Staycation at Four Seasons Jakarta


Hello, everyone! I can't believe I haven't posted anything in 2 months! There are so many things going on lately.. During my spare time, all I want to do is laying on my bed / going out with friends. But today I decided to write this long - overdue post. My apple id was hacked in August, which made me lost all of my data in my phone & laptop. Crazy, right? Thankfully I could still save many datas from my blog, flickr, and instagram. Imagine if I never updated my social media.. I would've lost it all! T.T


Last Eid holiday, I booked a staycation at Four Seasons Jakarta as a gift for my parents' wedding anniversary. The hotel was not just beautiful. The interior is beautifully designed and made! I hardly found any scratch on it. The electronics they provide in room were also the best brands ever. My dad truly enjoyed his time listening to music and watching movies with such high quality audio system.


The interior is dominated with white, gold, and marbles. As a fan of classic interior, this stay was like a dream comes true! I and my mom took so many pics during our stay! HEHE!





The service they gave was also brilliant. We got complimentary fruit and cake as the welcome gifts and they arranged flower petals inside the bath tub when we got back from our dinner. Very thoughtful!



The breakfast place, Palm Court was also amazing. The place isn't really big, in fact we had to wait few minutes before we got our table inside the restaurant. The food selection isn't very wide, but they cover english, asian breakfast, including fruits and lots of breads / pastries. That's already enough for breakfast, isn't it? I was truly addicted to their Bircher Muesli! Super delicious!


My mom enjoyed her Nasi Uduk!


The pool was located on the top. It's not big, but it got beautiful view!


The staycation that I booked also include a 45 minute-long body massage for my parents. When I asked them about their review, they only answered; "I wish it could be longer!". They said the massage was so good that they couldn't believe when it ended. lol.



Overall, I'd never reject any invitation for next visits... Because Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta has won number 1 place on my top hotel list! I'm not paid / sponsored for this review. I booked & paid this staycation on my own, but it'd be a waste if I didn't share such a great place that deserves it!


A Happy Mindset

I believe happiness comes from our mindset. How we see and perceive things. How we handle things that happen in our lives.

My friend asked me, how could you stand the heat, the traffic, and the cramped busway every weekdays?
Well. I used to loathe those a lot. I would nag and build up all the nasty curses on my mind.
But when I try to change my mindset, try not to think about those in a bad way, those things don't affect me anymore.

Every time I sweat at the bus station, every time I wait for the busway to come, I try not to think bad about it. I will stand still, either thinking something else or nothing at all.

My mind is my strongest enemy. I am not perfect. I have insecurities that I hide. As a Leo, I'm actually emotional. Being able to beat my bad mindset makes me proud of myself. Being able to hold my anger is an accomplishment. It's a long and tough process. It feels like I'm stacking those UNO blocks and wishing it won't ever crumble.

If you're easily sad or angry, try to change your mindset. Take a deep and long breath and exhale all the hate out. Do I need to be annoyed by this? Is it worth fighting for?

Create positive mindset everyday. Be happy, even by the smallest things.

Today, I'm happy because:
- I love what I wore to work. I wore my fav color (blue) from top to bottom! (didn't have time to snap a pic at home & no proper mirror in my office T.T)


- I gave my seat to an elder on the busway :)

How about you?


Express August

This year's August might be the fastest one I've ever lived through. The first 2 weeks I was fully occupied with my college's final project. On the other hand, I also spent few days going back and forth to do job interviews. The final project is finally over and the bazaar was quite a success. I am forever grateful to God who answered my prayers, to my family for their supports, and to my friends who helped me through this project. I learned so much things from the bazaar, like for examples:
1. Waiting for customers during weekdays is very boring. I couldn't stop staring at my watch, waiting my shift to end. 
2. There REALLY are many types of customers. The very quiet and shy one. The extremely stingy & hardcore bargainer one. The curious & talkative one, and so on. I learned that you CAN'T judge a customer by her appearance.
3. I'm so grateful that our brand, SABBA has a very wide range of customers. From teenagers, young mothers, until cool GRANNIES ! It's just like what I wanted. I want the brand to be worn by any women!
4. That happiness from counting the day's earnings did erase all the pain away! :)

I can't believe that 2 years of college has ended. I feel glad that I enjoyed most of it. (Thanks to my crazy college babes!!! The classes wouldn't be fun without them, seriously!). I also didn't regret my chance to just get a diploma instead of bachelor because I think all of my courses in college are useful. I have to be honest that I didn't take my bachelor to Indonesia's universities simply because I dislike the mandatory courses like bahasa, religion, etc etc which I had enough in high school!! 

About the job, my good friend recommended me to try applying to this job I'm currently doing now. At first I had very little hope, as I never had any work experiences before. I haven't had any internship yet and the company I applied to is a big one! I only told my parents when I applied and did the interviews. But now here I am, sitting on my work desk and living this 9-5 life! It's a big challenge for me, transiting from a college student to a company worker with no breaks in between. 

The bazaar ended on August 20th, and the work started on August 21st. I was nervous on my first day, thinking about how I should hang with my team mates because I'm surely the youngest one. I'm not only very young by age, but also by appearance (which I still struggle on how to make myself look older.... make up & heels don't help much T.T).

Thankfully my teammates welcomed me well and they're very fun! My parents were in Jakarta on my first days of work, so they also helped me. My mom prepared my lunch box and my dad drove me to office. Lol. I didn't mean to be childish, but you know... the time spent with your family is very precious, so I just want to use it well. Back then when I was in college, I drove by myself most of the time. But now, I take public transports. I'll just tell you frankly the reason behind it. The parking membership fee in my office's building is thrice more expensive than my college's. My expenses on transport will sink to the ground if I drive. Hahaha. So now I either take gojek or busway to commute!

Well, I think that's all about the stories I want to tell you today... See ya! :)


Enterprise Stress + HOW TO HEAL ACNES Video

The girls behind @SABBA.OFFICIAL inside bajaj! En route to Citywalk from Tanah Abang~
There are only few weeks left of my college study. I'm currently busy with my Enterprise (fashion brand start up) projects with my 2 other team-mates. I got the "Business Plan" manager role while the others are the Production & Financial manager. 

What I do is basically writing & concepting about the concepts, analysis, promotional plans, strategies, making press kit mock ups, design mock ups, etc.. I enjoy doing this role as I feel confident in terms of creating ideas and writing, but these days it feels more hectic than before. Especially when the other teams start comparing each other's works, I couldn't help to feel panic if  realized I haven't done something! 

The stress also comes from production and money. Earlier, we picked and bought fabric confidently. My leader had also met with the tailors first to see their previous works and negotiate the cost too. BUUUUTTTT! The road wasn't as smooth as what we expected. Tailors broke their promise to produce the items on time PLUS their work was messy! The template was wrong, sewing was messy, and dirty! OMG! I could've already cried on the spot if I were the production manager (Ginger, let me hug you!). My friend went back and forth to the tailors' workshops to make them right. 

Please help to pray for our production..Hopefully they'll be finished on time, neatly, prettily, so we could confidently sell it to you guys! Our enterprise project will be showed at Kota Kasablanka starting from August 9 - 20 (Food Society) Lobby. Make sure to stop by ! 

Last Saturday, we also had a whole day of photoshoot. Can you believe that 3 of our products were done 2 hours before the shoot? One of the tailors messed up the samples so we had to find a tailor who can finish them within 1 day. I was so stressed about how the shoot would be. Thankfully it was fun and smooth. My Make Up Artist & photographer were super on time. did such awesome job on beautifying the models. She even went thru so much hassle looking for floral stickers that I wanted. @MatiusMico has also been very fast on everything. THANKS TO YOU GUYS! Can't wait for the final result! 

About the money part, we've been told by our seniors and lecturers that this project does cost a LOT. I thought we could press our budgeting tighter by finding cheaper tailors, but then our spending doesn't stop everyday. Costs and miscellaneous costs keep on coming. Tailor fees aren't as cheap as what they promised us at first. I feel so bad for my parents. That's why I have like a hugeee stone on my head, hoping that this project can gain profit so I can fully give back the money to my parents huhu T_T.

So guys, please WISH US LUCK and show us some love! Follow OUR INSTAGRAM @SABBA.OFFICIAL and come to Kota Kasablanka starting from August 9 - 20 (Food Society) Lobby. Thankk youuuu sooo much especially to those who already helped me filling up the online questionnaire I needed for my research. 

Till next post! 

P.S: I posted a new video on youtube about 10 TIPS ON HOW TO CURE ACNES ! I never showed my acnes when I was struggling with it because I was so insecure. But my tips here WILL NOT tell you about what products work best, but they're about YOUR HABITS. I'm sure if you do my routines, your acnes will get better very soon!