IWC: Marking History in Luxury Watches

Since founding in 1868, the International Watch Company (IWC) has built a reputation as a long-established Swiss watchmaking firm with a passion for invention and innovation. The timepieces in the IWC collection bear the three letters of the spirited brand; from the Portofino to the legendary Portuguese collection to the Grande Complication. This is not to mention the presence of shining collection of watches from Schaffhausen, as well as all the specialties of haute horlogerie. Truly, all … [Read more...]

Chinese New Year Food Bringing A Good fortune

Without having the food play a major role, welcoming the year of Ox will not be in complete. The dining occasion during the celebration offers a variety of Chinese dishes where fortune includes in the food and the ingredients that go in them, translating the menu with symbolic meanings of wealthy and healthy. The foretelling indicating a sign of an increasing wealth and improving health in the upcoming year 2560 of Chinese calendar has turned anxiety to hope in the sense that fortune will outdo … [Read more...]

Best of Both Worlds

Born of American and Indonesian parents, Jeffry Keola Iskandar is proud of being an Indonesian while implanting himself a positive value where west and east meet. He speaks to Aulia R. Sungkar. Preferred to be called by his middle name ‘Keola,’ the second child of Daniel and Deborah Iskandar is indeed a laid-back kind of boy yet his friendliness reflects his warm character of an early teen likable figure. Keola has thus far taken advantage of being raised by two parents from different cul … [Read more...]

The Girls of Many Colours

  Tiffany and Carys Mihardja have many to say about their colourful childhood merriment. Aulia R. Sungkar writes. Dressed in red batik, the 6-year-old Tiffany and the 4-year-old Carys are enjoying the swing at the back garden of their home, shaking with laughter. Just like other children their ages, their lives are coloured by the unforgettable moment of childhood such as learning and playing. Nevertheless, the daughters of Suherman and Lisa Mihardja truly deserve more than just a thumbs-up … [Read more...]

Inculcating A Future

For the eight-year-old Ratu M. Sumampow, the word ‘unattainable’ is not in her dictionary. She shares with Aulia R. Sungkar about her perception of learning. While showing her cozy room, Ratu M. Sumampow excitingly pinpoints her collection of dolls. However, there is only one that she likes the most. It’s ‘Meow.’ is a female cat doll and has been with her since Ratu was six months old, she recalls saying that, “I always take ‘Meow’ whenever I go even when going abroad. I want to have a … [Read more...]

The Value of Appreciation

Madeleine Zahra Erlangga tells Aulia R. Sungkar that art education is just as important as other subjects. Sitting relaxed on the dining chair facing the swimming pool at her home, she says, “Just call me Elaine. That’s my nickname.” Very active girl, indeed, Elaine shakes her head in delight. Showing her pink T-shirt with a picture of fairy she ponders, “I want to be a fairy because fairy can fly. I wish I could fly like a butterfly.” The 7-year-old outspoken girl then shows her collect … [Read more...]

Vision of An Avid Reader

Implanted a love of reading since childhood, Hanifa Panigoro tells Aulia R. Sungkar her aspiration to become a comic writer. Hanifa Panigoro looks shy in a flash. But it was just a matter of minutes after having a chat with her, the youngest child of Hilmi and Deti Panigoro is in fact an outgoing girl. Known by her friends by the nickname ‘Ifa,’ the rather tomboy wearing orange Lacoste shirt and Guess jeans enthusiastically shows her collection of books, magazines and comics. “Reading is on … [Read more...]

Into the Kid’s Living Space

A children's room is more than just a bedroom. It is a place where they grow and the room’s style and interior therefore should be in accordance with the children’s needs. Sania Punjabi shows how she and her husband, Manoj Punjabi, design the rooms of their three children; Sairaa, 7, Nayla, 4, and one-year-old Rehaan. Situated just next to the children’s rooms, there is a study and play area where an array of books and toys are neatly displayed. In addition to desks where Sairaa and Nayla use … [Read more...]

Silver Bird Vellfire: The New Meaning of Transportation

Enjoying movie while relaxing on executive power seat in a spacious cabin might sound rather hyperbolic for a cab. But the newest premium fleet from the city’s leading taxi company has, since last month, hit the road catering such luxurious service to customers seeking more than just a means of transportation. Launched on November 1 this year, Silver Bird Vellfire is designed to accommodate business people and family who are in need of more spacious room with top-notch facilities. Noni S … [Read more...]