Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wanderlust: Egypt by Boat



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Friday, September 28, 2012

Fabulous Friday Finds

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Well hello darlings! 

I know I have been missing for almost a month. I've been quite preoccupied and also it's been a strangely busy month. A lot had happened this September: Daddy dearest's birthday, ******** stuffs, a lot of exercise (trying to beat the little voice in mind that wants to quit everytime), my husband's dear grandmother Nelly passed away in her sleep (she was 88 years old, God bless her soul...), went to Manado and back, my husband came to Jakarta for a few days, my husband's birthday and every night watching variety show (I'm currently addicted to watching Korean variety show called "Running Man", so hilarious! I love it a lot.) until I fell asleep.

That being said, yes I hardly had time to blog. But now I'm back! I'll try to update this blog more consistently, starting with these fabulous links...

How romantic!

Beautiful wedding in the Bahamas.

Attention, Starbucks addicts!

Would love to own some TokyoMilk products.

Saying "I Do" means saying "I Will".

New found food blog. Yummm!

Gorgeous eyes...

'til next week, darlings. Toodles!

Travelogue: Jason's Minahasa Bound (Sep 2012)

Went to my homeland sweet homeland, Minahasa, earlier this September yet I didn't take a picture of myself at all on purpose. Stumbled upon this interesting article a while back, then after reading and found myself smiling looking at the pictures, I decided do the same. I thought it would be fun and yet doing childish thing makes people feel younger.

So when I went to Minahasa, I brought Jason along. Sadly not too many pictures because I didn't always remember to take pic of Jason. However, I must admit it was fun, refreshing and I'm so going to bring Jason everytime I travel!

Here are the pictures of Jason in Minahasa which I posted on my instagram account... 

Manado Bound!



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Folk Story: The Legend of Toar and Lumimuut


Since today is North Sulawesi's 48th Birthday, I'd like to share some old Minahasan folk story, about a man named Toar and a woman named Lumimuut. According to Minahasa mythology the Minahasans are descendants of Toar and Lumimuut. And oh, to get the Minahasan-feel to this folk story, play below video. It happens to be my grandfather's and my father's favorite Minahasan song! We still sing this song at our family gathering events in Minahasa. (;



So here the story goes...

Root of the Minahasa People 

A very long time ago there was a beautifully shaped rock on the shore at the west side of the Wulur Mahatus mountain. This rock was not attracting much attention of the people because in fact there were not many people around by that time over there.

One day, in the dry season, the sun was shining so brightly, that the rock began to sweat. At the same time then a beautiful woman was created. Her name was Karema. She turned her head upward and spread her arms to the sky and prayed : ” O, Kasuruan opo e walian wangko! ” , which means : “O Great God if you will, say to me where I am and give me somebody to share my life with”

After saying this prayer, the beautiful rock split, and out of it appeared a beautiful young woman. Now Karema was not alone anymore and she said to the young woman : “Because you were created by a rock which was sweating I give you the name : Lumimuut. Your descendants will continue to live here and will multiply until they are as many as there are sand particles on the shore. But first you have to work very hard, and sweat.”

Monday, September 03, 2012

Monday ManiPedi: Pastel Polkadot French Manicure Style

Some fashion bloggers think that polkadots are going to be hip and trendy this fall, hence my polkadot nail art.

I did the dots randomly, just dotted them away. I did all the pastel dots on all 10 nails and was done in less than 15 minutes. Seal everything with top coat and voila, nice and shiny!

This time around I used pastel colors from OPI and essie, next time I'm going to put some more neon or dark dots on my nails because I really like this polkadot french manicure art. My nails look lovely and blend nicely with my clothes. ^^



Sunday, September 02, 2012

Papa's 65th!

Happy Birthday to the best Papa in the world! 

Dad was having breakfast at a hotel in Monte Carlo, Monaco. 

It's one of favorite photos of my papa: breakfast, stripes tablecloth, seaside and Europe! This photo was taken in late 1970s when my papa and his friends went to Monte Carlo for vacation. Papa loves traveling and enjoying every minute of it! He truly knows how to embrace il dolce far niente! You'll never have a dull moment when vacationing with my papa. (: Always looking forward to go on a vacation with my papa. God bless you papa!

And oh, because it's Sunday, here's a Sunday Thought feature for today:
"God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old." Psalm 44:1
Yes, Thank You, Lord Jesus for always giving the best things to papa and our family. We treasure  everything including our failures and setbacks. Because to our family, failures and setbacks are actually  Your blessings in disguise. Thank you for all your blessings and may You continue to shower us with your blessings. Amen.

PS. My husband took this photo below this morning when he was flying to Sumbawa and sent it to my papa. Papa loves it!


My husband took this pic early this morning and sent it to my papa! <3 td="td">


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