I'm Fine Without Instagram

I tried to minimise using Instagram since I saw on ‘Your Activity’ my usage of Instagram on last Wednesday was 2.5 hours. Did I spend time on Instagram this much? The average of last week was more than 1 hour but this is still way too much. So, I decided to avoid using Instagram as best as I can.

I may not post much but I like walking through celebrities and gossip accounts, and sometimes friends’ accounts. Especially, Syahrini and Reino Barack’s accounts, recently. I feel lucky my mental health is not influenced by friends’ posts but just why do I spend time on Instagram so long? Why don’t I allocate my time for other things?

Same goes for Facebook. I deleted Facebook Apps on my smartphone. But anyway, I rarely use Facebook. I turned off pop-up notifications of Facebook Messenger on my computer.

Now, I’m still using Instagram and Facebook but only a little bit. My average Instagram usage time decreased drastically and I don’t think my life has changed without looking at my friends’ posts.



But I don’t think my life getting healthier since I use the time to watch Japanese drama LOL

My Travel Style

I woke up and I opened my Blogger dashboard and... f*ck? Last blogpost I wrote was a month ago? So long time.

Actually, I feel I have never been busy in my life but I did travel for almost a week in Bali and another week in Japan after my last post. Currently, I am (not really) busy preparing my next hijra a.k.a migration.

I am happy to hear some of my friends moving to other countries, especially Australia. One of my closest Korean language classmate and Japanese language classmate just moved to Australia for their working holiday year. They came out from their comfort zone to find another comfort zone (?!) through uncomfortable zone (what I'm going to say). It was their first major migration in their life so they really prepared all the things in advance.

It's a good thing but something they have in common, they brought too much stuff to Australia. I heard they packed 30 kg stuff inside their suitcase.

It's up to them but just we have different kind of travel style.

Before I moved to Australia in December 2016, I booked a seat on a low cost carrier flight and didn't buy any baggage allowance. No, not that I am a minimalist and I am like most of people. We love to pack things they we're not going to wear or use. Like for example, we pack 10 clothes for our trip but end up wearing only five. Are you like that also? 

JLC Award 2019: JNE Appreciation Event for Loyal Customers ♥

It's been a long time (maybe three years), I didn't attend any bloggers event!
Luckily, I had a chance to attend JLC Award 2019 Press Conference and the awarding event itself and met some of my old (OLD! Pardon my English 😝) blogging friends.

Do you know JNE?


I myself use JNE services many times to send documents or packages for my family or friends living in other city. But I didn’t know JNE has a loyalty member program called JNE Loyalty Card (JLC) until I attended JLC Award 2019.

So basically, most of members of JLC are small-medium enterprises (SMEs) entrepreneurs who started their business from the scratch until they currently are having many customers. JNE has desire to support business development for their loyal SMEs entrepreneurs members. Therefore, JNE holds an annual event called JLC Award for showing its appreciation to the loyal members.

From left: Lastyo Lukito, Director External Affair and Sustainable Practices Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara, Vicky, an entreprenur, and Melan (I'm not sure the spelling!) from JNE.

Are you a JLC member?

This year, JLC Award 2019 has a theme: “Dream Big, Dream Bigger” so JNE hopes for JLC members able to develop their business bigger and bigger, not only in domestic market but also in international market. JLC Award 2019 held in Ballroom Hotel Pullman Central Park Jakarta on 14th of February 2019, and hosted by famous MC, Bayu Oktara and Melissa Karim.

On 21st of December 2018, JNE held JLC Lucky Draw 2018 and from the results 100 lucky JLC members were chosen and they would get many prizes such as tour packages to South Korea and Bali, motorcycles, electronic devices, and many shopping vouchers.

I met Mbak Melly and Mbak Melinda (nice to meet you!), Mas Salman Faris, Mbak Dewi Sulistyowati, Mbak Lidya Fitrian. I had not seen them for three years. They are still awesome as I met before. #gombal
There is also JLC Race 2018, where the members divided into two categories: Highest Transaction and Highest Number of Shipments. JLC Race 2018 started from 10 October to 31 December and they are 26 winners from regional and national level. There are eight JNE regional areas: Sumatera, DKI Jakarta, Bodetabekcil (Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi, & Cilegon), West Java, Central Java & DI Yogyakarta, JTBNN (East Java, NTT, & NTB), Kalimantan, and Sulampapua (Sulawesi, Ambon, & Papua).

And you know the prizes? will makes you drooling. Really.

The prizes are ranging from Toyota All New Rush, Royal Enfield motorbike, tour package to New Zealand, Dubai, and Turkey, Honda CBR, gold, iPhone XS, and many more! I’m so jealous with the winners!

Me and Joni, the mascot of JNE.

My makeup that day.
Don't ever believe me. Really.
The JLC Award 2019 awarding event.
In JLC Award 2019, JNE also held a signing ceremony with Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN). JNE supports conservation program held by YKAN, so start from this year JLC members can donate their points for YKAN to participate in nature conservation programs.

Not JLC member yet?
You can easily register on http://jlc.jne.co.id, and you will get benefit from every shipment you do with JNE. With the points you get, you will have chance to win the prizes or maybe can win in JLC Award next year?

My Gatton Playlist

Sometimes you have a song or two which if you hear those songs they will remind you of something... someone... or somewhere. I moved a lot back then in Australia and in every single place I stayed, I have kind of my 'soundtrack'. Every time I play the song, it will remind me of a certain place. In this post, I would like to list 10 songs that I always played or listened or sang back in Gatton, Australia.

1. Bu Gai (不該) by Jay Chow feat A Mei.

I knew this song since I was in Tasmania. I remember I heard this song for the first time in my first house in Tasmania. A Taiwanese housemate played this song and I felt I might heard this song before, anyway since then I like this song. Even until I moved to Gatton, and my Japanese housemates were sick of this song. 😜 "Qing qing piao~ luo xia lai~"




2. One Kiss by Dua Lipa

I have never been a fan of global top ten songs especially English songs. So if you ask me about songs which are famous now, I have no idea. One Kiss by Dua Lipa was no. 1 in global chart and when I was working in Gatton, almost everyday radio played this song. I worked inside shed and the radio was always on, and when this song was played, my supervisor always sang along. Now when I hear this song, I remember the shed I worked before.



I am so sensitive

Last year, two days before CNY, I cried in the farm because my roommate. She is one of my best friends I have in Australia. But one day, she made me really-really angry 😀 Because she chose money over me. She pushed me to ask permission to go home to supervisor who happened to be an Indonesian, I asked already, and my friend said: “UNA! Today price will be high, let’s just stay working!” What the F***? You guys were scared to talk to supervisor because you guys wanted to go home and I asked already and now you don’t want to go home? I swore a lot but I couldn’t be angry... and ended up crying 🀣🀣🀣 We went home and I just slept whole day while she couldn’t stop thinking about me πŸ˜‚

This year, one day before CNY, I cried in public train because suddenly my friend (one of my best friends) accused me to do something I didn’t do. He said: Una Why???? He always blamed me on something I didn’t do, and before happened three times. And I was so so so angry and cried. And now again?! The thing is before he was in front of me and I could directly swear in front of his face. Now he is faraway. I said to him I was sad and cried but I guess he’s not sensitive 😀

I guess my heart is softer than Hello Kitty's. Weaker than your hymen. Really easy to break... but not with big thing, I won't be sensitive with big issue. I will be broken heart even when you only accidentally throw away my towel. Before my friend threw away my towel to rubbish bin, I was angry whole day HAHAHA.

I know I am super sensitive...
And I cried over little things... and people don’t understand why I cried 🀣
But I dunno why I always cry on CNY.
Maybe because of moon motion can make people more emotional? πŸ€”

Or maybe because my crush is gonna marry soon?
My crush = Reino Barack

DOUBLE CHOCO PIE VS SANKAKU CHOCO PIE BLACK

When I go overseas, I like to try their special McDonald's menu that you cannot find in other country. My favourite fast food is McDonald's... and they always sell seasonal/limited edition menu in Indonesia. Is it monthly? I'm not sure. And I missed so many their meal like Burger Balado or Ayam Kremes Spesial Sambel Uleg since I lived in Australia before. I felt I would contact my friend in Indonesia and ask her to buy the limited edition menu and keep it in the freezer so I could eat when I return home 😒

McDonald's Australia has special list of menu called Gourmet Creations, but I never buy. I don't find them attractive try I don't know why. They have Gourmet Grilled Chicken Caesar or Angus Truffle Cheese... meh, not interested. But I remember I bought their limited menu Custard Pie. And I'm lovin' it. 😌 Last month, I tried Peach Pie (oh my god taste so chemical), Salted Egg Yolk Fries (this is sooo good), and Pandan cone in Singapore. And also Taro Pie and Lychee Sundae from McDonald's Malaysia. Big NO NO for me. I remember I tried Creamy Herb Chicken Pie from McD Singapore in November, it was good.

I don't really find McDonald's pies are addictive, until I tried pie from McDonald's Japan. Sankaku Choco Pie Caramel is my favourite, I ate more than 4 times in a week and I'm craving for it right now. How to buy if now I'm in Indonesia... πŸ˜“


McDonald's Japan also have Sankaku Choco Pie Black. Sankaku means triangle and black because the pie and filling is 'black', well not really black la, dark brown la. Pie in McD Japan is like pastry... really good. I don't know how Japanese make everything... all so perfect and good, like this pie. The chocolate filling taste so good (sorry I can't write food review, why all only good πŸ˜“) but I could sense slight chemical taste. I still prefer the Caramel, though.

SANKAKU CHOCO PIE BLACK 三角チョコパむ・ι»’
Where to buy: McDonald's Japan
Price: 120 yen (around Rp 16.000)


Today I bought Double Choco Pie from McDonald's near my home. I tried other McD Indonesia limited edition Apple Banana and Mango Custard Pie but they didn't leave any impression for me. Just so so. I prefer the original Apple Pie one. I find Double Choco Pie is the best among all I tried from McD Indonesia. I like the chocolate filling... Have you tried this newest McD pie?

DOUBLE CHOCO PIE
Where to buy: McDonald's Indonesia
Price: Rp 14.000 (after tax)

I like both of the Choco Pie... Only the pie pastry, I prefer the Japan one.