• Life Picturesque

    What's Going on Lately?

    ♠ Italy & Exercise 😜 😝

    I have been away for far too long…So what has been going on to me lately? ❤❤
    First of all I went to Italy last December visiting my stepdad’s family. My grandma had recently been through another cancer surgery and I just wanted to see her you know. It has been around 6 years I haven’t came back. I don’t want them not to think that I didn’t think about them at all, especially to my lovely nonna. The thing is I really can’t speak Italian as much as I wanted to talk to her.


    Took us around 18 hours of flight. I ate quite a lot on the airplane, the food was amazingly good. There has been some turbulence too. It’s funny how I manage my fear of turbulence, I closed my eyes and think that I am riding an FFXIV mount (you see my imagination is wild). We arrived at the 20th of December, it was a very cold wintery morning. We rent a car from Milan and we drove to Mantova for an hour stop to look around then went to Peschiera to stay for the night. The next day we continued our journey to Pesaro. It was a long drive. I think we arrived around 3 p.m. My grandma was having a nap that time.
    I wanted to post about Italian food and a little bit of my trip but not on this post though.


    Anyway, I didn’t do much in Italy, mostly just getting my stomach bulk!! LOL. So I had a depression last 2017 and I lost like 7kg. It’s good for me because I needed to lose those weight, lol. After I lose those weight I figured that I should exercise to keep fit and control my weight, not to get to skinny or too fat, I just want to be fit. I had tried to make a 30 day challenge before but I could not manage to get it all done, everyday is still no good for me. Maybe if I am already used to it I could do 30 days. So instead I will just post my before after picture and the exercises I did in 30 days.


    Why am I so determined to lose a little bit of weight and exercise? I think it was because I was quite bored when I was in Italy, I could not really work there because the table was small and I cannot find the “moment” for my work. LOL. Then I decided to take around 1 hour and half morning walks (usually 3-5km). It all started with my parents asking me to join morning walks. Then they started to get lazy (especially my mom) and I walked on my own, every single day. I think I never skipped even once. I really love the morning breeze. I felt cold at first but I got used to it through time. I am loving these walks!!! I am happy that I feel safe when I walk because there are many people who take walks too in the morning and what made it interesting was, they mostly bring their dogs along. I am so loving this country. When I see dogs, I just want to smile¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    We arrived home at 7th of January and I did not stop the exercise. The difference is I do it in the afternoon and I did running not walking (why I walked in Italy is because I did not bring my sport shoes). I run for 3-4x a week with a little abs exercises. I wished I could do body combat again! But body combat is more fun when I joined classes. The thing is I am not a gym member anymore. I wish I still am but I don’t really like the AC in the gym and I don’t really have real friends to go with there. So it’s just a pity if I join a membership again.
    (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ ✧゚・: *ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)

  • Foodies

    5 Top Places to eat in Semarang according to me!

    1. Nasi Goreng Babat Hengky / Sumarsono
     


    For me both tastes good. I know there’s difference between the two but still I love both of them. The thing is if you don’t like animal “innards”, then you won’t like it.
    Addresses: They are located nearby to each other.
    Hengky: Blok K, Jl. Puri Anjasmoro, Tawangsari, Semarang Bar., Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50144
    Sumarsono: Jl. Anjasmoro Raya, Karangayu, Semarang Bar., Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50149
     
    2. Ayam Goreng Remaja

    The last time I went to Semarang I was addicted to this chicken. I bring around 15 raw spiced chicken home to Jakarta. I like the sweet spice more rather than the salty one. They also sell sweet grilled / fry catfish. It’s my cousin’s favorite. It was also good but I like the chicken more.
    Address:
    I couldn’t find the exact address but if I do I will update it soon ^^~
    3. Regency Risoles & Kroket

    I never get addicted to risoles this much! It’s a snack but it is a large portion of risoles. There are three kinds of flavors, the original one, mushroom and sausage. I brought home 5 for each flavors. I think there’s also a branch in Jakarta but it is far away from my house 🙁
    Address:
    Ruko Ki Mangun Sarkoso 86b , Semarang Kota – Semarang
    4. Nasi Ayam
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    Nasi ayam was my childhood favorite food in Semarang. When I was still in elementary school, if I went to Semarang for holiday, I would often eat this. You can find it everywhere in Semarang. As for me all of them tastes almost the same.
    5. Tahu Gimbal
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    Can find this easily in Semarang. I’m not really the picky type for this food but the address below is the good rated Tahu Gimbal in Semarang.
    Address:
    Tahu Gimbal Lumayan Pak Man: Jalan Plampitan No. 54, Bangunharjo, Semarang Tengah, Bangunharjo, Semarang Tengah, Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50139
    There are lots of good food in Semarang but these are the food that I would definitely looking forward to eat if I have plan to go there 😀
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • Life Picturesque

    Batik Air Business Class

    Batik Air Lounge
    This was the first time I experienced riding business class. First time entering business lounge too. We checked in at the business queue line. It was a fast check in because no one was queuing. Ordered wheel chair for my grandma because the lounge is far from the checked in place.
    We checked in like 2 hours before the flight so we have many time to sit and relax. Grandma said that the food was better when she went with my parents last January. Ate some kind of Bihun and drank cappuccino. I think the food was okay. I still can eat it but she said it was not good. Haha. We got delayed for half an hour for the flight.
    We had to walk quite far from the lounge to our gate. I did not know why they did not tell us there was an option that we can get called first. In the flight we got a light meal.

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    The menu on our way back~

    Bought business class again on our way back to Jakarta but…unfortunately the business lounge was under construction –” but we did not get any complimentary bonus and we ended up at Starbucks LOL.
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    It was a fun experience though 😉
     

  • Life Picturesque,  Thoughts for Life

    Relatives & New Faces; Getting to Know Them

    I went to Surabaya for 3 days. I can’t really get the time to write blogs at that time. Woke up quite late for 2 days because we went home 2-3 a.m. Met some unknown relatives here that I never met (mom’s cousins and children). Pasar Atom is like ITC Mangga Dua in Jakarta but much more smaller. I bought a bag, kentang bawang snack (fav snack all time) and I bought coffees 🙂 Love love it 💕
    The first and second day we met my uncle (aunt’s and mom’s cousin). He is really friendly and fun. I actually got to know a daughter of his but unfortunately she was in Jakarta when we went to Surabaya.
    At night we went to watch Annabelle with a relative that is 6 years younger than me. The film was scary. I love horror movies but I’m scared of the jump scare. Anyway. My relative is a nice girl. We have a chance to actually get to know each other. Anyway after the film we went to McDonald’s and spent another 1 to 2 hours together. I was already tired since I’m used to stay at home.
    Next day we went to Pasar Atom. I don’t really like that kind of places. Gets me anxious and tired fast. I don’t like the crowd but I like to buy the things XD. Oh and I was scared of taking pictures here because me and my cousin just witnessed a robbery just outside Pasar Atom (across from where we were standing). Well I did not really see the robber took something from the guy but it just happened right before we crossed the road to Pasar Atom.
    At night we went with the same relative again with her boyfriend going for a Karaoke. Went to McDonald’s again. Very tired I slept until 10 a.m. I think it’s past my time like going home late. Haha. Maybe when I was still 22 I’m still excited to go.
    Anyway not really much anything we did. Just met a few relatives and went back to Semarang. 
    My intention going was just to have a little refreshment and go outside my house once in awhile, also to talk to my aunt and grandma about my problems. They seemed to understand more than my family. I wish I went here for culinary but no we did not. Even in Surabaya we only went for shopping and meet relatives.
    I am happy that I meet some of my relatives in Surabaya so that I could get to know them. My mom is never a sociable person. She doesn’t like to be around family very much. I don’t know why…maybe she ever had a traumatic event before. I don’t know…but my aunt is different she is very sociable and manage to get connected to the family (her cousins and so on). Me, I love to connect with my relatives and friends. I never hated to meet them, it’s just that now because I had this problem, it’s really hard for me to meet people…but I’m still trying 🙂