A very Jakartan weekend

This weekend I did something that I haven’t done in a long time. I spent my weekend like a true Jakartan!


I started the day by going to my high school for a group exercise with my friends. It used to be a weekly routine that I started to do since November 2015, in an attempt to be healthier. However I had to stop doing it when I had an appendicitis last May and after two months of not doing any exercise.. yesterday I started doing it again and it felt so good! šŸ™‚

Then, out of the ordinary, I ventured to Central Jakarta with my ex-colleagues. We decided to have lunch at Paramount restaurant. It is an old-school Cantonese restaurant located in Jakarta’s older part of town. It’s been there since way back and they say the quality never changes. It was my first time there and I love it! The food was delicious, service was exceptional and the vintage atmosphere made the experience more memorable.

We ordered a lot of food! Roast duck, crab soup, veggies, beef tounge, fried squid.. and the best one – some sort of deep fried boneless chicken tenders, covered by shrimp meat with crab sauce (!!!) holyyyyy! It was bomb.

Have you ever been there?

The food!!! 

After the feast, we decided to take a walk around the area to get coffee. I was sooo full and felt like I need to walk it off, the weather was nice – not too hot so I asked my friends if we could walk instead of taking the car. Some agreed, some still prefer to take their car, lol. But I had a very good time walking, felt so refreshed and along the way I found some culinary spots that seemed interesting. I guess I have to say, that I don’t visit Menteng/Cikini area often but when I do, I always gets excited. I’ll try to be back and visit these culinary spots sometime later…

We had coffee at Spumante – still in Cikini area. The place does not offer coffee but also some cakes/sweets and hot meals. It was good! Did not take a lot of photos there because we were busy chatting, but I can say that the place is recommended. Then after I parted ways with the group, I went to meet another friend for dinner and drinks. She is my friend from University and it has been a while since I last saw her. We had good fun and had to leave only when the restaurant’s was about to close, hahaha. I guess it’s true what they say – time flies when you are having fun šŸ™‚


Today I went to Car Free Day area with my friends. So Jakartan, isn’t it? Hehehe. It was busy, some brands were doing activation as well so there were a lot of things going on. We did not run, just walked, and had a good fun playing with the dogs in Taman Semanggi – which turned out to be some sort of dog park during Car Free Day. We saw a lot of cute dogs, so cute!

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Dog Park
I also met something interesting when we walked…

LOL.. Hi Psyduck!!!
Hahaha.. yes, I took the chance of being in Central Jakarta to do Pokemon hunt as well! :p

So there goes my weekend. I hope you’re having a good one too, and feel ready to face Monday! (ah, will we ever though? :p)

25 thoughts on “A very Jakartan weekend”

      1. Hahaha bener Chris. Aku juga kalau jalan-jalan sekalian buat hatch egg-nya. Semua inkubatornya kumanfaatin biar efisien šŸ˜› .

      2. Disini blum pernah liat Doduo Chris šŸ˜£šŸ˜£šŸ˜£. Tp yg banyak Rattata, Pidgey, Spearow. Ahahah. Akibatnya jd punya bnyk Pidgeot nih Pidgey-nya pada kuevolusi semua šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚. Tp bnyk juga PsyDuck gitu sih. Poliwag dan Magikarp jg banyak soalnya di tempatku tinggal banyak kanalnya, haha

  1. Aku sering banget lewat Paramount tapi malah gak pernah makan di sana. :)))

    Btw deket Paramount itu ada restoran Trio yang jadul tapi makanannya enak banget. Udah nyobain?

    1. Restoran Trio is actually sama dengan restoran Paramount tapi versi (slightly) murahnya. Karena saya lekas keringetan kalau gerah jadi kemarin propose Paramount aja biar lebih nyaman hehehe.

  2. car free day tuh kayaknya seru ya chris. belum pernah nyobain gua…

    restoran paramount kok gua gak pernah tau ya. keliatannya enak ya…

  3. Paramount ini patut dicoba kayaknya kalo ke Jakarta. Baca deskripsi makanannya aja bikin ngiler šŸ˜… Aku pas liburan kan ga buka sama sekali twitter atau blog, jadi ga terlalu ngikuti Pokemon, pas buka dan baca2, ternyata lagi heboh banget ya Pokemon ini. Tapi ya tetep ga mencari tahu permainan apa ini haha. Weekendku diisi dengan belajar karena mau ujian dan santai2 karena baru pulang liburan šŸ˜€

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