New Year — New Hope and Dreams

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017, EVERYONE!

I know, it’s better late than never, right?

The Dinner

Anyway, môj Manžel and I stayed in Berjaya Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka. We were looking for a kind of new year’s party actually since we have no friends yet, so it was rather quite. Berjaya Hotel offered us a gala dinner for two if we book a room there. They named it “New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Dance 2016”.

I just want to tell you a bit about the room. It was very spacious, yet poor wifi service ?! That was ok tho.

Berjaya Hotel Room

We were looking forward for the gala dinner and new year countdown. Nine o’clock sharp we went down to pool area and they just started the event. We were seated on table no.38. Uniquely, all chefs were out greeted and invited us to start eating. The food are all delicious. The one really got my heart was pork belly. CRAY!

Surprisingly, we won a buffet dinner voucher for two in the lucky draw! Yeay.

Buffet Dinner for Two

Anyway, here it comes the countdown! 5..4..3..2..1.. ?????

Happy New Year 2017!

Fireworks

2016 has taught me a lot of things and the one thing I learned is that dream does come true — living overseas. We’ve been praying for an opportunity to live in a better environment, and yes, God answered it. However, trust me, it’s not THAT easy but it’s all worth it! Another thing I learned is to keep hoping for great things in your life. Not gonna write down any resolution this year since it didn’t work last year. So yeah, new hope and new dream for this year.

Hoping for the best 2017 for all of us. Bring it on, 2017! Cheers ?

Appreciation in the Office

I have been working in the same place for almost 3 years now. The best boss and team work I’ve ever had. I learned a lot from Ms Šéf on how to deal with management issues. Gained so much skills now. Yippie!

“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” -Charles Schwab

What I learned the most is that every work we have done is appreciated. Well, appreciation does not always come with material, yet words will also do its magic. That’s how Ms Šéf builds motivation in all her employees.

    

Those cakes were ones of gifts Ms Šéf gave us. How blessed we are in the company!

Xo.

Pork All the Way!

While in PIK, I paid a visit to HYPE Street Food Market.

First thing first, PORK! The downside was we didn’t bring enough cash to buy all food we like. So, 2 top choices (according to our preference) we made were:

Shioba (45k)

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Shioba

The pork itself is delicious PLUS their “red green black” chilli WHOAAA so spicy!

Hoghock (55k)

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Pork Knuckle and Pork Satay

It’s pork knuckle cooked differently. Very tasty and yummyyyyy! Mr Manžel liked it so much.

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They torched the pork knuckle while in pan. I love my meal being torched because a caramelized food is just tasteful.

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Pork Knuckle

A lot of people queuing in this food stall, and that what made us queue up too.

My advice? Bring a lot of cash if you wanna go here. Xo.

The next schedule will be on the following days:
° 29 April – 1 May 2016
° 6 May – 8 May 2016

Gojira Japanese Ice Cream Bars

Not that often Mr Manžel offers a “trip” to PIK. Traffic and distance are his most favorite reasons. Yea right?

Well, I didn’t know what’s gotten into him this afternoon. “Let’s go to PIK!” YES!

After quite long time searching for a place, we ended up stopping at Gojira Japanese Ice Cream Bars.

Gojira Tail (50k)

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Gojira Tail

Banana roll crepes with cream cheese and matcha ice cream. It’s one of their signatures and AND it was BOMB! The banana was huge, chocolate sauce was a lot, and matcha ice cream was nice. Very much of a combination. I liked!

Gojira Skewers (33k)

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Gojira Skewers

Street style skewers served with french fries, mayo, and seaweed. This one made Mr Manžel wanting for more. It was very delicious. I’m sure he’ll be back for this again.

Lemon Iced Tea (25k)

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Lemon Iced Tea

A black iced tea with fresh lemon. It could be better yet it was quite refreshing.

You should try! Xo.

Address:
Gojira Japanese Ice Cream Bars
Ruko Crown Golf, Blok B2 No. 3,
Bukit Golf Mediterania,
Jl. Marina Indah Raya
Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
021-29704982 ext. 318

Open: Mon-Sat 11AM-11PM
Sun 11AM-12AM

Gyros Alley

Photo credit: lunchgetaway.blogspot.com

Jakarta traffic has been TOO much, can’t handle it anymore. Some more, it’s been raining hard lately. You guess? Yes, craziest! Lil sis was just as hungry as a lion, then asked to dine in at Gyros Alley. I directly said YES!

Gyros is known as Greek style of marinating the lamb and chicken for 42 hours and roast it in horizontal charcoal spit.

Gyros Souvlaki (62k)
Charcoal roasted meat, Tzaziki sauce, tomato, and onion wrapped in homemade pita bread. We had the lamb. It was very tender and mouthwatering. Dip it into the chilli sauce ?? Fav!

Gyros Souvlaki (62k)

Spanakopita (45k)
Spinach and fetta crispy triangles. It’s the best appetizer I’ve ever tried. Tastes deeeeelicious and melts in my mouth! ?????

Spanakopita (45k)

Popcorn Chicken (45k)
Battered chicken pieces. It was Mr Manžel’s choice. Everyone liked it! They served it with veggies and french fries on the side.

Popcorn Chicken (45k)

Lemonita Iced Tea (32k)
Lemon grass and lime. Very sour and refreshing! Feeling fresh right away.

Lemonita Iced Tea (32k)

Overall, we likeeeeed it a lot. We’ll be back fo’ sure in daytime to take better pictures.

Gyros Alley

PS: You better share the food as their portions are just so big!

Xo.

Birthday Week

I am beyond grateful of whatever God has blessed me with. I have a wonderful husband, mom, dad, and sister.

As I turn 29 today (I don’t wanna kiss twenties goodbye), they are still and always be by my side. Wouldn’t ask for more!

Being older means that I have to be even more mature with a lot more responsibilities coming. Many more things to do and settle. Ya well, life must go on, right? Whatever it takes to become a better person, I’ll be on the boat! I’m just gonna enjoy all the rides.

Mr Manžel has always been there to surprise me on my birthday. The time has always been the same, yet the cake is always different. Tadaaa, egg tart (my favorite snack after donut) is my birthday cake for this year! Nothing fancy, trust me. I appreciate things that I love the most (got what I mean?).

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Be grateful! 😉 Xo.