Friday, March 30, 2012

ON THE MOVE : BUSY PACKING STYLE

DoitsuPanda Blog READERS, LONG TIME NO SEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I had just finish having a SPLENDID HOMESTAY at TAKANABE
and I AM PREPARING TO MOVE OUT from my previous student house.
SO, I have been busy putting my thing inside boxes and it really took my time.
However, I still could make a short photoshoot among the boxes, hahahaha.
And, This post wants to tell you guys that I WILL BE BACK SOONwith SUPER FUN STORIES from MY 2 WEEKS HOMESTAY !!!! 待ってね ^0^










Friday, March 9, 2012

MY TRIBUTE TO BATIK : BABY BLUE BATIK FOR SPRING : CINDERELLA ? ^0^

 Eventhough it is still raining in Japan and seems there's no sign of spring, sighhh  =.= DoitsuPanda still excited to dress up for any occasion !!! ^0^ Today I went to my Japanese Languange School Graduation Ceremony and I decided to wear BATIK ^0^ It is fresh from Indonesia cause few days ago my mom and dad just sent it with other batik outfit. AAAAAAAAAAAA ^0^
 FYI, BATIK made #9 MUST WEAR for SPRING LOOK at SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE USA MAR 2012 issue. I am so proud of my culture, especially the beauty of a fabric which has been part of my life since I was a kid. My mom used to carry me with a Batik Sarong when I was a child and I have seen my parents exploring every corner of batik places in Indonesia. 
 Nowadays Batik is a blast again, Indonesian schools make a batik uniform, office ask the employee to wear Batik on specific days too. However, not many people give an expose for Batik outside Indonesia and I am willing to be that person through my daily style here, in Japan.
 Japanese has a high respect for this Indonesian original creation and I want to show them more about the exquisite of every pattern that Batik has.
 I feel like a Cinderella wearing this top because the color is baby blue, just like Cinderella's dress and The clock blag which I'm wearing already strikes 12 and the magic will soon disappear, but DoitsuPanda won't !!! ^0^ The breezy of spring can be felt through wearing this Batik.
Enjoy my snaps !!!!!! *^0^*












JOURNEY vol 4-end : TIME TO CELEBRATE WITH HONEY TOAST !!! ^0^ (in an INDONESIAN STYLE RESTAURANT ???!!!)

my caramel vanila honey toast ^0^

 After the long hard work, finally its time to celebrate!!! I invited Ela and Fio to eat together and we have been wanting to try HONEY TOAST !!! AAAAA ^0^
Before, at Shinjuku, there is this place called Pasela Resort which served Honey toast, but turns out we have to do karaoke if we want to eat it. huffff >w< We have to wait after 6PM ToT No way !!
 So, we headed to Shibuya where there was also a branch of Pasela Resort and we could eat anytime we wanted. YEAAHH !! It was located at B1 floor and I was SHOCKED!! There were so many Indonesian ornaments outside. And when we got inside, the seats cushion, was covered in BATIK !!!(Indonesian original textile) OH MY GOD !!






 Since we never tried it before we ordered one each to enjoy the dream honey toast. And when the plate arrived, TADAAAAAA, SUPER HUGE!! No wonder our right table ordered only 1 honey toast and eaten by 2 women. We had to clean the plate cause the price isn't chep either. It was around 780YEN,the ceapest one. Fio and I ordered the same vanilla caramel Honey Toast and ela ordered a strawberry cream with Vanila Ice cream Honey Toast. We took our time slowly to finish the toast while chatting lots of stuff ! (One of our favorite things to do, hahaha) Still, we couldn't finish them >w< Advice for anyone who will be going here, SHARE WITH YOUR FRIEND, UNLESS YOU CAN EAT IT ALONE. Get ready for the sweetest meal of all time !!


Fio and DoitsuPanda enjoying honey toast, hohoho

Last, here is a little description about this super duper sweet toast !!
It is LAYERS OF TOAST WHITE BREAD,
white tons of HONEY in the middle of it,
there will be many TOPPINGS you can choose to make your toast sweeter,
from ICE CREAMS of your favorite,
BANANA,STRAWBERRY,
CREAM
and CARAMEL SAUCE and many more
There's even a DOG SHAPED TOPPINGS !!

guest star : Ela, hahaha


ZOOM *^0^* :

Thursday, March 8, 2012

JOURNEY vol 3 : HARAJUKU MACAROON UNIVERSITY HAUL


 On the same day of knowing that I FINALLY GOT ACCEPTED!!, I directly went SHOPPING !!!!!! AAAAAA, DoitsuPanda has been fasting for clothes in about 2 months since Winter break so I can't stand it anymore !! However, I have asked for my mom permission to shop ;) DoitsuPanda is being a good girl, hehehe.
 I have been dying to buy sweet macaroon colors clothes especially after seeing at JJ Magazine, a Japanese fashion magazine, that the pastel colors are on again !! OH MY !!
HARAJUKU, DOITSUPANDA IS COMING !!!!  

 Well, I chose Harajuku that day because I have made a spring wish list and I have been targeting some clothes before, so IT'S TIME TO BUY NOW !!! hahahahaha! The price is also afordable so for some amout of money I can buy a lot of things. Not to forget I dressed おしゃれ-ly (ossyarely- new word from DoitsuPanda, it means stylish, mix of Japanese and English ;p) Because it was a bit sunny I wore a black hat to support my all black outfit, hehe. Kind of the opposite of what I will buy ;)

 Okay ! I went around for 3 hours and OH MY !! The money that I have spent !! Don't copy this guys, I almost use my one week allowance, huaaa >w< However, they are supper worthed !! I even got a panda clothes and tons of pastel clothes :$
my day became super perfect and I captured my haul things in a short photoshoot at my "studio" ^o^
見て、見て( mite,mite - look, look ^0^)







 Hera are my lists of MACAROON UNIVERSITY HAUL things :
1. Creme glasses
2. Milky blue earrings
3. Peach knit cardigan
4. Mint lace skirt
5. Pink ribbon pants
6. Lace top with free pearls
7. Mix pastel shirt
8. Overal denim polcadot
9. Peach blue checked shirtdress
10. Creme peach spring scarf
11. Raspberry pin
12. Panda clothes
13. Cream peach sweat shirt
14. Colorful checked skirt
15. Colorful bear t-shirt
16. Pale pink stocking

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, DOITSUPANDA is so in love with Macaroon :$

JOURNEY vol 2 : ACCEPTED - THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES

28th February 2012,
Shinjuku Campus Little Canteen,
with Fiolita Chandra

 The clock strikes 1 o'clock, I found a life changing news in Japan.
I'M GOING TO BUNKA GAKUEN UNIVERSITY !!!
OH MY !! I couldn't stop dancing at the canteen, seeing sakura flowers all over a word that will give me a new journey, 合格 (goukaku--pass)


 I have been living in Japan for about 6 months and honestly attending a 1,5 year Japanese Languange School. Last December (2011) I decided to apply for a university exam behind my parents back. At first I just wanted to measure my Japanese skill, but as I was on my preparing for the exam, I wanted it to be the first and the last time I tried for it. When I remembered that preparation time, I couldn't believe that I could go through all of that stuff.

 First, lying to my parents were the hardest part. I remembered when I tried to ask my parents to send me my high school scores transcript, I need to think a thousand excuses why did I need it. My parents seem buying my excuses and I kept lying for almost a month (God,please forgive me >w< )
 There was also a problem about my score trnscript at Japan back then. I was so mad at one of the office teacher because she seemed to make everything harder !! It was a cracked moment and I cried so hard that time because of the pressure.
 When I finally succeded completing all the documents and gave it to the University, here comes the second drama. I need to move from my previous student house !!! I was already comfortable with where I lived now and I just realized that my campus is not at Shinjuku anymore. It was 1 hour from Shinjuku and it will be at Kodaira to be exact !! I couldn't sleep thinking that I need to move and for some nights I was questioing the major that I will be studying. Shoud I change my major just becasue I want a school at Shinjuku ?
 The answer is, ladies and gentleman, NO !!! To really gain my spirit back I decided to check how will my future study place will be. The result, SO PERFECT !!!! It is far from the metropolitan view, but everything is available here. You want a department store ? Go shopping at MARUI and there is also LOFT to buy housing goods. Big supermarkets are also available here. WOW !! I just found out that this Kodaira area is actually filled with many schools from Elementary until University. The best part is, the distance of my student apartment and the school is less than 2 MINUTES. DoitsuPanda always lazy to wake up early, so this is just right !!!!


very convinient station with so many shops that I love


front gate of the school, so gorgeous !! ^0^

side picture of my future campus


school garden where students can sit and eat at lunch

future student house ^^

My father said to me : we will not be given what we asked for,but He will give us what we need...

Inside my journey here in Japan I found so many happy things and also difficult times that I think it is very unfair, but They all happened to make us stronger, to train us how to survive the real world..
Yesterday, now and forever, Thank you mom and dad who always give me cure for my broken heart.
and Thank you for bringing me here to life, and I can be who I am today.

Monday, March 5, 2012

JOURNEY vol 1 : WRITING 絵馬(えま-EMA) ROAD TO UNIVERSITY at 湯島天神 (YUSHIMA TENZIN)


Some people say It takes work hard and luck to gain an oppurtunity and achieve your goal. Everyday working hard still won't be enough if The One who created this world and us doesn't support us.
 Since I'm living in Japan now, why not try what students here do to get luck for examination ? ^0^
 Around February and March, Japanese students usually have important exminations. It can be an entrance exam to higher education or a final test.
 This February I was actually trying to get into my dream university, BUNKA GAKUEN. It's a school popular for Fashion Study and even Japan top fashion designer like Yohji Yamamoto studied at Bunka. My dream is to be a Fashion Stylist for a famous fashion magazine and I believe I made a good choice by trying this university entrance examination.

 One day at Japanese Language class I opened a site which shown that there is this shrine called Yushima Tenzin and very famous among students who are taking examination. They usually come there to pray and write their wish on a little wooden board called 絵馬(えま - ema). Hang your ema there and when your wish is granted, you have to go back and thank God for the miracle happen. And I thought, IT'S DECIDED, LET'S GO THERE !



Just 2 days before my exam, I am having my hair cut at Ginza and it was around 5 stops from Ginza(I guess,hehehe :p) Actually there are few stations which are near the shrine, but I took the furthest one--SILLY ME >.< I stopped at HONGO SANCHOME ( by Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line). The nearest station according to Yushima Tenjin website is at YUSHIMA EKI (by Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line) or UENO HIROKOJI EKI( by Tokyo Metro Ginza Line) It was said that it took around 10 minutes, but it was more !!!! I was almost lost cause it was really far ! Luckily I met this old man which wore a "shrine people" clothes,hahahaha. I just followed him through a very long road and YEAH !! I FOUND THE SHRINE!! The old man really was an angel !!

I made a prayer their, in my own words and write my ema. And when my dream comes true, I will be back, YUSHIMA TENZIN... promise made by DoitsuPanda ^0^






LOTS OF EMA FROM MANY PEOPLE AROUND JAPAN


A STUDENT WRITING HER OWN EMA
, HER OWN WISH

MY EMA. MY WISH ^0^


HANGING YOUR BAD OMIKUJI

BUY YOUR LUCKY CHARM HERE ^0^

Thursday, March 1, 2012

FIRST DAY OF SPRING FASHION COORDINATE, THE START OF MY FAVORITE MONTH (*^^*)

29th february,snow storm came like crazy all over Tokyo. everyone put on their warmest coat, you can see black, gray, all over the city.its almost like a death ceremony, just the white of snow colored the darkness of the end of february.

WHA THE *** ???!!!

DoitsuPanda, whats wrong with you !! hahaha. Its just my crazy head wanting to make everything seems dramatic!

Today, DoitsuPanda proudly presents THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!!
when I woke up and opened my little closet, I was so happy to picked bright yet soft colorful clothes!! eventhough i haven't got many selection yet I want to use the spring clothes which I bought from HARAJUKU UNIVERSITY HAUL!! hahaha.


for this sunny day, I chose a NATURAL SWEAT SHIRT WITH PEACH ACCENT, COLORFUL CHECKED SKIRT and COWBOY BOOTS (*^^*)(*^^*) when I put them on, OH MY, just perfect. I love it when I can be playful but not too much. today I am so in a bright mood (*^^*) however, i realized that its still chilly outside, so i add a LIGHT BLUE STOCKING from TOPSHOP to keep my legs warm (*^^*)(*^^*)
final touch, ART DECO SPRING HEADBAND and I am off to do my day.



how do you like it guys?
stay tuned for another spring look from DoitsuPanda (*^^*)(*^^*)