New Zealand : Hobbiton Movie Set

Why holiday always flown by so quickly ?? *sadddd
Guess it is true that time flies fast when you’re having fun. haha

As some of you know, i went to Australia and New Zealand last month. and all i can say, Australia is great and New Zealand is awesome! And Ohh, i tell you, New Zealand air is just so perfect. Setiap tarikan nafas yang gw ambil tuh berasa super fresh. Langsung ngerasa semua oxygen tersalurkan dengan baik ke seluruh tubuh gw. Beneran perbaikan kualitas hidup deh kalo kata gw. Haha.. Oke, i might be too much on this. But  It’s so rejuvenating for someone who stays in Jakarta like me.

Do you know that Air Quality Index in Jakarta is one of the worst? Jakarta AQI is 149! Whereby the healthy AQI is between 0-50. So, Jakarta is already categorised as one unhealthy city. =(

And do you know what’s the AQI for Auckland?

It’s freaking 7 !! and 40-50 around city area. The gap is too much.. No wonder i feel much healthier when i was in Auckland. haha..

Anyway, i only got 6 days in Auckland. So, practically i only have 4-5 days to roam around the city. Will tell you the city part later on, cause i just cant wait to share to you about Hobbiton!! But before i show you the beauty and the cuteness of this Hobbiton movie set. I’ll share a bit about how we went there.

Me and my friend were thinking to get a local tour from Auckland City to Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves to see the Glow worms. The cheapest tour we could get was USD 229 (NZD 356). We thought it would be easier for us and less tiring, because they provided us the transportation + entry tickets + lunch.

But since i stayed at the south, i was afraid i couldn’t catch the timing. as they only have 1 trip / day from Auckland city area. And to get to the city by bus from the south area is about 45-60 mins in the morning.

So, we tried to check if it is cheaper to drive ourselves to these 2 locations. We tried to check a few websites and found that this new Toyota Yaris Car for NZD 35 / day. After we calculate the tickets and gas, it turns out it is much cheaper to drive ourselves to Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves to see the glow worms.

Rented Car  : NZD 35
Gas : NZD 63
Hobbiton Movie Set Tickets : NZD 168 for two ( NZD 84 / person )
Waitomo Caves Tickets : NZD 106 for two ( NZD 53 / person )

Total : NZD 186 / person   **We saved about NZD 170 !

So, we ordered the car from this website, and drove ourselves there!

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If you ask me, how’s driving in NZ like?

Hmmpp.. Actually i didnt drive at all, cause i dont have international driving license yet. so my friend, Ivanna drove us all the way there, which took about 5-6 hrs in total to and from Auckland city. Thank you so much once again Iv!

Well, i actually offer myself to drive if she got tired. But we decided to follow the rules. Because :
– if something happened while i’m driving (without Intl Driving License), all the insurance cant be claimed at all. It can only be claimed by the one who signed the contract.
– my friend will get fined, cause she knows i dont have any licensed but still letting me drive.

Anyway, i guess enough of the prologue. Let’s get to the main stuff!

Hobbiton Movie Set

Located at Mata – Mata, 2 hours drive from Auckland City. A place where Middle Earth is found!

I watched the trilogy of Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit, and i love love love this place. Not really a big fan of the movie itself, but i find it super cute and amazing to see a real movie set like this. The attention to details, the cute little houses, the scenery itself, is just perfect. It’s enough to make you feel like you’re entering another world!

Do you know that this movie set belongs to one family named Alexander ?

I was in total shock to know that this tremendously huge farm is belong to only one family. I mean, whatt?! you own a 500 hectare of farm?!
and now, you manage that Hobbiton movie set too??

I wonder how rich you are, sir! You are indeed one blessed man!

Anyway, enough me being jealous. haha.. Now, a little bit background why Peter Jackson chose this as the Middle Earth.

In 1998, a team of location scouts working for Sir Peter Jackson took an aerial tour of New Zealand by Helicopter. They were searching for a tall tree near a pond that would be similar to the Party Tree described in The Lord of the Rings books. and Voila, they found the whimsical trees, standing steady and tall in the middle of The Alexander Farm.and it is just matched the aesthetic they were looking for. More over the rolling hills are perfect hobbit holes too.

Apparently, you cannot roam around this Hobbiton Movie Set by yourself.

So, the ticket that you bought is for the tour. You’ll be given a choice on which timing you want and what language you speak. After that, you will hopped on to their bus to see the stunning aerial of the farm complete with the sheeps and cows, and you will get off at the Hobbiton movie set entrance and continue with the walking tour.

And before i talk more, enjoy the view first people ❤

*spoiler alert : That huge trees on top of Bilbo Baggin’s House is Fake! We have to give a big kudos for the props team for arranging such a beautiful props up there!

Everything is so cute and pretty in Middle earth! how i wish there’s a hotel like Hobbiton Movie Set, would love to stay there at least a day or two to enjoy the view. haha

The tour itself is about 2 hours. It is considered fast for me, since we cant take too much pictures. They timed everyone there, so everyone can get a chance, and you cannot go back yourself if you want more pictures.

The NZD 84 that we spent is inclusive of one free drinks at the Green Dragon (The Hobbit Bar). You can choose a range that is only available at Hobbiton. They have 3 alcohol drinks and one non-alcohol drink. I tried the non-alcohol drink which is Ginger Beer that taste sweet and gingery. haha. Well, we can only that as we still had a long drive after Hobbiton.

Be prepared to walk alot, so please use comfortable shoes, and it’s a little bit windy and cold down there during winter times. so, wear thicker. Also, be pretty all the time girls, since you dont have much time to take pictures. Haha.. but most of all, enjoy the pretty view as much as you can. you wouldnt have this back at your country, or at least my country. haha..

To see some of my IG story, you can visit my IG too @jenita.darmento

Thanks for reading people ❤


Jewel Changi Airport and Shake Shack Singapore Verdict

Singapore evolves too fast. I always feel there’s something new every month in this little red dot, from the insignificant to the one that really catch your attention. I remember how enthusiastic the locals and the tourists are when MBS and garden by the bay first opened back in 2010. Well, it is still Singapore highlights up till today. But, recently Singapore just made a new blow in retail complex attached with the world’s best airport, Changi Airport.

Guess most of you have seen how majestic its SGD 1,7 billion centrepiece is. When i saw it on my social media, i was pretty amazed with the big water fountain inside a shopping mall. Really something that i cannot wait to see.

And i finally made it to see the Rain Vortex – the worlds’ tallest indoor waterfall ever! and indeed it is quite stunning piece in there, i have to agree it feels like you’re entering Cloud Forest in Garden by the bay. But probably i will choose Jewel now. Since you can come for free and sit there to watch the waterfall all day. Haha.. Well, Since i love the sound of rain, and the sound of flowing water, if it’s not too crowded, guess i can sit there whole day, cause it just feels so soothing. and oh, they have light show on the waterfall as well on 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm, 9.30 pm, 10.30 pm and 12.30 pm. Which I didn’t catch cause we have to leave earlier that day.

And yeah, talking about Jewel, guess we can’t skip Shake Shack!

Shake shack is one of the reason why i visited Jewel too! I have been briefed that the q can be so bad, it can take you about 2 hrs only for q-ing (if you come during lunch / dinner time)

So, I was trying my luck that day, came at 3.30pm and hoping the q wouldn’t be that bad. And guess what, me and my friends only q-ed about 30 mins. Yeay! odd hours to the rescue! Hehe. I know 30 mins is still quite long for some people. But hey, i guess it’s normal for a famous restaurant. I mean, you would wait about the same period of time for Paradise Dynasty or Din Tai Fung.

FYI : 1 person can buy up to 5 burgers. So if you come in a group, i guess you can take turn to Q.. hehe

After 30 mins of Q, we finally get to order! And oh.. You can purchase the merchandise too if you love Shake Shack that much. I personally think the luggage tag is cute.. haha

So, I ordered :

– Shack Burger : SGD 9.20

– Cheese Fries : SGD 5.90

– Pandan Shake : SGD 7.80 *exclusively in Singapore outlet only.

After ordering, we will get a beeper and we need to find our seat first. Shake shack Singapore is actually quite big, they have second floor too for the dining area. But it feels a bit cramped, since too many people are dying to Shake Shack Singapore.

The food waiting time is about 15-20 minutes, which considered long for a fast-food restaurant (i think). And, this is my verdict :

Like like likee the Shake Burger (cheese burger). Love the meat that they claimed to be freshly ground 100% Angus beef, very juicy and tender for me, love the texture, and the cheese-melt is just nice to compliment the burger. and ohh the bun it self is very soft and buttery for me. Should get the double patty if you love cheese burger.

and if you like cheese melt, you gonna have Major crush for Shake Shack Cheese Fries. Omoooo, the cheese is just so addictive somehow. I think i can just finish this by myself without sharing.. haha.. A MUST ORDER! cannot be missed! >.<

as for the Pandan Shake with Gula Melaka Crumble, you can just SKIP IT.. a waste of calories and waste of money. i rather get another cheese fries or try out their shroom burger (some it it’s better than the cheese burger). It’s just too sweet, very chendol-ish, too thick to drink as well. i like sweet stuff, but i guess this is just not for me..

Overall, it was a good experience for me in Shake Shack Singapore. Kudos to all the staff who serves us well and fast despite the never ending Q. But, if you’re asking me would you rather Q for another 30 minutes for Shake Shack cheese burger OR have a MCSpicy Chicken Burger from McD without Q-ing ? Guess i’ll pick the later one. hehehe..

So, for those of you who have tried Shake Shack. Let me know what you think. And for those of you who can’t wait to try Shake Shack. Do come in odd hours guys.. hehe.. Meanwhile, have a great week everyone! ❤

Apply Visa Australia Online – Lebih Murah 500,000 dari Agent

Hello Temands,

Dua minggu lalu aku baru apply visa Australia – via online gituh, dan ternyata apply online itu sangat mudah, walaupun agak banyak juga documents yang harus di attach (hampir sama kayak apply via agent). Plus applying online itu ternyata super cepet loh, Jadi aku baru submit application di jam 10 malem tgl 26 May 2019, terus langsung di approve 4 hari kemudian, dan langsung dapet visa buat 3 tahun! *yeayy. hehe

Jadi aku mau share nih gimana caranya apply online, mudah2an membantu yahh gais.. hehe

1. Create ImmiAccount 

Klik ‘Create an ImmiAccount’ dan isi semua yang di bintang-in yah! cuman ada 2 lembar kok. Kyknya create FB account aja lebih panjang process nya. haha.. Tapi di page ke 2 itu, kamu harus create username, password, dan security questions.

Nah, kalo kamu punya memory dory kayak aku. Mendingan di catet deh semuanya, karena kamu perlu log-in terus nanti kedepannya.

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Nah, habis create ImmiAccount, nanti kamu di kirimin email confirmation. Jadi harus klik link-nya itu dulu, baru account kamu bisa active.

2. Log in to ImmiAccount 

Setelah account kamu active, kamu bisa langsung Log-in ke ImmiAccount. Nah, di page ini aku saranin kalian buat perhatiin maintanance nya deh. Takutnya udah cape-cape isi, ehh lagi maintenance, sayang, takut gak ke save. Ntah knp berkali-kali log in, selalu aja ada maintance berkala. haha

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3. Submit New Application – Visitor Visa

Nah, setelah logged in, kamu akan di hadapkan dngn banyak pilihan. Sama kyk jodoh, bnyk pilihan, tapi cuman satu yg kamu perlu. HAHA

Jadi langsung aja Pilih tab Visitor –> Visitor Visa (600) , terus centang deh agree to the terms and condition, habis itu kamu tinggal isi deh 18 halaman applikasi-nya.. Jangan lupa di save yahh kalo mau exit. Soalnya kemarin aku pikir mereka auto-save, ternyata tidakk! *nangis di pojokan.. huuu

Dan, jangan di diem-in kelamaan yah.. dia bakal auto logged out juga kalau kita gak lanjut isi applikasinya. *another faint moment.. Jadi total kemarin aku ngisi tuh lama bngt.. ada kali 1 minggu cuman buat isi applikasi doang.. karena pas lagi sibuk juga di kantor, dan malem udah males isi. haha

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 4. Attach File Supporting Document 

Setelah mengisi 18 pages, skrng kamu harus scan / foto semua particulars kamu untuk di upload. Nah, yg ini PR juga, karena lumayan bnyk yg harus di scan.. In my case sih, aku cuman foto aja, di flaylay gt terus aku crop yg lurus.. hehe.. abis gak ada scanner di rumah.. Paling passport yg aku minta temen aku scan-in, soalnya semua lembar yg ada cap dan visa harus masuk juga.. dan apparently susah buat foto passport, karena takut passportnya susah di tekuk2 gt.. hehe

  • Evidence of current employment or self-employed 
    Yang ini aku sih cuman attached surat cuti yang udah di approve guys.. dan ada tulisan kalo aku bakal balik lagi kerja setelah pulang liburan.. klo km self employed, harus attached SIUP.. jadi lebih bnyk lg yg harus di attach.. hehe
  • Evidence of planned tourism in Australia
    Nah, ini aku cuman attached rough itinerary aku, tapi lengkap tuh, pagi mau ngapain, siang ngapain, sampe resto yg kira2 aku mau kunjungin juga aku taruh.. hehe.. Dan aku gak attached flight ticket sama hotel, karena emang belum beli semua dan hotel booking bukan atas nama aku. sempet deg2an takutnya di tanyain.. untungnya cukup info-nyaa.. hehe..
  • Travel Document
    Ini di scan semuanya yg ada cap sama visa nya yah gais..
  • Evidence of financial status and funding for visit
    Disini attached 3 bulan bank statement yg aku minta dari bank aku + di legalisir yahh.. Dan disini aku sih gak minta reference dari bank.. jadi purely 3 bulan bank statement aja.
  • Family Register and composition form
    Attached Kartu Keluarga kamu disini. Bbrp bilang harus attached birth certificate juga. Tapi aku nggak sihh.. hehe
  • Photograph
    Aku attached pass foto yang baru aja disini dngn background nya putih. Bukan foto passport kamu. hehe.
  • National Identity Document : KTP Indonesia Raya kita terchintaa..

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5. Payment 

Setelah semua sudah di submit, waktunya pembayaran gengs.. Dia ada tawarin pembayaran via paypal atau VISA.. Nah, aku bayar nya pake kartu VISA aku. Dua-duanya sama, mereka akan charge kamu sebesar AUD 140, plus surcharge fee kalo gak salah.. hehe..

140 AUD = 1,379,000

Dan kalau lewat agent yg aku check, mereka akan charge kamu IDR 1,930,000.

Pokoknya setelah aku hitung kurs, kalo apply online, kamu akan hemat sekitar 500,000 – 550,000 rupiah daripada apply lewat agent.

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6. Acknowledgement and waiting time

Ketika pembayaran sudah selesai, kamu akan langsung terima acknowledgement letter bahwa Australian Embassy sudah menerima application kamu. Dan skrng kamu tinggal nunggu aja deh..

For my case sih, aku gak nunggu-nunggu amat. Karena mikir mungkinbakal 2 mingguan kali yah baru di appove. Soalnya sempet tanya travel agent, terus dia bilang visa approval biasanya 15-30 working days.

7. Approval

Dan ternyataaa, hari 4 aku di approve gengs! Dan puji Tuhan lngsung dapet 3 tahun! hehe.. Jadi lngsung mau ke Hillsong conference deh. HAHA.


Nah, Visa yang kita akan dapatkan adalah electronic visa, karena kita gak kirim passport kita kemana-pun kan.. Jadi nanti mereka akan email kita e-visa nya, dan kita tinggal print aja.. hehe.. Mereka pun udah ada data base kita di system, but just to be save, mendingan di print sebelum kita pergi, dan kirim ke bbrp email. takut hilang akutu.. HAHA. 3 tahun kadang2 takut misplaced kann. hehe..

Laluuu.. Ternyata Visitor pass nya bisa buat belajar apapun selama 3 bulan! Sumpah bngt, jadi mikir, apa ambil short course gt yah 3 bulan di Ausi.. hehe.. Kalo ada yg tau2 sekolah atau Institution yg suka buka short course gt, mau dong di sharee.. hehe..

Mudah2an postingan ini membantu kamu-kamu yang mau apply visa Ausi yah! ❤

Croatia Must Visit – Plitvice Lakes

Stunning, Stunning, Stunning.. Guess that’s all i can say for this beautiful Plitvice Lakes.

I never thought that i’ll be here someday. Well, i love to travel. But sometimes your mind limit you. Things like, ‘Croatia is too far away from my home country’, ‘Is Croatia Save’, ‘Who’s gonna go with me, since i don’t do solo-travel’, and other random thoughts. Well, maybe it’s true that you proximity place a huge part. Like, you will feel safer when you travel to place that is near / familiar to you, or at least speak the same language.

I knew Plitvice Lakes for quite sometime ago, it just keep showing up on our local TV when they cover like, ’10 Best waterfall in the world’ or sth similar like it. And as the world is getting closer (thanks to the internet) i kind see it more often. Things become, a little bit familiar, you somehow know some stuff about Croatia, it might be super random, like Game of Thrones shooting place that took place in Croatia for example. But hey, at least we know something about Croatia. Haha.. and i actually quite amazed as well to know that travel industry in Indonesia is getting wider. Sometime ago, many Indonesians may not know about Croatia at all. Like some westerners who does not know where Indonesia is. haha.. But now, Croatia turns into a popular destination for avid Indonesian travellers.

Okay, let’s move on to my stunning first destination in Croatia. Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of Croatia most unique destination. It has 16 interconnecting lakes that has stunning turquoise water that you can stare all day long, and to top that they have 90 waterfalls with different sizes, with stunning viewpoints for you take pictures. more over if you are a drone pilot, guess it will be even more jaw dropping.

Plitvice Lakes is so huge that you cannot finished it all in one day. This pretty place became protected national park back in 1949, and since 1979 the place is also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many people visit Plitvice Lakes National Park either from Zagreb or from Zadar and Split. As for us, we travelled by the tour bus all from Zagreb, which takes about 2-3 hrs to reach Plitvice.

We went there in March, where the weather is still pretty cold for us Indonesian, since we live in tropical country. So, we were still wearing long-john, long shirt and a coat. I know it may sounds ridiculous for some of you, but 9 degrees was quite cold. Haha. Luckily the sun shined brightly that day, and the 5KM walk made us feel quite warm. >.<

As i said before, this lake is so stunning. If i stay nearby, i might go to jog everyday (eventhough) i am not a sporty person. haha.. Well, come on, they have pretty lakes, nice trail, fresh air, serene atmosphere, i bet most of us would love to jog here, or bring a nice book to read by the lake.

Oh, if you love to jog or hike or simple want to explore the whole lakes section of the park, they have special 18,3KM trail for you to conquer. As for my trip, since i went with a tour group, we took the shortest route.

The shortest route is 5,2 KM long, and it takes you along the Upper Lakes, all the way to the Proscansko Jezero, and end the trip with short boat ride across the Kozjak Lake. and the shortest route takes about 2 to 3 hours. I think this route is Not that psychically demanding, since my dad easily gets tired and still can walk through it (of course with a lot of stops too)

Apparently Plitvice lakes entrance fee is always changing from season to season. Why so? Cause too many visitors come during summer time, and less visitors during winter time. Clearly people love to spend their summer here, so if want a less crowded timing, then you should avoid July-August.

All i can say is, this is worth the visit if you’re travelling to Croatia. Plitvice Lakes National Park might be one of your unforgettable place. Probably the only advise from me is to bring your own drink and pee before you go in, cause you’ll have a hard time to find a cafe / vending machine and a toilet. haha

I guess nuff said. Enjoy the beautiful pictures below, everyone! ❤

Slovenia : Bled – a lake that caught my heart

I always said i’m a ‘city-girl’! Well, i am probably a weirdo, whereby i have this claustrophobic issue yet love the hustle and bustle of a busy place. Haha

But somehow this city-girl, always got captivated by nature. Always! Nature never fails me. It is always breathtaking, and it always remind me to its Creator.

And today i want to share to you this awesome place that captured my heart. Located at northwestern side of Slovenia, Bled town has attracting visitors from all around the world, All the more its Bled castle and Bled lake.

History said that German Emperor, Henry II was giving a favour to the local Bishop. But the Bishop thinks that the castle is too fancy for him to stay in. Since then, so many owners come and go, was Brixen administrative building once as well. So the castle itself changes a lot too in terms of their architecture. I myself don’t really understand buildings, but this oldest castle in Slovenia is just pretty and worth the visit.

Why though? Because it is seated just next to the beautiful Bled lakes, surrounded with big mountains decorated with a pretty little island church in the middle.

Beautiful, isn’t it?? I can stop and stare for a long whilee.. and right after visiting the Bled castle, we took our bus tour to visit that pretty tiny island church.

The bus ride from the castle to the lake was about 15mins, and took about another 20 minutes for the lovely boat ride (Pletna – a gondola like with canopy on it)

Once we arrived at that little island, we have to take 99 steps up to the church up there. History said that long long time ago there was this rich couple who lived in Bled castle. Then the husband died when he was travelling. To keep the memory of her loving husband, the wife wants to build a bell tower. But apparently after two times of sending, the bell always failed to reach the island. She finally decided to built a church to commemorate her husband.

Until the local Bishop heard about this story, and try to send the bell for the her husband for the third time.

Finally the bell made it to the island! And legend said, if you ring the bell and believe, all your prayers will come true. ♥️

Now, this place is a busy place for local couple to take pre-wed and have a wedding in this island. Well, i cant see why not. Since it’s indeed pretty in here.

Exploring Slovenia : Postojna Caves

My parents kept asking me and my brother to go for this Balkan trip. And we finally agreed to go in March, when the period is already heaten up a bit. Well, if you try to google, the best time to visit Balkan countries (southeast of Europe) is during the Spring time, which is in April/May. But since we have to go for a tour, there’s not much options on the travelling dates.

Ok, maybe some of you are asking, why Balkan? Apparently my parents are quite an avid traveller, even though most of their trips are on tour. So, not much options for us the kids to choose for. We just need to follow their lead. Haha

Anyway, the very first day of the Tour is super interesting for me. We went to Postojna (read: postonyah) cave , the billion years old cave that was just discovered 200 years ago by a cave lamplighter assistent, Luca čeč. The cave itself is super huge, it is stated that it’s the only cave in the world that have a double track railway line!

Yes, it’s the very first time for me as well to enter this kind of cave with a train (you can see my IG for reference🙈) , and it’s quite an interesting experience too to travel the first 3,7km with it. It feels like you’re in some kind of rides in universal studio. Haha. *Thanks to the imperial couple Franz Joseph and Elizabeth, who came to visit for the first time, and the people got it set up for them to enjoy the cave. Since then, the train tide has always been revamped for the visitors to enjoy the ‘show’.

i’ve been to this kind of cave in Hanoi (Thien Chung Cave) and China (Guilin, Reed Flute Cave – this one is pretty amazing too) but nothing like this before. Maybe it’s size captivates me. I think the size of the cave is 70 metres high, with more than 24km long.

But yesterday, we only walked about 2,5km. Which is the normal package of the attractions. Maybe the other 19km is not explorable for the visitors.

You have to enter this cave guided by the provided tour guide, and in designated time. So if you’re late, you have to wait for the next timing. They have many languages too. But mostly are still in english and european language.

The stalactites and stalagmites are so amazing. I can’t stop staring at some of them. Moreover when i know that it takes 10,000 freaking years to only grow a metre of it. It’s just Mindblowing!

Btw it’s cold and quite damp inside, so make sure you bring a jacket and wear comfortable shoes to walk that 2,5km of awesomeness. And dong forget to see blind Salamander aquarium right at the end of the walk. They said that Postojna blind salamander lives in total darkness in the Postojna cavern complex. They can grow to up to a foot in length, making them the world’s largest cave-dwelling animals and they can live up to a century.

There’s another funfact too why we cannot use flashlights inside the cave. Scientists said somehow our flash lights have some chemical reactions that somehow will stimulate algae to grow on the Karst. Surprise surprise!

*amazing 5 metre Karst that is very iconic. The white one (right side) is made from pure limestone, whereby the red-brick one (left side) is made from limestone with a mixture of red soil. Interesting to see how a side by side thing can grow differently.

And can you see the sparkly-like-diamond Karst? So lovely 😍

*For you who’s a bit claustrophobic like me, there will be some small tunnel inside the cave, but it’s still manageable since it’s not that tiny and there’s still room to breathe. So you can still chillax and enjoy :))

Perpanjang Paspor Online 2019

Hello gengs! Beberapa minggu lalu aku baru aja perpanjang passport online nih. Awalnya agak bingung, karena gak pernah perpanjang passport di Indonesia, dan system online-nya ternyata gak compatible sama product Apple. Tapi setelah download di android adik aku, ternyata prosesnya gampang banget! Jadi aku mau share disini nih, gimana sih kemarin aku perpanjang passport online, semoga membantu yahh.. hehe

Step 1 – Bikin Akun di Website Imigrasi Online

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Setelah masuk ke website, klik ke icon ‘Layanan Antrian Passport Online’ dan langsung aja ikutin step by step pendaftarannya. Disana nanti akan di suruh buat username, password, details nama lengkap, alamat tempat tinggal, email, nomor HP dan nomor KTP.

Setelah berhasil bikin akun lewat laptop. Waktu itu aku berusaha banget buat daftar antri lewat website antrian passport, yang ternyata gak compatible dengan produk apple.

Step 2 – Download ‘Antri Paspor’ di google play 

Akhirnya aku pun minjem android adik aku dan download deh. Disini tinggal isi username sama password kamu aja, terus nanti tinggal klik ke ‘Antri Paspor’ dan pilih deh imigrasi terdekat kamu. Setelah itu akan di tanya pilihan waktu, ‘Pagi atau Siang’, berapa pemohon dan yg lainnya. Setelah berhasil, kamu akan langsung di berikan QR code seperti di bawah ini. Jangan lupa screenshoot atau save as PDF untuk di bawa nanti ke kantor imigrasi pilihan kamu.

*biasa cek jadwal antri pagi2 yah, soalnya kalo sore-malem gt udah gak bisa biasanya..

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Step 3 – Ke Kantor Imigrasi (Isi form applikasi)

Langsung datang aja ke kantor imigrasi di hari dan waktu yang sudah di tentukan. Lalu, langkah pertama yg kamu harus lakukan ketika sampai adalah, ke layanan informasi di sebelah kiri kamu. *Akan sedikit kyk pasar, karena semua orng mau berebut tanya, jadi kamu sabar2 aja yah..

Disana, bilang aja kalo km udah bikin appointment online di jam tersebut (misalnya jam 2-3pm), nanti dia liat dulu QR code kamu, terus bakal kasih form untuk kamu isi kembali. Jadi jangan lupa bawa pen hitam atau biru , terus harus inget nama panjang orang tua, alamat plus tanggal ulang tahun mereka yah!

Step 4 – Antri untuk dapat nomor antrian disana 

Setelah isi form, nanti kamu tanya lagi harus kemana.. haha.. soalnya yah gt dehh, emang agak bingung, tapi masih oke kokk.. hehe..

Nah, setelah isi form, kamu akan di antri-in disini, jadi kamu akan antri sambil duduk gt. Kamu akan di panggil satu2 dari sana. Misalnya satu orang di panggil maju, nanti duduknya geser satu juga. Begitu terus deh sampe kamu maju ke depan ketemu mba cantik / mas ganteng disana.. hehe..

Sesampainya di depan, kalau kamu perpanjang passport aja, hanya akan di tanyain QR code yang kita punya, karena si mba / mas ini yang akan nge-scan ternyataa, lalu butuh passport lama dan KTP aja (bawa asli dan photocopy) TAPI siapin juga Kartu Keluarga sama Akte Lahir (asli dan photocopy). Antri disini gak lama kok, karena mba/mas nya lumayan gercep.

Step 5  – Antri untuk di ambil sidik jari dan foto 

Setelah di antri disana, nanti kamu akan di kasih dokumen ini, yg sudah di rapihkan sama petugasnya.. Lalu kamu pindah deh antri kedalam, dan tinggal tunggu aja sampe nomor kamu di panggil. Step yg ini juga lumayan cepat, karena bnyk loket petugasnya. Tapi agak berasa aneh aja, karena dia cantumkan juga nama panjang kita di layar. haha.. Kalo yg mau modus kenalan, bisa lngsung tau nama lengkap deh.. HAHA.

Nah, setelah di panggil, kamu akan di tanyain KK sama Akte Lahir disini.. Ini tergantung petugasnya, ada yang tanyain ada yg nggak. Tapi kalo kamu mau buat passport baru / pertama kali buat passport, semua nya itu pasti butuh yah, bukan option lagi.. bahkan butuh dokumen lain, tapi aku gak hafal, jadi cek di website nya lagi yang guyss.. hehe..

Setelah itu, kamu akan di ambil sidik jari dari kesepuluh jari kamu. dan ambil foto. Step ini agak sedikit lama, karena alatnya agak sulit baca sidik jari kitaa.. haha..

Step 6 – Antri untuk dapat Slip Pembayaran 

Setelah di ambil biometrik, kita di suruh tunggu lagi. Karena dia lagi lagi rapihin dokumen kita, untuk di masukin ke slip pembayaran. Duduknya jngn jauh2 dr counter kamu, soalnya mrk akan panggil nama kita manual, gak pake machine lagi..

Kemarin aku dapet nya yg 48 lembar, passport yang biasa aja, karena e-passport nya lagi kosong dari November 2018. =( Mudah2an pas kamu apply, udah ada e-passport nya deh yah.

Untuk passport yg baru, aku bayar  :

300 ribu (untuk passport biasa) + 55 ribu (jasa biometrik – foto dan sidik jari)

= Rp 355.000

Dan berikut cara2 kamu membayar passport nya..

Jenis Paspor Keterangan Biaya
Paspor Biasa 48 halaman untuk WNI/orang. Rp300.000
Paspor Biasa 48 halaman untuk pengganti yang hilang/rusak yang masih berlaku dan disebabkan oleh kelalaian. Rp600.000
Paspor Biasa 48 halaman pengganti yang hilang/rusak yang masih berlaku disebabkan karena bencana alam. Rp300.000
Paspor Biasa 24 halaman untuk WNI/orang. Rp100.000
Paspor Biasa 24 halaman untuk pengganti yang hilang/rusak yang masih berlaku dan disebabkan oleh kelalaian. Rp200.000
Paspor Biasa 24 halaman pengganti yang hilang/rusak yang masih berlaku disebabkan karena bencana alam. Rp100.000
Jasa penggunaan teknologi sistem penerbitan paspor berbasis biometrik. Rp55.000
e-Paspor 48 halaman untuk WNI/orang. Rp600.000
e-Paspor 48 halaman untuk pengganti yang hilang/rusak yang masih berlaku dan disebabkan oleh kelalaian. Rp800.000
e-Paspor 48 halaman pengganti yang hilang/rusak yang masih berlaku disebabkan karena bencana alam. Rp600.000
e-Paspor 24 halaman untuk WNI/orang. Rp350.000
e-Paspor 24 halaman untuk pengganti yang hilang/rusak yang masih berlaku dan disebabkan oleh kelalaian. Rp400.000
e-Paspor 24 halaman pengganti yang hilang/rusak yang masih berlaku disebabkan karena bencana alam. Rp350.000
Jasa penggunaan teknologi sistem penerbitan paspor berbasis biometrik Rp55.000

Step 7 – Pengambilan passport

Kamu harus bayar within 30 hari, kalo nggak pengajuan kamu otomatis akan di tolak. Kalo aku kemarin sih, langsung bayar di ATM BCA deket rumah, dan langsung jadi 4 hari kemudian. Aku apply hari Kamis (31 Jan), dan di SMS hari Rabu depan (6 Feb) kalau passport sudah bisa di ambil kapan saja.

Jadi Jumat (8 Feb) pagi nya aku langsung aja ambil. Berikut syarat pengambilannya.

Di booth pengambilan ada 2 loket gt. Loket pertama adalah dimana kamu langsung aja taruh slip pembayaran BCA dan bukti pembayaran kamu di tempat yg sudah di sediakan. Stelah itu, bisa duduk manis deh untuk antri. Nanti ada petugas yg ambil slip pembayaran kamu, terus nama kamu akan muncul di layar kecil, nah disana lah kamu bisa liat nomor antrian kamu.

Setelah di panggil, tinggal cek passport baru kamu, dan tanda tangan dehh! Gampang bngt! Layanan online passport ini bener2 mudah sih sbenernya, walaupun awalnya agak ngebingung-in.. haha..

Aku suggest, kalo udah sampe kantor imigrasi di sini sering2 tanya security nya deh, karena kalo sotoy, bisa2 kamu antri yang harusnya gak antri.. Soalnya bnyk kejadian di orang lain pas aku antri disana.. hehe.. Semoga membantu yah gengs =)

Singapore : EarlyBird Cafe

Two weeks ago, i made another impromptu trip to Singapore to settle some stuff. Apparently this running errands to Singapore thingy is getting more frequent. Which sometimes it made me tired, but super happy at the same time.

Well, i think i cant deny that i kinda miss living in this little red dot. =)

During this very short trip, me and my Singapore friends made time to go to this one little cafe to have a heart to heart session. A session that i missed the most. It appears that i am not that open to new people, even though i am quite an extrovert person. Haha

Anyway this cafe is called the ‘Early Bird’ cafe. A cafe that’s located one block away from Bugis MRT station and had a yellow popping colour that you will surely notice. This little nice cafe apparently is very comfortable for catching up, having a sip of afternoon coffee, even work remotely and gazing at the passersby one in a while. I personally love their simple decor, and not that noisy kinda area.

Other than the ambiance, i think they have fascinating menu for brunch / dinner, and heard that the taste is not bad either. But since we already had our lunch, and we just want to hang out a while. We only ordered drinks and their truffle fries. I personally think they have a nice Truffle fries (SGD10), even though i somehow feel the one at PS cafe is nicer, or maybe smell nicer (read : more generous in their truffles oil) hehe.

I ordered their mixed juice (SGD 7) since i wanted to drink healthier things now. The good thing is, all their juices are freshly made. My friend ordered their cold brewed sparkling tea (SGD 6.50) which come in a big bottle that taste weirdly nice for me. And my other friend ordered a glass of hot Mattcha Latte (SGD 5.50) that is really thick which i’m sure all green tea lovers will like it.


Earlybird Cafe

17 Jalan Pinang Singapore 199149 (Bugis MRT)
Tel: +65 9788 6856
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 11pm (Sat), 9am – 10pm (Sun)

#Random : My Walk with Jesus (part 2)

Hello semua! Setelah 3 tahun gw move out dr Singapore, akhirnya gw menulis lagi perjalanan hidup gw bersama Babeh di surga. Buat yang mau baca part 1 nya, boleh langsung aja yah klik di sini. hehe

Sebenernya gw agak bingung sih mau mulai dari mana ceritanya. Haha. Cuman kebetulan aja inspired to write another journey with God karena barusan denger a very good sermon from my church about ‘Waiting season’. A sermon that speaks a lot to me on how to wait faithfully and on what to do while waiting.

Buat yang belum tau, gw forgood dari Singapore di tengah tahun 2015. Lalu ambil kelas MC & TV presenter selama 3 bulan, dan cabut ke Taipei selama 8 bulan untuk belajar bahasa mandarin. Singkat cerita, akhirnya gw memberanikan diri untuk pulang ke Indonesia pertengahan tahun 2016.

Gw pulang ke Indonesia untuk mengejar mimpi gw sebagai MC & Presenter ternama di  dunia entertainment dan pertelevisian Indonesia. Yah, for some people, it may sound ridiculous. Heard a lot of discouragement from my surroundings, questions and statements like ‘Baru mulai sekarang, emang gak telat? Kamu kan chinese, Jen!  Mulai darimana, emang ada koneksi? Kan di Singapore enak, gajinya dollar!’ dan bermacam2 bentuk discouragement yang lainnya.

Dan betul aja sihh, semua pertanyaan dan statement di atas adalah realita kehidupan yang harus gw hadapi. Pulang ke Indonesia dengan tidak punya koneksi sama sekali di dunia entertainment sebenernya agak suicide mission. Haha.. Gimana nggak?

Dulu gw kerja di Singapore dengan gaji dollar + bonus yang menarik (menurut gw), terus pulang ke Jakarta dengan memulai kerjaan sebagai MC yang nggak tau kapan dapet job nya, dan gak pernah fix pendapatannya.

Bayangin aja, mid 2016 gw tebar semua CV dan portfolio gw ke semua EO / WO / Entertainment Band / TV yang gw bisa search di web / IG. Yes guys, gw liatin puluhan atau ratusan WO / EO dan kontek mereka satu persaty lewat DM / WA / Email. Udah kayak cari kerja deh, sehari gw menargetkan diri untuk kenalan ke at least 5 vendor selama 2 bulan. And you know what?!

Tahun 2016, gw cuman ada 5 JOB gengs.. Hahaha. Inget banget, Job pertama gw itu tanggal 1 Sept 2016 untuk sebuah press conference, di bulan October saya kosong, Bulan November ada 1 company event dan 2 wedding event, dan December itu bantuin acara natal komunitas kristen di Jakarta (dan ini pun gak di bayar karena pelayanan). Jadi bayangin aja, the income struggle was REAL! gw sampe diem-diem tuker uang SGD gw, karena malu woii minta bonyok lagi.. Haha.. Akhirnya standard nongkrong pun gw kurangin, less fancy lifestyle back then karena emang lagi gak bisa memenuhi standard ngafe temen2 gw di jakarta.

Tapi miraculously, di akhir tahun 2016, gw menang lomba VLOG dan berkesempatan ikutan shooting di TRANS TV, dan bisa dpt kesempatan LIVE Interview di NET TV. *sempet cerita juga dulu disini buat yang mau baca, Hehe*

Ya, kenapa gw bisa bilang itu miracle? It’s because something that i never thought or imagine before. I just randomly wrote down my 2016 wishes on my agenda when i was in Taipei, i even forget about it, but God did NOT forget and even Fulfilled it! It was a mind-blowing period for me.

Moving on to 2017. I thought being on TV will get me more coverage and jobs. Haha.. Ternyata saya salah. Mau jadi MC / Host kondang ternyata tidak segampang itu.. 2017 banyak ups and downs. a period whereby i prayed a lot, asking God if it’s really His calling. Karena sebulan paling cuman dapet 1 atau 2 job aja, belum lagi masih ada bulan yang kosong. Jadi struggle-nya pun masih bekelanjutan.

Sampai akhirnya di Bulan september 2017, tiba2 gw di kontek sama bridestory untuk MC di nikahan #haripatahhatinasional. Yes, another miraculous moment, dimana aku di percayakan buat jadi MC nya Raisa Hamish untuk pernikahan mereka di Bali. Di Bali, si cantik mba yaya dan mas ganteng hamish ada 2 events, yaitu event ‘wedding solemnisation’, event yang lumayan ke bule2-an gt, dimana ayah mempelai wanita menyerahkan anaknya ke mempelai pria, bertukar janji nikah, speech dari beberapa kerabat baik dst. Event kedua mereka adalah intimate dinner untuk keluarga dan kerabat dekat dari Hamish.

Kebetulan gw cuman MC prosesi acara sore hari aja, dan malam hari di take over oleh orang lain =)  Karena hampir satu Indonesia tau siapa itu Raisa Hamish, yah puji Tuhan gw kecipratan sedikit exposure deh dari mereka.. hehe..

Dari sana banyak bngt enquiry yang masuk untuk MC wedding. Tapi you know whatt?? Dari sekian banyak yang tanya dan deal, ternyata mereka tuh bukan approach gw karena gw MC Raisa Hamish. Purely karena mereka nemu profile gw di Youtube or IG. Hanya kebetulan aja, momentnya itu tepat setelah nikahan mba cantik dan mas ganteng ini.

Dari event ini gw bener2 baru bisa relate firman Tuhan di Proverbs 10:22

‘God’s blessing makes life rich; nothing we do can improve on God

Emang semua berkat itu datangnya dari Tuhan, mau elo susah payah kyk apa, kalo Tuhan gak kasih, yah elo gak akan dapet. Seperti weird moment yg gw alami,  Dimana gw expect orng2 pasti tau gw dari acaranya RaisaHamish, ternyata mrk bahkan gak tau gw ngemcee di Raisa Hamish. Haha..

Tapi, gw berasa sih Tuhan emang gak gampang. Gak berarti Tuhan kasih kita glory, kita bakal hidup enak all the way. Haha.. Tetep aja di kasih susah sama Tuhan, karena dia tau klo kita seneng terus, pasti lupa sama Doi. haha..

Percayalah, hidup gw gak seindah di Instagram. Gw banyak bngt ketemu temen2 lama, dan bnyk yg komen ‘enak yah Jen hidup lu skrng’, ‘ciyeh, udah jadi MC kondang nih’. Sekali lagi percayalah, hidup saya belum se-nikmat itu saudara2. haha.. Puji Tuhan yah sampe saat ini ada aja job yang Tuhan percayakan, walaupun belum sampe full jadwal setiap minggu atau bahkan setiap hari kayak beberapa MC hits yg saya tau. Tapi saya mau percaya dan aminkan, saya akan jadi MC / Presenter Kondang. Hehe

Entah kenapa, hari ini gw di ingatkan soal ini kembali. I remember someone prophesied this for me, right after i hosted that 2016 Christmas event :

‘What you got up there is God’s given skill, and i can see God through your talent, open up your bible to Isaiah 44:6 – I am setting you up as a light for the NATIONS, so that My salvation becomes GLOBAL

I was thinking, how God can use me for Nations? Even up till today, i got nothing really special to offer for Global Stage. and come on, jangankan Global, yang national aja belum ke cover.

Lalu di kothbah siang ini, i am being reminded again about this, ‘The waiting time’

the wait

I learnt that i must be patient and not giving up easily, cause in the kingdom of God, everything is about seasons. There’s a sowing season, waiting season, and reaping season. None of us likes to wait, but we have to wait, cause it’s how God works. even God have to wait to fulfil His destiny.

Just like the seeds that’s planted on the ground. It needs time to grow! and you need to plant as many seeds as possible, if you want to see a forest. Likewise with our life, when God already gives you His dream, you have to plant whatever things that is needed. Plant hard-work, goodness, generosity, kindness and love. Because it will grow and you will reap it with joy!

Kita gak akan pernah tau kebaikan apa yang kita perbuat di ‘waiting time’ kita itu bisa membuahkan apa, bisa aja itu jadi ‘the vessel’ untuk fulfil God’s destiny in our life.

Yah, dari sharing ini gw cuman mau ajak temen2 yg baca, yang lagi ‘in the waiting’ for JOHAN (Jodoh dari Tuhan), waiting for the right job, the right house, the right destiny, dll. untuk tetep plant good seeds in your life. Menabur kebaikan dimana-mana, cause God sees our attitude while we are waiting. I belive God doesnt like grumpy person, cause neither do we, right?

I am not good in waiting as well, but again i pray for humbleness, so i can still praise God and serve Him while waiting.

Jadi, Sama-sama semangat yahh gengss in pursuing God’s dream!


Makasih udah mau bacain sharing yang panjang ini.. Hehe.. Have a blessed week ahead everyone! ❤

BALI : Taman Air Spa

I think it has been the fifth time that i visited Bali this year. Apparently Bali is very popular destination for every events, be it for international events to private ones, all the more for wedding celebrations. I know having a private party in Bali over the oceans or up on a cliff can be very beautiful, especially when the sun goes down and give pretty hues all over the skyline.

But apparently having a destination wedding or business trip (as for me) is pretty tiring.

The traffic that we have to go through, the waiting time at the airport, the flight itself, and the drive to our hotel can take a lot of energy. Even though what we do is only sitting quietly and probably just playing around with our gadget or reading some books.

Nowadays, i’ve been looking for a spa anytime anywhere. Gosh.. Not sure if it’s the age issue or having a spa is always a good idea when you’re kinda tired. Haha.. not those only massage place, but those with nice scents, good scrub and flower bath. *pampering day mode on.

Finally, after hosting a pretty wedding at Conrad, Nusa Dua, I decided to have my me time in this pretty space called Taman Air Spa. Was just googling around, and found this gem in Sunset area.

Taman Air spa has a lovely interior design for a spa place. A space that’s designed rightly for resting and relaxing. The nice smell all over the place, friendly staffs, beautiful view, proper therapists and one more important thing, they have a very clean space! All of the above made my spa experience whole in Taman Air Spa.

Not only that, after went to a few spa places jn Bali, i think Taman Air Spa has a good price too! I spent Rp 375.000 for 2 hours spa treatment that includes massage, body scrub, and flower bath. Oh, btw i think they have a different price between Indonesian / KITAS holder and foreigners. Don’t forget to check with them first.

And oh, this is not an endorsement. Purely good place that i just want to share.

Taman Air Spa 

Jl. Sunset Road No.88, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361