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May 15, 2013
by callmefay
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Homemade Aloe Vera Leave In Conditioner

Lama ga ngeblog di sini XD

Berhubung lagi tergila-gila ama aloe vera alias lidah buaya, makanya aku pengen bikin homemade beauty / skin care products yang ada bahan aloe vera gel-nya dulu, mumpung ada. Kapan hari kan minta lidah buaya ke Ai Melyana yang tinggal di kompleks sini, dia nanem lidah buaya banyak banget di depan rumahnya.

So ok here we go… sayangnya tadi aku ga foto step by stepnya… soalnya kan baru percobaan pertama… Ntar laen kali kalo bikin lagi dah. Aku cuman bikin separuh dari resep ini:

Ingredients
– 1/2 cup Shea Butter
– 1/4 cup Homemade Aloe Vera Gel
– 1 Tbs coconut oil (ini aku ganti pake Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Steps
1. Kalo di barat mereka perlu melting shea butter + oilnya dulu pake double boiler coz kan di sana suhunya dingin jadi bentuk dua bahan itu masih solid. Kalo di sini berhubung negara tropis, jadinya ga perlu di-melting. Cuman kayaknya next time aku mau coba dimelting dikit pengen tau apa nyampurnya bisa lebih ok kalo suhunya agak hangat.
2. Campur semua bahan di mangkok, kocok either pake stick blender atau garpu. Aku siy pake garpu tadi secara ga punya blender hehehe… kayaknya ntar perlu beli stick blender secara bakal sering bikin-bikin yang homemade gini… Kocoknya sampe nyampur semua jadi satu.
3. Kalo udah nyampur, tinggal taruh deh di tempat leave in conditioner. Tekstur akhirnya creamy. Cuman aku coba pake di rambutku kan, kayaknya masih perlu ditambah liquid, mungkin harusnya ditambah lebih banyak aloe vera gelnya… ya ntar deh aku tambah lagi… ntar aku update kalo dah bisa nemu takaran yang pas buat jadi tekstur yang oke.

Leave in conditioner ini dipake setelah rambut kering and setelah disisir ga ada yang nyangkut. Setelah make disisir kayak biasa deh 🙂

So this is it, homemade aloe vera leave in conditioner ala Fay XD XD XD

PS: aku tambahin 2 tetep vanilla essential oil… OMG baunya kayak kue… harum creamy… menggoda buat dimakan XD

December 1, 2012
by callmefay
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My Current Internet Providers

I currently use 3 simcard brands as my internet providers. Ada Smartfren, Axis, Tri.

Kalo buat modem yang konek ke laptop, aku pake Smartfren, and gara-gara beberapa bulan lalu koneksi Smartfren sering ngadat, akhirnya atas rekomendasi temen aku beli modem baru dari Bhinneka.com and aku pake simcard Tri. Dari segi koneksi, kalo di daerahku seringnya Tri lebih stabil ketimbang Smartfren. Cuman karna Tri ga ada paket unlimitednya (all quota based), aku lebih sering pake modem Smartfren. Yah secara aku sering banget browsing macem-macem and buat kerja juga, kalo pake yang quota based bisa bocor di kantong XD soalnya pernah sebulan itu Smartfren koneksinya error, aku pake modem Tri, bocor abis 10 GB hehehe… makanya yang modem Tri sekarang cuman buat cadangan kalo koneksi Smartfren ngadat.

Kali yang Axis aku pake di  smartphone Samsung android. And I love it! Coz Axis punya android app sendiri. Jadi bisa liat pemakaian internet udah nyampe brapa, pulsa tinggal brapa, masa berlaku paket, dll… itu ga harus buka browser tapi bisa liat dari app-nya. Smartfren ga punya app ini, jadi kalo mau ngecek aku biasanya pake cara lama, either nelpon kode nomer atau sms.

Sayangnya iPhoneku udah bundle ama Smartfren and ga bisa diganti yang laen, coz kan iPhone itu jaringan cdma bukan GSM. Kenapa ya Smartfren ga bikin app sendiri? Kan lebih praktis kalo ada app-nya kayak Axis, jadi bisa cek segala macem langsung dari app…

Axis juga ga ada paket unlimitednya, semua quota based, sama kayak Tri. Tapi kalo buat smartphone mah sebulan kuota 2GB dah cukup. Aku pilih paket basic monthlynya Axis buat androidku, sebulan 50 rebu. Kalo yang di iPhone pilih paket Smartfren yang 2GB, sama 50 rebu juga. Tapi kalo buat internet memang ga ada yang ngalahin smartfren kalo dati segi kantong hehehe… udah the best deal buat paket unlimited…

Kalo dari segi koneksi siy memang lwbih kenceng yang kuota based, cuman duitnya yang ga kuat XD jadi yah enjoy ama yang paket unlimited aja walo ga secepet yang quota based.

Tune Hotel Kuta Bali

September 18, 2012
by callmefay
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Some Places to Visit in Bali

Only a week ago I went to Bali with my older female cousin and just got back home yesterday. We already booked the plane ticket (Citilink) and the hotel room (Tune Hotel) since October 2011 as they have low price promo. The plane ticket is a total of IDR 437.500 PP and the hotel book for 5 nights is IDR 170.000 (without additional package, just the basic single room they offer as I don’t need wifi and AC). This is a real steal!

So I will write the address of some places I have visited, but won’t write the popular places most websites already cover 🙂

Erlangga
Nusakambangan 162 Denpasar Bali
This is definitely my favorite Bali shop among others! They sell clothes, dresses, Bali arts and crafts, Bali snacks, Bali t-shirts, and jewelries. The price is the most affordable and the quality + variety of their goods is the best compared to other similar shops. Totally recommended!

Kampung Nusantara
Sunset Road, Kuta, Bali
0361-764696

This is a similar shop to Erlangga, selling Bali souvenirs and clothes. I also bought some clothes and snacks here.

Galuh Art Shop
Tegehe Batubulan Sukawati Gianyar Bali
0361-298304

Similar shop selling Bali crafts and souvenirs. I bought something here…

Sari Restaurant
Raya Penelokan, Kintamani, Bangli Bali

This is a quite expensive restaurant in Kintamani area. But if you’re looking for the view, this place has a beautiful view of mount Batur. So you can eat while watching the view in front of you. Preferably order buffet because the price is cheaper compared to order 1 meal + 1 drink, the buffet costs around IDR 85.000 while the cheapest meal there costs 60.000 not include drink…. I personally not too recommend it regarding the price lol… The food taste is quite good, but not too good :p

The second line images are from Warung Italia (Jalan Kunti around Seminyak area in Bali) where you can order Italian food including pizza and lasagna. Quite good 🙂 I still want to taste their lasagna as my friend already recommended it but I can’t take another round after eating their pizza lol…

If you want to go to Bali next year, you can take a peek on Air Asia and Tune Hotel promo. They have a low price for next year booking from July 2013 until September 2013.

June 11, 2012
by callmefay
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Gimana Kalo Batere Key BCA Habis?

Kemarin pas mau transaksi online bayar via Klik BCA, aku baru tau kalo Key BCA ku baterenya hampir habis, ada notification-nya. Setelah browsing-browsing, ternyata Key BCA baterenya ga bisa diganti sembarangan kayak ganti batere jam tangan… Soalnya itu kan salah satu security tool buat transaksi BCA. Jadi harus dibawa ke bank BCA terdekat. Nggak perlu ke bank BCA tempat buka tabungan atau tempat yang pertama kali ngasih key BCA. Jadi bisa di bank BCA mana aja.

Syarat-syaratnya harus bawa:
– Key BCA lama
– KTP
– Kartu ATM
– Buku tabungan BCA

Tinggal ngantri di CS, trus nanti dikasih Key BCA yang baru. Tapi Key BCA baru ini ga bisa langsung dipake. Harus nunggu seminggu dulu, baru bisa diaktivasi via Klik BCA. Caranya setelah login ke Klik BCA, buka menu Administrasi >> Aktivasi Key BCA.

Karna aku baru dapet Key BCA baru hari ini, brarti baru bisa aktivasi + make hari Senen depan hehehe… Semoga membantu 🙂

May 3, 2012
by callmefay
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Likes These Handmade Stuffs

Etsy.com emang dah terkenal as online store yang ngejual barang-barang handmade. Kreatif and unik-unik barangnya… bikin mupeng XD Jadi pengen belajar jait juga siy soalnya kalo dah tau dasar-dasarnya kan jadi bisa berkreasi sendiri, bikin tas sendiri, bikin dompet sendiri… kayaknya asik XD Ini beberapa item yang aku suka di Etsy (bisa diklik buat liat halaman aslinya di Etsy.com)

Yang “Lipstick Key Fob” itu enak juga tuh dijadiin gantungan kunci motor. Soalnya kantongannya kan bisa dibuat nyimpen duit parkir, ga usah bingung buka-buka dompet. Selama ini siy kalo duit parkir aku siapin di kantong luar tas, tapi kalo ada yang kayak gini kan enak, multifungsi, gantungan kunci + dompet hehehe… Kalo dah bisa jait kan kayaknya lumayan simple yah bikin kayak ginian… Cuman masih blom ada waktu XD And masih gatau beli kain bagus itu dimana…. yang unik-unik kayak ginian…

April 24, 2012
by callmefay
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Simplify Your Life

Just a few things I usually do to de-clutter and simplify my everyday life 🙂

Take a Walk in the Morning
Sometimes I get up early (about 4:20 am), stretching up a bit, eat some biscuits or drink milk, and take a walk around my house area until around 6:45 am. Actually it does need persistent intention to do this one lol… because at 4 am I honestly still want to lie down on my bed. But once I get out there and walking, there is some kind of refreshment, seeing the green trees and other people jogging too. The reasons why I’m doing this is foremostly for better health (and better body shape I suppose lol) and secondly for seeing the nature.

Get Disconnected
These last few months I rarely online on my Yahoo Messenger if there’s nothing in particular. I only get online if a friend wants to talk to me, or I want to contact someone. I also don’t get involved actively on Facebook anymore, just sometimes login and browse around. Updating status isn’t something I do often. Consciously or not, the activities that are done through chatting and browsing friend’s statuses eat up time which otherwise can be used for taking a break, communicate in a real manner, or focusing on finishing our important tasks.

Play Some Music
Some kinds of music can lift you up and sometimes affect your mood so you can work faster. When I get bored I often play some music while working at home 🙂 Sometimes also take a break and sing along lol…

Time Management
This is actually simple and easy. I’m in the process of training myself not to turn on my laptop before 8am or 8:30 lol. I like working with my laptop, but I need to get more balance. So what I usually do in the morning is wake up, make / get breakfast, reading a bit, washing the dishes, tidy up and take a bath. I still need more balance though, so I can turn off my laptop max on 7pm… Believe it or not, it’s a difficult thing to do for me lol… still striving to do it though… so I can have more free time to relax maybe to read one of my ebooks, get my eyes relaxed, watching TV for a while, call my parents, or talking with my housemate. I also plan to create another online business (semi passive) so I can reduce time working (sitting for hours!) in front of laptop and move more lol…

Financial Budgeting
In my previous post I have told you about this extremely useful website to help us managing our financial budget. I personally use the Expense Tracker to make budget and monitor my real expenses compared to the budget, so I can know which expenses that can be reduced and how much money I need to allocate on different posts. I know what my money is spent for, and I can see when I need to skimp (especially when the real expenses nearly hit the budget limit lol). Of course it’s crucial to write our expenses everyday, and for some people it needs more discipline to do it consistently. But it’s really worth your effort. By budgeting and managing your expenses, you can be more alerted in spending money, save more, and of course great for your own life in the long term as you get used to it.

Buy Favorite Snack or Drink or Items
Sometimes when I go to the supermarket to shop for monthly food and house supplies, I also buy some favorite items which actually a bit pricey, but can lighten up myself. For me, it’s chocolate milk by Ultra Jaya or Indomilk (this month I bought 4 – each 1 lt *my first time though… I think I’ve been just addicted to “susu cair” lol*), it’s chocolate ice cream by Walls or Campina (1 lt), cashew nuts, or snacks like potato chips, etc I don’t buy them all at once, just one kind of item a month, depends on what I really want at that particular time. Or, sometimes I buy a DVD, or blouse, or accesories, or eating out with my friends… Just to loosen up a bit and enjoy life :p

Doing Something Out of Routine
Yap this includes vacation lol. Honestly this September is the first time for me to take a vacation since I work from home (from the end of 2009). I will go to Bali with my older cousin for a week. If you have a very limited budget, then there’s no need to go to far places. It doesn’t matter if it’s a vacation or not. The key is doing something out of your routine. It can be making some crafts (I made my iRiver case from flanel, bookmarks, paper folder/binder from used magazine papers, a small desk organizer and a wallet also from used magazine papers – got the tutorials on Youtube), visit a place you never / rarely go to, explore a place (I sometimes walk through a book store or a department store and explore each aisle, not particularly want to buy something, just enjoy seeing and holding the items lol), or anything else you can think of.

Define “Enough”
If you work by yourself / not an employee who gets a fixed income every month, you know the temptation to get more, and more… and more… and more. But human basically will never feel enough. So for my own health, balanced life, and happiness, I define my “enough”. We have granted a life not to be spent forcing ourselves to get more money, but to enjoy it, to have a balanced perspective upon it. What is money for when you don’t have good relationships with your family, close friends, or people you love? What is money for when you spent time from morning to late at night to work, but at the end you have to spend the money you get by working hard to pay medicines and hospital bills? What is money for when you often grumbling, complaining, and not happy?

Have a Break Day (…or at least 12 hours break lol)
Usually on weekend I plan for a more leisure time. So when I get a lot of jobs I need to finish, I usually close off my service on Friday and re-open back on Monday. This is so I can be more relaxed, have time to do house chores like sweeping, mopping, washing clothes, etc, and also to do other stuffs other than working the similar tasks I’ve been doing from Monday to Friday. In the reality, I never had a day off as I still have to reply messages from my clients. (…and this is the reason why I want another business I can do that is semi passive, so I can have more free time and off from my beloved laptop lol)

Live in the Now
No one knows what is going to happen tomorrow, not to mention a few years ahead. We can do our best to prepare, but we can’t keep worrying about the future. God will give you strength whenever you need it, you just need to trust Him.

Well, that’s all I guess 🙂