine would do any good to the new generation in art, culture and social aspect. I am still learning to be better in understanding Indonesia's art and its communities. And I believe there are plenty of people who have the interest but don't know where to start. So, FAR Magazine is the magazine where you newbies can find out about alternative art and social updates of Indonesia.
Hopefully this shows you that people have their own pace on finding what they want in their life. I am 24 years old and now I have a magazine of my own, and still looking forward to do great things in life :) Wish me luck!