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12.19.2017

Gratitude and Hope

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Today, I had a Christmas Lunch with my close pals and my favorite lecturer, Ms.Rice! We had amazing waffles at Hello Sunday, Cikini and exchanged gifts.
Other than that, Ms.Rice asked us to write down "10 things you're most thankful for this year", "1 thing I want to improve", and "3 Goals in 2018".

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When I was writing down the lists, I realized that it was easier to "complain" than to be thankful.

10 Things I'm most thankful for :

  1. Took my parents to witness Sakura in Japan, which was my mom's long time bucket list
  2. Finished my diploma degree in 2 years
  3. Hired for a fulltime job
  4. Gave my parents a staycation as their wedding anniversary gift
  5. Got many job offers 
  6. Received so much love and care from my family and friends, more than I deserved
  7. A healthier body and mind, compared to last year
  8. Had an amazing time at my first rave ever with my friends (you all know how much I love dancing)
  9. I could forgive someone I used to hate
  10. Every good and bad experiences that turned as a lesson to me
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1 Thing I want to Improve:

Actually there are LOTS of things... But I was only allowed to write one.. What I wrote at first was to "Be a more diligent & neat person". 
But I realized that there's something more important. What I REALLY should improve is to "Be closer to God". I'm totally not a religious kind of person. I never could see myself as one. I never even expected myself to be one. But I think I really should try to be closer to God, that way... I can handle any obstacles in my life better and be a better person whole heartedly! I can forgive myself, forgive others, love myself better, and love others much more!

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3 Goals in 2018:
  1. Put more efforts on my job to earn more money! I just want to treat and pay back my parents !
  2. More self-love to have healthier body & mind. I shall not be so hard on myself
  3. To have a relationship because I'm getting bored with everyone's same question. (It's so HARD to find the one I'm looking for. So please, bear with me. I'm one selfish and picky girl! HAHAHA).
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Wish me luck for my goals, guys! Do leave a comment bellow about your version too! Special thanks to my lecturer! I thought I wasn't going to write anything about this New Year resolution thing! ;)

11.29.2017

Precious

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Ever since I started working, weekend is a precious time to spend it with my loved ones. Having lunch with my best friends is my favorite thing to do. We could talk for hours about everything that happen in our lives recently. Usually, my friends and I met up at a mall. So we can hop on few restaurants / cafes and shopping at ease! Around 3 weeks ago, I had a meet up with my college besties, Vevira & Jesslyn!

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After we had lunch and chit-chatted for hours, we went shopping and visited my favorite bookstore! I loveee reading and when I haven't bought / read any book in few months, I feel guilty! This was what I wore on that day. I didn't really feel like wearing fancy outfits, so I only wore a basic top and shorts. But of course, I wouldn't forget to wear my heels as I'm only 5"1'.

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When I'm strolling at the mall the whole day, I often feel thirsty... But sometimes, it's so hard to find a healthy and refreshing drink! There are just too many sugary temptations like bubble drinks or other sweet drinks at the mall! As a health conscious person, I always choose mineral water or tea!

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But recently I FOUND OUT that Teh Botol Sosro (our famous tea brand in Indonesia!!) now has Teh Botol Sosro Tawar (the unsweetened version!!). I decided to look for this product and to try it out!

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This Teh Botol Sosro Tawar is natural and 100% unsweetened. Although it's unsweetened, it tastes fresh especially when you drink it while it's cold!

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I'm so happy that our local brands have started to be more health conscious. Too much sugar is bad for our body. It's more fattening than consuming fats ! Thank you, Teh Botol Sosro! Has anyone tried Teh Botol Sosro Tawar? Let me know your opinion!

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11.05.2017

Staycation at Four Seasons Jakarta

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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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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My mom enjoyed her Nasi Uduk!

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

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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.

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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!

9.04.2017

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)

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

How about you?