Saturday, 26 July 2014

English as Well

So, question of the day is, someone ask me at ask.fm about why I write my blog in English, since I'm Indonesian, it must be good if I write it on my mother language. Actually, it's hard for me to express my feelings in Indonesian way, since I cant speak Indonesian in 'formal' way. For example, In English you can simply put I but in Indonesia it's a bit confusing since a lot of words like saya/aku/gue/etc. It's one of a lot of such of matters. The second reasons is I want to people understand what I write. Since English is the global language that people should understand. I won't ask you to study English to understand well, but I guess, is it a must to study English in these day? No excuse then.

Am I good in English? Nope. My English also like a sucks, I have a very broken grammar and a lot of mistakes. If you only want to speak/write in English when you are cool enough, you won't success. Why? I believe you also understand that practice is the best answer of a lot of obstacle. At the first time, I also have same problem of mostly people here. I'm afraid to speak English. I'm afraid to spell English on the right way, I'm afraid of mistakes. Then I need a lot of practice. How? Your parents can't speak English well, your friends is same with you, and if you have a friend who can speak English well in Indonesia, I believe in the end you will speak your own language. It doesn't work. So, I suggest you (and I've done it before) to have an exchange program to US or Europe area. Why not Asia? Because they like us and you will meet a lot of Asian people (or maybe Indonesian) so it's hard to study when you meet a friend that have same mother language. Why US? their mother language is English, and why Europe? they can't speak English very well like you, so you can understand well since you also in the same level of them. In the end, people who attend the exchange program is people who eager to learn, esp English. 

One of the benefit of the exchange program is you gain a confidence in yourself to speak English. I suggest you to have min. 30 days of exchange program without your own nationality in your group. I believe you can do well. Tell me when you success! Good luck.













I'm wearing this fluffy sweater from Platform Store. They have their own store at ITC Mangga Dua, but I enjoy online shopping more than a visit in a store. I got the skirt from Stupkid at latest Infare Bazaar. The necklace is from Youniq Jewelry, I bought it trough localbrand.co.id. Anyway, I'm using a lipstick from 3CE Stylenanda. Is it match with my outfit? It's a bit pale and pinkish.

The highlight of this look is my bag! I got it from Sea World. Sea World located at Ancol, Jakarta, Indonesia, It's really lovely because it have a small shark doll with sky blue color, stitch on the bag. I feel like to visit a lot of place such as Dufan, Jungle Land, Sea World, Water Boom, etc. People in my age are trying to be a nostalgic, but come on! I'm not that old actually.

Sweater - Platform Store
Skirt - Stupkid
Bag - Sea World Indonesia
Shoes - River Island
Necklace - Youniq Jewelry

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Awkward Smile

I just finished leisurely a week at home, watched Korean drama, Gentleman Dignity. 20 episodes on 3 days and yeah, I miss my kind of busy days. 

By the way, I just made a new blog for my styling portfolio project, hope you can visit and appreciate my works ;) http://eternityofstyle.blogspot.com/ Styling is fun and I really intend to make another project in the near future.

I have a plan to go to Japan for works so I need a certificate of Japanese language first. I need to study language first but I don't know where to go. Japan Foundation not open a new class in the near period and Gakushudo as well. So, any good suggestion? 

This look is taken in Bali by my lovely and doll Ines, thanks babe!










The highlight of this look is currently favorite item : long vest jeans. I bought this at ANAP at Bali. I just know that ANAP is a Japanese brand. The pink bodysuit just catch my attention. Usually the color of bodysuit is only the basic color like black, grey, white, etc. This bodysuit is a bit different, it have a checkered pattern with soft pink. I bought it at Gandaria City, it's a new collection, so if you like it better buy it as soon as possible! 

Long Vest Jeans - ANAP
Sunglasses - Forever 21 
Bodysuit - H&M
Shorts - H&M
Shoes - River Island


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Beach Addict

"Beach Addict" -- It's not my word, it's my swimsuit word! As you know I hate beach because I can feel the hotness. This look just taken around 5.00 PM and its not too hot there, so I bravely to go to the beach.

This looks was taken on Sunday and surprisingly it's not too crowded. You can see the wave of the ocean clearly. My friend told me that Jakarta was on a heavy rain whether Bali is everyday sunny!







I bought this swimsuit in Pull and Bear at Bali Beachwalk, Bali. Twinning with my bloggers babe Ines and Gaby. Sadly Gaby can't join us because of some 'problematic dilemma'. The rest of my goods is from Jakarta. Hat from Forever 21 Grand Indonesia, sunglasses from ZARA Grand Indonesia, and shorts from H&M Pondok Indah Mall. Last thing that I should introduce you is this sheer cardigan from Nassgorju, a local brand from Bali. Check their facebook and instagram to know their cool collections! Thanks Yonas form bring this sheer to me.

Hat - Forever 21
Sunglasses - ZARA
Swimsuit - Pull and Bear
Sheer Cardigan - Nassgorju
Shorts - H&M

BONUS! 










Friday, 11 July 2014

PAH-RA-DIEEEES

BALI BALI BALI and I just came back from BALI!

Short gate away but it's really FUN! Tell you the truth, beach is not my place. It's hot, a lot of sand (make me itchy), a lot of water (since I don't believe in myself that I can swim well), and it have a big possibilities to make you tanned! BUT, in this 'shopping' trip, of course I won't go to beach everyday. I just walked around to see the coolest stuff ever (I will tell you in the next post).

Because it's not a new place for me and I'm not that kind of exited for beach, so I didn't take much photos. I just take some outfit looks for my blog and I will post it now and in other two post!

This is my outfit for day two in Bali! This outfit make me. feels like a girl who prepare herself to go to beach (but actually we are not going to beach hahaha)









You can grab my whole outfit in Jakarta, Indonesia. I bought hat and top at H&M Gandaria City. Bikini from Forever 21 Grand Indonesia. Shorts from ZARA Grand Indonesia, and my sandals from H&M Grand Indonesia. I just bought it H-1 before I go to Bali. 

I love my cute details on my hat, it's really represent beach. Zara's shorts with floral detail caught my attention. I search shorts in those retail store but I can't found better than this. My sandals is glow in the dark but I can't give you some pictures that how it react with sun light and glow in the darkness! 

Photos taken at South Kuta Hotel by the only one Ines, thanks babe!

Hat - H&M
Top - H&M
Bikini (Top) - Forever 21
Shorts - ZARA
Sandals - H&M

BONUS PHOTOS with BALI'S BLOGGERS!

Left - Right : Yonas - Valerie - Devi - Gaby - Ines - Collin - Tita - Nana

You guys awesome and rocks! Please is it not real right: "geng Bali udah bubar" like Collin said to us hahahaha! I am waiting you guys in  Jakarta and I hope to see all of you SOOOOOON!! 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

WASSUP! Styling Challenge!

"WASSUP!"

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Marcella Novianti
Gredy Xu
Fery Saputra


Check Out Behind The Scene & Styling Video















This is my first time to styling a person for a make over project. My fashion is far away from classy. I prefer black and bold, harness, sunglasses, kind of more brave and a bit sexy. The model (Marcella) herself is a pretty girl who have a classy style, neat, and elegant. I bravely change her to become more rocks and bold, elegant with a bit sexiness. I prepare 4-5 outfit, but in the end I enjoy this final three looks. Even I know simple or classy style is worldwide, but I just can't make myself change into it. About hairstyle, she naturally have a short hair. I made her wear a hair clip for a long hair.

So, enjoy this works! Styling is fun! I hope I have another opportunity for it.

Song Credit by Lana Del Rey - West Coast (on YT)

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CLOTHING
Nikicio
Egency
H&M
Romwe 
Zara
Modify
Forever 21

SHOES
Unif
Jeffrey Campbell
Zara

Styling & Wardrobe by Valerie Samantha

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