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First Pregnancy, Third Trimester

What : Welcome to third trimester of pregnancy. It means, holiday is over lol. Welcome to tremendous hormonal  and body changes at full force. At this point i am not going to update much because it is so uncomfortable sitting too long 🙂 . In conclusion, this is the time when you really have to concentrate on you physical health. When i thought i am pretty much fit, apparently baby gain so much and unexpectedly might cause pain here and there.

Baby movement is also getting strong, and by this time baby will turn to “correct”  position as in ready to come out. My baby was in transversal until 8 months and finally head down afterwards.

Week count : 28  weeks – 40  weeks (or until meeting your baby)
Do :
  • Keep moving your body (carefully), keep your blood circulation going well. No joking, i had terrible lower back pain which i did not expect at all. So deep breath and move, like everyday! Sign up for prenatal exercise class if you need to.
  • At this point you will be hungry ghost lol. Whatever you eat, in every two hours you will be hungry again. Watch out too much carbohydrate, vegetables and fruits are the best.
  • You feel like peeing in every five minutes (i know it is real struggle), but better keep your body well hydrated no matter what. So drink enough water in day time. Bring your water bottle everywhere you go. In my case, i fainted at fish market and learned from this, hopefully it won’t happen again.
  • At the end of month 8 of pregnancy, make sure you are ready with all babies stuff.
  • Groom yourself if you can. Go to hair salon, get head massage of whatever that relaxes you.
Don’t :
  • Don’t eat too much junk food, come on. There are plenty of nutritious and delicious food out there seriously.  Take time experimenting new cooking or buy something healthy, just think about your baby first 🙂
  • Don’t force yourself if you think you are tired. At this point, take things slowly, sleep if you need to, rest if you have to. Other duty or household chores really can wait. Ask your partner’s help and keep him updated as always.
  • Don’t think too much. There are things are out of your control and it is okay. Instead, believe that anything happened or is going to happen already in God’s plan. So chill 🙂

Week 28

Week 30

Week 31

Week 32

At prenatal class, practicing correct and comfortable sleeping position 🙂

 

 

The end (to be continued to fourth/forgotten trimester post, or what we call as after meeting your baby)

First Pregnancy, Second Trimester

What : Just get to the point, second trimester of pregnancy is such a relief. I am currently at the end of my second trimester and the past few months i felt the healthiest state during pregnancy. This time was pretty much the opposite of the first trimester, so horray!

No more nausea, your appetite is back, your energy is back, you feel less crazy and back being yourself again. Even sometimes you don’t feel pregnant at all, lol.

The good thing is baby is growing rapidly, literally you can see the bump is getting bigger week by week. Now the most exciting part is baby starts moving and i freaked out for the first time. It started really soft until you really can feel something is kicking from the inside of your belly. I have no words to explain, first time was so creepy yet cute. It is just amazing feeling.

The more you feel your baby is moving around, you will love it more because it means he/she is healthy and fine 🙂

Week count : 13  weeks – 24 weeks
Do :
  • Move your body, light exercise. Seriously it helps me to keep up with my stamina, and add up energy for doing household chores.
  • Eat nutritious food and snacks. Your appetite is  raging over and taking control at second trimester. But remember, baby is taking so much from your body so you have to nourish up to replenish what your body needs. I ate 5-6 times a day (small portion of course, and try to have fresh food choice by cooking  or making your own snack instead of ready made or processed food. Why? because cakes and sugary food makes my body tired and sleepy instead of giving me energy).
  • Research your baby shopping list, what’s necessary and what’s not.
  • Keep updating your spouse of how you feel, your health, and your mood. He will be glad to help out if you need him to.
  • Do positive things, keep tracking your pregnancy condition like simply  taking your baby bump photos and be happy!
Don’t :
  • Don’t listen to craps people say you have to eat this and that, do this and that, what cosmetics you should use and don’t. So before you decide what to do, read up, do some research. What is actually good, what is not. It is your body, your mind, you are in control.
  • While your bump is growing, people will say things about your body whether it is positive or negative (simple example that happened to me is like “you are too skinny, you are still skinny. You should put more weight while your pregnant and so on”). Well, just chill and relax, human is made in various sizes, so what. If you are healthy and living happily ever after, that’s more than enough. Trust your body, it is already working hard for the baby. Be grateful instead.
  • I know some little things can stressed you out easily, but do not stress to much. Pregnancy journey should be enjoyable moment.

Week 14

Week 20

My baby cat with baby human 🙂

Week 21

After yoga class

Week 23

I really feel pregnant at second trimester, lol.

 

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First Pregnancy, First Trimester

What : This is my first pregnancy at first trimester. I have felt the weirdest mixed feeling in my life. To put into words it is something like feeling surprised, nervous, have no idea what to do, worry, moody and also at the same time i feel funny, happy, actually the happiest :), and most importantly i felt grateful to God for the little magic that is growing in me.

Physically, it is really uncomfortable. I have been so sick, sore throat, fever, vomitting, nausea, lost appetite and just zero energy. The good news is how terrible you feel at the beginning, it is completely normal.

Week count : 0 weeks – 13 weeks
Do :
  • Go visit doctor, and have a check. To make sure the little baby is fine.
  • Do what makes you feel better
  • Eat vitamins and nutritious food as much as you can
  • Trust your baby and your body, they are pretty strong to live if God allows.
  • It is okay to do the usual activity or traveling abroad, as long as you keep yourself healthy.
  • Take photos for good memory 🙂
  • Talk to your partner and family of how you feel. Trust me, emotional support plays major part to keep you feeling positive.
  • Pray to God that everything will be okay.
Don’t :
  • Don’t spend too much time googling everything that makes you curious about pregnancy. Sometimes the internet will give you the worst case scenario and it makes you worry and keep thinking about it unnecessarily.
  • Don’t force yourself to eat this and that just because people said so.
  • Do not listen much of what people say. You know what you feel best for your body, what you do and what you eat. It is your body, time to love it more and pay more attention to it.

 

Week 4 (first test)

My cat reaction when i told him he will be big brother this year, lol.

Week 5

My first little magic, God given love.

Week 7

First time i heard the baby heartbeat. Tears of happiness to know he or she stays strong in my hard days 🙂

Week 12

Now i can see my little baby arms and legs. How cute!

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Kailijumei Jelly Flower lipstick

What : Color changing flower jelly lipstick according to your body temperature. It went viral after so many beauty bloggers put it online.
Products : Color changing lip moisturiser
My choice will be : Barbiedoll power and Minute Maid
Review :
  • It looked so pretty tho, there is real dried flower and gold flakes
  • No matter what color the flower is, color changing lipstick will turn PINK on your lips.
  • It comes with different cover, there are red ones with mirrors, or plain gold ones or some blink blink which i did not buy.
  • Now, the truth is cosmetic products like this has been around in the past. It is just a beautiful version of color changing lipstick. So quality wise, it is very.. normal nothing special, even though it last very long on your lips after drinking and heavy meals. Pretty impressive.
  • There is this thing that i can not take, that it has ‘weird’ scent. People said it smells like vanilla or sweet scent. To me, it smells bad. Like candle or plastic. Instead of wearing lipstick i felt like applying candle wax onto my lips.
  • Do i recommend you to buy this? No. But if you want to have it as photo accessories or decorating your make up vanity table, please go ahead 🙂 It is pretty.
  • Pricey for this quality. This should be sold really cheap in the market.
  • Whoever made this product must have good sense of humor. It is made in china but on the box it said “Kailijumei Germany” lol.

Photos taken by  NikonD7000 and iphone 7 plus:

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Lipswatch

Kailijumei Germany

Kailijumei Germany. Whoever made this product must have good sense of humor. It is made in China but why there is Germany for?

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Pink flower for BarbieDoll Powder, Yellow flower for Minute Maid

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Close up look of Barbiedoll powder

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Red color cap has mirror, while plain gold color has no mirror

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If you got this, enjoy and have fun 🙂

More information about Kailijumei:

http://www.kailijumeibeauty.com/

 

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Fun Fishing in Batam

What : Recreational fishing at fishing pond Kolam Pancing PT KAM
Opening hours : Open for 24 hours (if i am not wrong, please double check!)
How to go there : Go towards the 4th bridge of barelang and right after the  end of 4th barelang bridge turn left, keep going down to the fishing place.
Location : Kolam Air Laut
Jl. Transbarelang Jembatan IV
Pulau Setokok – Batam Phone:  +62822 8330 5458/+62878 9431 6588
Admission fee : Fish and release is Rp.300.000 (around SDG$30), duration for 3 hours.

Fish and take away is Rp.25000 (around SGD$3), not including the fish price that you will get.

See the details on RULES page on their website for pricing. Mentioned price above is just brief information.

Photos taken by iPhone5s:

Curvy fishing rod means you get big fat one!

Everyone will get fish, including the cat. lol

My first catch 🙂

My 7th catch. Total i got 8 times! yay..

His biggest catch of the day!

Me in action haha!

got it again and again.

 

More information about barelang fishing:

http://www.barelangfishing.com/

 

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Anchor Cafe and Roastery

What : Coffee shop, homemade instagramable food and place to chill. One of recommended places to visit in Batam.
Opening hours : Monday is closed. Open the rest o the days from 8am – 4pm.

Longer opening hours until 8pm on Fridays – Sundays.

How to go there : Drive to Dermaga Culinary Paradise, turn right and go straight. Till the end, at left corner is where the cafe located.
Location : Dermaga Culinary Paradise RF No. 11, Batam Kota, Kota Batam, Riau.
Review :
  • Delicious local Indonesian coffee, cozy cafe started up by Americans.
  • Good customer service.
  • Bit pricey for local standard, but worth the price.
  • Food is served in big portion, love it.
  • Mostly food and drinks are nice, some are just okay.
  • Hope this place grows bigger! would love to come here often 🙂

Photos taken by iPhone 5s:

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Love this menu, big boy breakfast? the cream.. yum.

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You need to share this delish french toast

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This omelette on the skillet. Nice!

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Best served in warm. Love waffles!

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Now the soup is nice but bit bland

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Bread is not warm 🙁 the chicken is bit chewy. This menu needs improvement maybe.

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cozy set up

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The first time hot chocolate, my last visit in October was so so so much better! Thanks.

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More information about them on facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/anchorcafeandroastery/

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Meriam Karbit

What : Cannon made of wood. It is not a weapon, just a symbolic thing to remind us when the King (Sultan) had a war to repel evil (Kuntilanak). That is why the city is named after the evil, Pontianak. You can only play this cannon in Pontianak. Nowhere else in Indonesia.
Opening hours :  Around 7ish or 7:30 pm till done.
How to go there : There are available along the kapuas river near the bridge (Jembatan ke Seberang) in Pontianak. Just go to Jalan Tanjung Pura and go into one of the small alley which is heading to the river. The place where i went to is Jalan Tanjung Pura, Gang Landak.
Location : Along kapuas river at Jalan Tanjung pura or go to connecting bridge to “Seberang” and see the available cannons (meriam). Free to choose the place.
Admission fee : Its free. But better if we give some cash for their effort.

Photos taken by Android Phone:

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He tried the biggest one

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First time trying, my uncle also tried the biggest one

And this is me, trying the smallest cannon, with a scream. lol.

Meriam Karbit

Adalah : Meriam yang terbuat dari kayu. Meriam ini sekarang bukan digunakan sebagai senjata, namun sebagai simbol saat raja/sultan mengusir gangguan dari hantu kuntilanak. Di kabari kata kota Pontianak berasal dari kata Kuntilanak. Kamu hanya bisa menemukan meriam karbit seperti ini di Pontianak, tidak ditemukan di daerah lain di Indonesia.
Buka Jam : Sekitar jam 7 atauh 7:30 malam (setelah waktu sholat isha).
Cara pergi : Meriam karbit terletak di sepanjang sungai kapuas, kira kira lebih ke arah dekat jembatan ke Seberang. Kamu bisa pergi  ke Jalan Tanjung Pura dan masuk ke gang gang kecil yang menuju sungai. Tempat yang saya pergi terletak di lokasi meriam dari gang landak jalan tanjung pura.
Lokasi : Disepanjang sungai kapuas, di jalan Tanjung Pura, dekat ke arah jembatan menuju Seberang. Bebas memilih lokasi.
Harga masuk : Gratis. Ada baiknya kita memberi sedikit uang untuk usaha mereka.

 

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Taman Sari Water Castle

What : Used to be the site for the royal king to rest, meditate, event, or hiding place.

Worth to visit only once, good to know the interesting story behind, though the place is not well maintained. Please hire local tour guide for the explanation. It will not cost more than $10. I gave $5 for the service (i spend no longer than 1 hour).

Existed Since : Mid 18th century
Opening hours : around 8am-2.30pm daily
How to go there : Call taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234. But if you go from Keraton (Palace), just take trishaw, its the most convenient way to go around and cost as cheap as $USD2-5 only. Depending how far and how kind you want to give to them.
Location :  Jl. Taman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Admission fee : Local USD $3, Foreigner about USD $7

Photos taken by iPhone 5S:

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Getting ready to go wearing batik. To promote my country’s traditional dress hahah.

The pool side. This is where the king choose one of his concubines to spend the time with him that day/night.

Just posing under the staircase. This place is used as defence or king’s hiding place

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Some part has beautiful architecture. I like this place.

 

Taman Sari

Adalah : Tempat untuk Raja/Sultan beristirahat, acara, atau sebagai tempat persembunyian.

Baik dikunjungi untuk mengenal secara lebih tentang peninggalan budaya kerajaan/kesultanan di Yogyakarta. Ada cerita menarik dibalik bangunan ini meskipun tempatnya sudah tua dan tidak terpelihara dengan baik. Sebaiknya jika mengunjungi tempat ini didampingi oleh tour guide yang ada disitu untuk cerita lebih jelasnya. Biaya tour guide tidak lebih dari 100 ribu rupiah. Mereka hanya minta seikhlasnya. Saya memberi kira kira 50 ribu, waktu kungjungan waktu itu tidak lebih dari 1 jam.

Dibangun sejak : Pertengahan abad ke 18
Buka Jam :  Sekitar jam 8 pagi – 2:30 sore
Cara pergi : Telepon taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234. Jika kamu pergi ke Taman Sari dari keraton cukup naik becak saja. Sangat mudah kemana mana sambil menikmati suasana kota Yogyakarta. TIdak terlalu jauh jarak dari keraton ke taman sari, biaya sekitar 20ribu-50 ribu (tergantung jarak dan seikhlasnya kamu mau memberi).
Lokasi :  Jl. Taman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Harga masuk : Lokal Rp. 3000, Warga asing sekitar Rp. 7000

 

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Prambanan Temple

What : Hindu Temple
Existed Since : Dated 9th -10th Century
Opening hours : 7:30 am – 5:30 pm everyday
How to go there : Call taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234
Location : Jalan Jogja, Solo Km. 16. Prambanan temple, Sleman, Yogyakarta
Admission fee : Local USD $3, Foreigner about USD $20

Photos taken by iPhone 5S:

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Candi Prambanan

Adalah : Candi umat Hindu
Dibangun sejak : Sudah dibangun sejak abad ke 9-10
Buka Jam : 7:30 pagi – 5:30 sore setiap hari
Cara pergi : Telepon taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234
Lokasi : Jalan Jogja, Solo Km. 16. Prambanan temple, Sleman, Yogyakarta
Harga masuk : Lokal USD $3, Warga asing sekitar USD $20

 
More information about Prambanan temple: http://borobudurpark.com/the-prambanan-temple/

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House of Raminten

What : Quirky Javanese decorated restaurant which served Traditional Indonesian dishes.
Opening hours : 24 hours (wow!)
How to go there :  The most convenient way to go around in Indonesia is by taxi.  Call Blue bird Jogja  at (0274) 6411234
Location : Jalan Faridan Muridan Noto No. 7, Gondo Kusuman, Kota Baru, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
Review :
  • There is always hype, long queue, and that is the only reason my curiosity began.
  • Fun antique themed restaurant.
  • Price is very cheap, menu is interesting. Taste average to me.
  • The waiters are dressed up in fancy javanese costume
  • Worth going to see if you are international tourist
  • There is something dark, mystical feeling or just different ambience, at least for me, lol.  Being here once is enough. I would rather go somewhere else bright and easier located restaurant.
  • Good experience tho 🙂

Photos taken by iphone5S:

I was sitting outside, too crowded inside :(

I was sitting outside, too crowded inside 🙁

House of Raminten

Adalah : Restoran yang bertema Jawa namun eksenterik, seperti perpaduan antara tradisional dan modern di gabung menjadi satu.
Jam buka : 24 jam (wow!)
Cara pergi : Transportasi yang paling cepat dan gampang di Indonesia untuk saat ini adalah dengan menggunakan taksi. Tinggal telfon  Blue bird Jogja  di nomor (0274) 6411234
Lokasi : Jalan Faridan Muridan Noto No. 7, Gondo Kusuman, Kota Baru, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
Pendapat saya :
  • Restoran ini selalu kelihatan ramai dengan pengunjung, selalu ada antrean, dan hal ini membuat saya jadi ingin mengunjunginya.
  • Dekorasi yang amat sangat unik.
  • Harga makanannya sangat murah meriah, menu tradisional Indonesia, namun buat saya rasanya biasa saja.
  • Pelayannya sebagian besar cowo cowo berpakaian unik jawa.
  • Sangat rekomended jika kamu mau membawa turis mancanegara.
  • Ada sesuatu yang gelap, mistik atau yang berbeda, mungkin saya terbawa suasana saja waktu itu haha. Pergi ketempat ini cukup sekali. Mungkin untuk saya lebih memilih tempat terang dan restoran yang mudah di akses.
  • Paling tidak, saya mendapat pengalaman berharga 🙂

More information about House of Raminten:

(I could not find the official webpage rather)

http://raminten.blogspot.co.id/

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