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!

Things To Look Forward To For The Rest Of The Year

8 Dec 2016

Things to Look Forward to for the Rest of the Year | Hola Darla
Ha! See what I did there with the title? "... For The Rest Of The Year" as if 2016 still had months to go. Well, knock on wood because 2016 has been a wild ride and it feels like the worst, longest year ever, both to the whole world and to me personally. I'm both eager and afraid of what 2017 will become. Part of me wants to be optimistic that 2017 will be a fresh, new start--a chance to correct all the mistakes I made in 2016; the other part of me keeps saying that 2017 is just literally one day after 2016 and I'm sure one whole year of mistakes won't just change in one day.

However, December has a lot of good things to offer, apparently. There's still a chance that 2016 won't end badly. Perhaps it'll end with a blast? I don't know about you, but here are things that I look forward to for the rest of 2016.

Sing Movie Still | Hola Darla
Sing is an animated movie from the same production house from which Despicable Me and Minions came. It's a fable of a singing competition. I still haven't known more information about the storyline, but it has become on my list since the first time I saw the teaser trailer a few months ago.

Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)
Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name) by AssassinWarrior on Deviant Art
Have you heard about this Japanese animated movie? It has been released for quite some time now, but was just released yesterday in my country. It has been praised by critics and certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and it was also reported to have beaten Moana in the box office. The story is about two high school students who are strangers to each other but suddenly switch places. They have to find a way to adjust to the situation because the switch happens randomly.

Sense8 Christmas Special
Lito and Hernando from Sense8 Christmas Special | Hola Darla
After waiting for more than a year, Sense 8 will finally come back on Netflix this month with a Christmas special on December 23. Read more about Sense8 here.

Rogue One
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Hola Darla
We get a Star Wars movie every year. What a time to be alive, huh? Just like any other movies/series in this post, I hardly have a clue about Rogue One other than it's about rebellion towards the empire. Fantastic Beasts has opened up my eyes about how refreshing it is to watch a movie with little to zero knowledge about the story. Thus I've drawn myself from researching before seeing Rogue One. Hahaha!

Sherlock Series 4
Sherlock Series 4 | Hola Darla
I know, I know. Sherlock will technically come back on the New Year's Day, but like I said above, it's just one day after December 31 :p

How about you? Do you have anything to add to my list?

First image originally from here. Other images from 1/2/3/4/5.

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Kiat Cerdas Merawat Jaket Kulit*

6 Dec 2016

Kiat Cerdas Merawat Jaket Kulit | Hola Darla
Merawat jaket yang berbahan kulit memang susah-susah gampang. Nyucinya pun gak bisa sembarangan karna bisa menyebabkan terjadinya kerusakan pada jaket tersebut. Apalagi kalo kita adalah jenis orang yang memiliki keringat berlebih. Karna jaket kulit gak bisa dicuci, keringat kita bisa bikin jaket kulit tersebut jadi bau. Terus gimana dong? Nah ternyata ada beberapa kiat cerdas merawat jaket kulit yang perlu kita ketahui. Apa aja? Check after the jump ;)

Grand Launching Ethica Store Cimahi*

2 Dec 2016

Grand Launching Ethica Store Cimahi | Hola Darla
Sejak sekitar sebulan yang lalu, tiap lewat pertigaan Sangkuriang, Cimahi, aku selalu ngelirik ke bangunan ruko di sebelah kiri (kalo dari arah Padalarang menuju Bandung). Penasaran - mau dijadiin toko apa ya itu? Kok warnanya ungu-ungu manis gimanaaa gitu? Rasa penasaran itu akhirnya terbayar setelah aku dapet undangan ke acara Grand Launching Ethica Store Cimahi. Ternyata ruko ungu itu adalah Ethica Store :D