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Paradigma Kafe & Restaurant, Cikini


On 2 February 2018, Shelly, Mba Hana, Asri, Irma, and I had lunch @ Paradigma Kafe & Restaurant (on Jl. Pegangsaan Barat No.4, RT.16/RW.5, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat). Such restaurant is located inside Golkar Building, across the Cikini Station. You can also find several shops in the building, for instance : Kue Roti Cikini, Lokales, Sudut Kaca, Ice on Pan, etc.

Golkar Building has astonishing exterior design, with a lot of vines on the walls. I thought the view must be more amazing at night. In front of the building, there is a park with artificial grass and bean bags. I guess, it would be great to be there after 4 pm.

there are a lot of vines on the walls (Asri, Irma, Shelly, Sabi)

Mba Hana sat on the artificial grass

Paradigma is a spacious open space restaurant, which is dominated by grey colours. For the interior design, they keep it minimalist. When you step into the restaurant, you can see the coffee bar on the left and the tables, also a kind of huts are on the right.

the entrance


minimalist interior design (Asri, Mba Hana, Shelly, Irma, Sabi)

dominated by grey colours

They provide Indonesian cuisine, but there is no wide range of choices. At the time, I picked tempe mendoan (snack made of thinly-sliced tempe, covered in batter, then being deep fried until crispy). It tasted delicious! While my friends ordered : fried rice, pan-fried banana, spring rolls, etc. Unfortunately, it took quite a long time for us to get our dishes 😦

pan-fried banana

fried rice

spring rolls | tempe mendoan

bon appétit!


Museum MACAN (Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara) : Art Turns. World Turns.


7 January 2018. Shelly, Pita, and I had a short visit to Museum MACAN (Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara) on AKR Tower Level MM, Jalan Panjang No. 5, Kebon Jeruk – Jakarta Barat (not too far from RCTI). We bought our ticket online on website. The price for the ticket : IDR 50K (adult), IDR 40K (student / senior), and IDR 30K (child).

the ticket counter, if you choose to buy ticket on the spot

The museum intends to exhibit art collections from local and international artists. Current exhibition (Art Turns. World Turns.) started on 4 November 2017, and will be terminated on 18 March 2018. To be honest, I am not an art enthusiast, thus I will not talk about the art profoundly, I just want to share you some pictures of art collections @ Museum MACAN.

Art Turns. World Turns. (4 November 2017 – 18 March 2018)

Our tickets’s entry time is 10 am, and they are only valid until 12 pm, hence we already arrived at the museum before 10. I had to deposit my tote bag, since the officer thought that my bag is too big to be brought inside the museum hehe. Then, we queued at entrance gate and waited for the gate to open at 10 am.

queue line at entrance gate

All those people, including us, directly headed to the Infinity Room by Yayoi Kusama, the most instagram-able spot in Jakarta nowdays. At the time, we only have to queue around 5 minutes Alhamdulillah. The officer allowed us only 20 seconds to enter the room~~~ Queue for the Infinity Room closes at 5 pm.

the Infinity Room by Yayoi Kusama

Some art collections which are placed around the Infinity Room are :


And the other collections are :


etc. ❤

Museum MACAN also has cafe near the entrance gate. You can visit the museum on Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm. Entrance and ticket sales closed at 6 pm. Ticket sales per day are limited.

Sabi, Pita, Shelly


Let’s go to the museum!

The Residence OnFive by Grand Hyatt Jakarta


5 June 2017. Upstream Directorate – Pertamina hosted a Ramadan event : iftar with the orphans @ The Residence OnFive by Grand Hyatt Jakarta (on Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30 Jakarta Pusat). During the holy month of Ramadan, we finished the workday(s) early, therefore I, Shelly, Dinda, Mba Hana, Mba Indah, and Pita could leave the office at around 3 pm, and headed to the hotel @ Bundaran HI.

Alhamdulillah il n’y a pas d’embouteillages! So that, not long afterward, we could reach the place safe and sound. The opening act of the event is a capella group SNADA, next we listened to the preaching delivered by the Ustadz until beduk (a signal to begin the iftar), and the last but not the least we had takjil, prayed Maghrib, and had dinner.

The Residence OnFive is a private space and service which you can rent for your private event(s). Such venue which has ‘residence’ concept is located on the 5th floor of Grand Hyatt Hotel Jakarta. You will pass by the swimming pool on your way to the building. The Residence OnFive has a homey, stylish, lavish, and minimalist roomy indoor space, also there is a super spacious green terrace outside.

I really enjoy my dish(es) on the day, along with my lovely friends. I love their sirloin so much~ Besides, their tom yum seafood and empal gentong (curry-like beef soup originated from Cirebon, West Java) also tasted good, I like it! I was delightfully full afterwards, Alhamdulillah. Next, we took photos on the photo booth, prayed Isha, and returned home at around 8.30 pm.

until next year~


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 ❤


Anomali Coffee, Menteng


28 March 2017, 12 pmAfter having ice cream with much chit-chat and laughter @ Gelato Secrets, ShopHaus Menteng, Winda and I decided to having lunch @ Anomali Coffee Menteng (on Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro No. 52, Menteng, Jakarta), which is located next to Jakarta Eye Center, or only a few meters away from ShopHaus Menteng.

Winda and Sabi

It was my second visit, in fact. Despite I am not a coffee lover, I still love to come to Anomali Coffee Menteng, because it is snug ❤ As well as me, Winda is not a fan of coffee. Therefore, both of us didn’t order any cup of coffee at the time.

my milk tea and Winda’s lemon tea

Then for the lunch, Winda picked spinach cordon bleu (c’est bon!), while I chose banana fritter. Why banana fritter? Because on my first visit, a friend of mine ordered it, I tasted his dish, and I like it! Buuuut, when I had the dish on my own, I think it didn’t taste as delicious as my first try haha. Indeed, rumput tetangga selalu lebih hijau 😀


Winda’s spinach cordon bleu | my banana fritter

If you are a pasta lover, you should try their carbonara, c’est bon aussi! The aglio e olio tuna is not bad, however it is not spicy enough for me, I had to add a lot of chili powder and chili sauce on my plate.

bon appétit!

Gelato Secrets, ShopHaus Menteng


28 March 2017 was a national holiday in my country (Nyepi), hence Winda and I planned a rendezvous at 10 am. Because at the time we were not hungry yet, we decided having ice cream @ Gelato Secrets, ShopHaus Menteng (on Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro No.36, Menteng, Jakarta).

ShopHaus Menteng itself is a happening collaborative space, where we can find a number of shops (Gelato Secrets, Pigeonhole Coffee, Berrywell, Mockingbird, and Namelaka Patisserie) in one place at the same time.

ShopHaus Menteng

The first Gelato Secrets shop is in Ubud, Bali. If you reach ShopHaus Menteng, you will see Gelato Secrets shop directly. It is situated in the front side of ShopHaus Menteng. The shop is not really spacious, but they have indoor and outdoor area, though.

Gelato Secrets offered us a selection of (around) 20s flavours of gelato and sorbet, which made us confuse to decide. Eventually, I picked a cup of Ferrero Rocher, Cheese Cake, and Rose Petals ice cream; while Winda chose a cup of Bamboo Charchoal, Strawberry, and Chocolate ice cream. Behind Gelato Secrets, you can find Pigeonhole Coffee shop.

which flavor would you like to pick?

my cup of Ferrero Rocher, Cheese Cake, and Rose Petals ice cream; it’s delicious, I like it! ❤

If you prefer to eat your ice cream in a cone, Gelato Secrets make their own cones, thus you will have fresh waffle cones 😀 moreover, they also provide waffle, milkshake, and fruitshake.

la glace :9

Sabi et Winda

I definitely will come back (hopefully) soon!

Kerang Kiloan Pak Rudi, Blok M – Jakarta


1 March 2017. I tried to taste the food place which was very happening in 2014, Kerang Kiloan Pak Rudi (on Jl. Patiunus No.9, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta), with Shelly, a friend of mine in the office. The stall is situated at a kind of food court in residential area, along with other food carts selling dim sum, beverages, etc.

Some preferences you can pick (as listed on the menu) :
kerang (clams) : kampak, kapa, tiram, hijau, bulu, bambu, dara, madu, salju, batik, simping. When I was there, I thought they only had 5 or 6 types of clams probably.
sauce : mushroom, padang, nanas asam manis (sweet & sour), tiram (oyster), matah (Balinese style raw sambal), lada merah (cayenne pepper), kacang (peanut), lada ijo (green pepper), barbeque, cheesy cream, garlic butter, Pak Rudi. Some of them are free, and you can ask the waitress to refill your chili saucer without charge.

You should order minimum 1 kilo of clams, except for the bambu, they will give you 1/2 kilo. You can also have rice or french fries, and they have 2 kinds of clams recipe on the menu : spicy garlic and salty butter. At the time, Shelly and I chose 2 kilos of fried kerang hijau and 1/2 kilo of boiled kerang bambu, along with oyster sauce, peanut sauce, and Pak Rudi’s sauce. The waitress said that fried kerang hijau and Pak Rudi’s sauce are the most favorites among others.

Our dishes look different from any other clams dishes which I had in the past, they came in the two aluminium basins. The waitress also gave us an empty basin for the clamshells. In my opinion, fried kerang hijau and peanut sauce tasted delicious, on the contrary, I didn’t really like the boiled kerang bambu, oyster sauce, and Pak Rudi’s sauce. Pak Rudi’s sauce is spicy enough for me, but I didn’t think that it is right to accompany our clams dishes.

1 kilo of fried kerang hijau, 1/2 kilo of boiled kerang bambu, oyster sauce, peanut sauce, and Pak Rudi’s sauce.