Friday, February 17, 2012

A Simple Gal Journal: The Beauty Is In The Details

Today...

 I'm thankful for...
Everything! Today is one of those days which I'm grateful just to be alive. I wish I could feel like this everyday. Well, at least I'm trying...
Waking up this morning...
I've been listening to (yes, listening) to YouTube videos while taking my morning shower lately. I have this odd tendency to listen to videos while doing other things instead of really sitting down and watch. Therefore, I usually subscribe to channels which owner has delicious voice that I enjoy listening. It could be cute voice, sultry voice, or thin voice, whatever strikes my mood at that particular moment.
At work...
In the morning, I ran some errands for my boss. No scheduled meetings today, so I took care of some administrative tasks and organizing my filing afterwards. I'm quite happy with my small accomplishments, they give me a sense of progress.

I'm taking delights in...My charm bracelet with 3D charms...

This lovely dangling butterfly earring with intricate detailing...
The flower ruffles on this purple-ish magenta top...
What I had for lunch...
This delicious Indonesian style fried oxtail soup, with hot steaming rice, fried onions and lots of pepper.
Perfect tonic for a cold, gloomy day! It warms and energizes the body, and the rich broth smelled heavenly.
Some snaps taken at the charming little restaurant where we went to lunch...
Wicker tissue box...
The traditional congklak, a kind of children game that has been around since my grandmother's time or even before that. I used to have a lot of fun playing this game with my cousins. I don't know if little kids still play this game nowadays with all the video games and Angry Birds and stuff, but I hope they do. You can use either sea shells, beads or any other small trinkets to play. It's really a fun group game!
In the evening...
I went out to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, NinetyNine, at Grand Indonesia. The food is not particularly special, just good, but the place is so comfy and cozy and nice to hang out with your friends. I go here for brunch with my girl friends or dinner. The price is a little on the high side for such simple food, but it's the ambiance that you're paying for. And I'm the type of person who's willing to spend more in experiencing something different, than on stuffs. Isn't life all about experiencing instead of accumulating?
NinetyNine is by all means not a homey, family type restaurant though. More like a hip dining place. rather borgeouis-y, but not snobbish. And as much as this girl enjoys spending time at home, I need a bit of variety once in a while, so I'm really glad to spend an evening at this gorgeous establishment.







Overall, a nice, ordinary day of an ordinary girl lives an ordinary life.
The kind of sweet ordinaries that makes life extraordinary.
Magenta top: Express (USA). Black tank top underneath: unbranded. Black slacks: LOFT (USA). Bag: Elle. Shoes: Yongki Komaladi. Bangle: Le Marie. Charm bracelet: Warna. Butterfly earrings: Warna. Belt: unbranded. Trench coat: Papaya (USA).
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23 comments:

Girlie Blogger said...

those bracelets are fantastic. i think you always look nice in pink. you've got the skin tone for it.

Crystal Haines said...

cute outfit! :]

oomph. said...

your lunch looks delicious!

that game...is similar to mancala?? if so, we play that here. the kids love it!

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ChinaDoll said...

You look fab with your purple top! cute! Btw, here in Philippines we do have a version of your Traditional Congklak we call it Sungka. :)

Marian said...

I love your outfit! The butterfly earrings are really cute.

UnA said...

Lovely!

Yes peplum is my fav, cus it hides my low handle haha..

You looking as usual.. such a pretty earrings

See you soon

<3 Una

rubysongbird said...

Cute charm bracelet!

Fashionable Memories said...

I like your outfit once again. And I agree with Girlie Blogger that you always look prettier when you wear pink/purple.

Shabbychicdiva said...

So pretty! I love the butterfly earrings! Have a fabulous weekend. ♥Winona

Kelley Christiancy said...

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Erin said...

you look so great in these pictures girl! :) Love your fun jewelry :)

Aya said...

Great outfit, love the accessories! I am happy to be alive today as well!! XOXO

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Ginny said...

Love the bracelet and your outfit is too cute. Found you via the blog hop today and am now a new follower.

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Bravoe Runway said...

OK...where do you put all this food Leanne??? Both restaurants look like great places with delicious food, and your sandals are TOO cute :)

Flashes of Style said...

Loveee the outfit! <33

xoxo,

Bonnie

momto8 said...

you look wonderful!! and what a fun restaurant..lucky you for counting your blessings!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Catherine Au Jong said...

I love your bracelet!!!! :) Dining in Jakarta is soooooo luxurious!

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Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Your "ordinary" day looks wonderful! And so do you; I love your pink sweater and delicate jewelry. Thanks so much for linking up to Visible Monday too : >

Tamera Beardsley said...

So enjoyed seeing a day in your life in Indonesia...thank you for sharing.

Nicole Feliciano said...

Love the gold sandals. I'm ready for sandal season to begin here in NYC.

Inês de Castro said...

Cute look sweetie :)

Jeanine Byers Hoag said...

Great jewelry! And that pink really looks good on you!! I followed you here from Lindsey's WIWW.

Jeanine
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Jill said...

Love the cuff!

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