Great Value Family Lunch at HanSuki

We had a great value lunch today at HanSuki. Located in Tebet, the all-you-can eat buffet restaurant is offering similar dishes like Hanamasa, but at almost 40% lower price. The variety of food is good, and the taste is delicious, especially its mushroom soup and beef barbeque. Thanks to Mas Ugiek who recommended this place!

Elok helps serving her parents
Family lunch at great value place
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Eid Mubarak! When Families Gathered in Joy…

Big family of Bapak Solichin
Eid marks the day when all moslems around the world gather with their loved ones to celebrate our succesful journey of becoming better moslems during Ramadhan. Similarly, our family spend our Eid festive days in Elok’s parents house, taking pictures and tasting variety of food in this most special day of the year. Eid Mubarak! Here are our photos during the day:

My family picture
Solichin’s grandchildren with their Eid gifts
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Eid Prayer in New Mosque

Reserve the best spot. Just behind the Imam
We came early this morning to reserve a nice spot inside the new mosque in neighborhood for our Eid prayer. 

The new mosque, Masjid H Andi Muhammad Ghalib, is a beautiful one, with touch of Arabic ornament inside. And look at that dome!

Beautiful dome

The beautiful Masjid H Andi Muhammad Ghalib

Droning Around Complex

Controlling the drone from our roof top
Is that a word? Droning? Haha. 

Anyway, I and Rafif continue to learn how to fly Pelican, our drone. Taking off from our roof top, it was much more delicate take off and landing procedures than in swimming pool area, given relatively narrow area (that yellow pad is the drone landing pad). But thankfully, we managed to complete the task safely. 

Then I recorded the movie of my drone flying around complex. Geez, just realized how difficult it was to create a smooth, cinematic aerial video. As you can see in the video, the movement was very jaggy. I’m still not familiar with Mavic controller, let alone to focus on how to shot pro-like video. Many things to learn and practice, I guess 😉

You can see the video on this YouTube link 

Our First Flight

It’s us down below!
Under heavy tutelage from my brother, Oyi, I and Rafif was finally able to fly our drone for the very first time. Feeling cagey and awkward on the controller, and felt bit of scared for crashing our drone at the first flight, Alhamdulillah it was a non-eventful flight. 

Taking off from our complex’s swimming pool area, we managed to make ‘Pelican’ (that’s the call sign of our Mavic anyway, taking name from Halo’s famous drop ship) hover, and fly around the complex. Here are the first pictures and videos from Pelican… and hopefully ones from many to come!

Pilot Rafif and Pelican. He is better in controlling this drone than me
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Aya’s Graduation: Cikal Moving On Ceremony Class of 2017

I can hardly believe seeing her on the stage today. A chubby baby no more, she has grown up to be a beautiful young lady, ready to move on to next chapter of life: college.

Today is the Moving On Ceremony, marking her graduation from SMA Cikal Amri. May Allah bless her and her friends to embrace brighter future for them. Aamiin.

Here are the story and pictures from the event:

Coming up to the stage
Big hug from Ms. Widi who guided and mentored them for the past 2 years
Take picture after receiving the certificate with the Principals and Teachers

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It’s So Good to be Back in Our Own House!

Tabby enjoys watching sunrise from my room
It’s so good to be back in our own house. We spent whole day moving back our stuffs from our rented house (which luckily is located just across the road). By maghrib, we already had ifhtar at our own house, despite still surrounded with boxes of stuffs which we had no place to put. Sigh, but that needs few more months to complete the interior design works so our house will be looked beautiful inside as in the outside!

The drums and guitars are now in their proper location: music room

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Moving Back Day 1

Rafif’s room with the IKEA furniture set and his wallpaper of choice – wooden plates 🙄
After 6 months of renovation, this weekend we will be moving back to our own house. Alhamdulillah, everything is almost set, the basic infrastructure – air condition, water supplies and window covers have been installed. However, the internet lines are not yet ready (how can we live without it? LOL)

Some of the rooms are new and refreshed. Aya and Rafif’s room have their new set of furnitures (yes, that IKEA confusing trip did give us something). And more excitingly, there are new library and music rooms for Elok and me, respectively.

Next will be the interior design works for the new living rooms which will take a bit sometime (and extra money too!). 

To be continued…..

Aya’s chic and refreshed room

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