Hari Senin kemarin, tanggal 31 Mei di Amerika tuh ada libur nasional yang namanya Memorial Day. Karena jatohnya di hari Senin, lumayan lah ya long weekend! Banyak yang bilang kalo Memorial Day Weekend tuh semacam unofficial start of summer… karena cuaca mulai panas dan mendukung banget buat vakansi. Ditambah lagi situasi post-covid disini udah mulai membaik banget, kami berdua sudah di-vaksin full dan begitu juga dengan kebanyakan orang sekeliling kami. Baca berita, pemerintah juga sudah mulai membuka jalan untuk kehidupan kembali seperti normal, dengan tindakan2 preventif yaa tentunya. Akhirnya kami memutuskan untuk liburan juga nih. Pengennya siiiih ke Indonesia yaa tapi apa boleh buat cuma punya libur 3 hari. Masih anak baru di kantor, belom dapat cuti berbayar.Continue reading “Memorial Day Weekend 2021”
I woke up early, and we decided to get breakfast. We tried a brunch cafe not far from our house, only 10 minutes drive away. We were the first guests when we arrived at 7AM, right when they just opened. Not long after, another couple came in. Then another. And another. It was a full house by 7:30AM. Wow, it looks like the cafe is quite popular in the neighborhood. Why haven’t we been here before, I asked R. Let’s try the food first, he said.
I ordered a typical American breakfast menu – eggs, sausage, potatoes and toast. Only I asked for the toast to be changed to english muffins. It’s the closest I can get to crumpets here :)))) R ordered pesto bagel – it was really good, he said. I also had a cup of latte which was not bad at all, similar to what I usually make at home. But it’s Sunday, I want someone to make my coffee because I don’t wan’t to deal with the dishes :)))))
After breakfast we spent a bit of time at the beach, then went back home. I did some freelance work, R went on relaxing. He needed the rest&relaxation day after his long week.
I was too caught up with work when I realised it’s already past 4PM and we haven’t had lunch. I woke R up, we were both starving. Well, it’s the perfect time to use our Gyu-kaku points, I said. Let’s go! He said. There’s nothing better than eating good food with points, which brought down our bill to 50% less! 😀
Btw, tonight is the start of Ramadan. We will be fasting for a whole month starting tomorrow. So we went to Target to stock up on some pantry items. I haven’t finished my meal plan so I just stock up on some fruits, oatmeal and protein bars for our suhoor. We will be fasting for 15 hours this year, and this is going to be my second Ramadan in the US. I’m excited! I’m hoping for some miracles this month and I’m also looking forward to reflect and give back.
Now I’m relaxing at home. It’s been a long day. R is right beside me, watching Game of Thrones. I don’t follow the series, I just don’t get the hype. Don’t get me wrong, I tried to watch a couple of episodes… Anyway I let him have the TV every Sunday night, so here I am typing in my WordPress app while listening to Spotify with earphones on. All good, it’s been a good day, and I hope it will be a good Ramadan for us all 🙂
Jakarta Car Free Day
This morning I woke up earlier than usual and decided to go to Sudirman-SCBD area for a morning run. I arrived around 6ish and the weather was nice, it was cloudy with a light breeze.
I started my run from across FX mall. At that time, there were not that many people so I could still run comfortably. About half an hour later, I reached Sudirman station. That’s where I saw a swarm of people going towards Bundaran HI area. Uh-oh, what’s happening? I thought.
Some Weekend Stories
I initially wanted to write this right after last weekend, so then I would title it “Last Weekend”.. but then I got caught up with work and without me realising another weekend is almost gone! Whew!
Anyway, I just want to share with you some stories of my weekend..
An Afternoon in Bandung
The date was December 24th – Christmas Eve. I woke up early, and rushed to catch a bus to Bandung that was scheduled to leave at 6 AM. I managed to get to the station on time and jumped into the bus. Not long after the bus departed, I fell asleep but only to woke up again not long after due to the uncomfortable seat. Repeat for about 10 times until I finally made it to Bandung.
The first weekend in 2017
The first weekend of 2017 is a good one, I can say. Here’s how my weekend goes :
On Saturday I met my high school best-friends as they were on a playdate. Playdate here is a new term that I just got used to, which sort of shifted our regular weekend brunch sessions to a brunch with babies and toddlers involved. Being the only one single in the group, I have the privilege to call myself ‘the cool aunt’ and had a lot of fun being surrounded with their giggles.