2017 So Far

19 Jan 2017

Dengue Fever's a bitch | Hola Darla
I started 2017 very late because earlier this year I contracted Dengue Fever and had to stay in bed for almost two weeks. We were in Pesawaran at my in-laws' place for the long holiday and I got ill just 2 days before our schedule to go back to Bandung. We had bought the bus tickets & there was no way we could reschedule it, so I had to bear the 24 hours bus ride home while also being super sick & having no appetite at all. It was a torture :(

But I'm all well now & I've started working again this week. The hoouse is no longer a mess & the cats are all happy because their litter boxes are cleaned regularly again (husband kept forgetting to clean it hahah)
Ungil the little kitten | Hola Darla
Speaking of cats... My dad adopted a little kitten two months ago. We call her Ungil (literally means Smol). She is the kitten of either Ojon or Omin (Jessi's stray brothers) & a female cat that lives in my parents' neighbourhood. She was abandoned by her mother since she was very little, so she still lacks basic cat skills like using the litterbox & grooming. Because of that, she has been staying with us so that she can interact with Jessi & Chop-Chop. Jessi hates her, obviously, but Chop-Chop took her like his own kitten. They play chase all night & Ungil has learnt how to groom herself from Chop-Chop.
Read more books in 2017 | Hola Darla
I don't make a formal list of resolutions for 2017, but I will try to read more books this year. I didn't read many books in 2016 & I honestly didn't feel like myself because of that. I used to finish at least one book a month, so for this year I promise myself that I'm gonna finish at least 12 books.
Wisata Hutan Kota Talang Indah Pajaresuk Pringsewu | Hola Darla
Happy 2017!

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Thank You, 2016. And Good Bye!

25 Dec 2016

Lunch at Magic Wok, Jalan Kesatriaan Bandung | Hola Darla
We all agree that 2016 has been very hard for most of us, but I'm not gonna lie; 2016 has plenty wonderful things too.

It's the year I met Chop-Chop. It's the year I went through my quarter life crisis. It's the year of good movies. It's the year that my blog grows in terms of sponsorship.

It's been a challenging year, but surely God knows what we are worth and how strong we are, and look at us now! We're alive. We're breathing. And that's the most important thing to be grateful for.

I've made several plans for 2017, but mostly I'll leave it up to fate. Wherever 2017 will take me, I'm ready to adjust my sail. If 2016 has taught me a thing, it's to not force anything.

Have a nice holiday & a happy new year!

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Review

19 Dec 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Hola Darla

Rogue One hasn't even been in the cinema for one week and yet I have seen it twice. TWICE! That's how obsessed I am. That's how awesome it is. That's how wonderful it is to be alive in this era; an era in which we get one Star Wars movie each year.

That's why no matter how I try, I don't think this post will be spoiler-free. I'M STILL TOO EXCITED!