we left Singapore early and arrived in Jakarta around 9:30AM. ari’s parents picked us up and immediately drove us to El Toro have some sate kambing and soto betawi.i particularly like this small restaurant because you can pick what to add to the soto. ari had his full of cow meat. i, of course, add some tripes and cow brain. i like those stuff.
and then, i spent the rest of the day on the bed, sleeping… it’s amazing how well i slept that day. i haven’t been able to sleep well in the past few weeks. work has been bothering me and kept me awake. in Jakarta, however, i sort of switched in to vacation mode and kept the work thoughts away. and that, my friend, helped me to get rid of my insomnia…
anyways, if you asked me where are the food pictures, well, i’m sorry… i was soooo hungry and excited over the meal, that i forgot to take pictures on the first day.
the next day, i did better. ari and i went to Bakmi Pinangsari with ari’s mom and grandmother. i had their bakmi pangsit.
and ari ordered extra pangsit goreng.
funny how i miss this kind of noodle. it’s pretty hard to find noodle served this way outside of Indonesia. chinese noodles in singapore isn’t cooked this way. and i don’t think they cook their friend dumplings (pangsit goreng) the same way here in Singapore.
anyways, the reason for this trip was my cousin’s wedding. unfortunately, i forgot to bring the camera to the wedding. i guess i was too busy putting make up and getting dressed up.
the wedding itself was fun. getting together with family is always refreshing and makes me happy. weddings are like huge family reunions. i met people who i haven’t seen for over 15 years.
unfortunately, my mom was sick and couldn’t make it to the wedding. and i didn’t get to see her 🙁
photo album of the trip is in Flickr: Jakarta/Bogor Aug 2006