Diplo HOME

Making it Blissful at Home

diplo home beach photowall

I am happy to say that I wrote my first article as one of the Blissmakers on MakeItBlissful.com. Imagine how ecstatic I was when editor, Martine de Luna, asked me to be part of her amazing online magazine that has such a heartening message women. Honestly I was surprised to be asked, because though I strive daily to find bliss, [read more]

DIPLO HOME: Dining Room

diplo dining room

My friend Kaho of Chuzai Living told me that she loved seeing posts about my home and it made me realise that in the past I’ve neglected this category a lot. Only because when it comes to my home I am shy about posting photos unless I’ve finished decorating it already. That’s why I only [read more]

DIPLO DIY: Our Travel ASEAN Photo Book

the diplomatic wife adorama photobook

This is not, strictly speaking, a DIY project because I didn’t print the book myself, however I did wade through thousands of photos (and “developed” them) in the midst of packing out of Jakarta. I also did the layout myself using iPhoto. It wasn’t an easy task because, as many of you expats can attest, moving [read more]

JAKARTA FINDS: Framed Indonesian Batik Stamp

indonesia batik stamp-001

I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but don’t like clutter, so I like to find souvenirs which serve a dual purpose, like being decorative,  having a function in my home, something I can use or wear. Batik is the pride of Indonesia so I wanted to have a batik souvenir of our very [read more]

DIPLO DOG: Swimming Lessons


We’ve always wondered about this. TD read somewhere that Pomeranians are not usually good swimmers, but of course I wouldn’t give up on him without letting him try it out! Before DiploDog arrived in Berlin, he had no idea how to go up and down stairs, because he had never been exposed to them. Now [read more]

DIPLO HOME: Living ETC Indonesia


Before our Jakarta DiploHome was taken apart, with precious pieces of it sold on Jakarta’s version of Craig’s List or in a Garage Sale at Taman Puri Oasis, I let the lovely Atri of Living ETC Indonesia take pictures of it. It is the perfect way to remember our Jakarta DiploHome at it’s most neat [read more]

DIPLO DIY: Photowall


I thought I had already posted on my beloved DIY photowall, but apparently it got buried in my massive amount of photos. I realized that I didn’t have a lot of photos in my home and as part of my Happiness Project, I decided to do a photowall projects. Projects, though it may take time [read more]