Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Magnificent Mangrove

When you hear the word "PIK", what comes to your mind the first time?
"Pik pik olimpiiiik!" or PIKachu! Or the famous culinary cafes & restaurants as Hong Tang and Sumoboo?
I've seen some bloggers posted about Taman Wisata Alam Angke (Mangrove Forest) and their photos were beautiful. I nearly can't believe it's located at Jakarta! Exactly at PIK - Pantai Indah Kapuk. I really want to go there, and I asked my backpacker friends to go together. Pretending we are tourists at Jakarta! :D
Entrance ticket is Rp 25.000 per person (Indonesian citizen), and Rp 10.000 for parking fee. No cameras are allowed, but we can take pictures using our phone camera (weird rule, eh?). For ones who bring camera (maybe for commercial photoshoot or prewedding), they have to pay Rp 1.000.000 additional fee.
The views were mesmerizing. Lots of mangroves and bridges makes it kinda romantic. BUUUUTTT we arrived there at 11 am and the weather was freaking hot! Don't forget to bring umbrella / hat and sunglasses if needed. I suggest you to go there in the morning or afternoon >_<
That "houses" are actually hotels. Interested to camp at mangrove forest?
 
This view kinda reminds me of Nami Island Korea :P, but this is the tropical version hehehe.

Review:
Time spent at Taman Wisata Alam +- 2 hours
Nice views but too hot!
Very crowded on weekend, we didn't try the boat because of the long queue
No camera rule is weird. Lucky you who has iPhone or smartphones with good camera quality
Bring tongsis for more fun! :)))

UPDATE (since some of you asked :p)
Activities you can try:
Just take a walk and enjoy scenery
Cycling (they have bicycle track)
Ride a boat or row a boat (with additional fee)
Camp (in hotels as shown in a picture above, price starting from Rp 300.000 per night)
Outbond
Plant mangrove tree (with additional fee)

Oh yeah I would like to thank Matriphe's blog for giving a complete pricelist guide & directions to Taman Wisata Alam Angke Kapuk. Really useful resource before going there!
That's the beauty of blogging, sharing accessible information to others ;)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Marshmallow Wedding

I totally forgot to post this beautiful wedding of my cousin, Pram & Reny on February 2014 :D The color theme is pink and purple, just like marshmallow!
 
Strawberry flavour Corner, beautifully arranged by Sonokembang Catering.

I love my makeup :D No cukur alis hehehehehe (no eyebrow plucking ;p)

 
Me and my family!
 
 
My cousins! Those three pinkies are Pram's sisters.
Taken from various source: my Instagram, Pram's facebook, Sonokembang Catering photos, and cousin's Line ;)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Giveaway! Free Pokaku Voucher!

I have 3 Pokaku vouchers worth Rp 100.000 each, which I'll share to my blog readers!

How to Join:
  1. Simply leave a comment in your favorite blog post (any post at my blog): #PokakuGiveaway, your name, your blog address, and your email :D
  2. I'll choose 3 lucky bloggers and give their email address to Pokaku, so Pokaku can send the vouchers ;)


Ditunggu komennya sampai 22 Oktober yaa :D

Tokyo Banana is Not Halal :(

...which is a very bad news!!!
Because a few days ago hubby got a box of Tokyo Banana from his friend. Original from Japan, this banana flavored cake is very popular!
I took a picture of this well-wrapped box (I love how Japanese always pay attention on details!).

And opened one. And tasted it with hubby. And yum it's delicious. And posted it to my Path. And a friend asked, "Is it halal?"

Then I realized how stupid I was, to not googling it first! After a quick research, the conclusion is: HARAM. T____T still have plenty of tokban cake....

Here's a good post as source of info about Tokyo Banana has animal gelatin (mostly, gelatin in nonmuslim country is from pig). Taken from that post, I'll repost some haram-halal ingredient in case you wanna buy some food in Japan.

Haram ingredients:
1. ショトニング Shortening

2. マーガリン Margarin

3. 油脂 Fat

4. ゼラチン ジラチンGelatin

5. 肉、鳥肉、豚

肉、豚肉、牛肉、鶏肉、

豚肉由来成分含む、とんかつ

All kinds of meat beef, chicken, pig (because they might be slaughtered without Basmalah)

6. ビーフエキス Beef extract

7. 鳥肉エキス、チキンエキス Chicken extract

8. 肉エキス Meat extract

9. ポークエキス Pork extract

10. ラード(豚)Lard (Butaniku; pork)

11. ビーフカレBeef curry

12. ビーフコンソメ Beef consomme

13. コンソメパウダーConsomme powder

14. コンソメ Consomme

15. ラードor豚脂、ヘッドor牛脂、加工油脂 Lard, beef tallow oil, mixture of various fats

16. アルコール Alcohol

17. ワイン Wine

18. リカー、酒類、醸造酒、焼酎 Liquor

19. 洋酒 Western liquor

20. 酒 Sake

21. 洋酒漬レーズン Raisin moistened with western wine

22. ブランデー Brandy

23. ラム酒 Western wine

24. みりん Red sake

Halal:
1. 植物性ショトニング vegetables shortening

2. 植物性油脂 vegetables fat

3.植物性マーガリンMargarine from vegetables

4.乳化剤(大豆由来)Emulsifier from soy bean
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Oh boy. Reading that words make my eyeball hurt :)))) I should have learned Japanese!

About KitKat Green Tea, which is also a popular gift from Japan, I found a good blogpost from Malaysian blogger. Some kinds of Japan Kitkats are (may be) halal and some are not, depend on the code and ingredient.

Me personally, I will not buy any KitKat coz I'm boycotting Nestl* products >_<
Why boycott? Because some companies support Israelis to fight Palestinians. Some of our money might be a donation for bullets and bombs (mashaAllah) T_T

What brands to boycott? Find the answer here, includes the reason why.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Home Sweet Home

Paint another simple design in wooden cutting board :D

Writing a calligraphy using acrylic paint & brush in wood is not as easy as I think. Took about 2 hours to finish all of this simple painting (including snacking :p). Wow time surely flies when I do things I love!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Soap Making With Kippabuw

Sunday, September 28, I joined soap making class by mbak Vero from Kippabuw :D The class held in Paviliun 28, an eclectic cafe in Kebayoran Jakarta.
I love the place! But hubby didn't like it :)) He prefers waiting for me in a clean-decorated place (well it's all about taste of art, yo)


Patung Pancoran!!!

I found this cafe is unique with all it's randomness. They sell jamu and Indonesian food.

OOTD *failed to be a hijab fashion blogger hihihiiii I'm sooo not photogenic! Never looked cool on camera!

Soap making process: scale, mix, stir. Only a few ingredient: coconut oil, olive oil, water, and sodium hydroxyde for saponification process (will be all gone after the soap is finished). No SLS/SLES or paraben or anything hard to pronounce like soaps in supermarket :D

Voila we're done! Now comes the hardest part: WAITING. Wait 24-48 hours before we can remove soap from the mold and cut into soap bar. And then wait for another 4 to 8 weeks (yes, WEEKS) for the soap to be ready to use. The longer the better.
Ah yes, if we're not patient enough, simply just buy it to natural soap seller :D Hihihiiiii...

BTW those food in the last picture, I don't know what menu is that, like nasi campur vegetarian... Tasted sooooo gooooddddd!!!

PS: ingredients of natural soap can be found online, many international bloggers share their recipe ;)

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