November 23, 2015

Auckland Guide: Burger Burger @ Ponsonby Central

Being a newbie in Auckland has it's advantages! For me, i am giving myself an excuse to dine out weekly " in order " to have something new to share about great spot and food in Auckland. This time round, it's Burger burger at Ponsonby central.

Located in one of the prime location at the heart of Auckland, Ponsonby Central is definitely a must place to go for weekend brunch with family, friends, or alone (why not?). The place has gorgeous selection of restaurant to choose from, find out more about the restaurant here.

My date for the day was Sharon, we were strolling around to find a right spot for our catch up session, and because it was a peak Saturday brunch time (and raining; gosh, what a timing) - all places mostly are occupied, or not quite what we want to sit at. Then Sharon was like having a light bulb moment of Burger Burger.  Okie dokie, off we go in search of the resto.

Greeted by a very cheerful and helpful lady, and bunch of friendly kitchen staff as well - we just got our catch up spot. I decided to get a fish bunnuce (bun lettuce, geddit?), beef on bun for Sharon, kumara fries, coffee for myself and sparkling drink for Sharon.  The food was awesome, affordable $20ish per person, and everything was just nice. Although I am not very impressed of eating a fish with bunch of lettuce wrapped on at first, but i guess it's a very very good option for carb free diet.

It felt so good to have a few hours off " mommy duty" to just be with girl friend and sharing about everything. Having to move to Auckland worries me in  terms of getting new friends. I met Sharon at my current work place, it was really just a quick hi and bye as we were swamped by our work and stuff - then in the first 2 weeks i joined the company, Sharon left for next adventure. Thank goodness for whatsapp and social media, we are back catching up over food, coffee and more coffee.

Back to the location, do visit this place if you have a day or more to spend in Auckland city. It's worth it :D

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November 08, 2015

Long Weekend!

Gosh, This post was drafted during the labour day holiday and just happened to sit still in my draft and " poof!"  in November we are. Goodness, time does fly, ey?

Anyhoo, I jsut want to share my #OOTD on that awesome long weekend. Although, I always have my Monday off - I still loving the mood of everyone during long weekend. It's like you have 2 Fridays in a week :)

Wearing Zara Trench coat, tops, and legging - pair it up with Wakai platform :)
Pushing lil one in Phil & Ted buggy for a our stroll in the city.

And also, just a quick update - Life in Auckland is finally absorbing well in me. A little unhappiness here and there, but I finally start to think that this place might the next home for us. If you think you'll be interested to read more on my Auckland guide in this blog, comment up and let me know what would you like to know :)

Another moment for me to realize that GOD is so GOOD.
Jadi beberapa minggu ini, gw totally shut myself down dari semuanya, I stop being creative, ga mood masak, ga mood nge blog(apalagi ini ye), I just don't feel like doing anything. Kalo bisa, I would rather ngelingker di ranjang, sambil nontonin Harvey Specter. ihiy. Trus gw kepikriannya tuh, balik SG - I want to go back to my life di SG. Gw lupa what was the reason kita keluar dr SG dan pindah ke NZ and I hated my NZ life. Gw berasa I am supposed to be a better me disini, my life, my blog, my career. Tapi kenyataannya, ga gitu - dan gw manusia ambisius ini, stress sendiri. Then, I start asking " I want YOU to answer, tell me that the choice we made are the best " - dan dong, the next moment pas di gereja, pastor gw blg " Hey someone, when God tell Abraham to go, He asked him to believe the unseen future He set for him. It is going to be a same theme but different stories for you."
Amen to that. untung dijawab ye, kl enga - masi ga nge blog juga gw. hahahaha.

Thank u Pamela for your kind words and the soothing encouragement, dan Felicia yang blak blak an abis pointed out my problem, dan ya emang iya bener banget!! Aku finally feel better!

Ini gw kalo OOTD kok ya bingung mo bergaya gimana yah? nya hasilnya bagus cakep kayak fashion blogger nge top gitu..cuman susah aje. Ide dong, gimana ini?
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October 18, 2015

OOTD: Casual in Black

It's gloomy Sunday afternoon here in Auckland, and I feel nothing but to sneak into my casual sweater..blame the weather! ha! 

Black is always my " go - to " outfit whenever I don't feel like doing dress up, it is a safe outfit color to run errands or just stroll around with the family. I love the slimming effect as well :) -> this might be the real reason for me wearing black! LOL

I got this sweater from The Warehouse, pair it with Giordano jeans and Charles & Keith heels. Do you think the heels might be the pump of the look, as the other 2 pieces are basic?
I am new to this OOTD kind a thing, so do drop me your comments and input on how to make a better OOTD :)

Thank you very much!

Btw, any black outfit lovers in the house? raise your hand!

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September 21, 2015

Aku rasanya sedikit depresi..

Waktu sebelon kita pindah kemari, gw tuh ada google blog blog orang tentang " living in Auckland ". Trus gw ketemu satu blog nya orang UK, dia bilang " Auckland could depress you in a way I cannot explain ", dan di blog nya dia bilang " everything is beautiful, but there is something about this city that depress me". Waktu gw baca gitu, gw bingung sih...mang bisa apa? sesuatu yg cantik, trus orang orang ramah bikin depresi, tapi eh ternyata..IYA LOH, sodara sodara. OMG dah, gw ga tau kenapa..the last 1 month gw berasa lelah mental aja, cape jiwa, dan kl ditanya ga tau! Bang Arip juga ga membantu abis, jawabnya cuman " You'll be ok, this is what they call - settling down - " Fine, very helpful. 

Gw kayak belakangan berasa I am not myself at all, dan ga ada yg bisa diajak ngomong I said, bang Arip think this is normal, dan dia lebih focus maen clash of clan ato ga chatting ma temen dia di SG. Jadinya gw most of the night abis tidurin Ethan, kalo kita ga nonton some movie di rumah, gw cuman Pinterest-an or baca 9gag. halah banget deh ceritanya. Waktu mo nulis ini, gw rada dilema gitu..should I keep it to myself, ato just share it up, sapa tau ada yang lagi mo pindah ke nz dan kebetulan baca ini, jadinya bisa a little heads up aja buat what's coming. 

Ada yang sharing the same experience kek gw ga? Kalo ada share up dong, gw tried to go crazy in cooking supaya gw ga mikir apa pun, and just focus in cooking. It helps for a while, tapi ya udah..balik lagi ke square 1. Gw juga go hard core di gardening, tp taneman gw tumbuh..dan bingung gw mo diapain lagi. T_T

Ga lucu banget kan feeling shit saban hari, hahaha.

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September 11, 2015

Jane Iredale FALL 2015 collection.

Ou yes! My first ever beauty write up in Auckland goes to one of my favourite product:  JANE IREDALE. Again, from the amazing team of Jane Iredale Singapore, I am still able to try out their wonderful FALL 2015 collection. Before I go on with the LIP CRAYON that I've been using every single day since the day I received it, I would like to share with you the Smooth Affair for OILY SKIN!

I've been using Jane Iredale Smooth Affair since December 2012! Gosh, It's been a good 2 years plus, and it is still my go to full coverage BB cream. Still working well in Singapore weather, and exceptionally awesome in Auckland weather, too. I've been more than grateful to ever encounter people from Beauty Resources, the distributor for Jane Iredale in Singapore, they are more than company person to blogger relation to me. Priscilla - the beautiful soul that I work with for Jane Iredale, she still keep me in mind even though I have moved outside Singapore. I mean, how thoughtful she is to me? I am truly honored and will forever grateful for the kind gesture. 

Anyhoo, oily skin lady, rejoice! This is what we are waiting for. Everyone love the feel and smell of Smooth Affair but for Oily Skin user, they have problem with the luminous glow that Smooth Affair has. Thus, with this new Smooth Affair for Oily Skin, I can say it is what oily skin user really need. The shine control is exceptionally good! And all I can say is GIVE IT A TRY! and let the product talk by itself. 

 Now, the LIP CRAYON
Just buy it, seriously..just buy this and have a gorgeous lippy all day long, every day of the week.

It comes with 7 gorgeous shades to choose from, and no matter what type of girl you are - there is a color for you! 

The playful fall collection is filled with rich colors that complement any wardrobe and mood for the season. Introducing PlayOnTM Lip Crayon in seven irresistible shades. Seven modern and versatile shades give excellent color pay-off. Soft and creamy application that is easy to blend. Contains a high concentration of moisturizing oils that leave lips conditioned and soft. The sleek pencil design is comfortable to hold and gives precise application. A pointed tips is easy to achieve with our Jumbo Pencil Sharpener.

Charming – creamy bubblegum pink
Naughty – creamy brick red
Luscious – creamy rose brown
Blissful – shimmering sheer nude
Yummy – creamy sheer peach
Saucy – Creamy hot coral

The main key ingredients is Castor Seed Oil for soothing effect, Ethylhexyl Palmitate- Emollient from palm oil. and Vitamin E for Topical antioxidant and Natural preservative.

The pastel-ly colors reminds me of the soft fluffy macarons! Sweet, appealing, and leave a good impression.

Me in " Charming " color.

In " Luscious " color.

In " naughty " color.

In " yummy " color

I seriously in love with the color, the texture, and how the lip crayon looks on my lips. These could be your everyday lipstick, so go and grab your, now!  Remember to quote " PINKBUBLE " when you make your purchase at   to receive 10% OFF of ANY ITEMS you purchase. Valid 'till End of September 2015.

Happy Shopping!

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September 07, 2015

Hello Spring!

It's officially spring here in Auckland! Bloom, bees, and butterflies..i can't wait to finally feel the great weather! 

Emang dasarnya gw bukan winter bunny, jadi pas tau uda spring, gw girang banget dong! Mood gw tiba tiba ke light up dan babai sudah glommy weather. 

Mood masak gw juga ternyata mulai OFF ajee..kok ga bisa mood selalu yah? Minggu lalu gw masak enak saban hari, liat ni menu gw dari Senen ke minggu: 

Sop Buntut/Oxtail Soup

Babi Kecap/ Stew Pork in Soy Sauce

Bakso Goreng/ Fried Meatball

Soto Betawi/ Ga tau bahasa inggrisnya apa :p

Nasi Kuning/ Yellow rice platter

Sayur Asem/ Indonesian Sweet Sour Soup

Ayam Kremes/ Fried Chicken with Crumps

Pempek/ Fried Fish Cake

Ini emang edisi pamer makanan memang. Tapi eh, minggu ini - memble moodnya. Totally off. Ga pengen masak, pengennya dandan, dan gw pengen mulai nge blog, share some beauty stuff,  intinya gw dah ga kesambet hawa dapur, dan udah balik ke diri gw yang sebenernya. Muahahhaha! 

Back to spring thingy, taneman Strawberry kuh mulai berbuah :) Semoga tumbuh yang banyak yah stroberi nya.

Bayemku juga tumbuh subur lalala, seneng banget loh, gila! Ternyata green finger juga gw :) 

Lalu, recently daku menemukan makanan dan minuman yang enak menurut gw.  

Ini enaaak banget, walo ga seenak dan semahal Garrets, rasanya mantep bener! 

Satu lagi, ini:

Kopi ma aer kelapa..this one, is either you hate it! Or you love it! Gw dikasi kopi ini sama tetangga meja di kantor :) 

How was your weekend peeps? 

August 20, 2015

Breakfast Ideas in da house!

Do you guys remember when I said i feel lonely after my moving to Auckland? Weirdly, and thankfully, cooking helps me to cope with the changes in my life! 

Today, i took a moment to finally sorting out the cause of me feeling shit and grateful in the same time for the last 8 weeks here. I think the main reasons are being far away from SG friends and family, and the changes from a vibrant Singapore to the Aotearoa

Anyhooo, I am so ready to start rolling my life here and I am so excited to show you guys, my cooking! 

Daku pamer pamer hasil makanan yah! Let me know if you want a recipe or perhaps cooking tutorial? Hahaha -sok abiez-

Egg Benedict.

Enough of spending $18-$22 for a plate of 2 eggs with Hollandaise sauce, bread, bacon, and some salad. And top up $3 for sauted mushroom. Can you imagine what can you get for $25? In pak&save (macam fair price di sg, and carrefour kl di jakarta) I can get a 30pcs tray of eggs, 1 bag of bacon, and 1 big bag of mushroom. Enough for almost the whole month breakfast. :)  

I know the reason we eat this dishes out for the sauce and ambience, ay? And i know too, that it is pretty annoying to make the hollandaise sauce. But believe me, if a noob cook like myself can nailed it, you definitely can too. The secret is to have a constant stirring. 

Avocado + Egg on toast. Green juice.

This combination is the bomb! Avocado work as mayo replacement, and all you have to do is to mashed the avocado with the hard boiled egg, sprinkle some salt and pepper. Done! 

The green juice to me is a definite refresher in our breakfast routine, try kiwi and apple combination. Yumm! 

Still Egg Benedict

Let's simplify this fancy breakfast by making a cup from bread and oven toasted those in muffin tray. Put up the pouch egg, and top it up with Bacon, Dill and the Hollandaise sauce (again).

Bak Chor Mee

This is one of the typical Singapore breakfast. The direct translation will be " Minced Meat Noodle ", and we have been craving for this since the day we landed in Auckland. So, i decided to made one for family. 

I boiled the noodle and serve it with the Mince pork with mushroom in soya and vinegar sauce, ikan bilis, fried shallots, beefball, friend pork and shrimp ball. We enjoyed to the bit of it, and definitely "worth waking up" kind of breakfast.

Hope this will inspire you guys to start cooking at home and eat together with your family. Karena eh, belakangan gw nyadar..especially buat kita yg tinggal di luar negeri jauh dr keluarga, moment bisa makan bareng family itu precious banget don't take it for granted. 

August 10, 2015

The day when everything feels wrong!

If there are day like that, today is the day where i feel terribly sucks. I woke up feeling cold with 2 degrees in auckland morning and I try to made my Monday Morning Moment felt better with a cup of warm black coffee. 

It did boost up my mood a lil, but shortly after - the little one decided to test my patience to the level that i decided to completely ignore him. Like completely. I let him threw his stuff, i let him refused his lunch, I didn't play with him, I just idle-ing in my corner-typing on my iphone and i didn't feel guilty about it. 

I guess part of it because i feel tired. Since my moving to Auckland, we got a way bigger house than out apartment in Singapore. I tried so freaking hard to keep it in place because i am tired to be the one that family blame for a messy house. One family member did say " This beautiful house will be messy once A & E become the owner. " That was a wtf moment, that i sucked to my gut without having a chance to explain myself. 

On the other note, if you asked "Does life treat my nice in Auckland?" It indeed is. But today, not in the mood for being grateful - and I feel like ranting it all out. 

August 04, 2015

Welcoming August!

Weee time flies! Just when we thought life in New Zealand will run slower, it soars faster than ever! Life is awesome here, but I feel terribly lonely. My goodness, I never expected this kind of calmness could stressing me out. I supposed to feel Zen and calm, but indeed I am feeling the opposite. Anyone feeling the same when you are moving overseas?

Ini kok rasanya hampa di dada seh? hahahaha..sulid abis buat dijelasin, tapi rasanya kayak jauh gitu dari semuanya, even dari diri sendiri. Aduh, gundah ga ada ujungnya.

Settling down
Smoothly!We finally got a tenant for our Singapore's condo ~ ou yeah! At least for the next 24 months, we are good! Hopefully, they will take care the place nicely.

Kita dapet tenant orang Jepun, semoga ni family rapi dan ga jorok! Dan juga, dengan dapetnya tenant ini, beban kita di SG uda beres! Semuanya settle and we are ready to roll di Auckland.

Work life
Super busy and one of the best environment I could ever asked for. I have kind manager, extremely helpful colleagues, and generally people are nicer in this place. I am amazed with their warmness and hospitality.

Orang disini baek bener! terlepas dari basa basi ato engga, mereka generally ramah and helpful. Mendingan lah ya daripada dijutekin mulu macam di negara sebelon ini.

Pinkbuble In Da House
Now that I am out and away from my Singapore Beauty Blogger life, I feel that I want to start something fresh, something exciting for you and me, and something that get me excited to write and share about things that matters to me the most. I have few things in mind, and would like you to let me know your thoughts, yes?

Bapak ibu, monggo diisi yah poll nya - ini ceritanya gw pengen nulis, tapi mo nulis opo to ya? banyak ide tapi bingung mo mulai darimana..hahaha..ini rencana mo nge record youtube make up tutorial pun ga jadi jadi..hadeuh..bantulah saya men-decide topik, ok?

What do you like to see in my blog?

Make Up By Bubbly Brush
Is back! Woohoooo..I am so excited to share that I will be start doing some beautiful and gorgeous ladies as my portfolio! ..and..dadadam, I will be start shooting them as well. I want to start my long awaited passion and creates people memories, although I still do not know where this will take me too, but I am going to give it a go.

Wish me luck!

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July 13, 2015

We are almost there!!

Ampir dikiiit lagi kami mulai settle dan (harusnya) resume life as usual! Waktu kita nyampe Auckland, beban pikiran kita ada 4: Kerjaan abang, Container, Rent apartement, sama kerjaan sayah! Urutannya kira kira gitu.. 

Di minggu pertama ma kedua, kita masi settling down..nyari2 mobil, urus2 dokumen etc, dan mulai sebar sebar cv di minggu ke 3. Eh, ternyata..aku dan abang..dapet panggilan interview di minggu ke 4, dan di minggu ke 5, kami berdua keterima di tempat kerja yang kita wish to get!! Cepet banget yaaaa? *yay*  in the same time!

Dan kemaren, per tanggal 1 July - aku officially masuk kantor. Babai sudah peranku as stay at home momma. Di kantor yang sekarang, eke kerja nya part time..cuman 5 jam sehari. Ini tempat proses masuknya sih ajubile minta ampun susahnya. 4 stage jek, dari interview pertama, kedua, trus background check, dan terakhir physchometric test. Puji Tuhan banget gw lolos, walo mereka akhirnya ga test kejiwaan gw. Hahahaha. Terima kasi Dian, karena sudah rekomendasikan saya ke tempat kerja ini :) 

Dan yah.. kata orang, pindah ke negara orang apalagi negara bule..kita orang asia skill nya ga dihargain - NOT TRUE! gw berasa Skill is Skill. If you are good, you are good! and you will still get what you deserved, ya ga sih? Dan puji Tuhan banget, gw dapet posisi baik, dan jam masuk suka suka..hahaha! Yang terakhir sih haleluyah banget! Padahal, waktu gw masi nimbang nimbang mo pindah kesini - dan nanya sama ada 1 orang disini, gw dijawabin " bisa lah dapet kerja, tu cafe banyak yg nyari waitress! omg, " - engga ada yang salah sama kerja di cafe! - cuman itu bukan goal career gw, dan kalo gw denger dia ngmg gitu lagi sekarang, pengen tak' kepret pake contract kerja gw yang sekarang. Lagian, jd orang kok so not encouraging gitu sih. Anyway,..

Trus, Ethan gimana? Ethan uda mulai masuk daycare, and how i feel about it? 
I feel like shit waktu hari pertama gw kerja dan hari pertama Ethan went to day care. Sempet kepikiran apa I made a right decision balik kerja lagi, tapi ya..oh well, we need time to adjust to our new life. Although, gw masi bisa build up client base gw disini dan gw bisa kerja from home lagi. :)

Trus trus..container kami juga uda tiba di rumah baru kami! Dan yah, ga ada 1 barang pun yang pecah ato rusak. Puji Tuhan banget deh. Selamat datang di rumah baru, my stuff! Nanti kalo sudah rapi dan cantik, daku pamer..hahaha. Sekarang, aku mo pamer si entong dengan gaya dia yang yaolooo ga nahan..

Street Style OOTD
Sunnies: random stall in JB Mall.
Top: H&M
Pants: Mangga dua store.
Shoes: Disney

Smart Casual OOTD
Top: Cotton Shirt
Sweater: Lotte Mart
Pants: Uniqlo baby
Shoes: Baby style.


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