Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kibo ~ The Molten Cheese Cake ~


As someone who loves cheesecake, it's always a pleasure to nom on tasty cheesecakes. Fortunately I have found my go-to cheesecake in Jakarta. Actually I came across this brand by fate...LOLOLOL! Sounds cheesy but yes...I found them last year on Instagram. That is after randomly stalking people's IG from people A to people B to people C, so on and so forth...shhh

I don't normally buy a whole cake for myself since there's only my bro and I living in the house...so it's almost impossible to finish a whole cake on our own. Coincidentally, Christmas was just around the corner at that time. So that's how I decided to pamper myself and give this molten cheesecake a try.

Photos belong to Kibo

Now you see what I mean?? Just take a look on these photos shown on their website. How can one who loves cheesecake not tempted to give it a try. Especially if you have weakness against Molten Cheese! Hahaha...so don't blame me for being tempted just by the sight of it.

Ok la...another part that managed to convince me to try is the way it's related to Japan. As some of you might've known, I have a soft spot for anything Japan-ish. I always have been so amazed at how cakes are made and presented in Japanese bakeries. They often look so beautiful, meticulously done and mouthwatering at the same time! (Ok...then there's also French patisseries that give the vibe like they are good in making good pastries and sweets~ Hopefully I can try theirs someday too~)

So yeah...seeing that there's Japanese Cheesecake selling in town, of course I have to give it a try! Hahaha...Oh one more thing...I wonder if their brand name came from the word "Hope"...Cause hope in Japanese is called 希望 (きぼう) kibou. If yes, then I think it's a lovely name.

Sorry for being random at random moments...that's just who I am...LOLOLOL...Put things short I really love the cake I bought (Original Molten Cheese Cake) and managed to finish the whole cake...Bro did help in finishing them. p/s: I made the most contribution to finish it though...hahahahha!!!

Packaging

Inner box, how-to consume guide and complimentary Christmas Card

I know this would sounds a lil bit sidetracked...But guess I have to give claps to the people behind the packaging. It is so neat, so well done and the texture of the box is so nice to touch...hahahaha! Double packing summore...I rarely came across this type of box~

Kibo's Original Molten Cheese Cake

In conjuction to Christmas last year, Kibo offered their customers to opt for ribbons and complimentary Christmas Card. I knew that I bought the cake for myself. But I just can't help to get it beautified too! Hahaha...after all it's a treat to myself for Christmas. Again...I like how attentive and thoughtful they are towards their customer by doing simple gesture this. *thumbs up*

The inner part of the cake

One thing I really like about this cake is how it's divided into three parts...The top feels so soft, so cottony (very whisked egg white feel...what kind of explanation is this? Hahahaha), the middle is so creamy and lovely...while the bottom tasted like sponge cake~ The amount of cheese is just right. LOVE IT~~

After let to cool down

Konon it's recommended to let the cake cool down for 20 minutes or to reheat the cheesecake on microwave for 10 seconds. As I don't own a microwave, I just let it cool down on it's own randomly. As you can see above it's melting slowly. Maybe I should try to let it cool down longer next time and see how the recommended timing would affects the taste better.

So that's all I can share on my last year's experience. It's almost close to a year and I never ordered them again cause I rarely buy a whole cake unless for special occasion. Second to that is because of the delivery charges? I forgot how much they charge. Tried opening their website but it says "This site can’t be reached" at the moment.

However, like it's our fate to meet again, I got the news from Kibo's LINE that they are participating in Jakarta Street Food Festival which took place in La Piazza Kelapa Gading! Since it's pretty close to where I am, I decided to pay the pop-up store a visit and get my hands on their other creation besides the Original Molten Cheese Cake that I've tried before. Actually I've been wanting to try their Salted Egg Cheese Cake for quite some time already. So I am pretty delighted to have them actually came and open a pop-up store in La Piazza.

 

Salted Egg and Choco Cheese

The chosen flavour for this time is their Salted Egg and Choco Cheese. Salted Egg coz I am crazy over salted egg and Choco Cheese coz who doesn't love chocolates right? Both can be be bought for IDR35k/each. If I have to choose between the two, then I'd chose their Salted Egg over their Choco Cheese. I don't know why but their Choco Cheese was salty. Dunno if salts magically fell down onto my portion or what...But yeah...too salty for my liking. Plus I can't really enjoy their awesome cheese flavour that much from their chocolate cake. To which often happens to Chocolate Cheesecake. So yeah...if you love cheese over anything else, then definitely go for their original one! That's my no.1 fave so far. With the salted egg flavour being second. Not that I've tried their green tea flavour and so on. So maybe they're good too!

Salted Egg IDR 35k & Choco Cheese IDR 35

Salted Egg close up

Choco Cheese close up

How-To's

If you're interested and living nearby Kelapa Gading area, then you still have the chance to try them until this coming 19th November. That's when JSFF would end. For others, you can still order them online, by gojek or even by going to their store. If not mistaken there's one in PIK and another in Grand Indonesia.

For more info, you can check their website: www.kibocheese.com
Instagram: kibocheese
Facebook: kibocheese
Line: @kibocheese

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dr. Kun Jayanata -2nd Visit-


(19 September 2017)

Making appointment for the 2nd time was bizarre...Never have I thought of redial-ing the same phone numbers for hundreds of times. Not 1 day but 4 days...I tried calling the clinic 3 weeks before (on Saturday) but the one who picked up the phone told me that they will only start taking appointments a week after...So I called exactly the following week from Monday to Wednesday. Managed to get through only on Wednesday but sadly they told me that it's fully booked. So I have to try again next week.*inhales* Luckily they picked up my phone on the following Monday night though *exhales*.

So seriously the road to beauty is not only MONEY and PAIN but also PERSEVERANCE + PATIENCE. Hahaha...ok la my procedure isn't that bombastic (minus pain atm). So rather than beauty I'd call it "My Skin But Better"...MSBB...*runs*

Waiting Room

As usual I report my attendance and waited for my turn. Thankfully the 2nd time wasn't like the first time. If the first time Dr. Kun would explain all those no facials, no bla bla bla...This time it's straight to consultation. Which is good cause I'm not someone who fancy listening to the same things over and over again. LOL. Though of course...we still have to enter the room in a batch. Less people this time around and I was the first person to get my consultation...trololol...Pretty akward but whatever...I've no extra energy to spare on these extra emotions...HAHAHA...

He asked if I have good pain tolerance or not. Cause If I am, then he would recommend me going for RF Treatment. But since I don't like pain...I shrug the idea...Maybe one day when I'm in a more desperate state...Maybe...Hahaha...

So instead he just changed my Morning Cream I to Morning Cream II. According to him it helps to smoothen the skin textures. Wohooo...that's exactly what my heart have been desiring for! I'm aware that it wouldn't work that much compared to RF Treatment...But guess I'll just give it a try and see if it's making any progress or not. If one day I feel like I need more then maybe I consult with him again regarding that "slightly painful" RF Treatment. LOL.

Oh...there's slight changes on the Acne Pills way of consumption too. Previously I have to consume them 5 days straight and rest for 2 days, this time it's one day on one day off...How do you call this? Every alternate days? So that's all about it...other than the two things mentioned above, I still stick with the same items Dr. Kun prescribed on my first visit. Surprisingly consultation fee this time is cheaper compared to the first one. Wonder if it's because during the 2nd consultation he don't need to repeat that "no facial, no bla bla bla" again...hahahaha...Anyway it costs IDR 250k for the consultation fee. Total damage was 250k (consultation fee) + 50k (morning cream) + 50k (night cream) = 350k. I still have the other items so I only bought these 2 that day.

Oh ya...he told me to return next year. Am happy about it coz that means that I don't have to travel far south that often. His clinic is pretty far from my location...that's why...hahaha.

View from Dr Kun's Clinic

Last but not least, here's a photo of my current progress:

21 September 2017

For FIRST VISIT post click HERE

For FIRST UPDATE post click HERE

For SECOND UPDATE post click HERE


Sunday, August 27, 2017

SOLO TRIP PERDANA : NO MO!


Yay!! No more solo trip as suddenly le friend (from foundation era) came up to me and she decided to join me for Japan Trip. Wohoo...Ok la it happened like a day after I booked le airbnb. So it was months ago.

I have mixed feeling at first since I kinda want to experience solo trip. On the other hand I thanked God for giving me a companion. Coz that means that nao I don't need to feel so alone. Plus I can go to places that requires more than one person to be present. Such as BBQ restaurants, Purikura, etc. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA~~ //slapped

So yea...speaking of Airbnb, it was my first time trying it. Everything went well...till today in which I got an e-mail from Airbnb saying that my host has cancelled my booking. Apparently something happened with their previous tenant...so nao the owner doesn't want to rent it on Airbnb anymore. //sighs

Dear previous tenant...what did you do?? You made us lose the chance to stay at that nice place. Hmmph! Plus it's like two months more before our departure...So all the nice one within budget were taken. Leaving us with less choice to choose from. In the end all is well as we got ourselves a new place la. Thank God. Nao can only pray that everything went smoothly //fingers crossed

All of a sudden it feels like booking a hotel is much more convenient compared to Airbnb. Hahaha...so be fully prepared if you're trying it. But so far other friends and family members never experience being cancelled before. So mebbe it's just me being unlucky this time. Airbnb provides better range of prices and places though. Worth trying. :)

See you in 2++ months dear Japan ^^

SOLO TRIP PERDANA post click HERE

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dr. Kun Jayanata -Update 2-


(17 AUG 2017)

Whee...First of all, Happy Independence Day to all Indonesians out there! Here I am to update on my skin condition. As of today, I still can't tell any prominent changes apart from the fact that I get less acne and face feels like less oily. Hmm..how should I explain...

It's like usually my face got extra oily by evening but this time it's not so oily. Surprisingly hair became less oily too...Which is a good thing since it won't become flat at the speed of light. Ok la...I cheat abit...I've read somewhere before in Google that some people do experience less oily hair too. Hahaha. Apart from that, my lip still cracks...but still on bearable side coz it doesn't bleed or anything like that. Today a little bit ugly though. Can you see those ugly flakes around le mouth? Yeah...those are unsightly but it doesn't really bother me.

17 Aug 2017

On redness itself...I think it got better? Yay? Nay? Still sad over my pitted scars everytime I shoot this kind of close up photos...but oh well...at least nao there's less acne...Almost none and no acne means that there would be less probabilities of future pitted scars kan? Which is a good thing...Hopefully on the next meet up with Dr. Kun, he can recommend something...Hopefully. *fingerscrossed

Fyi, the picture below was taken in the morning (Right beside window for natural lighting konon). So that's why I look fairer than usual. I'm not this fair ok! Plus it's taken using le bro's Sony Xperia instead of using le Samsung smartphone at night time indoor lighting. Maybe that's why it looked fairer la.

Also there's no itchiness or anything like that. Everything is good so far...Too put it shortly:

Face less oily...Less acne...Less redness...Pores got bigger sometimes?

All I can hope next is to have better texture...LOL! *greedy mode: ON


For FIRST VISIT post click HERE

For FIRST UPDATE post click HERE

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Bye Bye K-Beauty Items


For the first time ever, TesterKorea shipping felt like ages. I made the order on 16 June, they shipped the items by 29 June and then it was stuck in Singapore since 5th of July (According to the tracking system). Never have I thought that it'd be so serious. So I waited and waited till 4 Aug came and TesterKorea emailed me saying that they're unable to ship the items to me...*Sighs*


To be honest I kinda hear about this through Facebook and friends...Around a week before I got this mail: On how le beloved country started to tighten items from other country to enter our country. Some online shops in FB shared that they face shipping problems too...But since my items were in SG for quite some time, I thought they would make it...But no...*sighs*

Just as I started to feel grateful to have found a place where I can get my necessities with decent price, it has to come to this bitter end. Not that it's a problem without a solution...But items I wanted to try were usually not easily accessible here in Jakarta.

Of course there are brands that have entered the market here...but I dunno why are they so extra expensive here. Like for when the item is priced 125k but it was sold as 259k here. If I earned dollar or that I'm rich then this might not be a problem. I'd just have to pay and get what I want. But for people like me, who always try our best to spend wisely, this is definitely not the best option. Unless I become desperate la. *another sighs*

I have tried finding local online shops. But sometime it's too hard coz some of them sells replica or fakes...Face already so-so still want to apply what non-trustable products wor?? Udah jelek mau tambah hancur?? While for some online shops that I do think that they sell genuine product, mostly they're PO based...Usually it will take around 1 month or more for it to arrive. Seeing from the recent custom problem, I don't think that it'd be easy for them this time around.

Looks like I'll have to find a new source to satisfy my needs...Hopefully I'll find it soon. Luckily I've started going to dermatologist. So all that I really need right now is a place where I can get supplies of sunscreen/sunblock. Wish me luck...