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Happy 2023 from Aotearoa

Are you ready for the new year?
Yes you are and here comes the last day of 2022!

Wishing you all an amazing new year of 2023, filled with happiness, joy, health, success and abundant blessings. 

Doa terbaik untuk kita semua di tahun 2023 yang semoga akan diisi dengan hari - hari yang produktif, sehat dan bahagia. Semoga segala rencana baik yang sudah disiapkan bisa terealisasi dan apa yang belum tercapai dapat segera dikabulkan. Aamiiin.

happy new year from Wellington, New Zealand

 Di akhir tahun 2022, saya sempat menikmati hiking di Mt. Kaukau, Wellington, yang menjadi salah satu tempat favorit karena pemandangan dari atas yang sangat cantik. Bersama 8 teman perempuan lainnya, kami mendaki selama kurang lebih 1 jam dan menikmati pemandangan serta udara segar. Kegiatan yang sehat sebelum menikmati pesta tahun baru. Pemandangan yang dinikmati juga benar - benar menenangkan jiwa dan raga, membuat kita lebih sehat dan segar. We certainly hope we can do it regularly so we can stay healthy. Sounds like a good resolution to me!

Meanwhile, hours later and after a good break, we gathered on the last night in 2022 in my Ambassador's residence which is beautifully located in Northland, Wellington. We had great times sharing with our big family in NZ, enjoying BBQ, singing karaoke, and playing Just Dance. 

My hubby and  I on the last day of 2022

Around 40 people gathered and we all witnessed the kids' fireworks, starting at 9.30 so that the kids didn't have to stay awake too long, and also the new year countdown with 3-minute fireworks at 12 PM on the dot.


I managed to capture it live for my YouTube channel as well. Feel free to check it out ..




So, have Cheers from Wellington!

Art Deco Afternoon High Tea - Arisan Seru bersama Indonesian Ladies Club Wellington

Art Deco Afternoon High Tea - Arisan Seru bersama Indonesian Ladies Wellington

Apa kabar semua?

Lama tidak menulis blog dalam bahasa Indonesia tercinta and I'm excited untuk berbagi cerita - cerita keseruan perjalanan kami selama tinggal dan berdinas di Selandia Baru, atau Aotearoa.

Belum lama ini, aku bergabung bersama Indonesian Ladies Club atau ILC di Wellington. Salah satu kegiatan yang dilakukan adalah arisan. Iya, arisan. 

Meskipun sedang berada di luar negeri dan bahkan banyak di antara pendiri dan anggota ILC telah berada di Selandia Baru lebih dari 10,15 atau bahkan 20 tahun, tradisi yang satu ini masih lekat di hati. Tidak heran kalau kegiatan arisan menjadi saah satu kegiatan favorit ILC. Arisan kerap menjadi ajang silahturahmi dan temu kangen, sekaligus forum belajar dan berbagi. 

So, long story short, aku menjadi salah satu peserta arisan dan untuk bulan Desember, aku menjadi pemenang arisan bersama 7 orang lainnya. Mereka yang menang akan menjadi tuan rumah arisan berikutnya. Satu putaran memang memiliki 8 pemenang dan masing - masing mendapat NZD 800. Jumlah yang lumayan dan bisa dipakai untuk membeli barang favorit kan. 


Art Deco Afternoon High Tea - Arisan Seru bersama Indonesian Ladies Wellington
aneka cangkir dan teko vintage koleksi kami

Saat grup kami menang, kami memutuskan untuk mengambil tema afternoon high tea and art deco. Jamuan minum teh memang menjadi salah satu tradisi Inggris yang diadopsi dan banyak digemari di Selandia Baru. 

Banyak kafe, hotel atau tempat makan yang menawarkan jamuan teh dengan hidangan khasnya, seperti kudapan dan cemilan khas negara ini. Yang paling populer adalah scones dan pies. Seperti apa persisnya, bisa langsung di-browse sendiri aja ya. Semoga nanti aku bisa share juga resep scones karena sering buat.

Art Deco Afternoon High Tea - Arisan Seru bersama Indonesian Ladies Wellington


Untuk arisan kami, karena pesertanya adalah perempuan Indonesia yang bermukim di Wellington, kami memutuskan untuk menyajikan makanan khas Indonesia. Walaupun temanya high tea, makanan kecil yang disajikan adalah martabak telur, lumpia, kue putu ayu, talam, onde - onde dan masih banyak lagi. Untuk makanan utama, kita menyediakan lontong sayur komplit, jadi ada lontong, sayur nangka, telur balado, balado teri kacang, opor ayam, kering kentang, sambal, kerupuk dan lalap. Untuk dessert, kita juga ada tiramisu dan meringue! Pokoknya komplit deh dan bikin ngiler ya. Makanan yang aku bawa dan sumbang adalah martabak daging dan opor ayam, hasil karya di dapurku yang baru di Khandallah.

Untuk peralatan minum teh, aku juga membawa sebagian koleksi trio Royal Albert dan teman - temannya milikku dan juga teko dan trio dari koleksi T2 aku. Aku sempat share juga kan cerita tentang T2 yang menjadi salah satu toko teh favoritku di sini dan juga perburuan koleksi vintage trio cangkir teh aku  (Baca: Hunting for Vintage Collection at Napier, New Zealand) Aku juga niat lho mengenakan kostum flappers untuk dress code art deco kali ini.



Yang pasti, kita semua menikmati arisan kali ini. Apalagi selain arisan, kami sebagai tuan rumah menyumbang untuk raffles dan door price berupa trio atau 1 set cangkir teh dengan 2 piring tatakan (makanya namanya trio) koleksi vintage. Beli 3 tiket seharga NZD 10 and you can get the chance to win one of those cute cups! Tidak heran kalau banyak peserta arisan yang membeli tiket raffles ini.


Art Deco Afternoon High Tea - Arisan Seru bersama Indonesian Ladies Club Wellington
Berpose dengan Mba Ratih, salah satu host bareng aku. I'm wearing my Art Deco theme costume



All in all, kita semua menikmati arisan seru  kali ini dan pertemuan berikutnya akan diadakan di  bulan February 2023. Masih harus tunggu tahun baru dulu ya. Sampai jumpa di cerita arisan kita berikutnya.


Salam hangat dari Wellington

WW: Artwork of Dali Susanto at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand

Artwork of Dali Susanto at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand

Just want share beautiful art works from my dearest friend Dali Susanto, a famous artist here in Napier, Hawkes Bay. Dali was born and raised in Jogjakarta but he has been living in Aotearoa for sometimes.

As I came to Auckland a month ago, we stopped by at Sylvia Park shopping mall in Auckland to get a quick lunch before heading back to Wellington again. And voila, I saw the new art work by Dali, Eat Your Heart Out

I have to say the unique artwork of Dali is always quirky, cheerful and colorful, yet with strong message. The one here depicted the joy of sharing your precious time with your loved ones. It's also very festive, perfect for the upcoming holiday season.


Artwork of Dali Susanto at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand


Artwork of Dali Susanto at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand



Here they are.. in one corner at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand. 

Artwork of Dali Susanto at Sylvia Park in Auckland, New Zealand

I have one of Dali's art works in purple (surprise, surprise) and I love it!

It's like his signatures to have those bold colors, shapes and patterns. And he's famous because of that!

Artwork of Dali Susanto in New Zealand
that's my purple Dali :)

Now, what do you think about it? You love that as well?

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Wonderful Wednesday with My Purple World and Friends

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 Welcome back and I hope all is well with you and your loved ones, wherever you are.

This week is another crazy week for me and my family as we moved to the new house! Yaaay, super excited indeed. From Karori, we moved to Khandallah area and the house is way more spacious than the previous one. It is 3-story house with 3 bedrooms and 1 study, garage for two cars, and balconies plus backyard for extra space. The most important this is that the house and the area has less humidity level compared to our house in Karori. Now, we need to get more furnitures to fill the house as I got many empty spaces. My hubby and I love hunting for vintage or rustic furnitures and let's see how things works. Wish us luck with this new home!

As from the office and my activities, we have been busy with several arts and cultural performances in Wellington. Nadine, my daughter, and  I joined Mekar Bhuana Aotearoa Gamelan, the Balinese gamelan troupe here in Wellington. Vaughn or Bli Pon and mba Putu Evie are the founder as well as the teachers in this group.


After the whole course and extra rehearsals, we performed in front of the Mayor of Wellington. Tory Whanau, and Ambassador Fientje Suebu, as part of the sharing of cultures with Ngati Poneke Maori group. The performance was conducted in Pipitea Marae, so we were properly welcomed in Powhiri, or the welcoming rituals of the Maori. Nadine and I played kangsih and gumanak, like mini cymbals in this gamelan, and we learned playing gangsa jongkok as well. 



I also danced and performed with the group, dancing Rejang Tinju Cak, composed by Putu Evie. I will share more details later for sure!

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Another week of lovely, balmy weather and I hope spring in Wellington stays beautiful like this.

Welcome back and how's everything? I know many of my friends in western hemisphere starts enjoying Fall or autumn with the changing color, foliage, pumpkin soup or spice latte, Halloween and more! 

one lovely painting at La Casa Bella Italia in Petone, Wellington

For us here in the southern hemisphere, spring is still in the air. I have been walking back and forth to the Royal Botanic Garden and the surrounding areas to enjoy the lovely sunny day. Not to forget strolling around the waterfront as well as Lambton Quay, where we have shops, cafes, and many interesting spots to visit. The sales are also tempting as well and I have to restrain myself from spending too much for unnecessary things that caught my attention. For sure, I have been enjoying the culinary experience in the City. This is certainly something that makes Wellington famous.

a little brekky, everyone?


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