Twenty Something: Kamu adalah Kamu

“Dia adalah dia, kamu adalah kamu. Bersyukurlah kamu adalah kamu karena banyak dia yang ingin menjadi kamu.” – AWD

Pagi itu, aku berdiri di teras rumahku menikmati angin yang membelai lembut tubuhku. Matahari tersipu malu bersembunyi di balik awan yang cukup tebal. Aku membentangkan tanganku, menutup mata, dan menghirup udara yang cukup segar. Sejenak, kupikir hidupku sempurna. Aku bersyukur atas apa yang telah kudapatkan selama ini. Namun, ada suara yang berbisik kepadaku, “Kamu puas?” Continue reading “Twenty Something: Kamu adalah Kamu”

Coffee Aya-Muara Karang, North Jakarta

To be honest, although I have been living in Muara Karang, I don’t know that this new place exists, seriously. I just happened to pass in front of it after my meal in Pasar Muara Karang at lunch time. Seriously, they need to make the signage of the coffee shop bigger!! I mean who would see that small black signage in front of the dark grayish background. It’s only written “aya” with a tree as a logo. Personally, I was so in love with the design. Simple and artistic.  Continue reading “Coffee Aya-Muara Karang, North Jakarta”

Kedai Abnormal – Muara Karang, North Jakarta

It’s Sunday afternoon and we were just having chit chat over coffee and photoshoot session at coffee shop near my neighborhood. We wanted to have something for dinner but not really main courses but maybe in smaller scale like dim sum or something like that. Speaking of dim sum, my bff knew a place near our neighborhood that served dim sum and the fact that it’s not a Chinese restaurant intrigued me. Hence, we went to the place called Kedai Abnormal. Don’t mistake this chain for Warunk Upnormal, it’s a different place with different owners. It’s located at Muara Karang Raya across B Steak. It’s  not that easy to find but you can always look for container kind of thing with black paint. Continue reading “Kedai Abnormal – Muara Karang, North Jakarta”

The Cup Rice & Noodle – Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta

It was a holiday and the day was so beautiful. Bright sun shone upon us and the sky was blue like those in the pictures. A picture of a perfect day. That day, I had a plan in the early morning and the rest of the day was time for culinary trip. I made a plan with my BFF for the rest of the day. He suggested that we should try The Cup, a Korean restaurant in PIK. I have never been there, but he said it was never wrong to try new things. Hence, we proceeded to go there. The Cup is located on the same row of buildings as Sumoboo, Tim Ho Wan, etc. It was not hard to find this place, you could find a banner with their menu outside of the outlet.

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Liberté – Galleries Lafayette, Jakarta

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sports.”

Traveling in Eid Holiday this year was very convenient. The road were almost deserted, it felt like i’m abroad. That day, me and my family was going to have lunch somewhere, we hadn’t decided where to eat until I remembered that there’s a french restaurant in Galleries Lafayette at Pacific Place. I remembered the name is Liberte but I didn’t know the exact position of the cafe. It didn’t took us long to find it because there was this big glass with Liberte sticker on it. It was like only 11am, so there was no waiter that guide us inside but fortunately there was a waitress that saw us and hurriedly greet us and took us to the best spot in the restaurant. When I was going into the restaurant, there’s this French atmosphere all around me; with the beautiful wall decorations and tablescape. I’ve always loved anything French. It gives me a feeling of being in love, warm, and it feels like home.

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