February 1, 2019

2018 -> 2019



Well, long time no see, my blog! It's 2019 already! A new year new me resolution, and a new blog update, started in the second month of 2019.

For me, every year is a year of learning. Major lessons 2018 had taught me was about how to not take everything personal and how to eliminate negative thoughts. I'm not gonna say I've completely nailed it, but I've learnt a lot. I initially wanted to give this post a title like '2018 highs and lows', but then I changed my mind because I decided to not list everything happened in my life and rank them from high to low. It should be equally good.

Last year, I struggled with work; no raise, drama at workplace, overload works, etc, etc, but in the end, I survived this year. Yayy! Reviewing this work year, I now know that every obstacles were meant to be faced professionally. Just don't overthink, don't make assumptions. I should know that I cannot please everyone, every sides. So at work, I'm obliged to finish work, not to make things more convenient for all. And also, I should work at my desk, go home when all works have been finished, and chill with Netflix or Youtube, and maybe have more time for this blog. It's all about efficiency.

Also last year, I started with financial issue when I could not save money at all. Thanks to Instagram and many positive influencers, I now know how much money I should save, and how to track my expense, budgeting. Now I'm debt free, and just a few steps more to save my emergency fund. For expense tracking, I use application called Wallet. It totally saved my life, because I don't recklessly spend my money anymore. By looking at statistics given, I think twice before I buy something. By looking at those statistics, now I know that sometimes I was a bit irresponsible on my meals budget. "Food comes first", they said. But I should be wiser, to be strict with my budget.

Maybe one thing that should be my wish in 2019, I hope I can have time and money for holiday trip. 2017, I went abroad for the first time, and also my first ever solo trip. 2018, I went nowhere. So I hope I'll have chance to go for a trip this year. I really need holiday to keep me sane, don't I?!

My resolution is to be more productive. I should write more. Without writing, I don't feel like myself. And writing also be like my self healing method.

Wish me luck, for a better me, a happier me.

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July 7, 2017

From A Year Ago

This post has been in my draft since 6 months ago. The pictures have been in my drive since a year ago. So let me post this one here on my blog. I really like all pictures. Taken when I was caught by Pokemon GO fever. At that time, Ciwalk felt like my second home, LOL!








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February 5, 2017

Fire Rooster

It's been a week after the CNY, but I still can say 'Happy New Year', right?! Okay, so happy New Year. Have a prosperous year of fire rooster.


I managed to take a day off on January 27 and went back to Jakarta early in the morning to catch up the praying time. My grandma always does the same routines every year, arranging dishes, tea, bowls, candles, and hio on the table. Burning joss paper is followed afterwards as an offering to the deceased. As I've got informed, this tradition is almost gone in this country. It surprised me because I used to see my family do that often on every Chinese celebration day. I just thought every Chinese family does that also. But nope. Only a few of them.


In the evening, my family gathered to have a big CNY feast. The next day in the morning is an angpao hunting day. Well, actually I somehow felt uneasy receiving the angpao. It was certainly fine if I got the angpao from my close relatives whom I met often. I was really happy, I got bundle of cash. But it turned awkward when I still get angpao from distant relatives who I only see once a year. I got the feeling that they contemplated the night before whether to give me or not: 'But, Anggie is a grown-up'.


My outfit of the day is red shirt paired with loose jeans. Red is an obligation on Chinese New Year. To look hipster :D, I bought vintage glasses and I enjoyed wearing it. Looks cool.




Chinese New Year means angpao and angpao means money. Related to money, the prediction said that Horses will be quite lucky in finance this year. My Chinese Zodiac is Horse. Good news! I'm always expecting prosperity every year. Glad that someone said I could have financial luck this year. Must have believe it.

Speaking of finance, few days ago someone shared an article saying that Millennials tend to spend more on travelling than an investment. The result is they get broke, have no money left for 'the future'. At first I was against that idea. These days, people realize that experience worth more than materials, so spending money on travelling is something that should be everyone's goal instead of buying thing, like cars that make global warming even worse.

However, I started thinking it might be true because the internet now brings people to glorify travelling. The sad truth is not everyone can afford travelling, well, including me. All these 'take me to...' or 'follow me to...' hypes are like two-sided-coin. Travelling brings happiness indeed. But it's kind of the new form of consumerism. People make themselves travel for the sake of experience or collecting nice pictures for their Instagram. I think it's not worth at all to be broke or worse, to be trapped in debt, after the trip to Maldives that actually we could not afford. 


I'm being me. I'm going to take it easy. I'm still thinking to go to Japan first rather than buying car or house though. And, since I'll be lucky this year in finance, let me still expect my first out of country trip in 2017 *finger crossed.

Next story, coming soon

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November 23, 2016

Contact Lens Review: EOS Luna Brown

When I was searching for the next contact lens-to-buy, I intended to find a comfy one with very natural appearance that made it wearable for daily office makeup. I have been working at my current job for a year, and I didn't remember that I ever tried to look 'pretty' at work. I self-proclaimed that I am (or was) a beauty blogger, but I didn't do what I claimed to my office-mate. 

Every day, I just come to the office wearing my uniform top and my own trouser that I've worn days before, applying thin layer of BB cream, doing eyebrows, apply lip butter and lip cream or tint. Also, I'm too lazy to wear shoes. Ugly black flip-flop is my daily footwear.

"Because my office is only 1-minute-walk from where I stay" has always been my excuse for the absence of the effort to look good.

There was time though when I tried different lipcolor, or mix-matching my outfit for the day. The result: better mood for the day (and came to work a bit late). But I guess it affects me positively. So I'd love to start putting more efforts in looking pretty.

I was very excited when my order had arrived, and the contact lens I bought came out really really natural on me. Perfect!




EOS has been my ultimate choice for its comfort. I can wear it for hours without any problem. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this contact lens.




EOS Luna Brown
Diameter : 14.5 mm
Water content : 52%
Disposable : 1 year
Bought at: Dreamie Chuppa

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November 20, 2016

#BandungLife: Rasa Bakery dan Cafe

Visited Rasa Bakery and Cafe about a  month ago after my weekly Zumba session. This place reminded me a lot of Ragusa in Jakarta, where you can find homemade ice cream. The vintage vibe it has assured me about their resemblance. The menu they offer is different though. And also, while Ragusa feels homey, Rasa somehow feels classy.





I ordered the ice cream: Pineapple and Coconut Ice Cream. Simple dessert. They consisted of scoops of ice cream, wafer, and crumbs, and specially served on the real pineapple and coconut. 





Poffertjes to accompany the ice cream.

There were some cakes being displayed for sale. All kinds of cakes were simple and really 'djadul'. Legend says they have been selling the same kind of cakes for decades 😮😮😮.



Rasa Bakery and Cafe
Jalan Tamblong No. 15
Braga, Bandung 40111

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