Saturday, April 30, 2011

bonbin outfit


Welcome to the jungle!!! hahaha, my sister and i went to the zoo in the middle of city two days ago. this is my very first time i went to zoo since i've been living at this city for almost 3 years. Yeah, i'm a bad citizen right? haha.  You know, i pass this zoo now and then, but never to stop by to come visiting it and now i come and visit it eventually. fiuuuuh. hahaha. The first impression for this zoo is, so quiet. It's probably due to visiting it on week day. But, it surprised me when i knew this zoo is quite beautiful and clean. Though, it's not a large zoo if we compare to Ragunan zoo at Jakarta or Gembira loka at Jogja. But it's complete enough. It has various animal and they all looked so healthy. It surrounded by tress and make it shady. I really enjoy looking around and taking photos of them. They are so funny, so cutie. The weather when i went there was overcast and the zoo was just so good that make me want to linger there a little longer. Ahhh, i really like this place. I recommend you to come over this place. It serves a lot of enjoyment especially when you are an animal lover. It's good as well for you and your family to spend your weekend here, at the zoo. I guarantee that you will get so many good times. the ticket is so cheap. it's only 12K for the admission on week day. But pardon me, i dont know how the charge is on the weekend. You guys should go there! Well, here are some photos of 'em, i cant upload all the photos but hopefully you guys still enjoying it! (;

i wish i could upload all the photos. );

Sunday, April 17, 2011

#100 things about me


yess, everytime i'm not in the mood or out of sorts, i just take a pencil and go doodling. it helps me to turn my frown upside down,, (:


So far, i've been living w/ my own way, trying to not doing something similar to other people do. Being me is by being different.


I'm weird. Yes, i am. I don't care if people do not like me, something i believe without no doubt is i am loved. 


I love blogs. I'm very keen on blogging. I blog just only for my pleasure. Even i'm not a good blogger yet, i do  i do i do blog every single day. (: and of course. i love coffee. hahaha. Those are two things that perfectly mix!

truthfully honest, i have no special talents. i'm not good at writing, drawing, blogging and so forth, moreover in my school. i'm not clever. i'd rather call myself as a stupid girl, yet not idiot. By being stupid, you will never ever stop questioning about anything, but by being smart, you feel that you're the know-it-all person who will feel so embarrassed if you ask something you don't know, so you will stop to question and you will not get the answer. never stop questioning, be stupid!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

it's not love until you give it away

I really like the background of these pictures. The fire extinguisher anyhow, just suits with me and the background even it's odd enough. hehehe. I bought that orange outfit at flea market and of course, w/ cheap bargain. It's only 15K! hehehe. However, that outfit makes me a bit clumsy to walk. it's not comfortable to dress likewise if you are active enough. By the way, i forgot to put my glasses off, it didn't match w/ my overall style. it ruined my outfit..

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ride bike!!

i rode my bike this morning with my friend, it was fun! i ride a bike is actually for shaping my body, and for my healthy as well. it's been three days i rode a bike and the effects of doing that is my appetite rose drastically, whoaaaaaaaaa, then, my sleeping time is getting better. i used to not take a nap, but surprisingly i did go nap. i went to bed earlier, and that made me shock is i look bigger NOW! aaaaaaaaaaarghhhh *shriek*

come clean

what a relief!!!
i just admitted something that have been troubling and bothering my mind most of the time.  wow, it's relaxing! i feel that i'm so light. i could soar high w/o any burden on my shoulder. my mind is free! hehe. it's freed from any negative thoughts and i could focus on my goal anymore. Honestly, i always distress and complain about anything recently. i know it's so bad!! seems that i am not grateful for what i had. but. it was yesterday! i'm different now! i could say so because i could feel it. oh yes, i really am! i could ensure you that im not the same girl as in the last week, last month, or last year. blaaaah. hehehe
the wonder of coming clean is amazingly awesome! have you guys experienced this previously? i think that some people have experienced it. it's not only about coming clean for your secret but also your feeling or anything that you've been keeping it on your own.
well, the point is, if you have something in mind, just speak it out. i mean, share, deliver it to your trusted friend, relative or your parents. look, it works!! hehe

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Things that make me Happy

There are lots of things that make me happy..

1. Being tall and slender like a supermodel
Ha-ha, Does it sound too good too be true? but to be honest. i want it so fricking bad! Even i know i can't be growing tall anymore, at least there's still a chance to have a skinny body like a supermodel. Hmmmm, suppose that everybody could understand what i wish for..

2. Having a talent to draw!!
Gosh, you wanna know who is the one i would envy the most? The Drawer! Yepp, i wish God had bestowed me with such amazing talent. My skill of drawing is amateur. I draw like kindergarten do. Nonetheless, i keep drawing no matter it's good or not.. hehe

3. Having multilingual skill (France, Japan, Germany, Mandarin, Arabic, Italian, hahaha ;p)
i have no idea why i'm so interested in Language. i do i do i do love it. it's cute when you're able to speak w/ native citizens w/ their own language. i wish i could speak like a translator device. ^^

4. Travelling around the world
i hope that i could be a travel journalist and make it as my career. i'm eager to see the world from North to South, from East to West. To be able going around the globe is such a bliss for me! However, i am still willing to go around Indonesia, esp Raja Ampat. ohhhh, mann, i think, the Paradise island is not Bali, yet Papua. Papua is not only rich w/ their natural resources but also the sceneries. Papua is Paradiso!

5. Staying in Nederland
hehe, i knoooow, Nederland had colonized Indonesia for centuries, but doesn't mean that we have a grudge and should hate that country. hmmm, by living and inhabiting there, i should leave for my mother country,Indonesia, and it's certainly hard! ):

i think that it's enough for now, if i change my mind, i will update this post shortly. hihihi

Osaka's Food Culture

Before going abroad to Osaka Japan, hehehe, *hopefully* AMIN. *finger crossed*  it's a way better that we initially recognize the culture of Osaka especially on Food Culture. i dont know a lot about Osaka, so i just googled and got a website that explained about Osaka Food's Culture. Here they are: ( i just copied and pasted, hehe)

Enjoy the gourmet capital of Japan

It's said that the people of Osaka are happy and openhearted because they eat good food. Indeed, since ancient times, the best of the land and sea has found its way to the great city, spawning Osaka's "kuidaore" (eat until you drop) culture, and creating countless excellent places to eat.

Eating in the City of "Kuidaore"

"Kuidaore," which literally means "eat until you drop" or "stuff yourself until you can't eat anymore," describes Osaka's food loving culture. Osaka chefs take great pride in their craft, carefully selecting the finest ingredients to exhibit their outstanding culinary skills. Likewise, Osaka eaters take great pleasure in their eating, always eager to partake of a good culinary delight. As a result, Osaka has great food. Whether it be traditional Japanese meals, local dishes or foods from other countries, you'll find a little bit of everything—at a wide range of prices.
You'll also find all sorts of restaurants, ranging from high-class establishments to local neighborhood shops that resemble British pubs. Family style restaurants offer menus with various dishes for adults and children alike. Noodle and beef bowl shops are the place to catch a quick bite when you're pressed for time. You'll also find many popular fast-food restaurants from the U.S., as well as Starbucks coffee shops, but we suggest you try a cup of coffee at a traditional Japanese kissaten. The widest selection of restaurants is in Osaka's main entertainment districts, with the highest concentration of all in the Umeda (Kita) and Dotombori (Minami) areas. But a walk in the vicinity of any train station will reveal a plethora of restaurants with varied menus and prices that range from reasonable to almost unimaginable. Many restaurants display a menu with photographs and prices. Others have realistic-looking wax and plastic models of menu items with prices in their showcase windows.
Prices at most restaurants include sales tax, but a special gratuity charge can be expected at high-class restaurants. Typically, diners receive a bill and pay a cashier as they leave. Tipping is not practiced at restaurants in Japan. Payment is made in cash, although many restaurants will accept credits cards. Inexpensive restaurants, coffee shops and fast-food outlets accept cash only. Some eating establishments may ask customers to purchase a coupon from a vending machine in advance and hand it over to a waiter.

All Types of Food from Every Country Under the Sun

Some of the world's best chefs have come to Osaka, and prepare exquisite meals from their homelands. You can readily find the finest French, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Thai food at restaurants throughout Osaka, or you can try more exotic cuisines, from Indonesia, Turkey, Nepal, Peru, Vietnam etc. Most of the high-class restaurants are located in the best hotels or the central entertainment districts.
Of course, Osaka also offers every variation of delicious authentic Japanese cuisine, as well as its own distinctive tastes of Osaka.

Fast Food

Boxed lunches that feature locally available food are sold at airports and major train stations and aboard long-distance trains. Convenience stores sell sandwiches, boxed lunches and other hot food you can take out.
A uniquely Japanese way of eating for anyone in a hurry is the stand-up noodle stand. Inexpensive bowls of noodles are served to customers who eat them while standing at a counter. These stands are mainly found in major train stations.
Food stalls that sell Chinese noodles and other inexpensive dishes pop up on street corners after dark. And you may also want to try kaiten-zushi, reasonably priced self-serve sushi restaurants where customers sit at a counter and plates of sushi circle by on a conveyor belt. The number of plates taken off the conveyor determines the price of the meal. In Osaka, even fast food must be a pleasure to the palate.

Coffee Shops

Coffee shops, or "kissaten" in Japanese, have traditionally been convenient places for businessmen to conduct their dealings, and now are popular with almost everyone. Coffee shop owners pride themselves in the aromatic cups of richly brewed coffee they blend and serve. Coffee at these quaint shops, which are also neighborhood gathering spots and places to meet friends, is strong. Anyone, Americans in particular, who prefers a lighter taste should order "American coffee".
More recently, coffee shops operated by chains such as Starbucks, Seattle's Best, Mr. Donuts and domestic companies with names like Dotour have become popular places to sip a freshly brewed cup of java while chatting with friends or reading a book.


The most reasonably priced drinking establishments in Osaka are called "tachi-nomi" (stand and drink). These are usually liquor stores or stalls that serve their products to businessmen on their way home in the evening. Patrons stand and drink, hence the name. Tachi-nomi is the cheapest way to grab a quick drink after work.

Delicious and Inexpensive: Local Osaka Fare

Since its beginnings, Osaka has had an entrepreneurial character, which in turn led to higher and higher demand for culinary skills. Daring chefs and restaurant owners always willing to take a chance and incorporate new and novel methods have created many unique dishes and exquisite delicacies. As a focal point of trade during the Edo Period, fresh food from all over Japan and the globe found its way to Osaka—and fueled the Osakan passion for great tasting food at reasonable prices.
A varied range of culinary masterpieces can trace their origins to Osaka. They include such standard fare as tako-yaki, okonomi-yaki, kitsune udon noodles and other "konamon" (flour-based foods) on the low end to tecchiri and beautifully sculpted blocks of sushi on the high end.
Any visit to Osaka wouldn't be complete without trying these local delicacies, which are served at affordable eateries located in main entertainment districts, along shopping arcades, in the basement of office buildings and in shopping malls.


The most representative of local Osaka food is tako-yaki (small octopus dumplings). Tako-yaki is made by heating a mixture of flour and water with pieces of boiled octopus, chopped scallions and other ingredients in a pan with small circular shaped molds. Served piping hot with a special sauce topping, each bite-sized morsel is a tasty snack that Osakans eat at any time of the day. One serving of tako-yaki is between six and twelve balls, depending on their size.
Tako-yaki is typically served at small specialty shops. Some shops can seat a few customers, while others only have a window for take-away service. Each shop has its own menu, taste and style of presentation.
The origin of tako-yaki is thought to be Aizu-ya, a shop that still exists today. The shop's first owner created what later developed into tako-yaki in 1933.


"Okonomi" means "as you like it," and represents the thinking behind another one of Osaka's popular dishes. Okonomi-yaki consists of a batter grilled on a hot plate with diced cabbage, sliced pork (or other meat), shrimp (or other seafood), eggs, and other ingredients. Once grilled, this pancake-like food is topped with a special sauce, mayonnaise, katsuo-bushi (dried fish shavings) and aonori (finely grated dried seaweed). As opposed to Hiroshima style okonomi, in which the batter and ingredients are grilled separately, Osaka style okonomi-yaki is mixed in a bowl before grilling.
Although okonomi-yaki is easily made at home, Osakans often go to okonomi-yaki restaurants for their special tastes. Popular okonomi-yaki chains are Chibo and Fugetsu. Another restaurant with a long tradition is Boteju, which has been in business for over fifty years.

Kitsune Udon

Udon noodles are not original to Osaka, but local shop owners here created this inexpensive, delicious and filling dish by adding a thin piece of fried tofu, called kitsune, to the broth. The sweetly flavored kitsune is a perfect match for the udon noodles. Many small noodle shops, each with their own special broths and handmade noodles, serve bowls of hot kitsune udon. Now it's standard Osaka fare.


On the high end of local Osaka cuisine is tecchiri, a type of so-called nabe (hot pot) dish, all of which are commonly eaten in the colder months of the year. Nabe are made in metal or ceramic pots, where fresh vegetables, tofu and other ingredients are cooked in a broth with a selection of seafood or meat. Tecchiri is a full course meal that features blowfish, a great delicacy. The meal starts with thinly sliced raw blowfish and finishes with a delicious nabe of chopped blowfish and vegetables. Many restaurants serve this elegant meal (at a variety of prices).


Another type of nabe is udon-tsuki, a large pot of fresh fish or meat, vegetables and tofu stewed in a clear broth. Once everything has been cooked, udon noodles are added to the now rich-tasting soup to culminate the meal.

Shabu Shabu

This famous dish also originates in Osaka. Shabu-shabu is a nabe in which thinly sliced pieces of high quality beef are dipped into the boiling broth and removed while the meat is still rare or in accordance with each diner's preference. The beef is then dipped lightly in either a citron vinegar soy sauce or in a sesame sauce dip.


The kind of hand-squeezed sushi that is well known overseas is called Edo-mae sushi, and originates in what is now the Tokyo area. Osaka-style sushi is quite different, and is called hakozushi (box sushi). It is made by pressing sushi rice into a square shaped wooden box mold with egg, shrimp, grilled eel, raw fish, shiitake mushrooms and other colorful fresh ingredients placed on top and in between layers. This special combination of color and delicate tastes is then sliced into bite-sized pieces and served. It's delicious!

Me-oto Zenzai

Synonymous with the Hozenji-Yokocho in Namba, me-oto zenzai is a popular sweet snack among Osakans. Also the name of the establishment within the precincts of Hozenji Temple that serves it, me-oto zenzai is made up of two bowls of sweetly cooked soy beans. Its name, which means "married couple," comes from the two bowls, which are to be shared among two people. The Me-oto Zenzai shop, which seats a maximum of ten customers, first opened in 1908.


Developed in Osaka as an easier way to eat deep-fried pork cutlets, kushi-katsu are bite-sized chunks of meat or slices of vegetables stuck on a bamboo skewer and deep fried. Depending on what's underneath the bread coating, diners either dip the kushi-katsu in a sauce or eat it with salt, spices or tartar sauce.
Kushi-katsu, which first appeared at sidewalk food vendors, is popular amongst businessmen who stop at izakaya-type casual restaurants after work for a couple of drinks and some light food. Menus at these lively establishments, such as Yaekatsu in the Shin-Sekai district, change depending on the season and what's fresh.
If you go out for kushi-katsu please note: it's not proper etiquette to dip your kushi-katsu in the sauce containers after you've taken a bite, because the sauce containers are for all diners. Signs on restaurant walls remind diners of this rule.
whoaaaaa, please take me to Japan. *finger crossed* AMIN

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


do you agree that comparing yourself to others is kind of physically abuse??
i absolutely think so.
compare to what you haven't had, compare to what people have achieved and you haven't, compare compare compare!
it's irritating!
does it torture yourself so severely?
just be grateful for what you had
i once read the book of Pramoedya Anata Toer, and i quoted a line from it:
"Hidup akan lebih banyak memberi jika kau pandai menerima"
it sounds easy to implement but surely difficult in the fact!
We human, are destined to be greedy! We never get enough, it's impossible to be sufficient! we always want more, more and more.
but it's OK. we're human being.
what matters the most is how we control our desire
we cant get everything we want all at once.

try to love yourself, ladies.
try to appreciate yourself  w/ all your limit
love yourself more
more love will come to you.



and, i finally know, what makes me feel demotivated ..

SOYJOY healthylicious

Yaay, i am very excited knowing that Soyjoy hold an event whose the Grand Prize is having a trip to Osaka Japan. It WOWS me for sure. hehehe. I always want to go to Japan since i was a kid. This always be my dream up till now. Andddd, i feel that my dream is going closer to be coming true! yihaaaaaa. I will do anything to make it come true.
This event is very fascinating! It concerns about health, that's why it brings out "healthylicious, The Wonder of Soy" for the theme of this event. As we know, Soyjoy is a kind of snack that made from soy bean. There are a lot of advantages that soy bean has. ahhhh, i can hardly wait for this even to be started over. I wanna get the wonder of soyjoy!!! i hope i can be the finalist and the next healthylicious person. Amiiiin. *fingercrossed*