Work was so – so. I can’t remember what I did but I’m pretty sure I did something, haha. I mean I arrived on time, finished my tasks and left on time as well.. so it was alright. What made Friday special was the time spent with friends after work.
If you have been active in the Indonesian blogging scene, you might notice those happy faces in the picture, no? 😉 Yep, last Friday night I met with my blogger friends. We met because Shinta who is living in Germany is visiting Jakarta. She then organised the meeting so we could meet with fellow bloggers. Plus, I recently won a giveaway challenge on her blog so she could gave me the gifts as well. Apart from Shinta, I also met Mey, Dani, Angela, Jenita (and his brother whom I forgot the name! Sorry Jen!). Though I could not stay long but I had a great time meeting all of them. Should do it more often with more/different people! Oh btw.. can you guess who is who, in the picture? 🙂
After meeting them, I went to the opening night of Ling Ling Jakarta – a newly opened Modern Chinese Restaurant in Kuningan area. I will write about it on a separate post.
My Saturday started with a cosy Facetime call with the boyfriend, as usual. Then I went to Ketjil Kitchen Restaurant in Gandaria to meet with my high school besties. It was a happy meeting because two of my friends brought their babies and they were too cute! I am a happy auntie!
Afterwards, since I had some time to kill, I spent some me – time in Woodpecker Coffee, sipping flat white and munching on their banana nutella muffin (diet? what diet? haha). Then I met with my mum and cousin – we went to Rarampa Restaurant to attend a Manadonese birthday gathering (I have Manadonese blood from Mum’s side – just in case you’re wondering.. hehe). Of course in every Manadonese gathering (at least in my family), there must be a live music plus poco – poco dance session, so I danced poco-poco all night long. Hahaha kidding, not all night long, but I surely aced that dance! :p
I planned to spend the day at home but I somehow felt the urge to go out and drive, so I did. I had no specific place to go though, so at first I was just driving around my neighborhood. There was no traffic at all and when I realised, I was already in Fatmawati area. It was around 12 PM at that time and I started to feel hungry, so I made a stop at the first restaurant that I found.
It was Mars Kitchen – a recent addition to Jakarta’s healthy food scene owned by chef Rinrin Marinka (you might notice her on TV…).
I love the place! I had curry rice, cold pressed juice, and gluten free chocolate cake. Food was delicious and the place is so cosy! I felt like buying all the cakes/cupcakes but too bad they currently do not accept debit/credit cards payment and I had limited cash.. so..
After having my lunch there, I drove again – this time to Kemang area. I always love going to Kemang on Sundays so I just drove around the area. Oh, I managed to stop at Goni Coffee to buy iced latte because it was soooo hot today!
I spent the rest of the afternoon at home, just resting and watching tons of Youtube videos hahaha. And now – 9 PM in Jakarta, I’m writing this blog post while listening to NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert playlist:
It has been an eventful weekend for me, indeed. Yay! What about you, how did you spend your weekend? Hope you enjoyed it!
40 thoughts on “Fri-Sat-Sun.”
Wuiiih, serunya. Apalagi bisa kopdaran gitu!! 😀
Ko, Bikin land coffee blogger Indonesia cabang londo yuk? 🙂
Hahaha, boleh-boleh 😀 .
Kalo ke Jakarta nanti kopdar juga yuk Ko! Hehe
Ahhhh harusnya aku ikutan tuh kan menang GA nya Shinta juga ya. Tapi ga bisa euy. Kenalnya cuma Shinta, Mey, Christa and Dani yg si foto itu
Oiyaa Jo.. Coba kamu bisa ikutan yaa hehe next time yuk!
Ah land coffee kick off! Many more to come.
hihihi land coffee… Yes hopefully! 🙂
What about moi in down under???? Ikuuut tapi jauh azaaa😀😀
Bikin versi down under dongg hehehe… or I would love to visit.. kapan yaa hihihihi 🙂
whoaaaa.. Busy and happy weekend ya Chris? 😀
It was a super nice evening meeting you all 😀
Indeed! Kapan2 lagii Dan hehehe yg rame.. Sayang gabisa ikut kopdar BEC yg kali ini
Waaaaa Asiknya ketemuan ama bloggers… Seru pasti ya…
Seruuu hehehe 🙂
seru pastinya ya kopi darat gitu,yang buasanya cuman baca2 tulisannya aja sekarang malah bisa ketemu langsung 🙂
Iya Adhya, ngobrolnya lebih seru drpd komen2an di blog hihi. Kalo kamu lg pulang, kopdar juga ya! 😀
Waaahhhh Asyiknyaaaa bisa kopdar-an. Seruuu Christa weekendnya. Senangnya pasti terbawa sampai seminggu kedepan nih 🙂
Iyaaa Den, kamu ikutan bikin kopdar cabang Belanda dong sama Lorraine dll hehehe 🙂
busy weekend 🙂
But fun 🙂
Wah kopdaran yak. Ini yang gw komen utk ikut bec meet up ya, Shintanya?
Jadi resto to resto ya Christa….
Iyaa makan muluuu Ryan hahahaha :p
moga makin sehat hehehe
Curious on how did you find your indo blogger friends? Just by blogwalking? Or is there any online community?
Hi Yoel, yep started with blogwalking and then I recently joined Blog English Club : https://englishfriday.wordpress.com/.. that’s the only community I know so far.
Serunyaaaaaa kopdar. Ada Angel juga hehe
Waa Noni kenal Angel yaa? Aku baru kenal kemaren pas kopdar hehehe. Kalo ke Jkt kopdaran yaa Non kapan2 hihu
Tau aja dari blog, belon pernah ketemu hehe
Seruuu bisa kopdar-an….
Kapan2 kita kopdaran lagi yuk yang rame, Ira! hehe
christaa.. sayang bngt yahh cuman bentar dong kemarin.. *gara2 gw dateng telat* ahahaha..
stanley nama dd gw. ahahha.. nice meeting youu last week! kapan2 lagi yahh.. hehe..
Oiyaa Stanley! Hehehe. Iya nih kurang lama kita ktemunya, kapan kapan lagi yaa Jen 🙂
it was nice meeting you all 🙂
see you next time yah Christa,
dan seru bngt ternyata weekend kmrn kamu coba2in banyak resto 😀
Iyaa ternyata wiken kemaren jadi makan makan mulu hehehehe… see you next time Mey! 🙂
Huhuhu senangnya Ta bisa kopdar! Btw, Christa ada menadonya juga ya, sama dong kita😀 Mama juga dari Menado sementara bokap dari Padang😊
Wahh iyaa, sama dongg! Kalau aku bokapnya Sunda 🙂 kalau kamu lagi pulang ke Jakarta ayo kita kopdaran Ria 😀
Itu restonya Chef Marinka dimananya Fatmawati ya Ta? Kok nggak tau.
Di sebelahnya total buah segar Ngel, sebelah kiri jalan kalau dr RS Fatmawati.. Adanya di ruko gitu tapi ada plang nya kok Mars Kitchen.