Tuesday, July 15, 2014

it was never bound to be


A sad things in life is that sometimes you meet a friend who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and you just have to her let go... 

(From Erry)

bukan Team LDR



Having hard times settling in... It's funny how things change, I guess Jkt isn't my priority anymore. Been splurging myself doing anything I like, going to all places I love but living far away from my man is a tough one... Still not getting used to the idea of husband & wife living in different cities �� 
Yang selama ini bisa tinggal pisah-pisahan sama Sayangnya bagi tips dong... I'm kinda lost...
#bukanTeamLDR

Love in Belgique



Nothing feels better than when you love someone with your whole heart & soul, and they love you back...

Belgique




Berbeda dgn stasiun kereta di US yg designnya simple & minimalis (kecuali: Grand Central Station NY), Di Eropa malah stasiun kereta sengaja dirancang megah & mewah ;) Gak heran film Harry Potter laku keras, ilham JK Rowling nulis ttg peron kereta pasti karna keseringan nongkrong di stasiun yah ;) Sama kek gw kemarin dong: pagi2 udah nongkrong n pacaran depan stasiun Antwerp ;) 

Orglaen ke Belgique kan pada beli berlian 4C yah, tapi kalo gw mah diajak ngopi & poto2 aja udah syeneng bgt Oom ;) Mr Busy Man beruntung kan? His wife is easy to pleased  ;)

Btw, Indonesia kapan punya stasiun bersih kek gini ;) Kalo dipegang swasta mungkin lebih prof? Walopun harganya meheng tapi pasti banyak penumpangnya, yg penting kan nyaman yah... Lha wong Velfire aja seliweran sana-sini apalagi tix kereta sih Tante ;)

a thought


Beberapa bulan lalu saya bertemu dgn seorang teman lama & iseng menanyakan pendapatnya ttg Alexandria. Secara spontan dia berkata bahwa ponakan saya terlihat 'Papua banget', 'Hitam' & 'Keriting'. Setelah itu, tak ada tambahan apapun dari bibirnya. 

Teman saya bermukim di Jkt (yg notabene adalah melting-potnya Indonesia) & berprofesi sbg pendidik, tentu saya berharap kata-kata yg dikeluarkannya bersifat lebih santun secara psikologis. Saya cukup terkejut dgn reaksinya, tapi saya juga tdk bisa memaksakan kehendak orglain about like/dislike. 

Ditengah isu dunia yg sedang mendengungkan anti diskriminasi, ternyata masih banyak org dgn cara berpikir spt itu... 

Pastinya komersialisasi telah menggerogoti mindset setiap perempuan Indonesia bahwa yg cantik adlh si kulit putih, si rambut lurus & si badan kurus. Saya & ribuan perempuan hitam keriting lain telah menjadi korbannya. 
Ketika menikah dgn Heng, tinggal di Arizona & melihat betapa banyaknya Afro Gals going natural embracing their own uniqueness, barulah saya berhenti rebonding & tak lagi memakai pemutih kulit. 


Amat berharap, Alexa (dan gadis kecil lain) tak perlu terlalu lama utk menyadari bahwa they are pretty in their own way... Dan bilapun satu hari nanti Alexa bertemu dgn org-org tipe begitu, kiranya selalu diberikan hati yg besar utk mengerti bahwa perbedaan akan selalu ada, tetapi like/dislike tidak akan merubah rupa-rupa potensi & keunikan yg ada dalam dirinya...

Gadis Gadis SQ



Devina, tqvm 4 the invitation! MBM & I are so happy for both of U... 

May the blessings from above always fulfill U & your Sayang...


(*bahkan sejak pertama ketemu saat kuliah dulu, Dedev udah keliatan aura dewinya: cantik & baik) 


She's a senior flight attendant on Asia's leading airlines & her traveling story is just amazing! One of the job that I envy the most >> The pretty & helpful SQ Gals with their uniform size hanya S seumur hidup selama kerja! Yesss it takes lot of commitment to have that job...And one of them is my Devina!! 


Thankyou for sharing your life w/us Dedev... Lizzie, me & all of us are happy 4 U ��

IKEA Indonesia at Alam Sutera


September please come sooner... I just can't wait for any longer to step inside to this store... Furniture hunting... Those beautiful chairs... The pretty rugs... Room decoration... Swedish meatball... Mmmmm....

2014


2014 sepertinya tahun buka-bukaan buat saya & Mr Busy Man, ada banyak hal yg tiba-tiba tanpa disengaja langsung terbuka begitu saja di dpn mata kita berdua, hal yg berbentuk positif selalu mengarah ke kutub positif sedangkan yg negatif dgn sendirinya terpampang & ikut menjauh entah kemana. 
Kemarin malam gak sengaja ngobrolin ttg ini di dinner date kita. Pembahasan topiknya juga sama: 2014 adalah thn buka-bukaan, segala macam hal baik / buruk akan terlihat dgn sendirinya  & satu persatu dibukakan. 
Ketika hal itu sudah terjadi di dpn mata jasmani kita, ada baiknya mengikutsertakan mata hati utk menyikapi langkah selanjutnya.

Red


Loving him is red... 
a burning red... 




*tqvm Mister Busyman for taking me to many beautiful places in the world...

*tqvm Lizzie for the cutest top mosaic ever that I wear it with a red linen long skirt...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Welcome Cake from Harvest Patisserie


Mister Busy Man is home! I bought him milk chocolate cake that taste mostly like coffee cake ;) I hope he enjoys the cake ;) 


Friday, June 27, 2014

Lunchtime @ Kitchenette




I dunno how to express my happiness  every time I'm around with these two... With so many differences within us (belief, religion, character, etc) It's funny how the universe brought us together filling each other with joy & positivity. Even since college life, they continuously become my inspiration & bring lots of laughter into my life...
2014: A year for the overflowing positive energy...

Afternoon Tea Time with Mba Monda ;)


Waktu saya baru masuk kerja di Freeport, asik banget bisa kenalan sama Mba Monda, selain karena beliau adalah sekertaris eksklusif dari bos maha penting di kantor, Mba Monda juga sangat modis & baik hati... Karena sering melihat cara kerjanya yg sangat profesional & gaya dandannya yg keren, otomatislah she became my role model rite away ;)

And thankfully this 2014 - year for positive energy, I cud meet up with her on an afternoon tea time... We talked for 5 hours straight bout life, marriage & fashion!!! I'm so happy spending time with her discussing many things... She's like my Life Dictionary, I cud ask her bout housing, hospital, medical doctors, hair style, fashion and even bout investment ;) 

God bless you Mba Monda!!! 




Dinner at Gourmand



Had a great dinner & chat last nite with My Gals �� Harusnya ada Mas Brownie biar lengkap ngobrolnya ;) 
Nurul's hubby is Heng's best best best friend since long time ago. Actually, I met Mas Brownie first before I know Nurul... In fact, I should've thank Mas Brownie for his timeless effort ngejodohin aq sm Heng sampe nemenin kita bdua ngopi di Kemanglah, Nasgobingan di Kebon Sirihlah, makan bareng2 disana sinilah hahahaha ��
Yessss thankyou Universe, finally yesterday bisa dikasih waktu yg pas utk ketemuan and ofcourse it wudnt be complete without The Banker Lady to join the dinner...
Kamsiaaaa... Kamsiaaaa... 

Dinner at Eric Kayser with Kaka Ain



Setelah gagal coffee time di Paris, finally today bisa sayang-sayangan lagi sama Kaka Ain... 
Stockholm, Edinburgh & Copenhagen are only a few town that she visited for the past 1.5years. Her traveling story made our chat time flies so fast! 
Nice to spend time with you Sayang... Thankyou oleh-olehnya yah Kaka Ain... 
From Miss Indonesia 2005 to Best Friend Forever...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Nostalgia


Finally! 
Baby, after years of years of years of waiting... 

Me and Bunga cud be reunited again on a dinner at Mokka Coffee B-Xchange ;) I wish her health and happiness with Mas Hilman...