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Around The World With The Beauties! – (Indonesia) Roro Mendut Royal Black Spice V-Scrub & (Philippines) Bare Body Essentials Vanity Mask Double Deep Repair

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Hello beauties! 😀

It’s been awhile since the last time I wrote my own piece for Around The World With The Beauties series, so as I got connected with Amanda from Filipinow for this month’s feature… I decided to feature my recommendation as well this time.

A few months ago, I featured some other Filipino and Bruneian local beauty products as they’re both ASEAN country members. Now, well… Both Indonesia and the Philippines are also the country members of ASEAN, but other than that, do you know that we’ve shared so many similarities between the two countries?

First of all, both are archipelagic countries comprising thousands of island in each country. Not to mention that they are also republic countries, with both have elected president as their head of government. Although I just finished the other Pramoedya’s books Child of All Nations and I just found out an interesting fact: Philippines is the first republic country in Asia.

Although I’m not gonna talk about it this time, as we’re gonna focus on the beauty stuff. 😉

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7 Unique and Affordable Personalized Gift Ideas for My Brother (and Maybe Yours Too!)

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July is my brother’s birth month. And when it comes to birthday, I always remember my birthday a few years ago when he was still a small boy. He made me a bracelet and left me a card wishing me happy birthday and apologizing as he couldn’t buy me anything for the birthday gift.

I literally cried when I received it, because I think that was probably better than any purchasable gift.

However, when the other way around, buying gifts for my brother is not always easy as I’m not as creative as he is. Like, I swear to God that the DIY skill God gives to my family, it’s been only given to my mom and my brother and not to the others. Not my dad, me or my sister. 😛

But then, I love the fact that nowadays, there are so many options to give personalised gifts without having to be someone who’s creative on my own. It’s personal and memorable, something that my loved one will keep because it means something to them.

So, here’s a list of unique and affordable personalized gift ideas that I’ve got for my brother, that you can also use for yours! 😉

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Stone Garden GeoPark: The Merge of Machu Picchu and Capadoccia in Bandung, Indonesia

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I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of a sucky traveler when it comes to my hometown.

Like, I could tell you where to get the best midiye dolma in Izmir, but I gotta think hard if you asked me about the best place to go shopping or the best coffee shop in Bandung. And I wouldn’t guarantee that I could eventually find the answer. 😛

The thing is, despite the fact that I’ve spent 20++ years in Bandung, I rarely have time to explore the city for the sake of being local. I mean, you probably know by now that I’m not exactly a cafe-hopper, and more often than not… I always get too lazy to go out as I only imagine the possibilities to face the traffic jam. Especially during the weekend!

I mean, seriously… As a passenger, I just don’t want to spend extra money for cabs. As a driver, I just can’t hold on to my dear life to drive in the bad traffic. And I’ve been living like a spoiled brat long enough in my life to not consider the other options of public transportations.

So on this post, I would like to share a hidden gem in Bandung that I have visited for the first time a few weeks ago. Located in the west part of Bandung, Stone Garden Geo Park could be reached more than 2 hours from Bandung city center by car with traffic jam.

The good thing is that you could also reach this off-beaten spot in Bandung by train. And that’s what I did when I visited the place. 😉

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