Monthly archives "January 2013"

Menya Musashi

We moved from Ritz Carlton Hotel to Fairmont Hotel. That’s why the last day just before we’re off to the airport we still have time to try Menya Musashi ramen which located in the same building as our hotel. Even we’re in the hurry we still enjoy the ramen. We’re noodle lovers indeed :)

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Menya Musashi is at #01-16 Raffles City Shopping Centre.

Ramen Kaisuke Tori King

Ramen Kaisuke Tori King is yummy yummy yummy…….
Our best friend, James took us there in Tanjong Pagar when we were in Singapore. My husband had a bad flu, so he wanted noodle soup instead of fried or grilled food.
What’ s awesome about this place we can choose the taste of soup either light, normal or strong and the texture of the noodle we want it hard, normal, or soft. And also during your order, we can write the ingredients like spring onion, deep fried onion, black fungus we don’t want to be added into our bowl of ramen.

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We get free flow bean sprouts, ice water, sesame.

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The first ramen picture below is the regular one.

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Ramen Keisuke Tori King serves free flow hard boiled egg. It comes in both normal and low cholesterol types. Cool, right?

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Green Spicy Tori King Ramen Special ( wasabi)

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Black Spicy Tori King Ramen Special

Ramen Kaisuke Tori King
Amara Hotel Shopping Mall
100AM
100 Tras Street
#03-15
Singapore 088539
Tel: +65 66046861

Me in Beige

First wedding party in 2013. I’m wearing beige chiffon long dress with details of gold embroidery lace and beige fur on the chest.

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I’m happy meeting my good friends that I don’t see for a while due to our busy routines.

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The party is at the Garden Hotel, Surabaya. The ballroom has a new face, they had some renovations.

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Sale Sale Sale

December sale always makes me excited. I like fashion but I’m not a big spender so buying things on sale is very satisfying. Haaahahha.
All the things in this blog I got them on sale:)

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Necklace: Promod (Singapore), short: Gap (Singapore)

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Boucle jacket: Mango (Surabaya), camisole: Mango (Singapore), necklace: Promod

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Necklace & short: Promod, camisole: Mango, blazer: H&M

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Green ring: SML (Surabaya), dark grey ring: H&M (Singapore)

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Rings: SML (Surabaya)

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2 gold rings: Mango (Singapore)

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2 pictures above: SML (Surabaya)

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Orange ring: SML (Surabaya), dark red ring: H&M (Singapore)

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Studded black top and black sequin top: Mango (Singapore)

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Gold metallic camisole: Promod (Singapore)

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Cotton top with lace trimming: Promod

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Kate chain boucle jacket: Mango

Christmas trees 2012

Every year during Christmas, I always take pictures of every Christmas trees. But this time, I didn’t go to many places so I only took pictures of them in Surabaya and Singapore.
I like Singapore during Christmas, it’s so alive. The songs, the decorations and there were even drum-band performance in front of Takashimaya. Beautiful……

There’s a special message about Christmas to be continued after these pictures below.
Ada pesan spesial tentang Natal di bawah foto-foto ini berlanjut.

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Ritz Carlton , Singapore

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Sheraton Tower @ Scott Road, Singapore

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Christmas tree cookies @ Mandarin Hotel, Orchard Road, Singapore.

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Along Orchard Road around 313 mall.

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@ the Paragon.

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Raffles City

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Fairmont Hotel @ Raffles City

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Christmas trees fair @ Paragon, Singapore.

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Angry bird Christmas tree @Singapore Changi Airport.

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Grand City, Surabaya.
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Shangrilla Hotel, Surabaya.

My beloved friends Bryant and Jane took us to Sunday service at Victory International Church at York Hotel, they were celebrating Christmas at that day. Lucky us :) They were having pot-luck for Christmas lunch party. I really enjoyed being in that church. I got to meet many different people from different cultures reminding me of my college time in Boston when I had lot of multi-cultural friends.
Teman saya Bryant dan Jane yang saya kasihi mengajak kami ke ibadah hari Minggu di gereja Victory International yang di hotel York, mereka merayakan natal pada hari itu. Beruntungnya kami:) Mereka mengadakan pesta pot-luck makan siang. Saya bertemu dengan orang-orang dari berbagai macam budaya yang mengingatkan saya akan masa-masa kuliah dulu di Boston ketika saya punya banyak teman dari berbagai negara.

And there was two words caught my mind from that church. The pastor asked,” What is Christmas?” Then, Bryant’s lovely daughter Anya answered, ” Clean heart!” Wow, that’s deep for a little girl. And I began to think and meditate about these words. Then I checked my heart if I’m sincere enough and always do every thing for Jesus with full heart. I realized there were times I was subconsciously did things not with pure motivation in the other word not with clean heart. Ouuuch……
Ada dua kata yang saya tangkap dari gereja itu. Gembala gereja tersebut bertanya,” Apa itu natal?” Kemudian anak perempuan Bryant yang bernama Anya menjawab,” Hati yang bersih.” Wow, itu dalam sekali untuk seorang anak yang kecil. Dan saya mulai berpikir dan merenungkan kata-kata tersebut. Kemudian saya periksahati saya apakah saya selalu tulus dan melakukan semuanya untuk Yesus dengan sepenuh hati. Saya menyadari kadang-kadang secara tidak sadar saya melakukannya tidak dengan motivasi yag murni dengan kata lain tidak dengan hati yang bersih. Aduuh…..

And I remember this scripture say how Jesus had to save us by becoming a regular man and died for us just to save us. What an unconditional love. So from now on I will always try to do things with pure love and clean heart because he loved me first unconditionally.
Dan saya teringat ayat yag berkata Yesus menyelamatkan kita dengan menjadi manusia biasa dan mati untuk kita hanya supaya kita selamat. Itu adalah kasih tanpa syarat. Jadi mulai sekarang saya akan selalu mencoba melakukan segala sesuatu dengan kasih yang murni dan dengan hati yang bersih karena Dia sudah mengasihi saya terlebih dahulu.

John 3: 16-17 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
Yoh 3: 16-17 Karena begitu besar kasih Allah akan dunia ini, sehingga Ia telah mengaruniakan Anak-Nya yang tunggal, supaya setiap orang yang percaya kepada-Nya tidak binasa, melainkan beroleh hidup yang kekal. Sebab Allah mengutus Anak-Nya ke dalam dunia bukan untuk menghakimi dunia, melainkan untuk menyelamatkannya oleh Dia.

Mengapa Yesus Mau Menjadi Manusia?
Why was Jesus willing to become a man?

Ada seorang pria tidak mempercayai Natal. Dia adalah pria yg baik hati dan setia kepada keluarganya.
There was this man who did not believe ini Christmas. He was a good man and faithful to his family.

Dia sering berkata pada istrinya:”Saya tidak mengerti mengapa Tuhan mau menjadi manusia. Itu adalah hal yg tdk masuk akal bagi saya”.
He often told his wife,” I don’t understand why God’s willing to become man. It doesn’t make sense to me.”

Pada malam Natal, istri & anak-anaknya pergi menghadiri kebaktian di gereja. Pria itu menolak untuk menemani mereka.
During Christmas night, his wife and his children went to church. This man refused to go with them.

Tak lama setelah keluarganya berangkat, salju mulai turun.
Not for long after his family left, it started snowing.

Beberapa menit kemudian, ia dikejutkan oleh suara dari jendela. Ketika ia pergi mengeceknya, ia menemukan sekumpulan burung terbaring tak berdaya di salju yg dingin.
After a few minutes he was startled by a noise from the window. When he checked, he he found a group of birds laying powerless on the snow.

Mereka terjebak dlm badai salju dan menabrak kaca jendela ketika hendak mencari tempat berteduh.
They were trapped in a snow storm and bumped to the window when they were trying to find a place for shelter.

Saya tdk dpt membiarkan makhluk kecil itu kedinginan di luar sana, pikir pria itu. Tapi bagaimana saya bisa menolong mereka?
The man thought that he could not let the little creatures freezed.

Kemudian ia teringat kandang tempat kuda poni anaknya. Kandang itu pasti dpt memberikan tempat berlindung yg hangat.

Then, he remember his son’s pony stable. That place might be able to give them a warm shelter.

Dgn segera pria itu mengambil jaketnya dan pergi ke kandang kuda tersebut. Ia membuka pintunya lebar-lebar dan menyalakan lampunya.
He soon took his jacket and went to the stable. He opened the door very wide and turned the lights on.

Tapi burung-burung itu tdk masuk ke dalam. Makanan pasti dpt menuntun mereka masuk, pikirnya.
But, the birds did not go inside. So he thought he could use food to attract them going inside.

Jadi ia berlari kembali ke rumahnya utk mengambil remah roti dan menebarkannya kesalju utk membuat jejak ke arah kandang.
He ran back into his house and took some bread crumps and spread them on the snow to make a path towards the stable.

Tapi ia sungguh terkejut. Burung-burung itu tdk menghiraukan remah roti tadi dan terus mlompat kedinginan di atas salju.
But, he was surprised that the birds ignored him and kept jumping feeling cold on the snow.

Pria itu mencoba menggiring mereka seperti anjing menggiring domba, tp justru burung-burung itu berpencaran kesana- kemari, malah menjauhi kandang yg hangat itu.
He tried to shepherd them like a dog herding a bunch of sheeps, but they scattered all around instead.

“Mereka menganggap saya sebagai makhluk yang aneh dan menakutkan,” kata pria itu dlm hatinya, “dan saya tdk dpt memikirkan cara lain untuk memberitahu bahwa mereka dpt mempercayai saya.
He thought,”They must have thought I’m a weird scary creature and I don’t know any other ways to tell them to trust me.”

Kalau saja saya dapat menjadi seekor burung selama beberapa menit, mungkin saya dpt membawa mereka pada tempat yg aman.”
“Only if I can be a bird for a few minutes, maybe I can lead them to a safer place.”

Pada saat itu juga, lonceng gereja bunyi dan pria itu berdiri tertegun selama beberapa waktu, mendengarkan bunyi lonceng itu.
At that very moment, he heard the sound of the angelus and he was stunned for a moment.

Kemudian dia terjatuh pada lututnya dan berkata sambil terisak, “Sekarang saya mengerti mengapa Engkau mau menjadi manusia.”
Then he fell on his knees and said,” Now I know why you want to become a man.”

Me in plaid

I forgot that I was supposed to post this first before “D’ Sumatra” So this is my last post with long hair for real. Hahahaha.
My dear friend Vonny one more time did a great event but this time was for couples, not only for women like the one in “Brain Beauty Behavior”

The speaker, Ps. Jeffrey Rachmat from Jakarta talked about how important it is to make a get-away routines with our spouse. We have to separate between family holiday and our dating times as couples. That’s so true considering we’re often absorbed by our hectic schedules with our business or our kids. Even worse, I found some of them let their kids sleeping in the same room with the parents which obviously influence the romanticism between husband and wife.
So, let’s keep our romance with our spouse to keep it in harmony. It’s always better to give than to receive. That’s my personal motto in any kind of relationship. If we practice that, I’ m sure we’re gonna better person, more humble, more lovable and happier in our relationship. God bless you all.

One more thing, you can ask me anything if you have questions, I’ll be happy to share my experiences in relationship and trying my best to help and pray for you. My email is: nancychiangnw@gmail.com

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Warren and me were wearing our own collections. Vonny was wearing her Biyan white chiffon dress. She looks so radiant, doesn’t she?

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I was wearing my very very comfortable high-heeled booties from ASOS.

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