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Tjikinii Lima


8 June 2017. Wow it’s already the 13th day of Ramadan 2017!  It seems like the first day of Ramadan was only yesterday, time has passed by sooo quickly~ I am so happy to have iftar on the day with my Princess gang at Tjikinii Lima (on Jl. Cikini 1 No.5) 😀

Tjikinii Lima

Such restaurant has homey vintage interior design dominated by wood furniture. There are two stories : the first floor has antique style indoor space and garden seating areas; whilst the second floor has private rooms and rooftop patio area. At the time, we prefer to sit at the rooftop patio area, which turns to be very pretty at night ❤ don’t forget to make reservations!

@ rooftop patio area : Sabi, Manda, Mba Hana, Eta, Ndai. The waitresses were so kind, they offered to take a picture of us when they saw us took photo using camera timer 😀

it’s prettier at night, isn’t it?

They provide free takjil (light snack to break the fast) everyday during Ramadan. When we were there, takjil of the day was kolak ubi & kolang-kaling (chewy-transparent-oval shaped snack & sweet potato compote). I love kolak ubi & kolang-kaling sooo much! But, this compote is the exception, since it tasted too plain yet too strong ginger flavor. However, never mind…… it’s free though.


kolak ubi & kolang-kaling

At the time, I had chicken dabu-dabu along with English Breakfast tea. Dabu-dabu is a type of hot and spicy condiment commonly found in Manado cuisine of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. My dish tasted good, nonetheless their sambal dabu-dabu is less hot and spicy, in my opinion.

my chicken dabu-dabu

Manda picked nasi campur bali, a dish of a scoop of white rice accompanied by small portions of some other dishes, for instance : ayam suwir (shredded chicken), sate lilit (spiced minced meat wounded around bamboo, then grilled on charcoal), sambal matah (famous raw sambal from Bali), etc. I love their sambal matah!

nasi campur bali

Ndai chose pad thai, stir-fried rice noodle from Thailand, cooked with eggs, bean sprouts, shrimp, etc. The dish served with red chili pepper and lime wedges. I heart pad thai, but this one is the exception, since it tasted too sweet 😦

pad thai

Mba Hana had ayam goreng mentega (fried chicken in butter sauce). Honestly, I didn’t taste her dish at the time.


ayam goreng mentega

Eta’s Thai special fried rice tasted like curry fried rice. The portion is big, unfortunately the fried rice is too dry. Eta and I didn’t really like the dish, on the contrary Ndai pretty much love it 😀

Thai special fried rice


Happy fasting everyone! 2 days left for Eid al-Fitr!

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!



Garut : Cibatu Station, FaveHotel Cimanuk, Alun-Alun, Cita Rasa Souvenir Shop, Batik Tulen


12 December 2016. It was a national holiday in my country (Maulid Nabi), at the same time I should go to Garut, since I had to attend a workshop on 13-15 December in Kamojang – West Java (around an hour drive from Garut). I rode Serayu Pagi Train from Senen Station (Jakarta) to Cibatu Station (Garut). It took me around 4 – 5 hours to get there.

Had arrived at Cibatu Station, a taxi (without taximeter) picked me up from the station to the FaveHotel Cimanuk (Garut). It took me another an hour. If you want to ride such taxi, you must order first. You can contact me via email, if you need their contact phone number 🙂

I got the information about the taxi service from FaveHotel. Because unfortunately the hotel only has an operational vehicle, so that they cannot fulfill my request when I asked them to pick me up from the station. Additionally, you are also be able to order the taxi if you want to stroll around the city.

view from my train window

I arrived to the hotel at around 4 pm. I was so starving, because I hadn’t had lunch yet, thus I ordered seafood pan-fried kway teow (ricecake strips) from the hotel restaurant.

my room on 3rd floor

My seafood pan-fried kway teow (ricecake strips). It was so damn delicious, although it’s not spicy enough for me :9

my room | view from my room window. At the time, I was the only person who utilized the pool, since it was so cold there brrrr~


it is not so big swimming pool, but it was more than enough because I enjoyed it on my own 😀 | view from my room window ❤


13 – 15 December 2016. I attended a 3-days-workshop in Kamojang. Every morning, a bus picked us up at around 7 am in hotel lobby, then the bus brought us back from Kamojang to the hotel at around 3.30 pm. When I arrived at the room, I went to the swimming pool slightly afterwards, and I returned to my room, took a bath, watched tv, slept *what a bore hehe*

what I had for my breakfast

I had sop buntut (oxtail soup) for my dinner :9 I always ordered my dinner from hotel restaurant


16 December 2016 was my last day in Garut, hence I strolled around the city. My first destination was Alun-Alun, where there is happening photo spot :

‘GARUT’ sign

Next, I headed to Cita Rasa Souvenir Shop on Rancaekek Street, which was recommended by a friend of mine, who come from Garut. You can find : dodol (sticky, thick, sweet confection), Chocodot (chocolate with dodol fillings), instant nasi liwet (rice dish cooked in coconut milk), etc. Fyi, some of them can be found in Jakarta though.

Cita Rasa Souvenir Shop on Rancaekek Street

a variant of Chocodot

Then, I visited Batik Tulen (a batik home industry on Ciledug Street), which was recommended by a friend of mine also. Some of their products :


they are beautiful, aren’t they?


Je ne peux pas attendre le prochain voyage………. ❤

Bandung : RM Ciganea, Four Points Hotel, One Eighty, Prima Rasa, Zenbu, Xtrans


24 August 2016. Chevy, Dewa, Mas Hanif, and I went to Bandung by Mas Han’s car. We travelled between Jakarta and Bandung in 4 hours, parce qu’il y a des embouteillages partout. Also, we stopped by at RM Ciganea (Rest Area KM 73), for their yummy fried chicken and super delicious sambal :9 Eventually, we arrived to the Four Points Hotel – Dago at almost 4pm.

Four Points Hotel is absolutely a new modern hotel in great location in downtown Bandung, Jalan Ir Juanda no 46 to be exact. If you are from Pasteur, you just have to pass through the Pasopati Bridge, take the exit for Dago, and turn right at the second intersection to Jalan Ir Juanda (Jalan Dago), it will be on the left side of the road (between Pizza Hut and Superindo). The hotel area is a long and relatively thin lot, it has narrow multi-level basements and classy interior layout for the lobby. After we had met the representative of the EO at the lobby, we checked-in at reception desk, and headed to our own room.

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my room

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the bathroom

My room was situated at the 8th floor, such modern European style room is (around) 30 sqm large room, which features twin comfort bed for high-quality sleep. It’s bathroom is quite spacious, without tub. The advantage of staying in this hotel is you can find fast wifi connection in the entire building, as well as you can reach Pizza Hut, KFC, the Kiosk, Chatime, ACE, and Superindo in 5 minutes walk; but unfortunately, the hotel only has 2 tiny elevators and traffic jams outside the hotel is rather terrible.

I headed to swimming pool not longer after I arrived yippieeee~ I swam for an hour. The pool is not really big but there are only small number of people there Alhamdulillah 😀


the swimming pool

After I had taken a shower, I prepared a few more things for tomorrow workshop, along with Chevy, Dewa, and Mas Hanif. Then, when we were getting things done, I headed to One Eighty – Jalan Ganeca (in front of Warung Pasta), to meet Seba and Hengki. OMG, it’s been a long time………….


Sabi, Hengki, Seba. A couple days later, Hengki flew to London to pursue his master’s degree at Imperial College. Bye Hengkiiiii~

The grand opening of such cafe is in July 2016. It has an outdoor shallow pool (around 30-40 cm depth), and you can find some tables and chairs in the pool ❤ thus, you are be able to get your feet wet whilst having your dish.


the menu and my iced chocolate


my spaghetti aglio e olio


25 August 2016 (1st day workshop). We started the day by having breakfast together in hotel restaurant. Then, we headed to M-floor. The workshop held at 8am-4pm, there will be one hour lunch break at 12pm and twice-a-day coffee break at 10am and 2.30pm.


the hotel restaurant

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the workshop


the participants in the same polo shirt

After workshop, I went to Prima Rasa – Jalan Kemuning, I bought some boxes of their delicious brownies nyaaam~ At night, we had dinner together at Zenbu – PVJ. When did the last time I go to PVJ? Hmmmm 3 years ago perhaps………

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dinner @ Zenbu – PVJ


my appetizing salmon cream sauce pasta :9


26 August 2016 (last day of the workshop). Workshop was terminated before Jumu’ah prayer. After the prayer had finished, we had lunch together at hotel restaurant, to close the event. Not longer afterwards, I headed to Xtrans – Green Batara Hotel (Cihampelas) to ride the shuttle to Tangerang.


closing the workshop~


À bientôt!

Internship Program PT. Pertamina (Persero) 2015-2016


June 2015. A friend of mine in the office, Haris, gave me the information that there is 3 new interns on Geology – Pertamina UTC team. Haris told me that one of them also lives in Tangerang and graduated from ITB, too. Buuut, I have no idea at all, I mean : during my college life in Bandung, I didn’t really concerned about where someone comes from. Additionally, Tangerang is not so small haha. Nevertheless, I was so curious about the information. So that, Haris and I visited them…………

Apparently, this new intern who also lives in Tangerang is Adhi (Teknik Geologi ITB 2010), while the rest are Rifki (Teknik Geologi ITB 2010) and Winda (Teknik Geologi Unpad 2010). They will become part of the internship program at UTC until at least 6 months later, and it is possible to be extended for the next 6 months 😀 Thenceforth, I am quite often came to their room. Moreover, we loved to run together in the afternoon. Especially Winda, we joined Zumba class every Tuesday, also we loved to watch movie and have culinary tours together ❤


@ Spumante (January 2016) : Winda, Sabi


@ Johnny Rockets (February 2016) : Sabi, Winda

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afternoon run @ Monas (April 2016)

We loved to exchange some souvenirs after the trip to anywhere. Winda gave me the most delicious bakpia nowadays –> bakpia keju Kurnia Sari, from Jogjakarta; green tea chocolate from Puncak; etc. I reciprocated by giving them brownies Amanda from Bandung, also chocolate and goodie bag from KL. Moreover, they loved to treat me (us) : ATL Hayam Wuruk – Sarinah, RM Sederhana – Jalan Sabang, Bakso Titoti, and the most recently –> Zenbu – Plaza Indonesia.

They loved to take me to the breakfast / lunch events, also iftar, in the office. Furthermore, they once asked me to attend a meeting which is organized by Geology – Pertamina UTC team, just because there is someone involved in such meeting wkwk and did zuhr & asr prayer in congregation on 17th floor to meet someone *ceritanya lagi mengejar mas-mas* *sekarang udah insyaf Alhamdulillah* 😀

The fussiest person who I ever met (probably) in my whole entire life is Winda haha. She should be a comedian, instead of a geologist. The food lover is Adhi, who taught us to have pudding whilst queuing for the dim sum; or had foundue while queuing for ice cream; and ate 7 cakes at a time!!!! And the last but not the least: Rifki! Our superb photographer, whom I asked to if I found some difficulties in Petrel.

Oh my God, I’m so sad…… Since the beginning of 2016, I already know that Adhi will terminate the contract in June, because he will continue his education to Master Degree at TU Delft, Holland. This trio will lose their personnel in the middle of the year, hiks. But, the severest part of the story is…………. we got the info that the company will not extend the term of a contract beyond its original end date (June 2016) for Winda and Rifki also. Huaaaaa~ I’m utterly heartbroken 😦

Fortunately, they got the good news shortly after that. They will work at Pertamina Upstream Data Center (PUDC), Pasar Minggu after Eid al-Fitr holiday yippieeee~ Despite the fact that recently, we are not work in the same building anymore, but I’m very happy to know that they can still work at another subsidiary of Pertamina in Jakarta. Although, now I can’t jump directly to their room like in the old days, but I still feel so grateful that we can still see each other on the spare time ❤


their last day in the office : Rifki, Winda, Sabi, Adhi


Iftar 2016


As usual, during the blessed month of Ramadan, we have to more focused on worship and filled it with abundant righteous deeds. Besides, (for me) these 30 days are an occasion to enjoy feasts hehe. Indonesian called it bukber / buka bersama (iftar / the breaking of the fast). I usually did it with my friends in restaurants. This year, I think I didn’t do iftar as much as I did in prior year, I don’t know why…… So, this is the list of my iftar in 2016 :


1) 8 June 2016. We had iftar @ Ayam Tulang Lunak Hayam Wuruk – Sarinah. It’s on Adhi, because he recently celebrated his 25th birthday!!!! We got free green peas porridge from the restaurant, but unfortunately, I don’t like it, I don’t like peas hiks. Then, we ordered soft bone fried chicken with crunchy flakes (ayam presto goreng krispi), soft bone chicken with salted egg sauce (ayam presto bumbu telur asin), soft bone fried milkfish in crunchy flakes (bandeng presto dalam sangkar), and kangkung belacan. Yummm! We reciprocated by giving Adhi a surprise birthday cake and happy birthday wishes photos from us ❤


Rifki, Winda, Sabi, Adhi, Oka, Mba Maya, Sarah, Mba Wina, Ezzat, Mas Prabu @ Ayam Tulang Lunak Hayam Wuruk – Sarinah.


2) 12 & 19 June 2016. During Ramadan, The Rabbaanians provided us 2 religious gatherings in Masjid Agung Al-Azhar. After we prayed Asr in congregation, we listened to Ustadz Subhan Bawazier’s sharing and advices until Maghrib time. Then, the event-host-committee served us dates (kurma), pain au chocolat, fries (gorengan), compote (kolak), tea, and aqua for break fasting. After Maghrib prayer, they allowed us to choose between Sundanese / Betawi / Javanese / Manado cuisine for dinner in 12 June (Nusantara Indonesian cuisine theme), and mandi / biryani / basmati rice / …. (sorry, I forget another one) for dinner in 19 June (Arabian cuisine theme). The last agenda, but not the least, we prayed Isha and Taraweeh in congregation.


Shelly and Sabi were about to break fasting @ Masjid Agung Al-Azhar.


3) 13 June2016. My friends in the office (Suci, Shelly), and I had iftar @ Eat n Eat – Kota Kasablanka. After office hours, the three of us headed to Kokas. Il y a des embouteillages partout heftz. When finally we reached teh place, we prayed Asr first, then we strolled around and did window-shopping after that. For break fasting, I had my all time favorite mi kepiting kalimantan (crab noodles) and es duren (iced durian desserts) nyaaaaam! Next, we prayed Maghrib, and went home 🙂


4) 14 June 2016. Today, we had iftar “feast” @ Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Cikini, organized by my office where they hosted orphan children from 2 orphanages in Jakarta. Before Maghrib time, we listened to Ustadz Wijayanto’s sharing and advices. Then, we had dates (kurma), fries (gorengan), compote (kolak), es buah, and beverages for break fasting. OMG all dishes are utterly delicious, especially es buah nyaaaaaa~ After Maghrib prayer, we had dinner in hotel restaurant. There are a huge variety of dishes, it was all super duper delicious. I tasted black pepper crab, dimsum, sushi, fresh oyster, pizza, pasta, fondue, and ice cream. I’m feeling full, satisfied, and happy, gaperlu sahur lagi deh kayanya besok pagi wkwkwkwk.

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Mba Hana, Sabi | Mba Venny, Sabi, Shelly, Suci, Mba Hana @ Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Cikini


we had dinner in hotel restaurant (Rifki, Adhi, Winda, Mei, Sabi, Mba Hana, Shelly, Suci, Dhuhri)


5) 20 June 2016. It’s time to had iftar with my besties at the office. We picked Pancious – Grand Indonesia. When we reached GI after office hours, we prayed Asr first, then we strolled around and headed to Pancious immediately afterwards. I had savoury waffle (sausage-salami) and thai tea at the time. We were delightfully full after that, Alhamdulillah. Next, we prayed Maghrib, and walked around the mall again 🙂


Mba Hana, Eta, Ndai, Sabi @ Pancious – Grand Indonesia


6) 21 June 2016. I had iftar with my college-big-sis, Sateeee! ❤ We chose to go to Auntie Anne’s – Grand Indonesia (again –> I went to GI two days in a row hehe). Oh my goodness, their cream cheese pretzel stix are so damn delicious! Plus, my lemonade tasted obviously fresh. Me loved them!


7) 25 June 2016. After payday, my mother and I went to Plaza Senayan and Senayan City, we looked for clothes for Eid al-Fitr celebration. We finished our ladies’ time by having iftar together at Bakerzin – Plaza Senayan. I had salmon pizza and iced chocolate for my dinner :9


8) 27 June 2016. We had iftar @ RM Sederhana – Jalan Sabang. It’s on Adhi-Rifki-Winda, because they would terminate their internship program imminently. There, I had cow brain curry (gulai otak), crackling crunchy beef  lungs (paru), fried stewed chicken (ayam pop), and avocado juice. I love nasi padang so much!!!!!! Just like Kvitland’s “Nasi Padang” lyrics : I like it like a bee likes honey, I like it like everyone likes money, I like it like the kids like their bunny, I like it if is rainy or sunny. At the end of the occasion, we reciprocated by giving them a surprise cake 😀


back : Ezzat, Hansen, Danto, Rifki, Leo, Olif, Jumman | front : Tsara, Bela, Sabi, Mba Wina, Sasti, Rifki, Winda, Adhi, Mba Maya, Mba Indah, Mba Sasti


Rifki, Winda, Sabi, Adhi. Currently, Rifki and Winda work at Pertamina Upstream Data Center (PUDC), Pasar Minggu; while Adhi pursue a master’s degree in TU Delft, Holland.


9) 28 June 2016. It was a small reunion between Rea (Babang), Krisna (Napnap), and I. We called ourself ‘Geng TGX Ceria’ 😀  It’s rare to have the whole team in one place. I think we did it for the last time in May 2014…… After that, it was only Babang and I had dinner together after office hours in Jakarta, while Napnap worked in the middle of nowhere hehe; or it was only Napnap and I watched movie together a couple of times, while Babang earned her master’s degree in the University of Nottingham, UK.

Fortunately, the three of us were in TGX (Tangerang) at the time, hence we could have iftar together in Sushi Tei – Lippo Karawaci. Nowadays, only Babang and I stay in Indonesia, whilst Napnap continue his studies in University of Auckland, NZ.


Sabi, Babang, Napnap @ Sushi Tei – Lippo Karawaci


Because Napnap was still hungry, we headed to seafood kaki lama afterwards 😀



Mohon maaf lahir dan bathin semuanya…………..

Kartini Day 2016


Friday, 22 April 2016. Well, before I start telling my superb experience to spend the Kartini Day, I’m about to tell you another story. But, I won’t share details about it *kesel ga? bikin penasaran doang yaa haha*

Where do I have to start? Hmmm yesterday (21 April), I found myself very happy, enormously happy *gausah tanya kenapa hihi*. If you know the thing, you would probably think: it’s just a thing! But, for me, obviously it’s a big thing ❤ *bingung kan pasti*

Then, on 22 April morning, when we celebrated the Kartini Day, I was still happy 😀 I was happy because of the Kartini Run and aerobics competition (a part of 2016 Kartini Day celebration) and of course, I was happy because such memorable occasion yesterday afternoon *lebe banget haha*

Buuuut, after office hours, I got unexpected bad news. I mean, it’s a bad news for me…. As a matter of fact, such news surely had been known by them (pelaku kegiatan tersebut maksudnya) for long enough. Still, I did not know about the news at all, (luckily or unluckily?) someone just told me about it on 22 April, after office hours. Aaaaaannnd, for now on, maybe everything is already too late………………………. Hmmm, no!! It’s never too late, but (almost) everything will be different by tomorrow 😦

Ah, it’s so sad 😦 *speechless* Well, be patient Shab! And always believe that something wonderful from Allah swt. is always about to happen, bismillah.

You are not allowed to stay sad for a long period of time *nanti jadi panjangan curcolnya, dibanding cerita Kartini Day nya*, hence I will start telling my nice experience to spend the Kartini Day. Yiihaaaa~

In my office, there is annual celebration of Kartini Day. Last year, I participated in Kartini Run 2015. This year, I also participated in Kartini Run 2016. In addition to that, I joined aerobics competition afterwards.


my running race numbers


finally, we finished 5-laps-run (around 3.5 km) @ Pertamina Head Office, Gambir

Not longer after that, we got involved in aerobics competition, and I got my new numbers. Actually, we were supposed to wear traditional dresses (kebaya, etc.) to participate in aerobics competition. It’s adorable! Buuut, it’s impossible for me and some of my friends, who already taken part in Kartini Run.


after excercise, we took some photos with Pak Dwi Soetjipto 😀

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Winda, Sabi, Mba Nay. Winda and Mba Nay wore traditional dresses in aerobics competition. | Mba Hana, Mba Indah, Winda, Sabi, Mba Nay

Next, we (Mba Hana, Mba Indah, Winda, Sabi, Mba Nay) had breakfast together, along with other participants in aerobics competition. We were ravenous after our workout session haha. They served dimsum, lasagna, toast, zuppa soup, etc. I had dimsum and lasagna, what a hearty post-workout feast <3.

While the others (other friends of mine) already back to their own room, because they did not want to regret their times-to-burn-500-calories-but-only-five-minutes-to-get-them-back. No!! Just kidding 😀 The truth is, their bosses are not as generous as ours wkwkwkwk.

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.”  ― Mary Wollstonecraft