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2016 Best Nine

BestNine 2016

2016 was the year when I enjoy my life watching my first born grew.

Her laughter and smiles. The first time she sat down, stood up, and made a mess out of everything.

The first time she said Mama and words that kept coming afterwards.

Her first teeth. Her first meal. Her first step.

It was the year she’s finally able to hug and kiss me back along with her ability to say no.

2016 was the year I found out I was pregnant again with my second daughter.

When I was excited and worried, happy that another baby was coming yet feeling a bit sorry for the baby I already held in my hand.

The year I was struggling to keep breastfeeding my child while my breastmilk was getting less during pregnancy and the talk about how it’s not good for my daughter and the baby and myself so I should just stop made it even harder.

It was the year my daughter had her first birthday.

It was the year I decided to be a Rangkul and enrolled myself into my first (and then my second) K4.

It was a great year indeed. Alhamdulillah.

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2015 Best Nine

2015 had been an amazing year for me. So many life-changing events happened almost out of the blue. ‘God’s plan’ is the best way I could use to explain it all.

The “Best Nine” pictures from Instagram below might give you a glimpse of my “life parade”.


So, in short, I met this man that turned into my husband 7 months later and then became the father of our daughter 9 months after.

I actually got married in December 2014, but let just say that everything beginning to get more exciting on the year after that.

In 2015…
I moved out of my parents’ house to his parents’ house.
One of my sisters got married.
I found out that I’m pregnant.
My sister found out that she’s pregnant.
My grandma fell and broke her thigh :'(
My uncle got a stroke and was in a comma because of it :((
My uncle passed away four months later T_T
My beautiful daughter was born.
My pretty niece was born.

In words, it just looks like a few simple sentences, but in real life it feels like an earthquake of emotions, changes, and consequences.

I do have a struggle dealing with all those events (yes, even the happy ones), I too have a hard time adjusting now and then.

I think everyone has their own struggle, it could be something that seems like nothing for someone else, but it could be hard for the one who’s having the battle. I like this quote: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” (some said it’s from Plato).

Back to 2015, it’s behind us now. It’s still astonishing looking back, and despite of all the hardship, the biggest feeling I have is gratitude.

Let’s see what’s the best nine of 2016 :)

*) This post was planned to be finished and published in January 2016, but time deceived me. So here I am, in the middle of the year, doing my regular job at the office, can’t wait to go home to my 9 month old daughter

de Mingle

One day, my youngest sister got two IDR 100K vouchers  to use at a bistro named de Mingle. She asked me and my other sister to enjoy the vouchers and go with her on a lunch date. So to de Mingle we went.

We chose a table by the window on the first floor.  The waiters were so nice and friendly. One of them was kindly explained to us that even though the original version may not be, the version that they made there is halal (allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines). The waiter were also informed us about the second floor, that we might be enjoy better. We decided to go upstairs and did like it 😀

The second floor is more spacious with bigger windows where we could look outside while enjoying our food. The whole place is cozy with a nice interior.

The menu is divided into three categories: Indonesian, Dutch, and Western. Each of us ordered the food from a different category so we could try them all ;D

We like everything we ordered. It’s delicious! Or in dutch: lekker :9

The price range is around IDR 100K per person.

We totally enjoyed our lunch date that day :)

de Mingle – Indo Dutch Bistro Graha Handaya
Jl. Raya Pejuangan Kav. 12A Unit C., Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta Barat.