Friday, August 17, 2012

Fabulous Friday Finds: Indonesia's Independence Day

Hello darlings!

Today is Indonesia's Independence Day! Therefore, I'm going to post some fabulous links about Indonesia this Friday. Enjoyyy... 

If you're planning to visit Jakarta, the Capital of Indonesia, visiting this site is mandatory and make sure to schedule a visit to this restaurant

My lovely hometown

More places to visit: Bali, Lombok, Karimunjawa, Derawan, Candi Borobudur... and many more... 

Our National Anthem: Indonesia Raya

'til next Friday! Kiss. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hair Inspiration: Stacking Bobby Pins

 images via moodboard

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wanderlust: Amalfi Coast, Italy

via blue pueblo

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

About Making A Difference...

via Oprah

Reminder to keep on upgrading myself...

Starry Bandage

It was my second time wearing my jelly shoes and as per usual (the one thing I hate about new shoes), I got blisters! I stopped by at Lotte Mart in Ratu Plaza, looking for my usual nude bandage but there was NONE. They only have this amanplast, bandage for kids, I have no choice but to buy anyway. Then I opened it, I was surprised to find this supercute starry bandage. I'm in love.

I love stars! I hereby declare that I will always use starry bandage from now on... LOL! I love you, amanplast!

I've thrown away the receipt, but I think the price for 1 pack of amanplast bandage is around Rp 2,600.- (USD 0.20) only.

My staryy bandage protecting my blisters.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Closing Ceremony London 2012 Olympic Games

Beautiful closing ceremony... and my most favorite performances are:

SPICE GIRLS! I feel like I was a teenager again... 

Liam Gallagher singing Wonderwall! Oh wow... 

See other performances here.

Farrago Indonesia

So few weeks ago I received an invitation to a website launch event at Pacific Place (one of my favorite malls in Jakarta) and I decided to attend (for the first time - usually I'm not up for these sort of events) simply because they acknowledge me as a blogger. The now-already-launched Website is called FARRAGO INDONESIA, the food and fashion online magazine.

I rarely browse around Indonesian websites but FARRAGO is quite interesting. All sections are interesting, however being a food lover, my favorite section is naturally "Eats & Drinks", where on F-Spot, they give restaurants/cafes/et cetera reviews and their complete information (address, opening hours, price range and even map location). It's very helpful to me because everytime my husband's in town, we always struggling on where to go for a nice lunch or dinner. We usually end up going to our "usual" places, but I guess those days will be over soon now that we can always browse FARRAGO website anytime, anywhere to get information on where to go for a nice lunch or dinner. 

Happy news, my husband will be in town tomorrow for 2 weeks (Yay!), so sometime this week we shall have lunch or dinner at LIO, out of curiosity, as I'm quite taken by a surprise when knowing that the Chef was trained by the famous Gordon Ramsay! That should be interesting, right! I hope FARRAGO will keep on finding Jakarta's best-kept-secrets and review them on the website for us Jakartans who crave for exciting culinary adventure. Best of luck to FARRAGO INDONESIA!

PS. Some photos from the website launch...

The invitation sent to my e-mail.

Monday ManiPedi: Peacock Colors

On this ManiPedi feature, I was inspired by Peacock birds

China Glaze: For Audrey
OPI: Do You Lilac It
Faceshop: Goldish Green (old collection from 2006)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

50 Shades Trilogy

via fashtastic

Okay, so yesterday I finally finished reading the Fifty Shades Trilogy, all three of them within one week. Eventhough they're not my favorite books, they are a good fun read. I actually enjoyed reading them. Most of people who are vocally negative of the series have not finished the series. *rolling my eyes* Please make sure when you give opinion on these books, read all three of them first. But if you have read all three of them and still have no love for the books, that's okay too. People have different opinions anyways. 

Always Remember...

Being perfectionist or idealist is perfectly fine. But always remember to compromise... 

via Pinterest

Sunday Thoughts: Book of Ecclesiastes

via Pinterest

I'm going to read the book of Ecclesiastes today...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Two-Tone Lips

via Pinterest

Oh wow, this two-tone lips looks very interesting. Hmmm.. I'm intrigued to try! (:

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wanderlust: San Alfonso del Mar, Chile

both images via heycaryl

Fabulous Friday Finds

via heycaryl

Hello darlings! 

Are you a risk-taker or safe-player? I think I have been a safe-player for serious matters most of the time and occasionally a risk-taker on fun / harmless craziness. It is very comforting in being a safe player but it's also extremely fun and dangerous to be a risk-taker, but I guess once in a blue moon we all probably should try to be a risk-taker just to add more spices / sparks (whatever you call it) to our daily routine and activities, again, in my opinion. 

I'm not going to reveal my fun / harmless craziness here on this blog *grin* , however I could share the feelings I experience. Yes, my "20 seconds of insane courage" moments made my heart beating so fast like it could literally pop out of my chest, but the big laughter after the "20 seconds of embarrassing bravery" moments were priceless! I called them "my fun and silly things I did when I was young and will be the things I smile about when I'm old and ... *ahem* ... wise". *lol* I was really insanely courageous when I took those "leaps"! However, that was before I got married. Now I opt to always be a safe-player eventhough I secretly wish that I'd have "20 seconds of insane courage moment" when I'm at this parasailing facility someday. I hope I'd be brave enough to take that leap and overcome my acrophobia.

So what about you, darlings? If you haven't done those things, are you going to challenge yourself today, tomorrow or some time in the future or are you pretty comfortable being a safe-player? Whatever your decision is, I hope it brings you happiness and in peace with our daily routine and activities.

Now, unto the links for this Friday... 

Really like this iPhone case.

DIY Sliding Knot Bracelet but I'll pick love charm or owl charm over the evil eye charm.  

The most heavenly and mouth-watering Pinterest account, ever!!!

I love madeleines!

'til next Friday, darlings! kiss.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Mazel Tov, Natalie and Benjamin!

To my favorite female actor / actress, Natalie and Benjamin Millepied for their wedding few days ago! They always look very romantic and so in love, I wish them happiness and wonderful marriage. 

via splashnewsonline

and some (paparazzi's?) photos from their private wedding. (:

via just jared

via just jared

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

DIY: Denim Cut-Offs

I decided to try this easy-peasy DIY tutorial by Kelly Framel of The Glamourai (love love love her). Anyone can do this as long as you have a pair of old jeans (or new, up to you) and a pair of scissors. Since I don't have the heart to cut my jeans.. hehehe.. cut story short, I found this vintage Levi's 501 jeans with the perfect color for only $5! Perfect.

Unfortunately Kelly choose to use jeans that are cut roomier than she'd normally wear and buy few sizes big. The one I bought is actually one size up but somehow it's fitted nicely to my body, probably because it's vintage (they are usually indeed smaller). But here's the catch, if I gain weight, I wouldn't be able to wear these! ((:

Apparently Chiara Ferragni and Blair Edie also Emilie have similar vintage Levi's denim shorts, but the denim shorts look a lot nicer on them because their jeans are about two size up and they have (very) slim and LONG legs. However, I love the way the jeans fit my body and a friendly reminder that I should maintain my weight properly. ((;

PS. You can also cut your jeans like this.

The Vintage Levi's 501 jeans.

After I cut them, excuse some scars on my thigh. I got them from my supercute aggressive huggers (read: my two adorable huskies).
Yes, that's Lowy taking a nap in my bedroom.

I love my new denim shorts! <3 br="br">

Monday, August 06, 2012

Mr. Right & Mrs. Always Right

I gotta have or make this cushion! ((; This is so Jonah & Amara! LOL!

via Pinterest

Monday ManiPedi: Mint Green and Coral Nails

I love the combination of these colors, well me and everybody else. Because mint green and coral are the "it" colors for this summer. The colors are very pretty and combined together, they look happy and bright. So this time I created an abstract triangle nail art using these colors and I love the end result, which reminds me I have to buy a new top coat for a perfect finishing.

Coral: Essie Tart Deco ---> I really LOVE this color. I hope Essie won't discontinue this color, ever!
Mint Green: Essie Mint Apple Candy.


Sunday, August 05, 2012

Loveliest Postcard From The Sky

Had a lovely surprise from my husband last Friday. Taken at 7000 feet above ground! I love you too, husby!

Sunday Thoughts: Forget The Past, Look Forward

via spiritual inspiration

One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. Philippians 3:13, NIV.

Are you allowing the small things in life to keep you from God’s best? Today is the day to press past the small things and run toward your destiny! Unforgiveness is a small thing. Forgive and move on to the greater thing. Fear is small. It’s not from God. Don’t let it hold you back. An addiction is small. You have the power to overcome anything through Christ Jesus. Being undisciplined is small. If you are a believer today, you have the seed of Almighty God inside of you. There is no challenge that’s too difficult for you!

I think about Joshua and Caleb. When they came back from spying out the Promised Land they said, “Moses, we are well able to take the land. Let us go in at once.” Not next week. Not next year. They were “now” people. But if you over-analyze your situation and think about all the “what if’s” and try to get approval from all your family and friends, you’ll never move off of dead center. You’ll be stuck in the small things.

Today, make the decision to press forward. Be like Joshua and Caleb. Don’t look at your circumstances; look at your God because He is the one who is empowering you to take hold of the good things He has for your future!

written by: spiritual inspiration.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Fabulous Friday Finds

via Miguel Palomar

Hello darlings!

So this weekend I'm going to just chill and watch Olympic matches (you can also watch the matches on btw) at home. This Olympic has this effect on me, I'm going to find out where I stand, speed-wise, in 100m sprints and also 400m sprints. I've always been the fastest runner in school since I was a little girl and my last sprint was back in 2006 at my office's sporting event. I won easily, not exaggerating but if you've seen Secretariat historic win, the situation was exactly like that, only I was the Secretariat. *smugface* LOL! But as I'm getting older *sigh* I'm a bit skeptical that I'm still as fast as I used to be. Fact: I have never lost to girls / women, I only lost once to a man (my cousin Marcel, who runs as fast as a Cheetah). 

Lately I've been practicing a little with my huskies Chewy and Lowy but they always win! (;

Oh well, I hope I could record my time sometime soon. I understand Olympic sprinters run in about the 10-11 second range, I know I'm definitely not in their league, but it would be nice to know my own speed record. I'll update you guys the result soon! (: 

While we're at this Olympics topic, take a look at these hilarious Olympic divers moment on Zindy's blog. ((: 

I need to master this before my Lombok trip.

'til next week! kiss! 

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Cloud Atlas

I saw Samantha Ramage's post and immediately wanting to purchase Cloud Atlas book so by the time the movie comes out, I already read it / know what is it about. ((:

The movie will be released on October 26th this year, I have plenty of time to buy, read and finish the book. And this is the trailer that makes me want to see read and see the movie so badly:

And yay, it's available on iTunes store! Can't wait to add it to my e-bookshelves. 

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