06 March 2019

ALL YOU CAN EAT PREMIUM BEEF AT MAGAL SENAYAN CITY


All you can eat? Yep. Guys. All you can eat! You ain't reading it wrong! While there is scarcity in AYCE KorBeq, now we have a no pork, no lard, safe to consume for all AYCE! Hmm? How much per pax, you'd ask? You'd think I'll tell you straight up at this point? Tidak semudah itu, Ferguso. Keep reading!

22 December 2018

COLLIN'S GRILL INDONESIA


It's open for public today! Congratulations! I got the privilege to experience it firsthand and if you're looking for a great place for Christmas dinner / lunch, this one is recommended! Especially that this place is freshly new and just arrived from Singapore! Its first establishment is located in PIM Street Gallery 1st floor. It's called Collin's Grill, and although I've never tried it in Singapore, the class is comparable to TGIFridays I guess? Their menu varies from salad, soup, baked rice, all day brunch, seafood, pasta, steak, pizza, dessert.. What a feast of variety! 

20 December 2018

KOHICHA CAFE KELAPA GADING


There's a new coffee shop opening in Kelapa Gading! It's at Ruko Gading Kirana and, well, just use GPS HAHAHA! Honestly, it's my first time visiting this complex, and Kohicha is the only coffee shop standing in this vicinity. Freshly opened just last Saturday, you can hit the hype at @kohichacafe!

18 December 2018

FOOD IN CHRISTMAS MARKET EUROPE

SO this is what is called Christmas market. I think this is such a norm in Europe, since they hold one in every city, even in small towns. 1 town can even have several Christmas markets! I think because the majority of society in Europe are Christians, and hence the reason some of the stalls sell pork! I really love these Christmas markets because they sell local, traditional F&B that is unique of each country. Authentic! Even more so, they also sell local merchandises for Christmas decoration, and usually are open since the end of November! This is my first time visiting these markets and I'm way impressed. It's a total decoration of festive mood, and for a temporary pop up market, this looks already like a fixed, permanent market. THAT dedicated!


The opening hours of the markets in each city varies a lot, but usually they're open since lunch time until the evening. You can check their availability from google, just type "opening hours for Christmas market in X city", then they'll even come up with some official websites. Here's an example. The nuance is also contrasting between noon and night, although they're equally beautiful! I suggest to come in the afternoon and see it to the evening, where you can take a good food pic in the afternoon and then enjoy the evening lights. In this article, I'll talk about the Christmas markets in 5 cities that I love: Budapest, Cesky, Nuremberg, Prague, and Banska Bystrica.

15 December 2018

HALUU HOW ARE YOU?


Jadi,
Kapan nikah?
HAHAHA! NO It's NOT Bridestory's exhibition where only lovey-dovey couples can go to! It's the HALUU WORLD! Open for public 15th of December 2018, which isss TODAY!
Before we start, here's my wisdom time:
  • HTM weekend IDR 110k
  • HTM weekdays IDR 90k
  • You can book through @bookmyshowid but it's subject to tax and service.
  • Located in 5th floor of Plaza Indonesia
  • It'll be a one way journey, just as MOJA, you can't go back to previous installation
  • There's a time limit on each installation. SNAP SNAP OUT OF IT!
  • I suggest you to wear slippers/slip on, some requires you to put your shoes off!

14 December 2018

MAGNIFICENT NATURAL LANDSCAPE IN HALLSTATT & INNSBRUCK

Alright, so I can finally confirm the rumor about the beauty of Austria. I'd say that it's MAJESTIC! It's not just a post-card destination where it looks good in the picture, but they have scenic natural landscape that's simply breathtaking. So this December I went to Eastern Europe (which you must've known if you've been following me on my instagram!). I went to 6 countries: Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria. None of these is below any standard, but since I love nature so much, what really touched my heart was Austria. I visited Salzburg, Hallstatt, and Innsbruck, where in Salzburg I only visited Mozart's residence and Mirabell Garden (where they shot Sound of Music), so it didn't leave much impression.


NAH! So what really stole my heart was Hallstatt (this one's plain beauty) and Innsbruck (a town surrounded by snowy mountain range!). Both are small town, but here I'll show you what these seemingly "small" town have to offer! Anyway, everything here was taken with iPhone only, so pardon me if the quality is not as good!

25 November 2018

TRUE ASIAN HERITAGE - CHINA


It all started from a simple question from a friend: "Cin, mau jalan-jalan ga?" to which I asked, where? "China." So I instantly took up the offer! So this friend of mine happens to work at Red and White China Indonesia. To be honest, I didn't get what he was up to even after the initial meeting. All I knew was they do journalism while I also post my activities on social media. No info regarding who will be there and who will pick me up either. It all started so mysterious and I was DEAD INSECURE! All alone in a country I can't even speak the language of! But anyway I just went with it and found out all the details when I got to China - TALK ABOUT BEING RECKLESS!

Anyway, the host of this trip was CRI Online China. They are a media company that you can google of, inviting representatives from many country which are Serbia, USA, Ukraine, Australia, France, Thailand, Indonesia (me! hehe), Egypt, Korea, Nepal, Bangladesh. Our itinerary was Chang Chun - Yanbian (Yanji) - Helong - Beijing.


So these are the first (and last) friends I made during the trip. It's kinda like fate because since I landed in Changchun until I went home I only hung with them. They're from Boise, Idaho, United States of America. Coincidentally, our landing schedule was only different by 20 minutes, hence the early introduction. The left one is called Chad Chase, the one on the right would be Jonathan Conti!

Alright let's start the storytelling time! This trip would be more like a sharing of personal experience rather than itinerary list, since it's a media trip that consists of mostly cultural content. I'm even sure that only around 1% of the readers would be truly interested, so are you one of them? Keep reading or just scroll through the pictures if you're up for it :)