A hope / farewell to Pasar Santa, Jakarta

October 19, 2017

Remember Pasar Santa that was super hyped like 1-2 years ago? Well a month ago I paid a visit there and find out that they’re struggling to keep their business going. Well of course with the success of Pasar Santa, there’s obviously envious people, and in this case, the owner’s of the stall being a jerk and raise the price of the rent on his own term. Most of the sellers decided to left Pasar Santa. And now, Pasar Santa…

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Tasted : Modern Touch of Indonesian Jamu : Suwe Ora Jamu, Jakarta

September 27, 2017

I’m having a hard time remembering when was the last time I have jamu to boost up my health. I’m sure does most of people in big cities nowadays. When I was sick and my body needs turmeric to boost my appetite, I got it from pills, not traditional Jamu. Suwe Ora Jamu, located at Jl Petogogan, Pejaten is the first branc of the Cafe. In about 2 years, they have already successfully opened their new branch few months ago…

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Tested : FLAT 06, Tendean, Jakarta

September 3, 2017

FLAT 06 is a 2 stars hotel in Jakarta with an interesting deco living concept. The design interior is on point, with attention to natural light, this hotel will give you unique experience you won’t get from other conventional hotel. As it is located on the always busy Tendean Street. There’s so many restaurants and cafes you can easily access from the hotel in Kemang and Senopati area. My superior room was spacious with beautiful decoration of real life plants.…

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Tasted : GIOI, Jakarta

August 21, 2017

GIOI, located in Senopati has been the talk of the town since they were opened in the late 2016. With their “Farm to Table” concept, they bring Asian food to the next level. Ingredients used in their kitchen are sourced from they own farm, how cool is that? The interior is made very beautifully with real plants, dimmed light and rustic vibes. Too bad it was a dinner time when I visit GIOI because it was super dimmed and crowded.…

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Keuken 8: Reclaim The Street, Eat!

August 19, 2017

If you have never been to Keuken, you probably miss one of Bandung’s most fun food festival! We’re so excited for this event as their previous event was very good both in satisfying our tummy, and with their anti-mainstream concept that they actually brought every year. And this year, they held it at golf course opting Ingredients Garden Theme. Their campaign wants to inform us that we can subtitute rice to healthier option like cassava and nuts.   As soon…

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Tested : Casa Lembang, Bandung

July 31, 2017

In Lembang, you have a very wide option of place to stay during your visit there. But if you’re the kind of person who’s more into ‘stay at hotel and not leaving anywhere’ because you just want to escape the city and crowd, then Casa Lembang is the bnb you want to consider.   Here’s how I know their place, their instagram feed is stunning. They have a beautiful interior that not only attract traveler, but also instagrammers, and wedding…

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Tasted : Shaburi Shabu Shabu, Jakarta

July 20, 2017

Owjend and I are an avid fans of Shabu shabu. Especially few months back when Owjend is doing his keto diet. To find shabu shabu that’s perfectly match our taste, of course we have do a wide search and to try a lot of Shabu places. While we’ve heard a Shaburi for quite a long time, unfortunately we don’t have Shaburi here in Bandung. So while waiting for our Travel to Bandung from Jakarta last week, we managed to stop…

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Pekan Raya Jakarta – 50th Anniversary

July 12, 2017

Pekan Raya Jakarta is having their 50th anniversary this year! The last time I went to PRJ was 2 years ago, but since then, this event hasn’t change that much. Or maybe I was just putting my expectation a little too high (like a different kind of attraction or something) PRJ is located in JIExpo Kemayoran. They have more than 2500 brands, 150+ live events and 125.000m2 exhibition area. I bet you won’t be able to see the whole thing…

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A Little Closer with Us, T A E S T

July 9, 2017

Taest designer and photographer, me (randy) and owjend are daily partners who share our work as well as regular life together. We feel so blessed that we can actually work together in the same field (it’s been 5 years that we have worked together). Probably because it’s so hard to find a partner to work together especially in this kind of business where you just have to find the right partners with pretty similar taste for design and also photography.…

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Tasted : Es Kopi Susu Tetangga, Toko Kopi Tuku

June 26, 2017

Yay! finally I tasted the famous ES KOPI SUSU TETANGGA by TOKO KOPI TUKU! Well actually, I didn’t really go to the coffee shop, but like any other people did, I GOJEKed their best selling iced coffee to my place! I don’t know about you but for me, Tuku has a special touch on their #eskopisusu. Simple, refreshing, a very nice amount of sweetness, and very affordable for an iced coffee! For someone who really loves black coffee as i…

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