Friday, March 29, 2013
My office life is full with stressful things and routines, but sometimes it also can be fun to have some chit-chat friends and a little gathering with all of the crews.
Last Friday, we had a good lunch together at Marriott Cafe. It held every three months, to celebrate everyone birthdays in those three months. Well, this time was my turn to organized it, I didn't really enjoy it, because it was a sudden decision, and I just had 3 hours to get everything done. Create a list of restaurants, ask for everyone's availability, and make a lunch reservation.
❤ ♡ ❤ Me and two of my Besties ❤ ♡ ❤
❤ ♡ ❤ Great Lunch Time ❤ ♡ ❤
❤ ♡ ❤ The Blue Team, we love the Lantern ❤ ♡ ❤
All my sweat and stress cause of resentment comments from some annoying peoples is paid off with a good lunch, I had a great lunchtime ツ
Posted by Ira Natalia at 3:02 AM
Friday, March 22, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Find me some online bookstores, and I would spent most of my time exploring there. My favorite online bookstore is Amazon, besides the price is cheaper than the local bookstore, their collection of books also complete and varied. Last month I ordered "Style Yourself" and the book has arrived safely at March, 14th 2013.
Every girls should have one, the book is colorful and inspirational, it covers just about everything, how to building your wardrobe with some great tips and wardrobe basics. I'm ready to clean up my closet and start fresh. I highly recommend this book :)
Posted by Ira Natalia at 9:30 AM
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Who said a Nostalgia never hurt anyone?
This song always succeed take me back to the good ol'days, to certain people I know with a lot of beautiful and painful memories, who had told me to listen this song. I admit it, my stony heart was just a little bit touched when I heard this song.
Posted by Ira Natalia at 7:01 AM
Cooking is one of my passions, and this classic Italian spaghetti is easy to make and has always been one of my favorite pasta dishes, Aglio Olio!! Simple dish with classic flavors, we love it. This is a reason why classics are classics!
Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino (Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil & Chili Peppers)
(Adapted from DeLallo)
- 1 lb. dried spaghetti (regular, whole wheat, brown rice, etc….you pick!)
- 5 Tbsp. good quality extra-virgin olive oil
- 5-6 cloves of garlic, cut in half or finely minced
- 1 dried small red chili pepper – seeded and minced (or 1 tsp. dried chili pepper flakes)
- (optional toppings: grated parmesan or chopped fresh parsley)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a generous amount of salt (a few tablespoons) and then the spaghetti to the boiling water. Meanwhile, in a pan large enough to easily hold a pound of pasta, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
The next step is very simple but it must be done well: as soon as the oil gets hot, add the garlic, wait a few seconds, and then as soon as the garlic becomes blonde – that is, just before it becomes brown – add the chili. It has to sizzle. Add about 3-4 Tbsp. of the boiling water from the pasta pot to the pan and set aside until the pasta is ready. If you used large cloves of garlic, remove them at this point.
Cook your pasta very al dente and drain well. Immediately add the drained pasta to the hot sauce pan and toss for 2 minute to coat well.
Note: The secret of this recipe is to avoid browning the garlic and being careful not to overcook the spaghetti. Be generous with the chili…if you can take it. Normally no grated cheese is needed.
Buona Fortuna a Tutti! ( ＾◡＾)
Posted by Ira Natalia at 3:39 AM
Thursday, March 7, 2013
I have died and gone to sugar heaven~~ fly fly fly high. I couldn't hold a temptation every time I passed a pastry shop.
✿ French Macarons ✿
I am madly in love with macarons, and I myself have tried more than 20 flavors.
✿ Macarons Menu from my favorite Pastry Shop in town ✿
They know how to make their macarons, I really think La Maison has by far the best macarons in town and definitely worth. I found another new flavors of macarons when I was at Surabaya. Here is the liste des saveurs macarons :
Velvet•Foret Noir•Truffle White Chocolate✿
My favorite macarons are still Red Velvet, Ispahan, Salted Popcorn, and Valrhona 70% Chocolate. yum yummmm!
✿ Melted Chocolate Brownies ✿
Hot Chocolate brownies fresh from oven served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, what more can I say!
✿ Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ✿
I don't really like doughnuts, I don't crave for them but when I found a Cheesecake flavors doughnuts from Krispy Kreme, I just can't hold myself have a bite of it.
✿ Strawberry Tart ✿
Perfect Strawberry Tart, the cream was delicious and the tart crust was crunchy.
✿ Mocha Cookies ✿
See, how I deeply fell in love with cakes and other sweet things, yes I do, I do, I do! :)
Posted by Ira Natalia at 9:07 AM
Monday, March 4, 2013
I'm terribly addicted to red nail polish, how thrilling to have two delectable shades to choose from lovely lovely and lovely but which one is the favorite? hard to say! OPI♥
OPI Mrs O'Leary's BBQ #W44
OPI Skyfall HI D12
Both of them are lovely and alluring! I had difficulty choosing which one is the most adorable and the answer is dum dumdum dumdum dum............... OPI Mrs O'Leary's BBQ #W44 (｡◕‿‿◕｡)