Sunday, March 18, 2018

My Journey in Jakarta - KOPI KOTAKU + Simple OOTD










KOPI KOTAKU

Jl. Wijaya I No.73, RT.10/RW.1, Petogogan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12170

Opening Hours:
Monday - Sunday 9AM-9PM

Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Long time no write (what kind of phrase is this lol). I want to put a good cafe review in Jakarta for some people who want to explore more about Jakarta and more good cafe to visit with your clients / business partner / family / your partner / yourself. I went to this cute cafe after I got a recommendation from my other friend from her social media. I really love to visit cute or aesthetically pleasing cafe. Even tho, I am not an aesthetic person or tumblr addict. I just easily getting bored with same place.

I usually grab my coffee in Starbucks which is nothing special. Everyone in this world knows Starbucks and I couldn't take good photo inside Starbucks because ... Starbucks interiors are all the same all over Indonesia. I don't know about the other country. I ever visited Starbucks in Thailand and their stores just the same as others. 

So let's get straight to the point about this cafe called KOPI KOTAKU. 

Interior and Concept:

They use Japanese minimalistic as their cafe theme. I am not knowing much about the art of coffee in Japan or Japanese related things, I just love the place because it's clean, simple, and a great place to take some pictures for your instagram feed or your own collection. Also the price is quite affordable, way cheaper than Starbucks. 

Food and Beverages:

I ordered Matcha or Green Tea Latte and my second drink was Coffee Milk or well known as Kopi Susu in Bahasa Indonesia. Also a single salted egg / cheese (I don't remember much) croissant. My friend also ordered Vanilla Latte and one cup of Kopi Susu. You can search on ZOMATO phone app about the menu and the price details. I couldn't write one by one all their menu here. 

Services:

Everyone who helped me and my friend with order is nice. Quick service and I have no complain. Wi-fi access is quite fast as well.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Random : Managing Long Distance Relationship and Becoming International Couple?


Hello guys, welcome back again to my blog! I never update random talking blog post like this since long time ago. I never update much about my love life on my social media or update so many photos just like other couples might do. I don't think updating or over share too much on internet is a good thing, especially talking about our personal stuff.

But today, I might share something a little bit personal thing. Yeap, from the title you already know that I am going to talk about my relationship. My boyfriend is sleeping now in his house, in Korea. Meanwhile I am still awake in my own room, in Indonesia. So better I make a random talking blog post and you guys can learn something from our journey. Actually we never know until when we are going to be together, but we are actually thinking about the next step and mentioning that "next step" several times in our conversation. Still,... no one knows what will happen next in our life right?

If some of you are not following my instagram and never watch my instagram live video, you probably don't know that we both are having different nationality. I am Indonesian and he is korean. Nothing like korean drama, everything is honestly difficult to maintain long distance relationship and living as international couple. We fight a lot about small things that I never think those are big problems and vice versa. Cultural differences are a bit hard to manage actually, because we see things differently. For example: Usually in my home, we are cleaning up together. My mom will clean up her room, me and my brother'll clean up our own room, and later we clean all parts in the house together. Meanwhile, when I slept over in his house and with his family... because I am the youngest, I need to offer myself to do so many things because that's basic manner in korean society. In my home, we never thought that the youngest must do or offer all housework / other works. Because my parents told me about being "equal".

Yea, something like that... sometimes we fight about simple thing like that lol. 

We met accidentally. We never have mutual friends. We don't have anything in common especially in hobby or the way we dressing up. I really care about fashion items and how I look if I am going out. Meanwhile he always told me that he is fashion terrorist ahahahaha. He loves extreme sport and I don't. I prefer sit and drink coffee in cafe, listening to indie music or YG artists' songs.

It was just like magic? We met just like that. After 2 weeks of chatting. He was discovering me from instagram and he said that he already followed me for quite some times.

He used to live in Indonesia for working of his father's company. He stayed in here for 2 years and he can speak a little bit Bahasa Indonesia, at least for daily conversation.. he's pretty good.

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Long distance relationship as a tough one for sure. Actually I am typical person that can wait and do something else to make me not really feel lonely / being trap with emotional feeling. But I know that guys in general are also really hard managing relationship. Because guys are more physically attract to women. We experience a broke up when we almost hit 300 days in relationship. It was bad in emotional and crushing my heart into pieces because I give all that I have to maintain this relationship. I don't necessarily need to mention a complete info,... I believe every break up is sad or it will make you feel lonely after several months or even after several days from the break up day.

We came back together because actually we were always in a serious relationship and I honestly love his soul. I ever thinking for not coming back, but after I talked with his mom and him on night in his apartment in Suwon... I am considering it again. How many days we've been together? When this post is getting published, we will hit 474 days for being together. 


Tips in managing "long distance relationship"? Trust and keep communicating. Please keep communicating. At least saying "good morning, I am going to work and will finish at.... pm. I will contact you after work." it doesn't hurt you right? It will make your other half happy to see your message or call everyday. I don't really hold him too much, he can go to work, hangout and drink soju with his friends or his family. Because I always go out with my friends, working, and also have my own time with myself. 

I never imagine that I will meet him or having another korea boyfriend (because my last ex boyfriend is also korean). I don't even know how to continue this random blog post. Yea, pretty much.... having korean boyfriend is not the same as being inside of korean drama. You need to please his mother as well with ability of understanding korean culture including korean language and how to cook well. You also need to be smart at least for surviving in your own life, living with her son, and maybe having a kid in the future. Taking a korean mother's heart is not easy at all. I never try so hard on his family too. I am just being me, explaining that I was a good student in my university, and coming from a good background. No need to be worry if your son is dating with me.

Same as Indonesian parents are pretty strict about "having a relationship with foreigner". My boyfriend needs to take my parents' heart and show them that he is a responsible man. Say sorry if we are coming back late, drop me at my house if it's already late at night, say hi to my parents if they joined the video call, impress them with good attitude, and because my family is Christian.... he needs to show respect for our family's belief. 

It's hard but we never regret that we met. We learn a lot from each other. I hope we can grow up together in age, experience, and carrier. Saving a lot of money for the future and live happily. I don't know how future welcome us, but we are not just boyfriend and girlfriend, we are best friends and family.

Beauty Review : Catrice DELUXE Glow Highlighter 010 The Glowrious Three





Hello guys, I am back with another beauty product review. This is my first time trying a highlighter palette or highlighter product in general from Catrice. Honestly I am not a fan of using highlighter, that's the reason why I am so picky with highlighter. Once I hate, I probably never want to use it again. Because what's the point using highlighter that has nothing to do on my skin right?

Let's come back and talk about this product!

Positive Points:
  1. Price is affordable. [I am pretty picky with price on makeup. Sometimes I spend more for high quality makeup, but not every time I will spend $50+ only for one product lately. I have some other things that I need]
  2. Compact packaging and it doesn't look "too cheap" as drugstore makeup.
  3. These 3 colors are great in every kind of skin tone in my thought. Because this product is suitable for makeup beginners who don't know much about where to apply highlighter and the real function of highlighter.
  4. You can see pretty much all details about this product at the back of the packaging. Also guide picture for makeup beginner.
  5. Travel friendly, you can carry on inside your makeup bag or traveling pouch. It's not heavy and you will get 3 colors in one palette.
  6. If you like less highlight pigmentation and really like "no makeup" makeup, probably you will love this!
Negative Points:
  1. I really want to try to love this product with all my heart. But I can't. The pigmentation is not really there. If you see from the swatches, you definitely can see 3 colors from this palette... it is because I am swatching those colors more than once. Unless you are pretty patient, you can reapply over and over again on your face until you see the highlight color pops out.
  2. The formula is not creamy and too powdery. Somehow it makes this product a little bit chalky.



Do you want to read more review about other beauty products?

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Giveaway : Skincare x Bodycare 2nd Giveaway in 2018 [INSTAGRAM ONLY]


GIVEAWAY OPEN: INDONESIA ONLY!

Let's start to taking care our body and skin! Also help me spread more awareness.

How to join:
1. Follow @margaretavania + Repost foto ini + tag me.
2. Tulis caption menjawab pertanyaan "Apakah merawat kulit kalian itu hal penting? Mana yang kamu pilih kulit sebagai dasar yang bagus / makeup yang bagus?
3. TAG 3 teman kalian + pakai hashtag #margaretavaniagiveaway di caption untuk membantu menyebarkan awareness mengenai "kulit yang sehat".
4. Jika semua step sudah dipenuhi ketik "DONE" di kolom komen foto ini.
5. (Optional) Jika kamu spam LIKES di postingan-postingan aku, maka akan menjadi nilai tambah.

Caption dengan awareness message terbaik yang akan aku pilih.

AKUN JANGAN DI PRIVATE! DILARANG MEMAKAI AKUN PALSU / AKUN KHUSUS GIVEAWAY. HARUS AKUN PERSONAL, hal ini menghindari kecurangan.

PENGUMUMAN PEMENANG 14 FEBRUARY 2018
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You will get:

SKINCARE-BODYCARE:
@etudehouseofficial SNAIL Sheet Mask
@innisfreeofficial Superpore Tightening Mask + ROSE Sheet Mask + Mini Toner
@garnierindonesia Greentea Mask
@3concepteyes_stylenanda Milk Cream
@larocheposay Facial Wash
@skinfood_official Gold Caviar Collagen Serum
@ferragamo Body Lotion
@givenchybeauty @givenchyofficial Mini Perfume
@lactacydloveyourv Soap
@ellipse_haircare Balinese Essential Oil for Hair
Body Massage Oils from Bali

OTHER:
HELLO KITTY Mini Makeup Brushes
SCOOP Brush Holder Pot
@miniso.official Case
@flos.acc earrings

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Beauty Review : Innisfree Mineral Shading No.02 (Swatch on Hand & Face)





Hello guys! Welcome back again to my blog. Recently I am being into blogging and shopping. Shopping some beauty products and happy trying those one by one. I actually want to try this mineral shading from Korean Brand called Innisfree since long time ago. Because I am sticking with my current shading or contour powder from elf.... I started to think to search another product that I might love.

Here it is, the Innisfree Mineral Shading in No.02. For this series, Innisfree also produced some blushed and some variety colors of shading / bronzer / contour powder. Mostly are natural colors and wearable for your daily makeup. If you are a pro makeup artist and not into natural makeup / k-beauty this product might be not your cup of tea. But for me, I love korean makeup and I love natural makeup. My boyfriend also compliment my makeup everytime I use this mineral shading on my face.

By the way this is not sponsored by Innisfree Indonesia, but I do wish Innisfree Indonesia approach me tho. lol. Because I am being a loyal customer of Innisfree. Everytime I go back to Korea, Innisfree store is always on my travel list as must visit beauty store.

Let's go talking about Positive and Negative points!

Positive:
  1. Natural result.
  2. Affordable price. Around $8
  3. Multipurpose item. It can be used as eyeshadow, shading/bronzer for your nose and also other parts of your face without feeling too much.
  4. Travel friendly.
  5. Minimalist packaging and you can see directly what color it is.
  6. 70% mineral or less chemical than usual makeup product.

Negative:

  1. Natural result, it can be because it has less pigmentation. Back to your own makeup preference.
  2. Packaging is plastic, quite fragile. Basically you get for what you paid for.
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I am using it in this photo :)


Friday, January 5, 2018

My Journey to South Korea - LIVING IN SOUTH KOREA Youtube Series / Vlog (Episode 7-8)

Finally new vlogs are here! 
I have a youtube series called LIVING IN SOUTH KOREA. Make sure, all of you are subscribing to my youtube channel and hit the "bell" logo to get notification from my channel every time I uploaded.
In episode 7, I went to several places such as K-Star Road, SM ENTERTAINMENT, FNC ENTERTAINMENT, JYP ENTERTAINMENT, SM COEX, Gangnam Underground Shopping, and many more. I didn't upload enough clips about entertainments building that I visited with my friends, but you can see my photos in front of it on my instagram!
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Meanwhile, in episode 8... I am showing more details about YG Entertainment building. When I saw some trainees of YG and took some glances on the amazing building. Definitely worth to watch and those videos are all less than 10 minutes long. 

Monday, December 25, 2017

Beauty Review : Purbasari HI-MATTE Lip Cream Hydra Series (All Colors)


No. 1 Vinca, No. 2 Azalea, No. 3 Lantana, No. 4 Zinnia, No. 5 Freesia





Hello guys, I am on my Christmas and New Year holiday now. By the way, Merry Christmas and happy a joyful holiday with your closest ones. Meanwhile I am not doing anything special today, I will write my honest review about Purbasari HI-MATTE Lip Cream Hydra Series that I got from a drugstore called "Watsons". Pretty much is a famous drug store in South East Asia, especially in Indonesia and Singapore. They are selling medicines until drug store makeups or any other random cute products in a great deal.

Comeback to the point about this brand, Purbasari. Purbasari is a Indonesian local brand. I already knew this brand since I was a little kid. But back then Purbasari only produced skin care or body care products. In the past 2 years, they have been developing some new cosmetic products which is so surprising because THEY ARE DOING FINE. WELL DONE AND GOOD JOB PURBASARI.

I am writing this post not based on any collaboration or endorsement contract. But I tried their products. I use their body scrub / lulur mandi while I am taking shower, tried their matte lipsticks, and now I am trying all of their recent lip cream named HI-MATTE Lip Cream Hydra Series. I got all of these on holiday season and watsons offer me a good discount. THANKS WATSONS LOL.

Okay, let's put on review!

Positive:
  1. Packaging looks fancy meanwhile the price is so budget friendly ($5 each)
  2. Pigmentation = buildable for all colors.
  3. Magically all of these colors are suitable for all skin types and skin colors. If you have lighter or darker skin, you all are safe!
  4. It doesn't have any weird smell or any perfume in it.
  5. Applicator is not too big, it helps us for apply easier on our lips.
  6. Travel friendly!
  7. DRY LIPS? NO PROBLEM! These are not going to make your lips dry after application. But make sure you take care of your lips before application by using lip balm or lip scrub. Do not blame the product if your rusty lips are the real problem! lol
Negative:
  1. It's not kissproof or waterproof.
  2. Sadly they only offer 5 colors for a moment. (Personally, I don't put on a hate about this point, but might be some people want more colors in the future.)
My favorites are No. 2 Azalea, No. 3 Lantana, and No. 5 Freesia. This package is a great idea for birthday gift or christmas gift for your beloved ones.

Wanna see swatches on my lips? Slide on my instagram post down below!