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ASTRIE KIRANA

A story for my beloved twin sister… (story of us)

Gimana siy rasanya jadi KEMBAR ??

 

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Suka dibanding-bandingin? Suka di sama-samain? Suka dicengin? Atau suka dikasih sebutan gak enak? Banyak banget yang nanya ini itu ke kita semenjak kecil sampai sekarang ini, walaupun rupa kita sudah tidak semirip dulu siy, tapi berwarna banget hidup jadi kembar. Nah perasaan sebenarnya adalah BERSYUKUR … ini rasanya!

Terlahir bagaimanapun itu kita adalah spesial. Tapi kali ini aku ingin bercerita apa yang aku rasakan menjadi kembar dan mungkin punya hal yang sama seperti yang kalian rasakan diluar sana bagi yang memiliki saudara/i kembar seperti saya..

I wrote this Article not for anykind of purpose, honestly its because i felt so glad to have twin sister and it felt amazing to live my life as twins and because we just had our birthday recently. I just wanna wrote something as my gift to my twin and to appreciate what we have going through so far, so many experience, lot of laughing and sweet debating around our life but we always remain as closes sister than before. I can’t buy fancy thing as a gift but this story will remind us forever as how colorfull our journey  is… ^^

So here we go…..

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Saya Astrie Kirana (Ira) dan saudari kembar saya Astrie Kartika (Ika).. saya lahir di tanggal 9 September 1987,Jakarta. Mba Ika begitu saya memanggilnya, mba ika terlahir lebih awal 3 menit dibandingkan saya. Terlahir sebagai kembar itu luar biasa anugrah yang tidak ternilai harganya. Bangga rasanya memiliki seorang ibu yang berjuang untuk melahirkan kami. Mendengar ceritanya hingga tahu kalau ibu sampai dirawat inap hampir sebulan untuk kami, wahh bikin hati terenyuh rasanya. Awalnya siy saya gak tahu ya apa itu kembar ?? tapi dengan beranjaknya usia dan banyak orang sekitar yang selalu berkata wajah kita yang mirip, suara yang hampir sama, dll itu membuat saya tersadar kalau saya berbeda, karena saya kembar. Anyways, honestly i just realized that i had a twin sist is when i was around 2 years old, in that age i knew that my mom always put the same dress, same accecories and everything that my sist and me wear so YES,, we’re look like miror to each other.

Kami masuk kelas 1 SD di usia 5 tahun, karena kami tidak terlalu lama berada di kelas TK pada saat itu. Dengan segala pertimbangan yang ada, Alhamdulillah kami tidak pernah tinggal kelas (tidak naik kelas), awalnya banyak yang mengkhawatirkan apakah kami bisa mengadapi kedepannya? Tapi kami begitu menikmati segala perjuangan di setiap prosesnya.

Since teenage girl, i knew that there’s a lil bit different between us. Which mba Ika is a sister with typical of feminin and calm, me? More speaking thing outloud and tomboy. She is amazing sister for me, she always look after me over everything and accompany me wherever i go. I became her shadow somehow.. because i always see what she did and think and i copy that as my routine. I remembered when we like to go to school by bus and she standing in front of me and stop the bus for us so i dont need to stop the bus. Just wait and see.. and when we sat inside it, mba ika keep awake so i can slept for a while before reaching out. I really like this moment for sure and i missed this experienced! Haha..

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Nah bagian enaknya menjadi kembar termasuk kami rasakan di usia ini, dimana semua teman – teman termasuk guru hafal dengan sosok kami ya karena kemiripan kami ini dan kebetulan cuma kami yang kembar di kala itu😉 . Saya mau sharing aja niy pengalaman kami dimana kami harus menjawab ribuan pertanyaan yang sama dan berkali kali ditanyakan dari orang yang berbeda – beda, dan berikut beberapa contoh pertanyaan yang kadang lucu dan lugu yang selalu dilontarkan kepada kami :

  • Gimana siy rasanya jadi kembar?

   Rasanya biasa aja siy awalnya, Cuma pas beranjak besar dan sering foto bareng,, baru sadar kalo punya wajah mirip dan itu bagi orang lain sesuatu hal yang luar biasa. Baru deh sadar kalau menakjubkan juga ternyata jadi orang kembar.

  • Suka keliru gak orang tua manggil nama pas dirumah ?

Alhamdulillah, PERNAH ketuker !! hahaha.. terkadang suara kita bisa sangat mirip, jadi dari belakang gak ketahuan mana Ika mana Ira, apalagi kalau dari telefon.

  • Kalau punya pacar nanti bisa bedain kalian gak, nanti ketuker lagi pacarnya ?

Jelas bisa bedain dong, kan secara personal dan dandanan kita tu beda banget. Mba Ika Feminin sedangkan saya lebih ke tomboy. Jadi radius 1 km sudah bisa ketebak mana yang punya siapa haha..

  • Guru di sekolah suka bingung gak bedain kalian ?ntr tuker-tukeran kelas lagi ?!

Ya suka banget siy, karena kalau guru/dosen kan tidak terlalu kenal secara personal (hanya sekilas) jadi kalau hanya numpang lewat di depan mata beliau, pasti suka salah panggil ^^

  • Sukanya sama gak siy kalian ?

(Jujur agak bingung siy kalau ada pertanyaan ini karena terlalu general), tapi kita selalu jawab..ada yang kita suka sama, ada yang enggak. Tapi kebanyakan sama.

  • Tipe cowoknya sama gak kalau kembar ?

Alhamdulillah, kita punya selera yang berbeda dan hanya kita berdua saja yang tahu hihi.

  • Kalau satunya sakit, kembarannya juga ikut sakit gak sih ??

Nah secara logika karena kami tinggal satu kamar dari kecil, jadi kalau ada yang sakit flu contohnya pasti siy akan nyebar virusnya apalagi kalau saya misalnya dalam kondisi yang kurang sehat juga, pasti ketularan dan efeknya kami berdua jadi sama-sama sakit.

  • Pernah berantem gak siy kalian berdua ?

Jelas pernah dong, tapi gak lama terus baikan lagi.Karena kan kita tidur sekamar gak enak kan cakar-cakaran kelamaan😉

  • Suka rebutan cowok yang sama gak kalau kembar ?

Untungnya kita gak pernah rebutan cowok yang sama, karena selera kita berbeda. Tapi dulu pernah siy suka cowok yang sama tapi habis itu sama-sama males lanjutinnya haha..

  • Kalian kembar yang akrab apa yang sering berantem sih ??

Lucky us!! Kita kembar yang akrab dan kompak.

  • Kalau satunya sedih, kembarannya ikutan rasain sedih gak ?

Otomatis akan ikut sedih. Jangankan kembar, namanya saudara/i pasti kita ingin saudara/i kita happy kan..

  • Kalau kuliah enak dong satunya sakit, bisa di absenin yang gak sakit.. pernah gak tukeran kelas gitu ??

Walaupun kesempatan itu ada, tapi kita gak pernah siy mencoba hal itu. Pertama kita jarang gak masuk kelas dan herannya gak seberani itu untuk mencoba tukeran kelas dari dulu hingga kuliah.

  • Kalian pernah gak siy terpisah jauh dan lama ?? terus kangen sama –sama kangen gak?

Gak pernah lama jauh dari satu sama lain sebelum menikah. Karena kalau kangen kita kan selalu keep in touch, walaupun 30 mnt sekali kita pasti kasih kabar terupdate lagi apa dan dimana..(udah kayak punya pacar kan? ;P)

So many funny experiences we had start at the age of 14, thank you MOM for your full support and effort to believe in us.

This is my Mom …

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For those who still have mother, please be kind to her and treat her like a queen. Because the one that always in her prayer,, is her children. Make her happy and make her proud !!

Since then, we like to enter the same University. We decided to go to LSPR (London School of Public Relations-Jakarta), and so lucky to have opportunity to have amazing time spending here. Bekal yang kita dapat di masa SMIP, membuat kami makin kompak dan makin menyadari kalau kami ini sangat menyukai berorganisasi dan beraktivitas juga berkarya.

Pada saat kuliah, kami tidak menyia-nyiakan kesempatan yang ada.. We’re active in 5 clubs ( News club, Modelling club, Theatre club, LSPR TV club, Radio club).. we both think the same thing, we only learn once and opportunity dont come twice, if we only spent time learn formal educations at school thats not maximize your capability. Spending time on non formal educations will increase your ability in communication to others and build dicipline to yourself. Somehow it teach you how to speak proper to the elder like Lectures and sponsorship parties. It shows you how challenging life could be if you challenge yourself to your best.

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MARRIED LIFE…

Ingatkan waktu bilang kalau kita tidak pernah jauh dari satu sama lain  terlalu lama??

Nah ini niy momen yang awalnya seneng tak terkira karena tahu kalau kembaran saya akan menikah dengan lelaki pujaannya.. dan saya senang sekali karena mereka begitu cocok satu sama lain. Saya begitu menikmati membantu persiapan pernikahan mereka dan gak sabar ingin melihat kembaranku berbusana bak putri pengantin. Hampir 6 bulan persiapan dilakukan secara intensif, Alhamdulillah tiba juga Hari Pernikahan itu. Tgl 19 November 2011,,Senangnya begitu lihat wajah mba Ika pada saat itu, begitu bersinar dan bahagia. Momen Akad Nikah pun dimulai,, dan seketika pada saat momen sebelum lafal ijab kabul,, mba Ika mengutarakan maksud ijin dan restu kepada kedua orang tua didepan penghulu,,pada saat ini lah air mata gak tertahan dan entah kenapa saya flashback semua memori dari kecil hingga besar bersama dengan mba Ika. Semua momen lucu, sedih , kesal, senang, berantem… semuanya seakan seperti akan sirna dan saya merasa seperti akan ditinggalkan mba ika. Seperti saya baru sadar bahwa ini berarti mba ika gak akan bisa tidur sekamar lagi dengan saya, gak bisa pergi bersama – sama lagi dan semua akan berubah. Seakan akan saya tidak siap kalau  saya akan tinggal sendiri dan menjalani sisa perjalanan hidupku sendirian seperti orang pada umumnya diluar sana. Saya tidak bisa membayangkan akan seperti apa bangun tidur gak ada mba Ika dan harus bagaimana?? Mungkin ini terdengar lebay atau berlebihan bagi beberapa orang, tapi ini yang saya rasakan sebagai seseorang yang terlahir kembar.

Meskipun begitu, Saya tetap bahagia melihat Mba Ika bahagia..

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Awalnya agak aneh memang, saya harus tidur sendiri dikamar dan bangun dengan tidak ada mba ika.Mulai saat itu aku harus melakukan segala hal nya sendiri. Namun Allah maha tahu, sehingga semua hal dibuatnya mudah untukku. Melihat perkembangan hidup mba Ika membuatku bangga. We still keep in touch once in a while, and until she got pregnant of baby Fadil and born her baby.. she left to Malaysia with her husband and Fadil in the age of just 2 months. Its really like the scene in drama movie,, believe or not in Airport i’m crying over her and seems like i cant imagine that we finally will live far away from each other L.. but time goes on and i sometimes go to visit her once in a while.. She just growth amazingly, Mba ika turn to be a really great mother,, she rise her son alone without nanny or housemaid in Malaysia, and she cooked and literally did everything by herself !!!

Since then ,, we support each other with what we do in our life..

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We get more closer even than before, we texted almost everytime and talked manythings.. about how survive in other country and the life habits,etc. Funny things, seems like im aving my new experience as baby born because i start to walk out from home by my own and i start to experience new things on my self. I always told mba Ika everywhere i go, its like giving a report to my Parents😛 lol. But i did enjoyed the sharing moment we had. Lucu aja,, Saya merasakan banyak hal baru dan menceritakan segalanya ke Mba Ika seperti cerita ke teman akrab. Saya kurang tahu apakah ini yang dirasakan saudara/i kembar diluar sana?? Apa mereka yang kembar merasakan hal yang sama seperti kami?? Atau apakah yang tidak kembar juga bisa sedekat seperti kami ini??😉

Anyway, for those who had a same experience like mine,, dont worry because time will heal everything and YES its true! Time will tell you what to do and teach you to be a strong humanbeing. Finally i run my life like most of people which is work and make my dream come true as designer..

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These are mba ika do the photoshot for my Shawl Collections. I knew since longtime that my twin sist is freaking photogenic and i love took her pict by myself. Look how shine she is… I LOVED the way she knew her good angle and every pose just perfect. Her support to me is everything, without it i might failed to trust what i believed.

These below pictures are where i try to chasing my dreams and my passion in fashion industry as designer.. every step that i made always got full support from Mba Ika and My Mom. The whole Family support me. Everytime im about to perform, i always called or texted mba Ika to have her prayer and to get my moodbooster..

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Photo above when Catherin Wilson (Indonesia’s Actress) wear my dress o Metro TV

After 2 years living in Malaysia, Mba ika come back to Jakarta and stay here. Time goes by and finally im getting married with someone i choosed as my partner in life. Mba ika helped me by telling me many things about life after married and how to face problems during preparation for the big Day. Semua berjalan dengan sangat lancar tanpa halangan dan mba ika selalu ada disampingku menjelang proses akad Nikah, mba ika berbisik kepada saya “dalam hitungan detik kamu sudah jadi tanggung jawab suamimu”…. saya benar-benar terharu mendengar itu dan mengahayati momen-momen bersama dengan mba Ika yang selama ini selalu ada untuk saya.

After 6 years live my life without mba Ika, i got so many sweet funny experience and the day is coming …26th March 2016 i’m getting married with Rifki….

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Setelah pernikahan, saya dan mba Ika semakin akrab karena obrolan kami lebih nyambung otomatis karena kami berdua sudah berumah tangga dan saya belajar banyak dari mba Ika yang telah membesarkan anak sendiri tanpa bantuan asisten rumah tangga maupun bantuan orang lain. Kami memiliki mimpi yang sama yakni memberdayakan orang yang punya talenta dan nanti bisa berguna bagi orang banyak. Pemikiran kami makin dewasa dengan pengalaman yang kami miliki masing – masing secara terpisah

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Thanks God for giving my life so good and complete.

Kami bersyukur menjadi saudari kembar yang kompak hingga detik ini dan mampu menjalin komunikasi yang tidak pernah putus , hingga kami bisa menjadi yang terbaik dari diri kami masing – masing dan mampu berkolaborasi untuk masa depan yang cerah dan berguna bagi orang banyak. Tetaplah menjadi Mba ika yang selalu berjuang dan mampu menjadi ibu yang tangguh bagi anak-anak. Kelak curahan hati ini akan menjadi kenangan cerita berharga untuk keturunan kita.

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I LOVE YOU MBA IKA ….

 

 

Written by :

Astrie Kirana (Ira)

Ma’Fashion Inspirations

Show off your Dress ladies😉

Nothing is perfect but you can smile with your heart open and a dream in your head. Make it come true !!

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i had experience when i have to make long dress or gown for clients, where most of women now on like an extra long back gown. But when the gown is ready, hey im confused how to show the details and capture all the concept of the gown through photo session?? well up above can be a great ideas for you new designers who like to do photsession for your gown collection😉

The Earrings that kill my day!! 

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Annddddd yes,so many variety of earrings now on.. from the simple one to futuristic and a very unpredictable unique shape. Its making me even craving it so much! i just wanna share few pictures above to show you that how simple shape could be so sweet. Whatever the dress or clothes you wear on, as long as you got those earrings >> You still going to be a QUEEN of the day !! ^^ its literally can fixed or boosted your mood even more.

my wish  : Able to create on my own and sell it with purpose 10% goes to donation, so that orphans kids can help up and create their own accesorries and sell it for good. 

Well hey, wishing is free right?? :p (Aminnnn)

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For you who like to do your own fashion show, its really important to make your own symbol or signature look. like pictures above, it shown how hair accesorries is important nowadays and somehow could help you in teliing the whole concept of your ideas to audience. it can be a crown, hat, flower crown and anything of it. Remember to always be different, and be your own style. Because no one ever is the same ideas as yours.

Fashion is how you express your mood and brandimage to most of people out there. So many ways to wear not only by clothes but with make up. imagine how impactfull the way you put creative eyelashes and those stuff on you ?? check out these pictures below….

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Look ? i wonder thats why so many beauty blogger and makeup school are existed nowadays and many people got a brave to do experiment with make up. So, there’s no limit for you to do everything to elaborate stuff and make it your own masterpiece. Can you imagine if you had a fashion show going on and you always have your signature look to each models you hired? It will be great dude! **

So many ideas are born for you all creative people and fashion people, you better not limit yourself with everything as long as it not harm others thou😉 . sometimes you doubt every possibilty that might be happened, but all you gotta do is ACTION!!

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Article by Astrie

Photos by Pinterest

Yogyakarta HoneyMoon time!

After my marriege…26th March 2016, BangRif and I had a planed already to visit my grandmother in Yogyakarta because she’s not able to come on my wedding day since she is too old now and her health not supported, and i miss her so baddddd! hahaha.. so i make this as also our honeymoon time😉 well even its only shortvacation but its wothied..

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So the Honeymoon is begin…..

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Bye Jakarta for a while…
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He got sleepy ^^

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For sure we loved BATIK AIR at that time, because its not that expensive and pretty much complete entertainment inside it..

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We just arrived  at Adi Sucipto …
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My Family’s fav tongseng and gulai !! took place in front of Quality Yogya Hotel

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This is my always lovely moment,, guys if you still have your grandma or grandpa alive,, dont you ever forget to visit them once in a while. Because your voice and your hug are meant a lot to them, and their prayer for you is strongly make your dream come true. This is my super Grandma from my Mother, she is why i now understand who am i look like… from all of my cousins, aunty, etc .. they’re all worked in the office but i’m different ( well at least i believe i’m different), im more into art and business because i believe that in the near future i should have a business that feed many people and inspired others. My Grandma is a  hardworking lady and have traditional wedding boutique (her boutique is the only traditional wedding boutique in the past, where there’s no boutique at all at that time) i feel so shy sometimes, why i dont realized it before that to have a boutique isnt that easy and how proud i am to know it now that i have an amazing GRANDMA !! She is the truly role model after my MOM. Everytime i looked at her, i always promise to myself that i will make my dreams come true which is to have my own boutique and company who hired women as professional worker and make her proud.

What i never forget is that, my grandma is a strongly independent lady.. She can do anything by herself!! UNTIL NOW!! ahahaha.. i envy her much🙂 i loved her!

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im inside my grandma’s boutique

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Yogya without visited Malioboro is NOTHING! hahaha

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BangRif and I have the same feelings to SHISHA,, WE LOVED IT!

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This BABYLON cafe shisha is a comfy place for us to chill. YOGYA had a hard raining day everyday so we’ve not much roaming around, we prefer to pick some cool spot to sit and chat around. I recomended you all to visit this place…,, BABYLON is a mideast cafe but mostly the target market is youngster..This place is pretty much great to sit and have dinner time. they played out top 40 music and good shisha as well! they have many wood chairs and special ‘LESEHAN’ which we choosed to sat down there ^^,, trust me.. you will sit a hundred hours here hahahaha…

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We’re so Black & Blue
BABYLON CAFE & RESTO : 02744535329,
JL WAHID HASYIM NO 47 GORONGAN CONDONG CATUR SLEMAN JOGJAKARTA
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Time to go back to Jakarta!!

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Hope you guys got some cool recomendation and good reading🙂

HOT Recomendation for your HAIR!

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A very comfy couch and girly atmosphere to seat and chill while waiting for your turn

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They also sell few cute products for your hair😉

If you got your hair colored, then this product might help you.This powder are helping to prevent the oil coming too fast to your hair. Because the more you have your hair washed , your hair became too dry and weak. But i got a better recipe from Mas Gun which is have your self some olive oil and put it thru your hair a night before you got your hair washed, then your hair will keep healthy and beautiful. This is i think a true cheapest recipe but best solution ever!! 

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This is special seat for customer who like to have their Pedicure and Manicure done!
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They just only have 1 seat for hairwashed

I loved the atmosphere which so comfy and you got spoiled with pink couches and the stawberry parfume room they got. The pillow and updated magazine are pampering you much! … They also served MENU so you can order some Food&Beverage. For sure, at that time there are not much people inside.. But all customers are came to get a haircolor done, and they really have some appoinment before. Mas Gunawan are very nice and kind, he say hi to me and said that im very lucky.. Because usually it tooks a month to have turn. But he got not much hard job to do with his guest so can handle 1 more guest. Its only 6 seat for guests and 5 couch. A special place for menicure & pedicure also 1 haircleaning seat. I recomend you guys to no be in hurry if you are doing a hair color, coz it’ll tooks morning till afternoon time (depend on your hair condition).

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Mas Gunawan explained very clear information and knowledge as well at the begining, he choosed the color and explained why…. I want it lavender or turquois actually but it should go thru long bleaching process (4 or 5 times).. Im affraid that it’ll break my hairs apart. So he choosed Pink .. The type of the color i’ll have is “PEEK A BOO” means the color is seems hidden underneath your top hair color.. (Foto cat rambut pink) he explained that the color will last for more or less 6 months ahead and it’ll slowly downgrade to bright pink and blonde even brighter than bleaching color.,, so after 6 months the next color that perfect would be lavender and next 6months is turquois., and i can applied that lavender color directly to my hair without bleaching no more because its already bright from previous color hahahaha..😀 now i got that!!!
Look at these Colors are amazing!!!

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What i like about this place is that, they also educated customers by providing a MENU which explained few terms of hair coloring. So the customer will clearly understand what they really want🙂 i just knew my self about these term as well..L-O-L

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Recomendation for hair samples
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Menu and Price
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The hair before coloring…….

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Dont worry guys they provide you charging plot on your table…
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I got 2 times bleaching process whoop…whooppp!!
I only went thru 2 times bleaching process.. (He said the worst case is 3times)..
I got blonde already and they put a pink magenta color straight to my hair. Each process of bleaching it tooks 1hour , while waiting no need to worries because you definetly entertained by their music, they played updated songs on the playlist!!! ^^
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The Color ‘Cerise’ is on process….
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Here are the MENU for your tummy…
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Nasi Lemak for my lunch
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Ramen level 3 for my afternoon meal
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Surprised by the melted cheese inside thise Ramen….

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YEAY!!! i got my PEEK A BOO ‘Ceries’ Hair now…

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Here is the Website of BloBar : http://blobar.co/our-menu/

CONTACT US

  • Phone: 02178820016
  • E-mail: hello@blobar.co
  • LINE: @blobar

LOCATIONS

  • The Broadway Kemang
  • Jl. Benda No. 46F Unit C
  • Jakarta, Indonesia

WEDDING day of BangRif&Astrie 26-03-2016

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Finally a special moment in my life!!

I’ve been falling in love with you..

It is the way how you perfectly treat me like a queen..

How you make my days brighter ..

You always find a way to make me smile..

We’re seems to be able to read each other minds, and so our heart.

26th March 2016 ….

That day, is the day where i start to make a great deal and promise to God that i will spent the whole time of my life with BangRif. More or less 1,5 years we’ve tried to get to know each other, and we agreed to start a new page of life together, we ready to learn once again about everything.

We have totally a different background, never expected before that we could be a partner in lifetime. But what i feel about him,, this guys is the only one that can handle me and have a special way to makes everything fit to me. its strange how God create someone for you that make you feel you wanna be with him for the rest of your life. i often asked my self, how did you know that ‘he is your destiny?’… anyway, i cant find a proper answer my self until i got married, but all i know is my life getting better along with him, he never try to changed me into someone else and so i didnt. to find a partner of life isnt to find a perfect one, but learn to love his imperfection side., that makes your life become perfect… God works in mysterious sweet way.. and i liked it..

We choosed Java Modern as the theme for the celebration, Gold and Red also became a color for our special day,, Why? coz we loved so! hahaha.. here is the thing,, I got touched when i heard that my Dad was cried over during the session of handover me to BangRif. He couldnt take his tears fall down when reading the script, also my Mom and my twin sister. I didnt expected that it will be like what people told me before, that a marriege day will makes you crying outloud. When i’m about to be Mrs.Rifki… i cant stop holding my left hand to my twin sister ‘mba ika’ and my right hand to my beloved Mom. I try so hard not to cry, and control my breath L-O-L  .. then… FINALLY!! I became Mrs. Rifki …

The celebration was so fun!! Everybody laughing, dancing, singing., and lot of friends are coming. Is more like a reunion hahahaa.. everything was so perfect, and time run so fast!!! Hahaha.. BEAUTIFUL DAY EVER!!!!

These are few moments that i like to shared,, to who?? to anyoneeeee who have a sec of time to see these blog for sure lol.🙂  well is normal for couple who just got married to do so right ?? hahaha.. enjoy…

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A combination between Java and Arabic Cultures

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MY BELOVED MOM AND MY TWIN SISTER

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My lovely Family ; Bapak, Ibu and mba Ika.. this is during a session of handover me to Bang Rifki’s Family.

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Thanks to this picure that captured the moment perfectly! This is when my Dad, Mom and Mba Ika cried.
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Bang Rifki now is part of my family.

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i loved the way he smile!!😉
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This is when my Mom and my Twin sist bring me out to the Hall. My heart beat so freaking fast L-O-L.

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The AKAD NIKAH is going smooth…….🙂

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SAH!! Finally the rings!! a promise to each other to keep our heart and mind forever.

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My loved Bapak, Ibu, Mas iwit and Mba Ika. ( My Family )

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Rifki & Astrie Kirana
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The make up process is the process i liked the mosr, and i loved the dress and everything during the reception!

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Me with My Mom and Bang RIfki’s Mom, i loved this pict so much! where all the Gold and Black are look good.

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My Favourite Moment….

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i like to say thank you so much for my family and friends who came to the reception also to those who cant make it but your pray is all that matter🙂

Together we will brighter the blog in the near future..

LETs HAVE a PIZZA BARBONI Weekend!!

At the end of the week,… we will reach some Golden Moment for working office people like moi!! Which means, you have rights to planed out everything you want on your WEEKEND DAYS right??! WELL, i decided to have a bit of new relaxing spirit in a new hot spot i’ve never been into. My choice goes to ‘PIZZA BARBONI’ which located in Kemang. I honestly got a bit lost at first when i try to find the spot, but gladly i’ve arrived gently.

These are photos you can scroll down and got some useful info …

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20151206_142006-01FIRST to remembered!! when you came here, don’t wish to have some waiter/s coming to your table and got them service you by noted your requested of food and beverages, because you supposed to ordered in the cashier on the 1st floor, but you can pay it after thou. Since i’m sitting on the 2nd floor, means I’ve took photos only on the 2nd floor section (sorry about it)😉,, well FYI, its not a big place but a very comfy tiny place with few squared wood tables and a clean atmosphere along with super duper cozy lounge music, it’ll brings you to the homey relaxing mood on.

Based on the ‘name’ of this place, surely what they try to offered is various menus with basic thin pizza bread. Its not only heavy meals but also the dessert are served with Yummy thin Pizza bread!! Price? its quite affordable😉

20151206_163749-01 (1)Dessert i’ve tried was ‘NUTELLA’, where you can have NUTELLA are applied in a crusted thin pizza bread with few slices of BANANA and WHIPPED CREAM on the top of it!! imagine how your tongue melted perfectly by it ^^
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20151206_143318-01 20151206_143243-01 20151206_142641-01 (1)You can see,, its not that big space of Cafe, but a very great ambiance they have successfully created ‘that makes it worthies to spent few hours to sit and have your laptop on. They have a smoking area and Non smoking one.

I could felt that young entrepreneur are born very fast nowadays, we can create and do what we wish to do. But how our actions could bring great positive impact to others?? that’s HOMEWORK for all of us that living in this social living planet. Where you responsible to create, share and educated other people. That’s what makes you a useful Human Being. Indonesia are RICH!! Rich with Ideas, Cultures, Knowledge and Resources. #ProudIndonesia# ^^

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Pizza Barboni’s Adress :
Jalan Kemang Raya No.49, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730

Atmosphere : A

Food : B+

Service : A

Price : Affordable

Parking Area : not much space

FREE WIFI

 

Email : astrie.kirana@yahoo.co.id

Cheers,

AstrieKirana

 

 

MOM’s MILK Cutest Gateway from A.K

 

 

Atmosphere… YEP! its one thing that is hard to get and create!! by looking and by experiences your self, you can tell if one place you’ve visited is good enough to be remembered. Hard to tell but i try to explain in my kind of way guys..

Today i got a sudden visit to Banten, and a friend of mine suggest us to have a quick Zip in Cute Cafe called MOM MILK. Well, this is my first time visit this area and i can say is quite eye-catchy place to visit,, and first time entering the door, I LOVE IT!! lets check out few pictures i’ve took…
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They have around 8 squares tables, with cute wooden chairs. This is a small place with rich warm ambiance i can tell. You’ll suprised by how they gave you various of Milk!!!what i ordered is Coffee.. tasted soft and perfect. the smell of coffee and chocolate mixed lovable! they have more or less 25 flavors with few options of portions. The Price? Guys,, it cost only 20K, and they provide you various of sweet and salty light menu.

What i mentioned before about ‘atmosphere’, is that you can enjoy your meals and beverages while they played out the Jazzy songs, Blues songs,etc.. and the PLUS . this place is smell Freaking Delicious!!! :DD

IMAGINE!! how can you not seat for hours and hours ??????

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i ordered MOM’s MILK BREAD, which tasted perfect! why?? because this bread toasted nicely, soft .. and when you reach the middle of bread you can tasted the butter of milk that blended smooth like sponge, the sugar powder isn’t too sweet..it makes even delicious! its a must try :))

20151201_163927-01 20151201_171714-01 20151201_171738-01 (1)in this kind of time where everybody got more creatives and born such lot of ideas and build their own brand, its automatically born young business people and many mores. THEY firstly need a place to sit and open their lappy just to have a comfy and sweet peaceful zip of coffee or tea or even a MILK to gathered all the ideas and makes the ideas came true by making a focus group discussion (business could start with a random group discussion among friends), or a place not just to eat and drinks but becames lifestyle that can push the apetite to create something new,etc.. MEANS, i personally glad to see and noticed Indonesia has bring the colors to the culinary business and opportunity to young people to do and create more innovations ahead in facing health competitions. With this, surely its motivate potential young people to keep being creative and in the near future able to open job vacancy to others and makes Indonesia proud to be Indonesia!!

KEEP UP THE SPIRIT ENTREPRENEURS INDONESIA ;))
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MOM’S MILK Locations : Benton Junction
Jl. Boulevard Palem Raya, Karawaci, Tangerang

Phone :085779396618

Under Rp. 50.000/pax

Free WIFI

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Beverage : A

Food : B+

Price : Affordable

 

Email : astrie.kirana@yahoo.co.id

Cheers,

AstrieKirana

 

BANGKOK QUICK TRIP ^^ -Lets share experience-

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It tooks 1 hour more or less from airport to the hotel.. , we hit Grand watergate hotel at 12pm so we cant enter our luggage yet to our room, but we change our outfit and put our lugagge in the lobby. We directly go out and walked around the hotel. Its like bring the memories back,, since this is my 2nd trip to Bangkok., and we stay in the hotel around pratunam also like what we did sometimes ago. I lovedddd everything in here!! The local people are so warm and friendly.

Always ready for Hat, Glasses, comfortable shoes or sandals and UV Lotions to prevent the hot sunny day…

 We’re get familiar with the area then get back to the hotel for a quick napping and go for nite walked to MBK (Mall of Bangkok) at 7pm. We went there by tuk tuk for around 100Bath.

Quick tips :

~ few tuk tuk have 3 seats and others for 4 seats

~ says a clear destination and go ahead make some bargain over the price

~ the driver will offering you to stop by in few destinations (boutique, factory outlet, temple,etc) first before arriving in exactly destination. Just say NO if you want straight destination, or say “sorry no, we’re starving, no time just straight to (mention where we want to go)” , and last dont forget to say “Thank You (and smile)”. This works!!

~ mind your belongings, as you going to sit tight with one and another while enjoying the road just keep your belonging near to your chest!! Because if you put your bag beside you or even in your back, somebody will stole easily…

~ last but not least,, HAVE A SAFE SELFIE!!

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We have try the street vendor beverage such as Ice Thai tea and Chocolate ice!!, wowWwwww!! Its damm good ^^ its worth the price ,only 25Bath ( around Rp13.000). They just know how to make such lovely quality of beverage even thou in street!

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We’re arrived in MBK,, walked around…

And end up with trying the MCD here lol,, we found few menu that not able in Jakarta, such as Pineapple Pie, Fillet O Fish Burger, ……….. … tasted YummY!!!

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After that we enjoyed our nite walked on oir way to hotel…

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After that, we decided to have a walked to the hotel and enjoy night athmosphere. But in the middle walked out, we found some interesting street vendor ,,it just soooo Thailand Style! So we stopped and ate our dinner there… it cost us around 420 Bt.

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24rd May 2015, Sunday

 Hello WEEKEND!!

 10am we go to chattuchak,, 

We go by Taxi and cost around 120bath, it better to raise the price rather than to stop for few destinations, thats what we learned somehow. I can say Thailand have a good Cab, also few of them decored the interior. 

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Finally arriving!!!

I really missed this place…

Nothing much change …

Still crowded as ever and lovely must place to visit and SPENT! ♡♡

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QUICK tips:

~ Prepare few bottles of water or if u run out of it, buy few in chatuchak but wiped up first with tissue. Dont forget to always make yourself drink water every few hours, because you wont notice if you are having dehidration. The weather is soo HOT!

~ Use you UV sun protections, whether you’re man or woman. Use in your face and all over your skin.

~ Get ready of your Fancy Hat lol.

~ Black Glasses is helping, because the sun is so shinning it can make your eyes hurt if you dont wear one.

~ Protect your bag !! It will be a good idea if you have a lock key for your bag to prevent everything harmfull among the crowd.

~ Prepare few small money in a place that easy to grab, because it likely to be happens you will buy ice cream, few snacks, bottle of drinks, etc.DSCN2214 DSCN2215

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As i have posted few pictures in chatuchak sometimes ago, so there are not much to posting about this. We spent more half of the day in here!! Every food and beverages on the street vendor are cheap and delicious^^ ,, for garlic bread it cost 6Bth, for petite stick ice cream cost only 5bth., kebab only 20bath (similiar like Rp 10.000). This time, because its with brother trip so we really spent the whole time here, which really nice! I lobed this weekend market ♡♡♡ ,, they not just sell fashion items, but also there are few local entertainer such people who play traditional instruments, etc.. if we liked, while seing them , we could give them few Baths.

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So Far,,, we walked and walked from 12pm to 7pm in this place!! Hahaha..

TUK TUK BEHAVIOUR:

And again… when we ride a cab,, the driver offering and try to persuade us to stop in few destinations before arriving in our exactly destination, well it was because the driver already make a deal to few tourism spot,, if they could bring guest they will have bonus.

Quick tips: Say direct about your destination and repeating few times, say it clearly ‘not too fast, because they need to understand what we say. Somehow try to say “NO MONEY SORRY”, only have money to (mention our exactly destination), we’re tired. This way,,Works for me!! ^^

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Monday, 25th May 2015

HeLLO MONDAYY…

GRAND PALACE

8.45am straight we went for a quick breakfast near hotel because we like to discovered the Grand Palace!!

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QUICK TIPS :

~ Mind what you wearing, because its such a spiritual tourist object. Anything should be covered for ladies unless hair, Dont wear LEGGING!!. For Men should wearing long pant and proper shirt.

~ Near to the gate of Grand Palace, there will be a few small stores that sell some fashion items and also offer you renting fashion items like long pants, topwear, etc. From what i’ve seen, they will charge you 30bth for pants,etc. They have it many colors! BUT if you already wear short pants, tanktop,etc that not required you to get entered to the palace, the security in front of the gate will ask you to go to some office near to it, well voilaaa!!me wearing legging at that time, and they asked me to make a line there before entering. FACT i just knew, you will have to give them deposit 200bth (similiar to Rp 90.000) and they borrow me some cute purple fabrics to covered my legging for FREE!!!!! LOL. So its your choice guys,, to rent outside the palace or free borrow inside the gate of Grand Palace.

~ Be mind to your belongings!

~ Wear your UV sun protection, Black glasses and a Hat or umbrella.

~ Please make your self aware to every SIGN or instruction there and try to obey.

~ Wear comfortable shoes or sandals

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Its a huge Palace and there are few museum and a prayer place that makes Video and Photo are forbidden.The museum will show you traditional weapon like long handle knife, long hook, the lance, air gun riffle,etc. I just got amazed with how they take care and maintain very carefully of every detailed, they got dozen of people coming in, yet this place are still beautiful, the Garden and flowers, everything looks perfect in a shaped.

For noted, they always have security inside each of places, that make sure, we obey the rules. Because i saw with my own eyes, there is a security who ask some tourist to put off her Hat inside the prayer room.

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At 2pm, we went to wat pham,, 100bth for the ticket include bottle of water that you can have it at the end of exit door, for me this is such a lovely offer and good example that can applied in every tourist object even in Jakarta!

I saw the Sleeping Budha that looks so beautiful, such an Masterpiece of Art. DSCN2464 DSCN2466 DSCN2468 DSCN2469 DSCN2472 DSCN2473 DSCN2478 DSCN2479 DSCN2483 DSCN2484 DSCN2487 DSCN2488 DSCN2490 DSCN2493 DSCN2496 DSCN2499 DSCN2501 DSCN2503 DSCN2507 DSCN2508 DSCN2510 DSCN2514 DSCN2516 DSCN2523 DSCN2526 DSCN2532 DSCN2537 DSCN2554

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TUESDAY

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TO BE CONITNUED

Buzz the TRIP TO EUROPE with fam !!

16th May 2014

Trip to EUROPE??

Sound cool! Well this is the first my family and i having a time to trip together. We actually pick a travel agent to get along. So its going to be a group trip with other people. We will have 2 weeks to travel few countries in Europe!!! Whoppp WHOoop ^^

We first took EMIRATES Airline for 1st stop to Dubai. I can say they served so nice!! They’re so warm and friendly, and this journey going to take 6 hours more or less.

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Thank God there’s a TV, Music, Radio and Movies collections that you can enjoyed on the Airline. Aha one thing for sure, the movies has so many collections such Hindi, Bollywood, Drama, Comedy, New Movie, France, Deutche) lol. They also provide you plug to charge your mobile phone. If you want to sleep, you can layback your seat without making other pessanger feels iritated haha.. you will got a pillow and soft blanket ^^

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The flight Attendant will gave a Slip of Menu which mention about what meal they are going to serve you in English Language and Arab language. After it, after the long journey on the Airline, they like to gave you warm towel twice. To refresh your face, hands ,etc. I loved to see them all are from different cultures.

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AMSTERDAMMMMM here i come…..

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