Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Camping | Death Valley, CA

Death Valley had been on my bucket list for a while, so when my friend invited me to join him on this camping trip I said nothing but, "YES!". It was about 9-hour drive from San Jose to the campsite, Furnace Creek. We left at around 5:12 am and stopped at Barstow, CA for lunch. We met our two other friends who drove from San Diego to meet us there. The initial plan was In & Out Burger, but seeing Panda Express was there... 

There were 19 of us, and we rented two big vans. I was a bit surprised that we were on top of schedule. We arrived at the campsite at around 3.30 in the afternoon. The weather was really nice. It was around 75F. It did drop more in the evening. I did a rookie mistake on the first night for not checking my sleeping bag. I was using Ocep's sleeping bag, and for some reason I just couldn't get it zipped. I was really cold in early morning when the temperature was at its lowest. My nose was freezing.

Monday, February 08, 2016

California Winter: Yellow and Blue || Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

I am convinced California has the best weather in all America. It's technically still winter, but it already feels like spring. Ocep and I were hunting for a good photo location for the yellow wild flower and we always go back to this place. He brought me here about 3 years ago in spring and it was totally a different scenery (check the blog post here)! Tax season is just in front of me, and I am eager to get started and just get it over with. With wedding planning in my mind, I find it harder to focus with a lot of distraction from myself, mostly. I understand now how the term "bridezilla" came about. I can imagine myself being stressed out and frantic over little details. I am so grateful to have loving and supporting mom who helps me every step of the way. The wedding will be in Indonesia, so my mom is my top wedding planner. I am so thankful for her. 

I find the hardest thing to find is my own wedding dress. It seems that I am not sure exactly of what I want, but I am very sure of what I don't want. Why is that? I feel like it's just a girl thing. It's so easy with guys. Ocep can just wear anything I pick, and he'll be happy.