December 26, 2013

A Letter to My Sister - Happy Birthday!

 So annoying this girl is.
Lol, jk. Actually I was the annoying one when we were kids.

 I can barely remember our childhood, but I do remember it was a happy one.

We played A LOT. Our parents kind of spoiled us with toys and such, and there were many times we played along with our cousins too. We played so many games that often we invented our own games (with our own rules) because hide and seek or tag&chase were not that much fun anymore.

 You loved drawing since as far back as I can remember. And you were very good at it. I mean, a 7 yo kid who can draw Dewi Kwan Im with watercolor is really something right. You also loved to draw Sailor Moon from head to toe, while I couldn't even draw Doraemon, and I found it really cool to have an ability like that, so I followed you around everywhere, to the point that made you annoyed hahaha..

I remember there was one time when mom bought us dolls; rabbit for you and bear for me. And after a few minutes of playing with each other's toys, I began to think that your rabbit was cuter than my bear (I couldn't recall what you did with the rabbit that made me think that way), and then I asked you to switch it, and you big-heartedly did. Then, we continued to play with the switched toys, but I selfishly asked you to switch it again because now I think the bear was cuter! And with a slight feeling of resistance, you agreed once more. Then after only 5 to 10 minutes of re-playing, I ungratefully asked to switch it again wtf! But this time you had your limit and you slammed your rabbit to the floor and yelled,


I guess I deserved that.

 We fought a lot when we were kids. And when we fought, we fought hard. We clawed, we kicked, we pulled hair, we pinched (using nails wtf). It happened until we were about 15-16 years old. But the fight was always short-term, and then we played and laughed again.

We were close, but not that close. There were times when we were distant; I think it was around Junior High School? We mostly spent time with each other’s friends and we rarely talked about private matters. Sometimes I saw you were making troubles at school, and I knew you were so angry about something. But I chose not to ask, because we did not do that. It would be awkward, I thought.

You were a very grumpy teenager, yet you’ve always had a kind heart and loved to help people without expecting anything in return. I love and respect you for that. I will never forget how you helped me with my art project until 3 o’clock in the morning while you had to wake up at 6.

I will also never forget that one time when you kicked that boy who’d disturbed me when I was in the kindergarten haha.. You’ve always been protective of me.

  Anyway, we began to really “share” our thoughts and feelings around High School. I was so happy when you finally decided to open up to me! I felt like at last you saw me as an equal whom you could trust. And after that first time, you basically cannot stop sharing, cos I am such a good listener right hahaha..

With you opening up to me, I slowly began to open up too. And as time went by, we’ve become this super close and unbreakable sisters who share everything haha.. Every little thing that we experienced, we can’t wait to share it with each other. Except our friends’ secrets lah, don’t worry :))

 I think GOWIGASA (our online clothing store) has also played a big role in our relationship. It’s made us a team. We have a common goal and there have been a lot of unique experience, and doing it together has made our bond even stronger.

But come to think of it, if we hadn’t had a strong bond before, we would’ve hated each other by now haha, because when it comes to doing business with family, blood isn’t always thicker than water. We still fight, except this time we just won’t talk to each other for several hours hehe..

So, now you, our lovely readers, know why GOWIGASA means so much to us :)

 I’m also glad that we share similar hobbies and interests, character, mindset, sense of humor, and also the same taste in art. But luckily we never fall for the same guy. But if it happens someday, I’m 1000000% sure it won’t be a problem for us. Always sisters before misters! :)

 Now you’ve grown into a beautiful, independent woman with so much to look forward to. I’m so happy that you’ve matured so much over the past few years; you are more positive and less grumpy now hehe. I’m sure a bright future is ahead of you. :)

Looking back, I guess what really drew me to you was your high self-confidence and spirit.
I hope you will never lose them. :)
But if you do, I will always be by your side to remind you just how strong you really are, and nothing could break us down as long as we have each other.

Happy birthday once again, the best sister in the world! I miss you so much!!

Your annoying little sister.


  1. Replies
    1. Hahahaha aku pas nulis juga sambil berkaca-kaca wtf, so cengeng.

  2. it was so touching TT~TT sister is the best friend ever kk hope I have a sister like you ><

  3. "Always sisters before misters" Looove this sentence so much !
    You two are the cutest sisterhood. I hope your bond will be stronger and stronger each second of your life, Elle and Jess xx

  4. huhu... terharu bacanyaa.. Happy bday for jess.. hope the best for both of u..

  5. happiest birthday to you jess!

  6. Although I dont know you, happy bday jessica
    I wish you become successful as always and be stronger ^^

    -Angel Gel-

  7. omg, so touching! Happy birthday kak Jess! ((:

    xoxo // kelimutu

  8. aww it is sweet to know some stories behind the two of you! happy birthday to Jess and keep inspiring both of you <3

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  9. :') touching letter.. Stay awesome, Elle and Jess.. It's nice to have each others.. Me and my sister are miles apart and I kinda miss her after read this letter.. hahaha.. *I'm also the annoying little sister* :D


  10. Aaaaaa sweet :') aku sampai mau nangis bacanya kak elle :')

    Aku setuju banget, "always sisters before misters" hihihi ^^ Happy birthday kak jess :)

  11. so touching omg :")
    such a sweet sisters <3
    happy birthday ci jess!

  12. Such a cute post! This kinda makes me wish that I had a sister. Hope you had a lovely birthday.
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  13. dear Elle, I loveeeee all your daily updates from the first post
    and ah yea, I also love your updates Jess. Iove you both❤

    but if I can say to Elle, please kindly put a watermark or just simply words like Jess does in her updates
    because.... someone I know (just know but I don't even meet her face2face yet) use your picture,
    and she claimed that your photo is her..
    I don't know it's a bad or good thing for you to know this, I just wanted to say tho ;_;
    well, that's all

    Keep the updates up!! I'm always wait&adoring your picture ladiess❤ (from IG&this blog too)
    xo, nadhirasti

  14. both of you just so pretty :)
    well, is she your little sister? btw, GOWIGASA is my favorite online shop!
    goodluck for both of you :) stay young and pretty!

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  15. so touching! :") stay awesome & pretty, Elle and Jess! :-)

  16. Ci Elle and ci Jess..
    i really love this post!
    And i want to let you both know that i actually inspired *and envy* by your sister-relationship.
    i once said to myself in 2011 : "i wish i have a sister who can get along with me just like these yamada's sisters."
    i have a sister but i didn't really know her and we didn't get along together tho. then by envying you guys, i came up with a decision that i will make my own yamada's sisters kind of relationship.
    so i tried to get along with my sister. until i finally think my relationship with my sister is now as good as yours. i can even tell whats on her mind, and she even can tell what i want in a store. she's now more than just a sister to me. she's my best friend too!
    do you know how big your positive impact is?
    i always wanted to tell you guys this but i never had the right moment to. so i guess now is.
    i want to take a moment to thank ci Elle and ci Jess, for being my role model. thank you so much!
    God bless you both abundantly! i'm so grateful to have the chance to know yamada's sisters on the internet. xx

  17. ahh, really a sweet post baby! i really enjoy this post
    nice to know you anyway :)

  18. Awww lovely post and very quirky sweet images of both of you.
    you guys are so beautiful, both pretty and awesome! Love them!
    Such sweet birthday messages for sister. Cheers for both of you~!

  19. That was so touching because I miss being that close with my sister T-T So happy for you two.

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  22. my tears is falling :,,) please always keep in touch! god bless cici <3

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