29 December, 2015

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Hello all! Merry Christmas! And Happy holiday! Hope you and all of your loved one having a great time! Because I do!

Since it's holiday and holiday is just another name for "great food day everyday" I'm so proud to announce that during my holiday I was able to do another Cold Press detox day! And yes, still on top of my game it's another 3 Day Detox! YAY ME!

So, it's the same detox as the first one, you can read it here ; 3 days detox program but, I noticed some changes during my 2nd detox. It's waaaaaay easier, not 2 times easier, I can really say it's 5 times easier. I'm not craving for food or any solid food, all I can't wait is to open another Cold Press bottle. Plus I don't know it's just me or what, but they taste better than ever, my last favorite is the nutty one and for the rest I love them equally. 3 days detox feels like nothing and I know this is weird but I'm quite sad when the detox end, because I swear I feel energized and healthier and this is might be a big question everyone keep asking about "Do I lose weight?" Yup I do, I lost 2,5 kg but that's not just it everyone keep compliment my skin, they say I look glowing and healthy. I'm one of those sickly kid who always have fever, cough every month and looking pale and thankfully I'm able to keep healthy the past few months and no doctor's visit hohoho, so again, yay me!

So, to everyone... have fun, eat! But remember to keep healthy, spent some hours to exercise, drink a lot of water too! Don't be too stress, enjoy your life! Happy Holiday folks!

PS : I can't get enough of how cool Cold Press new bottle are! And bigger too! Hohoho. If you want to try you can get more info by visit their website in here - COLDPRESS WEBSITE

23 December, 2015

I was sad, but then I bought something online. I feel better now. Much better.

Busy day, super busy life… I’m basically running everyday from place to place, I believe everyone is agree 24 hours/day is not enough, not even close. Forget about 8 hours beauty sleep, I’m happy if I can get 5 hours for sleep. Plus, if you haven’t heard the traffic here in my city (Jakarta, Indonesia) is pure hell, people keep saying going to 3 places in a day is a mission impossible (unless you are using helicopter I guess). On weekend where everybody goes for relaxation or such, I on the other hand need to work, but then again malls are too crowded for my liking. I hate bumped to people over and over again, kids running around. It’s too chaotic for my chaotic mind. 

But girls need their shopping time, am I right?! Can I hear an “AYE!!” please? Hahahaha. Guilty as charged, I love to shop and I agree to everyone who says that shopping is a form of a meditation. Though I found myself not as hardcore as before, where I just buy whatever is cute in store. I’m more calm and focus now in the term of shopping (age don’t lie peeps!). Like, when I need bag… I zen myself and focus on the bag and will be home with bag only (I’m such a pro…). Wait, back to shopping story. With packed schedule, traffic jam, crowded malls and other reasons, going to malls to shop is not as fun as it used to be for me. But like I said before girls need their shopping meditation time. Aaaand this is where online shop comes in handy. I love how now most of brand have website where you buy their products online, but what I love more is online marketplace where there’s thousand of brands and you can just type things you need and they will show you many options with various model, type and price range. Bye bye time consuming shopping. 

Like the other day, I have to go for fabric hunting on weekend, it’s already Wednesday and I need to bring my small mirrorless camera and realized that I don’t have small camera bag (the one that I have is a bit too small). And bless you whoever invented online marketplace because just like that *snaps* (insert a fingers snap sound) my new cute camera bag is on it’s way. Ordered via love love love how they have huge variation for me to choose, because I don’t want my camera bag just useful it have to be cool too and I found one! Also you’ll find there will be different seller selling same items and sometimes with different price, so you have all the benefit to choose the one with lowest price (but keep in mind you also need to pay attention to seller reputation) even though you don’t need to worry much, have system where if the product you want wasn’t available they will refund your money without fuss at all. Se, it’s not a really bad day anymore right?

I’m sure by now you’re dying to see my new camera bag right? Here you go… the price is only around $ 10 me happy, me likey! Stress what stress?? Hahahaha 

I found online shopping is easy, n fuss at all, but I still receive so many questions about how to shop online, so here you go I give you a basic step by step on how to shop. 

But first lemme give you some tips, hope you'll find it useful. 

1. When shopping in online market you will find several store that sell same stuff, bring out the economist side of you and compare the price. 
2. You'll find the cheapest one, but... here's but... look carefully on their feedback score the bigger % is better. Actually bukalapak have system that will save you from bad seller but mostly the case is the store don't have it in stock. So 100% is a good sign. 
3. Read people reviews, I love how buka lapak very open on every store where we can read reviews from former shopper. 

So there's that! And here you go! 

30 September, 2015

The difference between who you are and who you want to be, is what you do.

How to make money? How do you start your business? I’m young but I want to make money, what should I do? Probably are the most questions I’ve got after questions about blog, fashion and love and my answer is, “well… Just start it, du’h” and then they will hit me with another question “how?” and I’m always confused on how to answer that one. 

Have you ever heard, “when there’s a will, there’s a way” I believe people should read that line and realize if you really want something then you’ll find there’s no excuses big enough to stop you, because somehow you’ll find a way or you make a way. I’m not some sort of business guru or master on how to makes money, I’m still nothing and continuously learning and yes, I’ve got a lot to learn. One thing I’m always thanked for is how we live in time where you can basically make money without leaving your house, awesome right? And since I cannot sleep and somehow still in good mood I will share you how to (make money)

1. I want to start my business but I don’t have money to start it.
Well, make some money!
2. How?
Sell your old stuff. You must have stuff with good condition but you don’t wear anymore. 
If you’re good at drawing or design, draw something or make something the sell it (make it into a postcard, framed pictures) anything. Sell it.
If you’re not good at drawing then find someone who do, collaborate. Make something. Sell it.
3. I don’t have old stuff, cannot draw, and doesn’t have friends who can either, so how?
Too much excuses, I cannot help you, you need to help yourself first.

Moving on.
4. Where can I sell it?
Well, I have good news for you, because what do you know? You might be the next Sophia Amoruso.
So I’ve just discovered apps called shopee (if you followed me on instagram you’ll know by now that I’ve been selling my old stuff on my shopee account). People keep asking me to make garage sale for my old stuff, but I keep going back and forth about it because it’s just too much work and shopee pretty much changed that, I still can’t believe how it’s so easy and *insert snap fingers sound” just like that and bam! I turn my clutter into cash! Hohohoho…. And if you are a blogger like me I believe it’s even easier, I upload 15 items and it’s almost sold out within a day, upload more items and sold even faster, so it’s super cool.

If you ask me what is Shopee?
Shopee is a mobile marketplace where you can sell anything in a dash in less than 30 seconds, or if you more a buyer than a seller, then you can buy anything in here in 30 seconds too.
Why Shopee?
I have ongoing list why I choose shopee,
-       First it’s super easy to maintain. They provide you with seller assistant professional tool designed to help seller organize our listings, keep track of orders and manager our customer.
-       Snap the products – give all information about the products as detail as you can – upload it! As easy as that.
-       It’s easy to share on our social media (you can connect your shopee account to your facebook or your instagram).
-       They have a live chat service, where you will be able to chat with your buyer so there’s no misunderstanding.
-        It’s safe and they have this brilliant thing called Shopee guarantee, where you can receive your order or get you money back.
-       They have cool promotions, like free shipping, discounts, cool sale and if you are blogger you can join blogger garage sale and OOTD collection which will put your items on highlights
-       I save the best reason for last, with all benefits listed above you may not believe this, but Shopee is free! No download cost, no listing fee, no commission! None, nada. All free.
So that’s me as a seller, now my point of view as a buyer.
-       I love love love discount! And they give you so many cool voucher codes! Like get Rp 50.000 disc whenever you shop for Rp. 150.000! And even Rp. 100.000,- discount! Me happy! Midnight sale and many other sales!
-       Many seller give you free shipping!
-       There’s clear section for everything, snacks, clothes, shoes, games, electronics, etc.
-       They also provide you with seller’s rating, so you can choose where you want to buy stuff from (I’m always check previous customers reviews before I decide to order) and you can give your seller ratings too right after you finish ordering.
-       You can follow your favorite seller, so whenever they have new upload items you’ll be the first to know.
-        Again, it’s save! The seller will only get their payment after you confirm that you received your stuff. 

So I guess, that’s all. Conclusion is, I love how shopee make everything easy for everyone both buyer and seller. If you still need guide on how to start it you can just go to my instagram account, I share it there or simply click here to start and learn it yourself, because if I can, you can.

02 August, 2015

I seem like an adult but I’m really a child that’s really tall ~ SOBER by BIG BANG

It's just another normal weekend during holiday.  I went out with bunch of friends and then my friends will meet his other friends and then we end up hang out with larger number of friends who I barely know. I get used to that routine anyway, so I'm cool. You do know when bunch of guys' hangout they do talk about music a lot, a lot. So I'm hearing random things ... cool bands name, cool albums, deep purple, nirvana, Kurt Cobain suicide theory, Sigur Rós magical live performance, We the Fest, DWP, booking plane and concert ticket for Florence + Machine tour in November, a deep conversation about one of my friends yeezy 350 Kanye something boost  (no, that's not a band name ... yes it is sneakers they all rants about) all excited about Foo Fighters 2015 tour and even more excited about the news of U2 planning concert tour in 2015 and so on and so on. Just when I'm having my epiphany and come to realize that boys actually chatty just like girls, not to mention that annoying endless high five and fist bump.

You know that moment when everyone is talking so loud and suddenly you noticed the quiet one? He's just a mutual friend so I don't really care at first. He's all quiet, playing with his gadget. Guilty as charged I'm paying more attention probably because he's ultra cute. (I know you will read this, but yes I do think you are cute. Happy?). Perhaps I'm looking at him too long he started to notice, he glances at me, smiling and ask “what?” “Nothing, it is just that I'm the quiet one in here, don't take my title” He laughed and tells me he wasn't trying to and that he has different taste on music. I told him, I know the feeling since I love old singers and all and he answered me with “No, it's different  … I'm a VIP” at that moment I'm done talking, I hate that kind of obnoxious people who thinks that they all are better just because they think that they have better taste in music. I don't even bother to smile at him or anything and just answered, “ah I see … nice.” “Do you even know what VIP is?” He asked, I answer him with “hmmm …” “I bet you don't…” he added again, nice …obnoxious and smart-ass, perfect. This why I hate cute guys, they are mostly annoying. I think he's bored with his smartphone because he tries to talk to me again. I don't even ask when he says, “VIP is a name for Big Bang fans…” I answered him with long “aaaaah …okay” He smiled to my answer “No… not, big bang theory… this is a Korean band you may not know about.” I’m actually feel guilty because I thought he's a douche bag for a moment. “I don't know that VIP is a name for Big Bang fans, but I do know Big Bang…” and he looks super happy and excited about it “Do you? Really? You do? Which song? Do you already hear their new song?” Okay I'm just creating a monster. “Hmm… only Bang Bang Bang, my dance teacher uses that song and their dance to practice basically this whole month. So, I only know that one song” I can tell he's a bit disappointed, but I guess he decided that it's better than nothing because I can't stop him from talking about Big Bang. He also observing me from many angles when I told him that many people told me I look like GD or remind them of him (even showing him of some emails from girls who wrote they are in love with me because I look like GD).

So, during that long dinner he told me that he's half British and half Korean. His mother is from Korea and he's never been to Korea until last year. He doesn't know the language, but familiar with it because he still hears it when his mother having a phone calls or when relatives come to visit. And, on his visit to Korea one of his cousin made him listening to Big Bang and how it's hard to not be fans, the band is so big there, super big, it's massive, he swears it's like he got brainwashed or something. This is his word “I'm coming all gloomy and dark typical British punk kid and left the country singing bad boy and all swag.” Ah you just can't shield yourself from the charm and magic of boy's sparkling eyes when he's talking about something he loves. I thought this is only happens if they are talking about machines, rockets or punk rock band, who would have thought the magic is still there and working well when a boy talking about how cool and genius GD is.
He offered to take me home that night and no surprise … of course he makes me listening to Big Bang new songs, If You and Sober and tell me the meaning of the song. He even makes me open YouTube to watch their movie video. And, guess what? I'm actually like it, I swear it's not because the boy next to me is so cute. I'm brutally honest remember? So, I do like it, it's a great song.
Especially Sober, and thanks to my personal translator I know the meaning of the song and I can say totally relate to it. On the contrary of how cheerful, fun and happy the MV is the lyrics actually sad and depressing and have deep meaning on it.
-       My take on the song is on how hard actually living is and how we somehow need to high on something or cling on to something to be able to survive.
-       That sometimes it's fun when someone is try to pick a fight with you and you just play along not because you annoyed by that person, but just it's nice to release your anger for the world to someone and of course a douche bag is a perfect punch bag.

-       How dull live is if money and fame is what you are looking for in live because once you are on top with fame and all you will somehow realize it's all nothing and empty and you start wondering is this all you want.
-       That love and friendship is good, but it doesn't mean it won't take you for granted and you must have experienced some phase in life when making friends, love and all the drama are tiring and it's draining all of your energy.
-       How this world is not always happy place with all these people who are keep judging and expect things from you, how you feel like an outcast most of the time and need to act and pretend ‘normal' so people will think you are normal.
-       How hard it is to pretend all the time that sometimes you just want to runaway from things like (responsibility, family, society) and sometimes you just want to go off grid, away from cruel and demanding society. How you wish you could just drive away, go as far as you can and be in peace for just a moment, because acting as grown up is tiring.
-       That moment when you feel that excruciating lonely feeling, it starts to physically hurts. And, a midnight call to your private doctor seems like the best idea because you don't know how to deal with the pain and asking for his help and hope he knows how to cure your pain. And, feel more depress because you know he knows nothing.
-       That feeling when you are wondering when all this will end? Why time is super slow sometimes you feel numb.
The song from me is actually like Peter Pan writing a song about growing up in normal society and he’s choked with all the rules and responsibility while all his want is being a lost boy to his dreamland. Sober for me it’s about growing up with no exit way. So I agree it’s hard to be sober, it’s hard and darn it’s scary! And the song is also telling me about how it’s hard the world we are living in, don’t make it harder by doing and chasing something you are not passionate about. Because along with growing up you find yourself giving up on your passion and your real dream in the name of ‘make a living’. 

I love songs I can relate to and this Sober is perfectly captured all my feelings, make me wondering do the person who wrote this gone through all the shit I’ve been through? Or he/she just genius on captured other people feelings, pain and mind. You can say a song is a good song when you are thinking “wait so I’m not alone in this world? There’s actually someone who can relate to me?” and Sober is that kind of song. So kudos GD you’ve got new fans right here (can’t call myself a VIP since I only know 2 songs from Big Bang, but I have a feeling I will be) and if all your fans is as passionate as my VIP boy then I believe Big Bang will be even more bigger in the future. 
Ah and have fun for all VIP who I'm sure having a blast on their Jakarta concert tonight!
So here’s you go I’m trying channeling all 5 members from sober movie video. I’m sorry to all VIP out there if my photos don’t do justice on how beautiful the real video is, but here you go anyway. Can you tell (without peeking on last picture) whom am I channeling on each look? I challenge you. 

And here's an idea ... play the song and be dreamy for a while.


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