Mum’s “Birthday Dinner”

It was my mum’s birthday yesterday. She sent me photos of her with her birthday cakes and flowers from daddy. Here’s how it went:

For non-bahasa speakers, here’s the translation… slightly Singlish:

Me: Wahhh nice cakes!
You’ve gotten 2 already! Hahahaha

Mum: Of course… That flower is from daddy.

Me: Oooo icic… So where are you going for dinner?

Mum: We are going for dinner at Hotel Mulia (one of the 5-stars hotel in Jakarta).

Me: Wheee nice!
With TK as well? (TK is a family best friend)

Mum: Qiqiqiqi (–> this is a type of laughter)… We are going to a wedding reception at Hotel Mulia

Me: Haiyoo… I thought you were going for dinner -_______-

Mum: This is also dinner ma. Eat Salmon Puff, Pancake Ice Cream…

Me: Kakakakaka (–> Another weird laughter of mine. Excusez-moi) free dinner

Mum: Not free lah. We give angpao (red packet) ma…

Yeah, my mum…

Jolly July

July was pretty much a fulfilling month for me with some happenings. This is gonna be a photo entry.

Started with me moving out to a new place:

Yeah, those are all my possession.

Everything from the plastic cabinet on the far left to the small Zalora black box on the far right (except the brown handbag on the bench and helmet and fish bowl).

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Random things lately via iPhone and Instagram

Yup. I’ve finally gotten myself an iPhone 4S (in white) and so far I’m loving it a lot! Gonna sell my iPod Touch and go back to the good old pink iPod Nano.

So today’s post will be filled with pictures taken by my iPhone. They are in their original state fresh out of the iPhone and some have been beautified with Instagram (the squarish ones). The quality of iPhone 4s’ camera is very good for a smartphone. I love the HDR function on it. The differences on some pictures are really obvious. I’ll show some examples later on.

There will be 60 pictures in this post. Let’s start!

PAUL in Ngee Ann City! I kinda felt deja vu when I first saw it because I just came back from Paris that time and I went to Paul there.

Mommy’s Birthday!!!

1st of November marks the 54th birthday of my beloved mum!! 😀

We had dinner in this old-style restaurant in Juanda area with Cintan and her parents (she’s now becoming the only child as well as her sis and bro are away in Perth and Bandung. Lol)

This restaurant has been around for soooooo long. Even mum said that (she thinks) the last time she visited this restaurant was before I was born! 22 years ago wei!

The food was A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!

Each and every dish is FREAKINGLY GOOD!!!!

For starter, we had soup. Cintan and I chose the corn&crab soup while the rest chose asparagus&crab’s

The soup is quite special because when you order corn&crab soup in other restaurants, you will find that the crab meat has already been torn into small pieces, but this one….

OMG damn big I tell you! The meat is so tenderrrrr and juicyyyyyy I like!! :D:D

Moving on to main dishes…

Tahu Tausi with Salted Fish

The sauce is so nice and the salted fish is so crunchy! A right combination! 😀

Cintan and I especially looooveeeeeee this next dish:


The taste isn’t like those mayo prawn you find in other Chinese restaurants. This one is oh-my-god-sooooooo-damn-good I couldn’t stop munching on them.

Butter-Fried Pigeons!

All of us loooooooveeeeeeeeee the sauce!! super delicious! We even pour it onto rice and eat them just like that. Yes, it IS that good!

Omg I really wanna go back to the restaurant at this very time! >..<

I think this is pak choi. Forgotten. Lol

The veggie also damn nice! 😀

Gerapu fish

Also nice!

And a birthday dinner wouldn’t be complete without…

Birthday Mee~!

Yummm yummm…

Dammit! I’m really salivating now >.<


I keep on saying that but I don’t care cos they’re so nice can die!

But but but….

when the bill came out….

…Rp 1,459,150!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

O…M…G! I was seriously s.p.e.e.c.h.l.e.s.s …………………………


Mum : Hahahaha nevermind la. If it isn’t my birthday I also won’t eat here.

The fact is, the prices here has always been oh-so-expensive (quoting Mum).


But then again, it’s very worth it la ^o^

And then innocent me didn’t realize that my voice volume was quite high…

Me : Gileeee nasi 3 mangkok Rp 29,700! Amit-amit dahhhh! *while starring at the bill*
(Rp 29,700 for 3 bowls of rice?! Crazy ar?! o_O)

Cintan’s mum : Hus! Jangan kenceng2! *while laughing*
(Hush! Don’t la say that out loud!)

Bwahahahahahahahaha…all of us were laughing after that! Because there were 3 waiters standing behind our table. LOLLL don’t care la. Hahahahaha

After a very satisfying dinner, we went to get some dessert…


Located not far from Sanur Restaurant, this is one of my favorite ice cream shops in Jakarta. Just like Sanur, this ice cream shop has also been around for sooooo long. Since 1932. Since the Dutch was still ruling in Indonesia. It has been a favorite for a lot of Jakarta-ers until today. I myself haven’t visited this shop for quite long already. Maybe around 3 years? Hmm…

Crowded on weekends…

My favorite! Nougat flavor! with lotsa nuts :D:D

The other flavors are strong in milk taste…

Ok, so we’re done with dinner and dessert. But we still didn’t wanna go home yet. Lol. Wanted to go karaoke at first, but all of the places we called were FULLY BOOKED!!

Can la if we want to wait….but it’ll be until either 11.30, 1am, or even worse, 2 am….

Forget about KTV then! So we hopped on for a movie instead! 😀

Weeeheeeeeee~ The Other Boleyn Girl!!

It’s really good! I love the story line, and particularly I loveeeee the settings and costumes!! I am always into those classic stuffs.

And about the story….well, watch it for yourself! Although it ended tragically, but still I recommend it! 🙂

Very Berry nice!!

Nice dinner, nice dessert, and nice movie.

We watched it at 11:45 pm, and ended at 1:30 am…

Shall we go KTV after that? :p

LOL we want la, but the parents were tired already so we went home.


On the Sunday (2nd Nov), my biao jie came with her hubby and 2 little ghost of her. Lol

Ryan couldn’t resist the delicious strawberry birthday cake…

LOL omg he’s so cute laaaaa!!! :D:D

Ok la, I wanna end this post now.

Happy Birthday Mummy!! I LOVE YOU!!! 😀


Sanur Restaurant

Jl. Ir. H. Juanda III No. 31-J
Tel : (6221) 3808262, 3808263, 3843155, 3454203
Jakarta Pusat (Central Jakarta)

Ragusa Es Italia

Jl. Veteran 1 no. 10
Central Jakarta

Balik kampung on Raya holiday…

I’m outstation. In Gombong right now. It’s my dad’s beloved hometown, a small city on the south of Central Java. Go find it on the map. Hehehehe 🙂

I am staying at my Ah Ko’s house. The house got 2 empty rooms as her children are all out of the house already. 1 in Jakarta and 1 in Singapore. The one in Jakarta is married and have 2 children (nehhh Kennard and Ryan’s mum. lol). Whereas the 1 in Singapore is still single. Any girls looking for a soulmate? My cousin brother is looking for 1. lol. A smart and nice guy, but may be a little bit shy around girls (erm wait…does he even feels shy around girls? lollll. he’s so gonna kill me if he sees this). Looking for 25-29 y.o woman (younger than that is also acceptable. lol), nice, honest, and not a clubber type of girl. Basically nice woman la. Oh, and if possible, the quite fashionable one, so she can help him fixing his fashion style. No, it’s not that his fashion sense is THAT bad, I just think (and I guess everybody else in the family) that he should get some fixing to his oh-too-casual style. Yea, you can say he didn’t care about fashion. But actually he has changed a lo since he started to work. LOL

Ok ok I gotta stop here. I am not a match maker or something. LOL

So anyway, tomorrow I will head to Solo to visit grandma! She keeps on asking for me. Grandma, please get well… I miss my super powerful grandma 😦

Oh btw, this is actually the first time in my 21 years (oh well, make that almost 22) of life that I am going balik kampung during Raya holiday. Like seriously, usually we always went balik kampung during Christmas holiday. We did it every year without fail when I was small for a few consecutive years. After that, it was like 2 years once or so. Mum said that this is her 2nd time with Dad to go balik kampung during Raya holiday. The first one was before I was born!! LOL

I am using Dad’s wireless modem here. And the signal here is just soooo bad I couldn’t connected to MSN at all! Wait, I was connected ONCE just now after like hundreds of trial (see?! It’s disconnected again and I couldn’t connect back -_-). Even facebook also didn’t want to let me pay a visit. Cish!

And and and and….I miss Mochi soooooo muchhhhh >.<

Dear, come to Indo and visit me here!!!!! 😀