Love (part 3)

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This is the third episode of our romantic rendezvous (ceileh!) after around 2.5 months we didn’t see each other. Aji (yes his name is Aji, I just thought that I never mentioned his name before) finally returned from the sites on 31 July 2017 and he came to Jakarta on 5 August yay. At around 5 pm, I appeared in his room @ RedDoorz Setiabudi and brought a gift and cupcakes for him, because he recently celebrated HIS 28TH BIRTHDAY 😀 When I arrived, he had watched Moana hehehe.

happy birthday!

After the film finished, we went out for dinner @ School Food Blooming Mari, Lotte Shopping Avenue, because he wanted to have Korean food. Afterwards, I followed him to meet his PS’s friends (PS = ITB’s Football Association) @ Starbucks, Setiabudi One.

my fried calamary (c’est bon, especially the tartar sauce) and my refreshing drink (I forget its name) @ School Food Blooming Mari

 

On 6 August 2017 around 11 am, we headed to Puri Ardhya Garini to attend Ira’s wedding reception. Ira is my high school friend @ Insan Cendekia Serpong. Happy wedding day Raaa!

😀

Then, we planned to watch Despicable Me, after changed into casual style. But unluckily, the schedule didn’t suit us, because we had to attend Bella’s wedding reception @ Masjid Sunda Kelapa at night. Therefore, we cancelled the movie date. Bella is Aji’s friend who is also majoring in Geological Engineering (ITB 2008).

 

7 August 2017. We had breakfast together before I headed to my office @ Gambir, and he headed to Pama headquarters @ Pulo Gadung. When his ‘things’ in the office done, he returned to his hometown. Bye Ji, see you on Thursday………………………

 

10 August 2017. Aji was in Jakarta, as tomorrow he will return to the sites again. After office hours, I came to his room @ Airy Rooms Setiabudi, and after prayed Maghrib, we went outside for dinner @ Holy Smokes, Lotte Shopping Avenue. OMG my sirloin steak was so damn delicious, it is much more delicious than H*lyc*w :”””” When our belly was already full, we left the restaurant and strolled around for a while @ Lotte.

my sirloin + spiral sausage :9

 

On 11 August 2017, I accompanied him to the airport. Currently, it’s been almost 2.5 months since the last time I saw him, can’t wait to see him again……

byeeeee 😦

But unfortunately, until now, he still don’t know when he will return from the sites, since he still have an assignment to be finished before go home. I hope you get it done soon Ji, so you can came to Jakarta soon~ aamiin.

 

Look forward to tell you the next stories, xoxo

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Unicorn Bowl @ Berrywell, ShopHaus Menteng

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On 7 August 2017, after office hours, Shelly and I headed to Berrywell, ShopHaus Menteng (on Jalan Teuku Cik Ditiro No.36, Menteng, Jakarta), because we want to try their smoothie bowl. It sounds so weird, doesn’t it? Since I am a kind of person who love greasy food so much hehe.

But, their new variant of smoothie bowl is very adorable and happening. I was curious! Its name is unicorn bowl. It consists of banana, melon, yogurt, granola, crunchy biscuits, and cinnamon cone. It’s only available in regular size. To be honest, at first I was sceptical about the dish, I thought that it just looks good, not tastes good. Buuut, I was wrong! In fact, such unicorn bowl is utterly delicious ❤

my adorable unicorn bowl

If you wonder what is smoothie bowl? What is the different between smoothie bowl and regular smoothie? Smoothie bowl is thicker than regular smoothie, you can’t drink smoothie bowl through a straw.

At the beginning, I doubt whether the portion is enough for me or not, buuut actually, it’s quite difficult to clear my bowl. I ate half or less of the portion and I felt that my belly was already full haha. Eventually, I can finish my smoothie Alhamdulillah.

Did I tell you that Berrywell also provides free infused water for the customer? But if you don’t like such complimentary, you can choose between regular smoothie or cold-pressed juices for your beverage. They also display the amount of calories for all items on the menu. It was such a great experience, can’t wait to try other smoothie bowl places in Jakarta………

instagram-able ShopHaus Menteng ❤

Pssst, I will share you some secret : in the middle of that night, I woke up and I was starving hehe~

 

à tout à l’heure!

Popolamama, Grand Indonesia

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31 July 2017 is Eta’s last day in the office. Therefore, after office hours, Eta invited Mba Hana, Ndai, and me to have a farewell dinner @ Popolamama, Grand Indonesia. It was my very first experience 😀

The name of ‘Popolamama’ inspired by Italian words: ‘Popolare‘ and ‘Mama‘, which probably means : best Italian home cooking is mom’s cooking. They provide some selection of the menu, such as salad, side dish, pasta, pizza, and dessertPopolamama’s first store was opened in 1995 in Japan.

The restaurant in Grand Indonesia is cozy and simple. Pasta and pizza are their signature menu which is directly produced in the kitchen, they don’t use packaged pasta or pizza. Besides, they adopt Napoli style pizza, which has no more than 3 millimeters dough.

At the time, I chose carbonara style pasta with smoked beef. So yummy! Then I tasted other’s dishes, in my opinion all of them are delicious ❤ Additionally, I had 1 litre of green apple kiwi to share with Mba Hana. C’est bon aussi! Eta also ordered beef pepperoni pizza for sharing, but I didn’t have such pizza, because my belly is already full…………..

beef pepperoni pizza | my carbonara style pasta

kenapa Mba Hana bahagia banget ya liat green apple kiwi? 😀

The last but not the least, we took some photos and wefie, to hang on to those memories of the four of us a little longer. But eventually, I still have to say : bye Taaaa!

Mba Hana, Ndai, Sabi, Eta @ Popolamama | Eta said goodbye to all people in my room in the office

 

xoxo

Makassar : Otak-Otak Ibu Elly, Coto Nusantara, returned to Jakarta

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28 July 2017. After breakfast, Dinda and I walked for 10 minutes from Ibis Styles (on Jalan Doktor Sam Ratulangi No.3, Mangkura, Makassar) to Otak-Otak Ibu Elly (on Jalan Kijang No. 7C – D, Makassar). I bought a box contains 30 otak-otak (grilled fish cake) and brought it home. But in my opinion, Ratu Gurih Restaurant’s otak-otak is more delicious.

the price list

Then, we returned to the hotel, packed our belonging, checked out, and keep our luggage at the front desk. Next, we walked for 5 minutes from the hotel to Coto Nusantara 2 (Jalan Merpati No.2 dan 3, Makassar). We ordered coto Makassar there. It is a soup originating from Makassar, the main ingredient is beef with seasoned broth made from peanuts and spices. OMG, it’s so delectable, hence I ordered 2 times 😀

I ❤ you!!!!

Afterwards, we returned to the hotel, picked our luggage at the front desk, took some photos in lobby, then we headed to Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport.

the lobby

Bye Makassar! I will definitely be back again someday ❤

Makassar : FSTH 4 @ Four Points by Sheraton, Fort Somba Opu, Balla Lompoa Museum, Toko Kerajinan

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHER :*

 

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27 July 2017. After breakfast, Ndai, Dinda, and I went to Four Points Hotel. We strolled around the exhibit hall of FSTH Pertamina 2017. At the time, I played mini golf, darts, nerf guns, and archery. I won a flash disk for got a score of >40 when threw 3 darts, also a traditional fabric for got a score of 450 when shot 5 times with nerf gun. Then, we attended the closing ceremony and had lunch.

Katniss Everdeen wannabe 😀

 

Next, Dinda, Haris, Ndai, and I headed to Fort Somba Opu (in Barombong, Gowa Regency) by GoCar. The fort, which is located in Kampung Sarombe, close to Jeneberang river, was the center of Gowa Sultanate in 16th-century. At first, it was a 240 x 500 meters rectangular-shape fort with bastions on each corner. Currently, only the southern section of the western wall is the most visible, it is a red brick wall of around 3 meters thick.

I thought that the fort is somewhat forgotten by the citizens, because GoCar drivers don’t even know such place duh! Come on people, it was one of the strongest fort ever built by Indonesians, as well as one of the most severe battle against the former Dutch colonial army in eastern Indonesia.

 

the museum, where they collect the artifacts | a 9-meter cannon is in front of the museum

an old map of the fort is on ceiling, you can see it through the mirror

the remaining part of the fort : red brick wall of around 3 meters thick

 

Our second destionation was Balla Lompoa Museum (on Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 39, Gowa). It was the Palace of Gowa Kingdom, which was built in 1936. It is a 60 x 40 meters and 2 meters high stilt wooden house. Currently, such palace was turned into a museum, which has a very dazzling historic collections of Gowa Sultanate.

 

Balla Lompoa Museum | the 60 x 40 meters and 2 meters high stilt wooden house

inside the museum

inside the museum (2)

 

The last but not the least, we headed to Toko Kerajinan (on Jl. Somba OPU No.34, Makassar) to buy some souvenirs. At the time, I bought passion fruit syrup for my mom and myself, Makassar t-shirts for my brother and mon petit ami, and some lovely pockets made out of traditional fabrics for my friends.

 

Sekian. See you tomorrow!

Makassar : FSTH 4 @ Four Points Hotel, Jalangkote & Lumpia Lasinrang, swimming @ Ibis Styles, Pisang Ijo RM Bravo, Losari Beach

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26 July 2017. After had lunch at Four Points Hotel, I was scheduled to present the paper I wrote with Dinda and Pak Yustin, at the same time Dinda presented the poster she wrote with me and Pak Yustin.

Dinda and Sabi were in front of the poster

presented the paper at the conference | moi, receiving the momento

Because we’re all tired after being a presenter, Dinda, Ndai, and I returned to the hotel not long after. We intended to swim. Buuut, we were hungryyyy~ thus, we ordered Jalangkote & Lumpia Lasinrang (on Jl. Lasinrang No.11A, Mangkura, Ujung Pandang, Makassar) via GoFood.

I tried their jalangkote (fried pastry filled with vegetables, minced beef, and slices of boiled egg) and lumpia (spring roll). I didn’t really like the jalangkote, because it is filled with vegetables hehe, I don’t like veggies! On the other hand, I pretty like the lumpia and I planned to bring some of them to Jakarta, buuuut after packing, I can hardly close my suitcase 😀 so that, I cancelled such plan~

Jalangkote & Lumpia Lasinrang :9

After had prayed maghrib, we (Dinda, Ndai, and I) went to the swimming pool. Alhamdulillah it is a warm water swimming pool! We swam for just 30 minutes, because I was starving at the time hehe. Then, we took a shower and went outside for dinner.

Ibis Styles swimming pool

We had dinner @ RM Bravo (Jl. Andalas No.154, Parang Layang, Bontoala, Kota Makassar). Their es pisang ijo (kind of dessert consisting of banana wrapped in green dough, sumsum (kind of porridge which made from rice flour), and red syrup) is utterly delicious, the portion is soooo big, you will be bloated. I also ordered orange juice, it tasted totally sweet~ hiks!

es pisang ijo

The last but not the least, we headed to Losari Beach (again). It’s almost midnight, but you can still find the snakes on the beach, if you want to pay for the chance to take a selfie or photo with them. Unfortunately the beach is super duper crowded at night, despite the fact that tomorrow is Thursday, not weekend haha.

Bon, see you tomorrow :*

Makassar : FSTH 4 @ Four Points Hotel, Fort Rotterdam, Konro Karebosi, Mie Awa

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25 July 2017. After breakfast, Dinda and I returned to our own room, because we had something to do, while Ndai went to Four Points Hotel to attend the opening ceremony of FSTH Pertamina 2017. At around 10 am, Dinda and I caught up to Four Points Hotel.

Ibis Styles Hotel reception desk

FSTH Pertamina 2017 @ Four Points Hotel : Sabi, Shelly, Suci, Dinda | Pita, Sabi, Dinda, Dilla @ the lobby

 

In the afternoon, Ndai, Haris, Dinda, and I moved to Fort Rotterdam (on Jalan Ujung Pandang, Bulo Gading, Ujung Pandang, Makassar). Before you get inside, don’t forget to take photos of ‘Fort Rotterdam’ sign (near the entrance gate) which is crowded almost any time 😀

waiting for the right time when the spot become magically less crowded

 

‘Fort Rotterdam’ sign + photobomb | the fort

 

the park and buildings which are surrounded by Fort Rotterdam

We can do fort walk there, from the back side, to the left side, and the last is the front side. On the right side, we can’t find the fort (so, it resembles the letter ‘U’) I don’t know why…..

fort walk~

Ndai and Sabi on the fort

Next, we visited La Galigo Museum which is also situated inside the complex, next to a building used to be a prison of Pangeran Diponegoro (a national hero of Indonesia, who was born in Yogyakarta). It was almost 6 pm and the museum was already closed, but fortunately the guides allowed us to enter the museum Alhamdulillah, thank you Pak! The museum’s collection covers prehistoric things, ceramics, historical documents, ancient daily equipment, art, etc.

 

Museum La Galigo | bugis traditional fabrics inside the museum

 

Then, we had dinner @ Konro Karebosi (on Jalan Gunung Lompobattang No. 41-43, Pisang Utara, Ujung Pandang, Makassar). Luckily, we arrived before dinner time, hence we still get a table yay! Such restaurant is totally busy and very crowded at dinner time. I think, I didn’t really like my konro bakar (grilled beef ribs in peanut sauce), because their peanut sauce tasted too sweet for me, yet their beef ribs is utterly tender and juicy ❤

my konro bakar

Nonetheless, Ndai don’t consume beef, therefore we headed to Mie Awa (on Jl. Veteran Selatan No.239, Mandala, Mamajang, Makassar) afterwards. Mie Awa is a kind of mie titi (Makassar style of i fu mie) which can be found in a lot of Makassar restaurant in Jakarta. I think I also don’t really like mie awa. Still, the best mie titi in my opinion is mie titi @ Pelangi Seafood (on Jalan Johar No.16, Kebon Sirih, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat).

Mie Awa

After that, Dinda, Ndai, and I returned to Ibis Styles, whilst Haris went back to Santika Hotel (on Jl. Sultan Hasanuddin No.40, Maloku, Ujung Pandang, Makassar). Bon, see you tomorrow!