Thursday, December 08, 2011

Black Ballerina Returns

Well, hello there... It's been a really long time, huh? It's been too long I don't even know how to write a blog post anymore. Long story short: I moved to Hong Kong to start (another) new job - which involves travelling around the world, and I couldn't be more grateful than ever.

Now after almost four months settling in Hong Kong, I'm trying to get back to the blogosphere. 11 months hiatus feels like a million years...

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Dress: Armani Exchange
Blazer: H&M
Flats: Zara

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Ahem, as previously mentioned, I travel a lot for this new job. So I thought I'd share with you some of the places I've visited during these four months...

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Toronto, Canada

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London, UK

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Los Angeles, US

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Yokohama, Japan

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Tokyo, Japan

All travel photos were taken by me and edited on Instagram

I hope you have a good day and I'll see you soon!

XOXO,
-n-

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Fresh Start

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Dear The November Girl,

I'm sorry for abandoning you for so long. You wouldn't want to hear why, it's a cliche excuse. Work, as always, has prevent me from updating you for so long. As you may have aware, I started a new job since October 2010. Well, ever since, I literally have no time to do anything else. I use all my spare time (which is very very rare, you must believe me) to live a life outside my office/cage. Hanging out with family, friends and bf has become an occasional event as well. So I do hope you understand why I left you these past two months.

Moving on to a lighter note, it's 2011! And even though it's mid-January already, it is never too late to reflect on my 2010 and review this last year's resolutions. Let's see:

Excel in my new job > Got a new job instead :p
Buy a new digicam
(aiming for Canon Ixus 100) > Accomplished!
Buy a new netbook
(Acer/HP?? Recommendations please...) > Accomplished! Got myself a red Dell...
Go on a vacation in Phuket/Hong Kong > Well, I went to Hong Kong, but not for vacation.. So I'll go there again this year.
Start that clothing line!! > Visit Shop Natalie and Me, please. Need more improvement, though.
Start saving for Mom & Dad > Errr, not yet, unfortunately...
Move forward to the next level (whatever that is) in my love life > Cross that!! This one's tough...
Exercise more (likely to fail, though) > Failed, as predicted.
Continue blogging consistently
> Amen!

All in all, I've accomplished so much, more than I expected in the first place. So here goes the 2011 resolutions:

Save enough money to buy MY OWN APARTMENT

Simple enough, no? Well, it's about time to have my own place, I'm tired of renting rooms, moving around from one place to another. I want to settle in. Anyway, here's how my apartment will look:

bedroom
kitchen/breakfast table
living room

Clean, simple furniture, with red and pink touch here and there. Hope I can find the perfect place (with the perfect price, too). Now I have to work harder than ever to accomplish this. So don't be surprised if I abandon you again sometime in the near future. We've got a goal to achieve.

Okay, that's it for today. See you when I see you!

XOXO,
-n-

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Whole New World

01 Oct 24, 2010

Shirt: French Connection
Denim: Logo
Scarf: thrifted in HK
Shoes: The Fly at Sogo
Belt: Gaudi
Bag: Zara

Hi there! I'm finally back to blogging. As you may have known, I started my new job at the beginning of this week. It was great but totally exhausting. The new working hours can reach 12 hours/day on average. Dude, it's really really tiring. I enjoy it, nonetheless.

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Well anyway, I wore this outfit on last weekend's night out with my girlfriends. It was a regular movie and karaoke night. Have you guys seen Step Up 3D? I think it's pretty awesome so I watched it twice.

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Hmmm... I got nothing else interesting to tell. I guess I'm too tired. Am going to try sleep early tonight, because tomorrow is Monday again (!) I hope everyone's having a superb weekend. Toodles!

XOXO,
-n-

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Back from My Hometown

01 Oct 16-17, 2010

Dress (worn as skirt): Natalie and Me
Top: Mango
Shoes: Charles & Keith
Bag: thrifted in HK

Yes, I blog from my hometown, a (not so) small town outside of Jakarta called Bogor. I wanted to chill out a bit before starting my new job next week. Whoah, I can't believe it. Another new job. Another new place. And a whole lot new adventures and challenges to face. Anyway, I'm anxious, yet thrilled for it.

Anyway, moving on to the outfit. Well, I wore this last week before going on a date with my bf. I was going for a whole feminine look, all sweet and pink. That was before I knew that he was going to take me to a beach. So I ditched the dress and changed it to shorts. And threw away the heels. Save it for the next date, perhaps?

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So, bf and I went to Anyer beach, which is one of very few decent beaches in West Java. It was four hours drive from Jakarta and when we got kinda disappointed when we got there. The infrastructure was not well maintained and the scenery was only OK. But we had a great time there, and that's enough to make me happy...

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Okay, may this weekend treat you all well. Au revoir!

XOXO,
-n-

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