Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Sartorialist 'Closer'

Among other things that I received for Christmas, I decided to gift myself something I've been wanting for a while.
 

One of my all time favorite fashion photographer/blogger Scott Schuman's second book 'The Sartorialist Closer'. I already have his first book, so this was a nice addition to my fashion book collection. Best purchase ever to end the year.

knock, knock 2013?

Well. 2013 is only 3 days away. So many things have happened in 2012. There have been some wonderful moments, there have also been some not-so-wonderful moments. But that's life right?

I don't believe in making new year resolutions anymore, because it puts too much pressure on oneself. Instead, my only resolution for next year is to better myself in every aspect of my life. I hope 2013 will be even better than this year and it'll bring more joy, health, wealth for my family and me. I'm hoping for a chance to travel even further next year. Let's cross our fingers and hope for the best. I'm also hoping to perhaps produce another 'bun in the oven'?

We'll just have to wait and see. And of course, hope for the better. Better future.

What are your plans to celebrate new year's eve?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Lust: J Brand Jeans

There are only two brand of denim that I can really call my ultimate all time favorite and go-to-jeans. They are J Brand Jeans and Nudie Jeans. The rank goes like: (1) J Brand Jeans, (2) Nudie Jeans.

Right this moment I'm lusting over these three babies from J Brand:

L-R: 811 mid-rise in indigo blue, 821 zoey in black, 811 mid-rise in conifer

Although I already owned the 811 mid-rise in indigo blue, I think I might need a newer pair of the same color. Why? Because I think one of our helper kind of destroyed mine in the wash. I was so bummed. I love the color so much. I find these J brand jeans are so comfy and it fits me so well.

I think it'll be my next fashion item purchase come new year. *wink*

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hey people!

Happy (belated) Christmas day to all of you! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. I know I did. On Christmas day we went to Grandma Gunawan's house to celebrate (and feast). Little A was so excited this time around because I think now he understands the concept of Christmas more. He couldn't wait to open his presents.

Anyway. We feast on home-cooked pasta, Indonesian bakso (meatball) soup, fruit salad, roast turkey with stuffing and many more.
 
The Christmas tree at Grandma Gunawan's

Merry Christmas from Little A and me!

On other news, my American family (not related by blood in any way), The McIntosh are in town for one whole month! So excited! Haven't seen them for so long. And they brought me a book that I've been wanting for a while:

Thank you tante Jana and om Mike!

New Year's Eve is only 4 days away! I hope 2013 will be even more awesome than 2012. May the world be a better place for all of us.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

busy busy bee

It has been a pretty hectic start this week for me for I have to get busy making cupcake orders for Christmas hampers. Just this week alone I have to do 20 dozens of cupcakes! Crazy! I think by the end of this year, I can't even look or eat at anymore cupcakes haha. Nah. It's all great fun. Tired. But fun. The pay ain't so bad either.

Anyway. 7 more days until Christmas! I'm so excited. I've finished all my Christmas shopping over the weekend. It was a power-shopping day. I was so determined to get it all done in a day due to my 'situation' mentioned above.

I'll be back before you know it! In the meantime, have a jolly great week in order to welcome Christmas day next week!

Talk to you later!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

hard work and determination

..has resulted me with this:
 

I am very determined to get back in shape. I did lots of workout and I actually eat healthier food, which is pretty difficult considering that I love my junk food. But it all finally paid off. I can honestly say that with great dedication and will-power, I CAN do it. I haven't reached my dream goal yet, but I'm getting there.. in a healthy way. I don't do diet (that whole no eating policy to lose weight in speedy time thing is so not for me). I eat healthy and I exercise hard. I can say the current result is pretty good, huh? Not bad for a post-baby result hehe. I'm usually very lazy. Working out and me have a love-hate relationship. Mostly hate. But once I put my mind to it, it's pretty easy. Trust me, if I can do it, so can you. This is coming from one lazy person to another haha.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

StyleGodis

I found this awesome LA-based online fashion store a while ago and have been tickled to get my hands on some of their products. So recently I finally made my first order to StyleGodis.. and here they are! They're finally here! So excited! Check them out:
 
StyleGodis pistol necklace and skull bracelet

I would absolutely recommend this online store. Excellent services and fast delivery time! I would totally order something from them again in the near future. LOVE.

Happy Birthday Dad

It's my father's birthday today. He's not one to celebrate big, so we had nasi tumpeng made on his behalf at home for lunch and I baked him some drool-worthy vanilla cupcakes with nutella buttercream frosting.
 


Happy birthday daddy. We wish you endless health, wealth and happiness! May your life will always be blessed. We love you so much!

xoxo.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Birthday Celebration

Went to my in-law's house last night to celebrate my father in law's birthday. Just a casual dinner at home. We brought delicious strawberry shortcake from my favorite bakery Bonjour.
 

Happy birthday papa in law, may your life always be blessed.

Speaking of birthdays, my father's birthday is just right around the corner. I don't know what to get him for his birthday. Suggestion?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Naku Penda, Little A"

What's been up? My Parisian aunt is in town! That sounds so glamorous isn't it? "Parisian Aunt" haha. Yeah, she flew in from Paris last Sunday. It was so good to see her again after so many years ^^

Anyway. The pictures below are taken during husband's cousin's baby shower about, oh two weeks ago? I haven't had the chance to upload them from my camera.
 



The last couple of days have been tons of fun. Mainly because husband is on work leave until next Monday so I get to see a LOT of him all day every day. We were planning to have an impromptu trip out of town sometime last weekend, but Little A caught that annoying HFMD virus thing aka Singapore flu. I don't know why they call it 'flu' when there aren't any flu symptoms. He's feeling much better now. I don't remember seeing him looking/feeling awful, though. He's always such a happy little kid. Sick or not. I hope may you be healthy all the time, Little A. Mama loves you so much, and I'd go to the moon and back just for you.

PS: Oh. It's my father in law's birthday today. Happy birthday pa, may you always be blessed ^^ Amen.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

"Naku Penda"


What does that mean you ask? I'll give you a hint: Michael Jackson's Liberian Girl.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Twins!

How cute are my boys dressing alike? Love them both to bits! I like dressing 'em both. The husband would often address me as his personal fashion stylist. Whatever I choose he'd wear 'em wholeheartedly. I'll take that as a compliment.



A School Trial

I took my boy for a school trial last Thursday. I know he's only 23 months old, but I thought I'd try putting him to a preschool to see if he's interested and to socialize with other kids his age. Anyway. So off we went to Kidea Preschool near our home.

The result?

He was so happy and had a blast! He took part in most of the activities the teachers had to offer in the class. I was so ecstatic myself I took pictures of him like some weirdo. Anyway. Check out some of the photos:






The class only lasted for 2 hours.. well what do you expect for a preschool class? After class I asked Little A what he thought of school and do you know what he said? He said, "school is fantastic!"

So.. I guess I should enroll him to school next year then..

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Merry December

I wasn't aware in my previous posts that we've reached the month of December. It's a festive Merry month! So many birthdays.. my Parisian aunt (1st), my father in law (11th), my father (15th), my sister in law (31st). And then of course there's the merry celebration of Christmas which I'm really excited about. And the New Year's celebration. It is a quite festive month isn't it?

I'm going to post up some Christmas gifts ideas soon, if perhaps you haven't got a clue on what to get for your loved ones yet. Come to think of it, I have to start making my own Christmas shopping list!

"It's the most wonderful time of the year.."

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Lust: the 'Erika'

I've had a long love affair with Ray Ban sunglasses from way back when. I've always loved their timeless and classy feel yet still has that edge.

Exhibit A:
Brother and I have been rocking the colored wayfarers (and check out our matching nautical outfit! Oh yeah, we're that awesome) in '89.


Today, I've had the Wayfarers (in three different colors, obsessed, no?) and the Legend. Next on my top wish list, I really really want this 'Erika' style in tortoise-shell. Can I have this for Christmas, please?