All posts tagged: friends

A Sneak Peek of Motherhood & Kunjungan ke Pustakalana

Pelan tapi pasti teman-teman di sekeliling saya sudah memasuki masa-masa motherhood alias ibu-ibu. Walaupun saya masih di tahap robin hood (DUH, garing euy!), tapi karena obrolan baik online di grup, maupun offline saat reunian geng-geng, atau gosip-gosip santai (misalnya sebelum kelas zumba :p), saya jadi dapat gambaran: sepertinya semua akan rempong pada waktunya deh ya! Plus doyan belanja (dan ngejudge). Haha *sungkemin satu-satu* :p Walau demikian ketika saya perhatikan akun-akun social media para ibu zaman sekarang, nggak hanya kerempongan atau post-post barang-lucu-yang-menggoyahkan-hati-untuk-membeli saja isinya. Ternyata banyak juga informasi, ide, inspirasi serta spirit positif yang disebarkan. Berkat berteman (dan sekarang berpartner bisnis) dengan Chica si ibu keren, saya jadi tau dan mulai ngintip kegiatan-kegiatan positif para ibu terutama SAHM alias Stay At Home Mom. Ada permainan edukatif buatan sendiri (DIY) untuk di rumah, piknik (dengan ruang terbuka seadanya tentu kalau di Indonesia), lomba-lomba kecil untuk anak di luar rumah, playdate, sampai acara mendongeng. Masih berkaitan dengan Chica (dan LFM & ITB network), waktu ke Bandung saya berkunjung ke Pustakalana, yang bertempat di BCCF, Jl. Taman Cibeunying …

A Gift and Letter in the Morning

When was the last time you received a letter? I just had one this morning, handwritten letter, delivering thoughts, best wishes and prayer from Prisanti Putri (also known as Cupris). To make it beyond beautiful, it came along with a pair of cute white bunny flat shoes (which perfectly sums a couple of things I really like: white, cute bunny, and flat shoes). She said that she had read my LDM post and told me about her be-missed sister in Scotland. She really wanted to make me feel better. If you know Cupris already, you might not be so surprised by her act of thoughtfulness. She is one of the most thoughtful people I’ve ever met. No, not because she sent me a gift. I’ve known her since I joined film & photography club in university (which has always been full of thoughtful people) and seen how she treated her friends and close friends, how she made everyone felt special. I’ve been reading her blog for years (and her blog is always on my ‘oh-let’s-do-blogwalking-where-should-I-start’ mental list). …

It’s been a while…

Lately (or I should say, since mid 2013 when we started planning the wedding) I’ve been so busy with marriage and wedding related discussion. Some good and best friends got (or are getting) married this year and I’ve been talking a lot about wedding and marriage life. Without really realizing it, I’ve been giving advice to friends (especially those who’ve been in particular relationship for what I assume as enough duration to know each other) to start thinking about marriage. Last week I got a chance to hang out with a French trainee. He’s a non-pro-marriage, fear-of-commitment typical guy. It wasn’t my judgement; it was his statement. Although I’m a conventional type (stay-virgin-until-what-I-believe-would-be-my-everlasting-monogamous-marriage kind of girl), I’m open minded enough not to mind people’s choice or being nosy about it. So I kinda enjoyed when we (plus my unmarried besties) discussed about it. I’ve been always interested about what modern guys think about marriage and how they deal with their spouses and society. Chick lits aren’t enough because they are mostly written by female writers (whose blood …