Saturday, February 11, 2017

My Journey to Banten - ASAGAO coffee house 「コーヒー いつ でも」

















ASAGAO coffee house 「コーヒー いつ でも」
Ruko Graha Boulevard Blok A No. 9, Jalan Pondok Hijau Golf Raya, Gading Serpong, Curug Sangereng, Klp. Dua, Tangerang, Banten 15810

Opening hours :
Weekdays - 8AM-8PM
Weekend - 10AM-10PM

I was going to this cute japanese theme cafe in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. I also made a meet up schedule with my junior/high school friend, Kenny. I didn't have a chance to meet him for a quite long time. At the same time, I really wanted to try this kinda new cafe and told him about it. He was being cool with it and we decided to go. 

First time, I saw this cafe from my friend's instagram. She visited this cafe during weekend and I found it really cute. I was exploring ASAGAO Coffee House official IG (click here!) to know more about the information. I was feeling so glad to know that this cafe located not far away from Jakarta. I actually really want to go with Dara, Salwa, Mino, and other uni friends. But it seems, all of us have different time schedule.

Let's continue about this cafe review!

Interior and Exterior :
For me the interior is quite simple. I can definitely say this place looks better on instagram. It doesn't mean bad, but this place is so instagram-able and pretty much working as a place for chill, taking photos, and enjoy moment with friends / special ones. There is not too much exterior and things going out in front of the cafe. But yes, the place is kind of small. It's okay, I am definitely enjoy this cafe.

Food and Beverages :
For food, only my friend Kenny who ordered Salted Egg Yolk Croissant. He also ordered Artisan Tea. I was ordering Cold Latte with Caramel as extra syrup. I will give it a pass! Latte is quite good. But I don't really like the croissant because it's just not my preference. It was a sweet and I thought it was going to be salty, but maybe that's the Salted Egg Yolk Croissant pastry version. I definitely could taste the butter inside of the Croissant. If you are a sweet tooth person, that's going to be one of your favorite.

Price :
It's quite affordable for student or people who just started working.

Cold Latte : Rp 33.000,-
Extra caramel syrup : Rp 5.000,-
Cold Artisan Tea : Rp 28.000,-
Salted Egg Yolk Croissant : I don't really remember :")

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Overall it's such a good experience. I really recommend this place for you guys who live in Serpong, BSD City, Jakarta, and nearest area to visit this cafe. Especially, take selfie or good pictures with origami / photo properties that they already prepared inside the cafe.


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xoxo,
Margaret

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Random : Dapatkan 4 Produk Ini Pada Diskon Valentine's Day

Bulan Februari bisa dikatakan sebagai bulan penuh cinta karena pada bulan ini terdapat 1 hari yang istimewa yaitu Valentine’s Day. Kalian sudah menyiapkan kado special belum untuk orang-orang yang kalian sayang? Bukan hanya ke pacar aja loh, tetapi bisa juga sharing kasih sayang kamu ke orang tua atau ke sahabat kalian.

Meski hari valentine menjadi pro kontra hingga saat ini, namun tetap saja dirayakan oleh orang-orang tertentu. Biasanya orang merayakan hari Valentine dengan memberikan kepada pasangan sesuatu barang yang identik dengan hari istimewa ini. Apa saja barang yang identik dengan tanggal 14 Februari ini? Berikut ini ada 4 produk yang biasanya menjadi pilihan banyak orang untuk diberikan kepada pasangannya :


Bunga
Setiap orang yang merayakan hari valentine pasti membeli bunga yang indah sebagai tanda sayang untuk pasangan. Selain itu bunga merupakan sebuah lambang keromantisan untuk hubungan percintaan. Jadi memberikan bunga bisa dilakukan apalagi pasangan anda sangat menyukai bunga sekalipun bisa dianggap kuno. Bunga yang cocok diberikan di hari penuh cinta ini bisa bunga mawar, anggrek, atau tulip.


Boneka
Selain bunga, barang yang biasanya harus dibeli dan diberikan ke pasangan adalah boneka. Biasanya yang diberikan boneka adalah seorang wanita dari pasangan prianya karena wanita suka sekali dengan boneka. Tentunya sebagai pasangannya, anda tahu apa boneka favoritnya jadi anda bisa membelikan boneka yang diinginkan pasangan. Dengan membelikan boneka, maka setiap ingin tidur di malam hari akan selalu ingat anda.


Aksesoris
Barang berikutnya adalah bermacam aksesoris yang tentunya menunjukkan rasa cinta kepada pasangan. Misalkan anda membeli bros yang berbentuk bunga atau kalung yang berbentuk hati bisa menjadi sebuah kado valentine yang indah dan tidak bisa dilupakan. Maka pasangan anda dengan senang hati akan selalu memakai aksesoris yang diberikan saat pergi kemanapun dan pastinya akan selalu teringat anda.



Cokelat
Selain ketiga barang diatas, satu makanan yang tidak boleh dilupakan ketika hari valentine adalah cokelat. Cokelat bisa dikatakan sebagai lambang hari valentine karena banyak orang memberikan cokelat kepada pasangannya. Anda bisa membeli aneka macam produk cokelat paling enak di supermarket. Sebaiknya beli cokelat yang bentuknya romantis seperti bentuk hati atau cincin. Biasanya untuk mendapatkan bentuk yang romantis, anda harus memesan kepada penjualnya jauh sebelum hari valentine tiba.

Itulah keempat barang yang bisa kalian pilih untuk diberikan kepada pasangan atau orang yang kalian sayang saat hari Valentine. Keuntungan bagi anda adalah biasanya para penjual atau toko online memberikan diskon valentine’s day spesial untuk keempat barang tersebut. Mungkin harus mulai menyiapkannya dari sekarang karena biasanya mendekati hari H, banyak sekali orang yang borong untuk membeli barang-barang tersebut.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fashion Never Stops










Bomber Jacket - Bershka (gifted), Inner - ZARA, Beanie - UNIQLO, Black Legging - ZARA, Shoes - Pull & Bear, Glasses - Bought in Bangkok


Getting inspired after watching Japanese tv show about street style fashion. Not sure if this is Japanese street style or not, probably looks way more like Korean street style. I also heard about yumekawaii style lately. I am not sure if you asking me to wear kawaii stuff. I did in the past but I think I already lost interest in super colorful outfits.

By the way, thank you for my friends who bought me amazing bomber jacket from bershka. I will show a lot of love to this jacket for a long long time. Also my mom got the shirt for me few days ago. Really like the blue color coordinated with my outfit.


xoxo,
Margaret

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

My Journey to South Korea - Monsant Cafe (카페 애월 드 몽상) by GDRAGON in Jeju Island


My photo with GDRAGON ???

Disclaimer : if you asked, "Did you do photoshop with this photo?" Then, the answer is no. I paid for this lol. Try to guess then by your own. I believe people who ever experienced this exactly know how...








Monsant Cafe by GDRAGON

2546 Aewol-ri, Aewol-eup, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea

Probably, most of you who like GDRAGON have been waiting for this blog post for ages. Yes, last time I visited South Korea and stayed there for quite long time. Me and my friends traveled a lot to so many places. One of those was Monsant Cafe. The most well known cafe in Jeju Island. Well, it's because GD's new business. (I know probably that one cafe has several owners, but GD is definitely selling this cafe because of his big name.)

Me and my friends were going there by bus. Actually my three other friends are not GDRAGON's fans or such as. But well, they just wanted to see and experienced new place. Nowhere to go, then ended up followed me and my best friend, Dara. (sorry Mino, Salwa, and Endy lol)

This cafe is not as big as I thought before. The interior was nice. Everything was so instagram-able and artistic. At least for me, I could feel GD's vibe into it. I couldn't believe myself either. I was sitting inside of GD's cafe. At the same spot as Sandara Park when she was ordered the same menu as us.

What did I and Dara order?
  • White Mountain Pizza for KRW 15,000
  • Cafe Latte for KRW 5,500
  • Mineral Water and extras (sugar etc) all for free.
It's not that expensive (remembering this is GD's cafe). The White Mountain Pizza is just so-so for me. A little bit weird maybe because I am not used to that taste. But it's fine because I was so hungry at that time. Cafe Latte's definitely nice, but nothing really surprised me. 

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The unpleasant experiences just about basic things. Such as : there were so many people. We needed to wait for empty table. Also the toilet, oh my God. The door was broken (probably now is fine. But during our visit, it was not fine at all). So basically my friend helped me out by protected the door from outside. Final thing was because of rain, we were not able to sit outdoor. Sadly...

I just hope that Monsant Cafe provided more seats or tables. I don't know how, but just arrange that please. There are so many interior designer that can arrange it for this cafe. Because the space is not that big, it's going to be packed full of people. Because so many GD's fans were going there. Not only young people, people from all ages. I know that GD is the most well known celebrity in South Korea. Many people look up on him. Even I heard so many family and elders were talking like, "This is GDRAGON's cafe." or "Omo, we are in GD's cafe." So that's why many people expected and anticipated to be seated nicely.

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But don't get me wrong. Everything was nice there. The service and people that work there are all nice. They helped me out and explained me about the beverages etc. All of them are all working their best. Also the number one thing, that place is clean. You can borrow umbrella as well, if it's raining. You can see beautiful sunset and beach from inside or outside area. I will comeback if I have another chance to visit Jeju.
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Overal scores :

Interior : 5/5
Vibe : 4.5/5
Food and beverages : 4/5
Outdoor : 4.5/5
Comfort : 4/5
Access : 4/5
Price 4/5

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How to get there?

  • Basically, if you are arrived in Jeju. One important tip is taking a travel map. Because they have bus route inside the map. Then, go to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, and take Bus #702 (towards Gosan). After about 47 minutes, get off at the bus stop called Han Dam Dong (한담동). Walk for about 5 minutes. It is right behind Bomnal Cafe (where Warm & Cozy was filmed) with grey colored and glass building.
  • Or taking Bus No. 702 and basically just follow the bus route. Stop at Han Dam Dong Station. After you arrived at the right station, I will suggest you to follow several young people or people who look like a kpop fan (lol I am freakin serious). They will go to Monsant, I will guarantee 100%. Because last time, I dropped off at the bus station and then followed 2 kpop fans from China and ended up in Monsant Cafe. I was asking to security guard (in korean) just wanted to make sure, me and my friends went to the right direction.
  • If you have extra budget, you can go by taxi. So many taxi drivers can speak in english. The bad thing about taking taxi, they will charge you 3x more expensive because you are tourist. 
You will see other cafes as well around there. So many cars are parking. At the end, when you already see grey colored and glass building, then you are right! It's Monsant Cafe.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

My Journey to Thailand - Hungry Nerd Restaurant x AIESEC Chulalongkorn University Sawasdee 19 Farewell Event






A new blog post about my life in Thailand. I really save all of these photos just in case I miss them. That's true. I miss all of them and our moments together in Thailand. We met and knew each other from this project. It's amazing to think about it. I never regret my decision to joined this project in early 2016. Need months preparation before exactly went to Thailand.

There are out farewell pictures with several fellas from Sawasdee 19 Project with AIESEC Chulalongkorn University. It has been a pleasure for me to work with them. AIESEC Chulalongkorn University hold a farewell event in Hungry Nerd Restaurant in Siam area, Bangkok. I really do love this restaurant and I even me and several of my friends went there again on the next day.



We ordered one big size portion meal called The Jumbo Mixed Platter. It was around 399 baht only or Rp 150.000,- (in Indonesian Rupiah). It was enough for 4 people. For drinks, I ordered Ice lemon tea and my 3 other friends ordered fresh watermelon juice. Plus, one of my friend requested extra sunnyside egg. 

This Jumbo Mixed Platter consists of beef, chicken, and pork. If you are muslim (same as my 3 other friends here), you can basically request to change or maybe put the pork in different plate (as you can see on the picture above). Well, but please do not be too picky or request too much because it will be weird for them. Just tell them nicely that you are muslim and not allowed to eat pork. They will try to understand. Because in Thailand there are some people who can't eat pork as well or even beef based on what they believe in.

So there are my overal reviews*) :
  • About the place is not quite big, but it's still comfortable to seat in. Interior and hype are so instagram-able. If you want to take several photos with your friends or take photos about their food, everything comes out nicely. 
  • About the price = affordable. Quite nice and so many young people go there, especially students in university.
  • Foods and drinks are all good. Taste are good, guaranteed!
How to go here?

I hope, you drop a visit there if you visit Siam Area. You basically can go by BTS (train system in Bangkok), drop off at BTS Ratchathewi Station Exit 2. 


Hungry Nerd

Address : 328 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

Open Order : 11.30AM-00:00AM

Telephone : +66 2 656 5550