Nov 30, 2012

Fighting the Cold

Whenever I get cold, I'll have a sore throat too. Sigh. So these are my equipment:

  • Warm water. This is my number one equipment, because I really hate taking medicine. I feel like taking medicine = taking unknown chemical into my body. I will only take medicine, whenever I get worse. I take warm water as much as I can. I will pee like every hour. But it really helps relieving the cold and sore throat.
  • Actifed, cold and cough syrup. I take this when the sore throat get worse or I couldn't sleep because of coughing. Relieving the throat a lot.
  • Rhinos SR, cold capsule. This is probably my number one flu medicine when I get (way too) runny nose. I get one pill before bed two days in a row (one pill per day, I don't take it in office hour, because I'll be getting high XD), and in day three I'll get better. Works like magic on me. 
  • Nature's health 3in1, food supplement in softgels.  I will take two softgels a day as an early 'medicine' if I indicate a symptom of cold or sore throat. 
The point is when you get cold, you should have sufficient rest (8 to 9 hours sleep) and healthy meals (no fried meals at all or even take porridge for worse sore throat). And if you're not getting better in day four, please see the doctor. I hate doctor as much as I hate taking medicine, but I just realize going to the (good) doctor will be much more efficient, because he/she will give specific prescription to specific symptom. And voila you'll be guaranteed to be healthy in max three days (in my case and C). 

Anyway now C is getting cold too. And to tell you the truth, I think he got infected because of me :( *oops, so sorry, babe*. He's been getting Rhinos SR two days, and a little bit better today. I told him to go to the doctor tomorrow if he doesn't get any healthier. The thing is today is the end of the month, which is the overtime day. Sigh. 

Hope he will survive the day. 

Nov 9, 2012

Think Twice

When I want to buy something unnecessary, I know somehow the universe has a way to encounter me. Let me tell you.

Oct 12, I saw this batik top from Mimo, very simple and looks good (on the model, of course). I always want a not so-batik top for office, so this was a right choice. I asked the admin about the size and based on her, I am size S.  So order done.

Oct 15, the package arrived. It wasn't my first time buying online, but I was still curious about the detail. Although in female daily forum has good review for Mimo quality, I do think I'm a conventional buyer, which touch and try go best whenever buying clothes. Then I have to say, Mimo really have their quality. The fabric is soft (compared to Batik Keris). But... the size is way too big for me.

Oct 16, I emailed Mimo admin, to return the top to size XS. They are based in Surabaya, so it's quite easy to do the exchange things. Thanks to office boy.

Oct 18, I got the XS one. Still, it's too big for me, you can see at the picture above that the arm hole has a big cutting T_T. But I dealt with it. I considered that is the way it is. So I went home, washed it with warm water (as they suggest). The next day, I got shocked. It got discolored! X(

Oct 19, I emailed Mimo, told them the story, and thanks to their good will, they let me change the new one (I believe there's no company who want to exchange the goods if it's already been washed). They said, perhaps it got discolored because of the hot water. I sent my office boy back there again. Discolored problem solved. But how about the size? I still have to alter the top T_T

Nov 3, I finally got the chance to Pasar Atum, which is the only place I know to alter clothes. It was Saturday, and packed with people. The tailor said it will takes 4 or 5 days to be done (in weekdays, they can do the alter just in one day). Dizzy with the crowd, I said yes.

Nov 8, I called them to ask about my top and begged them to deliver it to my office. They said okay as long as I want to pay delivery charge. I really have no willing to back to Atum any sooner. I just said yes. Altered top done. Then I got home, washed it with cool water using shampoo (got the advice from my boss, who wears batik every day).

Nov 9, here I am wearing my Mimo Kartini Beige. It's almost a month. Whew! The thing is I'm not quite sure if I like it, this top gets rumpled easily I think o_O

Total expense:
Mimo Kartini Beige : IDR 270
Delivery charge: IDR 9,5
Office boy tip (twice): IDR 20
Alter charge: IDR 35
Delivery charge : IDR 15
Total: IDR 349,5 (!!)

Really this experience makes me think twice to buy online again.

Latest Update 14 Dec:
The batik got discolored again! Arghhhhh!