Lunch at Locanda


I remember as a kid how I used to get psyched whenever my brothers voted for Tony Roma’s for dinners on Sundays. Sunday dinners are meals my family always have together, and the 3 of us (my older brothers and I) would vote for the cuisine we’d most like to eat.


Although we’ll have different cuisines almost every week, sometimes we’d taste great foods and create unforgettable moments at very particular places, which kept us coming back. One of them is Tony Roma’s. The American chain used to be located here at Panin Center Building, but just a couple of months ago, the whole ground was renovated to uphold this new restaurant, Locanda.

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Before 2014 ends: 30 most buzzed-about upcoming films


After putting down to-watch lists for the past year (winter 2013-2014, spring 2014, summer 2014 blockbusters), I feel like I’m getting into the groove. Like most Indonesians right now, I’m disappointed that everybody has seen the awesomeness of Guardians and are now probably enjoying Lois Lowry’s Jeff Bridges-starring, Taylor Swift-featuring book-turned-film adaption, The Giver. Some of us are willing to run off to Singapore just to watch these flicks.


But in all fairness, it seems like as the years go by, movies get better and the summer blockbusters run longer. I personally don’t mind if the movie isn’t as boring as Transformers 3 (ahem), because fact is, I rarely check the time whenever I’m in the cinema. Fortunately, it looks like 2015 is going to be one fantastic year in film, at least to me. Just look at this rundown of some of the most anticipated films in the year to come:

2015 in film
Which 3 movies are you looking forward to watching the most next year?

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My 2-week adventure: Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, plus a wee bit of Singapore.


Okay, so this is a looong overdue post. But I really wanted to share the significant things I’ve seen and heard throughout my recent travel experience to China. Consider this as your unofficial, unfiltered guide to the major destinations of the Shanxi province and Inner Mongolia. Believe it or not, this is the first time I stepped foot on the mainland. At least, I consider it to be so1. It’s part of the reason why the adventure’s been quite meaningful to me, as I’ve finally seen where and how my cultural ancestors are like with my own eyes.


WARNING: Super looooooooong post with LOADS of pictures.

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  1. Been to Hong Kong when I was very little, but I’ve forgotten 70% of the trip! []

Nota Bene


As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by.
So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. You just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts.
Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.






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This or that: LBD or LWD


I think every girl should own a good dress that can easily transition from a daytime outfit to a night one, especially for those who want to look good but are too lazy to mix and match the many pieces you have lying around the wardrobe (like, uhm, me).


But if you had me pick only one between a classic LBD or an LWD, I really can’t decide.

Take this instance. The fitted LBD on the left is a simple one from Berrybenka that I found can be quite versatile. I like that it has a loose collar so it helps to elongate your neck. Throw in a fancy belt and a pair of heels, and you’re good to go for the night.

The trapeze mini LWD is a pretty one from the AQ/AQ Spring/Summer 2014 Disco/Tech Collection, and I just love how the wide straps accentuate the neckline as well as the length of your shoulders. Bun up like Miranda Kerr did and all eyes are on you and your endless legs.

Which would you pick:
The LBD or the LWD?



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