What Have I Been Up To?

Hello everyone! This is Christa and I’m letting you know that I am alive… hehehe. I know, I know, it’s been ages since my last post.. in fact the last time I posted anything here was September 2017! Which means that I’ve gone 3 months AWOL … oops.

So, without further ado, let me just tell you what has happened offline during the 3 months I was away from the blogosphere.

I got married! 

Uhm I guess that’s the main reason why I didn’t post anything on this blog.. yes you read it right, I am now married!! I would really really love to share some more details about the series of events but I am still waiting for the pictures from our photographer so I figured better to wait until everything’s here so I can tell you the complete story! 🙂

Anyway, R and I got married last November in Jakarta with a small religious ceremony in which I wore a semi-traditional Sundanese attire, followed by a simple lunch with our closest family and friends. It was a laid-back lunch, I wore the prettiest dress in my favorite color (coral!), we sang, we danced, we took tons of pictures, and also bid farewell to my Jakarta life.

Before I go into details… Let me just share a picture of me getting ready, which I believe was taken by Marcya, one of my bridesmaids. So.. My make up (including the sundanese siger) was done by Prastita Pontjo,  hair do was by Putri Pratiwi , and the man behind all the ‘official’ pictures that you will see is David Christover.

getting ready…minutes before Akad Nikah ceremony

I moved to the US! 

And yes I hope this also explains the hiatus. A day after we got married, we went for a honeymoon to Bali and Singapore (More details later!), then shortly after I moved to the US. This means that no more long distance relationship for R and I!! Yiiippeeee!!

We are living in Southern California now, in the suburbs outside of Los Angeles. For the time being, I am a full-time housewife and just trying to fit into this new life, really. I am enjoying my new role and routines and definitely will write more posts about my new life 🙂

Been enjoying long walks while exploring my new neighborhood…

Those are the highlight of the things that happened offline during my time away from this blog. I’ll definitely share some more!

And since we are still in early January, I would like to also reflect back on the past year.

2017 was one hella year for me. I left my job and decided to become a freelancer,  I visited China for the first time, I dealt with a lot of stress, and if that’s not enough, I got married and moved to a new country! 😀

There were times that I felt like I was about to lose it, but somehow I always managed to go through, all the time. And that’s how I learned 2017’s biggest lesson… to be more faithful.

As for 2018, I have got no resolutions. I’m just going to live life day by day, doing my best and letting God play the rest. I know life here is not going to be easy but I got the best partner by my side and though far apart, we’re surrounded by loving family and friends… only by God’s grace.

Happy new year!

So…Here’s wishing you a GREAT year ahead, may things go smoothly your way and may far less bad things will happen in the world we are all living in. Happy New Year!! x

49 thoughts on “What Have I Been Up To?”

  1. Waw, you have got married… congrats…
    I used to guess that you married with Indonesian man.

    Nice to hear the news.
    Wish you all the best with your new marriage life.

  2. Happy New Year Christa….pantesan nggak ada update lama hahahaha
    Congrats utk weddingnya yah Christa & R, nggak sabar menunggu foto weddingnya…soalnya inget baca postingan ttg milih kain buat kebayanya waktu itu hahaha….
    Enjoy your new life dear 😊😊😊

    1. Makasihhh banyak Fel ❤ iya nih kemarin riweuh banget gak keburu megang laptop sama sekali.. skarang udah balik normal hehehe … ceritanya menyusul yaaahh 🙂

  3. Banyak selamat ut pernikahannya ya.. Umm.. Keknya waktu itu juga ucapin di Ig *lupa2 inget.. Diberkati pernikahannya ya dan bahagia selalu 😀

    Menanti cerita2 dari sana 😀

  4. Christaaa… fotografer kamu, aku banget tone dan gayanya huhuhu sedih kok dulu nikah gak tau ada dia haha. Kok kita gak kenalan dari dulu aja sih haha.. anyway, best wishes and best of luck for 2018 and settling down into your new life x

  5. Awesome blogs and I am so happy for you guys! Looking fwd to seeing your wedding photos! I am un a l-d relationship (engagement) with the most awesome man from Malaysia. He will b moving here by June (or hopefully sooner… we r hoping our k-1 will go through alot faster lol)… He and I love these stories by other l-d couples ….

  6. Wow Christa….
    What a surprise, I was off blogging for a while myself, and suddenly I found you here, married and moved to the US.
    I am very happy for you, though its more than a year late…. But I think after a year and a bit, you are still classified as newly married woman….
    Again congrats!

    1. Haii Nina, wahh thanks for reading and your comments, hehee yes I think I still consider myself a newly married woman so I gladly appreciate it 🙂 I hope you are well 🙂

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