Monday, May 2, 2016

My Best Friend's Wedding: Amazing With His Journey

since i had and (still) have a lot of friends and best friends soon to be married. so, i decided to start a new tittle special for telling you about my day and what i wore when i attend my best friend's wedding. and this one is about my best friend whom i know for eleven years.

the story begin when i start my undergraduate education. i met him and not sure what story that bring us become best friends but one thing for sure since i know him, he always there for me as a friend, best friend, shoulder to cry on and partner (he was my thesis partner and now he his my business partner).

he is the most patient person i have ever met and he is also the kindest person with big heart. no wonder he finally found the perfect girl to match his amazing personality. i still in amaze with his yesterday's wedding. with his union with her, i got another best friend.

from the deepest of my heart i wish you a wonderful life ahead until death do you part, Fauzi Mubarak and Yosi Erfinda <3

 and for what i wore, i got bride's maid uniform fabric that i made into kebaya that inspire from kebaya Bali with obi and for the skirt i wore my mom's kain wiron (a traditional skirt from Java)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Indonesian Dish In Can

rendang is spicy meat dish, originally from West Sumatera or Padang and it become the best dish based on CNN International poll.
padangnese or not, rendang is the main dish in every house in Indonesia when it comes to Eid Al-fitr but not dry rendang.

dry rendang is the same ingredients as rendang original but in the cooking process dry rendang cooked little longer to make the curry dry and the beef more tender.
i am not padangnese nor i've been to padang. so, the first time i heard about dry rendang in Jakarta, i was thrill to try it.
dry rendang from Lapau Andung have many various, like rendang suwir, rendang paru, petai balado and rendang telur. i had taste all of them and i keep wanting more (blame on the perfect ingredients).

 go check their instagram account (click here) and order their best product.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New Beginning

Every ending is also a beginning. we just don't know it at the time.
-Derek Morgan (Criminal Minds season 11)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

the Wait is Over

i've been waiting for wearing this graduation gown for 3 years.
yes, 3 years that is an odd number to be graduated in master degree and i am guilty as charged for spent 3 years in my post graduate level instead of just 2 years.

but anyway, i did what i have done and here i am, wearing that two-stripes graduation gown.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

International Women's Day

two years ago when i was still a Project Manager in an Event Management company, i was handled an event called Inspiring Change. it was an event to celebrate International Women's Day in Indonesia, supported by Badan Kependudukan dan Keluarga Berencana Nasional (National Population and Family Planning Board). the theme of that event was National Movement 12 Years of Education for Teenage Girls.

that time, i was still in my postgraduate education and got me thinking "i got lucky to pass my 12 years of basic education, i was even got another 4 years of education at university and add another 2 years in postgraduate level. meanwhile there are so many girls even in Indonesia didn't have that luxury"

in Indonesia, gender issues are not so visible, more complex and remain there and probably more difficult to overcome. The issue is more complicated it becomes a barrier for Indonesia to
implement gender equality in education. some of the issues are based on norm, tradition and custom.

i am writing this now not to criticize anybody. this is just a little note for myself to remind me how lucky i am to have the opportunity to speak up my own mind and get the best of education there is. so, in the wake of International Women's Day let us empowering our surrounding especially women because women is strong, let alone women with education. she will become unbeatable.

here are some ways, i gathered from many sources, to empowering women at your surrounding.

1. Support her idea
with the development of technology, we become the generation full of ideas. many of us have the idea to start something but often have second thought on it. that is our spot to fill in, to tell her that her idea can work.

2. Help her to build networks
By helping her build social networks, women have more support and greater opportunities to effect change in their communities. i am part of Indonesian Hijab Blogger and see for myself the effect on building network through community. we empower one another through same interest on fashion, entrepreneurship and writings.

3. Spread good news about her and hid her flaw
in Islam, there is saying that "O you who believe! Avoid most of suspicion, for surely some of the prejudices it is a sin and do not peek or find fault and shame of others; and don't you cursed others. Did someone of you like to eat the flesh of dead companions? Then of course you're disgusted him.(Thus, flee from these prohibitions) and fear Allah, verily Allah is Oft repentance, Most Merciful."
so, why don't we just spread good news instead of bad news?

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Trick for the Eyes

Trick Eye Museum, World Resort Sentosa, Singapore

Unbranded inner; Shofiyyah shawl; Mom's sequin shirt; @i_shoppedhere maroon harem pants;Swiss Army timepiece; Palomino maroon flats shoes

Thursday, March 3, 2016


if niece was jewel, i would have the most beautiful gem ever.

Unbranded instant hijab; Unbranded tee and joger pants; Rubi denim loafer