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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Shopping Queen VS Eating Queen

Shopping queen who eats like a queen

Just touched down
PHO!!!!


Wrap & Rolls
Rolls in the making

Sipping kelapa muda


Haram

Rolls

Kookie Talkie

Green Tea ice cream with moci

MOF - Japanese Cafe
GEMBLONG

Lekker
Pho :))

15.000 VND (Rp 10.000)

Sandwich

PHO. AGAIN.

La Doree French cafe.

Macaroon + Almond pastry + Vietnamese au lait

Macaroon tree

Shopping Diaries @wolipop

Here are articles I wrote for Wolipop  when I was in Vietnam.
So here is the game:
It is a mandatory that everyday I ought to submit articles from shopping places (minimum 3 spot) plus photographs. Wolipop will review and edit my articles if needed and right away publish in website.

My dad was being so wise by sending me information about Vietnam, currency, and other hot places he got from his native Vietnamese friends. Thanks Pops!

Shopping Queen

@SueBoen Ruth, gih ikut ini www.wolipop.com/shoppingQueen daftar gih
@Unyil_13 Wah Ruthie pasti menang nih

Tweet dari Susan dan Irene suatu malam di bulan April, tapi karena BlackBerry saya nggak bisa buka browser, jadi saya baru buka websitenya esok hari
Waktu baca iklannya menarik banget, perempuan mana di dunia ini nggak mau belanja gratis di luar negri full dibayarin akomodasi+hotel+dan dikasih uang belanja. Lalu saya kirim semua persyaratan.

Selang 2 hari saya terima email "selamat anda masuk 12 finalis shopping queen"
Jujurnya saya nggak terlalu excited:
I tweeted "Received an email from @wolipop congratulate me for being a semifinalist of ShoppingQueen. Not so GR since there are 499 finalists to beat"
That's what I tweeted that morning.

Then I informed them that I would come on Saturday morning 8am to do the interview session.

Sabtu pagi saya datang 30 menit lebih cepat dari jadwal di kantor Wolipop, Warung Buncit.
Ada beberapa test yang harus dilalui. Saya mengisi suatu formulir lalu membuat video tentang perkenalan diri dan "mengapa Wolipop harus pilih kamu?"
Mau tau apa yang saya bilang? hehe "Hallo My name is Ruthie, I'm 25 years old. I'm currently working in ESMOD Jakarta as a ESMOD Int'l communication and in house stylist. Why Wolipop has to choose me? Because I'm born to shop, I'm adventurous, and fashion is my passion. Thank you"
Saya cuman bilang itu aja, agak minder awalnya dibanding beberapa orang lainnya yang WOOOOW banget. Hari itu ada manager storenya Mango, ada editor majalah, ada si A dan si B, orang-orang hebat. Lalu tahapan selanjutnya adalah interview 3 on 3.
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3 hari kemudian pagi-pagi di kantor saya terima email yang mengabarkan "SELAMAT anda menjadi finalist Shopping Queen"
I was shocked, tremor, jaw dropped, and amazed! How it's possible I could be one of the luckiest girl in Indonesia on April 12th, 2011.
Hari itu ada sedikit drama yang hampiiiir membuat tidak bisa ikutan, tapi intinya Patrice De Silles my boss gave me permission and in fact he and the students supported me all the way.

12 finalis ShoppingQueen
"Ini dia ke-12 wanita beruntung" begitu kata Mbak Fatia. Saya setuju banget. B.E.R.U.N.T.U.N.G!
Ini yg saya  pikirin, masak sih nggak ada 30 orang yg lebih pinter dari saya? nggak ada ratusan wanita yang lebih hebat lagi. This is more than skill, this is a blessing.
Sepulang dari briefing, di perjalanan balik ke kantor yang naik ojek itu saya nangis. Ternyata total peserta itu ada 22.000 orang dan saya 1 lucky bitch yang terpilih dari sekian banyak....


Saya kebagian negara Vietnam dengan partner Prehida Permatasari. Jadwal keberangkatan 14-18 May 2011. Dari semua dongeng ini, tanggal keberangkatan adalah hal yang bersifat mukjizat buat saya. Kenapa? karena berhubung saya orang kantoran, jatah cuti adalah hal yg sangat saya pertimbangkan, mana lagi sibuk pulak. Tgl 17 adl tanggal merah. Nah saya berangkat itu hari Sabtu. Jadi total dari 5 hari perjalanan,, saya cuman cuti 2 hari kerja. PUJI TUHAN!!

Di blog berikutnya nanti saya akan cerita lebih detail perjalanan ke Vietnam. Artikel yang sama dengan yang saya submit ke Wolipop.

Ciaaaoooo

Monday, 2 May 2011

Royal Wedding "conversation"

More than 2 billion people in the whole wide world can't keep their eye on this royal wedding of  the century.

Apakah ada yang sepenasaran saya "mereka ngomong apa sih selama di altar, balcony, dan di kereta kuda?"

Googling, googling, googling, ternyata:
Tina Lannin, a lipreader spot what William told Kate during the intimate moments

Prince William and Kate Middleton share a moment during the ceremony
According to the specialist, William was stunned by Kate's appearance as she walked down the aisle, immediately telling her that she looked lovely and beautiful as she arrived at the altar

11.05am
Kate to Bishop of London: "Yes, I suppose so.. I expect I'll be worn out today" 

Harry to William nervously comment: "Right, here she is now"  

William cracked a joke to his father-in-law at the altar before the ceremony, saying
William to Kate: "You look lovely.. You look beautiful "
William to Michael Middleton: "We're supposed to have just a small family affair"



As the newlyweds rode down the Mall in the stunning royal carriage, Kate checked that her husband was enjoying the day, to which he replied:











William: “I don’t think you should bow quite yet. I think you should just bow your head, okay?”
Kate: “Okay.”
Kate: “Thank you. Now, are you happy? 
William: “Yes! Yes! It was a beautiful service! It really was. It was amazing...was amazing...am so proud...you’re my wife!”

EMERGING ON THE BALCONY


1.25pm 

Kate: “Oh wow!”William: “All right? You’ll be okay?”Kate: “Oh I’m fine, thank you.”
William: “Yeah! Yeah! There’s a lot of people down here.”
William: “Okay? Look at me, let’s kiss, okay [kiss].
Kate: “What’s next?”
William: “They want more time I think.
William to Kate: “Just do a bit of everything. Do you like the balloons? They go up in the air.”
William to Kate: “One more. That’s it, come on!”
Kate Middleton and Prince William kiss on the Buckingham Palace balcony

William to Kate: “Let’s give them another one. I love you. One more kiss, one more kiss, okay?

Ain't that all sweet?
I was melting down to every line they conversed 
Here are my favorite pictures of the royal couple




Kate was much annoyed when, teasing her about doing nothing but waiting for a proposal from William, the British press dubbed her “Waity Katie.
College sweetheart.  This one began once upon a time amid the humble backdrop of the campus at the
 University of St. Andrews









Thursday, 14 April 2011

Triple Proud!!!

Lady Gaga Covers 'Harper's Bazaar' May 2011

Lady GaGa in Tex Saverio Harper's Bazaar May 2011edition.

Tex Saverio won his first award - the Mercedes-Benz Asia Fashion Award - when he was only 21. Today, at 26, after showing two collections this year, My Courtesan and La Glacon, one thing is clear. This is just the beginning.

CONGRATULATION! 

Super proud. Bravo Indonesian designer

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Simplicity is powerful

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”Leonardo da Vinci"

Imperfection is the new perfection

  
Foolish thing that I love love love love my acne spotted right on my left cheek...
I've always wanted a mole somewhere around cheek bone, now I have it comes in a different form
The photo was captured last night when I attended "Ali Topan Anak Jalanan" the musical drama.
When I put the foundation on, I purposely didn't cover the acne so I'd get my dream mole obviously appeared :D 

Embracing my recent motto "Imperfection is the new perfection"
Voila!!!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

No need to be afraid of love. It may take you down, but it doesn't have to take you under.
Get back up again.
For in loving comes the strength to fight for what you believe is fair.
@cestdeb pour out, soothe down. Be still and pray. Listen. Only then you'll see the silver lining.

Bookshelf

Foremost necessity
mad(e).with.love

Sawadee Kha

The Grand Palace
Gold Radiance
Tuan Putri
gods must be funny
mad(e).with.love

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Music breathes

Happy Music Day, folks!!
Music runs in my family. I used to play organ dan guitar. 
My parents introduce music to us (I&sibblings) since we were kids. 
I first time learn to play organ when I was 7 and continued till I reached 13 years old. I passed the exams and reached grade 8th. Hmm, I was good aite? 
I was tomboy girl in the middle of junior high schools years. You know what, at such age I used to listen to Silverchair (Daniel John,riteee) Radiohead, The Verve,  Limp Bizkit. And I played guitar hahaha.. I was somewhat really good at guitar melody. For some school event, I and my band was participated performances and we did what band normally do such as practice in music studio. So I spent my pocket money in music studio fee rental. 
Hahahahaha.. I had some photos of my band and my guitar performances tapi MALU ah!
So listen to the radio


I own a 16 gb iTouch named Rialto Micarel
He's white, slim, and always in a good shape. I look after him better than my white BlackBerry.
No matter where I go, I always carry him in my purse. I created my own playlist. I can't lend mine to others not that I'm pelit but none of 'em will keep up where and how to play it #lebay
The love of music breathes in my lungs, run in my blood stream.
If I attended music concert, I expressed myself to the ultimate capacity of my energy
Jazz                -> I'd close my eyes and let my soul sway where the melody take me.
RockHipHop -> I'd dance and shout like nobody watches. Yes, just like a kid.
                           (Hey do you guys know that I RAP? hahaha yeah I can rap!)
Classic Piano -> I'd come on time, sit nicely, nod, swing, and enjoy it to the every beat.

Lyrics.
I remember lyrics better than well.
If I liked a song and in order to be able sing it out while listen to the music, I'd on purpose memorizing the lyrics to the every word. And I'm just naturally born easy to memorized lyrics :D :D :D 

Fellow musicians
 I fully support my fellow musicians who contribute in Indonesia music industry.
 Yeeeaaaaayy!!!!!
And oh by the way, my highschool lover was a guitarist who now is one of the raising star band named The Wild and The Tree. Then the next boyfriend was a rapper (come in complete packaging of afro hair and dark skin) 
But to be honest, I'm not into musician in terms of relationship :) 
Since they mostly work on night scenes and in the weekend, yet it's contrary to my love languages.
Emmm but we'll never know what future has in store for me yakaaaan? :)
But I'm for them, fully support my fellow musician and my musician sister.
Proud of ya guys!

Music Family
Pops: Tenor singer, guitar melody and accoustic
Moms: Sing well, recorded a gospel Sundanese album, 1999
Sister: Piano, vocal, guitar, violin, and she is a music teacher. Canggih deh!!
Brother: Tenor singer, own drum set and saxophone.
Ruthie: sing seenaknya, dance seasiknya, pendengar (semua genre) music, and music lover

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Valentine

Ruthie doesn't celebrate Valentine. She only  had once in her life back in 2003
But it's different in 2011, she would like to cherish the people in her life, the loved ones


  • My bestfriends bring out the best in me.
  • My parents are my bestfriend. They make me feel like I can do anything
  • They fond of me for me. Blunt, sharp, cengeng, fragile, sarcastic, perfectionist, batu, talkative, sweet, annoying 
  • I feel pretty and blessed when my bestgirlfriends are around
  • I'm like a kid. I spell love with t.i.m.e.
  • I wanna see the world, traveling, and go crazy with my bestfriends.
    Biking - Barcelona. Driving - California. Swimming - Honolulu. Trekking - Nepal.
    Safari - Africa. Sunset - Santorini. Sunrise - Pasitona. Shopping - Paris.

    • I changed course. Romance isn't my focus at the moment. But I wanna be like Ruth in the bible. She was found when she was working, hard.
      
It says "Every person is a new door to a different world." 
 I've been to many places then :)



Ruthia, the happy girl
She knows what is like to be loved and accepted

It is not what you eat, it's who you eat with
Nany's birthday at Nanny's Pavilion