Category Archives: trends & lifestyle

Russia… or Qatar?

World Cup 2018 is going to be held in Russia. Interesting, because some reports said the host will offer free ground transport for match ticket holders across at least half a dozen of locations in western part of the country. Hmmm.. If not then, one should wait for WC 2022 in Qatar… #Worldcup2014

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“Happy” Makes Me Happy :)

Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” has made a lasting impression on people around the world and, as a result, we can see many videos that recorded different locations with people smiling and dancing to the catchy tunes. FYI, Pharrell had previously made a full day’s worth of footage of him and a bunch of strangers (and celebs) singing this song in various locations. The song is the OST of “Despicable Me 2”.

I like watching these videos because I also get to see different parts of the world and how the local people act and express themselves through music –which I think is the most universal language in the world. If you haven’t been to any of these places, well, it is also a good teaser to inspire your next trip.

So, cheers to Sydney, cheers to Montreal, salute to Firenze, sláinte to Dublin, prost to Cologne, egészségére to Budapest,  santé to Paris, gezondheid to Leeuwarden, etc… Hopefully the video will inspire dance-off in many more countries! Definitely looking forward to seeing one from Asia. After all, smiling and dancing are the best medicines in the world. Enjoy the videos!

IMHO, the song is a well-deserving single for an Oscar!

When life gives you lemon…

when_life_gives_you_lemon…don’t just make lemonade!! Lemon is antioxidant, refresher and fountain of youth. Every part of it is good and useful, and I have developed a routine for this. My brother is also having his own routines with lemon (and it’s not like we planned it together.. LOL).

I started this after I thought about getting Vitamin C injection (which is quite expensive… well, at least it would cost me Rp 500k per shot). Now I have been using lemons for 2 weeks and have felt the result on my skin and digestion system. If it’s like this for a month, will increase my dose in consuming lemons and increase budget for lemons (Rp 15k/ piece). I think it can replace chemical mask and night cream, but we’ll see. #lovinglemons #healthylife #secret

Would You Date Girls Who Travel?

“Date A Girl Who Travels”

I think the writer of this article is in love with a traveler** 🙂

But jokes aside, I remember that I once asked someone to join my solo trip. I felt that he has a kind heart. And he does. We explored the island, shared beers and laughter, a little bit crazy fun on the side, then before we knew it we were dating for quite a while. We did road trips, hit the road without a single map in hand, got lost here and there, but we’d always enjoyed it.

If I were to meet someone special, I would definitely travel with him for a while first to see how compatible our strength, weakness, intelligence and views about the world are. Maybe I live in vain, or maybe I think too much. But I know what I want.

I know that something worth to wait for is something worth to keep for the rest of your life.

**The harsh truth is most guys would feel intimidated by a female traveler, especially if she likes to travel solo. Many guys would choose a woman who can be a “trophy wife” –someone who physically looks flawless, is a bit clueless about many things, needy and luckily master the art of putting make-up.

Do I Plan This?

“So are you planning to be alone (forever)?” a guy asked me today.

Hmmm, if only I could get a dollar every time someone asks me that 😙 (NOTE: I would prefer AUD, pls, cuz I’ll be using the currency soon. Lol)

How would I know if I’m going to change my mind or not within the next decade? Getting married is easy, people, but getting a compatible lifetime partner is NOT. Marriage is the beginning of a new chapter, it’s not the end nor the goal.

I feel sorry for you if you feel that way 😶 #asingleslife

Walking with Father J

There is a hole, a gap in me that cannot be filled with anything but Jesus. He found me when I was very young and I’ve been talking to Him ever since.

He knows me even before I knew who He was. And no one knows me better than Him.

There were times I hurt Him, every now and then, and when it happened I lost my peace.

But He never leaves me.

The same mighty savior who found Paul, Zakheus, C.S. Lewis… The only living God who once had lived as a man –who would understand my every bit of sorrow.

God knows I don’t ask for this life, for my life is still a painful happiness because I have always been a solitaire.

Maybe that’s why I like yoga. It makes sense that a more bubbly and outgoing person would choose sports like balley dancing or salsa over yoga. It is the perfect sport for loners (whether or not they are lonely people).

I have written several series about Him, my sorrows and the conversations we had. One day, if God’s willing, I would publish it. But my life isn’t a full circle just yet, so I need to learn and listen more.

No matter what, thank you Father for never letting me go.