Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TV Series Obsession

Sedari kecil gw emang doyan banget nonton TV, kayaknya smeua tayangan TV gw lahap deh (kecuali yang horor-horor).
Waktu ngekos di jatinangor hati perih banget karena di kosan belum ada TV kabel.. walhasil gw dulu pernah bela-belain pulang pas episode final Amazing Race, Project Runway sama episode pamungkas Heroes! padahal mah gampang aja ya kan beli dvd atau download.. tapi gak ada yang ngalahin sensasi nonton bareng sambil nyeletuk komen-komen gak penting  :)

Tapi secinta-cintanya gw sama TV series, gw gak pernah ngikutin tuh sampe habis soalnya gw bosenan banget.. cerita berubah dikit, ada yang mati dikit langsung deh males (rolling eyes to Grey's Anatomy yang seneng banget nguras emosi dan airmata) 
The Amazing Race sama The Amaazing Race Asia gw cuman kuat nonton season-season awal abis itu bosen.. padahal cinta sepenuh jiwa pas nonton season-season awal.
Grey's Anatomy pun yang bener-bener nonton cuman ampe season 4 doang, mulai season 5 udah males.. gw sebel banget deh pas Izzie kok malah jadi cinta-cintaan sama George!? langsung akik tinggalin tuh series.. padahal dulu cinta mati.. ampe ringtone hp pun opening theme-nya grey's.. dah Shonda!
America's Next Top Model pun cuman bertahan sampe Daniella yang menang.. cycle berapa tuh ya? kemarin pas liat di Starworld udah cycle 21 aja dolooo... doeng eng eng eng! versi asia gak gw lirik sedikit pun.
Masterchef US yang gw tonton bener-bener cuman sampe season Luca yang menang.. abis itu gak mau nonton lagi karena dari season 1 jagoan gw gak pernah menang! (udah gitu salah satu finalist di season 3, jagoan gw dari seluruh season Masterchef.. si Josh pake acara bunuh diri.. pas baca beritanya gw bener-bener speechless! he's such a dearest boy... siapa sangka dia punya bipolar? huhuhu...)
30 Rocks, Glee, Gossip Girl, Brother and Sister, Desperate Housewives, CSI:NY, Bones..cuman tahan nonton sampe season 2-3.. blasss abis ituuuu...
How i met Your Mother pun nonton bolong-bolong.. 

Sampe akhirnya gw ketemu sama TV series ini... yang bener-bener gw tonton seksama dari  season 1 sampe season 6.. gak pake bolong se-episode pun (kapan syuting season 7 mbak sis masbroh??) bahkan season 3-nya (yang menurut gw paling epic) udah gw tonton ulang 1 season.. plis welkom...

MODERN FAMILY!!!!




Buat sinopsis lengkap dan segala tetek bengeknya bisa baca disini ya
Sejak mengudara tahun 2009, Modern Family udah banyaaaaaakkkkkkk sekali dapetin penghargaan sana sini, untuk Emmy sendiri aja mereka udah 21 kali menang! dua.puluh.satu.kali. untuk Emmy's 2016 pun merkea udah dapet 6 nominasi.. let's see how many nominations they will win this time!
so it's not exaggerating if i put them on my pedestal, right? :D





Gw juga rajin ngestalking para pemerannya di instagram.. seneng banget ngeliat mereka yang emang udah kayak keluarga beneran di kehidupan nyata.. too good to be true! 
Dan gong-nya adalah, bulan September 2015 ini mereka bakal nge-release ini:


"Packed with more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, The Modern Family Cookbook teaches you how to make Phil's Traditional First-Day-of-School Pancakes (don't forget the whipped cream smile!), Claire's Spooky Pumpkin Cheese Ball with Crudités, Mitchell's PB & J (pear, brie, and jambon) Sandwiches, Jay's Sloppy Jay's, Gloria's Carnitas al Diablo, and other delicious dishes. From Haley's forty cupcakes to Lily's first taste of pho, and all the family dinners in between, the show's most memorable moments come to life in a recipe collection that will please fans and foodies alike." 
(image and description are taken from Amazon)
Pengen pingsan deh kakaaaak... ampun kakaaaak!! jenius amat ciih... 

Anyway.. gw lagi suka banget nih sama 1 serial baru... hot item for any mama! 




"New Yorker Jill Weber is fighting a battle within herself -- embrace her quirky and unconventional life with husband Andy and their three kids or give in to the temptations and perks afforded to her by Andy's wealthy, blue-blooded family. Increasing the pressure on Jill to conform are status-obsessed mother-in-law Candace and brother-in-law Lex, along with his wife, Brooke, who reigns over a group of Upper East Side mothers who aren't afraid to whip out their credit cards to buy whatever they want. Jill tries to stay true to herself while giving in to temptations, using the Weber family legacy to do things like interview for a family plot at a prestigious cemetery. The series stars author Jill Kargman as Weber, a satirical version of herself."

Sampe saat ini gw udah nonton sampe episode 7, karena episode 8-nya minggu lalu belom nongol di youtube.
Terngakak sih pas episode 5, Brooklandia.. you should watch!


Friday, July 24, 2015

Hard Rock Cafe -- Pacific Place


It's my first time dine in here. I love how this place is so spacious and with real music from the stage brought by their home band. 
Talking about their service i dont expect our orders would be on our table that fast like more than 30 mins before Maghrib. Well, it was my fault cos i wasn't taking notes to them to serve my meal on Iftar time but considering it was Ramadhan and im wearing hijab i guess it wont hurt just to ask whether i want my meal to serve right away or wait until Iftar time just like any other Restaurant.
Second, i notice that our next table -- occupied by two 20ish expat girls -- got approached by hmmm.. i dont know maybe the supervisor or manager and he asked whether their meal OK or not. And i saw em just ordered light snack not even fancy one.. just like tortilla chips with salsa dip or something, while us had 2 main course and nobody asked our satisfaction. Oh pwisssss.

Enough with the rant, let's start with our orders!

Mango Berry Cooler for 65k
Recommended by the waitress and said this one is bestseller. As read on menu book it's a tropical blend of fresh mangoes, strawberries, pineapple juice, orange juice and topped with sprite. Well, kinda expected more from its pricetag tho... nothing special! my friend ordered Hot Choco for 40K and Strawberry Basil lemonade for 65K. i took a sip of the strawberry basil, nothing special also.

Smoked Beef Brisket for 120K
I heard a lot that their main course comes in huge portion but i never thought that it would be that huge. Ssssupah big!
The smoked beef brisket half chewy half tender (how that even possible? dont they cooked it in one pan?), i love their crispy onion and their hickory sauce, and I LOVE their toast! super fluffy and crispy!

Classic Club Sandwich for 109K
My friend wanted to order The Texan (looking really good at ther menu book) but it was sold out, so she came with this one. i tasted the grilled chicken and it tasted bland like not even a pinch of seasoning. 

Both of us quite disapointed with our meals that night, well maybe because we didnt ordered the best-seller ones? i heard so many great review about their nachos but when we saw the portion is ultra huge like can feed 5-6 people, well.... maybe next time when we came in a group!


 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Idul Fitri 2015

Assalamualaikum bloggers,
alhamdullilah yah.. kemarin udah lebaran dan hari ini perdana masuk kantor setelah cuti 3 hari. 
Ramadhan taun ini menurut gw beraaat banget... aura negatif di kantor lagi menyeruak dengan hebringnya! bener-bener harus pinter jaga emosi daripada pahala puasa terkikis *tsah*
mulai dari mood boss yang ampun dijeh jeleknyaaa... gw juga perdana kena omel ampe di gebrak meja segala! waawww.... udah gitu banyak yang berantem sana-sini, cuman bisa berharap sehabis lebaran ini walaupun kantor gw 80% non muslim, bisa kebawa aura minal aidin wal faidzin. Aamiinn.

Sooo.... how's your lebaran day? mine pretty awesome. udah 3 tahun belakangan ini ngerayain sama keluarga gw, sholat Ied dirumah, makan makanan palembang yang ruar biasa enak dan melimpah! nothing beats Ied celebration with your own family!
Selain itu udah bertahun-tahun keluarga gw ini ke Sushi Tei dihari pertama lebaran! iyak.. udah bosen kan sama makanan hari raya, sore-sore biasanya kita pada kabur deh ke Sushi Tei .. tapi tahun ini akiks gak bisa ikutan karena mau ngerayain di keluarga mertua. cuman bisa kasih emoticon :"( pas liat foto sodara-sodara gw beredar di Path.

Anyway, Ada cerita lucu nan bikin keki pas shalat ied. Kan depan rumah gw mesjid jadi setiap lebaran, garasi dan teras kita buka buat menampung jamaah yang mau shalat. Seperti biasa gw sama keluarga shalat di bagian teras..seneng deh akhirnya bisa shalat Ied lagi setelah 2 tahun gak shalat karena mesti jaga anak bayik. Then, pas banget si Ammar masih bobok... udah berderet deh tuh doa gw buat sujud terakhir! hahahah #EmakEmakBanyakMau
Pas baru Takbir pertama tiba-tiba kedengaran suara tangis kenceng banget! duileee anak ogut tuh kayaknya! langsung gak konsen.. gw tahan-tahan tapi kok tangisnya makin geday duh makin gak konsen deh.. kebayang kasiannya Ammar bangun tidur gak ada siapa-siapa.. akhirnya di rakaat kedua gw batalin shalat Ied.. pas sampe kamar... ndilalah! anaknya masih ngorok aja gituuuu ternyata yang nangis anak orang lain! #$%^&*(
udah gitu selang 30 detik dari gw batalin shalat, adek gw juga ikut batal karena gak tega ngira yang nangis itu Ammar dan langsung lari ke kamar gw buat nyelametin ponakan tersayang dari tangisan! hihihihi...maap ya dek :p 



Gak ada Go Pro, Xiaomi pun jadi... Gak kalah OK kan?? :D

My Palembang family.. The Kumorings Rawk!! Semoga tahun depan bisa bareng-bareng lagi ya.. cos really nothing beats our Ied Feast loh broh and sis! *makanan melulu yang dipikirin*

Le lil sister -- Le mom -- Le Grandma -- Le me

My most favorite photo of that day.. taken by my Aunty, sejak ada aifon, SLR jadi terlupakan.. gara-gara liat foto indyang jadi pengen bawa SLR kemana-mana lagi.. jernih amat!

Selesai ngerayain sama keluarga gw, Jam 11an cabut deh buat ngerayain lebaran sama keluarga suami.. kali ini kita ke Serang, kampungnya mama mertua.. ruameee polll karena emang keluarga mertua masih tinggal disini semua kecuali mama yang tinggal di Bekasi. Untungnya jalanan lancar jayaaa... ini pertama kalinya kita lebaranan di Serang.. biasanya keluarga suami pulkam ke Ponorogo, berhubung disana sekarang tinggal kakaknya papa aja jadi tahun ini diputuskan buat nemenin mama ke Serang.

Keluarga Serang.. Baru 1/3 doang ini.. asli banyak bener! ampe gak apal-apal deh nama-namanya


In laws.. minus adek ipar yang lagi ngerayain lebaran di Bandung sama keluarga istrinya

Semoga masih bisa dipertemukan sama Ramadhan dan Idul fitri tahun depan ya.... See ya!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Me time -- Mommy's time

Yesterday was totally awesome. I have an excellent Me-Time... oh finally ma Lord!
being a mother of 1 with no full-time nanny kinda hard to me to just meet my girls after office hours or having movie date with hubs. i even forget how it feels like to munch popcorn. FYI, my last movie is just 2 days before i gave birth which is more than 2 years ago!

So, when one of my friend asked for iftar dinner i immediately say yes and called hubs and told him that i dont want him or little A came along. i just want to meet my friends and having silly convos like i used to . Well, whenever i had appointment with my friends, hubs and little A always came along.. turned out i actually cant enjoy the conversation cos im too busy with my son, feed him, entertain him so he could stay in his baby-chair, chasing him around the restaurant, so on, and so on.

As husband say "yes, you can go alone.." i told my friend to booked resto which not kids friendly at all! Whenever you have baby then nothing is simple.. just to decide which resto you want to sit down, you have to checked is it any baby-chair left? clear separation smoking and non-smoking room? too many silver utensils on the table? is there pan or hot pot in the middle? and the list keep going on... but last night, i can choose whatever resto i want to choose! best feeling!

And yesterday, universe conspired to make my day perfect. Jakarta's traffic was such a darling.. smooth, no traffic no cursing just beautiful! while waiting for my friend, i strolled a little and gave feast to the eyes at Kate Spade's and Marc Jacob's. Window shopping without the urge of chasing my boy around.. enjoyed it to the fullest.
Then heading up to Hard Rock cafe when one of my friend just arrived. She's mother of 1 toddler and 1 baby.. we talked a lot about motherhood, bed scene, office and everything in between. so liberating i must say... you know that "oh ya ampun bukan gw doang ya ternyata" feeling. Best.
after that came our single friends and we stopped talked about motherhood and changed subject into something less serious and fun.
Oh the feeling of enjoy your meal slowly whilst gossiping with your dearest. Perfect.
And between all the fun with friends, husband kept sending picture of Ammar having fun at Oma's. couldn't be more perfect than this.



Thank you, Lord.. you know really well that i need this kind of night.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Iftar at Little A's House






Hari minggu kemarin rumah kita kedatangan tamu-tamu istimewwwwa! sahabat-sahabat gw dari jaman SMA, dan ini pertama kalinya i'm hosting a party! (duilee party banget sizz? orang cuman buka puasa.. bzzzz) Surprise-surprise gak ada yang nyasar loh ke rumah gw ini.. *makasih google maps* lancar jaya jalanan ke bekasi juga gak macet *HAMDALLAH*
Kemarin total ada 4 keluarga yang dateng, 10 orang dewasa, 3 toddlers, 3 bayi-bayi gemetsss.. seruuu banget! kita bikin potluck.. gw sebagai tuan rumah nyiapin main course-nya.

Gw sebagai orang termales sejagad raya, mulai nyusun rencana gimana baiknya ini hidangan secara akik gak ada ART. Awalnya mau pinjem ART mertua sebentar pas acara buat bantuin beres-beres eh ya dese pulkam aja dulu pas banget hari minggunya.
Makanan pun beli semuaaa... seadanya aja yang ada di Jatibening, kalo gw di tebet udah pasti gw langsung ke Mirah atau rasane atau Ayam Kremes Kraton.. murah, enak, lengkap bisa delivery! Udah gitu gw dapet lungsuran tekwan buatan le grandma.. gara-garanya Adek gw lagi ngadain buka puasa angkatan dirumah, yaudah gw ambilin aja tekwannya 10 porsi.. :D
 
Sabtu pagi gw ke Pasar Tebet buat beli gelas, mangkok, piring kecil, sendok, garpu, sendok kecil plastik biar praktis tinggal buang.
Trus kan biar gak ribet nyuci piring gw mau minjem piring rotan (yang suka dijadiin piring kalo di restoran sunda atau ayam penyet gitu) tinggal dikasih alas kertas coklat ala nasi bungkus eeehhh... ya amvuuun piring rotan koleksi mertua ternyata pas dibongkar pada dimakanin rayap! emang gw ditakdirkan buat nyuci piring! ahauahauahauahau

Total Jendral biaya kemarin ngadain bukber buat 10-12 orang sama aja kayak kalo makan di Benedict bertiga.. wuiii... jadi ketagihan deh nih ngadain acara dirumah! :)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Dill Gourmet Cafe -- Plaza Indonesia

If you're happen to be in Plaza Indonesia and want some lunch or dinner which is pocket friendly then you can pick this place!


Dill Gourmet Cafe located exactly next to 'Chopstix' escalator. This small cafe had a nice casual cozy ambiance and i read some good reviews about their fresh cold pressed juice.

Happy Go Lucky for 31K
I immediately went thru quick scan to their cold pressed juice selection and chose this one. Happy Go Lucky is combination of passion fruit, strawberry and apple. Recommended!

Beef Ham Egg Benedict for 55K
Their poached eggs was beautifully cooked, nice hollandaise sauce, crisp asparagus, fluffy and sweet waffles! Oh gosh the waffles... one of the best!

Sate Pancoran for 34K
For little A i ordered from their quick grab selection. It was not fresh from the kitchen, they just heated it up with microwave but still tasted really good! generous portion of Satay.. so generous that i think this dish worth higher price! 

Nasi Goreng Marangi for 60K and Ice Tea for 15K
Generous portion of Nasi Goreng, i tried one spoon but nothing memorable nor outstanding but hubs enjoyed this so much!
 

It was enjoyable lunch for three of us! until the second visit, Dill!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Local Favorites

I've been into blogspere circa 2007 then started my own blog around 2008 with multiply as my platform then change it into blogspot.
My favorite blogs are changing time to time.. from comedy kind of blog (Ola, Kambing Jantan!), fashion blogs, then foodie blogs move over to prep-wedding blogs, mama blogs, and last... home and decor blogs!

here's the lists of my most read local bloggers:

1. Alaya for Pas Magnifique
Alaya is the one who inspired me the most to start blogging back then, and whenever im in love with fashion blogs, foodie and so on, I still read hers daily. I adore how she read so many books in her life and i also mesmerized by her truly effortless artsy photos!

2. Laila Achmad for Let The Beast In
I read Laila for the first time thru her prep-weeding blog, then i found her personal blog and fallin in love ever since. Looooooove the way she write her post. she is so good with words and yes, i never bored to read her old posts over and over again! i love her most with her travel stories.

3. Lauren for Taste Buds To Share
I always love reading food review on the newspaper, gone crayzeee with food show on TV then i stumbled on her blog and LOVING IT WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL. but too bad now she is off blogging :( however i found the new Lauren and she is def on number 4.

4. Ivy for Ivy's Life 
A foodie with witty attitude! i love her. Period.

5. Debora for Mozdeb
Now this is the newest favorite of mine! She is Co-Founder of Mamarantau and she's my absolute favorite when it comes to Motherhood blog! I enjoy reading her posts over and over again.

6. Fifi for The Alvianto 
When she writes about review, it always be a top-notch one! must read for new mama!  


Whoever found the concept of Blog, i owe you my life! i kid you not. Blogging def open my eyes about world out there and also remind me how small i am. So if you have snobbish friends, then tell em to read blogs and started with travel blogs. Baru yurotrip aja gak usah somse shaaaay... 

OK then, happy reading! :)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Harvest Deli Kota Kasablanka

This is the newest Restaurant in Kota Kasablanka replacing Balboni Ristorante. I once had lunch at Balboni and it was scrumptious! too bad their pricetag bit high (Pasta starts from 80K) and i think it more suitable for Upscale Mall like Plaza Indonesia or Pacific Place.

The Harvest Deli is sister to yours truly Harvest Bakery and turned out under the same group with Balboni so it explains why this Deli's interior and exterior is not much change since Balboni days. Even the sugar paper and coasters still using Balboni's.

They just open exactly at the 1st day of Ramadhan and yesterday was my 1st day of period so i immediately dragged my friends here to have hearty lunch. 


And these what we got on our table 

English Breakfast for 25K
They served my tea in big pot. yeayness! and they used Dilmah for their tea selection.

MSI Club Sandwich for 65K
I was torn between their sandwiches or Ravioli but then decided to have this club Sandwich. Consist of grilled chicken Tandoori, beef bacon, fried egg, fried jalapeno with Ciabatta and served with potato chips. everything was so good! fluffy Ciabatta, crisp potato chips and vegie, tasty bacon and chicken. all delish! and for 65K i think this one is quite a steal.

Chicken Salad for 60K
My friend ordered salad and it came in the most lebay way.. on a decorative bowl! i can see myself stealing this bowl, fill it with water and one or two frangipani and put it on my living room. 
Well.. as for the salad she thought it just ordinary with not-so-good dressing sauce.

New Orleans for 80K
My friend ordered this one and she said it was so so goood! finished it in no time!

I can see myself as a regular here considering they have delicious meals, nice ambiance and not to pricey!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pretty little things

I've been drown into Kate Spade web yesterday cos next week one of my uncle will go to US for biztrip so im looking for wallet which is rupiah friendly!
But then i stumbled upon their Home section and cant go back. Wallet who? i want these things!











from vase to glitters coasters.. super cute super love!