Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fashion Never Stops










Bomber Jacket - Bershka (gifted), Inner - ZARA, Beanie - UNIQLO, Black Legging - ZARA, Shoes - Pull & Bear, Glasses - Bought in Bangkok


Getting inspired after watching Japanese tv show about street style fashion. Not sure if this is Japanese street style or not, probably looks way more like Korean street style. I also heard about yumekawaii style lately. I am not sure if you asking me to wear kawaii stuff. I did in the past but I think I already lost interest in super colorful outfits.

By the way, thank you for my friends who bought me amazing bomber jacket from bershka. I will show a lot of love to this jacket for a long long time. Also my mom got the shirt for me few days ago. Really like the blue color coordinated with my outfit.


xoxo,
Margaret

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

My Journey to South Korea - Monsant Cafe (카페 애월 드 몽상) by GDRAGON in Jeju Island


My photo with GDRAGON ???

Disclaimer : if you asked, "Did you do photoshop with this photo?" Then, the answer is no. I paid for this lol. Try to guess then by your own. I believe people who ever experienced this exactly know how...








Monsant Cafe by GDRAGON

2546 Aewol-ri, Aewol-eup, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea

Probably, most of you who like GDRAGON have been waiting for this blog post for ages. Yes, last time I visited South Korea and stayed there for quite long time. Me and my friends traveled a lot to so many places. One of those was Monsant Cafe. The most well known cafe in Jeju Island. Well, it's because GD's new business. (I know probably that one cafe has several owners, but GD is definitely selling this cafe because of his big name.)

Me and my friends were going there by bus. Actually my three other friends are not GDRAGON's fans or such as. But well, they just wanted to see and experienced new place. Nowhere to go, then ended up followed me and my best friend, Dara. (sorry Mino, Salwa, and Endy lol)

This cafe is not as big as I thought before. The interior was nice. Everything was so instagram-able and artistic. At least for me, I could feel GD's vibe into it. I couldn't believe myself either. I was sitting inside of GD's cafe. At the same spot as Sandara Park when she was ordered the same menu as us.

What did I and Dara order?
  • White Mountain Pizza for KRW 15,000
  • Cafe Latte for KRW 5,500
  • Mineral Water and extras (sugar etc) all for free.
It's not that expensive (remembering this is GD's cafe). The White Mountain Pizza is just so-so for me. A little bit weird maybe because I am not used to that taste. But it's fine because I was so hungry at that time. Cafe Latte's definitely nice, but nothing really surprised me. 

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The unpleasant experiences just about basic things. Such as : there were so many people. We needed to wait for empty table. Also the toilet, oh my God. The door was broken (probably now is fine. But during our visit, it was not fine at all). So basically my friend helped me out by protected the door from outside. Final thing was because of rain, we were not able to sit outdoor. Sadly...

I just hope that Monsant Cafe provided more seats or tables. I don't know how, but just arrange that please. There are so many interior designer that can arrange it for this cafe. Because the space is not that big, it's going to be packed full of people. Because so many GD's fans were going there. Not only young people, people from all ages. I know that GD is the most well known celebrity in South Korea. Many people look up on him. Even I heard so many family and elders were talking like, "This is GDRAGON's cafe." or "Omo, we are in GD's cafe." So that's why many people expected and anticipated to be seated nicely.

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But don't get me wrong. Everything was nice there. The service and people that work there are all nice. They helped me out and explained me about the beverages etc. All of them are all working their best. Also the number one thing, that place is clean. You can borrow umbrella as well, if it's raining. You can see beautiful sunset and beach from inside or outside area. I will comeback if I have another chance to visit Jeju.
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Overal scores :

Interior : 5/5
Vibe : 4.5/5
Food and beverages : 4/5
Outdoor : 4.5/5
Comfort : 4/5
Access : 4/5
Price 4/5

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How to get there?

  • Basically, if you are arrived in Jeju. One important tip is taking a travel map. Because they have bus route inside the map. Then, go to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, and take Bus #702 (towards Gosan). After about 47 minutes, get off at the bus stop called Han Dam Dong (한담동). Walk for about 5 minutes. It is right behind Bomnal Cafe (where Warm & Cozy was filmed) with grey colored and glass building.
  • Or taking Bus No. 702 and basically just follow the bus route. Stop at Han Dam Dong Station. After you arrived at the right station, I will suggest you to follow several young people or people who look like a kpop fan (lol I am freakin serious). They will go to Monsant, I will guarantee 100%. Because last time, I dropped off at the bus station and then followed 2 kpop fans from China and ended up in Monsant Cafe. I was asking to security guard (in korean) just wanted to make sure, me and my friends went to the right direction.
  • If you have extra budget, you can go by taxi. So many taxi drivers can speak in english. The bad thing about taking taxi, they will charge you 3x more expensive because you are tourist. 
You will see other cafes as well around there. So many cars are parking. At the end, when you already see grey colored and glass building, then you are right! It's Monsant Cafe.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

My Journey to Thailand - Hungry Nerd Restaurant x AIESEC Chulalongkorn University Sawasdee 19 Farewell Event






A new blog post about my life in Thailand. I really save all of these photos just in case I miss them. That's true. I miss all of them and our moments together in Thailand. We met and knew each other from this project. It's amazing to think about it. I never regret my decision to joined this project in early 2016. Need months preparation before exactly went to Thailand.

There are out farewell pictures with several fellas from Sawasdee 19 Project with AIESEC Chulalongkorn University. It has been a pleasure for me to work with them. AIESEC Chulalongkorn University hold a farewell event in Hungry Nerd Restaurant in Siam area, Bangkok. I really do love this restaurant and I even me and several of my friends went there again on the next day.



We ordered one big size portion meal called The Jumbo Mixed Platter. It was around 399 baht only or Rp 150.000,- (in Indonesian Rupiah). It was enough for 4 people. For drinks, I ordered Ice lemon tea and my 3 other friends ordered fresh watermelon juice. Plus, one of my friend requested extra sunnyside egg. 

This Jumbo Mixed Platter consists of beef, chicken, and pork. If you are muslim (same as my 3 other friends here), you can basically request to change or maybe put the pork in different plate (as you can see on the picture above). Well, but please do not be too picky or request too much because it will be weird for them. Just tell them nicely that you are muslim and not allowed to eat pork. They will try to understand. Because in Thailand there are some people who can't eat pork as well or even beef based on what they believe in.

So there are my overal reviews*) :
  • About the place is not quite big, but it's still comfortable to seat in. Interior and hype are so instagram-able. If you want to take several photos with your friends or take photos about their food, everything comes out nicely. 
  • About the price = affordable. Quite nice and so many young people go there, especially students in university.
  • Foods and drinks are all good. Taste are good, guaranteed!
How to go here?

I hope, you drop a visit there if you visit Siam Area. You basically can go by BTS (train system in Bangkok), drop off at BTS Ratchathewi Station Exit 2. 


Hungry Nerd

Address : 328 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

Open Order : 11.30AM-00:00AM

Telephone : +66 2 656 5550


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Beauty Review : 6 Jenis Perawatan Wajah Yang Harus Dilakukan Kulit Berminyak


(photo credit : google, marie claire)

Hello semuanya! Sebagaimana kalian tahu, aku selalu mention jenis kondisi kulit aku. Kulit aku memiliki jenis kondisi kulit kombinasi. Seringkali wajah aku berminyak sekali. Bahkan aku sempat kontrol ke salah satu klinik wajah dan dokter berkata memang hormone di badanku suka tidak stabil atau tidak seimbang. Wajah berminyak merupakan salah satu masalah yang paling menggangu penampilan wanita. Nah, kali ini aku akan membagi beberapa informasi mengenai perawatan wajah dengan jenis kondisi kulit berminyak (tentunya dalam Bahasa Indonesia).

Ada banyak factor yang menyebabkan kulit wajah kamu berminyak, hormone yang tidak seimbang atau pemakaian kosmetik yang tidak tepat dan sesuai dengan jenis kulit wajah kamu. Bagi kamu yang memiliki kulit berminyak memang tidak boleh sembarangan, ada baiknya kamu beralih ke produk perawatan kulit berminyak atau produk dengan label oil free. 

Berikut ini adalah tips untuk memilih produk perawatan wajah bagi kamu yang memiliki kulit berminyak :

1. Untuk sabun cuci muka, kamu bisa memakai semua jenis sabun cuci muka yang ada di pasaran, atau jika memang produksi minyak diwajah kamu terlalu berlebih kamu juga bisa memakai produk sabun cuci muka yang mengandung  salicylic acid, beta-hydroxy acid, glycolic acid atau benzoyl peroxide. Selain itu kamu cukup mencuci muka kamu dengan sabun cuci muka di pagi dan malam hari, ini adalah cara paling efektif untuk mengurangi minyak di wajah kamu.

2. Wajah berminyak bukan berarti tidak harus memakai pelembab wajah, pelembab wajah berfungsi untuk menjaga kulit wajah kamu dari efek penuaan dini. Kamu bisa memilih pelembab yang mengandung oil free atau menggunakan pelembab yang ringan.

3. Jangan lupa untuk selalu sedia kertas minyak di tas kamu. Kertas minyak ini sangat membantu kamu untuk menyerap minyak yang ada di wajah kamu tanpa membuat wajah kamu terlihat kering.

4. Pilihlah kosmetik yang tidak mengandung minyak atau oil free. Kamu juga bisa memilih kosmetik dengan kandungan water based atau noncomedogenic, selain itu kosmetik dengan bentuk powder yang mengandung mineral sangatlah cocok bagi kulitmu yang berminyak. Usahakan untuk memakai produk kosmetik dengan bahan dasar krim, karena akan membuat wajah kamu semakin terlihat berminyak.

5. Sun-cream merupakan salah satu item yang wajib kamu pakai, semua jenis kulit harus memakai sun-cream apalagi jika kamu memiliki banyak aktifitas diluar ruangan. Nah untuk kamu yang memiliki kulit berminyak, kamu bisa memilih sun-cream dengan bahan dasar gel serta tidak mengandung minyak.

6. Jika produk dipasaran tidak juga ampuh mengatasi kulit berminyak kamu, mungkin ini saatnya untuk kamu pergi konsultasi ke dokter kulit. Biasanya dokter akan meresepkan krim khusus yang mengandung adapalene, tazarotene atau tretinoin yang mampu mengatasi kulit berminyak. 


Jaga selalu kebersihan kulit berminyak kamu, dan jangan terlalu khawatir jika kamu memiliki kulit berminyak namun tidak berjerawat. Pemilik kulit berminyak ternyata cenderung memiliki kerutan yang lebih sedikit dibanding jenis kulit wajah lainnya. Jangan lupa juga untuk selalu merawat kulit wajah kamu dengan baik ya.

Cheers, Good luck!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Beauty Review : Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask [Original] & Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask











Some of you might be have troubled skin, including harsh skin and comedo / blackheads problem. I get so many questions on my ask.fm about what is my daily routine to remove it. I usually go to facial treatment at beauty clinic. It's not that cheap either, that's why I can't do it every week or every month. The problem of my skin is my skin type. I have a super sensitive skin, I can't do often of facial scrub either.

The only solution is taking care of my skin by good cleansing at home and do face mask routine. I always prefer natural or less chemical products. In today's blog post, I want to share my favorite facial mask from Innisfree. I am writing this not because I am not taking any money or being sponsored with the company. I just want to share things that I like about this product.

Maybe so many bloggers and vloggers already shared the same blog post on internet, but I just want to make another version that easy to be understand. I have been using this product since september, I personally want to say that both of there are working quite well for my skin.

*Sorry because I didn't have time for taking before and after pictures. But hey,... bunch of before and after pictures already there on internet. I hope you can google it a bit before you buy it.

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask [Original] 

Positive Points :
  • Affordable!
  • It doesn't smell too strong.
  • It has extra soft and creamy texture.
  • There is a cooling sensation when you are applying it.
  • Because it has extra soft and creamy texture, it's easier to blend.
  • Micro-clay Mousse helps to absorb better to your skin better.
  • Great for controlling sebum!
Negative Points :
  • The packaging is not travel friendly because it's not designed to be travel friendly.
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 

Positive Points :
  • Affordable!
  • 6-in-1 Pore care : Shrinks pores + Controls sebum + Exfoliates + Deeply cleanses + Brightens tone + Cools 
  • Great for treating pores!
  • It doesn't smell too strong
  • It's not that creamy comparing to Jeju Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask.
  • There is a cooling sensation when you are applying it.
  • It's still easy to blend out.
  • You can check for more information on Innisfree Official Website : click here!
  • Packaging is travel friendly and not east to be broken.
Negative Points :
  • Not as soft as Jeju Colcanic Clay Mousse Mask because it has different ingredients / purpose. But as a great news, this product has the mousse version as well.
How to use ?

After washing your face, gently apply toner on your face to even out your skin texture. Then, apply the mask over your entire face, avoiding your eye and lip areas. Rinse off the mask with lukewarm water after 10 minutes.