Seventeen before The Independence Day

We celebrate our Independence Day on 17th of August. Do you have any clue what my country is?
My country is Indonesia and we have beautiful and meaningful national song. Two-thumbs-up for who guessed it rightly.

It's been 67 years since Soekarno-Hatta (our greatest men. RIP) declared the independence. I'm in the mood to talk a bit about politic and social life in my country (don't worry, this is still a fashion blog).

Well, Indonesian has some good people but it has some bad people too. Bad because they stole people's money by corrupting and if they get arrested, they will be punished less than poor people who stole a chicken for their family's meal. Meh, It's really not fair. Maybe it created social inequality, which becomes bigger everyday, because rich people get richer and poor people get poorer. If Indonesia wants to be a developed country, people have to get same rights, and it needs everyone to change their mindset and start thinking about others. Yay! Got some Soekarno's spirit.

"This country, the Republic of Indonesia, does not belong to any group, nor to any religion, nor to any ethnic group, nor to any group with customs and traditions, but the property of all of us from Sabang to Merauke!"- Soekarno

I also had my birthday last week, and it's the seventeenth. If you don't know, in Indonesia, girls celebrate their birthday when they are seventeenth, not sixteenth like in Canada or USA, or fifteenth like in Latin American. Whatever the age is, when you get the age (and you are a girl), you will be seen as a young women, like you have your own car, your ID card and Driving's license.

So I made myself ready. And what happened is, that day was going way too great. I had some surprises from my best friend and family! And on the next day, my sweet dinner day (spotted). I wear a dress designed by Lasalle alumni and I invited my close friends. It was going better that I thought and we had a lot of fun by doing absurd games. Big thanks to the MC, Adrian and Michelle.

Tell me how was your sweet birthday going and if you haven't, let me know what do you want for that special day!

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  1. Thank you for your comment and for following Jessie! Oh and happy birthday! Oh my, 17th birthday??? It has been too long ago for me to remember..but one tip from me, celebrated every day like it's your birthday ;)

  2. Great blog, hun. You are adorable!


  3. Looks like you had a fantastic birthday! Great photos.
    Would love you to check out my latest post :)
    Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo

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  5. Great pics :)


  6. Great post! I love it! ^^ You have a nice blog, mind to follow each other? :)


  7. We don't really celebrate birthdays in my culture, but this looks so nice :)



  8. Looks like you have a great time :)

    I'm really like your blog so i follow you,
    and i invite You to my blog:

    kisses from Poland :)