Monday, July 9, 2012

The Cold and the Play

If anyone asks me what's my favorite band/musician, I always did and will always answer undoubtedly: Coldplay. I think their music is genius, calming, skillful, yet dynamic at the same time. Mr. Chris' voice never failed me and he's got the swag too :) Watched The Amazing Spiderman (twice! haha yes I know, lame :p) and instantly fell in love with the soundtrack : Til Kingdom Come - Coldplay. It's currently being played and replayed on my playlist. 

And.. for the cupcakes update, got many decorated orders this weekend, have posted all of them in my instagram, but kinda not in the mood to upload them to this blog right now, I'm afraid you guys will be bored :p 

School have officially started since 2 weeks ago, and kinda still adapting to the new routines. Since my brain had lost most of it's attention span capability, attending a 4 hour lecture every day takes a really hard work *sigh*. But new atmosphere is always entertaining :D 'School' is much different now and back in the undergraduate program. Dealing with friends with various backgrounds and big big range of age, title, and origin is really challenging. I've to call them 'mbak' and 'mas' and even some want us to call them 'Pak' --" but heeyy.. despite all the differences, we still make a solid team! Here are some pics after we watched Spiderman together. Grateful to be a part of them!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Responsibility and Challenge : Movie Themed Cupcakes

Talking about responsibility.. I think that's what determines ones are mature or not. Another lesson learned this week.. I was asked to join my seniors' band (the cardiology residents) in the gathering night, as the keyboardist in their already established band. Long story short, needed a keyboard and I didn't have it so I decided to "rent" from my bestie who owns a studio. She gave me a more-than-I-need  digital stage piano --" with its specific equipments and I was beyond happy to be able to perform with that.. But my bad, because of the chaos and the late-running schedule that night, we lost the piano stand :( so I then had to buy a new one for her, but that's not the point, the point is how I couldn't take care of the things that had been entrusted to me. So.. Noted! I really have to get rid of my carelessness that has gotten me into trouble for so many times. A resolution it is! Anyway, the performance went quite well, for an amateur like me. Last time I was in a band was about 2 years ago and it felt good to be in the studio again;) 

Another highlight of the week is a special requested decorated cupcakes order from my sister's friend who wanted a movie-themed cupcakes for her boyfriend who kinda works in the film-making industry, she specifically requested a pair of clippers, and the rest was up to us. So here you go! The movie themed decorated cupcakes special for dear Putri and Jaka. Quite pleased with the result ;)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Happy Birthday my Best Man :)

Happiest birthday, dear Daddy! 50, it is. Time flies.. as the grays on your hair and those tiny little wrinkles on the corner of your eyes are not ashamed anymore to show themselves ;') But I always remember that warm smile that never ever fades since the first time I can recognize a smile. I sincerely hope it stays on forever. I hope u'll be around looong long time to see me become somebody. I promise I'll make you proud :') We love you daddy!


 Aand.. A little cupcakes update :) Here's another order: Anniversary themed rainbow cupcakes.



Trying to enjoy my last week of holiday before entering the "battlefield" hahahaha.. Okay soo have a nice day, peeps :)


Monday, June 18, 2012

Romantic Avenue



I believe any girl will melt hearing this song... I literally blushed the first time I really listened to the lyrics ;p

Everything that happens in our life is temporary, and whether it's good of bad, it's gonna be a memory someday. And I don't wanna keep bad memories, I'd like to reframe them as good ones. So it's time I thank you, thank you for ever being there for me during the best and worst times. It was a wonderful journey. Don't cry because it's over, but smile, because it happened :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cupcacious

A berry busy week! Fyuh! Having to attend a 5-day Personality Improvement Training conducted by the faculty for 5 days straight (tomorrow's the last day, thankfully) from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Meet so many new friends :) Plus the (alhamdulillah) flooding cupcakes order and wedding invitations and many other things.. But I'm happy, so a little bit tiredness doesn't count ;)

Here are some of the orders this week : Rainbow-decorated rainbow cupcakes and another birthday theme cupcakes! Sorry I have to reject some orders because me and my sissy are both busy this week :(



Thinking about a name for our cupcakes little 'company' hehehe I'm thinking about "Cupcacious", isn't that cute? what do you think? :D 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Flood Song





Went to Jakarta this weekend and met my lovely nieces Baby Lana, Sidi and Raki. I was kinda fed up with malls and not really in the mood of shopping, so my trip this time was dedicated for family time. So happy when I got near them cause they seemed happy near me too :p I have this kinda bond with children because I don't have to pretend when I interact with them and they don't judge. They purely see you based on who you are and how you treat them. If you love them, they love you back. You treat them wrong, they won't even get near you. It's a quality you hardly find in adults. The sincerity:) And to see their laughter, priceless!

And with each day passes and each prayer everyday, I grow more and more sure about one thing. That this is the answer He gave me:) I have done everything, but nothing can fix the broken mirror. So.. goodbye, past. I'm so welcoming a new chapter of my life now. And as much as I have all the reasons to hate, I don't. I guess it's a good sign too. Though I admit I chose to avoid things that can remind. But it's an ongoing process. I know someday I won't feel it so sickening anymore. Still waiting for the rainbow!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Pastel Roses

Got our second decorated cupcakes order :) This time the requested theme was "romantic birthday". I got a little bit better in working with fondants and buttercream, thanks to all the youtube tutorial! So my sister made 18 cupcakes consisting of 3 flavors, our best seller red velvet, nutella, and our newest babies: cookies and cream cupcakes :) I experimented with pastel colours and some birthday-ish shape for the fondant. Working with fondant can be really challenging because it's so sensitive to moisture, it becomes sticky when meeting the heat of your hands and my hyperhydrosis isn't helping me either! But with some determination I managed to nail it. So here you go! Our amateur decorated cupcakes :)







And a little update on my personal life, next week I'm going back to school! There will be some orientation activity and don't know if I'm ready for all the school stuffs, but hey I'm pretty excited! Hopefully in between the school schedule I'll still be able to make cupcakes cause it makes me happy :D 

So that's it readers, till the next post! ;)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Slow Down

I need a moment. I need to neutralize and flush away all the scepticism and hostility in me that's not me. Need to fix the damage. So just.. slow down. There's plenty of time ;)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Somebody that I Used to Know




Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
Part of me believing it was always something that I'd done
But I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ribbons on The Snow

Soo, got my first cupcakes order with customized decoration. This time it was for my customer (Sofia)'s little sister 17th birthday. A bit scared at first because I never did anything like that before, our cupcakes were always   emphasizing on taste therefore we avoided using too many icing/ornaments cause we were afraid it wouldn't have tasted as delicious. But I told Sofia I'd be willing to try and that it would probably be very simple and easy decoration and she agreed. So thanks dear for making it happen :D So here you go, birthday-theme-decorated red velvet and nutella cupcakes. Apology for the mess!


Soo, definitely need some improvement on decorating cause my sister totally leaves this thing for me :) Got some more decorated cupcakes orders already, wish us luck peeps!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thermodynamics

"The First Law of Thermodynamics says that energy under normal conditions cannot be created or destroyed, simply transformed from one type of energy to another. Thus a chemical reaction such as lighting a match does not create new energy but only converts one type of energy to another." 

I believe our emotions are each one a kind of energy. It's just every person has their own form to utilize those energy. Love, anger, they're all energy that cannot be created nor destroyed, just transform into one another. Therefore I believe our form of love can be changed, and so is our form of hatred. It's all about management and utilization. You can use your energy in any ways you like, just make sure it's positive!





*Real great time with highschool mates from out of town these last few days. So glad that we've grown so much into our personalities yet not so much that we're still a superb companion to each other!*

Soo... I love you all, in different forms! ;)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lily and Ted

"There are certain things in life where you know it's a mistake but you don't really know it's a mistake because the only way to really know it is a mistake is to make that mistake and look back and say, "Yup, that was a mistake". So really, the bigger mistake would be to not make the mistake because then you'll go your whole life not really knowing if something is a mistake or not." -Lily to Ted-

"From that moment I wasn't angry anymore..Kids, you may think your only choices are to swallow your anger or throw it in someone's face, but there's a third option: You can just let it go, and only when you do that is it really gone and you can move forward. And that kids, was the perfect ending to a perfect love story. It just wasn't mine. Mine was still out there, waiting for me." 
-Future Ted to his kids-

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Silver Lining

Alhamdulillah, it's only and only because of You, Allah :')
One of the happiest day ever in my life. Thank you for all who were always there supporting me during the ups and downs. It is only the beginning of a new stretch of struggle and fight. But after all, isn't that what life's all about?

Once again thank you :')

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tickle My France

The feeling when I woke up this morning is indescribable! There are rumors and hoaxes but I know for a fact that the thing is being decided this afternoon for finale. No more I can do but pray my best!

Anyway, managed to find a little distraction by coloring my nails since it's also the 1st day of my period. Only after I uploaded the pic to my instagram and being asked what's the color did I found that my fave-colored nail polish which was the softest pink I could find, also had a cute name "Tickle My France" :) Perfection!


Soo happy long weekend, everyone! Cheers!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Velvet Love

Yeay.. finally we accept orders! :) Apparently people like the red velvets berry much! Available for order now : red velvet cupcakes, choco lava cakes, nutella cupcakes, chocolate whoopie pie. Contact me or my sister the chef Rizka for details.





And by the way... the announcement is just few days away! I need Your miracle dear God... wish me luck everybody!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Your Choice

I think Allah loves me very very much. I know He gave me hard times but only for my own good. And I really don't waste that much tears because He kept showing me the harsh side of the world within this one month, so that I really felt my problem was soooo tiny! That's so kind of you, Dear Almighty. And my deepest condolence for some relatives' family who just passed.

I was accidentally invited into a charity work for the celebration of international labour's day which was on the 1st of May. We cooperated with Kotak Amal Indonesia, conducted a free medical service (consultation+simple medications) in Gedangan Sidoarjo, in a textile industry. The targets were about 400 industrial labours. It was moving and inspiring to be able to talk to them and hear a little of their stories :) They were mostly women and they work 6 days a week, 12 hours a day in average, with the minimum regional salary (UMR) with loadsss of work to do per day. I could't help feeling amazed for their spirit and determination. So glad I accept to join the event!

And look at some sweetness I got for my 23rd birthday. Some wishes and gifts from beloved ones. My sister made me red velvet cupcakes and they were deliciouss omnomnom ;) There are people who stay around no matter what, and I feel so blessed for that. The world really is be-au-ti-ful!







Once again, life is your choice! To be good or not, to be happy or not, it's way too short and precious to waste anyhow :) There are consequences of every decisions, and be brave to face the mess that comes out! Hiding or running away just shows that you are too afraid to face the world and that's a shame. Be a gentleman and a lady with your head held up high!

xoxo.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mayday

Vuow.. May already... time flies, doesn't it? And I thought I would not survive April but hey I did! And I survived smoothly :)

I finally turned 23, and my humble prayer this year is just one thing and God knows what it is. May He granted my wish soon!!! *super-crossing finger*

Celebrated my birthday with friends for the second time in a row, this time in Bali. Yeayness! Had a 4-day-3-night holiday with some of my girlfriends and it was great! I really needed the vacation and really felt refreshed afterwards. Now I can focus on waiting for "the date" *another finger-crossing*




Went to Balangan beach, watched sunset at one of Jimbaran's cafe and Kudeta on first day :D



Second day was my birthday treat at Bebek Bengil, trip to Kintamani, Rockbar for sunset and Potato Head to end the day :)


Bali Bird park, scuba diving, penyu island, Taman Air spa and massage, BK, and woobar on third day :D

Back to Surabaya and had belated birthday dinner with big famz. Happiness! 


Monday, April 23, 2012

Le Sucre

Thanks to my sister's boyfriend for giving an oven as her bday present! Our old one is too much trouble to bake with, and this was our first experiment, "Stracho Profiteroles" (Strawberry-chocolate profiteroles). We can say it was a success! We filled some with cheese and also vanilla ice cream and they were all delicioso!


Happy 21st dear sissy! I hope u'll reach your dreams within a blink of eyes! Stay happy, stay funny, stay dorky, stay cute! ;)


soo brace yourselves for more baking posts! Au revoir :D

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Berlin

By The Trees and The Wild

Your single side won’t be denied
Your melodramatic instant sign
Is beyond my reach

Missing you is just too much
Why don’t you just figure it out?
You’re fading

And I’m still waiting

Those words that you wrote on the postcard
Is as cold as the winter chill
Seems to me it’s not a priority
It’s just another little sign
That you’re fading

And I’m still waiting
And you’ll fade away

Is all,
Won't you see the sign?
And sing, la la la...

(lyrics from lyricsmania)

String and Beads

Made some more jewelries/necklaces :)




You know what, life is actually like stringing beads, it needs determination and patience, and a good design to make it work:)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Je M'appelle Dinda

Take up french class with sissy! Yeay! :) So much fun to meet new people and inhale a new atmosphere :)

Anyway, I used to hate the fact that my parents don't call me with my real name and they made a nickname instead. It sucked as a kid, having to explain over and over again to people who asked why there was no Dinda in my real name. But as I grow up, I also grow liking it because it shows who really knows you and who doesn't.

So, that's it, super random post! ;)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dear Author,


Dear The Almighty Author of a book called My Life,

I want a little time for us to talk. I know You don't talk the way I do, but I know and I believe You are listening. Dear Author, can I have a little clue, where this plot is heading? Because at first I thought a common book will have normally one main conflict to the climax in each chapter, but in this one, why did You make so many?

I know You want to make this story a good one, a precious one to tell, so everyone who reads can learn. But as the main character I am a bit confused. Right now I am at the time setting that I had imagined since long time ago. Have finally decided my next step and only waiting for the result to come, but why did you make such a sudden alteration? I know, I know, it will finally get to the end and it would be beautiful as You Promised, but please guide me through the right path so I don't get lost and can make it on time to the last chapter.

Dear Author, I know You brought in the antagonists as both a challenge and an answer. Answer to all my prayers to You. A challenge because I have to keep smiling and just pray for those who hurt my feeling, that they can change to be better persons. Loathe and hatred will only make me as bad. I believe they also have their own books and that now they're just as lost as I am.

Dear Author, there is just one thing I ask from You, it is to give me strength :) I'll go through all Your twists and turns, climax and anticlimax, if that will make a good story eventually :)

I'm waiting for the happy ending!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Love Hate

When love and hate collide.. :)

So some things that I hate:
- Cokes or any soda whatsoever
- Soto and rawon
- reptiles, esp. small ones
- chewy food (yuck)
- K-pop (no offense!)
- smoke
- smell of minyak telon a.k.a. balsem a.k.a minyak kayuputih
- peanut butter
- green and yellow (none of my things that I buy on purpose is in these colours)
- aerobics

And I love:
- Coffee
- Desserts
- Cats and any kind of animals BUT reptiles
- Toddlers :)
- Perfumes/lotions that smell sweet as food (chocolate, banana, vanilla)
- Oreos and snickers
- Purple and salem
- cloudy day
- any form of crafts
- coldplay
- accessories esp. necklaces
- yoga and pilates

And look, some necklaces I made :) Really interested into jewellery making, anybody can tell where to buy good quality supplies?




Have a nice day and take care!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Don't Waste Your Time Crying :)



I understand that people get bored, and they get tired. They need to escape from the routines, the main timeline for some time. Playing around a little bit and taking risks. Escaping is like trying to refresh their minds, so they can empty up their full garbage and then get back to the routines, with a 'cleaned' mind. It's a vacation. It's just sometimes.. they escape the wrong way that they go too far from what they should be doing, and when it's time for the vacation to end, their actual work is already ruined, and there's no way to put it back together, that you have to start over.

When there are some abrupt changes that make you like, really, really, sad and taken aback, and you think that it has destroyed you... Well.. Think again. It's just a tiny part of your life. Focus on the other aspects that stay the same, or might turn even better. Take a look at the other doors that might be opened already. And that will help you smile up! :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Strength and Weakness

Two days ago I went through a psychological/personality test, which was one of the long march of tests needed for the Specialist admittance. The test required us to mention 5 of our weakness and strength in term of character/personality. It got me thinking for a while before I was finally able to jot them down. The difficult part wasn't finding my weakness nor my strength, because I've lived long enough to know myself. But putting it down to a paper is like making a big confession. I was scared If i wrote down the truth, they would judge me only based on that. But then hey, it came to my mind that probably, probably they wanted to see if we were confident enough to pronounce our strength, and if we were brave enough to confess our weakness. So I just wrote them down eventually.

What I claimed to be my strength:
- consistent
- calm/not panicky
- hard working
- creative
- loves challenge/adventurous

What I confess to be my weakness:
- careless
- not organized
- some kind of introvert
- forgetful
- moody/impatient

So what are yours? :)

Super Sweet Bites : Deepfried Cookies

As we know, the most important nutrition for our brain cells is glucose :p Well, that's why I'm being such a sweet tooth during exam times. I get hungry easily and my normal meals wouldn't satisfy my monster appetite. So I browsed for some easy DIY snacks and came across to this one : Deepfried Oreo. Tried both using the regular oreo and the double stuffed one, and can't help liking the double stuffed better! But it's really sweet, and for you who don't like too much sweetness in your food, you better use the regular one. So here you go.

You're going to need:
-Frying oil
-1 cup of pancake mix
-1 egg
-1 cup of milk
-cream filled sandwich cookies of your likings! (Here I use Oreo)
-Icing sugar (optional)

How to prepare:
-Mix the pancake mix, egg, and milk together. Dip the cookies one at a time until it's fully coated in the pancake batter. Fry in the pre-heated oil until golden brown. Avoid overcrowding the pan/over heating the oil. Drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil, sprinkle some icing sugar for garnish.




Happy trying! They're super easy and super delicious :D

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Three Little Kittens :)

Welcoming three new members of the family :)


Yes, meet the three little kittens! They're 2week-old and still so fragile yet already showing their cuteness! The two of them are female, my sister said (she's the expert!). Haven't got them name yet, just call the fattest one "Gembul", the pink-nosed one "Pinky" and the black-and-white-faced one "Polem" (cause it looks like having sideswept bang or we say "Poni Lempar" a.k.a Polem here hehe). Cuteness overload!

By the way, still preparing for the admittance test, fyuhh, bunch of stuffs I need to put in my head! So, that's it, just a quick update cause I really need to share this cuteness to the world :p
Gotta go back to the books! Bye for now ;)

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Best for Us

WARNING: Pics loaded post.













There's no better way to describe our too long togetherness than these pics (and still many more of them!)..
You know, people say it's impossible for a male and female being pure bestfriends but indeed it happens :) Me and my guy-bestfriend Danang has been together since junior high, but we became close in senior high school, being in the same class. We shared the same interests and sense of humor. We were the two youngest students in the class. Things that pissed us off were similar. We had the same problems, always wanted a little attention, wanted to be the best in class but unfortunately never succeeded because there were always smarter and more determined people :p We were both a little body dysmorphic, I wanted to be skinny and he wanted to be muscly, so we went to gym together :D He knows all my guilty pleasure and I know his. He hated people that I hated and so did I back in the "childhood". And And we've grown up together, time passed, I changed boyfriends several times and he did too, but we kept friends effortlessly :D

And now finally, we are both surpisingly, but unavoidably having the same interest and ambition, to be a cardiologist. He's been dreaming to be one since the beginning of medschool, I just found out during internship year. But apparently, it is harder than we thought :( We have to compete against so many others to be admitted as cardiology resident.. And this makes us now not only bestfriends, but also rival. It makes me scared, really. The best scenario is, dear God, please, to be admitted together. But. If our faith says another, and I am sure whatever the result is, it's what's the best for us both. I sincerely hope our friendship will last, and we'll still help each other like we used to, like we do now. So readers, please wish us luck!