Pearl & Velvet Collar With Leopard Print

pearl&velvet collar - Cheers Apparel, leoapard shirt - Zara, shorts - Gaudi, black loafers - Bellagio, bag - Mango

Some forgotten pictures from my latest trip to Singapore. I love the collar since it has pearl and it's in velvet. What's not to love?

You see me in jeans! It's shorts. But still, it's a progress, right? I have a strange love and hate relationship with jeans.. I don't look good in them yet I wear them relentlessly. Anyway this is just a quick post. I'm off to Jakarta to see my doctor about the blood test that has been haunting me. Must get ready in an hour and I haven't even shower.. 

Until weekend!

Into The Wild

rose garland - Via De La Rosa, vintage necklace - KwinsOlShop, small green bag - Oasap, velvet dress (worn as top) - Picnic, leopard belt - CottonOn, flowery skirt - Gaudi, red heels - IWearUp

I am an old woman, named after my mother
My old man is another, child that's grown old
If dreams were thunder, lightning was desire
This old house would've burnt down a long time ago

Make me an angel, flies from Montgomery
Make a poster of an old radio
Just give one thing that I could hold on
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go...

Angel from Montgomery - John Prine (Emile and KStew sang this song together in the movie)

There was a moment when I am completely obsessed with this movie. There's something so exhilarating about the idea of leaving everything and everybody behind and just go on your way not caring about food, shelter, or money. Although Christopher McCandless suffered a tragic death, I couldn't help to wonder what was on his mind when he leaves for the wild, ALONE. Did he ever regret his decision? How did he ever get such courage? Is society really that bad?

Chris a.k.a Alexander Supertramp dreamed to live in solitary in the wilderness of Alaska. For him, the society in which he lived in had been some kind of a germ to him. He believed that current society was corrupted and there's nothing that's pure anymore. I mean, why try to make other people happy when you yourself or worse, other, suffers? Why go to college and make tons of money? For a better future that we might or might not have? Why we even socialize? Because some smart people told us we are social creatures? Hence, he took an oath to live in nature and depend on mother nature to fulfill his need. The sky was his shelter, the grass was his soft sweet bed, and the apples were his fresh breakfast. He lived that dream and death was the price. 

I personally would never leave my family to be in the wild--I have an innate fear of insects and wild animals. However, I do must admit, just the idea of living with no worries is something that is so enchanting. Life can be incredibly confusing and exhausting sometimes. No matter how many times I pray and just be grateful of everything I have, the sinking feelings just won't go away. I ended up isolating myself, asking too much questions in my own head, and continue to ramble like this. Most of the times, simply by a good night sleep and comforting music, I able to numb those kind of feelings. Other times, I just left feeling empty and only time can help me to get back to my old silly self. Sometimes it's just a few hour, often it could take days. 

As the last line of the song said, just give me one thing that I could hold on to, to believe in this living is just a hard way to go, I try to always remember how God never promised a smooth sailing in life. He did, thought, promised us that He would NEVER leave our side. So even though now I'm sitting alone in my room just with my laptop and I don't know, maybe thousand of others out there feeling like me on the other side of internet, I know that God is right here beside me. The thought that His plan is never a plan of harm, but plans to give me hope and a peaceful future (Jeremiah 29 :11) comforts me. As long as I keep my heart set to Him, and keep the life that He wants me too, I know I'll be fine.

“We like companionship, see, but we can't stand to be around people for very long. So we go get ourselves lost, come back for a while, then get the hell out again.”
― Jon KrakauerInto the Wild

Blood test update : still no result. Boo. That's all I can say.


Clashing Prints

Has been so curious to try out this clashing prints trend so I thought I just give it a try. A flowery top topped with my giraffees printed chiffon blouse. Just something very light and comfortable for a day out. Thoughts?

Since the sun was hiding on yesterday (plus the strong wind) I couldn't be any happier that today the sun is shining ever so brightly with decent winds so it is not hot at all. A truly spring weather! <3

My internet is still down.. Blogging via iPad once again.. Slightly annoyed since it has been almost two weeks.

Took my dog to the groomer for some proper bathing and fur trimming. He looks dashing don't you think?

Quite excited for a family trip tomorrow. Not so excited about Saturday. My blood test result SHOULD be out by then... Just been in this crazy mood swings. Try not to think too much about it but the more I try not to think about it, I ended thinking about it even more. I even made plans if the result turned out to be bad. It involves cats and dogs. Not so surprising, right? Just continously praying and finding something to do or I'll break down.

Until Sunday for a Sunday Music post!

I'm wearing : chiffon blouse as outer from Gaudi; flowery top and bangle from Cotton On, watch from Forever21, mustard oversized bag from Tocco Toscano, brown flats from Marie Claire.

They Were All Yellow

Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow

I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called yellow

So then I took my turn
Oh what a thing to have done
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
You know you know I love you so
You know I love you so

I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh what a thing to do

Cause you were all yellow
I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
And you know
For you I'd bleed myself dry

It's true
Look how they shine for you

Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And all the things that you do

sunnies & shoes - The Editor's Market, vintage jeans jacket - thrifted, gold necklace - Topshop, gold bangle - PVJ, orange blouse - from HongKong!, scalloped yellow shorts - one of the many Facebook store. Haha, black sling bag - thrifted

So happy about the warmer weather and finally able to reunited with the sun :)
Took the pictures a few days ago and was going to post on Sunday but my internet is still down :(
So I thought I'll just post it today using some wi-fi from the coziest and nearest mall from my house. Can you guess which mall?
Update of my blood test : the result is not out yet! Typical Indonesia. Late in EVERYTHING. Oh well.. I guess more time for me to pray until Saturday come. Pray with me, will you?

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Modern Day Grandma

I am a girly girl so anything pastel excites me, really!
Now let me tell you my favorite thing about this outfit. I love my pastel shirt with contrast collar that I bought from The Editor's Market. And the skirt, I thrifted it from a facebook store. It was love at first sight. It has the prettiest blue color and it has lace and the best thing is of course, the price! It only costs me 40 thousand rupiah which is about US$4. I thought this outfit would look perfect with my favorite white floral headband, which I also thirfted. Completed the look with a lace white stocking from H&M and ankle strap wedges that I bought years ago at Bandung Trade Centre.

So to sum it up, I love EVERYTHING in this outfit. Wore this to last week's Sunday Service and the first thing my sis said when she saw me was "granny, do you need help crossing the street?" Gotta love sisterly honesty!

Blogged this via ipad since my internet connection has been down. Boo.. Anyway, I am actually really nervous right now. Had a blood test yesterday and I am terrified beyond belief about the result. I am not going to freak out. I just want to lean to my Jesus and keep repeating in my head that His plan is the best plan for me and you, no matter what the result might be.

Happy midweek and hang in there until weekend is upon us!

Rainy Day, Pasta, and Sunday Music

It doesn't matter where I run You're there for me
It doesn't matter what I've done Your love's for me
You wipe away the tears You lift me when I fall
My life is safe by the mercy of your grace

It doesn't matter where I go You walk with me
It doesn't matter when I fall You cover me
You wipe away the tears You lift me when I fall
My life is safe by the mercy of Your grace

You are my father, provider
You're my deliverer
Your mercies embrace me, surround me
Through your everlasting love
Father I worship you

And your love is for me
And your love is forever

Lyric from You Are My Father - Amanda

Had this song practically imprinted in my head and in my heart. My Jesus is so amazing. My father just beyond words. How much He blesses me and just never let go of my tiny sinful hand is something that I always thank for every second. Hope you all out there feeling the love too. Not only on Sundays but in every moment of your life.

top - vintage thrifted, rose skirt - Topshop, heart patterned stockings & bangle - PVJ, shoes - The Editor's Market, love ring - have it since forever!

Sorry for such grainy pictures. Ah.. Dim lights, why you no kind to my camera? Intended to take outfit pictures at my backyard when suddenly rained. Sigh...
Just some pictures from Friday night. Went to Piza E Birra for some chats with dearest friends. Considering not posting this but the skirt just NEED to be shown to the world. Haha.

Anyway, feeling very productive yesterday! Besides cleaning my closet, I also baked red velvet cupcakes. Resulted in 18 of them. But the first batch ended up too hard since I didn't time it right. So in the end I had 12 decent red velvets. It actually tastes pretty good. And it has good texture too. Soft, altho not too moist. Combined with the cheese cream it was like heaven in my mouth. I thought the cheese cream was just that ... Turned out I had to mix it with thick whip cream so it has that hard texture! Mine just looking like a white sauce.. Sad... Overall, I patted my self in the back since it was my very first time to bake anything and it actually turned out edible!

I got the recipe from Sonia Eryka from The Riotous Belle

Wishing everyone is having a great Sunday!

My Little Vintage Affair

How is everybody in blogsphere?
I feel really pumped right now!! Definitely had too much chocolates. On Monday, I decided to make rhumballs for my family. It made out of crushed cookies, thick chocolate milk, a few spoons of rhum basically just mixed together in a bowl, made into a tiny ball,  covered it with chocolate ceres meises, let it cold for an hour or two on the fridge, and voila! A yummy-chocolate-overloaded snacks. I ate 3 already today and it's only 8 o'clock. You can see how it looks on my tweet right here.

Wore this vintage on vintage on my last day in Singapore. I really like taking so much pictures in 4 straight days and I can go being a lazy-bum for the next two week without concerning about taking outfit pictures for my blog. Strange enough, I do miss being self-absorbed and the sound of clicking from my camera's timer. It's like the sound of chirping birds for me. Very soothing and just something you're so familiar of. I know, I'm weird.

vintage white shirt & red vintage dress - thrifted, necklace - KwinsShop, bag - Mango, sunnies - Zara, black loafers - Bellagio

I'm excited to go out and meet my friends this weekend. It has been quite some time (a little over a month!) since we had girls night out. And I have tons of packages that are on their way to my thrilled excited self. Hope I can speed up time and just skipped the rest of the weekdays and go straight to weekend. Well, a girl can dream, right?

Some of you probably heard about the rumor on how google is going to cancel the GoogleFriendConnect app. Therefore, to stay connected, I encouraged you guys to follow me on below links.

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{Pictures are taken at Istana Park, Singapore}

I Know I'm Who I Am Today Because I Knew You

I've heard it said
That people came into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
to those who help us grow most
if we let them
and we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today because I knew you

So much of me 
Is made from what I learned from you
You'll be with me
like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend

Lyric from For Good - Wicked The Broadway Musical

blazer - Gitchy, pale pink dress - Zara, black bag - Mango, loafers - Bellagio

Wicked was stupendous! 
This particular song is just the sweetest. I guess everyone can relate with this song. I truly believe that nothing in this life is a coincidence. I know that each person we encounter in our daily life comes with a particular reason. In such a peculiar way we couldn't understand now, that one person that you simply sat next to in a bus could be the person who changed your life. 

But for now, in ways that I do understand, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my dearest darlingest father and mother, my sisters, my friends, my reader-friends, my exes (not as much as you think!), and basically everyone I know (and remember, I'm terrible at memorizing person whom I only met once). It has been an honored to get to know all of you. You have made my life full of little wonders. I couldn't care less if they were tears or laughs or simply jokes we shared, I wouldn't be who I am today if I hadn't meet you <3

On another topic, this GFC rumor is, honestly, worries me a little bit.
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