Apr 29, 2013

I'm like a Rose: Lee Hi's inspired MV with ARTDECO

New Make-up Brand that caught my attention: ARTDECO. It's a make-up brand from the land of OctoberFest: Germany. While in Indonesia, they only have outlets in Mall Kelapa Gading and Pluit Village; not so many outlets comparing to Korean beauty products. The reason behind my article? I was inspired by Ms. Theresia in Muses Wonderland post of ARTDECO's Lipstick #33 which captured my attention. Whilst, I am also head-over-heels with Lee Hi's latest single & MV "Rose" which match well with the color of the lipstick. LOVE IT! Chu!

"If you want my heart, you need to take my pain too
Because you will be pricked by my thorns someday."

"Lee Hi - Rose"
Have you watch video above? I have to admit that Lee Hi's single in a glance is visualized many girls' love life; for me those lyric posted above relates to my love life *ugh*. Okay, enough FYI, despite my review of ARTDECO's lipstick, I'm trying to have make-up of the day inspired from Hallyu MV - the talk-of-the-town: Lee Hi - Rose.
Make-up transformation in her Video
Anyhow, I chose the Pink eyelids & Lips as my inspiration since I heart the Rose crown on her head *gak nyambung* :') even though finally I forgot to put roses on my crown. Hahaha. Fail.

For the make-up ingredients, I put Sari Ayu Trend Warna 2009 #Reog (only used the pink-purple base) as the eyeshadow and finished the lips with Artdeco #43 for pale-rosy complexion.  Hmmm, far from Lee Hi, oh well, because Lee Hi has so milky & white complexion comparing to me (҂⌣_⌣)/| 
Lipstick ARTDECO #43
Swatch under natural light
Maafkan penampakan tangan saya yang jelek >.<
Eyeshadow Sari Ayu Trend Warna 2009 #Reog
I only used the Pink-Purple undertone
ARTDECO lipstick has soft texture and complexion; if you pay attention to the color in the tube and on the swipe; it has different color, the swipe in the lips has sheer finishing while Sari Ayu eyeshadow gave pigmented color either in the tube or in the eye lids. 

So, what do you think? Do I look like people who fall in Love? :b

Apr 28, 2013

Bromo Trip #2 Post

Hello Fellow Traveler, 


I was mesmerized by the magnificent scenery of Bromo Mountain, indeed, my first trip to Bromo hypnotized me in a way that nature and the art of photography collided into one and left trail of memories sublime from the beauty of one of the magical mountain in Hinduism. Care to share? Yes.

This post is a continuous post from the past article of my Bromo trip. The photos was taken using NIKON D90 belongs to my dear friend Panji in which most of photo shoot was taken by himself and the others by me. For more convenient viewing option, you can see my photo set at my flickr account :) ---> mbetmbem

"Your companion during your journey will define the journey."

Note: All of the photos are not-Photoshoped due to the natural beauty of the scenery and object. More photos will be post on Flickr account for more convenient viewing :)

Vocal Local: Local Beauty Products

Another Indonesian Beauty Product. Back to Basic ♥ ; Saya akan mem-posting tulisan mengenai teman terbaik wanita (selain Berlian) dan hasil jajahan saya beberapa waktu lalu: Make-up.

Entah bagaimana awalnya, namun beberapa waktu ini saya sangat tertarik dan ketagihan belanja produk make-up lokal Indonesia. Sebut saya SARI AYU dan WARDAH. Alasannya? Sekali mencoba produk Sari Ayu, saya langsung jatuh cinta! Sedangkan pilihan warna pada lipstick Wardah sangat bagus dan teksturnya 'nempel' banget di bibir saya.

Tetapi kalo diperhatikan lebih seksama lagi, ada merek baru yang masuk ke dalam daftar belanjaan saya. Sudah ketemu? Yup, it's MAKE OVER lipstick. Merupakan brand 'anyar' yang merupakan pemain baru dalam industri kosmetik Indonesia. Yup, Make Over adalah produk buatan dalam negeri walaupun packaging dan mereknya terdengar produk luar :)

Lalu kenapa saya beli lipstick lagi??? Haduh, jangan ditanya. Saya pecandu narkostick (dandanan, kosmetik & lipstick. red) Ampun XD Namun, untuk produk Sari Ayu, saya mencoba untuk membeli rangkaian riasan mata yang katanya 'mumpuni' dan 'juara'. Review? Akan saya bahas di postingan yang lain :)

Keterangan :
  1. Sari Ayu Eye Shadow in Trend Warna 2009 Cantika Jawa TImur 'Reog'
  2. Sari Ayu Lipstick in Trend Warna 2013 Pesisir Sentrajava Lasem 'L-01'
  3. Wardah Exclusive Lipstick #30 'Golden Coral'
  4. Wardah Wonder Shine Glossy Shine Colour #03 'Soft Pink'
  5. MAKE OVER lipstick in Creamy Lust Lipstick #02 'Retro Pink'

    Apr 21, 2013

    Pit stop at 'Pisang Ijo Pemuda', Kelapa Gading

    Hello fellow reader, how's life? Things getting little bit changed past week, now I barely can't post everyday. However, I will write a review for you culinary lover. This time I won't post everything I had experienced but much likely you will like and choose for hanging out (especially around Kelapa Gading area). Here you go!

    Hana, my dear Jakarta explorer, invited me to have another journey exploring Northern area of Jakarta. First, we had our lunch in Rawamangun area, and continued our journey to Kelapa Gading Mall (MKG) to hang-out since it had been so looong century not visiting our memorial hang-out place after our class during University period. After several laps around the mall (phew) we discussed other destination to go. She suggested 'Pisang Ijo Pemuda'. Never heard before. Is it the same with another Pisang Hijau stall? Nope.

    This (should I say, cafe?) restaurant located in the heart of Boulevard Kelapa Gading. Emm....around 500 M from La Piazza on the east-side of the road. Their main course (of course) Pisang Ijo, an Ambonese-sweet made from Pisang covered with rice-flour. Yummy. The Pisang Ijo itself, wow, is big enough for 2 persons. However, because both of us are sweet-addicted and (still) hungry, we decided to buy one portion per person. The price? Hmmm, if you compare to street stall then it's little bit expensive which costs IDR 17.000 per portion. But the size, hmmm, JUMBO.

    They also have another menu instead of Pisang Hijau. Another snacks such fried spring rolls and siomay are available at he counter. Good offering for those who don't like sweets. The ambiance itself is cozy and simple with yellow-green nuance. Hana said other outlets also have the same concept, so even though you buy the menu on Ambon / main store, you will have the same interior design, hahaha.
    Interior (excuse my photography skill)
    Information of other outlets
    Pisang Ijo Pemuda sign board
    Pisang Ijo Pemuda (branch restaurant)
    Jl. Boulevard Raya Kelapa Gading, Blok FY 1, No. 4, Kelapa Gading
    Phone (021) 4532792

    Apr 20, 2013

    JKT48 Mini Haul


    Yepp, as you have read on the title, these are my JKT48 haul; original merchandise (minus the magz, forgot to take a photo T_T). I've been busy at the moment and forget to post about my current obsession: JKT48. Hahaha. Here is some blah to decor your day :D

    Thoughts about JKT48 :

    • Who's your Oshimen? Mine is HARUKA NAKAGAWA :"> *even though the sticker is showing Rena Nozawa -_- No Harugon sticker available atm* I'm also into Ve~! :3
    • Why should be Harugon? She is KAWAII! So cute! Witty! Funny! Love her easy-going character. Despite the fact she barely can't speak Indonesia, she mingles very well with other JKT48 members. Also respect her attitude when Atsuko Maeda (AKB48) has scandal after Atsuko's graduation party.
    • Jikoshoukai : "Still a newbie, not yet a vvota. Never give up to learn!"
    • Favorite song : Baby! Baby! Baby!
    • What do you think about JKT48? KAWAII-DESU YO! They are so cute, especially Harugon :3 they proudly admit that they're the sister group of Japan's biggest idol: AKB48. Comparing to other Indonesian girl band, Hello Cherr*Bell*, which is often called as imposter, they have their own trademark by making innocent & cute student image plus they has some guts to face against Korean-Hallyu mainstream. Even though my auntie said I'm way too old to be their fan, I think I'm not the only one :P
    • First impression? When I saw Melody at TV, I was like "Wow, she is charismatic. I like the way she behaves." but it turned out I adore Harugon so much :')
    • Fact or fiction? I am scared of vvota. I mean it. It's fact :/
    • Dreams come true? Meet harugon face-to-face and say "Anata wa kawaiiii-desu yo!" *kalo bisa sekalian cubit pipitnya :3 *
    • For more detailed information about JKT48, you can check JKT48 Fan Blog
    Harugon :3
    The Single that made me fall in Love with them: Baby! Baby! Baby! (PV SHARP AQUOS) :')

    Apr 14, 2013


    Both of them are like my supreme God in the House music scene, so I can't choose which one I love the best. It's such a difficult decision to make! Don't make me choose, please...



    DJ Kawasaki is a somewhat a newcomer, a rookie if you will. However shortly after he released his debut album "Beautiful" in fall of 2006, he became a staple and a new ambassador for Japanese club and dance music.

    He usually makes his own original compositions in music in addition to remixing other people’s songs. The reason why I call him Mr. MPC 3000 is that he is known for using an Akai MPC 3000 drum machine for making his fabulous beats.
    cited : last.fm/DJ Kawasaki

    In my opinion he has unique house/dance music scene by successfully mixing house with soulful music into his tunes. According to his official Facebook Page, he listed his genre as HOUSE/CROSSOVER. Wow, such a genius term. Nevertheless, his music ingredients not only limited to House, he countably added musical instrument such as Trumpet as his typical tune.

    In addition, he often featuring with surprising act like Lena Fujii, Tasita D'Amour, Lori Fine, COMA-CHI, etc and gives fresh sound than any other typical House/Dance music DJ. Actually, one of my favorite song from him is [Paradise] feat. COMA-CHI, but due to restricted distribution from EMI Music Japan, unfortunately I can't upload/show you here.

    For more information about DJ Kawasaki, you could check in Official Website(in Japanese). 
    DJ Kawasaki Official Facebook
    DJ Kawasaki Official Twitter @djkawasaki
    DJ Kawasaki Official MySpace
    DJ Kawasaki Official Blog

    Newbie for House music genre could listen to his Hit single first, DJ Kawasaki feat Lena Fujii - [Bright Like Light] :

    or, listen to my favorite tune DJ Kawasaki feat COMA-CHI - [Paradise] :

    IN ADDITION: HE IS SUCH A HUMBLE PERSON! Many times he replied my tweet and I was so glad that being one of his fan :') 



    Daishi Dance (ダイシ・ダンス) is a male Japanese DJ born in 1976.

    Daishi Dance performs in the heart of Sapporo, creating melodious house mixes that feature vocals conveying grief and discontent, and using three turn tables in a hybrid DJ style. Daishi Dance has performed at many events with artists such as Studio Apartment and FreeTEMPO. He has performed at CLUB YELLOW, in Roppongi, as well as with Morita Masananori of Studio Apartment, as the duet “MUSeUM", which performs at many regular events in the club. Since March, 2008, Daishi Dance has performed at the club ageHa, in Shinkiba, Tokyo- at the regular party called “POOL HOUSE”, and certain other events. On July 2, 2008, Daishi Dance released "The Ghibli Set", which contained 12 licensed remixes songs featured in movies created by Studio Ghibli. This album hit number 12 on the Oricon charts, and remained at this position for 3 weeks.
    cited : wikipedia

    I do agree with Wikipedia, since most of his songs often sound sad or should I call it melodic-dance house music? Comparing to DJ Kawasaki, DD mainly perform live in Northern part of Japan precisely in Sapporo area. He is also mainly active user of Youtube, or any other social media activity not forget to mention his 'active' Discography since 2006. His typical music mix house with classical instrument especially Piano; could be listening at his released album compilation entitled "The P.I.A.N.O. set"

    For more detailed information about DD, you could check link provided below : 
    DAISHI DANCE Official Website (in Japanese) 
    DAISHI DANCE Youtube Channel
    DAISHI DANCE Official Twitter @daishidance7
    DAISHI DANCE Official Facebook

    DAISHI DANCE 3rd album 'Spectacle.' preview is provided below, cekidot :

    I recommend DAISHI DANCE -【Planetarium.】as your first entry :
    Waddya think? Obviously they are the only two DJs I wanted to see live: fresh from Japan. Even though you are not House/Dance music scene party animal, at least you should (once) try listening to them in order to enrich your variety of music genre. Isn't it right, dear reader?

    Apr 13, 2013

    Shake Your Ass (I mean, literally)

    Yeah, I know some of you might call me 'Lame', but, admit it guys! You will also automatically shake either you feet or your ass for sure. So why you have to be a shy-baby ;) ? Grab a drink, set it out to max volume, and shake your ass!

    Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby

    Venga Boys - Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!

    Venga Boys - Kiss (When The Sun Don't Shine)

    Ace of Base - All That She Wants

    Ace of Base - Beautiful Life

    Aqua - Barbie Girl

    Aqua - Dr. Jones

     Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5

    Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head

    Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around

    Kylie Minogue - Red Blooded Woman

    Kylie Minogue - In Your Eyes

    DEV - In The Dark

    Télépopmusik - Breath

    Moloko - Familiar Feelings

    DJ KAWASAKI - BLACK & GOLD Album Promotion (Me want this!)

    DJ Kawasaki - Bright Like Light

    DJ Spiller feat Sophie Ellis Bextor -Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)

    Sophie Ellis Bextor - Take Me Home

    DAISHI DANCE - Planetarium (Mix Version; beatless & original)

    DAISHI DANCE feat Mika Nakashima - Memory

    Hope you like my post :)
    Tell me if you have any suggestion. Have a Nice Day, people!

    Apr 11, 2013

    Turn Back Time

    Are you also on my side; for having same idea that 90's was the best era comparing to (nowadays) Justin Bieb*r's golden era? sigh.

    Another singles collection from the best and notorious singles of the 90's (according to me :b ) 90's has it's unique charm for making me proud to be the 90's generation! Let me reminisce you with these songs since it may intrigue your memory for so on. Hope you like it :)

    1. The Cranberries - Zombie (EPIC)

    2. Venga Boys - Kiss (When The Sun Don't Shine)

    3. Alanis Morrisette - Hands Clean

    4. The Cardigans - Carnival

    5. Sixpence None the Richer - Kiss Me

    6. Alanis Morrisette - Thank You

    7. The Cranberries - Linger

    8. Madonna - Frozen (Even it was nominated as the best video during the decade according to MTV, woohoo!)

    9. Goo Goo Dools - Iris (Best sentimental song!)

    10. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger

    11. Suede - Saturday Night (Neil Codling is f*ckin handsome <3 )

    12. Blur - Song 2 (OMG. Damon Albarn!!!)

    13. Aqua - Turn Back Time

    14. Spice Girls - 2 Become 1

    15. Robbie Williams - She's The One

    16. Fools Garden - Lemon Tree

    17.No Doubt - Don't Speak

    18. Seal - Kiss From A Rose

    19. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

    20. Santana feat Rob Thomas - Smooth

    21. Radiohead - Creep

    22. Bon Jovi - Always

    23. Savage Garden - To The Moon and Back

    24. Ricky Martin - Maria

    25. The Corrs - What Can I Do

    Spice Girls - Viva Forever

    For another reference, you could check here : Collection of best 90's songs (collected in Youtube)

    Note: Waddya think? Let me know if you have any suggestion ;)

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