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Diary: Kampung Inggris, Pare|First Month

This is an honest review, you guys. Some kind of experience I’ve been doing lately. At the moment gue nulis ini, gue lagi duduk di salah satu kamar asrama di Pare, Kediri, yang menyesakkan dan puanas namun thanks to Allah and the fan that i put right next to me, I haven’t been a daging bakar kepanasan wkwk.

Kalo gue search di google, and maybe you’ve done that too, kita bisa liat bahwa semua pada review yang bagus-bagus tentang Pare gitu, dan kalo nanya temen-temen yang pernah ke Pare pasti bakal jawab sama. Tapi disini, bukannya gue nggak seneng di Pare, tapi gue bakal release Pros and Cons dari keputusan ngambil kursus di Kampung Inggris. So without further due(?), let’s dig into it!

[+]Pros

-Harga makanan disini murah-murah. [Temen gue langsung nganga pas gue bilang makanan termahal yang pernah gue beli cuman 7 ribu. Itu pun nasinya udah bikin perut bengkak]

-Biaya kursusnya affordable banget

-Kosan maupun asramanya juga murah-murah [Dan biasanya udah plus Wifi]

-Wifi everywhere! [Bahkan di warung-warung nasi sesederhana apapun ada Wifi dah]

-Ketemu orang berbagai culture and latar belakang

-Apa aja ada [Dari sepeda sampai kipas angin pun bisa disewa]

-Kalo ngejemur baju cepet banget kering wkwk

 

[-]Cons

-Puanas tenan [Siap-siap bayar uang sewa kipas. 60-an sebulan]

-Jauh dari mana-mana [Namanya juga kampung!]

-Kediri itu nggak semodern Jakarta [Jadi jangan harap bisa nemu Mall yang lebih fancy dari yang ada di Jakarta]

-Berdebu abis. [Kalo lagi hujan, kalau nggak cepet-cepet nutup jendela or pintu, bisa-bisa banyak debu masuk yang bakal kita sadarin lately nanti pas ujan udah reda]

-Karna multi-culture, banyak orang yang berasal dari daerah-daerah dan nggak begitu open minded. [Banyak yang individualis dan nggak pedulian, bahkan pura-pura nggak tahu dia udah nyebapin masalah #bapergue #smh. Bukan hanya yang dari desa-desa luar, tapi orang Kedirinya juga ada yang begitu. Gue dan teman-teman punya pengalaman2 nyakit dah pokoknya.Tapi kalo ada yang baik, ya baik banget. Dan banyak kok yang baik jadi don’t worry:)]

 

Personal Tips:

-Sewa kipas angin is a must.

-Sewa sepeda. Gak usah yang bagus-bagus yang penting ada rodanya wkwk.

-Personally, gue lebih prefer kosan daripada asrama. Harganya nggak sampai 200 ribu per bulan dan terkadang kita bisa nemu kosan yang seorang satu kamar. Tapi kalau emang pengen ambil kursus Inggris yang full alias bisa practice B.inggris sama temen seasrama ya boleh aja.

-Kalo orang-orangnya pada nyebelin, please don’t give a damn. Do what you do. Bahkan kalo emak kosan lo yang ngeselin, jangan langsung mikir untuk pindah tempat walaupun lo bisa. Selesain dengan kepala dingin [Makanya sewa kipas alright] I can tell that we should call it pendewasaan diri.

-Please, jangan kesini sendirian. Mending ajak temen. Ini personal opinion sih, tapi karna gue tinggalnya di Bogor Kota dan 3 tahun terakhir nge-asrama di Jakarta, gue jadi rada shock culture gitu disini [Kok bisa? Ya ga tau kenapa juga sih wkwk]. Kalo ada temen it’ll reduce the awkward feeling we have when we got here.

 

Lastly, what to pack?

-Baju. Kagak udah banyak-banyak emang lo mau pindahan apeh.

-Duit

-Obat-obatan pribadi

-Udah

Yang bisa lo skip dari packing karna bisa beli setiba di Pare:

-Gayung.

-Sabun and peralatan mandi.

-Bantal-guling

-Buku and peralatan tulis

-Sendok-Garpu

-Mostly everything you need gampang dibeli di Pare jadi kalo lo cuman bawa badan dan duit pun lo siap dah wkwk.

 

Okay, that’s all. Gue harap ini berguna buat lo-lo semua. Bye! C YA!

 

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Don’t Forget Omran; Nor Aylan

Tweet by @khalidalbaih on 18 August 2016 saying

An image of injured boy from Syria draws attention currently. He just lost almost everything, but he didn’t cry; instead, he was sitting in an orange seat in the back of an ambulance, maybe wondering which one of fault that made him deserves to go through such thing.

And again, in this very small note, I realized how that picture has drown me into a memory. In the past time, when i was 12, I used to have a friend from Syria. Facebook connects people, right? She was my friend even before Syria turned into a hell. I just wanted to let you know that at first, i always kept in touch with her and worried about everything. There, she always said that she’s fine. Syria doesn’t hurt her that much. Time passes and suddenly she doesn’t use Facebook as much; there’s no green button next to her name on my chat list. I claimed something happen, and in short time, I left Facebook just like the other people. But time heals, and time rebuild. Today i tried my best to get my Facebook back–I accidentally forgot the password after 3 years of not using it.

I was in God’s blessing today, that i could open my Facebook again and i checked how she’s been doing… She’s doing okay. She lives in Turkey now just like the other Syrian refugees. I hope that she’ll feel like home, wherever she goes. And my prays goes for Syria, as always.

Etude House Toning White C Kit Review

(As usually, Bahasa first, English version is doooown below just scroll down lovies)

Hai, guys! Lama gak update? Nggak lama-lama juga sih, bwehehe…

To the point aja ya, gue sebenernya rada males nih kalo pake full-face perawatan. Tahu kenapa? Kulit gue oily bo… gak cocok pake krim banyak banyak! Tapi ketika Etude House ngeluarin rangkaian skincare barunya, yang berbasic whitening, gue rada penasaran. Baca-baca sih, produknya absorbs very fast to the skin, jadi suitable juga buat yang oily. Gue beli sample size buat coba-coba. Gue belinya di toko langganan gue di Tokopedia, yang mana namanya tak gue sebutkan karna gue nggak mau ngendorse tanpa dibayar *Pelit bwehehe.

Okay, let’s get straight into it!

Pertama, gue mau bicarain Tonernya. Toner ini bentuknya cair, tapi agak lebih kental dari toner skin care lain. Pas gue pake, awalnya biasa aja. Absorbs fast? Not really. Tapi lumayan. Ehhh… tengah malem gatel-gatel muka gue. Abis itu bruntusan. Jerawat juga tambah gede. Trauma, gua biarin aja ntu botol meringkuk di pojokan ampe sekarang, untouched samasekali.

Kedua, Emulsionnya. Gue udah rada trauma gitu ama Toner, jadi hati-hati juga ama Emulsion. Bukan apa-apa, selain packaging yang mirip, kekentalan kedua benda unyu ini juga mirip. Malah yang Emulsion lebih kentel, beuuh… gue jadi atut. Apalagi baca di blog mana gitu, yang Emulsion lebih lama absorbsnya daripada yang Toner.

Tapi bo, hidayah emang gak kemana. Kulit gue lagi keriiing banget waktu itu karna seneng renang. Jadi kenyang nih muka ama kaporit. Pas gitu, gue pakai Emulsionnya di daerah mulut, sekitar hidung dan dahi. Pokoknya daerah-daerah yang tends to get dry. Dan wooow… hasilnya memuaskan. Absorbs fast? Nggak terlalu. Tapi nggak sticky juga. Enak? Lembut? Melembabkan? Gue kasih bintang 4.5 buat Emulsion ini. Gak bikin breakout bo! Gue salut.

Ketiga, creamnya ini. Absorbs fast? Yup! Tahu nggak sih, diantara semua krim yang pernah gue coba, ini satu nih yang paling nyerep ke kulit. Pakenya dikit-dikit aja kalo kulit kalian emang oily. Triknya: ambil sebesar dua biji jagung ke tangan, usap-usap di tangan, baru tepuk seenaknya di wajah hehehe.

The last one is the sleeping pack. Sebenernya enak, dingin gitu, gue ampe menggigil because tidurnya pas bawah AC. Moist? Lumayan. Tapi nggak banget. Soft? Nggak terlalu. Fresh?  YA YA YA! Dan gue pake ini nggak tiap hari. Karna gue oily dan takut kulit sensitif ini meraung, gue pakenya seminggu 3 kali soang. Lumanyun lah berhemat pangkal pelit kaya.

Oh ya, ini urutan pakenya temen-temen sekalian: Toner (Tapi gue gak pake)-Emulsion-Cream-Sleeping Pack

Hasilnya so far? Hmm… fresh sih. Lagipula gue bukan jenis yang mau putih-putih amat, walau sebenernya kulit gue jauh lebih putih dari yang sekarang. Artinya gue bisa naekin tone kulit gue ampe batas maksimal. Tapi gue suka tan skin. Lagian putihnya gue  yang dulu juga masih bisa terbilang sebatas morena (tan+yellowish almost be called as white. But only almost babe, almost!). Tapi so far produk ini emang bikin wajah cerah, fresh, kerasa idup kulitnya.

Price?

70 rb bo. Isinya toner 10 ml, emulsion dgn ml yang sama, sleeping pack dan cream masing-masing 10 gr kalo gak salah. Pas beli, gue dapet gratis sample lagih wkwkwk.

 

Hello guys! I’m sorry that something keeps me busy for a while. But i’ve not been missing that long too, tho? Lol.

Alright, i just wanna make it clear that i’m not a fan of a complete skin care routine. My oily skin hates to be around so many products, you know. It break outs everytime! But then this new skin care line from Etude House comes out. I don’t see why i’ll probably regret buying this, so, i then decided to buy it. Got this sample size from my favorite online store which i won’t mention the name here, since i don’t get paid to advertise that web lol.

So, let’s get straight into it!

First, the toner. It’s not as watery as i expect it to be, but i think it’s just fine. Absorbs fast to the skin? Not really. But it’s pretty good, tho… but oh my God, in the middle of the night my pimples were like craving out of nowhere. Another sign of breaking out, and so is an alarm of putting this toner in a box of ‘products i regret buying’.

Second, the emulsion. This actually freaking me out at first, i didn’t really tried the emulsion since the bottle looks alot like the toner (which i have already declare a war with!). Else, this one’s alot more creamy–obviously–than the toner itself. But one day i’m in a good need of a moisturizer which works better than only a cream. So i took this emulsion, forgot that i almost declaring a war with this little thing, and it took me by surprise how it moisturized my skin very well without making it looks uglier worse! LOL!

I think that’s why the Don’t judge book from its cover quote is still popular.

The third one here. I’m gonna talk about the cream now. This needs a noble for not breaking out my skin and to absorbs fast to the skin! I do think this one’s suitable as for all skin type. Really!

The last one is a mask that you could keep for a whole night long, or the so-called Sleeping Pack. So you put it on your face, go to bed, get a rest because you don’t need to wash it off straightly, have a nice dream, and voila! It claims to brighten your skin by the morning. You should really wash it off as you wake up though. But this mask has spent like 8-12 hours on your skin so it definitely already absorbs alot to the skin throughout the night. When you wash it off in the morning you’d actually only was a pair of cream. Some people use this every day, but if you have oily skin, don’t be a hero and try it every day. 3 times a week is a good anyway.

This sample size last me for: the toner (It’s still 90% full by now) the emulsion (3 weeks i guess) the cream (3 weeks too) sleeping pack (only 2 weeks… which is damn)

Price? Affordable, dear reader. 70k rupiah or 6 US dollar ha!

Result? This does making my skin looks fresh and ‘alive’, but the claims to brighten the skin is not yet could be seen. Anyway, i think there’s a difference between brighten and whiten right? So if the brighten that you’re looking for is same as brighten i was looking, this does a great job actually. I have a tan-morena skin which i always loved, still not thinking about whiten my skin currently. I love my skin the way it is though.

Repurchase? Yep. Especially for the emulsion and the cream.

That’s all for now… see ya guys!

2 & 1. Angry Mom vs Signal.

Rating: 4.8

Do i regret? GOD NO

Thrill you yet? MY STOMACH HURTS BECAUSE I BECAME SO NERVOUS THAT I THINK I’VE HAD ANXIETY

Uuugh it’s so hard to choose between these two masterpiece. They both are equally complete each other. Let me explain how they do that:

Angry mom: A comedy drama that contains more WTF moments than any detective dramas that i’ve written before, and slightly more shocking than all of the dramas i’ve watched, but in the same way as Signal. Really good to watch for teenager, or any organization who fight bullying. This is the only drama i rated as Educating. What makes it better is that you could laugh hardly at some episodes that you’ll never forget. Involves love story of course–you can guess it. But the lovebirds is not weird or make you wanna puke. It’s just normal. The ending is perfect, tho. It’s not disappointing. On some episodes you’re gonna cry like a baby, the way Titanic has made you cry 19 years ago.

Signal: No words could describe this amazing drama! Longtime film actress are used in order to make this drama perfect, that if you take Signal and Remember side by side, you’d change your mind and give a 3 for Remember actors. That sounds rude, but this epic drama is unbeatable! When i first watch it, i thought it was a movie. Didn’t think K-Drama could be this great. Weird, ha? And this drama doesn’t involves WTF moments only, but OMFGWTFIH?! A.K.A oh my fucking god what the fuck is happening. And with no question, this one’s involves romance too–that shockingly, written in my opinion as beautiful. The ending is good tho, but it left some of your question unanswered. And that’s the only prons that make it equally has the same rating w/ Angry Mom. If only they take like 4 mins more for to complete the drama to the end, i’d give this drama slightly 5 stars with no doubt.

(But if you ask me which one of these two you’d have to watch first, i’d give a signal for you to watch Signal. Because this one’s more epic and thrilling like, alot)

Everyone who have completely watched both dramas till the last episodes know, that it’s not only about thrilling. I can say that these two is the only dramas that made me sad when it ends, not because the story ends but because the story has build a living character on my own imagination. It plays your heart, you know, the emotional range is there. When you’re watching angry mom especially. Either you fall in love with one of Oh Ah Ran’s classmates or conjunctly become very sad when they almost graduate.

These two dramas deserves Korean Grammy, if that ever exists.

 

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One Honest Thing About Bullying

Can i tell you one honest thing about bullying?

I know everyone says that we should stop bullying and care for them and blah blah blah blah and we don’t need to hate those bullying victims, and that they all are not wrong, but you know what? I got some points you might understand:

-If you go to a place and people starting to hate you, that’s their fault. You are not wrong.

-Then if you move to another place, and people still bully you, that’s still their fault. Not yours.

-But if you go to another place and people still hatin’ you, that’s not their fault anymore. That might be yours.

Have you ever wondering why people keep hating you? Maybe because there’s something wrong with you–well, you might don’t wanna admit it at first. This might sounds sad, but this might be true too. If you are not wrong, then why people keep doing that? Go check yourself and look into the mirror.

I have some experiences with bullying. When i was younger I’ve been dealing with bullying and that sucks. Once i got older i watch my friends bullied each other. Now, take my friends. There are two different girls, call ’em A and B.

A is a cute girl and without any reasonable purpose, people hate her, except me. But she just bullied once: and that’s the bully’s fault, while she is still a good girl.

B is another girl that i used to care about. I’m the one who protects her when she get bullied. I’m the only one who wants to be her friend although–even me–don’t really like her. She’s been bullied when she was in kindergarten, elementary school and now. No wonder everybody hates her–That’s been her fault all the time. Once i told her to change her bad habbits or something, she refuses to listen.

Now, you know what happened? After i gave her friendship and protection and anything, she BULLIES ME BACK. BOOM!

So, no wonder everybody hates her. Bully got their reasons on her. Bully are not wrong on her case–because we won’t love that person who is able to bully us back, right? But if you have checked on yourself and find nothing is wrong with you, believe me, you know yourself better than i do–so, you may be right and they can be wrong.

#STOPBULLYING #STOPBEINGBULLIED @Dostetdarumbullied-boy