Matthieu & Hera

a newlywed journal

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The French Pharmacie Haul

French Pharmacy Haul
Pharmacie Haul! It was the only activity I planned since my visa to France got accepted. Well, I did Lush Haul, Carrefour Haul to get Le Petit Marseilleais and friends, and off course Sephora Haul at last. What can I say, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, right?

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Things Different in France

Things Different in France

This time was my third time I visited France. Visiting France for Christmas festive was a different experience than my other visits. It filled with family gatherings, food, champagne, and gifts! It was the first time I received so many cadeaux, mostly about skincare, which is my current addiction.

In this post, I am not going tell how we spent our Christmas and New Year’s Eve because basically it was an intimate moment with other family members. Good time for me to get to know more member of C and K clans. Right now, I want to write about my experience and things I spotted that make my forehead or eyes get more wrinkle from pondering or laughing. Here they are…

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Review: Jojoba Oil from Utama Spice

Jojoba Oil from Utama Spice

Jojoba oil has saved my skin during Christmas trip to France so, I am going to review about it. This Jojoba Oil comes from Utama Spice, one of natural skincare company in Bali.

What is it?

Based on their website, Jojoba oil is structurally and chemically very similar to the human sebum produced by the sebaceous glands in our skin because sebum is also largely comprised of wax mono esters. In most cases, it can act as a substitute while giving similar or added benefits compared to sebum. 

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2016 matthera

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Thirteen days passed by and it went just like what I need. I do not have high hope for this year, but I do have some goals for my sanity. So here some points I want to emphasize for 2016

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In 2015, I joined Goodreads reading challenge to read 12 books, but I managed only to read ten books (one book was not available on Goodreads). This year I increase the number up to 15 books with an expectation to read at least two books in a month. Current reading is a true story about a royal family in Saudi Arabia. The title is Princess More Tears to Cry written by Jean Sasson. I quite like this book and now on page 155 out of 392. The next book to read is 5W1H written by Yoris Sebastian. It has only 131 pages, I will manage to nail two books in January. For the next few months, I am eyeing some books on Amazon since they are not available at our local bookstore. It is going to be my first purchase on this site. Excited.

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Cara Mendapatkan Visa Court Séjour

visa circulation

Berhubung saya baru dapat visa court séjour (jangka pendek) ke Perancis buat liburan natal nanti, jadi saya akan tulis di sini gimana caranya. Karena kebanyakan informasi yang ada saat blogwalking adalah cara untuk ngedapetin visa long séjour (visa jangka panjang bagi yang akan menetap di Perancis).

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Affordable place to eat in Seminyak

outside copy

Haloha readers!
As a mixed-couple, we often face a problem when we eat outside. I am not saying that we are not adventurous eaters, but sometimes there is a day that I like to eat eastern food and Matt prefers western cuisine. So we are happy enough to find out about Warung Kecil in Sanur, just next to Hyatt Hotel. 30 minutes driving from our house but close enough to Matt’s office. We often come here for the weekend, also a lunch break before continuing our journey to explore the Eastern shore. They offer Indonesian cuisine like our mother cook and also some western food like Panini and Fresh Salad.

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Karangasem: The Beauty of East Bali

Karangasem Trip

Sidemen, Selat and Tianyar may sounds unfamiliar to you. Perhaps you heard about Candidasa, Amed and Tulamben, right? Yes, those areas I mentioned earlier are located in the same region of Bali called Karangasem. Karangasem has so many hidden gems that need to get exposed. We were lucky enough to explore them from 24 to 27 September 2015.

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Finding Geger Beach

Geger Beach Nusa Dua

I heard about Geger Beach four years ago, when I arrived in April 2011 to explore the possibility to live in Bali. At that time I stayed at Nusa Dua Beach hotel where it is located on beach front of Nusa Dua, means every day I can just go to the private beach of the hotel. That’s exquisite beach, so I do not bother to explore other beaches.

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August is special!

with #gangsanurgang

Hello, we come to the end of August, and I want to share that I am happy with how I spent my August. August is a special month since this month is my birthday! I am turning 28 years old on August 20th woohoo…

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Ubud Haul: Bali Buda, BlueStone Botanicals, and Sensatia

Ubud Haul

I asked Matt to take me to Ubud a couple of weekends ago. The aim is to visit stores of beauty product that not available in the south of Bali, where we live.

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