That’s exactly what my best friend, Jenn, told me last time I was in Manila. I recommended using dehumidifiers to her a few years back and she was really happy about it. No more moldy/peeling bags and shoes and no more moldy closets! It’s definitely something we need to know how to deal with in places like Manila and Jakarta, where humidity is high. More info after the jump!Read More
It’s difficult to write about this but I feel I should, because it might benefit some other dog owners in Jakarta, especially new expats. DiploDog had an emergency last March 3. TD and I were enjoying a quiet Sunday afternoon, watching TV in the living room when the guard rang our doorbell. We couldn’t really understand what he said with our limited Bahasa. All we understood was the word “anjing” (dog) so we knew it was related to DiploDog. TD put on his sneakers and grabbed his phone and followed the guard out. Initially we thought that maybe security wasn’t letting him back in the apartment after his walk because of a complaint. But I was scared that he might have been run over by a car so I started searching for any info on veterinary clinics that would be open on a Sunday. After a quick search there was no information to be had. I quickly got changed, grabbed my phone, phone chargers, all the money I could find, credit cards, and a tumbler of water. Then my phone rang. The maid was crying on the other line and she told me that TD was asking me to get dressed and come down. I said I was ready and would meet them at the lobby. At this point I still didn’t know what was going on but my heart was racing and beating so hard.. I knew it wasn’t good. *NOTE: Warning some images after the jump are graphic and unpleasant.
After living in Jakarta after FOUR years, I finally had my hair cut here. Whoa. I know, I know… It sounds crazy that I always just wait until I go home to Manila to get a fabulous hair cut from the amazing Stefan. I haven’t been home since September 2012 and with no trip home in sight, I decided to go for it.Read More
Somehow despite all the craziness of the past 3 weeks, I was able to give my article on time! Phew! (Hopefully without too many grammatical errors!) I was really excited to be asked by Candice of ExpatArrivals.com to do an article on Jakarta. I chose to do the See and Do in Jakarta, because I felt most comfortable about the topic.Read More
I’ve meant to write this post for a while. Guess what we usually ask our Filipino friends to bring us when they come to visit us in Jakarta? Everything can be found in a supermarket like Rustans Fresh. Photos of the goodies after the jump!Read More
Usually I would say Mayestic Traditional Pasar for sewing requirements. But to be honest I’ve only ever had my couch covers and throw pillow cases done in Mayestic. So when my not-so-well-made throw pillow zippers from Nicks gave way, I decided to try having it fixed elsewhere. I headed on to a shop I’ve seen but never tried in Kemang called Style n Stitch.
Wanted to share with you where we get our paintings and other works of art framed. The prices are quite cheap and the quality of their work is excellent. Luckily one lady knows how to speak basic english. Contact details and a few pictures of the frame and mirror store after the jump.Read More
I discovered that there is a company that produces reused or recycled products like paper bags. I think it’s brilliant because so much paper (and trees) are used up to create packaging, and this is one way for socially responsible companies, like Borneo Chic, to further show their commitment to the environment.
Some announcements for Jakarta dwellers this weekend! Millenium Hotel is currently having a Pinoy/Filipino Food Festival from June 14 – 26 and the Thailand Trade Show is open to the public on June 18-19. More details after the jump!Read More
I’ve been sick so I haven’t been able to groceries for a while, so when I realized our fridge was running low I decided it was time to close the kitchen and time to try The Upper Crust catering. I’ve been meaning to try them for quite a while now, ever since I subscribed to their mailing list after learning about them from my friend Kaho of Chuzai Living.Read More
For those traveling to Jakarta this is my recommended list of To-Dos. This is of course just based on my limited experience of Jakarta. I am no expert as I have only been living here shy of two years. But I’ve enjoyed my experiences in the following places and I hope you get to check them out and enjoy them too!Read More
People visiting Jakarta always ask me where to have their money changed. Most malls have money changers and banks so feel free to ask the information desk. However if you want a good rate I can recommend two:Read More