Thursday, February 11, 2016

Food Monster Escape: Coco Ichibanya Curry

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Happy Chinese New Year guys! I left my blog for a week, did this and that. I also made some future plans for this blog and my Youtube channel. I want to accomplish many things this year, just like Dustin Purtan said in his tweet; "2016 will be a selfish year. My time will be invested on me. On improving myself. I want to become a better person physically and mentally." 
In this post, I want to tell you about this best Japanese curry in town (in my opinion), Coco Ichibanya Curry. It's located inside Grand Indonesia, West Mall Level 3A. I've wanted to try it for so long and I finally got a chance to eat it with my family last Christmas. Let's get started!
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Here are some shots of it interior; it's quite cozy with wood furniture, some plants, and yellowish lighting. Most of the tables are for 2-4 people, there is also a long table facing the kitchen but I didn't take a proper photo of it.
coco ichibanya curry grand indonesia tables |
Let's order! I was so hungry ;p
coco ichibanya curry grand indonesia menu |

Chicken Cutlet Omelette Curry (IDR 70k)
coco ichibanya curry chicken cutlet omelette | This one was mine. I ordered chicken cutlet omelette curry in normal portion. So, we can customize our rice, level of spiciness, and topping. The standard rice size is 250gr and you can add or less with unit 100grams. I ordered mine in level 3 of spiciness and I ended up add much more chili powder because it was not spicy for me.
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If I have to describe this dish in one word, it will be fluffy. I mean, it was literally fluffy, lol. The omelette was so soft and it's perfectly cooked with some creamy texture, so was the rice. I ate it with the curry sauce and boom! It. was. so. freaking. delicious. The curry sauce was so rich and smelled good, it was even more delicious with extra chili powder. How about the chicken cutlet? It was crunchy when I first bit it, then I could taste the chicken which was soft, juicy, tender, perfectly cooked, it was so good I'm not lying ㅠㅠ
coco ichibanya curry chicken cutlet omelette details |
I don't usually eat curry this clean, you know. Coco Ichibanya Curry is exception. The food monster inside my tummy was super happy, he didn't even cry for food anymore that day, lol.

Fried Chicken Omelette Curry (IDR 70k)
coco ichibanya curry fried chicken omelette |
coco ichibanya curry fried chicken omelette rice |
My brother ordered this one, omelette curry with fried chicken or karaage. Everything tasted basically the same with mine, but his was less spicy. I ate one of the karaage and it was also so delicious. It's juicy, tender, perfectly cooked and well seasoned. 

Chicken Cutlet and Vegetable Curry (IDR 78k)
coco ichibanya curry chicken cutlet and vegetables rice |
coco ichibanya curry chicken cutlet and vegetables |
The third one was my mom's, it basically tasted similar with mine without omelette and vegetables in addition. I tried all the vegetables; carrots, potatoes, kind of string beans, and onions. It was not overly cooked and tasted delicious with the curry sauce.

Fried Fish Curry (IDR 58k)
coco ichibanya curry fried fish |
coco ichibanya curry fried fish rice |
The last dish was this fried fish curry, it was my dad's. He (almost) always order food with fish in it. Gomen ne, I didn't try this one because I was already so full and to be honest I'm not a fan of fish. I love seafood but I just eat some kinds of fish. My dad said it was delicious, tho.


Overall, I enjoyed my visit to Coco Ichibanya Curry! Waiters and waitresses were also so friendly and the most important part is that the food was super delicious. I will come back for sure. You may think the prices were quite pricey but in my opinion the food totally worth the price ;)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

10 Ways to Be Happy

10 ways to be happy |
"Being happy never goes out of style." - Lilly Pulitzer
Time flies so fast, it's already February now! As I grow older, I think time is flying even faster than before, maybe I just have much more things to do or I spent my time procrastinating-a little too much. You only live once, so make sure you spend your time wisely (this is especially for me) and be happy! 
Being happy is a choice. Don't let other people steal your happiness, because you're responsible for your own happiness. I know, sometimes it's easier to be not happy than being happy, just a sentence from the others can change our mood the whole day. Just a tiny bad situation yet we're calling it a bad day. I was that kind of person, my mood changed easily and it affected my attitude to other people. My dad used to say that the aura around me is so dark or dull, lol. Okay, it's not just my dad but a lot people said that. It's not easy to change, but I'm trying. 
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Denim outerwear- Thrifted // Dress- Ambassador // Backpack- Zara // Socks- TLTSN // Sneakers- H&M
I think happiness is such a nice emotion or feeling, not just for yourself but also to other people around you. It's much more comfortable to be around positive or happy people than those who are negative, right? It's not hard to be happy, instead you just need simple things to be happy. So, how to be happy? Here are 10 ways to be happy from my experiences. Check it out!

1. Smile
This is the basic action to be happy: smile! :) There's always a reason to smile, you just have to find it. "Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about." -Marylin Monroe.
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2. Be Thankful or Grateful
For everything. You're alive and can breath, you can read this post, you have a family, you have good friends, you have a dream to achieve, those bad things that made you stronger, you name it. Think about how blessed you are now. "Happiness isn't about getting what you want all the time. It's about loving what you have and being grateful for it."

3. Be Positive
I'm actually still trying hard on this point. I tend to be overthinking and worry about everything. So, I have this ultimate spell when I'm stressed out: I'm amazing, so I can do it. Somehow it works for me. Rather than thinking about what could go wrong, we better think about how it could go right. "Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason why it will."
4. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
There will always be people who are beautiful than you, smarter than you, richer than you, etc. Comparison is a thief of happiness and I have proven it. I used to compare myself with other people, especially those who are in the same interests with me. "If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better." So, from now on, just focus on yourself and forget others. You can use their success as your motivation but don't let them bring you down.

5. Do Your Hobbies
Another simple way to be happy is doing your favorite activities or hobbies. For me, it's blogging, drawing, watching, and reading books/manga. Do everything you love that will make you happy. As simple as that.

6. Meet and Talk with Your Favorite Ones
I'm actually an introvert and socially awkward so I don't really go out that often. But, I do love meeting and talking with my family and friends once in a while. I love it when I can talk about our dreams and passions to each other, or just sharing stories, or gossiping, lol. We usually just talk about food, tho ;p "Surround yourself with people you love being yourself with."
7. Eat Your Favorite Food
Eating is my ultimate weapon to be happy. I love to eat so much but I hate gaining weight. That's why I try to work out now, so that I can eat more, hah. Money can't buy happiness, but you can buy ramen [insert your favorite food here] and it's kind of the same thing.

8. Listening to Your Favorite Songs
Music is a therapy for our soul. My favorite music are K-pop and Hip Hop, I need to listen to the music while I'm working. Listening to cheerful and powerful music can help me to be more happy and cheer up too. Headphones on, world off. Some of the songs in my playlist lately are:
Twice - Ooh-Ahh
4 Minute - Hate
iKon - Dumb and Dumber
Kinsey - I'm in Love
Monsta X - Trespass
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9. Sleep
Do I need to explain this one? Hahaha. I couldn't sleep that much back in my university life because of the assignments etc, so sleeping was the most luxurious thing to do to be happy. (Okay, I'm exaggerating.) Have a quality sleep after tiring day is sure can make you happier on the next morning.

10. Enjoy Your "Me Time"
This is my thing, guys. Others may say I'm weird because I love to go anywhere and do anything by myself, but it's one of my way to be happy. I enjoy locking myself in my bedroom, exploring new places alone, go to mall and eating alone, watch movie in cinema alone (and it's so often). One of my mission is to go solo traveling, I wish I could accomplish it. If you haven't done this, try it!

10 ways to be happy shoes |
Above are my 10 ways to be happy, dreamers! I wish this post can help you to be happier person and enjoy your life to the fullest. What do you do to become happy? Leave your comment below :))


About my outfit: I wore this outfit to meet my friend, Valens. We took photos of each other and talked about many things. I bought this dress at Ambassador for a cheap price but I forgot how much it was. I also wore this thrifted oversized denim outerwear to complete the look, it's one of my favorite item now. My outfit was fun thanks to this pair of Mickey Mouse platform sneakers from H&M and socks from The Little Things She Needs.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Blogger Illustration: Style Peaches

Blogger Illustration - Style Peaches |
I just found her blog yesterday and fallen in love with her style and hair. You know, I always want to dye my hair purple but for some reasons I still stick with my natural hair color. When I saw this look with rainbow sweater, I decided to draw her as my next #bloggerillustration.

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