Accidentally Bought TWO FRIDGES!!

I just read a blogpost from a fellow blogger, Mbak Millati Indah, about her experience shopping in Amazon, where she cancelled her transaction but she still received the stuff. The next day which is yesterday, a dramatic shopping experience also happened to me. But not in the same way.

Because no furnitures provided in my apartment, so I need to buy my own. And since I will only live in this house for six months, I only want to buy essential stuff that I really-really need. One of stuff, I need most is fridge, so I decided to buy fridge.

I used Amazon.co.jp for shopping, and so good because they offer free shipping and sometimes you can receive the items you buy on the next day. I bought curtain and light fixture on my first attempt to shop at Amazon.co.jp. And yesterday morning, I tried to buy a 46 L fridge.

Around 5 pm, I was walking home and I checked my e-mail. There was an notification e-mail that my fridge has been forwarded to courier service.

But... wait! Why did Amazon send me two e-mails? The first one was at 16.59 and the second one 17.10.

And the order number is different!

My Stuff for Japan

Moving this time, I'm using large suitcase. And I just realised that I don't have many clothes. I brought almost all of them along with all of my cosmetics, ranging from deodorant to new hand cream and soap that I haven't used.

When I packed all the essential stuff, my suitcase was only filled around one third. And I was thinking, what I should put more inside? I have 46 kg luggage allowance! Indonesian food? Nope, I rarely miss Indonesian food. I ended up bring two packs of Kusuka (my favorite snacks!) and Rice Chocolate Sprinkles a.k.a Meses Ceres, hahaha.

A friend asked me, "You don't bring batik?" So, I decided to bring a batik dress stolen from my mom's closet. And I remembered that I need to bring suits, so I took suits also... from my mom's closet. I also bring my N1 books that I never read.

I still have space to bring a human inside my luggage.


Finally, my suitcase not so empty la.

And most of them I can get rid of, like moisturiser which almost finished also other cosmetics, and a novel I can give someone after I finish. Don't know when finish though.

And still it was only 24 kg, half of the allowance.

Anyway, I want to know if I can blog again like before, lol. Now I have fast internet access and too much free time so I don't have any excuses. 

Starting a New Life in Kyoto

So I decided to blog about my life in Kyoto.
Yes, I just moved to Kyoto exactly a week ago.

Living in Japan had been one of my dreams since first time I lived 3 months in Japan four years ago. Back then I didn't really speak Japanese nor I could read Chinese characters (kanji). It was an amazing experience for me because it was my first time living in foreign country, and then I thought, well maybe it would be more fun if I can speak Japanese.

Now, I speak a little bit of Japanese and I have passed N2 level on Japanese Language Proficiency Test so I'm really excited to stay in Japan! But... my first day in Kyoto was not as smooth as I thought.

I arrived Kansai International Airport (KIX) on March 30th in the morning, and then took train to Kyoto. After arrived at Kyoto around 12:30, I visited the real estate agent where I need to sign a rent contract. Then the staff said, "Your contract starts on April 30th!" I showed my e-mail that I sent to my teacher that I am coming on March 30th but apparently my teacher sent information to the agent that I will come April 30th.

There was a misunderstanding. I started to think where should I stay that night if I could not enter the room.

This happened because I talked to my teacher in English while she sent e-mail to the agent in Japanese. Maybe she was so busy so she mixed up between 3 (March) and 4.

I'm Fine Without Instagram

I tried to minimise using Instagram since I saw on ‘Your Activity’ my usage of Instagram on last Wednesday was 2.5 hours. Did I spend time on Instagram this much? The average of last week was more than 1 hour but this is still way too much. So, I decided to avoid using Instagram as best as I can.

I may not post much but I like walking through celebrities and gossip accounts, and sometimes friends’ accounts. Especially, Syahrini and Reino Barack’s accounts, recently. I feel lucky my mental health is not influenced by friends’ posts but just why do I spend time on Instagram so long? Why don’t I allocate my time for other things?

Same goes for Facebook. I deleted Facebook Apps on my smartphone. But anyway, I rarely use Facebook. I turned off pop-up notifications of Facebook Messenger on my computer.

Now, I’m still using Instagram and Facebook but only a little bit. My average Instagram usage time decreased drastically and I don’t think my life has changed without looking at my friends’ posts.



But I don’t think my life getting healthier since I use the time to watch Japanese drama LOL

My Travel Style

I woke up and I opened my Blogger dashboard and... f*ck? Last blogpost I wrote was a month ago? So long time.

Actually, I feel I have never been busy in my life but I did travel for almost a week in Bali and another week in Japan after my last post. Currently, I am (not really) busy preparing my next hijra a.k.a migration.

I am happy to hear some of my friends moving to other countries, especially Australia. One of my closest Korean language classmate and Japanese language classmate just moved to Australia for their working holiday year. They came out from their comfort zone to find another comfort zone (?!) through uncomfortable zone (what I'm going to say). It was their first major migration in their life so they really prepared all the things in advance.

It's a good thing but something they have in common, they brought too much stuff to Australia. I heard they packed 30 kg stuff inside their suitcase.

It's up to them but just we have different kind of travel style.

Before I moved to Australia in December 2016, I booked a seat on a low cost carrier flight and didn't buy any baggage allowance. No, not that I am a minimalist and I am like most of people. We love to pack things they we're not going to wear or use. Like for example, we pack 10 clothes for our trip but end up wearing only five. Are you like that also? 

JLC Award 2019: JNE Appreciation Event for Loyal Customers ♥

It's been a long time (maybe three years), I didn't attend any bloggers event!
Luckily, I had a chance to attend JLC Award 2019 Press Conference and the awarding event itself and met some of my old (OLD! Pardon my English 😝) blogging friends.

Do you know JNE?


I myself use JNE services many times to send documents or packages for my family or friends living in other city. But I didn’t know JNE has a loyalty member program called JNE Loyalty Card (JLC) until I attended JLC Award 2019.

So basically, most of members of JLC are small-medium enterprises (SMEs) entrepreneurs who started their business from the scratch until they currently are having many customers. JNE has desire to support business development for their loyal SMEs entrepreneurs members. Therefore, JNE holds an annual event called JLC Award for showing its appreciation to the loyal members.

From left: Lastyo Lukito, Director External Affair and Sustainable Practices Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara, Vicky, an entreprenur, and Melan (I'm not sure the spelling!) from JNE.

Are you a JLC member?

This year, JLC Award 2019 has a theme: “Dream Big, Dream Bigger” so JNE hopes for JLC members able to develop their business bigger and bigger, not only in domestic market but also in international market. JLC Award 2019 held in Ballroom Hotel Pullman Central Park Jakarta on 14th of February 2019, and hosted by famous MC, Bayu Oktara and Melissa Karim.

On 21st of December 2018, JNE held JLC Lucky Draw 2018 and from the results 100 lucky JLC members were chosen and they would get many prizes such as tour packages to South Korea and Bali, motorcycles, electronic devices, and many shopping vouchers.

I met Mbak Melly and Mbak Melinda (nice to meet you!), Mas Salman Faris, Mbak Dewi Sulistyowati, Mbak Lidya Fitrian. I had not seen them for three years. They are still awesome as I met before. #gombal
There is also JLC Race 2018, where the members divided into two categories: Highest Transaction and Highest Number of Shipments. JLC Race 2018 started from 10 October to 31 December and they are 26 winners from regional and national level. There are eight JNE regional areas: Sumatera, DKI Jakarta, Bodetabekcil (Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi, & Cilegon), West Java, Central Java & DI Yogyakarta, JTBNN (East Java, NTT, & NTB), Kalimantan, and Sulampapua (Sulawesi, Ambon, & Papua).

And you know the prizes? will makes you drooling. Really.

The prizes are ranging from Toyota All New Rush, Royal Enfield motorbike, tour package to New Zealand, Dubai, and Turkey, Honda CBR, gold, iPhone XS, and many more! I’m so jealous with the winners!

Me and Joni, the mascot of JNE.

My makeup that day.
Don't ever believe me. Really.
The JLC Award 2019 awarding event.
In JLC Award 2019, JNE also held a signing ceremony with Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN). JNE supports conservation program held by YKAN, so start from this year JLC members can donate their points for YKAN to participate in nature conservation programs.

Not JLC member yet?
You can easily register on http://jlc.jne.co.id, and you will get benefit from every shipment you do with JNE. With the points you get, you will have chance to win the prizes or maybe can win in JLC Award next year?