Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Life is good.. ^^

Hey-lloo.. everybody!

How are you guys and girls doing out there? ^^ Doing great I hope..

This is my first post after being absence for months, and yes I do admit I miss blogging and especially you my blogging friends.. T_T 

While my hiatus these several month, I’ve been juggling my 2 lives here in Jakarta and my hometown, I’m still doing my job at the company and also at college so you can see I got my hands full right here. But in my busy and hectic days, I always have the urge to write a blog post again.. But then I thought well, I just don’t have the time to do it no more, but nooo… My passion for blogging is way bigger! I just can’t stop being here and re-connect with all of you.. :) 

Although I don’t have a product review now (I will soon), but I do come with 2 pictures! 

This is what I recently bought, the aromatherapy oil burner made of glass, so beautiful you have to see this. Usually I see the one made of clay or something like that, but this one is made of complex glass-like-crystal, I bought it the moment I saw it.. :D

Great for Christmas, yes? So lovely! ^^

 

And don’t forget my new fave cake! Not so new actually, hehe.. The Blackforest Cheesecake from Secret Recipe! Looks yummy, right?? I’m falling in love, I’m having a relationship with my cheesecake.. *dramatic sigh ala Julia Robert*

 

You know, this is what I wanted to share with you, my dear reader, although there are many people said: oh this is too hard for you! or why don’t you just pick one and concentrate on it? Or this painful one that said I’m not gonna succeed cause I’m not good enough.. Well, you know something? Why can’t I have the best of both worlds? Why living my life out of ‘your’ standard? I am me, and if I have to deal with this condition, I’ll live my life to the fullest! I’m pushing myself to the limit and despite what the others may think about me, I’m just grateful with all the blessings that God gave me with all my family and friends who support me along the way.. Thank You..

Life IS Good.. :’)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Special Post For My Birthday

Yup, you heard me, it’s my birthday!!
It’s past 12 AM already and I’m officially 21 now! Woohooo… XD

Lots of things have happened lately, here’s the summary:
1. I’ve finished my internship.. (after 1,5 month, that’s the reason why I haven’t been blogging lately)

2. I got a job. (I got recruited by the company!!!)

3. I made tons of new friends, here are several of them…

left-right: Nana, Me and Marito
This is us when we watched "Salt” at Planet Hollywood Kartika Chandra, have you watched it yet? ^_^ btw there’s another one who’s taking this picture, Gito! No pictures of him, yet.. He’s very shy, hehe.. :P

Me with the fabulous designers! ^^
l-r: Nana, Me and Rera
We’re eating at “Leko” a resto specializing in ribs (iga penyet), yummy.. :D

also Jeroen! He’s from Belgium and a dear friend of mine, too.. He’s busy talking when I took this candid pic, hehe.. :P

Me and Nana again, hehe.. She’s complaining about when I’m gonna upload these pictures, hahaha.. I was so busy with work work work, I don’t have time to update my blog.. *sigh* but ok la, for you Nana, here’s another picture of us, muahahaha.. XD

Me and Nana again! XD
(there are more pictures of me and my friends in the office waiting to be posted, stay tune ya..)

4. I spent the weekend with my Uncle Jason and his family, Auntie Tina and my 2 sweet cousins: Yesa and Yasna.. Pictures! ^_^

This is my Uncle Jason.. He really looks like my dad, hehe.. (of course la, they’re brothers, LOL) :)

My Auntie Tina.. She looked so gorgeous in that blue shirt! ^^

Here’s a picture of us together at JCo..

My pretty cousin, Yesa was eating her cheesecake, hmm.. yummy.. :D


In the middle you have Yasna, my oh-so-cute-cousin! ^^ She has a very long hair and such an adorable face.. She looked so happy in there, hehe..

There’s also me and my cheesecake! This cheesecake from The Secret Recipe was so amazing, it took me up to 7th heaven that instance, haha.. XD

We also visited the Tugu Monas, the very symbol of Jakarta, capital city of Indonesia.. :)

OK then, I think that pretty much sums up all my activities in the last 1,5 month.. Of course there are more to share and pictures to upload, but now I gotta go to sleep! Almost 2AM and I barely close my eyes, I’m still so excited, haha.. :P

Happy Birthday to me! Gbu all… <3

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Piece of Me.. Hello Jakarta! ^^

Hello hello! :)
How are you guys doing? Me, I’m pretty good, although very tired.. But never mind la, it’s time for the A Piece of Me Game! To join, go to Shirley’s blog here..^^

Let’s get started!

 

I like: I’ve finally arrived at Jakarta, alive and well, thank God.. :)

My first day was on July 1st, last Thursday, and I felt so anxious yet excited about it! I managed to do everything that my boss told me to, also got to know a lot of people that day. But I’m so relieved to get a very friendly environment at the office, they’re all so kind to me! :D (More story about it later ya)

 

I don’t like: My body feels terrible these days.. :( Maybe it’s because I’m still adjusting to the rhythm of this city.. You know what they say: If it ain’t traffic, it ain’t Jakarta.. True to the T.. *sigh* -_-

 

I want you to know: the AC in my (can I say ‘my’ already? muahahaha) office is soooo… COLD!!! Brrrr… *shivering* I counted I can go to the bathroom like 5-6 times everyday.. Gosh! But you know, everyone else in the office is also like that, hehe.. I guess we Indonesian really can’t stand the cold.. :P

 

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My mug and lunchbox.. They’re pink! ^^ We have to bring our own mug to the office.. That way no plastic cup is needed! :)


I’ve planned to: Be the best intern ever! \(^_^)/

I wish that I can finish every work that I have to do well, at least with 1000 km/hour speed (LOL)… :D *just kidding*

 

I want to say to someone’s special: Don’t you know you have very dangerous eyes? So stop looking at me like that.. *blushing* (ok la, maybe someday I’ll tell you more about it, until then.. my lips are sealed) ^_~

 

Right then, I’m so sleepy already, tomorrow I’ll have to wake up early.. G’nite and Happy Monday everyone.. Bye!  ^^

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Night Out Look! ^^

OK! One last makeup post before I go to Jakarta for internship, hehe.. :D Since I’ll be busy with my day job and probably passed out in bed after work, so I’ll be posting about what’s going in my regular life more often.. :) On the weekend, I’ll try to write beauty-related post. Fair enough, right? ^^

For this post, I’m going to create a night out look using the Eye Rockz eyeshadows that Vaun recently sent me! Thank you so much, Vaun! :D

Here they are…

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As you can see, I got the “Sweet Lilac, Rock Chick, Frosty Lilac, Snowflakes, and Girly”  I’m in the mood for anything purple (again), hehe.. :D

Swatches:

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Sweet Lilac is so soft and sweet, like lavender.. Really really love the color.. :D

Fresh Lilac is a big surprise for me, since it’s the frosty version of the Sweet Lilac so I will use it in this post for the night look!

Rock Chick is a mix of grey and purple, and it complements the two of them very well..

Great combo, right? It’s my purple palette! ^^

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Snowflakes is a white and a bit sheer when it’s applied, but it’s very useful for any look. It can be used for highlighting or just for shimmering.. :D

Girly is pink! Nuff said, haha.. :P I’ll have to make another look for this, watch out for the next makeup post! ^^

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Makeup base and cheeks

 VOV Skin Control Base, Zamian Magic Cacao Whitening BB Cream, Palgantong Makeup Theatrical Powder, The Face Shop Loose Pearl Powder, Nars Blush Orgasm

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Eyes

VOV Skin Control Base, Bourjois Concealer, Bourjois Eyeliner, Palgantong Eyeliner, Eyelash Curler, Maybelline Mascara, NYX Eyeshadow brush, Lavhusca Eyeshadow, Eye Rockz in Frosty Lilac, Rock Chick, Snowflakes.

As far as I concern, eyes are so much more complicated than the face and lips ah! So much effort for such a tiny area, haha.. But there’s the art right there, hehe.. :D

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To make it short, here’s the finished look.. (What??? Just like that???) OK, just kidding.. :P

Step by step:

Use the VOV Skin Control Base as the eye base, and then apply Frosty Lilac on the eyelid. Above that, apply Rock Chick on the crease. Use Snowflakes for highlighting and on the inner corner of your eyes to make it look ‘pop’. For the upper eyeliner, use the Borjouis Eyeliner in black and Palgantong Eyeliner in lower liner, but only half and make it as thin as possible (I don’t want to make it look too smokey). I also added the dark plum color from the Lavhusca eye palette above to make the outer V corner. Maybelline Mascara is the last.

Seems simple but in reality you have to use your feeling.. :) The key to make a night look eye is the FRAME. If the eyes are framed beautifully, they will look bigger and POP! ^^ Therefore, eyeshadow and eyeliner are the essentials.  I’m still an amateur in this too, but I’m practicing hard.. :)

And.. down to the lips.. So simple.. Skin79 Lipstick and Bourjois Lipgloss..

FOTDs!  \(^_^)/

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My eyes! Sparkle! ^^

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Trying to look cute, hahaha.. :D

 

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Smile! ^^

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In low light and trying a different pose!

 

What do you think with this look? Share me your opinion! ^^

And don’t forget to wish me luck in my internship ya.. \(^_^)/

 

See ya.. In the other side.. :D

Friday, June 25, 2010

What I’ve been meaning to tell you + Review! ^^

Hello everybody.. I’m back.. :)

I told you that I’ll be back with great news, right? Well, it finally came true! ^^v

My internship application was ACCEPTED… Yeyeyeyeye… v(^_^)v

I’m so happy I could fly, hohohoho.. I can sleep with ease now..

But now I have another thing to worry about.. The office-apparel… Aiya.. What to wear?? >_< 

I think I’ll have to browse for tips from fashion blogs now.. Or.. I could ask you all now!

Any ideas what I should wear on my 1st day? Fashion and Makeup tips would be very helpful, thank you so much! ^^

1st impression is very very very… important la, as you all know, hehe.. :D

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Since I’m in such a good mood, I’m going to write a review! It’s my Tea Tree Oil from The Body Shop! ^^

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I know, it’s another product from TBS, haha.. :P I think I already have a whole batch from TBS Tea Tree collection, hehe..  

Description from the website:

A natural, targeted solution to help clear blemishes quickly and effectively without over drying the skin.

How it works:

  • Lemon tea tree and Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya contain properties that help fight blemishes and prevent new ones from forming.
  • Tamanu oil from Madagascar has a soothing effect and helps to calm irritation and redness.

Complete ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat., PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 20, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Limonene, t-Butyl Alcohol, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Citral, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, Denatonium Benzoate, Tocopherol.

My review

The first time I’m using this, my impression was: it stings! >_<  Maybe because it contains that alcohol denat and my sensitive skin.. After around 5 minutes, the hot sensation finally goes away and the soothing effect begins.. phew! I’m using my fingers to apply this and massage it, so it’s absorbed better to my skin.

But it does help to control my acne, though.. Although it works rather slow.. The good thing about this product is that it makes a veil to my skin and protect it. Although it’s only 10ml, it lasts long, almost 1 month now for me (I’m using it every day). The redness and swollen also reduced after using this, so I guess it’s still an OK-product for me.. :)  I’ll buy it again since it’s one of the cheapest choice of Tea Tree Oil in the market so far.

Oh! Almost forgot, I’m wearing a new nail polish today.. It’s lime green, just like my car’s color.. My 2 besties, Kristin and Frista told me that I should buy a nail polish that has the same color like my “Hijau” Car, so I bought this. I’m in the spirit for green, yay! ^^

NOTD using The Face Shop GR501

 

But when I applied it, I realized: The color is very sheer! Not like the other colors from TFS nail polishes, this is so yellow in real life.. I applied 3 layers already, but the color still looks yellow.. :(

Only in low light it will look like metallic lime green.. When my mom saw my nails, she said: “Hey.. What’s with your yellow nails?”  See.. –_-”

 

All right then, that’s it for this post, past midnite already, time to sleep.. :)

Don’t forget to share me your fashion and makeup tips for my 1st day ya.. Whenever I imagine what will it be like, I’ll shiver.. What a big day for me! ^^ A whole lot of opportunities and a door to the future! So excited la! :D

*For the next post, there’ll be Eye Rockz eyeshadows featuring for the EOTD! Stay tune! ^^v

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A little update of myself.. :)

Hola! It’s been a while.. :) *almost a week of M.I.A*

I want to share something to all of you, it’s personal but I decided to pour it all out..

 

Ehm.. *clears throat*

Honestly, I was so sad that I didn’t got the chance to do the internship in that TV station.. Until now, I still think about it too.. Some of my friends were lucky enough to get their internships on another TV station, and it made me so devastated.. No kidding.. :(

But, I got the support from my family and friends *including you too blogger friends :) to give it another shot on another company and be positive about it, and I did.

I’m glad that I did.

:)

On the last “A Piece Of Me” Post, I inserted a picture of my life at that time, it was a photo of the sky above my house, and it’s kinda gloomy.. It was the perfect picture of my heart back then..

Well, it’s all changed now.. Take a look on how my life look like right now..

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There’s a story behind this photo.. Wanna find out? ^^

 

Well, a week ago, I applied for internship program in another company, I sent my CV there and wishing for good luck.. And?

God heard my prayer. :) *sing Hallelujah*

2 days ago I was called and they told me they wanted to interview me (ME!!) for this internship, and I just couldn’t believe it.. :D  But that means I only have less than 2 days to prepare everything! Oh dear..  O_O

But don’t worry, I survived, hehe.. ^^

To make it short, I got interviewed today, this afternoon, right on 2 PM. (I’ll never forget that experience because I was so nervous..) I did prepare myself though, I googled how to handle interview like this, what questions that’ll be asked, what outfit to wear, do’s and don’ts.. You know the drills.. :)

And the most important of all.. I prayed. I prayed to God, “God, if this internship is meant for me, then You will open the way for me, if it’s not, well, I believe that You will give me a better one according to Your way..”

Then, when I sat in front of the interviewer, suddenly I felt calm.. All the nervous feeling went away.. I answered his questions with ease, and although I wasn’t perfect, at least I was honest. I’m still human, I have my own plus and minuses, but you know what? I can never be somebody else, I can only be ME.. :)

After the interview, he told me that he’ll call back and inform me how the result is gonna be..

Well, now all I can do is wait, and pray summore.. :)
I really do hope that I’ll get the internship, but I know that it is his right to decide. To tell you the truth, I’m not so worried anymore, no..

The interesting part is, when I returned home from the interview, it was raining. The rain was so heavy and the sky was so dark & gloomy.

But after that?

The sky was clear.

And the best part.. There’s a rainbow right in front of me.

I  grabbed my camera right away, don’t wanna miss a moment like this..
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Isn’t it beautiful?

 

That’s why I decided to make this post, cause in every picture there’s a story.. :)

(Okay I should stop typing now before I’ll burst into tears.. :’))

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I’ll see you all at the next post (with positive result, I hope), until then, bye.. ^^

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Piece of Me.. Hey June 2010! ^^

Hello everyone..
Just a quick post right here..
I'm in the middle of making a magazine layout for our group assignment, but I suddenly I remembered I haven't blogged lately so I decided to make a post! ^^

1. I like: The semester test is (finally) almost over.. YAY!!! From 7 subjects, 5 of them are taken home, and by what I mean taken home were heavy assignments! Make a magazine, write paperworks, do presentations, do statistic calculation.. Everything just in 2 weeks time! *my brain's screaming....mayday mayday* O_O
But it's going to end soon! Woohooo... \(^_^)/

2: I don't like: Why... I have to catch a flu in a time like this???? Noooo... *sneezes* Gah.. o(>_<)o
Oh wait, I know, it's partly because of the semester stress.. Haiyoh.. :(

3. I want you to know: my internship application for the TV station just got rejected a few days ago... :'(
They said the position has already been filled.. *crying* sob sob.. T__T So now I'll have to try on another company.. but still.. :'(


a picture of my life right now.. Kinda gloomy.. 

4: I've planned: To sleep in a few hours after this.. really.. I'm too tired.. Zzzzzz.... (huh? What? Oh yeah, I still have no.5 left, hehe..)

5. I want you to say to someone's special: I'm sorry for my besties cause I have let you down a lot lately.. I want y'all to know I will always love and care for you guys.. :')

Oh well, there has been a lot of ups and downs lately in my life and like they said, you can't always get what you wanted.. That's one of the most powerful lessons that I got from my mom.. 
The other one would be: "Just live you life.. Don't think too much about it.." :) 
I guess my mom knows best that I tend to worry too much about everything, hehe.. :P 

Ok then, Bye! I'll see you at the next post! ^^

Friday, June 4, 2010

And… we have our winner! ^^

Hello everybody!
It’s June 4th already.. and it’s time to announce the winner of my blogoversary giveaway with Eye Rockz! ^^
Are you all ready?????
Here we go!
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It goes to..
Natasha!!!!
Waaaaa… Congratz girl! ^^
Here is your mystery prize!
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Here they are!
DSC04185 From The Body Shop:
TBS Neroli Jasmine Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Shower Puff in travel size
TBS Nail Buffer
TBS Born Lippy Satsuma Shimmer Lip Balm (I chose the shimmer one cause I never tried this one before)
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From PAC (Indonesian makeup brand):
PAC Loose Powder
PAC Lip Color in Gorgeous
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Herborist Lulur Tradisional Bali (Balinese Tradisional Body Scrub) Whitening Green Tea
Herborist Lulur Tradisional Bali (Balinese Tradisional Body Scrub) Whitening Rose
Mustika Ratu Masker Bengkoang (Bengkoang Roots Mask)
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and yes.. my little trinkets, hehe.. :D
~ The Face Shop Lavender & Neroli Pure Relief Mask Sheet
~ The Face Shop Tea Tree & Bergamot Clarifying Mask Sheet 
~ The Face Shop Fine Foam Facial Cleanser Green Tea sample
~ The Face Shop Clean Face White - Post Acne Nighttime Spot Eraser sample
~ The Face Shop Quick & Clean Oil Free Blemish Balm sample
~The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream samples
~ L’Occitane Serum Ultra Comfort sample
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Now, about the postcard.. I was preparing if the winner would come from outside Indonesia, so I bought the postcard, hehe.. But since the winner comes from Surabaya, East Java (also in Indonesia), well.. I guess it’s ok la, hahaha.. :P 
I’ll send the postcard anyway, greetings from Jakarta! ^^
The winner will get her prize (from me and Eyerockz too!), so to Natasha, please email me your address ya.. :)

Everybody say CONGRATZ again to Natasha! You’re so lucky! \(^_^)/

I’ll see you all at the next post, bye! ^^

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Going All Out Purple! ^^

I deciced to do the All Out Purple Look, using the newly arrived stuff from my fave seller, Lina! Here they are:

Zamian Magic Cacao Whitening BB Cream

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Benefits :
1) Shrink pores.
2) Restore skin elasticity.
3) Heal acne skin.
4) Brighten dull looking skin (whitening).
5) Controls excessive oil formation.
6) Firmer and supple (soft) complexion.
7) Soothe and maintains PH level of skin.
8) Anti-ageing.
9) Moisture, repair & regenerate new skin.
9) Suitable for all skin types especially acne, pimple, dull looking & stressful skin. This applies to all ages and gender.

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The color is light brown with a bit greyish shade, kinda like Dr. Jart’s BB Cream.. The only difference with Dr. Jart is that the Zamian one has a sheerer finish and more blendable to your skin.. ^^

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Voila! It gives me a dewy look.. Kinda you-just-got-up-from-bed-look, very fresh and glowy.. The coverage is medium, but it’s buildable.. The Zamian BB Cream is specially made for oily-acne prone skin, so I don’t have many complaints about it, except it’s kinda hard to cover my hot red blemishes.. >_< (due to hormonal acne, what can I do??)

The scent is soft floral, not like chocolate at all.. Too bad cause I was hoping it would smell like a dark chocolate.. (the Zamian mask smells like chocolate, see the review here)

For the whitening property, I can say that it does whiten my face 1 shade lighter (maybe because I’m fair already so I can’t tell), but it’s really brightening! Like there’s a light coming out of my face, muahahahahaha.. :P

Have any of you tried this BB Cream out? Tell me! \(^_^)/

 

NEXT! ^^

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It’s an Eyelash Curler! Yay! I’ve been wanting for a long time.. :) It’s electric so it’ll need 2 AAA batteries (sold separately).. And it’s PINK! ^^DSC04055_resize OK, a closer look.. See that pink rubber to curl the eyelashes? After it’s hot, it will turn into white, took about a minute or so to do that.. Reminding me of a hair curler, also uses heat to make the hair curl.. Same theory la.. :)

Time to test it out! ^^DSC04115 It’s turning to white, see?

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My makeup squad:

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Eye Makeup: VOV Skin Control Base in Green, Eye Rockz Shimmer Mineral Eyeshadow in Disco Night, Suki Gel Eyeliner, Maybelline Mascara, Lavhusca Eyeshadow

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Lip Makeup using: The Body Shop Strawberry LipBalm, Shiseido Maquillage Lipstick, The Body Shop Lipgloss

Face Makeup: Zamian Magic Cacao Whitening BB Cream, Palgantong Makeup Theatrical Powder, Bourjois Blush On, TBS and Sasa Face Brush

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Don’t forget the nails too! :D

Using VOV Super Sparkling Nail Cone 1367, my nail is turning into purple lavender color! Very glossy! ^^

 

Finished look! ^^

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A closer look on  my cute earrings that I bought in HK, love it so much! ^^

(You can see I still have some of my red blemishes in this photo… boohoo.. T__T )

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And yes, as a tribute to my country, Indonesia, I’m wearing BATIK (a traditional clothes from Indonesia) and I got it in purple! ^^ My fave.. :) Hey, I said, I’m going all out purple, right? Hahaha.. :P 

I’ll see you at the next post! Don’t forget to join my Blogoversary Giveaway with Eye Rockz, it’s going to end on June 4th! Click here.

I’m off to Jakarta, see you all later!

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