Thursday, 15 November 2007
Friday, 26 October 2007
Sunday, 21 October 2007
La Môme Piaf and La Vie en Rose
La Môme Piaf and Je ne Regrette Rien
La Môme Piaf and Hymne à L'Amour
It was also a 'blind shopping date' with the girls from FD Forum (Lorelai, Gretha, and Stephanie) who hail from Arnhem. It is a small world baby! Nice meeting you all :-) and we should do it again next time. My limbs are killing me! Too much walking however I truly enjoyed the atmosphere and the the weather was fine, a bit cold, but fine nevertheless. My heartfelt sympathy to England's rugby fans (yes, you too Prince W and Prince H), at least unlike the football team, England rugby managed to exceed everyone's expectation. I can imagine Da Fonz rolling his eyes when he heard my amateur assessment *grin* so I will end it here. It has been a long and busy day for me.
PS: Modjo, duh bagi-bagi yah klo gw ketinggalan majalahnya :-D
Saturday, 20 October 2007
1..2..3..4 by Feist: this Canadian songstress is all about folksy and making me feel like skipping through the air.
Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John: you simply want to whistle along with them or in my case just humming along.
The Salmon Dance by The Chemical Brothers: apart from the super cute clip, the need to jiggle your bum to complete the beats is irresistible. Credits to Yurie-san for introducing The Salmon Dance as our background music during the 'blowing bubble' competition.
PS: Many thanks to Da Fonz for gifting me a new MP3 player to replace my broken iPod. Now, I can 'joget' and do a sing along in my train commute to work.
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
Diane von Furstenberg: Luna mini dress
Marc by Marc Jacobs: structured tiered dress
Oscar de la Renta: crochet mini dress
Christian Louboutin: exclusive Emily shoe
Isaac Mizrahi: clutch for Target
Channel Chance eau de parfume
Monday, 6 August 2007
After a few weeks of abandonment I finally decided to write my opinion about the much anticipated book of the year: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow. The media campaign was so strong that perhaps the only way to escape Potter mania is by burying yourself in the middle of
Friday, 3 August 2007
Friday, 27 July 2007
Kali ini blog-nya pake bahasa Indonesia deh heuhu karena bikinnya pas di kantor, nggak lucu kalau dibaca salah satu orang kantor terus dibawa bermasalah kaya yang di berita-berita soal orang dipecat karena dianggap merusak nama baik perusahaan tempat bekerja dan sebagainya. Bingung memang untuk membuat keputusan kalau blog itu termasuk domain public atau kegiatan pribadi yang dilakukan diluar tempat / jam kerja. Tapi ini nggak bisa dihitung kali yah karena gw masih terhitung trainee hehe dan lagi gw sangat bergantung dengan ide kalau di kantor nggak ada yang bisa bahasa Indonesia atau nggak ada yang segitu cintanya sama gw buat meriksa-meriksa ini. Walau gw benernya uda janji buat ngelakuinnya di dalam bahasa inggris, hitung-hitung buat latihan huehue maklum gw hobi nyerocos tapi kalau sudah soal tulis-menulis jadinya mati kutu. Untungnya juga gw sempat magang dan salah satu tugasnya bikin gw wajib memproduksi minimal 2 artikel per minggu. Uih berat juga rasanya waktu itu, apalagi pas gw uda mulai kehabisan ide. Belanda nggak segitunya ada yang buat ditulis-tulis, apalagi kalau terbatas sama budget financial. Gw nggak bakal nolak loh kalau dibayarin kantor buat ngeliput acara-acara ok, sayangnya yang itu juga terbatas kemampuan kapitalnya.
Duh gw muter ke topik lain deh, “Bad habit,” kata Mr. Nijman, salah satu guru favorit gw dari jaman kuliah. Sadar kok, tapi ini
Para perusahaan yang berminat nih (dan percaya deh banyak banget yang berminat), untuk mempekerjakan orang-orang dengan kewarganegaraan dunia ke 3 (ini aja udah insulting banget) harus membuktikan kalau posisi yang mereka tawarkan sudah diiklankan minimal 6 minggu dan mereka sudah mencoba mencari calon-calon pertama dari Belanda, lalu anggota Uni Eropa, lalu EEA, dan G8 (Amerika Serikat, Jepang, dll) . Nah kalau sudah nggak bisa nih baru boleh ngambil yang dari negara lain. Pilihan lain adalah digaji minimal 35.000 euro setahun, yah ampun itu mah buat middle management, lah yang fresh starter kaya gw gimana nasibnya. Padahal sejak dahulu kala gw selalu berambisi buat hidup mandiri, bisa bebas bikin keputusan tanpa diributin tetek bengek karena hobi ikut campur orang-orang di
Kebayang nggak betapa bahagianya gw ketika gw denger gaji minimalnya diturunin ke 25.000 euro setaun! Itu
With so many activities in my schedule, lately I have been too lazy to update my blog. But I hope that I can find more time in the future. I’m so anxious these days, waiting for the new labour policy from the Dutch immigration department. It has been published on the 1st of July but unfortunately when I tried to clarify it, they told me that they are still anticipating the introduction of the policy (what do they mean with that?). So typical. I truelly dislike the idle waiting because it makes me feel so helpless. I am relying on this new policy so I can stay and work in the
Friday, 6 July 2007
Wednesday, 4 July 2007
PS: Dear daddy-long-leg, I desperately wish to posses the red coat and 'rose' dress. Promise that I will be really good.
Disclaimer: all of the pictures were taken from Guardian.co.uk and the rights are reserved to them.
Monday, 2 July 2007
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Friday, 22 June 2007
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Saturday, 16 June 2007
Thursday, 14 June 2007
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Fashion is not limited to aesthetic visual aspect but it is about how you feel. At least that is what Jaimen Brill and Asmah Abushagur believe. They are in the process of forming the non-profit organization White Cane Label to help the blind and visually impaired shop for clothing and coordinate their outfits. Next month, Brill and Abushagur will pitch their ideas to leaders of the fashion world during fashion week in
Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Back to the event, the star himself came from
We were discussing that what should we, the students that study abroad, do after we graduate from our institution, should we return back to
Monday, 11 June 2007
So far good food, good entertainment, and good looking people, unfortunately the fun was limited due to my financial restraints but o la la if only I have more money to spend in Paris. I managed to snatch a good pair of shoes for Da Fonz from Colette, really cute and reasonably priced. I was resigned that I was not going to be able to buy anything for myself but when we were walking around Marais (after a hearty lunch served by super handsome waiter, good lord, he is so out straight from magazine), we found this really cheap vintage (second hand, charity, whatever you call it) store. I procured a leather bag for 5€ and a nautical dress for 20€. Lucky me. I am definitely going to return to
Sunday, 10 June 2007
Fascinatingly, I must say that the famous metro stations are often smelly with human’ urines. There are quite a number of tramps too. I was really surprised because it is so clean here in the
Joined an Indonesian fashion forum last week, hopefully that it can develop into an active and interesting forum. One of the popular topic is about our style points. I'm so afraid that I will end up giving a standard answer and becoming one of those boorish people still gotta give it a shot. To summarize my preference in 5 is kind of difficult for some one as vain as I am but yeah at least these are my style commandments. I always try to stick with them although sometimes they sound so patronising.
1. Fashion is not about wearing the latest collection from the catwalk, it is about looking attractive. It doesn’t hurt when those people stare at you (or me) with admirations (and a tad of envy). Everyone needs their vanities to be flattered and hey you have to be active in that one (spoken like a true narcissus). I don’t think that a 50 years old woman wearing a mini dress and a legging is stylish, not even if you have Susan Sarandon’s figure, unless you are Emmanuelle Alt. Please choose the one that complements your looks best. If you have curves, there is no point of copying Kate Moss, choose Drew Barrymore or Lily Allen instead.
2. Designer piece? Only when I can afford it and turn it into an investment a.k.a. the classics. Several classics that a girl must own: a little black dress, a sexy empowering pair of heels, a reliable bag, a string of pearls, a signature scents, a good tube of moisturizer, a blinding smile and a great confidence. The last one is most important one, look at Beth Ditto, it is most alluring like nothing else.
3. Models are models. They are models because they are the embodiment of the present society’s ideal beauty. And they are the ideal beauties because they have what the rest of the world doesn’t, so I stop begrudging their aliensque figures, if I don’t have it, I simply work on with what I have because no, I did not win that genetic lottery. To think of it, if some people enjoy eating bread with sambal and peanut butter, people also have different tastes on their partners. Actually based on the latest scientific research, human makes their choices of attraction based on the smell, guess that all of those primping simply go into drains. But in case those geeks made a mistake, it is not a bad thing if I still take a good care of my vanity; after all we already evolved from the caveman civilisation. Plan B people!
4. They said that au natural looks took the most efforts, and I thoroughly agree. I invest heavily in a decent moisturizer, a balanced diet and rest. My mom always says that there is no point of wearing heavy make-ups when you will only scare your bf/gf to early grave first thing in the morning. She is pretty wise so I will heed her advice. I supposed that it is definitely an essential investment when you have to start worrying for your wrinkles, unless you don’t mind doing some face jobs (I do because I am scared of needles)5. When I don’t feel like it, I skip the first 4 points. I simply choose what I want to project from my inner self. I think it is ok to have mistakes, relapses (I still remember that ugly nu rave looks and brownies) or feeling lazy for once in awhile, it proves that I am still human and by no means Anna Wintour. Society pressures will always be present but it is all about enjoying my life, after all it is mine to control. If I have a big figure and happy, I’ll say it is better than being thin and miserable (and it makes you looked aged! Right?).