Favorite TV Series (Laugh Out Loud!)

What is the trick to being happy? I’ll share it with you, but you have to promise to try it! Here it goes: watching some comedy series. That’s it! How can you do just that? Here are a few recommend tv series to become a happier person:

Tetangga Masa Gitu? (often abbreviated to TMG) (English: What An Annoying Neighbour!) is a sitcom that follows the lives of two couples. They live in the same block and they are neighbors. The series premiered on March 20, 2014, on NET. The story centered on four characters :
  • Angela Schweinsteiger (played by Sophia Latjuba)—Angel is Adi's wife. She has married Adi for ten years. Her mother is Indonesian but her father is German. She is a lawyer and she is a law alumna from the University of Indonesia. Her salary is big enough for her family, however, she is stingy including to her husband, Adi. She always asks for something to her neighbors, Bastian and Bintang. She often practices pilates and yoga. She is protective to Adi, she forces Adi to change his lifestyle. She likes to make havermout for Adi's breakfast, but Adi never eats it.
  • Adi Putranto (played by Dwi Sasono)—Adi is Angel's husband. He has married Angel for ten years. His only friends are Bastian, his neighbor and Mamat, a primary school student. He was an art teacher at Matahari High School but now he teaches art at Mamat's Primary School. He is a couch potato and he likes to annoy his neighbors. He often eats breakfast in Bastian and Bintang's house because Angel never makes him breakfast except havermout. He likes to eat instant noodles which he call 'Milam' (Mie Malam-Malam) (English : Midnight Noodles) and play PlayStation at the rental with his friend, Mamat. He collects keris and other antiques.
  • Bastian Irawan (played by Deva Mahenra)—Bastian is Bintang's husband. He was a detergent sales then event organizer and now he is working on toy store. He is not smart as his wife, Bintang, but he is a romantic person. He often gives Bintang roses. He likes to read comic and he likes to act like comic figure. He collects action figures.
  • Bintang Howard Bonestain (played by Chelsea Islan)—Bintang is Bastian's wife. Her mother is Indonesian but her father is American. She is beautiful. Her IQ is 186. She is an alumna from the Harvard University. She is nicknamed "Walking Wikipedia" because she is very clever. She is an online shop seller. She always says a very long "So Sweet" when Bastian does something romantic. When Bastian didn't obey her wishes, she started crying like a poodle. Her foods taste are bad but Bastian never tells her about it.


The Big Bang Theory (also abbreviated as TBBT) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head writers. The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.[4] The ninth season premiered on September 21, 2015.

The show is primarily centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, both physicists at Caltech, who share an apartment; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who later becomes a pharmaceutical representative, and who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's similarly geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense.

How I Met Your Mother (often abbreviated to HIMYM) is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led him to meeting their mother.
The series was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, who also served as the show's executive producers and were frequent writers. The series was loosely inspired by their friendship when they both lived in New York City.[1] Among the 208 episodes, there were only four directors: Pamela Fryman (196 episodes), Rob Greenberg (7 episodes), Michael Shea (4 episodes), and Neil Patrick Harris (1 episode).
Known for its unique structure and eccentric humor, How I Met Your Mother has gained a cult following over the years. The show initially received positive reviews, while the later seasons received more mixed reviews.[2][3][4][5] The show was nominated for 28 Emmy Awards, winning nine. In 2010, Alyson Hannigan won the People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress. In 2012, seven years after its premiere, the series won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Network TV Comedy, and Neil Patrick Harris won the award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor.

Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, and stars Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin as three wizard siblings with magical abilities competing to win sole custody of the family powers. Further main cast includes Jennifer Stone, María Canals Barrera, and David DeLuise.
The series won "Outstanding Children's Program" at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009. A film adaptation of the series, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, premiered as a Disney Channel Original Movie on August 28, 2009. The film adaptation won "Outstanding Children's Program" at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards earning the series its second consecutive Emmy. The farewell season won "Outstanding Children's Program" at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards bringing the franchise's total to three Emmy awards. Wizards of Waverly Place ended with 106 episodes over four seasons, surpassing That's So Raven. Its series finale averaged nearly 10 million viewers (live+same day), which made that episode the most-watched series finale in Disney Channel's history.

Song Crush : Poison by Rita Ora

I do love Rita Ora ever since Ora’s debut album because it had a great selection of party songs that showcased her superb vocals at the same time. How We Do (party) is really a cool song. It’s anthemic and immediately makes you want to pick up the nearest hairbrush and sing as fervently into it as possible.

I love her music and did not keep in eye to her love life until her ex-boyfriend, Calvin Harris dated Taylor Swift. I love that tall couple but when I heard she put on hold her album after a very public breakup,Many, myself included, were disappointed with the way things ended because the album was sure to be a stunner.

However now she crafts songs that have true appeal. She’s a hit-smith with clout and energy, and although her tunes belong firmly in the realm of the mainstream, they’re never overproduced or generic. With Poison Ora has turned out another hook driven masterpiece that genuinely connects with its audience.

Rita’s strength has always lain within her choruses, and the melodic center of Poison is as strong as her very best work. The track’s centerpiece is infectious and edgy, matching as it does a genuine sense of euphoria with an ever so slightly dark edge – Ora is after all, singing about a relationship that might not be toxic, but is certainly troubled.

I can see Rita wanted to make a statement as an artist with Poison and she has definitely done that, it is a very hard song to ignore simply because it so effortlessly and powerfully pulls listeners in whether they like it or not. What makes the song even better? It’s music video. I could go into the meaning of the video as representing Rita’s complicated relationship with the music industry – it’s all her hopes and dreams, everything she could ever want, until things start going wrong and she wants to go back to her old life but by that time her old life is either gone or has been enveloped and tainted by her fame – but why bother with all that stuff when what really matters is that the video is absolutely visually stunning. Rita looks absolutely gorgeous in various different beautiful outfits and looks, the whole thing feels high class and sexy with just that hint of darkness and grime that makes anything ten times better. With the visuals for Poison, Rita has created a very clear and distinct character and brought her to life in a striking way that, much like the song itself, is hard to ignore.

Poison sits as another chevron on Rita’s decorated sleeve: she is a genuinely combative, genuinely brilliant artist. Commercial pop needs her presence the way a broken arm needs a sling.

Listen to her song   :

The lyrics:

I could have beer for breakfast
My sanity for lunch
Trying to get over how bad I want you so much
Innocence for dinner
Pour something in my cup
Anything and everything just to fill me up
But nothing ever gets me high like this

I pick my poison and it's you
Nothing can kill me like you do
You're going straight to my head
And I'm heading straight for the edge
I pick my poison and it's you
I pick my poison and it's you

I can feel you whisper and laying on the floor
I try to stop but I keep on coming back for more
I’m a light-weight and I know it
Cause after the first time, I was falling, falling down
Nothing ever gets me high like this
I pick my poison and it's you
Nothing can kill me like you do
You're going straight to my head
And I'm heading straight for the edge
I pick my poison and it's you
I pick my poison and it's you

Bittersweet ecstasy
That you got me in
Falling deep
I can't sleep tonight
And you made me feel like I'm out of my mind
But it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Bittersweet ecstasy
That you got me in
Falling deep
I can't sleep tonight
And you made me feel like I'm out of my mind
Oh but it's alright, it's alright, it's alright

Nothing ever gets me high like this

I pick my poison and it's you
Nothing can kill me like you do
You're going straight to my head
And I'm heading straight for the edge
I pick my poison and it's you
I pick my poison and it's you

Live To The Fullest 2016

For me, 2015 was the year that I decided important things. In previous years, I thought I was going to find a new job and believed that I was happy regardless of what my conscience sometimes told me. But everything change including my priority. God had gave me one more little angel called Rissa to light up day on April 27th.

I grew this year and became okay with situations that previously would have terrified me. In doing that, I found my strength again and was able to reevaluate what I want out of life especially my career. So while I might not have met every goal or New Years resolution I set at the beginning of the year, I did earn a sense of pride and accomplishment, which is something I’ll take over a list of imagined tasks any day.

I admit that I used to spend so much time reacting and responding to everyone else that my life had no direction.
Other people's lives, problems and wants set the course for my life. Once I realized it was okay for me to think about and identify what I wanted, remarkable things began to take place in my life."
 I had a lovely 2015 that makes me more tougher.  I got health, joy and prosperity for my family in 2015 and I could ask for more only thank you.

Nothing special came crossed my mind on The New Year Eve 2016. I have nothing special I wish in this year. To me it feels like inning time to build what I have been plan since 2014. I still wish for health, joy and prosperity for 2016. I am thankful that I could live in this 2016!

I really need to make 2016 a year of pretty big changes for me, though I still need to figure out exactly what those should be.  I need to move on with my career, but my career is not my dream job (though I would be happy with the right scenario), so I want to pursue my other passions as well for my self fulfillment.

My online bookshop and blogging has brought a new energy and creativity to my life that I had been missing (but  that has always been a part of who I truly am), and I am very thankful for this, and for all you and your support. It's a great community. I plan to more focus on growing my book business. Last year, it got net sales for 10 million rupiah  for this year for fun and next year I am going to be more discipline and make a note of it.

So I hope for us all, that good things are ahead personally, professionally, economically, politically, environmentally....2016 needs to be a year of serious positive change in so many ways.

 I believe if I want something bad enough, I need to work harder, and also need to work faster. I need to review my social media marketing and make up this blog more.

What's Inside: Songs from Waitress By Sara Bareilles

And all I can say that it is Broadway Musical Album. Listening to this full album just like watching a piece of a larger story. A story that began two years ago and is still ongoing. This is not a traditional record from Bareilles, it is very much a concept record, and as such might disappoint for someone looking for the next “Brave” or “Love Song”just like me.

In this album, Sara stands as  an absolute composer and lyricist for the medium of musical theater. There is her upbeat catchy tunes (Door Number Three) and ovation-worthy ballads (She Used To Be Mine) are as good as they’ve ever been, and the production from Neal Avron (who produced Bareilles’ “Kaleidoscope Heart” album) puts these songs comfortable in the frame of her previous repertoire. Anyway, there’s moments of Sondheim, moments of deep character study and in-the-moment frantic examination (When He Sees Me). There’s the stylized and fuzzy feeling of Schwartz, where you just smile ear to ear for minutes on end (Never Ever Getting Rid Of Me). And there’s devastatingly somber notes reminiscent of Jason Robert Brown, that tug at your heart-strings and won’t go away (You Matter To Me).

In summary,  I would say that it is a personal records for specific targeted market which is often complex and complicated forcing you to carefully listen and pay attention. I might be enjoy it if I were watching her performance in broadway.

The Magic of Fragrance

I have loved perfume since I was a little girl. Aside from their unique scents, I have always loved the packaging of perfumes. Dainty glass bottles that look so pretty on display in my living room, what's not to like?When purchasing a perfume I take into account how pretty it is and I know that's kind of silly but I can't help it!

Below you can read about some of my favorite perfumes (in no particular order)

Paco Rabanne Lady Million
Opening Top Notes: Sour Orange, Lemon, Orange Blossom Water, Raspberry
Heart Center Notes: Gardenia, Jasmine, Citrus Blossom
Deep Base Notes: Patchouli, Honey
I received this perfume last Christmas and it quickly became a scent that I wore daily. It is classified as Floral Woody Musk fragrance. I love the blend of soft and sensual, bright and fresh while the contrast of sweet and clean is so unique. This feels so luxurious on my skin and fills me with confidence. Lasting power is out of this world and will certainly be buying another bottle! If you like super feminine scents then this one perhaps isn't for you but if you love wearing a more masculine scent then I'd definitely recommend it.

Un Jardin Sur Le Nil Hermes
Opening Top Notes: Grapefruit,Carrot, Mango, Tomato
Heart Center Notes: Sweet, Hyacinth, Lotus Flower, Peony, Wetland Grass
Deep Base Notes: Iris, Musk, Incense, Labdanum, Cinnamon
I was deliberate when bidding 2008 manufactured Hermes perfume last weekend. I never smell that perfume and all I know it has fresh signature and moderate. When I won and get the perfumes I know I had take the right decision. It reminds me how I used to love perfumes. However I was very pleasantly surprised, its not something I would usually go for but I actually really like the fruity and a little petrichor tones to it and the bottle is beautiful!
 I believe in that soul mate comes up together with the same taste of fragrances. That is what happen to me and my husband who always fall in love with the same scents. We love the smell of Un Jardin Sur Le Nil Hermes.

Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb
Opening Top Notes: Bergamot, Tea
Heart Center Notes: Jasmine, Freesia, Orchid
Deep Base Notes: Centiflora Rose,Patchouli
Now to my all time favourite perfume! When I first heard of the name Flowerbomb I knew to give this one a miss. Full-on florals, which the name implies, are the one category I just don't do. A while later I smelled a dry/woody only slightly sweet fragrance on a colleague. It is kind of Great notes that makes it High Class and Feminine as it command attention. I love it, would highly recommend going to test this out for yourself because it really is a stunning scent.

Book Crush: What Color is Your Parachute? By Richard Nelson Bolles

What do you most love to do?
Where do you most love to do it?
How do you find such a job and persuade those employers to hire you?

Career and business guru Richard (“Dick”) N. Bolles, who coined the terms “informational interview” and “transferable skills,” demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes, interviewing, networking, salary negotiation, career coaches, how to start your own business, and more.

I was particularly interested in reading this book because this book offers me not only about finding a job in hard times; it's also about finding my passion. It claims that it is the guide that millions of job-hunters have turned to for more than three decades.

What Color is Your Parachute?

(A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers )
by Richard Nelson Bolles 

Published by Ten Speed Press; Rev Upd edition (August 11, 2015)
Genres: Personal Growth, Self-Esteem, Self-Help
Format: Ebooks
Source: Blogging for Books

Dick Bolles--more formally known as Richard Nelson Bolles--is the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Guide For Job-Hunters and Career Changers, the most popular job-hunting book in the world. What Color Is Your Parachute? was chosen as one of the 100 All-TIME best and most influential non-fiction books published since 1923. It was chosen as one of 25 books that have shaped people's lives (down through history) by the Library of Congress' Center for the Book. 

What Color is Your Parachute? was first published by the author, Richard Nelson Bolles, in 1970. In the 40-plus years since, the book has seen almost yearly updates with more than 10 million copies sold. There’s a What Color for Teens and a What Color for Retirees, there are even a few editions focused on the online job hunt, co-written by Bolles and his son, Mark.

The book has been so popular because of dated references and Bolles’ humorous, almost kooky, writing style, and what’s most striking about What Color is Your Parachute?, is that its core lessons not only still ring true, but also still challenge the way we think about the job search — or job hunt, as Bolles calls it. The book manages to show its age citing now-dead industries and outdated state-by-state career resources. Along similar lines, today’s reader will notice the repeated appearance of the word “she” in parenthesis after “he” as if each time the author needs to remind us that women may indeed be hunting for jobs, too.

I'm so honor to get invitation for reading the advance copy of this e book from Crown Publishing, through the service  Blogging for Books, in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the content of my review and all opinions are my own.

First, the good things about the book:

1) It has lovely cover.  I love the cover so much. So bright and colorful! I would never though that it were revised and updated annually for more than three decades.

2) It still relevant today. You can feel Bolles’ approach to the job hunt remains nearly as relevant and just as radical today as it was in 1978, 1989, or any other year since he first shared it with the world decades ago.Those parts of the book have stayed the same because human nature doesn’t change, he said.

Now on to the things I was disappointed about:

1) Nothing surprise much.  As he wrote in 1972 book: “This work — revising, rewriting, updating and teaching the book each year — is now my life, and my reason for being on Earth.” You will not find surprising thing after this book because it is only revised.

2) Contrary explanation. For along the method and the exercises laid out would require hours upon hours of thoughtful reflection and research, even with high speed Internet on your side. It’s not wholly practical, either, given that many organizations in the social sector or elsewhere may not be able to turn around and hire someone into a new position that has not been planned for or budgeted, even if that someone shows a lot of promise. This leaves you empowered, self-aware, and still without a job.

Overall, It one of the first job-hunting books on the market and you could hire a career counselor, pay expensive, and still have to do the same thing.

I would recommend this book for people in the tenth grade and again every year thereafter in order to shaping their careers because it takes a bit of time to understand.

Go find his book in here!

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Little Monday Escaping With Family

I was going to prepare for Monday Madness in the morning when my husband came in rush and said "Lets take break for a day to  play outside with children!"

My mind wander to my Monday schedule and make sure there is nothing important on today. No meeting, no urgent task, nothing force me to be there except I am in saving annual leave for next year. I know weekend is just not enough to spent with our children. We need sometimes unplanned gate away to make a work life balance.

I said yes and we spent our monday in playground!

And here she goes my eldest daughter playing on the biggest landslide in the playground. At first, she looked shy to climb the ladder alone. Her curiousity has led her to try crawling in the tunnel and here she went to slide at the end. Wohoooo she laughed at loud enjoy our Monday together.

Okay, it seem our first time teach her to play in slide is worked! She won' stop. Keep playing, girl! just enjoy your time.

Yes it is clearly seen that children do not need any expensive toy to play all they need is precious time from their parent to take them to the playground and play together.

I wonder if any of you has this experience too with your children. What about yours?