More about Alacati,
This town is where the glamorous Turks spent their summer, thus the prices are pretty upscale and can sometimes be more expensive than Istanbul. Semacam Hamptons buat orang Turki gitu deh.
The crowd are uber stylish, and there are small boutiques selling upmarket brands all over the town. We were definitely underdressed in our tees and flip flops, akibat underestimating ahahaha 😆
As this town is mostly frequented by the locals and has yet to reach international recognition, we were the only Asians in town and we received curious glances. A family of Turks even stopped Aoura & Carline when they were at the beach club to take pictures with them. They even asked Aoura to take off his sunnies to show how “Asian” we are ahahahaha 😂😂😂 all in good humour tho
#KalkunTrip at Meyhane Şerefe – View on Path.
Mother Mary and Jesus next to Allah, seen at the Hagia Sophia (Great Wisdom). Such a layered and multi cultural history is what makes Istanbul a place like no other I’ve visited before.
First built in the fourth century by the Romans as a cathedral, it was turn into a mosque as a symbol of submission when Mehmet the Conqueror took over. Nowadays, it is functioning as a museum despite numerous protests from both side of the religions involved.
Daripada salah satu gak puas mending keduanya ga dapet yah, ini persis kayak keputusan nyokap jaman dulu saat me & my sis rebutan apapun ahahahaha 😆
As the cathedral was turned into a mosque almost in an instant manner, you could still see some traces of the Christianity all over the surface. On the ceilings you could see that there are classic Ottomans patterns painted over, vaguely camouflaging the Roman style crosses.
Also, beneath the painted walls, there are religious mozaics made of semi precious stones with breath taking details. Just look at the contouring on Mother Mary’s facial features. Centuries before Kim K popularized it 😁
The Holy Green
As said by Tim Blanks of Style.com, “The Cult of Craig is about to explode.” Or quoting the enthusiasm of Dazed Digital, saying that we should “bow down” to the new holy trinity of men’s fashion. Raf Simmons, Ricks Owens and Craig Green. And this is only Craig Green’s first season ever!
And yes, I’ve been converted into the Cult of Craig. I could wear none of these items and next to nobody might be able to identify the brand. But these clothes are so free from the notion of luxury, branding and revenue that the designs feels so genuine. Seeing these, I could feel the joy of “creating” that makes me excited to touch the garments, to see them move, to embrace fabric and scrutinize the details with glee.
Yes, I can be very emotional when it comes to clothes. I’ve been known to shed a tear or two whenever I came across original runway pieces by McQueen in his Bond Street boutique back when he’s still around.
These clothes also remind me of those hard working days as a fashion design student. When life was ALL about turning sketches into reality, when talking, sleeping and eating was less of a priority than sketching, draping, cutting and sewing. When life was dedicated to creativity and learning. Those energy came through these designs. These have a spontaneity that feels honest, a meticulousness that’s balanced, a sense of innovation that’s effortless.
The force is strong with this one 💙
Photos from style.com
Fuji Soba at Lotte Shopping Avenue, Jakarta
Jadi, ini tadi menu makan siang saya. Best soba I’ve had in Jakarta, and dare I say, better than the one in Paragon’s basement in Singapore (lupa namanya). It’s firm, pleasantly chewy, with fresh and clean tasting flavors. Super satisfying yet light, loved it! ❤️
The prices are even better, all these (refillable cold ocha, horenso, tamago katsu, mori soba and a mini oyakodon) were mine for only 90k!
Restonya sepi, kalah pamor ama Menya Sakura Ramen di sebelahnya. Sayang banget kalo sampe tutup.. Yuk, yg demen soba pada cobain, you won’t regret it 👌 at Fuji Soba – View on Path.
Sejujurnya, aku nggak betah tinggal di rumah dan super nggak sabar urusan apartemen beres secepat-cepatnya..!!!
Tapiii… Kalau di apartemen nggak akan bisa ketemu penjual es krim kayak gini ya…
Penjual yang udah tua banget sampai kalau jalan itu bungkuk dan setengah tuli…
Yang es krimnya sesungguhnya adalah es puter pake roti alot dan dibungkus kertas selebaran dealer AC…
Yang mukanya sumringah banget waktu es krimnya dibeli…
Hiks hiks hiks yang PMS mewek nih 😢 – View on Path.
Uber, My New Lover
Udah dua kali pake Uber dan ini review so far:
- dua kali ini dapetnya Camry, tapi there are also Avanza, Alphard, Teana, etc.
- there are not that many units available at the moment, only ard. 20 so it might still be difficult to obtain one at a moment’s notice.
- drivers are in uniforms to ensure a feel of safety (in some other countries they’re not).
- drivers I’ve had were both polite and has good manners, both were private drivers before.
- can’t book in advance.
- the rate is pretty competitive as you could see above.
- for sure the min. charge is lower than Bluebird (40k).
- kalau sign up pakai link ini » http://www.uber.com/invite/dient bisa dapet diskon Rp 115.000 for your first ride, make it a far one 😁
- payment using CC that you register through the apps.
- once signed up, you could use the same acc for any Uber services in 100 cities & 33 countries worldwide!
- comfort level is above Bluebird.
- convenience level is on par with Bluebird since they also have a pretty good mobile apps.
I’ve been a super loyal Bluebird customer for 8 years and can definitely see this kind of service taking over regular taxi services in the future. This service was first introduced in San Fransisco, now in the US you could even book ice cream trucks & helicopter rides using Uber! – View on Path.