Thursday, 26 April 2012

Just Me and You

Once in a month, me and my hubby will spend some alone time together - just the two of us. Usually we will go for a nice lunch, then watch movie or just jalan-jalan in shopping malls. It is definitely a day I look forward to, every month (I usually take a day off work).

This time we went to have lunch at Kokopelli Traveller's Bistro located at Section 14, PJ. It is a small restaurant which can accommodate only a maximum of around 30-40 people at one time and a really cosy place to hang out, relax and unwind in a serene ambience with superb decor. Food was good too, but I think they should serve it in larger portion to give justice to the big price tag. :)

 Yes, will definitely pay a visit there again. :)

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Awesome Bandung-Jakarta!

Alhamdulillah, finally I managed to take a deep breath and say, I HAVE UPLOADED photos of my trip to Jakarta-Bandung last January! Yayyyy!!

It was just me and hubby, minus the kids (first time for us!) and yes, I have to say I was a bit unhappy because I never go (practically) anywhere without them (except going to work). And the idea of not having them around me especially at night, well, it made me sad. Sob sob. But then, I should spend time with dear hubby as well and this might be considered as, err, second honeymoon perhaps? Hehehe.

So off we went to Jakarta-Bandung-Jakarta, meaning we reached Jakarta airport then went straight to Bandung (via executive shuttle van) and then after 3 days, back in Jakarta. It was an awesome, awesome trip!

In front of Hotel Sawunggaling

Hotel Sawunggaling

The interior decor of the hotel

Dacosta Cafe at Hotel Sawunggaling - such a cosy place to relax and unwind after shopping

We stayed at Hotel Sawunggaling for 2 days and for another 1 night we moved to another Hotel, named Hotel Cemerlang because we wanted to have a variety of experience staying in different location. I loved Sawunggaling more, because it was cosier and have very nice homely decor.

View of Pasar Baru - six floors of shopping heaven

At Rumah Mode 

I didn't get why this guy was leaning so close to me. Huhuhu.

Shopping-wise, well, you have never been to Bandung if you didn't go to the factory outlets! So basically we went to almost all the top and infamous FO's. No regrets! :)

Nasi Padang - super delicious!

I was so addicted to Teh Botol. It was so intoxicating! Hehe.

Restoran Sederhana - our favourite restaurant serving Nasi Padang

One of my favourite FO's - Dago Stock Export (DSE)

At Hotel Cemerlang
Nasi Timbel - one of my favourites

KFC - serving 'begedil". How interesting. :)

After 3 days in Bandung, we went to Jakarta. I loved Bandung more, 'cos Jakarta is such a big, big city and noisy and packed and well, not to my likings. Hehe. But the things that I loved about Jakarta is the numerous shopping malls - big and classy. More like Pavillion meets Mid Valley meets Empire Shopping Gallery. :)

The hotel where we stayed - Fave Hotel at Jalan Wahid Hasyim

Super grand - Plaza Grand Indonesia 

The nice decor at Fave Hotel's cafe - perfect place to 'lepak'

Until we meet again, Bandung/Jakarta!!

Happy Shiny People

It's almost 1 am and I can't seem to put myself to sleep. Maybe I am thinking TOO much or even worrying about things that's not even worth to worry about. :(

Lately I always feel that I am not well-appreciated at work and I haven't been given the freedom to channel my creativity. It feels like I have reached the climax, where I don't know what excites me anymore. It feels like there is no challenge in what I do. Sometimes I feel down at work, demotivated, and I just don't want to care anymore because, hey, nobody cares! The amount of time and the level of energy I put towards my work seem futile. Nobody cares, nobody appreciates, nobody even notices!

Then it struck me, hard, that I don't live to please others. So I determine to do/be:

a. More motivated at work because I MYSELF is my own motivation!
b. Focus more on what makes me HAPPY rather than what makes me UNHAPPY.
c. If people don't care or appreciate or notice, ALLAH always does.
d. Stick to my principle of completing my work in time and never procrastinate.
e. If you think you are being bullied because YOU CAN DO THE WORK, be thankful because it means u HAVE BRAINS that you fully utilise. :)
f.  Be THANKFUL to Allah, no matter what happens.

Smile, smile and smile. Yayy!! Nothing much to blog about for the past few days because I have been busy at work and doing daily housechores. Some snapshots of my kids to make my day, yes?? :)

Made bread n butter pudding on Sunday. It was yummyy!! (self-confessed, hahaha!). I had promised myself to learn to make pavlova. The recipe looks quite easy. Hahaha.

Life is BEAUTIFUL so don't let those UGLY people ruin it. If they are rude, let them be. If they annoy you, hey, you should pity them for being so annoying. And if people don't appreciate you, well, maybe in time they will or even if they don't or won't, YOU yourself should appreciate YOURSELF.

Hey, I am feeling so much better!!! Yayyyyy!!!!