Thanks for visiting my blog. My name is Puti Ceniza Sapphira Akbar, but most people call me Chica. This is the place where I put my thoughts and photo journey of my little family with my husband/ best friend/ other half (Papa) Aradea Ramadhan Hakim and our duo dynamic sons Malik Azka Sagara Hakim and Khalif Arana Razzaq Hakim in United States. We moved on 2010 from our lovely hometown in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia in September 2010 to a small historic city in New Bedford. Massachusetts, USA. So, this blog mainly is all about us, New England cities and a glimpse of what’s happening in a life of new mother with a preschooler and a toddler.
On July 2015, we ended our journey in New Bedford and back to Bandung where we started everything new and fresh.
A 31 year-old Indonesian woman, gig and travel enthusiast, loves baking, photography, the smell of farmers market and nature, and digging treasures at thrift stores. Currently live the motherhood life with smile and laughter, and…a little bit of frustration 😀
I studied Oceanography for my Bachelor degree in Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), I didn’t make a live for being an oceanographer (yet), but I met my better half in here. I considered my self as a very lucky person, because I married my very best friend 🙂 A year after graduated from ITB, I decided to continue my study in University of Indonesia, whereas I took Communication Management for my Master. I know, you probably think ‘What the heck is the connecting line between Ocean and Communication??’, well…As for me, those are connected and integrated: Climate and Society. It’s my dream that one day I could be a public speaker and be a campaign manager to educate and built awareness to people about the ocean and global climate change.
Time goes on, my passion expanded from one thing to another thing… Mostly what I like to do is related with voluntarism, community development, and children.
At the mean time, on January 2015, I launched a new blog called mamarantau, that aims to give information, inspirations, and stories from Indonesian mothers that living in abroad to Indonesians whenever they are. So, when I’m not around in this blog, I give my energy and thoughts into that site – just like a baby of mine.
And on December 2015, I co-owned a children library in Bandung, West Java called Pustakalana. It’s my other baby and my passion. If you want to read stories of what we do, kindly visit Pustakalana’s blog 🙂
Well, that’s a glance about me. As for now, I’m trying to be a good wife and good mother. Did you know that those are the toughest and challenging job in the world? :p
OK! I hope you’re having a good time browsing through my blog 🙂
Ps: I try to write in English – not that I’m good at it, in fact I am not! Even after live in United States for 5 years, my English is not improving that much. Also, in daily basis, my husband and son give me lots of corrections whenever I mispronounced some words in English. So, bear with me if I make lots of grammatical error 😉