26 Oktober 2015


'Red Blanc' is the latest join at MOI area, Kelapa Gading as a new comer coffee shop. As we know that previously existed are 'Coffee Tree', 'TOF Sicacilla' and 'I Hate Monday'. I've visited here since 1.5 months ago. Actually it's quite easy to find out because still in the same row with 'Coffee Tree'.

Just a short review because I just tried the coffee at the time, they didn't provide other snacks or desserts also because still a new comer, hmmm...maybe it's just opened around 1 week ago.hehehe. As a coffee geek, their coffee is not my favourite type of coffee beans. One of their barista told me that they have a typically burned coffee beans and mixed with syrup flavour. So, maybe that's why I felt my coffee's burned and bitter. 

Coffee is generally either medium roasted, dark roasted, or burned. When coffee beans are medium roasted, the full range of their abundant and satisfying flavors is brought out.  When coffee beans are dark roasted, they lose much of their subtle flavor but attain a deep richness that some enjoy, for example, in espresso.  When coffee beans are burned, it remains is bitter.

Besides their taste of coffee, I LOVE how they decor this coffee shop. It's quite big spacious with two floors and available a small private room for meeting with transparent door. I just can't get enough to captured all the corners at the time and THANKS sunshine for your beautiful lighting on our table.:D 

Hot Cappuccino IDR 35.000,-

Hot Cafe Latte IDR 35.000,-

Overall i love this place besides the burned coffee beans. Maybe should try the Korean Bakery or another beverages on my next visit.:)

MOI Ruko Italian Walk Blok B No. 48 A
Kelapa Gading. North Jakarta

12 Oktober 2015


Exercise bands also known as resistance bands, stretch, workout or flex bands, have been around for quite a while. They started out as rehab tools but are now mainstream equipment in the fitness world include also in the Pilates Class. A flex band is one of the most portable, versatile and low-tech pieces of exercise equipment one can have. They provide adjustable resistance for both stretch and strength exercise.

Some Benefits of Adding Flex Bands to Pilates Exercise :

1.      Adaptable for Multiple Pilates Levels
Whether you're a beginner or an expert, flex bands are for you. They come in a variety of resistances, including light, medium and heavy, and you can further adjust the intensity of your resistance-band workouts by giving the band more or less slack. You can even use multiple bands at once to increase the challenge in Pilates exercises.

2.      Whole-Body Exercises
Flex bands can be used for a comprehensive, full-body workout that challenges virtually every major muscle group in your body.

3.      Save on Storage Space
Flex bands take up virtually no space to store them, which means you can use them at home even if you have very little space. When your Pilates workout is done, simply stash them in a drawer until your next Pilates session.

4.      Excellent for Travelling
Flex bands are lightweight and easily portable. You can stash them in your suitcase when travelling and use them to get a simple Pilates exercise right in your hotel room.

5.      Add Variety
Adding variety to your Pilates exercise is key for challenging your muscles. Flex bands can be alternated with free weights and exercise machines for ongoing variety.

6.      An Effective Workout
Flex bands are incredibly simple, but they're also extremely effective at working your muscles. Additionally, flex-band training can help you boost stamina, flexibility, range of motion and more.

7.      Incredibly Cost-Effective

Flex bands bands are inexpensive.

These following below are some of simple Pilates exercises that use flex bands :

1. Spine Stretch

Step 1 : Spine Stretch 

 Step 2 : Spine Stretch 

2. Strengthening Triceps

 3.      Stretching Hamstring

Jl. Boulevard Raya QJ3 No.22-23
Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara
(021) 45842008/9
Email : enqueries@mail.bodyconnection-pilates.com
Facebook : BodyConnect Pilates
Opening hours : 
Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday      7am - 3pm

7 Oktober 2015


I knew this coffee shop from one of my favorite food blogger who's IVY.:) As i know that she's not a fan of coffee but thank to recommended this place for your reader including ME.:D

I've visited here around 1.5 months ago with my sister and mom. Why should be visit on Wednesday? Actually..lil bit of disappointed because this place only open on weekdays and closed on Sunday. I don't know exactly if on Saturday, but last time my best friend visited on Saturday and it's closed also.:(

We've had our lunch before in PIK area, so directly we went to here for coffee time. We just ordered some beverages at the time because still fully tummy with "Yamatoten Abura Soba". lol Honestly, I was surprised with 'GOOD HOOD' because it's spacious with very beautiful lighting, comfy atmosphere, chillin music and good enough coffee. Shortly, I've to say that this place is highly recommended if you're looking for a good place to have your ME time or Gossip time with your buddies or meeting with your colleagues.:D

I had a cup of Hot Cafe Latte as usual. They made my hot latte right but I just prefer that i could taste more coffee because it's too milky for me. Usually coffee flavor in another hot latte is stronger than this one. 

Drink What Makes You Happy

Hot Cappuccino IDR 36.000,-

Hot Cafe Latte IDR 36.000,-

Javacado IDR 52.000,-

My mom is not a coffee drinker, so we ordered Javacado for her at the time. Surprisingly VERY GOOD and this one became our favorite beverage on that day. Heavenly and tasty avocado with a lil bit of coffee flavor in the glass to refresh your day.

Anyway, i would pay this place another visit for sure. Yes. maybe should try their main course or snack, not just the coffee.:)


Dipo Business Center, Rukan A1
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav 51-52
Central Jakarta
Ph : (021) - 22530555

2 Oktober 2015


Many of us maybe already bored with ramen and udon because both of them are already easily found in Jakarta. So, let me try this another type of Japanese noodles which's called 'SOBA'. :) Just a briefly explanation what's the differences between Soba, Udon and Ramen??
  1. Soba noodles are noodles made of buckwheat flour, roughly as thick as spaghetti, and prepared in various hot and cold dishes. Soba noodles are served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup. It takes three months for buckwheat to be ready for harvest, so it can be harvested four times a year, mainly in spring, summer, and autumn. In Japan, buckwheat is produced mainly in Hokkaido. 
  2. Udon is a type of thick wheat flour noodle of Japanese cuisine. Udon is often served hot as a noodle soup in its simplest form. It is usually topped with thinly chopped scallions. Other common toppings include tempura, often prawn or kakiage (a type of mixed tempura fritter), or aburaage, a type of deep-fried tofu pockets seasoned with sugar, mirin, and soy sauce.The flavor of broth and topping vary from region to region. Usually, dark brown broth, made from dark soy sauce is used in eastern Japan, and light brown broth, made from light soy sauce is used in western Japan. 
  3. Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork , dried seaweed, kamaboko, and green onions. Nearly every region in Japan has its own variation of ramen.

Abura Soba IDR 59.000,-
Karami Ontama Abura Soba IDR 68.000,-

Original Abura Soba served with chopped spring onions, dried seaweeds, sesame seeds, bamboo shoots, and slices of tender roast pork.  Mmmm...maybe both of these look alike, but actually the other one's called "Karami Ontama Abura Soba" which's added spicy miso sauce & served with half boiled egg. Attention, guys! When it comes, don't take too long time to take a picture because it's quickly drying. But please don't forget to add two rounds of chili oil and vinegar before enjoying "SOBA". Overall it's good choice if you prefer a light taste of japanese noodles in small portion.:) Maybe I should try another "SOBA" in Jakarta to compare with this place.;)

Detail of Abura Soba IDR 59.000,-

Ruko Garden House Blok A/12
Pantai Indah Kapuk
North Jakarta
Opening Hours : Weekdays 11 am - 2.30 pm & 5.30 pm - 10 pm
                            Weekends 11 am - 10 pm