December 1, 2017

December means Weihnachtsmarkt.

it is crazy to mention but we are so close to the end of the year: only 30 days left! i remember i sometimes made fun of the future with my friends in elementary school, to believe there would be flying cars or some other awesome technology in 2018 and later. yeah i feel a little bit older to tell this story, but i am in my early 20s so. but when you really face 2018 and things are just stuck where it was, it is kinda weird. at least i can do facetime!

yesterday my friends and i went to christmas market (german: Weihnachtsmarkt). Weihnachtsmarkt has finally opened two days ago and we decided to go there directly after the class. good thing about celebrating christmas in germany is that the city is becoming a wonderland. like, a real pretty wonderland. you know i have been living in indonesia 18 years and there are no such thing as christmas market so when i had my very first christmas here, my heart is full!

there is one drink germans treasure during the christmas season: Glühwein. when you absolutely have no idea what to buy there, try it out! i have to mention that it is a spiced mulled wine, so it is a matter of alcohol. BUT, you can choose kinder punsch instead. it tastes literally as good as Glühwein, only without alcohol. i'd rather drink this because you can ask for whipping cream on top of it. 

there are also tons of delicious dishes the visitor can cost. i would recommend crêpes or Bratwurst. i love to go there every weekend in december because of the wonderful decoration every shop put an effort on. at the end of november you can usually see snow everywhere here (at least last year so!) and you are already in the christmas mood, just like that. it is already 1st of december and you know, we gotta: 'in Weihnachtsstimmung kommen' pretty much like going into the christmas mood. i mean, christmas is around the corner! you have to find a way though.

and finally, i can put my teddy fur jacket on! i LOVE this jacket and would definitely wear this the whole winter. matching it with my mom jeans and a black boots, there i have my go-to outfit in winter. 

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how do you celebrate pre-christmas in your city?

until then.

October 30, 2017

Home.


hello guys! it is October 30th and i can't believe a year went by so fast. i don't know why it feels like the last past years are passing so quickly. do you feel the same? i guess it is because i am growing old and now i live in another country i get to take care all by myself and i have only a little time left, especially on weekdays. but i am really grateful for this and i like it being an adult.


yesterday hurricane Herwart, whose wind gusts reached 180 kph (112 mph), hit eastern German and caused flood at the river Elbe and many train connections to shut down in several German northern states. it was really dark and windy, though i still saw few people at the bus stop and walk on the streets. the powerful wind could blow over cars but the traffic on the highway was good enough that we got home safely. 

despite it all we drove to my man's parents, who are about 63 miles away from our city to lunch together. it has been our weekend ritual to have some lunch or dinner together and play card games or board games. the food was amazing i had to talk about it all the way home. his mom literally can cook the best German food! it is definitely worth the ride.


you know, this kind of natural disaster makes you want to stay home all day. it is normal to feel like this. it is gray and rainy outside (not even try to mention the hurricane) and everybody wants to be safe. everybody wants comfort. but the truth is, there's always gonna be danger out there. you can't control these things. all you really can do is be careful and do what you gotta do.

Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.

..and it is true. it is the best feeling to have in the whole world. that's why it is important to maintain relationships and build a home you always want to because you have to live with it. after 10 months of moving into this house, we are done with the decoration and we are happy about it. it is those little things that make you cozy, like i always want to have some kitchen wall art and look at them! magnifique!


this is my favorite outfit of the season! i am into red since the weather outside is getting frightful. i don't want to blend in with the surroundings. autumn makes the city indeed look pretty, but once in a while i don't want to do that. and i can't help but mention that these trousers are the best find in Zara. it is so cute and comfy for colder days because i am tired of jeans! i might need it in winter anytime but until then nothing but trousers!

i match them with my red sweater and a wool beret. with a simple black leather ankle boots this outfit turns into a classic look, and perfect for a brunch or sunday strolling. what do you think?



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until then.

October 23, 2017

Life Update.


hi guys. i am finally back from the long break of summer and welcoming the begin of fall, my favorite season of all time, with this post. seeing the old posts here makes me realize how i am growing through this, through my blog. i am kind of finding a new side of me while i evolve my style. and it's time to write something again in my little corner of internet.

you know, it is like those school breaks. you sometimes need it. and i really enjoyed this little break from my blog. i love my blog, and i never plan not to write anything here for weeks. but in the meantime i had to prepare for the new school year, for my work (while i still update my life on my instagram), and i want to spend more time with my man on my holiday.


august

i was just back from my 2 weeks holiday in my hometown, Indonesia. i met my own family, and flew to other island to visit another family member (cousins, uncles, aunts..), who i never get to know before. it turned out really great, and i wish i could spend more time with them. i think i am gonna write about my experience there, because since i lived in Germany for years now, it is interesting how my lifestyle has shaped me to be a different person than i was years ago. 

the new school year has also begun calmly. it also means, more practice at the hospital. but again, i have more experience and i am happy about it.

september

we had our first home decor started and it has been so fun! the fall decoration was a success and since christmas is a wonderful time of the year, i am pretty excited for the next decoration! my man and i have been to beautiful places as well here in town such as museums, castles, and favorite snack bar to eat doner (that counts right?!).

october

we celebrated our anniversary! and my man got a new job that he loves. we also completed the last piece of furniture, which is exhaust hood in the kitchen! haha!


back to the outfit, i have also been exploring new online websites to shop. it also helped me to find pieces i love lately, AND actually go to stores in the city. man, i never been in the stores as often as the past few months since 2 years!  i found online websites back then and thought why should i go outside again to shop clothes, however i missed that thing. looking at the details and the fabrics, trying on clothes, and actually get the clothes right away! besides, my man prefers to shop with me in the stores and look at my outfits straightaway. it's also fun to go with him shopping because he lets me 'im Laden frei entfalten und mir hinterher gehen' (the germans know what i am talking about, haha!) and he always has funny sayings while shopping and i love it.

today's outfit is about soft colors. i am in love with my rose sweater lately (got it from Zara!) and matching it with my fleece denim jacket, which is perfect for early fall. black boots and stripes pants and i am ready to go!



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