Fun Place to Visit #1

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Kali ini, aku mau mulai mulai nambahin review tempat hang out atau snacking yang cukup ok di daerah BSD ya.

Pertama tama, perlu diketahui sekali, kalau aku, Haka suka banget sama ICE CREAM. Dan meskipun seharunya kita membatasi konsumsi produk susu sapi, tapi sungguh ya, namanya ICE CREAM, sulit ditahan. Dan apalagi saat ini, ada tempat jual ICE CREAM yang oke banget persis di depan perumahan ku.

Lalu kenapa aku memutuskan untuk mereview, karena harus banget ni cobain salah satu menu uniknya yang jujur baru aku temuin sekali ini loh. Rasa favorite aku itu sebenarnya si COOKIE Monster, dan Haka sudah pasti Strawberry. Naaah ada lagi ni yang unik, namanya

This is a small cafe, place in the Business Area right across of our Housing. They have variants of flavours and one of my favourite is the cookie monster and Mint. But one flavour that you might have to try when you visit this place is THE BREAKFAST AT THE TiffanyDSC00145

 

Breakfast at Tiffany ini, kalau aku bilang base rasanya adalah Milky Vanilla ya, tapi…..terdapat potongan daging dong di ice creamnya sendiri. Aneh ga? Aneh emang kalau belum dicoba, Ice Cream pakai daging. But it was not that bad thou. Try it, you probably gonna like it.

Sajian kopi mereka juga betul betul not bad ya. First, i’m a big fan of ICE Cappuccino. But, somehow, ga semua barista paham “ngeracik” kopi dan susu yang enak supaya ga jadi kayak susu sapi dikasih kopi. Salah salah, bukan melek, aku bisa ngabisin waktu di toilet saking ga tahan susu sapi kebanyakan. But this place, they mix it really well. Rasa kopinya lebih kerasa daripada si susu. Ain’t bad at all.

They serve PASTAs, but to me, the taste is just average, but its enough. Not bad loh:) I tried their Carbonara. It was such a big portion for me. No complain! Untuk harga yang ga terlalu mahal, porsinya sih ga mengecewakan ya. Sayangnya aku ga da photo si Spaghetti for now.

Speaking about their interior, i love it. Meskipun dalam kondisi ramai, it still got the cozy chill out ambience. Music was not too loud, the barista speaks in low volume ( this is important!)

They also provides FREE WATER to drink in a glass made bottle. Big Bottle of course. Ini penting banget abis ice cream yang suka bikin haus.  Ya kan?

So Overall, its a nice place to visit. To chill out. Untuk sembari kerja atau cuma meeting meeting kecil.

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Mine and Haka : Mint Chocolate and Strawberry in Single Scoop

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Stage Mom – Full Time Working Mom Fact

 

A fact that I never shared to public.

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I am a performer. I am a dancer, a teacher. And I was working for Les Mills Asia Pacific as Trainer and Presenter for 8 years. Who was presenting and lecturing in front of many people. National and through ASIA.

I started dancing at the age of 3. And yes, I was always performing. Traditional dance – Balinese to begin with until I was 5? And Fashion Shows, Talent Shows, Piano Concert, Ballet Performance for 11 years. Name it. I’ve spent my life on stage.

And today, I still work on many stages.

The stage is a big thing in my life. Not because of I’m a person who loves to be watched. That’s weird ha? But I just knew, that is where I belong. Being on stage always makes me nervous. Always. Everyday. Even to my regular classes.

Those who know me very close. Understand how I actually hate crowds. I hate crowds. For real. But when I was young, I had that moment where I just wanna let go and did not care about what people think. I sang in clubs. Night Clubs. So there was i…kinda lost it.

But you know, sometimes there is this lost opinions to this kind of job that I do. Stage Mom. They took it the wrong way. And start giving zero respect or honour the way we make a living.

34 Years. Today, I felt like everything slowly change. I still love being on stage, but its more about doing an artistic thing like a real dance show, or a real teaching session. And many people been asking me, why in the world, I no longer do Dance Classes that I always love doing. Or why won’t I pursue my Zumba?

Being on stage all the time, required a lot of preparation. And none of it should be done overnight, unless you received a last minute call in which i’m not a big fan of.

  • As an instructor – To teach a class, I will need to prepare a week before for one week ahead. I can’t just change the playlist or class theme on the spot. And sometimes, it is hard to say no to a request. But again, in my plan, i tried to mix and put the best workout.
  • As a Dancer – I refer this to my BodyJam™ or Sh’bam™ class. The beginning of my career, i practise everyday. For hours. I did not skip. But once i have Haka, everything changed. No it is not an excuse, i still did self practise, but this time it is hard to do everyday. And to me that is not enough. But the one thing stick to myself is that i know, i know that I love choreography. That I am able to absorb and review it asap. That is why, going back to BODYJAM™ is a natural thing to do. But these days, it was hard. Not that i could not, but it was hard to manage the time i have and with school activities. Priority needs to change.
  • As a Trainer and Presenter – Months and Weeks is a minimum period i prepare my module. I practise public speaking. I did research to relate the module content with whats happening in real life. I need to understand my preach and “practise” my preach. Practise by mean, doing what I taught.

Those things are important. You cant just do either one. And to me it was a lot.

I had that moment where I became so ignorance and just showed up with no plan. Or teaching without practise and make my class a stage rehearsal. Big NO.

And that was the reason I have to let go some of the role i have been handling this year.

I thank God i realise this earlier and had sometimes to think about. To review and reflect many things. And being with My child is what we all need for now. For him, for me and for my husband. I was not myself, and overwhelmed with many responsibilities that i have agreed before. I was not being consistent and somehow thing my self acting un-professional.

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Photo : by Lulu Artistika for Gold’sGym Stronger Day January 2017

But to those of you mothers out there. Who works as a Lecturer, Teacher, Singer, Dancer, DJ or another great job to make a living. Work double, work overtime. I think you understand this. When the curtain call, we are out there. We have to do it, even if we did not have an overnight to prepare.

We do it to make a different in someone’s life. It could be our audiences, our viewers, our trainees, students. We are there to make a different in their life.

Rise up whenever you feel guilty for leaving your babies or kids. Stay grounded when you have Golds in you pocket. Remain calm when you face the hardest storm.

This writing dedicated to All Mothers who are working hard or even a Part Time – Working From Home Mother.

Empower other Woman. Reveal our truth, our self.

 

XX

Britt