Why You Shouldn't Date A Smoker

This is not that important... Just some random stuffs I feel like saying! The guide to living a happy and healthy life :p My version of why you shouldn't date a smoker :)

1. If you wear contacts, the smoke gets your eyes all dry and red... So that's not good.
2. Well the composition of cigarettes itself is not good so if you inhale all of that because your partner is a smoker, even if you're a passive smoker, it'll still damage and contaminate your lungs then that's not good.
3. No matter how many liter of perfume you pour on your body, you'll always smell like cigarettes.
4. His/her breath will be unpleasant to be near with.
5. He/she can't stand a day without smoking, that means cigarette's a priority, texting you or calling you would be an option.
6. A guy or a girl who can't even love or take care of their own darn self, wouldn't even have the power to take care of others.
7. Even if they love you, they'll love you more than they love their cigars, meaning they will leave smoking for becoming a better person. Guys/girls might say, "If you love me for who I am, you'll have to deal with the fact that I'm a smoker." Truth is, if you love someone, you'll want the best for them, not letting them DIE SLOWLY by what YOU do, because automatically you would want to live longer with that person that you love...

I know so many people would disagree with the things I wrote down, but that's just my opinion, I think you wouldn't want to have the person you love suffocate, or letting that person die slowly.



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XOXOX

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New Trends, Old Friends

I don't really go out on Fridays, traffic in the city is the worst next to Mondays, but since there's an event held in fX that made me pretty excited about going-- not only because my high school friends are coming along, but also a yard sale was held by fashion bloggers of Jakarta-- I decided to get my lazy ass up and got through the insane traffic anyways. Little did I know, I was in for a fun night up ahead ;)

So I arrived at about 5 p.m-ish and met up with Titin and Gilvina. The funny thing is, we haven't got the chance to talk about where we'll meet up, yet somehow we all gathered in the same place by chance! We decided to go to Mazee, the place where the yard sale took place, and Gilvina also told me that her senior is performing in just a second! So we hurried up, and we were in time for the performance and also looked around through the great outfits and other accessories! The place was already packed with people starving for a stylish treat, and I'm sure their appetites are filled with satisfaction!

Mazee, 6th floor, where the yard sale took place!

Inside the toilet just after we met by coincidence!
Left to right: Agnes, Me, Titin

Straight down to business! Looking through everything and anything :)
Top picture: Gilvina and Me
Bottom picture: Gilvina checking out the awesome items by Riotous by SEM

Me in the middle of the hectic transactions happening at the yard sale :p

Finally reunited!!!
Top (Left to Right): Gilvina, Genevie, Me
Bottom (Left to Right): Titin, Agnes, Willy

The booths by all the fashion bloggers

...patiently dealing directly with all the customers :)

TADAAAAA!
One of the fashionable people that made this yard sale happen and a huge success!
Sonia Eryka :D

I felt short standing next to people wearing heels :p
The oh-so-fabulous bloggers!
Left to Right: Michelle Koesnadi, Sonia Eryka, Me, Gilvina

And so it was only 6.30 p.m yet everyone were already starving, so we decided to leave the yard sale and grab some dinner. We went through Mazee and took quite a few pics before exiting.


Inside the enormous fitting room! It could literally fill up to 10 people.
Left to right: Genevie, Willy, Agnes, Me, Titin, Gilvina

Two others joined the fun! Chacha and Karen :)
Top (Left to right): Me and Agnes
Bottom (Left to right): Gilvina, Karen, Chacha

Met an old high school friend! Sonny :)
Left to right: Titin, Jason, Agnes, Me, Gilvina, Sonny, Willy

Potenzio
It was a first for me to see these guys perform, but definitely would not be the last :D
And the senior I said earlier, is the lead singer of the band. How nice of him to give a shoutout to Gilvina :)

Taking pictures with the funny-looking frames we found :p
Left to right: Me, Gilvina, Agnes and Chacha

With Potenzio's lead singer, Narendra, such a friendly guy :)

What can I say, we love taking pics ;p
Lefe to right: Titin, Gilvina, Me, Agnes

After strolling around fX, we chose Mangkok Putih for dinner! :)
Left to right: Genevie, Willy, Me, Catherine, Titin, Agnes, Gilvina, Chacha

Oh and someone also came in by surprise!
Catherine joined us for dinner! :D


Left to right: Genevie, Willy, Me, Karen, Chacha



Wasn't feeling too hungry so I decided to go with Pinklicious from Sour Sally for dinner


After being caught in the worst traffic, Gilvina's boyfriend, Dimas, finally came in to join us too ;)


One night to remember!
Left to right: Agnes, Titin, Karen, Gilvina, Willy, Genevie, Jason


Shoutout to the ever-so-beautiful singer/songwriter, boutique owner/fashion blogger Sonia Eryka who invited me to come! (and I would run out of adjectives to describe her :p)

And that is all for now, check out my Facebook album for more pictures of the night! I'm outie ;)



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XOXOX

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Morning Star

I woke up with a little voice in my head,
Telling me to sleep again, to go back in bed,
But I fought it hard and arise instead,
A new day to untangle the thread,
Here I am standing tall, unafraid,
Facing the future, hoping it won't fade,
Be thankful, 'cause it was heaven-made...




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XOXOX

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Remember the Name

When I meet someone for the first time and introduce myself to them, they'll instantly respond, "Wow, you have a common name for an Indonesian," or "Oh, that's a 'unique' name for an Indonesian girl..." (Oh yes... Sense the sarcasm) My parents always tell me that names are silent prayers, because names have meanings inside of them. So let's get to the root of the name, shall we? Please note that I do this in a less narcissistic way.

Nadia. The word itself means hope. My father named me after Nadia Comăneci, the Romanian Gymnast who scored the perfect 10 at the age of 15 and continue to shine in the Olympics. History was made. My dad even enrolled me at ballet school and it lasted for like 3 years or so before I force to quit because I can't deal with the pressure of training and deadly homework at the same time. Maybe he had a little 'hope' that I would be following her footsteps. Oh, whatta pompous dream of his :p I've done a little research of her and this is what I found on YouTube, and one word-- WOW. No wonder Dad wanted me to try to be like her, she's extremely good at what she does! If not, the best there is ;)


Don't you hate it when people misspell your name? In Indonesia, my name can be spelled as Nadia, with an 'I' or Nadya, with a 'Y'. And what I dislike about meeting new people is the jokes they throw at me when I introduce myself and people go adding your last name with a famous person's last name-- for example, "Oh, Nadia... Like the model Nadia? Hutagalung?" which only makes me feel like living under a shadow of a famous person's life. I mean, I don't have any problem with it, knowing that her beauty is divine and all, but hey, I have my own identity and someday I'll create my very own history, no need to push 'em to happen now. I seriously want to study presenting just because she made it look like it was a piece of cake. Done it for Mercedes Benz, and trust me it's not just like a walk in the park! Yet, she made it look effortless. Take a look.


Well there can always be more room for another Nadia to make a mark in the world. Why quit or stop now? Be the person you've always dreamed of becoming. Your name might not be one of a kind, but you're just one of its kind there is!!! Don't follow others' footsteps, make your own footsteps. The ending is yet to be told!


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XOXOX

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Have doubts, that's what makes you human.
Have faith, that's what makes you alive.

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And I will not lose hope, for that is the only thing that keeps me going.

And as impossible as it may be, there will always be a way,
like it always has :)

The dream was put in me for a reason, and no matter how many times I try to get rid of it,
it bounces back harder every time.

Starting from the very beginning, crawling my way up there.

I'll just keep following my heart and someday my hard work will pay off,
I know that for sure.

So I'll just keep the faith.

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Love The Way He Lies

The song is played over and over and over on the radio, and I can't help but sharing what I think about the song. Some people take the song too literally, they think this is a ridiculous song, saying that- what kind of girl should love the way her man lies? It's not meant to be that way. The song shows the pain this person felt in an abusive relationship with Rihanna singing the chorus, and also with the Eminem part, where he, as the abuser, is tired of getting to the same temperamental self and is struggling to make a change.

It's like saying, I'm not even going to fight back when you abuse me because I love you too much to argue. It's the exact meaning on how people say how love is blind.

Or I love the way you lie. It's about knowing that he's not even going to keep his promise although he would say sorry at the end and make another promise, but she feels like it's endless, yet she still would take him back anyways. So it's not about consciously thinking that it's okay that he lies, it's like battling a personal demon, how she is addicted to his love, yet she's dying on the inside.

Showing how stuck they are with each other and how attached they are in this chaotic relationship. In my honest opinion, I think when you're hurting, that's when the loving need to stop. Don't let an abusive relationship ruin your future. You deserve better.

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Oh wow I seriously love the outfit and make up and hair... Everything was perfect. Thanks to the make-up artist who also did the whole thing for the Motorshow back in August!!! :D

This was for Mercedes Benz Indonesia's 40th anniversary. And did you know, that the first man to ride a Mercedes in Asia is actually an Indonesian? Nice, ey ;) The first country to franchise Mercedes is also Indonesia! Look what potential Indonesia actually has from way back! Had tons of fun during the night. Great food, great music, great people! What could've been better :D

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Getting Through

The darkest phase in moving on is between keeping in touch with the person you're trying to get over and meeting a new person to help you forget the person you're trying to forget. In the first stages you would be the weakest. You're going to be reckless and the person who would calm you down is the person you won't let get into your head anymore.
Just torn apart.
Until you meet someone new and would help you see the light again.
See the bright light :)

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My Dream Guy

Many people drool over Edward Cullen or Jacob Black. Some were charmed by Harry Potter's smile. Some people can be moved when they see a character in a movie.

Me? I was moved by Wall-E. I know, I know. 'It' is not even a human being, which makes it creepy. But the innocence. The honesty. The vulnerability that I see in Wall-E is probably the things I want in a guy. Some guys are already 'contaminated' by his friends. Or just by the environment in which he grew up in.


And Wall-E, how he would work his bolts off for his true love, that really touched me right here (eyes filled with tears, while pointing to the left side, just beneath the chest). Even if it means going to the ends of the Earth (or in his case, outer space). I know, such guy doesn't exist. Maybe just the part where he'll do whatever it takes to make the girl happy, risking his own life while doing so is the best part of it :)

And uhhhhh, maybe minus the robotic-like accent.


I'll be your Eve, if you'll be my Wall-E :)


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XOXOX

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A World Inside A World

There's no way of shutting down. This little head of mine, it just constantly thinks and thinks, and it just won't stop. Maybe (and hopefully) I won't run out of topics in the next century, but up 'til now I'm not sure if I should be happy or sad about it.

Here's a little insight of how I do it. On why and how I write. I write because there's always things to write about, it really is that simple, I don't do it for the sake of people seeing it and expect them to understand everything I write about. I can see a spider crawling and write a chapter of a book about it; what according to you is nonsense can actually be another segment of my story. What you see here is raw, nothing filtered, or moreover- made up. The more topics that popped up in my head, the more there is for you to see things from my perspective.

And I just realized a habit of mine that I share with other writers worldwide. When I'm thinking about something, especially when I'm alone, I have a habit of talking to myself, out loud, and turns out that's what most writers do. I read an article about how writers talk to themselves just to keep the topic flowing, and so that we won't forget about what we want to write about- it's good to know I'm not losing my head!

I try my best to make the things I write digestible and direct. Honest yet still straightforward. Because-- this is one of the many reasons I want to study psychology-- I found out that the human mind is intricate, so I find it amazing for some of you to get what I go through and write about. And I write down the stuffs that come up to me, and even sometimes the thoughts that haunt me, so I don't consider myself a pro, because I rarely edit the blogs that I post, not that I'm too good at it that I don't need to correct or even have any mistakes, but I want you to see that I make mistakes, and that what I write is just an overflowing set of words that can't be held in any longer on the inside.

The writing is only as good as what the writer writes. So consider articles, scripts, blogs like Picasso's paintings or Beethoven's symphony. This is our canvas, we paint our thoughts by writing it into either articles, or blogs, or such. Our thoughts are like the beautiful melody, the posts are our beautiful songs.

Most writers suck information and digest it carefully before letting the public know. Writers are thinkers with an attitude, 'cause frankly we don't do it for the critics, we do it for the passion! I like reading other blogs because everyone has their way of writing, none of them are the same. I personally choose my own life to be the center of attention in my blog 'cause that is what I feel like talking about, because I may not live the best life, but hey, I'm here for a reason. I'm not going to pretend like I'm a comedian who writes funny lines, or who post pictures because fashion is my life, not that there's anything wrong with any of these, but every writer is their own person, and maybe I may not be the majority of the mainstream and I don't get much attention by the things that I write on my blog, but this is what I love doing, this is one of the many things I want to be doing for the next upcoming years of my life. Make you guys think by the things that I write about, and maybe if you and I are both lucky, we can take something good from it :)




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XOXOX

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Feedbacks

Don't hesitate to leave critics and comments, I don't mind :) as long as you keep 'em sweet and neat then I'm absolutely fine with it. Haha! Just kidding, if there's something you don't agree with, feel free to let me know ;)

I've said this a lot in my previous post(s), but that hasn't changed how I feel, even until now. Visitors to my blog are always welcomed, but ever since I've started writing back in '07 (fyi, I started with Multiply), I have the least expectation on people who would connect with what I write or understand a word I'm saying. But it feels good to know people could relate to what I write about :)

I've admitted on how strange this life I live before-- or different, if that's how I tell people so that I will not scare them away, that is why I talk about my own life in my blog, 'cause that helps me to figure things out, without excessively exposing the stories of my life! Somebody actually sent me a message regarding to this blog of mine and how this person referred to it as 'deep and unusual.' Hmm, that's a word that wont make people runaway from me and yet still describes who I am-- unusual. Call it as you please, I don't mind at all :D

I love reading feedbacks, whether it's good or bad feedbacks, I would still read it anyways. Not that I like the attention, but if you've taken the time to stop whatever things you're doing and have a moment to read my blog, that alone is something I'm thankful about, even if you dislike the things that I write :) So, thank you!!! I appreciate the time :) Stay tune for more, you're in for a big treat!!! :D


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A Little Bit Longer

Nobody can argue with time, everything that goes along with it is final. You live life and will learn to never waste it, 'cause once you do, it'll never come back to you.

We complain sometimes by saying, "It's too late; I've lost something I care about for good and now nothing good is ever coming towards my direction ever again." But thinking you're out of time actually doesn't make any sense. You're not the 'director' of your life, Someone is, Someone who has a bigger and brighter vision on what to do with your life. The 'Director' is someone who works behind the scenes, don't really show what He's got to offer to the public eye, but by the final result of the whole movie determines whether it's a good or a bad movie, right?

Or it's like honking at a red light. I mean, the 'red light' is programmed to know when is the best time to go green, yellow, or red. If you're impatient and you're just thinking, "Green! Green! Green!" And you're honking like crazy, everyone would think you've lost it! And honestly, the louder you honk won't make any difference anyway.

I feel like these days are the testing days. I have to learn to survive a little bit longer because I still got a long way to go, and this is the beginning. I'm just anticipating to go past through this stage!




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XOXOX

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Vapid Thoughts

Let's just pause for one moment. Is there such button? I want to stop juggling every bit of things in life and just chill. I want to freeze time for one moment. Is there such button? I want to walk through air and space and try to catch my breath.


All is going in a rapid pace. Now all seem like flashes of lights swirling around me.
Am I losing my head?
Eyes are heavy, bones are weak. Don't even have the energy to speak.

The weight on my shoulders, just put it down for a while. I'm not leaving it behind, I just want to blend with my shadow.
And maybe...disappear...

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