Friday, 24 February 2017

How to cook Simple Japchae (my style)

I don't always get to stay at home since i am working shift hours and i have classes on weekend.
So, during my Sick leave for 2 weeks i try to do all the things i always want to do but have no time.
And one of them is cooking!

I found the glass noodle in the kitchen (i bought it few days before).
So, i thought i should make japchae and began looking for the recipe on the internet.
well, the process of making it quit easy but since I don't have enough ingredients so i call it simple Japchae recipe.

Here's the ingredients.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

12 Days Transjava+Bali Itinerary for Backpackers (Budget Only RM 1600.00/person!)

In the beginning we plan to do the Transjava Backpacker only but then after some research we finally decided to include Bali since Java to Bali is only 45 minutes apart via Ferry.
That's why i called it Transjava-Bali Backpacker Itinerary.

So, i decided share our 12 days itinerary from Jakarta-Bandung-Yogyakarta-Surabaya-Bali.
Please take note that this is my first time travelling in Backpacker style and first time making itinerary too!

I also want u guys to know that our initial itinerary was actually more packed than this one so there are a lot of places we didn't get to visit because of time and weather especially in Bandung and Bali.
But lesson learned and i'll do better in the next backpack trip!
I hope this itinerary can help you guys to do a better itinerary for your Transjava trip (if you are planning on one)

For your safety, always and alwayssss wear MASK especially when you are on the train or when there are a lot of people around you. 

Ticket: around RM400 (KK-KL-JKT/BALI-SURABAYA-KL-KK) Airasia always offer cheap flight so always checked out their deal!

Day 1.
Read Detail about our day 1 here. (click me)

Tuesday, 21 February 2017


1st February 2017

We woke up pretty early this day. 
Thank God it's not raining that morning.
heading out to Sanur Ferry Station at 7am and arriving there before 8am.

We wait for about half hour and then the ferry arrive from Nusa Penida.
Why i am excited for Nusa Penida? Because i wanted to watch the Natural Pool called Angel's Billabong. 
You can search it in the internet. 
It was magnificiently beautiful!

Our ferry ready! this girl barefooted all day long because it's raining the whole day and she only bring sneaker.


31st January 2017

It was raining heavily that day when we woke up at 9am.
so, both of us( me and Stacy) were on the bed until rain stop while Noni went to the beach.
we take off to Sulaban Beach at 12.00pm after the rain stop.
Initial plan was to picnic on the beach while enjoying surfing since Sulaban Beach is quite famous on the internet for surfing activity.
We went to nearest shop on the way, order take away food and buy a lots of junk food.
However the moment we arrived Suluban Beach the rain start again and we were stuck on the Suluban Beach restaurant a few hours with other tourist.
Its was really a bad bad bad bad time to visit Bali's beach on January.

Monday, 20 February 2017


30th January 2017

We woke up around 9.30 am since we are so tired last night. (read about it here)
we went to breakfast in the hotel and then we decided to relax at the pool.
Lucky we have a pool to relax.

And around 12pm we finally ready to move to our destination to Uluwatu Temple.
We had a lunch on the  way to Uluwatu Temple somewhere i don't remember the name but not in Kuta of course since Kuta is an expensive place.
We always had a lunch outside Kuta just to save budget.

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER (DAY 9: Alun Danu Temple and Aling-Aling Waterfall)

29th January 2017.

at 8.30am we are ready for our breakfast in Hotel.
As usual, breakfast in Hotel means Mee sedap Instant mee (Indonesian's famous instant mee).
at 9.00am we checked out and we went to checked in another hotel with the same price but nicer.
kekeke. last night while exploring Kuta, we found this hotel.
Same price but got swimming pool and cleaner. 
So, why not? heheheh
The HOtel name is GORA Hotel.
The staff was very kind and friendly too. 
So, thats the key of luring customer into your hotel-by being friendly and swimming pool. hehehe
checking in!

Sunday, 19 February 2017


28th January 2017.

we woke up pretty early that day i consider since we were out walking from our room starting at 8.00am.
We only had our leftover bread as breakfast.
We went to the Taman Ayun Temple by walking.
it took 30 minutes from our homestay to the Taman Ayun Temple walking actually.
It's hot day but we enjoy our walk.
Along the way we saw a of temple.
80% of Bali's resident is Hindu so it is very common to see temple or pura in each of the house.
So all the way from our homestay to Bali we get to see different kind of temple design in each house.
on the street of Mengwi


27th January 2017

We woke up quite late that day.
we plan to wake up at 6 am to send out laundry to dry-clean nearest shop in Tabanan but i guess we're all very tired so we only woke up at 9am.
heu heu heu. 
But it's okay.
it's not like we have thumb print to chase. kekeke

So we only manage to send our laundry to dryclean shop at 11am and finish at 1.30pm.
Dryclean was cheap in Tabanan compare to Kuta.
cost us only IDR 3K/kg.

After we finish packing we then head out to Tabanan Ferry Station to Bali.
I was a little bit overexcited for Bali actually.
i've heard a lot about Bali and i really wanted to visit Bali since forever!
From Tabanan Station to Gilimanuk(Bali) station is pnly IDR 6000/Person = RM2.00. cheap isn't?
But on the entrance you'll be offered a price IDR 90K/person straight to Denpasar. 
But since we love to do it our ways, we decided not to take the offer

ready to depart for Bali!


26th January 2017

We fall asleep in the car and arrived Bromo Lava View Hotel at around 2.00am.
it's so cold in there! and our driver remind us to change our clothes to get ready for our sunrise trip.
the Lava View Hotel room

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Transjava-Bali Backpacker (Day 5: Yogyakarta-Prambanan)

25th January 2017

We woke up at 6am.
eventho we initially plan to wake up at 5am. lol
So we went straight to Prambanan.
Ya, tiada mandi, cuci muka saja.

Just outside our homestay there's a morning market!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Transjava-Bali Backpacker ( Day 4: Yogyakarta)

24th January 2017

We arrive at Yogyakarta Train Station about 3am. 
We don't really have much time so we decided to clean ourselves at the toilet inside the ticket counter building.

Yes, we can't take a bath since it was just a toilet there's no shower in the toilet.
We can only wash our face and important area of our body. hahaha
We do however change our outfit and put a lotttt of body mist to get rid of our unwanted body odor.

Transjava - Bali Backpacker (Day 3: Ciwidey-Bandung)

23rd January 2017

Waking up in Situ Patenggan was refreshing.
We woke up as early as 6am to get ready and have breakfast.
Because we want to stick to our budget, we have Instant mee again for breakfast of course with free tea provided by our host. Ibu Tuan Rumah yang baik hati.

happily eating our instantmee

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Transjava - Bali Backpacker (Day 2: Bandung-Ciwidey)

22nd January 2017

We woke up pretty late for a backpackers. 
My friend said that a good backpacker should wake up as early as 6am to get ready.
However last night was crazy for us. 
it was a long flight and walking al ost 4 hours in the rain around the city was really tiring!
So, we end up waking up at 8.30am and only manage to checked out at 12 pm.
Well, the good things about waking up late is that you'll skip breakfast meaning we save money for our breakfast. 

Our journey for lunch hunting continue.
walking journey continue

Transjava Bali Backpacker (Day 1: KK-KL-JKT-Bandung)


The trip was plan during our trip to Aceh Last year 2016 in November. 
So it was planned 3 months before the trip.
We were so excited that we don't check the weather.
And it's been raining in Java since the first day we were there.

20th January 2017.

it was supposed to our flight from KK-KL that night but i didn't get to checked in, soooooo, i missed my flight! So, Always and aaaalllllllaways checked in a week earlier for your flight!

21st January 2017.

Dipendekkan cerita, i arrived at Jakarta Soekerno-Hatta International Airport at about 1.30pm (Jakarta Time).
We don't waste our time in Jakarta since it's just like Kuala Lumpur i guess so, we decided to go straight to Bandung from airport
We then plan to take the van to bandung which they called it Travel car. Well, the van is quite special since it has Wifi for free and got Usb port for charging purposed on every seat. It cost about IDR 160/person!

Jakarta to Banung took about 3 hours because of the jammed road on the way, so we arrived at Bandung around 5.30pm.
And there begin our walking journey.
Fisrt for food hunting and second for cheap hotel. 
(you can search for cheap hotel on Agoda if you don't want to waste your time walking in the rain  like us).
we just love walking and exploring the places that's why most of the time we will choose walking instead of taking car. 
Three wanderer