Joyful Life

  • Just Us Two

    5 Tips To Enjoy Romantic Getaway

    “I hope you guys won’t kill each other after a few days!” That’s just one of the doubtful lines I’ve heard about my getaway with Dan to a romantic secluded place. And to that, I can now smile and said we had the best times of our lives together. Even before we went on our getaway, […] Read more…

  • 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…

Fit & Healthy

  • 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…

  • 5tips

    5 Tips To Get Back On Track With Your Fitness & Healthy Eating

    My journey to live a healthy lifestyle has been definitely full of ups and downs, highs and lows. You got the drill. It’s not always easy. There are days where I just don’t feel like working out. There are days where I don’t want to eat healthy and wanted to eat all those bad deep […] Read more…

Finding Joy

  • Motivational Board

    Making Room to Write

    It took me awhile to finally come to terms with the fact that writing and blogging really is my biggest passion. I left the corporate world last March and I knew I was not going back there again. I began to monetize my blog and learn more about what works and what’s not for me […] Read more…

  • Weekend Plans

    25 Things I’ve Learned From Long Distance Relationship

    Here are just some random things I realized from being in a long distance relationship. There will be days where you woke up feeling you miss them more than before. So much more that you started crying just because you can’t help it. You have become so attached to your mobile phone just so you […] Read more…

Single Mommyhood

  • How lucky am I?

    Why Living With My Parents Is The Best Decision

    I’m almost 36 years old and I still live with my parents. Let’s let that sink in for a bit… Yet it is considered to be perfectly normal from the Asian standard way of living. It is the new normal that I had accepted. I first ‘officially’ moved back into my parents’ place following me separation […] Read more…

  • I am so tempted to give him this!

    Math Day Not As Scary As I Thought

    I am one of those people who dread math. But I am a single mom so I can’t say “Dan, can you please help Alex with his math homework?” just yet because we are not living together. I have to help Alex with his maths homework. And believe me, his 2nd grade math homework is […] Read more…

Bahasa Indonesia

  • Questions

    Menjelaskan Perceraian Pada Anak

    “Mommy, kenapa Mommy cerai sama Daddy?” Dia bertanya pelan sambil duduk di tempat tidurnya. Saya tarik napas dalam sambil mengamati wajah polos di depan saya itu. Mata coklatnya kelihatan sangat serius. Pikiran saya melayang mengingat gimana beratnya saat saya harus menjelaskan perceraian supaya bisa dimengerti pikiran kecilnya hampir 5 tahun yang lalu. Waktu itu saya […] Read more…

  • Blogging Fun

    Sejarah Blogging Scoops of Joy

      Kenapa nge-blog? Pertanyaan ini ngegantung aja di kepala dari kemaren tapi baru sekarang gw coba tulis pake dalam Bahasa. Karena jarang banget ngeblog pake Bahasa tolong dimaklumi kalau rada kaku ya. Siapa tau jadi makin nggak kaku kalo sering-sering posting pake Bahasa kan? Awal Muasal Blogging Pertama kali iseng nyoba ngeblog itu tahun 2003 di […] Read more…

Travel

  • Just Us Two

    5 Tips To Enjoy Romantic Getaway

    “I hope you guys won’t kill each other after a few days!” That’s just one of the doubtful lines I’ve heard about my getaway with Dan to a romantic secluded place. And to that, I can now smile and said we had the best times of our lives together. Even before we went on our getaway, […] 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…