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Before I start: No, it’s not my son in the pic, it’s my nephew It’s 11pm and I tried to type as fast as I could so I can post this before 2014 :)) I usually post my New Year’s Resolutions earlier, but this year I decide to read and gain insights, as much as [...]

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“I strongly suggest you to postpone your trip to Istanbul!” My heart sank. I got a warning message from my good friend in Istanbul, just a week before my scheduled trip to spend my birthday there. There’s a protest-gone-wrong in Taksim Square, and things didn’t look good. But of course, if you tell me I [...]

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When you travel, you experience, in a very practical way, the art of rebirth. -Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage I woke up this morning to the scent of Lotus flower and I thought I was still in Egypt. I bought Lotus perfume at Khan El-Khalili Market, from a persistent seller who start the conversation by showing [...]

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So, I assumed we all survived the Mayan Apocalypse :P Let’s continue living. It’s the time of the year to review my 2012 life. The highlight of 2012 was when I open my hijab fashion boutique SalsabeelaShop.com – learn a lot in the process about fashion business and having fun cultivating my creative fashion side. [...]

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The first thing I notice when I arrive in Heathrow was that they don’t have a free wifi access. My friend sending me information on how I’m going to get to my hotel via Whatsapp, and I can’t get the message. I don’t know how, but I got his last message, “Don’t pay for anything.” [...]

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I’m reading Nora Ephron’s Heartburn, a novel about her divorce back in 1980′s and I ended up browsing in the internet about her and her books. Then I stumble upon this website, it’s Huffington Post Divorce section. They have some interesting articles about after divorce life and I thought maybe I want to share my [...]

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I think most of us have experience this when we’re in coffee shop: we watch people. And our imagination grow. That’s exactly what’s in the mind of 22 writers of “The Coffee Shop Chronicles” when they start writing a collaboration book about situation in a coffee shop in one day from the point of view [...]

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Perempuan Inspiratif Nova 20122

It’s a great honor for me to receieve an Inspiring Woman Award 2012 (Editor’s Choice) from Tabloid Nova with 15 other inspiring women from all over Indonesia. For the awarding night, we were gathered for 2 days and following a lot of exciting events by Tabloid Nova and the sponsors. There’s business seminar, make-up tutorial, [...]

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