Thursday, December 31, 2009
Ohya, sebenarnya itu bukan anak2 kandungnya. Bayinya 7 (lahir dengan operasi Caesar) dan mati, tapi dia menculik anak2nya Fla dan Ruko :P
Total ada lima => dua putih coklat, tiga coklat. Yang coklat ada dua yang galak dan takut ma manusia.
Cerita lainnya tentang bayi adalah Trio Gadis: anak2nya Pramini. Yang satu nakal banget, jalan2 jauh padahal belum bener jalannya, hahaha! Entah kenapa, yang lorengnya lucu gue namain Gadis, dua lagi gue pengen namain Cosmopolitan dan Femina.
Yang nakal --dan paling jelek-- gue namain Cosmo. Panggilannya? Omo, hahahah!!!
The pad is classified on 'light day pad' on tinytapir.com so I used it on my lighter days.
Material: thick organic cotton and hemp french terry. Size: 8" long
I put the 'insert' and it felt very very bulky. Even without the insert, the pad isn't thin compared to other brands I have.
Turn out I didn't need the insert because when I was about to wash it, I pulled out the insert and it was still clean. While I'm not heavy bleeder and it wasn't heavy day, yet I bleed. Amazing.
It had no waterproof-lining so I was amazed it didn't leak. It also didn't take much time to dry (unlike Fussybutt Moonbow!).
The downside: stain, stain, stain!!.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Kurus, loreng2, wajah tirus. Pokoknya jelek.
Namun demikian, ni bocah manja banget. Gak seneng dipangku, tapi seneng nempel2 sama orang....dan kucing lain.
Padahal dia anak baru. Berdasarkan pengalaman, kucing baru gak begitu comfort dengan teman2nya, banyak juga yang gak balik lagi ke rumah.
Ini beda. Dia sudah comfort dengan rumah barunya, kelon2an ama anak2 lain....terus nete' hahaha!!!
Udah ABG kok masih nete' sih??!
Karena kepribadiannya yang PD banget, sementara ini dia dinamain 'PD'.
Kitten ini misterius. kadang ada kadang hilang. Tapi tiap kali ada tentu dikasi makan.
Lalu minggu lalu gue melihat dia, setelah hilang berhari2, duduk di bantal dalam keadaan basah dan kotor. Gue tanya ke Mbak, "ketemu di mana nih? Kok basah?"
"Kejebur got...saya andukin gak mau"
Hahaha. Semenjak itu namanya jadi Jebur, soale udah 2x dia ketangkep basah :)
Kemudian dia hilang lagi. Dan baru ketemu di depan, dekat garasi.
FYI: Bubun 'menyimpan' anak2nya di atap.
Rupanya Jebur adalah anak Bubun! Misterinya terpecahkan: dia menghilang karena diambil lagi sama ibunya....dan dia kejebur karena jatoh dari atap, hahaha!!!
Monday, December 28, 2009
If you search in Google about cloth pad, many will say "once you try it, you'll never look back"; "they don't smell"; "they easy to care"; "they're softer than disposables"; "they'll save your money" etc.
This is my opinion on menstrual cloth pad and I'm not gonna lie:
Comfort: I don't have allergic reaction wearing any disposables, for me the pads and the disposable are the same when it comes to comfort.
Price: The pads aren't cheap..my collection worth more than IDR 1 million and it's not enough for the whole cycle! Probably it's a long-term investment, but for Indonesian standard, it's cheaper to buy Kot*x or Ch*rm than spending IDR 150,000 for one pad.
Smell: while it's true that the pads has less smell than the disposable, but it has smell. Come on, it's a bloody pad! Blood has smell, right?
Easy to care: No they're not easy to wash. Probably I haven't found the right pad, but it takes some effort to clean them. Heaviest day is the hardest part, the bloody water...Sometimes I feel my bathroom is a murder scene!!!
It's not easy to act green :)
To be honest, in my heaviest day, disposable is better. Just use and throw. No bloody bathroom. No stain. It's the guilty feeling of generating inorganic waste that stops me from using disposable :)
But cloth pantyliner is different story. I think everyone (eh, women) should wear this. It's not too expensive, easy to clean and you can wash it once a week without any smell --unless you sniff it closely. Ugh--
Until I hit 31.
All the thoughts fell apart :P
I'm not saying that I'm fat now, but I find it harder to maintain the ideal weight.
If now I weigh X, I once hit (X+3)kg and I stopped eating dinner (only WRP at night), exercise more, only ended up with messed up period and no weight loss.
Then I started taking slimming pills. Mine is Indonesian traditional herbs --jamu-- and I've tried Mustika Ratu, Sariayu and recently I take one by Jamu Borobudur.
Three brands that I mentioned above are reputable companies, so I'm not worried by the bad effect on my health.
I just drink more water.
Every product contains daun jati belanda. I take it after lunch and dinner --but I don't take it when I drink WRP, that's too much-- and believe me, it works.
Now I'm back with my X kg :)
No, I just stayed at home. Annoyed my mother and went to Plaza Cibubur :D
I played games. Yeah, I know it's not right to play games in your day off, but I love FB application so much I can't stop playing them hehehe.
A little 3R update, I managed to use the 'toilet towels' at my parents' house. My new towels were thin and didn't take much time to dry, I love them.
No more toilet paper!!!
(but I still have it in my bathroom...for guests or just in case I run outta towels)
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I also don't recommend using washable pads if you're you have water scarcity problem in your area.
But if you interested, I can give you some tips based on my opinion:
Wear sanitary-panty (a panty with plastic lining, it won't leak on normal condition).
Always bring another clean cloth pads.
If you still not confident enough, always bring your favorite (disposable) pads.
The pads achive its maximum absorbency after 10 washes, so you need to wash it often before you wear it.
You need to spend more time..and water to wash it. Cloth panty liner is easy to clean, but bloody pad needs more effort.
Use less detergent. Cloth pad absorb detergent and using too much of it would lead to more water...and time to rinse.
Anyway, Love Moon is a good product, I don't feel much guilty stashing it to trash bin :D
I used it on my heavy days and I had cramp and headache that day. With Love Moon, I experienced less cramp and no headaches.
I won't say that I'm very fit and can run for a mile --that's because I am not strong enough to run for 1 mile hehehe-- but it did make the cramp better.
Alhamdulillah gak semua bagian, hanya di blakang graham bawah kanan, tapi sakitnya lumayan juga....
............Lumayan untuk membuat kemampuan nyupir gue menurun drastis, hehehe.
Setelah ditelaah lebih lanjut, alias ngaca2 kayak orang tolol, akhirnya gue tau bahwa penyebab bengkaknya adalah sariawan!!! Ugh! Tapi gue bersyukur, alhamdulillah 'cuma' sariawan bukan radang gusi atau sakit gigi.
Malamnya gue minum obat anti radang dan kumur pake Minosep -dulu gue pernah sariawan dashyat juga, jadi untuk punya obat kumur anti sariawan-- yang rasanya.....hmmmm........
Bikin mulut gue pait sampai paginya.
Tapi besoknya gue udah ceria lagi, gak cenat cenut kayak kemarin...hehehe
(yeah, it's odd to be excited about having period, heh?!)
It was heavy-flow day, and I was wearing 4 types of pads that day:
First it was Fresh Moon 11" AIO --all in one-- cotton velour, classified as Night Pad in Tiny Tapir. Gee, it was bulky!!! I can't say it feels like wearing nothing because it was bulky, but it stayed in place very very well and I didn't trace any leak.
The second pad was undyed Moonbow medium fleece (9.5") , that's classified as Day Pad in tinytapir. This one was very thin and has perfect size, but too bad it was a heavy day. It almost leak, I saw a spot in the back --the fabric is organic merino wool jersey--.
The third was green Moonbow large velour (12.5"), classified as Night Pad in Tiny Tapir. This one was large but thin....something I needed to get used to. Wearing disposable pads means having the pads hold in place by adhesive, and I always forgot that cloth pad wasn't provided with adhesive, the front and the back part of the pads flipped when I took off my panty --kelipet pas buka CD--, probably because it was so thin. And I noticed a leak.
The forth was blue Moonbow X Large fleece (13"), a night pad. This one is longer and thicker the Large one. I find it too thin for a long pad, I mean, long pad should be thicker, because the front and the back are flipped every time I took off my panty --tiap buka CD, tiap kali ujung2nya kelipet-- and for me, the crotch area was too narrow, it bleed to the 'wings'.
I read that cloth pad needs to be washed 10x to achive its maximum absorpion.
Now comes the hardest part: washing the pads.
I'm so glad I'm not affraid of blood....I rinse the pads until the water almost clear from blood, then soak it overnight.
The Fresh Moon was easy to clean while Moonbows are easily stained :(
Here's some cons and pros from the pads:
Fresh Moon AIO 11":
- stays in place so well
- doesn't leak
- easy to wash => no stain.
Moonbow medium (9.5") fleece and large (12.5") velour
- it's very thin.
- so thin, it's easily flipped (kelipet) when you take off your panty.
- not too easy to clean, it left stain.
Moonbow X Large fleece (13")
- thinner than the Fresh Moon
- Kelipet2 kalau buka CD. Ugh
- I found the crotch too narrow, the flow goes to the wings!
- Hard to clean, stained.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Some people loves cooking, cleaning up the house...and I love hand washing :P
Probably it's a zodiac thing...I'm pisces. I love water :)
Before the 'pad era', I wash my undies twice a day. But now, I learn how to be wise with water, so I just soak it in the morning and wash it at the end of the day.
I even hand wash my cloths and spin-dry with washing machine. I rarely use washing machine, except for bed sheets and mukena (usually I wash my bed sheets with the mukena, once a month).
I know, I'm a freak :D
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The texture is softer than my MAC pencil eyeliner and it blends well. But....
...the staying power isn't good, it fades after hours so you'll need to touch it up. But it doesn't smudge and I like it.
I love the color, it really compliments my skin tone...but unfortunetely, only light color compliments my huge lips, so I won't use this without any blotting.
I thought I could use this as a liptint when the color wears off, but after I had my lunch, the color wears off and I had to reapply.
But I don't mind, it's just a lipstick.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Oriflame Forever Eyes Cream Eyeshadow.
This is my second time purchase. It's not a cream eyeshadow, it's a liquid one with good staying power, I use it as eyemakeup base.
Giordani Gold Eye Pencil in black
Love the texture, it's so soft and glides easily. It has applicator tip too. I wear it right away after I received it, so I can't comment on the staying power.
Giordani Gold Rouge Future Lipstick SPF 15 in Ravishing Red
Honestly, it was a mistake. I ordered the tester but the consultant got me the real one. Can't comment on this product yet.
- Seaweed Purifying Facial Cleanser (a milk cleanser for combination skin)
- Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash (a facial wash for combination skin)
- Deep Pore Cleansing Pads (accessories, 4 cute small soft towels for your face, packed inside tiny string bag. Cute!)
I'll post a review.
Friday, December 11, 2009
What? A cosmetic brand produced a book??!
How to Love Your Job
How to Take Your Career to the Top
Anyway, I made mistake of searching in the Internet by typing 'Biokos', turned out the makeup is named Caring Colour.
It had no testers back in Guardian so I couldn't see colors in that cute palette. The size is small, very handy, about the size of their 2-way foundation.
I think it's very useful for touch up...or to be shown off to your friend because it's sooooooo adorable.
I'm not a fan of their 2-way foundation, but I love the blush...and I think the eyeshadow is pretty OK.
I got the pictures from Martha Tilaar Online Shop. I can't copy the picture of every sets, but here's the five ADORABLE set.
Price (from the online shop): IDR 79,500; in Guardian about IDR 82,000, sorry I don't remember the exact figure.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Mino ini memang kucing aneh. Mungkin punya sakit kejiwaan kalau manusia :D. Dulu dia senang menculik anak orang, eh kucing, sekarang makin parah....
Mino seneng makan bayi!!!
Sudah beberapa kali dia makan bayi temen2nya. Dia makan bayinya Weyce. dan ketika dia sendiri lahiran, tentu dia makan juga!
Jadi ibu gue sekarang hati2 banget. Kalau malam Mino dikandangin.
Sekarang Pramini lagi punya bayi. dan kalau Mino lagi di luar, bayi2 Pram akan ditaro di gudang, hihihi..
Gue inget ketika Pramini lahiran kardusnya dialasin koran....pas udah brojol, gue liat korannya basah jadi gue ganti, koran kotor tsb gue taro di bawah. Guess what? Mino tampak semangat banget dengan koran tersebut...
Inget postingan gue tentang Sruntul yang melahirkan di kandang? Hari Minggu kemarin ibu gue nyariin anaknya, hilang satu (anaknya cuma dua). Kami curiga anaknya mati dan dia kubur di pasir --Sruntul pernah ngubur anaknya yang sebelumnya di pasir. Seriously--. Namun besoknya hilang lagi padahal ibu gue udah ngeduk2 pasir???!!
Tentu tersangka utama adalah Mino yang berhasil molos ke kandang Sruntul, padahal kasat mata itu kandang rapat (dan Mino bukan kayak Neri yang hobi kabur dari kandang). Mungkin dia sangat tertarik banget dengan bayi dan Sruntul sering ninggalin anaknya jadi banyak kesempatan!!!
Gue lagi ngomongin kebocoran yang terjadi di kamar mandi apartemen. Untungnya di kamar mandi/gudang, yang peruntukkannya untuk pembantu.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
apakah Volvo rewel?
Gue gak jawab di milis, tapi gue mau nulis di sini, selaku seorang user (hanya pakai saja, gak ngerti mesin).
Ya, Volvo rewel. Ohya, yang dibicarakan di sini umumnya adalah seri 7, 8, dan 9, buatan sebelum 2000. Si hitam Royal bolak balik AC-nya ngadat....dan bokap gue akhirnya ganti baru aja semua. Untuk AC beres, tapi SMS bokap adalah "AC royal sekarang makyus...tapi tagihannya bikin mules...."
Untuk yang wagon, penyakit lamanya adalah AC yang mati. rpm tinggi kalau idle (tapi kalau mesin dimatiin terus dinyalain lagi, dia normal lagi).
Beberapa sparepart juga gak gampang. Uang ada belum tentu barang ada. Ada istilahnya 'kampakan', yang berarti 'mretelin' dari mobil yang udah gak kepakai, tapi kan stok terbatas dan belum tentu barang yang dipretelin itu yang kita cari, bukan??!
Gue mengalami kesulitan dengan selang turbo. Jika orang bisa bilang 'selang turbo kan banyak', maka yang gue cari bukan bagian tersebut. Sorry gue gak ngerti permesinan jadi gak bisa nerangin, tapi ada masanya sang selang diganti dengan yang tidak orisinil dan berakhir dengan bocor berkali2. ADa yang bilang bisa pakai selang Panther, tapi katanya gak cocok pas dicoba.
Jika bandingannya dengan X*n**, maka Volvo akan sangat, sangat, sangat rewel. Tapi pernah juga gue denger bahwa mobil Eropa lainnya juga gak kalah rewel. Dan menurut gue, punya mobil berumur memang harus perlu kesabaran....dan mobil/motor cadangan :P
Pertanyaan berikutnya yang umum adalah tentang konsumsi BBM:
- Volvo saya 1/6, itu normal gak?
- Gimana biar bikin Volvo irit?
Terakhir gue baca di milis tentang seorang yang cerita kalau Volvonya 1/6.5. Berhubung gak ada yang komen, gue jawab, "Mobil saya malah 1/5.5, pertamax/pertamax plus dan hobi nyalip di tanjakan".
Ada juga yang bilang mobil dia hemat. Well, lucky you. Mungkin dia nyupir selalu <>
Bagi gue gak masuk akal jika mobil 2300/3000 cc bisa hemat seperti...well, X*n** tadi. Ingat, umurnya udah belasan tahun. Mobil2 ber-cc besar jaman sekarang mungkin hemat, but we can't afford the technology.
Saat ini gue tidak tertarik pasang alat biar hemat. Bagi gue (dan bokap), kami terima bahwa untuk sebuah kenyamanan ada harga yang harus dibayar.
Terakhir yang pengen gue tulis adalah pendapat pribadi gue tentang mobil dandan dan BBM yang dipakai. Kecuali jaman tiris beberapa tahun yang lalu, gue gak pakai premium lagi. Bagi gue, egois banget memakai BBM bersubsidi untuk mobil gue yang boros2 itu. Lalu tentang mobil dandan, pernah gue baca email yang menerangkan apa aja yang dihabiskan untuk mobilnya: full asesoris, velg gede, pokoknya keren lah....tapi tu mobil 'dikondisikan' untuk minum premium.
Gue gak pernah ngerti attitude seperti itu. Velg gede itu belasan juta, belum lagi bannya. Tapi kok masih tega2nya beli BBM bersubsidi??!
How could youuuuuuuuuuu???????????????
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Such as, 2 weeks ago I left my lunch box and the pads in my parents' house (it was long weekend so I brought my pads to Cibubur) and I went to Puncak for 3 days then went back to apartment (means: I left all the pads and lunch box), I had to wear disposables and ordered from canteen without lunch box and I felt guilty about it.
And because I use more water due washing the pads and towels, I ordered phosphate-free detergent.
Then I thought about skincares and cosmetics. I thought about their packaging that would go to trash can. Hmm....That leads me to The Body Shop, where you can return your empty bottles and I love the idea.
while using daily bodywash and body lotion from TBS still too expensive for me, probably I switch my skincare to TBS.
Oh God, is my attitude too much?
.......A phosphate-free detergent!!!
Gak keren banget ya, hahahha..
Having the pads and towels translates to the use of water. And now I use more water than I did before the pads-era. So I have to be responsible and ordered Amway detergent because it's phosphate-free.
Don't know the type of the detergent is because my aunt made the order. She ordered from her friend.
If you don't know why phosphate-free detergent is important, you can read this.
Friday, December 4, 2009
I was looking for medium/high coverage loose powder, something that can be applied without foundation, something like Sariayu loose powder (but I didn't mention that, too embarresed to say that in high end department store).
First we went to Dior counter in Sogo because I was attracted by Diorskin Nude powder. I read in reviews that Diorskin Nude was a good product....
....only to find out that the product wasn't available in Indonesia :(
But the SPG still offered another powder. I didn't remember the product name, but I left there with powdered face :P
I was only interested in Diorskin Nude, so I didn't buy anything.
Next destination is Make Up For Ever (MUFE). I heard that MUFE had a good powder called HD (High Definition) and I was interested. Turned out it was white powder but I tested it anyway. Without foundation, it has minimum coverage.
So here I was, powdered with Dior and MUFE and still looked natural..
Then we went to YSL counter. I really really adored their packaging. So fashionable, so sophisticated.....black and gold...and the lipstick...hmmm.......
.....they looked expensive :P
I tested on the lipstick ("I want the sheer one. Tinted lipcolor. No gloss") and mesmerized by the packaging. But I didn't buy the lipstick because I'm not a lipcolor fans and it's too expensive. I purchased the loose powder: Poudre Sur Mesure Semi-Loose Powder Natural Radiance
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Namun sayang sekali, gue malah sakit pas keluarga gue ngumpul2..Jadi gue tepar aja di kamar.
Sabtunya gue dan Si AA ke Plaza Senayan...gue minta dibeliin bedak YSL, hehehe. Barangnya belum dipakai karena masih di Cibubur, so I'll post a review later :)
Berita tentang kucing tidak ada yang istimewa. Pada pilek, buduk, dan yang lucu tetap lucu. Ohya, anak kesayanganku Ganteng malah sakit batuk. Bandel sih dia, udah tau dingin malah bobo di luar (di rak tanaman, bawah jendela). Kasian liat dia sakit, biasanya lincah dan nakal, pas sakit loyo, tidur terus....
Malem2 karena gue takut dia nularin temen2nya, gue taro di rak yang tinggi dan gue selimutin :D
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Years ago, when our cats weren't as many as we have now, my mother loved to sew. She made me handycrafts when I was a kid. She made me skirts, dresses --too bad my reversed-triangle shaped body can't fit well in Femina patterns so they're no longer wearable-- and I still have the skirts.
The curiosity about cloth pad leads me to many things: there's a site dedicated to pad reviews (Cloth Pad Reviews) and turn out you can make your own pads (just google 'cloth pad pattern' and you'll fine many many sites).
To be honest, I'm interested making my own pads....if only the fabrics were available here!!!
So right now, I'm happy enough to order from Tiny Tapir, hehehee...
But in my opinion, you can make your own panty liners using 4 layer of flannel. Adahy offers a very good pattern and tips. She also has many pattern for menstrual pads, but I think it's hard to find hemp, bamboo, microfleece or PUL in Jakarta. Whistle pea also has easy pattern.
Please inform me if you already made your own pads :)
It's a professional makeup line from La Tulipe --a brand that I love-- and I was interested by the powders.
I was like "it's a pro thing. It should have medium coverage and nice texture" and purchased LT Pro Translucent Powder in Clair, very fair color, and hope I could wear it alone without foundation when I'm not in the mood for much makeup.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
But reducing waste is much easier to do.
Here's what I do:
- I substitute toilet paper with (old) towels. I do this in apartment and office. No, I don't bring my towels everywhere. It's too complicated :)
- For feminine thing, I limit the use of disposables. I use cloth panty liner and menstrual cloth pad.
- To reduce plastic bag, I put plastic bag (folded into triangle shape) inside my handbag.
- In line with number 3, I also bring shopping bags. And the fact that those folding bags are cute doesn't hurt either :)
- I bring my own Tupperware lunch box to office because I order from canteen and without the box, it will come in paper wraps and plastic bags. And I hate that.
- I try to print drafts in used paper.
- I keep empty used envelopes to wrap my (disposable) pads. I also use receipts to write my grocery shopping lists.
All you need is will power (and another carry on to store the pads, towels and lunch box). If I can do it, you can do it too.
I was amazed when I knew the price tag for 10 day pads: it cost IDR 50,000!!! Wow.
After trying it, I have some cons and pros.
- It felt sooo dry.
- No nasty smell. Blood is organic, sure it has certain smell, but Love Moon makes it less unpleasant.
- Usually I had cramp and headaches during my period and sometimes took Feminax to ease the pain. Believe it or not, with Anion, I experienced less.
I'm not a heavy bleeder so I was dissapointed when it leaked. Ugh. But probably it was my fault because I forgot to change it after 8 hours(!).
- rinse them untill the water runs clear then wash them.
- wash them after overnight soak .
- wash them at the end of her cycle.
- wash them once a month. (ewwwww!)
I find number 3 and 4 little bit offensive (hehehe), I combine 1 and 2 and it's not as easy as it seems. I'll explain later.
Cloth panty liners
I wash my panties daily so I don't have any problem washing the pantyliners:
Soak it with detergent when I got home and wash it at the end of the day. I use a small plastic bucket (about 20 cm diameter) and it can fit 2 'toilet towels', 2 panties and 2-3 pads. I use about 1 table spoon of Attack Detergent and two-three rinses are enough to clean them. Simple.
To be honest, it's not easy to clean the pads. I stained my undyed 11" Moonbow :(
I rinse it until the water clear and soak it overnight. And the Moonbow still stained, not heavily stained, but it had stain. After it dried, I washed it again, this time using pre-wash stain remover (a baby product, I forgot the brand. Cussons, perhaps?) and it's not completely gone, but better.
The Moonbow takes much effort to clean while I don't have much problems with Fresh Moon.
But it's a mentrual pad. It's meant to be stained :D
Monday, November 23, 2009
I write this because after visited Batam, there are some brands that no longer interested me.
I saw many, many, many LV, Aigner, Dior, Gucci, Guess replicas there, so even if you can afford the real ones, please don't buy them. Many people would question "is it real?" :)
Don't buy anything you can't afford, otherwise people would know that it's fake.
For example, I could purchase a Gucci replica for IDR 800,000 but my friends, relatives and coworkers would know it's fake because they know I can't afford the real one.
But anyway, I purchased fake brown Agnes B small bag in Plaza Cibubur yesterday, not for the brand, just because it's cute!!!!!
Gue beli DUA tas Bonia (tidak asli tentu saja), satu buat gue dan satu buat nyokap. Modelnya mirip2, warna coklat hanya ukurannya yang beda.
Tanggal 20 November adalah acara kantor, gue baru kelar jam 19.30 dan agak terlambat untuk belanja2. Ya sudah, just enjoyed the hotel with coworkers, gossip updating :)
Hari terakhir, flight gue siang jam 15.55 jadi gue punya banyak waktu. Gue jalan ke daerah Batu Aji karena katanya di sana banyak Lego bekas.
In fact, inilah alasan gue bawa koper besar....waktu berangkat kosong banget dan gue wrap dengan plastik karena mau masuk bagasi...and the wrapped luggage looked stupid because it was empty...
Ugh, ternyata di sana gak ada apa2. Lego udah punya 'sindikat' tersendiri. Percuma gue jauh2 ke sana. Tapi gue liat fan mini, jadi gue beli aja. Lumayan lah dari pada gak belanja :P
Jadi gue balik lagi ke daerah Nagoya dan belanja fragrance buat 'si AA' lalu ngider2 sampai makan siang lalu balik ke hotel...terus ke airport.
Kemudian di airport gue melihat koper (dan tas kecilnya, dan travel bag yang ada rodanya...) warna shocking pink dan gue naksir tapi gak gue beli. Here's the list of things I had crush on:
- Pink Hush Puppies luggage. and the small travel bag.
- Red Elle small and medium handbag.
- Shocking pink luggage..and the small bag.
- Small luggage with stripes. I didn't buy it because it was too expensive for the quality. The leather straps and handle looked cheap for IDR 350,000!
Now I can say that I'm a bag/handbag/luggage freak. And I had weakness for sets. I didn't buy the luggage because I already had TWO gorgeous ones from HK. And for the Elle, simply the price that stopped me. It was too expensive for something I didn't need.
Anyway, Batam is a good place to visit if you like 'replicas' (a polite term for fake). You can find Gucci 'replica' that looked very very very real for IDR 800,000. Electronics are not immune to replicas. You can buy a 'Blackberry' even when the software(?) is Nexian. That will cost you IDR 1 million.
I'm not into replica-thing, especially electronics, so the trip to Batam was OK, not great.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Kemarin gue gak bawa mobil jadi harus order taksi. Telpon Bluebird, minta yang biasa, dia bilang gak janji. Eh, ngomongnya lebih halus kok, ini interpretasi kasar gue aja, hehehe..
Lalu gue bilang "Kalau Silverbird, maka saya mau yang E Class"
Sekali lagi dia bilang gak janji, tentu dengan bahasa yang sopan.
Jadi gue pesan taksi jam 8, turun ke lobi jam 7.45 (biasanya mereka 15 menit lebih awal), menunggu Vios/C Class/E Class??!
Setiap Bluebird datang, gue tanya ke satpam "Buat tower berapa, pak?" dan pasti bukan buat gue.
Dengan sabar gue tunggu...hingga kemudian jam 8 tepat datanglah Silverbird, E Class.
That's my taxi!!!
Gue duduk di belakang..mencoba menikmati E Class...hmm...udah lama gak naik E Class. Dulu bokap punya boxer (300 E) tapi udah dijual pas gue SMA. Dan saat itu gue belum bisa nyupir. Rugi deh....
Lalu, apa rasanya duduk di E Class??
Sejujurnya, rasanya keras. Jauh lebih enak duduk di Volvo. Sumpah...
Well, that was the plan. But life sucks (hehehe)...my cat Bubun needed surgery and I didn't have the budget for fancy powders anymore :D
So I had to purchase a cheaper one. I never tried Oriflame powders before, so I gave it a try.
It was Oriflame Air Soft Powder, came in two colors (Light and Clear), I choose Light.
The worst thing about purchasing from a catalog is no testers.
I was associating LIGHT with FAIR, then when the order came, turned out that LIGHT equals TAN.
Luckily the powder is sheer --supersheer it has no coverage-- so I have sheer-tan skin.
- Good if you like sheer coverage.
- Good price.
- Limited colors --and I choose the wrong one. Stupid!--
- Nice texture, easy to blend. yeah, probably because it's soooo sheer.
And for me, I hate it because it doesn't match my skintone.
The powder-hunting season has begun.....
It's Love Moon Anion Panty Liner.
I don't remember all the claim, but I can remember that it release anion (something good for your body); not made from recycled material (translation: the product isn't bleached); it provide dryness.
I wear it every night, not because I need it, just want to know the health benefit.
I've been wearing it for 2 nights now...all I can say that it really, really, really dry (yes, I touch the surface, hehehe). Drier than 'generic' brands you find in supermarkets. Another good thing is: no nasty smell.
If you wear pantyliner/sanitary napkins and think you smell bad, that's not you. That's the product. You won't experience it with cloth pad or Anion Panty Liner.
OK, those are the pros. How about the cons? For me, the disposable part is the worst one. And not using recycled material, along with the anion releasing system, adds the cost. Translation = super-expensive.
But my dear, if you can't do something good to environment, at least you do something good to your body.....
"will it leak?" and my answer was
"I just had 1 Fresh Moon at that time and I wore that on my lighter period. It didn't leak"
I'm not a good sales, but a good commodity will sell itself.
Anyway, at home I washed all the new pads. Living in 30 stories means less humidity, so my laundry gets dry quicker than in 'land'. Yesterday I did another laundry so I can spin-dry them. This morning I analized about their drying speed:
(it was raining yesterday)
Fresh Moon 9" was completely dry.
Fresh Moon 11" still slighly damp, probably 90% dry
Mollyliners were completely dry.
Moonbow (the most expensive pads available in Tiny Tapir) - in 7,9,11 and 13"- were still damp, probably 80% dry.
Honeybee with 'insert' were about 90% dry.
I can't make conclusion on this, but if I wanna wear the Moonbow, I can't do the way I do tho Mollyliners.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Here's the 9", 11" and 13" pad.
And they look this way when folded.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I was reading my favorite beauty blog, Beauty Addict, who wrote about Mary Kay Satin Hands that lead me to pink truth, a site about fact, opinion, real story of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
I read the postings, and then thinking....most of the posters were MK consultant and they weren't happy about it. That it was a cult, that it made them almost broke (because in order to be in certain level, you need to purchase, as example, US$ 4000 of product. You can't consume them all in once and MK constantly change their packaging, leaving unused product that can't be sold). They hate MK consultant for being tooo pushy, or for treating a party as recruitment opportunity.
Simply said: MK isn't a good bussiness.
I also read that MLM aren't good.
But it's their opinion. How about mine?
I never buy anything too bombastic. If a friend inform me about a Volvo that IDR 20 million less than standard, I don't believe it. The question would be:
- Is the owner desperate for money? => BU?
- Does the car needs many, many, repairment? => banyak jajan?
- How about the taxes? => pajaknya mati? Berapa tahun?
Same judgement applies to MLM.
Once I joined Oriflame (Swedish cosmetics), simply because I wanted the discount :)
Once I saw an ads in FB saying work from home, earn up to IDR 40 million! and I was instantly sceptical about that.
Life sucks and you can't have everything. You can't have good career, good kids, good home, good husband and good friends at a time. You gotta make a choice. So when the ads said work from home, I believed it would sacrife some quality time with your kids and husband. And the 40 million part made me think:
Work from home = spend hours talking on the phone, online on the Internet replying emails and updating my sites, attending bussiness meetings/training --which usually held after office hour or on weekends--, leave the baby cry because I can't leave this potential customer.
One member of Pink Truth wrote about her successful career in MK....because she spent almost 80 hours working.
Hey, that's twice office working hour!
I know a family who do MLM full-time, and without support from their relatives, they'd have no car and no house.
So, what do I think about MLM?
- I can't be wealthy unless you're in top level => I'm one of the first members
- I can't have IDR 40 million because I'm too lazy to do that.
- Besides lazy, I don't have many friends, so it would be impossible to have 40 million because you have to recruit many many many people.
- I can't make a living with MLM only. I need a full time job.
Yes, I believe that I can make some money doing MLM, but sure not 40 million a month :D
Guess I'm no longer a makeup freak :)
But I do have a system to store them, of course. Inspired by Paris B, I took picture of my makeup. This is it. The plastic drawer contains my makeup bases; cool tone eyeshadow and blush; warm tone eyeshadow and blush. I don't have many regular size lipsticks, I have Oriflame testers that fit easily in plastic bag inside that drawer.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Lahirlah 7 bayi dengan operasi caesar, hahahhaha!!!
Bubun juga sekalian disteril juga...gue gempor lah kalau tiap melahirkan tiap caesar...FYI, biaya operasi dan opnamenya 790 ribu.
Ya, gue gak jadi beli bedaknya Dior karena anggaran gue habis, hahahaha.
Namun, cerita tidak habis di situ.
Rumah gue lagi panen bayi. Ruko, Fla, dan Bonyok lahiran juga. Kehebohan dimulai saat Bonyok meninggalkan anaknya begitu saja sesudah lahir, masih berdarah2, dan bayinya dimakan Mino satu. Untung ibu gue liat jadi yang satu diselamatkan. Satu anak ini akhirnya dikasih ke Ruko atau Fla.
Fla dan Ruko adalah kucing yang pasif, beda dengan Bubun yang galak. Bun, loe batak ya? Hihihi. Bayinya Bubun pada mati dan yang hidup tinggal dua, namun dia merasa anaknya ada banyak...
...lalu dia menculik anak2 Ruko dan Fla, hahahaha!!!
Padahal ibu gue udah membagi dengan adil...masing2 dapat 3 bayi....eh tetep aja dia gak puas.
Kadang dia maksa masuk ke kardusnya Fla...kadang Fla mengalah dan duduk di luar, kadang mereka sempit2an (dan salah satu harus gue keluarin, takut anaknya kegencet), kadang Bubun merebut kardus Ruko...
Ibu gue selalu membagi anak2 itu (dan ibu gue udah mulai ketuker2, ini anak siapa sih)...pernah Ruko dikeluarin, jadi hanya ada Bubun dan Fla dalam rumah...harusnya kan bisa 4-4 bayi tuh....
Eh Bubun serakah...dia ambil lagi 3 anak...
Jadi Bubun ngelonin 7 dan Fla kebagian satu 1...parah loe!!!
Agar tertib administrasi dan tidak mengganggu jam tidur kami, Bubun hanya diberi kesempatan ngelonin di siang hari...dan sekalinya ngelonin, wuih keliatan banget dia sayang ama bayi2 itu...dimandikan dengan kasih sayang..dipeluk...kan jarang kucing meluk anaknya, tapi Bubun meluk anaknya tuh.
Dan jika kalian liat rona wajahnya pas ngelonin anaknya....tampak sekali dia puas...bangga.....dan bahagia :)
Monday, November 9, 2009
Anyway, what is cloth pad? It's a washable 'soft*x', made from fabric.
Here's what I got from Wikibooks
Cloth menstrual pads are a reusable alternative to disposable sanitary napkins used by women when they are menstruating, experiencing post partum flow, and also by people who are mildly incontinent. They are made of an absorbent cloth and are washed and dried between each use. There are many different designs, and may include one-piece items, or a case and towel insert.
Traditional disposable sanitary napkins are made of plastic and bleached cotton/rayon batting. These are not reusable. Cloth menstrual pads can be made from new materials or from old materials such as old pillow cases, sheets, and towels. 100% cotton fleece fabric (like the fabric found in most jogging wear) is the best for both comfort and absorbency. Some designs suggest a flannel bottom layer to go against the underwear, as it helps the pad to stay in place, others recommend a light-weight waterproof nylon attached to the bottom of the pad and either buttons or Velcro to fasten the pad securely into underpants. There is also breathable nylon available (i.e. Gortex) in some fabric stores.
Advantages of cloth menstrual pads
Disposable sanitary napkins are expensive, particularly to the environment. At the rate of 4 per day, 6 days a month, 12 months a year, for over 35 years, an average woman will be throwing away about 10,000 pads or tampons in her life as well as their plastic packaging. These are then either incinerated (bad for air quality) or put into land fill (where they will take hundreds of years to break down). Cloth menstrual pads last for years before disposal is necessary and some may even be composted.
Reusable pads are a more natural alternative than disposable napkins. As they are made of cloth rather than plastics, they allow your skin to breathe, causing less odour and reducing chaffing and irritation. They are less likely to cause rashes, contact dermatitis, and may reduce the scent of menstrual blood on the cloth pad, as well as helping women afflicted with certain types of vaginitis. Women with sensitive skin and allergies may find cloth pads to be more comfortable against their skin, particularly cloth pads made of undyed organic cotton.
In the long term, it is less expensive to buy and produce cloth menstrual pads compared to disposable menstrual products. They can be made by hand for little or no cost. Cloth menstrual pads are also highly customizable so you can make yours fit you.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Anyway, you do sometimes have to travel. Either it's bussiness, or simply because someone pay for your trip :D
Here's what I bring when I'm traveling:
SMALL CROSS-BODY BAG
Mine is Elizabeth (made in Indonesia). This is where I keep my ticket/passport, important medication (paracetamol and Diatabs, hehehe), lipbalm, pocket tissue, wallet, cell phone, ballpoint, hand sanitizer (in mini size) and small folding hair comb.
MEDIUM SIZE BACKPACK.
Traveling isn't time for cute backpacks, so I bring my green Delsey. It's where I put anything that can't be stored in my luggage or something I want to use later in flight. I put my sweater coat (I'm a hot person. I mean, I can't stand the cold), personal medication (won't put them in baggage), a hat (something to keep my head warm during flight), cell phone charger and 1 pair of clean underwear.
I always afraid that the luggage would lost somewhere, or something bad happen such as bad weather and stranded in airport for hours with low battery and dirty underwear :D
Always travel with wheels! Carrying regular travel bags would be exhausting.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Although I try to do the 3R (well, at least the REDUCE part), traveling isn’t time to be eco-friendly. I used shampoo and conditioner in sachet; I even used paper underwear; and sure no pads! I just use the disposables.
And if disposable bra were available, I'd wear them...
I even left my broken luggage; my tiny bucket (and got another one, very cute pink bucket); my body brush (hey, the handle is broke, just like the luggage); my body lotion; my Listerin. It was a WASTE-TRIP.
(I’m very Indonesian about the toilet. I can’t use dry-toilet so I brought along my bucket when traveling)
And the un-pretty part was my makeup. If you see I’m not too photogenic in pictures as I used to, that’s because I didn’t bring much makeup there. No MAC Fluidline, it was just Maybelline eyeliner (something easy to take off at night), no concealer (it would be too messy to bring loose powder), no mascara, not even lipstick. I just brought a sheer lipcolor by Revlon. And no touched up during the day because I was too lazy to pack my makeup in the backpack.
That was my face. How about my looks?
While I love dressing up, I never Travel In Style. I wore moccasin, jeans, small cross-body bag (and the zipper was broken during the trip) and a backpack to bring my sweater-coat. I hated that because it wasn’t cold at all.
If I knew that it would be hot…if I knew that the girls were dazzling….ugh….
I had change to go to HK, 22-26 Oct 2009…sponsored by my aunt. We stayed in Regal Riverview in Sha Tin area (well, at least the name of nearest MTR station is Sha Tin).
Here’s the agenda:
- 22 Oct: arrived in HK in afternoon, just went around the hotel.
- 23 Oct: went to Macau. We ride double decker to the ferry port and it was fun! We ride Turbojet to go to Macau and the journey wasn’t fun, that’s because of the wave.
- 24 Oct: HK Island City Tour, alone, because my aunt (and her pathologist friends) went to seminar. I visited Victoria Peak (HK’s premier attraction, providing magnificent harbor and city views from over 500 m above the sea level); Aberdeen (home to hundreds of fisher folks who are iving on the fishing junks. I didn’t ride the sampan because it was pretty expensive, HK$ 50, and I hate small boats); Pass by Repulse Bay (stop by a local renowed jewelry factory. Of course I wasn’t interested in jewelry…also they were sooooo expensive!); and Stanley Market (Stanley Market has a reputation of offering some great buys at low prices, such as overruns of designer cloting, leather and silk clothing, porcelain, traditional Chinese souvenirs. I bought some cute floding shopping bags there)
- 25 Oct: My aunt went to seminar so I was still alone. I went to Ladies Market in Mongkok, riding on MTR by myself and it was fun. Fun because it was safe (no copet, no dicolek), and I wasn’t in a hurry. I bought folding shopping bags (again! Partly because my aunt and her friends were amazed by their cuteness and thought they should buy it for souvenirs, and 2 luggages. What?! Two?? Well, here’s some explanation: the handle of my Polo luggage was broke, so keeping it was stupid because I was afraid it would be totally broken when I went home and put it the baggage. So I needed to buy a new one. And I was ‘confused’ with the size: the small or the big one? And after 2 hours in Ladies Market, I decided to buy 2 sizes because I couldn’t get them outta my head :D. Then at night we went to Central area.
- 26 Oct: Just bought cute bucket (I left my old one and found PINK bucket I couldn’t resist, so I HAD to buy it) and waited for the shuttle bus to airport. We were arrived in Jakarta at 19.30.
So, there was my trip to HK. I was in ‘wrong-costume’ situation because the weather forecast said it would be 22-25 C so I packed something to keep my warm, and turned out the weather was just like Jakarta.
We ride mass-transportation A LOT, something we didn’t experience when we’re in Jakarta. And it was fun. We walked A LOT because the station was far away from our hotel and we didn’t know how to reach it with bus.
Overall, here’s something I can remember about HK:
- Love, love, love the public transportation. It’s safe. It’s fast.
- You’ll see lots and lots of apartment building.
- Probably because they live in small apartments, they don’t spend much time in home. Shopping malls are always full of people, especially those that are located in MTR stations. And it wasn’t Christmas!
- You’ll see old people still riding on MTR. Something I found pretty amazing.
- Because their government has regulation about the ban of plastic bag, you’ll see people carrying cute shopping bags, trolley, or luggage! No kidding about this. You can see lots of people dragging their luggage everywhere. In MTR. Even in malls. That’s probably because they have to walk a lot and carrying bags are tiring. And because I bought 2 luggage from Ladies Market, I had to dragged it when I walked to hotel.
- The girls are trendy and love makeup. Once I saw girls in shopping mall wearing fake lashes. You’ll see legs everywhere. They love shorts. Probably I would wear the same if I lived there.
- And the last: do they breed? I didn't see many kids there.