22.7.05

Shoe Search

Last weekend Sami and I went to this mall which was crowded like hell. I didn't enjoy the window-shopping very much, but oh well, nevermind, we must stuck to the wedding preparation time schedule. We still got many things to do while we didn't have much spare-time for the preparation, because we could only manage doing this on weekends.

One of our misions yesterday is looking for a pair of nice shoes and a matching bag. These items were a part of the 7 Seserahan packages, gifts given by the groom's family to the bride before the wedding ceremony. In our case, the Seserahan will be given on the engagement party, next mid-September. This is one of the rituals in a Sundanese and/or Javanese traditional weddings, symbolizes the groom's capability in supporting his wife's needs. Seserahan usually consists of 7 packages which are jewelries, wearables (clothes, shoes and bag), praying equipments (veil and mat), bed equipments (bedcover, bedsheet & pillowcases), a complete set of makeup, a complete set of toiletries, and edibles (fruit, etc). Nowadays, the bride tobe got a change to choose some of those items based on her own sense and personality.

Anyway, back to the shoe search. There were several shoe stores in that mall, but all of them are crowded. *sigh* My eyes made a quick browse through the aisles every time I jumped into a store. Once I found somethin' nice, I grabbed it, tried them on, then checked on the price tag. But none fitted me, except these Nine West pump. I love that shoe very much because of the vintage look. Too bad, just toooo bad.. the 6.5M nor the 7M size was sold out! Oh, gosh. Not only from that store, but from the whole stores in Jakarta. *sigh* So, I ended up with a pretty light purple kitten heels pointy pumps from Charles & Keith. But our mission wasn't complete yet, because we still couldn't find the matching bag. Dudududu..

19.7.05

Blue Room part 2



And this is the view from the Blue Room's balcony. This field is usually occupied with guys playing football in the afternoons or on Sunday mornings. I don't know exactly where these guys are coming from. Actually, I don't really care. Hehe.
I just notice the lovely green field which is now very rare in Jakarta. I just hope this field would remain forever and noone would have a "bright" idea bulding a "beautiful" house nor malls up there. So these guys or perhaps their future kids could still play there happily ever after :D

12.7.05

Blue Room part 1

Since I'm going to leave my Auntie's house very soon, I decided to take more pictures of the house, especially my room, the Blue Room. I've been staying at my Auntie's for the last 4 years, after graduating university and got my first job here in Jakarta. So this room is quite historical for me.

My room used to be one of the guest-rooms (there were several empty bedrooms, function as guest-rooms) with a king-sized bed, a medium-sized cupboard filled with don't-know-whose stuffs, empty dirty white walls, and a small beauty station with a mirror.

My Auntie told me to decorate it so I would feel more comfortable staying in that room. I decided to paint 2 side of the walls into navy blue, and the others into bright white. I moved out the king-sized bed, and changed the bed into a single mattress instead. I feel more comfortable sleeping on a single mattress with no bed. I emptied the cupboard and changed it into my fashion cabinet. Then I decorated the beauty station's mirror with lots of pictures of my friends and family.

My Auntie bought me a TV while my Dad bought me a DVD player (hihiey!). And later on I bought a new stereo speaker to complete the small home (or room?) theatre. I also brought my PC station. So I could work at home. But the PC is getting old and works very slowly now. So now I'm thinking of buying a new computer. And I've been eyeing for a 12" powerbook! :D

Anyways, my stuffs keep on growing and growing from time to time. My room became messy for quite a time. But that was not quite long after I bought two extra cabinets to store my goodies: beads, accessories (I'm an accessories freak!), books, magazines, CDs and DVDs.

I love this room so much because it is such a comfy place to chill out after work or on weekends. There are so many things I could do in this room: watching DVDs and mini-series at StarWorldTV and Discovery Travel & Living, listening to CDs, working, drawing, making accessories, writing, and reading while drinking a cup of hot tea or chocolate. And I surely will miss the view to the green field in front of my Auntie's house, where some boys usually play soccer in the afternoons.

Ow I will miss this room :'(



These are some stuffs from the Blue Room, could you guess what they are?