Thursday, December 30, 2010

another ran away christmas and NY trips

So I'm here sitting at Denny's in the downtown of Acukland-NZ. Been travelling from Hongkong, to the southern Island of NZ, and now the north. I've made a pact to myself. I'm gonna make next year a traveling year for me. Every month I'm gonna explore Indonesian beach. I'm gonna stay implusive like my last year's resolution. But yes, Indonesian beach everymonth. And the long trips would be: US, Eurpe and Israel. That's my NY resolution. I'm gonna do it y'all and feel free to join me! Holleration!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I was having a bit of a fight with myself. But it's done now. I guess. well anyway, what you missed on the last episode of my life would be:

1. The pics been uploaded to the Greymanner fashion editorial site. I'm loving it.

2. Catching up with Fina at kitchenette for about 6 hours nonstop talking, was a great way of healing.

3. I found a new fave blog:

4. I found out that Sm*sh boyband indo is HILLARIOUS!

5. I realized my previous post made me looked like im mental. but, yeah i was left in such a state, LMAO!

so yeah...lets get back to work.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010



i'm done with people do whatever they want to me because i look strong.
i'm done having my heart broken.
i'm done being played.
i'm done being stupid.
i'm done feeling lost.
i'm so fucking done! done! done!
Gosh darn it!!!

Best quotes

“As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.”


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Farrell's photo shoot, and the airport

so yesterday i picked up my friend at the airport. an old friend. went to his house, melly's and grab a glass (or two and a half) of wine. wine was good.

and today i had a photo shoot with farrell. i can only give you one preview. but i had fun. it was fun. hehe.


Friday, December 10, 2010


I was just youtubing Guns n' ROses videos back in the late 80s and early 90s.
thats what i call rocknroll (after Queen of course).
My fave of all time are still November rain, Don't cry and Patience. just...perfecto! (ciggy in his lips, leather jacket, jeans, and that hair...signature!)
now i remember why i used to love rockstars. Hahaha!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Wish List to Dear Santa :)

Well Christmas is around the corner again.
Dear Santa...all i want for Christmas is...

1. Snow in Jakarta
2. Or Christmas not in Jakarta (if there's no snow) hehehe
3. To be with the whole family
4. I hope i can be helping other people starting from next year (since i realized being cool doesnt do good to anyone else but me lol)
5. To be able to share love with the loved ones :)
6. I wish there wont be any chaos happened in Indonesia during Christmas, nor any disasters
7. I just wannabe useful for all mankind (hahaha is it me speaking? i feel old now lol )
8. I wannabe in two places at the same time (i shall go to countries seperated by border line)

eitherway, i know some of the list are crazy... i still wanna wish you all a merry warm Christmas and Jesus bless!

ran away to bali...

Last weekend Yani, Widi, Dini, Mierza, Tuur, Darragh, Manael, Dilla and me went to Bali. It was a rock and roll journey with Mandala Airlines. Plane delayed and cancelled and we had to fait for ages at the airport and i stayed in 3 different places in 3 days hahaha! But catching the waves and surfing the sun was great, you can see the picture dont lie.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mr. International 2010

Well, these passed two days i've been wearing killer high heels. And believe me, it hurts my feet. Anyway, since Yani was the host for Mr. International and she dragged me and Nadine to Indochine (Oh plus Soraya), so we partied. Man it's been a while since i last partied...cant even remember when. Anyway, yeah, we partied with them cute boys... :) on the pic below are mr.Brazil, Spain, and Turkey.

and my personal favorite was ...France lol.

awesomeness and had a great night with my sexy ladies :p (Nay if you are reading this, marry marry marry!!! lol)

Monday, November 15, 2010

So, i had a photo shoot today. Yohan Hendriana was the photographer. And we are trying to pull off the 'sadness and time' theme. And this is how it looks.

hope you like it.

ps: after seeing the pic, my friend told me i should cast for a horror movie. lol

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I dont know what to say

This is probably the first time in my life when i feel like writing but i dont really know what to write about. I wanna write something about love but it feels so overrated. I wanna comment on the Facebook movie i just watched but i dont really feel like it either. I might wanna tell you some stories about my friends but, drama is all there is. So... im not really gonna say anything. this is gonna be a boring entry.

Oh, maybe there is something. Next month, on TARA 4 Finale, Yani, Nadine, Soraya and I are going to Singapore. It's the finale and zook out. Funny eh, i dont really do zook out. But maybe this time i just need to go. Then next February we are going to go to Philippines. The ladies are hittin your country! watch out now!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My New Show Extreme Tuners !!!

For the passed six months i've been shooting for Discovery Turbo's new show. It was fun and a hard work at the same time. We finished the 13th episode last Friday and i am glad we've done it. The crew and the team has been really awesome on helping me out being their host.

Like seriously, i have to get my hands dirty every time. I'm pretty sure now i can have my own workshop! lol

And the last episode we were talking about roll cage. And by that, it means i have to test drive this buggie! on rocks!!!

It was pretty crazy!!! But it was fun at the same time. So now all you need to do is wait 'till its aired next month on Discovery Turbo. Yeyah!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Go Explore

dear friends, help me, i'm addicted!
I cant put this book down!
I gotta say Indra wrote it for you to be easy to read.
Inspired from this book i'm gonna start exploring Indonesian beaches,
and then envy him for having a very cool job.

Ada satu chapter, judulnya 'Jadi Laki-Laki harus kuat', it slapped me hard coz i
just wrote 'a strong woman' the day before i read it.
So i Ping-ed him...

Cheryl: OMG Ndra! Sumpah gue nggak jiplak elo, tapi kalo lo baca 'A Strong woman' itu miriiip banget sama 'Jadi laki-laki harus kuat'
Indra: Gilaa gue bikin itu tahun 2005, but it can relate to anyone sih.
CHeryl: i know, and sadly i am that kinda person :(
Indra: Strong Leo, Careless aquarian
Cheryl: Tapi jadinya disembarangin orang terus :(
Indra: Lo nggak menderita kan dengan disembarangin itu, karena lo lebih kuat dari rasa sakitnya, so its a balance.
Cheryl: Maybe, i'm not sure myself at this moment tho...hehe mellow deh, kampret!
Indra: Flirt with somebody! It'll strenghten your self's pride.
Cheryl: I Should! you're right! I dont like this feeling so i'll fight it.
Indra: Embrace it, mellowness is fun, it triggers your creativity!

It's so true, here's what i wrote:
Mellow bikin kreatif memang, biarpun kadang saya lebih berharap waktu normal juga saya bisa sekreatif sekarang.

Anyways, so if you people wanna read something light, honest, a bit radical,
less sane and originally fun, grab this book:

Go Explore by Indra Febriansyah

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Abnon does produce great people, eh? lol

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tanah tumpah darahku...

Dan sekali lagi, berduka cita sedalam-dalamnya untuk negara saya yang tercinta.
Disaat bersamaan hujan badai nggak berhenti di Jakarta, disusul banjir dan macet yang tidak berkesudahan, dimana banyak orang terperangkap dijalan raya kurang lebih selama separuh umur mereka masing-masing, dan pemerintah hanya bisa menyalahkan 'Curah hujan yang tinggi', bencana beruntun kian datang menimpa Indonesia yang adalah tanah air saya. Sebenarnya curah hujan setinggi apapun kalau tata kota kita nggak berantakan dan berisi beton disana-sini, saya rasa nggak akan bajir heboh seperti ini. Ini hampir sama dengan banjir 5 tahunan parahnya. Setelah menyalahkan curah hujan, katanya sekarang akan dibuat saluran air yang akan memakan biaya saya sampai nggak berani untuk mengingat berapa M biaya yang harus keluar lagi. Sementara semuanya harusnya lebih simple kalau orang-orang nggak serakah dengan membangun terlalu banyak mall dan memotong lahan hijau. Karena ternyata terbukti adanya BKB dan BKT (yang banyak sekali memakan jalur hijau disaat pembuatannya) sama sekali tidak membantu baik banjir maupun kemacetan di Ibu kota. Karena secara Ironis, kemacetan dua hari lalu ternyata memakan korban RI2 yang walaupun berusaha lewat dengan pengawal-pengawalnya ternyata tetap harus menanggung macet bersama berjam-jam lamanya.

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Lalu disaat yang hampir bersamaan saat penduduk Jakarta sedang kalut ditengah banjir dan macet, gempa 7,2 SR mengguncang Mentawai.Selang beberapa jam tsunami setinggi 2 meterpun menjadi bencana susulan sesaat setelah gempa terjadi. Puluhan orang meninggal dunia dan ratusan orang hilang.

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Dan hanya selang satu hari dari kejadian bencana mentawai, Gunung Merapi di Yogyakarta yang statusnya berubah menjadi 'awas' pun meletus. Mbah Marijan yang adalah juri kunci merapi ditemukan meninggal dunia dengan posisi sujud didapur rumahnya. Twitter rame, semua orang berduka dan ingin membantu. Mungkin dengan kejadian ini Indonesia bisa lebih 'unite' seperti yang selama ini digembar-gemborkan lewat dunia maya.

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heart broken,

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Eat Pray Love

after watching the movie, all i could think of right now is to travel again as soon as possible. Need to make a long journey to heal my soul. i've made some traveling this year and even that opened my eyes to some emotionally important things in my life. some of them was wrong, some was right, wont know 'till you do it.

and this is my own 'eat-pray-love' concept that i'm gonna do.


yeah, what else do i enjoy beside music? food will be my second best. Doesnt mean that aint good. In every country i visited, i always tried to eat the local food, (well except for Burma, i kinda missed it for some reason hehe), or a funny thing happened in Bangkok, me and my friend actually found one of the best Mexican food! Hehe, point is, one of the way there is to live, is to eat. So i'm gonna embrace this thing more. My next destination for this would be, Mexico! i wanna get high eating their quesadillas, tortilla chips, nachos, chiles en nogada, and the original salsa while going to Puerto Vallarta, isla mujeres, oaxaca (the food city), Tulum and around.


I wanna go to Israel. It is my faith to my God that took me far in life. THis journey should be the first i'm gonna make. I would love to see the cities, from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Galilee, Capernaum all the way feeling the heat and the haze, in the place Jesus and His disciples had gone through.


Greece. This is the place i wanna be. i don't fall in love too much in my life, but when i say i do, i mean it for real. And Greece is just so romantic in my head. That is the place of the love god Aphrodite. i am gonna go to every great beach there. from Myrtos beach to Super Paradise, and walk through the ancient history the country has. That would be just awesome.

And i might close the journey in my fave hiding place in my country. The beautiful Gili. Indonesia baby!!!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Chaotic City

This is sad and endless.
This is the chaos happened in Ampera. Three people died.
And it doesnt end there, tonight another chaos is happening around Pramuka.
It is breaking my heart.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dinda's Interview :D

before i start you might wanna check out her blog, she's one of the B-Voice announcer, and she loves giving you chicken wings. At least that what she did when i was still working at Trax. lol.

Jika fashion adalah sebuah tindakan kriminal, maka saya bersalah karena
Punya celana jeans yang ada gambar-gambarnya (on my defense, it was a gift lol)

Kecantikan/ketampanan (beauty) itu relatif, tapi menurut lo cantik/tampan itu apa sih?
Waktu mereka nggak 'sadar cakep' aka sok cakep. hehe

Apakah "kecantikan/ketampanan" (fisik) selalu mengalahkan "otak"? Lemme know what you think.
gotta say, both beauty and brain has to be sync. Look does matter but when you're dumb, then bye bye.

Kata "damai" kini hanya sebuah kata tak bermakna, tapi lo mengartikan damai sebagai apa dan mengapa damai itu penting?
Damai tuh sekarang cuma jadi nama jalan. And a wishful thinking.

Anak muda jaman sekarang ga semua peduli dengan politik (hanya segelintir saja), dan bisanya hanya mengeluh dan mengkritik. dikit-dikit panas deh. Perubahan apa yang akan lo lakukan untuk negara lo, atau seenggaknya komunitas/diri lo?
Politik itu harusnya fun kok. Harusnya ya. tapi klo nggak ngerti politik nggak usah sok tau n bawel. Blajar dulu baru ngomong. Thats what i do.

Televisi adalah
Sahabat dan musuh

Seorang teman (sejati) menusuk lo dari belakang dan seorang yang tidak atau bahkan baru kenal akan menusuk kalian dari depan. Mengapa bisa begitu?
I dont give a shit. Love me or hate me, see if i care.

Lo didalam pesawat dan (amit-amit) pesawat mau jatuh. Lo hanya mempunyai beberapa menit lagi untuk hidup dan kesempatan untuk menelfon seseorang. Siapakah orang itu dan apa yang akan lo katakan?
*serem amat sih nanyanya?!* anyway, my mom and dad, telling em i love them.

Presiden SBY, Barrak Obama dan Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dimata lo seperti apa?
SBY: agak ngantuk dia sepertinya.

Obama: a damn great public speaker. still cant decide if he's a great do-er yet.

Ahmadinejad: A stressed out man.

menurut saya, keluar dari zona kenyamanan saya adalah
the next thing im gonna do. klo nggak bisa bosen.

Negara/kota yang pengeeen banget banget lo hidup disana selama lamanya dimana dan kenapa? alesan yg spesifik. (gausah maksa jawab Indonesia gapapa ko, lo tetep nasionalis)
anywhere near the beach. Makes me feel like the water washed away the pain.

Mulutmu harimaumu? Betulkah pernyataan itu? Kalo iya, mengapa?
betul. klo ga percaya cobain aja, nyebarin gosip gitu misalnya tentang temen lo, kalo nggak berantem, brarti gue salah.

Familiar dengan istilah "think outside the box"? Menurut lo artinya apa? Gue dan semua orang tau arti harafiahnya apa, tapi menurut lo apa sih?

Manusia diciptakan untuk
hidup buat Tuhannya.

Sebuah nama, sebuah arti. Nama lo ada arti khusus ga?
Cheryl: Katanya bokap itu nama anak salah satu tentara jaman dulu yang dibaca di koran.

Maria: Ibu Yesus

Marella: smart :p

“Laughter is a clever medicine” (Incubus - dig) true? false? reason?
hmm maybe, but in contradiction, as Spin Doctors says , the bigger i laugh, the harder i cry.

Teman sejati adalah teman yang
Ngasih tau kalo temennya lagi salah, nggak manggut manggut iya iya melulu.

Pandangan lo terhadap kehidupan (?)
Life is good when you have faith in it.

cinta sama hewan? cinta lingkungan? peduli dengan sesama? peduli pendidikan? peduli kesehatan? peduli kesejahteraan? emangnya apa kontribusi kalian terhadap semua yg diatas? adakah konsep di benak kalian untuk mengubah semua itu? tindakan nyata kalian apa?
cinta hewan: mungkin blom banyak untuk yg ini, bsk gue gabung di wwf deh hehe
cinta lingkungan: pasti (gue kmn2 bawa tas go green klo grocery shopping lol),
peduli pendidikan : i think even life is a lesson, thats why i also teach :p
kesehatan: apalagi makanya i dont eat red meat anymore, and i have part time job as a nurse
peduli sesama: i do. hmm bingung jelasinnya, mungkin lebih ke jadi pendengar dan advisor yg baik waktu dibutuhkan ya.
peduli kesejahteraan: dude if i was at least as reach as Bakri, i'd pay for the homeless to have homes, the kids to study, but since i wasnt, you can say i'm a robyn hood. i stole from the haves and give it to the poor (my own way). lol.

Cinta ato sayang ke pasangan itu seperti apa? Menurut lo, layakkah lo untuk mencintai dia dan dicintai dia?
LMAO! i guess it's love when it's unconditionally. love him for all he is. he doesn't even have to love me back. *idiiihhhhh ngeriiii cuy hahahhahaha*

keluarga adalah
People i'd take bullet on my chest for.

Who’s your favourite band/singer?
argh..too much to mention. ok lemme put it this way...

from britney to yeah yeah yes to backstreet boys to sigu ros to the kook to guns n roses to queen to chicane to fall out boy to heart to joan jett.. (thats pretty much every genre) i love all of em, and dont tell me to pick one or i'll kill you! hahaha

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Geng Canon (haha yes we are that corny)

So, about last month we went to Karawaci, my home town, to released some stress.
And we went to take pictures at the places where i used to live back in that glorious days.
This one is Taman Elok.

It was fun. I met Citra there as well. Was surfing through the night there with the blinking lights around Richmond. How i wish i was still a teenager. Anyways, that's prolly it. *Snap* back to reality.

you can also visit:


me and my friends were having a chat at brew house a couple of days ago that turns out was quite a relieve. It was more like an AA meeting. So, here's pretty much what i am obsessed about:

Hi, I'm Cheryl Marella... and
  1. I'm obsessed with black eyeliner and mascara
  2. I'm a TV series addict
  3. I'm a slave for music
  4. I always bring 7 sheets of tissue to the toilette
  5. I'm the most loyal to my friends
  6. I was such a spoiled brat
  7. I need anger management (but i think i'm progressing in this case)
  8. I'm obsessed with red, blue and black nail polished
  9. I look stupid with long hair
  10. I'm crazy for sport
  11. I love man's abs
  12. I love big rings
  13. I'm a slave for fashion
  14. I love to write
  15. I suck at math and anything that has a thing to do with match
  16. I'm pretty blunt
  17. I don't say "I LOVE YOU" if i didn't mean it
  18. I am an idiot when i fall in love
  19. I can not be a barbie! EW!
  20. I hate Paris Hilton

Friday, September 17, 2010

Playlist of the day

1. Jamiroquai - seven days in sunny june
2. Nirvana - come as you are
3. No doubt - it's my life
4. Atiek CB - Terserah Boy (old skool parah i love it!)
5. Dolly Parton - Joeleen
6. Guns 'n roses - knocking on heaven's door
7. Starla - Hey (hey, gotta listen to my own band! :p )
8. The Kooks - Sway
9. Mumm Ra - She's got you high
10. Weezer - Crash

mood of the day: swinging.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

OMG the pic got reviews :p

Remember the pic Bang Toyib (aka @aganharahap) took a couple of post before?
here comes the reviews:


Tuesday, September 14, 2010


1. I love rock n roll - Joan Jett & the black hearts (coz i just watced The Runaways last night lol)
2. Kids - MGMT
3. Loser - Beck
4. Alone - Heart
5. History - Funeral For a Friend
6. Here in your arms - Hellogoodbye
7. Oh it is love - Hellogoodbye
8. Love the way you lie - Eminem ft Rihanna
9. 156 - Mew
10. Glory box - Portishead

The Jak FM

This is pretty much how my office looks like.
This is where we cook the magic :p

and if you ever sent demos to radios,
look at my poor MD and how many CDs she got to hear in a day!
no wonder ey!

so yeah

Bang Toyib is awesome!

i love this one really! too funny!

He said he wanna make a brutal pic, so i got to spit (not really spit, more like sprayed) to his camera!

The horror pic, i got scared looking at me.

Hahaha the aibo robot is too cute!!!

err...i dunno what happened to me on this one lol

ps: thank you BT for the pics!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

the trip that i was trippin... *jokin...*

Now me and Marieska at Maya bay. i love this place. i think i should just live near the beach. city life been giving me headache. lol

It was the night where the Dutch beated Samba. Oh yeah!

I was going to take the pic of the monks, then Jerry came up "pretend you are taking a pic of me" hehehe well it worked.

This is pretty much the down town of Yangon. I think it's interesting to find a country that is soooo different than the country i'm living in. its like Medan mixed with Pasar Baru, allll the way hehe.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Anyer and around...

Oke, ini dia beberapa random pics from yesterday's shoots.
from love boat, to my fave fashion stylist Meryl Syeraf right there, Om Tino Kawilarang as the boz, and Mike and the boat, the island, and the sky and the bray!
hahaha it was pretty fun!

Just by the way, Mike (one in the mid) got motion sickness.
Poor guy! hehehe
go to for some 'fashionista-wannabe-me' pics LOL
Luv, Cee.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


2010 MANNNN!!! I kicked start this year really good. everything is moving really fast. its all about work work work. its about fulfilling NY resolution. 2009 ended really good, i think thats why this year is a much better year.

everything starts to fall right into place. siaran lagi oke. band sedang penuntasan. plus beberapa projek with my friends. and not to forget,

101 things before you die - book. i have about 90 something things i need to thicked. hahaha and i already have a partner in crime for this. im gonna go to a shooting range, swim with sharks and all that. hahaha

and also this year, my best friend Inge gotten married. Congrats babe. i love ya much!