Friday, July 04, 2008

Tren Sesuai Umur

waktu taun terakhir SD, tren terakhir adalah sepatu Doc Mart dan nongkrong di Blok M Plaza atau Pondok Indah Mall setiap weekend. Kayaknya belum keren kalau ngga punya sepatu Doc Mart dan ngga ada yang negor waktu hari senin-nya "eh kmarin di PIM sampe jam berapa lo?" #WTF seriously what were we thinking?

masa SMP... Pager! Kaya punya dokter-dokter di rumah sakit. Banyak juga yang memanfaatkan layanan ini untuk PDKT sama gebetannya, walau kadang malu juga nyampein pesannya ke operator ;-) Pada masa ini juga fotobox sedang meraja lela, kalau mau foto rame-rame atau sendiri atau berdua pacar, harus bela-belain ngantri 30 menit sampe 1 jam.

masa SMA... SWEET SEVENTEEN! Tiap minggu adaaa aja yang ulangtaun "sweet seventeen"... sahabat, temen sekelas, temen les, temen di sekolah lain, kakak kelas, adik kelas. Abis itu, foto-foto dipajang dong di organizer! Mulai dengan demam disko, pacarannya mulai-mulai "longterm" and of course, sibuk cari-cari baju/model baju buat PROM NITE.

masa 20an... mulai ke klub-klub khusus 21+ , mulai cari pasangan hidup *sigh* , kerjaan yang oke-gaji besar-dikit stressnya. Trennya? pastinya ke pesta nikah temen SD, SMA, kuliah dan lain-lain. late twenties, udah mulai "renta". mulai ngga kuat begadang, padahal dulu ga tidur berhari-hari juga tetep segar dan bersemangat!

masa 30an. pilihan cuma dua, NGURUS KELUARGA atau MENGEJAR KARIR. yang udah married pastinya ngurus keluarga, kalo yang masih single? WORK HARD, PARTY HARD. udah mampu beli booze sendiri, jalan-jalan keluar negeri, beli label stuff.

point of this posting is, well, ngga usah stress, jalanin aja hidup ini, tua dan muda sama2 punya masalah. semua pasti ada tuntutan dari lingkungan kok. you just have to learn to survive this world and its craziness.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Spa Enthusiast

Here are my reviews on several spa places I went to for the past few months!

January 2008.





































at Kima Bajo Resort & Spa, North Celebes - Indonesia

They have 'Mayana Spa'. I must say that this is my favorite so far. I actually fell asleep during the massage treatment. the environment was so peaceful and the massage was just right. I woke up happily and so relaxed. I had the sandalwood aromatherapy and full body massage for 90 minutes. You can choose in which place you want to be treated, beach front (can you imagine, having your body massaged with the ocean sound... priceless moment) or inside beautiful traditional cabanas.

via Kima Bajo Website
I must admit that the spa staff is very good. I chatted from the Spa Manager (I think that's her title) and apparently, she's originally from Bali (got her training and all there too) and loving Manado since she works there. Yet when it comes to pay the bills... hell yea, good quality = expensive. yet, it's worth every penny.

still in January 2008...


Hotel Sedona Manado, North Celebes - Indonesia

The Spa is powered by Martha Tilaar Salon & Day Spa. Famous Indonesian Brand for face, body, hair traditional treatments. I had the 'Traditional Body Wellness (60 minutes)'... unfortunately, i was kinda in a rush at that time, so I didn't really enjoy the massage to the max... I was chased by check out time! Good grief! I should've enjoyed it completely. The staff who was giving me the massage was too hard on me, i like soft-medium energy massage. In the end, i still like it anyways... hahaha. They gave me a javanese drink called bandrek after the treatment. Don't like the drink but it was ok. My relaxed muscles flawlessly overwhelming my body & mind so I didn't mind at all. (In normal condition, I'd definitely complain on that drink!) The price is just the average, not cheap and not too expensive. 

via Hotel Sedona Website

The spa place is right next to the pool, have this wooden outlet with traditional javanese interior. Nice and lovely. And like most of spa facilities, very very quite and peaceful environment.

Actually, I stayed at Grand Hyatt Singapore in March 2008 but at that time, the Spa Facility currently under renovation. I was sooo dissapointed and intend to TRY THE NEW SPA FACILITY in my next visit to Singapore.

April 2008

My family went to Bandung and stayed at Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers. Of course, I tried the Spa Facility... and dad did too. My dad was having the massage treatment in his room for 90 minutes. He loved it. While I went to the Spa Laguna and had my treatment inside a hotel room that reserved for spa treatments. The room located near the swimming pool area.

via Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers website
I love the scent of that room... very very relaxing. I love relax mood. They use the products from Windy Spa. I googled Windy Spa but didn't find any information. If they don't like to be promoted, so be it. Hehe ;-) I tried the FULL BODY MASSAGE CHOCOLATE SCRUB. Sounds good? Hell yeaaa... it was great! Chocolate all over my body (love the aroma) and got massaged. Feels like paradise...

And guess what, not expensive (for Sheraton class). What a good deal! :-)

Till another hotel visit... ;-)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Woman Should Have...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...one old love she can imagine going back to...
and one who reminds her how far she has come.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own even if she never
wants to or needs to...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...something perfect to wear if the employer or
date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...a youth she's content to leave behind...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a
black lace bra...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...one friend who always makes her laugh ... and
one who lets her cry...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...a good piece of furniture not previously owned
by anyone else in her family...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests
feel honored.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

...a feeling of control over her destiny...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...how to fall in love without losing herself...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and
confront a friend without ruining the friendship...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...when to try harder .... and when to walk away...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her
parents...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...that her childhood may not have been
perfect...but its over...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...what she would and wouldn't do for love or
more...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why
she shouldn't take it personally...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen
table... or a charming inn in the woods... when her
soul needs soothing...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

...what she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

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