Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ouch! Chopped!

Recently, perhaps due to my (as always) packed schedule, I forgot to take good care of my hair. It became long, messy, dry, and then starting to fall apart.
So, after (seriously) a lot of thoughts, I decided to cut it short. I'm feeling like starting anew with my hair. Cut all the bad parts off, and grows better plus healthier new ones.



Though I've grown it for more than 1.5 years and it felt heartbreaking to chopped it. I pulled myself together.


I was not quite happy with the result, cause I had specifically told the hair dresser to make it at least long enough for me to do a bun. And she cut it waaaaayyyy too short, imho.



Hair Shop at Jhonny Andrean Discovery Plaza Bali

My hubby said that I look 10 years younger. Haha. What's that actually mean? Did I look 40 before?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bali Belly 아리랑

Oh my GOD!!! I feel like my blog is some stranded, unclaimed, full of spider web, rustic storage! I am so sorry, dear blog, for i do not visit you often. I am busier than ever! I know I always said that as an excuse, but I am busier than ever!

Bali is raining all the time nowadays. After almost 2 months without rain here, in Denpasar. Now, it is drenched and soaked in rain after rain.

Ah, anyway... now that I am here...
I want to recommend my new fave restaurant in town. The food here is super delicious!!! The size of it is GIGANTIC (that's what my hubby said, and he loves to eat!). And for a meat-eaters, this is like heaven.

The name of the restaurant is Arirang. It is a Korean restaurant in By Pass Sanur, owned by a very kind Korean man. Lots of Korean that visit Bali came here. And that is, actually, what attracted me at first.

The price range is affordable. You only need to preapare around IDR 150k for two people, and I can assure you that your stomach will explode. The Dak Gan Jeong is perfect, and it cost only 55k with (like I mentioned above) gigantic size.

For those who visit Bali and stay around Sanur, this restaurant is totally recommended.

P.S this blog becomes more and more like a food blog. Kekekekk...

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Every Once In a While...

...  I wanted to post pictures without naration. Hehe

top by Zara, jeans by 90 degrees,
floral heels by Up, bag by Charles&Keith

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Seniman Cafe Ubud

A few weeks ago, My husband and I, accompanied by a few friends, when on a road trip from Denpasar to Ubud.
Originally, our plan was to continue our journey even north, to Bedugul or perhaps Singaraja. But nature directed us to a different path.
As we arrived in Ubud, drizzling rain soaked our clothes without stopping. So we decided to pull over in a cafe while enjoying the rain.
The cafe was Seniman Coffee Studio. Seniman is Bahasa for artist.
It was a cafe with an interesting concept to me. It was very different from the typical cafe that I usually went to in Denpasar, Kuta, or Seminyak. It was modest yet grand in a way.
They grilled their own coffee beans. They opened classes for people who wanted to learn how to process cofee beans. They used recycled objects as cups, plates, ornaments, and almost all parts of their cafe. They divided their tables not based on specific groups, but share even with strangers. We ourselves shared a table with some foreigners.

I enjoyed our 2 hours there. I enjoyed the company of my husband and his friends, the brisk rain, and everything else. I had a very great time.












All photos above are courtesy of Rizeki Raharja Architecture, Design, and Photography

Photo courtesy of Gilbert Yohannes Voerman

Berry Dissatisfied

I have been very busy lately. One of my colleague in the International Department decided to take some days off work. So, as a consequence, the remaining doctors need to cover for her shifts. That means.... Additional hours into my (already) 50 hours-a week of work. Not that I complained.

What really made me dissatisfied was an Online Store. Not the home-business type. But we are talking about a moderate-professional looking-famous-website. Very similar to Zalora and Etsy.
I think it was normal of me to expect some professionalism from that kind of Online Stores. But what happened was completely the opposite.

So I ordered a bag for my Mom's birthday present on 16th August 2013. I paid it the day after, and directly confirmed my payment. Thing was, I did not remember how much the exact bill. I only remembered that it was a little bit more than IDR 166,000. So, I added another IDR 2000 just incase. It is better to pay more than less, so I thought.

Then, 5 days after, my Mom had not get her bag yet. So I decided to contact their Customer Service. They said that my Order was delayed because I did not paid the exact amount as what they asked me. Which I thought was non-sense. Why would someone delayed an order that was paid MORE than what should be?
The next day, when I asked for a follow up, They said that my order was delayed because It was hard to track my payment. So, just to get things over with, I sent them my payment receipt to help them tracked my payment with the assumption that there would not be any further delay.
I did another follow up two days later. And...... Tadaaaaa!!! They said that my order was not valid because the bag I ordered did not pass Quality Control. (WTF?!!) Isn't Quality Control should be done BEFORE you sell your things in the web, and not AFTER?

They asked me to change my order. So, because I just wanted to get it done and gave my Mom her long-awaited birthday gift, I changed my order (into something even cheaper than what I paid for).

The silver lining is... The bag made its way ON TIME for my mom's birthday. Despite the 11 days delay.

So yeah. I am Berry dissatisfied by their unproffesionalism and offense

Imagine this... If I did not ask, then I would never know that my excess payment caused delay.
Then again, If I did not ask for follow up, then I would never know that my order was flawed and caused me another delay.

They had my contact information. And as a customer, I think it is normal of me to assume that if there is something wrong, then it would be their end that contacted me first. 

If only I was more passive, then perhaps that gift would never arrive.

Their online store is Berry unreccomended.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sunny 16 Kuta

I've been happily dating my husband.
We tried our best to make time for each other despite our tight and stressful schedule.


On a very beautiful sunday night in Bali. After an exciting (for me, at least) SALE spree, walking around Beachwalk, and attacking Topshop, Mango, Pull& Bear. Me and my hubby went to Sunny 16--a small  kind of rustic warehouse style cafe, which serves mostly pastry.
In my oppinion, it is indeed a very appealing cafe which has a friendly yet intimate atmosphere. One that makes you want to stay for long hours and until late. Whether by yourself or if you are on a date with love ones. Or even better, when you hangout with your loud and crazy friends.
I was quiet hungry, so I decided to try banana cheese bread, peach taart, and raisin danish. All are very tasty in a simple way. As for the drinks, because they also blend their own coffee, we tried Oreo Bar. And for an oreo lover like me, their beverages list is excellent!



Sunny 16 is located in Jl. Dewi Sri, Kuta, just beside Fontana Hotel and Portabella bistro. And here is the catch... drumroll... They open 24 hours. Wohooo!!



Getting married young is fun. Obviously, we likey!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Love Birds

We were still working, even two days before our wedding day. We get back two work, two days after. We haven't get the chance to have our honeymoon yet. But, somehow, I've never felt this happy before.
Getting married is a good thing, indeed.

Rizeki Raharja artwork and photograpy
Ulun Sentalu, 2009

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Thump Thump

A few days left before our wedding day. My heart is thumping fast.

My outfit :
Minidress by Catwalk, red bowler Unbranded, tan pumps Unbranded

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blue Blessings Dressing

I feel so lucky because among these zillions people living in this planet, I found you.

top Unbranded, short Unbranded,
gladiator wedges Cocopink Label, sunnies Unbranded

Friday, March 8, 2013

Life in A Day

There are a lot of negative things in this world.

Poverty. Illegal Logging. War. Corruption. Hatred. Cancer. Extinction. Disaster. Murder. Deforestation.  Disease. Illiteracy. Unemployment. Discrimination. Heartache. You name it.

Those things, sometimes, make it difficult for me to believe that this world is actually a beautiful place to live in. Sometimes I feel skeptical, because although I know that a lot of people is actually trying to do a lot of beautiful things to make it more condusive for us to live in, the negativity just feel endless and positivity just feel hopeless.
I wonder what I can do to help. I wonder whether one person, really, can make a difference. I wonder if it's already to late for us, humankind, to change.


My mom always said that nothing is ever too late. She always said that we should be the change we want to see in the world. And change can mean a lot of things.

She always said that I am a lucky girl. That I should be thankful for being able to live in prosperity and peace. She said that my life is luxurios. Because I can afford medical care; I can eat three times a day, sometimes more; I can sleep in a solid house with a comfortable spring bed. And that I should share a little bit of everything I have. Everyone should.

My mom is the best women I ever met in life. She is outstanding and beyond. And for her I dedicate this day, the International Women's Day.

And for this world and the negativities within, I want to ask all of you who (happens) to read this to believe in one thing :
OUR GENERATION IS THE GENERATION OF CHANGE WHO WILL BE THE ONE TO MAKE OUR WORLD A BEAUTIFUL PLACE FOR US TO LIVE IN AND ALSO FOR THE GENERATION NEXT TO COME.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Current

I have moved to Bali. I have been here for 2,5 weeks, And I have worked at Kasih Ibu General Hospital in Denpasar for 8 days.
I'm starting a new chapter here. Knowing nobody but my fiancee. Having nothing but guts. And just trying to make everything works.
I haven't felt comfortable yet. I haven't felt accepted and adapted yet. And, most importantly, I haven't felt like I belong here. I don't know why, but I can hardly see the charm of Bali right now.
The only best part is... I am no longer in a long distance relationship (finally...after 6 years...)


Anyway, I miss my mom. :(

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wedding Planning

We met 6 years ago. Just once. But cupid played his role, and we fell in love. We still do.

I used to not belive in love at first sight. Little did I know, that would be how I got my soulmate.

I was travelling with my girlfriends to Jogjakarta. I invited one of my old friend to hangout with us one night, her name is Aphrodhite. She, then, invited one of her bestfriend to join us and be our guide. The bestfriend... now become my fiancee.
I only spent three hours with him that night, because we should continue our travel to another city right away. That three hours was enough.
We continued to be in touch with one another. And short after, we decided to be a couple despite the long-distance.

The long distance relationship fueled with love, passion, tenacity, commitment, trust, the will to make it work, and a lot of other things, finally paid of.

I am happy to announce that WE ARE GETTING MARRIED. haha.
Wish us the best of luck, please... :)



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