Bali : Pork Star Restaurant

Bali always have something new to offer. Sometimes too many new stuffs coming out together that made you confuse on which one to try first. Luckily i have some friends who are staying in this lovely island now, that makes it easier to find good new places to eat and hangout.

When i reached Bali, it was almost 12 o clock in the afternoon. And since me and my friends haven’t had our breakfast yet, We were starving like crazy. So I contacted a good ‘cici’ of mine to recommend what’s good for lunch for 6 hungry people. And she told us to go for Pork Star Restaurant in Seminyak area.

Pork Star is relatively not new though, Since it’s been around there for about 2 years. To be honest, this place is Quite easy to miss out, cause they have a small entrance. So my advise is, drive slowly when you are close by.

We started our meal by their most favorite appetizers (that’s what they say), and that’s what my good friend’s recommended too. So, without any hesitation, we ordered 2 plates of this goodness. *droll

Pork Dynamite (Rp 38,000 / SGD 3,8)

Mozarella cheese wrapped in pork bacon! These 2 crazy goodness in one single bite be like.. ahhhh! Hahaha.. Moreover, they topped it with another melted cheese. For a cheese lover like, these taste like heaven. Haha. But, do enjoy it while it’s still warm.  Else, the cheese will be kinda chewy, and the bacon will be cold and hard. 😦



Pork Tongue Sambal Hijau. (Rp 42,000 / SGD 4,2 )

I know this sounds a little bit weird, since i’m sure many of us are more familiar with beef tongue. Well, it tastes like a beef tongue for me, only a bit more firm and thicker. They claimed that they boiled their pork tongue for 6 hours, so it’s kinda tender and easy to eat.  I love the sambal hijau or green chili, not that spicy (at least for me) and it goes right with the boiled pork. Maybe my suggestion will be, to just order a plain steamed rice, rather than the butter rice. The butter rice is not bad, but it is just overwhelming for me to mix strong flavor with another strong taste.

Pork Short Ribs with Hongkong Style Sauce (Rp 58,000 / SGD 5,8)

Juicy and Tender meat, something that is very safe to order if you don’t really like Indonesian spices. I felt the sauce is too sweet for a pork ribs, but for you who love sweet food, it can be your favorite meal over there! This meal is accompanied with french fries too, which i think it can help you to neutralize the sweet hongkong style sauce.

Nasi Campur Pork Star (Rp 48,000 / SGD 4,8)

This is not your typical Bali Nasi Campur, where you have suckling pig set and pork satay. This Nasi campur consist of 4 pork goodness, which is Babi Sambal Matah, Babi Sambal Hijau, Babi Rica-rica and Dendeng that comes with steamed rice. All are good, they cooked the pork well, but my favorite is the Dendeng and sambal hijau. The Dendeng or dried pork is very savoury and the sambal hijau is just so good. Guess i just love green chili. haha.

Truffle Mushroom Pasta (Rp 55,000 / SGD 5,5)

I have to say they have the most random menu. From local pork delicacies to pork ribs, and now pasta. haha. Since there’s a friend of ours who doesn’t eat pork, so she ordered this mushroom pasta with creamy truffle mushroom choice. I thought the pasta will be a bit off. But truth to be told, this pasta is so good! The pasta is al-dente, and the mushroom truffle sauce is so good! this one taste just right, where some of creamy sauce makes you sick if you eat too much.

Overall, we had a good eating experience here! Good food with friendly price.

Pork Star Restaurant  

88, Jl. Nakula, Legian, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361

Opening Time : 10am-10pm


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Rest and Relax at Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim

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We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.   

Thich Nhat Hanh

I have to agree to the above saying that sometimes we just forget how to relax. We tend to do things fast, want it all, and tend to burden ourselves with some unimportant things that makes us forget to rest. Little that we know that with a proper rest, it can refreshes your mind and soul, and you might have done things better right after having a great laugh with your friends and a sound sleep. Who’s agree with me?

It just came right in time where i needed rest the most, and these great friends of mine asked me out for a staycation at Aloft Jakarta. A hotel with a nice space, with a sassy and savvy ambiance all in one. Located at the heart of Central Jakarta, makes this place accessible and easy to gather all of my busy friends from all over Jakarta.

The Unique Lobby

Aloft Jakarta entrance might look small from outside, but trust me it has a nice spacious place inside. They have an open space lobby that has industrial feeling and exposed ceiling. Loving their lobby to the bits, with no walls and has no limit feelings that allow guest to interact and explore. And not only that, Aloft Jakarta also provide their guests a billiard table, and other fun games too for us to chill in the hotel itself. Such a great space for me to play with my friends while waiting for the check-in time! And oh.. i actually love their front office people who is super friendly and helpful enough to me to retrieve my SPG account, as i lost my member numbers and all.. haha..

The WXYZ Bar 

Other than the unique design of the Lobby, Aloft Jakarta also has a day and night bar that is very enticing for us to hang out and sip a little mocktail to start the night. This fancy bar has indoor and outdoor space too for you to mingle around, and sometimes WXYZ also offers a life acoustic performance by emerging artist too. A corner where you can enjoy your favourite drinks and dance the night away!

Ohh, before i forgot, Aloft Jakarta is having..

“Aloft Jakarta Party” on September 7th 2018, 7PM onwards!
They have Special performance by @jaz_hayat
And @djjacqueline !

And for those of you who would love to to Join the party :
– You can walk in & rsvp @Rp605.000/pax
– You can take a room package @Rp1.996.000 net include 2 tiket aloft jakarta party , with 1 Aloft room and breakfast for 2!
All package included :
• Meet & Greet
• Welcome drink (sparkling wine or cocktail or beer)
• Oyster • Food stall and non-alcoholic beverage
For further info & RSVP +622129186888

The Aloft Room

I am very sure, a hotel room is the most important thing to consider when you’re booking a hotel for leisure or business. More over if you just landed from overseas and having a jetlag, a spacious room with a nice city view will help you to rest and relax. If you’re going to travel with your friend or colleague, you can put your mind at ease as well, cause they have a huge Twin Bed for you both to sleep in.

Other than a comfortable bed and lovely view, they have a nice thoughtful decorations of a hand-drawn local puppet, such as ondel-ondel. A good way for the tourist to learn a bit of Indonesia.


You can try to request for breakfast in bed like me and my friends did, or you can go down to NOOK restaurant and enjoy the breakfast buffet for more fulfilling meal. and if you’re planning to enjoy your whole day in the hotel, NOOK also provides a lunch buffet for you to enjoy as well.

and they have quite a nice outdoor place, isn’t it? You can have your breakfast outside as well and get some morning fresh air.

Well, last but not least, i am just so happy to spent my staycation here. Great companion, friendly hotel crew, hearty food, and many instagramable spots. haha. At least i can re-charge my body and soul, and ready to seize the weekend! *since i normally work during weekend. HAHA.

Anyway, thank you once again Aloft Jakarta! ❤



Jl. KH. Wahid Hasyim No.92, RT.14/RW.3, Kb. Sirih, Menteng,

Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10340




Update Hidup 10

Ya ampunn.. Habis ngecek kapan terakir update soal hidup di blog ini, ternyata udah lama banget! November 2016 aja.. awal2 dimana gw baru pindah ke Jakarta.. gak kerasa banget, time flies like nobody’s business.. and the most important thing is i’m getting oldddd! goshhh! hahaha

Gw tuh masih suka banget in denial! masih berasa umur 16 tahun, or least umur 23! HAHA.. dimana hidup gw masih gak mikirin banyak hal.. Well, dulu umur 23 juga udah mikirin bnyk hal sih, tapi kyknya di umur gw yg skrng ini, lebih buanyak hal yg gw harus pikirin, seperti..


Dari dulu juga mikirin kerjaan sih, tapi skrng kyknya lebih mikir, apa purpose Tuhan di hidup gw? #eaaa.. Tiba2 jadi dalem. Yah, karena gw orang beragama yg cukup percaya hidup ini ada purpose dari Tuhan, gw jadi kepikir aja gituh, hidup gw ini buat apa yah? Gimana caranya gw bisa memberkati orang lain dr pekerjaan gw?

Gw tuh selalu mikir, kerjaan jadi dokter, guru atau kerja di United Nation itu kyknya keren banget, soalnya berguna bagi bangsa dan negara. Well, gw yakin juga sih, semua talenta yg Tuhan kasih ke kita juga gak kebetulan, yaitu untuk memberkati orang lain juga, kyk businessman misalnya, dia bisa buka usaha baru dan mempekerjakan orang-orang lain, atau kayak ahli tata kota gitu yang buat kota kita lebih nyaman untuk di tinggali, etc.

Ya mungkin di kerjaan gw yg saat ini, gw bisa memberkati client gw dengan perfomance yang baik hingga semua acara bisa berjalan dengan lancar, dengerin curhatan2 client, give encouragement buat bride yg lagi stress, dan sebisa mungkin bantu all my clients (if it’s still within my capacity).. so far i feel content with what i’m doing now. ya di karenakan, kerjaan ini juga berkat kan dari Tuhan. Tapi yah, lagi di stage dimana gw bertanya aja sama Tuhan, ‘What’s next?’

Bukannya gw bosen dengan apa yang gw lakukan, atau udah ngerasa jago. Because for me, to live is a lifelong learning. cuman ngerasa pengen ada perbesaran kapasitas aja, yearn to do more things, tapi gak tau apa dan gimana. hahaha.. Ada yg lagi ngerasa kayak gw gak?

Money and Time Management 

Memulai hidup freelance 2 tahun lalu, ternyata gak mudah ya gengs. Haha.. ada yg hidup nya freelance juga disini? 

Kalau ngobrol sama orang2 yg masih kerja, kyknya pengen balik gituh ke kehidupan kantor. Dimana ada gaji per bulan yg fix, dan cuti yang bisa di ambil buat travel. Kyknya hidupnya lebih teratur aja gitu. 

Hidup freelance itu enak menurut gw, karena gw gak suka bangun pagi. Haha. Jadi gw bisa bangun siangan dikit tiap hari-nya. Tapi ternyata tantangan ‘Time management’ yg baik itu susah banget gengs! Gw belajar banget untuk use your time wisely akhir2 ini.. karena waktu berjalan terus, and no one care about your progress except yourself. Ya secara kalo dulu di kantor kan ada yg mantau, dan skrng nggak.. 

Sama hal-nya dengan ‘Money management’, pas masuk banyak, rasanya mau travel dan belanja terus.. Pas masuk dikit, nah lohh! Bingung gimana.. haha.. 

Gw lagi berusaha nabung 30% nih dari semua pendapatan gw, tapi belum nemu formula yang pas buat atur pemasukan dan pengeluaran. Apalagi gw sering pergi ke luar kota gengs buat kerja, jadi mikirnya sekalian holiday gt. Dan ini parah bngt! Hahaha

Jadi step yg gw bisa ambil skrng adalah, ‘dont treat your business trip as your holiday trip’. Walaupun godaan belanja dan makan enak sungguh nyata. Haha.. Buat yg freelancer, boleh dong bagi2 tips ‘Money and time management’ hehe. 
Masih berhubungan dengan umur. Haha. Ternyata semakin kita bertumbuh dewasa, feeling aja tuh gak cukup yah. Jadi inget jaman dulu, asal suka sama suka, rasanya ‘we can conquer all’. 

Tapi seiring berjalannya waktu, kayaknya gak bisa mengandalkan feeling aja yah. Udah harus mikirin kalo mau settle in the future gimana, bisakah cowok ini jadi leader di keluarga, financially stable apa nggak, pihak keluarga oke apa nggak. 

Kmrn ada diskusi menarik dr salah seorang temen, ‘Loh, cinta elo kok jadi conditional? Perlu ada ini dan itu dulu baru mau’ 

Dan di balas oleh salah seorang temen lagi, ‘Bukannya dr awal elo jatuh cinta dngn orng itu sudah conditional yah? Seperti, karakter dia bagus, mangkanya jadi suka. At the end of the day ada traits yang bikin elo suka sama orng itu, dan itu aja udah conditional’ 

Pembicaraan pun menjadi berat. Haha.. emang yg punya unconditional love cuman Tuhan Yesus yah nampaknya.. 

Jadi berpikir nihh, gw mau tanya pertanyaan dongg.. di jawab yahh! *maksa. hahaha

Pernah denger dong quotes yang bilang, ‘Love conquers all’ ?

Menurut kalian, quote ini valid gak sih, kalo misalnya elo beda agama dengan orang yang lagi deket sama lo? atau ketika ada pihak keluarga yang gak setuju dengan kedekatan kalian di karena-kan background family dari salah satu pihak yang agak sedikit complicated? 

Apakah kalian orang yg akan berjuang untuk semua perbedaan ini hanya untuk cinta? #eaaa

Yahh, segini dulu deh kerandom-an update hidup gw kali ini. I pray that everyone is doing well with your body, mind and soul! 

*cabut dulu buat check in pesawat pulang dari Singapore ke Jakarta. Hehe.. Oh iya, buat yg mau jastip lagi, bulan depan saya buka lagi yah PO ke singapore. DM me for more info 🙂 


Bandung Getaway: BEEHIVE HOTEL

This is a long overdue post!

Can’t believe that i got so many things to do lately and got this baby blog abandoned. I thought i would be faithful. haha.. Well, actually i thank God that i’m busy tho! since this is what i have been praying for since i got back to Jakarta. I have to be honest that being a full time freelancer is not an easy thing for me. Apparently managing my own time is not as easy as i thought. I sometimes got swayed with the laziness, that i can just stay put in my room doing nothing, but sometimes i can be super occupied with things and don’t even have time to pray. Well, guess this is the time for me to learn how to manage my time well, since we can’t turned back the time, can we?

Anyway, enough with my ‘curhat’ session. haha.

This time, i want to bring you to one well conceptualised boutique hotel in Bandung named BEEHIVE. This hotel is not a new place,  i am very sure some of you have known this hotel, but i just got the chance to visit this place many weeks ago.

The very first reason why we chose this hotel is because the uniqueness of their ‘attic room’, a very instagramable spot for people who loves to take pictures like me. HAHA. *Gonna show that later below. But other than that particular room, BEEHIVE does have a very homey feeling. From its entrance to its room, it feels like you are entering a huge house and not a hotel.

BEEHIVE has a scandinavian concept of interior with a different touch of home-design in each floor. And talking about each floor, this place does NOT have any elevator. So, i would suggest you not to bring huge luggage, since you have to carry it up your own, more over if you want to book the attic style room, which is located at the highest floor (5th floor). Well, i am very sure they have porter service too, just that we did not ask, since we did not bring a lot stuffs that time.

I personally like this hotel. It is located at the heart of Bandung, which is easy to find, has a large parking space, easy to go to the latest cafe in town, lovely design and comfortable room, and not-so-expensive hotel price for youngsters like us. They have their own cafe too, which im not too sure if it’s good, cause we only tried their breakfast menu that was just okay (for me). But i guess, the food there is not bad, since we saw a lot of office people coming over for lunch.

Okay, i guess it is enough for me to talk, let’s just see the nice pictures! ❤

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Jl Dayang Sumbi No. 1, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Tlp: (022)2505801 / (022)2510671

Bali Must Stay : CARA CARA INN

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Does’t matter how many times that you have visited Bali, this island seems always have something new to offer. Like OMNIA – the new day club , Parachute – the latest cafe in canggu, Wasabi – the new pork skewer stall in town, and Cara-Cara INN – the cutest and instagramable hotel ever in Bali!

I’m pretty sure that you have seen this photogenic corner!

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Well, i dont know about you, but when i first saw this corner on someone’s instagram, it makes me curious how does the entire place look like. Like you are in some hairspray movie.. haha. and so, since i got the opportunity to stay here during my last trip. im gonna show you every cute corner that they have! *grin in excitement! and Ohh.. Btw, you can really use that washing machine!

Let’s start with their lobby + check in desk. Unlike hotels, where you can feel the full blast air-con when you enter their place, Cara-cara inn has an open concept lobby. I was expecting at least a standing air-con, but there’s none. haha. *a city girl problem. But I have to admit that they have a good air-circulation that makes it not humid and hot, despite the scorching sun outside.

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I love the front-desk, it feels like you’re buying a movie ticket back in 70s, isnt it? and after you checked-in, They will pass you a unique roomkey that looks like a watch in green popping colour, which you can wear it anywhere without thinking you might have misplaced it. super unique! too bad i forgot to take its picture.

after we check-in, we went right in to our room! and we present you, ‘The Blockbuster; room!

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This is an ideal room for two or three people with a queen bed and single loft, with the option for a 4th person. I have to say Cara-Cara inn loves bold colour block, that makes a fun vibrant ambiance yet comfortable to stay at the same time.  I love how the design the room too! The summer vibe colours, and i think it’s very creative to make a bunk-bed up there and put the bean-bag as the living room. Overall, i just love the layout of this room. Spacious yet compact at the same time.

As you can see from the room, Cara Cara wants to utilize the best of it’s space. So, they use their lobby as their breakfast lounge as well. And i have to compliment that they have a systematic ways to accommodate all the hungry guests. you’ll be given a coupon, and you have to decide during the check in time between the 4 options that they offer. During the breakfast, you just need to pass that coupon to the waiter, and you’ll be given a Q number. When your’s is up, you just have to take it from the counter, and enjoy it where ever you want, just dont forget to put the tray back to the allocated place.

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Cara-Cara has a lot of cute hang-out space, if you love to take pictures and chill at the same time, this might be a perfect place for you. Well, overall the place is not that spacious like other fancy hotels. You may have to take turns if you want to chill on the hammock, seat on the big cool sofas by the pool. But if you want to find something different and fun, you can consider this place as an option.

So, what do you think people? Have you plan your getaway for Lebaran holiday?


Jln. Khayangan Suci, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361

(0361) – 4754888


Bandung Instagramable Cafe

Nowadays, eating experience is much more than just having a nice food or drink. We crave for a nicer way they plate our food, a more comfortable ambiance, a one of a kind concept, exotic food, and of course an instagramable spot. I guess looking for a nice cafe/restaurant has become our lifestyle, without us realizing it.

If you’re a cafe addict, Bandung is a good place for you to go for cafe-hopping. Seems like they have a nice, well-concept cafe in every corner of Bandung. and the good news is, Bandung has much friendlier price than Jakarta! You can expect a Rp 25,000 – Rp 30,000 (SGD 2-3) for a good cup of coffee, and Rp 50,000 – Rp 70,000 (SGD 5-7) for a proper meal in a decent cafe. Whereas in Jakarta, you have to spend at least Rp 40,000 (SGD 4) for a cup of coffee.

Since Bandung have a lot of nice cafe, and we did not have much time. Me and my friends just randomly chose whatever nice cafe that’s nearby. haha.. So, these are our picks of Bandung Instagramable Cafe! Enjoy ❤


1. One-Eighty Coffee 

This is definitely one of a kind hang-out place.  They offer you a nice indoor seats with wooden minimalistic ambiance and POOL area with a lot of greeneries for their outdoor setting! Yes, you read it right, when you may normally drink by the pool, at One-Eighty cafe you can have your meal-time IN the POOL, and dip your feet if you want too.

Since we already had our brunch, me and my friends just had some drinks over there, and enjoy the nice ambiance that they offer. A lot of young-moms brought their kids to play in ‘calf-high’ pool as well, which means, don’t forget to bring extra clothes if you’re bringing your kids.



One Eighty Coffee & Music

Jln. Ganesha No.3, Bandung 40132

0822 1800 0155

Opening Hrs : 8am-11pm


2. Ambrogio Patisserie 

Being in one group with Primarasa, the famous bakery in Bandung makes this cafe one step ahead in terms of their patisserie. You can find fancy cakes and patisserie in slightly cheaper price, and of course a taste that is undoubtedly nice.

I am not really familiar with Bandung, but i guess this place is close with some offices. cause this cafe is full with working adults when i was there. But if it’s not, i can see why they are willing to travel all the way here too. Ambrogio has a very decent asian – fusion food, with a very reasonable price. Again, i would say, you wont have these kind of meal below Rp60,000 per person in Jakarta, unless you opt for steak or salmon.

Love their simplicity with industrial feel design, and lush greeneries around! You can explore to the second floor if you want to, there’s a cute cactus corner for your ootd photo session.

Ambrogio Patisserie

26, Jalan Banda, Citarum, Bandung 40115

(022) – 20512779

Opening Hrs : 7am – 10pm
3. La Costilla 

A nice small cafe with a lot of mexican touch and a little bit of spanish feeling. Guess this is one of the ‘IT’ cafe in Bandung, since i have been seeing a lot of these place in my feeds by some of Jakarta based Influencers. haha.

Heard that the head chef of this cafe is from the famous pork-ribs restaurant, Tony Roma’s, so you can expect a good ribs from this place. But too bad, i had no appetite for ribs at that moment, and ordered a tenderloin steak instead, which has a so-so taste for me. But my other friends said that the have a good pasta though.

But undeniably, they have a few nice instagramable spots. and there’s this yellow popping colour door that reminds me a lot of ‘Coco’ the movie and makes me want to sing ‘Remember me’.

La Costilla 

Jl. Karangsari No.8, Pasteur, Sukajadi, Bandung 40161

0819 1014 6707

Opening Hrs : 8am – 10.30pm


Airbnb : Dreamwood Bandung

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The rain accompanied our trip to Bandung that day. Thankfully the traffic was not that bad despite the downpour. Apparently sitting at the back of the car, watching the raindrops, and listening to some old songs, did bring back my childhood memories. A time where a big family of mine often drive to Bandung to visit our relatives, have a relaxing dip in the hot water at Ciater, shopping at Bandung local boutiques (or outlets – what we normally said) , and having supper at Pondok Bambu or Kuotie Shantung. haha. Ohh. How i wish i can turn back the time where all of us were still in school and less things to worry about.

My recent trip took us about 3,5 hrs to drive from Jakarta to Bandung, including a stop-over to fill up our tank, and to top up our e-money. Still a pretty decent travel time i may say. Bandung was still gloomy when we reached there, and decided to have some batagor for brunch and went to some cute cafe in Dago area to have some coffee (which i will blog it later as well)

During this short trip of ours, we decided to stay one night in Dreamwood, an Airbnb apartement located at Ciumbuleuit area. Normally, i will prefer to stay in a hotel when it comes to Indonesia, since the price different is not that huge, and you can enjoy some of the hotel facilities. But after some thought and discussions with my friends, we decided to try something new. and when we reach there, it ‘WOW’-ed each of us!

The room turns out to be much nicer than what we expected it to be. A mix of industrial design and a little bit of boho chic style, together with all the little details that are nicely placed, made this room feels so cozy and pretty at the same time.

Pretty little space, isn’t it??

I’m always amazed by those designers who can maximise the space and fit everything in. I am amazed that this space is not only clean, but it has everything too (except tooth-brush and tooth-paste. haha). They even have a small kitchen as well where we can cook, complete with the basic ingredients as well.

Not only that, they also provided us with bottled water and snacks, and some comics, novel and guitar! Too thoughtful! Guess those little things do matter to make the tenants stay more comfortably. And if i have to give some input, probably they need to put some small wardrobe to complete the room. Haha.

Last but not least, Thank you so much Mba Dinar for the wonderful stay! ❤


Dreamwood at Galeri Ciumbuleuit Apt 3

Jalan Ciumbuleuit No.42A, Hegarmanah, Cidadap, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40141

Singapore : 2am Dessert Bar

This is a very late post! *just a heads up after some people asked me if im still staying in Singapore. haha.. Well, as much as i want to, now, I’m in Jakarta people.. =)

I was in Singapore last month for work. Since i love to try new things, I used my free time to catch up with few friends and try a few cafes that we never been to. And one of it is 2am Dessert Bar by Janice Wong. Well, actually a chef friend of mine is the one who asked us to go to this place. He needs to find some inspiration, he said.

and so, we went there in the afternoon, right after our Padang lunch. haha.. Yes, i lovee Singapore Padang food, somehow it taste nicer than Jakarta. i dont know why though.. haha.. maybe it was my comfort food back there.

When we first entered the cafe, i thought we were entering some night club. haha.. They are located at the second floor, and we have to take the stairs with almost no light at the staircase. No wonder they called it a dessert BAR though.

This is a perfect place for you who love to try those dessert that you can only see at ‘Master Chef’s show’ haha. some pretty dessert that is called ‘Molecular Gastronomy’.

So, we got this this cute astronomical chocolate for the welcome dessert. and look how they plate it! it feels like the whole galaxy is on the table.

We ordered 3 fancy desserts that day.

The first one is , Shades of Green. which consist of Pistachio Sponge. A tender and soft, but too little for us tho. Haha.. Accompanied with  Coconut Mouse, which is a little to sweet for me, and tasty Pandan Ice Cream! with Pistachio crumbs. We think this is the most edible and a nice dessert combination.

The second one is Tiramisu with Kahlua Jelly, Espresso Ice Cream. It came in one huge bowl, which make us the non-photographer confused on how to capture it. Duhh.. so, it was the less photogenic dessert of the day. I have to say that it was the most normal dessert. The safest choice of all.. hehe.. and speaking about Tiramisu, i guess those in Da Paolo is more worth it compared to this one.

And The third one, which is the prettiest of all, is Cassis Plum. It consist of Cassis Bombe, Edelflower Yoghurt Foam, Choya Granita, Yuzu Pearls, Yuzu Rubies. As for me, everything is too sour that i cant enjoy it all. =(..  but loving their Yuzu Pearls and rubies.

I have to say that Janice Wong bring all dessert to a whole new level! All dessert seems like an art, they accurately put everything in it’s place. Which makes you feel guilty if you ruin the art by eating it. haha..

This 2am dessert bar is a little pricy. but i guess it is worth the try, more over if you are a gastronomy enthusiast!


2am Dessert Bar

21A Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277733
Open : 3PM – 2AM (closed on Monday)

2am : dessertbar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Jatuh Cinta dengan Alam Indonesia

Selalu ada perasaan berbeda saat aku memasuki ruang pesawat, selalu saja ada decak kagum yang tak pernah berhenti sedari dulu hingga sekarang. Masih teringat olehku saat pertama kali aku menaiki pesawat ke benua Australia. Waktu itu usiaku masih 5 tahun, kata beberapa orang, biasanya anak kecil kerap lupa soal banyak hal. Tapi tidak untuk beberapa moment tertentu. Aku masih ingat ada bau harum yang berbeda saat aku menginjakan kakiku ke dalam pesawat, aku juga suka bau harum dari makanan yang siap di sajikan untuk penumpang.

Tidak hanya itu,  diriku di berikan boneka, kartu untuk bermain, walaupun waktu itu aku masih tidak paham apa itu kartu remi, sampai di berikan miniatur pesawat maskapai tersebut. Rasanya kakak pramugari adalah malaikat! Memberikan aku selimut, dan susu kotak sebelum aku tidur.

Semenjak saat itu, aku pun langsung bercita-cita untuk menjadi pramugari.  Tetapi, Seiring berjalannya waktu, keinginan untuk menjadi pramugari pun sirna, karena muncul cita-cita lain dalam diriku. Namun, keinginan untuk menjelajah dunia tetap bergelora di dalamku.

Dulu aku sibuk sekali memikirkan negara mana yang aku harus jelajahi selanjutnya. Sampai suatu saat, tanteku mengajak ku untuk berlibur ke pulau belitung. Saat itu aku pun berpikir, ‘Orang Indonesia macam apa aku ini? Katanya cinta Indonesia, tapi kok untuk travelling selalu memilih untuk jalan-jalan ke luar negeri ketimbang menjelajah negeri sendiri’

Setelah itu, aku pun langsung cek banyak tiket pesawat untuk pulang ke Jakarta terlebih dahulu. Seperti cek Tiket Pesawat Garuda Indonesia, dan cek hampir semua situs pembanding tiket pesawat. Maklum, karena dulu masih anak kuliahan, hal seperti membeli tiket pesawat itu harus di bandingkan secara bijak. Untung ada wesbite-website seperti skyscanner yang mempermudah untuk membandingan dan membeli tiket pesawat untuk pulang ke tanah air.

Sesampainya di Pulau Belitung, kami langsung di ajak untuk ‘island hopping’ oleh penduduk lokal kenalan tanteku. Aku ingat, waktu itu aku masih sedikit lelah karena perjalanan pesawat ku yang cukup panjang. Penerbangan dari Singapore-Jakarta-Bangka-Belitung harus aku tempuh, karena belum ada banyak  jadwal pesawat dari Jakarta ke Pulau Belitung saat itu. Belum lagi 40 menit perjalanan darat yang harus kami lalui dari pusat kota ke tempat sewa perahu untuk kami memulai trip ‘island hopping’ kami.

Akhirnya setelah perjalanan udara, darat dan laut, kami pun sampai ke Pulau Lengkuas. sang primadona dari Pulau Belitung! Rasanya, semua penat pun lepas disana. Angin sepoi yang bertiup, matahari yang tidak terlalu terik, air laut yang jernih, pemandangan yang luar biasa dari pulau tersebut, langsung membuat aku semangat lagi!

Setelah santai-santai dan snorkeling di Pulau Lengkuas, kami pun berangkat ke pulau-pulau kecil yang lainnya, seperti Pulau Babi dan Pulau Tanjung Tinggi yang ternyata tidak kalah menawan dan jernih airnya. Saking jernihnya, aku bisa melihat bintang laut yang sedang berjalan di dalam air!  Sayang sekali, waktu itu aku belum gemar mengambil foto. Jadi hanya foto seadanya saja, dan membawa pulang setumpuk kenangan indah dari sana.

Semenjak perjalanan ke Pulau Belitung, aku pun menjadi penasaran dengan tempat2 di Indonesia yang lainnya yang tidak kalah ‘kece’ untuk di jelajahi. Akhirnya tahun 2016 kemarin, aku berkesempatan untuk mengunjungi Labuan Bajo. Sebuah kota kecil di Flores, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia yang mempunyai keindahan alam yang luar biasa.

Perjalananku menuju ke Labuan Bajo pun harus transit di Bali dahulu waktu itu. Tapi untuk sekarang, ada opsi untuk terbang langsung ke bandar udara Komodo dari Jakarta. Kamu bisa langsung cek Tiket Pesawat Garuda  yang terbang setiap harinya ke Labuan Bajo.

Labuan Bajo hampir Sama seperti Pulau Belitung, dimana para pengunjung bisa melakukan ‘island hopping’. Hanya bedanya, di Labuan Bajo, jarak dari satu pulau ke pulau lain-nya cukup jauh, jadi kita diharuskan menginap di kapal atau ‘Life on Board’ untuk mengunjungi pulau-pulau tersebut. Untuk kapalnya sendiri, itu sangat bervariasi, dari yang kecil sampai yang besar pun ada. Jadi hanya tinggal menyesusaikan budget dan selera kamu saja dalam memilih kapal apa yang ingin dinaiki.

Pemandangan di Labuan Bajo adalah ‘one of the best’ yang aku pernah lihat seumur hidupku. Semua pemandangan dari atas bukit Padar dan Gili Lawa sangat membuatku terpana. Apalagi ketika menjelang sunset, keindahan langitnya sungguh tiada tara. Rasanya aku ingin duduk saja di atas bukit dan menikmati indahnya ciptaan Tuhan tersebut. Sayangnya semua pendaki harus turun ketika malam menghampiri, karena cukup bahaya untuk turun bukit dalam kegelapan.

Tak hanya pemandangan dari atas bukit saja yang cantik, pulau timbul di Labuan Bajo yang bernama Taka Makassar pun, tak kalah indah dengan Maldives. Untuk pertama kalinya aku seperti berdiri di antara dua lautan di kiri dan di kananku, sungguh pengalaman yang sangat menakjubkan untukku si anak kota ini.

Banyak hal lainnya juga dari Labuan Bajo yang sangat menarik, seperti melihat Komodo, si kadal raksasa dari Indonesia, belajar mengenai budaya rumah adat di desa Waerebo, melihat sawah berbentuk sarang laba-laba, dan lain sebagainya. Sepertinya tidak cukup hanya sekali saja mengunjungi Labuan Bajo.

Setelah trip tersebut, aku pun makin penasaran dengan banyak destinasi di Indonesia. Di Tahun berikutnya aku pun menyempatkan diri untuk menjelajah Yogyakarta dan terkesima dengan ‘Cahaya dari Surga’ di Goa Jomblang. Aku pun sempat mendaki Gunung Ijen untuk menyaksikan fenomena ‘Blue Fire’, dan ke Nusa Ceningan untuk di terpa ombak di ‘Devil’s Tear’.

Ternyata memang benar kata pepatah berikut, ‘Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller’. Sungguh, aku bisa cerita tanpa henti tentang semua perjalananku sejauh ini. Semoga tahun ini, aku berkesempatan lagi untuk menjelajah tanah airku ini, dan menyebarkannya kepada orang-orang di luar sana, agar mereka bisa merasakan keindahan Indonesia seperti yang aku rasakan.

*Artikel ini di ikutsertakan dalam lomba blog yang diselenggarakan oleh ID Corners dan Skyscanner.



Random : Traveling This OR That

Hi semua, tau dong template2 This OR That atau BINGO yang lagi super IN akhir2 ini..

Awalnya gw bingung sih, what’s the fun in that? Pas lagi liat2 IG story temen-temen,  tiba2 gw ketemu template yang menyentuh sedikit soal traveling. Jadi template-nya itu super general, tapi ada 2 questions yang nanya, ‘Beach or Mountain’, ‘Summer or Winter’.. Nah, dari sana pun, gw masih ngerasa biasa aja..

Sampai beberapa hari yg lalu, gw lagi supper sama satu temen gw, abis ngobrol panjang dan lebar. akhirnya kita ngomongin banyak soal traveling, dan pertanyaan2 generik di atas pun muncul. soal preference kita saat travel, mendingan gunung atau pantai, panas atau dingin, dan lain2..

Dan tiba2 aja dong, abis sesi supper tersebut, ke-triggered langsung buat bikin template Traveling THIS or THAT. haha.. Mungkin karena topiknya gw suka kali yahh, soal Traveling gt.. Dan skrng kalo di pikir2, gw mengangapp This OR That yg lain gak menarik karena mungkin gw gak into the topic aja gt.. hehe..

Nah, untuk This OR That ini, gw gak bikin yg cuman biasa2 aja, ‘Spring or Fall’, atau  ‘Urban or Rural’. Kenapa? Yahh, karena gw mikir yang lebih extreme kyknya lebih seru aja gituu.. hahaha.. Dan lebih bisa ber-imaginasi dan ber-andai2. hahaha.

Kyk Template yg gw buat di bawah misalnya.. I dont even know whether one day i can  travel with Private Jet or Fancy Cruise.. Or meeting The Queen or one of the most powerful president on earth now. Tapi yah seru aja gt, berandai2 kita bisa travel naik Private Jet, dan ketemu The Queen with her super cute corgis. hahaha.


And who would want to sit beside a snorer on the planer or crying baby??

But well, if i really need to choose one, gw sih bakal milih duduk di sebelah snorer, di karenakan klo ngorok kan biasa lebih ada ritme dan low pitch.. jadi kyknya masih bisa di tahan lah gt.. klo crying babyy.. mann, gw pernah pasang headset, tetep aja kedengeran lohh.. Well, emang gw gak pasang the highest volume juga sihh.. soalnya kan kasian juga telinga gw d blast dengan musik sekencang ituu.. Dan.. gw lebih kasian mama-nya sihh yg harus diem-in.. So yeah.. yg ini sih based on personal experience.

Jadi yah gt dehh.. inti gw buat template ini hanya purely untuk entertain otak gw buat berandai2.. hehe..

So, What do you think? Should i make another one? Tapi hype nya kyknya sudah slowing down sii.. haha.. *biasa deh, suka telat terkontaminasi-nyaa.. hahaha.

Btw, pleaseeee feel free to fill in my template, post it in your IG story and tag me @jenita.darmento ! Would love to see your choices. hehe.. *who knows we have similar results. hehe..

Have a great week everyone! ❤