Month: July 2023

jakarta, smog, architecture

Ratu – Teman Tapi Mesra

Thanks to Youtube’s recommendation, the song re-appeared in my memory. I can precisely recall when I first heard it but I recognised the chorus. Ratu was an Indonesian musical duo that gained prominence in the early 2000s. The duo consisted of two members, Maia Estianty and Pinkan Mambo (later to be replaced by Mulan Jameela). […]

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Our first Michelin Star restaurant experience. We received a gift voucher from a family friend that stayed with us between Christmas and New Year. The voucher is sufficient for a testing menu for two person. The Etoile branch is located close to Arc De Triomphe, we booked the first available slot of the day well […]

superhero, girl, speed

De Fam #Supergirls

By the time this scheduled post appears, I will be in Langkawi attending a wedding. De Fam is a Malaysian female singer group, which was established in 2015. The members of this group consist of Azira Shafinaz, Cik Manggis and Sophia Liana. I like the fact that the track uses both English and Bahasa. I […]

Gallery of Coaches Versailles

This is our fourth time back to Versailles and after visiting the musical gardens and fountains, I insisted despite the heat to go into the free Gallery of Coaches museum. It is outside of the main compound of Versailles across the road but it was on way out towards the underground car park. It’s amazing […]

Man in Blue Adidas Hoodie Doing Magic Trick

Magic System – Magic In The Air

This song is almost 10 years old and made it to my playlist thanks to my son who heard it in a party. I recognised the rhythm but couldn’t precisely point where I first heard the song. The familiar track soon was on repeat on my spotify. This group has a special meaning to me […]

Smiling Man Wearing Black Jacket And Cap With Hands On Head


My dental adventures in France continues and finally got braces today. After years of thinking about it, I finally did it. My next appointment is in 12 weeks time and I hope all goes well with me being able to see some initial results. After the appointment, I manage to have lunch in a cafe […]

artist, audience, band

Sheila On 7 – Seberapa Pantas

Sheila on 7 is an Indonesian band that has captivated audiences with their infectious blend of pop, rock, and alternative sounds. Formed in Yogyakarta in 1996, the band quickly rose to prominence and became one of the most influential acts in the Indonesian music scene. Comprising vocalist Duta, guitarist Eross, bassist Adam, and drummer Brian, […]

military, protest, france

Boarded Up Lego & Nike Store

We were in Paris city over the weekend for visiting the Free Museum Sundays. We were unsure how the capital will look like after four nights of riots. Overall, the place we were looks in order despite the heavier than usual army and police presence. There were some evidence of the on-going unrest but tourists […]