Batik From Bangka

Batik top bought at Bangka
It has been more than two weeks since I was back from traveling Belitung and Bangka. But I have not written about my trip so I decided to post this one first.
On our last day in Bangka before going back to Jakarta. our tour guide: Tria took us to two places that sold not only souvenirs like crackers or keychains but also traditional fabric. Each provinces in Indonesia has their own traditional clothes and fabrics. Belitung and Bangka also have their own batik.
I was really not in the mood for shopping frenzy since I have run out of money. We were not taken to the fabric where we can see the traditional fabric being made. But to two stores and both of them naturally put a bit higher price. After wipe out almost my money on crackers, coffee and shirt at sovenir shop, Tria the tour guide took us to Galeri Batik Destiani where we can buy traditional fabric from Bangka.

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Happy Ascension Day year 2017

Picture courtesy of my friend : Patsy.

Dear all readers, happy Ascension day to you. May peace and love be with us always and God bless us all.ย ย When He had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He left them and was taken up to heaven.ย He will return to us… in time…ย 

Thank you dear Patsy for your permission. Happy Ascension day to you and your family.

International GIVEAWAY

 

Baju Beda with Lifestyle blogger
Hi all… I am having international giveaway on my Instagram account. I am collaborating with my own friend (used to be my colleague in the office ages ago) who is the creator and owner of clothing line : BEDA.
Okay, first let me inform you what “BEDA” means in English. Beda is an Indonesian word means: DIFFERENT. Baju means clothes, it can be dress or top. We are all unique & naturally we want to be different. She wants her creation makes us feel yeah, we stand out from others and looks awesome. She has another clothing line but let’s concentrate on this one.

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First Easter

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That was the last photo of me and my father at the church on Good Friday. Because my parents were not well so for a few years already, I always went alone to the church to celebrate Easter. But this year, will be my very first to celebrate Easter without my father. He passed away last year, just few days after Ascension Day. Sometimes I still miss him but I hope he rest in peace.

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#TravelBangkaBelitung – Getting Ready

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Hat, sunglasses, Batty going to Bangka Belitung

The date has been set and I am ready to go to Bangka and Belitung with my colleagues. Yeah, this is another outing held by my office and I can’t hardly wait. Well, actually not really that excite because this May is one year of my father’s passing. So, I was a bit sad to leave my mom while I should be at home with her. But this trip will only takes 4 days so hopefully everything is going to be okay.

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Discount Goods, yay or nay?

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So, I know I have been reminding myself not to buy online again and again. But well, sometimes I browsing around the net and found something cute though not useful. Or something not so cute but the very thing that I need though not urgent. Anyway, in the end I think buying things will find its own way to me. Kidding.

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Bring Your Scarf

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Last Saturday, my friend called me to hang out with her at the mall (as usual, where else can we go?)

It has been raining for few days, so I prefer a simple outfit. Just a skinny jeans with my new Supima T-shirt (remember, the one that I bought in a hurry?) . I decided to bring along my red jacket and also my batik scarf.

The hang out place located at 56th floor BCA Tower and I was a bit taken aback. We didn’t plan to hang out at Skye in the first place. It was sort out popped out from my friend, she loves do things spontaneously. I was like, did I wear suitable outfit? I heard Skye is a fancy restaurant and lounge so I kinda worry with my outfit. I could wear the batik scarf so my outfit doesn’t look too simple. But I wore sport shoes and these kinda shoes sort of forbidden in this kind of restaurant . You know, the smart casual rule for us when we are about to dine in in a fancy restaurant.

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Mommy Jeans

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About a few weeks ago on the celebration of #ChineseNewYear and accident happened. I won’t go into any details but it was like a bottle of sauces just being thrown at you. In short, your dress gets dirty all over the place including my underwear. Buying another clothes seems the only way out at that moment.

Unfortunately, at that time I took my mom to fancy place to have our lunch together. I can afford the meal, but to buy clothes at any outlets at Plaza Indonesia is far and far and far above my pay grade. So, I use my scarf to hide all the mess on my dress (is a white colorful dress by the way) I went to another mall : Grand Indonesia just across the street. I can only think about one store that big chances is affordable and that is UNIQLO.

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Lunar New Year

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GONG XI FA CAI to all friends and readers ๐Ÿ™‚ So, to you all singleton out there, did you get many red envelopes? ๐Ÿ™‚ Just remember not to spend them all on shopping. Kidding. I just spend mine on shopping but I will get to that later on the next post.

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Anyway, I joined this blog competition about Chinese New Year Festival in Indonesia. And since I have never participated nor have I ever been in any Chinese New Year celebration, I decided to write it from my own point of view. Related that the celebration almost similar with me celebrating Christmas and new year. About family gathering and and say thank you for the days that we have been through. Hopefully, the coming new year will be prosperous to all of us.

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