Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Favorite Things and Unseen 2014

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! 
3. My first teaching experience not in a regular class. I was teaching Mandarin in a resort for their staffs. Absolutely amazing experience! 
4. My best friend made a visit to Bali, out of nowhere! It was like my birthday suprise but not. 
5. First Nyepi experience. I got goosebumps how the entire island "turn off" the electricity and activities for whole day. 
7. Officially 12 months in Bali!
8. Soft opening for our family business first outlet, Jesrisoles. Blessed blessed!
10. Wedding preparations and marriage stuffs are getting so serious.
12. Move my butt finally to hit the gym. 
14. Turning 23 - last stop being single lady. 
16. Collecting my gratitude things in this gratitude jar for a year.
17. Christmas's lesson this year: Enjoy every little things with a grateful heart, they are God's miracles. 
18. Year-end family getaway! 
20. Finished 488 pages of Twivortiare2 by Ika Natassa in two nights. 

Anyway, still praying for AirAsia QZ8501, such a heartbreaking news at the end of year ): My prayers and thoughts with families and friends, stay strong and God is with us.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Beauty Love: What's In My Makeup Pouch


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 Foundation (light beige) and Maybelline Clear Smooth All In One (natural) SPF 25 PA++
I am totally a Maybelline girl, maybe because Maybelline is the only one makeup brand that friendly to young skin and the price are friendly. I never get my skin problems since I used Maybelline. Sometimes I want to try another "department store" makeup brands, but I'm afraid they are too harsh for my skin. So for now, I just stick to Maybelline.

I am totally a sucker for gel eyeliner! The first time when I tried gel eyeliner, I was like "gosh, this product is totally created just for me!". I have monolid eyes, liquid eyeliner never works for me and I can't use it by myself (usually my eyes turn red and so teary). Gel eyeliner is just perfect for my eyes, easy to apply and last longer, even when I'm sweating lots, it doesn't smudge out. Eyeliner is a MUST for my daily makeup because it will make my eyes more open and bigger (especially when I have terrible sleep or hard cry night before). I heard Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner is kinda popular too, maybe I'll try out someday. 

Did I mention I'm a Maybelline girl? Haha. I used the other one before this, but the falsies is very nice too. Mascara helps me to make my eyes bigger too, but sometimes it sucks because I wear my glasses at the same time. You know, your mascara sticks with your glasses, ewhh.

It's hard for me to find a perfect eyeshadow palette for everyday look. When I found this at NYX counter, I know this is will be my perfect palette. And it really is! It's pigmented and the colors are so lovely. It can be used for casual wear and you can make a smokey look with this palette too. This is just perfect. One of my favorite too. 

And the other stuffs I have in my pouch are eyelash curler, some of bobby pins and hair tie, Sasa dual eyeliner and eyeshadow brush from Masami Shouku. Ah, I forgot to mention my lipstick, I got it from Revlon. But I need another brighter shade because my Mom said to me, a girl always needs a nice lipstick. And I'm thinking to get an eyebrow kits also a blush/bronzer palette. Any suggestions girls? (: 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Little Thoughts of You

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't close to. What the matter is, I wasn't interest anything at all about him. I didn't know since when some of my friends started to tease me with him. I was a little bit annoyed, because every time I saw Andreas, I became hate him more hahaha (sorry, love!). But seriously, I was questioning a lot why it has to be me with Andreas? And what did he think about me? About this jokes by some of our friends? What does he feel? Does he really like me?

Well, it was not a joke and I think God also had planned something for both of us. 

One day, when I had my lecture, my phone received a text message, from an unknown number. I still slightly remember what the message was about: "Hey there, a girl who is wearing white shirt today. How are you?". I stared down on my clothes immediately, and yes I was wearing a white top. The next thing I did, I gave a glance to my best friend (who was my "teman sebangku" for 4 years). She was like, "what?" and I showed her my phone and she started giggling. That gave me enough explanation. Andreas knew my white top from her. He got my number from her. And it was officially my first text message from him.

More and more messages came in. We started to chat on MSN too (yes guys, MSN was so popular back then. Remember all that cheesy gif emoticons?). It has been going on just like that for almost three months. I started to see him in different person than I thought who he was before. Sometimes he acts awkward in funny way (at least for me), he always has interesting different point of views, he will swap his food with mine everytime when I don't like my food order, and he is the only guy who brought me bunch of fruits when I was sick and tells me fruits are healthy, and also made me go to the gym. Andreas had surprised me lots of things.

After all, he was like become a place for me to share what's happening on my every day's life. Every night I found myself rolling over at the bed while having a night phone call with him, and he was the first person that I looked for when I'm upset or in a trouble. I remember when I went out one night to buy some fresh fruits, the rain was pouring down suddenly and I didn't bring an umbrella. I was panicking and I didn't know why I called him for asking help (later I remembered because he lived not far from the fruits store) and he came to bring an umbrella for me just in a minute. He walked me home and we didn't talk each other. That time, I finally felt something strange that people usually called... butterflies in  stomach. I think there are sooo many of them in my tummy!

And they are keep coming until this day. It has been already five years since the first time I met him. And this kind of feelings, are still the same when he walked me home every night. We are not a perfect or dreamy couple, sometimes we make mistakes and we learned from it, sometimes we blame each other but we love again. I was feeling afraid of marriage this thing, I was worried about everything. Not about what wedding dress I should wear or how many bridesmaids that I need, I was more worried about what kind of wife or mother I am going to be, am I good enough for him, for the family that we will raise together? He smiled at me and said, "everything is gonna be okay." Now I know and always know, I'll marry a right man.

Someone told me marriage sounds so crazy, crazy enough to choose one person to spend all of their life with. You chose me and I chose you. But I believe God chose both of us to walk together in the next life path. I love you and I always do. Again, see you soon next year in October.

Monday, December 1, 2014

What I Am Looking Forward To


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 everything in the menu if I go out for sushi with him. Maybe this is just one of hundred reasons why we are being together (nah, you can put some cheese here). Anddd, I guess this brings us to another dream: eat sushi in Japan! 

3. Some good books for holiday. Call me geeky because I am. I just bought myself a new novel yesterday (I got Christmas discount for it, yay!), and I am thinking to get more until the end of the month. Have you read something nice lately? Please let me know!

There you go my little post from me tonight. To be honest I am lacking of inspirations these days, but I guess a new month will take me back to the right mood and bring me lots of new inspirations. Let's get a beauty sleep already, good night everyone and stay awesome!
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