Nota Bene




Some mothers are kissing mothers
and some are scolding mothers,
but it is love just the same, and most
mothers kiss and scold together.

(Pearl S. Buck)



Today is Mother’s Day here in Indonesia.

On the other 364 days, I often think I will never be good enough for her when in reality, she just wants me to be safe, well, and happy.

I may only count the number of times she’s kissed me with my fingers, but there have been countless days when she’s showed me she loves me in every other way.

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There’s never a moment – not a minute, not a second, not even a nanosecond – that she doesn’t care.

So get this: Moms scold because they care. If they don’t, they would’ve channeled all her time and energy for something (or someone) else other than you.



Selamat Hari Ibu everyone.



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Mini 100% natural haul


Ever since I adopt a 100% natural nighttime regime, I find myself spending less cash overall on beauty products. I used to always look for the next thing in the market to minimize my humongous pores, to treat my zits quickly, to make my acne scars go away for good, and to just brighten my overall complexion. But now I’m using only a handful of commercial products, and the rest is just all the good stuff from mother nature.


Over the past year since I first came across Utama Spice, I’ve grown to become completely in love with the brand. Their stuff is effective and affordable. I even took a picture at the flagship’s storefront during the oil haul in Bali. It’s one of the brands I trust, simply because all of their products contain 0% of the nasty stuff that’s always lurking in beauty products.

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What makes you so magnetic to this blood-sucking pest.


Still waters, standing pots, and messy clutters are really attractive to them. So are you.


For those of you who’s had trouble sleeping, it may be for reasons similar to my case. In the past few months I’ve been doing quite well, as I can’t recall a night I’ve spent going sleepless like I did so many times last year. A large part of my insomnia stemmed from anxieties and my overthinking tendencies. Thankfully I’m all better these days.

The only sleeping problem? M-O-S-Q-U-I-T-O-E-S.

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Stuff from the Mediterranean sea at Plan B


This place has been on my wish list for months, as I’ve been craving a lot of Spanish food these days.


Since Plan B is closed on Sundays, it’s gotten itself higher on my priority list. Besides, it’s one of those rare Spanish restaurants in town that are authentic – all the more reason I hesitate no more.

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