Sunday, November 15, 2015

10 Ten of Asia

Thank you Top Ten of Asia Magazine for including me as one of the ten most inspiring young business women of Indonesia for your October issue. You can read more here 

One of the interview questions was, what has inspired you?

A lot! 
I’m easily inspired by the movie I watch, the song I heard, the people I meet in my everyday life, my mom, my grandma, my husband, my kids, my team, the younger generation and the awesome women who have become my role models.  And even though I can say that I’m living my dreams, there are still more that I want to achieve and the fact that I’m not there yet, drives me.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Von Dutch Chronicle

I got this long sleeve Von Dutch t-shirt for Jib back in 2004. 11 years ago. A lot of Jibran clothes was unisex. So I kept it for Jehan where she got to wear it in 2010 (bottom picture). It's now worn by their cousin Azzura who is 4 years old :D. I won't be surprised if it's being handed down to her little brother Azzam. We'll see :)

Anyway, this shows that a good quality clothes will last a long time, no matter how many times it gets worn and washed as long as we give it a proper care. This way, we don't spend money as much and don't trash the planet even more. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A different kind of Monday

Today doesn't feel like the usual Monday I know. Monday that is always start with sharing session and back to back update meetings. It's because I didn't go to the office today :D. I had to go to Jib school in the afternoon which is already on the side of where I live, so in the name of efficiency I decided to work from home in the morning. I like working from home because I usually get more things done. There's no distraction at all when the kids are in school and I have more time to work because I don't have to go through traffic, get ready or even take a shower.            

So we had a three way conference today (students, parents, teachers) where the students let us know what they have learned in recent terms, what they need to improve, what their strengths and a step by step action plan on what they are going to get better. And then the parents have to write down what role we're going to play in helping the kids achieve their goals. At the end, both of us have to sign it, cause when you sign it it's gonna happen, right?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Prestige 40 under 40

When you get Prestige Indonesia October edition, turn to page 135 and look who's there :))

I remember when I was still in college whenever I browsed magazines, especially business magazines, my favorite section was the short profile about any accomplished public figures. I vowed to myself that one day I will be featured in magazines, acknowledging my accomplishment. In my mind at that time, being featured in magazine is a sign that I have made it. That I have done something worth noticing.

Ever since I started Female Daily in 2015, I get featured quite a lot, Alhamdulillah. In magazines, newspapers, tabloid, radio even TV.  I have to appreciate and thank my media friends who have played a big part in bringing Female Daily out there. Can't never thank them enough. I remember my first media feature was VOA that they air through a local radio. My first magazine feature was by Femina Magazine. I remember I was around 4 months pregnant at that time and still live in St. Louis. Oki took the picture of me wearing a green corduroy blazer :).

Friday, October 16, 2015

Anne Frank House - The Annex

One of the highlights from the trip to Amsterdam was visiting Anne Frank House. We visited on the last night before we left the next day. Arrived at 7PM, with no tickets in hand. And boy was it a wrong decision! If you are planning to visit the museum please please please, book your ticket in advance! The line itself can be two hours long. Museumnya kan kecil jadi memang nggak bisa akomodir banyak orang. Di antreannya itu udah ada tanda-tandanya, kalo berdiri di jarak sekian berarti antrenya kira-kira 1 jam lagi dan seterusnya.

Anyway, we arrived around 7pm which was still bright at that time. When we found out that the line was long, I checked the website right away to see if we can buy tickets online and cut the line. Turned out, udah sold out doong yang hari itu. Bahkan yang untuk besoknya juga udah sold out. So we had no choice but to wait in line. Harusnya jam 9 udah bisa masuk dan museumnya tutup jam 10. Tapi kan sayang yaa, last night in Amsterdam and we spent it waiting in line. Akhirnya diputuskan untuk pergi aja lahh, nggak jodoh kayanya...

Monday, August 31, 2015

My #EveryDELLlife

I just figured that hashtag recently, if not I would have used it for every post about this DELL Inspiron 11 series 3000 :o). Anyway, I've used this laptop for 3 months now. I have to admit, sometimes work gets in the way for me to explore this laptop more. So most of the time, it's just email, browsing, microsoft office, and that's about it! Because of that, I'm still figuring new things that this laptop has to offer, which is a good thing because I keep getting surprises.

At work, one of my main duties is product development. I love love love love product development some times I wish I can just focus on it 24/7 :D. In product development, I team up with Sharon. She didn't have product development background as she is a fresh graduate, but she is passionate and knowledgeable about beauty, so for her it's a natural thing to create a platform for beauty enthusiast. Plus, she has attention to detail, eager to learn and tech savvy. That's what it takes to be a great product development.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

What's Inside My Chanel GST

In case you're wondering, nope,  my bag is not this neat most of the time. It only happens when I changed bag, or after I clean up the mess on Sunday night.

Anyway, featured here is my Chanel GST that I got 4 years ago. For work bags, I’m always looking for something that fits my daily essential. I don’t want it to be oversized, just enough to fit my laptop to avoid bringing two bags to meetings. Other than the size, leather is a must! Non leather bags can look too casual sometimes, especially when it’s slouchy. Oh speaking of slouchyness, I like my work bag structured to lend a more professional look. It also has to be solid and neutral color so I don’t have to change bag when I wear prints.

So, what’s inside it?

  • My Dell Inspiron 11 series 3000 laptop. Thank God for this light and thin laptop I have no problem carrying it in my bag. It weighs in at 1.4 kg. Sometimes, my makeup bag is heavier than this laptop :D. Just like I can be picky with bag, I’m also very particular with my laptop. Specs and features are important but design is ultra important for me. The thinner and the lighter it is, the better! Second requirement is it has to look sleek and modern, techy but feminine. In this Dell laptop, I also like the fact that the body is actually plastic but it’s made to look and feel like aluminium. Plastic doesn’t scratch easily, which is of course a plus especially since I carry it in my bag without a laptop case sometimes. So design wise it’s perfect for me. 
  • Louis Vuitton Sarah Wallet. It has more receipt than it has cash..*sigh*
  • Michael Kors business card case
  • Eyeglasses case that I got from Scoop
  • Female Daily Makeup pouch. The makeup pouch and the inside deserves a separate post. 
If you like to see what others carry in their bag, you can see the What's Inside Her Bag column in Female Daily
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