Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011: Grateful & Wonderful

Whooaa.... Today is last day in 2011. Time flies so fast fellas! ;)
What you've done in this year? Hope you can achieve your target or get something what you want.
This year, I'm so thankful to Allah swt. Me and my boyfriend got a permanent job! Alhamdulillah...
My mom, dad, and grandma are in healthy condition. Second year of my brother in college.
Well, so many things happened in this year. Thank you Allah! :)

Goodbye 2011, Welcome 2012! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lucky November

See you again my wonderful October!
Holla my lucky November... :)

Feel great and always think positive in the beginning of new month will bring you into the great month ever! At least that's what happened to me ;) When you think about bad things, whatever is that, it'll lead you to bad mood, unhappy, not feel good, etc. Vice versa, when you think about good things, happy feeling, think postive, that'll be great for sure!! :)

Alhamdulillah... Thank you Allah for every good things in my life. When I met bad times, it means that you really love me, that's learning process for me. I feel so blessed for every good or bad times in my life. Life is like a wheel, sometimes up, sometimes down. Just don't let your spirit go.

How's your first November? Me? So excited!! For sure it's because of CN Blue!! Fufufufu :D and tonite I just found out my name on the list of winner Birdie necklace by Antyk Butik from UP!! Yeayyyyy!!! I'm so lucky!! It such a sweet surprise before I go to the dreamland! Thank you! *\(^o^)/*

So, let's enjoy this November and the rest of 2011 with happy feeling. Wish you have a great November ever! ;)

xoxo

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Let the Demons Inside Your Mind

"come to the demons's grip......

fear the demons......

just, fear the demons !!!

applaud the demons

just, applaud the demons !!!

see no demons....

speak no demons...

hear no demons...

just come with the demons grip....

come....

and ignite the demon inside you!!!"


Demons. Darkness. That's the key concept of Retail Therapy October collection. Demon's Grip: The Darkness Inside Mind. There are so many cool stuffs in this collection. You can check it here to see the whole of their latest collection.








Are you ready to get into the darkness,and let the demons inside your mind, inside you? Go follow them on twitter @retailthrphy to get special price for their followers! So, let's visit their blog, check the lookbook, and do shop!
Enjoy! ;)

xoxo


P.s.: Honestly, I love this collection! I'm so in love with those colors tone! Fall is coming! :*
The cape in the last picture is my favorite item! Superb! ;)

The Hottest One: Stella Red

Welcoming my another UP collection, yupp, she's Stella Red. This is my first time have a pairs of red shoes. Most of my shoes collection is neutral color such as black, or camel. But since I saw this one, I'm totally craving for it, hahahha... In my opinion, Stella is the most comfortable one, and I love her adjustable straps. She can make my feet look more slimmer. hihihi... Well yeah, I always excited when talking about this brand. I've caught UP fever! :D


The Hottest One, Stella Red

Wish you all enjoy your last weekend in this October.

xoxo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

National Blogger Day

Holla! Since today is blogger day, this post especially dedicated for my favorite bloggers! So this time I want to share who they are (well, I'm so sorry because most of them are fashion bloggers ;p)

First is Diana Rikasari, she's the owner of Hot Chocolate and Mint and also my favorite shoes brand, UP! Honestly because of her I have interest to blog world and then started my blog, and I love her unique style. She's so adorable *even though I haven't met her yet :)
Through her blog I found a lot of useful info and interesting things, and from there I just realized that there are so many local brands that have a good quality! Also I found another inspiring blogger, not only Indonesian but also from all over the world! Thank you so much for your inspiration and keep inspiring kak Di! :*

Picture: Courtesy of Hot Chocolate and Mint

Second is Dian Pelangi from The Merchant Daughters, and I found her blog from kak Diana's blog. She's a moslem fashion blogger, designer of Dian Pelangi clothing line, and also one of Hijabers Community committee. Even she's younger than me but she's very talented! Fufufu I love the way she dress up, so stylish yet syar'i.

Picture: Courtesy of The Merchant Daughter

Third is Suci Utami, who owned Last Minute Girl and Such! (my another favorite local brand). I love the way she posted useful tips related with hijab. Love the way she wears hijab, and also her hijab+make up tutorial. Very nice! I've tried her hijab style, it's quite easy and comfy (of course with her products! Hihi) thank you for your inspiration dear Suci! :*

Picture: Courtesy of Last Minute Girl

Michelle Koesnaedi from Glisters and Blisters is another one blogger that I adore. She's super stylish and lovable. I love her effortlessly beautiful style. For me she always looks so fabulous with everything that she wore! Besides that, in my opinion she's good photographer! Her photos blog always looks very good! Composition, concept, everything!

Picture: Courtesy of Glisters and Blisters

Classy beautiful and vintage is for Clara Devi from Luce-Dale (previous name known as Sunflare Plethora). Pretty! That's her. I fell in love with her vintage and simply beautiful style. Always looks so sweet in every post that she made (and again, I know her blog from kak Diana's blog). Love her vintage style so much!

Picture: Courtesy of Lucedale

Well, that's my some favorite bloggers. But actually I love so many Indonesian bloggers! :* not only them, but also I love Caroline Robianto from CarolCoraline.com, Afternoon Tea and Living Room by Bethanny Putri and she's de.cada.dia's owner, last but not least, the most super cool Evita Nuh who created The créme de La Crop and clothing line Little Nuh, the most youngest influential fashion blogger. As we know, she's still 12 y.o. and has a big passion in fashion and photography. That's really great!

Picture: Courtesy of CarolCoraline

Picture: Courtesy of Afternoon Tea and Living Room

Picture: Courtesy of The Creme de la Crop

Besides fashion, I always excited when talking about traveling. Trinity from The Naked Traveler is one of my most favorite travel blogger. I have her The Naked Traveler 1-3! She makes me drooling everytime I read her books!! Aarghhh crazy about traveling around the world and of course Indonesia, like her.

Picture: Courtesy of The Naked Traveler

Yeahh, that's my favorite bloggers! Happy Bloggers Day to all of Indonesian bloggers! Keep blogging and keep inspiring!

xoxo

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Garlicious

Last weekend was awesome as usual. At office, my leave request haven't activated yet. So every weekend I just spent the free-work-days at Jakarta with my boyfriend and sometimes my brother. Well last week (Tuesday) was my birthday and in weekend I celebrated it with my boyfriend. Just had a good lunch together and lot of things to talk with. We chose Mad for Garlic.

Yupp that restaurant served Italian menu made from garlic! All of them! If you like garlic, you'll gonna love this place but if not, you'll gonna like it too! Hahhaha This is Korean franchise restaurant. Actually I don't know why this kind of restaurant come from Korea. Kkk But I love their Pizza! Even I didn't realize I ate a lot of garlic in it! Hihihi but in my opinion, it's sooooo delicious! If I could order more at that time, I would do it! But unfortunately their pasta also made me full! :))

Last slice of Garlic Snowing Pizza. Super yummy! :9

Garlicpeno Pasta

Peach Tea - my favorite :)

Since I don't have much free time after office, that kind of weekend is enough to regain my spirit for next workdays, and sadly I can't blog anytime. But I'll try to keep update my blog, since this media is my sweet escape from my daily job! hahaha

Top, Cardigan - Unbranded, Wide Pants - My Fashionista; Shoes - UP

xoxo

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cupcakes Year

Finally today is coming! Yess, it's my birthday! So excited but lil' bit worry, because I'm getting older, hihihi ;p hope this year I can be more wiser and the most important one is found my real passion at work. But so far I'm so thankful to my Allah with my current condition. I have a good place to work, surrounding by good people, good friends, my boyfriend, family and of course my parents! :* Alhamdulillah...... :)

This year I received a very nice surprise from my boyfriend, yupp! He sent me cupcakes -with my full name on it- to the office! It a sweet thing that I've got when I'm almost crazy with many kind of office thingy! Haahaha... And also he gave me special voucher, I can buy anything that I want with that voucher. Yaay!! Thank you hon... :')

Next month, I'm going to watch my favorite Korean band, CN BLUE! Can't hardly to wait!! Honestly I really want to upgrade my ticket, but I still think about it, anyone? hihihi..
For me, that's my belated birthday gift.

Well, today was AWESOME!!! Thank you so much for all of birthday wishes.... :')

Good nite! :*

xoxo

Saturday, September 3, 2011

In A Relationship With: Local Brands

It's September already! Time flies so fast and Ramadhan's already over, also Idul Fitri. In Indonesia, we have 2 days of public holiday for 1st and 2nd Syawal 1432 H. But I didn't take leaves from the office. So I just have 2 days to stay and gather with my family. Sad yes, but I have to be cheer up. For the sake of my future! haha.. Well, since I don't have internet connection all the time, last week I didn't post anything. Kkk but usually I did it from my smart phone. It really help me. I know it's quite late to post this, but I still want to post it. ;)

What I wore on my very-short-Lebaran-holiday this year are from my favorite local brands, which is Cotton Ink, Allura and UP. Yupp, I'm in love and support our local brand. They're so creative, I love their unique and lovely items.

Cotton Ink - Earth Holy Month 2011 Collection

Allura's Victorian Necklace (Batik edition)


Uniquely Anjani Beige

I love this Cotton Ink's Kaftan so much, so comfort to wear it all day long, pairing with my favorite shoes, UP. Since this Kaftan is for all size, I bought it for my mom too. But I'm forgot to take picture of her wearing it. Fufufu.. Besides that, I found another interesting online shop (yeah I'm freak about this one, hahaha) which sells beautiful accessories, Allura by Nasya Marissa. Her creations are super gorgeous, adorable and stunning! Well yeah, I'm officially falling in love with local brands [I'll make post about this separately ;)].



Hope you all enjoying this holiday and may God always protect and bless us with joy, happiness, prosperous life.

xoxo

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Eid Mubarak 1432 H

Dear all....

HAPPY IED MUBARAK 1432 H

It's the end of The Holy Month, Ramadhan for all of moslems in the world, and today we celebrate it. Ied, Lebaran, or whatever you name it. Actually I'm so sad, hope I can meet the next Ramadhan. Amin.. :)
May God always bless you with joy, happiness, health, and every good things in your life.

Enjoy your holiday and gathering with your family. :)
xoxo

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Independence Day of Indonesia

Dear my beloved country, Indonesia....

You're getting older, 66th years old already. But I still love you. :)

Long time ago, our people fighting for this country, fighting for freedom from colonialism of foreign countries, which is Dutch and also Japan. On 17 August 1945, finally we got our freedom and celebrated our independence day. But what happen with Indonesia today?

Even though we're already free from foreign countries colonialism, I think the biggest 'war' that we have to handle is with our nations itself. Well, I'm not politician or expert in this issue *even though I was International Relations student ;)* this is just my opinion. Nowadays, we face a lot of problems. I saw injustice, poverty, hunger, educational inequality, corruption, etc. I don't want to blame government itself, but I feel there is something wrong with our bureaucracy. Sometimes I'm tired of it. Then what should we do to protect our future generation?? Me, always try to obey the rules and regulations in this country. No matter what happened in outside there, it will be better if we can start little good things from ourselves. I still believe that we can move forward and change to be better nations! Just be optimist and positive! :)

Oh ya, I found interesting thing, to commemorate our independence day, here's today Google theme:


That theme is describe our celebration through traditional game called "Panjat Pinang" :)
Anyway, with those conditions, I still love Indonesian food, cultures, natural resources, and of course a lot of beautiful places like heaven on earth! :D
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, MY DEAREST INDONESIA!! MERDEKA!!!!
HEART YOU, ALWAYS!! :*

xoxo

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hallyu Attack!

안녕!
Aaa~~~ it's Sunday already and tomorrow have to go back to work! :p
Well today is 14th day of fasting for moslem people. How about you guys? Me, so far so good. But, today I'm so lazy to go out and I just laying on my bed, browsing, and surfing interesting thing through my phone. And I remember I haven't posting anything since last Monday, so I made two in day! Hahaha..

Oh ya, on Saturday I went to Korean Cultural Center (KCC) Indonesia. They just held opening ceremony in the middle of July. It's a quite new, but I think they already have a lot of fans! ;)
Yesterday I just planned to pick my KCC's member card, but their library was so tempting. So I decided to stay there for a while. Kkk.. Well, that's my first time to go there, but I'm obviously falling in love with that place. Hohoho.. Honestly, it brings my back! I feel like in Ajou's library (my spring semester's school), because I found a lot of Korean books, uhm not only many kind of books but also you can find Korean magazines, CD of Korean songs from various Korean idol, such as Super Junior, 2 PM, GD & T.O.P, etc, and of course Korean movies! All of them are original and they have very nice packaging! Kyaaaaak! Wanna bring them all to my home! Secret Garden, Personal Taste, Boys Before Flower, He's Beautiful and many more. But actually if we're KCC member, we can borrow them. Then for you who want to learn Korean language, you can register yourself to join with Korean language class. Again, another benefit from membership of KCC besides allowed to borrow any kind of things from library, you'll get 10% discount for language class (excluding book)! Yaayness!! :D Also we'll to be informed if they have any events. And we don't have to pay anything to become KCC's member! It sounds great and interesting, isn't it? :)
For me, it's Hallyu (Korean wave) attack, many Indonesian youngster/people attacked by this wave. And me? Yeahh I'm one of Hallyu victim! :))

You can find KCC through their Twitter @KCC_Indonesia or Facebook KCC Indonesia, and here are several corners of KCC:




All pictures from here

Yeahh, I always excited when I'm talking about Korea. It just because I have a great and wonderful memories during my stay in that Ginseng country. I'm so happy that I found KCC in here. As International Relations student, for me it's a great soft diplomacy. I wish that Indonesia can do better than Korea regarding this matter. :D You know what, I always amazed the way they're promote their country. Geographically, our country is more bigger than them, but they can promote what they have very well. Salute! I hope our Tourism Ministry can learn something from them. Well, that's only my opinion, if you have one, you can share it here. :)

Since morning, I didn't go anywhere, no plan and yeahh my another laziness. Hhehehe.. Oh ya, while Youtube-ing I found this song. It's cover song from C.N. Blue (one of Korean band that I like), they're singing Geek In The Pink from Jason Mraz. Here they are.... Enjoy! ;)


Wish you had a great weekend all! ;)

xoxo

Ducks Re-United

"Five little ducks went out to swim
Tall one short one, fat and thin
But the one little duck with the feather on the back
Left all the other with the quack quack quack
Down to the river do they go
Webble webble webble webble to and fro
But the one little duck with the feather on the back
Left all the other with the quack quack quack"


Suddenly I remember that song, but so sorry if I made some mistakes on the lyric. Hihihi... The title is Five Little Ducks. The song's united us and introduced to us during Westphalia 2005 (it's an orientation program for new students in my department, more precisely our class of 2005). It's already 6 years ago since we enter International Relations Department, Universitas Padjadjaran. Most of us already graduated and now we're working in the different areas. Yupp, we're blend into the real world. Maybe for some people, including me, our life is changing, and I realized it's really different with college life. At that time we did a lot of fun and crazy things together easily, and of course because we still have a lot of free time to spend! Now, free time is kinda difficult thing, especially if we want to conduct class of 2005 gathering.

On Friday, some of my friends set up our gathering plus break fasting. We met after office hour at Tawan Restaurant, FX and I was late, yeahh! Poor me! :P Fortunately my fellas still there! Hohoho.. But unfortunately, we're not in full team of 2005's class. But we still enjoy our togetherness. Later we have to arrange another gathering and all of 2005 have to come! After ate a lot of food, chit-chat about many things, took a lot of pictures, some of us went to karaoke for a while, kkk it just like the old days. :)

Here are some our happiness:






Me and my bestie,Tariska

Candid me taken by Indra

Thank you for the documentation, the photos are super lovely dear Egi, Indra, Ainel and Achie.
It's a fun and great night! See you next time! Love you all guys!

xoxo

Monday, August 8, 2011

ASEAN Day

It's Monday already. How's your fasting and day so far? Hope everything will be fine. ;)

Today is a special day for our region, yupp it's ASEAN Day!
Forty-four years ago The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was established in Bangkok, Thailand, yupp on 8 August 1967 with signing of the ASEAN Declaration or known as Bangkok Declaration. And the thing that make me so proud about this is our beloved country, Indonesia is one of the Founding Father of ASEAN. Don't you have same feeling with me? ;)
Besides Indonesia, there are Malaysia, the Philipine, Singapore, and Thailand. Until today we have 10 members States of ASEAN, with additional countries namely Brunei Darussalam, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Well, it just short story about ASEAN, and I guess most of you already know about it. Just want to refresh it since today is ASEAN Day. :)

One Vision, One Identity, One Community is ASEAN motto. I love this motto anyway. In my opinion it describes establishment of ASEAN Community by 2015. I'm so excited about this thing. It will be great if we integrated in one community, such as European Union (EU). Well yeah, EU's already fully integrated, but we still on our way to go there. At least through ASEAN Community, our association can be more stronger and steady in nowadays world's situation.

Last but not least, Happy Birthday dear ASEAN! :)
Me, as ASEAN citizen, have a big hope to ASEAN itsellf. Good luck and let's make dreams come true, ASEAN Community.

ASEAN Emblem from here

For you who interest with all of things about ASEAN you can visit their website here.
Have a nice Monday all! :)

xoxo

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Polly Meets Transformers

Hi all! How's your fasting so far (for moslem)? I hope everything run smoothly. :)

Well, yesterday I watched Transformers: Dark of The Moon with my boyfriend. Actually I'm not a big fan of them, but I enjoy and just like it. Anyway, this time I watched in 3D, I think the story is so-so, but the visualization effect is SUPERB! Another things that I love from this movie are the cars that they use, and Josh Duhamel! He's so hot! Then, after watching the movie, I just wondering when we can make movies like that! hahhaha :D

Picture from here

Josh Duhamel on premiere of Transformers 3: Dark of The Moon

Josh as Major William Lennox on Transformers 3

And here's my new mate, Polly Floral Blue from UP




Hope everyone have a great weekend! :)

xoxo

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Magical Weekend

Last week, on Saturday I went to Belanja Heboh Cita Cinta which is held by Cita Cinta magazine. It's really fun! Even though the sun was so bright and the weather's totally hot, I was excited! :D


Belanja Heboh Cita Cinta




We just need 15K to buy the entrance fee and we'll get a free Buavita 1L! In that event, we can find a lot booth which sells varied woman stuffs, from head to toe with affordable price! Then we can join with many kinds of coaching clinic, from make up, make a hand made accessories, until hijab tutorial. Besides that, we can enjoy live performance from many guests band, door prize, or if you wanna take a photo like a model for magazine cover, you can do that also and print it out. On that day, I've joined hijab tutorial and won the games. Yaay! So happy! And of course I've got a new friend too, it's really fun. The most unbelievable thing is the crew chosen me as best dress! Woohooo.... Can't believe it! I just wore my casual outfit, my jeans and blouse. Red blouse, because the dress code for this event is red. I'm sure that UP and Such! contribute to make me win that award. :)

Me and another winner :)



The prize and what I've bought from BHCC

Well, actually besides BHCC, I was super excited with Harry Potter. Yupp! I'm talking about last movie series, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallow part 2. At the same day, I watched it with my boyfriend and his friends. Why I'm so excited? As you know, since the first movie came out in 2001, Harry Potter and The Philosoper's Stone (or Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone), this is the very last movie, the last battle between Harry and Voldemort. It's epic movie! It's a great battle ever between two of them, and involve all of Hogwarts's resident. Honestly, I'm so in love with Harry Potter, and me so sad, because I can't watch them again, can't see 9 3/4 platform, Hogwarts, and so on. But we can still meet them through the books. J. K Rowling is awesome!! :) Thank you for bringing us to enter the great magical story ever.

Picture from here

Sometimes, I'm too much thinking about Harry Potter's world. It seems it would be great and fun if I could go to school like Hogwarts! So many adventures and unexpected things. I know it's impossible, but I enjoy my daydreaming about it! :)
Oh ya, for you who already watched it, don't you think that Albus Severus Potter is really cute? Yeah, I love him much! He's Arthur Bowen. ;)

All pictures from here

That's my weekend, how about you? Hope you had a great weekend too! :)

xoxo