Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bali Getaway

Before I start with a little story of my vacation, I just want to name the movie I quoted in my last post. It was "My Blueberry Nights", which was the first English movie of Wong Kar Wai. It's also Norah Jones' first debut as an actress and I think she did a marvelous job! Jude Law also as charming as he's always been. Besides the story, the cinematography is just beautiful. Very Wong Kar Wai. If you haven't seen it, I really recommend it for you. Anyway, some of you got it correctly. So, a big YAY for all of you who answered it right. A bigger YAY for anyone who have left comments on it. Love y'all!

Move on to the next topic, I just came back from a 5 days 4 nights vacation in Bali with my girlfriends. It was a great vacation since I had my best girlfriends with me and there's no better destination than Bali for this matter (last time I went to Bali was in 2003!). We picked this time around because our friend, a Balinese belle Ayufie, who lives in France came to her hometown for a short visit. We didn't want to waste this opportunity to meet and hang out with her. Linda and I flew to Bali from Jakarta, while Ruth a.k.a Tje2p has already been in Bali since about a month ago for work assignment. Also joined us for a couple of days, Ein, was our friend who resides in Bali.

We had the best time there. I'll share you some (appropriate) photos, while the unappropriate ones will be our own dirty little secrets :D

Before I show you the pictures of the vacation, here are some pictures of 'what i wore':

Fist set of pictures were taken in Sanur beach, where Ayufie had a traditional purification ceremony

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wearing: gaudi floral dress || h&m red bikini || zara hat || bcbg max azria sunnies || unbranded silver bangles || F21 black bracelet

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These second set were taken in Ubud, a small village that is called international village and has very interesting agricultural system called Subak.

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wearing: old navy white boybeater || unbranded white top worn as a skirt || shelly's london black shoes || F21 aviator sunnies || unbranded silver bangles || f21 black floral bracelet

Here are some photos I'd like to share with you:


Dinner on our first night in Bali at Warung Italia
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Lunch at Kadewatan
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Tje2p, Ayu, Me and Linda at Sanur Beach
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Sunbathing at our nice hotel's pool side
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Ku De Ta
The white top is the same piece I worn as a skirt on previous pictures

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Lunch by the river at Murni's Warung in Ubud
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On Friday night we went club hopping around Kuta. First stop was Center Stage, then to Kamasutra to Bacio to La Vida Loca. We called it the night at around 4 am on Saturday. Here is one of the pictures. The rest of the pics would not be for display :D

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Waiting for sunset at Kuta Beach

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Me in action :P
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Besides getting my pics taken, I also love taking picture. Here are some of the pictures I took. But unfortunately, once I transferred my photos to my computer, I noticed that there were spots on the photos. It's my lens, I should've checked it before using the lens. Dammit!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Movie's Quotes

I am a movie buff. So this time, I'd like to play a movie theme for my post. See if you can guess what movie I am quoting here :D

"Sometimes, even if you have the keys those doors still can't be opened. Can they? "

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"Even if the door is open, the person you're looking for may not be there"

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"It took me nearly a year to get here. It wasn't so hard to cross that street after all, it all depends on who's waiting for you on the other side."

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"How do you say goodbye to someone you can't imagine living without? I didn't say goodbye.
I didn't say anything. I just walked away..."

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wearing: h&m yellow dress || kenzie brown wedges || ciciero purple clutch

So, any idea what movie is it?

By the way, sorry of the lack of updates. My internet connection has been down since three days ago (still down right now). Hopefully, I can get it fixed tomorrow, though it doesn't really matter, since I am leaving for Bali this coming Thursday. Woohooo!!! I am so ready for the beach!

Just a bit of story about the shoots. All the pictures were taken at what-so-called Old City of Jakarta. Lots of beautiful old buildings, though most of them were left damaged and abandoned. Too bad the city government couldn't care less for its own heritage. The area has become a famous outing especially among photographers nowadays. So, at the day of the shoot, we're not alone. There are a lot of other people taking pictures or get their pictures taken. But we're trying to find less popular spots.

Here are two other photos that didn't fit in the movie's quotes :D

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Thanks y'all for the lovely comments you dropped on last post. It means so much for me! I will try my best to drop by your blogs in the midst of this internetless state I am in right now :)



Monday, June 15, 2009

Work and Play

Not really....it was Sunday *grin*


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wearing: forever 21 dress || thrifted blazer || h&m black tights || forever 21 black shoes || charles & keith shocking pink purse || forever 21 aviator sunnies


The thing about short hair is that it is actually more high maintenance for me. When I had long hair I didn't have to get my hair trimmed every month. But with short hair like my current, that's what I have to do to keep it well-styled. That's what I did yesterday. But this time, I opted for a much shorter hair. At least I can save a trip to a hair salon next month :).

So far, I've been fashion blogging for 4 months and I can tell you that I am addicted! Not only getting my outfit pictures taken but also visiting other people's blogs. Oh it's heaven seeing all those stylish real people! No wonder that fashion bloggers have taken the fashion world by storm. But I have to admit that fashion blogs walking is really time consuming! I am just too obsessed not to do it every time I am in front of my computer. I guess it's time for me to come up with a more discipline schedule to do it without sacrificing my other activities. Wish me luck ;)




Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hands In My Pockets

In a split second upon seeing the photos, I realized how lame my poses are. My hands are inside my pockets in all the photos! I guess that's why I am not a model (well, beside being a shorty and unattractive too *LOL*).


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wearing: thrifted blazer || h&m black shirt || h&m black shorts || h&m red sash || dolce vita black/red pumps || forever 21 aviator sunglasses


This was the outfit I wore last Sunday. Originally I had so many activities planned out for that day, such as going to the airport in the morning to pick up my new laptop (thanks to my friends who were very kind to haul it all the way from the US), going to my best friend's mom's wedding in the afternoon, going to the salon to get some hair treatments and then going to the theater to watch Star Trek in the evening. But it didn't happen as planned. Only the first one did and the salon thing, of course. Oh well.... Oh, and I had great dinner too!
These photos were taken in the afternoon before going to the salon. The photographer said that he wanted to take my pictures in a crossing bridge. So there we were, in one of the most quite crossing bridges in one of the busiest areas in Jakarta.

On a happy note, I've got my new Macbook Pro that I name 'Selena'. But almost no happy note without a sad note follows behind it, right? Just a day after I received the laptop, Steve Jobs from Apple announced a new edition of Macbook Pro that is said to have a better screen. And it is $300 cheaper! Ouch!



Friday, June 5, 2009

Fountain Of Youth

I've been wanting to get my pictures taken at the historic HI Square that is located at the heart of the city. The square has a monument called Tugu Selamat Datang (Welcome Monument) that is mounted in the middle of a huge water fountain. Unfortunately, the fountain is not always working (not sure why. saving energy perhaps?). So when I drove by and saw that the fountain was on, I immediately asked my friend to take my pictures.

Again, I can't chose which ones to put up on here, so apologize for the many photos (speaking about indulging my narcissistic-self) :D

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wearing: foxy lady black tanks || retail therapy yellow skirt || black socks (forgot where from) || vinci yellow pumps


I don't usually like matchy-matchy outfits, color wise or print wise. But this time I am in the spirit of Bumble Bee, yellow and black. Or do I look like a cabbage because of the skirt? Your call... *grin*