Sunday, September 01, 2013

Fun Saturday in Berkeley

Hi everyone! How's your Saturday?
I spent mine shopping and hanging out with my friends in Berkeley. My friend got an invitation to Mountain Hardware employee store, and we were all invited with her. I didn't plan to get anything, but I came along anyway just for the fun of it. And it was fun. 

We pretty much spent our time in the Berkeley area. 
The city is really nice. I guess there was a football game playing somewhere because it was packed! It's a good thing we could find parking. 

Fall is coming soon. Can you believe it? I can't believe Christmas is just four months away! When I think of Fall, I think of cozy weather where it's chilly but not too cold. Somehow, I was drawn to this puffy bright-colored vest in the store. I've never owned anything like this before. I thought it looked nice, but I didn't get it. 

Instead, I got this wind-breaker jacket.
I've been looking for an army-like utility jacket. I didn't think it would be a wind-breaker type of jacket because this tends to get me hot inside. But for windy weather like Fall, it's kinda great.

And Ocep with his new kicks. The shoes are very light weight
He's excited to use that as his running shoes.

The invitation said "For invited guests and immediate family only", and my friend brought the whole shebang. We are family!

After that, we continued our shopping to Northface outlet. If you're wondering why we went to these outdoorsy stores, my gang and I are kinda outdoorsy people. We go camping every summer, and we also like to go hiking and enjoy the nature, basically the outdoors. Don't get me wrong, I still love going to the mall, but national parks are really my cup of tea. Plus, one of our, let me say, members, are going to Nepal for his trip to the Mount Everest base camp. So he's shopping for all the necessary gears and all that. 

And by the way, how gorgeous is my lipstick? I use Maybelline Color Whisper in the shade "A Plum Prospect".
I honestly prefer the Color Whisper to Revlon lipbutter. I find that they're not as moisturizing. Color whisper goes on really smooth and not at all griddy like some of the Revlon lipbutters that have shimmer like "Peach Parfait" tend to be, but I still love them and will continue to use them. I like want to collect the all the lipbutter shades because they're all pretty. 

We also went to Asha Tea House, which was only about 5 miles away from the Northface outlet. This is kinda an asian thing really to drink boba milk tea.

Here I ordered Macha Latter and egg tart. The latter wasn't really what I expected. It was yummy, but a little bit too bitter for me. I ended up having to add a little, well a lot, more sugar.
The egg tart on the other hand is amazing. Yummy!

top: Ayam penyet
left: Pempek
and Nasi goreng ayam dan udang
We had dinner at Padi, a little Indonesian restaurant in Berkeley. We are quite a tough foodie critique when it comes to Indonesian food, at least I am since I have certain expectations in my mind. The food wasn't bad to give you a taste of Indonesian food.

Random pic inside lululemon store with my new jacket.

Found this little pretty outside the store.
 Inspired to have the same in the new home. 

It was such a beautiful day. Friends, fun, and long weekend!
Hope y'all have a great one too!


  1. What a fun weekend! Friends are really special in a lot of ways. That's why I feel great to have such great friends around me.

    1. I do too! With my family far away from me, my friends are all I've got here. I'm just grateful to have them around =)