Monday, August 31, 2009

I am so bored, get me out of here..

photo credit : Bebe

I am a machine translator researcher, but I am not passionate about machine translator nor research. Thus, the boredom. So tell me guys, should I quit or should I stay?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Unforgettable, that's what you are..

Well, I've never been a romantic, lovey dovey person, not even close. But this song is my 'classic' definition of romantic.
Unforgettable by the one and only Nat King Cole

Unforgettable, thats what you are
Unforgettable though near or far
Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me
Never before has someone been more

Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, thats how you'll stay
Thats why, darling, its incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too

Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, thats how you'll stay
Thats why, darling, its incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too

Sweetest yet simplest message of love I have ever known.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

sweet sweet baby..

A girl must have had times when she wants to look girly and sweet, right girls? Though I am never a fan of things girly, but yes, there are times when I want to look sweet also.

And here's my idea of sweet looking wardrobe. Silky and soft color is always my option. To avoid plain or pale impression, I have fun with two different colors, soft pink and green, two colors I never wear in one look, but well it looks okay for me now. And it reminds me of nature, the color of green leaf and pink rose.

And, what is more girly than a girly dress? okay, that's a retoric question. Dresses!! a girl's bestfriend, after diamond and shoes..Honestly, I love dresses.. For Singapore's weather dresses are probably the easiest option to look good out there without having to sweat like a pig. Especially these little dresses I pick. They're light, and cool in material.. with the sweetest colors I have ever seen.. The grees dress is more hippy look, the pink one is more to sweet look. Pair them with those cute ballet flats, and you have yourself a candy-like look.

And my favourite part of the whole look is, of course, the Chanel.. Okay, these ladies deserve a proper introduction. The pretty lady on the left is a Chanel Beige Caviar New Jumbo Classic, and the one on the right is a Chanel Mini Classic Flap Bag in emerald green. Don't you agree that they are the main stars in the whole look..

So girls, get yourself in one of these and look as sweet as candy...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The best thing I ever have...

Living in Indonesia for almost my whole life has made me used to having a very comfortable life. I have a nice house, with mommy and daddy who settle everything for me, with two little sisters that I can have fun with, with maids who make my bed and wash my clothes. I was literally a princess at home.

A spoiled ungrateful princess..


Because although I have everything,
I was still annoyed by how my dad always commented on my too-low-cut-shirts and too-short-skirts.
I was still annoyed by how my mom repeatedly asks me to eat the veggie.
I was still annoyed by how my second sis scolded me for leaving my worn jeans on the bed.
I was still annoyed by how my little sis asks me to play some stuff with her.

I was annoyed by a lot of things,just because I didn't like it that way. I purposedly ignored them, grumbled, and did my own stuff. I did not like the fact that when I did what they wanted, they would be happy because they could control me.

When I think about that "me" now, the only thing that comes into my mind is, what a snob, stubborn, spoiled girl I was. Now that I am far away from home and family, my brain seems to work more properly.

I realize that my dad doesn't want me to wear those 'revealing' clothes because he loves me and he wants me to be unharmed.
I realize that my mom asks me to eat veggie because she loves me and she wants me to be a healthy girl.
I realize that my second sis asks me to put my worn jeans properly because she loves me and she wants me to be more mature.
I realize that my little sis asks me to play with her because she loves me and she wants me to spend more time with her, as sisters.

Now that I realize all those...I know that I should have said,
"Ok Dad, I'll change"
"Ok Mom, I eat"
"Ok, sorry, I'll hang it properly"
"Ok, let's play"

Now that they're so far away. I know my Dad is the best Daddy in the whole world, and my Mom is the best Mommy in the whole world, and my sis are the best sisters in the whole world. Simply because they love me so much, and I love them so much. And it's ok, it's never too late to realize things and make a change.

Guys, when you still have your family around you, love them n cherish them no matter how annoying they can be sometimes. Because once they are not around, you will see how much you have lost..

Be grateful for having a family, who simply loves you without any conditions..

Passion for Coffee -- Espresso Yourself!

I remember the first day I had a taste of my first cuppa coffee. I was around 12, and it was a nescafe classic. Only simple black coffee with sugar added. I liked it.

Well, I ended up sleepless that night, but that didn't make me stop, obviously.
Since then, I have been trying different types of coffee. And, along with that, my preference of coffee is getting higher. I don't drink instant coffee anymore, only fresh brewed. I only have hot coffee, with not much addition into it. And I develop a new hobby, which is visiting different cafés and coffee houses.

I always have this ritual once I enter one cafe, you can call me freak, but yes, I am a coffee freak. Before I find my way to the cafe's entrance, my nostrils will find its way first. I just inhale the fragrance of the fresh brewed coffee, which is the best fragrance I know so far.

Then when the cuppa I order arrives on my table, I will enjoy the art of its serving, which just increases my appetite. After that I will put in two blocks of raw sugar with the silver tongs (I like the feeling of doing this, dunno why), and slowly stir it. When all are blended evenly, I will take one last sniff of the coffee's fragrance, along with the creamy-ness of the frothed milk, and the sweetnes of the blocked raw sugar. Like what Henry Ward Beecher says,

"No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet
offering of odor to the nostrils."

I totally agreed with him. And finally, while it's still steamingly warm, I take my first sip, let my taste buds sense every little bit of its tingling taste, and let it send the warmth into my stomach. And of course let the caffeine take its work on my brain. The feeling is just..superb.
Here are some nice cuppa I've tried and like, and some treat along the way ;-)

Starbucks' Caramel Machiato

One shot of espresso, exhilarating. Steamed milk, creamy and foamy. Vanilla syrup adds a tickle on your taste buds. Caramel sauce, everyone needs some sweetness in life right. Great for afternoon coffee break. I always order grande because the amount is just right. Tall always keeps me wanting more, and Venti gets cold before I finish it.

P.S. cafe 'cafe au lait'

I'm not sure what coffee they use, but it's perfect. Slightly bitter in a spicy way. The frothed milk blends so well. They serve in a small cute cup. Satisfying, but makes you come back for more :) One of my fave's cafe in Singapore. Great gardeny environment. Psst, they have a must-try berry cheese-brownie cake.

Jones the Grocer 'latte'
I like they way they serve it in this small glass instead of a coffee cup. The frothed milk is creamy, even the foam is creamy. The coffee is just the right taste. Jones has great English breakfast, and a homey markety environment, see it yourself if you cannot get what I mean :)

Well, there are still some coffee to try and obviously my journey doesn't end here. My nostrils and taste buds are still in the searching mode, for my passion for coffee!!
I'll keep posting on some new found sip :)