Saturday, February 28, 2015

Positive Aspects of Long Distance Relationship

  I've seen/heard/read so many negative aspects about Long Distance Relationships / LDR, And I know that being separated from your partner can limit your physic and emotions on your everyday life, I feel that too.. But we also need to realize the positive aspects of the relationship rather than lingering on the negative thoughts. 

 Long Distance Relationships need trusts,respects,faith,understanding,time,efforts,etc... But what happens when it comes to the internal depression of missing him/her soooo much? Cheer up..:) Read the positive aspects of LDR and find out that The Long Distance Relationship worth it :)

 Positive aspects of LDR;

1. The Effective Communication
  A study by Cornell University revealed that, while couples in a "normal relationship" tend to have more daily interactions than couples in a long-distance relationship, the couples who had hundreds of miles in between them tend to have longer, and more meaningful conversations. And those in a Long Distance Relationship reported feeling a stronger bond than couples who lived in the same city. They also claimed to feel their partners shared more of their thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
 Its just so true.. Hans and I have a super long meaningful or even the 'whatever' conversation everyday. We shared more of our thoughts, feelings and emotions. And we also never run out of topics because we don't get to see each other everyday.
 In addition, The effective communication leads to a better relationship in any kind of way, because even the 'normal' couples that interact daily but have a bad communications, they wont work out.

2. More Independent / Individual Growth
  In a long distance relationship, you have time to discover the person you are. You have time to think about your own values, your own goals, and your individual persona. And I think It's a good starter for a healthy relationship, you won't be too relying on your partner, You have to love yourself before loving someone else. And you will learn on how to make a decision by yourself with or without help, you get to do it yourself. And it's a good thing.

3. Commitment / The True Love 

  Commitment in a Long Distance Relationship is a must. Otherwise, you're just wasting your time and the hours of Skypes and long flights just don't seem worth it. I also heard about sayings that If you can survive a long distance relationship, you can survive anything in a relationship. It worth the wait <3

4. Appreciative 
 Distance teaches you and your partner the value of your relationship, as well as greater appreciation for the time you two get to spend together. Missing the laugh, jokes, company, or even wishing he/she were here with you. This is not bad; it just shows you how much you love your partner.

 5. Plans and Surprises

  This is the Loveliest part from The Long Distance Relationship, Plans and Surprises! You and your partner will be more concern on the future plans together, the holidays, visits, long term plans, etc. And also, you will be more concern about gifts and things that you prepare to surprise him/her. Love shower! <3

 6. 'Me-Time'

 You can have more 'me time' ... well, or maybe a lot of me time .... but still, enjoy! <3 because it doesn't stay like this forever! You don't get plenty 'me time'when you're married! lol

 We just have to be more patient and understanding, knowing that the memories and the time you spent worth it. Don't give up. Every relationship has it's own problems. Write your own story and make a good one. 

more updates soon...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Celebrating Our First Chinese New Year Together (PART I)

  Happy Chinese New Year Eve! We had great days on our Chinese New Year Celebration. We spent almost two weeks together. I was so happy because Hans stayed longer at Hometown.

Chinese New Year eve
 On the Chinese New Year Eve Celebration (30 meh), We had a lovely homemade dinner with My Family and Hans by my Lovely Mom. I have a super mom that loves cooking and baking a lot<3

 Before the dinner, Hans and I took pictures, as usual, our pictures always include candid. We just can't stop moving and laugh out the awkward. lol

It was a lovely proper pictures, but after a few snaps....
we can't hold a laugh...:D
try to focus back... this is still a candid actually..
ah wait.. let us see the result first..
something around his eyes..and my cousin still capturing the moment. lol
 A moment later, Our dinner's finally served! Warm and sweet smells all over the house <3

Big day with family <3 My Mommy is superior in cooking Chinese Food <3
 Hans and my second brother ate a lot! They were so cute. They sort of challenging each other on finishing the foods. They can't even walk properly after the dinner. XD

 Here are some pictures of my eldest and second brother on the Chinese New Year with my eldest brother's lovely little daughter <3

Blur, and I was not there. :(
 After We had our dinner at my house, We also went out to Hans' family gathering. We arrived late, and we took pictures <3 It was a lovely day <3

with his family :)
-- to be continued --
more lovely stories coming soon <3

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Positive Aspects of Love

 I stopped telling myself that I'm lost. I'm not. I'm on a road with no destination, I'm just driving with hope that I'll find a place that I love and I'll stay there. I'm not lost. I'm on my way

Affection: Affection is the expression of care, It symbolizes protection, security, comfort and approval. Affection is one of the most important thing in a relationship. In true love, the relationship will be affectionate. Even the small things count, either when you started to compromise, and sacrifice for each other. Both of you will started to look alike.

Attachment: Attached to each other. It might seems to be so coincidence to find someone who fits so perfectly with you, It's like you've known he/she forever, and You found the one, the love of your life. This kind of thing is probably the sweetest sign of love.

Interest: When you first meet someone you're destined to fall in love with, you will be super interested in his/her life and everything about him/her. This is actually one of the first signs that you really like the person. And this is one of the very first signs of love.

Serenity: It happens when you're with him/her, that no matter what is happening, you feel a sense of peace. Your life could be chaos, everything could feel like it's falling apart, but when you're with the one you love, you feel calm. You feel safe. This sense of peace is not easy to come by.  Don't take it for granted. 

Joy:  Joy is the most obvious thing when it comes to falling or being in love. When you're around someone you love, you can't help but feel joyous. Love isn't materials, because, for the most part, memories is the best thing that humans can ever have. When you love someone, that person makes you truly happy and spending time with him or her uplifts you in ways you may not have felt possible. Often, when you are with the one that you love, even the worst situation can seems to be fun.  It's wonderful to love someone and be able to get comfortable with that person and just laugh, laugh and laugh. Love brings out desire to see the silly and to look for the good, amusing aspects of life. True love  brings happiness and fills your life with joy.

Hope: Love gives you hope. When you experience love (even from friends and family), you feel like there is a hope for good things. You believe that there is goodness in the world. When you fall in love, you share your hopes with that person. You let him or her inside your mind and allow him or her to know what really is important to you. You make plans for the future with this person, placing hope in the fact that your relationship with stand the test of time. Hope can be a fragile thing, but it's very important when it comes to love. 

Gratitude: Appreciate what he/she does. Be thankful for those around you and the amazing things they have done for you. Life is beautiful, express your gratitude not only through words but through actions as well. It's easy to take things for granted, but a great love makes that hard to do. When you are deeply in love, it's hard to be anything but grateful. 

Pride: Have you ever seen a loved one do something amazing and felt such a swell of pride that it shocked you? Most have -- and it's pretty awesome. It's great to feel proud of yourself, but it's extra exciting when you can feel proud of someone else. I once heard a story of someone that experienced this not too long ago and I think it was such a great feeling, such a sign of love, that It was a bit overwhelmed too. Realizing that it really is the true test of love -- to feel really good that someone else is doing something that's important to him or her. Pride is usually thought of as a negative, but in this case it's a true positive. 

When you're in love, you'll feel motivated, excited, and inspired. he/she is the reason why you do something, or even everything. When you feel lost, you just know where to go. And s/he start to be your second home, your inspiration. You feel more alive because s/he is there for you. Inspiration can come from anywhere, but love is one of the amazing things that always inspires.   

 Love can change us, love is beautiful, powerful, important, and reliable. I'd love to hear what love means to you, or maybe list that I missed out. You can share it publicly by leaving comments below, or personally by filling our contact blogger form at the right side bar. Thank you <3

more updates soon :)
- Annie Junita

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Our First Time Celebrating Valentine Together

Our Valentine Day

 Hans gave me a new promise ring! the old one was too small for my finger. I love it! Thankyou, Sweetheart! It was so unexpected, He made me think that he's going to give me a chocolate. He told me that my valentine gift will be " coklat " It has two meanings in Indonesian, It can be a chocolate either a brown color. I thought it was a chocolate, wasn't it obvious? lol
 But it turned out to be my replacement promise ring! I was so shocked. How come a yellow gold considered as a brown color for him! gyaa. I was tricked and I loved it! lol <3

 Early morning on 14th February, Hans decided to cook Salted Egg Shrimp for me. We went to Pasar Rame (traditional market) to buy the ingredients. We also brought other ingredients to spice up our homemade lunch menu :p
 We brought eggs,salted eggs,shrimps,fishes,vegetables,etc.

It was so crowded :o
Candid, took by Hans lol
 After we brought everything we need, we went to Hans' House. We arrived around 12pm, then we started to prepare the tools and ingredients we need.
 I cleaned the fishes and Hans cleaned the shrimps for me <3 He's being a good boyfriend eh <3 We were so excited. I didn't even notice Hans took pictures of me. 

excuse me :$
 I was too focusing that I don't even remember to take any pictures of him,until we finished cooking, luckily Hans remembered and took a quick picture of that moment<3

 Then, we started to cook the vegetables, fishes and shrimps. We didn't realize that it took us two hours to prepare our lunch <3

Taadaaaaa! Our Homemade Lunch on the Valentine Day<3
 The fishes and The Egg Salted Shrimps tasted delicious, but the vegetables was too sweet. I put too much soya sauce in it. lol. my bad :b

 We also decided to have seafood for our dinner, we went to cemara asri and randomly pick a seafood restaurant. It was at Hot Pan restaurant.

 We were so starving, We ordered crabs with hot pan sauce, grilled fishes , and ayam cabe hijau.

it was too much for two! lol
 We didn't finish all of it. It was too much for two people. lol. We had so much fun on our Valentine's Day, I love it <3

 more updates soon... <3

Monday, February 9, 2015

Fairy Tale Does Exists (PART 5)

We love taking selfies while waiting, we always ended up with candid and funny pictures. Here are some photos collected from our 4th - 7th months together. 

I Love You <3

We have caricature picture of us

Compare to this :
Always sillyness around us

Big Yawning
Try to kiss her cheek

What are you laughing at honey?
What's wrong with your face honey?
we have big eyes :P
I have no idea what kind of expression we did
Why so serious..??
laughed in the middle of selfie with timer
Crazyness around us
What's up yoo..
Big yawning again!

Peace !

The scream parody!

more updates soon...