December 24, 2013

Christmas Honor

Bershka O-neck Top Shirt // ZARA Blazer // ZARA Highwaist // Stradivarius Satchel Bag // La Dulce Studded Bracelet

There is always something special about Christmas. It is one thing upon this changing earth can neither change nor end: the splendor of Christ’s humble birth. Everything is more gentle and more beautiful, because Christmas waves a magic wand all over the world.

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. May peace be your Christmas blessing all year through. Happy holiday to the people of all around the world! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year celebration!


Eugenia Emily

December 16, 2013

Blithesome Odyssey

Early in the morning we had already arrived at Saint Yoseph School, Bali. We did a minute-presentations for each class, from 10th grade until 12th grade, about things related to Miss UMN. Glad to see them in an atmosphere of curiosity. Actually it had spent almost a half day due to more than 20 classes to be visited. Yet seeing their passion and enthusiasm helps push an energy to live the rest of the day.

We needed to play harder. Thereupon we went to a turtle Island and playing Banana Boat. I wish I had a sweet burn of sun and a summer wind, but too bad it was so clouded over, and for the umpteenth time we had no luck to see the sunset due to an annoying drizzle. However we made the most of every moment by getting excited about every single thing.

Tables on the beach, sitting on a beachfront, sound of the waves and feasting on fresh and delicious seafood. It was just too perfect! We had our dinner on our final night in Bali at Jimbaran. Actually it is my most favorite spot for having a dinner in Bali. I think Jimbaran has become a local darling. I have never skipped this spot for having a dinner, at least once, when I’m on a vacation in Bali. They serve the most mouth watering Balinese seafood in town.

For the second round, we went to Potato Head Beach Club, which has been reviewed as a must see destination in Bali. From the moment you arrive at this place you know you are in for a treat. It is known not only for its modern versions of classic international dishes, but also for its inviting atmosphere with a huge garden, pool and planters along its outdoor seating space. We walked down and take a few photos on the beach for celebrating our final night. Too sad to be true, but it was such a perfect ending.

I started a beautiful morning and ended up with a successful and blessed day. This trip consists of spending quality time with people who matter most, having fun and making new and irreplaceable memories which live on forever and become unforgetable.


Eugenia Emily

December 08, 2013

Gaiety Visage

When the sun comes up, it was such a cheerful invitation to make the day counts. We started our second day by visiting a foundation which inaugurated an extraordinary school, named Dria Raba. Dria Raba does not only reserved for students with blindness, but it also opens for students with special needs, including among children with autism, hyper active, retardation, multiple disabilities and children who have a disorder because of their low concentrations studied. Here, we were accompanied by Leo's Club Bali.

Leo's Club Bali with Miss Jessica

I was deeply moved when I saw them lined up in a row together, holding hands each other, and singing with all their heart to welcome our presence. Behind their existing deficiencies, they are able to rise. For me, they are such an outstanding children with an outstanding aptitudes. We learned a lot from their determination. What a precious time that we all had together.

Hereinafter, we were invited by friends of Leo's Club to watch a show of Teruna Teruni of a high school nearby. Bassically, Teruna Teruni is tourism ambassador of Bali province. But Teruna Teruni that we watched was an event that took place in a high school, only in a small scope. I guess that their vision and mission are almost the same as Miss UMN’s.

Teruna Teruni Finalists with The Misses

For the purpose of looking for some fresh air, we went to Petitenget Beach. I think that it is one of the quietest beach that I’d ever been. I mean, without local traders (only at the outer of the coast, even only for snacks and beverages). As much as I know, foreigners are not allowed to sunbathe or swim as it is sacred to the Balinese due to it is located just in front of a temple area. They often have ceremonies.

It is such a great place to catch the sunset I guess. Unfortunately, we had no luck to see an exoticism of Bali’s twilight with its legendary sunset. But it was not really matter. We spent hours with full of archness and hoots of laughter. Besides, time we enjoy wasting is not wasted time. At least for me, it's all that matters.


Eugenia Emily

December 07, 2013

Voyages of Discovery

Here comes our best gift of winning Miss UMN 2013. We (Miss UMN, Runner up I & II, Miss Multimedia, Miss Friendship, and also the committees) took a short-term-sweet-escape to the simply world's best island, Bali. I do always feel excited about a vacation to Bali, even though I've been there over 10 times with my families.

We took off around 8 am and flied with Citilink as our flight link. We landed around 10.30 am (Bali time) and went straight to Beachwalk, Kuta. We didn’t take too long at the mall for we went on foot straight to the Kuta Beach. Here, the scorching sunshine welcomed our first day in Bali. A bunch of picturesque remembrance danced on my mind as I stepped on the sands. A coast always able to make anyone pensive.

Then we went to Tanah Lot. It seems like Tanah Lot has become a place-that-should-be-in-a-list for the visitors who are on their vacation to Bali. I think what makes it really attractive is the temple which sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide. To reach the temple, visitors must walk through a set of Balinese souvenir shops which cover each side of the path down to the sea. On the mainland cliff tops, restaurants have also been provided. We did a minute-shopping after spoiling our eyes with views of the beach and also the fizzle-out-sunset.

 Miss Clara, Fifi, Miss Emily, Nike, Ijul

We closed our midnight by playing splash at The Gatra. Everyone was forced to fall into the pool. It was such a super high quality moment that we had at our first night and we’d only got a couple hours of sleep. And I have to say that I did not have any regret for any single moment of the day. 

And just by glancing at this photo, makes me, Gosh! I wish I had a time machine.


Eugenia Emily