Pleasurable Moment at Pasar Ah Poong, Sentul City

I guessed for almost people in the world, weekend days are always become the days that everybody has been waiting for every week, including me and my husband. We’ve committed to share our weekend for having activities in order to build a good bonding between us and our lovely baby girl, Raisa Alfathiyya Nadira.

Pasar Ah Poong

Not only going to the new place that we’ve never been there before, we also like to try new food or culinary. Before we order the food, we have to buy member card. There are two different member card, once a life time and regular card. Once a life time card is becoming a member forever with no minimum deposit and expiration days. Regular card is becoming a member with no minimum deposit and the rest of your money will be expired in 30 days.

pasar ah poong-culinary

The view at night is also great,, beautiful lamps at the river’s edge. We really enjoyed the night here..

ah poong malam hari

Someday I will be back again not only because of the yummy food and snacks, but also because we haven’t tried the canoe that can be ride for free.

Going to Mother & Baby Fair 2013 at Balai Kartini, Jakarta

Welcome to the motherhood,, this is the first time I visit Mother&Baby Fair at Balai Kartini though they’ve already held the same event every year and this is the sixth event. I usually come to such fair like Jakarta International Expo,Property Expo, Franchise & License Expo or come to Jakarta Great Sale/Midnight sale and now……. I’m becoming a newly happy mommy, this such biggest event for mother and baby is a must event I have to join :D. The event is located in Balai Kartini Expo, Jl. Gatot Soebroto Kav. 37, it held from 26-29 September 2013.

Mother&Baby Fair 2013_3

First, information about this event I got from their website, from this website I could see the whole information about the rundown, the exhibitors who open the booth, the facilities that we probably need during the event. For entering ticket, they sell Rp 15.000,- / person (free for children under 5 years old), or we can get free 3 tickets by exchanging Mother & Baby Magazine, or 3 used children books that still in good condition. Because I don’t have much time to buy the magazine so I choose to buy the tickets on the spot. I go there with my hubby, my baby and my sister, the baby is free ticket. From the website, they state the event started from 9 am till 8 pm, but actually the locket open at 10 o’clock, fiuhhh…and they let the visitors have long queue to buy the ticket and stick to open at 10 am, inconsistently with the website info I think.

Mother&Baby Fair 2013_4

Second, I’ve already make some buying item list on my tablet, I’m afraid that if I’m not making a list I will go everywhere and just buy unimportant things :p and before I enter the fair I’ve already marked the location of the booths on the brochure map the place I need to visit to get the wanted item. I also make some price scanning on the online shop or mall to compare the price on the fair. If it is cheaper then I will definitely buy there. If not…hmmm…then back to online shop or ITC of course. hehehehe.

Mother&Baby Fair 2013_2

These are all of the lists:

1. Konicare, buying minyak telon etc. for min. purchase of Rp 50,000,- then will get free baby massage. (this info I get from forum discussion about the event, because I go there on the last day, I could read first the review from Mommies that already came).

—>> checked (V). I bought minyak telon plus with anti mosquito, talcum powder for “biang keringat”, and liquid lotion for irritation (red skin),, all costs Rp 60.000,- and my baby get free massage from  physiotherapist #happy

2. Velvet clothes due to its distributors open the booth directly with dicount items and exclusive models that were not provided / yet distributed maybe in ITC/online shop. I bought 3 pairs clothes and all costs only for Rp 85.000,- #happy

3. Upgrade size for my medela harmony breast pump because the normal size was hurt enough, it costs Rp 81.000,-

4. Drooler bibs, wash cloths from Luvable friends, all costs Rp 120.000,-

5. Baby carriage @75.000,-

6. Baby Cloth Diapers from Pempem @Rp 65.000,- and insert double bamboo @Rp 32.000,-

7. Mother&Baby Cover Magazine Photo Booth @Rp50.000,- and Baby Character Photo Booth @Rp55.000,-

wanted itemAbove of all,, the happiest time is knowing my baby’s father really care of us during the expo. He also wait for us patiently when I go to breastfeeding room and after that have a fun playing with our baby (bonding time). Besides, quality time with the baby’s aunty also makes me happy all the time.

Mother&Baby Fair 2013

Thanks Allah for every little time I’ve spent with them. Alhamdulillahirobbilalamin.

Holiday time with family in Kampoeng China, Cibubur

kampun Cina, 18082013

Eid Fitri Holiday is almost over, before we all back to work and other routine daily activities, my husband and I want to go somewhere with our baby and nieces spending time together. I asked him to go to kampoeng China Cibubur, the place that located just near our home and also the right destination with low budget, fun, and excited. So then we decide to go there, its only need 30 minutes to reach the place from Jababeka. No need ticket to enter the place or everyone can visit the place for free.

Kampoeng China is located inside Kota Wisata Cibubur, after exit tol Cibubur, just trying to catch out Kota Wisata gate in the left way, turn left and follow the sign to Kampoeng China until we find gate with title “Gerbang Kemakmuran”, we’ve just arrived. However we need extra time to find the right parking area due to full parking lot.

Kampung China

We could see many shops inside kampung China which are selling Chinese stuff; clothes, umbrella, bags, ornaments, face masks,etc. with affordable prices there. I only spend Rp 20,000 for my baby chinese dress and Rp 30,000 for mu hubby’s shirt. The bags also worth it started from Rp 50,000. I also could find sandals with price starting from Rp 10,000… Woow!

Kampung China barang2Going there is really feasting my eyes. The ornaments are so cute and beautiful. We also can take photos by wearing chinese traditional clothes (Han/Hanfu Clothing) but we haven’t tried it yet. Next time we go there again, we will take studio photos.

Raisa’s First Time Baby Spa

Waktu itu jaman masih hamil pernah iseng-iseng browsing tentang dunia bayi dan anak trus nemu yang namanya baby spa, apaan tuh baby spa? biasanya juga kita-kita yang spa ke salon supaya lebih rileks lagi setelah kecapekan beraktifitas. Ternyata bayi juga ada yang namanya baby spa, sambil elus2 dedek bayi yang masih di perut, emaknya udah pengeeenn banget ngajakin dedek spa suatu hari nanti, hihihi.

Sekarang dedek bayi yang tadinya masih di perut udah berusia 4 bulan, lagi lucu-lucunya… Nah pas banget nih lebaran Idul Fitri tahun ini, kami sekeluarga mudik ke Magelang, kota kelahiran saya dengan mengendarai mobil pribadi. Setelah bermacet-macetan di jalanan yang memakan waktu kurang lebih 27 jam (normalnya 10-12 jam dari Jakarta ke Magelang), badan saya rasanya capeekkk banget, apalagi dedek ya yang baru pertama kalinya mudik, akhirnya saya dan suami sepakat mengajak dedek ke baby spa sesampainya di Magelang. Tempat yang kami tuju adalah HudieBabyShop di daerah Kawatan, kebetulan yang punya tokonya itu teman saya sewaktu SMP.

Syarat bayi udah boleh spa itu minimal beratnya 5 Kg, dalam keadaan sehat (diukur pake termometer suhunya normal), dan tidak habis imunisasi (minimal 3 hari setelah imunisasi). Alhamdulillah, dedek sudah memenuhi semua persyaratannya.

Ini dia sharing hasil aktivitas Raisa di baby spa, awalnya sih kaya agak-agak bingung gitu tapi lama-lama kelihatan seneng banget deh dia bisa bebas menggerakkan seluruh tangan dan kakinya di air, bergerak kesana-kesini, lucuuu bangettt…mungkin mengenang masa-masa sewaktu di perut Bundanya dulu kali ya, hehehe…

Raisa baby spa

Lamanya baby spa kira-kira 10-15 menit, tapi jangan dipaksakan juga ke bayi kita, kalau terlihat menangis jangan diteruskan lagi. Setelah baby spa dilanjutkan ke baby massage, disini bayi dipijat oleh ahli fisioterapi, awalnya keenakan lama-lama Raisanya nangis hehehe, mungkin ada bagian yang pas capeknya dipijit jadi nangis deh. Biaya nya cukup murah ya untuk Baby Spa+Massage disini dikenakan biaya Rp 60.000.


Tips baby spa yang bisa saya share:

1.) Bayi harus sudah dalam keadaan kenyang, 2.) Bayi tidak sedang mengantuk, sebelumnya sudah tidur cukup, 3.) Bayi dalam keadaan sehat, tidak dalam suhu badan tinggi, serta 4.) Bayi tidak dalam keadaan badmood, 5.) Begitu sampai di tempat baby spa, sebaiknya bayi berenang dulu baru massage, kalau di massage dulu biasanya bayi malah nangis waktu berenangnya.

“Playmate” Good Stimulation for My Baby

My baby’s growing faster and I’ve just realized that now she’s already 3 months old, knowing that she likes keep shouting or yelling “aa…aaaa…” or “oo…ooo…”  when she  is seeing something colourfull and interesting, I bought her a playmate that has some baby toys with contrasting colors and patterns for stimulating her sight also her motoric because she always trying to reach and hold the toys. It also can improve her linguistic capabilities because there is music playing after she’s successfully pulled the habging toy down. I believe that the right stimulation for baby could made she reaches its developmental milestones faster, and at the end it will build her secure self image. Love you always my princess … kiss…

baby's playmate

Welcome to the World My Princess, Raisa Alfathiyya Nadira

Alhamdulillahhirobbilalamin . after approximately 40 weeks as a pregnant woman, finally on this day , our beautiful baby who we have been waiting for, was born into the world . Although from the beginning there are no plan to give birth by Caesar surgery , but like what was said by My Mom, through normal giving birth or Caesar section it does not matter, what matter is the baby in healthy condition.

Coming two weeks before the birth , checked by the gynecologist, He gave information about my condition that I got placenta previa. The placenta is usually attached to the upper part of the uterus, away from the cervix, the opening which the baby passes through during delivery. On rare occasions, the placenta lies low in the uterus, partly or completely blocking the cervix — what they called placenta previa.

placenta previa vs normal placentaSource:

The doctor explain that I may be at risk for bleeding, especially during labor as the cervix thins (effaces) and opens (dilates). This can cause major blood loss in the mother. For this reason, women with a placenta previa usually deliver their babies before their due date by cesarean delivery. After thingking about that for two days and discussed it with my hubby, I decided to deliver the baby by caesar section. Considering that my husband was in Jakarta and I will give birth in Magelang, so we plan the caesar section on Saturday, 27 April 2013, the day which my hubby cant take holiday and also continued with on leave permit from his office.

Thank God for everything goes well as we plan, My husband had reached in the early morning at Magelang, and my  caesar operation will be on the second turn in the morning (approximately 9 o’clock, info from the nurse). All the preparations have been done before the operation such: inserting an urinary catheters, infusion, fasting since middle of the night, etc. Then the turn is coming, the nurse brought me entering the operating room . Bismillah …. local anesthetic only, said the doctor, so the baby can crying after delivered. He worried if general anesthesia will make the baby still tight sleep after delivered. At 09.00 a.m. I entered the operating room, and finally thank God the baby was born at 9:45 … my beautiful baby …. “Raisa Alfathiyya Nadira” which means The Beginning of a Peaceful and Happy Livelihood.

Raisa Alfathiyya Nadira
Welcome to the world, my daughter, may you grow becoming a sholehah daughter and make us proud as your parents, also useful for the community, state and nation. Amiinnn . 

Wonderful Life:: Full Excitement of My 9 Months Pregnancy

Pregnancy will always be the most wanted experience for every wife in the world after marriage, including me. Since I got married with my husband on November 20, 2011, we always dream for a baby. Whether it’s a boy or a girl, for us it doesn’t matter. People around us always ask “Have you already pregnant?”, or “When will you want to have a baby? Do you decide to postpone it?” No, No, a big NO to postpone it, but we’ve just waiting for God decision. I believe that Allah will give me baby at the right time, so just keep praying and hopefully Allah will entrust us to raise a baby.

After 7 months marriage, the right time is coming… I’m Pregnant, Wow.. اَلحَمْدُ لِله

Thanks Allah,, it was a life’s miracle, there a baby inside my body, I will growing a life, a baby, how happy I am… Lalala.

Although I felt discomforts for about the early 4 months, the weight loss because no food I could eat, but I always try to eat tough I need to use the washroom every ten minutes for throwing up all the food I’ve eaten, the swollen ankles – but I always think that the end result for all of these stages is the best gift I will ever receive.

my pregnancy37 weeks of Pregnancy

Then after I passed the first stage of pregnancy, I felt a little bit comfort than before. I started to gain weight, I started to taste good on every food I ate, and I started to enjoy my pregnancy time and relaxed by stroking the pregnant belly in response to the kicking and nudging that I felt inside the womb. I also loved to hear a music classic that bought by my hubby and loved to talk to my baby. Experts believe that mother’s voice could be good stimulation for baby in prenatal stimulation.

Thanks for every support, Hubby, Love you so much…

Komodo, My Favourite Cover Project

Heiii…finally I made it #hug…

I designed cover for this RKA-KL Project by putting Komodo as the model. Why Komodo? It was just because one of my co-workers is originally came from Flores, near Komodo Island. Komodo Island is located in Indonesia, between Sumbawa Island and Flores Island. Komodo was the largest lizard on earth, many tourists came there to directly meet with Komodo, of course they will need a guide.

What do you think when Komodo become a cover model? ^^

Designing “Financial Report” Cover, Again! Love it!

The thing that makes me love with design is getting happier when it comes the result. When other people happy with my work or just give a little expression such  “I Love the design…” , “Great design…” , “Beautiful…” ,, then feel like much much happier. My heart as saying “Thank you so much if you like my design, I’ll try my best to come up with the better result and meet your expectation.” One more thing, a great happiness is when someone is repeat asking order to design again. It means that he/she is also happy with my previous work. Oh God, thank you for having some great experience in design.

Below is repeating order of Financial Report Cover::

First request in Pink.

But, finally in light brown to make it looks like formal.

However, I Love both. 😀

Rainbow Cake… Beautiful Like a Rainbow & Best Taste Ever

Rainbow cake is my best friend’s favorite. She’s pregnant and her hobby during her pregnancy is eating the cake. First time I don’t even know what is rainbow cake, is it really like a rainbow? and where did to buy the cake. She has tried several cake shop that provide rainbow cake at their cake gallery and give me some lists of it to try the rainbow cake together. In Jakarta, you can easily find rainbow cake because it hits among society today. Everyone is looking for it, to eat together with friends, families, or some others choose this cake to give someone they loved as special gift such birthday or anniversary, Including me. After tasted the cake, I love it much and surprise… this cake is what I need in making me feel happier, especially when loneliness came to me. If you want to try this cake, just simply come to one of cake shops below::

Michel’s Patiserrie
Central Park Mal, Jakarta Barat
Telepon: 021-29200199

Dapur Cokelat
Jl. KH. Ahmad Dahlan No. 12, Jakarta Selatan
Telepon: 021-7266727
Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto No. 62A, Jakarta Selatan
Telepon: 021-31923988
Komplek Greenville Blok BL No. 4, Jakarta Barat
Telepon: 021-56958638
Jl. Kelapa Nias Raya Blok QE-1 No. 3, Jakarta Utara
Telepon: 021-4533158
Jl. Tebet Barat Dalam No. 43, Jakarta Selatan
Telepon: 021-83704189
Ruko Town Center 10B-6, Alam Sutera, Serpong
Telepon: 021-29211488

The Park Lane Jakarta
Jl. Casablanca Kav. 18, Jakarta Selatan
Telepon: 021-8282000

Souly Butter Kitchen
Jl. Kemang Raya No. 15A
Telepon: 021-7199985

Rainbow Cake also available to be bought online, and one of my favorite online cake shop is They don’t even just provide rainbow cake but also cupcakes. The taste is great and yummy. We also could asked them either delivery or we may pick up the cake at the lobby Hotel Aston Rasuna, Kuningan, Jakarta. Five minutes upon arrival then just phone them and they will come to you just like drive thru. Hmmm… uniquely services offered from online cake shop. Below rainbow cake is from, highly recommended, the price is affordable for one big slice is only worth for Rp 35,000. Wanna try?

The combinations of 6 fresh colors; red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple make this cake looks so beautiful but have its best taste. The  outside cream cheese also yummy and taste great.

There many blogger write on their post about rainbow cake, and every time I read it. I become more and more falling in love with this cake. This rainbow cake with  shape like a burger is made by a wife near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Bourbonnatrix Bake. I love the way she layered the cake like burger but its rainbow cake.

Another blog from Tiny Tidbits made rainbow cake on a stick, what a great idea and I believe everybody not only kids will love this. The cake with its love shape is chopped into a stick and here is the result of her creations:

Rainbow cake also become an idea of wedding cake. Beautiful as the wedding party itself I guessed.

And who will still be disagree if this cake is really beautiful as the rainbow in the sky that appears after rain?

Fun Scrapbooking With Friends for April’s Farewell Gift

One of my friends at my office had decided to move to another city following her husband’s home living in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, her name is Aprilyani Nasution. She is living alone here in Jakarta while She is pregnant now and that has to be three months pregnant along she said, that’s why she is trying her best effort to come closer into her husband a few months ago. Finally, she did, the Human Resources Department in Medan’s office has approved her proposal. Woww… we were really happy to hear that while also feeling sad because it means we gonna have a “farewell” for April. Then we decide to create something for a gift that shall not make her forget our truly friendship since we’ve been together 1,5 years ago. The early idea comes from my friend, Devi, “How if we create scrapbook for April’s future baby photos as her farewell gift, we will design it by our own hand?” She said. Scrapbook? What is Scrapbook? the others asked for the explanation because some of them are just heard.

For me myself, I have known what is scrapbook and how to create scrapbook by myself because I love crafting since I’m Taurus (What’s the relationship? Think :p ). But, lately I’ve started to do scrapbook with my laptop :D, means that it’s all done by using software and all the materials are found on the internet except for the photos, the source is from my own pictures. I’ve just cropping them, combining, mixing, decorating and… done. Many website also provide easier ways to create scrapbook just by uploading photos, choosing theme, and typing some credit titles then finish. For example you could visit or Find there how easily you make scrapbook for your photos just for free without scissors.

However the first idea of scrapbook is that we could create a memorial album by decorating, and sometimes even like making a journal of photos by combining some of scrap printed media, scrap papers or recycling paper sheets, artworks and more materials that we can use depend on what we are going to make for the design. We could make pages of the album by designing and decorating from the scratch into beautiful pages.

Here are some of the materials we need for scrapbook:

Some of recycling cutting papers with many colors to be chosen. It’s playful and fun!

Some letters from blink papers, ready for journaling our scrapbook and creating words!

Beautiful pattern papers, decorating our scrapbook with above assorted papers are really fun. They can be cut up, layered over each other, or use as background for our art design. It will be a joy for making scrapbook 100% from recycling papers.

Let us see how fun we’re doing it together.

Devi is thinking on what’s come next to decorate her unfinished scrap page.

Ose and Sita are working together on their scrap page 😀

After hours, finally we have accomplished parts of the scrapbook and take picture together with the results of our creativity design. How proud we are with the good work.

Beautiful handmade scrap pages before it combined into scrapbook.

Here we take picture with our own design of scrap pages, part of the scrapbook.

Yes! Here It is… our handmade scrapbook for April’s farewell gift. it contains 12 pages and hopefully She could arrange her future baby photos for month to month till the age is 1 year old…

This isn’t Goodbye just saying See You Next Time…

Have a Great Life in the New Place my Dear Friend, April ^^


The Romantic White Crater (Kawah Putih), Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

The White Crater or Kawah Putih in Ciwidey, Bandung, West java, Indonesia is famous because its beautifully crater surrounded by mountains and its white sands around the crater that contains sulfur. Firstly I came here in 2009 with my best friends and also my boy friend, now I’m coming here again with my ex-boyfriend called husband, my sister and my husband’s friends. There are a lot of improvement since the last time I visited here. Three years ago, the single road to reach the white crater was still steep and danger but now it’s already been asphalt. There were a lot of food stalls near the crater, but now they are gathered in the same place under the crater and had more variety of foods and souvenirs (oleh-oleh). The crater looks like more treated now compared to few years ago, cleaner and fresher.

Beautiful Crater surrounded by mountains made us so grateful to God who has this beautiful nature creation. The sands are white, but the water seems green because of the sulfur-containing. We are being forbidden to jump and swim to the crater. We also being advised to use mask to protect ourselves from inhaling sulfur gas which could make us vertiginous.

Flying without wings and trying to reach the blue sky.

The trees are having no leaves, and sometimes they are useful for being photography background. Photographer usually taken photograph for newlyweds or for pre-wedding photograph. They could make some inspiration theme for photograph such as snowing time, romantic winter, foggy weather etc.

Before we enter to the white crater, we could see disability elder sit at the hut and play beautiful local music while singing. He gave special relaxation and entertainment before we enjoy the beautiful crater.

Do you have plan to come here for enjoying holiday time with family? The place is reacheable by car or public transportation. If we go by car we can go up to the second parking area near the crater, but the parking fee is so expensive, Rp 150,000/car. If we go by bus, the bus has to stop at the first parking area near the gate. Then, we continue by a mini bus to the second parking area which is next to the crater. The entering ticket is Rp 15,000/person.

Create Instagram Photos with Photoshop

I believe that everybody knows what instagram is, a free photo sharing program that most happening nowadays. We can see some of friends on facebook posting their photo with instagram. It allows users to snap a picture then apply a digital filters and transform it look and feel then post it into a variety of social program such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. It’s fast and beautiful. Unfortunately, instagram now still only support iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android users. It is can be taken from iTunes App Store for Apple’s product and Google Play for Android. So, how about people doesn’t have iOS or Android? By having a little touch up with Adobe Photoshop, we can transform photos look like instagram photos.

One of the famous filter in instagram is Nashville, here I have tutorials for editing photo by using Adobe Photoshop to have similar result such Nashville effect in Instagram.

1. Open the original photo which is going to be edited:

2. Click New Layer at the right corner of Layers pallet or press (Shift + Ctrl + N)

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10 Things I Dream about my Little Future House – Part 2

Every people has its own dream about what should the house looks like, including me. Cause dreaming is free and no need to spend a lot of money, lets gotta dream and remember that dream means a wish of what your heart makes…

6. I would like to have musholla room inside my house. So, the next room that should be there in my house is musholla, the place for praying as a moslem with my whole family and maybe our guests when they visit our house. It doesn’t need to be large but comfortable for praying. If possible, I will give the place for wudhu (taking a holy water before praying) beside it. Some designs of musholla room I’ve been collected from the internet like below;

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10 Things I Dream about my Little Future House – Part 1

The time always turn excitedly every I have day dreaming about my Little future house. Why little? because I loved something minimalist and not too big house actually, I’m scared being alone in a big house :D. That’s why I love something simple but war and make me comfortable to live inside. Hopefully I could  make it happen… No no no, not “I” but “We”, because I live with my husband now… 😀

1.  I would like to have my house dominated with “blue”. It has high ceiling so that the house will have good air circulation. In the afternoon also won’t need to switch on the lamp cause it will have enough sunshine entering the house. Below pictures are some inspiration for me to built the house as looked like;

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Let’s Learning How To Dance in The Rain

Sometimes you feel that you’ve already given the best of you, showing everyone what you’re good in, hiding everyone what you’re feeling sad in. However, not everyone feels the same as you. There is no appreciation or just a little bit of keeping good faith on you. Though it happens uncontrollable and suddenly breaking your happily days… Don’t Cry! What you’re gonna do is just standing up in front of the mirror and say this to yourself:

Life is not about waiting for the storm to past…
It’s about Learning to dance in the Rain…

It also can happen on me. What I’m trying to share is we have our own life, so make the best of it. Don’t even try to become like them who bring you down, bring you fall… SMILE and prove that you aren’t the same with them. Doing something positive and never let someone down because of your saying. Keep your words on polite way always, whatever the situation is. Then you will gonna appreciate yourself even better than others.

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