Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bali : Catching Sunset

You're not allowed to say that you has visited Bali before you walked on the beach or watched the sunset. The main reason to visit these places below (exc. the last one) is to catch the sunset, so I gave my biggest attention to the view. Refreshing drinks or tasty comfy snacks are just the extras.


It's not the fancy pool or the beach that stole my heart away, it's the mix between green grass, clear blue sky, and comfortable sunset.

Jl. Petit Tenget, Seminyak
Open daily, 11 am - 2 am


Colorful bean bags, great music, touch of sand with lots of sunshine. You only have two choices: come early to get a good spot and bear the sunlight or arrive about an hour before the sunset but you might missed those comfortable bean bags.

Jl. Dyhanapura, Seminyak (near Double Six)
Open daily, 7 am - 1 am


Well, it's definitely not a good spot to watch sunset. The dark sky and little raindrops on last Saturday had stopped us to rush back to Seminyak from Ubud because there's a chance that the cloud would blocked the sunset away. But while waiting for our crispy duck to arrive, we accidentally enjoyed the sun slowly dissapeared from the sky without its famous fellow buddies: sand & sea.

Jl Raya Goa Gajah, Br. Teges Peliatan
Ubud, Gianyar
Open daily, 10 am - 10 pm

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bali: Brunch & Coffee

What to do in Bali nowadays? You still can do surfing, diving, snorkeling, or any other activities on the sea, but for me: eat, go watch sunset, eat, and eat.


I love the mysterious vibe from this coffee shop. You won't find it easily since it's located behind Home store & This Is A Love Song store on Jalan Kayu Aya. Beside those stores theres an alley called Gang 51, keep watch to your left and you'll find this door. You might wondering if this coffee shop is open or not because there's no window and the door is closed. Raised up my curiosity. Great coffee and ambience, but not so much for the food.

Don't be shy to open this door because you'll find...
...this! It's a perfect place to have a good talk over a cup of  coffee with...
..friends or..
..all by yourself and also..
... with your loved one.
What I order:
Affogato (Y)
Flat White & El Carte for brunch
Sliders buger with thai shrimp and chili jam, although I couldn't find any chili jam inside x(
Revolver at Gang 51
Jalan Kayu Aya No 3, Oberoi
Seminyak Bali
Open daily, 8 AM - 6 PM


Uber yummster brunch menu. A place to quench your thirst and feed your hunger. Enough said.

What I order:
Mushroom, cheese, and onions Burger. Finger lickin' good!
The bun is soft and tasty too.
Jalan Umalas 1 No 12B
Kerobokan, Badung, Bali
Tue-Sun, 9 AM - 6 PM


Small, cute, and dreamy. Every corner in this coffee shop is so pretty.

What I order:
Hot cappuccino. I love sugar sprinkles over my coffee :)

Butter Cake & Coffee Shop
Jl. Berawa no 41, Canggu, Bali
Mon-Sat, 8 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, February 9, 2014

7 things I Love About The Lego Movie

I watched The Lego Movie last night. I didn't have a big expectation for this movie and it's not my choice to wrap up the night at a cinema, but I just followed my friends' plan all along. While waited for the movie to begin, my friend checked the imdb score and it got 8.8! Wow it's quite high. After fully enjoyed the 100 mins of pure happiness inside the theater, I walked out from the cinema and understood why everyone will love this movie.

1) The Plot : Simplicity
The story is so simple and not that special. It's too light for our under pressure-hard work-brain, yet it's still enjoyable and refreshing. The movie is about an ordinary guy who's chosen to save the world from the bad guy (Lord Business or President Business), based on a prophecy. The special one. We heard that kind of plot too many times right? Well, at first it sounds so similar with Harry Potter to me, but the truth it is not. You have to watch the movie first, I won't spill any spoilers here :)

2) The Main Character: Emmet
Emmet is just an ordinary contractor worker who lives happily lonely based on the instructions day by day. He's your friendly neighbor, full of smile, has a positive mind, never breaks the rules, but he blends too well until he rarely being noticed or remembered by everyone. Who's Emmet? No one can said something about him more than one or two sentences. I love how the creator pick Emmet as the main character, because he might be one of us in a real world.

3) The Jokes
They're not trying too much to be funny. Most of them are just old school jokes, but hey we love them.

4) The Other Characters
Our famous favorite character are there! Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Superman, Dumbledore, Gandalf, even Little Mermaid, Shaquille O'Neill, Abraham Lincoln, and my hero Captain Sulu! My fav characters beside Emmet are the quirky Batman and bad cop/good cop.

5) The Final Message
Everyone is special if they're believe in themselves. I guess that's the core message of the movie, please correct me if I'm wrong.

6) The Song
It's the best part! Bet this song will stuck in your mind until... you heard another new catchy song. Tegan & Sara feat. The Lonely Island are awesome!

7) The Lego
Colorful bricks? Complete forms? Moving? Childhood fantasy is come true!

Oh my g.o.s.h! The Double Decker Couch!
Everything is AWESOME!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

7 things on my survival kit this weekend

I stuck on my bed during this Chinese New Year holiday. I've got stomachache since last Thursday along with the fever (come and go). Yesterday, doctor claimed I have diarrhea. But now I doubt it since I doesn't feel much yet better even if I already ate a lot and took the medicine. To make it short I feel like crap and I hate being sick T_T

On a silver lining, I have 3 days to spend with myself. Is it a yeay? Probably, or honestly: yes (maybe?).  I feel bad that I have to cancel my Sunday brunch and turn down my friends' offer to go out, but I think I need some rest for a while.

There are still lots of fun things to do while I'm laying lazily on my bed, as long as I have my mac; my iphone; books; electricity; along with good and stable internet connection.

1) Sherlock

I just finished the whole Sherlock series from BBC. I wasn't aware that this series has existed since 2010 until everyone brought it up and wrote "He's comeback" on social media early this year. I've been enjoying this series so far. I always love to watch detective series and how they great minds can solve complicated crimes. I recommend you to watch this series too, in case you haven't.

It's a blog founded and written by Elsie and Emma. What I love about this blog is there's so many topics you can choose according to your interests. You can find crafts, photography, recipes, decor, fashion, and beauty! As for me, I've found many things I look for. Here's some of my fav posts from this blog:
if not now, then when?
on being a workaholic and still have a life
20 hair tutorials we love
try this: crock pot caramel

3) Pop Quizzes

I loooooove it! I normally find these Pop Quizzes on Buzzfeed. It's fun and somehow I feel the result (and the explanation of course) is not so far from what I though about myself. Well now I can answer all these questions:
"Which Harry Potter Character Are You?" I'm Neville Longbottom.
"Which Pop Diva Are You?" I'm Adele.
"Which Hogwarts House Do You Belong In?" Ravenclaw (Neville but Ravenclaw?).
"What City Should You Actually Live In?" Los Angeles.
"Which Sherlock Character Are You?" I'm Molly Hooper.
I also took one from allkpop: "Which Entertainment Label is For Me?" SM Enternainment.
Let me know, which one or what kind are you :)

4) Blue Moon

CNBLUE Blue Moon Word Tour has officially ended yesterday morning (Jakarta local time, GMT +7) at Chile. I'm still scrolling my twitter timeline for the band's latest update from Chile this weekend. Well, honestly it's so envious when I saw some of Chilean fans were able to meet them almost freely and leisurely. Managed to get their sign, even took a picture together when they're having a photo shoot schedule at Santa Lucia Hill. The recent news is they already bound to go back to their hometown now. They have been travel around the world (exclude Europe and Africa though) since April last year, completed 20 shows in 18 cities. Sad? A little. But they will release a new full-length album soon (this month expected) and I'm still rooting for an encore.

5) The Happiness Project

I'm currently reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Unlike any other books I've read, I have decided to read one chapter per month. Well, the book consists of Rubin's happiness project since January through December, so I tried to follow the good actions plan each month.

What's not to love about this web? Aside from the Pop Quizzes, I love to read Buzzfeed's article. They can be heavy as a boat or light as a feather. It's your choice. Here's some of BuzzFeed's articles I had read this weekend:
8 Types of Friends You Want in Your Late Twenties
22 Reasons Having A Brother Seems Awesome
Will Hollywood Ignore Woody Allen's Daughter's Sexual Abuse Allegation Again?
28 Delicious Things To Cook in February

7) Paramore by Paramore

Great album. Enough said.