Japan Travel Journal 03: Osaka

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Setelah kemarin puas banget di Disneysea, hari ini kami mau berpetualang di kota lain. And as easy as you guys has guessed already, yes we're going to Osaka!   

Japan Travel Journal 02: Tokyo Disneysea

Monday, December 21, 2015

Setelah sehari kemarin agak nggak bertenaga, hari ini siap tempur ke tempat paling bahagia di bumi (kok aneh ya kalau bahasa Indonesia hahaha). 

Japan Travel Journal 01: Shibuya and Harajuku

Friday, December 11, 2015

I was planning to make this journal on the blog right before we arrived in Tokyo (yes, I was too excited!), simply because years later I can look back how we spent good times here in Japan. One of the greatest experiences in life! 

All About Our Wedding

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Yang ditunggu-tunggu, akhirnya muncul! Eh, tapi ada yang nungguin nggak, sih? HAHAHA

Hari ini mau 'bawa' goodies dari acara pernikahan kami di Bali. Peringatan penting: pastikan kuota intenet Anda mencukupi untuk buka postingan ini!


We Became Mr and Mrs Yu

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hello everyone! 

Sorry been away for too long, we just came back from an unforgettable week!

Eat in Bali: Seniman Coffee Studio and Naughty Nuri's

Sunday, September 20, 2015

We went to Ubud again last week!

Rencana ke Ubud kali ini cukup spontan. Sepulang dari Jakarta bareng papa dan Andreas, Mama tiba-tiba ngajakin ke Ubud untuk spa. Kayaknya kalau udah pernah ngerasain spa enak di Bali, pasti ketagihan untuk kedua kali, ini berlaku untuk beliau. Mama nemu satu tempat spa enak dan not pricey at all (katanya 2 jam dua ratusan ribu ajah) di Ubud, namanya Putri Bali. Lokasinya sederetan, bahkan sebelahan dengan Naughty Nuri's. Oh, kalo gitu sekalian aja makan siang di sana.

Do You Have Enough For Today?

Monday, August 31, 2015

 credit to A Place For Art

I love reading Bible. If I could say this, Bible could be my most favorite book in this world. I'm not kidding. Sometimes the words in it are confusing, but most of the time, the words make sense to me. 

Brought Back From The Old Hometown

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I was back to Jakarta weeks ago and I haven't shared any pictures from the town yet. Despite some wedding stuffs to deal with, I had so many great times with some dear friends too. I couldn't be more blessed knowing that God has sent these people for me.

I would like to snap more pictures for posting in this blog, but on the other side, I didn't want to be overly busy taking pictures with a camera, because I just wanted to enjoy every minute and "be there". So, I just snapped everything quickly without any attempts to take better shots.

I leave a description for each picture below. Some faces who made an appearance here, maybe they belong to some people that you guys already familiar with ((: 

(1) You probably know her already, yes... meet my childhood bestfriend, aka the future maid of honor, Kina! It was almost impossible to arrange our meet-up schedule, every time I was in town. This time, we finally got each other! We grabbed Japanese lunch together with Andreas, and after that we went for the bridesmaid-dress fitting. Such a lovely day! 
(2) Me and Andreas was having Korean BBQ for lunch on the second day in Jakarta. It's located in Kelapa Gading, a place called Bornga. Nice, but too pricey.
(3) Meet my super adorable nephew, Daniel! Last time I visited him, he couldn't even walk by himself. Now he's one year old already, he grows up too fast! Anyway, he knows how to flip my camera into selfie mode, so this is the result. 
(4) Well spent afternoon at Ah Poong, Sentul. I ate so many things there. From Nasi Gudeg Jogja to Pempek Palembang. And this Kopi Susu (coffee with milk) is quite nice too. 
(5) Bogor surprised me with lots of new coffee shops and nice restaurants. This time Andreas took me to Monarchy. We were spending time here to work on some wedding stuffs (again).
(6) Dinner at Melrimba Garden, Puncak. Both of us forgot to bring a jacket, so as you can guess... we were freezing all night. But thank goodness for hot zuppa soup, sop buntut, teh tawar hangat
(7) Of course, you know her, right? My twin-sister-from-different-mother slash my blogger fella slash my future bridesmaid, Sastika! I slept in her dorm (yes, dorm. Feels like college years already, eh? :P) for one night. And in case you're wondering, yes... she was wearing her bridesmaid dress. Pretty, is she? 
(8) The twins-angel and their bodyguard ((:
(9) Another quick meet-up with this lady. I just picked my pre-wedding albums up from bridal, and Jessica came to meet us before she heads back to church and I should catch my flight that day too. Too bad we didn't have time to catch up. Soon ya!
(10) Before leaving for the airport, we decided to have Korean (again) for early dinner. Jessica told us about this restaurant and guess what, I LOVED IT! Everything we ordered is perfect. Plus, we can re-fill the side dishes without any charges! How cool is that! Free stuff always makes me happy ((: 
Oh anyway, the place called Mapogalmaegi, and it's located at Pantai Indah Kapuk.

Monday Favorites #5

Monday, August 24, 2015

Blue-ish scene at Sanur I snapped when we missed our speedboat off to Nusa Penida last month *sobs*

Since last week, when my brother was off for a week from his duties at hospital, everytime he found out me drinking coffee while I was working, he started to give me speech about why-drinking-coffee-everyday-is-not-good-for-health. I give my defense from articles that I've read but I think it's useless since I was talking with a doctor-wannabe, right? But I guess he's right, and I hope this report by Leo from Zenhabits, helps me commit to stop drinking too much coffee. Start tomorrow. *glancing to my cup of coffee this morning*

(2) "The Top 4 Cities to Get A Cup of Coffee" by Nerd Wallet (Levo.com)
While I should stop drinking coffee, I think this article is amazing. I always wonder how typical Americans have their coffee-break in a fancy coffee shop. I always think it must be cool. 

(3) "12 Rookie Decorating Moves You Might Be Making" by My Domaine 
I will be moving soon and that will be my first moving experience by my own. I might not be a good designer, but me and Andreas have decided to decorate our own nest soon (we even want to paint walls by ourselves!). 

I think Marcella is genius for making this list *calling for every boys to read this*. Anyway, at first I thought I am type number six, but I think I am more the last type. What number are you, ladies?  

Wish everyone of you have a wonderful and blessed a week ahead! Stay awesome!

Think About This And That

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A: "What are you planning today?" 
J: "Hmm nothing much. I want to blog, still looking for inspiration."
A: "What are you thinking lately?"
J: "A lot. Hahaha." 

So, here we go. I just make a list of things I'm thinking about lately. Please don't bother my thoughts.

1) Recently I met people who often ask me about what I do for a living, and when they found out I don't do a 9 to 5 job, they are quite surprised. It's not like a 'good surprise', I believe. I was more like 'jobless' for them just because then. I could read their mind, somehow. When they 'try' to make conversation to know more about what I really do and to convince me that I 'should' do other jobs for a living, and what I'm doing right now is not enough blah and blah, this question came up: what's wrong with things that I do?  

Sometimes I just think people care way too much about other people's lives. They think they know the best, but the truth is, the best one for someone isn't always the best one for the other one. Those people think I will make more money if I do a "job" that they expected I would do or not just "helping" my family to run a business. A big company like Samsung was born in a family and this era, almost everyone owns at least one of Samsung gadgets, including myself. If it's not me to develop (yes, I use 'develop' word biar makin intens aja) my family business, then who else? For those people who had tried to give me some "advice", thank you. But I did choose my own path, so I just live my life (:

2) This month is closer to the end, which means my wedding is only NINE WEEKS away. As scary as it may sound, guess what, I think I'm not that scared anymore. On my last visit to Jakarta, we finished all of our wedding pieces of stuff. We picked our rings already, our pre-wedding pictures are done (and they are so beautiful!), we're also done dealing with the souvenirs. I think now we both can relax to plan our honeymoon trip *FINALLY*.

3) One of my mom's best friends was back from UK and since she has a family in Bali, she came for visiting us too. She is a very lovely and most humble person that I knew. She used to stay with us for a couple of weeks when I was a kid, so we basically pretty close. The first day I and my mom went out with her, we had a lovely lunch day. We also had a nice conversation, despite our nice meals too. She ordered almost everything and told me in that heavy Asian-British accent, "We eat fish and chips and scone and potatoes, almost every day. I want to eat everything here!". I spent that afternoon with long chits-chats with her. I admire everything she has done in life. If there are any chances for bringing her to meet you guys, I would, someday.

Anyway, she also gave me a pre-wedding gift. Yayy, my first wedding gift! When she handed me a shopping bag that smells really good from inside, I was so surprised. It was a L'occitane goodies! Never once in my life, I purchased L'occitane (or any other fancy skincare products) because of the prices I can't afford, hahaha. It's really beautiful! I used the shower oil this morning and I smell good (please, don't sniff me :P). I plan to use the other products next month for better results till my wedding day.

Music Love: PARTY - Girls' Generation (SNSD)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Totally my favorite summer (holiday) jam for whole month! The song lyrics describes perfectly how we feel (and crave some more!) about summer break, right? Let me know if you love this song as I do. Cheers! 

Eat in Bali: Home Mate

Saturday, July 25, 2015

We just finished our workout and decided to have a nice breakfast that day.

Tinggal di Bali selama hampir 2 tahun, aku jarang banget mengunjungi tempat-tempat yang sering di-mention orang di Instagram, atau sekarang lebih sering disebut dengan instagrammable places. Kebetulan kafe dan restoran yang disebut kebanyakan berlokasi di Seminyak dan kebetulan juga aku nggak tinggal jauh dari area sana, maka hari itu kami memutuskan untuk brunch date di salah satu kafe kecil yang direkomendasi oleh salah satu blogger, Rosalinda Tjioe.

Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu

Friday, July 24, 2015

Nggak tau kenapa, holiday season tahun ini seru banget. Liat feed Instagram dan Path para teman juga seru-seru amat liburannya. Rame-rame nge-post #summerholiday, #familytrip #beachtime, pokoknya everything about summer holiday. Walaupun nggak bener-bener liburan (soalnya tinggal di Bali tuh every day is holidayyyy *truestory*), tapi aku tetap mengosongkan 1-2 hari untuk full day jalan-jalan ke tempat yang belum aku pernah kunjungi.

Bali Pulina Agro Tourism

Friday, July 17, 2015

Just arrived from our exciting holiday plan and decided to post this as soon as possible! This morning we headed to Ubud, for visiting Luwak coffee plantation. Pertama kali tau tempat ini dari postingan blog-nya Sonia Eryka, she mentioned a place that we can see the plantation of Luwak coffee and tasting different flavors of coffee, that sounds nice already! So here we go for our first experience in Bali Pulina Agro Tourism!

Jujur banget nih, salah satu alasan aku ke Pulina, is because this place is kinda popular on Instagram. Aku coba search pake hashtags #balipulina, #balipulinaagrowisata, dan hasilnya banyak banget foto kece di tkp tersebut! Aku pernah baca di majalah Cleo, mereka melakukan survei terhadap 100 responden wanita soal update liburan di medsos, ada 57% responden ingin mengunjungi tempat liburan yang sedang populer di media sosial. So, aku fixed korban medsos banget yaaa, hahaha.

100 Things I Am Grateful For

Monday, July 13, 2015

Credit to Pinterest
Today's post was inspired by my dear friend, Sastika. I made this kind of list before here and this is just another longer version. It feels good after finishing this list, I am kinda surprised because there are lots of little things should be grateful for. We sometimes might have a bad day, but it's not a bad life. Why judges a bad day as a bad life, right? These kind of little things help to brighten up our hard times.

Anyway, since it's Monday, I have to quoted one of my friends, Jessica, she wrote this last week on her Instagram caption and it's worthy to be shared: "I know today it's Monday and you assume it's going to suck, but according to statistics, there will be over 5,000 weddings, 10,000 childbirths, and 42 miliion hugs occuring today throughout the United States. There will be also 600 dogs adopted, 35,000 ballons sold, and 800,000 skittles eaten. Plus, the word "I love you" will be said over 9 miliion times. So again, I know today it's Monday and you assume it's going to suck, but just smile, because according to statistics, it should actually be a really nice day."

Have a great Monday anyone!

Books I Read Recently

Sunday, July 5, 2015

So here are some local books that I have read so far this year. As you can see, yes I have been reading fictions, MetroPop for a specific genre. I loveeee Ika Natassa! I purchased few of her books recently. Since I read Twivortiare 2, I was like, "Gue harus beli bukunya yang lain!"

Speaking of Ika Natassa, she published a new book called "Critical Eleven", which becomes so popular among her readers since she announced it from her Instagram. She opened pre-order for this new book last Wednesday, too bad I didn't get a copy ): Things gone mad during the book pre-order day. 1,111 copies of the book sold out in 11 minutes! Say whaaaat. Pantes aja, ya, disebut-sebut dengan pre-order berdarah, figuratively, of course. 

If you guys have a recommendation of good books, please let me know. Local or English both are fine. 

Anyway, I never shared this in public, this is one of my random short story that I wrote. I just found it in my writing folder and I was surprised knowing that I actually wrote this! Three pages long. I hope you enjoy it! 

*please don't take this without my permission. I beg you!

Style Love: Jessica Jung Airport Style

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Suatu hari, gue iseng browsing baju di salah satu online shop, kemudian ketemu baju lucu dan minta pendapat nyokap. Tau nggak dijawab apa? 

"Kamu bisa lihat baju bagus (maksudnya yang lagi on trend gitu), tapi sehari-hari cuma pake kaos dan celana jins gitu. Dandan dikit kek! Kamu tuh udah 23 lho, bukan 13!". 

Words Can Heal, Words Can Kill

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

 Quote credit to Diana Rikasari and her #88LoveLife book

You know sometimes in any kind of relationships, when I am about into an argument and find someone saying things that not please myself, I always turn a really bad guy. I am easily hurting someone with my words, and you know exactly what would happen next after hurting someone. It even becomes worse if that person who is someone important in my life. I say sorry and the person (if I'm lucky enough) accepts my apologize and forgive me, then the problem solved. At this point, I forget something. Something that I can't take it back from the person I hurted. Yes ladies, sometimes words can heal someone, words can lift someone else up, the other times words can kill and hurt someone. Both good or bad words, they would be planted forever in someone's heart. You can't take it back. So, feel before thinking, think before speaking. #lessonlearned

Quick update! My friend, Jesslyn, who designed my #PassionTalk book's cover, and now designed my wedding invitation, texted me yesterday, told me that my invitations are finally done printed and the company shipped them all to her home. Yay! I can't wait to see them all! The printing process actually makes me and Andreas nervous for weeks. The company doesn't let us to have first print as a sample (you know, usually when you are about to print bunch of files, you have to see the first printed result, to check all contents, colors, materials, etc). It does make me crazy, guys! We might not have a massive numbers of our invitations, but still we have hundreds to print out! Thanks God, Jesslyn told me everything were fine, the result came out as her expectations. I'm so relieved and so thankful. Work and plan a long-distance wedding with your long-distance fiance seriously not a real good idea. Please learn from my experiences ladies.

Have a good day for you all, stay awesome!

My Daily Motivations

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Credit: Pinterest

1. "Morning talk" with God and pray to Him before starting my day. 
2. Always say "thank you" to everyone offers help to you, being nice or just makes your day. 
3. Power breakfast. Usually scrambled eggs with Fiesta stickies, or sometimes Indomie goreng pake telor.
4. Say "good morning" to every dearest people at home, and the one who lives far awayyy there :D
5. Never give up. Because life only comes once and besides, I'm half way there.

Our Wedding Tips: 5 Easy Steps to Start Planning A Wedding

Thursday, June 25, 2015

So you guys have discussed things before you decided to get married? Now it's time for you to start planning your big day! 

Life Updates

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hello people, how was your day? I just got back again from the town, to deal with some wedding things and other stuffs. So here I would like to share some my life updates. I know they are nothing for you to care about, but since it's my blog, I want to keep some personal things that I could look up some other days. If you got stumbled on this blog and reading this, I would like to say thanks, and for me you are the special one. Stay awesome! 


1. Having a great time with Andreas's family. 
I had so much difficulties since the begininng when it comes to his family, especially with his parents. Since he is the young boy in the house, and his other brothers and sister have been married for years (and Andreas has keponakan already), it seems like everyone has their own expectations on his "future" wife. I put lots of pressure on myself, and speaking honestly, sometimes I found myself "trying" to be another person that they "wanted". After all, I am on my best when I just being myself, and I believe all they "wanted" from myself, it's myself. So guys, if anyone said to you "ambil hati mertua itu susah", it's true hahaha. But, it doesn't matter when you just being you. And I'm more than happy realising that they treat me as their part of family.

2. Got my perfect Sangjit dress and bridesmaids' dresses. 
I have been searching a perfect dress for my Sangjit day, which is I will be wearing the same dress after the holy matrimony in Bali. I thought it will be so much easier finding the dress than a wedding dress, well... the dress is "the dress", it is really so difficult to find. Until I discovered a store from Instagram and I asked Andreas to take me to the store. Lucky me, they have the dress that I needed. It fits me perfectly when I tried it on. Also I picked some dresses for my bridesmaids, and surprisingly they chose the same design at the same time hahaha. Can't wait for wearing my Sangjit dress and take pictures with my girls on the big day! 

3. One fine day in Bedugul. 
I will end this post with some pictures from our short getaway yesterday. You might ask, getaway on Monday? That sounds great, right? Hahaha. Since I lived in Bali, Bedugul is not a place that I choose for a short trip, because I believe I am more "anak pantai" than "anak gunung". But I guess, I'm starting to love Bedugul. You get fresh air, eye candies everywhere (you can see lots of green and clear sky), it is just so relaxing. Gladly one of my parents friend, who lives in Bedugul, invited us to visit her place. Seriously guys, I didn't expect her place is gonna be awesome! She gave us a home tour and showing us her fields, which she plants all kind of vegetables, fruits and flowers. We ended up brought some "hasil kebun" from her. Of course my Mom was the happiest one hahaha. I thanked God for another day that could spend with my dear family. 

My Eyes Are So Blue

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Today was a really great day, I must tell. It has been a week for me to be a "anak rumahan", and finally I got the chance to go out. So this is not an official "go out" for refreshing, I was actually here for a work. Remember my post here, that I mentioned I'm doing a project? These are little sneak peaks of it! Thinking about it I feel so excited already! Please bear with me, soon the project's done, I will tell you for updates. 

Anyway, is it that GOOD and NICE, seeing all blue in your eyes? I've read this somewhere, that one of happiness tricks, is to surround yourself with more blue colors. It really works!

Well, we're still in the middle of the week, hanging there ladies! Have a great one and stay awesome!

"Ladies First: Apakah Perempuan Memang Harus Selalu Didahulukan?"

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Still don't have any ideas what to write next, so I decided to share this interesting article. Rasanya sayang aja kalau artikel ini nggak di-share di sini. Artikel ini berisi tentang a man's personal thought about "ladies first". Mata langsung melek lebar-lebar begitu baca tulisan ini, rasanya jadi bersalah juga sempet suka ngomong "ladies first" sebagai 'tameng'-nya perempuan (dalam kurung perempuan Indonesia) LOL. Anyway, baik cewek atau cowok boleh banget baca artikel ini. Enjoy this article and have a great weekend. Stay awesome!

Our Wedding Tips: 5 Things To Discuss Before Getting Married

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 Credit to Livello Asia for Andreas & Jane

Masih dalam suasana persiapan the wedding of Andreas and Jane, aku memutuskan untuk membuat blog post ini. Persiapan pernikahan ini udah berjalan selama setahun, dan sepanjang persiapan ini, nggak jarang kami menemukan beberapa hal yang sangat aku syukuri boleh terjadi. Ada beberapa hal penting yang menurut kami harus didiskusikan dengan pasangan sebelum menikah. Begitu mendapat ide untuk menulis ini, aku teringat Kak Alodita pernah menulis topik yang sama. If you're ready to get married, you also have to be ready to talk about this with your partner.

Berikut lima hal penting yang wajib didiskusikan sebelum menikah:

What I Am Looking Forward To

Friday, May 15, 2015

 Source: Pinterest

1. The wedding. Believe it or not, the wedding is five months ahead and I am feeling super bizarre lately. The preparation so far has been well (and I am gonna share the details soon on the blog!). Now I'm dealing with the on-process invitations design and looking for suitable wedding souvenirs. Any ideas, ladies?

2. Honeymoon planning. Andreas and me finally got a chance to search for some places to go for our honeymoon. Honeymoon is another exciting (yet important) thing to plan after the wedding. Every married couple deserves a peaceful honeymoon after the big day. We decided to go somewhere already, wish us luck to get those best-deal tickets!

Anyway, this was happening yesterday:

A: Let's go London for honeymoon!
A: Pengen liat royal baby nih. *screencapstiketsupermahalkelondon*
J: Aku sih nggak masalah ke London (dalam hati: mau dong!), tapi habis pulang honeymoon kamu siap ya makan nasi putih sama tahu tempe. No sushi date for months. Gimana? (dalem hati lagi: lumayan duitnya nabung buat nyicil rumah)
A: Nggak jadi deh. 

Introducing, my future husband, ladies.

3. A project I am currently doing. It's something that is definitely challenging but I just love the opportunity to be able to learn something new. The main idea was coming from my mom, but I am 100% in charge of this project. Can't wait to share updates with you in the future!

4. Plans after married. The most popular question asked by mom and dad. I'm guessing they are quite worried about my life after marriage because I'm gonna move again from this beautiful island to another city. There are some plans I would like to do but still looking for other opportunities to try. Adult life is never easy, I guess?

The whole post today is all about wedding-related, that's pretty normal for me right? Because I have nothing to think or care about except for the whole wedding planning things, well besides my jobs and other activities. I'm proud can say that I'm more confident about my own wedding. Just hope everything is gonna be fine till the big day. Stay awesome people! 

Eat in Bali: Chicken Run

Friday, May 8, 2015

Hey guys, how's your Friday so far? I hope everything is going well. 

Hari ini lagi kepengen bahas kuliner. Salah satu resolusi 2014 (yes, it's freaking last year!) adalah untuk mengunjungi lebih banyak tempat makan di Bali dan me-review-nya di sini. Pada kenyataannya, aku belum bekerja lebih keras untuk itu. So, di tahun 2015 ini, yang sudah berjalan sampai bulan kelima (WHAT?), I will try my best! 

10 Secrets from Ex-Starbucks Barista You Might Want To Know

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Semenjak resign dari Starbucks, intensitas aku ngunjungin Starbucks untuk beli kopi malah semakin tinggi daripada sebelum aku kerja di sana. Bedanya sekarang kalau order kopi agak bawel rikues ini itu. Call me Starbucks snob!

Edisi Jalan-Jalan Random (Ubud & Uluwatu & Nusa Dua)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Here you go some pictures from my short "trip" last week.

Sejak minggu lalu, hujan turun hampir setiap hari dan langit nggak secerah biasanya. Begitu hari ini nggak hujan, cuaca langsung berubah drastis, alias so hot, mennnn!

Mumpung pacar lagi berkunjung, jadilah kami trip ala-ala ke Ubud untuk makan dan ngopi santai. Ceritanya kami kepengen act like a local gitu di Ubud. Tapi penampilan kurang mendukung, tiap kali papasan dengan bli-bli yang duduk di pinggir jalan, malah dipanggil "Ni hao, miss. Hotel? Tour guide?". Terus, yang dikunjungi Bebek Bengil lagi Bebek bengil lagi. Kurang "turis" apalagi tuh?

Shoe Talk

Friday, March 13, 2015

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Since we decided to start VFeetShoes, me and boyfriend have a longgg thought (and become our dream too!) to start our own shoeline.

Selama lima bulan ngejalanin online shop kecil-kecilan ini, aku baru sadar ngerjain bisnis apapun nggak ada yang gampang. VFeetShoes sekarang kayak batu loncatan sih buat plan ke depannya nanti. Aku kan nggak tau apa-apa soal sepatu, gimana bikinnya, bahan dan komponen sepatu tuh kayak apa, dll. Jadi ceritanya belakangan ini lagi berusaha mempelajari itu semua. Walaupun ini sesuatu yang baru dan sulit, aku enjoy aja ngerjainnya. Kan katanya kalau ngerjain sesuatu yang kita suka, ya pasti seneng-seneng aja ya (ciyeee).

Oya, sering ada yang nanya kenapa aku cuman jualan flat shoes, nggak heels atau wedges, jawabannya satu: I'm a hardcore fan of flat shoes. Menurutku, sampai kapan pun cewek butuh flats, di samping mereka suka banget pake model sepatu lainnya.

Nggak tau tepatnya sejak kapan aku suka banget pake flat shoes. Buat tomboy insaf kayak aku, pake flat shoes untuk sehari-hari sudah menjadi perubahan besar, dibandingkan harus langsung pake heels. Apalagi sejak The Little Things She Needs mulai masuk ke pasar Indonesia. Pertamanya aku bingung, ini kok nama brand-nya lucu banget, dan begitu tau kalau mereka khusus jualan flat shoes, aku langsung kayak nemu surga dunia hahaha. 

Koleksi model dan warna sepatu TLTSN beragam banget. Dan yang paling aku suka, flat shoes TLTSN bisa dipakai dalam berbagai acara. Inget banget pas kuliah di Guang Zhou dulu, tiap pulang Indonesia pas liburan musim panas, pasti borong flats di TLTSN buat dipake di sana untuk pergi kuliah dan jalan-jalan. 

Nah sekarang kalau mau beli flats The Little Things She Needs, bisa langsung di website Zalora Indonesia nih. Tinggal pilih model yang kamu taksir, habis itu flat shoes-nya langsung dianter ke rumahmu. Praktis banget! Kebetulan aku lagi pengen beli flat shoes, dan ini beberapa pilihanku di Zalora. Please help ladies, can't decide! 

Nggak tau ya, buatku sih flat shoes itu bener-bener kayak gadget sahabat yang setia nemenin aku ke manapun. Saking sukanya, si pacar suka komentar, "Sekali-kali pake heels dong!". Lucky me, TLTSN punya koleksi wedges dan platform shoes juga, and this is my favorite one, what do you think?

Malem-malem window shopping di Zalora bukan ide yang tepat, mending lanjut besok hahaha.

I'm working on a little post about my "holiday" trip with Andreas while he spent days here. Some pictures will be coming up soon on this blog. Happy weekend everyone and stay awesome!

A Glimpse of My Childhood Dreams

Friday, March 6, 2015

It has been raining for wholeeeee day, non-stop from last night till tonight here. Feeling to write a post and I found this draft. My dear friend Sastika has tagged me to do this post. I thought it's gonna be fun (and nice) to reminisce about our childhood days. So here is a glimpse of my childhood dreams. Oh and here you can read the blogpost by Sas.

1. To be a cashier at a supermarket.
This is so silly, but you might to know this little story. When I was a kid, maybe around five or six, Mr. Santa in my school gave me a Christmas present (which was I knew later that actually from my Mom LOL), is a toy cashier register. It's cutee and colorful! The mini-me was jumping around the house and couldn't wait to play with it. The toy machine comes with fake money and as I remembered, every day after school I was looking forward to playing with it. I was always in charge to be the cashier and my Mom was the customer. Fast forward to adult-me, did it really happen? Well, yes, but no in the supermarket. When I was working in Starbucks, I (finally) learned how to work with the real register machine. Of course, I was dealing with real money too. And fyi, it's touchscreen!

2. To be a pianist.
Isn't it funny when you wanted to be something when you were little kid, but as you grew older you realized that's not going to happen? I've been playing piano since I was six, or maybe seven. I thought piano is going to be fun, and yes it was really fun until I had my first Royal exam. I got a pretty good score for my theory exam, but failed for my practical exam (I took for sixth grade). That time, I was exactly sure that I was not going to be a pianist. I should say I'm a "penikmat musik klasik" (my favorite composer is Chopin) and  playing piano is one of mood therapy. Thinking about that I can't memorize any classic pieces when you ask me to play, yes I was not born to be a pianist. It feels like I'd been wasting my parents' money for more than 10 years haha. But no regret at all. At least I can read music notes *proud*

Oh anyway, I'll show you my Royal exam certificate that I always have been proud of. 

3. To work at McDonald's. 
When I heard one of my friend got a part-time job at McDonald's when he studied abroad in Melbourne, I was like, "I wanted too!". I imagined myself making burgers, pouring cola, making ice cream, frying those chicken wings, hmmmmmm. The dream was about to happen when my parents suddenly bought us (me and brother) a McDonald's play set. It was one of my favoriteeeee childhood memories and I believe that day was my best day ever. Okay, some of you might wondering what kind of McDonald's play set? Let me show you, this picture I got from Google of course. 

 Mine was the left one

Basically, you can make your own "burger" from this snack maker, as the box said "make delicious snacks you can eat and drink that look like McDonald's Happy Meals!". I remembered we used marie regal biscuits as the burger buns hahaha. This was really fun I tell you. But again, I happen not to work for McDonald's and it's funny too that I like McDonald's iced coffee rather than its fried chicken :D

4. To be a writer/novelist.
Well, maybe this is the more realistic dream that I'm still on the way to pursue it hehehe. Every time the question "what do you want to be in the future" popped out, I simply answered "silently"... I want to be a writer. You know, I can imagine myself in ten years later, when I'm going to be a mother and wife, I'm going to be a writer too. I'm totally fine if someday I have to work from home, take care of my family and sit for whole day working for my upcoming book. It just like really okay, because this is what I want. But yeah again, you can't just want something without doing something to make it happen, right? So, let's work work!

Looking back those childhood memories, I found that the little me back then was very blessed. I really had that "masa kecil sangat bahagia" moment. We can't be young in age anymore and we couldn't be back to our childhood, but we can keep that "spirit" stay in our heart. Being an adult is another blessing, because hey we're all growing up. Though most of the time we easily feel unsure with our capability or afraid to take risks, I tell you my friend it's okay. The last chapter of a book that I'd read recently, Travel Young by my favorite girl Alanda Kariza, she said, 

"Stop over-thinking. Start enjoying the ride. Live in the moment." 

Just let your inner child stays in your heart (: