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KADO, Hidden Japanese Restaurant in South Jakarta

Japanese restaurant. Salmon sashimi. Sushi. Dayum!

I think I just found myself drooling over the dishes I just mentioned. Ah, I am so hungry!

Enough with the intro, this time I am going to bring you to the hidden gem I found in South Jakarta. It’s actually a quiet popular restaurant but also a very unknown to be found because of its hidden location in Ayana Hotel Jakarta. The place is very popular to be visited by real Japanese, so when you come, you somehow will feel the real ambience of Japan because of its surroundings.

Now enough with the environment chit-chats, let’s get started with the dishes. Yee-ha!

This might look small but the bowl is actually really big. Very excellent for the hungry ones, just like me! The first dish to be reviewed will be Chicken Katsu Don.

Excellent plating. Tasty smells. Very amazing for the visual look. At the first bite, your tongue will be served with tasty sweet rice along with the cut onions. This deep fried chicken cutlet on top of rice tasted quiet sweet because it was also contained with soy sauce I believe (I am not a food expert but this is what exactly it tasted like). It costed for 75 IDR and I would say it is worth it for the hungry because I couldn’t even be able to finish it.

The second dish to be reviewed would be Gyu Stamina Don. I was wondering why the name is Stamina, so I asked the waitress then I got the answer! She said because it was also served with fresh egg yolk so that’s why the name is Stamina. Hmm now I see. This grilled beef on top of garlic tasted not so far like Yakiniku I guess. It tasted great, and I believe you would get stuffed easier because it contained a lot of protein. It costed for 88 IDR. That’s why I got salad in hand too.

Just like the Japanese culture, ocha shimasho (Let’s do tea, or take a break over something to drink). A hot tea has always been great for the companion of Japanese foods. Therefore, ocha no jikan (time for tea)!

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So, that’s all! I hope you find this review helpful to get to know more about this hidden gem in Ayana. Interested to try this one too? What’s your favorite Japanese food? Share what you like in the comment box below. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend, loves!😊


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July Beatitude 2017

July has come to an end where things should be getting better and better. I suppose. Speaking of July, I think this month was a month full of surprises. Many things happened which I had to take the lessons from the fine thin line of happiness and sorrows.

And I guess there was no regret since I decided to minimize my intensity in using social media due to some factors where I cannot be able to stand with the social judgment which have been happening nowadays but don’t worry! I can’t leave the life of blogging since this is a place where I belong and I am so passionate in writing.

Okay, let’s start with the things that havee been a good friend to me sin July. Here goes the first one,



Dead Roses. It might look scary yet satisfying to me! I don’t really understand why I like collecting dead flowers, especially roses, and I find their beauty when it gets old. They just look very authentic and it gets prettier as I leave them to die each day. 



Goldy Shadow. I have always loved this eyeshadow from NYX and I just love it so much to elevate the color of my eyes.

Taking Hollywood by Shari King. I remember I got this book from the biggest book bazzar in Indonesia. I got a half price of the original one which I really found it totally satisfying!

Actually I have not finished reading it but I am so excited to find the ending of this book. This book is about scandals in Hollywood within the life of renowned celebrities.

I have always been a sucker of American Indies. One of the songs that I cannot stop listening to is Poison by Luhx. At first to be honest I didn’t find this song really catchy but the more I listen to it, the more I understand the meaning behind this song. This song is really deep and thoughtful where this song explains that you cannot get over someone because he seems more like a poison and the cure at the same time so you keep coming back to him.

So, that’s all I have so far for July Beatitude 2017. I don’t want to lie to my readers, honestly I have been having a hard battle with my life and I have not found the right words to describe how perplexed I am with this situation. But I believe I surely will be fine, I love you if you have reached this part. Thank you so much for reading because that means a world to me. 

But before I take my cue to leave, whatever is upsetting you right now, it will be okay. Just keep being kind to others and never let yourself locked in your room on your own. Have a great weekend! Xx

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VLOG | Her Journal : Afternoon Coffee

I am so glad that I finally reached to the point where I don’t need to get overthink about papers anymore, yes, semester break is coming already!

This time as a part of Beatitude section, I will now be adding more content with vlog named Her Journal. This week’s vlog is Afternoon Coffee which took place in Giyanti Coffee Jakarta. Kindly watch the video below,

I hope you enjoyed the video as much as I did when making it😋 I really love the ambience in that coffee shop near Menteng because they really have perfect lighting for pictures and the air itself is not that hot though Jakarta’s weather has always been a mess with its pollution.

I ordered for the cold latte and hot latte at the same time which are the best companion for afternoon coffee.

Here is the way to the entrance as you have seen on the vlog. Very rustic, very authentic.

For the outfit itself, actually I just came from Jakarta City Hall for the opening ceremony of Jakarta Model United Nations 2017. Thus my outfit seemed quiet formal yet I tried to combine it as casual as possible. For the shirt inside, I got it from Cotton Ink whilst the leather outer from Zara.

For the patterned trouser, I got it from The Executive. I have always loved this trouser because patterned bottom always elevates the way someone’s dresses. For the mini leather bag, I got it from Pedro. Watch from Fossil and the pointed black flat shoes from Mango.

So, that’s all I got for this weekend. A vlog and a fashion inspiration which I hope could be the preference of you weekend. What do you guys think? Ever been to Giyanti or probably ever been to MUN simulation? Share what you think below and have a great weekend! 🙂


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June Beatitude 2017

June has come to an end. Time has flown really fast, hasn’t it?

I would like to say Happy Mubarak to all Muslims who are still celebrating it around the world, we finally finished Ramadhan and I hope we could earn lessons from the sacrifices we have been through in Ramadhan this year.

As usual, this time I am going to show you things that I used the most yet also my favorite things in June. These small things really gave me small joys which I loved it so much!



Floral Shoes
. Honestly I unintentionally found it in Stradivarius and it felt like the most fascinating hidden gem I have ever discovered. Haha! I loved wearing this shoes for strolling around the malls, as long as it is indoors.

Rustic Necklace. I don’t know I just loved this necklace that much though I almost barely wore it since I had not had specific ocassion that matched with this necklace. I got it in et cetera when I was looking for a blazer for MUN simulation.

The Diary of Anne Frank. Here’s to the legendary girl who wrote a diary about how horrors of war in 1942 with Nazis occupying Holland until this 13 year old Jewish girl fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding.

Her legendary diary was disovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life. I totally recommend this book because it really gave me goosebumps while reading it.

And this is the song that I almost listened to every day in June. Bridges by Broods gave me shimmer into my spine. The lyrics really told the listeners about how rushy relationship turned into an abusive relationship until they decided to burn down the bridges.

I think that’s all I have for June Beatitude 2017. I hope these small beatitudes may also give you inspirations and insights. What are your favorite things in June?


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May Beatitude 2017

I think a little throwback won’t hurt, will it?

Time has passed really fast, earth has revolved for million of times, and here you are still breathing and reading this page. Let’s take a moment to be a little grateful of things that we have had, pennies that we have earned, and loves that we have received.

Honestly this is the first time I started to write about things that I simply adore for each month and I thought May would be a great month to start with. I have several things that had been the most used stuff in May, I just loved it so much and I wanted to share it with you.

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True Blue Spa from Bath & Body Works has a very refreshing scent which could captivate you in tropical ambience. This refreshing citrus body scrub has sugar crystals textures which could tickle your skin. I might say this scrub is different than the others because of its unique textures.

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Although it might look a bit watery inside but you can still find the abundance of sugar crystals inside. This is funny but honestly, it smells like lemon you might have always smelled in toilets at mall or perhaps your lemon car scent. However I still love this one.

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Ocean Blue Mist from Candle-Lite has been a super good friend for accompanying my whole weekend in May. Its calming and sweet scent really matches with True Blue Spa scrub. Just ignite the candle and breathe as much as you want to.

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I think my life has always been filled with books. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close is a book about how a group of girls start worrying their marriage since they feel like everyone they know is getting married. This book tells the readers in three different perspectives where you need to be super sane that you are actually shifting into a different perspective. Why so? Because sometimes I never realized that I was actually shifting into Lauren’s perspective though Close uses third party point of view.

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This National Bestseller book has a very interesting way in delivering the humors which you can relate so much thus it is really recommended to fill your weekend.

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My favorite song in May is I Like Me Better by Lauv. Its unique instrument which sounds like Persian flute (perhaps?) is really ear-catching and Lauv’s soothing voice really stimulates the song into a perfect combination. I remember the first time I heard Lauv’s song ‘Comfortble’ was from Connor Franta’s compilation ‘Common Culture’.

Those are my favorites in May 2017. I had so much fun writing this blogpost and I hope you enjoyed reading this too. What are your favorite stuffs in May? Tell me yours and let’s have a conversation in the comment box below. Have a great weekend! ❤


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7 Caption Personalities You Should Try on Instagram

Never have you ever feel flustered or even anxious to think about the perfect caption for your Instagram picture? Or maybe you are confused to decide what kind of personality you have for a caption on Instagram?

Worry No More!

I have tons of ideas to inspire your creativity in writing captions on Instagram and I am pretty sure you will be head over heels in love with them. Well, hopefully. However! There is only one thing to bear in mind that captions on Instagram are better relatable to the picture you upload. I have seen a lot of people posting pictures (e.g: selfie with duck face) but their caption says something opposite (e.g: broken heart quotes) –which I find it irritating.

You are a beautiful creature with a beautiful mind, I have always wanted to see that everyone is aware with that. Why sharing hatred and sorrow if you are still able to share happiness. Here are seven personalities that may inspire your writing proficiency on Instagram pictures:

1. The Poet

Who says poems are only for melancholic people? Not at all. If you have tons of vocabularies in your head, recognize those words from Shakespeare, or even have 3 or more language proficiencies, then poems might be good for you since I believe you can play with words. Sometimes I like to write poetic captions but I do not want my Instagram audience to interpret me as a melancholic blogger, thus I make fun of the poem in the end.

2. The Joker

Don’t take pictures too serious. It might have philosophy or metaphor or anything but seriously, chill. You only need to see every inch of the picture you have whether there is something to be mocked at or not. If there is, make fun of it and let your friends’ comments rolling on the box.

I swear my eyes were opened👀

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3. The Forecaster

Remember that basic conversation you mostly have with a stranger? Something that talks about how hot or rainy the day is. Well you can put that to your caption. Go outside, take a picture and tell your followers how perplexed you are with the weather and be the forecaster of your own state of mind.

I have no idea whether this picture represents summer or winter or autumn or spring.

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4. The Story Teller

Seriously, we mostly do not do things on purpose but somehow it happens because it happens. If you ever have those kind of moments, you can write them as caption and engage your followers’ attention about how weird your day has been.

took a long sip and unintentionally spent a hot cup of lattè in the cold rainy dusk☕️

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5. The Stargazer

Cassiopeia, Canopus, Alnilam, Castor, and every single star or constellation you have ever heard. If you are that kind of person who likes to gaze at the moonlight and the starry skies in the middle of the night, pick one constellation and tell them how you feel about it. Or if you have a crush on someone, you may correlate it a little with the touch of metaphor.

It was dusk, too late for sunset, too early for stars

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6. The Food Enthusiast

Food porns on Instagram, totally common! But that’s how it works. This is a phase where people let the foods chill because they are busy to take picture of it for 15 minutes. However, that’s the way it is. I usually give a caption about how tasty or bad the food is and/or even mock at my own hypocrisy.

when salad hits you hard🍀

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7. The Reviewer

When you love something, you share. When you hate something, you share. Basically, you are either reviewing your own life or someone’s life. But in this case, I am going to show my reviewer attitude towards a cafe I visited. It depends on how informative you want yourself to be but please bear in mind that Social Media ethic does exist.

That’s all I can get for you, guys! I compiled those captions on my Instagram which I thought it could widen your inspiration to be more creative yet enticing to attract more engagement of your followers. Remember that what you write is what you are in people’s perspective from social media. Then spread the love instead of hatred and sorrow. Have a nice weekend, guys! 🙂


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VLOG | Her Journal : Well Spent Summer Sunday

Sunday is coming to an end and tomorrow is going to be Monday already. Time flies really fast, how I wish I could turn back time and have some rest. I have been having a lot of things to take care of lately, however I decided to have my very first vlog regarding how I spend my weekend!

Let’s go straight to the video below,

I hope you like the video whilst I’m still working on the best clips for vlog. Don’t forget to subscribe, give a thumb up and leave a comment about how you spend your weekend with your loved ones. Thanks for watching! 🙂


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Easy Homemade Cupcake Recipe

Semester break has influenced me to have a knack on cooking since I have no idea what to do besides managing two events, reading novels, listening to fifty shades music, and feeding rabbits. Boring? Not really but half of me said yes it really is.

It’s one week away to college and I decided to spend my last Monday afternoon of semester break in the kitchen making cupcakes with Mom! I found this easy recipe and I believe you can do this at home by preparing these super easy ingredients,

2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
3/4 cup of sugar

Step 1. Mix all the ingredients into a large bowl in high speed except the melted butter for 5 minutes. Then add the melted butter, stir it in slow speed.

Step 2. Preheat oven to 375f or 190c. Prepare the cupcake papers (oily in the inside is highly suggested to avoid sticky result) and put them in the cupcake moulds.

Step 3. Bake the cupcakes and get ready with the icing. Make sure you have these,

2 cups of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of condensed milk
Crushed oreo
1 egg (set aside the yolk)

For the icing, you only need to stir it until soft and looks white. However for the icing, it’s up on your creativity. You may add M&Ms, chocolate chips, etc.

And this is how my cupcakes look like,

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These sweet treats are such a good companion for reading. After seeing these, are you interested to make your own cupcakes? Let me know what you think on the comment box below and you may share the result on Instagram by tagging me 🙂

Hope it can inspire you, have a great cooking day!


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8 Things I Desperately Should Have in My Bag

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Should I take this? Should I take that? or Should I take them all?

Yes, I know this feeling too well! Sometimes I also end up taking all things that I thought would probably be crucial but actually not. But it was me before I started to realize what I should really keep in my bag all the time. I got 10 things from the most prioritized to less, so here they are!

1. Wallet

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It scares me out too often if I don’t find my wallet in my bag. This is utterly the most prioritized one. I think this one matches with you too.

2. Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre

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Since the daylight hits the skin of my face pretty often and it usually sweats in the middle of the day, powder is absolutely my first weapon to get rid the oily face which bothers me the most.

3. Girlactik Lip Matte

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If you are a lover of lip matte by Girlactik then we must be besties! I utterly like the matte texture, the smell, the duration time of how it goes to matte and lasts. My favorite is Allure and Demure.

4. The Body Shop Red Musk Brume Parfumeé

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Body odor is utterly unacceptable to me. The smell of sunlight and sweat that turn into some random smell that you know too well, okay, I don’t want to explain it further.

5. Marks & Spencer China Blue Moisturizing Hand & Nail Cream

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I really love the smooth texture of this hand cream. It smells and feels really good whenever I massage it onto hands and nails after washing hands. For more specific, it smells like the combination of floral cream and soap.

6. Tom Riddle Journal

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This is mysteriously black journal that you might have seen in Harry Potter, which also belongs to Tom Riddle a.k.a you-know-who. I write about everything in that book. It’s not a diary. I’m not a diary person, I usually write schedules and agendas that I need to do since I think writing can make my memory longer rather than typing.

7. Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Hand Gel

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Before and after eating, this one is crucial.

Sooo, that’s all I have in my bag though I still have more but those are things that I really need the most and I never left them out of my radar. Did you find the same things in your bag too? If you did, wonderful! I think we are twins. Share what you have in your bag on the comment below because I would like to know about yours as well. Thanks for reading!


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New Year’s Tropical Eve Party at Ocha & Bella

Happy New Year 2017!

I hope you guys had a great year in 2016 and I wish you tons of luck for the next 12 months. Cheers for bright future!!

It’s been a while I had not posted a blog-post since decades perhaps and I am truly sorry for that since college has been hitting me really hard lately. But it’s now 2017! Forget about the past because you now have a blank paper to write on with new things. Well, this time before welcoming 2017, I would like to share some little experience I had in the last two hours of 2016.

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I had a chance to attend the Tropical New Year BBQ Party at the restaurant of Morissey Hotel, Ocha & Bella, accompanied by my sister as usual. The ambience was very Hawaiian since all the staffs were wearing floral shirts and casual short pants. Whereas I decided to look more different than the others, black and white outfit as usual.

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I wore knit dress from Mango, followed by black trouser by Suite Blanco. And for the headscarf and accessories from The Executive. Last but not least, sling bag and high heels are from Charles and Keith.

The party went really fun until my sister’s coupon number was called and happened to receive the lucky draw. She won a dine-in voucher worth for 500 IDR. Later after that, my coupon number was called too. I didn’t even notice what gift I was actually receiving but when I came up to the stage, they handed me a bottle of white wine as a gift. If only I could drink, I might decide to open table for all the attendants here.

We savored the tropical party until the clock pointed at 12. Everyone stood up, blew the trumpets loudly and kissed each other. Very romantic for those who brought their partner. Very romantic.

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So, that’s how I spent the new year’s eve of 2017. Everyone was outside enjoying the fireworks, hoping for magnificent moments to happen in 2017. I hope everyone had so much fun in the new year’s eve. Once again, happy new year 2017! 🙂


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