All I wanted for Christmas for my birthday was a penny board. I looked on every online shops, shopping websites, skate shops in Jakarta even Bali, yet I couldn’t found any. I literally looked for months until a few days after the new years, my brother managed to get one all the way from Singapore for me. Like a little kid, I was thrilled!
I was a noob rider back in High School, starting to ride again was nerve-wrecking at first. Finally the day came when I had the opportunity to cruise with my penny board for the first time. Like a little kid in love, I was quite nervous.
That day I was accompanied by HG and another friend who wanted to try out the board as well. The day was gloomy and cold, luckily I was outfit ready for the weather. The maroon sweater from H&M kept me warm just fine. To keep it street, a snap-back and a pair of Nike could never do you wrong. I chose a pair of Nike Internationalist and a Topman snap-back to keep me company.
I have always been the guy who keep things simple, the same goes with my outfit of the day which is pretty much black in color. Other than being simple, being comfortable is a must, especially on penny riding day!
If you like things simple, like me, accessorizing is a must! There is only a thin line between being simple and boring. That was why I brought a John Lennon style sun glasses to spice things up. Since I like it simple, a black frame is most suitable for me. If you thought of adding colors to your frame, in the name of standing out, think twice. I don’t think anyone doesn’t stand out enough with this kind of sunglasses.
Unlike me, HG refuses to be conventional. He likes things monochrome with a little shocking element. That was why he wore a pair of white BNV shoes, ripped black jeans, a white sweater and a neon beanie hat. It was clearly an outfit, sadly, I could never pull off! His sweater was one of his favorites from H&M with details as seen in the photo below. Funnily, both of us were wearing our John Lennon style sunglasses on that particular day!
Overall, it was a good day! I had good friends accompanying me, more over, I was satisfied to know I was still able to ride and cruise on my penny board after such a long time. Truth be told, I kind of twisted my ankle on one of these rides, but you know what they say… no pain, no gain!
To summarize it all, like a little kid excited for first day of school, I was excited for more penny riding days!