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Bandung : Aston Pasteur Hotel, Yami-Yami Noodle House, Paskal Food Market, Bakso Sakum, Braga Permai, Malah Dicubo, Kedai Ling-Ling, Warung Cobek Aneka


18 February 2018. I departed for Bandung, to attend a workshop. I rode Argo Parahyangan Train from Gambir Station. When I had arrived @ Bandung Station, I ordered Uber to Aston Pasteur Hotel (on Jl. Dr. Djunjunan No.162, Sukagalih, Sukajadi, Bandung). It’s already lunch time when I entered my room, thus I ordered Yangzhou fried rice @ Yami-Yami Noodle House (Sukagalih, Sukajadi, Bandung) via GoFood. It is one of my favorite dish!

my room | view from my room window

Yangzhou fried rice

At around 4 pm, I went to hotel pools, along with Mba Indah, my friend in the office, who also attend the workshop and stay @ Aston Pasteur Hotel. For dinner, I finished my Yangzhou fried rice, as it came in big portions 🙂


19 February 2018. After had breakfast at the hotel (they served a lot of choices of breakfast menu and they tasted delicious), I headed to Grand Aquila Hotel (on Jalan Doktor Djunjunan No.116, Sukagalih, Sukajadi, Bandung) on foot, to attend the first day of the workshop. It started at 8 am, and terminated at 4 pm. Afterwards, Mba Indah and I returned to Aston Pasteur Hotel.

We went to Paskal Food Market (Paskal Hyper Square, Jalan Pasirkaliki No.25-27, Bandung) for dinner. Paskal Food Market is an open-air food court, where you can find plenty of food from all around Bandung in one place. Buuut, since it has a lot of options, it makes me confused everytime I visited such place. Eventually, at the time, I picked Bakso Sakum. People say it is delicious, but I don’t agree with them.

Bakso Sakum

Next, we had dessert @ Braga Permai (on Braga Street No.58, Braga, Sumur Bandung, Bandung City). I chose my favorite lava cake at the time :9 Braga Permai is a vintage-themed restaurant, their food is delicious, and their main course came in big portions. Not long after, we went back to the hotel.

lava cake


20 February 2018. After had breakfast at the hotel, I headed to Grand Aquila Hotel to attend the last day of the workshop. It started at 8 am, and finished after lunch time. Therefore, in the afternoon, Mba Indah and I were be able to had early dinner @ Malah Dicubo (on Jl. Stasiun Hall Selatan No. 27, Kebon Jeruk, Andir, Kb. Jeruk, Andir, Kota Bandung). Malah Dicubo is an authentic Padang restaurant, it feels like that I am in Sumatera Barat ❤ I really love their dendeng ijo / dendeng batoko (beef jerky in green chilli sauce).

dendeng ijo / dendeng batoko

After that, we went to Kedai Ling-Ling (on Jalan Sukajadi No. 157, Bandung) for having dessert. My favorite dessert there is mango dessert. Yummy! Not long after, we returned to the hotel.


sabi, mba indah | mango dessert

Seba came to my room at around 7 pm. I am so happy, it’s been a long time since we last met 🙂


21 February 2018. I got back to Jakarta by Argo Parahyangan Train. Before I left the hotel, I had ordered ayam pop (garlic and coconut seasoned fried chicken) @ Warung Cobek Aneka (on Jalan Cisitu Lama No.54A, Bandung) via GoFood, for my lunch in the train. Warung Cobek Aneka is a famous restaurant among ITB students, who live in Cisitu or Dago Asri. When I was younger hehe, I had ayam pop for my lunch / dinner almost everyday. But unfortunately, they increase the price significantly~~ I feel sorry to ITB students nowadays hiks.

ayam pop


Bye my lovely city, see you soon!


Love (part 5, 6, 7)


Related to my previous post…….. I skipped part 5 and part 6, because we met only a few times and I thought we didn’t take any photo at the time hehe.


Part 5 : Aji returned from the sites on 26 January 2018 in the morning. However, we just met at dinner time, because I was in Semarang at the time, and my return flight was in the afternoon. We had dinner @ around Airy Rooms. On 27 January, we had breakfast also @ around Airy Rooms, then had lunch @ Bopet Mini (Jalan Bendungan Hilir Gang II No.1A, Jakarta Pusat), watched Australian Open final between Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep, and had dinner @ Ayam Gepuk Pak Gembus (Jl. Taman Setia Budi I No.36, RT.3/RW.2, Jakarta Selatan). On 28 January in the morning, Aji went home.

We met again on the night of 11 February, we had some chit-chat, and ordered McD for dinner via GoFood. On 12 February, I accompanied Aji to the airport. I introduced him to my favorite beverage : macchiato @ KOI – T3 and had brief conversation before he should go to waiting room before board the aircraft which will depart to Balikpapan at around 2 pm.


Part 6 : Aji had 2-week-workshop-training @ Cileungsi. When he arrived in Jakarta (on the morning of 18 March), he rode taxi from the airport along with his friends, who also joined 2-week-workshop-training. But, he disembarked at Setiabudi One, and came to my boarding house, while I was at home 😀 he forgot that I went home at the time hehe. Since I felt sorry for him, bummed around Jakarta alone, then I returned to Jakarta not long after. We met @ Sarinah, had Aji’s favorite meatball @ Jalan Sabang for lunch, and watched A Wrinkle in Time @ Setiabudi One. After had ordered Eatlah via GoFood for dinner, Aji headed to Cileungsi.

During the weekend (24-25 March 2018), I was in Singapore, while Aji had a lot of tasks to do. Hence, we met again on 29 March, we had dinner @ KoKas. On 30 March, after had late breakfast @ Ayam Lengkuas (on Jalan Setiabudi Tengah No. 1, Jakarta Selatan), I accompanied him to the airport, and met his friend there 🙂


Part 7 : Aji returned from the sites on 29 April 2018. We had lunch @ BK – Setiabudi One, strolled around and watched Avengers @ Pacific Place. Then, we had dinner @ Pancious. On 30 April, after office hours, I directly headed to his RedDoorz, and we ordered Carl’s via GoFood for dinner (eat burgers everyday haha). 1 May is public holiday (Labour Day). We had breakfast together @ McDc – Plaza Festival, before Aji played futsal @ Citos and went home afterwards.

Aji was in Jakarta again on the night of 4 May. He came to my boarding house for a while and we had brief conversation at the time ❤ On 5 May, Aji took part in ITB Alumni Futsal Tournament @ Citos. I watched him play futsal from around 11 am – 6 pm. Alhamdulillah his team won the tournament! Buuut, Aji was ill after the games wkwk, thus he returned home and I headed to my boarding house, after we had dinner @ Pepper Lunch – Citos.


On 10 May, we met in Bandung :

we had Bakso So’un & Mie Ayam Lodaya (Jl. Veteran No.3, Bandung) for lunch, c’est bon!

then, visited our friends’ coffee shop –> Bahagia Kopi @ The Saparua (Jalan Ambon No.15, Bandung)


Aji’s matcha | my es kopi bahagia (café au lait with honey) tasted good :9

and had dinner @ Se’i Sapi Lamalera (Jalan Bagus Rangin No. 24A, Bandung), c’est délicieux!


12 May 2018 | Aji’s es kepal milo (shaved ice with milo sauce)


I returned to jakarta on 13 May. Then, we met again on 15 May, after office hours, in Jakarta. We watched Deadpool @ Plaza Indonesia. On 16 May, I accompanied Aji to the airport. We had lunch @ Marugame – T3 and had some chit-chat before he should go to waiting room and board the aircraft to Balikpapan at around 2 pm.


Look forward to tell you the next stories, à bientôt!

Chinatown Bandung




I was in Bandung on 21 October 2017. At noon, I met Yolan and Adeeva @ Braga City Walk. Then, we visited Chinatown (on Jalan Kelenteng No. 41, Ciroyom, Andir, Bandung). I suggest you don’t come by your own car, because it will be hard to find a parking space there. Before walk into the Chinatown, you have to pay IDR 20k / person with debit card.

welcome to Chinatown

Inside Chinatown, there are some chinese architecture buildings, with obviously chinese decoration style. It also has souvenir shop. Chinatown has a great deal of photogenic and instagram-able spots 😀 moreover, there are a lot of food and drink stalls. Again, you have to pay with debit card. At the time, I picked thai tea and skewers. Chinatown provides the visitors plenty of outdoor seats.

outdoor seating + lampion, which will be more alluring at night

thai tea and skewers

Adeeva ❤


moi | Yolan et Adeeva

at the Red Bridge (Jembatan Merah)



Bandung : Wiki Koffie, Sadang Korean BBQ, Resor Dago Pakar


8 April 2017 08:45 am, I rode Argo Parahyangan train from Gambir Station to Bandung Station. Around 12 pm, I arrived at Bandung. Then, I went directly to Wiki Koffie (on Jl. Braga No. 90), to met my high school roommate. Her name is Rea, I usually call her : Babang.

Wiki Koffie is located on the corner of Braga Street and Lembong Street. Such coffee shop has unique ambiance with Dutch architectural style. They painted the outside of the building in white and bring retro style decorating inside the building. It feels homey and cozy ❤

Thai iced tea with jelly came in this big glass jar @ Wiki Koffie


inside vs outside

Then, we decided to have lunch @ Sadang Korean BBQ (on Jalan Wastukencana No.63). The restaurant is spacious enough and divided into 2 areas : indoor and semi outdoor. At the time, we prefer to sit in semi outdoor space, next to the garden pond.

we sat next to the garden pond

We ordered Dak-galbi topped with mozzarella cheese. Dak-galbi is Korean dish made by stir-frying marinated chicken in savory, sweet, and spicy sauce with cabbage and other veggies. Also, the waitress served us Banchan, which is consisted of : a kind of bakwan (fried dish made from batter), stir-fried pumpkin, baby potatoes, frozen vegetables, stir-fried tofu, and kimchi. Banchan are a group of small dishes set in the middle of the table to be shared.

Dak-galbi & Banchan @ Sadang Korean BBQ

Next, I headed to Yolan’s house and stayed there overnight. Yaaay I met Baby Deeva again ❤


9 April 2017. Baby Deeva, Yolan, and me woke up around 9 am hehe. Then, the three of us, along with Aunty Zizi, got ready for swimming @ Resor Dago Pakar (on Jl. Dago Pakar Permai I No.9) not longer after.

Baby Deeva in bumble bee costume, too adorable to be true!

swimming ❤

After we had finished swimming, we returned home, took a bath, and had lunch together. I packed my belongings afterwards, then ordered Uber to the station, and finally I rode Argo Parahyangan train (again) at around 4.10 pm to Jakarta.


Tchao Bandung!

Love (part 2)



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


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 amusement rides there : 2 Sky Tree(s), 2 Sky Swing(s), Sky Bamboo, and Sky Bike (Zip Bike). Each amusement ride 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 amusement ride, we have to queue for 1 hour 😦 therefore, we decided to play only 2 amusement ride (Sky Tree dan Sky Swing).

the ticket

Such tourist attraction put a photographer near each amusement ride. 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! 😀

Bandung : ITB, Roti Gempol, Taman Sejarah, Taman Balai Kota, Yellow Truck


22 March 2017. Around 8 am, we headed to hotel restaurant for breakfast (day 1). Then, we left to the campus of ITB to attend ITB International Geothermal Workshop (IIGW) 2017.

the seminar

On lunch break, Dinda and I strolled around the campus. It is a saudade. Our starting-point is Himpunan Timur Jauh. Then, we walked to Kantin Bengkok, Parkiran SR, Masjid Salman, the main gate, boulevard, Tugu Soekarno, Kolam Indonesia Tenggelam, Plaza Widya, DPR, Oktagon / TVST, and returned to the seminar venue.

@ Plaza Widya

@ Kolam Indonesia Tenggelam : Geologi ❤

Seba & Sabi. What are you guys talking about?

When the first day of the workshop ends, Dinda and I went to Roti Gempol (on Jl. Gempol Wetan No.14, Citarum, Bandung) for early dinner, before we returned to the hotel.

my wheat bread with eggs + meat + cheese and Addictea thai tea ❤


23 March 2017. Around 8 am, we went to hotel restaurant for breakfast. Then, we left to the campus of ITB to attend the last day of the workshop. After lunch break, Dinda and I visited Taman Sejarah, a historic park which is newly available for public use. Such area is situated behind Balai Kota Bandung. On the park, you can find relief walls and several glasses in a row which portray the faces of the mayors of Bandung. Moreover, if you travel with children, they can play in shallow pool on this park. When I was there, there are a lot of elementary / kindergarten students participate in a study tour.

a glass which portray the face of current mayor of Bandung (Bapak Ridwan Kamil)

the relief walls

Then, we walked to Taman Balai Kota which lies in the complex of Balai Kota Bandung. It was pretty crowded when I visited the park. The majority of the visitors are teenagers, who do dance practice, take photos, or just sit in the park. There is a statue of white rhinoceros (Taman Badak) there. Below the statue, there is a fish pool with fountain. In addition to that, you can also find love locks area. Above the love locks, there is a red ‘LOVE’ sign.

Taman Badak as a part of Taman Balai Kota

My next destination was Yolan’s house, because Aunty Sabi missed Baby Adeeva so much :3 also, I miss Mommy Yolan’s home-made food ❤ After Maghrib, I returned to the hotel.

Adeeva :*


24 March 2017 was my last day in Bandung, it was a free time yaaay! In the morning, Dinda and I swam in hotel swimming pool, because I hadn’t worked out during the week.

hotel swimming pool

Then, we returned to the room, took a shower, and had breakfast. We had breakfast along with Fika, who visited us at the time 😀 after had breakfast, we packed our belongings and Dinda went home, while Fika and I headed to Yellow Truck (on Jl. Linggawastu No.11, Tamansari, Bandung).

Sabi et Fika @ Yellow Truck

my favorite tea of all times : English Breakfast!

The last but not the least, Fika drove me to Bandung Station (thanks Fika!). I rode Argo Parahyangan train at around 11:30 to Jakarta, so I can join tennis practice in the afternoon 😀

Sabi et Fika @ the station

I never get bored to visit Bandung ❤ despite the fact that there are some places make me feel nostalgic, but still I love Bandung so much!