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Love (part 3)

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Continue the story on the previous post……..

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 30 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 come to Jakarta soon~ aamiin.

 

Look forward to tell you the next stories, xoxo

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Love (part 2)

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こんにちは!

Continue the story from the previous post, in this post, I will tell you some stories when we were together for around 4-5 days during his 2-weeks-off on May.

Our first rendezvous after about 2 months of LDR (Long Distance Relationship) is an after-office-hours-movie-date on 12 May 2017 @ Senayan City! We watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2 which had already released since April hehe. Finallyyy, we met again, I’m sooooo happy!!!! Before we got into the cinema, we had early dinner @ Bakerzin (on Lower Ground), since I was already hungry because I only had bubur sumsum for lunch.

 

14 May 2017, we met @ Gambir Station at around 8 am to rode Argo Parahyangan Train to Bandung at 8:45. When we reached Bandung, we had lunch @ Sop Buntut Dahapati (on Jalan Cipaganti No.146), because he was a bit ill after yesterday futsal tournament……..

appetizing oxtail soup @ Sop Buntut Dahapati

After had prayed Maghrib, we stopped by @ Kedai Ling-Ling (on Jalan Sukajadi No. 157, near Paris van Java). Then, we strolled around PVJ (Paris van Java) for a while before we went back to the room.

mango desserts @ Kedai Ling-Ling

We were hungry before bed huhu, so that I ordered yangzhou fried rice, while he picked chicken noodle with meatballs @ Yami-Yami Noodle House (on Setrasari Mall) via GoFood 😀

my yangzhou fried rice & his chicken noodle with meatballs

 

15 May 2017, he wanted to have Bubur Ayam Serbu Rame (on Jalan Cisitu Lama, near Cisitu Baru) for his breakfast hehe, therefore we headed there after we took a bath and got ready.

congee @ Bubur Ayam Serbu Rame

Next, we strolled around the campus of ITB for a while, and headed to the Lodge Maribaya not longer after. Had finished @ the Lodge Maribaya at around 3 pm, we had late lunch @ Steak Hotel by Holycow! TKP Bandung 2 (on Jalan Cipaganti No.150).

medium sirloin steak + fries + sauteed spinach + mushroom sauce :9

In the night, we went to Cihampelas Walk, Teras Cihampelas, and had dinner @ Kambing Bakar Cairo (on Jalan Cihampelas No.123).

 

16 May 2017, I wanted to have Nasi Kuning SSC (on Jalan Sumur Bandung) for breakfast, hence we headed there after checked out.

lovely yellow rice ❤

Then, we went to Bandung Makuta (on Jl. Van Deventer No.2), a very happening gift shop in Bandung nowadays. We arrived there at around 9.30 am, and all I can see is a long queue weeew~ their product sold out quickly. But eventually, I can bring home makuta caramel and makuta extra cheese, Alhamdulillah!

 

what do you do when you are standing in a long queue? | my makuta caramel and makuta extra cheese :9

Next, we ate again 😀 we decided to have his favorite meal : meatballs! Luckily, Bakso So’un & Mie Ayam Lodaya (on Jalan Veteran No.3) is situated across the Bandung Makuta, so that we went there afterwards.

I returned to Jakarta by Argo Parahyangan Train at 4:10 pm, thus we walked to Blackbone Coffee (on Jalan Panaitan No.22) to have lemonade and mojito (not coffee obviously hehe) and sat inside to kill time until around 3 pm. After I had boarded the train, he went to bus station to go home.

Blackbone Coffee

 

23 May 2017. He was in Jakarta, as tomorrow he will return to the sites again. After office hours, we had dinner @ Kawasan Kuliner BSM (on Jalan M.H. Thamrin No.7) along with some of his friends at his former office. The last but not the least, on 24 May 2017, I accompanied him to the airport……

It’s been almost a month since the last time I saw him, can’t wait to see him again next month ❤

 

the Lodge Maribaya

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Its full name is The Lodge Earthbound Adventure Park & Resort, more familiar as The Lodge Maribaya, is a tourist attraction in Bandung, on Jalan Maribaya Timur, Cibodas, Maribaya Lembang, Bandung Barat, to be exact. To reach the place, you can ride through Dago Giri or Setiabudi-Lembang-Maribaya.

The Lodge Maribaya has beautiful scenery and good weather, as it is surrounded by a peaceful pine forest. If you are an outdoor lover, I recommend you to visit this place.

Before get in, you have to pay for the entrance fee IDR20K / person. The ticket can be exchanged for ‘goodbye’ drink (a glass of milk) near the exit door.

pine forest landscape background

If you are interested, you can choose from selection of 4 games there : 2 Sky Tree(s), 2 Sky Swing(s), Sky Bamboo, and Sky Bike (Zip Bike). Each game has different price, they vary between IDR15K and IDR20K.

I visited The Lodge Maribaya on weekday, but it was pretty crowded there. I wonder the condition on weekend -____- At the time, for 1 game, we have to queue for 1 hour 😦 therefore, we decided to play only 2 games (Sky Tree dan Sky Swing).

the ticket

Such tourist attraction put a photographer near each game. They will guide you to pose, thus you will obtain great photo(s). If you are fascinated, you can purchase your soft copy pictures (IDR10K / photo) near the exit door.

Sky Swing

It can be occupied by 1 person only. Once you have worn the seat belt, the operator would push the swing around 90 degree, hence you will have pine forest landscape as your photo background. Hold as many poses in the time limit 😀

Sky Swing (captured by the photographer)

Sky Tree

Before you climb the tree, you have to wear the seat belt. Sky tree can hold 2 people at once. If you want to go up with your partner, both of you must climb simultaneously, since the operator will connect you and your partner by the rope. First, take photo together; then, either you or your partner should move away for a while and let the other to be captured by the photoghrapher.

Sky Tree (captured by the photographer)

Don’t worry if you don’t have any friend or partner to take photos alternately, because you can ask the operator to do it with your own camera / phone. Buuut, don’t blame them if you are not satisfied with the results hehe.

before you go home, don’t forget to exchange your ticket with a glass of milk near the exit door

Have a happy holiday! 😀

Love (part 1)

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Coucou!

Yay, it’s May already, a couple of days until we meet again! Yes, I am going to reveal the fact that I am in a long distance relationship (LDR) for several months. I live and work in Jakarta, while him……. he works (+/-) 10 weeks on – 2 weeks off roster on the sites.

soon 🙂 (http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-and-we-ll-be-together-soon/)

When he was in Jakarta for a few days on February, we finally had several chances to meet up (the first one became our first date perhaps hehe), before in the end I had to accompany him to the airport because he had to return to the sites again. Currently, it’s been more than two months since the last time I saw him, can’t wait to see him again……… ❤

can’t wait……. (https://id.pinterest.com/asaenz98/words-to-live-by/)

Oyaaa I will share some pictures I took when I was with him, buuuut only the photos of our food hahaha, because I don’t think to publish yet, for some reason I cannot explain 😀 *sok-sokan banget main rahasia-rahasia*

having ice cream @ Tokyo Belly, after office hours

having lunch @ Mbah Jingkrak Setiabudi

eventually, I can taste Llaollao

having fish n chips @ Manhattan Fish Market on Saturday night, because he was craving for tartar sauce 😀

having Burger King at the airport as the last brunch before he boarded the aircraft

Look forward to tell you the next stories 🙂

 

じゃあね