Pada nyadar kan ya, akhir-akhir ini coffee shops  literally just around the corner.  Tidak cuma di Shopping Mall atau perkantoran, di daerah perumahan pun menjamur. Ngga beda jauh sama Nasi Padang. Termasuk  di Bintaro. Ye kannn? 

Satu dekade yang lalu, tempat ngopi yang “lucu” di Bintaro cuma satu kayaknya Bakoel Coffee di sektor 3 terus pindah ke depan CIMB. 

Coffee Shops sekarang, tempatnya dibuat lucu-lucu very Instagram-able.  Berikut art latte-nya. Senang lihatnya.

berikut daftar Coffee Shop yang pernah saya singgahi seputaran Tangerang Selatan bagian Bintaro. Hahahahaha

1. Pigeon Hole

Lokasi : Sektor 1 depan rel kereta api. 


I like its white coffee 3oz

Saya jarang sih kemari. Baru 3x kayaknya. Must visit kalau ke Bintaro lah lalu foto depan dengan muralnya. Maafin foto dalam coffee shop malah ada muka kami! hahahah maapin yak! Foto secangkir kopinya telah terhapus di arsip HP.
2. Routine Coffee

Lokasi : di atas Hanamart, depan Gedung CIMB sektor  7

inside Routine


Try its Nasi Goreng Kecombrang kalau lapar. tapi foto yang di bawah Chicken Salad sama Taro Latte. 

Unlike Pigeon Hole, minuman selain kopi  di Routine ini beragam. Kemarin malam saya memesan Taro Latte karena sudah 2 kali minum kopi hari itu.

Taro Latte and Chicken Salad

3. Community  

Lokasi : Ruko depan Lotte Supermarket belakang RS. Premier Bintaro. 

capucino, anyone?

minus : tempatnya agak terbatas kalau mau ramai2x. Paling cuma cukup 10 orang kali ya di ruangan dalam. outside is for  smoking area. Kalau ngga salah, ngga banyak makanan berat di sini.

cinamon roll

4. Neighbourhood Cafe

lokasi Ruko Emerald deretan Mesjid
minus : the owner let the smokers inside. Baru mau buat ruang terpisah. Tapi pas saya kesini (sekitar Agustus ) masih bau rokok banget. Saya baru 1x ke sini. Cemilannya enak-enak. Worth the price lah


5. Laku Coffee

Lokasi Ruko Mahagoni

minus : ngga ada makanan berat kalau pengen makan berat (Agustus 2016) . asli buat kongkow aja.

6.Comodus Coffee

Ini dekat banget sama rumah. Jalan Raya Kasuari menuju British School Jakarta. Baru buka juga. Tapi so-so lah kopinya buat saya. Harganya juga ngga murah murah amat


Lokasi Jalan Maelo Raya depan Mesjid Raya Bintaro Jaya.

kalau temanan ama saya di Path atau di IG, you must recognized I visited this place 




After SMR with BTR

tempat paling enak buat kumpul2x setelah Sunday Morning Run sama BTR atau cuma ngemil2x cantik sama keluarga.

Pernah lupa bayar, kasirnya santaiii aja.

“besok juga balik”

Jadi kalau ada rekan maupun keluarga di Tangsel sebalah sini, mau ngopi ngopi, dicoba ya sis and brooo!   ajak saya juga ya! 

(intip) Semarang

and around

Last weekend, I went to Semarang. Alone and by train. Things that I never do (taking a solo trip with long haul train) :p

My last long haul trip by train was 10 years ago to Jogja. So, I was very pleased to see the changes in PT. KAI even though I’ve read the changes that was done by Mr. Jonan in this book.
I took Agro Angrek Malam, in which in my surprise (and opinion) is better than Rj train that took me from Berlin to Prague :))

The AC was very cold, seats are comfortable. As far I remember, when I went to Surabaya early 2000’s, the same train was ugly. I was younger and easy to be pleased by that time (namanya juga jaman duit pas pasan) 

Anyway, arrived in Semarang at 3 am in the morning and that remark as my second visit. I remained in the station until about 5 am after I took my shubuh time. Then went to HOM HOtel where Vitri and Netty stayed. We would go to Magelang together using rented car. I took train because (before mu surgery) the doctor warned me not to take airplane first.

first stop : Cafe Oen

I had visitted the same store in Malang.

Dutch cookies and pastries

mesin kasir kuno

then off to Ambarawa!

we visited Museum KAI. 

Ticket price: IDR 10,000

enterance area was Wall of History PT. Kereta Api Indonesia. It was a busy station back during Dutch collonial to take platation harvest as well as the armies.

Thomas and friends! the real one!

It still has the famous loco, build in 1800’s still using (wood) logs for its fuel. when I was there, the compartement was rented by a group in which one of the people was very rude

“Kereta ini sudah kami sewa ya! kalian ngga boleh ikut”

He? I didn’t even realize the situation because from what I know, that Kereta wisata only operated on Sunday (later I learned unless it is privately rented that cost IDR 15 mio). I thought it was only the show case or alike.

Bah! Dibayarin kantor aja sombong bener, pak! 

anyway, there were (of course) old locomotivrs and vintage compartments. They also keep the building as it is.

The we stoped by Monumen Ambawara. Kids grew up in 80’s ….do you remember there is this picture in our PSPB book? 😜

the subject that is no longer exist.

Cocor Merah built in USA

Arrived at Mesastila Resorts to pick up our race pack. that was where the start line and our stay.

The place is beautiful! some said scary and haunted but no ghost bother to say hi to me :))

taken from my instagram account:

this building was built in 1928 which was used as a coffee plantation mansion by Gustav Van Der Swan.unfortunately it’s raining. otherwise the guests can enjoy stunning sunsets overlooking Gunung Sindoro and Sumbing
The next Morning, I took a trail race for 21K. It was raining hard and to make story short, I quitted the race. I’ll surely write about this :) 

At 3 pm, we were heading back to Semarang. Dropped Vitri and Netti of to the airport.  my train was at 10pm!

So, i killed time by ngayal-ngayal babu in Nest.co.logy. Seems my friends in Path who visited Semarang did the check in. its Coffee was goood! You can overlook Semarang City

Later I visited Lawang Sewu (literally means 1000 doors) with the rented car. I just knew that it was a centralized-ticketing-and -schedule  for NEtherland Indische Spporweg Maarschappij  during Dutch Colonial. It called Edmoson ticket.

Edmonson Printing Machine – Ambarawa

you know what? On my early years taking train in 2003, the Edmoson ticket was still used for economy train! If you are wondering, we used tap system now.

the design of the windows was for a reason. It will prevent the rain to the building.
enterance fee is IDR 10,000.the place is not scary at all. some of my friend called it is angker. At night, there is music played to prevent the visitors “bengong”. The famous old songs from 1950’s – 1970’s you probably recognize. For secs, I feel like living in 1950’s.

And you know what, in front of Lawang Sewu used to be a monorail. The Orde Baru goverment removed the rail and transformed to road! The similar train is still exist in Solo as Kereta Wisata not to commutte.

Ahh men! this is exactly what stated in Jonan’s book. A great number of railway road (nation wide) was reduced because the second president had deal with Japan. commercial motives!!! japan needs to sell its cars.The expatriates in my office don’t even have private vehicles in their homebound. There was a visitor from head office  in Jakarta Branch who took trip with Commuter Line when he worked for Jakarta Branch a decade ago. He said, the trains reminded him of his childhood. Back in 2006-2007 there were many imported used-train from Japan. Ach, sweet! 
Anyway, That explains the heavy traffic in big cities specially yeah…Jakarta. typical negara belum  maju – terbelakang juga ngga-tapi serakah aja pemimpinnya. 

it was raining hard, I cancelled my plan to walk around Kota Tua Semarang (old town). I loveeee old buildings!!!! Mereka seperti saksi bisu kehidupan di dunia! menyaksikan banyak hal and some remain misteries.

 The driver dropped me off again in Tawang Station.

Blenduk Church

A nice me-time! I alwayssss love the history of my country.  How our heroes were fighting for Indonesia’s independency no matter where you come from or where you go to pray! 
It sad me that my acquaintances  are fighting and nyinyir about President election (up until now) and the upcoming Pilkada Jakarta! You should go to Museums you-pathetic-people!!! 

Too cute not to shared

Last Saturday, I had to go to Jakarta. If I have to commutte alone, I still prefer comutting by train a.k.a Commuter Line. Less hassle  and cheaper. Don’t have to pay for toll road and parking fee. #Meh

Since it was on weekend, less people commuting by train. Then I just realized CL has this cute compartement! 

lucu bingitssss

the door

the wall

kan kan kan…lucu kann

if you are wondering, it only took 30 mins and IDR 7,000 for me to travel from TangSel to Slipi! see? same thing on the the way back! 

 Kalau    public transporation-nya reliable, expense turun jauh kan? *financial planner in the making*

Life lately 

*gilak penting habisss*

jadi nih ya, my illness get serious. To cut story short, I was hospitalized and then regulary see the doctor. what i mean by regularly is…EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!

kantor Sudirman, RumKit Di BSD, rumah Bintaro bolak balik kayak gitu tiap malam. Beberapa treatment were very painful. 

Je Suis Fatiquè -__-

once, I was black out! Pingsan bok di ruang dokter, sampai dokternya panik bawain teh manis hangat.

Pokoknya kemarin lagi di titik rendah lah. Sampai komputer, jam tangan, plafond rumah semuaaaaa teriak minta diperbaiki! uh, andai gw punya pohon duit!!! 
One of the day saya lagi kesel keselnya nunggu antri dokter, saya browsing Instagram.

Ada satu perempuan, looks very young, probaby younger than my brother yang sakit juga. Sama kayak saya waktu camping di RS, dia pakai gelang kayak gini:

plus tanda kalo dia alergi obat dan satu tanda lagi. Saya lupa persisnya apa, tapi artinya kalau dia tetiba pingsan atau berhenti jantung jangan di kasih CPR. why? karena harapan hidup dia rendah.

astagfirullah!!! sayapun ketampar malam itu #PLAKKKKKK! 

Lupa saya accountnya apa. Namanya umur, ngga ada yang tahu sih. Tapi dipasang tanda itu di pergelangan tangan sih. huhuhuhuhuhu :(( :(( 

anyway, within this post, I’d like to say my gratitude to mobile phone app such as:

Number 1
ya of course what else…GOJEK and GRAB!!! For sureeeee!!!!

kiddo #1 went for a camping, we (for sure) don’t have these stuffs like sleeping bed, large carrier, etc…

Jadilah saya pinjam punya teman teman yang tersebar di seluruh Jabodetabek. karena ngga berani myetir sendirian untuk ambil barang barang..in GOJEK we trust! danke! pernah juga obat saya yang berderet deret itu ketinggalan di rumah sementara saya sudah kembali ke kantor! 

Terlepas dari prilaku beberapa drivernya yang ngga tertib plus keadaan keuangan perusahaan konon masih merah (I’m not here to discuss that) But, I have to say God Bless You, Nadiem Markarim! 

Selama saya bolak balik ke RS, jujurly, saya merasa diuntungkan dengan promosi dua app ini. otherwise, biaya transportasi saya mondar mandir makin besar! huhuhuhu! Pada berasa ngga sih, biaya hidup tinggi karena public transportation-nya ngga reliable? 

Number two

Happy Fresh!!!

Jadi sejak tahun lalu, saya emang lebih suka groceries online.  My wish is granted!!! Saya memang kurang gitu suka mengkhususkan waktu belanja bulanan  begini.  Weekend jadwal penuh banget buat antar anak-anak les atau beberes. Apalagi rencana mau pindah rumah, makin sibuk beberes!!!!  Kalaupun iya, biasanya pas anak anak les.

Dulu di sukamart.com sekarang dia ngga layanin retail lagi. servis  sukamart.com ini kekurangannya  baru deliver H + 2 ditambah ngga ada fresh product.

dan datanglah app ini yang mana saya baru tau! bahahhaahah!  Untuk daerah bintaro sektor 9, pakai servis ini bisa belanja di Lotte dan Fresh market – BXC Mall. 

Saya kalo belanja di beberapa tempat emang, buat buah atau sayur yang di juice punya prefrensi sendiri lah. However, having these two stores as HappyFresh vendor is enough! 

pendek kata. saat itu kulkas kosong.
sementara saya masih bolak balik ke RS tiap malam yang pulangnya lebih malam lagi. Sembari menunggu kereta,  tinggal pencet pencet aja dari Hp.

Pilih produk

pilih kapan waktu delivery yang diinginkan, bayar deh! 

Sampailah itu barang di rumah. Ada biaya admin ama delivery maklum aja ya, cyn!!! Namanya juga “nyuruh” orang.
Kemaren, salah satu buah yang saya beli ada yang busuk. Komplain ke CS, cepat sekali response-nya. one happy customer. Apalagi saya pemalas ya! Tinggal gegoleran belanjaan datang! seandainya servis sampai merapikan barang-barang di rak dapur #lah! :))

BTW, ini bukan postingan berbayar yaaaaaaaa! Sapa tau ada emak emak yang A to Z harus dikerjain semua sendirian, ada banyak cara untuk memudahkan hidup kita lho! 

So no more whining! tiap kesukaran pasti ada kemudahan. #kibasjilbab.

Eh, btw, saya sampai buat account di IG buat jual jualin barang di rumah. Pernah iseng jualin Novel Metropop, ada aja yang beli! lumayannnn nambahin tips yang bantuin angkat barang! :))

kalau mau tau accountnya ap,  Japri ya, sis! :)) 
Have a nice week ahead! 

Ahmad Dahlan

Status ini pernah saya post di Path, tahun lalu. Atau awal tahun ini ya? Lupa😀

Pendek kata, di sekolah anak saya, selalu ada ACP, atau Class Performance sampai mereka kelas 5.on 6th grade, of course they have to focus for National Exam.

Tiga tahun terakhir, kiddo#2 somehow jadi “main actor”.  saya tulislah status ini, di Path saya.

here was my status: 

As I post earlier today, being drama
 King he is (literally, beberapa kali class performance Kevin suka jadi pemeran utama) – he acted as KH. Ahmad Dahlan. 

Buat yang ngga tau beliau pendiri organisasi Muhammadiyah dan berkali kali  menuntut ilmu di Middle East.

sampai kembali ke Tanah Air dan bersosialisasi blio tetap teguh dengan agamanya, namun berkawan baik dengan agama lain.

here I copied from Wiki

Dahlan juga bersahabat dan berdialog dengan tokoh agama lain seperti Pastur van Lith pada 1914-1918. Van Lith adalah pastur pertama yang diajak dialog oleh Dahlan. Pastur van Lith di Muntilan yang merupakan tokoh di kalangan keagamaan Katolik. Pada saat itu Kiai Dahlan tidak ragu-ragu masuk gereja dengan pakaian hajinya.[7]

kenapa gw googling ini, karena ada
 dialog Kevin yang bunyinya :

“Kalau kamu ingin belajar, berprasangkalah yang baik ” 

statement ini ditanya oleh murid murid Ahmad Dahlan karena dia tetap bergaul dan belajar dengan orang Belanda.Murid mungkin cemas blio akan convert. Belajar disini, termasuk juga berdagang, dsb.

sampai 93 tahun setelah kematian blio, sampai anak gw pun memerankan tokoh ini, problem bangsa
kita ngga jauh jauh dari SARA.
IMHO sih 



Btw, ini ngga ada hubungannya dengan Pilkada Jakarta mendatang ya dan riuhnya timeline saya dengan incumbent dan yang ngga suka sama blio tinggal di Bogor, Tangerang dan Lampung! doh! 

 For sure, saya bukan pemegang KTP DKI JAkarta :)). I have lost that privelege since  years ago when I moved to Tang(erang) Sel(atan)!  Bukan lovers atau  haters Gubenur Jakarta juga😉 walaupun sebagai sub urban commuter, saya berterima kasih dengan tim Bapak Gubenur ini yang akhirnya menyediakan trasportasi umum layak dari stasiun Palmerah ke Sudirman! Langsung irit jauh biaya hidup gw 😂. naik kereta sudah 13 tahun lho! 

(race recap) Ironman Bintan-swim leg

My friend went to Singapore for Half Marathon 2XU race. She finished her run in so-so pace. It was hot and humid that day, she explained her so-so timing. One of her friends commented on why bother flying abroad for the sake of finsiher medal. But yeah, finisher medal for 2XU race is cool. One in Jakarta last year is also nice.

So, due to that comment (for Getget), Yola wanted to make a relay team in Ironman 70.3 event. Like I told you last year, Ironman races are costly. The closest and affordable one from Jakarta are either Putrajaya, Malaysia or Bintan. The later it is! :)) Geget is a friend we met in Berlin which incidentally my junior in high school.

If you wonder why there is “70.3”, here is the explanation.

I, being the slowest of the last two legs, of course opted to do the first leg, swimming! I am not fast swimmer though. But from the other two, yeah, I am better! Ha! Hope that  explains the swimming’s log I wrote😀

Saturday, 27 Agustus 2016

There were shuttle buses every 30 mins  available for every hotel partner, Nirwana is included. We went to Lagoi with the bus to collect our race pack. Ada Indomie goreng — FTW — as Indofood is one of the sponsors.

After we picked up our race pack, we just wander around. The open water trial was scheduled at  4.00 pm. I made friend with Vilcie, Indonesian married to Singaporean and lives there since years ago. It was her husband’s first time doing half ironman. He was also in Bintan Triathlon last year. How come we didn’t meet?😀

Anyway, in the regulation actually it is probihitted to have long sleeve and below knee swim wear. I asked one of the people from RO, she said it would not be problem for hijaber like me. I was the only hijaber female in the event.

Even though you can have your swim practice at your desired time, one which is scheduled by the organizer provides marshals along the course. So, it would be more safety. But at 5pm, sharp, all the marshals went back to sea shore and left the remain swimmers behind. Be sure you practice your strokes within 1 hour.

swim course

When I entered the water, I wasn’t sure of what I was doing. Nervous and literally was sick. I had my warm up for about 400 meter back and forth  from sea shore to first yellow buoy and I stopped in the middle. Numb!

Someone : “Are you ok?”

Me : ” I’m fine. It’s ….far!” Trying to smile.

Someone : “it’s ok! it’s going to be fun! Are you doing this race all by your self”

me : (dalam hati) sianjisssss!! kelihatan muka perempuan lemah!😀.  “Neah! I’ll do relay. I am with two other friends”

He is from Philippines and works in Singapore for the past few years! So thoughtful of him, though! Having conversation with a stranger in the middle of the sea is….rare! Right?😀

There was a carbo-loading dinner  party, in which I didn’t feel like eating. Meh!  The fever, cough and cold were bothering me.

Food was okay, tough. There was a couple sat in front of us, they were from South America (the girl from Bolivia, the men from — I forgot) who now reside in Timor Leste! I always have this “whoaaaa” thing whenever I met people from this continent! It is really at the other side of Indonesia! I -myself- always wondering what it is like at that side of the world!  I wish I’ll fly to Costarica or Chili or Belize one day! (Can I get the Amien?) The Mrs was very nice! Bintan was her second Ironman race and she did the first one in South Africa!

Sunday, August 28th 2016!

we had breakfast at 4.15 am at Nirwana Garden! zzzzzzz. I forgot what I ate! some carbo perhaps!

Shuttle bus from Nirwana to Lagoi should be departed at 4.45 am , but not arrived until 5.15 am! Tapi ya, namanya peserta bukan dari Indonesia, itu orang Malaysia (sama sama Melayu  lho ini!), Singapur dan WNA lain sudah rapih antri bejejer dua baris menunggu bus! Ngga gerombolan macam orang Indonesia nunggu! Buat saya, budaya antri ini masih langka dan sulit diterapkan di negeri ini. Harus ada yang ngawasin. 

Good thing most of participant were overseas athletes, they were making line to queue, so first one first serve.

To make it short, we arrived 15 mins later, Getget preparing her transition. I went to start line to have warm up. Things that I forgot, bringing my own water. Air laut asin, my man! i asked for freshwater from who ever I know :))

During warm  up, I was very nervous again. Then, pak Tri Handoyo, former CEO Commuter Line, asked me whether I was oke or not. I replied the same answer as yesterday! I often saw him in trail races as well.
Anyway, as any event in Indonesia, what was the opening act? Yeah speech! Then, our National Anthem was played! It gave me goosebumps ! Singing national anthem with other 300 Indonesian (amateur) athletes among 900 participants, 50 meter from the sea shore! Asli merinding!!!!  Guess who sang the loudest? Pak Tri Handoyo, of course! well, thank you for your team work, sir! Commuter train is soooooo  much better, now!

the first swim wave for Male Pro Athelete at 6.am and next waves start every 5 minutes. Mine, as a relay team along with individuals with Age group > 50 years old, was in the last wave and start at 6.30 am. Eh, btw, don’t underestimate the uncles and aunties! They swim very fast lah! 

You know what? I was in starting pen when I heard the pro had done with his swim! WHAT? 1.9 km swim with less than 25 minutes?

Anyway, start line started 50 meters  from the sea shore. The water was chest-high. But it was not chrystal clear though!

6.30 sharp! There went my turn  and….I got kicked many many time as I predicted! Being slow swimmer I am!  Gila nih orang orang, kayak ikan piranha!!!!! 

One faster swimmer was doing breast stroke and had his/her feet landed in my eyes! WTF moment!!!!  Well, it happens a lot  in swimming leg! So, no hard feeling! :))

My personal target is 1 hour to complete the 1.9km course. I was swimming besides someone for the first 400 meters, then I lost him/her. On my own, in the middle of the sea. I did what Akbar, my coach, told me, relax swim, use my legs to kick and go with the flow.

Every 5-6 strokes, I look in front (we call this SIGHTING) so, I won’t be too far from the buoy. There was no rope after the turn. Many many times I got carried away by the current so I have to do breast stroke to keep me stay  in course.

I kept looking at my Garmin 400 meter, 650 meter, 800  meter….

Then I cursed:

“Hanjissss! Jauh amat ini 1.9km!!!!”

Why 1.9km is so far in the sea? :))

“I will never do it again! EVER!”

Oh yeah! I just knew I’m good at cursing while swimming and sighting!
Fool story was, on last turn, I took the wrong course. A marshal said,

“salah jalur, ke sebelah sana!!”

He asked me to swim to the other course as I took the wrong track. I didn’t pay attention what the organizer said earlier in start line. Blame the fever!

This is what the course like :

Done with swim, went to transition area to give the timing chip to Geget.

My Timing!

Accompany my sister for a while, then I went back to hotel again to have shower and extra rest.Note : MAC Liquidlast Liner worked tremendously !  #gilak #penting #abis! It stayed after I had my swim! gw baru nyadar letak paripurna wajah gw yang pas-pasan ini terletak pada eyeliner instead of lipenstip :))! 

Went back to Lagoi again with some other relay participants who would do the running leg! Oh em gee, why my sister came to event from the very beginning.
Oh, there was another WTH moment on this bus. It was run out of gas! Aslik! Gw complain ke sopir kok ngga prepare? The participants of course being nervous and pissed off! One from Singapore, with his limited Bahasa Melayu did complain to the driver and I act as translator as well. me, being the only Indonesian in the bus.
I wonder why the organizer use this vendor? They had ugly buses too! For an Ironman’s event, I wonder the local authority plays unfair business. I blamed it more to the local vendor rather than the organizer. As you may aware, there are still  some kongkalikong  practice take place within our country.

To make it all the recap short, it took 1 minute before Bike’s  Cut Off Time for Getget to finish her leg then Yola started her run at 12.00! UNDER VERY SCORCHING SUN! She almost gave up on Km 10 due to her cramped legs. Both legs. Geget lack of practice due her busy schedule. I am glad I had 10 mins shorter swimming time from  my target, otherwise, Yola wouldn’t have her run.

While waiting for Getget, Vilcie was there too. I wonder whether her husband made it before bike Cut Off Time.


A friend of mine sent private message to me, asking when will I have this race all by myself? I can’t tell and not able to set a target! It requires hard work and discipline! Now that I’m sick ( my fever got worst, I have ear infection as I told you here, and still have tp  undergo some treatments), doctor won’t allow me to have hard exercise for the next 2 months. Waving goodbye to Tokyo Marathon 2017!

so, Ironman in Whistler , perhaps?😉

yaaaa kaliii dehh, ke Luar benua  gotong-gotong sepedaaaa! 

The Third Winner

PS : the day before the event, I learned that my coach, Nusa, passed away due to accident. on Satuday morning around 2 am. He died on the way to hospital! Rest in peach coach! No more yelling

“Mbak Kiky, kepalanya jangan dongak! Pegel nanti!

“Kakinya nendang ke bawah, jangan ke atas!”

from the side of the pool.

Rest in peace, Nusa! Thank you for everything!

Nusa in green