• agirlnamedclara beautiful budapest solo female traveler
    Travel

    Beautiful Budapest, Where I Left My Heart in 2015

    I’ll never forget the joy when I starred at my very first Schengen visa in 2015. After all, it was granted by the German Embassy in Kuala Lumpur with much effort! That year, I embarked on my first Europe trip and lost my heart to Budapest. The inspiration to write this post came after I booked my 2020 Balkan trip. Due to my financial limitation, I never want to return to the same country until I travelled to all of the countries in the world. But, my beloved city turns out to be on the list! When you visit Budapest, you’ll understand why it’s easy to fall in love. The…

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    Fashion

    Summer Shoes Trend 2019: Square-toed

    In case you forget because of hectic summer, we’re still breathing in the month of August. Which means, it’s STILL summer and we all should embrace the playful season like walking on square-toed shoes! On top of that, if you missed some fashion updates or haven’t filled your wardrobe with the latest trend, here’s a summer trend 2019 that guarantee won’t make you regret spending some cash or swiping your credit card. Some of My Favourite Square-toed Shoes Here are some of my favourite square-toed shoes: Kohai Ok, these shoes aren’t exactly square-toed but it’s my first ever. When I was in Jakarta, my sister went to Wakai store and…

  • Romeo Juliet and Verona the most opportunist city
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    Romeo, Juliet & the Most Opportunist City

    “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” Imagine Juliet standing on the balcony in a white dress, waiting for the love of her life… But in reality, they’re not real – including the balcony! I remember watching Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the 1996 version of Romeo & Juliet. The movie is so captivating and I still have clear picture of some sequences although I only watch it once. If you’re a fan of the Shakespeare’s love story, you should include Verona in your bucket list. The small city in Northern Italy has been a popular destination among hopeless romantics and Shakespeare’s fans as it’s the home of the lovebirds.…

  • I avoid Jakarta because of expensive and traffic jam
    Travel

    I’m Not Snobbish, Here’s Why I Avoid Jakarta

    If you think by earning Ringgit you’ll live like kings/queens in Jakarta, you’re wrong. On top of the surprise, be prepared to sit for hours in the car thanks to the traffic jam. My aunties and uncles often ask me why I seldom return home, don’t I miss the food and so on. As someone who has only 14 days annual leave, I choose my travel destination wisely and the capital city of Indonesia is, to be honest, a place I avoid. Don’t get me wrong. I’m from Jakarta and with the statement above, I hope you won’t think I’m snobbish. I just prefer to use my annual leave and…

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    Life,  Travel

    Wanderlust: Little Things that Spark Joy

    Oh, the joy of being a wanderlust! Being grateful with life, even countries we haven’t been to The fireworks of our soul, the twinkles of our eyes Sparking joy in little things we do Home-cooked lunches for winter gear and flight tickets Hygge at home with books and teas over cafes Sweating out at the gym instead of clubs Oh, the joy of being a wanderlust! A passion, a teacher, one of the purposes in life Sparking joy in everything we work for Dreams we know we’ll achieve, the dates we promised ourselves A love for oneself, a world without broken promises A love for others, a world without strangers…

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    Life,  Money,  Travel

    Investing for a Bucket List, Tony Robbins’ Way

    Thank God my lower back pain is getting much better today! I’ve been ‘itching’ to write about investing for a bucket list that I learned from Tony Robbins’ book “Money: Master the Game”. In the previous blog post, I shared about Tony Robbin’s advise on building wealth by investing in All Season portfolios. This portfolio will protect you from any financial downturn so you’ll never lose money. Also, how you can use the service of robo advisors to create All Season portfolios and let them do the rebalancing – automatically, within a click. But, what makes life more interesting is when we do things that we’re passionate about. It’s not…

  • Money

    Tony Robbins’ Investing Rules of Thumb – Simplified

    Every Thursday in the office, I and a group of friends would gather during lunch hour to discuss a random topic. On one occasion, we were discussing life plan and I shared that I wanted to plan for my retirement because I read Tony Robbins’ investment book. “Clara, why do you have to plan for your retirement? You can just get married to someone who can help you. Look at our friend, she’s getting married and will be moving overseas!” said one of my friends. The thing is, everyone has a different fate. Therefore, whether you’re a man or a woman, NEVER hope that one day someone will come to…

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    Summer in Sorrento

    As someone who dreams of traveling to as many countries as possible yet has a limited budget, usually, I only visit a country once. However, there’s a country that I won’t mind to re-visit again and again. And that country is… Italy! xxx During the summer holiday in June 2017, I went for a 12-day Italy trip and dropped by at Sorrento for a few days. It was a very memorable trip – excellent food, classy architecture, lively people, beautiful scenery… Summer in Italy could be really hot but trust me, once you visit their gorgeous beaches and coastal towns, it’s totally worth it to travel to Italy in summer!…