Wulandari's Advice: Do your best and don’t feel the best

Asalam Alakum Peace Be Upon You

Thanks to Allah I got to meet Wulandari (online) she's awesome. Her blog Bismillah Masha Allah is radiant, full of hope, smiles and lots of positive vibes. And today she sends you more of her positive vibes through this wonderful interview. So relax and enjoy:

Amber: Is there any particular reason for choosing “Influential Berry” as your blog name?
Wulandari: Yes, there is. The first thing I considered for my blog was to create an objective. I thought my blog must influence people in a good way. So I chose the word “Influential”. Then I selected the word “Berry” because of its purplish colour. I love purple. And that is how I named it “Influential Berry”.

Amber: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Wulandari: When I see people do kind things, smile, motivate each other, and work on their dream jobs, I get extremely happy. Also when I get unlimited access to shopping and eating :D

Amber: Which living person do you most admire?
Wulandari: I admire my father very much. I want to be like him. He is so generous, down to earth, disciplined, open minded and wise. By the way, he is sick so please do pray for him.

Amber: I believe Allah has gifted everyone a certain talent/uniqueness. Have you discovered yours?
Wulandari: When I was in elementary school, I used to paint and win some competitions. But I didn’t explore more after I graduated. Besides painting, I dance Saman (also known as Thousand Hands Dance from the Island of Sumatra, Aceh). In College I used to play Futsal as a defender. Now are Saman Dance and Futsal categorized as talent? I hope so, hehehe.
Amber: Yes. As long as you do it well :)

Amber: What is your motto?
Wulandari: Do your best and don’t feel the best.

Amber: I am not familiar with Indonesian weddings. Could you tell us some of your customs?

Wulandari: Because I am Sundanese (one of the largest ethnic groups in West Java, Indonesia), I will explain some of our wedding ceremonies:

Siraman (Bathing Ceremony)
Siraman means to take a bath. This ceremony is a symbol to clean the couple, their bodies as well as their souls. The people who should bathe the couple are their parents and close family members.

Nincak Endog (Egg Breaking Ceremony)
The groom breaks an egg with his right foot. Breaking the egg is a symbol that the husband will give the wife a child to continue the family generation.
After the egg is broken, the bride washes the groom's foot with the water from the kendi.
Then the bride throws the kendi to break it.

Huap Lingkung
This ceremony is symbolic, it’s when the parents of the couple feed the bride and groom for the last time. This is also the first dish prepared by the bride in her new home. The dish consists of turmeric sticky rice with yellow spiced chicken on top of it.

Patarik-Tarik Bakakak
The couple are given a spiced chicken. On hearing the word 'go' from the lady conducting the ceremony, the couple has to pull the chicken apart.
The one who get the larger piece supposedly will bring in the larger share of the family fortune.
This ceremony also serves as a reminder for the couple that they should work hard together to gain good fortune.

Amber: Which areas in Indonesia would you highly recommend our sisters visit? And why?
Wulandari: You have to visit all of Indonesia. Each area has its uniqueness, in nature and culture.

The beaches in Bali, diving site in Bunaken, wonderful mountain such as Mount Bromo and various national parks in Sumatra are just a few examples of popular scenic destinations.

These natural attractions are complemented by a rich cultural heritage, such as the ancient Prambanan and Borobudur Temples, Toraja, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Minangkabau, and of course Bali, with its many Hindu festivities, are some of the popular destinations for cultural tourism.

Amber: What do you like about your current job?
Wulandari: I work as a Coca-cola Graduate Trainee in Technical, Operation, and Logistic Department. I like my job because I can apply at work my industrial engineering knowledge which I learnt in college such as inventory, supply chain management, quality assurance, production process, etc. I also love my colleagues; they are adorable.

Amber: Can you define your personal fashion style?
Wulandari: I love edgy, pattern, vintage, and girly style. My current set of wardrobe are pattern dress, flowery dress, stripes t-shirt, puffy dress, crop jacket, various colors of cardigan, tights, flat shoes, and wedges. I am not a brand minded, I love buying dresses from traditional markets and flea markets. I wear what I like; I don’t follow fashion so much. As Coco Chanel said, “Fashion comes and goes but style lasts forever”.

Amber: What do you do for fun?
Wulandari: I like spending time with friends and family, eating sushi, watching movies, karaoke with friends, swimming, and also watching my favourite TV serial “How I Met Your Mother”.

Amber: What are your goals for this year?
Wulandari: I have many goals for this year. I have to pass my graduate trainee program with excellence remarks, be an expert in Supply Chain Management, Business Solution in IT, and Modern Food Store Strategy, enhance my communication skills, be expert in photography and digital imaging, be financially independent, visit Bali, Malaysia, and Singapore, and to have my blog featured in other blogs or magazines.

Thank you Amber for fulfilling one of my goals :D

Wulandari thank you for spending some time with sisterswhoblog. I pray that your Dad lives in good health and you achieve your goals. Ameen.

Sisters did you like this interview?


Riesta Emy Susanti said...

yes,,,,i like this interview...
nice to know your blog....

Texan in UAE said...

Masha'a'Allah! what a beautiful interview!

Wulandari said...

i like this interview :P
Thank you so much Amber for interviewing me, big hugs :))

Ghaida Tsurayya said...

waahh.. congrats to Wulandari :) :)

very nice interview.. ^^

nice to know your blog amber :)

kristiyana shinta said...

wwhoooww,,, cool!
so inspiring :)

nice to know you dear


Wulandari said...

Amber.. Assalam :) I miss you my friend ^^

Anyway,thank you Ghauda, Texan, Ghaida, and Shinta..