Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pick Me Up, Mr. Taxi!

Hellloooo! Today I’m gonna share with you my experience using the new My Blue Bird app! :)

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I’ve heard good things about it and decided to give it a try last Friday with hubby. Our driver has informed us earlier that he won’t be able to come to work on Friday morning, so we booked a Blue Bird taxi through the new My Blue Bird app the night before.

The whole booking process through the app was as easy as pie.

Download the app, and sign in by entering your phone number. After that, choose a payment method you wish to use, either by cash, credit card or a Blue Bird voucher.
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Next step, choose the pick-up time! The best thing about this is that you can choose a pick-up time up to 2 days ahead. Meaning, you can plan things ahead and make sure your transportation needs are arranged nicely for the next 2 days. This is very very good because you won’t be like, “okay, gotta go. But let me book a taxi first.”. Get my point?

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For each pick-up time, you would then need to enter your pick-up and drop-off location. The app will calculate the cost for you. And that’s it, click the “Book Blue Bird Now” button and all is settled.

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Because you can do multiple bookings for the next 2 days, you can see all your booking information nicely in the app. Trust me, this system gives us so much convenience and assurance because:
  1. The app is very easy and straightforward.
  2. You don’t need to book a taxi every time you need to go. Make the bookings in advance if you already know your upcoming events and meetings and where they will take place.
  3. The Blue Bird taxi will come at the exact time as you requested it for. You would not need to wait for that driver who is still 10 minutes away heading to your direction and get anxious hoping that he’ll arrive faster.
  4. You know that you are getting picked up by a proper driver that has been in training and has a clear track record kept by the company.
For someone who is very mobile and commute a lot, having this app assures me that even if my driver doesn’t come to work, I can simply use My Blue Bird app and have everything managed easily. Thank God. The app is now able to be used in Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Medan, Bali and Semarang.

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My Verdict: 5/5

Yay! :)

Monday, June 27, 2016

What I Wore Today

Back to sequins again today. This time, I paired my favorite sequins jacket with a denim bandage skirt...:)

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Customized jacket, Stradivarius skirt, Zara earrings, Up heels

Another Makeover, This Time For Jessica!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Your Magical Smile

Today I saw a new kind of smile on your face. It was a smile that showed the loving leader you are, and I can only pray that you keep that with you forever in your life. We were walking in the playground, you were in front of me. And suddenly you turned around, you smiled and you gave me your hands, as if you were saying, "this place is so fun, I've got it covered, now let me lead the way and you just follow me, mom".

I love you.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Living With Lots Of Flowers!

Visited Kitty Manu's new flower shop, Living With LOF (Lots Of Flowers) in Cipete. It's such a pretty shop with clean white walls, a tint of colors here and there and a generous amount of sunlight entering the shop that feels both warm and fresh. Lucky girl. Such a dream space! :)

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Keep Breathing

So I was watching Grace VanderWaal's audition video on Youtube, and if you guys watch until the end, you'll find Ingrid Michaelson's "Keep Breathing" song being played in the background. Now this song, made me take a trip to a few years ago of my life. In fact, this song was a soundtrack to a defining moment in my life.

It was when I was studying in Malaysia, doing my Masters. I met a guy who kept messing with my head. This guy was ridiculously irritating. I didn't like his presence, but I would look for him when he wasn't around. This guy was just wrong in so many ways. He was not my type, he was from a totally different background, he was not supposed to be. Just not, because I already had a boyfriend back in Jakarta.

  "The storm is coming.."

I was really upset because I didn't like the way I felt. I was really confused. So I jogged a lot, as weird as that sounds. I would jog around my campus every single day after my classes were over. And while I jogged, I would put on Ingrid Michaelson's "Keep Breathing" song on my iPod on repeat. It was my way of actually breathing and figuring out my own feelings.

  "The storm is coming
but I don't mind.
People are dying, I close my blinds.
All that I know is I'm breathing now."

I guess, my heart had just changed. It needed a while for me to accept the fact that perhaps, I had fallen in love with this other guy. I never intended to, but love naturally grows where it is meant to, when it is meant to. And I, became the soil that allowed the love tree to grow. I allowed the feelings to grow and take over my body because I believed it was the most honest, natural and right thing to happen. I ended my relationship with my then boyfriend back in Jakarta, and everyone was unhappy of the decision.

My bestfriends were angry, some called me names, another even decided to end our friendship. I understood that I had hurt a lot of people in the equation, but I also understood that "right" and "wrong" are simply a matter of perception. I am wrong in some ways, but I am also right in many other ways. I believe that in love, one must be honest. My heart was honestly in love with this other guy, so why should I lie and live a lie?

So life continued, and the new "we" happened. While everybody in KL was happy for us because they had always seen it coming (they said), my friends in Jakarta were the opposite. But I accepted that, and I felt that these friends of mine just needed some time to eventually understand. And they did. And I eventually married this wrong guy after all. I married S.

What is the moral of the story here? I guess, it's about listening to your own heart, because your heart always knows the truth. Even though it might be difficult, it is the right thing to do. I never intended to hurt my then boyfriend, but if my heart said that he was not the one, why should I force myself to feel what I didn't feel just because my bestfriends think we were the cutest couple in the world? Love is a real thing, marriage is even more. Don't fall in love with the perfect guy. Fall in love with the right guy. Be real with your own feelings. And if you're still figuring things out, perhaps go jogging to clear your mind. Ingrid Michaelson's "Keep Breathing" song might help you too.

xoxo

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