Friday, December 19, 2014

Run Run Run

Just reading an inspirational story of the world oldest marathon runner, Mr Fauja Singh.

He has been quoted as saying, "I am very careful about different foods. My diet is simple phulkadal, green vegetables, yogurt and milk. I do not touch parathaspakoras, rice or any other fried food. I take lots of water and tea with ginger. ... I go to bed early taking the name of my Rabba (God) as I don’t want all those negative thoughts crossing my mind."

Speaking about the marathon, he said: "The first 20 miles are not difficult. As for last six miles, I run while talking to God."

I don't know but he inspires me to keep myself healthy, always be busy with positive thoughts and keep running, moving on in life instead of being drowned in sorrow.

Have a long live baba ji!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Lunch Box

I just bought a small lunch box last week...

The reason why I decided to buy: it comes with spoon, fork, and chopsticks, it's made of good plastic, and... it was on SALE, obviously...

But guys.. what I actually want is a lunch box exactly like this...

The reason why: becoz the inside material is made of steel so it can keep your meals warm, and... I love the color!

Yellow yellow, dirty fellow... I love YELLOW!

Just let me informed guys if you know where to get that kind of lunch box.
Thanks :)

Monday, December 8, 2014

How To: Make Your Own Eye Make Up Remover

Hi guys!

Kali ini aku mau share cara membuat sendiri make up remover yang cocok buat membersihkan make up di wajah khususnya di daerah mata. Tau kan kalo make up di bagian mata itu biasanya paling ribet dan susah buat dihapus karena areanya kecil, sensitif tapi penuh dengan aneka rupa eye shadow dan eye liner.

Menghapus make up dengan make up remover yang sudah tersedia memang lebih praktis, tapi berhubung aku jarang banget pake make up berat jadi berasa sayang aja kalo beli. Ditambah lagi make up remover suka berbau menyengat dan bikin kulit jadi kering so... why not making it myself? And here is my version of DIY Eye Make Up Remover...

Prinspnya, bahan yang diperlukan adalah kombinasi antara cairan dan minyak. Cairan di sini fungsinya adalah untuk menyegarkan kulit sementara minyak bertugas untuk melarutkan make up di wajah.

Untuk cairan aku pake toner yang ringan dan segar (jangan pake toner yang strong, karena bisa bikin perih dan iritasi) dan  untuk minyak bisa didapat dari petroleum jelly atau baby oil (bisa juga pake extra virgin olive oil atau minyak zaitun murni).

contoh hasilnya: menghapus waterproof eyeliner

Begini cara pakainya...
  • Aplikasikan toner secukupnya pada kapas 
  • Kemudian tambahkan satu tetes baby oil (satu tetes baby oil cukup untuk membersihkan satu bagian mata)
  • Tutup matamu (ini penting nih, matanya jangan sampe melek), taruh kapas tersebut pada mata, diamkan selama 3-5 detik
  • Sapukan kapas ke arah luar mata dan bersihkan sisa make up dengan usapan ringan
  • Setelah make up terangkat, basuh wajah dengan face wash, bilas dengan bersih, keringkan, dan aplikasikan toner kembali jika diperlukan
  • Karena formulanya yang ringan dan alami, sisa-sisa make up yang masih nempel di wajah harus dibersihkan lagi dengan face wash dan aplikasikan toner kembali jika dirasa perlu 
Selamat mencoba and good luck!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

How to Make Over Your Tight Instant Scarf

Last month, my mom bought me an instant scarf but sadly it doesn't fit me very well. It is too tight on my face that makes it look narrow and smaller. It is so uncomfortable to wear somemore; make me look more like ibuk-ibuk. Wkwkwk...

I love my mom very much that I won't let this scarf end up useless... So... my creative hands become itching and I instantly got an idea to make over this scarf with the help of scissors.

What did I do? I carefully cut the thick pet (top part) of the scarf...

bye bye tightness...

Then... with the help of my cotton-inner scarf, I can now wear my scarf with 4 color selections of pet...

Here are the results...

soft grey... calmness

dark grey... coolness

off-white... mystical

baby pink... cuteness  
So what do you think guys?

Kicking Out Disappointment

Let's finish all disappointment from yesterday. 

Start the new day with new idea, new plan, and new positive blog post. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Why oh Why

Why are we so easy to judge people with zero level of knowing about each other?
People say, don't judge a book by its cover. It is true, but I know it is also not easy to stop our mind from labeling someone that passes our eyes.

For example, you were roaming in the market when you saw a very fat lady walked by. Your mind unconsciously said, what a gigantic aunty! look at her boobs. how did she find bra in that size, how will her husband.... etc, etc, etc

Isn't that kind of thing happen often? When we see something and our mind instantly starts thinking: this is good, this is bad, that looks so ugly, OMG she's so stupid, that's so cheap, mines better, yours worse, etc, etc.

He uses iPhone; he must be a rich-urban man. 
An aunty walks holding hands with a younger-looking man; she must be a slutty lady and he must be using her for her money.
That polkadot blouse with that ugly skirt and that dull scarf; she must be coming from a poor family with a horrible taste of fashion without any mirror in her room.


What if the fact is: he got the iPhone from stealing?
What if the fact is: they are just married, no matter that the woman is 15 years older, they find a truly comfort in each other and both are already settled down 
What if the fact is: she is a medical doctor who needs to go to the hospital immediately to save the patient so that she picks randomly what she can reach in her closet


Don't easily fall in to conclusion about something that you don't have knowledge about. It is better to remain in neutral even positive vibe. Train to keep your mind away from thinking bad and most important of all, always be kind to people no matter how bad their cover look. 


Ok my friend. I am feeling so sad now. And down as well.

I just came home from a scholarship interview and it didn't go very well if I may score myself. I was opt to continue my graduate study in UI so that the reviewers constantly ask, why UI? Why don't you take abroad university? Have you done any browsing for the overseas university? You don't challenge yourself? Your TOEFL score is not good enough to get to university abroad. Bla, bla, bla. What the heck is wrong with taking local university? I don't know if it's me that's never been good in pointing an argument but I don't think I delivered reasons that pleased them. Just let see how's the result in the next 2 weeks. Still I have a slight hope for the best result and definitely expect get myself ready for the worst: get rejected.

In other case, I am also sad that someone whom I've never talked in real before judged me RUDE just based on a text-chat.

He was the first that disappointed me on a phone call; I was busy talking and he surprisingly gone sleep on the other side of the phone. I instantly got upset lah! Why? Becoz already told him in advance; if you want to sleep you can go sleep and take some rest but he replied; no, no, I will sleep later.

I then continued talking and rambling before I realized that he didn't give any reply. I kept hello-ing; hello, hello, you there, you there, reply me please, you there, you sleep, where are you going, hello, hello, hello...

I then closed the phone and texted him, go to hell; 3 words that I already regret typing it right second after I pressed enter. But what can I do, the text's already sent and I couldn't delete it. 

So I guess he read it in the next morning and we didn't have any contact for the next 5 days. I keep thinking if it hurts him over and over before I decided to apologize for saying that words. He accepted my apology and asked back for apology for making me upset by leaving me on the phone like that. But then he said, are you always like that when you're upset, being rude?

What? Rude? Oh come on!

You also wrote that go to hell in your status. Now I am saying that words right in front of you thus you call me RUDE? How can you say that I am rude? Based on what? In what capacity have you been in touch with me? Have you known me very well so that you can say that I am a rude girl? Have you talked to me face to face? Have you been in difficult situation with me that wakes the evil up inside me? The answer is all NO!

I don't mean to say that I am the sweet girl that saying all sweet and wise words. No. Not at all.

When I am upset I do curse. When something went wrong I say bad words as well. But that doesn't mean that I keep saying that on the daily basis to every people. No. 

Just ask my close friends or my family (unless mom and my sister of course, hahah), none of them will ever say that I am a rude person.

It feels sad, you know. It feels sad when someone who barely knows you put a bad label on you just like that.

:'( :'(

Friday, November 28, 2014

Product Review: Himalayan Herbals

Hi guys!

Kali ini aku menyaru menjadi beauty blogger karena aku akan mereview produk kecantikan dari Himalayan Herbals.

Jadi sekitar sebulan yang lalu, aku jalan ke Margo City dan ternyata Watson lagi ada sale gede-gedean, mulai dari produk kecantikan hingga kesehatan semuanya lagi diskon. Singkat cerita, aku yang suka liat-liat beauty product ini akhirnya nyangkut di booth Himalayan Herbals.

Brand ini jelas-jelas asing sekali buatku karena belum pernah dengar sebelumnya dan pertama kali melihatnya ya pas di situ itu. Setelah dijelaskan panjang lebar oleh mbak-mbaknya dan baca sendiri kandungan produknya di balik setiap kemasan... ehh.... ternyata... made in Bangalore, India.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Body Experiment

I have an interesting idea to make you know your body better. Starts from getting familiar with your natural smell, a.k.a body odor. Here is the way:

Just in one fine normal day, try going out and do your activity without applying deodorant, deo powder, perfume, or whatsoever on your body. Let your armpit be as natural as possible without putting anything on it. Do your activity as you use to be in the daily basis. As the day passes, go back home and smell your cloth on the armpit part. That's your natural body odor!

I know it sounds ewww... kind a rather disgusting to going out without putting deodorant but guys, who else would know your body better than you? It is you! Not the doctor, nor your mom.

Sometimes the body odor problem can be cured by changing your life style such as modifying your food intake or bathing more cleanly, not by putting more deo. Give your armpit the time to release the sweat naturally bcoz sweating is one of natural forms of detoxification. 

If you don't feel confident to go out in a day without deo, it is very fine. We all use deo to not ruin people's nose especially in public transportation. I use deo too. But at the end of the day, do make it a habit to sleep with deo-free armpit to give it a time to breath. 

Gud luck!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Need To Talk

Hi guys.

I just woke up from a 2 hours nap and I don't feel good now. Lately, I have been feeling that I need someone to talk, about everything, at anytime, by anyways. But sadly I just don't have that someone to talk :'(

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Turning 23

I am turning 23 today!

Nothing much special today coz I am so busy and tired in finishing my field work. I actually had planned some kind of birthday post, writing about things that I am grateful for and things that I want to achieve in my 23 buuuut... I am not in a good mood to write about all those. Maybe later I will do Ok!

For now, I just wanna express my gratitude to Allah SWT for all the unstoppable blessing and love He showers me, despite the up and down of my imaan. Oh Allah, please always guide me and show me the way to live a better quality of living, for myself and people I love and people who love me.

I hope in my 23rd age I can improve my daily ibadat and be more sincere in heart; no more wrong deed and negative feeling inside my heart so that I can always think positive and do kindness to people and my surroundings.

May in my 23rd age I can always perform healthy lifestyle and influence people around me to do so, be healthy inside and outside. May I can always be consistent in doing what I am doing, be a better person with integrity, patience, and honesty. To be a professional in one particular field so that I can earn good with my profession and help my family and people around me that are in need.

And last but not least... I hope I can continue living my life with someone I love and loves me back, just in the right time so that I have someone to share about everything in life coz lately I have been realizing that living alone feels suck.

Semoga Allah SWT mengabulkan harapan-harapan sunyi di hati yang sedang berultah ini. Amien.


So...... Just wanna search for my recent photograph and compare it to the one from last year to see how much I change. Just wait, ok. I am opening my folders....

Enhancing the color with the photoshop...

Ok... Here they are...

Date taken: 2-Nov-2013
Camera: Sony DSC W270
Story behind the photo: I was doing.... a make up tutorial but ended up bad coz the video output was broken :'((

Date taken: 7-Oct-2014
Camera: Sony DSC W270
Story behind the photo: I was so ready to go to work... but first let me take a selfie ;)

Nothing much different ha? Unless the quality of the second picture is rather less than the first one, I think I still look the same.... except.... I am now in healing process after getting breakout on my face. Still doing the simple treatment to get rid of the acne marks, but it's ok lah.

Stay young, positive, and healthy guys!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Muara Hati

Currently in love with this song. Dato' Siti Nurhaliza is absolutely a great singer. I get goosebumps everytime she sings with her powerful voice.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Assorted Soaps

Hi guys...

So yesterday I went to department store just to buy............. soaps!

Initially I only wanted to buy one, but as I smelled each variant of soaps I couldn't stop myself not to get one of every variant!

You know guys, I just woke up in the middle of the night bcoz I am sweating and it is so hot here. So I decided to continue some works and do blogging.

You know guys, I just realized how stupid and careless I am since I just opened the admission web for a postgrad study in UI and guess what.... the major that I would like to take IS NOT OPEN for the next coming semester, which means, it will only be opened on the semester after the next semester, August 2015! Oh gosshh... How can I not know... Well, Okay.. Someone from one department has already told me abot that but I was just too busy lazy to log on and check the registration page to make it sure.. but wait... I remembered a lady from another department once told me that it will be opened, which made me confident that it surely will! #ahsudahlah #mungkindialelah #atau #mungkinsayayanglelah

Sooo what I am gonna do now...? Should I still apply for LPDP for this November's batch? What I am gonna do if I didn't pass? What I am gonna do after this semester ends? Will I be able to assist the class on the next semester? What I am gonna do during the time before that awaiting semester come? Working? Or.... getting married maybe?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Birthing Over Wedding

Hello guys.. how's life? Hope you all doing well. It's October already and guess what... I am turning 23 in very soon hehehehh...

So guys in the past few days I have been watching some wedding and birthing videos on youtube and facebook. The wedding videos are soo beautiful, one of my favorite is this

But guys... but... as I watched a birthing video shared by my friend on facebook yesterday... I think that... I am trapped in a deeper state of emotion compared to the emotion I feel when watching the wedding video. Both are incredibly beautiful but... I dunno guys... The birthing video just gave me more goosebumps... But yaa I know, in order to give birth as sweet as that way, you gotta get married first :'))

Thursday, September 18, 2014

20 Facts About Me

I know no one tagged me for this #20factsaboutme post, so why not I tag my ownself hahahhh... Okay let's get started...
  1. I am a morning-breakfast person. I always wake up early in morning and I can never skip breakfast
  2. I love music and lots of song, but I cannot sing nor play any musical instrument
  3. I was born and raised in Padang until I graduated high school. I then moved to Depok to continue study in Universitas Indonesia
  4. I do not drink coffee and I hate cigarette as well as the asshole smoker
  5. I love jogging and playing badminton with my brother
  6. I really enjoy my childhood time. If I could, I would love to turn back time and live my childhood time foreveeerrrr
  7. I am pretty indecisive, there is always something in between Yes and No in my life #iamnotagooddecisionmaker
  8. I am a punctual person. I always do my best to arrive earlier and anytime I got late I sweat a lot and my heart beats very fast
  9. I can only sleep with lights off
  10. I do not consume much of dairy products
  11. I am family girl. I love my family so much and I would do everything for them
  12. I don't really like eating out in the restaurant
  13. I love cooking and experimenting new recipes
  14. I love Japanese and Indian food, even sometimes I crave for Japanese curry and Indian roti
  15. Eventhough I am from Padang, I actually don't really like Rendang #sorrymom
  16. I don't like walking with eyes on the mobile phone
  17. I love watching make up tutorial  and cooking video on youtube 
  18. I have been thinking to be a vlogger (video blogger) from the past few month. I guess one day I will make it true :))
  19. I never really hate people coz I belive that everyone has its own positive quality
  20. My favorite colors are pink, yellow, and white

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reuniting Brotherhood

Last weekend I went to Bandung to visit my 3 siblings and it felt soooo nice and peaceful to be completely-brotherly reuniting when you are far away from home ;)

Having Ramen as dinner (taking pix while waiting for the ramen to come)

Morning walk to campus... Ohh.. I always love the fresh ambiance in morning Bandung

Friday, September 5, 2014

Talking About Price...

I am actually not a really accessories-girl but once a while when I have a short visit to accessories shop, of course lah hasrat tuk membeli barang-barang cute itu tak dapat terbendung juga, hehehe...

From my little experiences purchasing accessories, I personally think price doesn't always matter. I mean, cutie stuffs often come with more affordable price. Even the quality is not as good as the pricey ones, at least, you still can go menggaya with it lah, hahaha...

Here are some examples of my recent broke down in accessories stores:

See? Even my cheap ring looks more fancy than the pricey one!

Okay.. I think that's more than enough for me. It's time to earn and save more money now... in order to.... get married maybe... hehehehe...!!! Amieen...:)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Get Unready With Me!!!

Here is how exactly I want to end my day everyday every night!!!!

(video by AprilAthena7)

Well, I actually have been doing quite similar routines for a long time except for.... the last part!!! #ifyouknowwhatimean

*PS: For my future husband please do watch this! ;p

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Meet The Blogger []

Jadi kemaren sore pas lagi liat-liat timeline twitter, gw ngeliat ka Amank, travel blogger and travel videographer dari neverstoptravelling, ternyata lagi ada di Depok. Lalu gw, antara iseng dan nekat, me-reply tweetnya: ka amank lagi di depok ya? ka aku ngefans sama blog dan videonya boleh ketemu ga ka?

Sekitar satu jam kemudian gayung bersambut, ka Amank merespon positif. Asik asik asik... Jadilah magrib-magrib gw meluncur naik angkot ke sebuah mall buat ketemu sekalian minta foto sama ka Amank. Hihihi...

Pas ketemu... aiihhh.. Ternyata bener seperti yang selama ini gw tonton di videonya, orangnya suka ketawa dan ramah pula. Rasa nervous dan shy-shy cat gw sebagai seorang fans nekat yang ingin ketemuan akhirnya jadi mencair, hihihi... Thank you ka Amank. Sukses terus ya!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Night

It's Saturday night tonight and guess what...? I am at home and....... blogging!!
#duh #foreveralone #yuck

Btw, I am just sooo in love with itsjudyslife family and cannot stop crying watching the recent surprise by Benji... Oooucchhh.. Where can I get myself a Benji??!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tak Perlu Keliling Dunia

Gw lagi suka dengerin lagu Tak Perlu Keliling Dunia, OST Laskar Pelangi by Gita Gutawa dan semakin didenger liriknya gw ngerasain ke diri gw sendiri sebagai seorang cewe single... ini bener banget! Yuk mari kita simak sama-sama... (lyric is taken from here)

Kapur putih yang pucat
Terasa penuh warna
Dan pelangi yang enggan datang pun berbinar

Kertas putih yang pudar
Tertulis sribu kata
Dan ku ungkap semua yang sedang ku rasa

Dengarkanlah kata hatiku
Bahwa ku ingin untuk tetap di sini

Tak perlulah aku keliling dunia
Biarkan ku di sini
Tak perlulah aku keliling dunia
Karna ku tak mau jauh darimu

Dunia boleh tertawa
Melihatku bahagia
Walau di tempat yang kau anggap tak biasa
Biarkanlah aku bernyanyi
Berlari, berputar, menari di sini

Tak perlulah aku keliling dunia
Karna kau di sini
Tak perlulah aku keliling dunia
Kaulah segalanya bagiku di dunia...
Tak perlulah aku keliling dunia
Kaulah segalanya bagiku... di dunia...

Anggaplah, gw, seorang cewe single, lagi getol-getolnya pengen bekerja, berpenghasilan, meneruskan sekolah, berpetualang ke tempat-tempat jauh, mengunjungi tempat-tempat eksotis, mencoba hal-hal baru, aneh, ekstrim, dlsb... As a single lady, it's totally fine for me: nggak terikat dalam suatu hubungan, jadi nggak ada lawan jenis yang memperhatikan secara personal, menanyakan kabar, memberi masukan, larangan, ngajak kencan, dst, dst. As time goes by, gw bisa aja semakin larut dalam petualangan yang akan membawa gw entah ke mana, ditambah tanpa adanya reminder dan seseorang yang bakal nungguin kepulangan gw. So gw bener-bener free...!!! Uh yeah...!!

Tapi ceritanya bakal jadi bedaaa banget seandainya ada satu oraaang aja yang memberikan perhatian lebih sama gw, care, dan bisa menjadi tempat gw berkeluh kesah, meminta pendapat, minta perlindungan, ngajak makan malam, membelikan gw hadiah-hadiah kecil, menanti gw pulang dari tempat kerja, nyemangatin gw pas lagi down, melempar jokes yang menghibur, dst, dst. Kalo sudah ada yang begitu, akankah gw membiarkan diri gw hanyut dalam petualangan kesana-kemari sesuka hati? Rasa-rasanya enggak deh! Karena gw tau someone is there waiting for me. So why and where would I go any further? My home as well as my adventure has already waited for me. He is here! Itu kira-kira maksudnya dari lirik ini:

Tak perlulah aku keliling dunia
Karna kau di sini
Tak perlulah aku keliling dunia
Kaulah segalanya bagiku di dunia...
Tak perlulah aku keliling dunia
Kaulah segalanya bagiku... di dunia...

So, di lingkungan gw saat ini, setelah gw amat-amati, ini sifatnya subjektif aja loh ya, menurut pengamatan gw pribadi aja... Dari beberapa temen kuliah cewe yg gw tau, udah ada yang sekarang siap melanjutkan sekolahnya overseas, malah ada yang tinggal menunggu keberangkatan, kebanyakan ke negara Eropa. Dari beberapa yang gw memang kenal secara pribadi, sebagian dari temen-temen gw itu masih single, masih free lah dari relationship status (meskipun ada sebagian kecil banget yang sudah in a relationship)Jadi seperti yang gw bilang, semangat buat berpetualangnya masih besar banget. I am single and ready to mingle, hahaha....

Trus juga gw amat-amati, dari temen-temen cewe yang sudah mulai bekerja ataupun melanjutkan sekolah di dalam negeri aja, sebagian besarnya memang sudah in a relationship, rata-rata udah punya cowo. Nah temem-temen ini kebalikan dari yang diatas nih: slow, nggak ambitious sama sekali buat ke mana-mana, tapi tetep pinter-pinter anaknya. Kenapa nggak tertarik buat melanglang buana jauh-jauh? Nggak kuat jauh-jauh dari cowonya, gitu kali jawabannya hehehe...

Jadi apa kesimpulannya penjabaran gw tadi? 

Setiap orang, juga setiap cewe, mempunya jiwa liar dan petualang. Ingin mengunjungi berbagai tempat, mencoba hal-hal baru, dlsb. Ada yang kadarnya rendah, ada yang kadarnya cukup tinggi. Jadi, menurut gw, salah satu yang bisa  meredakan jiwa liar dan petualangan seorang cewe single adalah: punya cowo! Hahahahah..... Udah, gitu aja.

Friday, August 8, 2014

After 1 Month...

Assalamualaikum friends

It's been a month since my last blogpost and oh yaa  before I write  further I would like to say Happy Eid Mubaraak 1435 Hijriyah, Taqobbalallahu minna wa minkum, shiyamana wa shiyamakum. With all my heart I humbly apologize for all mistakes and wrongdoing that I have done, consciously or unconsciously. May Allah swt accept all of our ibadat and good deeds during the Ramadhan and may we all meet the next Ramadhan Insya Allah. Aamin.

Soo what's been happening during Ramadan and Eid ul Fitri?

First of all, I went back to my hometown and spent half of my Ramadan at home. Then, I went to mom's hometown at the second day of Eid. Aaand you know what, my older brother Adil and my younger brother Zakki got accepted in ITB! Bro Adil continues his post-grad study in Pharmacy and Bro Zaki takes bachelor  degree in Mechanical Engineering and he awesomely passed the national selection SBMPTN himself! Congratulation for them!! This is just the beginning for them but still I am a proud sister! They, along with my sister Sarah, have departed for Bandung on August 1st and I am now staying alone at home... hiks... accompanying Mom and supervising the renovation of my house which Insya Allah will be done soon.

So when will I be back to Depok?

Hmm... At the end od this month I guess.. Coz I understand that my mom is in need for me to supervise house's renovation aand... still I am finding chance to work on a research and to be a lecturer assistant as well.

How about my plan on getting post-grad study?

Ow yaa, after being rejected by UKM.. I have been doing contemplating a lot about it.. which means... still I am so on fire in continuing my study but I am thinking about the place... I guess my mind has switched from Malaysia to Indonesia... But let see... I need to count on everything before taking decision; chance of getting the scholarship, the living cost, the subjects, my family's circumstances, my age (before and after taking the study), and... when will I get married maybe? Heheh... The more I think about it, the more I want to make it precise and less complicated. Ugh yeah.. That's pretty much all. And oh yaaaa... I am quite surprised to see my blog's page view has reached 10,000 plus!! Aahahahaha!!! I hope I can still be consistent to write, to keep practicing my English, to develop my writing skills which I hope will not make my readers get bored... hehehe...

Here are some pix I got from my Ramadan and Eid at hometown... (all pictures are stolen from my cousin and aunty's facebook)

with my cousin ( I am in love with this hijab style right now!)

With my sister and cousin at kampung

Drinking traditional hot coffee Kopi Kawa Daun (eeiik... I could't finish my coffee.. I just can't be a good friend with coffee)

Harvesting rambutan at my aunty's garden (Wearing Hijab Syiria Malaysia. I love Malaysia's instant hijab. So neat and selesa.. haha..)

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Continuation from here

What is my REPELITA?
My REPELITA is.... oke, sebelum melanjutkan lebih jauh, kita semua tahu bahwasannya segala kehidupan di masa yang akan datang itu adalah ghaib dan mutlak ketentuan Allah swt. Namun satu hal yang pasti, jika kita selalu melakukan ikhtiar terbaik dari apa yang kita bisa lakukan di hari ini, maka jangan ragu atas kebaikan yang akan kita ditemui di masa yang akan datang, insya Allah. *adeeem*

Ada orang yang prinsip hidupnya go with the flow, ada juga orang yang selalu membuat perencanaan tahap demi tahap kehidupannya dengan matang. Menurut gw pribadi, menetapkan goal atau tujuan hidup di masa depan nggak ada salahnya koq, malahan dengan begini kita bisa jadi lebih termotivasi untuk terus all out atau doing our best performance di hari ini.

Dimulai dengan jangka waktu yang pendek terlebih dahulu, 3 bulan, 6 bulan, 1 tahun, 3 tahun, 5 tahun, dst. Kalo buat yang deket-deket jelas lah ya gw pengen buat menabung secara finansial dan pengalaman dulu.

Dan buat lima tahun ke depan, I would like to...
Be settled down at hometown, bersama dengan orang tua dan bekerja sebagai guru/lecturer.

Maksimal dalam 5 tahun kedepan gw sudah bergelar master, insya Allah. Amiiien. Kalau sekolah magister rata-rata butuh waktu 2 tahun, setelat-telatnya gw udah mulai sekolah lagi dalam 3 tahun kedepan.

Sampe sekarang gw masih pengeeen banget buat lanjut studi di Malaysia. Dulu pas masa-masa SMA dan kuliah gw sempet terobsesi buat lanjut studi ke US, UK, pokoknya western countries lah. Tapi sekarang nggak tau deh kayaknya obsesi western countries gw udah menguap ke langit, jadinya sekarang malah pengen banget merasakan kehidupan dan sistem pendidikan yang nggak jauh-jauh, yaitu di Malaysia. Sampai nonton Upin-Ipin aja sempet berkaca-kaca gw... ahahaa lebay deh...

Upin, Ipin, ajaklah akak singgah ke rumah korang tu!!

Mungkin gara-gara tante gw kali ya yang suka banget cerita-cerita tentang pengalaman studinya. Meskipun status aplikasi gw di UKM udah rejected (yang sempet bikin gw down juga sih...) tapi sekarang alhamdulillah gw udah semangat lagi. Dengan persiapan lebih SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, dan ada time bound) gw pengen daftar lagi sekalian sama beasiswanya juga, Insya Allah. Semoga Allah membukakan jalannya, Amiien. Sekarang waktunya buat menabung duit dan pengalaman dulu, supaya bisa diaplikasikan ke jenjang studi berikutnya. Semangaaat!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Kalo di masa pemerintahan Orde Baru, REPELITA ini diartikan sebagai Rencana Pembangunan Lima Tahun, dimana rencana pembangunan bangsa dan negara dalam lima tahun kedepan dirumuskan. Nah, sekarang gw mau merumuskan... em.. lebih tepatnya menuliskan REPELITA hidup gw sebagai reminder untuk tetap memotivasi diri gw sendiri supaya nggak melenceng dari jalan yang lurus. Ya at least, kalopun melenceng-melenceng sedikit, tujuannya tetap sama baiknya dan harus tercapai, hehehe...

Highlight of 2014
Separuh tahun 2014 sudah terlewati dan  memasuki paruh kedua ini, gw ingin sekali fokus buat memiliki pekerjaan tetap. Juli 2014 berarti tepat 1 tahun dari kelulusan gw di tahun 2013 yang lalu. Jadi selama setahun yang gw sebut sebagai freshmen year, gw belajar banyak sekali tentang what the life is, atau juga bisa dibilang kehidupanlah yang memberi gw banyak pelajaran. Di beberapa bulan awal gw bekerja freelance sebagai asisten peneliti di sebuah RS, biarpun nggak lama sih. Trus lanjut ikutan tes pegawai negeri yang menurut gw consumed too much time. Selama 6 bulan lamaya gw berikhtiar dan digantung sama pemerintah karena hasil yang tak kunjung keluar... akhirnya gw ngga tembus, hehe.. Life goes on...

Trus abis itu gw jadi full-time job seeker yang kerjaannya ngubek-ngubek web dan kirim-kirim job application. Ada ada yang tembus tapi gw nggak bertahan lama di sana, ada juga yang khatam di tahap wawancara, dan kebanyakan berakhir karena tidak adanya jawaban apa-apa, wkwkwk...

Trus sembari mengisi kekosongan, gw ngajak ortu traveling ke Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hadeuh... Dari mana duitnya? Ya kalo urusan duit alhamdulillah gw masih ada koq, kalo buat tiket itu udah gw booking dari tahun lalu. Sayang banget khan gara-gara kesibukan sebagai job seeker gw jadi membatalkan trip bareng ortu.

Nah, trip ini bisa dibilang sebagai salah satu turning point dalam hidup gw. Gw melihat dan merasakan sendiri atmosfir negeri tetangga Malaysia yang makmur dan ugh... jauuuh majunya daripada negeri Indonesia tercintah ini, sekitar 15 atau 20 tahun in advance deh. Jangan marah ya.. Emang kadang banyak friksi dan gesekan antara Indonesia-Malaysia, tentang perbatasanlah, budayalah, dlsb. Tapi gw merasa emang dari banyak aspek kita masih harus lebih banyak belajar dari negeri serumpun kita tersebut. Nggak usah jauh-jauh studi banding ke Eropa, Amerika, dlsb lah. Belajarlah dari yang dekat dahulu, yang banyak kesamaannya sama kita, kenapa Malaysia bisa demikian majunya dan kita bisa demikian terseok-seoknya..?

Selain memberikan impression tentang Malaysia yang maju, trip ini juga memberi bonus kedekatan gw sama ortu dan dari situlah gw, yang dikompori oleh tante yang lagi kuliah di Malaysia, jadi terpikir buat me-restart life plan gw. Apa sih tujuan hidup gw? Just for earning money? Who will take care of my parents? Dan oh ya, sebagai informasi tambahan, ortu gw udah bela-belain merenovasi rumah gede-gedean dengan tujuan supaya anak-anaknya (lebih tepatnya anak-anak gadisnya) bisa menempati rumah tersebut dan tinggal dengan senyaman-nyamannya. So... Gw jadi mikir, what would I do here in Depok/Jakarta? Siapa yang bakal menepati rumah yang udah dibangun sedemikian nyamannya oleh ortu gw? Jawabannya: gw!

Highlight from the trip... Aah... I miss travelling already :'(((

Pulang dari Malaysia trip, kompor yang disulut tante gw jadi meleduk dan kebakaran!! Api semangat gw berkobar-kobar buat ngelanjutin studi di Malaysia. Jadilah selama lebih kurang 4 bulan gw mempersiapkan test TOEFL dan segala keperluan aplikasinya. Tapi... at the very last minute... something went wrong... Kekeliruan gw juga sih... Dan gw baru sadar setelah semuanya disubmit, termasuk biaya pendaftaran sebesar USD30. DENG!!!! Gw langsung lemes, tearing up little bit juga... The possibility to pass shrunk down. Okey. Gw pasrah. This is the reality and I just want to be real. I am back to seek for a job to live my life. Life goes on...

Alhamdulillah Allah membuka pintu rezeki gw dari seorang dosen di kampus, gw jadi diajak ikut di sebuah proyek penelitian. Secara finansial, bayarannya memang nggak gede, tapi entah kenapa gw ngerasa senang dan puas sekali menerimanya. Inilah mungkin aplikasi dari life lesson yang gw dapat selama beberapa waktu jadi job seeker: bersyukur, do not expect for money as the first basis, dan do your best to experience the experiences.

Bulan kemarin gw sempat pulkamp selama 10 hari, sebagai antisipasi buat menghadapi lamaran kerja yang baru yang tahapan seleksinya mepet banget mendekati Lebaran. Melihat ada waktu luang, gw memutuskan buat pulkamp buat refreshing my mind sekaligus menyelesaikan proyek penelitian yang bisa gw teruskan di rumah. Sekembalinya ke Jakarta, gw mengikuti tes seleksi kerja tahap pertama, minggu depannya gw lihat pengumumannya... jeng jeng... gw ngga tembus :'(((. Dan oh ya beberapa hari lalu gw ngecek aplikasi studi gw itu, dan ternyata beneran hasilnya gw masih belum tembus... due to the last minute error... Okey... Life goes on....

Here I am... Fokus buat mencari kerja sesuai dengan latar belakang studi gw dan sejalan dengan rencana gw buat mengambil studi di masa depan. So.. What is my REPELITA..? 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Youtube Inspirations

Assalamualaikum guys...

Nowadays, the contents of Indonesia's TV stations are getting soo alay, boring, less educational, full of random joged-joged, political campaigns, and the their qualities get decreased day by day. Unconsciously, all of them lead us to be more pragmatical, lazy, and so pessimistic in life, don't they?!?

So in the past 6 months, I have been turning my watching onto youtube and I found out sooo many inspiring channels that make me more positive, cheerful, and open my eyes to the world as well. Here are channels that I subscribe and watch the most on youtube:

1. Michelle Phan
First time I watched Michelles Phan's video was around 10 months ago when I was searching for make up tutorial for graduation and I really love her! She taught us (girls) things that are barely taught in school: about how to apply make up, be positive, be creative and be confident in looking beautiful inside and outside.

2. Itsjudytime and Itsjudyslife
After Michelle, my make up inspiration is Itsjudytime. She does make up tutorial, product review, first impressions and product swatches as well. In the Itsjudyslife channel, she does daily vlog (video blog) about her daily life with her husband Benji, her daughters Julianna and the twins Keira and Miya. I learn a lot about how's the family's life in the US and how Judy lives her happy life with her beautiful family.

3. Amenakin
Browsing for hijab tutorial, I found gorgeous Amenakin's channel and I love it!!! Amenakin is Indian descent who lives in the UK. Not only posting hijab tutorials, she also posts videos about make up, style, daily vlogs and Islamic messages as well. Really opening my mind and making more excited to improve my daily ibadat.

4. Ochikeron and Cooking With Dog
Besides of watching make up and styling tutorial, my another love is watching cooking videos. My 2 favorites come from Japan; the kawaii Ochikeron and a neat lady with her dog, Francis. I learn a looot about Japanese recipes and other food recipes as well. Banzaaai Japanese!!

5. Vah Chef
Other than Japanese recipes, I am also in love with Indian recipes and my inspiration is a hilariously funny Vah Chef. Namaste! Salammualaikum! Satriakal!

6. Xiaxue's Guide to Life
I just cannot stop watching hilarious Xiaxue's Guide to Life and this is one reason why my internet quota get finished before its due date. Watching this show, I get to know more about how advance Singapore is and I get to be more familiar with Singaporean English. Welcoming the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, get your ears used to Singlish lah! Ok lor!?!!

7. More beauty and daily vlog channels...
April Athena and AprilJustinTV; another beauty and US's family vlog
Chloe Morello; the beautiful Australian make up personality,
Lilith Moon; European make up and hair tutorial's personality. I love her accent!!!

That's pretty much all guys. I hope I can give you a little insight if you want to watch more quality and positive programs!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Quick Update

I am in hometown now since last 2 days until the next 10 days. I am carrying my works home while waiting for a new job's application procedure. Wish me luck guys ^^

And the sad news is... I probably wouldn't be able to come to hometown on Eid :'((

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Best Beautiful, Why Doubt?

Just watching this commercial on a TV program and I totally agree with it!!!

Sometimes..., okay... most of the time when I dress up in front of the mirror: swiping some powder, putting lip coloring onto my lips, etc, I mostly ends it up with smiling just by myself. As I am ready to step out of my room, just within second, I unconsciously try to "neutralize" all of them, trying to tone down everything that I just put on. Oh My God... What's going on with me..? I do want to be looking nice and pretty but in contrary, I feel like a slightly guilty to seem like I do put some efforts to it. What a pity, right? 

I guess... It's bcoz I am too shy... or in the right words: I have a rather low self-esteem... and yes, I admit that I am lack of confident in wearing things that make me up. You know what I mean, lah...

But after watching the this ad... I feel like waking up and my confident level rising up. There's nothing wrong in appearing nice and pretty, isn't it? And to achieve it, one has to put "confidence" on the first basis. Once confidence is there, no more doubt or fear of swiping more powder, trying new hijab style, or even wearing red lips. Am I right?

Thanks Olay for waking me up to go out confidently with the best version of me. 

And oh ya, I have been using Olay's moisturizer for almost 5 years now and I really love it!

(English/Thailand Version)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Product Review: Systema Nano Toothpaste

[Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post]

Hello guys!

Kali ini aku akan memberi review tentang pasta gigi baru yang kubeli awal bulan ini: Systema Nano.
Awal mula belinya sih karena.... ekonomi lagi labil!!! wkwkwk

Secara diriku adalah konsumen setia pasta gigi Enzym sejak dua tahun terakhir, akhir bulan kemarin pas lagi belanja groceries pasta gigi Enzym kebetulan lagi gak diskon (sekitar Rp 20.000-an) dan disebelahnya Systema Nano udah nangkring cantik dengan harga kurang dari separuh Enzym (sekitar Rp 8.000) dan isinya lebih banyak 20 gram pula.

Here is the review...


Diklaim sebagai pasta gigi dengan butiran nano-kalsium yang bisa menutup lubang-lubang mikro di gigi, pas gosok gigi emang beneran berasa ada butiran-butiran gitu....
Awalnya rada asing gitu sama butiran2 yang berasa pas lagi sikat gigi itu, tapi setelah beberapa kali gosok gigi udah nggak berasa lagi tuh, mungkin udah terbiasa kali ya..

Rasa mentolnya cukup kuat dan oh ya... busanya banyak banget... Karena sebelumnya udah terbiasa make Enzym sikat gigi tanpa detergen kali ya... sekarang dengan Systema Nano ini aku gosok giginya jadi tiga ronde: sikat-kumur, sikat-kumur, dan sikat-kumur sampai busanya bener-bener hilang.

Beberapa hari di awal, setelah gosok gigi tuh jadi suka ada kayak apa gitu... semacam lendir gitu di bagian dalam mulut dan ujung bibir, tapi nggak banyak sih. Jadi inget sama pasta gigi Close Up, yang dulu aku suka pake, setelah gosok gigi mulut jadi suka ada lendir gitu.

Secara harga Systema Nano cukup terjangkau. Secara khasiat yang katanya bisa menutupi lubang-lubang mikro di gigi sih... belum tau deh. Dan untuk membuktikannya memang perlu waktu sih..

Secara kualitas pemakaian... busanya berasa banget dan gigi jadi berasa keset juga. Cukup beda dengan Enzym yang nggak berbusa dan nggak bikin gigi berasa keset sehabis dipakai.

Hmmm... Kayaknya kalo punya duit bakal balik ke Enzym lagi dech... hehehe..

Daan... Oh iya.... Don't forget to do this sebelum membuang produk-produk harian kamu... supaya nggak dioplos sama tangan-tangan tidak bertanggung jawab gitu... Okey...?!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Pengalaman Pertama Dikejar Doggy

Jadi hari itu, aku lagi after duty from tutoring privat anak SD kelas 6 buat menghadapi ujian nasional. Tutoring mulai dari jam 5 sampai jam setengah 7 trus pulangnya jalan kaki keluar komplek perumahan. Ya... elit gitu deh perumahannya... Di belokan yang rada remang-remang dan menyeramkan aku ngeliat kucing unyuuuu banget... Badannya gemuk, bulunya lebat, ekornya panjang, hidungnya pesek, warnanya putih abu-abu gitu... Kayaknya kucing Persia atau Anggora dech, nggak mungkin kucing kampung. Aku tegur dengan bahasa kucing seadanya "pusss... pusss... meoooww...  meoooww" tapi dianya malah menjauh dan ngelirik aku dengan ekspresi waspada gitu... Sempat terlitas di pikiran, eh ini kucing unyu apa kabur dari rumah ya... koq sampai berkeliaran malam-malam gini... aku ambil aja apa... masukin tas trus dibawa pulang, hehehe... Ya udah dech selamat tinggal kucing.. jangan lupa pulang ke rumah yaa...

si kucing imut

Aku jalan lagi dan dari jauh ngeliat lagi anjing lucu berbadan kecil... kalau ini kayaknya jenis Chihuahua soalnya sering liat di TV. Pas aku udah dekat, dia nyalakin.. "grrr... gukk gukk grrr...". Eh copot!!! Aku kaget dong.. 

si tersangka pengejar

Nggak taunya... dia mendekat dan nyalak makin kenceng, "GUKKK!!! GUKK!!!" Aku refleks langsung lariiiiii.... Eh... emak... dia malah ngejar.... "Ttoloonggg...!!!". Pas di depan ngeliat pak satpam lagi lewat pake motor... "Pak satpaaammm.... Tolooonggg...!!!!", tapi sial Pak Satpam nggak dengar teriakan aku... "GUKK!!! GUKK!!! GUKK!!!" Aku lari making kencengg.... Ehh.. Di depan ada anjing lagi... badannya juga kecil tapi agak gedean dari yang sekarang lagi ngejar... tipe-tipe Hachiko gitu... nggak kalah unyu-unyu... Eiits... Kalo dia juga ikutan ngejar gimana... haduhh... tamat deh riwayatku....

hachiko yang baik

"GUKK!!! GUKK!!! GUKK!!". Pak satpam udah menjauh... eh tapi alhamdulillah si Hachiko diem aja cuma ngeliatin... 

"Guk... Guk... Auffttt... Aufft..." Suara si Chihuaha makin mengecil... Aku liat ke belakang... Alhamdulillah... dia udah berhenti... capek kali ya... trus jadi ngeliatin aku gitu... "Hoshh... hoshhh... hoshh...". Legaaa.... Aku berhenti sebentar, ngatur napas sama detak jantung dulu... Fiuhh.... Begini toh rasanya dikejar doggy -,-

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wise Bargainer

What is the most satisfying feeling for a woman when she does shopping?? Winning a bargain for a stuff with the lowest price. I found this message on my FB's timeline this morning and it suddenly wakes me up to practice bargain wisely in the future.

Monday, April 21, 2014

My Choices For Living

Hello guys...

Many people say that I am a simple person and yes... I cannot find words to deny that. I really think that I am a simple kind of person, I mean, I do love to live a basic, non-complicated life just like in the era of 1990's hehehe... Okay... Some few years ago, I used to spend money on unworthy stuffs... but now every time I have money I simply spend them on my basic needs and put into my saving.

For example, lets take a look on my choices on these questions:

Kitchen Set or Bags...?
......Hmm... I love both... but... I will vote for Kitchen Set!! My love for cooking and trying new recipe are soo far beyond my love for collecting and stacking bags.....

Food or Make Up Tools...?
......quite dilemmatic... but I really cannot live without FOOD especially the fresh and healthy one. I would love to plant them in my own garden somemore. Check on the FOOD....

Gold Jewelry or Fresh Water...?
......who doesn't love to find treasure of ancient gold jewelry beneath the ground? I would love too!!! but... in this era... I would really love to find the source of clean and fresh water nearby my house coz no one drinks gold for living......

(all pictures were taken from Google)