Some Weekend Stories

I initially wanted to write this right after last weekend, so then I would title it “Last Weekend”.. but then I got caught up with work and without me realising another weekend is almost gone! Whew!

Anyway, I just want to share with you some stories of my weekend..

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15 fun facts about me

Hello friends!

So, Lorraine of Chez Lorraine Blog recently started to participate in a 15-day writing challenge. Ever since, my fellow blogger friends have joined her too. I somehow missed the initial post because I have not been as active in the blogosphere as I used to be, due to some on-going offline events in my life. Thus, I don’t think I will be able to participate in the full challenge, but surely I want to let you know 15 fun facts about me! Thanks Lorraine for the idea 🙂

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A little update

Hello blogosphere!

I know I haven’t blogged in a while, simply because there were lots of things going on offline that I found it hard to blog. I know, I know, cliche – right?!

But anyway now that we’re already halfway through February, I feel the itch to write so this post will be a random – life update – kind of post. So, here are the things that happened lately…

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Seputar Blogging

Halo, kembali lagi di Selasa Indonesia pertama di tahun 2017. Kali ini saya mau ngomongin seputar dunia blogging.

Saya aktif ngeblog sejak jaman SMA (ngga usah tanya tahunnya ya, hehe), dimulai dari blog asal – asalan di (sekarang kayaknya portalnya sudah tidak aktif), kemudian pindah ke Blogspot, dan sejak 2014 pindah ke WordPress.

Sejauh ini, nge-blog di WordPress sih yang paling serius. Saya secara berkala menerbitkan tulisan, rajin blogwalking, dan juga saling meninggalkan komen antara teman – teman blogger.

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Have a good weekend!

Hey everyone! I know I haven’t posted anything in a while.. I’ve been swamped with work and other stuffs. Like now I am supposed to leave soon but I am itching to write!

So this is just a quick and un-meaningful update to tell you that I am still alive! hehehehe

I hope you are well, I hope you will have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones.

Now I’m going to leave you with this jumpy song from Belle and Sebastian called The Party Line, enjoy! 🙂

Pemenangnya adalah…

Hai semua, mau update singkat aja tentang giveaway yang kemarin saya adakan. Tadinya kan saya bilang kalau bakal ada 2 pemenang, masing – masing mendapatkan 1 magnet dan 1 bolpoin.

Eh tapi setelah liat liat lemari, rupanya masih ada sisa oleh – oleh lagi, yaitu pensil dari Las Vegas (fotonya menyusul ya, belum sempet sesi foto pensilnya). Kebetulan banget, yang ikut giveaway nya ada 3 orang, Gara, Inong, dan Ami. Jadi saya putuskan kalau 3 – 3 nya akan dapat hadiah! Yay! hehehe. Walau hadiahnya kecil – kecilan, semoga tetap berkesan ya 🙂

Sekarang gimana menentukan siapa yang dapet apa? saya menggunakan bantuan dari sini. Inilah hasilnya:

Ini dia hasilnya :)
Ini dia hasilnya 🙂

Jadi.. Inong yang bercerita tentang rencana jalan – jalannya ke Padang akan mendapatkan 1 magnet dari Los Angeles dan 1 bolpen dari Mumbai. Gara yang bercerita tentang jalan – jalannya ke Dataran Kewu akan mendapatkan 1 magnet dan bolpen dari Mumbai. Terakhir, Ami yang bercerita tentang Pantai Sasak akan mendapatkan 1 pensil dari Las Vegas. Tolong kirimkan email kalian ke halaman “contact” di blog ini. Semoga suka hadiahnya ya, dan terima kasih sudah ikutan meramaikan.

Sampai jumpa di giveaway selanjutnya… 🙂

How this week went

Monday was a good start of the week. I had to work while most of Indonesians were enjoying their Eid break, but it was not a problem since there was not much to do anyway, hehehe.

What Monday more special was that I met with my fellow bloggers – Ria and Joice. The meet up was initiated by Ria who was in Jakarta for a short visit. Lucky me I could sneak out from work for a while and had extended lunch to meet these two lovely ladies!

We met at Plaza Senayan, somewhere central to all three of us. It was not too far from my office, but surprisingly it took me only 9 minutes (yes, it was stated on my Uber receipt) to get there ON A MONDAY. Whoaa! What a gem!

We ate at a peranakan restaurant called Seroeni. The meal was not special, I go there quite often as it is a safe choice. But meeting both of them was sooo fun, we chatted endlessly until I did not realise it was time for me to go back to work, sadly. Although we never met before and only know each other from the blogosphere, there was just so much to talk about. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous before meeting them, but the feeling went away instantly after meeting them. Thank youu for the wonderful time ladies, I hope we can meet again someday somewhere, yes?

Of course, every meet up must be involving pictures… Hahaha.. and here are the snapshots of that day. Guess which one is who! 😀

Meet the bloggers.. guess who is who? 😀

A more close up look 😉

Thank youu Ria I lovee the small presents!! ❤
Tuesday was also special, I decided to stay a little bit longer in bed because I woke up feeling slightly unwell. Then as I was on my way to the office, I decided to do a little bit detour to a nearby coffee shop near my office. I bought a latte and banana bread, drove to the office, and guess what time I arrived at my desk? 8:57!! (Yes, I looked at my watch). To top it all, it only took me 20ish minutes to get home. I arrived before sunset and I could have a little jog in my residential area, something that I have never done before. I love how traffic was nonexistent those two days. If only every day was like that.. all Jakartans would have a better quality of life, I’m pretty sure.

My morning coffee
But then.. I got very sick on Wednesday midnight. My throat felt like burning and I could not sleep. I had fever the next morning and obviously did not go to work. I went to the doctor immediately because I did not want to get sick for long. The doctor gave me antibiotics, he said I had throat infection.

Although I felt better on Thursday, I decided to stay at home because I still had a little bit of fever. Guess what happened on Thursday night? I suddenly had gastric attack! It was by far the most severe that I’ve ever felt – I even had to be taken to the ER on Thursday late night. I had to to take two injections before I was able to go home. It was so painful :((((((

Turns out, my poor tummy could not handle the antibiotics, it was to strong for me. So… like you might have guessed, I stayed at home again on Friday, this time feeling so much better – throat wise – but feeling so weak because of my gastric pain.

So that’s how my week went. I stayed at home again on Saturday to make sure I got fully recovered. And finally.. I went out today!! At the moment I am writing this from a little coffee shop (don’t worry I did not order coffee hehehe), enjoying me-time and… just being able to be out of my bed. What a pleasure. Again, I am reminded that health is precious. 🙂

Anyway, going to go now. I hope you are having a good weekend. Stay healthy! x

The new year.

Hello everyone!

I guess it’s not too late to say, “Happy New Year!!!“, right? 🙂
What did you do on new year’s eve? I went to my friend’s house with a small group of friends, only 8 of us (including her adorable toddler). It was a potluck party, she cooked the main course, a friend brought appetizer, another brought wine, and I brought martabak :D. We ate good food, we chatted, and oh, we also exchanged presents. It was a “Secret Santa” kind of thing. My secret Santa gave a weekender bag which I really love, so thank you secret Santa!

After eating, chatting, and exchanging presents, we basically just hung out until midnight. We made a toast soon after midnight and told each other our 2015 resolutions and wishes. I went home not long after and had to pass an invitation to go clubbing because I just did not have the energy anymore. Hahahaha.

How I welcomed my 2015

Although I wanted to go running on the morning of the 1st, the weather did not allow me to. It was raining in Jakarta so I stayed home with my family, just resting. We managed to go out for dinner later on and went to Plaza Senayan for a nice dinner at newly opened Applebee’s.

I had to work on the 2nd as I did not take any leave from the office, but I was not alone. Some of my friends at work were also there so we took extended lunch and had a nice “new year” meal. I spent Friday night at home watching dvd with my mum. We watched “If I stay“, an adaptation of the same titled novel by Gayle Forman. The movie was alright, it’s a teen movie, but I enjoyed the soundtrack.

On Saturday I had a project meeting and then went to a friend’s birthday, again, at Plaza Senayan. Hehe. So that’s how I spent the first days of 2015. How did you spend yours?

Btw, Today is my blog’s anniversary! Yep this blog is turning 1 today! So young hahaha. But I’m thankful because of this blog, I got to be a part of the wonderful blogging community, meet interesting people from all around the world and got to know their stories. I’m thankful as it has opened up opportunities for me too, and I’m thankful because I got to share, which basically is the main reason I published this blog.

To end the post, I’d like to say heaps of thanks to each and everyone of you who have been reading, here’s wishing all of us a better, lovelier, happier, and healthier 2015! ❤

Giveaway! :)

This month I have been writing a lot about happiness and festivity. Well, it’s holiday season (and my birthday month :p) .. who can resist? But then I also realised that it’s almost my blog’s 1st anniversary, means more reasons to celebrate!

Yep, though blogging is not new to me, I moved platform and started fresh early this year. To be exact, my Blog Anniversary is the 4th of January! That’s when the first article of this blog was published. I started this blog with a simple reason, to share stories. Having readers and page views are bonus, getting new friends from all over the world is jackpot! 😀

Now, I want to share my happiness this month with a simple giveaway! Wooohoow!

I have 1 Zalora Indonesia voucher worth IDR 100.000 for 1 person (valid until mid January 2015) for those of you who resides in Indonesia


I also have 2 postcards from Los Angeles for those of you everywhere else 🙂

1st Anniversary Blog Giveaway!

How to participate? Easy breezy!

Simply answer either one of these questions below on the comment box by December 27, 2014 :
1. What makes you happy this month?
2. Are you a dessert person? What’s the one dessert that you can’t live without?
(P.S the boyfriend suggested the second question, hahaha :p)

Winners will be chosen randomly among the participants and I will announce the winners with a blog post on December 28th. Good luck! 🙂
So that’s it! My first blog giveaway! Hope you’re as excited as I am. Have a nice weekend! 😀