16 July 2014

Terjebak di Jalan Sabang

Siapa yang tahu di tengah pusat kota dengan banyaknya gedung tinggi menjulang, tidak lain tidak bukan adalah daerah Jakarta Pusat, ada satu daerah yang berhasil menarik perhatian banyak orang (termasuk wisatawan asing) untuk bersantap mulai dari pagi hingga malam. Ya, perkenalkan Jalan Sabang. Jalan yang tidak pernah sepi. Selalu penuh dengan mobil untuk mencari tempat parkir, penuh dengan tempat makan, dan pastinya penuh dengan orang-orang yang berlalu lalang. Kalau bukan karena lelaki yang saat ini menjadi pemilik hati saya, saya tidak mungkin tahu dan bisa terjebak di Jalan Sabang ini.


Sepanjang Jalan Sabang yang saya lewati, tidak ada satu petak kosong pun yang luput dari perhatian saya. Bagaimana tidak? Lewat di sebelah kiri jalan, wangi kuah soto di salah satu warung tenda berhasil membuat saya teralih. Baru jalan beberapa langkah, ada satu tempat makan dengan menu tradisional dan gerobak paculnya yang lagi-lagi membuat saya ingin mampir. Karena perut sudah lapar, saya langsung mencari tempat makan untuk sarapan. Kebetulan di ujung Jalan Sabang, ada tempat makan dengan dekorasi ala pecinan yang berhasil membuat saya melangkahkan kaki ke dalam, Kopi Oey namanya.


Tidak hanya dekorasi luar yang membuat saya tertarik, dekorasi dalam tempat makan pun membuat mata saya tidak berhenti untuk melihat ke sekeliling. Banyak frame foto dan lukisan menarik yang bisa membuat saya menyimpulkan senyum. Ah, akhirnya saya tersadar lalu segera memesan makanan. Saya dan lelaki spesial yang mengenalkan Jalan Sabang ini langsung memesan Paket Sarapan ( Sego Ireng, Teh Hangat, Banana Cake) dan satu Roti Taloea Bukit Tinggi dengan Telur Ayam Kampung, terakhir tak lupa pesan Ijs (baca: Es) Koffie Soesoe Indotjina.


Setelah sarapan, hujan turun cukup lama. Ya, kami terjebak hujan, payung pun lupa dibawa. Akhirnya kami hanya bisa masuk ke tempat makan yang ada tepat di sebelah Kopi Oey, namanya Sabang 16. Kafe kecil ini juga punya interior yang tak kalah menariknya dengan yang di sebelah. Kaca di sepanjang dinding, lalu di tempat smoking room, dinding yang dicat dengan warna dan lukisan apik. Nampaknya pemilik kafe ini mengidolakan Presiden pertama kita, Soekarno. Ada banyak frame foto Soekarno juga di pinggiran kaca. Jangan harap menemukan menu makanan berat disini, semuanya hanya makanan untuk teman ngobrol. Saya rekomendasikan Roti Srikaya Panggang yang manis untuk dicoba. Es Krim Medan dengan roti dan satu scoop ice cream juga enak untuk dicoba. Karena cuaca hujan, ya saya hanya bisa pilih makanan ringan hangat seperti Sosis & Kentang Goreng.


Hujan cukup lama turun, nampaknya hampir seharian. Setelah hujan akhirnya kecil, kami menerobos keluar mencari tempat berteduh. Suara musik dari kejauhan mengundang saya untuk datang. Akhirnya kami masuk ke toko musik terdekat (Duta Suara Musik) untuk melihat cd album musik. Tidak hanya toko musik yang ada di Jalan Sabang, di luar juga banyak yang berjualan dvd film dengan harga murah. Malahan juga ada department store Robinson buat yang mau belanja. Apalagi? Money changer untuk wisatawan asing yang mau menukar uang juga ada. Selebihnya sih tetap tempat makan ya.

Hujan sempat berhenti lalu kami mampir ke daerah sebelah Jalan Sabang, Jalan Jaksa. Jalanan yang penuh dengan tempat penginapan dan lounge untuk para wisatawan. Jalan aspalnya terlihat dihiasi dengan lukisan namun sudah hilang, mungkin karena hujan dan lalu lalang kendaraan di atas jalan.


Kembali ke Jalan Sabang untuk mencari makan siang, akhirnya kami mampir ke Bofet Maknyus Rumate. Saya tak sangka tempat makan ini kepunyaan Pak Bondan, si penikmat kuliner populer. Tempat makan ini menyediakan sebagian besar menu makanan Minang. Jadilah kami memesan Soto Padang + Nasi dan Dendeng Baraciak + Nasi. Minumnya Es Tjampolay yang rasanya enak dan segar banget.


Duduk sampai sore, hujan masih juga mengguyur Jakarta. Malam mulai tiba, penjual makanan di pinggiran mulai menampakkan batang hidungnya. Penjual nasi goreng mulai berjejer, wanginya pun mulai mengikuti angin dan sampai ke hidung saya.

Setelah bubar dari gereja, kami tetap menyusuri Jalan Sabang untuk mencari makan malam. Sate Kambing & Ayam Jaya Agung yang ada di belokan pertama Jalan Sabang mulai ramai. Kesanalah akhirnya tujuan makan malam kami.


Ini namanya benar-benar terjebak di Jalan Sabang. Terjebak dalam hujan, centang. Terjebak dalam puluhan tempat makan enak, centang. Terjebak bersama orang tersayang, centang. Dan saya tidak menyesal telah terjebak di sini :)

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13 July 2014

Find me

Hey readers, I know I know. I've been a bad bloggers this day. 3 months ago is the last time I posted on this blog. I miss blogging. I miss writing so much. For you to know, I can't watch movies as often as I can do in the past time. So yeah, what can I do to make this blog alive?

I'm active on Ask.fm. I don't know why this socmed app is hip again. By the way, I STILL watch movies, that's one of my hobby I can't leave. You can ask me thoughts after I watch some movies. I am kindly replying your question. If you have an account on Ask.fm, tell me. This is my account http://ask.fm/MarchellaLoofis 
This is what I thought about the last movie I watch. I reply question based on language. 80% in Indonesian language.



I am also active on Zomato. This is the best app to find your nearest resto or cafe. They provide enough info to make me surely know about a resto or a cafe. You can download Zomato on your Android / iOS devices. This is my account http://www.zomato.com/id/marchellaloofis


Well yeah, I'm kinda social media addict. It will be a pleasure to meet you guys on my Ask.fm account. Ask me whatever, I will try to answer it, hehehe.

03 April 2014

Reasons Why I Hate (Or Shouldn't Hate) How I Met Your Mother Finale

I'm sure the fans all over there are divided into 2 groups, with the majority not liking how this series 'How I Met Your Mother' ended. Guess what, I'm in this group who didn't really like the finale. I have opened my mind to not hate the finale, but can't.


I bet, you've already seen everywhere about fans' dissapointment to this series ending. These are "the always-been-told criticsm" points that I agree on :

1. The title "How I Met Your Mother" doesn't match with the ending part. Technically DID, I know, but I just can't see the blue-french-horn from the early episode appears again. So the writer made us Deja vu? So, is it really how Ted met his kids' mother after 9 season? Tracey's presence is just like a little gift after the whole season showed for me. In the end, the point I get is just how Ted was so in love with Robin and asks his kids for permission to get out with Aunt Robin again. 


2. Barney's situation doesn't clear. Who the hell is woman number 31? Are they living together? I know Ellie, the baby who makes Barney's personality change. Salute. But I need to know who is woman number 31. Oh gosh. And then, why must Barney & robin get divorced? I know it's the twist, but I ship them so much. I think, the bad luck you received because the bride appears early is really true. 


3. I need more closure. It was pretty dissapointing when I have fallen in love with "The Mother"s character, but she has to died in the end. What is the illness? Seriously, "The Mother" percentage of this show is really few. 


After pointing out the hate-reasons, so I just realized something about this series from the first one. "How I Met Your Mother" is a series that tells you about friendship, love, and sacrifice, not about how Ted met his soulmate, a.k.a the mother of his kids. This is the only reason why I shouldn't hate the ending. And the fact that the whole 9 seasons always make me laugh, I know if that I want to see something legendary (read : HIMYM FINALE) happen, I must wait for it. 




23 February 2014

5 Reasons Why You Must Watch "You Who Came From The Stars"

Recentlly, I'm a bit crazy about one of popular Korean Drama, which is still airing there, the title is  "You Who Came From The Stars". I will give your 5 reasons why you must watch this K-Drama.


First. Thank you to great actors & actresses. Especially Kim Soo Hyun as Do Min Joon and Jeon Ji Hyeon as Cheon Song Yi. They are such a great lead actor and actress. For you who have watched "The Thieves", of course you've already known who is Kim Soo Hyun & Jeon Ji Hyeon. I love them so much. They act wholeheartedly like the character is real for me. Their chemistry is also perfect as a lover, seriously. I like the craziness Jeon Ji Hyeon bring out naturally while she acts as Cheon Song Yi. I laugh a lot. I like the cool factor Kim Soo Hyun show up while he acts as an Alien Professor Do Min Joon.


Second. Interesting storyline and sweet lovestory. I seldom watch alien based Korean Drama, this is the first. The combination of how an alien lives from Joseon Era until this Modern Era makes me more interested. Oh, there is one thing comes up differently, some of the storyline and script come from a children book, "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." And randomly suits the storyline of Do Min Joon & Cheon Song Yi's love story. Daebak ! Other than that, I really praise the script writer or director or who is showing up too-sweet love story. I feel really ENVY with that capslock letter, seriously.


Third. Lovable Soundtrack. Every drama needs some memorable soundtrack to increase their popularity,isn't it? And for me, all the soundtracks I listen from this drama are really lovable.

1. Lyn - My Destiny
2. K.Will - Like A Star

3. Hyorin - Hello Goodbye

4. JUST - I Love You

5. Sung Si Kyung - Every Moment of You

Fourth. Fashionable Sets. Who doesn't love man in suit? Do Min Joon's style is really hot. I love how his personal drama stylist make him so handsome with those suits and coats. I also love all Cheon Song Yi's fashionable dress, pyjamas, and t-shirts. I am personally in love more with Cheon Song Yi's lipstick color. They are very bright and pretty. I know now why Do Min Joon always wants to kiss Song Yi, hahaha.



Fifth. Good quotes, good CGI, good supporting actor & actress.


Two more episodes left. Sigh. I hope it has a happy ending.


08 January 2014

2014 Most Anticipated Movies

Hello guys ! Happy New Year again to you all. Are you ready for upcoming 2014 movies? Based on movie title released this year, 2014 will be all about "Superhero", "Science Fiction", "Bible Figure", and "Novel-based". Let's check this year's anticipated movies of mine :D

1. Most Anticipated Movies - Category : Superhero

Captain America : April 4, 2014
The Amazing Spiderman : May 2, 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past : May 23, 2014

2. Most Anticipated Movies - Category : Science Fiction / Robot / Monster

Transformers 4 : June 27, 2014
Robocop : February 12, 2014
Guardians of The Galaxy : August 1, 2014

Transcendence : April 18, 2014
Interstellar : November 7, 2014
Jupiter Ascending : July 25, 2014

3. Most Anticipated Movies - Category : Book / Novel / History

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 : November 21, 2014
Divergent : March 21, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars : June 6, 2014
Exodus : December 12, 2014
Noah : March 28, 2014
The Monuments Men : February 7, 2014

4. Most Anticipated Movies - Category : Action / Fantasy

Need For Speed : March 14, 2014
The Expendables 3 : August 15, 2014
Maleficent : May 30, 2014
300 Rise of an Empire : March 7, 2014
Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit : January 17, 2014

5. Most Anticipated Movies - Category : Animation

Rio 2 : April 11, 2014
Mr. Peabody & Sherman : March 7, 2014
Paddington : December 12, 2014
How to Train Your Dragon 2 : June 13, 2014
Excited enough with 2014 movies? :D

31 December 2013

Goodbye and Thanks 2013

2013 has become a roller-coaster year for me. I felt many waves of adrenaline that made my head in frustration but also left my heart in excitement.


FUN

I tried some new things in this 2013. One of them is my new hobby : snailmail-ing. Getting some cute letter notes, stamps, postcards, stickers, tea-pockets, and sweets are really exciting. Going to a post office then waiting for a postman, what a freaking-new experience. I had so much fun doing this. What else? I also grew my interest in makeup this year. I tried to draw eyeline with eyeliner, tried to redden my lips with lipstick and other makeup things. Thanks to beauty blogger and beauty vlogger. Some day a little girl should have to learn to put some makeup on, right?

Thanks to &&AHNY Project from Papered Thoughts. I got this from Hope Trunfio, Australia

LOVE

I ever heard this quote : "Love is like a lost object. If you search too hard, you won't find it. But if you just forget about it momentarily, it will show up in the most unexpected way." I really don't know what kind of love story God will show us. I love how Pope Francis show to the world that everyone, including some disfigured guys need love and sincerity. I love how Royal Family, especially Kate, shows us how to be humble and classy at the same time. And I was really happy that God gave me a boyfriend this year. He really showed me an unexpected moment and a shower of love in this year. My parents, my sister, my brother, my friends and all people surround me are also the greatest love that I ever accepted. Many thanks to God :)

Thank you all !

DREAM

Graduated from my college was my dream and also my resolution this year. Thanks again to God, this wasn't only a dream, but a reality. Finally I graduated and saw my parents in smiling face.

LOSS

Not going to my favourite Korean band's concert was really a heart-breaking for me. I'm a fan of CNBlue anyway (who's with me?). They held a concert in Jakarta and I didn't get to watch their performance. Such a regretful moment. But actually, Cory Monteith's death was really a loss for me. I love Glee since the first episode. I love Cory-Lea's relationship, in fact they already plan a wedding. Sigh. Paul Walker's death was being another breaking news. Why such a man leave this earth so fast.

ENTERTAINMENT

I got half part of 2013 laughily because of entertainment news. Who didn't know Jennifer Lawrence from Catching Fire, Miley Cyrus and her Twerking-NudeWreckingBall, Harlem Shake, Daft Punk, LordeBlurred Lines, and last Victoria Secret Fashion Show. I enjoy all part of this entertainment world. I listed my favourite songs from 2013, here you go :

1. EXO - Growl ( Repeat one and never get bored. Just try listen to it. Feel the beat )
2. Alesso & Calvin Harris - Under Control
3. Dirty South & Alesso - City of Dreams
4. Ellie Goulding - Burn
5. Justin Timberlake - Mirror
6. Will.i.am ft Justin Bieber - #thatPOWER
7. James Arthur - Impossible
8. Zedd - Clarity
9. Paramore - Still Into You
10. Lady Gaga - Applause
11. Macklemore - Thrift Shop
12. Henry Lau ft Kyuhyun Taemin - Trap
13. 2NE1 - Do You Love Me
14. Jason Derulo - The Other Side
15. Pitbull ft Christina Aguilera - Feel This Moment
16. Robin Thicke - Blurred Line
17. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
18. Imagine Dragon - Demon
19. Jay Z ft Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail
20. One Direction - One Way or Another