Thursday, August 30, 2018

PLAYLIST | TAKE ME TO AN ORCHESTRA, BABY!


I originally planned to clean up my Spotify playlists but then I just sat on my couch for hours, listened to the orchestra playlist that my Dad and I made a long time ago. Here are some of our most favourite songs. Enjoy! 
  1. Ambre - Nils Frahm
  2. Clair de lune - Claude Debussy
  3. Duet - The Piano-Fortissimos 
  4. Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major - Frederic Chopin
  5. Odissea veneziana - Rondò Veneziano 
  6. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major - Bach
  7. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Major - Beethoven
  8. Symphony No. 5 - Beethoven
  9. Symphony No. 9 - Dvoräk 
  10. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - Vanessa Mae
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Sunday, August 26, 2018

WEEKEND DIARY | PART 9


The weekend starts on Friday night, am I right?

Friday... I didn't do much on Friday but it was quite a productive evening. After work, I relaxed with a cup of vanilla chai latte and then had a shower. Later, I cooked dinner - my Aussie parents are away for a golf tour, so I'm all alone! :(

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

BELLABOX

If you don't know what is Bellabox, this is a subscription box of makeup and skincare products. What I love about them is first, so cheap. Second, the story comes from their love of skincare and makeup, from passion. I love trying out new products, playing around with my makeup routine (although most of the time I stick to the same routine). So I gave it a try and I received my first box a few days ago. 

So, here's what inside.

The box itself is so pretty, I will definitely reuse it. When I open the box, I got three cards. The first card is a list of products that we got, the second card is a little game card and the last card is a ingredients card which is good for those who have any specific allergies. 

This month's box has two face masks, one hair mask, one facial cleanser, one eyeliner and one primer. Personally, I think this is good. It's not only about skincare but also hair and makeup. I haven't had a chance to try all of these products, but I've tried the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Wash which is the face cleanser and as it claimed, it doesn't dry or irritating my skin. It makes my skin feels so smooth. The other face product that I've tried is the Canvas Beauty gel mask, it's an amazing mask! Definitely will repurchase the full-size product! I also tried the Coco & Eve hair mask and it leaves my hair so soft and smells really good! 



  1. Canvas Beauty Rose Otto Facial Hydro Gel Mask 
  2. Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque 
  3. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Wash 
  4. Revlon Youth Fill + Blur Primer 
  5. Mellow Cosmetics Precision Liquid Pen Eyeliner 
  6. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment 



Love, Vera
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Monday, August 20, 2018

PLAYLIST | VIVID DREAM


Sometimes, being alone is neccessary. Being sad is comfortable. And being your own hero is a must.
  1. 4AM in London - Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  2. Atlas: Six - Sleeping At Last
  3. Fool - Frankie Cosmos 
  4. Forgotten Love - Aurora
  5. From Eden - Hozier 
  6. Funeral - Phoebe Bridgers 
  7. Let's See What The Night Can Do - Jason Mraz
  8. No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande
  9. Peach - Broods
  10. Straight Into Your Arms - Vance Joy 
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Sunday, August 19, 2018

BEAUTY | SUNDAY PAMPER ROUTINE


Sunday is my favourite day to do pampering because it recharges my energy before I'm going back to my daily routine on Monday. I like to do this every Sunday night, just before bed. I sleep better and wake up really fresh the next day. 

Here is my pamper routine. Hope it inspires you! Xx

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE ME FEEL BEAUTIFUL


eye contact 

fresh face after pampering routine 

flowers 

those blushing cheeks after laugh 

rosy lipstick 

wearing 'no makeup' makeup look 

floral perfume 

feeling my leg after shaving 

clean nails 


sunshine on the winter day touches my face 


new dress 


a kiss on the crown of my head 



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Sunday, August 12, 2018

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MIFF) 2018 - W.2

MIFF, HERE WE GO AGAIN!

I'm so sad my film festival weekend comes to an end! We've been having so much fun on each day we were coming and watching the movies. This last weekend, we booked two movies. We spent our weekend for so many quality conversations about life and everything in between. And also pancakes! Two days in a row, Baby! 

To say that MIFF wasn't one of my best Australia highlights would be such a vast understatement. I will definitely come back next year if I have a chance! 

So... Here are some highlights from this weekend. Enjoy! 

Day 4: Saturday, 11 August 2018 

Director: Sara Colangelo 
Language: English
Genre: Drama

Goodness! This movie is a rollercoaster ride from the beginning! It's easy to fall in love with all the characters, it felt so real to watch them living their lives. Maggie Gyllenhaal is a remarkable actress, no doubt, but in this movie, I can see her best work. Might be my most favourite movie of her. When I watched this movie as if I was inside her head. The way she thought, behaved, gestured, everything just adds more depth into the story, thou the story itself is definitely one of the most interesting, complex movies. 

Rating: 5/5 

Day 5: Sunday, 12 August 2018 

Sorry Angel (France
Director: Christophe Honoré 
Language: French
Genre: Drama, Romance 

What I love about French movie that it is always paying so many attention to the art and culture of the country, takes it as a tribute. The beauty of French cinema in a way they tell the story is so visible in this movie. Sorry, Angel is one of those movies that plays in audience emotional side without romanticise or glorifies the unfortunate events. 

Rating: 3/5  

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

PLAYLIST | SUNSHINE ON THE WINTER DAY


One of those days when everything seems going to be alright... I am going to be fine.
  1. Always Done What You Say - Aquilo
  2. Andante, Andante - Lily James 
  3. Healing Hands - Conrad Sewell
  4. Jubilee Road - Tom Odell 
  5. Knowing Me, Knowing You - Jeremy Irvine, Lily James 
  6. Lay All Your Love On Me - Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried
  7. Like to be You - Shawn Mendes, Julia Michaels 
  8. The Road Less Wandered - Aquilo
  9. Reasons to Stay Alive - Andy Burrows, Matt Haig
  10. Stand Up - James Bay
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

SUATU SORE DENGAN AYAH


Your brain records everything you see, hear and feel. 
You just need to find a way to remember it. 


Entah tanggal berapa, kira-kira satu tahun lalu di bulan September, aku mengeluh pada Papih tentang quarter life crisis yang sedang aku alami - seolah tidak berujung! Memang sejak kecil, aku selalu bercerita pada kedua orang tuaku tentang apapun, mulai dari sekolah sampai urusan percintaan. Sebagian orang mungkin segan atau malu cerita pada orang tua, aku justru lebih nyaman bercerita pada mereka. Mereka pun memberi respon yang mudah aku pahami dan tidak jarang membuatku lebih bijak untuk mengambil keputusan. 

"Teteh capek, Pih. Gagal dan sakit hati terus." 

Kalimat itu yang keluar dari mulutku. Saat itu kami sedang berada di dalam mobil, terjebak macet di perempatan Pasteur, Bandung, seperti biasa. Aku memandangi awan putih yang terlihat jelas dari jendela mobil, Papih sedang meminum kopi yang kami beli lewat drive-thru Starbucks. 

"Kita gagal bukan berarti kita tidak pantas mendapatkannya, Teh. Belum waktunya, sabar." 

Aku menyeka air mataku. Saat itu suasana hatiku sedang benar-benar kacau, lelah dengan tugas-tugas kuliah dan sedikit stress menjelang keberangkatanku ke Australia (dan hari ini aku mengetik di kamar tidur yang sudah kutempati selama 6 bulan di Australia!)

"Ya tapi sampai kapan sabarnya? Teteh udah berusaha, berdoa. I did everything that humanly possible, Pih." 

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Monday, August 06, 2018

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MIFF) 2018 - W.1


Finally! 

I booked 10 movies and I could not be happier than this. Watching movie always has a big part of my life and to have a chance to go to Melbourne International Film Festival, sit in the same room with people who share the same passion with me, where we enjoy (and cry!) the movie. This event is definitely something I'm so proud and grateful for.

We booked for 5 days on the weekend, couldn't make it for the special screenings or pre-events because of work duh, but we had so much fun! We were having blast during each day, each movie. There were some moments we cried together (and others at the cinema too!), laughed and most importantly, we loved every movie we watched. 

Here are some highlights from our first weekend! 
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