So I’ve officially become a #digitalnomad for almost 6 months now. Dengan ‘kebebasan’ yang bisa saya atur sendiri, pekerjaan dapat mudah saja saya kerjakan dari mana saja. Mau itu di rumah, kafe atau di mobil, selama saya membawa “hidup” (baca: laptop) saya kemana-mana, saya bisa saja melakukan pekerjaan saya.
I am not a person who grew up having pets or close to animals. Unlike many of my friends who are animal lovers, I find it hard to relate how they are able to have such close relationships towards animals. But the older I get, the braver and more experiences I have with animals. I am also more aware of the kind of animals I am more fond of. For example, I prefer dogs better than cats. I am no where happy to be in contact with lizards, but the most random animals I grew to love are those who has huge bodies yet very tender. Yes, I have humongous respect and love for God’s creation, the gentle giants. Continue reading “My Love for the Gentle Giants”
Okay, okay, so the title might be too promising, but I am certainly not kidding about how amazing it was to be lift up in a huge Ferris Wheel looking out at the vast land of Jakarta. Though I never been to London Eye myself, but I’m sure this is how it would feel ❤
J-Sky Ferris Wheel is the name! It is located at AEON Mall Jakarta Garden City, Cakung, East Jakarta. At the top level of the mall, it stood largely at 69 meters above the ground and 50 meters in diameters. Since its opening on September 2017, J-Sky Ferris Wheel has been recorded as the tallest ferris wheel in Indonesia by MURI Indonesian Museum of World Records!
This amusement ride has become a popular site to visit among the people of the greater Jakarta region. Not to mention that this newly established area (Jakarta Garden City) is still very wide with greens, easily accessible and location-wise, quite strategic. With the hopes of combining crowds from Jabodetabek area and other regions in Indonesia, J-Sky Ferris Wheel and AEON Mall Jakarta Garden City will become the hottest public attraction in Jakarta.
J-Sky Ferris Wheel has 32 pink gondolas ready to carry up to 6 people in one round (about 15 minutes). However if you plan to go on a date with your loved one on a couple sky adventure, you can pay extra for more rounds and some gondolas opt with a romantic table settings!
J-Sky Ferries Wheel gondolas are equipped with its own air conditioning and offers a beautiful view of Jakarta. The facility is open up to 10 pm at night, so you can definitely experience the night time view from above. Other than J-Sky Ferris Wheel, AEON Mall Jakarta Garden City is also facilitated with kids playground, great for sushi and Japanese restaurant-hopping, as well as an ice skating rink! Definitely a one stop destination for all amusement activities for you, your friends and family!
J-Sky Ferris Wheel Ticket Price:
Single – Rp. 50.000
Couple – Rp. 160.000
VIP – Rp. 350.000
While we are still fresh in the new year, I would still very much talk about how maybe you can improve yourself this year.
Sometime last year at the drop point of my life, I come across a TedX Talk by Emilie Wapnick. In all honesty, I haven’t really googled her before writing this blog. Haha. But her speech in the video made me 100x more better and self-accepting, knowing that “Why some of us don’t have one true calling.” (That was the title of her talk).
Multipotentialite, she calls it. And what is it? Why do I love that word so much that I even placed it as my Instagram bio for some time? As Emilie mentioned, multipotentialite is for people who doesn’t have one specific talent or skills, but they’ve acquired so much more. Continue reading “Are you a Multipotentialite Human?”
This new year, I don’t have a resolution.
I just vowed to be a better person, woman, Muslimah and gained new skills along the way.
But I do want to talk about my 2017 journey that have both strangled my neck and hug me warmly at the same time.
2017 was a year of twists and turns, where I experienced one of the most mesmerizing love, disappointment, confusion and finally found peace. Here are a few amazing moments that I lived through:
If you ever feel bored of your regular coffee shop that you’ve been to many times, maybe it’s time to make a change.
The latest cafe in town, KLTR Coffee Roaster has emerged, joining thousands of coffee shops in Jakarta. But here’s a special twist. Their coffee shop addressed to the widest and humblest customers in the middle of the bustling Jakarta CBD. Located at the ground floor of Apartment Pavillion Retail Arcade (next to Sudirman Citywalk to ease you), KLTR coffee has me stunned for their delicious meals and drinks!
Ever since their ‘welcoming party’ in late September, Hu Chun and Cai Tao have stolen the spotlight from many other animals existed in Indonesia. Well, those are actually the names of two furry fellows, the giant pandas that have been brought to Indonesia all the way from China!
The wonderfully fluffy and FAT animals are under breeding loan for about 10 years and have been treated special in Taman Safari Indonesia at Cisarua, Bogor. Like many other citizens in Indonesia, the existence of these two pandas excite me! As the virtuous opportunity approach to handle werk perks relating to these furry fellows, I obviously didn’t want to miss out!
As they got out after a month of quarantine and adaptation to their new habitat in Taman Safari Indonesia, Hu Chun and Cai Tao were ready to finally be exhibited! The wonderful Taman Safari have erected a new building, elevating at 1800 meters above sea level with the temperature and surrounding area similar to the gentle giants’ old habitat back in Chengdu, China.
Istana Panda Indonesia— as the building called–is where the two pandas going to spend their daily eat-sleep-play-repeat. Istana Panda Indonesia is three storeys high, designed similarly like a Chinese castle with strong bright pallete, symbolic to many Chinese buildings such as green, red and gold. Not only that the castle exhibits the pandas, it’s also home to two other Chinese animals, Takin and Red Pandas.
Istana Panda Indonesia is also complimented with restaurant with awesome food choices and a merchandise store that is all panda related! On the third floor, it has interactive panda learning center that covers knowledgeable insights about Pandas and even a dummy exhibit of a panda hospital! A replica of their check up bed, where Hu Chun and Cai Tao is treated regularly by professional vets in Taman Safari.
This is also something you shouldn’t miss when you come to this place: the many unique photo spots and framing with views of the large Gede Pangrango mountain! It will make you feel like you’re actually in the uphills of China!
Taman Safari promise to keep these animals under a lot of care, as they use them to conserve and reproduce. Although pandas have very little mating period (1 week/year) and known to only have 2 days to actually mate to reproduce, we hope that they will eventually able to grow a family here in Taman Safari!
Okay, enough now, here’s a collection of adorable pictures of Hu Chun and Cai Tao in their new habitat at Istana Panda Taman Safari:
14 October 2017
Gunung Parang via Ferrata
Challenge level: 8/10
Every year since 2012 I always try to reward my self a Birthday treap (treat+trip). Whether it is just a short out of town trip or a great workshop to attend to. This year thankfully was quite special and definitely a challenging activity to a sad realization of how old I was getting. Continue reading “Gunung Parang via Ferrata, A Tough Adventure with A Killer View”
In conjunction to Hari Batik Nasional on the 2nd of October, I was invited to attend a Batik-making Workshop at Aston Marina Ancol, North Jakarta.
So I’ve never seen my dad so excited to be photographed before until we went to this place.