A Day in Queenstown

Queenstown is the city located at the south edge of New Zealand South Island. I visited this city at early summer, early December. It was 19 deg C and it felt like 12 deg C. Well in general, if you visited New Zealand, the feels would be much colder than the one mentioned by accuweather due to the heavy wind.

I flew from Auckland to Queenstown, and the scenery from the window plane is amazing. So if you flying to Queenstown make sure that you don’t sleep at the last 20 mins of the flight. Even the pilot will let you tell you to look out to the window. I don’t know what is the scenery in the left side of the plane, but I sit on the right side. The runway of the airport is surrounded by hills and this airport is small but clean and very tidy.

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Where to stay at New Zealand

Accomodation is one of the important part of travelling. It is not only the place you will spend you sleeping time, but it will affect your mood.

The hostel chain which is famous in New zealand is YHA (Young Hostel Association). This chain hostel is very decent and located in vary various area in southern and nother island. Even they have accomodation at mount cook. During my trup last december, I stayed at their accomodation in 4 cities: Auckland, Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, and Christchurch. They do not only have the bunk bed and share room. But they also have several room with double bed and options sharing bedroom or not. They provide rhe towel and also the heater om each room. This is important since you know, summer in new zealand is around 18-19 in noon in auckland. But in lake tekapo or queenstown during summer it can reach 9 deg cel at night. Continue reading “Where to stay at New Zealand”

Sunny day at Hobbiton Movie Set

Hobbiton is one of the surreal place i have visited at New Zealand. The famous site was built based on peter jackson movie, Lord of the ring and of course The Hobbit.

This site previously built as temporary set for the movies. Then after the movies is booming, peter jackson and his team rent this humongous space from local named, Alexander. Can you believe how much money he/she receive from peter jackson? πŸ˜€

Anyway, this hobbiton is on the north island of NZ. And we didn’t drive. Simply because we are lazy to drive and would like to enjoy the view. So we took the buss everywhere. Continue reading “Sunny day at Hobbiton Movie Set”

Being in the Coldplay Concert

I drafted this post on th NZ, and then the internet connection sucks and i can upload it until now.
Here we go, I finally write in down about it. I wrote the draft of this blog in YHA Lake Tekapo New Zealand with this view in front of me. (and a hot guy beside me hand writting something) πŸ™‚

First, not a lot of people know I like coldplay. Some of my friend told me that their song is too depresed. But for me, their song is like a poet serenades by Chris Martin with a lot of great and catchy melody. I am not the one who really like poet so much but their lyrics is so sentimental and beautiful.

I started wanting to watch their concert after watching their 2012 concert. It was a brilliant show. Packed in super brilliant theme and the concept is very artisty as well. So when kartu pos made a package in Australia and New Zealand, I posted on the path that I really want to go to one of them. And the date is the first week of December. Perfect timing. And voila, Ursula comment on my path and here I am.

New Zealand is another story. I wanted to visit this place since 2010. And then the saving is gone, but the wanting is still there. I want to visit this country not because I like hobbit or lord of the ring. I slept on Lord of The Ring by the way. And I started to hate game of thrones. I want to see this country because of their nature. Everybody posting a very picture perfect photos of New Zealand. Then coldplay planed to have a gig in New Zealand. Oh God must be saving the best scenario for me.

To cut the stories short, how did the concert happened. It was mind blowing. I already google some of their 2016 show. I know what song they will play but still, this concert made me laugh, cry, laugh, and cry again. In this show, suddenlly I love their MAGIC song. The song that i felt so flat this whole time. This band really made their song come alive on their concert. I don`t know how they did it, but they did it.

This concert so far is the best ever (comparing to some other I ever watched). The one below this concert is Alicia Keys. πŸ™‚ Somehow, they made the lyrics come alive with their on stage performance and their presence.And the beauty of watching the band doing tye concert is they much better doing live than on the record. In non traditional way, they played orchestra music 2 mins before they come up to the stage. I am quite surprised with this one.

Then the screen turns into the logo of their new album Head Full of Dream. And suddenly, our bracellet lighten up into red colors. The whole stadium is turning red. Amazing view. They rolled from one song to another. They threw confeties, lots of balloon and they also played a fans request. 

This is the first concert I watched it with so much emotions instead of screaming out loud. It might be their song is not suit to teenagers. And you know, the audience age range is from the early 60s until mid 20s. This concert is quite different than other. They take a look on a very detail level. Including on what shape is the confetti, what color of the wristband lights, how the blipping on the beat.

Talking about the lighting wristband, they use this kind of wristband since 2012. And this is the way they communicate wit the audience. How all the wristband turns into yellow during the song yellow, and turns into burst technicolor during a sing charlie brown. One of the newspaper in NZ also mentioned how colorfull this concert. From the colorfull confetti, to the laser show, to the colorfull balloon, and of course the wrist band.

So if you have a chance, see them. The are AWESOME.

Antipodes Hosana Serum

Hi there, I know it has been a while since my last post. A lot of new things has been bought. One of my recent purchased is Antipodes Hosana Serum. 

If you re not familiar with Antipodes, this brand is an organic brand from New Zealand. Compare to other organic brand, this brand is quite pricey. I bought this serum from benscrub.I am so curious that`s why I purchased the trial instead of full size. 

Looking on their website, they claim that the serum is scientifically shown to stimulate synthesis of collagen production by 72%. When I opened the bottle, I did not expect that the colour will be…..yellowish milky to brownie. I thought it will be no smell at all. But I was wrong. There is a smell that very similar to the Indonesian Jamu, and ver much similar with Kunyit to be exact.For me, I am ok with the smell. 

But it might be not ok for several person. In terms of texture, the texture is light and runny. In my skin (combination skin), this serum can be absorbed fast by my skin. I need 4 drops to cover my face. First impression: I thought this serum is help to add mousturizer in your skin. My skin felt more dewy comparing to not using this serum. But looking on the price, I don`t think this serum have much value for money.

Stay in love girls

Cheers

Night skincare routine

I started this night routine last year. Starting is the hardest. Put 7 products before sleep? Yes, you can feel the benefit of it. You will not regret you take a serious research in skin care. Please do a research beacuse every skin is different. Mine will be different with yours. So love yourself with loving your skin.

πŸ”΄I started the double cleansing with hada labo cleansing oil. This cleansing oil will emulsified when you mix it with water. It will not make your face dry.

❀ Then Hada labo mild peeling face wash. This face wssh contained AHA and BHA. It won’t make your face dry. The price is reasonalble as well. It is around 40 k idr for the large size. You can buy it on the drug store or on big supermarket.

πŸ’™ 1st toner is exfoliating /acid toner. So basically why we need acid tonner? After doible cleansing, the acid mantel above your skin will be thin or maybe gone. This acid tonner will give the acid layer back. If your acid layer gone, and your skin is dry until it feels so tight, the surface of your skin might be crack and in this crack the bactery can enter your skin. It became the pimple. For those of you who hs senitif skin, you can dilute the acid tonner before apply it on your skin. These hada labo mild peeling lotion unfortunatelly can not be bought in Indonesia. It is made in Malaysia. You can buy in the @belanja.etc 😁

πŸ’š Next is moisturizer tonner. I use hada labo ultimate mpisturizing lotion. This lotion can be bought at big supermartket in Indonesia. One important thing, it is a must to apply the toner using cotton pads. If not, your skin get more dryer than using the pads.

πŸ’– Nexrt layer is Nuxe eye cream for anti fatigue

πŸ’— Then I continue with Glycolic fix serum from nip fab. I randomly bought this serum in ebay with free ongkir with very cheap price. Under 100 k idr. πŸ˜ƒ You can not find this serum in Indonesia as well.

πŸ’š Last one and the most important one are face oil. My holy grailskin care, tarte maracuja oil. This oil is high vitamin C. Why i put this as my holy grail? I feel my skin gets better after using this face oil. The color is even, less pimple, and more moist. Well i am still curious with Luna from Sunday Riley tho. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

If you ask me, as the beginner what step that you can easily do, then I suggest a double cleansing, change the wipes into tissue paper, and invest on the good moiturizer. You will see the diferences in your skin within 3 months. You will have less pimple skin. One more thing, it is important to know what is your skin type so you can choose whether you need moisturizer gel or cream.

Love πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™