Friday, December 1, 2017

Medan, Indonesia : Part 1 (Arrival & journey to the Danau Toba)







Assalamualaikum and hey! 
I better update about this trip right now, before another trip's coming up (eh, ada ke?)
No lah, takde pun...

Been delaying this post for a month plus (almost 2), busy laaahhhh... Jaga budak kecik sorang tu...
So now, here is some of the memories that remained in my head, about our impromtu trip to Medan, Indonesia ♥

This busy lil boy is at sama-sama hotel waiting for his flight!

18/10/2018 (Wed)

As usual, our flight was a morning flight (8am something), and we were flying from KLIA.
And the parking at the KLIA was so full, out of no where, so we had to park our car at Sama-sama Hotel cause we're already late! 

And, actually the bad luck already started in Malaysia lagi, Izzat's passport and my papa's passport can't be read, apsal entah passport berdua menantu-mertua ni...  
We enter the plane on the last call, dah siap seru-seru nama dah, tup, kitaorang pun muncul depan pintu flight tu :)

Anddd, we brought Rifqi, a boy whom just learn how to walk, and he can't really sit still for long...
Lucky that this flight to Medan only took 45 minutes! Phew!
Oh, did i mentioned, after siap2 kan dia at 6am, he doesn't want to go back to sleep, at all?!

And after 45 minutes, we arrived at Kuala Namu International Airport.

And so, we waited for our supir, and our car.
This supir, panjang ceritanya, basically, i'll write a seperate post, about this company, so that orang lain tak terkena bad experience, like ours. Not that bad, but it just, discipline problem!

Heeee, dah pandai tengok! Last time pergi Seoul kecil sikit...

He cried, he thought we are going to somewhere colder. :p

Baru terima kenyataan sikit...

Arriving at Kuala Namu International Airport :)


And so, we continue our journey to Lake Toba/Parapat, which took us like, 6 hours!

On the way there, we stopped by a few places: Paten, lemang place, and a restaurant for late lunch! (btw, tadi we arrived at Kuala Namu at around 9a.m. plus so we straight away had our makan pagi at Restoran Nasi Padang Sederhana! Our favourite whenever we visit Indonesia)


Paten, Oleh-oleh Khas Medan

Selling various kind  of nuts, and biscuits, and snacks too! 
My favourite was the one coated with some sambal sauce. 
And asam keping 20sen was a hit, too! 

We bought some for the sake of tasting. 
In front of the Paten

And this is the lemang i talked about! Enak dimakan begitu sahaja! Sebab ia dijual begitu sahaja, ada choice lain ke selain makan begitu sahaja? nak rendang tunggu raya.


At the restaurant which i cant remember the name. Served various dishes...
Boleh la... Tak rugi tak ingat nama...
And after a 6 hours(plus) journey, we were managed to catch this view! Subhanallah amazing!

Atsari Hotel

And we straight away checked in to our hotel.
After prayers, the sun still not set, so the little one could have a round of playtime in the pool...

This hotel is really nice, i love the landscape outside our room and i'm satisfied with every inch of this hotel. It was a good stay.
More pictures in the second part, okay! Till then!

Hotel inspector checking on the room.

Our bed, we always combine the two single beds like this so that iqi could sleep in the middle!

 


The pool

Rifqi dah aim je once he saw the pool






Sunday, October 15, 2017

#RifqiLookBook : Beach Getaway

Tried to dress him up to look more beachy...
Here we go, mama's beach boy...

Shirt \\ Poney
Shorts \\ H&M
Shoes \\ The one and only Adidas


Weekend in Port Dickson

Salam. Hi...

You know, sometimes, i just lost my words and don't know what to write suddenly... 
Maybe because i'm always stucked watching Furchester Hotel and BabyTV a lil bit too much, that's the reason... 

So, my posts always not up to date, it delayed by a month or two normally... 
Pardon me for that! 

So here we are, PD last month! 
Rifqi's first time... My papa wanted to take his grandson for swimming...
Rifqi biasanya if we ask him "nak swimming swimming dekat hotel tak..." he will go "nak! nak!"...
Tu lah pasal nya...

It was a 3 days 2 nights trip... it was good to be back to Port Dickson after so long...
I always think PD is quite a boring place, but with a toddler along, it not that boring anymore...
Plus, some of my relatives joined in on our 2nd night, so makin bertambah2 meriah and Rifqi pun happy with more crowds!

The Regency Tanjung Tuan

It was an apartment... To be frank, we rarely stayed in an apartment, normally we prefer hotel.
But because this time we invited some of my uncles and aunties, so apartment lagi best lah!

We love the pool and the beach so much! The beach was so beautiful! 
Still can't get over it!

So on the first day, we just went swimming at the pool and the beach... and had dinner at one kuey teow place at night... 




The spectacular view i was talking about...



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Kaffe Cafe @ TTDI

Last few weeks, after had lunch at home, husband and i decided to go for coffee hunting... 
So, husband drove to TTDI since we knew there are a lot of cafes there...

We wanted to go to Kulcats Bario, but too bad, they didnt sells desserts on that day....
While Dotty's is too mainstream, so we drove around TTDI area and finally choosed Kaffe Cafe...
We are so so happy with our choice...

The foods and drinks are delicious!

I ordered mocha frappe and Caramel Cheesecake; while husband ordered honey lemon (rare) and Oreo Cheesecake... 
Surprisingly, my Caramel cheesecake wasn't too sweet, we expect it gonna be very sweet... It was really nice! Even Rifqi loves it so much! 
And hubs Oreo Cheesecake was so delicious as well! 
But, i would really recommend the Caramel Cheesecake! Try la! Sedap gila!

Ok tilll the next coffee hunting sesh!

Mocha frappe, Honey Lemon Tea, Caramel Cheesecake & Orea Cheesecake

his expression is honest...


try to steal my cheesecake


My ♥





Thursday, September 28, 2017

Short staycations in Melaka

 Melaka, Malaysia... Keeping so much memories of myself, and my family too (i'm pretty sure 'bout this! 'cause i was born in Melaka, mestilah my parents macam teruja kan dapat i sebagai anak diaorang :p i was such a cute baby back then... *flip hair)...

Thus, it was such a happy place for all of us... 
So much love and so much beautiful memories were captured, in Melaka... 

This time 'round, after Raya Haji celebration, from my hometown Segamat, my family decided to take their grandson for a short vacay, and after a few discussion, they've choosen Melaka...
I was excited as well cause this time 'round, Rifqi is one year old and sooo ready to explore things! 
I am so happy seeing him being so exciting about swimming pool and zoo!






Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mr Dakgalbi @ IOI City Mall

Hey, update about Korean foods again!
Ni Korean food galore ke apa?!
Yeah, Korean food was my idea, but Mr Dakgalbi was my husband's idea, dia suka sangat nak try new restaurant... Rifqi and I ikut je :pp

We ordered this chicken set that cost us RM60 
It consist of some maggi noodles, rice, chicken, and cheese...
Then one Bangla staff will come to u and stir everything until u can see the cheese melekat2 with the rice and noodles...

It was good, tapi takdelah sedappppp gila... 
Boleh lah, for trying sake! 

Whether there'll be second time, we'll think about it!

The dakgalbi...

Mari menggoreng

The ingredients was the maggi, the cheese & the rice... While the salads & the kimchi is the side dishes provided...



He only had plain rice & soup, the dakgalbi was quite spicy, so i dont fed him...

Ok, layan anak jap, mama pulak nak  makan...
p/s : my favourite korean food chain would still be D* B*** (poyo nak star2)






Kyo Chon @ One Utama

We went to Kyo Chon somewhere around last month...
Really have no time to update! Nak tangkap gambar masa makan pun, hmm, kirim salam...
Too busy with this one baby, Muhammad Rifqi Taqiuddin...
Especially, during that time, he was just awake... So he wasn't in the mood... 
So this all i have, a poor flatlay with poor photography skill..

Kyo Chon was totally my husband's idea...
Despite of my interest towards Korean food, i have always been a loyal customer to my favourite korean foodchain, D* B*** :p 
Hahaha...

Since he seems craving for this, and we have to idea where to have dinner that night, we just line up for our table...


The foods & prices

Mainly chicken. Variety of chickens... We ordered Honey Wingette & Drummet 8pcs (RM22) and Red Pepper Drumstick 2pcs (RM12)... I ordered Kimchi Fried Rice (RM13) while husband had plain rice...
We also ordered potato wedges (RM9) for Rifqi 

The chickens were quite good... QUITE... I love the honey series! While the Kimchi Fried Rice were so so... I regret that i ordered that, with that kind of price... 


The services

What i can say is, the service here is very good! Thumbs up, Kyo Chon OneUtama's staffs!
 









Tuesday, September 26, 2017

...word by word, you create your life ♥

It not easy to start writing you see...

Writing blog, u need to wait for the perfect timing, to turn moments into words, to start thinking about how to start the paragraph, find suitable sentences and let your finger dancing on the keyboard, it is really not cut and paste kinda thingy, and totally not instagram-like, where u can just choose a picture, find a caption or if u cant think of any good caption, just put a few emoji to replace the captions, and then do hashtag, choose a filter, and post! 
Blogging is totally NOT LIKE THAT!

But passion will always take me back to this blog :) 
I love reminiscing the old times and that is why i started this blog... 
And as time goes by, i can see myself grow, hopefully, older and wiser...  

All the memories when i was young, all the memories with my loves one,our dates; the happiest moment when i graduated, started working;the moment i became a wife, and then a mother, everything, everything is here (as long as blogspot is still there)

It will always be the memories i want to keep and look back, and maybe one day, it would be pages that i could share with my kids...

I just wanted to say that, i love blogging... 
Cheers to all bloggers! 


p/s : I have a lot to update, not important events, but there are all so important to me ♥





Friday, September 22, 2017

Masterchef US Season 8 winner is...


I meant to write this post before the Masterchef finale... But well, life got hectic...
Mom's life is really hectic...! 

Well, MasterChef US this season has been accompanying Izzat and I every Thursday night. And sometimes, i watched some of the episodes more than one time. This situation has always occured to me whenever i'm watching any cooking shows... Last time, my favourite was My Kitchen Rules Australia...

"So for the MasterChef US fans,  we are aware that the finale gonna be this week... Checking on the contestant social media, i can see they're all preparing for the finale...So who are u rooting to?"
(i meant to write that before the finale, remember?)

Jason, Eboni & Dino, the finalists for 2017.

I was rooting to Jason, after Cate (my favourite contestant, being eliminated)
Since the grand final is over and we all know that Dino has became our Masterchef for season 8, so, till then! Congratz Dino and, good job Jason for giving such competitive dishes...! 






Saturday, August 26, 2017

KGB @ Jalan Telawi, Bangsar


Been busy (or pretending to be busy), that is why i've been delaying my posts, a lot of post, whereby, i have so much to share, so much to write... Plus, I have a baby at home (it is not really an excuse i know, but, well u know, perfect timing takes time... :p)

Spending time with my loves one on weekend is crucial... We always find times to go out, and spend time together, especially to entertain our baby... 

So that Sunday after having our late lunch at Ikea Cheras, husband drove to Bangsar (out of sudden), dah lama tak jalan Bangsar, he said... We actually decided not to have dinner, and we wanted to go for desserts... 

While Rifqi was fast asleep, we walk around Jalan Telawi, and finally stopped in front of KGB, and out of sudden, here we are, in front of some unhealthy junk food :p
 The burger was good... But small in size... Tak sesuai sangat dengan harga... 

Anyway, we had fun here! Just, a lil bit panas, 'cause it's outdoor kan, that's what woke my baby up... 
 



Tried to pursuade me to give him the soda =.=


Muka tak dapat air gas...