I found this super easy flourless cookie recipe on Pinterest. The first time I tried it was so yummy but super sweet so I figured out a way to make it with less sugar! A friend requested for the recipe so here I am posting it! It’s so easy you can whip it up for guests 30 minutes before they arrive!Read More
Before I write more about Bagan, I want to tell you about our flight there. We took AirBagan. We were departing to Bagan so early it was still dark out when we checked-out. We requested for breakfast to be packed for us and the hotel gave us hardboiled eggs, bread and a banana – it wasn’t much but at least we had something in our bellies. Took some pictures of the domestic terminal and the airplane from AirBagan for anyone planning to travel to Myanmar.Read More
I stumbled upon the Lio Gallery, because of the 70% clearance sale banners that were on display for March. They have wonderful furniture and decor that can be expensive, but when they are on sale can be quite a steal. What surprised me most is the gorgeous cafe inside! Its just breathtaking!Read More
Just came from dinner with Kaho at Koi Kemang. She invited me to an Appreciation Dinner for KOI Fans & Followers, wherein if you Like or Follow KOI, you get to have a fabulous 3-course meal for only IDR 100.000 (excluding drinks). What a neat idea and an amazing deal for KOI food! Thanks so much for inviting me Kaho. I can’t believe we wiped out all that yummy food! In the end we only paid around IDR 150.000 including drinks, tax and SC for such big servings of food. Some foodporn after the jump!Read More
I’ve always been intrigued by this cluster of shops in Kemang, just around the bend on Kemang Selatan. But I always forget to go there on my way to Cayenne, coming from KOI. But last week I finally got to explore the shops in this attention grabbing building and found a great shop called Roamah Roepa, with some of my favorite local brands!Read More
This is one of our favorite cheap places to eat pork in Jakarta. Again this is nothing posh, its a hole in the wall where you are literally using one hand to eat and another to swat flies off. But the taste of the pork and dirt cheap prices keep us coming back.Read More
Yay, I’m doing another travel diaries post! This time it’s to remember an unforgettable experience when we were in Bagan, when we climbed 777 steps up a mountain to a Buddhist monastery on the summit. Mount Popa is a volcano in central Myanmar, which is a day trip away from Bagan. Some distance from it is Taung Kalat (pedestal hill) on top of which the monastery is located, which also referred to as Popa or Popa Taungkalat. The volcano itself is called Taung Ma-gyi (mother hill) to avoid confusion with the Taung Kalat.Read More
On one of our first visits to Lippo Mall, we tried Kopi Kitchen which looked good on the outside. We were attracted to its lovely interiors.
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
There is a new, super cheap lobster place on Jalan Gunawarman right beside Turkuaz that always has a line of customers on Mondays and Tuesdays. They have a promo where you get TWO lobster and calamari platters with rice and drinks for only 90rb. Its nothing fancy and I would even call it a hole in the wall type of place but for the price and freshness of the seafood, its an amazing deal. Last Monday we came at 430pm and put our name on the waiting list. We had cupcakes at Mini Love Bites and some Turkish hot apple tea at Turquaz.Read More
Writing about Bali on Currystrumpet’s Let’s Do Brunch, has made me miss doing my Travel Diaries posts. I suddenly remembered a memorable meal we had in July of 2011 at the absolutely stunning Conrad Hotel. The Eight Degrees South is their beach side restaurant, that is perfect for a romantic dinner date! I imagine it would be beautiful for lunch as well. I highly recommend it for a special evening (meaning: it’s a bit pricey, but definitely worth it!).Read More
Recently we had dinner again with the great Ambassador Nena Manalo. TD says she likes Japanese, Chinese and Italian so he chose Convivium Italian Restaurant. Some photos of the food and interiors and after the jump!Read More
How exciting to be featured on Currystrumpet’s Let’s Do Brunch! Currystrumpet blogger, Deepa, is a pinay living in Europe and her blog is always gorgeous and entertaining. I can spend hours reading her posts, where her sense of humor and wit shine, and staring at her amazing photos. Her Let’s do Brunch series features brunch in different cities, all over the world. It has to be my favorite meal (something so luxurious about being able to do brunch on a weekend) and I have several favorite places in the food heaven that is Indonesia, so I was happy to be asked to be part of her virtual brunch. Details after the jump!Read More
We had some pancetta that needed cooking so I was looking for a recipe on Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals Recipe Book. He has an amazing recipe for an exotic pancake with maple glazed pancetta, but I didn’t have all the ingredients so I decided to go with the Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pancake recipe I already had, and top it with maple-glazed pancetta! The prospect excited me (we usually have Pukkolla for breakfast almost everyday) ! So I soaked the oatmeal in milk overnight. Super simple recipe after the jump!Read More
OMG I am so excited to announce that Pantry Magic will be having another cooking class in April! And this time it’s dessert (which is my favorite thing to whip up in the kitchen!). Click on the image after the jump for complete details. Remember they only accept 10 participants for each session so hurry and reserve your seat NOW!
I thought I had already posted on my beloved DIY photowall, but apparently it got buried in my massive amount of photos. I realized that I didn’t have a lot of photos in my home and as part of my Happiness Project, I decided to do a photowall projects. Projects, though it may take time and effort increase happiness in the home. (I’m over simplifying it but Gretchen Rubin explains it in her book, The Happiness Project.)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.
It’s time to meet the makers of fine Indonesian crafts again! I am so excited to attend one of these events showcasing so many gorgeous Indonesian made items, all in one roof (this time it’s KOI Kemang). It’s a wonderful oppurtunity really because many of these “makers” are from all over Indonesia! Click on the image after the jump for all the juicy details!Read More
I never thought anyone would ever invent a tool, that would make Grooming my dog a fun experience for me. I am allergic to dust and many other allergens and I have asthma. Grooming a dog can lead to watery eyes, itchy skin, sneezing, shortness of breath, sinusitis, etc. But now, I am actually able to groom DiploDog and enjoy it.Read More
I love my Dyson DC24 Vacuum Cleaner and I couldn’t wait to get some extensions for it! Because of it’s size, it is perfect for an apartment dweller like me, but it I wanted a longer hose for convenience and I especially wanted a wide nozzle tool for cleaning fur, dust and dust mites from the bed and couch. Yes the Dyson is so strong that with the proper tool, it can even help suck out nasty dust mites from the bed and other upholstered furniture. Check out the first toys I got for my Dyson DC24 after the jump!Read More