skii limited edition pack 2014

SK-II always full of festivities celebrating the moment at the end of the year with a variety of special offerings. SK-II celebrated with a special gift; Facial Treatment Essence limited edition with an exclusive design that reflects the features of each individual on the design of the bottle. This year becomes even more special with four different designs depicting beauty to represent "Give the gift of everlasting beauty".

Four exclusive design is created from collaborations with artists from Taiwan which is shining; Po-Chih Huang. Scars masterpiece debut collaboration reflects the philosophy of SK-II in helping women realize the beauty transformation through the benefits of Pitera ™.

Inspired by the beauty transformation Huang poured onto the bottle Facial Treatment Essence, SK-II participated in a large-scale fashion show featuring the beautiful works of renowned Indonesian designers in the Fashion Bazaar Festival. At this festival SK-II in collaboration with four famous designer: Mel Ahyar, Billy Tjong, Andreas Odang, and Hian Tjen to pour inspiration Po-Chih Huang masterpiece painted on the bottle Facial Treatment Essence limited edition designs on their clothing.

Cypress green
Rooted deeply in the power and immortality, green evergreen climbing design stylish throughout bottle Facial Treatment Essence SK-II Men limited edition. The pattern of overlapping leaves a complicated form the image of a wise and cool, making this package as the right gift for the man in your life. Mel Ahyar will pour his work is inspired by the bottle Facial Treatment Essence limited edition green Cypress.

Purple Hortensia
Elected to represent appreciation and gratitude symbolically. Charming hydrangea design stamped on the bottle Facial Treatment Essence. Shoots soft petals coupled with slight color variations mysterious add color to the design, making it the best gift for a friend who's attention, which always have you in mind.
Billy Tjong will pour his work is inspired by the bottle Facial Treatment Essence limited edition purple Hortensia this.

Yellow Freesia
warm yellow color of freesia that wrap the bottle Facial Treatment Essence limited edition with beautiful, soft scent of freesia and elegant appearance is perfect metaphor to describe the elegance of a woman. Andreas Odang will pour his work is inspired by the bottle Facial Treatment Essence limited edition yellow freesia.

Red tulips
For women who pursue perfection and live life to the fullest, in this design, Facial Treatment Essence refreshed with the blossoming tulip symbolizes the vitality and dynamism. Petals adorn the bottle with a dominant, energetic red scratches, very illustrate the spirit of a woman.
Hian Tjen will pour his work is inspired by the design of the bottle Facial Treatment Essence limited edition red Tulip.

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samalona island

Most probably one of the most picturesque scene that I have encountered. Samalona is a small island near Makassar that have not yet exploited, thus the clear ocean and sand is indeed a feast to the eyes.

The island can be reached in about 40 mins boat ride from Makassar, went to this small port near Fort Rotterdam, and find the boat men. There were 10 of us and we were charged for IDR 400k round trip. The port itself can be reached via taxi. It is a truly recommended place for those who need relaxation and peace. If you have more time, i suggest you to go to another empty island nearby, Kodingareng Keke.

Look at this pristine turquoise water that looks like desktop wallpaper! the sand is so white and soft, which we are hardly find in Jakarta or Bali. It's a perfect place for a one day getaway i suppose. There  are no store that sell properly cooked food (only little daily need shops), so it's best to bring your own food. We packed ours from the "Rumah Makan Nyoto" for a simple traditional food lunch. We rented the rattan bench to put our stuffs there for IDR 50/bench. Since it was a company outing, we just played games and quiz with our Makassar store staffs.

forever 21 top. pull and bear ombre shorts. new look sandals. h&m sunnies

I picked simple outfit with summer feeling. I bought this ombre shorts a long time ago, but this is the first time it appears on the blog hahah but i like how it matched the ocean gradation. I am also a light packer, i only bring a rucksack for all my essentials.

We did snorkel around the island and I'm really impressed. You can rent the snorkel set for IDR 50. I really am thinking to have my own snorkelling gear for next trip hahah. And don't forget your underwater camera if you have one! It is too good to be missed! The fishes were quite a lot but not really grouping, be careful of the sea urchin though. 

There are also cottage lodgings (guest house) that you can rent per night facing the ocean front. Or you can choose to have a home stay in the local citizens' house. Remember that it is a traditional house with indonesian mat, no air con, or 5 star services. There's no connected electricity in the island, generator runs after dark. The pictures above is a the traditional stage house owned by the people staying at the back side of the island.

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mini makassar photo diary

It was my first trip to the Celebes, a really short trip but i did have fun! It was a company trip to visit our store in Makassar as well as an outing for our store staffs there.

Sultan Hasanudin airport. Nice building and clean inside i must say, the pillar reminds me of the Johor bus station though.

We stayed at Aston hotel (#10 Sultan Hasanudin Road) The room is nice, clean, has fast checkin, and the interior furniture is well maintained with sufficient working desk. It has marble finishing for floor and bathroom walls, the room is 3/4 carpeted . I like the indoor pool with city view, they have sauna as well. Too bad, their buffet breakfast is very decent, i expected Makassar local food but there was none.

Trans Studio mall and our store front.

Makassar or Sulawesi is a heaven for seafood! I ate seafood literary every day hahah. So here's some places to get nice seafood.
1.  Lae Lae Seafood (8 Datu Museng road +62 0411 334326) opens till late
2. Rumah makan Bahari (37 Yosef Latumahina road) has zircon inside, closes at 10pm.
3. Seafood Apong (95 Pangeran Diponegoro road)

I've been craving for this dessert and i would be so sad if i didn't had a chance to try "es pisang ijo" in its hometown. We headed to Rumah Makan Bravo (154 Andalas road) late at night to try the pisang ijo and "jalangkote" as we were too full from our seafood dinner. The place itself is a legendary place for traditional makassar food since 1986.

Other place i tried for lunch is Rumah Makan Nyoto (146 Somba Opu Road) for spicy balado, noodle, and rendang. If you're looking for Coto, my local friends recommended Coto nusantara (#35 Sam Ratulangi road) or Coto Ranggong (#13 Ranggong road)

Spend a day at Samalona Island. See my next post for details !

For souvenirs, we headed to Toko Souvenir Toraja at #1 WR Supratman. Bought the super nice Toraja Kalosi coffee, peanuts, some biscuits back home. Makassar is also famous for its minyak tawon (wasps oil) and minyak kayu putih (cajuputi oil)

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mama san restaurant bali

Simply good cuisine and great ambience, Mama San steals our heart with its delightful Asian selection and refreshing drinks on a hot monday. We were thinking of trying dishes to share and there we go, heading to Kerobokan, Kuta. None of us tried this restaurant before, but we were surprised of what Mama San serves.

We stepped into Colonial Britain in Sanghai's 1920s with its marble top table and leather seat. Gaze up to Mama san in her glory, staring at the patrons while they enjoy the Asian cuisine.

From all the day we were in bali, we always had pork for lunch. Yes high on pork ribs, pork knuckle, and fat but we were having this yolo moment as we thought, it's holiday so just enjoy! Our pork knuckle came and we did not thought it was that good! at the moment i'm typing this, i'm still thinking of its juicy tender portion and crisp pork skin on the outer. 

 We had that accompanied by other Thai classics such as fishcake (above) Green curry and Tom Yam Gong (below). The tom yam was good, there is range of sour, sweet, and spiciness that is just perfect. I recommended Mama San's as it is very hard to find delectable Thai dishes in Bali. As for the Green curry, for restaurant in Indonesia it was ok but not enough spices to my opinion. Sorry, but no places beats the green curry behind a small restaurant behind my college in Singapore.

As for the drinks, we had no complaints of its refreshing glasses of juices, honey lime tea, cocktails, passion fruits drinks, etc. It was a surely sizzling day in Kuta, and we were glad that Mama San has two storeys fully air conditioned room.

Mama San
135 Kerobokan Raya, Kuta Bali
+62 361 730436

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