Turning 30, These Are 30 Things I Wish to Tell my 21-Year-Old Self

30 Lessons I Learned from 30 Years of Life

Hey there! Happy birthday! Congrats for finally turning 21! You’re in your fourth and final year in university now, getting ready to gear up for your final semester before entering the workforce. Isn’t it such a big milestone to turn 21? You finally get to call yourself an adult! You’ll be able to drink legally anywhere in the world. Anyway, you surely danced yourself into 21 with grace, didn’t you? You just came back from Bali a few days ago with your best pals. There, you climbed the first mountain in your… Read More

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How We Planned 3 Weddings on a Budget

wedding on budget - indoor

You must be thinking, “If you want a budget wedding, why not have 1 wedding instead of 3?” I know, our decision to have 3 weddings might sound ridiculously unwise to some. But we didn’t regret it even for a moment. For we both love our family and friends back at our hometowns and home countries dearly, we want to share our happiness with all of them. I’m from Indonesia, he’s from Malaysia, so we’d have a wedding in Indonesia and Malaysia. In addition, we want to do the formal registration of marriage in… Read More

We’re Getting Married!

wedding photo

It has been quiet around here lately. Well, it’s because we’re getting married! The past few months has been busy for us. Remember how I prefer to DIY my travel and avoid group tour packages? We’re using the same principle to plan our wedding. We decided to DIY everything and not signing up for any bridal packages.

How I Lost 7 Kg in 4 Months with Slow Carb Diet, and 6 More Kg Without Diet

Before and After photo, how i lost weight with slow carb diet

Travel makes you either gain weight or lose weight rapidly. I have experienced both cases. In 2008 I went to Mexico for my university’s summer exchange program for a month, I ate food at regular times every day at school, I ate so much fast food, and I stuffed myself with tequilas and coronas. But I lost weight at the end of the trip. Part of me wanted to believe that the stress of living abroad and eating food that was not Asian’s staple have caused me to lose weight. In 2011,… Read More

My Love For Reading

I still remember vaguely how my love affair with reading started. I was in Primary School. My family (my parents, my younger sister and I) went out for a dinner at a roadside night market. As we waited for our food to come, a magazine seller came to our table holding a stack of magazines and comics. He shoved a few children magazines to our faces. My parents ask us whether we were interested in any. I told them, I think I want the Donald Duck magazine. My parents paid for it…. Read More