Cohabitating

When we first got together, given the condition that we were both living in Jakarta by ourselves, it was so easy for us to move in but I didn’t want to do it unless he proposed. At the very least, the ring ensures me that this boat that we ride on was actually going somewhere.…

Hello, love

A little over three years ago, Pete and I decided to establish a serious relationship right on this date. I created a blog for our wedding since we only printed a few DIY wedding invitations for the elderly. Today, we have been married for almost 5 months and I am grateful for finally found that someone who agrees to share laughs…

Thoughtful Thoughts

What to give to someone who has everything? Have you ever had that problem in your life? I love giving gifts to people as much as I love going around shops and buying it from them. I remember one day I had four friends having a birthday in one month and I dedicated one Sunday…

Throwback: Belitung Weekend

This post by j’smama reminds me that I, too, has shut down my other travel blog in Tumblr. Also, in welcoming my third year of being with Peter a.k.a. Mr. Dodol in June, I guess it’s time for me to look back at our first trip together to Indonesia’s famous Belitung Island (read: excuse for…

to whatever the future holds…

I had a meaningful conversation with my fellow istri bule the other day. She is currently worried, about her future, about her husband, about work, about everything. Clearly, with Indonesian immigration getting stricter, it’s not as easy anymore for foreigner to stay and work safely here. Fortunately for me, the husband is currently safe — legal-wise. Then my…

Sambal Terasi

Originally posted on Bule Kitchen:
If there is one  thing, which is definitively Indonesian, it is Sambal. It is said you are not Indonesian, if you don’t like and know how to make it. That’s all well and good, but there are almost as many different sambals, as there are islands in Indonesia. This isn’t…

A Photo Story: My Wedding Day

Well…it’s been a while since I last wrote and I apologize. I got news for you: I got married last month. 16 of January to be exact. It felt surreal, and being married takes me to a whole new level of happiness.  We invited 200 guests and we did not expect all of them to be there,…

Our First Christmas

It’s Christmas time! It’s Pete’s first Christmas in the Southeast Asia and our first Christmas together. This is a picture of our Christmas tree. I never thought of buying one, but Pete thought it’s a good idea and to be honest I’ve never had a Christmas tree before. My dad was a catholic and my…

Post-It Love

As a forgetful journalist, post its are my best friend. This movie, however, has been my favorite since it first came a few years ago. Shy people, new ideas to show the love?

Save The Best For Last

I was with the wrong guy and here’s a conversation I had with a friend a few months ago. “Are you happy with him?” “Well, I’m happy when I’m around him.” “Does he treat you well and better than your previous one?” “Hmm..with that previous one, on my happy time, I could be the happiest…