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!