Early Christmas Cookies

Ho ho ho! ;)

Christmas is near. I smell joyful and happy feelings everywhere!
Yup, Christmas is very near now.
In Indonesia, it's tomorrow, so we'll have Christmas Eve tonight ;) time to spend it with our loved ones.

Pardon me for another food post, I just can't help, with this holiday atmosphere flowing.
And guess what, this is the first time I've ever made cookies.
Got the recipe from Gimme Some Oven *again and turned out this is the best cookies I've ever made. Of course *roll eyes

Made this for a Christmas Gift to Mr. Boss right there. *poke poke
I'm just so romantic. *ha ha.

Happy Christmas!
May the joyful feelings and the magic of Christmas blessed you and your loved ones. Cheers!

Thanks for reading.
- Irene


Yes I'm a Brownies fan!

Hello again!
Back with another food post. Yumm.

I had couple of free hours last week and decided to make something sweet. I haven't touch my oven since maybe two, three months? And definitely miss my kitchen stuff D: And I was thinking, I have a bottle of Baileys at home, so why not make some brownies? And here it is!

I got the recipe from gimmesomeoven - Found another great site for cooking!

You know, the thing about sweets is, you can never get enough. RIGHT?
I ended up biting and munching until the very last bite. *Uh-oh*
Baileys + brownies = Killing Fatty machine!

What do you think? ;)

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August 17th, '13

For some of you who doesn't live in Indonesia, maybe 17th August is just an usual day. But in Indonesia, it's our Independence day! For me? It's another my very, very big day in a year: My hubby's birthday!

Saturday, August 17th.
Well I kinda freaked out about the preps, since I haven't done anything except for window-shopping his gift.
*Should I make cupcakes, or cake? Chocolate or cheese? When should I buy the gift? Does he gonna like it?* Etc, etc, etc. The next big surprise is, because our Independence day was on Saturday, that means we had extra weekend holiday. His family were planning on spending his birthday at Batu. Short two-days escape. And he asked me to go with him and his fams, along with my lil' bro too. How can I say no, with that puppy look? *sigh

Long story short, I managed to keep everything done just in time! We went on saturday morning, so I tried to finish everything on Friday (luckily I don't have any lecture on friday, so I can focus on preps.) My plan was fixed: 1. Chocolate cake, with chocolate frosting and some Oreo toppings; and 2. Creamy Fettuccine Carbonara with smoked ham. He looooovvvesss those. Well basically he just loves to eat anything :p
The cake went smoothly. The pain-in-the-ass problem is.. The frosting! It turned out so buttery.. Almost like water bath. And I'm like whaaaaat? Sh*t.. Bla,bla, bla, I did everything I can to fix the frosting, and in next 2 hours, the cake was finally done! yeaaay! It's already 9pm or so, and I'm very tired.. But I went to bed thinking about my cake and I couldn't believe that I really can make one :') It's my first time.

Next morning I cooked the Fettuccine (well it's for substitute for noodles. Chinese's tradition: you have to eat noodles on your birthday, so you can have a long life.) No problem because I made it several times before. Packing, packing, preparing, etc, then We started our trip!

Arrived at Batu, at Singhasari Resort as our Hotel. It was a very good place to stay. Warm and friendly and refreshing. And the food is quite good, too. Passed our afternoon with walked around the resort. took pics, and even spent some time swimming ;)

My hubby, his big sister and my lil bro.

I really love this gazebo!

Later on night we found the perfect spot to take pics and brought the cake along, so he can blow the candle birthday ;) 
Really hoping your years ahead will be more awesome. And success. Loveyouuuuu :*

The birthday boy :*

Sunday, August 18th
Woke up 5am to a very beautiful sunrise. We decided to take a little walk. But the air was so cold.. I'm freezing!

Another thing: there's a wedding chapel here on the resort. My room balcony was facing right to this chapel.

Got hungry, so we ate a few bites ;)

After breakfast, we were getting ready for our next stop: Eco Green. Yay! After finished packing we took some selfies around the hotel ;)

There's a bar there with a unique and beautiful interior, take a look:

Time to leave this beautiful resort! Headed to Eco Green ;) But we stopped at KUD Batu to drink some milk. Do you know that Batu has a veeeery delicious milk? It's a must-try.
Arrived at Eco Green!

Eco Green has everything you have to know about nature. Animals, Environments, Places and twc, with entertainments. t's a very unique place to explore! You're gonna need a looong time because you have to walk from one place to another. But it's worth it!

There's also a photobooth are, where you can take pics with the lovely parrots! These birds are soo cute.

It's an eagle, everybody. And he's so heavy!

And there's this place I love most <3

Last selfies ;)

What do you think, fellas? :)

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Long time no talk! Miss miss you :*

I know, it's summer holiday, so I should've write here more often, you say? 
Ha, that was what I thought two months ago, but I decided to.. I'd say it 'do something for the first time'. *smirk
Okay, where should I begin?

I finally managed to keep my online shop active. Ta-daaa congrats to myself ;) It's one of the best reason why I couldn't post here weeks ago. Hardwork takes sacrifice, right? :) So, if you're interested or looking for some new and lovely accessories with a very affordable price, please sneak a peeeek <3
Just click here: Violette Lady Accessories

I'm selling Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Rings, Watch and Headpiece, such as Snapbacks!
Hoping supports from you all! Mind if I ask to hit the 'Like' button? Thankyou much :*

My internet connection is way too horrible. I mean, it's my holiday, yet you still annoy me? No one, no, nothing can disturb me for enjoying (lazy-ing) my free days. It just upset me so much to open my laptop, and suprisingly today I found my connection seems a little bit friendly for me. *After some swearing and sighing and sleepy eyes waiting the pages to open*. Lovely, isn't it?

Since my internet is hopeless, I spent more time on books. Been a loooonggg time since I really can enjoy reading without being chased by deadlines. Relieved! ;) Last book I've read: The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan.
Awesome. Talk to you later about the review :p

I've been so busy last august. (AUGUST! My Best month of the year! *Yeaayy*) So many stories to tell. From preparing my hub's bday until my birthday surprise :) Soon!

What about you? Tell me more about your days :D
Will reply left comments, see ya for now! ;)

Thanks for reading!


"You're a Wallflower."

          "You see things.
          And you understand. 
          You're a wallflower." -  Patrick

Have you ever seen a movie, which is so heartfelt and warm,
and you couldn't stop to think about life, and so on?
Well, yesterday, I was.

          "So, this is my life.
          And I want you to know that I'm both happy and sad 
          And I'm still trying to figure out how could that be." - Charlie

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) a film directed and based on the critically acclaimed novel by Stephen Chbosky. Fifteen-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman) is about to begin his freshman year of high school. He told his story by writing letters to anonymous stranger, because he's alone, he's only friend committed suicide months ago, and he has this mental illness about seeing visions. His closest relative was his aunt, who died in a car accident when he was seven.
Later he tried to make friends with two seniors - Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller). They welcome Charlie to their group, and introduce Charlie to many experiences with his new friends. He soon has a romantic feeling for Sam, but he believes that he has no chance with her. After a while, Charlie begins to learn about new things in life. He has friends who help him through life. He learns about love. But he also keep seeing visions about the day her aunt died in a car accident. And there's one point when he just couldn't face it, not at all.

          "Why do I, and everyone I love, pick people who treat us like we're nothing?"
          "We accept the love we think we deserve."

It amazed me how Logan Lerman (Charlie) act in the movie. You can believe that he is a typical-strange-home-boy-for-life at the first sight you saw him on his first scene. He makes everyone swim around with Charlie's mind. Pure, smart, but lonely. And what I love more about this film is how fast it can bring your emotions up and down. I got teary several times, and cried a little bit. Yes, it was that good.
I got so caught in those emotions.. Concerned? Sad? Moved? I don't know, they're coming altogether at once.  

At some point, there comes a time in your life that you will be on your lowest. And thinking that you don't have any friends to help you through that, not even your family - it kind of feel depressing to me. Well, the thought of it actually scares me. And that's why I can see the way Charlie feels. It must be really, really hard. 
I'm saying this not because it was just in a movie - But there are real people like him. Kids who's struggling through all bullies. How easy they think about suicide and ends their life, because they couldn't take it anymore. It's just not right. :(

Anyways, this one is a movie you shouldn't miss. LIKE, WATCH THIS IMMEDIATELY.
They can change  your perspective of life. Try it ;)

          "I can see it.
          This one moment when you know you're not a sad story. 
          You are alive. 
          And you stand up and  see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. 
          And you're listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in this world. 
          And in this moment, I swear..

          We are infinite." - Charlie

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Short Escape

Hey ho you all! ;)
So relieved that I can write here after too many, many deadlines and tasks chasing around. Yeay!
Yes, my great-great-super-final-task-of-the-semester has passed and I pray to God that my efforts will pay me an equal grade. Wish me luck!
Still, there are some tasks left, but not that big so I can still keep in touch with you all ;)

Here's a few photos from my short two night escape at Trawas, last May. Well I didn't take many photos because, mostly, I filled my days sitting in front of my laptop doing assignments, and on the last day there when I actually had planned to take some walk around, I got sick and just lay on bed. Pity ._.

No more words, enjoy! :D

The Cottage where we stayed at Villa Kapal Api, Trawas

The Balcony at the main villa

And here's the view from the balcony!

Pool. They're my bros fyi ;)

Here's my lil bro!

The small church near the villa where we went on Sunday morning.

And what I love more about vacation is.. The FOOD! Yeay. I love cooking, and taking photos of food as well! These are some of my new hobby! ;) I arrange food and take a beauty shoot with them. Did I sound like a freak? Haha.

Nasi Pecel

Gulai Kambing

Sate Ayam

Nasi Rawon

Pisang Goreng

So tell me how you're doing! Love to hear from you all!

Thanks for reading!