Today is the last day of fasting and tomorrow we will have eid al fitr (in Bahasa Indonesia we called it Idul Fitri or mostly known as Lebaran). This is the holy day for moslem and since my country is dominated with moslem (but still I love the multiculturalism we have and how we appreciate others who have different religion and/or beliefs with us) the routine before the day is so hectic. Many people will go back to their hometown (we called it with "mudik"), meet up with their big family, and preparing eid al fitr. Usually kids will buy new stuff (mostly fashion items), while mothers will bake or prepare some cakes and foods. The "must serve" cakes are nastar -cake filled with jam, mostly pineapple jam- and kastengel -cheesy cake-, while the "must serve" foods are opor ayam -chicken braised with coconut milk-, and ketupat -packed rice-. When the day comes, people will go to the mosque to have pray, meet up with family, relatives, and their neighbors asking for their apologize, and the kids will have "money tip" -things like angpao in Chinese"- from the older family. Since the eid al fitr is a big day here and many people go back in their hometown so the traffic is almost getting you all crazy. This is a special moment so people wouldn't mind to get stuck in traffic for hours just to meet up with their family.
Some companies use this moment to make some brand activation and CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities to get in touch with their customers. Mostly, people who run business in automotive industry will be busy holding some activities like building rest areas, holding "mudik" events for their employees and/or loyal customer, etc. Since my man is currently working in an international automotive industry, he will be super busy holding the events.
Oh ya, yesterday was the day of our independence day. After being colonized for about 353.5 years, we finally free and yesterday we celebrate our 67th years of freedom. We have two national ceremony, in the morning to turn up the flag and in the afternoon to turn down the flag. I personally join two ceremonies, in the morning I participate in digital ceremony (this is unofficial ceremony, held digitally so that people around the world could participate) and national ceremony in Presidential Palace in the afternoon. The most interesting part of the ceremony was that the flag will be turned up by "Paskibraka" who are consist of selected senior high school students from all around Indonesia. My man was a commandant of Paskibraka in 2006 and currently his sister belongs to Paskibraka this year. This is sooo exciting! :)
Well, I guess things I said is not telling you yet about the title of this post. LOL! Okay, jumping to the topic. Few days ago I post about Lulu's Giveaway Part II and thank God I got lucky of winning one, again! :D
She choose about 30 finalists selected then she picks the winner randomly to keep her objectivity. Thank God I got lucky to win one of the gift. Here they are! :D
|(the gift I will receive form Lulu's giveaway. Consist of Victoria's Secret make up pouch, Etude nail polish, shimmer, Lioele BB, Lioele Whitening&Wrinkle. Can't wait to receive it! :D )|
This is my second time of winning her giveaway. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity of winning. She is so generous! She inspires me a lot especially with her handmade craft and accessories. If we live in a same city perhaps I will learn a lot of make-up tips from her. I hope she will held any giveaway again so that everyone can join and may have the opportunity of winning. :D
Anyway, I am currently joining August Challenge in Mbak Dwita's Facebook. I joined the July Challenge last month and I already received the goodies she sent. I will post and share more about it on my next post while waiting my man to have a way more relax time so that he can shoot it in good angles. :)
Stay inspiring and keep on sharing goodness, dolls! I'm sending all my best wishes for your eid al fitr day and I am sorry for all the mistakes I did.
Photo by Lulu Putri Wijaya