Dinner With A Bowl Of Cheat

Although you have seen few healthy food scenes I’ve been documenting for this blog, there is a time I want to have a little cheat for myself. Don’t worry, those healthy food scenes aren’t false. FYI food is one of those things that I could be so picky at but you know, sometimes I could be like anyone else who would say “that’s okay, once in a while”. Pretending it’s not a big deal to cheat ourself once in a while. 

Dinner with instant noodle isn’t a good idea I know, but trust me, I cooked the broth from the scratch with definitely no msg added. The green aka Chinese cabbage wasn’t an accessory (that’s how mostly Indonesian cook instant noodle with). Also, imagine having this hot noodle when it’s pouring outside with a sweet hot tea in your room. I mean it’s okay right, once in a while?

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Coffee Scenes & Some Poser


Just wanted to share some throwback photos when I was in Indonesia for vacation, here…


I spent an afternoon with Andhi and Shohib at a coffee shop called Louis before moving to another coffee shop for more coffees (some pose, please). It was our first coffee time before we had this.

There is nothing like leaving a camera shop with a new lens in hand :). These shots were taken with Sony 10-18mm f/4 wide-angle lens. I shouldn’t have had a fickle heart to bring another lens home that day (seriously I regretted not buying on the same time). Although I have it (the one I’m enjoying right now, Sony 35mm f/1.8 prime lens) I should have gotten it before flying to Tokyo for some close-up portraits with my new friends (yes, I visited Japan again this year! more stories to come! :)) 

How I loved Andhi’s outfit that matched with the whole first scene.

Yesterday At Nok

I had a quite pleasant yesterday cause one, could wake up a bit late (what else’s better than stick on the bed on Sunday morning, huh?). Second, managed my morning with quality light breakfast (some shots are coming!). Third, could get a piece to pay my arrears for one of my very good friends Atre (hope she’ll like the cloth!) and onyx bracelet for myself at Lekki market. Then I ended my Sunday outside with brunch and friends-talk with my Korean friend here, Kim, at Nok.

I finally met with Kim again after we first met at Indonesian Embassy for Independence Day Celebration. Our brunch at Nok was fine, the contemporary African food was good (beautiful plates and cutlery always steal my heart), and oh the afternoon light is my favourite thing there (where else I could find wide clear glass, here?). I managed myself for some shots below tho I felt a bit embarrassed with Kim (first alert if you have brunch with beautiful food served, please bear with me :))

Inspiré

So yesterday, when I was in the meeting with Hennesy for their upcoming concert (I must prepare myself for all stresses from now!) the pretty lady aka the brand manager was explaining the design concept I came out to her GM by speaking in French. You guys must be bored every time I mention how I dream to be able to speak French right?

I won’t dream and dream without action. Even though I won’t start very soon, listening on how sexy when they were speaking woke me up again that inspirations, or anything inspired you to upgrade your skill, is needed. So, we won’t be “there” and lulled. I’ll keep French for now yet I want to share two creative persons I’ve been eyeing for last two weeks.

//all images are taken from their Instagram pages, © martin and © jiajiafei – layout and edit by me//

 

I love every single thing Martin posted on his Instagram especially his portraits. Anything simple could be so eye-catchy from his eyes. I really adore his skill. Tho I have no clue reading French on his blog yet I could linger upon his pictures for a whole day. Oh, thanks to MacBook that has automatic translator!


If Martin captures on simpler and softer look, JiaJia Fei is the opposite. She’s vibrant and I kinda love it too. Very unique, strong character and distinct. I really love her page here.

Looking at these two makes me think there are so many amazing insanely creative human beings outside there. What makes you and me different? This last sentence just made me say to myself, “You better sit down and think what and what of the “things” cause you really need to upgrade yourself, Zis”

Love Yourself

Oh okay, I won’t argue with you if you say “the title of this post’s so damn cheesy!”

Fact, I didn’t copy one of JB’s songs for this. I admit I love the song cause Ed Sheeran also the songwriter. This time around I won’t praise Ed even most of you perhaps knew how I adore him. Instead, I just want to share some shots of my breakfasts. I’m realizing one thing while I’m writing this sentence that I spent quite much these past two weeks for food. I don’t do exercise (I’m not ashamed saying this truth, I miss waking early on Sunday for jogging sometimes) so eating good food and sleep well is such the only way to stay healthy. For me, some simply ways to love myself are starting my day with a right mood, a cup of coffee, quality breakfast, positive thinking, and some good songs.

To Eferding

 

I was so buzzing picking a wrapping paper, writing a short note on the “I-designed-and-printed” card, and arranging all items together for one of my very best friends Andreas Knogler. I finally made time to send the package today! (two times I postponed sending it cause I used the money for berries lol). Even though he’s currently studying his Master degree in Girona, Spain, I thought sending it to where his home is would be better. I just hope Andreas won’t be grinning when he read what I wrote on the card. Well, he’s used to my cheesiness, anyway.

Oh, is there any job like: you have a creative license to pick awesome gifts, package them thoughtfully, and send them across the globe as a surprise? If any, I’d be so glad to do that!

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