Do Nothing

Sometimes all you have to do…is nothing.

With now the baby nearly 8 months and can’t wait to explore the world now he can almost stand alone, you just can’t sit and relax. Do not talk to me about errands. The house probably reached clean state for only several seconds. But tried my best not to get it dirty.

Exhausted, drained, body aches for moving around with the baby and not with the baby (always something to do), you forget that just doing nothing is actually okay.

For you perfectionists..or women, it is hard to do nothing while there are errands to do. But sometimes it is necessary to leave it alone…for the sake of your mind. No, so what if you should clean now when the baby is asleep? You should be with your own mind for a little bit. 

Yes sometimes we can ourselves underrated our own needs. And just shut your ears when people talk. When people understand, they understand. 

Tomorrow, surely is another day. 

So how’s your day?

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What I’ve Been Watching Lately: Hindsight, Spy, Me Before You & HIMYM

Since my life is all about my baby now, and not that I don’t love the little man, but I could use a little ‘walk’ to another field. Yes, I’d like to talk about what I have been watching lately.

My blog film has been inactive for 6 months perhaps, just after I gave birth but I have been thinking to end it for some time. I must say sometimes I miss ‘judging’ film or TV series. Since I am busy taking care the baby I don’t know when I can watch a movie, but I can have little time to watch TV series.

Here’s the new ones I’ve watched:

Hindsight – TV Series



Becca suddenly travel back in time to the moment she’s about to marry her first husband, Sean. She knows the marriage would fall apart in the future so she ran away the day she should get married. She also quit her job and start a new one. The guy she ended up with still a bit vague. We also know that in the future she will break her friendship with her BFF, Lolly.

This is my new fave TV show, since it goes back to the decade I grew up with, the 90s. I love the cast, the accuracy of 90s feel and Becca’s chemistry with Lolly, and her cute brother. But after a couple of episode, I got annoyed with Becca’s unstable decisions. She’s adorable, but clueless.

Now that I’ve watched the whole first season, I must say this series is still my favorite. It doesn’t need to be over the top like Empire but still got me hooked.

Me Before You (2016) – Movie

Not that I have seen Emilia Clarke before but from Games of Thrones images (haven’t seen the show). Have heard that the movie is good.

The story reminded me of Dying Young and Intouchables. I loved Clarke’s performance and the leading actor who have been in many romantic movies before (forgot his name and too lazy to google). Being bitter and angry surprisingly fits him. Too bad with the ending, it is a bit wrong for me (can’t explain more unless you want spoiler).

Spy (2015)


Have been wanting to see this. It was hilarious and not at all bad with the action scenes. I love that Jason Statham is a clumsy agent in here. Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law surprisingly have a good chemistry. Overall, very entertaining (or I have not been watching good comedy for a while).

How I Met Your Mother – Reruns 

I usually watched Friends reruns at Warner channel, but the new TV cable package we signed doesn’t have it so I watched HIMYM reruns at Star World. 

Here’s the summon: I still love the 1st-6th season, but the rest is a mess. I feel like the writers must be bored or pressurized writing the episodes. Worse, I feel that the they also never been married or planning a wedding before. I apologized for sounding like a douche but they do. 

There’s too many details to point on, but looking at Marshall and Lily’s life after having a kid looks too good to be true (even when they already add their tiredness and bit changes, but it was only on the surface). 

Robin and Barney’s behaviour before the wedding also looked unrealistic. They shouldn’t have time to joke and hanging around with their friends, they should be busy with the day. 

I still haven’t finish watching the reruns but I’m pretty sure I would want to write my own ending.

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What about you? What did you watched lately?

Realize


Borrowing daily post’s theme, is the word Realize.

This isn’t quite new, but about couple of months realization. That the role of wife and mother holds quite big part of family.

What? I just noticed that? Where have I been, right?

I have been a daughter in the family for 30 years. Now I am a wife and mother. I am amazed (and frankly can get so exhausted) on how must I should (and willing to) do to be (a good one). 

See, I always saw my mother got up at 5 am and thought she must be one of those morning person. She got mad occasionally (or often) when I got up late. She just can’t sit and relax most of the time. She cleans, she orders the clutter and just go on. Now I realize, besides that she’s also a perfectionist, that she does that because that is the role of wife and mother. There’s always a mess in the house and (sadly) not every member of the family would help (willingly) to put it together. So mothers and wives would do all of the things they should do to make the house and situation under control.

The most realization I had was seeing the wives character in sarcastic TV cartoon like The Simpsons and Family Guy. Noticed that the wives was the most sensible and organized one, even when their husbands (always) making or doing crazy things? I used to thought, ‘How can they stay sane?’

Then I realized that if they fall apart or mad, the family would fall apart too. Another realization was they still there for the family because they love them. So they are there because it’s their role to be the sensible one (even when it should be both with the husbands to be sensible). Not that they aren’t allowed to be mad of flipped out, but it’s crucial for them being the most together.

You must be thinking, ‘You think too much. They are just cartoon characters!’ But if you are a wife and mother, you’ll understand more.

Some wives and mothers aren’t clean freaks or easy going, but they should not be happy seeing clutters and mess. Or, they do it because people can judge them for being sloppy. At the very least, they do it because they care and want the family to be healthy.

Well that’s just my ramble. What do you think? Happy Sunday, folks! 

between the mess

Has it been a month? My previous article is one attempt to get just a bit pickle for our wallet, perhaps it’s too obvious but one just can’t resist.

It has been 3 months and 2 weeks of me being my baby’s mother. And I have tasted the chaos and last month has been challenging. As I added my daily activity to cooking again. I have been missing making my own food, aside to tighten the budget.

Most precious jewels around your neck are the arms of your children
Source: Pinterest

My baby has been the highlight and the source of stress. Perhaps not the baby become the source of stress, but rather the daily care and unreadable mess. The baby doesn’t know, he just pee, poops, hungry and sleepy. Now he also loves to play. 
The baby has been adorable (and surely not aware of his cuteness), he loves to laugh and ‘talk’ with his bright eyes which makes me teary sometimes. He loves to prone and hopefully (watch out) he’ll be crawling soon. 

I don’t want to dish my rant and complaints, but you all probably know how chaotic being a mother of a baby. And you wish more help is around, which sometimes available. But there comes a day when everything happens at the same time. 

There were days, or, minutes you want to scream, and when you feel blessed. There were times you feel satisfied with what you have done as a mother, the next time you feel like a bad mother. 

Still, having a pure eye connection with your child beats all. The he laughs and smiles, and you forget all the mess. 

What have you been up to?

Inspirasi Jumpsuit Kasual

Pakaian jumpsuit awalnya dipakai khusus untuk baju penerjun payung. Mereka membuat jumpsuit karena ingin meminimalisir resiko pemakainya terluka dalam melakukan aktivitas.

Tapi jika kita lihat sekarang, jumpsuit adalah salah satu pakaian yang relatif umum dipakai wanita, khususnya fashionista. Pakaian jenis ini ada untuk berbagai acara. Bahkan, selebriti sudah memakainya untuk acara-acara formal seperti acara award. Ada juga model baju jumpsuit pendek yang tak kalah populer.

Yang saya perhatikan, wanita yang memakai jumpsuit bisa jadi mengawinkan sisi tomboy mereka dengan gaya modis. Selebriti seperti Gwen Stefani dan Emma Stone cukup sering memakai jumpsuit, dalam sehari-hari bahkan di acara formal seperti Golden Globe Award atau acara penghargaan lainnya. Mereka punya sisi tomboy yang bisa diintegrasikan dengan gaya feminin dan kasual. Meskipun ada juga sih, mereka yang feminin memakai tipe baju ini dengan warna feminin dan motif floral.

Tak usahlah melirik baju formal dengan model jumpsuit. Mari membahas jumpsuit untuk keseharian. Yang kira-kira paling mungkin dipakai dibanding acara award, haha…

Inspirasi Jumpsuit

Tentunya untuk dipakai sehari-hari, bahannya harus nyaman dan memudahkan pemakainya bergerak. Apalagi di negara tropis macam Indonesia, penting memakai yang bahannya adem. Mungkin banyak yang memakai model baju jumpsuit pendek, khususnya daerah yang cukup ‘bebas’ berpakaian seperti Bali.

Sekarang ini saya (atau mungkin banyak juga yang lain) gemar dengan bahan denim, katun atau warna army yang kental dengan rasa kasual. Maklum, saya juga punya sisi tomboy. Malah dulu, saya punya jaket warna army dan tas ransel warna serupa. Sekarang saya sering melirik warna gold atau perak yang orang sering kaitkan dengan gaya glamor, beda banget! Tapi cuma untuk aksesori seperti tas atau sepatu.

Melirik gaya Gwen Stefani, ibu dengan banyak talenta ini cukup sering memakai jumpsuit dan gayanya cocok sekali dengan kepribadiannya. Ia memadukan jumpsuit dengan high heels, tas berwarna netral seperti hitam dan seperti biasa, gaya khasnya, lipstik merah. Yang paling penting ia kelihatan nyaman memakainya.

Saya juga memperhatikan model baju jumpsuit pendek kerap dipakai selebriti bertubuh mungil atau petite, seperti Olivia Palermo dan Emily Browning di film God Help The Girl yang unyu dan unik gayanya. Ada juga si imut-imut Michelle Williams di film Take This Waltz.

Sumber : MatahariMall.com

 Tapi tak menutup kemungkinan lain, seleb jangkung seperti Taylor Swift juga sering terlihat memakai playsuit atau jumpsuit pendek. Ya, kalau kamu cukup pede memamerkan kaki kamu. Sedangkan saya lebih suka memakai pakaian yang tertutup sehingga gaya panjang lebih cocok untuk saya. Jumpsuit cukup fleksibel menerjemahkan gaya kamu. Tak sulit menemukan koleksi yang diinginkan di situs MatahariMall.com.

Bicara soal aksesori, kalau menurut saya sih, jangan lagi kamu padukan dengan aksesori bergaya tomboy karena takutnya kamu akan dikira beneran lelaki (kecuali warnanya sudah girly, atau wajah dan postur badanmu seperti Kendall Jenner yang cocok pakai semua model baju), lol… Yah minimal ada ‘tanda’ dalam keseluruhan penampilanmu bahwa kamu wanita.


Kalau kamu memakai hijab, gaya jumpsuit longgar juga bisa dipakai. Tinggal padukan dengan outer panjang, cardigan atau jaket. Bisa cari aksen pita di pinggang. Banyak fashion blogger yang berhijab memadukannya dengan clutch dan hak tinggi. Tak masalah juga sih kalau pakai sepatu flats dan tas tangan lain.

 Jadi, kamu suka gaya jumpsuit seperti apa?