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Seo Seo Galbi, Jakarta 23/06/2017

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Address: Ruko Crown Golf blok A no 31, RT6/RW2, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Kamal Muara, RT.6/RW.2, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14460, Indonesia
 
 
What I ordered : Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap, Mango Juice
 
 
I came here first asking whether the meals served is halal and one of the waitress said that beef and soups here are halal but pork is not. I usually not eat unless they have halal written on the menue but I decided to trust her and eat here. Bismillah. She showed me where to sit and give the menu.
 
 

 
 
I wanted to try Korean BBQ but thinking how big the portion will be and whether I have to grill it myself and kinda worried how the taste will become if I cook it myself (like I see Koreans in TV) so I decided to taste something ready cooked and ordered Dol Sot Bi Bim Bab. I didn’t know that the waitress grilled the BBQ for us, I should’ve tried the BBQ then.
 
 

 
 
What I like here is that they put a bottle of cold ocha (taste like a light tea) for free so I can refill as much as I want (I drink water a lot). Then they put 6 different banchan (side dishes) for free: panjeon (vegetable pancake), sweet potatoes, kimchi, salted cucumber, pickled raddish, and one green vegetable (I don’t know what it is called). I like panjeon the most.

I really appreciated they told me when to break my fasting as there is no adzan in PIK. And I can hear the lady told them to give me banchan fast so I can eat it first while waiting for my order.

Not long after (the service is quite fast), the mango juice and Bi Bim Bab came. And miyuku soup (Sup rumput laut in indonesian) as a complementary dish (A birthday here would be great). They give the sauce to mix with Bibimbap separately. It was served on stoned pot so it was sizzling hot for quite a while. I like it because if not, usually the meal would cool off fast and if we take a while to eat, we end up eating cold dish. Overall the taste is quite fine. At the end they give an ice cream as dessert (free again).

As the entertainment they have SBS live on TV broadcasting the kpop music performances.

For the generousity, service, and price I give it 5 stars. This is the most generous restaurant I ever been. And value for money is excellent.
 
 

 
 

For the taste I give it 4 stars. There is room for improvement.

My first suggestion would be to put a logo of halal in certain dishes which are really halal (whether the beef which is imported is really halal is questionable for me). I know pork is not halal but other dishes could be not halal if they are cooked with the same pan used to cook pork. If logo halal is written, it could gave muslim guests a peace of mind. As the largest community in Indonesia, it would be great to target the muslim consumers also especially because the hallyu wave is spreading much.

Secondly, it also would be great if this place could accomodate single guest. For example by making small portion choice on each of the menu. Even Bibimbap portion is too big for me (I forced myself to eat more but ended up too full to finish the meal). I would also want to try the Beef BBQ if there is small portion (but then again am worried about halal as the grilled pan is the same for pork).

Overall, I had a good time here.

 
 

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HomieStay, Jakarta 03/06/2017

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Address: Town House Cordoba no 16. Bukit Golf Mediterania. Pantai Indah Kapuk, RT.7/RW.2, Kamal Muara, Jakarta, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14470
 
 
Type of room I stayed in : Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
 
 
What it had :
 
Bed Room:
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Blanket/Bed Cover
Small Lamp
Two Electric Socket
Two Pillows
 
Common Room:
Dining Seats (10)
Freezer
Garage
Internet Access
Kettle
Living Room Seats (10)
Microwave
Parking
Refrigerator
Shower Rooms (1) Shared
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided (with additional price 10000 IDR + deposit 50000 IDR)
TV
 
 
What I like here :
 
I like the price and the comfort in bed and the bed cover/blanket because without it the room will feel too cold, the AC works so great. There are two electric sockets above the bed and rack to put some of necessary stuffs.
Lockers are near the property’s entrance where you could store your belongings if you’re worried about leaving them in the room and you could borrow a pad lock for the locker by leaving a deposit of 50000 IDR, they would return it to you after you return the lock during check out. If you forgot to bring a towel, you could rent it for 10000 IDR + 50000 IDR deposit.
The breakfast is self serve from 6:30 to 11:00 consists of cereal and milk, bread and jam, or noodles without egg.
There are various shops and restaurants near the property. You could walk to the bus station or order car or motorbike from mobile apps to pick you up in front of the property. I suggest you to let the driver take the toll road because if not your journey would take so long and complicated. Toll road fee in Indonesia is very cheap (7000 until 16000 IDR) compare to other city i.e. Bangkok.
The property provides bath soap, shampoo, hand wash, and tissue, so you could bring other products you need (face wash or tooth brush/paste, etc). You can use indoor sandals they provide.
Overall, for the price you could get enough comforts you need during your stay.
 
 
What I don’t like here :
 
The bed room doesn’t have lock from inside. My suggestion is probably to put a lock for the room. Since some would be worried of intruders coming inside while we’re sleeping. Without the lock, we only depend on trust among the guests.
The room is small but I didn’t require a lot of space anyway and the bed is wide enough for me. But it’s kinda difficult to do a prayer inside the room. The only possible option is the common room but amidst some guests around.
The stairs is narrow and a bit straight so it’s hard to climb bed above. Luckily, I didn’t get the top bed so I don’t need to climb the stairs.
For noodles, there is no egg. The breakfast will be perfect if there’s egg but I completely realized that for the price they offer, the breakfast option is varied enough.
 
 

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Warung Leko, Jakarta 01/06/2017

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Address: Jln. Pantai Indah | Rukan Cordoba Unit F19-20 PIK, Jakarta 14420, Indonesia
 
 


 
 

What I ordered : Iga Bakar, Cah Kangkung, Jus Alpukat
 
 
I always search for the best Iga Bakar that could come close to the one I taste in Rotterdam but once again this is not the one. Despite the soft texture, Iga Bakar here lacks the strong taste, which could only be soothe by sambals they provide but what I want is the taste within the meat itself. Cah Kangkung is delicious. The place is fine and clean. But the price is a bit expensive.

 
 

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Korean Drama I Have Ever Watched 22/02/2017


I have updated this list to include dramas I have watched until 2016. This post will include the list of dramas and links to drama description to Koreandrama.org and compilation of my ratings (still unfinished) for the dramas on the list. To get a better description, I made other posts for ratings and dramas descriptions including my comments about some dramas and divide it by the year of drama released. I posted Korean Drama 2016 already, check it out.

The rating of the dramas I posted is based on my own perspective. I’m not being influenced by the popularity of the dramas. If I think the drama is good, then I’ll give high rating, and vice versa. So it might be different for some of you.

List of Korean Drama that I Have Watched

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Some of My Ratings

 

#1 – Models (1997)
Rating : 2 out of 10

 

#2 – Happy Together (1999)
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

#3 – The Legendary Doctor Heo Jun (1999)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#4 – Tomato (1999)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#5 – All About Eve (2000)
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

#6 – Autumn in My Heart = Autumn Tale (2000)
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

#7 – Popcorn (2000)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#8 – Truth (2000)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#9 – Delicious Proposal (2001)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#10 – Guardian Angel (2001)
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

#11 – Hotelier (2001)
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

#12 – Friends (2002)
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

#13 – My Love Patzzi (2002)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#14 – Romance (2002)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#15 – Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002)
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

#16 – Dating Now = We Are Dating Now (2002)
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

#17 – Winter Sonata (2002)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#18 – Wuri’s Family (2002)
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

#19 – All In (2003)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#20 – Cats on The Roof = Attic Cat (2003)
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

#21 – Into The Sun (2003)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#22 – Jewel in The Palace = Dae Jang Geum (2003)
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

#23 – Land of Wine (2003)
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

#24 – Let’s Go To School = Sang Doo, Let’s Go To School (2003)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#25 – Rays of Sunshine = Shining Days (2003)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#26 – Something About 1% (2003)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#27 – Stairway to Heaven (2003)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#28 – Summer Scent (2003)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#29 – First Love of The Royal Prince = Prince’s First Love (2004)
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

#30 – Full House (2004)
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

#31 – I’m Sorry, I Love You = Sorry I Love You (2004)
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

#32 – Lotus Flower Fairy (2004)
Rating : 2 out of 10

 

#33 – Love Story in Harvard (2004)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#34 – Lovers in Paris (2004)
Rating : 9 out of 10

 

#35 – My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law = She is Nineteen (2004)
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

#36 – Oh! Feel Young = Oh! Pil Seung and Bong Soon Young (2004)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

18 VS 29
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

49 Days
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

A Man Called God
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

A Love To Kill
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

A Thousand Days’ Promise
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Alone in Love
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Athena: Goddess of War
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Baby-faced Beauty
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Bad Housewife
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Bad Love
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Bad Guy
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Beethoven Virus
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Birdie Buddy
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Boys Before Flowers
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Bread, Love and Dreams = Baker King, Kim Tak Goo
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

Can’t Lose = Can’t Live With Losing
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Can You Hear My Heart
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Cinderella’s Sister
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

City Hall
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

City Hunter
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Chuno
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Coffee House
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Coffee Prince
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Color of Woman
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Dalja’s Spring
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Dong Yi
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Dream High (Season 1)
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

East of Eden
Rating : 9 out of 10

 

Fantasy Couple = Couple of Fantasy
Rating : 9 out of 10

 

Fashion 70’s
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

Glowing She
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

God of Study = Master of Study
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

H.I.T. (Homicide Investigation Team)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Hwang Jin Yi
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

I Am Legend
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

I Need Romance
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Iljimae
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

IRIS
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Lie to Me
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Little Bride = Sweet 18
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Lovers in Prague
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Man of Honor = Glory Jane
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Marry Me, Mary! = Mary Stayed Out All Night
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Me Too, Flower!
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Memories in Bali = What Happened in Bali
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Midas
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Miss Ripley
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

My Fair Lady = Take Care of The Young Lady
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

My Girl
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

My Name is Kim Sam Soon
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

My Princess
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Myung Wol the Spy
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Naughty Kiss = Mischievous Kiss
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

New Heart
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Oh! My Lady
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

On Air
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

One Mom and Three Dads
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Padam Padam… The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Personal Taste
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Pick the Stars
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Princess Hours = Goong
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Prosecutor Princess
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

Protect The Boss
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Queen Seon Duk
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Robber of My Heart
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Sad Love Song = Sad Love Story
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Sassy Girl, Choon-Hyang = Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Scent of Woman
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Secret Garden
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Spring Days
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Stained Glass
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Supper Rookie
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Sweet Spy
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Take Care of Us, Captain
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

The Devil
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

The Fugitive : Plan B
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

The Man Who Can’t Get Married
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

The Moon That Embraces the Sun
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

The Return of Iljimae
Rating : 2 out of 10

 

The Thorn Birds
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

Time Between Dog and Wolf
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Vampire Prosecutor
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Wedding
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

What’s Up?
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

What’s Up Fox?
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Wild Romance
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Wonderful Life
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Worlds Within = The World That They Live In
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

You’re Beautiful
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

#319 – 38 Task Force (2016)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#320 – Age of Youth (2016)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

I plan to update this list again annually, next after 2017 is over. If you have any suggestion or anything you want to say or ask about some dramas, you can write to me in the comment section.
Thank you!

 

THAI Smile Airline Review 17/12/2016

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I used Thai Smile Airline during my trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap departing from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) on 21 November 2016. I was in economy class and meal is included in the service.

They have Muslim meal option that is cooked according to Halal rules. You can choose it during the flight booking on their website. They pack the meal nicely with a box and a cloth bag. I still keep the cloth bag until now as souvenir. The on board meal consists of main dish, water, juice, dessert, and you can ask coffee/tea as you wish. The flight was on schedule. Overall I had a nice flight with THAI Smile.

Note: all the pictures are mine.

 

Lai Ming Hotel Cosmoland, Singapore 15/11/2016

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First of all, it was really hard to find a hotel with a private room in good location but under 400000 IDR in Singapore. Most of them are expensive and comes with a disadvantage. After all the search and consideration, I choose this hotel.

My review of this hotel:

It is in good location, two blocks from Aljunied MRT station. You need to cross the street twice and walk for around 500 metres. I brought my big luggage by myself. Overall, not a problem.

The receptionist staff is fine, but not so friendly like some reviews on traveloka said though.

I have a complaint about Traveloka. I wrote a review on traveloka about this hotel but they didn’t publish it and said only some reviews are chosen while on the website it is said all reviews. So I couldn’t copy my review and have to write it again from the beginning for my blog.

I booked the double room and have to get the mineral water at the receptionist. They give me 1 bottle and I need to remind them that I booked double room so I should get two bottles.

They gave me room on the second floor seeing I have heavy luggage. Unfortunately there was no elevator in the building. I asked for some help to carry my luggage and they asked for someone to help. Really appreciate it.

The location of the room was not so nice, it was on the next building beside the main where the reception was. The corridor there was dark and not so clean. The building was old. The room system was with key and to lock it you have to press inside and close it, the door was a bit stuck so I had to pull harder to close.

The room has double bed, a wardrobe, old TV, old blanket and towels but clean enough. The wardrobe has many hangers so I could hang my clothes conveniently.

The electric sockets by the TV and the wall are not in a good shape, The hole was not fit with my charger and even if I brought universal sockets converter, I still couldn’t use it. In the end, my phone was left uncharged. Luckily it’s only for a day. The sockets were quite old and lose and they have it taped all around.

They also tape the additional button for toilet and a stick as a tissue holder. The water to flush the toilet runs well after the button was pushed but it made a loud sound that last for like 3 minutes. The hot shower runs well but the door for the shower separation was missing. What I don’t like is that there was no place to put bath products near the shower so I have to put them in the floor or go back and forth from the sink and shower. Better to remove the shower partition.

The toilet didn’t have water sprayer. Instead they put a scoop to get water from the sink. It’s very uncomfortable. To go back and forth because the sink is not that close to the toilet or within a hand reach. There is only 1 garbage bin in the room so I move it near the bathroom door.

The electric kettle could be borrowed from the receptionist but you have to bring it down when you check out.

When I check out, I asked for another help with my luggage and they ask for someone again.

 

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Phuket Airport Overnight Hotel, Phuket 14/11/2016

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My review about this hotel:

You have to choose one in Phuket, either rest or travel. If you’re looking for a place near the airport just to rest, then this hotel might be suitable for you. But if you still want to see around Phuket, I suggest you choose a hotel near the attraction and with free airport transfer, both ways, because transportation cost is very expensive in Phuket, even for a short distance. And Phuket don’t have options for public transportation as it’s only for some area.

I have a good rest in this hotel. The airport transfer to and from the hotel is included. After you arrived at the airport, just give a call and the lady will arrive in 10 minutes to pick you up and you can mention to her when you check in what time you will leave to the airport and she will drive you again. The room is clean, the bed is comfortable, I choose a room with fan and it’s good enough to chase away the heat because it has two fans. There is a fridge, water kettle and tea/coffee, hairdryer, toiletries (except tooth brush&paste), mineral water, toilet tissue. The toilet is clean with water spray, hot shower, sink and mirror. The electrical socket is beside the bed and there is bedside table and sofa in the room and also the table and chair where the kettle and fridge are placed. As it is a hotel near the airport, of course you could listen to the airplane sound, but for me it’s not quite disturbing as I can sleep well enough.

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