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Outerwear Which Fits Any Outfit That You Should Have

Hello, Peeps! Welcome back to another post of mine which I made with sincere affection for your weekly preference. I think that sounds hyperbola however I will be showing you some fashion insight which I hope you would love!

As you might have seen on my previous vlog about my very fashion haul and sexual violence, I reckon that you noticed this one of four outers I have.

Already noticed why I love it so much? Awesome! Let me applaud for you.

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This gray knitted outerwear is from Stradivarius. At first I bought it, I felt so unsure because the weather in Jakarta is utterly undeniably hot but the more often I wear it, I started loving it somehow because it always matches with any kind of outfit I wear.

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As I have mentioned in the video that I like wearing sleeveless outfit in the inside, in this outfit I am wearing a black tank top from Cotton On. Since I don’t want it to look that plain, I combined it with a touch of brown leather belt from Uniqlo and a black leather bag from Marc Jacobs.

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Ever since I utterly fancy monochromatic outfit, I paired the whole outfit with a white jeans from Dorothy Perkins and a white sandals from VNC that I accidentally bought in Bali because the other one was broken.

Outers can give a huge influence for your outfit from nothing to something. You also can mix and match the old clothes you have in your wardrobe so it won’t stay in dusty space anymore. I hope this article can profoundly inspire your fashion insight for your weekly preference. What kind of outerwear do you like? Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!


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Smart Casual Outfit with Pink Magenta Bag You Can Rock Every Day!

First selfie on the cover image! That’s quite phenomenal because I never did it before. Haha!

This time I will be showing you how I rock a bright color bag. I have received so many complaints from my friends that they are confused of what outfit to wear when they have bright color bags thus they just play it safe by purchasing another bag with universal colors. Black? Perfectly true.

I always think sometimes we need to live out of the comfort zone because if we keep being busy swimming in the same pool, the more we grow up, the narrower the pool will be. I think my analogy for that one quite sucks but I believe you get my point. Okay, enough with the talks, here I will show you one of my favorite bright prominent color bag, Pink Magenta from Michael Kors!

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Truthfully, I forgot what type of bag that I am wearing here but it surely is Michael Kors which my sister bought for me in Singapore. I really love this bag because its color is very brave which people would notice right away. Because of that, I decided to match up the super flashy color of the bag with something pastel and calmer color.

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The blue and white stripes shirt I am wearing is Abercrombie & Fitch, I really like wearing this shirt to uni because it feels really comfortable and light to wear. The watch I am wearing is Alba.

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And here is my favorite ripped jeans from Stradivarius and glistening flat shoes from The Executive. I got a very special offer for the flat shoes which I really fancy. I don’t play too much with colors on my clothing because I want my bag to lead the show all alone because if there is too many colors, people’s attention will get distracted and flustered whether to focus on the bag or the clothes.

Therefore, the ball is in your hand. For me, when I mix and match outfit, I always try to focus on one bright color that should be the spotlight. I understand that we all want to look stunning but frankly, no one really cares. Sometimes if you work it out too much, it will be too much for people too. Make your own runaway and try to play with colors. Oh, and you actually can make your look more glamorous by adding some jewelry.

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If you see it closer, I am wearing a super heavy glistening silver necklace which I only got for 5$ in Australia. Most of my friends thought it was pricey but actually not at all. Thus it all depends on how you present it.

I hope this blogpost will profoundly inspire your fashion insight for your weekly preference. What prominent color that you like to be your spotlight? Let me know what you think on the comment below and have a great day!


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VLOG | what kind of dress do you wear?

It took me 8 hours to finish this 8 minutes vlog. I am so drained.

Yet I am super happy! Because this is my very first vlog of Her Journal in 2018. This is also my second time making talk-that-talk kind of vlog since I never felt so comfortable talking in front of the camera but I somehow had the urge to break the silence. In this video, I will be showing you my favorite outers and will be closed with my coming out in regards to sexual violence. Before going farther, check out this vlog below,

That was one of the things which I never wanted to share in the first place yet I thought that we all need to break the silence and here I speak up for the victims. I would love to draw some red line here, there is no legitimate reason of why sexual violence happens and we all should stop starting asking victims with the question, “what kind of dress did you wear?” because if we remain being silent, how would speak for the victims?

I hope this vlog can profoundly inspire you for your weekly preference. I hope you like it and have a great day!


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Summer Staycation Experience in Anvaya Beach Resort Bali

Happy Valentine’s Day!

How’s your day so far? Has anyone confessed anything to you? Have you received any chocolates and flowers? Has anyone kissed you? Has anyone sent a sweet text for you? Those little things we do in the Valentine’s Day have become something very usual yet also very traditional.

I am not so sure if people still celebrate Valentine’s Day since in my way of thinking, the whole culture of either finding or maintaining love has changed a lot. Couples in previous generations only had to communicate through letters (or possibly pigeon?) which took 48 hours to be delivered but they mostly had no significant problem with it whilst in this generation, when he has not replied the text within 3 hours we already have that mini anxiety attack because of that tiny read-and-delivered receipt. Well, the world has shifted really far because of the invention and development of technology. Okay, I think I have been pouring my thoughts about modern love too much.

However, speaking of love and Valentine’s Day, I would like to take you to my staycation experience with Anvaya Beach Resort Bali. I stayed there for 3 days and it felt like home already.

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Let me welcome you to the balcony of my bedroom. Magnificent view with tiny private pool at front. Anvaya Beach Resort Bali actually has two sides for swimming pool. One near Kuta beach and this one right in front of your screen. This blogpost is not sponsored by Anvaya Beach Resort Bali thus I did not take many pictures in my bedroom and around the hotel because I enjoyed the vibes a little too much.

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And here you are in the other side of the pool. You might notice I have been bringing this book everywhere, it is A Work in Progress by Connor Franta which you can find the review here.

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I sat on grass under a tree, I truly loved the ambience there though the sunlight was utterly like a demon which burned my skin as you can see that on my wrist. Behind me was a view to Kuta Beach which you could be able to have a walk around Kuta for jet ski, bike, and temporary tattoos. As I described you these things, it made me want to go back there again.

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Because I wouldn’t just sit and read, I had to have some snack too because I am always hungry. Well, who doesn’t like to eat? I ordered some nachos, melon juice, and a bottle of coke. The nachos was good but it would have been much better if they added some yogurt, mayo, or cream cheese.

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And here I am behind these beautiful aesthetic trees. I really loved hanging out in this pool side because there were so many palm trees that I could post on my Instagram story all the time. They also had nice playlist of Bali traditional songs rather than Pop or RnB musics.

It was an honest review without any intervention of Anvaya Beach Resort Bali. I wrote this blogpost because I was satisfied with the service they gave me while staying in Bali. On a scale 1 to 10, I would give it 9. I don’t give the other one because of the nachos, haha! If you’d like to see more, you can check out my Bali vlog below.

However this resort really works well for those who want to have a little escape for self healing and self loving. I wish this blogpost will profoundly inspire you for your weekly preference. Happy Valentine’s Day!

I think I am going to write more and not only gonna post every weekend thus, stay tuned for more!


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January Beatitude 2018

Here we are in the same page, surfing in the January Beatitude 2018. I am so happy that this is my very first Beatitude post in 2018. January has taught me a lot of things. Because of that, I think I will add something new in Beatitude post besides the things that I am fond of. I would love to review and share about my experiences in the past few weeks with you which I hope it would be relatable to you too!

I had 2 weeks at uni and 2 weeks off in January. I lived my life just the way I had to live. I believe every single day is never the same as yesterday or tomorrow. These are 3 things I learned in January:

Things might be rough but the ending will not be as far as you think, you just need to live it up and love life as it is.

The universe might make you smile like you are the happiest person in the world but sometimes being too happy might lead you to the other way around.

Truth falls in between. Sometimes if you unintentionally seek it, you won’t find it.

I like hearing stories from people that have been through a lot. Many things happened as always and I am grateful to be a part of it. Now let’s get started with the usual Beatitude post. Let’s check out the things that I like the most in January.

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Blush Volupté from Yves Saint Laurent. This peach shade I have has been my favorite blush on because I really love how it stays super long on my cheek regardless how tight my activity is.

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If you see it closer, there is a glittery section in the middle. I usually use all of it thus it will leave glittery effect yet it doesn’t look that obvious thus you don’t need to worry because it won’t look too much. And one thing that I really like from this Blush Volupté is, it smells really sweet like candy. As you apply it on your cheeks with the provided applicator, its texture is very smooth. I am sure you will also love it!

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Do you remember my latest review of blk cosmetics on their lip matte for Anne Curtis’ wedding? If you do, I actually also have their eyebrow pencil. This uncomplicated beauty Eyebrow Pencil from blk cosmetics has been a really good friend of mine because it is super easy to apply.

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It has two sides which each of them precisely has its own function. On the left, it has a trapezoidal pencil shape to match with the shape of usual eyebrow. On the right, it has a brush to tidy up the drawn eyebrow.

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I really love using this eyebrow pencil from blk cosmetics because it is super easy to use and the result itself is perfect. I wish I had a picture of my eyebrow using this blk cosmetics but if you’d like to see the result, check out my everyday make up on this article.

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Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. I am pretty sure you must know this famous comedian, actor, and filmmaker. He wrote this romance investigation book called Modern Romance where he distinguish the difference between modern and traditional romance. It is well proven that most people these days are very used to digital romance where this app that I believe you call Tinder has now a significant role in finding the love that we seek whilst in traditional romance, most old couples say that they met only a few blocks away from each other’s house. From this book, I think I could summarize that the possibility of someone to meet the love of their life will be geographically expanding since the way we think keeps improving each day which shapes our vision and the way we see the world.

Milk and Honey by Billie Marten has always been an easy listening song that I like to have it on repeat. La Lune was the first song I listened and I started to fall in love with almost every song that she sings. Milk and Honey is about a girl who starts to be weary because the man is always demanding her.

Soo, that’s all I have for January Beatitude 2018. Time flies really fast and now it’s February already. I hope this blogpost could accompany your weekend and profoundly give positive influence for your weekly preference. Thank you so much for reading and have a great weekend!


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Can You Believe This Outfit Has No Brand At All?

Hello, Peeps! Back again with me in the first weekend of February. I hope January treated you well like it did to me. In the last couple of days, I went to meet up some old friends and accompanied my uni friends in Bandung for a staycation.

And right now, I will be showing you an outfit that I accidentally found in my old wardrobe and I also will be telling you a secret that this outfit ain’t from Zara or Massimo Dutti or Sacoor or any other brands you know.

So, I found this black pants that I left in my old dusty wardrobe at home. I was in a rush and there was no pants left for me to wear thus I dag and messed the whole wardrobe then happened to find it in a very good condition.

This is a pants that I forgot where I got it but my sister gave a year ago. This is not a branded one but it is really comfy and somehow still fits in my body. And this is what I call magical!

For the top outfit, I do still remember because I bought it myself in a fashion bazaar. I truly love the tied knot it has in the bottom of the blouse because it really enhances the outfit without trying.

And voila! I matched the two clothings that both have no brand and transformed them into one of the most trending outfit nowadays. How can I do that? I believe this is not an achievement that I don’t need to be proud of but a creativity that I think everyone can be able to try.

If you want to enhance your unbranded outfit, you may mix it up with accessories, shoes, and/or bag from brands that you like and have excellent quality to enhance your outfit.

I decided to enhance my outfit with my favorite sling bag from Guess and a cat eye glasses from New Look. Those little things might look unnecessary but I think that’s how fashion works, add some unnecessary things and rock with them!

Last but not least, my current favorite golden and brown leather bracelets. I got them from The Executive which price is very affordable. Those little things are truly kind of something that I always admire and like to wear.

So, that’s how I spent my weekend in February! And also, I believe you are also waiting for the January Beatitude 2018. Well I hope?

The January Beatitude 2018 will be up tomorrow and get ready for another weekly preference so you can spice up the way you live the life. I hope this blogpost can inspire you that no matter what brand and how expensive the clothes you wear, it depends on how you represent the outfit in front of the others and most of all, how you rock it with confidence. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!


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What’s In My Bag That I Hope You Don’t Need to See

Welcome to the second blogpost of 2018. You might be wondering why I could be able to write two blogposts in the same weekend whilst you know that I had been gone for almost two months before. Yes, I am currently having a semester break and I am so happy that I can hibernate a little longer!

This time I am going to show you the things I always bring in my daily backpack to go for uni. Moreover I would like to show you the important things you should have there based on my personal experience. But there is one little thing that I hope you don’t need to see.

I prefer to wear backpack because I can bring many things that I want without worrying the amount of things that I need. I would love to show you my very first colorful backpack from JanSport, Pink Digibreak! If you love JanSport bags, click here and get the special offer for all items! Only through that link😱

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This backpack is designed for digital stuff where in the compartment part, you can find an internal laptop sleeve which I believe this is every uni students need.

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And not only that, the compartment part also has a quite large size thus you can have any other things you need to put in.

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And here are my stuffs in the compartment part. These things are very crucial for me to run my days in uni. I often bring my 13″ laptop because I can always work anytime and anywhere I want; a novel or any other books that I can read to distract myself from boredom and reality; a snack like Pocky because I am always hungry; one notebook because I am actually still a traditional student where I still need paper and pen to write things down at class; and last but not least, my tumbler because Starbucks is nearby the campus. Haha!

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Now you must be wondering what part is this. Well to be honest I don’t know. Haha! But what I know, it can be useful for a quick pocket where I am in a rush to put things without worrying about the zipper.

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And this is the most special one I suppose. The inside of this pocket is very fluffy and I sometimes like to put my hands in there when I feel cold. But this one is actually designed for gadgets like tablets or iPad, phones, or any other digital things thus that’s why the name of this bag is Digibreak.

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Well I am just a girl and please excuse my behavior of always bringing make up anywhere. This part is actually designed for any stuff as long as they can fit in.

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I usually bring my compact powder, blush on, lip matte, and a small perfume because I am really aware of my appearance and how I smell. When I forget to bring these stuffs, I feel like I am insecure. Haha!

Soo that’s all I got in my bag for daily basis that I hope you don’t need to see but completely need to know. And as you have read about my stuffs, one thing that is really important above all is a notebook and a pen precisely. Why do I think that way?

From a psychological book I once read, it says that our memory stays longer if we write things down in papers rather than typing on the phone. Call me an old fashioned, I still write journal and tell how my day is to it. I do that to rewind a day I pass thus I can always remember every single thing that people do and say. And one legit advice for you is, bring notebook and don’t sleep at class!

I know it takes a bunch of intention to start writing at class but just try to write anything that you hear, from that moment, you are making progress. That’s all I got today for this weekend’s blogpost, I hope this article can profoundly inspire your uni life into something positive. One thing that I can learn is, wear backpack for school, not a sling bag. Have a great weekend!


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I Don’t Like Bridal All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick by blk cosmetics

Hello, Peeps! This is basically my very first blogpost in 2018. I hope you guys already understood that my previous blogpost was just a plot twist, haha! I am sorry, I love you.

However, I think it has been a while for me not to write a beauty review thus right now, I will be sharing my personal experience with blk cosmetics. Have you ever heard of it before? Let’s say you haven’t.

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blk cosmetics is a beauty brand from Philippines, invented by Anne Curtis. I saw her wedding video with Erwan Heusaff and I am totally in love with the way he looked at her while she was walking by the aisle. Back to blk cosmetics, I don’t like their bridal all-day intese matte lipstick though it’s a limited edition. But I love it!

Haha! Here you are trapped in my click bait again. But seriously, I would give you some say why I am in love with them. All of them! This Bridal All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick from blk cosmetics is actually a limited edition which was made for her wedding day with Erwan. And that means, she actually wore these shades in her wedding day!

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There are two shades which consist of I Do (nude pink) and Mon Amour (sensual red). Both lipsticks are packaged in a clear plastic tube where you can see that there will be a signature of Anne in the gold bullet and the difference in the logo color from black to white.

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I will start with the nude pink or I Do which inspired by sweet surrenders and fresh beginnings. I love how the color combines with my lips though it kinda takes time for them to be transferred altogether. The color looks more like purple on me since my skin color is quite fair. That’s what I see on me, but sometimes the color itself depends on your skin color. It might look pinkish if you have very fair skin. And for the sensual red or Mon Amour, this one is basically my all time favorite. Mon Amour is described as the color of glamour, passion, and romance, and the perfect shade for the wedding reception. The color is more berry-like color which I think it is going to be suitable for any skin colors.

For summary, here are the swatches of these lipsticks. These two colors are quite universal to use in any skin color. They get slowly but surely get matte and the texture itself is very smooth which I believe you would crave for more touch ups. I hope this blogpost can profoundly inspire your daily beauty preference. Tell me your favorite one from these wedding lipstick collection of Anne Curtis and have a great weekend!😊


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i think this is my very last blogpost.

twenty-seventeen has almost come to an end in a few hours. You might think I am currently having fun with my friends in the lounge, having some drinks, laughing over the past, and thinking about our 2018 resolutions. No, I am not. I am just sitting here in the middle of the stairs, writing down my very last blogpost which I have thought about for a long time.

But let’s talk about today first, I went out with my high school friends, catching things up and reminiscing the old times. Truth be told, we have been friends since primary school.

This is Abdul, he used to be really chubby and squishy but he has made a lot of transformation.

This is Alin the sweetest, she has always been the same girl next door I have always known.

We had lunch and gelato together. Everything felt wonderful though the weather was crying but it did not hold us to have some gelato precisely.

We talked a lot. Past. Present. Future. Everything in between.

Please do not get me wrong about writing this as my last blogpost, all riddles always have an answer in the end, right? Before everything else, I would like to make a tribute that lasts forever in my memory. A tribute that I went through in 2017 with the amalgam of joy, tears, tense, excitement, or even something that I could not even describe of. I think I would start my tribute from my lifetime passion as content creator, passionate undergraduate student of Public Relations, fashion and travel enthusiast, philanthropist, and myself as myself.

That clips above are the screenshots of my very first episode of #HerJournal. My first episode was super awkward because I did not feel comfortable talking to myself in front of camera. Until now, to be honest. Haha! 

2017 is the year where I started my side career in videography. I remember my struggle to get my first mirror less camera by pushing myself to achieve above 3.5 GPA whilst I knew I was completely caught up with many projects and organizations and that was the time where I became super pessimistic. But somehow when it’s meant to be, it will be. I finally got it by my own sweat!

And by that time, I have been keen enough to finally produced some video projects such as #HerJournal vlogs, “Flora and Fauna” visual poetry for Fauna Land Ecopark Ancol, “the words i hope you never have to hear” short documentary film, Clean and Clear Short Ads, Look Book for #LAHI and many more since I am really passionate with filmmaking and also because I like to watch videos of Jay Alvarrez, Sam Kolder, Beautiful Destinations, Connor Franta, I always wish that I can have a great talent like them in time.

Since then, one of the milestones that I have been dreaming of in 2017 has been finally achieved by winning the first best position of Vlogging Class in Clean and Clear because of my short documentary film “the words i hope you never have to hear” and its behind the scene.

I am really glad that my work is slowly being recognized by public and one thing that has led me to become JanSport Campus Ambassador Indonesia from my long night of editing, compiling, and narrating for the video submission. I always have to realize that things happen when we are eager enough to achieve it thus the universe can help us in achieving it.

2017 is also the year where I started to feel my blogging career is slowly recognized. I got my very first fashion show invitation to Jakarta Fashion Week 2018. VIP Class! I was invited by Cotton Ink and they also gave me two pair of clothes which I love the most. These little things are something that I am truly grateful of. From that moment, I have finally become a content contributor for Clean and Clear website where I feel that my writing skill is appreciated again by people.

Not only that, I also remember my very first international internship would be with Development Innovation Insider that produces Change Magazine where my first article about sexual violence is finally published worldwide. Since then, I believe every single thing that you write comes purely from your heart because when your mouth cannot speak, words speak.

2017 is also the witness for my very first experience stepping my feet on the mountain to watch sunrise in Bromo Mountain and my very first time watching Kecak Traditional Dance directly in Uluwatu Temple. Here are some vlogs that you might want to see how I spent my days savoring the beauty of Indonesia.

2017 is the witness of my journey in realizing my attempt to be at least an influential good student in my university. President Model United Nations 2017 would actually be my very last MUN Competition and that was the first time for me to finally realize that you do things for yourself not for anyone, without feeling forced.

But then again about my last MUN competition, who knows that somebody would change my mind eventually? Moreover, I never knew that I actually could fit in to one of the most competitive competition, Unilever Future Leaders’ League 2017. Nobody knows that I spent the whole night without sleeping for the video submission and I am really grateful that I could meet amazing people that have changed the way I see life into something really positive.

Lastly, 2017 is the witness of me growing as myself. I am grateful to meet all of the people I have become friends with in every single year. Regardless they come and go, I will always try to find something that I can learn from them and that is the point where I could slowly shape myself into somebody I hope can be influential for a lot of people.

However, I am wondering what your thoughts are after reading this far. ‘Feeling awed?’ or ‘Oh, Chia is bragging!’ or ‘nothing at all’. I hope you remember I said this earlier,

“all riddles always have an answer in the end, right?”

If you are aware of what I am saying, scroll back up and gather up the red bold sentences. From that, I hope you can fill those sentences with your own words which will be become your 2018 resolutions. Do not feel odd with the past tense I used there. I hope you would proudly say it in the end of 2018 because you have achieved the dreams you have always dreamed of.

Thank you very much for reading this far. I almost finished my 365 pages of 2017 in a few minutes, and I am about to reach the end of the last sentences. And here we go, I am going to close the book and I hope this very last blogpost of 2017 will be giving you power to be very much alive in 2018. Be someone who is passionate in doing what you are doing, no matter what people think about you, you cannot always please everyone in the room. Happy New Year 2018!


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November Beatitude 2017

November has come to an end. And actually, it is December already.

I guess it is too late to post November Beatitude 2017 but it is still a mandatory to me because I had to? Absolutely yes!

I would say November was like a rollercoaster where there were some ups and downs yet I had to enjoy the ride no matter what because the seatbelt was on or I could have fallen. I am really grateful to see people that have come into my life, and those somehow who appeared there to be a part of my rollercoaster life from distance. I have always believed that things happen for a reason, if I still cannot find the reason then probably it has to take another episode to find it.

I guess that is enough for the introduction about how my November went like, in this weekend’s post I will be showing you the things that I enjoyed the most in November. Let’s get started with this one,

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If you remember this line, then I think you are obviously an admirer of Paulo Coelho, especially his phenomenal book The Alchemist.

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If you want something, the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Since then, I have always believed that every single dream that I wish for, the universe is listening as long as I keep working on it. I am so glad a friend of mine recommended me this book because honestly this book has changed the way I see about life and always encourage me to keep on believing.

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Meditation helps when your head is weary. If life gives you lemon, then I think you should refresh your mind with something relaxing. I always have this simmering liquid aromatherapy from Breathe.

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I simply turn the bedroom lights off, then turn on the electric aromatherapy oil burner. Not to forget that I have to pour a few drops of Sandalwood Liquid. Sandalwood has always been my favorite aroma because it more smells like soap which somehow gives you the feeling that you have showered but actually not.

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Last but not least, I actually still have another one beatitude which I think it has always been a mandatory since the beginning. My November hymn! I found this song on Connor Franta’s Spotify Playlist and somehow truly in love with the whole of this song either from the lyrics or the music. Check out her live performance here,

I love the way she sings the song with her heart, it looks purely written and it somehow has deep meaning for Betty. I love listening to it when I am alone, especially with my aromatherapy turned on, it feels really perfect.

So, that’s how I enjoyed my November so far. Little things that everyone likes must have some meaning behind it and I think that’s how we can appreciate something. What are your favorite things in November? I hope this last month of 2017 will bring you joy that you deserve. Have a great weekend! 🙂


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