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Month: January 2013

Grilling at Pangkep 33

    Rainy days call for platefuls of heartwarming food. AND BY WARM, INDONESIANS MEAN spicy, smokin’ FOODS.     No matter the weather, Pangkep 33 has got all the spices to hearten you up and stifle your livid moods. Take a peek at the great stuff they brought to our dinner table:     […]

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16 powerful girly songs that keeps you strong and going

  I know, I know – judging from the headline, call me girly-girl all you want. In my defense, I’m a jobless twenty-something girl who doesn’t have everything all figured out yet in life (and this is a totally different topic, something I might frequently touch upon in the near future). After all, I’ve only […]

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North Jakarta’s best Indian food

    I often have sensual cravings. By now, my trip to India three years ago felt like a yonder memory. Frequently struck by far-flung memories of its rich heritage, exotic charms, and colorful spices, my gut is getting desperate for some ghee.   It doesn’t get any better when Indian restaurants are rare in town. […]

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January 2013 flood: Inundated Jakarta through my looking glass

Throughout the night I was sleeping with torrential rain and thunderous storms. It was really loud and I barely slept. Got out of bed this morning and saw the aftermath from my window. My city’s been copiously submerged in floodwaters. Some places knee-high, other areas completely drowned. Slums are destroyed and thousands have already fled […]

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

My quick morning mojo-booster


I didn’t know what to do with the leftover milk after making my Spinach Fettucini Alfredo. I don’t drink unsweetened milk by the glass, and I don’t usually buy cereals.

Since I always have fruits in the house, namely bananas on the dinner table and fresh blueberries in the freezer, I used the milk and combined it with my blueberries and bananas … and ended up with this luscious smoothie :)



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