Friday, June 23, 2017

It's A Fri-Yay!

Took the bus with Shahmeer and headed to the city center to meet S and enjoy the evening together. Best Friday ever! :)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happy Colors

Feeling so colorful today. But lately I am more and more drawn into the pastel palette. I wonder why...;p

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dear S,

When I look at you, at us, I look at a lot of things. I see happiness, I see joy, I see unconditional love, I see sincerity, I see compassion, I see the fear of losing, I see desire, I see ambition, I see us growing. In all that, we laugh, we cry, we learn, we fight, we argue, we hate, we love more, but most importantly, we live.

Life with you is a life without limits that was never ordinary. In every chapter, there was always a test and a lot of struggle that made us had no choice but to face everything together and we eventually come out stronger. Whatever we are facing today, is to become yet another great story for us to reminisce in the future so we can look at each other's wrinkled face and say once again, "we did it, love."

You are both my soulmate and my life partner. I don't know why things happen the way they do, but I believe that together, everything is possible.

Till death do us part.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Visit To The Lavender Fields

Another roadtrip weekend, this time a 5-hours drive to Valensole, Provence in South of France to see the beautiful fields of lavender. They fully bloom in early July though, but when we went there, the view was beautiful enough to make us smile...:)

Lavender fields are scattered all around the city, but one that is very well maintained and perfect for picture taking is the Lavande Angelvin where they also have a shop selling fresh lavender flowers and products next to it. We also went to the L'occitane Museum and Shop, the actual place where the brand L'occitane all started.

Anyway, the two restaurants I recommend you guys to eat in Valensole are Le P'tit Resto and  La Campagne De Petre. While the first one is located within the city center among many other restaurants and cafes (their beef burger is sooooo good), the latter is located on top of a hill surrounded by lavender fields only. Imagine a single restaurant and nothing else on top of a hill. The journey to reach this restaurant is quite tough though because the roads are rocky and winding but once you reach the top and taste the food, you will not regret. I myself had their prawn dish and it was magnificent!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

34 Weeks!

Been sooooooooo lazy to do anything these past few days, but today I forced myself to do something productive. So I took a shower, put on some make up, dressed up, and took my own maternity photo using a tripod hahah. I used our sofa throw as the background. Happyyyyyy! :)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hello, Bed.

This continuous heartburn is really uncomfortable. It's just me and my bed for the whole day.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Dinner By The Lake

I was craving for sushi but hubby wanted crepes. So crepes for dinner it is..:D

Saturday, June 10, 2017

When Mess Is Good

I feel down today. I miss my house in Indonesia, I miss my parents, my nephews, I miss the variety of food available in Jakarta, I miss my clothes, my accessories, my soft bed, my pillows, I miss my helpers, I miss being out there and feeling alive. Life is good here in Swiss. Life is simple without any drama. Everything is clean, proper, organized. The view? Breathtaking. I mean, the view from our balcony is a freaking mountain, alright. How prettier can it get? Flowers everywhere. The weather is pleasant. Crime rate is low. Air is really clean.

As a human being, there are things you need to connect yourself to. I connect myself to art. To fashion. To the creative industry. To social causes. And all these are not quite a scene here in Switzerland. So as much as I love living a new life here, I do feel empty. It's hard to describe the feeling, I even think S doesn't get it. He just thinks I'm whining for no clear reason. And I love working so much. Running businesses from afar is very different from being hands on directly. You don't get to touch your products, feel the fabrics, direct your models, get dirty with paint and papers and scissors. I miss the mess.

I'm not sure how things will be in the next few months, especially with the presence of our second child. Perhaps I will be occupied and falling in love too much that my emptiness will be filled in a different way. But isn't it interesting? That when I am lucky enough to have a taste of two different sets of life, I question myself even more, which one do I love the most? I really don't know.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

33 Weeks

Belly is getting bigger, walking feels very heavy now, and I feel so much pressure on my bladder that I keep making frequent trips to the bathroom. Today I spent almost the whole day just sleeping and lying down on the bed as I reply to work emails and Whatsapp messages. Buuuut, made it to Ikea and finally bought our baby cot and bedding needs yayyyyyyyy. Can't wait to assemble it tomorrow! :)

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