Home For Family & Friends (PART III)

I came all the way back to Medan to see my family and also attend my dearly friend wedding, Rosabella. She’s my classmate in high school and we’re 1 group. I’m so missing that moments when we acted ridiculous and crazy. Now she’s married with Neoh Soon Keong. I’m so happy for them.

The wedding reception will be held at Grand Aston Ballroom. I asked my mom to come along with me. I met my group friends there, Fifi Sofiah, Jennifer Octavianie, Dewi and Linda Fong, They’re all wonderful ladies with cute children, HOT MAMA!! Little bit awkward because we’ve separated for a long time with our own time, job and family. But later on we’re back to normal. Also I met other friends. It’s good to meet them all.

Back to wedding, the ballroom is big and nice. It’s quite different with the ordinary/usual wedding reception party. I can’t find her anywhere. Usually the bride and groom will greet us at the front door of the ballroom. The decoration is garden theme with a lot of purple color (I thought she loves green color).

663 THE WEDDING DESIGN

This photo caught my eyes, so lovely and serene.

667 LOVE

We’re went inside and wait. Reunion with old friends with their children.

664 REUNION

After passed 7.00 pm, finally I can see her in her wedding dress holding her love of  a lifetime. I’m so happy to see her. She looks like mermaid.

665 HER MARRIAGE

Age is just a number, as you can see the photo below, the HOT MAMA still act like a little girls. Cute!

666 DINNER

Then we have dinner with live music. Medan wedding reception usually very merry and a lot of performances, this time really different, I love the concept, with speeches. I love when her little sister gave her speech for her beloved sister, so much love. Rosa gave her sister a big hug. Wonderful family.

She walked around and finally meet us. She’s surprise to see me and she’s so thankful for my presence. We’re taking pictures. I’m SHORTY! Her husband so TALL… I like like a hobbit.

668 SHORTY

Just a short time from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm, but I feel so good to see everybody.

Me and my mom have to catch train to go back to Kisaran. I’ll spend 1 day at my hometown then go back again to Jakarta.

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Home for Family & Friends (Part II)

Good Morning!

The best thing to see in the morning right now is our Nephew Owen.

649 AUNTIES & UNCLE

We are big family will go to have breakfast at my favorite restaurant – Dim Sum Ayong. I always happy to be here and enjoy the food and family gathering especially now with Owen. Cute baby!

650 BIG FAMILY WITH LITTLE BABY

“Delicious Dim Sum” , My all time favorite!

651 YUMMY

652 FAMILY

I think it’s Mid-Autumn Festival now, I can see the restaurant also sell Moon Cake and lanterns. The Lanterns has various design, such as dragon, fish, phoenix and even they have Crayon Shinchan and Minion design, very colorful hanging up to the ceiling. Min brought Owen along to see the lanterns, Owen seem interested with the lanterns.

653 MID AUTUMN MERCHANDISE

Ben and Mom have some business to do, so just me, Wie, Min, Dewi and Owen together. We’re hanging out and shopping at the Sun Plaza, one of the biggest mall in Medan. We’re having lunch at Uncle K Kopi Tiam. Kopi Tiam is like our vocabulary to describe Coffee Shop but it more sound Asian! It has a big space for an Coffee Shop with nice design, very woody. It also sell foods like Roti Canai, Martabak, etc. Min said it always crowded in peak hours.

654 BABY IN THE MALL

We ordered Iced Coffee, Es Cendol, Ambula Juice, Half Boiled Eggs with Toast, and Martabak Rendang. All are DELICIOUS! The Martabak Rendang is like pancake crepes with traditional coconut milk and spiced beef as the filling plus Curry Sauce, it’s so BIG, THICK and DELICIOUS! and It’s CHEAP! Fantastic!! I will come back again for this menu!

655 UNCLE K

 

“Very deilicious and afforable! Very recommended!”

656 UNCLE K YUMMY

This is the funny part, Owen was crying and made us panic to calm him down. Dewi tried to give him milk but He didn’t want to drink milk. Maybe he want something different. We tried the iced coffee, Dewi used her finger to take a drop of iced coffee and let her son taste it. He calmed down, eyes open, his mouth chewing fast his mother finger, we laugh! He likes it! Sometime using spoon. Owen loves COFFEE!! He cried and wanted more.

657 I WANT COFFEE

After Ben and Mom have come to Sun Plaza, we’re gathered. We had early dinner at ZingDo – Korean Restaurant. All day only eat and eat and eat again. But it’s fun, love to see my family are so happy in every pictures that I captures, especially my mom, happy grandma!

658 ZING DO 659 LITTLE FAMILY660 KOREAN FOOD

“I’m really happy to see my mom smile like this..” Cute Owen.

661 GRANDMA IS HAPPY

Happy Papi 😀

662 HAPPY PAPI

(Continue to Part III)

 

 

Home for Family & Friend (Part I)

Long time not blogging, very busy lately. 😥 Make some time to write so memory won’t vanish. Checked my photo in my photo library in my PC and I found these photo and I wanna write down about the stories.

I can’t remember the date 😦 , But it’s around September 2013 if I’m not wrong. I went to Medan for my best friend’s wedding reception. Her name is Rosabella, she is my high school friend at Sutomo 1 Medan. We’re in one gank and she is very kind, warm, love green color and has ‘Sister’ appearance and attitude, so I call her ‘Cie’ means sister. She doesn’t mind about it. I’m so happy she’s married.

One more main purpose to go back home is meet my family and my NEW Family Member, My Nephew, Owen Dharma Kho who was born at April 9th 2013. I only saw my cute nephew through the phone. Never met him. Now I can’t wait to see him in person.

639 WELCOME TO KUALANAMU

This time is very excited, It is also the first time I landed at the Newest Airport in Medan (not actually in the town, kinda outside), KUALANAMU. The airport is nice! Much much better than the old one, Polonia. New airport makes me feel like a tourist. My brother, Ben (Father of Owen), picked me up. I met my mother and sisters and hahaha my cute little nephew, Owen with her mother, Dewi (sister in law). Owen CUTE!!! His face looks like his father.

We went straight from Kualanamu to the city and we’re going home. Taking rest. Owen is taking a bath, He looks happy and fresh! Love that smooth soft skin like a bun. Hugs!

640 BABY OWEN

I tried to hug my nephew, so hard to find a good position for the baby and for myself, not professional.. compare to my mother. I love my nephew so much.

641 GRANDMA & UNCLE

We will go out to have lunch and shopping. My mother planned to buy Baby Cart/Stroller for Owen so it’s more convenient to take Owen along. When we reached at the store, we have a hard time to choose the Baby Cart/Stroller based on the function, color and design. Probably we’re spend about 45 minutes to decide which one is the best for Owen. Owen also help us to choose the stroller by put him inside the stroller and look which one is more comfort for him. Finally, We chose the red and black stroller which more functional than others.

642 BABY THRONE

After that we’re having lunch at my favorite food restaurant – GEDHE. It serves Rice with pork. I mentioned it before at my blogs before. It’s the best! so Yummy! My brother and Dewi first time came here. He underestimate with the appearance of the restaurant. But when he ate the pork, he silenced and nod firmly. Yes, this is delicious. :p , Well now I’m hungry..

643 LUNCH

We’re full, now it’s time for shopping. We went to Berastagi Fruit Store. Just ordinary shopping routine but happy to walk along with Owen. Love to see his smile, so innocent like an angel.

645 BABY GOES TO SHOPPING

SO CUTE~

644 CUTE BABY

Family gathering dinner, I miss this moment so much. We have a nice dinner at MARCO Sea Food – Cemara Asri. Great Family with Great Foods. Love this moment. It’s been a long time, whole family eat at one table, I wish my father still alive. I salute Dewi (and all mother in the World) to take care of their baby. She hardly to eat because taking care of Owen. Sometime he cried for no reason, and Dewi has a special magic to calm him down. I believed every mother has that kind of magic with her son and daughter. She can eat after Ben replace her. Beautiful scene, Father, Mother, Son = Family.

646 MARCO

So many delicious foods, yummy! Better if we eat with family.

647 MARCO FOOD 648 OWEN & MAMA

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Malaysia Trip 2013 (Part I)

Wah, I’m going to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia again! The last time was August 2012. It was really really FUN! This time is gonna be great too!  The main purpose is Les Mills Quarterly Workshop I/2013, It is an Ultimate super workshop that gonna be held in Sunway Spa & Resort Ballroom with Les Mills Superstars and presenters, such as Chris Richardson (Bodyjam®), Lisa Osbourne (Bodyattack®, Bodystep®), Michelle Dean (Sh’bam®) etc. The workshop will be held at Sunday, February 17th, 2013. A lot of Indonesia Les Mills team gonna be there.

Anthony Kesuma helped me purchasing my flight ticket, thanks to him. We will go together at Friday, February 15th – 3.40 pm. After I finished my job, I headed to terminal 3 – Soekarno Hatta International Airport. Not waiting too long, I met Anthony and we checked in together. We went to the boarding room, we met Errin, Tonny Tsufami, William and Jeany. Chattering.. Then the time is ready, Let’s GO!! Depart!!

148 TERMINAL 3

149 SOMETHING HAPPEN IN THE PLANE

We arrived! Horray KL!! It’s nice to be here again. We have to go to the KL Central, we used Aerobus to go there. It’s about 45 minutes. We’re separated. Me and Anthony will meet Abang Osman. We will stay with him for this 3 days. We went up the escalator, Aha! Abang Osman is waiting for us. He’s with Zarina, She is the Bodyjam® & Sh’bam® presenter from Malaysia. She greeted Anthony warmly. I knew her, but never chat. But she also greeted me .. hehe.. although it’s a little bit awkward.. hopefully next time will be better. I’m sure of it.

Zarina has to stay with her family and We’re going with Abang for dinner. Abang took us to Bangsar Village. Never been here, Bangsar Village is a nice mall. He brough us to Marmalade, an italian restaurant? hmm serving pasta. We order Beef Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Mushroom Aglio Oglio, Prawn Aglio Oglio. They’re delicious.

150 BANGSAR VILLAGE

151 DINNER AT MARMALADE

After that, We going home.. remember I ever wrote about Abang Osman & Koko Mike new apartment? We’ve been there when it’s still renovating. Now It’s ready. I’ve seen some photo of their apartment in facebook. But now we’ll be there in minutes. Welcome to Andalucia!

152 ANDALUCIA CONDO

“WOW” that’s the first word came from my mouth. What a great nice apartment! It’s a big and spacious apartment, so homy and comfortable. It’s still Chinese New Year period, all the room decorated with Chinese ornaments,flowers, Hung Bao, beautiful and prosper. We took a lot of pictures. So happy to be here and very inspiring! Make me motivated to have an apartment too. My biggest dream.. hopefully I can achieve it soon.

We haven’t met Koko Mike, because he’s at Singapore 😦 . We relaxed at apartment and we played our board game, CITADEL! This time Abang and me lose to Anthony. Ha-ha… We played about 3 rounds and getting sleepy now… time to rest. Good Night!

(Continue to Part II)

Family Trip 2013 – Jakarta & Bandung (Part III)

26th January 2013, Saturday

Wake up early in the morning, eat breakfast and take a lot of pictures before leaving. It feels really good to have narcissm sisters. Fooling around, drama play.. Never get bored to take pictures. And I keep practising to pose like a model. cia you!!

032 OVER THE HEDGE

033 MODEL

For the next bandung signature landmark, It’s Kawah Putih (White Crater). We have to go there earlier because it’s far from the city. Almost spend 2 hours to go there. On the way to the location, my mom and auntie keep chattering (gossip) so it didn’t feel like we take a long trip. Arrived, there’s already a lot of people there. They said it’s a dangerous crater. It’s interesting, we went down the stair. Right in front of us is an amazing turquoise lake. Wonderful! The world is amazing, how can it created? It’s also an active crater, we can see the smoke come out at the other side of the mountain. We cannot stay at the crater for more than 15 minutes and do not touch the water, it contains high sulfur and poison. A lot of people took pictures here and so we are with a lot of poses. Never get bored to take pictures.

034 THE WHITE CRATER

035 CHEERS AT KAWAH PUTIH 3

035 CHEERS AT KAWAH PUTIH

 035 CHEERS AT KAWAH PUTIH 2

036 NARCIS ME

036 NARCIS ME 2

037 ANCIENT CAVE

038 KAWAH PUTIH GATE

After finish here, we will go to Situ Patenggang Lake, on the way we passed the great tea field. It’s also the most beautiful view I ever see in my life, wide open space with green color in front of my eyes. Cool air, fresh air. Love the nature. We came down and capture this beautiful view.

 039 TEA GREEN FIELD

040 ME AND GREENFIELD

041 ME & SISTERS

Arrived at the lake. Hmm.. If compared to Lake Toba, it’s not really good. Oh well.. it’s vacation, so always exciting. There’s also a legend in this place about the Love stone. We have to visit there by boat. It costed IDR 150.000,- for one boat. I had fun on the boat. See the view of the lake and mountain. Arrived at the Love Stone location. hmm.. I don’t really get it here.. The love stone is just a block of stone, for me it’s not really special. After we took some picture, we’re going back.

042 SITU PATENGGANG LAKE

043 BATU CINTA

We’re heading to Cibaduyut, Appe said this is the largest market for leather shoes, sandals, bags, jackets etc. All leather specialist. hmmm… If I’m on the trip,  I don’t feel like shopping, more like to see the landmarks, culinary and take pictures. And also Cibaduyut location are so busy. We just passed by and heading to buy snack souvenirs at Kartika Sari.

044 BANDUNG LOCAL FOODS

Bandung is well know for its brownies, Kartika Sari is one of the best brand in Bandung. We’re having our late lunch here. My sisters order some local foods like batagor, nasi bambu etc. They are delicious. We bought some snacks like brownies, pisang sale, bagelen etc. After that, we’re back to Jakarta.

Tomorrow, Mom and sisters will be back to Medan. Before that we’re having lunch at Manhattan Fish market – Central Park. It’s a nice and fun Bandung trip with them.

Family Trip 2013 – Jakarta & Bandung (Part II)

25th January 2013, Friday

It’s the first day of Bandung tours. We will be picked by the driver. Start 7.30 am we departed! Arrived in Bandung at 9.00 am. We met our tour guide/driver, we call him, Apep. The first destination is Tangkuban Perahu Mount, it’s the signature landmark of Bandung. It has a story of Sangkuriang legend. Apep told us the story along the way to the mount. It feels like listening to a fairy tale. We stopped at the strawberry farm, hmmm not really interesting, do not like to see the strawberry plant in the sacks, seems fake. But the view is nice. We just took some photo then continue our journey.

017 HAPPY FARM

It’s about 1 hours, we arrived at Tangkuban Perahu Mount. Apep said the mount has 3 craters. We will see the biggest crater called Kawah Ratu (Queen’s Crater). It’s still an active crater so it might be dangerous. Last time, they said we can go down to see and get closer to the crater, but now it’s dangerous. We arrived, there’s so many people here and it’s so coolld and rainy.. Around the crater we can the tree with only branches, walk forward a little, then we can see the great Queen’s Crater. First time see the crater and wah… AMAZING! The crater is great. I can see the smoke come out from the earth, it’s like breathing. The Earth is alive!

018 THE AMAZING QUEEN'S CRATER

We took a lot of pictures, we also bought Rabbit Fur Cap for souvenir and it’s looks really good for accessories for photography, like we’re from Mongol. It’s a great experience. Finished, then the next destination is Sari Ater Hot Spring.019 TANGKUBAN PERAHU

020 LIKE MONGOLIAN

021 CRAZY HAPPY

Sari Ater Hot spring is also a resort. There’s a lot of people there. They said that the hot spring can heal the body from injury/muscle pain. It’s a nice place. Apep took us to the biggest hot spring pool. There’s a lot of people swimming there. We put our feet into water. The water is hot/warm.. not really smelly.. It’s nice. So I decided to swim. Get changed, splash! and ahhh.. it’s sooooo comforting.. the air is cold, the water is warm.. We took pictures again. Play with water. I wanna be like a model.. haha.. I posed a lot. I need to workout more.. build more muscle and tone up my body. Do you agree? Finish swimming and took a bath about 45 minutes, I feel fresh.. and hungry. Apep said he’ll take us to a nice restaurant.

022 SARI ATER MERMAIDS  

023 SARI ATER MERMAN

024 FRESH

Apep took us to Warung Kampung. He recommended us the signature foods of this restaurant. I forget the name, but it’s a seasoned grilled smoked fish, it’s spicy and delicious. The restaurant is nice. A lot of trees, flowers and plants. They made it like we’re having lunch at Kampung. Now we’re full. Like always the documentary must not be missed. Snap snap!

025 WARUNG KAMPUNG

026 LUNCH AT WARUNG KAMPUNG

027 FARMERS

The next destination is the Milk Tofu Production House, here.. we can see the production of milk tofu. The tofu is very soft and moist. We also can buy snacks that made from tofu, tempe, soya etc. You can buy for snack souvenir.

028 TAHU SUSU LEMBANG

After that we went to Kampung Daun. Just visiting to see and take pictures. I’ve been here before. It looks and feels better if we come at night. Kinda the same like Warung Kampung, but more spacious and a lot of hills. Then it’s time for shopping. Apep took us to Rumah Mode, It’s a well-known Factory Outlet in Bandung. Min & Wie found some clothes to buy, I found nothing because there’s no my size, I’m mini. 029 KAMPUNG DAUN

030 RUMAH MODE

Hungry? It’s time for dinner. Apep took us to the Stone Cafe. It’s a nice place with live music. The place is romantic, love the atmosphere. I love the live music, the singer’s voice is so nice and clear to hear. The food is also good.

031 STONE CAFE

We have spend the whole day, now we have to rest. We gonna rest at Bantal Guling Hotel – a cute name for a hotel. The location kinda dark and away from the main road but it’s surprisingly a good hotel. Meanwhile, I met Sondhiar, my friend in Bandung. He took me to Padma Hotel, we ordered drinks and desserts. Padma Hotel has a very nice interior and enviroment. Nice Hotel. We chat a lot and enjoy the cool air of Bandung. We can see the peaceful forest beneath us. It’s really nice. It’s midnite.. Thank to him, He took me back to hotel.. then rest.. ready for day 2 trip.

(Continue to Part III)

Family Trip 2013 – Jakarta & Bandung (Part I)

My sisters, Wie and Min will come to Jakarta for holiday. They planned to go to Bandung too. Min has organized for the Bandung tour for 2 days 1 night. A few day later, my mom said she wanna come along too. That would be great. They’re coming at 24th January 2013 to Jakarta and stay at 4th Aunt’s house. I had a tuition to attend so I can’t join with them. After finish the tuition I contacted them and asked them whether they’re going somewhere near my position. Then we decided to go to Grand Indonesia, that’s my intention. I wanna bring them to Magnum Cafe – usually have to queue for 1 – 2 hours to enter this cafe. They have to go to some unique places here. I’m queing and waiting for them to come. They will come along with 1st Aunt, 4th Aunt and cousin, Min-min. Finally they arrived and we entered the cafe. We ordered the spaghetti, Fish in the basket and Red Jewel Ice Cream by Magnum. The elders seem not really like the western foods. Ha..ha..

010 MEET AT MAGNUM CAFE

010 MAGNUM CAFE

After that, we walked along the mall and took a lot of pictures. Grand Indonesia has a lot of nice spot for photography. Then we had another dinner at Waraku – a japanese restaurant. We ordered a lot – Sushi, Ramen, Tempura, Udon etc. Eat a lot and full. Time to go home and take a rest for tommorow morning. We asked 4th Aunt to come along to Bandung.

011 GRAND INDONESIA MAIN STREET

011 PHOTO GRAND INDONESIA MAIN STREET

012 MARSHE COW

013 GI FOUNTAIN

014 TOKYO BELLY

015 DINNER WARAKU

016 IT'S A SMALL WORLD

016 MOULIN ROUGE

Isn’t it FUN ?

(Continue to Part II)

Home, July 2012 (Part IV)

Sunday, July 15th 2012

I suggested to go to Brastagi again when I’m home. I feel happy when the last time I came there, now I wanna go again with my whole family, that’s the most important thing because we’re seldom go together. Now it’s the chance! Aunties, uncle and cousin also join us. That’d be fun!

First stop is HillPark – Sibolangit. It’s a theme park, looks like Mini Disneyland. It’s a nice place, beautiful garden with a lot of colourful flowers, fountains, decorative statues & building, a lot of attraction for kids, they’ll be happy. Some attraction need to spend an extra charge, so we just play some attraction included in our ticket. There’s also a lot of spot to take some good pictures. We all seem very happy.

  • HILLPARK                                       
  • PLAY                                                 
  • BIG WHEEL                                   
  • SISTERS & BROTHERS            

After that, we’re having our lunch at Tesalonika again, the pork specialist and affordable prices. It’s delicious and we ate a lot. You must try  the roasted ribs, it’s nice! Then we’re off to Sinabung Hotel & Resort, I’ve been here since when I was a kid. I love this hotel. This hotel has a big beautiful and colourful garden with a great view of Brastagi Landscape, we can see the big mountain, forest and city at the horizon. It’s a beautiful view! So green and fresh! We rest and take a lot of pictures. The aunties seem having fun too, they look younger, haha!

  • LUNCH AT TESALONIKA       
  • SINABUNG HOTEL & RESORTS 
  • GARDEN                                          
  • YOUNG & YOUNGER                 

Then we went to the temple – Vihara Dharma Shanti. I always feel good to visit this temple, so peaceful. Like always we pray and take a lot of pictures around the temple. The best part is ringing the bell of blessing, down on the knees, praying together.

  • BEAUTIFUL TEMPLE                
  • VISITING                                         
  • PRAYING                                         

Next stop is Taman Lumbini, a Thai Buddhist temple. Now we came here earlier so we have time to take pictures and go inside the temple. It’s a big and high temple, its golden color makes it so magnificent.

It ended our journey at Brastagi, now we’ve to go back to Medan. In the journey we stopped by and have some corns to eat. It’s feel so nice to eat warm corn in the cool place. Arrive at Medan, we’re having dinner at Rumah Makan Purnama – a Chinese food restaurant. It’s delicious! Then we went to the train station to drop Ben & Dewi, they have to go back to Kisaran. A long day with family.. so fun! 😀

Monday, July 16th 2012

The last day in Medan, have to go back to Jakarta. Not any special activity in this day. Just accompany my mom to go to Pulau Brayan (?) with uncle and aunties to visit a temple and meet some relatives. Back to Medan eat He Ci and buy Tamiang (Pie) for souvenir. Go to the airport and back to the routine again. 😀

The End (?)

HAPPY 28TH BIRTHDAY ART

I’m having my 28th Birthday this year and I decided to make an artwork for myself.

Here it is 😀

It’s a GREAT time for living in this World with family and  friends.

I’m thankful for what I’m had and receiving especially the people who loves me.

I’m thankful for my talents of drawing, sketching, dancing etc that make my life so happy and beautiful.

God Bless Everyone..

 

 

 

Home – July 2012 (Part II) BONUS

Some photos from my own digital camera that I would like to share. Some photo capture love and laughter. It’s good to see them. I wish my brother and Dewi live happily ever after.

  • Photo with Aunties after the preparation and waiting for the Bride & Groom 
  • The Models Wannabe 
  • One Family 
  • Husband & Wife