Black Cats


Another hectic week has passed and a 3 days holiday is in front of my eyes! Like usual, I've planned several plans to do during my short holiday (my seniors are going to have exams). Last year, I lost around 2-3 kgs after I followed my mom's aerobic classes in the morning during this kind of holiday. But this year... the activities that me and my friends have planned are going to Cirebon to watch new movies and visited the new mall there and going to raft again... X_X (Diet starts later)


I managed to spare some little time to shoot some new photos a few days ago and luckily my juniors were able to help me taking these photos on that day. I didn't really go to school and attend the classes last week, because I was busy watching my friends' sports competitions and supporting them in the morning (Wednesday and Thursday). Then on Friday, I went to school, had my driving lessons after that, and became a host for a mini concert at my church in the evening till 9.30pm.

 On Saturday (yesterday), I decided to skip school since it ended earlier than usual at 9.40am (the whole school had to clean the classrooms to prepare the exams)  and I was too tired after the night before's activity. I was soooo tired and sleepy, and I'd end up sleeping during the lessons anyway. So, I woke up around 7.15am, went to watch my friends' swimming competition at 10am and had lunch with them at noon.


Last night, I went karaoke-ing with 2 of my friends for an hour (which totally wasn't enough. we'd surely come back later). Then, we went to our favorite hang-out spot to have some drinks and snacks there. We also chatted about many things for around 3 hours! Only buddies can do that ;)

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About this outfit, I wore this knitted sweater dress that I received from Ladies Shop She Needs. The weather is getting weirder lately, it can be so hot in the morning, and suddenly so breezy in the afternoon. So, sweaters are my top pick these days.




I often feel awkward to smile with my teeth showing, because my cheeks would look so huge. But it don't look so in this photo and  I love it. Maybe this photo's angle is just right :P


As for the headband (headscarf) that I'm wearing here, it's my mom's. My mom collected this kind of scarves and she has around more than 10 different colors of this pattern. She wears this scarf to her aerobic classes. hahaha. I'm lucky to have such a fashionable mom! I like to borrow her clothes, bags, shoes, etc, and so does her! We also often accusse each other about who borrows our stuffs the most =_=".


The last photo of this post is me with my friend's grandpa's dog, Pam pam. I met him in  the park . Why did Pam pam look so grumpy?? T.T


The Purple Skirt


Hi! Sorry for being away. I didn't really have much time to blog last week. I've got a new activity for these 2 weeks which is .... a driving lesson! Finally I'm in progress to tick off one of many things in my 2014 resolution list :D!! I was so excited during the first meeting of my driving lesson and I felt weird when I stepped on the brake and the car started moving... LOL. I couldn't stop grinning ! *exaggerating*


I had this little photoshoot last Thursday. My friends had a tennis competition for the POPDA week (a yearly sport competition held in every city in Indonesia for students), so I came there to watch them. Actually I didn't plan to take photos there, but my pals recommended me to take photos there since the court was open for public on that day and 2 of my juniors at school also came and brought a camera.



So, I quickly went home,  changed my clothesgrabbed anything I could think of, and went back to the court again. When the competition ended, we used the court to take photos.. There were quite a lot of people and stared at me so obviously, but who cares... I didn't know them, they didn't know me, we wouldn't likely to meet again in the future, so I just poseeeddd in front of the camera. lol xD. I didn't regret anything!


I totally love this midi flare skirt that I got from sheinside. I loveee flare skirts so much whether it's midi or short or long. This time I wore it with a sweater and a pair of sneakers. I'm sure I'd love to wear this skirt all over again with different styles. (like with heels / skirt / etc. )





photographed by agata calysta & irine


have a great week ahead, people !
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White Flowers

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"Valentine's Day is just around the corner!" That's what I thought when I was 'playing' in my closet (a.k.a dressing up so prettily when I wasn't going anywhere) . I felt like I were such a hopeless romantic, wearing a dress, paired with a pair of new heels, and a mini bag when no body went to meet me / pick me up on that day. lol T.T *crying in the corner*.


Well, enough with my single life blabbering.. I'd only end up watching my besties spending Val's day with their boyfriends with jealously deep inside my heart anyway :'> hahaha. Let's just take this outfit as my recommendation / an outfit idea for Valentine's Day date.. kay?? ;)



I received this beautiful denim dress from Quenellebelle, and totally loving it despite it was a bit too big for me (gotta alter it asapp). It totally suits my feminine style. The denim fabric is embroidered with pretty white flowers which led me to pair it with a pair of my new green bow heels from Mart of China. I also wore a pearl necklace which is actually a bag charm, but I managed to wear it as a necklace by hooking it to my gold chained necklace hehe :p. And to add a bit more of bright color onto this outfit, I carried out my alma bb bag in rouge grenadine to complete this look <3 br="">


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Bracelet c/o Prettyrize


My bao zi nephew, Jayden had just returned home from a bday party and  directly run to me to be photographed together when he saw me taking photos! hahaha . (I wore my mom's bag at first but then changed it because mom said a red bag was better. my mom is the bestt, ikr!?)

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This is the 2nd version of the outfit. For a more 'relaxed' look, I wore a pink knitted cardigan c/o Romwe , my sister's lace headband, and cambridge satchel company bag in neon yellow (11").



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How I Lost My Weight

I got sooooooo many questions about how did I lose my weight on my I answered them but some people didn't bother to scroll and asked me the same question all over again.. so I decided to share you what I did to lose weights a.k.a my diet routines!

Disclaimer : this is NOT a quick way to lose your weights. Instead, this is just a lifestyle that I do, which surprisingly makes me lose my weights. Because I lost around 6 kilos within a year . I was around 48-49kg, now I'm around 43kg. My height is 153cm

My diet isn't that intense because as a student with many activities, I can't starve myself. (If you want to lose your weight quickly, go for OCD ). I never do a hardcore diet / work out/gym like OCD or something like that... and what I usually do are:

1. Replace white rice with red rice. Or sometimes, boiled broccoli & carrots 


I've been eating red rice instead of white rice since 6th grade EVERYDAY (except when I'm not at home). For the side dishes, I don't really cut the amount. I usually eat stir-fry vegetables (chinese style), tofu, etc. I also still eat meat and other chinese food that my mom makes. (like what I said before, it's not a quick way to lose weights, so I still eat normally. I only replace white rice with red rice & boiled broccoli and carrot)
my meal at home tonight.. Ate a quite big amount of rice because I had many activities today >.<
NOTE: Some people told me they hate red rice because it's hard and tastes weird. The red rice that my mom or mbak usually cooks is not an organic one. My mom said that the organic one tastes the worst and although it's not organic, it's okay because it still has less carbs than the white one . And don't forget to cook it with MORE water (1:1.5))

2. Eat 3 times a day just like usual


Teens like me should not starve theirselves. If you skip your meals, once you have your meal, you'd eat like crazy and eat moreee than you'd ever imagined! I eat my breakfast at 6.30am, lunch at 1.30pm, and dinner at 7pm. Eat less rice, but more VEGETABLES .

3. Subtitute your junk food / snacks with fruits

Sometimes if I'm not full enough with my meals, I'd a lottttt of apples / bananas / papayas / kimchi. They're all healthy, good for your digestion, and don't make you fat too! Just subtitute your snacks with your favorite fruits! Don't eat ice cream / cakes/ breads, but replace them with wheat bread (There's a good bakery in my city that sells wheat bread. The texture is soft enough and doesn't taste too bland. So when I'm hungry around 3pm or above 7pm, I'd eat wheat bread. Just plainly, no jam added!)

4. DON'T eat snacks at school

Lots of people told me that they couldn't help to eat and buy snacks at school's canteen, which is full of junk and fatty food. If I'm on diet, I'd never buy anything beside mineral water at the canteen. Eat 3 times a day , and never ever eat snacks. You can always subtitute them with fruits / yoghurt! 

NOTE: If you still couldn't handle not eating at school because seeing all of your friends eating is just so tempting, bring your breakfast meal to school and eat them during the recess time. I do this sometimes. So, I didn't eat my bfast at 6.30am, but at 10.00am during my recess time, and I'd eat them with my friends. You may buy the meal at school sometimes, but please, NO ICE CREAM / CAKES/ BREAD/ FRENCH FRIES / ANY OTHER JUNK FOOD / GORENGAN!!

5. Drink lots of MINERAL WATER, leave your soda.

I'm lucky enough that my family members aren't a fan of syrup / soda, so we never have syrup / soda bottles in our fridge. We only have mineral water, japanese/chinese tea, and juices :p
Water contains 0 calorie. It means that no matter how much you drink mineral water, it won't make you fat. If you keep drinking sweet tea / soda, you'd get fat easily and die sooner too. (Beware of diabetes , guys)

6. If you're bored with mineral water, make a honey & lemon water! 


Lemon is a natural energizer, it hydrates, it detoxifies, and it keeps your skin clean & clear too! I made lemonade, and when I drink, I fill my cup/glass with 1/4 of lemonade, and 3/4 of water.

How I make this:
a) Cut 2 lemon into a half and a half
b) Squeeze them into the container / glass / cup (don't forget to take out the seeds)
c) Put 3-4 teaspoons of honey
d) Add warm water
e) Mix them well
f) Pour it into a 800ml bottle / pitcher, mix it with water until the bottle is full
g) Save it in the fridge

It tastes sour, so don't forget to mix & drink the lemonade with  water. This is sooo much better than soda! Another benefits of lemon water : click here.

7. Do some exercises!

I'm not good at sports. Some exercices that I can do are swimming, dancing, jumping rope, treadmill, badminton, and this exercise bike. I don't do them often actually since I have so many activities but so little time. I also don't go to the gym because I have many tuitions in the afternoon.
But when I was in the 6th grade, I did jumping rope for 300times a day for around 30-60mins. It was the most EFFECTIVE exercise and indeed made me lose my weights!

When there are examinations, I love to do this exercise bike while studying... When I'm on holiday, I like to join an aerobic class in the morning together with my mom. Now that I get busier, I choose to try these kind of 'less than 15 mins' work out videos that I found on youtube. It's sooo good too!! Click here for example.

You can also do your favorite sports, whether it's basketball / tennis / karate / running /etc. Anything is okay, as long as you exercise at least twice a week.



To do a successful diet, you need a strong determination and you also need to learn how to CONTROL yourself. There are a lot of temptations, but always keep in your mind that you can't get the weight that you've dreamed of if you keep munching junk food

I know that the truth hurts. Other people around you don't need to do diet like this but they have  a good body shape. They eat ice creams, cakes, snacks, yet they're still thin and don't get fat. But, this is the FACT that you have to face.  Everyone has different body types, and the 'easily-get-fat' like us need to leave fatty food. You want to lose weights? There's not an easy way unless you have a high metabolism! Do it or leave it... :)

LAST NOTE: If you've lost your weight, keep living a healthy life style. You may eat ice cream / snacks once in a while (life is too short to not to eat delicious food), but not in a crazy amount you used to take when you're still fat... Andd don't forget to burn those fats away with doing exercises! ;)

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Additional info:
How to know whether your weight is ideal or not (based on my biology textbook):

Divide your weight in kilogram with a quadrate of your height in meter

If your result is:
>18 = you're underweight
18-24 = normal
25-30 = fat
>30 = obesity

Feel free to ask me questions on my , but please read this thoroughly first before you ask. Thank you and good luck! :)