Studio Ghibli Character Shop

I stumbled upon a blog which post about this store, then i decided to take a visit since it’s near Kiyomizudera. Though when i get to Kiyomizudera, i didn’t even remember about visiting this store lol, but God surely was being so nice to me so when i was walked to nearest bus stop from kiyomizudera, i found this sign :


-Studio Ghibli Character Goods-

Actually my intention was only to take a look, but i end up ‘mupeng’ and after an hour i decided to buy these :
Totoro key chain

-Totoro key chain-

Susuwatari folded tote bag

-Susuwatari folded tote bag-

The shop looks narrow and not interesting from outside, but when i went in it’s nearly like heaven :D the shop is wider in the inside. It located on the street in front of Kiyomizudera, it’s on your right if you’re facing Kiyomizudera. Price range are from about 300 JPY (CMIIW) .






I didn’t take lots of pictures in the shop zannen, but the merchandise was varies from key chain, pouch, umbrella, tote bag, shirts, backpack , plushies that comes in small size to huge. The character was also varies from Kaonashi, Laputa’s Robot, Totoro, Ponyo, Porco Rosso, Kiki and Jiji from Majo no Takkyuubin (Kiki’s Delivery Service).

For me visiting shops or exhibition about Ghibli is like an achievement (just like umroh lah :)) ). Hope i can get to ‘naik haji’ for visiting Ghibli Museum at Mitaka :p .

presidential election


since my writing and reading skill in japanese (and english) kinda suck :v

from now on, i’m trying my best to also post in japanese, please feel free to correct me if there any mistyped or whatever

beware terhadap huruf2 keriting !


so today there will be presidential election here in Indonesia

i don’t know why, this year’s election feels different than 5 years ago

this year i don’t feel any doubt







S.E.A Aquarium

Last monday me and farah had a getaway trip to Singapore. it was only for 2 days.
since this is my second trip to Singapore this year, i thought about going to places i’ve never been before

Then we decided to go S.E.A Aquarium
It was AWESOME !

S.E.A Aquarium is one of the largest oceanarium in the world, located in Resort World Sentosa.

We took the Sentosa Express Monorail from Vivo City . Waterfront Station is the closest stop to S.E.A Aquarium.

Before entering the Aquarium, there was a Maritime Experiential Museum. It was quite interesting
Tells the story of admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) and his journey visiting places to collect herbs, spices and exotic animals.

Inside Zheng He’s treasure ship looks like in life-size

there’s a merchandise shop in front of aquarium entrance

entrance to the aquarium

first thing i saw was these leopard whipray , gorjes !
this floor made from sort of thick glass, full of stingrays and sharks :3

my jaw dropped a few times since this is my first time seeing leopard whipray and black stingray in real experience :))

forgot what were these, but they look cute :3


another variety of starfish

oh by the way, i tried my best to take good pictures but taking pictures inside an aquarium is a big challenge ya
so sorry for the blur pics

nautilus sp.


tako :3




this one has a very long tail (is it tail or what?)

the aquarium has lots of small tanks , and there’s one gigantic tank in the middle with wide space in front of it where you can view the whole tank
we sat here for at least an hour
i was so excited when a manta rays passing by :))
look at those colors :D
i think it’s an eel :3 pardon my poor knowledge ..

Hammerhead Shark <3

we spent like 3 hours inside the aquarium, it was very crowded even in workdays -_-

the ticket costs 38 SGD (around 350,000 IDR) but we got our ticket from Kaskus FJB for about 250,000 IDR


About Life

Suddenly my mom asked me whether I’m happy or not with my life right now. My parents always think that building our own business is the best way to make a living, that’s why they want me to inherit our shop. My father runs it for more than 20 years, awesome ya .

We all know there always be ups and down, everybody have worries, everyone have complaints about things, doesn’t matter if you run your own business or working in a company. I actually like (if it’s not love) what i do, though my job is not the best in the world (what is the best job in the world anyway? ) and never comes to mind that programming would be something i do to make a living.

When I was a kid, I didn’t know what I want to do when I grow up, what I wanted to be. I only know that i just want to work with computer (because I alwasy thought that typing things on computer looks very cool hahah) .

All I know was that I always love Maths and English (somehow i can absorb new language very easy). I’m not the best in class, but I always get the best grades on that 2 subjects.

I watched tv alot when I’m in elementary school. Japanese dramas and animes were a hype. I watched almost all of it, i red comic books, and didn’t realize that I was into Japanese culture :p . I learned Japanese language in high school (as Mata pelajaran bahasa asing selain English), and realized I found what I wanted to do after graduate. But back then, learning languages considered as ‘not a great ‘ choice if I wanted to make a good money (padahal sih lihat kondisi sekarang ya gak jelek juga). So I left Japanese language for Information Technology.

I left Bogor for Bandung.

To cut it short, here I am now. working as an application developer at IT consultant company. I have no regret for choosing this field, though I still learning japanese language. I got my JLPT N4 certificate and i’ll try my best and hope i can pass the test for N3 this December and N2 next year.

And of course i wanted to do something with my father’s shop, i just need some times to think about the concept and all, since i only want to do what i like to do. Because for me life is all about doing things that excite myself, if not i would call it a failure -_-

Hope i can spare some times to juggle with these things -_-.

well, that’s all . hope i can keep this blog updated :p


April is like a life-changing month for me.

I broke up with my boyfriend
I was so busy with my work . (thx to that i’m not drowning into ‘rasa nestapa habis diputusin’)
I started to run (i’ve always wanted to join marathon since kid, tapi mungkin real marathonnya baru sanggup tahun depan heheh)
I started to eat more healthy food
I sleep earlier. Usually i went to bed almost midnight, but now i slept at 9
and  i wake up early too, so i still have time to run and preparing breakfast + lunch
my morning have never been this busy since schooldays :)

Happy 2014 !

As usual I always contemplate things I’ve done in my life on my birthday , and for this year (tahun kemarin sih sebenernya, tapi gpp lah ya, toh desember 2013) I just realized that my life for the past 2 years was too laid back, leha2 dan banyak menunda. Dari hal kecil kayak cuci piring sampai skripsi *self toyor* . Dan meski pada akhirnya menyesal, ini gak bikin saya jera, makanya bisa sampai 2 tahun -_-

that’s why I made decisions for this new year, I need to go back on track.

Baca lebih lanjut

Getting lost

I can say that I work out more when I’m on a trip, especially when I got lost :D

When me n my friends went to merlion park last September,  the route to Singapore flyer was closed due to F1. I thought I somehow can find a way to get to the flyer.  but after almost an hour walking my friends were giving up and then we took a cab. Padahal Singapore flyer nya sudah terlihat, hanya kami gak menemukan jalan ke pintu masuk berhubung banyak jalan yang ditutup. But then we conclude that taking cab never be a solution in Singapore when you get lost, uncle driver seems don’t know where to go, masih enak naik taxi di Jakarta deh -_-

(oh Dan ternyata Flyer nya memang tutup gara2 F1 -_-)

While in Jogja last may, my hotel is 10 min walk from Malioboro.

The same goes with Kyoto,  since our hotel in Shijo Dori, we can just walk for about 5 min to Gion, and through Higashiyama district to Kiyomizudera it took us about 2-3 hours (we stopped at almost everything that interesting)

The fact is I always lost couple of pounds when I’m on a trip :p
while on workdays I only walk for about 5-7 mins to get to the office
so to keep my health *haeh* I walk faster and do some circuit training before breakfast time (at least once in a week).

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