Matthieu & Hera

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Year: 2016 (Page 1 of 2)

MATTHERA CHANNEL (It’s not a blog, it’s not a vid, it is a Vlog!)

Hello, hello! A couple of weeks ago, Hera and I decided to start a Vlog. A what?! That is the reaction that a lot of people would have…So what is our Vlog?

First, we started this blog (matthera.com) to tell our stories and adventures and share our experiences, about different topics and aspects of our life (travel, food, life experiences, beauty, etc.). With a blog, we have the possibility to write about facts, food, products, and journey that we already experienced, once we are home and have access to our laptops. We talk about something that happened in the “past”.

With a VLOG, we can share our experiences as we live it! As we, or friends, film us during the facts, viewers can enjoy the experience we are living and be part of it.

We started our first Vlog with a volunteering experience in Jimbaran, as part of the Starkey “So Indonesia May Hear” mission. We ended up volunteering as a translator. For this event, “translators” were needed to explain to the beneficiary how to use the hearing device that they were going to receive. Hera and I proposed to be part of it.

During two days, we contributed to the installation of almost 700 devices, for children as well as for adults. It was a splendid experience to see a big smile coming from the beneficiary, especially children, who could hear for the first time! A lot of good energy for sure! And a very inspiring motivation from all the persons joining this mission, most of them during a weekend of their holidays in Bali. To see how it goes, you can check the video here: WEEKEND VLOG #1

faith-in-humanity-restored

For our second video, we decided to finally do the Samyang Challenge! Hera has been telling me about this for a while now and I have been postponing until today! But no escaping anymore! The challenge is quite easy, in principle: you have to cook Samyang noodles and try to finish it before your challenger. The only difficulty, it is quite spicy!!

Please show some love to our new channel by click LIKE, COMMENT, and SHARE to the video we post and SUBSCRIBE our channel since there will be a new video every week.

Follow our adventure on MATTHERA CHANNEL.

Testerkorea Haul #1 (Bahasa Indonesia)

Di tahun 2016 ini saya sering sekali belanja beauty stuff dan hampir 90% via online.  Kebanyakan saya belanja dari website luar, biasanya ga langsung dikirim ke Indonesia tapi ke rumah teman yang di Eropa dan mereka mau ke Bali. Ada juga yang dikirim langsung ke rumah seperti belanja di online shop Korea karena biaya pengirimannya lebih murah ke sini. Salah satunya dari website Testerkorea.com ini. Sesuai namanya, Testerkorea ini berasal dari Korea Selatan dan menjual beauty dan fashion stuff. Saya ga pernah masuk ke section fashion, hanya ubek-ubek di bagian beauty. Di blog post ini adalah keempat kalinya saya belanja di sini, tapi di bagian judul saya kasih #1 karena baru pertama kali ditulis. Berikut The Good and The Bad belanja di sini.

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Cara Belanja di Testerkorea

Cara belanja di Testerkorea

Setelah baca post tentang Testerkorea Haul ini mungkin ada yang tertarik untuk nyoba belanja juga. Di sini saya akan bahas step-by-step ya tapi perlu saya sebutkan di awal, saya selalu menggunakan kartu kredit berlogo visa untuk melakukan pembayaran, jadi di luar ini saya belum pernah coba. Untuk metode pengirimannya saya pilih menggunakan rincos (dulunya e-cargo) dan beruntung selama ini selalu langsung diantar ke rumah tanpa ada isu apapun. Langsung aja caranya di bawah ini:

  1. Buka website dan lakukan registrasi (klik di pojok kanan atas). Isi data diri dan zona waktu yang sesuai dengan kota kamu berada.

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Explore Bali with UberTRIP

UberTRIP Bali Gathering

Uber is developing from a single trip service to a complete trip. The company launched this new service, called UberTRIP, on November 16th, 2016 in Bali.

As an Uber consumer, I was glad to receive their invitation to attend the Uber Gathering with others Bloggers and Instagrammers on November 17th, 2016 at Zia Hotel Petitenget. I and Matt have been using Uber service since last year and it has been a really helpful application. Most of the time, I use it for going to the airport or a meeting place when the weather is unfriendly. But it never crossed my mind to explore Bali with Uber. I really could not put a number on the price that this service would cost. But Uber answer this with UberTRIP.

What is UberTRIP?

UberTRIP is an expanding service from Uber. The purpose is to give you the opportunity to get a personal driver who would be able to accompany you for a long(er) trip, and not only bringing you from a point A to a point B. The trip is limited in time from 5 to 10 hours, but you can theoretically go as far as you want and make as many stops as you decide.

What is the difference between UberX and UberTRIP?

UberX only takes you to a single destination (from a point A to a point B) while UberTRIP can bring you to as many destinations as you like. The pricing system between the two services is also slightly different. Take a look at the two pictures below (available on Uber website), to understand the differences between the two fare calculation systems.

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Gouter: Churros in Bali

I want Churros

Welcome to our Gouter rubrique!

For the first post, we bring you to Churros La Fonda. You read it right, you can have Churros in Bali. As you may know, Bali is famous with its rice paddies, Churros La Fonda takes this chance to offer local and foreign resident to enjoy Churros with a view of lush rice paddies.

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BIWA Bazaar 2016

BIWA Bazaar

our stand at BIWA Bazaar

Hari Minggu tanggal 30 Oktober 2016 kami ikut berpartisipasi di BIWA Bazaar 2016. Bazaar ini diadakan setahun sekali dan dana registrasi yang terkumpul akan digunakan untuk kegiatan charity organisasi BIWA sendiri. Menyesal di tahun-tahun sebelumnya kami ga pernah datang. Tahun ini kami mendaftar jadi salah satu vendornya. Trus jualan apa di sana? Pas banget memang timingnya karena saya baru selesai produksi baju pantai dengan ornamen tassel dan pom-pom, jadi kami jual baju pantai ini. Tadinya mau nambahin jual preloved dress dan buku tapi jadi ga fokus sama niche.
Jadi bajunya sudah selesai diproduksi awal Oktober, kemudian saya langsung menghubungi panitia BIWA via telpon. Nanti saya cantumkan di bawah kontaknya jika kalian ingin ikut berpartisipasi tahun depan. Biaya pendaftarannya sendiri IDR 350.000 (sepertinya tiap tahun harganya berbeda). Dengan biaya ini kami dapat meja ukuran 180 cm x 60 cm, dua buah kursi, dan taplak meja. Jika perlu aliran listrik bisa didapatkan dengan tambahan biaya IDR 200.000, tapi kami ga pakai. Acaranya sendiri di lapangan parkir Lottermart di Jalan ByPass yang ke arah Sanur. Tema tahun ini yang diusung adalah Say No To Plastic, Bring Your Own Shopping Bag. Jadi diharapkan para vendor ga memberikan tas plastik. Akhirnya kami buat tas kertas coklat polos dengan tali pegangan warna kuning, karena akhir-akhir ini saya lagi suka warna kuning.

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A Fresh Start with Antipodes Skincare

Antipodes Skincare

Antipodes Skincare

Antipodes is a certified organic and premium natural skincare brand based in New Zealand and is the first natural skincare brand that I discovered. Even if it was not love at the first use between us, I bought a few products from them and plan to continue doing so. If you want to know my thoughts about their products, keep on reading!

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Waterfall Trip in North of Bali

Waterfall Trip in Bali

Waterfall Trip in Bali

There are many waterfalls in Bali, most of them are in Singaraja regency. It is a 3 hours trip from Ngurah Rai airport. Since we live in Denpasar, we went there by motorbike.

We did a two days trip (Saturday and Sunday) as it was more convenient to spend the night over there. On Saturday, we spent half of the day driving north, stopped mid-way for lunch and looked for an accommodation to spend the night. We ended up exploring our first waterfall late in the afternoon, around 16:00 PM.
The first waterfall we visited was located in Sambangan Village. They call it Sambangan Secret Garden but it is better known as Aling-Aling Waterfall, especially by local people. There are many waterfalls in this area but we decided to explore this particular one after hearing good reviews about it. If you look at Google, Instagram or Google Map, there will be many things you can explore with these keywords (Aling-Aling, Sambangan, Waterfall).

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Ramadhan

This year, I successfully completed my second Ramadhan! It is a demanding experience, both for your body and mind. Because of the abstinence of food and other things, it taught me to not take anything for granted and to appreciate the little things…

This year, the month of Ramadhan happened during  the month of June and I wrote this article at different times along the way…

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Obrolan Matthera #1

Halo guys, apa kabar nih? (semprat-semprot Cling dulu biar kinclong)
Maaf ya vakum… karena perjalanan hidup lagi berlika-liku dan sulit untuk menuliskannya, lebih cepat mendokumentasikan via snapchat aja, hehe.. kalo ada yg aktif di sana bisa add saya di hera.shinysmile isinya seputaran objek pariwisata di Bali, tempat makan, my skincare addiction and kehidupan sehari-hari aja. Ga bakal banyak wefie.
Kali ini saya pengen cerita ttg obrolan sama Mamat saat buka puasa sabtu kemarin. Ntah dengan nada protes atau iri tiba-tiba dia buka percakapan dengan bilang “kok bisa sih kamu tidur dengan suara ribut begitu”.

sleep in waerebo

Matt mencoba tidur waktu nyampe Waerebo

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