Batik Cheongsam for Chinese New Year

Isn’t it sweet?
I always want a Cheongsam with batik print for my daughter, at last I’ve found a local online store that made it, and I just love the combination between Indonesian Batik and the oriental style. 
Lately in Indonesia we have a campaign to wear batik as our cultural heritage, and I can say the campaign goes well, so many beautiful pattern and so many ways to combine the fabrics, love it!

And this one is for the Chinese New Year the year of the tiger, may this year bring luck and prosperity to all of us, Gong Xi Fat Choi everybody!

Advent week 1

:: This week we welcoming Moki, the new beagle for emak, he’s so small only 2 months old, look at his belly button, isn’t it cuteeee.. :D.

I’d love to bring him to our house, too bad Mika can’t stand the puppy licking thing 🙂

:: At last our 25 days Advent calendar, where’s number 25? well, if we count the star, it’ll be 25

:: Take a closer look..

:: And a Christmas themes drawing, we don’t have snow here, I think that’s why all the children in a 2 seasons country, really like, I mean -really-really like, drawing anything with snow in it

:: And on the 4th, we bring out the nativity diorama, ‘ the kings have to wait till January’ said Oma, I never know about the 3 kings celebration on January, gonna find out later.. that’s all for now, see you on the 2nd week!


sampai sebesar apapun nak,
aku menggendongmu dalam hatiku

no matter how big you’ve grown dear child
I’ll carry you in my heart

Diambil waktu kita lagi santai dirumah,
tau2 sikunyil ngeliat selendang yg dulu pernah dipake buat ngegendong dia,
dia bilang ‘mama-mama, gendong aku dong!’
Udah umur 4 tahun, 16 kilo, cukup butuh perjuangan buat ngiket selendangnya,
dan karena kita ketawa2, ngakak berduaan, tambah susahlah proses gendong menggendong ini,

Taken when we just have an ordinary time at home, suddenly she saw her ‘selendang’, the one who use to cradle her when she was a baby, “mom, carry me, carry me!’
4 years old, 16 kg, yes it needs a struggle to carry her between weight and hysterically laugh and giggle but at least we made it, no make up, no dress up, just an ordinary moment between mother and baby- well in my eyes she still my baby always- and an everlasting happiness etched in my heart that day! 🙂