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19 June, 2010

Before Jakarta!!

I must say I feel positively elated that we are flying to Jakarta tomorrow morning. This is the very first time that my kids and I can finally see their father side's of relatives IRL instead of pictures!!!! ^^ Including my hubby's 3 brothers, their families, and all the cousins...... hum, the emotion is like meeting my boyfriend's family the very first time as well. lol

After 3 weeks adjustment, my skin and body finally get used to the humid weather in Taipei. No rashes on my face, and not much swelling for my legs neither, except I still can't get quite comfortable sleeping on a hard surfaces.... I long for our extra thickness and softness mattress back in USA!!! ><

These days I am trying out Jill Stuart make-ups and see if I really like the color palette on my skin to decide whether should I buy more. (I don't normally apply foundation so please pardon me, if my skin's surface appears wrinkled.) lol

Normal Contact Lens.
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Black eyeliner w/ pink eyeshadow around under-eye. 


Thanks to 素貞 for inviting us. (This is a members' only club)
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Dinner gathering at Pacific Club in 天母。



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After dinner, kids can join the other room at the same building for a not-so-sporty exercise game fun!!!

Ticon Gray contact lens. 
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Jk (bought at Target) navy eyeliner at top and bottom.

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I applied a little dark lavender gel eyeshadow (far right little jar) only on double eyelid. 
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w/ Chantecaille kohl pencil eyeliner in Green at top and bottom. 

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I personally like the green eyeliner w/ gray lens better than blue eyeliner w/ gray lens. 
Please don't mind my expression. :P

I had a half day off from hubby and kids as my lovely friends took them to 北藝大 (a university at 關渡 n' a Germany restaurant for a day.  Then I will be able to pamper myself w/ a beautiful gel nail art manicure and pedicure. 
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大安路83巷7號!

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光療指甲 is what I did yesterday! And NO, it is not the same as applying a fake nail on top of your nail. It is gel/glue based polish and thus last longer (almost a month) w/o chipping nor fading!! 

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After 4 hours of manicure and pedicure, I strongly believe I only want to do it ONCE a year.... geez, it kills me just by sitting there!! :P
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The final look of 2D gel floral art w/ Swarovski crystal manicure. (the gluey stuff is wiped off later. )

After kids all done for their nap around 6 PM, Dad took us to a new department store near Taipei train station at 華陰街!!
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If you like Korean and Japanese style, this is the place you MUST visit. 
Their price in general is not high and you get to see a LOT of different brands. 

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After couple bowls of soup, the noodles began to cloy and I had to walk to help to digest it. 


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I also like the high ceiling of its food court!!


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This seems to be one of Taiwanese celebrity's brand and lots of celebrity wear it label in public as well. 

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A Korea brand. 

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ON SALE. 

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Iphone cover. 

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Hand-made jewelry/accessory/rings

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This is down stair B2's restroom..... lol. I like the mirrors all over the whole restroom!!

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Are those belong to a dog's long ear?? ^^

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We only had time to visit couple lower floors and since rest of floors are similar from other department stores in Taipei, I'd simply skip them!! 

I culled several looks from the web which I particularly like the rich colors and textile on the model, except the first one is purely attracted by her expressive body language.  ^O^
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Marshell

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whowhatwhere.com

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credited to style Bubble

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Karen walker
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Karen walker
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karen walker

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Karen walker..by me. :P

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During our stay at Taipei, the only thing that Heidi cares the most is: Are we taking a cab, mom?" ^^


Today I am meeting high school classmates whom I never met after at least 10 years. 


Got in touch w/ old friends???
xoxo Rachel 


6 comments:

susanh98 said...

oh wow you leaving already? Have fun in Jakarta!!! Arghhh weather is getting hot now here now that the rain has stopped. I guess I better get used to it. I'm loving your Jill Stuart make up I think you should buy more! Everytime I stop at the counter I want to buy everything :P I love their eyeshadows but I still don't know what color to buy they all look so pink. But now looking at your pics it really compliments very nicely so maybe i'll give it a shot. I did get their pressed powder since i like the compact ;) I will for sure pick up more items before I leave. So so pretty.
And your jumpsuit looks very nice on you.
Have a safe trip.

koge said...

wow i dont know that ur hubby is from indonesia!! I'm an indonesian residing in singapore as well...I have so much fun reading ur blog. Have fun in jakarta, u will love the shopping mall there, especially grand indonesia!! ask ur hubby to drive u there^^ take care!!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

You look soo difefrent with those gray lenses/eyes! Very unusual, I;m not used to seeing you like that at all :) But I LOVE this purplish make up in the frst picture - you look sooo pretty!!

have fun in Jakarta! Great to hear your kids finally get to meet thei family from dad's side!!

litlstrawberry said...

hi, Susan:

yes, we are IN Jakarta now... oh, one thing to complaint about this trip is I have been sacrificing myself to the mosquitoes....I have like total of 12 bites all over my body.... :(
Other than that, we had so much fun. ^^

I will check back Jill beauty and try their blushes next time.

Are you still in Taipei?

litlstrawberry said...

Hi, Koge:

I love flying to Sigapore when I was still a flight attendant as it is a clean city w/ decent food. :) How long you have been there??

Finally we arrived Jakarta and met all my hubby's cousins...they are so so so cute/pretty!! I felt like I was recruit a beauty pageant!! ^O^

I will tell them about the MALL you mentioned as I need a new sneakers (they want to do mountain-climbing.. @@) and I didn't bring mine. Well, I know we probably dont' have to go that MALL to get just a pair of sneakers but well, a great excuse!! :P

litlstrawberry said...

hey, Julia:

How are you doing? I have had too much fun and didn't do much "thank-you" thoughts lately...it is about time to do so as you remind me of!!

oh, I am not so used to the gray lens as well and it looks like "blue" instead of gray on me... you just think it is a fashion piece and have fun w/ it on me!!! ^^

Have a good week!!

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