Forget Halloween this year; I got a better party ahead of me - Airasia Horrorville Annual Party!

As tradition, Airasia throws an annual party for the employees at the end of each year. This year with no exception, we had one outdoor at the Sepang F1 Circuit Helipad area as our venue.

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I can't even describe how cool the party was. Starting from the venue, the theme - horrorville, and how everyone who dressed up scarily. Also, I couldn't even comprehend that the guest performer was 50 cent!! I know I know, he totally followed me to Malaysia from the States.

Second performer was Shapeshifter which played out a line of jungle house electronic music - RAD!

This was by far the best company's party I ever attended! Hands down!


Sari Soepono

Sydney Photo Diary

Oh Sydney.. how beautiful you are to me. The convenience and simple life, both are purely happiness to my heart. The sparkling water and pink sunsets by the harbour never failed to amaze me every time I laid eyes on you. Yes, you.


BFF got hitched!

If you have already followed me on Instagram, you would see few pictures from last weekend where I had attended my best friend's bachelorette party. We had the party at Corks and Screw where we all girls (except the brides) were dressed in black. As a tradition in Indonesia (I kinda just learned this) during a bachelorette party, the bride-to-be is supposed to be dressed in a costume with ugly make-ups. Which led to a public place to be embarrassed in font of a lot of people. But that night, we were kind and we only gone as far as having them as prisoners. The idea came because both brides are lawyers in real life. Get it? Get it? HAHA!
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Real Eyes Realize Real Lies


I came to a realization that sometimes you have to let things work out on its own. More often than not, the universe come to work in your favour but only if you let them to. Let go of the uncontrollable and let things happen organically as it should.

In the past months or so, I had encountered many incidents that is not within my controllable. Things that I can't change and for that I had to let go. The moment I let go, things suddenly falls into place for the better. When this is the case, I ponder deeply if this is what we call destiny. Do you believe in destiny? Because I do. I believe there is no such thing as a co-incidence. Everything that is happening is a set of domino if not ripple effect of other incidents. But you see, destiny always find its way to come back to you.

Xoxo, Sari Soepono

Photo Credit: Instagram

Basic Foundation Make-up Routine


Out of the whole entire make-up routine, I think the base for the face is utmost important. The right texture, consistency and color of your makeup base makes a huge difference to ones look; sort of like a benchmark for everything else that comes after that. These products are my savior for my everyday morning makeup, using them interchangeably to one another depending on my mood. Dotting the MAC Tinted Moisturizer (Medium Dark) and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder (Medium Dark) when I want to go light, or my go-to Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H (410 Bisque W) with Laura Mercier Powder Foundation (#5) for those days I wanted extra coverage. Completely fail-proof and everything should take effortlessly no more than 5 minutes, because you see, I need those extra precious 10 minutes or so to snooze in the mornings. Just saying.

Xoxo, Sari Soepono


Today holds a very monumental moment for me when I took that SQ25 flight from JFK-CGK on this very day last year. I still remember vividly that I woke up that last morning on a borrowed sleeping bag on top of the squeaking wooden floor in my room. Gathering the last pieces I had into my luggage (read: 7 luggage) and getting ready to be picked up in few hours. Felt so surreal but I was excited that the day is finally here.

Pushing away all the doubts I had in my head we drove off to JFK taking the beloved NJ-Turnpike. Driving through Manhattan, I felt this spasm on my body admitting to myself that I was saying goodbye to all this.

We arrived in JFK and it took no time to check-in all of my excess baggage at the check-in counter. We then headed to the terminal area where I had my last McDonald meal (Chicken McNuggets of course) before entering the boarding hall. Everything else after that was a blur.

This has been the hardest decision that I've made in my life thus far. I didn't know what was in store for me. I had zero expectations nor any certainty on what I will do once I'm back. All I know is that, it's time to move on to something else, and that something else at that very time was going back to motherland. Someone close once said that "Sometimes the only way to move forward is to go back". Very contradictory but somehow it made sense.

Hello - goodbye comes hand in hand in which I had learned that people do come and go. Sometimes it's due to unfortunate situations, sometimes we got busy and sometimes... you just move on with your life. Clearly, I cherish and appreciate those people stayed and who never left.

I spent the first 3 weeks reorganizing my (old) new bedroom that I never occupy since my house was built. Putting in my things into the wardrobe, familiarizing myself with everything in the house, reconnecting with old friends, etc etc. But it all got overwhelming very quickly. From the jet lag the culture shock, the depression, the big lifestyle change, it all hit me at once altogether. It was dark.

Going through so much, I decided to take a 2-week vacation break to Europe with my cousin. It was a great escape from everything that went on at the time. A much needed break and fun at the same time. (you can see few posts on this blog on my Euro Trip last year)

Coming back, I feel more refreshed, a little bit more focused than before. I started to track down my old friends back, making efforts to see them in my free time (like everyday free time). I also enrolled to a Pilates class that I go to 2-3 times a week. Taking care of my Dad at home with all the regular house chores - prepping meals, doing weekly groceries, and making sure he cuts down his instant noodle intake (seriously). For all I know I was the manager of the house hold. Way to utilize my management skills, right?

Two months passed, and as humans, we always wanted more. I wasn't satisfied with how I spent my time and felt like I was losing my edge. I'm not as sharp as I used to and that's not a good feeling.

So I started to actively looking for a job. I wanted something different, something fresh; I basically was craving to learn something new. Long story short, I finally took on a job offer from a company that its industry had never crossed my mind to enter, ever. I was intrigued for something new to learn. Fast forward 8 months I'm still here and is still learning. With all its perks, I am blessed to have easy access to travel, great team mates, meeting new people from across countries, and making new friends from different backgrounds.

I'm very grateful with where I am today but as humans (again) we always want something more. In fact, often times we want something we can't have. I guess we just have to wait for another milestone to be made and shared. Just wait for it.

In the meantime, I hope all of you have a blessed Sunday.

xoxo, Sari Soepono

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Sunset at Jimbaran

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Last post on my Bali trip is not far off from the waterline. We need to see the sunset by the ocean one way or the other. What is a better way to do this with a feast of grilled fresh seafood? You'll be the judge. We end our trip here and overall we had a fabulous 2 days. Balancing between party and serenity. Until next time!!

Xoxo, Sari Soepono

The Finn's Beach Club Bali

After a crazy night out at the Potato Head, we opt for a slow relaxing day the next day. From a friend's recommendation, we headed to Uluwatu area in the morning and arrived at Finn's Beach Club. It was roughly about 45 minutes car ride from Seminyak.

We weren't sure what we're up to until we realize that we're entering a piece of heaven on earth. Everything was crystal clear and speaking of kodak moment, any angle you look is a picture perfect view. One word: PARADISE.

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Xoxo, Sari Soepono

John Legend Bali at Potato Head Beach Club


*gasping* *choking* *cringing*

Ok, after debating in and out of life, I finally made it to John Legend's show in Potato Head Beach Club Bali. I can't explain it with words but his show was AMAZEBALLS. He came solo without his entourage; practically just him and the piano. It was so romantic and dreamy - it was perfection.

I almost cried when it ended.

The crowd got crazier after the show as the DJs start spinning their tunes throughout the venue. People were dancing and even jumped to the pool for... well let's leave that blank for now. HA!! To make it even crazier, they a had huge huge firework show right on top of us to celebrate our Indonesian Independence Day that very same day. The firework got so big, it blacked-out the venue for like a minute. LOL!

We had such a great time, we didn't want to leave but our feet were calling home and I was glad that we actually made it back to the hotel on foot with no sidewalks at 2.30 AM without any incidents.


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Xoxo, Sari Soepono

Motel Mexicola Seminyak

When I said, I was planning for my next getaway with my friend Di, it really was Bali that I meant on my earlier post. Obviously, Bali becomes rather a quick no-brainer for a short weekend trip.

We came across this cute and interesting Mexican place right next to our hotel in Seminyak - Motel Mexicola. It was quite a decor that urged us to dine in here for our arrival lunch before checking into our hotel. No disappointment but satisfying island-y mixed cocktails and mexican tapas style food. Totally recommending this place to anyone who's in the area.

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xoxo, Sari Soepono
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