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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ubi Jadi Buddy Coordinator (FEP Part Beginning)

Nah kali ini gua istirahat dulu nge-post review makanan, gua mau cerita tentang kegiatan perkuliahan gua selama liburan kali ini. Tahun ini, gua ikut program di kampus gua (yang tak akan gua sebut mereknya di blog gua seperti biasa), yaitu jadi Buddy Coordinator.


Buddy Coordinator, apaan tu?
Hmm, jadi kan kampus gua ini termasuk salah satu kampus yang uda ga bolehin OSPEK-nya dipelonco. Nah jadi di kampus gua, OSPEK ini diganti namanya jadi Freshmen Enrichment Program, alias FEP. Sesuai namanya, jadi calon mahasiswa-mahasiswa ini bakalan ngikutin FEP ini biar lebih kenal dengan kampus dan sistem perkuliahan, secara kan dulu kalo sekolah gua aja ga ngerti tuh istilah SKS dan lain sebagainya.. rempong kan?


Terus, FEP ini dibagi menjadi tiga bagian :

  1. General Orientation : Jadi selama seminggu, calon mahasiswa bakalan dijelasin macem-macem, misalnya caranya registrasi ini itu, pake website kampus buat ngecek nilai dan jadwal, ngecek ukuran jaket almamater, dikenalin UKM kampus, dan masih banyak lagi lainnya.
  2. Academic Orientation : Yang ini juga seminggu, jadi mereka bakalan masuk ke simulasi kuliah, jadi kayak kuliah boong-boongan gitu biar ga kaget sama kehidupan kampus, bahkan dosennya dosen beneran loh nanti.
  3. Campus Life Orientation : Selama satu semester pertama, tiap seminggu sekali bakalan ada kelas khusus buat nanya-nanya soal kehidupan kampus kalo ada yang pengen ditanyain gitu-gitu sama kakak kelasnya yang tugas di kelas khusus ini, misalnya nanti diajarin cara ngitung indeks prestasi sendiri gimana... mmm apa lagi yah, kalo dulu sih cuma itu doang yang gua inget haha.


Nah, masa para calon mahasiswanya ikutan FEP ini dilepas sendirian ajah gitu? Jadi, harus ada kakak-kakak kelas sukarelawan yang bertugas deh buat ngedampingin mereka semua, namanya Buddy Coordinator. Wets, gua sih suka banget istilahnya pake "buddy", jadi mereka ini bukan junior yang musti di-bully pas OSPEK, tapi istilahnya udah jadi sohib gitu deh, bukan sekedar "friend" tapi udah jadi "buddy".

Oh iya biar akrab, jadi selanjutnya Buddy Coordinator akan gua singkat jadi "BC".


Kok mau sih jadi BC?
Pertama, kampus gua adalah salah satu kampus yang liburnya paling ajaib... kalo semester genap ke ganjil liburnya bisa tiga bulan sendiri, astagah..... pengangguran tingkat dewa. Jadi mendingan nge-BC dah, biar ga pengangguran di rumah.

Kedua, kalo lu nge-BC, lu bisa ketemu orang-orang baru yang selama ini lu ga pernah temuin, bisa adik kelas, kakak kelas, bahkan antar jurusan. Istilahnya yah... bisa nambah temen dan cari koneksi. Pasti seru banget kan ketemu temen-temen baru.

Ketiga, hmm... kalian akrab ga dengan istilah "soft skill'? Jadi kan kalo kemampuan itu kan ada yang "hard skill" sama "soft skill". Kalo hard skill itu penguasaan ilmu pengetahuan, teknologi, dan keterampilan teknis yang berhubungan dengan bidang ilmunya (gua nyontek dari blog orang nih), tapi kalo soft skill itu keterampilan seseorang dalam berhubungan dengan orang lain (interpersonal skills) dan keterampilan dalam mengatur dirinya sendiri (intrapersonal skills). Yah jadi ikutan BC ini yang paling besar dampaknya yah buat ngembangin si soft skill ini sendiri.

Keempat, temen-temen macem si Novi sama si Caca yang taun lalu jadi BC ajah bilang kalo nge-BC itu biar capek tapi seru, terus ada ajah cerita-cerita kocak selama jadi BC. Akhirnya mereka ngejorokin gua sama Jeho jadi BC deh.

Kelima, buat kalian yang uda baca blog gua dari lama, pasti tau kan soal gua dan Wildan kena azab pas lagi camping DKV taun lalu? Nah..... gua sejak saat itu janji sama diri gua sendiri, kalo gua harus jadi mentor yang lebih baik lagi di camping DKV 2014 ini. Kalo dulu, yang jadi mentor itu ga ada training apa-apa, jadi kalo ga berpengalaman yah, kayak di post yang tadi deh nasibnya. Jadi istilahnya, gua rela melatih diri gua di FEP biar nanti gua camping TKH DKV jadi mentor yang terbaik buat adik-adik kelas semuanya yang nanti harus gua dampingi. :''''')


Hooo oke, lantas harus ngapain dulu nih jadi BC?
Hmm pertama ikutan training dulu 2 hari jadi BC, rada penting ga penting sih... cuma yah ikut-ikut aja, mana hari pertama telat lagi HAHA bodo amat gua langsung nyelinep aja gitu duduk di kelas. Akhirnya diajak kenalan sama adek-adek kelas baik hati (yang angkatan gua dikit bok, terus jurusannya nyampur semua lagi, gak kenal!).

Akhirnya, si pelatih di kelas, si Ko Joe. Dia sadar gua belom ngenalin diri pas yang tadi telat suruh ngenalin diri.
Ko Joe : Kamu tadi telat yah? Kenalin diri dulu dong.
Gue : Ssssttt... *malah dengan begonya naro telunjuk depan bibir HAHAHAH apa yang gua perbuat waktu itu*

Ya uda deh akhirnya gua ga ngenalin diri HAHAHAH.


Abis training dua hari selese, cek jadwal deh
Tiba saatnya keluar jadwal yang ditentuin dari kampusnya kapan kita jadi BC-nya. FEP tahun ini dibagi jadi 5 gelombang, dan ternyata gua dapet gelombang ketiga pas diliat. Setelah gua pikir-pikir, gua mau ganti ke gelombang ah, abis takut pergi sama temen-temen. Terus mau tuker gelombang dua soalnya ada Novi, Cimeng, sama Jeho, tapi waktunya bentrok. Pikir tuker ke gelombang satu aja lah biar cepetan kelar dan ga keburu males, lagian juga di gelombang satu ada Jesnat, Iphin, sama Febi jadi ga ansos-ansos amat.

Dan kalo mau tuker ke gelombang satu, gua harus nemuin temen yang dapet gelombang satu dan pengen tuker ke gelombang tiga.

Cahyadi : Aduh..... ini gimana yah aku ga mau dapet gelombang satu, kapan aku pulang kampungnya?
Gue : HA CAHYADI LU GELOMBANG SATU! TUKER SAMA GUA YUK!
Cahyadi : Kamu gelombang berapa?
Gue : Gelombang tiga gua.
Cahyadi : Eh bole dong bole, biar aku bisa cepetan balik ke rumah dulu, aku nanti kalo gelombang satu kapan balik ke rumahnya.

Akhirnya tukeran deh sama Cahyadi. YES dapet gelombang satu.
Ehhhhhh tapi dodolnya, gua baru nyadar kalo ternyata dengan gua tuker gelombang satupun, gua ga sekelas bareng kelasnya Jesnat, Iphin dan Febi. Mereka di kelas 07, sementara gua jadinya masuk di kelas 08. YAELAH BRO YAELAH!


Jadinya... tetep forever alone.....



Yah sudahlah, I started my first day at high school alone, and nothing wrong happened.
Jadi kenapa musti takut buat mulai nge-BC dari nol tanpa kenal siapa-siapa? 



Jadi, inilah cerita awal gua ikut BC, lanjut di post selanjutnya yah hihoooooo.



Notes : Softskill dan hardskill disadur dari sini.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Shirokuma Pantai Indah Kapuk

I skipped a day of my duty as Buddy Coordinator at Freshmen Enrichment Program in my university (later I will tell you about this at next upcoming post) as I had some business to do at Pantai Indah Kapuk. After finished the business, let's search the newest food in Pantai Indah Kapuk.


Shirokuma
Friends lately talk and post the photos at Instagram about Shirokuma, so we decided to go here. So hard to find Shirokuma as we twice rounding around, it's located beside Han Ok Korean Grill, and the place is kinda small so we didn't see it first.


Shirokuma from outside.


Yes, Shirokuma's still closed when we arrived LOL.


Arrived 10 minutes in advance before Shirokuma opens at 12 PM, but the waitress allowed us to wait inside with the other guests. Got some good views inside, although this place is kinda small, but it has such a nice interior with green and blue pastel pallete with earthy materials + more open space and windows so sunlight easily comes through.


A mural inside.


What a lovely colors pallete they choose + love the windows.


The seats.


Even they put this cute mini cactus. LOL.


The most important thing why I love to be in Shirokuma is EVERYTHING IS GREEN and I love green! You know, although my name shows I'm "the red one", but I do love green.


What did we order?


Shiratama Parfait. (Rp 35.000)


It's a soft cream layered with cornflakes, mochi, shiratama balls, red bean paste, and matcha jelly. Oh, forget to tell you, matcha is the main menu's taste in Shirokuma. So, here it is, matcha everywhere! It's kinda like ice cream, but little bit different. Mmm anyway... the matcha tastes good, worth to try.



Details of the dessert.


Just guess what's inside the bucket.


ShakaFries Nori. (Rp 23.000)


Shakafries comes in three different seasonings : chilli salt, nori, and barbecue (all Rp 23.000). This fries were not oily + they put the right amount of seasoning. Was guessing about the secret seasoning they put, as it tasted so nice. :9


Tonkatsu Dog. (Rp 45.000)


This hot dog served with battered sausage, tonkatsu sauce, Japanese mayonnaise and hot yellow mustard. Well guys, it's non-halal, as you can see on its name (Tonkatsu means pork). Super love this big hot dog and the crispy sausage. The most important thing I love from this menu, they put much butter inside and toast it perfectly, little bit crispy and gold brown colored. Scrumptious!


Too scrumptious to be seen!


The gold brown colored bread inside.



Conclusion?
Better if you go here at day, the rumour says Shirokuma is crowded at night + enjoy the sunlight inside this greenhouse-look-alike cafe. Love the ambience, nice service from the waiters and the matcha! Anyway, I got a unique thing I noticed, I like how they made their own food-grade paper for wrapping the tonkatsu and shakafries. It's like newspaper, but actually it's not.

And.. oh, the price is affordable, so come here quickly!


Enjoy your day.



Shirokuma Cafe
Ruko Crown Golf, Blok A No. 32
Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya
Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta 

T : +62 21 2923 7523
Hours : Mon - Thru 12.00 -22.00 /
Fri - Sun 12.00 - 24.00
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tom Tom Grand Indonesia

Holiday is coming! For God's sake, all we need to do first as a graphic design student is hanging out enjoying our freedom days from the assignments and all of those torturing sleepless nights we've passed. Me and friends planned about having lunch together with wearing the nice dresses, in contrast with our daily life as design students, having lunch in small restaurants beside university, with sleepless face and dress casually or even in a mess, with stack of deadlines inside head.

So we decided to go to Grand Indonesia, and had Opie, our super funny classmate, in last minutes to join us. She didn't know what to do in her indekost as she would fly to Bali on next 2-3 days ahead LOL.


Tom Tom
Just kinda remember Tom Tom which a friend of mine recommended when me and friends discussed which restaurant would we choose, and this was the final place to choose as Novi's sister also recommended this one.



Tom Tom!


If once I told the first thought in your mind about "Chinese restaurant", I bet you'll imagine the very-family restaurant. So that's what I think about Thai restaurant, and Tom Tom breaks my mind about a very-family-and-not-casual Thai restaurant. Tom Tom uses earthy material for its interior with nice lighting inside, and combined with the deep and vibrant-colored furnitures.



Such a nice thing to find a great Thai restaurant like this, eh?


View from where we sat.



A lovely pattern on the floor, and look what I've found on the wall!


View from the corner.


What did we order?


Hungreeeehhh faces.....


....because they were still thinking which ones to be ordered.

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Finally, the lunch is coming! Let's start the review, here we go.



Honey Garlic Crispy Chicken.  (Rp 50.000)


A word to describe this food : PERFECT! The chicken which are not so crispy, and sauted with honey which makes this menu is savory + sweet. And the basil also made the chicken had some unique taste, on the other hand, the garlic isn't tasted in this menu. Looks like they were too generous to give the basil, right? LOL.


Pad Keprau Khai. (Rp 48.000)


This one is chicken mince with some spices, just wondering if they didn't cut it too small LOL. Anyway I recommend this one, they stir-fried this with the right ammount of spices. So delicious!


Keng Kewan Kai. (Rp 58.000)


Try the curry in a green way! For me, the curry's creaminess was good and I like the way they cooked it with cherry tomato which made the unique taste I love. The portion of chicken in this curry was not too much, but they cut it not too small. My friends marked this one as their favorite of the day.


Yam Ma Muang. (Rp 48.000)


The mango salad. Actually I don't like eating mango (except the mango juice), but I tried a little bit. Refreshing yet little bit sour, and they gave the portion of the prawn generously.


Plasamunphai. (Rp 99.000)


As Opie doesn't eat chicken, we ordered this one. Plasamunphai is the fried fish with basil and chilli with sweet sauce, love this one too, they served crispy and generous portion of fish meat.



Fanuel's epic face. LOL!


Okay, enough with the food, now... here's the drinks.
I just insert the unique drinks we ordered.


Iced Melon Grass. (Rp 30.000)


As you can guess from its name. This one is melon juice without pulp, and served with lemongrass. Tasted so unique, you know, the lemongrass dominated the taste of this juice, although this one is melon juice.


Iced Lychee Ginger. (Rp 30.000)


Another unique drink! Actually I don't have any mind to guess if it was just a water or lychee juice, because the ginger dominates the taste of drinks. I believe this one is not water lah, but I didn't taste any lychee in this drink (except the lychee fruit itself LOL). Yeah, but this one is refreshing so you may try this.



Thai Tamarind. (Rp 30.000)


The sour one, but the level of the sourness still can be accepted. You should try this one, as the restaurants nowadays so rare to serve any tamarind drink. :9


Conclusion?
Good place to have some lunch, especially if you wanna try the Thai cuisine in casual way. Recommend you to eat here with 4-5 friends, so you can try many foods and the bill sharing will be worth with the food portion you'll get. FYI, I spend Rp 688.000++ for 7 persons here, while Afgan said to me he spent about Rp 300.000++ here for 2 persons.


Needs a lot of imagination to imagine the food.


Novi said that I have to write down in this post about her complain LOL!
She complained about no photos of the foods in the menu list, so we should see the food reviews on Google and match the photos on blogs with the menu list, so we can guess which one we would like and we wouldn't like. On the other hand, when Afgan wanted to order some foods and got no photos inside, he just guessed and had no idea about the foods he ordered, although the description on each menu has been written.

So, my suggestions for ordering the foods here :

  • Ask questions much to the waiter.
  • Ask your friends who had lunch in here.
  • Google some food reviews. (worth to try, we did!)
  • Or if you are too lazy to follow the previous three suggestions, use your imagination creatively to imagine the foods described in menu list, HAHAH.


Kidding. Actually I love how they designed the menu which using wooden cutting board, and using some playful fonts and colors inside. But, we think that the people will get a little bit difficulties to imagine the foods they'll order. Like, you know, people will quickly recognise "Fuyunghai" or "Kungpao Chicken", while on the other hand they still guessing and imagining what "Keng Kewan Kai" look like. Hehe.



Look what I've found on my chair!


Eh, have you seen any photo of mine on this post? Let me get you some LOL.

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MUAHAHAHAH me in "better" version!
Pardon the blemish spots, I can't wear any concealer or else as I'm doing chemical peeling. O:)


So, that's our lunch experience at Tom Tom. I'm hoping and still thinking where should I go on this holiday, for making some food reviews actually. Any suggestion, guys?


Le Girls, in the "better" version, as we're everyday dress like in a mess, you know...
we're the sleepless graphic design students. :')




Photo credit : some goes to Carissa T. W., thanks for helping me taking some great shots! :*



Tom Tom Thai Restaurant
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
West Mall, 5th floor
Jl. M. H. Thamrin No. 1
Thamrin, Central Jakarta 

T : +62 21 23580412
Hours : Mon - Sun 10.00 - 22.00
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Bailey's and Chloe Tanjung Duren

Actually I didn't quietly believe when I knew there was a newly opened cute cafe at Tanjung Duren. Yeah, you know... I used to go every weekdays to Tanjung Duren (as my high school I attended is in Tanjung Duren), and found none of the cute cafe although Tanjung Duren is one of the culinary spot in West Jakarta.

The Bailey's and Chloe was making me so curious as I got some of my friends checked-in at the social media, so me and Matt + Elle aka Trio Umbi tried to reach it.

....But damn the Foursquare check-in points, two venues labeled with "The Bailey's and Chloe" were wrong. Super hate lah when the Foursquare user made the venue but it's not made in the correct place. They made it at their house, so even though it's labeled with the restaurant's name, but GPS detects the venue in his/her house.

Ah forget it lah... I think only the Foursquare + GPS user know what I mean.
The conclusion is.... we couldn't reach The Bailey's and Chloe with GPS as it pointed to the wrong place at that day. So we went to Tsurukamedou (review is in here).


The Bailey's and Chloe
Finally can get ourselves here (well, minus Elissa, she suddenly canceled joining the dinner)!
Here's some direction to go the venue, as GPS will direct you wrongly if you use it :

At Jl. Tanjung Duren Raya, go left when you see Hepitea Story, and go straight about 100 meters until you can see the neon box of The Bailey's and Chloe at the right side, near Kedai Es Pisang Ijo Pemuda.



Now, meet Bailey and Chloe. :P


The Bailey's and Chloe has two storeys, so me and Matt sat at the first storey. The place was kinda small as the aisle to go upstairs wasn't spacious, but kinda made me freak out that the place was cute.



I don't know, but for me, sitting here is kinda like sailing to somewhere.


Peeping from where I sat.


Got a night call?


A cute rack, they had some magazines to read.


A small retro radio.


And now.... let's go upstairs.


Purple colored room with the half round sofas, and the smoking room outside.


The corner of the second storey.


Some quotes at the corner.


Recommend you to have a seat here, because you can get this above your head. :3


What did we order?
Time for snacking and collecting the fats LOL. Anyway here were our orders.


Dip Chips. (Rp 15.000)


Pick it up...


This one is potato chips served with mayonaisse and like-a-barbecue sauce. It has perfect thickness and crispiness, and I like the way they wrote "Enjoy" at the plate LOL.



Money Bag. (Rp 15.000)


This one is fried chicken mince covered with dumpling skin. Despite having a smaller portion of chicken mince that I thought, but this one is so freaking nice to eat, and this one wasn't too oily.



Thai Fried Rice. (Rp 25.000)


I ordered this one as I forgot I hadn't had dinner at home, the seasoning used in the fried rice was kinda strong, and little bit sour as it was cooked with pineapple. And, oh.. it was super hot at the first time I ate some. Didn't find the chicken mince much in this menu, but it's pretty nice to try.



Pomegranate Yoghurt. (Rp 15.000)


This one tasted so good! Kinda doubt if it was the real pomegranate, because when I stirred all those up and sipped it, it was like jelly. Recommend you to order this one.


Lime Mojito (Rp 15.000)


Nothing's special, jut like the other ordinary mojito for me. But really, I always love sipping mojito, it always tastes great for me.


Conclusion?
Not-so-spacious place + less variations of menu. But I give plus point for the cute interiors, the separation between the smoking and non-smoking room, and the "shocking" price here as you can spend only about Rp 15.000 - Rp 30.000 for the foods and Rp 5.000 - Rp 18.000 for drinks! I thought this place's price list is about $$-$$$, but when I read the menu and got the price is just about $, I just put a "really?" face. So this place is very recommended for you. Go and have some nice chit chat with your friends here.


Enjoy the night, guys.



The Bailey's and Chloe
Tanjung Duren Utara IV No. 55A
Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta 11470

T : +62 812 1088 8081
Hours : Sun - Thu: 11:00 -23.00 /
 Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 24.00



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