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Favorite Things and Unseen 2014

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It's only one day left until we greet 2015, I'm beyond excited for a new year! This year has been passed just like that, but I am so glad I am standing right here right now. What do you guys plan to do? New year's eve this time we just spend night at home, since Bali is loaded, going outside definitely not a good idea. Here I am writing my favorite things in 2014 and some unseen photos. Looking back always feel good, those memories remind me again how amazing things happened because of God's grace. I hope you guys have a great one. Happy (soon) new year! 
1. The first month of this year, me and Andreas started to look for our wedding's venue, along with our family. We only went for three venues because wedding chapel in Bali are too much and too tempting! Good news: We booked and fully paid already!  2. Finally, got a chance to wear the green apron! 3. My first teaching experience not in a regular class. I was teaching Mandarin in a resort for their staffs. Absol…

Beauty Love: What's In My Makeup Pouch

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I am not a makeup girl, honestly. Little girls normally want to wear makeup when they grow up, I think I am not one of them. The first and only makeup tool that I had when highschool was compact powder. Some of my (popular) friends in school used blush and lip gloss to school. Later when I graduated from highschool, I started to think maybe I need to be more girlie, so one of my friend (she's 5 years older than me and wears makeup daily) took me to mall to get my first makeup kits. 
But then, I abandoned my first eyeshadows, mascara, blush for almost two years. Out of nowhere, I asked my ex-roommate to take me buy some new makeup tools again, this time I promised myself to wear them often. And yeah, I didn't break that promise till today! 

Here on my makeup pouch are all my daily makeup stuffs. I wear them almost every week, mostly when I go to church, casual day out with family or friends, for work, etc. Let's see what I have here: 
1. Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Fo…

Little Thoughts of You

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October 2013, my boyfriend, or as you guys know, Andreas, popped out the question already. I am not sure it's an official proposal thing or not because no ring there haha (well, he said one ring is enough for the wedding day and he gave me another sparkling thing instead), but he asked me and I said yes, so yes I'm getting married. I'll tell you about the wedding preparation details as I can later, but first let me tell the story how we met and introduce you to someone that I've been relationship with for 4 years and 5 months.
Nggak kenal maka nggak sayang (:  

My most favorite selfie during my post-graduation trip to Hong Kong!
We met in 2009, it was my first semester on college in Guang Zhou, China. The first time I eyed Andreas, never crossed my mind that I would marry him someday. I wasn't into him, really. The only reason because he's not the guy that I wanted. I had barely ever start a conversation with him. He belonged to a group of friends that I didn…

What I Am Looking Forward To

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It supposed to be a Monday favorite links post, but I am sorry there are no links to share because I scroll too much Instagram lately. Anyway, I am looking forward to these little things:

1. 2015. When I woke up this morning and checked out my Path, I was seeing everybody posted something about "welcoming December!" or like "sweater weather hey December". One thing that I realized was "oh my gosh, next month is freaking January!!". Yes, 2015 just like at the corner guys. Plenty of things happened this year, some of them are so thrilling yet some of them bringing us happiness. I am not gonna complain, because 2014 is just another great year, I wish you have the same thought with me.

2. Sushi date. Have I mentioned before that I don't eat sushi without Andreas? It's not cheesy thing, it just because I don't have sushi partner with me here, either my family member. When I eat sushi, I eat everything. I eat a lot, like seriously guys, I order e…

Sisters Meet-Up in Bali

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It's funny when I have my friends come to Bali for (their) holiday and they ask me to give a tour to some places, it turns to be my holiday too. This was happened when my favorite girlfriend was here around two weeks ago. You guys probably guess who is she already huh? Yes, it's Miss Taniady!
She has planned her visit to Bali from last year, she even got crazy cheap tickets for it. She was about to spend for eight days (I guess?) here, but since she just started her new job few months ago, so five days maybe enough (while the truth was NOT enough hehe). We had too much fun, too much food, too much laughs, too much talks. I just love the time we've spent together.
I didn't take so many pictures with my camera, since Sastika was bringingher "kece" camera. I'll just share few pictures from mine, and I took some from her too.  
 This lady was taking pictures endlessly and always makes me wait for minutes when it comes to eat. For this case, my coffee. Anyw…

Twenty Three

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Wait guys, did I just make a post about my birthday here? Oh, wait... it was last year! And now I am twenty three! 

Time flies reallyyy fast when you're enjoying every minute of it. There were plenty of memories and surprises since the beginning of 2014, now we're closer to a new year again (like two months to go!). My birthday this year was kinda special. Yesterday it's Jesrisoles first time joined a local event at Kuta Beach. I was in charge to take care of our booth for whole day. The night before my birthday I was so grumpy, later I knew that I got PMS (yes, girl. I was dealing with PMS, on my birthday, how cool is that). It was really exhausting day, but I can't stop smiling receieved birthday messages from friends at the same time (thank you guys for the wishes!), plus, I earned some money on my birthday, ehehehe. Long story short, the event went pretty well, I got a chance to meet some new local friends too (thanks for coming by yesterday friends!), and also en…

5 Pictures of Tuesday 07

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(1) It was my first time hit the gym in the early morning. I finally took a big decision to take a membership for gym class two months ago if you guys wondering. I was sweating much and feeling so gooood on the entire day. That's the best way to begin my day!
(2) After gym, I deserve a cup of nice morning coffee. Excelso the only coffeeshop they have in the plaza building so I don't have other choice. I was about to order iced latte but the breakfast menu that I was going to order comes with free coffee, so... yayy for that! This is my first robusta house blend coffee from Excelso. I was thinking to drink it black. However, a little bit sugar won't hurt.

(3) And here you go the breakfast! Sorry for not-so-appetite picture, trust me they taste nice. The baked tomato almost melted in my mouth! 
(4) This picture was taken few weeks ago, also in Tuesday. This is me while working in Jesrisoles (remember the culinary business that we run last year?). I take the responsible fo…

Monday Favorites #3

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Happy Monday everyone. Another great links that I found and I hope they will inspire you through the day. Well, I mean for the next day, because I meant to post this in the morning but yeah whatever. You can read them before you sleep and feel good on the next morning. Have a great night and sleep well.

1. "Less is More: Tips on Living Minimal" by Pale Lily
I have been thinking about "simplicity" lately in every aspects of my life, and my mind was blown by reading this beautiful post. Everyone of us could live a simple life, but we normally turn it to a complicated one instead (I said normally, because.. it is!). I don't know why since when I feel like that I take my life as a competition. That makes me sometimes I am afraid that I am not good enough to be a better person. When I see people do better than I do, I start to compete. Sounds bad I know, but thanks God I realized everyone owns different life. If I won't live my life, then who will. Stop compari…

Workspace Favorites

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I supposed to clean up my workspace (yesterday), but I feel like to sit down in front of my laptop and decided to write a little post. I am gonna clean up my desk after that, promise!
I'm always wondering how my workspace looks like if I work in an office. You know, the office like cubicle one, and your desk would be full of stuffs like post-its, sharpies in different colors, magazines, and other cute things. When I was browsing to GoGirl! magazine website, I found an interesting post, they actually share about the magazine crew workspace! Some of you guys probably (already) knew that I'm always dreaming about working in magazine company, and GoGirl! is my favorite local magazine to work for. The magazine crew workspace are so TEMPTING! They really look like "a desk" that belongs to magazine office (I mean they look so colorful haha). Oh well, let's take a look some of my favorite workspace:
 The editor's desk
 The managing editor's desk
 The editor'…

Eat in Bali: Sundate Today at Bebek Bengil Ubud

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I am always feeling excited about weekend. I will take a break from the routine and usually I will take my family out on Sunday after church. But for today, my mom has planned to have lunch at Bebek Bengil Ubud. You might often hear about this place because Bebek Bengil is one of must go place when you are in Bali. Bebek Bengil serves you an original taste of Balinese crispy duck, if you are not a really fan of duck, they have chicken meal on the menu. But since the duck is the main course here, so let's give it a try. Oh anyway, this was my second visit already.
 Various of condiment plates that come along with the crispy duck. 
 Say hello to the famous crispy duck! 
 After lunch, a cup of nice Bali Coffee is a genius choice.
And some ice creams won't hurt you. (I didn't eat this, it was my little brother's sweettooth order)
I recommend you to have seat at the second floor, you will enjoy your crispy duck with the beautiful scenery (that's what I love about Ubud,…

Simple Homemade Iced Latte with Starbucks Via Ready Brew

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Making a perfect iced coffee at home is almost impossible for me. There's no coffee press or espresso machine (I plan to buy myself a coffee press later on my upcoming birthday!). Thanks to Starbucks they make this amazing product calls "Starbucks Via Ready Brew". Basically, it is like instant coffee, but hey it is Starbucks instant coffee. You can drink Starbucks at home. That just amazing.
You only need one sachet of the via brew, I used the Colombia one (just mix it with hot water), fresh milk, and some ice cubes. Pour the milk until the glass half full (or maybe little bit more), fill it with the ice cubes (coffee ice cubes is better). Then, this is my favorite part because this is the moment when the iced latte seems perfect. Pour the coffee on top, like a macchiato, and put your straw. Voila!

You can also add more sweetener, sugar, flavored syrup or anything that will please your mouth. I would like to add some vanilla syrup but I don't have any. This plain ic…

[GIVEAWAY] Your Passion Journey

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Hello hello. Nggak kerasa udah enam bulan berlalu sejak terbitnya buku PassionTalk. Setiap baca ulang buku sendiri, rasanya aneh, seneng, nggak percaya, semuanya campur jadi satu. Impian nerbitin buku, udah ada sejak SMP, di mana saat itu lagi suka banget baca novel genre teenlit dan seri Chicken Soup. Walaupun PassionTalk diterbitkan secara self-publishing, namun aku seneng banget karena bisa menyelesaikan apa yang aku suka. Terkadang amaze sendiri melihat bagaimana cara kerja sebuah mimpi, atau passion di hidup seseorang. Lewat menulis, aku belajar mengenal diri sendiri maupun keadaan di sekitar. Lewat menulis juga, aku mendapatkan banyak feedback yang bisa membangun karir menulis ke depannya. Dan lewat menulis, I found some people told me that my writings marked their heart. It's crazy I know, but I always remind myself that those all are not about me, it's always about The Almighty One. So, buat teman-teman yang udah baca PassionTalk, terima kasih. (:

Sebelum mel…

Back From The Town

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Hello my beautiful readers, are you still there? I just came back from the town, well actually I got back here since last Saturday. I booked my flight to Jakarta and stayed in Bogor (Andreas's hometown) for almost two weeks. There are so many things that I've done, these three little moments are my most favorite part: 

(1) Meeting Andreas's family again, which is very very nice. I still can remember how I met his family for the first time, around two years ago. Man, it was so damn awkward!  Thank God after some trips we have been together, now I am getting closer with all of them. And this may sounds little bit cheesy, but it is so sweet when you are getting know more about your boyfriend from his family story. Hearing what Andreas usually did when he was a kid, or how his brothers always made pranks for him (and he always tried to take revenge but failed :P). Please telling me that I am blessed having them in my life (: 

(2) Finally I met up with GBI GZ friends! It has bee…

10 Things I've Learned Working at Starbucks

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Hello my dear friends. Just for your little information, today was the day I ended my job as a barista at Starbucks. And now you sounded like "What? Did you just write the post reasons why you chose to work at Starbucks?". Well, it seven months passed already, and I don't get it how times jump that far. And yes, I was only working for seven months. 
I was dreaming about get a part time job at Starbucks since I was in highschool (and it was also on my 2012 life list, you may check my journal). Life seems like teasing me, even God loves to tease me since the beginning. I never thought I would find myself working at my favorite coffee shop, with my Chinese Education degree (funny that my friends out there working as a teacher, me busy making lattes for everyone), as a full timer, andddd... in Bali. But I am so thankful for this great opportunity. Working at Starbucks has taught me almost about everything. And now I am here, writing some of the things that I have learned: 1…
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