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#nowplaying A Holly Jolly Christmas, Lady Antebellum

Hello, countdown buddies! Welcome to my silly little blog slash diary slash blog diary:):)

It is officially 24 days to Christmas, which means that Mr Frosty the Snowman can now be hung👏 Special thanks to my el-ow-vie-ee (read: L.O.V.E) for this awesome 11 out of 12=1 gift❤ It's officially our own countdown too, right? ❤💙💛 (extra hearts because I'm sooooo happyyyyy!)

So, wellllllll I'm just in bed, chilling🎵 to my spotify playlist, thinking about the christmas gifts I'm about to buy for mom, dad, my fabulous little sister, and mr el-ow-vie-ee (trying so hard not to sound alayzzz here........) Got tons of letters to write for friends, especially the one who gave me her first cake on her sweet 17 partyy, slayyy your highness🌹

Christmas vibes is NOWHERE to be seen here in Depok, not even in Margo City. Guess people don't really celebrate christmas here. But holiday season is coming up, so I'm totally looking forward to checking out malls all around the town🎄

In the mean time, I'm happy waiting for Mr Frosty's nose to go up and down and finally up again. The final exams will start on the 13th of December until the 21st. And at least this will hold me back from shopping, with ALL THAT CHRISTMAS SALESSSSSS, mom dad quick hide your credit cardsssss😣

It's funny how fast time go, it feels like just yesterday I landed in Soekarno-Hatta✈, attending my first ever university orientation, meeting this girl squad who's really buzzzzyyyy like beessss... Now, in less than a month, SEMESTER 1 is done:) Gotta cherish all the days left in this class of 20 super awesome people.

6.47pm right now, time to cook dinner. Wishing everyone a greattttt countdown to Christmas 2016, write soooonnn xx

View from my room, 5 pm. Tamel is just gorggggg👌

Everyone, meet Mr Frosty🎉

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Good morning, selamat pagiiii featuring roti beef cheese produksi Velavinka's Bakery lalalaaaaa:):):) Rotinya enak banget, asin-asin gurih gitu, apalagi kalo sebelum disantap, dipanasin dulu pake teflon atau oven HUAHHHH

Okay di pagi yang cerah ini gue mau cerita aja deh, tentang semalem, pas dinner di sebuah tempat soto tendaan. HAHAA hopefully ga menyinggung perasaan siapapun yes, okay, siap

Jadi semalem, di tengah-tengah sedang menyantap soto daging super enak (dengan aroma soto yg bikin dua kali lebih laper dan kuahnya yang masih ngepul👍), seorang pengamen bersama temannya datang mendekat. Mereka kira-kira seumuran sama gue, sekitar 17 ato ga 18an lah, bawa kotak sama kerecekan, nyanyi lagu yang (sorry) ga jelas apaan.

Gue sebenernya mau ngeluarin dompet, cuma gua tau, di bagian koin, cuma ada 1 pcs which is 100 perakan. Okay, menurut pengalaman, dengan ngasih 100 perak, kemungkinan dianggep pelit itu lumayan besar ya. Belom lagi sama tatapan sinis yang menghujam langsung, plus situ baper. Tadinya berniat buat ngasih deh bodo amat kata dia, tapi temen gue bersikeras pokoknya ga usah ngasih. I guess itu si vokalis nyadar deh dia ga bolehin gue ngasih jd mereka terlibat sindir2an kecil.

Tapi berikut ini bagian yang gue benci-

Si vokalis mulai ngoceh "Eh sorry sorry aja nih, saling bantu lah sama temennya biar bisa makan" "Masa iya gada orang baik disini?" "Lu pada ngasih recehan seribu dua ribu juga ga bakalan jadi miskin" -> okay, ini SAMA SEKALI ga sopan ya di depan kita semua yang ngelilingin meja berbentuk U ngadep ke penjualnya.

Akhirnya seorang bapak suruh itu anak dateng, dan sambil masukin koin ke dalem kotak pengamen, dia ngomong ketus, intinya "lain kali kalo minta duit yang sopan"🔥🔥

Itu dua anak pun berlalu tanpa terima kasih ato semacemnya. Mereka jalan menjauh dari tenda sambil temen gue liatin, dan yes of course (biar tambah seru) naik motor dan brummm ilang.

I don't know what to think, seriusan.

Satu, umur lo berapa sih, ada kesempatan belajar, kerja yang lebih baik, kenapa malah ngamen 'maksa' begini?
Dua, itu motor diisi nya pake apa? Kalo buat makan aja susah, masa iya beli bensin bisa?
Tiga, ini gue yang jahat apa gimana sih, ngeluarin 100 perak aja susah banget, padahal itu seluruhnya yg ada di kantong koin gue.

Well, tapi pelajaran hari ini sederhana:

1. Kasih aja deh, berapapun yang kita punya, urusan persepsi mereka belakangan aja. Yang penting niatan kita baik.
2. Sebenarnya dengan ngasih (kepada pengamen pinggir jalan, dengan suara biasa aja, yg sebenernya bisa kerja yang lain, yang lebih baik), kita sama sekali ga mendidik. Bantu makan hari itu doang, ngerusak moral mereka. Toh kita ngasih juga biar dia cepet pergi aja (read: ngusir).
3. Momma baru aja kasih saran, kenapa semalem ga gue suruh duduk, makan aja kalo katanya gabisa makan. Gausah kasih uang deh. Kenapa ga kepikir juga ya semalem?

I hope dari generasi ke generasi kita makin baik. Kalo mau ngamen, dimohon pake etika, yang sopan. Belom lagi ketara banget ngamen ngasal, nyanyi ga puguh, lagu juga gatau apaan. Ngamen yang baik setau gua tuh nyanyiin dulu lagu yang bagus, selesai baru deh kotaknya dikelilingin biar yang nonton ngasih seikhlasnya. Kalo lo nyanyinya bagus, pasti bakalan dikasih dengan sewajarnya kok.

Udah dehh, sekian cerita ceritanya di pagi hari ini, I'll write sooooonnnnnn xx




Good afternoon everyone! Such a cloudy day here in Depok, and I hope everyone is fine:)

So up there is the picture of my Sauteed Sausage, which I made for lunch in like 5 minutes (5 aditional minutes used to take pictures and unfreeze the sausage and sauce......)

To be honest, I'm posting here this more as s cook diary for future me(?) This is not a tutorial, I don't cook that well guys. It's just that, cooking by my self reduced the amount of money I spend for eating outside HAHA (you cheap)

I like that it's really easy to make this. It doesn't need any skill at all! Just get your sausage, garlic (bawang putih) ready-

three, two, one

First up, diced up the garlic into small pieces, and then cut the sausages in any way we want.
Second, heat up the pan. Pour a spoon of oil into it. Wait until it's heated, and then splash(?) the garlic into the pan (woooooshhh)
When the garlic is quite sauted with a beautiful scent, saute the cut sausages.
Add oyster sauce (not too litte, not too much either), saute until it looks tempting HAHA

Yeah, that's basically it😊

What I love about this recipe is the very little amount of time needed to cook, and the smell of it. SMELLS SO GOOD❤

Look at how easy I make this, it assures you that this is not a tutorial and that we do not need any skills to do this:) Cooking is for everyone, guys. We should really learn, or else, what are our children going to eat in the future?😓

I hope everyone has a great day, and I'll write soooooonnnnnn:)

ps. Mommy thank you for teaching me this super easy recipe, coming home soon xx




It's not a silly little moment,
It's not the storm before the calm.
This is the deep and dying breath of
This love that we've been working on.

Can't seem to hold you like I want to
So I can feel you in my arms.
Nobody's gonna come and save you,
We pulled too many false alarms.

We're going down,
And you can see it too.
We're going down,
And you know that we're doomed.
My dear,
We're slow dancing in a burning room.

I was the one you always dreamed of,
You were the one I tried to draw.
How dare you say it's nothing to me?
Baby, you're the only light I ever saw.

I'll make the most of all the sadness,
You'll be a bitch because you can.
You try to hit me just to hurt me
So you leave me feeling dirty
Because you can't understand.

We're going down,
And you can see it too.
We're going down,
And you know that we're doomed.
My dear,
We're slow dancing in a burning room.

Go cry about it - why don't you?
Go cry about it - why don't you?
Go cry about it - why don't you?

My dear, we're slow dancing in a burning room.

Don't you think we oughta know by now?
Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?

John Mayer, 2006



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HEYAAAAA its me, and I'm reporting live from Mercure Hotel Alam Sutera (where my mom is having a meeting)🌴

GOODMORNINGGG PEOPLE OF THE INTERNETTTT, rise and shineeee (and it is 10.25 when I'm writting this, pretty sure everyone is awake🌞)

So, I woke up at 7.30 this morning, super not ready to get out of bed. I watched Ellen Degeneres on youtube til its 8.15 when mom shoved me to shower. Mondays, Depok Day😣 She said she's willing to drive me to Depok instead of the usual uber if I accompany her to Alam Sutera first. Well, so here I am, cheerily enjoying jazz music, free ice tea, and the brand new shiny shoes (yes cheers to thattttt!!!!!!)

Super duper luv mondays like this, when I get to spend the early sun doing nothing but enjoying🎶

HAHAHA i don't know anything else to talk about:( So have a nice day everyoneeeeee!

And I would never ever get tired of reminding everyone to choose to be happy💛 Believe me, you can have the ugliest day ever, but when you try to smile, just once, your day will get better:)

Sending much love from this comfy couch, goodluck!




I was born in Indonesia.
My mother was born in West Java and my father was born in Kalimantan.
I speak Indonesian as my first language.
I eat ayam goreng, bakso, pempek, soto, sate, tempe, rawon-
I wear batik and kebaya.

My eyes are small, my skin is yellow
I speak your language, eat your food, wear your clothes.

I love Indonesia, I trust in it.
I believe in God, I believe in peace
I trust in the constitution, in Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.
Please don't make me feel otherwise.

This tangling fear inside of me;
May it rest in peace.




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Good morning loveliessss:):)

I woke up at 8.35 today, turned on acoustic music, and tucked myself back into bed. Class is by 2pm today and my work is all done last night. I grabbed my phone and scrolled on the Kompas.com app, and yes, DEMO AHOK is everywhere. But thank God it's Depok we're talking about and the main road in front of my apartment is practically empty, even slightly emptier than other mornings, which got me thinking- there are only 2 option for this: either people are joining Demo Ahok, or they are all at home, enjoying the news, too hesistant to go out and deal with traffic.

Anyways, I remember thanking God for today. I'm still here, breathing, eating, writing this, all well. One thing that I remember everyday when I wake up is just how grateful I am for this life. For the chance to eat, to sleep in this comfortable bed, to get education, for my family, for the world. We definitely should do this guys, be thankful for every single thing.

I believe that everything happens for a reason, and this Demo Ahok thing, this too happen for a reason. I am thankful that Indonesia is as democratic as right now, and the government allows this, which means that the people's rights to express their opinion is held high. But at the same time, wouldn't it be better if people are not easily influenced by others? Education is a key point in this. I believe that high educated people will think twice, thrice, before deciding to join this kind of demonstration.

But again, not hating on anyone, I hope that the campaign runs well and the best decisions are made. I hope that nobody will get hurt, and Indonesia can be better day by day.

And I almost forget,

Happy birthday to the love of my life xx
I love you more than words can describe

Have a great day everyone,

Vel xx



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