The Story Behind Our Pre-Wed Photos

To know or have friends with nut-creative idea is an advantage. Ogi and I are friend of Fitri and Angga (a.k.a Kampang). We’ve known Fitri since joining Trulyjogja, while Kampang is my friend at college and Ogi’s friend at Senior High School. Both of them are flip-flop. They two have creative idea and it’s proven when we asked them to arrange our pre-wedding photo.

To be honest, we were clueless when it came to arranging a unique-unusual pre-wedding photos. Then we asked for their help. And voila…they are our savior. Fitri is  a great photographer, though she insists that she’s still learning-new comer, while Kampang, I know him as an extraordinary man with idea greater than usual.

Early in the morning, in the beginning of April, we started the photo session. The first location was Kotagede, then continued at Sogan Village and ended at Plengkung Gading. We’re very satisfied with the result. It’s not as typical pre-wed photos. Not only us who love the photos but also visitors of our web and Fitri’s multiply.

There’s an idea left unrealized. Posing in the traditional market and in the hustle of street. Maybe we can realize it someday. Thanks Fit and Kampang:)

The Leave

As a bride-to-be, I want to make sure that everything related to my wedding is well-prepared and the wedding it self may run smoothly as we want. Since several weeks ago, I planned to propose a leave at least a week before my wedding. The problem was, would my boss allow me to leave office a week before the big day, considering I also managed to take a leave a week after the wedding.

This morning, once coming to his office to give the invitation, I was welcomed with his greeting and congratulation. Before I delivered my plan about the leave, he asked me when I would start my leave. Knowing that it’s a great opportunity, I told him about my wish. Unexpectedly, He agreed to give me two-week leave. One week before and one week after the wedding.

Yippieee…I can go honeymooning:D

From Jogja with Love; I Leave my Heart with Him

My dear friends,

We are going to start our life-time journey. Fully we realize that it’s not the end, despite it is the start of the bigger journey with more challenges. Therefore, we do hope your prayer to go along with our wedding and the life afterward. Kindly visit our wedding website, a simple one, yet full of optimism of our vision toward future.


-Thea & Ogi-

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Happy Birthday Dear

1st of July, 26 years ago, he’s delivered by his mum. A baby boy, who later grows as a man who’s independent and full of creativity.

I am so lucky to have him. I never expected that he’s going to be my lover or my husband to-be.Yet, I am so thankful that I now have him by me.
Happy birthday my sunshine. Every thing I find in you is so wonderful. May you have a great life, a path toward success, and beautiful love life.

I am looking forward to seeing you this weekend my dear:)

Finally, at the New House

Last weekend, finally we moved to our new house. It took only one day, but the preparations spent two days. I needed a pick up car to load all my things. Refrigerator, TV, three suitcases, pillow, bed cover, boxes of shoes (more than ten shoes,hehehe) and other things.

Sunday is the execution day. Ogi and I worked together to clean up the floor and wash the dirty parts. One day before, we cruised along the Pramuka street to buy the bed. Having compared the price and stuff from one store to the other stores, finally we picked up one jati-wood bed with the spring bed. Afterward, we took the suit that Ogi ordered for our wedding. Once there, he tried the dark-brown suit and he looked great that way:D.

We had to buy bed cover for our bed and another necessary thing to start up our new house. Hence, we went to Plaza Semanggi in the Sunday Afternoon. We bought two bed sheets and it bed cover. We chose the color suited to the wall color of our room.

Moving house is very exhausting and needs extra money. Moreover, many things that we still have to buy. Stove and the gas, big cabinet just to name short of them. We plan to buy it next month, just after our marriage. This time, we just have to save our money just in case the wedding party budget will be swollen. As we finance our wedding party by ourselves, it definitely dries up our money:D. But we’re happy and proud as we can stand up with our own feet. Just can’t wait to make it. Now, we’re preparing for the greatest moment of our life:)

Where U Lead I Will Follow

This song is memorable. Besides I really love the serial ( I am a big fan of Gilmore Girls) and admire the stars, the lyric of the theme song is very lovely. And of course, related to me? Do you agree??

Wanting you the way I do
I only want to be with you
And I would go to the ends of the earth
Cause, darling, to me that’s you’re worth

Where you lead, I will follow
Anywhere that you tell me to
If you need, you need me to be with you
I will follow where you lead

If you’re out on the road
Feeling lonely, and so cold
All you have to do is call my name
And I’ll be there on the next train

Where you lead, I will follow
Anywhere that you tell me to
If you need, you need me to be with you
I will follow where you lead

I always wanted a real home with flowers on the windowsill
But if you want to live in New York City, honey, you know I will
I never thought I could get satisfaction from just one man
But if anyone can keep me happy, you’re the one who can

And where you lead, I will follow
Anywhere that you tell me to
If you need, you need me to be with you
I will follow where you lead

Being 25

It’s just like an ordinary day. No celebration, just messages and calls from parents, relatives and friends congratulating me for being 25 years old. Yes, I am 25 years old now.

Unlike last year, when I was at Jogja and convened some friends to have a simple lunch at my home, today, nothing’s special. I just woke late in the morning, spent almost half of the day hunting for home for me and Ogi. Then, both of us met Wimar and Mbak Atun at PIM, afterward as I promised to Ogi, we went to Caza Suki.

Being 25 and so what? What have I had so far? Reflecting back, I think I have so many things that I must thank God that I have.

I have a job. I can be self-sufficient. I can afford things my own.

I have a great parents. I have supportive family. Our family finally moves to a much better home sweet home. My family and I have no serious troubles with healthy. I was proposed by a really nice guy:)

I have travelled to places where I have never been before, witnessing how beautiful other cultures are.

I have abundant very nice friends. I could attend my best friends’ weddings. I could experience all of us processing to be a much better person and the most beautiful one is to be the part of their success and achievement.

Another year ahead to go through. I wish I can make it better. Processing makes perfect:)

written by thea, posted by ogi :p

Earn Living at Jogja; I Wish I Can

Working at a big company at Jakarta indoubtedly offers me many challenges, experiences and benefits at once. Hence, I am so grateful to have this opportunity. Eversince I joined this company two years ago, I have been trying to utilize every opportunity while keeping wishing that I can work at Jogja sometimes. I remember two years ago, I was so reluctant working in this big city. However, destiny brought me here.

I have several considerations why I still insist staying at Jogja and earning living there. First, Jogja is very nice city, less far hectic than Jakarta and friendly. Then, I plan to stay there with a new family and raise children at a city in where you can find schools and universities with good facilities.

Okay, I’m going to marry and manage that within specified time I wish I can be assigned working in Jogja-based office. I know it will be tough. Moreover, now I am appointed to be the new coordinator of two new areas at once. Nevertheless, I never stop wishing. Thank God, my husband to-be understands my position and he agrees to accompany me at Jakarta. Lucky me!!!

Two days ago, I chatted with him, talking about our plan in the future. I told him much about my new job, how good I can adopt with it and how can I cope the difficulties I face. At the end, the topic about job terminated, again, at our future life. Surprisingly he told me…

Hun, it’s all up to you. I will stay with you at Jakarta until you feel okay moving at Jogja and satisfied with your work here.

See..tell me how can’t I say that I couldn’t be luckier. Thanks dear:)

Destinations List I Wish to Visit

Do you have destinations list you wish you can visit with you spouse someday? If you don’t, why not listing it from now?

Today, I chatted with Wipie. We were talking about the importance of working hard and of course playing hard. I was intrigued by her story that she and Camat already wrote-off 4 out of 50 destinations they wish to visit.  Definitely, Ogi and I also have several places that I wish to be there, however I never write them down in a list. I think it will be very cool to have them all in a list.

Last weekend, when buying rings, Ogi and I talked with the seller. He’s from Bukitinggi. I heard from my friend that it is a beautiful city and I really want to go there. He urged us to go there for honeymoon. Since we already have another plan for it, maybe we will visit that cool-calm city next year.

Once talking with Ogi, we discussed about managing our money in the future. We commit that we want to allocate money for leisure purpose:)) We are encouraged to do so after watching a tv show discussing about managing money smartly. What appeals us much that it’s not a sin to “waste” our money for leisure. I mean, we don’t have to put it in last priority, let say. Hehehe..I’m just happy to have a really nice justification in that show. And the next thing now is listing the places:)

The Power of Love

People of Okinawa and Sarnidia are known to have a healthy long life-span. It’s not only because they apply healthy habits such as consuming more fish and soybean than the average, exercising regularly and sufficient rest. Based on the article I read on this morning, those group of people also have a very lovely culture, accordingly respecting elders. The feeling of having sufficient love, warm spirit, as well as a close friendship do have great impact over our healthy quality and wealthy.

The proofs of touching impact have been revealed by experts. Not to mention the benefit of laughter and social involvement toward the one’s healthy. All of them shows that the good interaction and relation with others are decisive in our healthy.

A research reveals that husband and wife, who receive enough hold and touch within their relation, have a stronger emotional binding than those who receive less. It’s also said that a child who rarely gets hug from parents feels less secure compared to children who get the sufficient affection expression from parents. Meanwhile, feeling secure is very important to the children personality development.

If one often has headache, migraine, insomnia and likes to see other disappointed and failed, maybe he/she doesn’t have enough love, rarely loves him/herself, and rarely get attention from her/his couple.

So, do you love yourself? Have you said that you love your friends? Have you given the warmth to your couple??? Better to start it right away because the power of love is exceptional.