my days with the games ~

beeeeeeeen so much a while!

…just realised that i haven’t write anything this year!
oh GOSH!!! what am i doing all these days?!!!

well, to sum-up a bit ~ i did a travelling ~ a very short one …of only 3 days to Japan ~ and again for Concert ٩(◕‿◕。)۶
it was a very short one ~ tiring yet so happy!
even there was a little bit incident, yet overall…for me …L.O.V.E IT!

then…about something else ~

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early this year, NEWS released the maiden games (or Otome Game or Otoge, in short) – that you can play on your mobile phone!
(click on the logo if you want to know further about this game!)
since its the rule that we can’t screencap the game – even i really want to show it off!
yet, anyway ~ i am obeying the rules given ( ̄▽ ̄*)ゞ

i never play this kind of game before ~ so my knowledge about this genre is ZERO!
yet a friend who quite a gamer for this genre gave me (and my other friends) an introduction to the otoge (ノ´ヮ`)ノ*: ・゚

then the next hurdle was this game is only able to be downloaded from Japan region only ~ as Apple AppStore Japan region as well as for Android Play Store…
so, my friend and me ~ we were trying to make an account on Apple ~ and we made it *so happy!!!
as for Android, there is a specific application that need to be installed – so, we can download the game to our Android phone.

and now ~ ~ ~
i am waiting patiently for the purple member’s story to be released! (the green member’s story is coming up soon ~ some of my friends are already “doki-doki” for it)
and…the pink and yellow member’s story has been opened ~ as i have done the pink member’s one! (o_ _)ノ彡☆
(at laaast!!! took me longer than my other friends!)

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theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen…another game ~ ~ ~

this one is more universal thou…

Harry Potter ~ Hogwarts Mystery!!!
(as a Harry Potter’s long-time fan, i am sooo happy with this game!)

and…this is my character and her progress up to now ~

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just don’t ask what inspired me for her name… (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)

love this game! the characters and all! it feels…like bringing me back to the Harry Potter’s era ~ up to the point where i re-watched all Harry Potter’s movie again!
also, realised that i actually own Luna Lovegood’s wand ~
(i bought it when i was in the UK at the Harry Potter WB Studio)
and…she is my favourite character! i know she looks unique and sane in some what ways ~ nevertheless…she’s different in a good way!

“Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am”
(Luna Lovegood to Harry Potter)

xoxo,
A.Ionapuspa

before 2017 ends and 2018 begins…

time goes by really quick!

CANNOT BELIEVE in few days we will be writing January 1st 2018!!!

as much as i am excited for another new year,
its just as much as i am clueless on “what-to-do” on the this 2018’s Eve…
since my parents are abroad until early January ~ so, basically i am literally free to do what i want huh?!
kinda planning on BBQ with some friends ~ yet i do so much aware that the traffic to come to my crib would be such a hassle!
so, still tentative yet…i wish i could make it 🙂 it’ll be great!

so, what do you have in mind for this New Year’s Eve?

tomorrow is Christmaaas!!! *jingle jingle jingleee!
(and i so much can’t wait to see my Christmas pressie! ~ so so SOOO EXCITED!)

thus…

to those of you who celebrate Christmas,
may you have a HAPPY JOLLY CHRISTMAS 🎄

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and for all…
wish you a GREAT FAB AWESOME 2018! (at least i plan my 2018 to be wonderful!)

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*) credit pictures to Inslee

dear London, i do know i miss you…

back to some days ago,
i saw a advertisement news about London Underground on BBC *so, no wonder ~ i was looking for my own downfall*…
seeing the Jubilee Line, then people tapping the Oyster (London’s transportation card) – as well as Baker Street Station…me missing London…

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the city of London,
where i spent more than 2 years of my life – yet, i believe this is where i grew up the most as an individual.
The experiences of having new friends from all around the world, being independent, being lonely even the life outside my own London’s cocoon was busy like a bee, and in the end ~ being who i am as a person…

That was the first time ever that I live away from home for that long ~ I usually goes for a month holiday ~ yet, its an holiday – totally different than to live and study. So, there are times that i do miss my homey life ~ yet, i know i can’t leave things in London…
*life …a matter of choice ~*

On random days, sometimes I have a thought to go to London even just for a week or two – but then the timing …never goes right *or in the other words, i’ll be going somewhere else during those weeks ~ well ~ well ~ well ~ at least, there are some people to be blamed fufufufu…

back to my London dilemma ~
shall i plan London for next year? *even myself can’t give a good answer ~ sighhh*
even…i know i need to go to some other parts of the UK ~ yet still… there’s a thing on the other part of the world that is so much irresistible ~
…hence…i know i do miss London ~ to be exact …i miss the London’s life ~

xoxo,
A.Ionapuspa ~

Kis-My-Ft2 to our Summer’s Stroll ~

…arrived early in Tokyo Haneda on August 3rd 2016, brought along my huge vast red suitcase from the Airport to Tokyo Station to put our suitcases in the locker (since we can’t checked-in) ~ then looked for something to eat as our lunch…later grabbed back our suitcases…walked or hiked, to be exact (welcome to Shibuya, anyway ~)…checked-in and off to Azamino to take my Nike baby red shoes fufufufufu ^^

next daaay…HELLO 7 RAINBOW MEN!!!

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the main thing of this trip ~ Kis-My-Ft2’s I SCREAM Concert at Tokyo Dome and Yafuoku Dome!!!
we managed to grabbed some gintapes ~ and I did grabbed some more in Fukuoka fufufufu… and we were fortunate to be able to get the red and yellow ones!!! 🙂

And…we found this!
Tamamori for Hawaiians Resort and Spa advert in Shibuya Station ~ well, my friend was the one who insisted to went back to Shibuya (from Kanazawa) for this huge lovely advert fufufufufu ^^ ~ while I was checking the Diver magazine! LOL! oh well ~

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also…managed to watched Toma Ikuta’s new movie “Himitsu” along with their Butai Aisatsu Live on screen from Marunouchi Theatre ^^

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between Tokyo and Fukuoka…we had some strolls around Japan ~ from Tokyo Asagaya (celebrating Tanabata ~ thanks to Ran! :)), Kanazawa to Gokayama, Shirakawa-Go, Kurobe Dam and Tsurugi.

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to be honest…wasn’t that much of strolling around this time ~ yet…
ME IS TOTALLY HAPPY WITH THE I SCREAM CONCERTS ITSELF! hehehehe 🙂
as what he said in his KisuLog, “it was the best SUMMER!”

last…is our stupid picture from Kurobe Dam *we didn’t know where to face…and even didn’t know where is the position of the camera! LOL!!!

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xoxo,
A. Ionapuspa

…its been a year now since August 19, 2015 in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore ♥♥♥

the little bit Red in me

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either i’m too excited or i’m just too biased with Red ~

just one thing that i can be sure of ~ that my eyes …at the moment could only see red and pink (well…bright pink is like my favourite colour eveeer!)…
while other colours would be like…black and white LOL!

moreover, without i really aware of it…i have buying everything red…red…red ~
well, i know whom is to blame #ups…

so now…i just JUST can’t wait for August! ♥

kiss & peace,
~ a ~

some steps back in to the 90s

in 1989 ~ 1990s,
…i had the chance to live in the US – in a small vibrant city of Wichita Falls – with its location is in Texas, many would assumed that i live around the cowboys era fufufufu ~ – but…its totally different than what people imagine…

Wichita Falls,
the town where i spent my most memorable childhood – i was fortunate to have my Elementary there – even only for a while.
the town where my family and me had been living – my Dad was getting his degree in Midwestern State University while my Mom is working as the librarian in my school.

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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School ~
is the school where i went to when i was in the US.
is the place where i was forced to speak *please note that the little lady in red were only able to say “yes” and “no”.
as well as…the moment when i was well-proud of myself – i may not be able to utter the language but i was able to get along very well with my fellow classmates ~ i do still remember some names ~ Camille, Allan, Debra, Kenji, Ashley, Oliver and Lauren.
Camille and Allan would be the two that was really close to me – i was sad when i had to say “farewell” *again…please note that this little lady back then can’t say a proper farewell*

Then…
the unforgettable teacher eveeeeeer, Ms. Lisa Parks,
she was…AWESOME! i can’t express this feeling in any other way – I can’t speak a word of English, but she was so patient and showed me one by one what is the english word for this…for this…
My third word in English that i was able to say was “can” (meaning: able to) then followed with “rain” LOL! *this little lady just didn’t eager to learn huh?*

Then…
years goes by…so quick ~

Lately…well within these years, I’ve been looking for her *my former teacher* ~ but I didn’t know where to start…
Well, i tried to browse for the Ben Franklin Elem’s website – found it – then i emailed the School Principal …yet, nothing ~ the results was none…
next…i went thru the Social Media – such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google ~ yet none… *lately, this young lady just had a thought…ahh she should be married by now – so, she might use her husband’s family name ~ yet…how do i know his nameee?*

Its been some years…until 5 days ago,
when i had nothing to do…my fingers was just suddenly typed the Ben Franklin’s website and looking at each teachers’ profile!

UNTIL…i found Ms. Penny! She has been teaching in Ben Franklin for 29 years now *so, with my fingers…i counted back…ah! she should be there when i studied in Ben Franklin!…yatta!*
her email stated on the website…emailed her …telling her why i sent her a sudden email along with my academic reports and the withdrawal form lalalala ~ *yes, i’m still keeping those! my takaramono [means: treasure]*

the next day…ding ding…*an email came in*
it was from Mrs. Penny and she gave me Ms. Lisa’s email address!!
i was beyooooooond happy!
i just want to tell her everything! yet…at the moment i composed the email – i was stuck! LOL! *doki doki*
so…i sent her a medium length of email – telling her how i am right now and sent her some pictures of mine 🙂
and yesterday ~ she REPLIED! 🙂 she told me that she still remembers me and she still keep a picture of my with my Indonesian clothes…* i was totally into tears!*
even after 26 YEARS!!! 🙂

next!
i really want to find some friends of mine back then ~ especially Camille and Allan!

…i’m just walking some steps back to the past ~ my childhood…the treasured one!

kiss & peace,
~ A.Ionapuspa

Taps and Tips of Travelling…

Travelling is a part of my life as a hobby as well as a duty. Yet, I do realised that life must be balance. Thats why in every single time I go on for business trip – I always do fun travelling afterwards.

Been back and forward to the UK, Japan and Singapore – I got used to these 3 countries – from the way people socialised, language barrier and most important thing is…how to survived! 

UK and Japan are my total bittersweet – since Singapore is just nearby to my home country, Indonesia – so the culture shock is not be a dominant matter. 

Thus, from all those bittersweet memories and many lessons learned – I do endlessly shaping myself for who I am now and who I will be later on…

Being the youngest in the family means I always being recognised as the spoilt one – then at some point, I know I need to break that kind of impression. At that time – I was 15 years old, my first encounter that I had in my mind was to travel on my own. I need to let other people see that I’m capable to be own my on – that I can be independent at some point. 

And I made it! People starts to look at me as me – not as the youngest and spoilt one in the family.

Now…the taps and tips 🙂

~ Be social! Remember that you are not in your home country – its not them who shall adapt with you but it is you who must adapt to the country you visit.

~ Respect! Always say thank you, sorry and please!

~ Learn a bit of the language. If you go to Japan, at least you much know what is “hello”, “thank you”, “sorry” and “excuse me” in Japanese. People will appreciate you more than you know.

~ Beware! Perhaps in your native country, you can do anything as you wish – yet when you abroad, you should be more aware to your surroundings.

~ Be independent! Especially to solo traveller…remind yourself that you have no one to depend on. You are expected to be able to help yourself.

~ Be prepared! From travel itinerary, maps, transportation options, application on smartphone to medicine and appropriate clothing.

Last yet not least…you should be open at heart and mind 🙂
At least people will know when you are trying your best – as well as do not feel hesitate to ask for other’s help even as simple as asking directions.

Travelling makes you richer in terms of experiences – it is something that money can’t buy – money does buy flight tickets, hotel vouchers and entrance tickets – yet, experiences and memories are priceless.

To travel alone…doesn’t mean To be lonely ~


To you, who still scare of travelling on your own – means you haven’t touch, feel and taste the true pleasure of being free yet ruled, alone yet not lonely and feel scare yet grow up.

The first time i decided (exclude Singapore and Malaysia – i’ve been travelling along to Singapore since i was 15 years old) to travel on a quite long journey on my own when i was 21 years old – my parents challenged me to travel a bit far than usual and must be alone – for a week. They let me choose the destination – yet in my heart i know…only 2 destinations i do have in mind ~ it is between London and Tokyo…

Then…i chose Tokyo, and until now, i never regret my decision – i found many things in Tokyo – not only culture, yet also the language that i don’t speak – its Nihongo or Japanese and encountered things that i would never imagine before – even my idols are Japanese, still Japan has been waiting for me to unearth…

Some friends keep on asking me – why i didn’t choose London? why Tokyo? 

After a while, i could put my head up to tell my friends the reason why. Basically, i’ve been to both cities – but its more like a family and tour group trip – so since i’ll be on my own, i’m thinking to challenge myself a bit further this time. I do speak English well, but not Japanese – my Japanese that time still limited to “konnichiwa” and “o genki desu ka”.

My 1st and 2nd day was awesome – i’m still in my honeymoon period, i was still having fun like there’s no tomorrow! 3rd day…i locked up myself in the hotel room…i started to feel a bit lonely and cried – in that evening i was thinking to go back home on the next day…i packed my things and decided to arrange my flight on the next morning day.

yet…on the next sunrise, by the time i opened the curtain and let the sunshine comes in to my hotel room, suddenly a thought comes inside me – if i going back home today, i know my parents will not let me go alone anymore in the near future – i realised this is my very own mental and independent test on how far i would be able to survive!

So…i unpacked my things again then took a stroll around Ginza to Shibuya to Shinjuku and back to the hotel. the next day i walked around Ueno and Asakusa. Then…my last day in Tokyo finally came…then suddenly i cried…i didn’t want to be back home – i want to stay longer in Japan.

On that very moment, i looked back on the days when i just arrived up to the day before i must be back home – i believed i grew up a lot! my Japanese is not getting better – but i appreciate people more – independent on my own – increased my tolerance towards others and the best thing is learned about Japanese culture and tradition – last one, i did realised that i’m not alone – many people are actually willing to help if we could just ask them nicely. 

Japan and its people with their culture and tradition taught me a loads! This country would always be my favourite destination whenever it is – i haven’t finish with my Tokyo’s explorations – moreover all Japan.

On this year 2015, i’ll go again to Japan in December – to (hopefully) watch the concert that i’ve been longing for 15 years 😀

ps…and now, i’m so addicted in solo travelling – from Singapore, London and Tokyo!
At times when you feel you are alone – you should open yourself to other people – its not only you or myself who do the solo travelling! Many people do the same thing at the same time – ask for help…don’t be shy 🙂 then you would realised that you are actually never alone in this world…

xxx ~ A.Ionapuspa

Embracing the British Winter

Longing to embrace another winter season would be my best reason why I decided to come back to the UK this year – especially in December.

Nothing can beat the feeling of mine to touch the snowflakes *i wonder if snow will come in the UK*, to feel the winter breeze and especially just to wear coats, boots, mittens and muffler for the most right reason.

Most of my friends would say things like; “why winter?”, “winter is gloomy!”, “not enough sunshine” – up to the point…”i can’t put on my sexy dress in winter!” …
well me? i don’t care…i love the cold *Indonesia is full of sunshine and hot and humid…got enough of it!* – everything looks sparkle and festive!

well hello winter! 🙂