August 26, 2007

Updates updates

Well, hello there! Been a while since I last blogged, ey? I've been very busy lately, with work, ministry, events and also things going on in my mind and in my heart. Go figure :P I guess it's the time of the month already. I can't believe how fast time flies... It's almost September.. that means one month to Ariel's wedding, two months to Fang's and two months and a half to Adel's. wooo.. busy busy!

Anyway, some updates here for you guys... My weekend was packed! I couldn't believe this is already Sunday night (the fact that I hate so much because it means that tomorrow is Monday again, and the start of a new working week...) I hardly had the time to unwind and have 'me-moments'... Feel sooooo exhausted now, and I don't feel that great either... I feel like a flu is coming but noooo.. rebuke in the name of the Lord yaaahh :)

Woke up at 6:30 in the morning.. went to the flower warehouse to buy some gorgeous tulips for the beautiful yummy mummy to be :) Organized the baby shower for xen.. so went to Carousel to find some stuff. Couldn't find the stuff that were on my mind, so had to find alternatives for them. Went to the venue early to set up.. the party went good though :) Came home around 6:30, had a shower and then on my bed.. wif my laptop.. and fell asleep at 8 pm!! hahah all the way to the morning... this is the most decent sleep I had in months i think...

Woke up early today because I had to be at church by 9 am. Leading worship again this Sunday. Went home after church, brought KFC! hahaha.. i'm craving for it since I dunno when.. Had a friend's farewell dinner tonight. Had too many cocktails!!! I have a headache now as we speak.

And that's it!! full on! I hardly had the time to relax... my whole body feel soooo sore right now. I want another Friday, this time I gotta take it easy ey... Another monday tomorrow, another five days to a weekend. Man, that feels like a loooooooong time. But then again, thank God I have a job... and a nice co-worker to have lunch with (right, Lauren? hehe)


August 15, 2007

Our "pursuit of happyness"

Lately I felt so tired. Tired of routines, the things that I have to do on a daily basis day after day. It seems like my life's pretty much the same. Nothing is exciting anymore and to add to that I feel like I didn't have enough rest.

So tonight I dragged Rey to accompany me to Video Ezy (hehe, thanks Rey!). I need to unwind, and one of the easy ways to do it is to watch some DVDs. One DVD in particular caught my eyes. It was the movie I really wanted to watch since it came out but never had a chance to watch it. It was Will Smith's 'The Pursuit of Happyness' which was inspired by Chris Gardner's true story... I know it's really lateeeee since the movie came out months ago, but better late than never, right :)

I was so amazed on how 'personal' and deeply moving this movie is. It told us about a man named Chris Gardner who pursued his dream and put his son's welfare and safety more than anything. The movie potrayed the most crucial and painful moments in his life, when he thought his world had ended, but he always managed to soar right through it. He even experienced being homeless, completely broke and had to sleep in a public restroom with his son.

His diligence and persistence gave him the reward (or happiness, as he called it) in the end. Resulting on him being one of the most well-known broker in the world until this very second (he even had a private conversation with Nelson Mandela and even helped Bill Clinton managed the economy while he was still the president of USA), but what amazes me is that he created more work opportunities for people. He spreads his 'happiness' to others.

As I finished watching this movie, I couldn't help but wonder... how do we define happiness? As Pastor D's sermon at THE ROCKS last week said... we don't even know for sure what makes us happy. In a way, that's true... a bit ironic, isn't it?

I guess our definition of happiness would be different from each other. Some may state a wealthy life as their happiness. Some may state having a happy family or going on a trip around the world. Different people have different definitions. What's mine? what's yours?

I don't know for sure what's my happiness is, but I know some things are able to make me feel a little bit better... things like:
  • Knowing that my favorite pair of shoes are on sale for half price (or more)
  • Having a stash of my favorite sambel pete around to eat
  • A good hair day
  • When the clock hits 5 pm on working days... that means home time!
  • Staying at home on a rainy afternoon, slouching in bed all day with a good book and jazz music playing on the background
  • The sound of my loved ones' voices
  • Being slapstick-silly with my dad
  • Hanging out with friends watching Australian Idol with KFC for dinner :)
  • A good homemade meal back at Indonesia
  • Cuddling around my lil sis and mum every night. Chatting away until we got very very sleepy
  • Chit chat coffee-time with my nyonkies
  • Shopping spree!!! or window shopping would do as well
  • Going to Ikea and then redecorate my room
  • Buying a Chanel Le Vernis
  • Having a manicure and a pedicure
  • Watching a good movie on DVD, accompanied with a bowl of chocolate ice cream (like tonight!)
  • Helping others and put smiles on their faces
Those are only some I can think of. I'm sure we all will be adding to the list as we go through the journey of life, until we find that eternal happiness (which I found in my Salvation, thank God). Pay attention to the word 'pursuit'. We all are in a journey to find happiness, to pursue happiness and to have hopes to achieve it someday, somehow. And again, the word 'pursuit' means it won't come easy at all. We will have to push through, shed tears, feel pain, sacrifice and a whole lot more... But in the end it's going to be worth it... it's happiness :)

Oh and by the way, Euphoria means at the state of extreme happiness (if you don't get what I'm talking about... read the post before this one). So I think it's just the proper name for the business as our aim and goal is to help them and bring happiness to others.

After all,
There's no point of being happy if you can't bring happiness to other people's lives, right? :)

PS: for those of you who are struggling this very moment. No matter what you are facing, I am praying for you. Heaven is not far away :)


August 12, 2007

Crafty crafty!

Another weekend has gone by! I can't believe tomorrow is Monday again already. Not enough weekendss!! but then again, I have to be thankful because I have a job, though... so, less complaining please! hehehe :)

Anyway, just recently some of my girlfriends and I have decided to 'start' our own party planner business. Since we have a lot of bridal showers, weddings and one baby shower on the way (who knows there will be a lot more next year?? *hints to my married friends! hehehe) those events will be the perfect occasion for us to have trial-and-errors.

As a result of our ideas, we decided to help a friend to plan a baby shower for her big sis at the end of August. Last Saturday I stayed at home for the day, and made handmade invitations for the event. We are also scheduled to decorate and entertain the guests for the events as well, so I am currently doing a research as we speak for activities and games to be played on the day. If anyone of you has an idea, please feel free to let me know! I need all the help I can get my hands on!

Because the shower is for a baby girl, I've decided to use pink as the main color scheme for the event. However, since the mother-to-be is not a big fan of pink, I splashed pastel green here and there for accent.

The invitation itself was created with Christina Re range of paper couture. I got the idea of the invitation from my Bible bookmark, because it's small, compact and people are able to put it in their bible (I do that, by the way hehe) for keepsakes. I was about to print the wording, and then found out that my printer is out of ink!!!! So... I handwrote them. All 40 pieces of it! took me ages... (Lesson no 1: check ink level in your printer!). I've uploaded some of the pics here, but excuse my camera... it's not that clear. I'll took some better pictures later alongside the decorations and stuff for our so-called 'portfolio' :)

Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with the result, however I felt that I can do better if I have more time. I can only go shopping for the papers and ribbons on Saturday since that's the only day I'm free... I hope the recipients for the invitations love them as well! So we can go on and designed some more... and maybe one day it can be a full-time job... who knows, right?

I have already bought some blank canvases... to finish my delayed craft project hopefully by this coming weekend. Stay tune for the finished results :)

Oh, and I've been thinking about what the business name should be... How does Euphoria sound?


August 07, 2007

More than just a pretty face

Lately, I found myself obsessing over flowers. I don't know why! Maybe it's because I've been helping in organizing one of my best friends' wedding and the fact that everyone is getting married so I'll be seeing lots and lots of flowers. And I'm really into a shabby chic vintage kind of mode at the moment, so maybe that explains my flower obsession.

It's incredible that God creates such beautiful things... like me! (haha!) no no, seriously... There are so many different types of flowers with different shapes, forms, textures and colors. It's just amazing how God came up with that! I have a few flowers that I really fancied. Roses are classic, Tulips are cute and Lilies are classic. But, my current favorite (the one that I'm obsessing over) is Peonies.

Somehow I found them classy and chic, with a subtle hint of flirtatiousness. It has lots of ruffles which adds texture and volume to it looks topped off with pretty pastel colors as well (the one pictured above have strong fuschia colors.. still loved it though!). I had purchased some fake ones (mind you, I don't have a green thumb so might as well go with the fake ones hehehe. But I really wanted the real one though...) to be placed in my so-called 'vintage corner' in my room. I did take a picture of it, however the flower that I placed on my dressing table aren't the peonies (I placed it somewhere else) but I'll just show you a peek on that vintage-corner anyway...

Anyhoo, Peonies have been used a lot in weddings as bouquets and centerpieces. So I'm a bit curious on what's the meaning of the flower itself. Apparently, flowers have language! Therefore we can't just by any flower for any occasion since it might send the wrong message. The language of flowers are called Florigraphy. I managed to google it, and found some... here you go for your guideline (especially for you, Adams... hehehe)

  • Alstroemeria: a cut flower available in a variety of colors, symbolizes strong bond with another person, as well as prosperity
  • Amaryllis: an indoor flowering bulb whose showy blossoms represent pride and radiant beauty
  • Azalea: symbolizes first love and romance
  • Carnations: represent pride and beauty
  • Chrysanthemum: symbolizes fidelity- a great choice to celebrate your wedding anniversary!
  • Daffodil: a sure sign of spring, but also represents chivalry
  • Daisy: signifies loyal love
  • Delphinium: this rare blue flower symbolizes all things heavenly
  • Peony: a flower originally from China, traditionally means "I love you"
  • Statice: stands for remembrance–include them in a bouquet to tell your sweetheart you miss them
  • Stock: a fragrant flower meaning "you'll always be beautiful to me"
  • Sunflower: a statement of pure love, longevity, and adoration
  • Tulip: a symbol of fame, but also stands for the "perfect lover"
  • Violet: represents faithfulness and affection
Ahh... perfection :) can't wait to use it on my own wedding (which is, WHEN? hahaha)


August 03, 2007

She said...

".. Later that day I got into thinking about relationships...

There are those that open you up to something new and exotic,
those that are old and familiar,
those that bring up lots of questions,

those that bring you somewhere unexpected,
those that bring you far from where you started,
and those that bring you back.

But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all
is the one you have with yourself.

And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous..."

-- Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and The City Season 6 - "A Girl In Paris Part Deux" --



The long awaited The Simpsons movie has finally showing in every major cinemas in the world. The wait has been for almost 20 years, and last week some friends and I went to see it. It was typical Simpsons movie (quite short, really. only 90 minutes) but it was really hilarious, konyol, funny and very entertaining.

The rating for this movie in Rotten Tomatoes is actually really good (about 86% at the moment) and it beats Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix in the box office (sadly, I was quite disappointed with that movie.. not as good as the book!). But, I never realized that the hype of The Simpsons movie is "that-crazy" until I found this on the web...

The Simpsons family has been featured in the fashion spread in US Vogue for the August 07 edition! The lady in the black bob hair is Linda Evangelista (yes, the supermodel) who are 'supposedly' take them to visit the major fashion labels in the world. The clothes that they are wearing (very well illustrated) were actual clothes from the collection of each designers. They are Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Lanvin, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, Versace and Viktor & Rolf. As you can see from the spread, each designer has been illustrated to the picture too. Donatella and Karl Lagerfeld are very obviously illustrated, don't you think?

By the way, doesn't Marge look hot in a wavy hair like in the Versace shoot? and look at Homer trying to mimic Karl Lagerfeld in the Chanel shoot!
In my personal opinion, I don't think they would ever let The Simpsons family in the front row of any fashion shows considering Homer and Bart are very much the trouble makers :P (I know I wouldn't).


August 01, 2007

Sister 2 Sister

Being a very self-centered, forgetful and arrogant kind of big sis, I forgot to mention about how talented my little sis is in the posting below!! (honest mistake sis, sorryyyyyyy)

Anyhoo, let me give you a little background on her.

Her full name is Alexandra Talissa. People call her Tali (yea i know, sad! hahahaha :P) but for me, she's simply my Tabbies.. hehehe.

She's going 18 this year (even though she looked 16! hahaha) - and she's so talented in art! She's currently studying Graphic Design in The One University, Malaysia yang konon kabarnya one of the best Design Institute in the world.

Her life revolves around photoshop, copic and anime (this is true!) I still remember on how I taught her how to draw her very first manga character (yeap, I was her 'guru' back thennn..) and then I saw her grow to become more and more creative in that area. I stopped sketching a long time (sketched more to fashion nowadays) but Tabbies definitely still does. Her skills are like, WOW! She learned it by herself by playing around with photoshop a lot.

I was amazed when I saw her latest creations. She has this portfolio book she used to carry around EVERYWHERE (literally, everywhere!) full of her amazing sketches and artwork. It's unbelievable how someone so young can produce highly skilled artworks like her. She produced a short comic book last year (or was it the year before?) and she made like double-profit from it. I've got one copy here with me, so if anyone wants to have a look, give me a buzz :)

I believe that she'll be huge someday, looking at her talents. She has already helped her highschool magazine as being the illustrator and design coordinator, who knows she'll own her own business soon?

Please check out her works at and be amazed, be VERY VERY amazed :)

I love you lil sis! *^__________^*