Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lifehouse Bookstore -> King of Thai -> Friends

Don't be surprised. I need to blog more since I have like given myself a prize. lol.

I am loving my job, and my workstation. Love them. It's perfect. Spacious enough and well-built, people can't really see what you are doing. Near the window so u can anytime look through the window and see the traffic. It's on the floor which isn't too high yet nice enough to see down to the road.

But there are times where you just get fed up with your workstation. Stuck and can't think clearly for an idea. And when this kind of thing happened, you have to get out from your desk.

That what I did. With my mentor.

So there's once we went to a place to find inspiration. She told me before about this place, where it's placed near the corner and people can barely see that place. Not many know the existence of this place. But the place, she said, is a very nice place.

and I fell in love with this place on my first visit.

It's a bookstore called Lifehouse Bookstore. But it's not an ordinary bookstore though. It's a Christian bookstore which has a mini cafe inside. We sat there chilled, order coffee and tea and worked there haha. The place is really peaceful and comfortable. Calm music is played. During my first visit that time, Kari Jobe was played there. Since this is a bookstore, the place is mostly covered by books of course. They also have CD and DVD.

Lifehouse “Books, gifts, Café, Music”
Plaza Indonesia 1st Floor #006A, JL. MH. Thamrin Kav. 28 – 30 Jakarta
(021) 299 23 626

It has a range of books from parenting, relationships, marriage, self-help books, and business.

That time, I was not really looking on the books. Coz it was working hour and I was supposed to work not reading books :p I was just browsing through and my eyes came across a book entitled something about the importance of having positive friends or benefit of having positive friends. Something like that. I forget what was it exactly coz I was just skipping through from far away and did not really see it. I wasn't even think about it until yesterday.

Yesterday (Friday), after work I had a meet up with Ibam and Ci Nai. Both I know when I was in FGCC and now three of us have back for good and currently working in Jakarta. Actually a lot of us FGCC-ers in Jakarta but somehow it often ends up only three of us again hahaha so yea..

We met up in Plaza Indonesia and had dinner in King of Thai in ex.

 This was me and Ci Nai trying to make our face look less chubby.. coz if no we look like below picture..

Round and around and around..... 

 Then we all like so artisy act like blogger and food critic, took picture of our food.. Chicken Pandan. Taste good!!

Ci Nai acting like a pro food critic lol lol lol

Tom Yum Soup. Fyi, I just had tom yum soup as well in the afternoon.. so it's like a Thai day for me hahah but this also taste nice!!

Ordered a Thai Ice tea, cost me 30k rupiah for this, but the cheapest drink was like 20k rupiah haha

This is beef salad..  taste good despite we found dead cockroach inside.. =3 went and told the staffs about our finding, and they felt very sorry for it.. They then prepared a new one for us.

and a complimentary dessert for each and every one of us as their apology. Not bad not bad. At least still give us something.

We ate there and cost us around 300k rupiah, 100k each person. Taste good and service good, maybe need to be cleaner a bit next time haha.

Anyway, during and after our dinner, we of course had a lot of chit chat! It's been a while. The last time we were supposed to meet three of us but then Ibam couldn't make it so left me and ci Nai only. This time since it was three of us there, many good sharing!!

We chit chat and share a lot of things till we did not realise, it was already 10 PM and a lot of shops already closed hahaha..

We shared our problems and we shared solutions. We shared things we learn and we learn again from each other. We updated each other and had fun talking about grown up stuffs which usually not very nice la haha. But having each other supporting, I guess that what makes life.. worth living.

That's why after the meet up, I was reminded of that book that I barely even remember the title. It's really important to have positive friends in life. They bring the best out of you. They are there to support you. I once saw my friend posted this as status "Kalau sayang berarti butuh, kalau butuh berarti nyari. Jadi kalo ga dicari ya berarti ga butuh apalagi sayang." ('If love then will need, if need then will find. If do not try to find at all then means don't need, let alone love.) I am glad we still find each other! And I am not talking only about ci Nai and Ibam here.. but about many of my other friends too :)

As I grow up (which isn't so nice, kids don't grow up so fast! lol) I realised that there are so many things in life, so many people come to my life and it's on both side whether to let each other to stay in your life. Friends can be for a reason, a season or a life time. You decide. So I will suggest you (and remind myself too) to have those positive friends stay for a life time. Those people color this life, let you grow, and make this life even worth living. :) andd... if someone wants to stay in your life for a life time.. they will make the effort. In however ways, they will make the effort. So if they did, for positive reason of course.. (some people will make the effort to stay too for negative reason, then ignore them), but if is positive.. don't ever take it for granted. Be grateful and be grateful and be grateful.

Ok. Random ends here. Imma find that book next week I guess!
Have a great night ;)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

10 Things I Miss from Summer UK Trip

I miss UK =(

Somehow people around me were going to UK lately.
My bro.
My colleague.
My Malaysian friends. Noted the s.


I wanna go back there too!

I once opened up my Path and saw my posts after that trip were really like missing that place so much hahaha. Went there must have been one of my best three weeks ever. It was like a dream staying there three weeks without a need to worry about anything beside where to go. Anyway, if we don't know where to go we can always go to shopping outlet lol.

Like me who randomly went in FCUK and bought a pair of super cute pink jelly slippers *_*

Talking about how I miss UK, here are the things I miss the most:

1. English Breakfast
Hahaha, although having it every day might eventually make you bored, but this is something that I surely miss!! Hash-brown, sausage, bacon, eggs, that vege roll that I loved so much.. and orange juice.. and yoghurt. Miss it! Especially the one in our Lancaster university cottage.. nyam nyam..

Dislike the tasteless noodle and the tomato haha. Love the rest though!
Apparently I can't live without rice :p
2. Weather
If you live in Indonesia, and you went to UK during summer time, you will come back and feel so humid hahahaha. I am serious. I was lucky I went there during summer time and the weather was perfect. In London during the day it was not that hot yet not that cold. Well in higher places like Lancaster and Lake District it was cold though, but it was nice. You can feel the breezy wind.. the sun that was not hot.. you have no fear of being dark lol, but actually they do make you dark u just dont feel it hahaha. I don't like if it's too cold but summer in London was perfect!

3. Surprise
I mean seriously, where else can you find this kind of surprise? In the middle of your trip in the train, you see these people come and sit in front of you! hahaha

Or suddenly you see thissssssss.... passing by the road...

Can this be my wedding car?? hahaha
4. Musical
It's not like we don't have musical in other countries. We do. They sometimes visit Malaysia or Singapore or Indonesia (but veryyyyyyyyy seldom guess due to the non English speaking boo!!) butttttttttt when they come to these places, 1. the choices are limited. Of course, we can only watch those who come and only certain times. 2. the price is wayyy too high. :( Of course.. they fly all the way to other countries..
And I love musical!! I love to see those amazing people act, dance, sing and all those decoration, costumes and all *_* I love it love it love it!!

Musical (I think) is not that popular here in Indonesia.. and I think (again) if kids tell their parents, I wanna be a musical actor or actress or dancer.. the parents will look at her or him in a 'I am a failed parent' kind of way and ask them to go study, get your degree and work in a big company from 9 to 5. Hahaha. That's the conventional kind of parents la of course. A lot of open minded parents might not mind that much but let's face it, there are very few chances to play in a musical here in Indonesia.

However, it is different there in UK right? It's actually an option to be a musical player hahhaa. And that's amazing for me! If I was to go to London again, I will surely spend more time to watch musicals!

5. British Accent
LOL. Which woman does not melt hearing British Accent? lol lol. Especially if it's combined with gorgeous face.. chin dimple.. blue eyes.. *__________________* I am melting right now hahahahaha

*_* *_* *_*
*no idea what pic should I put to describe British Accent so here ALEX PETTYFER my all time fave hahaha he's so handsome leh!*
6.  Everyone Speaks English and You Just Have to Act not Like a Tourist.
I love the fact that everyone there speaks English. You can understand what everyone is saying!! Ok la some maybe a bit hard to catch due to the South/North slang.. but still.. It's English everywhere.. and when you don't act like you are a tourist, you don't look like a tourist.. I mean, it's very diverse there you can just act like you are a migrate local too. lol.

Gotta say Adi is so lucky take pictures with us all girls! haha

3 weeks having fun there without the need of thinking reality hahahaha. JUZT HAVE FUNZZ!!

Obviously an epic fail picture lol can't see my face hahahaa but IT WAS FUN trying to get the best pictures! At the green park, under the sun, play play only haha.

It was so shiny my eyes can't stand it I can't face the camera lol

8. The Scenery!!
I'm gonna say this again. People always say, the grass is always greened on the other side. AND IT IS TRUE. lol. Look at these pictures.. The scenery is very picturesque.. less air pollution.. very green.. very refreshing for eyes hahaha



and flowers

no filter! nice rite! @Lake District now can tag???????

9. The Transportation
Maybe it should be the 'safe' feeling when I transport. Coz yeah, it feels safe to travel using public transportation there. Not to mention, they have complete transport. Who doesn't know London's tube? We can reach almost everywhere with the public transportation. Or you can also walk. Less polluted air and lesser cars and lesser sun heat lol makes it fine to just walk around. Plus it is very healthy to walk! Burn those fat on your tummy! hahaha

I look so chubby ._.

10. Friendship that born there
Last but not least, I miss all the friends, friend I went with together, friends I had fun with together there, friends I just met there. Yes friendship can be found in any other places too but still I miss those friends I went with. Adi, as my just-met soul-mate lol. Krisho, my shopping friends. Eric, one of a kind team leader. Jana, the one I believe can change the world. Felix, my more than just a best friend. Saad, kind and calm from Pakistan. Cherry, sweet little girl. Anchal, always happy and full of energy. Rachel & Sheng Yuan, the cinlok couple. Gim Chuan! Best of the best joker hahaha. The rest of Malaysian friends who I can't state one by one. haha. It was such an experience and I am truly grateful I decided to go even though my classmates all betray me lol *yeah, you tracy, tat yang and all! hahahaha joking :p


Let's work hard and go there again ^^

Monday, August 19, 2013

Simplified Blogging

Today has been quite a busy day. Took a little bit time to browse lighter stuff and found this :))

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Forget Me Not Shoes :)

Hey hey hello!

I have an announcement here.. Kinda late to just announce it now lol since I have started this months ago.. but not too late la, still in a very early stage.

So what do I want to announce?

Be prepared.

*drum roll*



I have just started a shoe line with my sister!!! It's called Forget Me Not Shoes. Adopted from Forget Me Not Flower.

YAY! ^.^

Okay hold on, don't expect too much first.
This is really really just a start. But will be big!! *fingercrossed* hahaha

So what is it exactly?

Forget Me Not Shoes.
Handmade shoes. Of course made in Indonesia. Support local product! Women's shoes. Targeted to every woman who loves beautiful shoes ^^. We also ensure the comfortableness.
We got this opportunity to start our own shoe line and we'd like.. what should we name it? At first we were gonna name it 'Rempong Sisters' lol. Which comes from Repot (in Indonesian) which means Troublesome hahahaha.

But as it sounds so negative, people around us hardly support that name lol.

So we came to this Forget Me Not flowers and decided to use it as our shoes line name.

The products?
Of course shoes. haha.

So far, we have 4 models available with one of the models having two colors, so you have five choices.

Presenting Forget Me Not Shoes ^.^
Brown Platform
This is cute, right!

A lot of people like this one.

But this one is my favourite hehehe.. It has a bit wedges (see in next pic) but not too tall. Suitable for me since I am considered tall! *self proclaimed lol
From side. This one got two color and I like both! Can be used to anywhere and can easily match your outfit ^^
The price ranging from IDR 150k to IDR 180k or if you want in MYR is MYR50 to MYR 60. :)

Some people asked me why no pink color, since I love pink like more than anything ahahhaha. Answering that question.. Not that I didn't want pink one, we actually had one produced pink but hasn't ready yet coz we made some changes to that one. ^.^ Want to have the best ma :p

The business has been quite good, thanks to those of you who have been supporting Forget Me Not Shoes :') you know who you are.. thanks for giving input, for supporting, for liking too :p

We have an instagram account, come and follow us @forgetmenotshoes ^^
Will keep updating and making it big slowly but sure, so please support us!!

A lot of homework need to be done. Box design, nicer photograph, find more inspiration for models, better logo design, etc etc. And also, my sister and I both are working so it's totally not easy but we should not give up.

Fall seven times, stand up eight times.

Thank you!! (soon)

If you checked my blog's archive. My first blog was on September 2007. I have been blogging on and off for six freaking years wow. Next month is the sixth anniversary for Wow. Even though I blog on and off, but eventually I always come back and this can be considered as an achievement!! Hahaha.

But if you see, this year is the worst in my blogging history. It's August and I only have 7 posts. Other years I have at least two digits of number of posts. I didn't even write anything on January.

Slow internet to be blame number 1, following by my laziness due to slow internet :p *Still blaming the slowwwwwwwwwwwwww internet.

But as this blog has been considered as an achievement, I shall keep it up, RIGHT?? I shall reward it something for its sixth birthday!


I have decided to actually buy my own domain name for this blog hahaha. Saying goodbye to free domain yay!

After long and long discussions, went to ask some people on what name I should use -_- yea, I used some time to decide between, or Wanted to have but yep, someone has gotten it already.

If I was to buy domain name long time ago, last year at least, I won't be confused on what name I should use. landneyy it is. My all time favorite nick lol. leniwa and leniwaty came for a thought coz I want an easier name. leniwa would be very easy to spell and to remember. This one popped up coz my new email has been cut into leniwa ahahahah. First I was like SO WEIRD!! Why wanna cut half like that why no leni or leniwaty haha. Now I found it quite cute la, since it's my new identity now, must love it! But apparently many do not support me lol. Trace said it's weird. She said better leniwaty in case I get famous then people will know me by name lol. On second thought, I have been using this landneyy for so long, why do I want to change.

So after thinking so long, keep changing my mind, I finally decided to use landneyy. As ko Wawan also voted for this hahaha. Say hello to! yay yay.

And to avoid me changing my mind again, I already registered it through rumahweb. Done all the transaction needed just now but since today is a public holiday and I did it on almost 11 PM, where I think maybe the people already asleep lol, it hasn't be confirmed yet. Hopefully soon, at least tomorrow, I can use the new domain already hahaha.

I must be more hardworking in blogging since I have my own domain now!! or soon at least. hehehe.
Will inform again once it can be used :D

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Food Update.


It's already Saturday =")
Sad coz holiday is almost over without me doing anything productive but happy too coz 2 more day I get to work again and see my friends hahaha.

I am quite lucky coz my office has the whole week holiday ^.^
Even though I practically did nothing during this holiday..
So I kinda have nothing to share too..

All I did this week was only go to mall and eat. *poorly looks at cheeks*

If you follow my instagram (@landneyy), you might see my lack of update lol and my food update only hahaha. I also din take a lot of food pictures coz sometimes I way too hungry I eat and then forget to snap pics. sigh. i so fail.

Never mind, I do have some, what I had this week. Hahaha

My all time favourite - Mie Sakaw @ Cafe Dermaga Pantai Mutiara <3 br="">

This is Ayam Panggang Tepi Sawah from Bebek Tepi Sawah @ Living World. I prefer the Nasi Ayam Lengkuas though coz I can't finish this one haha.

Tried Singapore Fish and Chips @ Fish & Co Central Park. The sauce is yummy! Got the crab tomato taste but having too much also not good haha.

Meet up with Natal & Ci Ellen. Planned to have breakfast, we ended up have lunch in Pizza e Birra @ Plaza Indonesia

This is the French Fries with Blue Cheese Royale from Pizza e Birra. Ordered another pizza, meet me in heaven, but forgot to snap! haha

Les Japonais Pasta with Chicken Katsu and additional egg from Beatrice Quarter's @ PIK. My second time went to this place and the food wasn't bad oh! Wanna eat the honey bread but too full already :(
This is Gusteau from Kitchenette! Inside got mozzarella cheese and bacon! yum yum..  My third time to visit Kitchenette but my first time to try their Savoury Galettes.. andd.. I prefer pasta haha. This is like very high class kind of paratha :))

I tried this Lavender Lime Italian Soda from Kitchenette too and I liked it!! It has the sweet taste from lavender and sour taste from lime soda. If only they use sprite instead of soda water, I would love it more!! hahahaha

Besides this all, I also had Bakso but too mainstream so I didn't bother to take picture lol. I had Bakso Afung as well as Bakso Lapangan Tembak Senayan. Hahaha. Also had Bakmie Pejagalan and Chicken Popcorn and Milk Tea from Bobbabitz.

I guess Imma avoid scale for a while.