What is the craziest idea in your head right now?

Creating playgrounds where no children can enter. Only grownups (elderly is also welcome). And it has to be colorful!

With all those basic fun tools: seesaw, slide, sandbox, spring riders, everything. Durable, eco-friendly material and lots of colors variety.

The goal is very simple: to play and relax. Feel like a child again is an important thing to have for grownups. It helps your brain and soul to rejuvenate and be stress-free (especially if you’re occupied with day-to-day heavy activities). Besides, it makes your body get active again (bonus point!).

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Hmm.. maybe this succulent-inspired colors for a calm but playful mind? 🙂

Check also these cool playgrounds in this link. All are awesome! Adults want it too! *insert: silent enthusiastic scream

Now the next homework is: how to hide this place from children? Hmm..

When was the last time you have fun like a kid?

With love, El.

Header image copyright: habitat-systems.com


What is the best thing that happened to you yesterday?

Spent time with mom.

Consisted of a nice walk, bookstore, chinese food (not that good because it wasn’t authentic chinese and we discussed that if we want chinese food, we need to go to a real chinese restaurant), Marks & Spencer (her favorite store! Reminded her of the past time back in London), grocery shopping (she loves it too!), and a whole lotta laugh.

She just wanted to get out of the house. Weekend is where I always spend most of my time with her.

Do you spend most of your time with your mom too?

With love, El.

A lovely 45 days with US Soldier

I’ve been plunging in an online dating websites & apps for years. You name it. Zoosk, Match.com, OkCupid, Tinder, Hater, Coffee Meets Bagel, Happn, Badoo, Bumble. Tried them all and cut down into up to top 3 (or 5 sometimes) most effective ones.

Basically the goal is to meet guys and see where it leads to. I’m a sucker for actual mingling and a pro for online texting. Many stop at several texts, many sent unsolicited pics, some I met offline, some still keep in touch lightly, and only few become good friends.

I find it hard to believe love at first sight. I believe anything can happen, and from maintaining relationship (whatever that is) can leads into something. Whatever that is! (2). So I’m like, chill…. It’s a really fun activity for me.

Earlier this year 2018

was a tough year for me due to some personal issues and it really bothered me emotionally. I stumble upon a guy in Hater apps (where you match with someone and you share the same hate), and I like the attention given.

He’s an US Army who works in Afghanistan. I’d probably fell for his profile because my grandpa was in an army as well back in WWII and I love him (gramps) so much. Besides this guy also good looking for me and I don’t know, soldier is awesome (maybe also because I love watching war movies/ series like Band of Brothers for example…).

Long story short, we chat and I found his online presence very soothing. He told me things from the basecamp and what he’s doing, a hi from his general and soldier mates, etc. Vice versa, I shared him some stories, my grandparent’s stories, what issue I’ve gone through and stuff (can’t tell you much and..I also forgot! Lol) for a straight 45 days. 

Until one day he suddenly change topic to loosing wallet and asking for money wire.

I immediately googled US Army love scam at that very second and found plenty of sources.  Asked him about the situation and like a person whose been acused of doing unproper thing, he got angry. :))) So at one point I told him that I can’t send him the money (knowing the fact that he’s a scammer, and also I don’t have and don’t want to send the money ofc) and we slowly ended up our chat for good.

Good for me and also good for him because he spent 45 days with no result.

Despite all the suspicious that I had from the beginning and the unusual sign that kept showing, I have no regret spending 45 days talking to him. In fact, the conversation was really good during a heavy situation that I had explained earlier. Honestly, the presence was one of the reason I wanna wake up in the morning. So, that’s one good lessons learned that ended up good as well 🙂

Oh, he mentioned that he’s from Seville. That’s a typical scammer. Usually came from mixed background as a result of their broken english. And last April I went to Spain and purposedly visit Seville for a hidden mission (besides its beautiful place!).

Shared him that I visited his birth city:

“Hey I’m in Seville. Your city is beautiful!”

By the way, how and where can I find this guy? I’m dying to meet him and tell him what has happened between me and his fake profile.

Here’s to more unique (love) experiences! 🙂

-With love, L

Bawang Merah Bawang Putih

Recently I just found and dig my old works. Either those that were published, or not; I am happy to see all the process that I got myself involved with.

This one is an illustration for a children storytelling apps initiated by Crea Mago, from developing the ambiance, apps features, to creating the illustrative background. Crea Mago team did develop the 3D characters and turned it into apps final output. It didn’t make it to final development, but worth the experience.

Character building & storyline

Put on some colours on it

How does it look like with 3D characters