Monday, March 23, 2015

My Journey to Central Java - Solo Culinary Destinations



Today, i am not going to share about fashion post. It's the time for me to update a new post about foods yey! Another chance to write travel post on my blog. Yes, traveling is changing my way to think about something and learn to face something new. I am going to share about culinary destinations in Solo.

Surakarta or Solo is my mom's hometown. That's why our family love to discover more about this little city. Not really little in general but Jakarta is definitely war larger than Solo. Solo is famous as culinary destination for locals or foreigners who visit Solo. There are so many culinary destinations. From small culinary destinations - high end culinary destinations.

1. BAKSO NYAMAN 3
Solo Baru




 Bakso Siomay

Probably you easily judge place like this because it's just a small culinary destination at Solo Baru. You wrong guys, their foods are AMAZING! The owner is Chinese Javanese. When i visited this place, a little boy helped her mom out to prepare all the things which we ordered. 

Those foods are so freaking affordable too. Maybe some of you might think "how come?? they are selling meatballs and those foods cost around $1.2 / bowl" If you buy this kind of thing at Jakarta, you wouldn't get the same price as well la. It's easier for people in Solo to find ingredients to cook rather than in a big city Jakarta. 

I recommend "Bakso Siomay" it's freaking delicious! [Siomay is fish dumpling, if you are asian you easily discover this thing almost everywhere.] I ordered 2 bowls of Bakso Siomay only for my self. YASH!

2. SHI JACK & NASI LIWET BU SARMI
Solo







These 2 culinary destinations are located side by side. Shi Jack served hot or cold fresh milk with various flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, ordinary white fresh milk, and so on. 

Nasi Liwet Bu Sarmi served a fresh hot Nasi Liwet Solo the traditional meal from Solo. Nasi Liwet consists of hot rice, chicken meat, egg, and sayur labu siam or in english would be called as chayote with santan soup [santan made from coconut]. Nasi Liwet Solo Bu Sarmi served in a small plastic plate with a clean banana leaf (your food smells so good with it). Don't forget to eat it with Kerupuk Kulit [ from wikipedia : (Javanese: rambak or Minangkabau: karupuak jangek, lit:"skin crackers") is a traditional Indonesian cattle skin krupuk (cracker).]

I don't have a full photo of my own Nasi Liwet Bu Sarmi, so here it is the sample picture...


3. Olive Kitchen
Solo









Another small place with affordable and delicious foods. My favorite is definitely Selat Solo, the javanese version of SALAD. My fresh Selat Solo served with the sweet ice tea. Such a nice companion in a hot day. Selat Solo is also being a great meal if you are on diet.

Not only selling Selat Solo, Olive Kitchen also selling another variations of javanese and western foods. How amazing is that? I felt really lucky because it was on weekend (still in the early morning 7.30 am), so i didn't meet a long queue of customers.

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How do you feel? Hungry? Yes, me too. That's why you need to visit Solo as soon as possible. Because Solo is really famous for being the most epic culinary destination.



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kawanku Magazine No.199




Yey, i am coming back again to my blog. So happy because i am getting featured again for Kawanku Magazine No.199 (3rd times already). Such being a pleasure to be Kawanku Magazine model and promote Kawanku Magazine. Yes, i grew up with Kawanku Magazine, since i was little. I often went to school library, only checked the magazine section and read Kawanku Magazine.

The first time, i got 6 pages with Putri Valentina. The second time, i got 2 pages for my self for beauty section of Kawanku Magazine. and now i am getting on page for beauty stuff section. Always feel blessed! I can't wait to participate more.

No need to wait, get yours now! Especially there are several pages only for One Direction fans. Plus, there is a bonus for you guys. One big poster of One Direction! Don't forget to check me out lol! (page 26)



Monday, March 16, 2015

Margareta Vania x Lactacyd Indonesia : Cinderella Movie 2015 #LactacydMovieTime








Lactacyd Indonesia was inviting me to join the Lactacyd Movie Time on Saturday, 14th March 2015. It was also a white day, such a pleasure to came. I just want to say thank you for trusting me as one of many influencers, media partners, and bloggers to join this event. 

Here it comes for the reviews ...

About the event :
The event is so compact and i like it. I don't really like to hear people or emcee aka MCs talk too long. The MCs, both of them talked really straight to the point. 

1. We got introduced to Lactacyd new product, the details of the product, and watch live Television commercial. 
2. The MCs asked for a real review from a person who already used this product for 1 month or at least 4 weeks in a row. She said "this product is working really well for me and i love how the television commercial is not telling a lie to public".
3. After that, they opened question and answer session (only 3 people who could ask a question). 
4. At the end, they read 2 lucky people who deserved some doorprizes. One of them won the Samsung Galaxy, but i didn't know the series.
5. We started the movie.

About the movie :
Oh my gosh! I can't describe it anymore, i really love Cinderella the movie. I love how pretty the actress and the actor who played roles as Cinderella and the Prince. I couldn't stop smiling and laughing to their romantic and funny scenes. I came to the event with my friend Lisa. Quite sad because both of us are clearly single ladies. HAHAHA. I DO RECOMMEND YOU TO WATCH!

The fashion taste from all women's dresses, makeup, and british royal kingdom fashion properties are epic. Especially Cinderella's mother simple pink dress and Cinderella's blue royal ball dress. Those are major beautiful. 

I also love the character of Cinderella's evil sisters and mother. They act really well. Her step mother's fashion outfits are classy and fabulous. I even like her even more. The way her makeup is remembering me of 17s 18s century trend standard of beauty. 

About the product :
I also got free sample products from Lactacyd. Their newest product called "Lactacyd White Intimate" so i think, i am going to talk a bit about it.

Lactacyd White Intimate is being so popular lately (especially since the beginning of 2015) because it's giving us brightening effect for all women's biggest problem. It's also being one of my biggest problem in my private area, yes...most of women have darker area around miss V because of tight underwear or pants.

I bet some of you are wondering if this product is safe or not. Don't worry, it's safe because this product contains all natural things and it's already being dermatologically tested.  I recommend this product if you are 19 or 20 years old or more. You can use this product twice a day.







Good luck and God Bless!


xoxo,
Margaret

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fashion Day and Meeting Up - Season 3










Place : Monolog - Plaza Senayan

My outfit details : Leather Jacket - makastore, Sen Cing Ping Orang Gilak! Tshirt - TEEHEE by Meiling, Jeans - Golden Rod ID, Shoes - Adidas Superstar 2

I miss them so much and i finally we met again on Friday. Mira Agile well known as the goddesss of all social medias is going to have a wedding held soon. Yes, i bet a lot of boys would cry because of this because everyone likes her. (Mira = the girl who wore all black cape outer and dress).

I also met Agam, Ilonksarizqi, Surya Atmaja, Addina, Nadira, Dira and her sister. Such a quick reunion because i met him around 5PM - 9.30PM at Plaza Senayan. I wonder, some of you might saw us at PS because clearly we laughed like dorks. Everybody was watching on us. If you see me and my friends at public area, don't hesitate to say hi!

You can check another season, by clicking : 




Also for a crazy little thing, i wore this "Sen Cing Ping" t-shirt by a local brand named TEEHEE by Meiling. It's a chinese joke t-shirt which means "crazy person". So beware when a chinese screams at you "Sen Cing Ping!", you need to run after him and punch him right on his face. Because clearly that means "you crazy!" Nah, but this is just a joke t-shirt, because i put a makeup so nicely that's why no one should never call me that way, lol.

Such a quick review, the material of this t-shirt is really soft. You can dress it down or dress it up, it depends on your mood and style. I probably love to wear this as a basic piece from my entire casual outfit. 

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Do you want to see another chinese jokes on a basic t-shirt? 
You can definitely order yours via

TEEHEE by Meiling
INSTAGRAM | WHATSAPP : 081288052077 | LINE ID : fallinmonkey

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Good luck and God Bless!


xoxo,
Margaret

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Modern Kimono








Outer - Batik Solo x Japanese Kimono designed, Inner - Crop top and skirt, Shoes - Mighty8Shoes

Such a nice day, i am spending time with Kenny and Lisa at Central Park Mall again this Friday. Maybe, this is going to be our routine to hang out and take photos together. Especially, Kenny is going to start to write at his own blog. I can't wait for his next post as well, you can click his blog here! 

Back to the topic about my kimono, it's not a super brand new kimono of mine. I got it from December 2014 as my christmas present from my dad. He bought it from local Batik Boutique at Solo. Really nice material and so comfortable to wear. I really love how Japanese culture inspire the designer to designed this Batik Kimono outer. Interesting.






More photos are going to be updated soon! Happy reading and have a nice weekend!





Good luck and God Bless!


xoxo,
Margaret

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