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...

Friday, June 30, 2017

Dr. Kun Jayanata -Updates-



For previous post click HERE

(30 JUNE 2017)

Honestly I can't keep up on which day is it already. Luckily I had written le start date. So it's all good! As the owner of le own face, I don't really notice anything except when prominent acne come and goes...But recently a colleague came over my table and asked if I used anything on my face. So I guess it's getting better? They can't really pinpoint what is it that changed...According to them it's getting clearer la...

As for my mom, she noticed nothing...So yea...I don't really knowww...Was it just a feeling? Was it an imagination? Or was it really happening? HAHAHAHA...

Without further ado here's pictures I gathered to speak for itself...

LEFT taken on 21 June 2017 and RIGHT taken on 17 May 2017

Both taken on 24 June 2017

Since I started the medication on 8 May 2017, I guess it's been a month plus to two months already. As you can see above, the only thing that I noticed all these time would be the acne that appeared nearby my nose and chin (right cheek)...Hahahaha...That's what you get when you've been living with the others for years...LOL!

Not sure if it's the lighting too good or what...but if the 2nd picture isn't lying then I'm happy on how le skin glows healthily. Less redness and the acne nearby le nose and chin has shrank in size...Wohoo! I'd be sure to be taking pictures again to confirm these changes...Hopefully it'd be better on the next update...Hahaha...So far I'm happy that there's no new acne forming plus the skin looks so chewy liddat. *fingerscrossed*

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Dr. Kun Jayanata -1st Visit-


First heard about Dr, Kun from forums years ago. At that time I was amazed at the numbers of positive testimonials I read from the internet. However I was kind of skeptical. Why?

Cause I read that he prescribed the most magical strongest acne killer called Accutane to almost everyone. For those who haven't know about Accutane, you can read about it HERE.

I used to have a housemate (a male) who were given Accutane by his dermatologist. For his case I think it's worth the try cause his condition is pretty severe. But to think that the not so severe one also being given the strongest medicine (which to me is like the final resort to go to if nothing else can solve the acne problem any longer) is quite hmm...

As I had not been to any other dermatologist since the last one, I have been happy and satisfied with using Cosrx products alone. So far they've managed to keep my skin steady with only random 1-2 acne every now and then. Would really really recommend using their COSRX One Step Moisture up pad/ COSRX One Step Pimple clear pad and COSRX Centella Blemish Cream if your acne condition is not so severe. Maybe it could help.

So why if I'm happy with Cosrx but decided to give Dr. Kun a try?? Hmm...nice question. Again back to the root of what troubles me most. Pitted scars! As I got older, my acne isn't as much as when I first started to have them (college years). So honestly I'm not that stressed over one or two or even 5 acnes on my face. But what truly hurts me the most is when they leave my skin and gave me pitted scars as parting gifts! Why you so "generous" dear acne??? //smacks forehead

I give it a lot of thought...What if this is something that only dermatologist can help me with. Of course I can kinda handle the acne that appears randomly...But not in making sure that they leave no pitted scars. Even when I never disturb them by popping/squeezing/etc. They just decided to become pitted scars on their own...Why oh why...OTL

That's how I decided to try Dr. Kun. Even if it's at the cost of given Accutane...LOL! You can say that I'm giving myself to my last resort...Ok la...there's that laser treatment or even "skin resurfacing"??? But nah...I don't think that I'd be that extreme and go for that length.


MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

I'm not sure since when...But making an appointment with Dr. Kun is much more simple and easier as compared to many years ago. I heard last time patients need to queue like super early outside his clinic to get a queue-ing number. Worst is that even if you got them number, it still doesn't guarantee that you can meet him directly...Maybe you need to go back or hang around somewhere for hours until the designed time. To which I think is a hassle...especially for working people.

Anyway...like what everyone else said, it IS pretty hard to get through their telephone line. HAHAHA...you really need perseverance. But not that extreme too la as they picked up my phone within 6 minutes of spam calling their telephone...LOLOLOL!!

Tried calling them for the first time on Saturday (29th April 2017). However they told me that they only start can receiving reservation starting on Tuesday (2nd May 2017 since 1st was a public holiday). Called them again on Tuesday and managed to get a slot for next Monday. So I think you can only book for a slot a week later from the time you made the call. They'd ask for your name and address as well as your preferred time.

THE DAY


Going there is pretty easy. If you're too lazy to drive, you can always opt to go by Uber. Just have to type "Dr Kun" on the search bar and VOILA...off you go! As it was my first time, I feel like a lost child in a huge building not knowing where to go first...Being an introvert isn't a plus either. LOL!

Anyway...just go to that desk shown on the pic (Left Pic). Confirm your attendance and wait till they call you into the room shown on the pic (Right). Feeling so lucky that day as they let me join the first group though my slot was supposed to be at later time...LOL! And yes...the "kakak" standing near the door (Right pic) will call the patients' name one by one while handing a file to which the doctor will fill it in for you. Fyi the consultation is done in groups. As for my slot, I think there's around 10 people?

Not a problem in my opinion. Maybe more to people who bring their little one? Coz the doctor might ask about your pregnancy plan, whether you are pregnant, what kind of protection did you use and such. I think it's a little awkward to be talking about those in front of your child. Or maybe it's just me?

Like what other blogs have mentioned, Dr. Kun will asked us not to do Facial, avoid taking Vitamin B, E or Chlorophyll, also to not use anything that contains Tea Tree or Sulfur. According to him facial is no different than popping your own pimple. It caused pitted scars! The only difference is that when you pop them yourself, it's FREE. FREE popping vs. EXP popping...LOL! I like that he has sense of humor. To which makes listening pretty fun! Oh...he's super nice too!! Which is a plus point~

After he's done talking about those (to which I think he had already repeated them like countless times throughout his career coz I keep reading them on people's blog...hahaha) he proceed examining the patients one by one. He'll ask about whether you're married or not, your weight, your concern, whether you're trying to have baby at the moment, so on and so forth

From that conversation he'd decide whether to allow you to consume Obat Jerawat (Acne Medicine) or not. I don't think he mention them as Accutane or how much mg is given to so and so. Which makes me wonder how come so many people know that it's called Accutane and how many mg was prescribed to them? I just know that he gave me Obat Jerawat and no clue on how much mg it is. OTL

The only giveaway is when he mentioned that it's not good for pregnant people...To which kinda makes it sounds like it's Accutane. Hmm...Didn't manage to ask coz this introvert isn't quick in thinking. It's better to prepare your questions before going if you're slow like me.

Oh one more thing...If it's Accutane...How come no blood check? I thought it's necessary? Coz previously my x-housemate got his blood drawn to check whether the medicine will suit him or not. Again I didn't manage to ask about this. Maybe on my next appointment.

According to him it's safe...people have been using them overseas and it's effective. Personally seeing that so many people still go to this place kinda makes me feel safe. But whatever decision you make, make sure that you're aware of the pro and cons. Coz I, myself wasn't a dermatologist or doctor. So I can't say that it's 100% safe. Advice? Read more and decide what you want for yourself!


For me, Dr. Kun prescribed me these 5 items:

(MORNING) DAILY

Krim Jerawat II (Acne Cream II)
Idr 50k

Krim Pagi I (Morning Cream I) or my own Sunblock
Idr 45k
(Go out - Acne Cream + Sunblock | Stay at home - Acne Cream + Morning Cream)

(NIGHT) DAILY

Krim Jerawat III (Acne Cream III)
Idr 50k

Krim Malam I (Night Cream I)
Idr 45k

(5x a week) MON - FRI
Obat Jerawat (Acne medicine)
Idr 210k



While Krim Jerawat (Acne Cream) were light and watery to my liking, his Krim Pagi and Krim Malam (Morning Cream and Night Cream) is breathtaking. HAHAHA...It felt and smells like random glue. With Krim Pagi (Morning Cream) having thicker consistencies.

Hmm...so far I'm liking how it's giving me that "baby butts" softness! It's happiness at the end of every wash coz touching my face after has never been this fun. Why you so soft and chewy!! Was it you Krim Pagi and Krim Malam?? Or was it Obat Jerawat's work?? Thank you~~

DAY 6
Left Cheek - Right Cheek

Above is the picture taken on Day 6. There's still redness here and there but it looks soft to the eyes. Oh...I have one huge pimple (those without heads) in between my eyebrow and chin prior going to Dr. Kun. They already shrank in size as compared to Day 1. There also one too near my nose and now the head starting to appear (yes...those yellow top).

Other than that I haven't been experiencing any prominent breakouts, purging or dryness...Only one new pimple and 3 tiny bumps on top left of my forehead. To which those 3 have dried and that new pimple currently going through the same thing with the one on my nose...head appearing too...lol.

Maybe it's still too early?? Hopefully purging isn't that bad though...Hahaha...//fingers crossed


If you're interested to try, you can contact the phone number shown above. Price wise it varies from one to another. Depending on your case. As for mine, it costs Idr 750k. Reasonable price I'd say. Plus minus kinda the same amount with other dermatologist I've been to. Or maybe cheaper coz Dr. Kun doesn't require us to visit him every month. More like 3-4 months after our first appointment. To which we can save on consultation fee that cost Idr 350k per visit.

Oh yeah...I almost forgot...In case you're like me who can't remember what Dr. Kun says on how to apply the cream, you can politely re-ask the "kakak" as they hand you your prescribed medicines. Hehehe...Payment wise they accept Cash or Debit Card. Forgot to ask about Credit Card though.

That's all! Will update again if I see any changes~



CAUTION:
Disturbing Images Ahead...LOL


UPDATE:
D - 10
Not sure if this is what people called as Initial Breakout or normal breakout...But I think my skin just gave birth to a few acne...LOL!!! Not too many...Not less...But there they are...Hmm,,,

Tiny bumps on forehead. Again these dried up like the next day. So it's not bothering me that much. The one in between my eyebrow deflated nicely to almost non existing state...But...

There's 2 new one on my chin, another new one spotted nearby the nose area (Located a few cm below the old one). Then as I'm typing this, it feels as if another one will appear above my upper lips and another one somewhere nearby chin area. Much towards right cheek...Very meh right?

But since I experienced much worst condition before, I'm totally okay with these...LOL! The joy of ever being in your worst I'd say. Plus all these new one feels like those acne that will come and go very quickly within days~ SO yeah..."sap sap water" (smol problem jer)

As for lips, though it didn't dried up as I expected it to be, it started to dry at minimum level. It feels like when you apply glue on your skin, you let them dry naturally and then you try to move your skin...Yes! That kind of sensation. Also I noticed that my lips' left corner have started to give me the stings...I think they're much drier on that area. Nothing too painful though...so again it's ok!

Talking about eyes...I think they've dried up a lil bit...Both inner area of the eyes stings a little. My eyes were swollen too. Not sure if it's the after effect from crying last night or because the medicine is working. You see...one of my acne is pretty close to my inner eye. Perhaps it stings coz I applied the acne cream close to my eye...//sighs

Sorry if I'm writing in a rojak manner. Am currently super sleepy but I'm afraid that I'd forget about all these by tomorrow. That's why I decided to type these right nao. Anyway...here's a picture of today's condition. Face...why you SOOOO REDD??? I thought I applied lots of sunscreen d??


Do click on the picture for clearer view. It's starting to look gross so I don't feel like making it bigger in size...Hahaha...Good night.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Kidnap Ding Ding Don (綁架丁丁當)


I just Google-d and found out that this movie was released last year. I kinda like this movie. Maybe it's also due to what happened in le country recently. So it's giving me the right amount of laughter that I needed.


Hmm...I think this Hong Kong movie is RomCom? (with a little bit of family touch). It began with this guy (male protagonist) who woke up (with injury on his head plus amnesia) in a room where he saw Ding Ding (female protagonist obviously) tied up on a chair. Since he can't remember what happened or his real identity, our female protagonist told him a story to which I think it's better if I don't spoil much...Hehehe...towards the end the story will revealed why is he in her room, so on and so forth...Recommended if you like comedy! I'll leave the it to the movie's trailer to do the "luring"...hahaha!


There's a number of famour actor and actress starred in this movie too: Alex Fong, Ivana Wong (I think I know her more as a singer instead of an actress. But it's refreshing to see that she dived into acting industries too. I think her acting is pretty good in this movie!), Mimi Chu ( LOL my fave auntie actress~), Elena Kong and Hui Shiu Hung (one of my fave too!).

PROCEED WITH CAUTION:
SPOILER AHEAD~

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There's a couple scene that got me laugh so hard...below are some of them...

1. BIG BANG


As one of Bigbang's fans I am happy to see them appeared on any drama/movies. Especially if there's GD...which we will soon see below...LOLOLOL~

2. KOREAN WORDS






Seriously didn't expect these two words to appear in the movie. I'll have to agree that people who watch K-dramas could at least know a few famous words like Saranghae, Babo, Eotteokhae, etc.

3. RANDOM ENGLISH WORDS


Laughed the most during this scene. That nice "lousy acting" part screaming "Save me, Daddy save me" was so hilarious!! Plus that epic simple English "If you don't come, daughter bye bye" was one of a kind! HAHAHAHAHA...I still laugh when I think back of this particular scene. If I have to choose then this one is one of the best scene in the movie. 

4. INDONESIA




As an Indonesian, I also love to see our country name appears on any media. And this time we have this maid called Julianna who was once a martial artist in Indonesia. Though to be picky I'd like her use "silat" move or something like that. And to use Indonesian traditional songs as the background while she's doing her moves instead of using Indian instrumental? as background songs. Unless she's doing Indian martial art lah...then it would be perfect.

Next...did you see the last picture? YESSS!!! Finally GD appeared...HAHAHAHAHA!!

Conclusion I had a good time watching this Hong Kong movie. It really is entertaining and funny. But there's some part where I'd hoped for it to be explained much further...Maybe more on the father and daughter relationship after their reconciliation and such...I feel like this movie focused more on the love part instead of the family part. However I'd still recommend watching this...Hehehe.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Buruzon Chiemi (ブルゾンちえみ) with B


Recently, I've started watching Mirei Kiritani's (桐谷美玲) new dorama called Hito wa Mitame ga 100 Percent (人は見た目が100パーセント). There I saw this interesting actress whom I've never seen before. But since I was too lazy to Google at that time, so I didn't really find out who she is...until much later...which is today...LOL.

While searching for the dorama on Google, I came across this video called "Buruzon Chiemi, The Next Big Thing in Japan?". I clicked on it immediately upon seeing her on the video's thumbnail. Only then I found out that she's a rising comedian in Japan.

I tried looking for more of her videos but failed...Perhaps it's due to the fact that's she's new...So there's not much videos uploaded yet. Hopefully there's more soon coz I'm already addicted to them videos~

Btw here's 2 videos of Buruzon Chiemi (ブルゾンちえみ) with B and special guests Rola (ローラ, a model).


Career Woman (キャリアウーマン)

Buruzon Chiemi ブルゾンちえみ with B & Rola  (ローラ)

I just LOOOVEEEE people brimming with charisma. Plus I loveeee her jokes!! Especially that part where she asked "Do flowers look for their own bees? No it doesn't. They waits". Not to forget the way she throws them papers...LOLOL...Throw with style one ok! 

Apart from that, I also like the chosen beat and their movements...it's so catchy and matches with the overall performance! I don't know why but she looks so cool, entertaining and sexy at the same time during these performances~~ LIKE!!!

Here's the original song if you'd like to give it a listen or more...Hehe.

Austin Mahone - Dirty Work (Official)

Thanks for coming~ I hope you'd like her as much as I do. You can also follow her IG @buruzon333.

Happy weekend all! :)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Innisfree Eco Flower Tint Balm -Garden Balsam & Camellia-


For people like me who doesn't wear lipstick daily but at times would love to play with our lip colours in a subtle way, there we have lip balms or lip tints. Personally I have been eye-ing for this particular Innisfree Eco Flower Tint Balm Pony mentioned in her video way back in 2015. (Fyi, She mentioned Garden Balsam and Marigold at 2:52)



Innisfree Eco Flower Tint Balm
- Peach (Garden Balsam) 봉송아 & Camellia 동백 -

Innisfree_Eco_Flower_Tint_Balm

Since I don't really fancy orange colour, I only pick one from the one that Pony mentioned: Garden Balsam 봉송아. As for Camellia 동백, I chose it because it's pink and the brand labeled it as their "main colour". Sounds promising la konon.

Not sure on why do they have different names on different web though...I find that a bit confusing at first.


Packaging wise there's nothing much to comment. It looked simple and ordinary. Nothing too good or too bad. I must applaud for its sturdy plastic though. Size is nice too...






I really really LOVE how it glides nicely on lips. Never have I find so much joy in applying lip balm so much as I did with this tint balm. What you see above is how it looked when it's applied on the lips with a couple of coats...Blame my hand for being to excited in applying them...hahaha.

This tint balm is sooo creamy, so moisturizing and gives you that glossy juicy lips look (not the gross oily look ok). The colour is buildable too. If you prefer subtle color like me then it's best not to glide them too much like I do...HAHAHA...Control yourself! One coat is fine.

I really LOVE this tint balm and super recommend to anyone. Only if any of these available colours sparks your interest though. Personally I prefer Garden Balsam better than Camellia cause it looked more "merged together" with le real lips la.

Oh...do take note that this tint balm comes with  a pretty strong fragrance...Was it floral scent?? I don't really like the smell...but putting into consideration on how it managed to make me feel like my lips so moisturized and how well it glides, I think I can stand the scent (the taste too...lol)

Price wise it's affordable! I bought le first one in 2015 (Garden Balsam) from OnikChan FB shop for IDR 110k and second one in 2016 (Camellia) from TesterKorea for KRW 4900.

Would I buy it again? Yes...if only they come with colours that I would love. Coz seriously this is the first tint balm that leaves a deep impression on me. That moisture and feel is the best!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SOLO TRIP PERDANA!


Tahun ini gw confirm jalan - jalan ke Jepang!!! Gatau kenapa udah jatuh cinta sama ini negara dari pertama kali nonton Doraemon, Sailormoon dan sebagainya (dari kecil lah intinya)...tapi baru kali ini dikasi lampu ijo sama Tuhan. Selalu saja ada alasan yang bikin nggak jadi pergi. In fact kali ini juga ada sedikit kendala...

Tapi puji Tuhan kali ini kali yang terindah...Aku berhasil~~

Jadi ini ceritanya tahun lalu gw "coba - coba nasib" nanya temen deket gw apa dia mau ke Jepang tahun depan bareng gw. Surprisingly dia OK-in ide gw. Bukan maen bahagia. Karena bisa dibilang tuh dia lebih cinta Korea ketimbang Jepang. Dulu aja pas gw ngajak dia buat belajar bahasa Jepang, eh dia malah dia ngajakkin belajar bahasa Korea. Tapi ok sih karena gw nge-fans ama Big Bang, Hyun Bin, So Ji Sub, etc. Sapa tau suatu hari bisa berguna...HAHAHA...

Anyway...mulai dari hari itu kita berdua buka group di FB. Buat saling share info plus tempat - tempat yang kita mau pergi. Tiap hari tuh bersemangat banget rasanya...Serasa minggu depannya udah mau terbang...Padahal tiket aja belom beli.

Pas bulan February mulai tiba, si Boss Boss tiba - tiba aja Whatsapp ke gw foto "Travel Fair". Fyi, gw udah kasih hint ke dia sejak tahun lalu kalo gw pengen jalan - jalan ke Jepang tahun depan. Kebetulan dia bulan February kemaren pergi ke Jepang buat join Tokyo Marathon. So dia ceritain kalo dia toh akhir tahun kemaren beli tiket PP ke Tokyo 4 juta nett pake ANA. Makanya pas dia liat tuh iklan Travel Fair di koran dia share deh infonya. Walaupun gw tadinya juga udah tau karena bisa dibilang gw mulai stalk web H.I.S. Travel mulai awal tahun 2017.


Pas ngeliat tuh iklan gw rada bingung apa udah harus mulai beli...ato tunggu pertengahan tahun aja baru beli. Toh gw jg plan-nya pergi pas Autumn. Bisa dibilang masih lamaaaa...Tapi yang namanya noob yah pasti think like a noob. Takut sama yang namanya harga promo ntar berubah di pertengahan tahun...LOLOLOL!

So why not beli sekarang aja? Toh ujung - unjungnya juga mesti beli kan? Nah dari situ gw contact deh si temen deket. Tp apa daya ketika dia bilang kalo dia kaga bisa ikut...LOLOLOL...Beneran gw jadi down seketika...Ampe kepikiran apa gw batalin aja ya and postpone tahun depan.

Setelah mikir mateng - mateng akhirnya gw memutuskan untuk pergi sendiri...LOL! Intinya gw nanya ke diri sendiri beberapa pertanyaan berikut...

1. Katanya lo cinta banget...koq kaga berani pergi sendiri? Apa cinta lo beneran sedalem yang selalu lo bilang? Sorry kalo terkesan dramatis...ini yang namanya terlalu cinta...hahahaha!!

2. Iya...bener lo bisa pergi kapan aja. Nggak mesti sekarang. Tapi gimana kalo ternyata tahun depan atau tahun - tahun kedepannya juga hal yang sama terjadi? Lo postpone lagi tuh ceritanya? Nah jadi kapan lo bakal pergi? Tunggu pas jadi nenek - nenek?

3. Belom pernah pergi sendirian ke luar negeri jadi rada anxious? Udah pernah solo trip ke Singapore sih...tp disana kan mereka pada bisa bahasa Inggris, Cina atau Malay/Indonesian...jadi masih serasa di negara sendiri gitu lho...Lantaran Malaysia, Singapore dan Indonesia kan udah kaya brother and sister...ga beda - beda jauh banget...Beda sama yang namanya Jepang. Denger - denger disana kaga gitu banyak yang mau reply dalam bahasa Inggris. Pake bahasa Jepang yang gw pelajari di kelas bahasa Jepang? HAHAHA...mungkin ya...tapi sampai saat ini belom ada kesempatan buat praktek. Jadi kagak tau bakalan grogi apa nggak. Kita lihat nanti deh. Balik ke titik persoalan...Yang namanya hidup tuh nggak selalu seperti yang dibayangkan. Kan mungkin aja kedepannya temen atau keluarga kagak mau atau nggak bisa nemenin lo buat travel...jadi masa kalo ini terjadi lo forever kaga mau travel? Gak mungkin kan? So?? Masih mikir apa lagi??

Begitulah akhir cerita gw...Gw ended up pergi ke itu Travel Fair dan membeli tiket PP. Pergi ke Tokyo dan baliknya dari Osaka. Selain bakal jadi Solo Trip perdana gw...ini jg merupakan pertama kalinya gw beli tiket melalui Travel Fair...Jujur masi rada bingung. Ntar gw butuh nelpon mereka lagi buat mastiin apa gw mesti ke web ANA buat masukkin email gw apa nggak. LOL.

Total damage 5.1+ juta. Beda 1.1+ jt sama tiket boss boss...Tp ok lah memandangkan gw bakal return dari Osaka. Safe time dan gw jadi ga beli JR PASS...LOLOLOL.

Yang paling disayangkan yah yang tadinya mau pergi 14 hari...boss kasi hint bolehnya 10 hari. Tp flight gw malah kasi 8 hari doank. Sadis ya? Apa emank kalo travel fair yang pake harga promo tuh kaga bisa pilih berapa lama? Kalo nggak salah yang 4jt PP tuh JAL...mesti bayar pake CC BNI plus cuma bisa di Jepang buat 7 hari. Beneran? Gw masih noob banget sama travel fair and promo price...kayanya promo langsung dari maskapal lebih gampang dimengerti.

Kalo yang JAL 7 hari PP 4 jt...Kenapa gw milih ANA 8 hari PP 5.1+ jt? Yah...kalo dipikir-pikir sih cuma beda 1 hari doank...kenapa gw mati - matian pilih yang 8 hari? Yah namanya jg pertama kali. Kalo bisa ya makin lama makin bagus. Biar puas...Ini jg menurut gw kalo cuma 8 hari mendingan pilih salah satu aja...Antara Tokyo doank atau Osaka doank...Tapi apalah daya...pengen tau yg mana gw lebih suka. Jadi laen kali gw bisa lebih fokus. Walaupun jujur gw jg pengen pergi ke daerah - daerah laen yang nggak gitu terkenal. Kalo bisa ya pengen bisa pergi keseluruh prefecture di Jepang sebelom gw mati...Smoga aja berhasil...*fingers crossed

Oh satu hal lagi...walaupun gw berangkatnya malem - malem. Which is what I wanted...So pas sampe disana itu pagi - pagi and bisa langung meluncur jalan - jalan...Tp pas pulangnya tuh pagi - pagi amet!!! Galau minta ampun...Berangkatnya tuh dari Kansai International Airport (KIX) jam 7-an trus transit ke Haneda Airport (HND)...Baru dari sana bakal terbang balik ke Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK). Which means pada hari terkhir tuh gw cuma bisa jalan setengah hari di Osaka untuk terakhir kali...Sorenya (sehari sebelum terbang) udah mesti sampe KIX. Karena gw juga pengen ngeliat KIX mumpung udah kesana.

Tadinya sih bingung gw bakalan tidur dimana. Tapi pas gw research...ternyata di KIX ada lounge...ada juga shower room dengan rate per jam. Kedengerannya interesting buat dicoba...HAHAHAHA! Smoga saja beneran interesting...lumayan bisa experience something yang biasanya nggak bakal gw coba...Ini yang namanya blessing in disguise ya? LOL! 

Nah tiket udah terbeli...tinggal apply visa plus pesen tempat tinggal deh. Tapi kayanya ini 2 pertengahan tahun baru beresin. Akhir - akhir ini beneran sibuk. Jadi kaga punya waktu. Sekarang yang paling gw pusing kayanya wardrobe deh. Lantaran gw cuma pernah ke negara yang ada 2 musim...Musim panas & Musim hujan (ato banjir...wkwkwkwk) jadi gw kaga tau harus pake apa. Udah solo mendingan kaga pake acara salah kostum deh...HAHAHAHA.

Iya sih di web bilang cuaca tuh bakal di antara 9 derajat sampe 18 derajat. Tp untuk org yang cuma pernah merasakan dinginnya puncak sama Bandung...gimana gw bisa bayangin dinginnya itu 9 derajat sama 18 derajat?? Apa sama kaya dingin AC di 18 derajat? Gila...tiba - tiba ngerasa kaya noob tahap dewa...So kalo ada yang udah pernah pergi pas Autumn...ato tau seberapa dingin 9 - 18 derajat...ato mesti beli jaket setebel apa...mohon ajarin ini noob. Terima kasih...hahahhaha.

Ok deh...sekian sharing hari ini...

Monday, March 6, 2017

Yukihira's Style Okakiage ゆきひら流 お柿揚げ


For today, I'm gonna post something related to Shokugeki no Soma's (食戟のソーマ). It's one of my favourite cooking genre anime! Please watch if you like cooking genre anime too. From there...We all can drool over the food together. Hahahaha...

Fear not of them delicious looking food though...coz this time we can actually remake the food we see in this manga/anime instead of just fantasizing it's taste! Cool isn't it?

For my first time in trying to remake the recipe, I decided to go with Yukihira's Style Okakiage (ゆきひら流 お柿揚げ). Something like fried coated meat. Similar to Kaarage but using "Kaki No Tane" as coat instead of flour. This "Kaki no Tane" idea was the main reason that I got desperate to try to make them! Something new I thought...or is it normal in Japan?


Kaki no Tane

Supposedly it's called Yukihira's Style Iwana O Kaki Age (ゆきひら流 岩魚お柿揚げ). But since I don't even know or ever heard of "Iwana" (a type of fish) before, so I went for Chicken and Salmon instead. To which later I came with a conclusion that only the chicken tasted good...Experience +1.


Yukihira's Style Okakiage Recipe

(ゆきひら流 お柿揚げ レシピ)


OPTION 1
(Recipe from the manga)

Recipe from Shokugeki no Soma's (食戟のソーマ) manga

OPTION 2
(Ochikeron's Way)


OPTION 3
(My Add-On Here and There)

After reading the original recipe from the manga, I feel that the taste is too light to my liking (Yes...I like strong taste...haha). Thus I decided to modify the recipe a bit...closer to how a Chicken Kaarage is made.

I simply add marinating step!

For everything else I followed Ochikeron's way + a step done in the original manga which is to dip the meat into the egg white before coating them with Kaki no Tane.

Anyway...here comes MY SLIGHTLY-OFF-THE-GUIDE WAY...

INGREDIENTS:

- Chicken Thigh
- Salmon (This one I didn't marinate...only sprinkle some salt)
- Ginger
- Soy Sauce
- Salt
- White Pepper (I love peppers so much I try to add them into every dish)
- Eggs
- Kaki no Tane
- Lemon Juice
- Salad Oil

STEPS: 
1. Debone Chicken Thigh...cut into "nice" size. (p/s: You can opt to keep the skin or not. For me I love chicken's skin...so yeah...KEEP THEM ON!)

2. Put chicken into a bowl. Along with grated ginger, salt, soy sauce and pepper. Mix them well and keep them marinated for about...Say...1 hour at minimum?

3. Cut your Salmon into decent size too.

4. Grab your packet of Kaki no Tane (remove nuts if yours comes with nuts), put them inside a ziploc bag and crush it.

If you don't have a ziploc, you can just use its original packaging. No problem! As long as you can get them crushed then that's what matters.

You can opt to use Food Processor too. However I like them Kaki no Tane in different size instead of "fine" so I just crush them with le rolling pin.

(Good opportunity if you're pissed off with something/someone...you can hit them Kaki no Tane with extra LOVE! Hahaha...am joking. Please don't do this.)

Kaki no Tane which I got from my bro

Sadly enough, I can't seem to find any Kaki no Tane here in my area at that time. Luckily my bro went to Malaysia for a short trip. So that's how I got them.

Good news though (for Indonesians), it's now available online! You can get them via Tokopedia!

5. Next, separate egg white and egg yolk. You'll need the yolk later to make the sauce. As for now, lightly beat the egg white. I dunno what's the purpose of it. It just feels right this way. Remember...moderation my friend! Don't beat too much till it becomes a foam~

6. Once you're done beating the egg white, dip them meat onto the egg white one by one...Pictures shown below...

Dipping

7. After dipping the meat into egg whites, coat them with Kaki no Tane...I think the picture below gives better explanation...You can find it pretty hard to coat the meat with Kaki no Tane as some parts just won't stick nicely...just do your best! Perhaps it'll stick better if you use Kaki no Tane out of Food Processor. Since it'd be in finer form like flour.

Coating


9. Done with coating, we move forward to the last step. Frying we go!

Frying

10. Fry till golden brown and take them out. I tried double frying for crispier results...but in the end it was the one I fried only once that tasted better...LOLOLOL! I don't know where did it go wrong. Now you're done with the meat! Congratulations.

11. For sauce, beat egg yolks and lemon juice together. Continue on beating them while adding salad oil little by little till it begins to emulsify. And voila...you got yourself "Tamago no Moto".

Honestly this sauce is something new to me and I'm so interested in tasting how it would tasted like...but I think I failed in making them as it turns out too watery...OTL

Hope you guys manage to make them better than I did~

Tamago no Moto

FINAL LOOK
(ANIME'S OUTCOME + MY OUTCOME)


I'm really satisfied with the outcome. Minus the sauce...hahaha. Give you one thumbs up if you can spot the "fail sauce" on the picture above.

It's too watery beyond imagination I guess.

Taste wise, I really enjoy the Kaki no Tane coating! It's so crunchy and salty. Really something worth experimenting on! Am glad it turns out ok...Hope to try cooking more interesting food. Those apart from my usual cooking...hehe.