Sunday, September 29, 2013

BBM (Bakso Bakwan Malang)

Back when I still visit my grandpa and my grandma in Cibubur for Idul fitri, I always eat bakwan in his house rather than the festive menu which consists of opor, gulai, gudeg, or some other traditional nonsense we Indonesians eat. I sometimes help out preparing food in grandpa's by turning on the stove and heat up the bakwans. I've never we t to Cibubur again since He passed away... That and I hate the traffic in Cibubur, those people cant drive over there. 

Anyways today I went to my uncle's for a party in Cibubur. Mom wanted to eat some of the bakwan we usually eat with my late grandpa. After a brief phonecall with my grandma, We found the place and stopped by for a "bakwan break". The bakwan joint is a cheeky one. They call themselfs BBM for short which is also an anecdote for fuel here in Indonesia. The menu is also a refrence to the types of fuel I found in the gas stations. Theres the premium Bakwan, the super, and the mega Bakwan Xtramax which I had.  As far as tastes concerned, theres nothing more to discuss. This thing is the bomb, but like all street food which involves meatballs, theres that strong taste of MSG and fake spices. But thats a thing we have to face when eating street food, just keep a bottle of water near you for the next 5-10 minutes in case you're super thirsty.
Bakso Bakwan Malang
JL Alternatif Cibubur-Cileungsi KM 5

Friday, September 27, 2013

No Pin & Chest Covered Hijab Tutorial ft. Karin

This is my sister Karina. She loves doing many hijab styles, unfortunately I'm a guy thus I cannot wear one...yet....

These are just some of the styles she wears on a daily basis. Believe me when I say she has more than hundreds of styles hiding under her sleeve. You should probably follow the "flippy dip" hijab style of my mum, instant classic!

Eating around Senayan city

Friday is usually my free-est day. School days are usually cut short, subjects are fun, and the atmosphere was filled with a weekend vibe. Unfortunately college changed that, Fridays are now the most bussy day of the week. Mornings are started off with a programming principle class, then a 4 hour discrete math class, and another 2 hours of IT class that ends at around 7.30 p.m. Not your usual TGIF eh?

To fuel up my body I need to regularly eat so I can focus and think in class. Today I've just spent 150.000 rupiah on food. Thats a bit over budget because I ate at Pepperlunch for lunch. The steak was damn good though, so I guess that's 100.000 rupiah well spent. For dinner, I had some GM noodles for dinner. My fellow classmate Hendry came with me for lunch today, he spent about 100.000 just eating around campus and Senayan City. 

Eating in the malls are a bit pricey, I guess I should try some of the food stalls around moestopo for once. For now I'll just follow on with class in the computer lab...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Surviving Freshmen year

thats me being bored in class
Freshmen year just started and the "I'm on holiday" persona of mine just went out the window. Its been awhile since I studied in what seems to be forever. All the schedules and new nonsense the lecturers are giving to me, not to mention morning classes since I stop being a morning person for summer vacation. But alas, this must be overcame if I want to fulfill my live dream of buying the ever so popular F&B monster company known as Ismaya.

Its only been 3 days and I feel like skipping some classes on the side. I do have like 8-10 absent rights. No, thats the lazy part of me talking, I have to attend class so I have a reason to not study at home. After all, Binus isn't really fond of giving us homework, besides the system thinking lecturer who kept making us read about sheeps and wolfs...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy camper (not really)

I was sitting in one of my fellow CS03's assigned tent talking about random junk that goes on in a guy's mind. I got bored of talking about my failed love live and ran to visit another CS03 tent filled with guys who were talking about Yugi-oh and the stats on each card while reminiscing about last nights "night walk" the student committee seniors made us do. I didn't stay long because I cant understand the in depth Yugi-oh talks and ran back to my first tent with a stolen pack of half eaten halal marsh mellows from Jason. I lay down inside, sharing my(read:Jason's) marsh mellows while admiring the clear sky and the cool morning mountain breeze blowing in from the wide-opened tent door.

That part was the part I really enjoyed throughout my camping trip to Lido, near Sukabumi. As you may know it is now the year where I start my freshmen year in Binus International. After 3 days of "welcoming" activities in the JWC campus in Senayan, the student committee took us freshmen out on a camping / outbound trip to Lido. My sister went on one when she started Her freshmen year so I guess this is an annual thing. I was assigned to group 22 and tent 5. The groups and the tents all consists of different persons so we get a chance to know each other. Phones were confiscated along with valuables like my wallet for safe keeping by the committee. 

Group 22 consists of many personalities ranging from IS, art and design, fashion, International business, and computer science students. There was another CS kid with me in group 22, not a CS03 guy but He seems like an okay guy. Dennis was appointed group leader, a spirited IS major. There is also Fadli and Riff from IB. There are a lot of girls to in my group, sadly I don't quite catch their names, remember their pretty faces though :). The seniors in charge of our group were Arias and Hena. Arias and I are like best buds, even if he tries to deny it, He actually likes me deep down... way deep down there in his heart. Group 22 decided to call ourselfs "gosong" or charred, because its so damn hot in the afternoons so our skin was burnt.

The first day of the trip was normal outbound activities. Team building games to make us work together, and take risks, like the labyrinth which I got soaked with a bucket of water when my teammates hit a wire in the labyrinth. There were also high flying games like Skywalk where we climb a bamboo stick and jump from 20 ft in the air, and the ever popular zip line. Late in the evening was the raft race where we battle other groups in an all out race to the death around the Lido lake.

It was raining after dinner when we discussed about tomorrows group performance where we do some acts in front of everyone. Suddenly The student committee president gives a P.A telling everyone to go in their tents to go to bed. Everybody knows that there is gonna be another activity of the schedule tonight...9 o clock, I hit the sack, my tent was filled with Ivan and 2 other accounting students, Geraldi from computer science, and Josa from fashion design. I try to catch some sleep while waiting to be waken up later tonight.

At about 10 o clock firecrackers went off behind my tent, the ambulance sirens were ringing and the seniors got us up and told us to hit the deck on the grass. The grass was cool, so I didn't mind. It didn't take long before I was randomly chosen from the freshmen who were on the ground to line up for the night walk. They took our coats and flashlights if we brought any, I didn't, and paired us boy and girl. I got paired with my junior high friend Dinda, so I guess I have someone to hold on to when I'm scared. 

Me and Dinda walked to each checkpoints in the dark of the night to finish our rounds, waiting to get scared by someone or something who hides in the bushes along our track. We both know have been through this sort of thing in the past but I never liked the dark, I got to say that I was scared. First post in, some dude was sitting under a light pole heads down with a black hoodie. At the check-point someone asks us how many were us in a group, I said 2, they say there were 3 of us, referring to the shady character under the light pole. I shook it off and went to the next checkpoint with Dinda, head constantly looking behind me in search of that guy catching up and scaring me from the back. When we reach the 2nd post, they told us to go down from the track to a beaten path down the hill into the wild bushes. It all went crazy since then with the fake ghouls scaring me left and right. I asked Dinda to walk in front of me first so they scare her first, unfortunately they always go on cue when I walk past them.

After we finish, we waited for our first batch of pairs to arrive back at the starting line. Some of the other kids were still waiting for their turns. It was about 1 in the morning when I was told that I could go back to my tent and sleep it off, or do anything basically, as long as I was in my tent. I fell asleep when Geraldi finished his round and came in the tent with me. 

The next morning was really laid back, both the committee and the freshmen were beat and need some r&r. Aside from the weird morning gymnast routine we were doing at 6.30, there was nothing in the agenda until 9. I chilled with some of my friends in our tents recalling last nights walk. Some bloke from CS03 got paired up with a guy, Kevin-A was put in a group of 2 girls and himself, while Jason says that he saw some old man working the fields at 3 in the morning which wasn't part of the ghouls the committee sets up last night. I met up with my "gosong" teammates later to discuss our group performance. The team decided to do some short yel-yel's because all the other team were doing it. I wanted to do a parody of the night walk but they all turn it down, apart from Dennis who was on the same boat as me.

The other teams yel-yel's were pretty cool. The beatbox girl did a beatbox/medan song routine, some kid did an amazing impression of Radit the student committee president, and my group sang.... yeah at least it was fun...