Ever since I’ve followed Vivi Yusof’s blog and read her stories about Fashion Valet, I keep wondering if we have similar things like that. Being a Malaysian, she’s a big supporter of Malaysian brands, and her business at Fashion Valet sells a number of Malaysian brands under affordable prices. Even Indonesian brands are also there! I became a bit jealous and wanted to see if we have a similar thing in Indonesia. So I looked around and found out that we have many. (more…)
The day finally came! All seven of us finally sat together to celebrate this joke taken too far, and guess what, we even discussed future plans! And the future looks bright, my friends.
Dira’s room was so alive with eight girls in it. Taking turns of showers took forever. But we’re finally ready and stepped into Hummingbird. Irina was already there, so the day got even merrier! \o/
Hummingbird is this lovely restaurant in Jalan Progo, Bandung. It looked quitr fancy, but it’s affordable. The price is considerably cheaper than Jakarta fine restaurants, but the servings are really big, most of the food was ended up being shared. And have I mentioned the place is really cute?
I ordered this thing called Lucifer only because it claimed to have onions jam in it. I love onions. I’m the queen of onions. Turns out it’s a plate of crepe with a sunny egg, beef, and onion jam. It’d make a glorious breakfast.
I also ordered this chocolate cake, the name is too fancy for me to remember. I munched on it immediately and it tasted like heaven. Then I remembered that I hadn’t taken a pic of it.
We ordered so many things, including three giant slices of cake. The nine of us only paid for a total of 700,000 IDR ($63), which was a total bargain of great food and great place of course! We took so many pics at the place, taking advantage of the cute interior, it was embarrassing. But the highlight of the day was of course when we talked about Spazz & Dazz.
We reminisced to the day when Spazz & Dazz came into fruition. It was such a stupid day. We never thought that it would be this big or even taking turns where it’s heading now. None of us regrets of ever making this fanzine happen. If ever, we already have expansion plans in store for Spazz & Dazz! One at a time. We’ll probably do it next year. Let’s start with the cover of the 4th issue which will be released next week. I won’t get bored of saying this, but you really don’t want to miss it. Check out the cover teaser at the back of our 3rd issue!
After Hummingbird, Sasha & I specially requested to be taken to Jalan Riau where it’s full of the cheap shoppig that is Bandung. Even the shops look cute.
This is of course far, far more cheaper than the boutique we visited yesterday. I bought a couple of tees, a shirt, and a blazer, and thought I should be ashamed for shopping too much this month. I still have lots of number on my Ender list to buy, not to mention some of the gadgets I need and more clothes /o\ with that said, I’m planning to make over my whole wardrobe and thus throwing away those clothes I never use anymore. Thinking of throwing a garage sale for it. Would you buy them? Everything will be super cheap, I promise.
Hours later, the day had to end and it was time to go home. None of us wanted to face Monday, but it’s a must if we want to see another weekend. The road back to Jakarta was pretty smooth, I even still had two hours left in my Ender’s Shadow audiobook. I know what will accompany me through all my long commuting now. I’m gonna get more audiobooks. \o/
Fraya and Citra are home! They’ve been studying in the States for years and they’re finally home. They’ve been here for a month, but our schedules kept conflicting, this was my first chance of meeting them. Not only there were Fraya and Citra, there were other girls too! We went to the same schools in elementary and junior high. Most of them attended the same high school, but a few, including me, transferred to somewhere else.
It was really nice to meet them after years and years. We filled each other in with our lives and it’s such an amazing moment as we absorbed of how much we’ve grown. We’re all working now and how our dreams have gotten a lot bigger. Fraya and Citra told us about their experience in the States, especially on how they’re viewed as Indonesians, but most importantly of how they view Indonesia from the outside. The discussion grew serious a bit when the topic leered towards politics haha
Fraya is flying back to the States next week :( I feel so sorry cos we could’ve spent so much time together while she’s here. We used to be so close cos we were the only Star Wars geeks in school, not to mention our heavy fangirling for Good Charlotte xD we made a promise to watch Star Wars VII together in 2015, so she’d better come home. Cos it’s also a year I’ve targeted to fly abroad for school.
Anyway, I wore this to the meetup:
It’s quickly become my favorite style right now. Wore similar things last week, the blazer was white. I feel chic whenever I wear myself this way. I’m gonna collect more blazers and skinny jeans for this look ^^v
On Saturday, we celebrated Ci Ajeng’s birthday!
This is the face she made when we gave her a tamagotchi as a present xD the tamagotchi was passed around the table, resulting in Sasha & I wanting to have the same thing too. This tamagotchi can shop, can have a pet, it can even get married! And if you don’t take care of it, it will run away, but not before leaving you a goodbye letter. So much drama /o\
After the birthday dinner, we went to the midnight screening of Ender’s Game and I felt so sorry to Adrian for watching the premier in Indonesia without him. That’s why I’ll only spazz after Adrian watches it too. I’m not gonna see it once anyway, you’ll see.
I’m starting an Ender shrine now, collecting the books, comics, and memorabilia at a time. Please anticipate.