October 2014: Monthly roundup


As always, here’s your binge-read serving. Even though I’m pretty structured with my content, I still find it amazing how at the end of the day (in this case, the month), your blog truly reflects you. I caught a fever this month and the amount of wellness posts just don’t sum up to other arenas of the blog. It’s crazy – Stillwater’s getting more like a mirror that reflects everything in life that I feel is great and lovely and beautiful. At the same time, in real life I’m slowly accepting who I am regardless of everything. Surely blogging has become a way I can be proactive about my evolution as a woman – it gets you out of the victim mentality. I love it whenever I find out it’s helping someone and/or is useful to someone. One day I’m going to write about a behind-the-scenes post here (and how really time-sucking it can get), but for now, I’ll stop blabbering. Here’s October for ya. Happy reading :)



♥ health + wellness


♥ beauty + style


♥ eats + trips


♥ buzz + culture





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October 2014: Link love


Note: Happy Halloween peeps :) As usual, here’s my curation of the best links throughout October. Get your cup of tea pronto before it gets cold outside:


1. How many have you read?: The 430 books in Marilyn Monroe’s library[Open Culture]

2. Kinda true: What your eyebrows say about you, according to facial expert. [Cosmopolitan]

3. Best places for a good Sunday brunch in Jakarta[Zomato]

4. 12 counterintuitive health tips that really work. [HuffPost]

5. 83 unreal places you thought only existed in your imagination. [Popsugar]



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via Open CultureCosmopolitan / Starwood Hotels & Resorts / HuffPost / Popsugar Smart Living


Midday urban retreat at Keraton Spa


I don’t know about you, but I make time for at least 1 massage session every month. I run, lift, and stretch frequently, along with tennis on Sundays. So a good massage becomes a necessity.


While I can already name you a few places I frequent to for a good rub, recently, Keraton Spa has offered a complimentary massage sesh for all Jakarta-based bloggers, so I went out to try it.

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Feeling good about yourself is hard. Feel good anyway.


This is a post I promised last week. It’s going to be another long one I have to warn you about.


There was a time when I made life harder for everyone around me. It creeps itself up very slowly, but it started from something small. Might seem so simple you wouldn’t have thought it could have so much influence on your life beyond the bathroom mirror. But truth is, how you regard yourself determines how you behave and how you respond to others.

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Mega Italian feast at Mamma Rosy #ZomatoFoodieMeetup


I’ve recommended this restaurant to practically everyone who asked me where they should go to get some Italian fix in Jakarta.


Sooo it’s not that hard to picture how excited I was when I found out my second meetup with the Foodies is going to be at Mamma Rosy :p

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Gifts for the geeky guy in your life


Show some love for that guy you’re thinking about this Halloween:

Geeky gifts for geeky guys

Spider-Man vision mask that lights up when you put it on from Hasbro
MS355R walkie talkie that’s waterproof
4GB Darth Maul USB hard drive, muahahha
Trick or treat: 20-inch Hulk candy bowl holder!
60×30″ Gameboy beach towel by ThinkGeek
 Official DC superhero cookbook: Batpizza, Superburger, Wonder cupcakes, and more
Chewbacca wind-up to troll people :p
The exclusive Game of Thrones card game
Cute Buzz Lightyear cookie jar :) almost 10 inches tall.
Iron Man iPhone case
Anti-scratch video-recording glasses, 100% UV protected
 Sonic the Hedgehog action figure by Nendoroid
 The complete set of dragon balls
Cute ‘pop quiz’ mathematical clock
Collector’s edition: Optimus Prime action figure Platinum Edition
☑ Something else to troll people: Remote control shark to swim in the air


I want them all for myself too, especially the video-recording glasses. It’s a very Iron Man thing to do.

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The things you can do with the world in the palm of your hand …


 What are you getting for the geeky friend in your life?



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