Joyful Life

  • I Mustache You A Question

    I Mustache You Some Questions

    Saw this fun bloggy prompt from Alison’s Writing Wishing blog and then saw it on Christine’s Love Life Surf. Looks like fun so here we go: I mustache you some questions, my edition: Four names that people call me, other than my real name: Mommy – or lately when he is in front of other […] Read more…

  • Swim With Turtles

    Discovering South Sulawesi: Tanjung Bira

    The day after our trip to Kodingareng Keke Island, as planned we drove by our rental car from Makassar to Tanjung Bira. Tanjung Bira is a small village located in the southeast of South Sulawesi. It is part of Bulukumba regency. The distance between Makassar to Tanjung Bira is approximately 190km. About 5 hours drive. […] Read more…

Bahasa Indonesia

  • Bully Free Zone

    Antara Bullying Real Life Dan Cyber Bullying

    Sudah lihat berita anak SD yang dianiaya temannya di sekolah yang beberapa hari ini jadi viral di media sosial? Saya yang tadinya tidak mau klik play jadi nonton dan akhirnya saya yang nangis, dada sesak rasanya. Anak-anak kecil ini kenapa bisa begitu sadis? Korbannya si anak perempuan kecil itu kelihatan tidak berdaya. Bisa nggak sih dibayangkan […] Read more…

  • Being a single parent is twice the work,

    Single Moms Indonesia: Menghapus Stigma Negative

    “Iih dia kan janda bok!” “Memangnya kenapa kalau janda Mas? Saya calon janda.” Percakapan di atas ini tidak akan pernah saya lupakan karena itulah untuk pertama kalinya saya merasakan bagaimana negatifnya konotasi yang melekat di status “janda”. Emangnya kenapa kalo janda? Emangnya kenapa kalo single mom? Ada dua jenis janda, janda karena bercerai dan janda […] Read more…

Fit & Healthy

  • Raw-Volution | Scoops of Joy

    RawVolution Event: Raw Food Healing Meets Ayurvedic Wisdom

    It’s almost been a year since my first introduction to Raw Food lifestyle. What started with the realization that I want to cure myself from uterine fibroids without surgery lead me to read about raw food and to take Simone’s Uncooking 101 Class last year. Since taking that class in my journey to learn more, […] Read more…

  • Laila Munaf

    Zumba Party With Mommies Daily And Happy Soya Oil

    Of all of the different types of exercise popular here in Jakarta, there are some that I haven’t tried yet. The latest one I experienced was Zumba. Zumba… I have seen women dancing in Zumba classes before at my gym, I’m often working out in the free weights area right next to the class but […] Read more…

Finding Joy

  • Childhood Memories of a Random Birthday Party

    My Secret: Rediscovering Childhood Memories

    When my mother first brought up the plans for us to visit Makassar last month I was a little hesitant. The original purpose of the trip was because of my mother’s high school reunion. We were just tagging along. I was scared… Why? Because in a way it feels like I was returning to the […] Read more…

  • Healing

    My Secret – My Journey to Healing

    Her hand trembled as she reached closer to the door knob. “I shouldn’t do this.” Doubt and fears tried to silence her. “I can’t do this!” That hand froze midair. “Do it! Just do it!” the voice said. The coldness from the door knob sent chills down her spine and made her stomach churn but […] Read more…

Travel

  • Swim With Turtles

    Discovering South Sulawesi: Tanjung Bira

    The day after our trip to Kodingareng Keke Island, as planned we drove by our rental car from Makassar to Tanjung Bira. Tanjung Bira is a small village located in the southeast of South Sulawesi. It is part of Bulukumba regency. The distance between Makassar to Tanjung Bira is approximately 190km. About 5 hours drive. […] Read more…

  • Clear water of Kodingareng Keke Island | Scoops of Joy

    Kodingareng Keke – Small Island Gem of Makassar

    For those of you who get the chance to visit South Sulawesi there is a beautiful little gem of an island with crystal clear water and white sandy beaches called Kondingareng Keke just 30 minutes by boat from the capital city of Makassar. The island is 8.37 miles or 13.48 kilometers from the coast of […] Read more…

Single Mommyhood

  • Being a single parent is twice the work,

    Being Single Moms in Indonesia – Fighting The Stigma

    Last week I had lunch with two wonderful single moms who are also writers. One was involved in writing a book and we had initially met at her book launch. The other single mother is a single mom by choice. We discussed about life as a single moms. I feel there is still a large […] Read more…

  • Being a single parent is twice the work,

    Single Moms Indonesia: Menghapus Stigma Negative

    “Iih dia kan janda bok!” “Memangnya kenapa kalau janda Mas? Saya calon janda.” Percakapan di atas ini tidak akan pernah saya lupakan karena itulah untuk pertama kalinya saya merasakan bagaimana negatifnya konotasi yang melekat di status “janda”. Emangnya kenapa kalo janda? Emangnya kenapa kalo single mom? Ada dua jenis janda, janda karena bercerai dan janda […] Read more…