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December 23, 2015

FREE Printables : 2016 Bill / Expenses Tracker for Planner


Hello guys! Are you ready for 2016? I am so ready! I've re-do my planner setup and print 2016 monthly/weekly/anything inserts. I bought new planner supplies and my goodies from Black Friday are already here too! :)

And now, I'm here to share with you a free printable for your bill/expenses tracker. I think this is a very good way to be more organize if you have repeating bills every month. To be honest, I had trouble to go back and forth to check what bills I've paid and what's not on my weekly view.

The printable is for Personal size planner and must be printed in A4 paper in actual size. I've included bleed for easy cutting.



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Don't forget to tag me on Instagram @kimchi_plans if you're using this printable.

December 10, 2015

Singapore Travel Diaries

Me and my husband went to Singapore around end of September 2015. Singapore is the most frequent country we like to visit. We could go there once a year just because it's near to our country :D When we arrived the weather was not good because of the haze from my own country *so embarassing*. The cloud was all grey but thankfully the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was not really high like days before. Garden by The Bay We went here on the second day around the afternoon to catch up the Lantern festival. Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore After GBTB, we spent the night at Orchard Road having $1 ice cream. Since it's not holiday season, the area was not too crowded and it's almost 10pm too :p Singapore Sentosa Island On Friday, we went to Sentosa Island. Basically it was just for killing time before going to the SEA Aquarium and Halloween Horror Nights. As you can see, the cloud was really dark almost like cloudy. And I just knew that they have Madame Tussaud here in Singapore. But I didn't go, the admission was pricey ;p Didn't plan to go here, might include this museum on our Thailand trip next year. Singapore Singapore S.E.A Aquarium We've never been here before. So we thought it's a good experience to see what's inside. Turns out it's a beautiful place. Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore Universal Studio Singapore : Halloween Horror Nights 5 YAY! After 5 years, we finally experienced the Halloween Horror Nights! It's an annual event held by Universal Studio. The HHN5 trailer looked so promising and scary. We went there on the opening night and it's so crowded with teenagers! Many of them went with a group of friend. I didn't see a lot of tourists, mostly locals. The show started at 7pm but I queued already an hour before. Once inside, you can go inside the haunted houses, scare zones, and live entertainments. There're people who will dress like ghosts according to the area theme. There were 4 mazes (haunted house) this year : True Singapore Ghost Stories: The MRT, The Tunnel People, Hell House, Siloso Gateway Block 50. The queue to each houses were different. I suggest that you queue earlier to the one you want to see the most. I only managed to see The Tunnel People. Based on my experience, the longest queue will take around 1,5 hours :| insane, right?! And there're 3 scare zones :  CONTermination, Hungry Ghosts, The Invaders. I didn't go to CONTermination. Hungry Ghosts were scary enough. And The Invaders are just men dressing in Aliens. Not scary at all. Singapore Singapore Okay, honestly, HHN is more suitable to teenagers than married couple. LOL :)) And the ghosts were not as scary as I imagined before, they just surprise you. They will not touch you, they will just follow you and whisper in your ear. And yeah we can play some of the rides too! It was my first time trying the Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON. My husband insisted we must play this ride. I hesitated at first but my hubby convinced me that it's safe and I also said to myself "I'm 30 now, now or never". And hubby was right. IT WAS FUN! Too bad after we finished the "HUMAN" ride, the CYCLON was closed for maintenance :( When we're about to go home, the ride was opened but the queue was 1.5 hours wait :( Well, next time maybe :) Tips to go to USS HHN next year :
  1. Buy the ticket in advance
  2. Queue early
  3. Eat dinner before entering the venue, because you don't want to waste time by queueing for dinner
  4. After you enter the venue, queue for the rides/haunted house you want to see the most first before trying something else. It gets more and more crowded later.

October 22, 2015

Free Printables : Erin Condren Inspired Weekly Insert for Personal Size

Hey Guys! I'm back with free printable for you to download :) It's Erin Condren Inspired Weekly Insert. It's looking like this photo bellow. The weekly insert is undated. Feel free to use it on your own, if you want to share it, please share it using this URL : http://bit.ly/ecinspiredweekly If you're planning to use it, don't forget to tag me on instagram @kimchi_plans I'd love to see how you decorate it :)

 
Instruction :
  1. Print in a A4 Paper size (Sorry, only available for this setting for now)
  2. In your printer setting, make sure you print it in "Actual Size".
  3. You can print it back and forth.
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October 8, 2015

Singapore Planner Supplies Haul

Hello~ I'm back from Singapore and I bought a lot of planner supplies there - especially the one that is hard to find in Jakarta.
2015-10-06 09.30.27 1 First, Sticky notes and paper-y stuff. I admit the sticky notes (the one that's not from Daiso brand) is more expensive there but I just can't help it. I cannot find the ice cream ones in Jakarta. Aren't they the cutest? I almost buy everything but I have to control myself ;p 2015-10-05 01.50.13 1 Washi tapes and DECO RUSH!!! I cannot control my excitement when I saw them!! Too bad I visited Tokyu Hands on the last day, almost buy everything there :( I got my deco rush plus from Kinokuniya. The washi tapes are from Papermarket and that one box is from Kikki-K. Tokyu Hands also have them, but since my sister is going to Japan and I'm asking her to buy it for me, I didn't buy many washi tapes when I was in Singapore. 2015-10-05 04.01.04 1 Pens!!! The Uniball pens (the one in the middle) are cheaper than the one in Jakarta by a little bit :p I only bought the container because I already owned the refills. I also found Fountain pen at Tokyu Hands (second from the right). It writes so smoothly! I miss writing with fountain pen. The last time was like 20years ago .... This is the only thing I bought at TokyuHands. 2015-10-07 04.59.19 1 And some stuff I got from Artfriend. Clear block for stamping. By the time I got it, I haven't bought the clear stamps yet, hahaha. Luckily, someone from Indonesian Planner Community sold it when I was checking Instagram and I bought 2 sets, the brand is Love Doki. The magnets are for DIY Page marker. And you know what, better buy it at Daiso because it's only $2 and you will get a roll. I think I got it from Artfriend for $3-$4. And last one, Mini Corner punch. I bought one already from eBay on July but I haven't received my item until now ;_; I didn't want to wait anymore and I bought it immidiately for $9.50. *edit* I asked the seller yesterday and they refunded me. So, when I was in Singapore these are the stores that I visited : PaperMarket Plaza Singapura 68 Orchard Road Plaza Singapura B1-12 Singapore 238839 Art Friend Plaza Singapura 68 Orchard Road, B1-10/13, Singapore 238839 TOKYU HANDS SINGAPORE Orchard Central 181 Orchard Road, #B1-07, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896 Kinokuniya 391 Orchard Road, #04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City Takashimaya Shopping Centre   Not planner related, but I bought this colouring book by Johanna Basford 2015-10-03 07.07.44 1 2015-10-07 10.43.28 1 Colouring with watercolor because I don't have pencil color yet ;p

September 14, 2015

Kikki-K Ice Blue Planner Medium

Kikki-K Ice Blue Planner Meet my new baby, Kikki-K Ice Blue planner in medium size. I've known Kikki-K since I saw their store in Singapore but I never know about their planner until I discovered about it from the planner community. Kikki-K Ice Blue is their latest design. It's launched around July 2015. I bought this around late August and received the item 10 days after. I was surprised how fast the shipping was. In fact, I was surprised how fast indonesian postal service nowadays. I mean I usually wait around 1 month to have my stuff but not anymore now. These days you can 'push' the customer service on twitter and ask them about your package :p Well, they're still not perfect but at least our postal service is getting better :) Kikki-K Ice Blue Planner The cover is made from Saffiano leather. And what is Saffiano leather? Saffiano is a treated leather made with the texture pressed on it by a machine. It gives the leather a cross-hatch finish, which is a special diagonal pattern. This calf hide leather is also finished with a wax treatment. As a result, the leather is pretty much scratch resistant, durable and easy to clean.

August 25, 2015

Free Printables : Mini Calendars for Your Planner


Hello Planner Lovers, Last week I made some mini calendars for my planner while I was waiting for an appointment. I put these calendars in between my weekly inserts so I don't need to go back and forth to my front page. When the date has passed, I crossed the date so I know what day is today because I often forget about what date is today :D
It's only from August - November though. I will update again later and upload more freebies :)

Download Here : http://bit.ly/kalender4u
PS : I ordered my first KIKKI.K planner!!!! YAY YAY YAY. I just received a shipping notice today. I hope I can get it soon :D

August 8, 2015

My Planner Setup 2015

Wow, it's been a month since my last post. And this post has been sitting on my draft for about 2 months untouched! Anyway, I'm so into organizing my life with planner at the moment. Thanks to instagram and etsy! Here's a bit of history back when I was still using planner in school. When I was in school, I already love writing in my organizer (we used to call it like that) but back then I didn't have the tools/skills to beautify my planner, it's kind of boring. And digital era makes everything easier. So the hobby just stopped. And a few months ago, I found a planner community on instagram by accident. I remember I used to have a small planner. I searched for it and I found an old planner of mine in my 'treasure box'. It's full of embarassing stuff and cheesy high school lifes journal. It's so embarassing! I don't even want to read them anymore. The planner I had is a pocket size/smallest size planner. Actually this pocket planner is too small for my daily activities. And then I  bought a new one  from instagram in personal size. It's not a branded planner but it has so many cute covers. I also found an unused planner in A5 size. It's a souvenir from a computer company but the cover is pretty classy, business-like. Not my fave tbh.  It's too big to bring it in my bag. I also remember I have a Starbucks planner that my boyfriend (now husband) gave to me but I forgot where I put it :( Still eyeing for Kikki K planners. I missed their sales a few months ago :( Oh well.. I'll be waiting for it next year :D I'm planning to get one in personal size when I visit Singapore in October. I hope there'll be new designs in store :D

Inside my personal planner

Planner Setup Above is my planner dashboard. I purchased the triangles dashoard from MyPaperLoveStudio on Etsy along with the "This week" and "Today" dividers.  I prefer to write in my weekly/daily inserts more. Planner Setup Here's my Monthly view. Usually at the beginning of the month, I don't have a lot of stuff to write and I don't usually update my monthly view regularly. Planner Setup This is my week #33 (next week). I'm testing a new planner insert with 'erin condren' look alike template. It's designed in a hurry and I'm not satisfied with the result. As you can see on the picture, I'm using my new MT washi tapes xD (except the blue one at the bottom). Planner Setup If you're curious how my week 32 looks like, here's the picture. I don't decorate my planner with cute stickers because I use my planner for works so there'll be a lot of scratches here and there ;p I think it's a waste to use cute stickers for this planner. I like my planner inserts simple so I could decorate it with washi tapes and stickers. But I bought my "TODAY" insert from Etsy shop, Ellemondesigns. I didn't have a TODAY insert before, everything is cluttered into the weekly page. It's so messy! I didn't have time to design one myself so I decided to purchase it. Of course, I'm very selective to my choice - am a hard to please kind of person -. I like her simple design and I think it matches my style. Plus, the insert has everything I need. It's so perfect! And by the way, my "today" view is plainly boring. mostly just my writing of daily schedule or what projects to be done by today.

Planner Goodies

Planner SetupI get my basic supplies from local shop here in Jakarta or buy them online.  My favourite pen to write on my planner is uniball (a BIG FAN of this brand!) I also tried to make it myself, like planner stickers or the paper clips. I really want to buy from etsy, but sometimes the shipping cost is killing my wallet :p If I can make it myself, no need to buy it ;) #FrugalLiving I'm trying my best not to spend too much money on planner supplies (*crossfinger*). But sometimes those cute stationaries are screaming at me to be bought. So... I can't help :D lol.   Planner Setup My personal favourite washi tapes. That's all for now :) I will try to update more :) Thanks for reading!

May 28, 2015

Bali Travel Diary


At the beginning this month, I went to Bali (again) to attend my cousin's wedding. We didn't visit many places because of the hectic schedule. We only spent like 4 days there and we stayed at the hotel most of the time. My only free times were only on Friday night and Saturday. That's OK! We can visit again later, beside the purpose of this trip is attending my cousin's wedding :) It is never boring to go to this beautiful island. So many new cafes/restaurants and the beaches are beautiful. The airport is wayyyyy better than 6 months ago. I'm very surprised with the new airport. It's even better than the one we have here in Jakarta. It's very nice :) My husband, my sister, and I arrived first. My other families came the next day. Our plane got delayed :( We arrived around dinner time. Went to Seminyak area, it's too crowded! But we're so hungry so we decided to visit the least crowded cafe here. I wanted to try Ultimo but there're like 10 more people in the waiting list. So, our choice was The Coffee Library. The food is ok, the meat is tough. The service is very slow! Our food came like 30-45 minutes later :( We're so hungry don't have energy to get mad,plus the waiters are nice so we just let it go and just want to eat our food. After that we went back to the hotel because it's already 11pm and we must wake up in the morning to pick up my family at the airport and had lunch at Ayam Betutu Gilimanuk which is delicious! The sambal is very spicy. After lunch, we went to Pandawa Beach. The view is nice and the beach is not so crowded. I love it here! Too bad it's raining when we got there :( BUT! Must at least play on the beach for a while. Don't want to waste our only precious time here without taking photos on the beach :p After visiting the beach, we went to the hotel and met my other relatives there. There's family dinner that night. And the next day is the wedding day. Seeing people busy preparing the wedding,  I'm kind of missed it too :D The wedding took place in Tirtha Uluwatu and it's a beautiful place to wed. Didn't want to bore you with the details so let's just enjoy the photos bellow  ;)
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April 9, 2015

Photo Log : Manado Trip 2015


I went to Manado last March for 5 days to celebrate Qingming Festival (or known as Cheng Bheng in Hokkian) with my husband's family. We took the first flight so we can have more time to explore the city. I didn't visit many places while I was there because of the limited time. I didn't get a change to visit Bunaken :( Well, let's come back again next time just to enjoy the city :) This is my first time coming to his hometown. I got to know my husband ancestors, learned the language a little bit, had the best seafood (we came back for 3 times!), and got changes to taste authentic Manadonese food :) The culinary experience was fun! Enjoy the photos!
Garuda indonesia Enjoying in flight entertainment for this 3,5 hours long flight, watching TAZZA The Hidden Card- starring BIGBANG TOP. The movie is pretty good! Please mind the subtitle though :D   Garuda Indonesia My Breakfast   Hello Manado Hello Manado The airport is located in the middle of these hills. These sceneries will be seen before you landed in Manado :)   IMG_1458 DSCF0207 First stop : Rumah Makan Pondok Teterusan. We had Ikan Mujair Bakar Sambal Rica with Cah Kangkung. It was delicious. This is my first time eating Mujair and it doesn't taste weird at all. The fish doesn't smell and the sambal Rica was very hot and spicy! It's the spiciest sambal I tasted in Manado. You have to try this :D   DSCF0213 DSCF0215 DSCF0260 We arrived at the hotel in the afternoon. We stayed at Swiss Bell Hotel Maleosan. The room is big, clean, and located in the middle of the city. In front of the hotel, there're KFC, Gelael (mini market), Indomaret, Noodle House Cafe (in case if you miss Chinese food while you're in Manado you can try this restaurant), and Rumah Makan Raja Oci (They say it's one of the best Oci fish restaurant). The breakfast is good too! From local (Bubur Manado) to western food.   For dinner, we went to City Extra in Malalayang. This is the highlight of the culinary trip :D I recommend this restaurant to everyone. The husband's family used to go to Ria Rio restaurant (similar concept and food) but it's closed now and they opened a new restaurant called Wahaha Restaurant). Too bad we went here at night, because we cannot see the sea view. This restaurant is very big and everytime I come, they always have a large gathering here. The minus of this restaurant is if you came to this place when there're large group of people, you have to wait your food for almost 30 minutes!! It's insane! BUT, the food is worth to wait ;_; It's too good! Must try : Ikan GOROPA Bakar and Ikan GOROPA Woku. Goropa means Grouper in English or Kerapu in Indonesian. City Extra manado City Extra manado City Extra manado They have this large pond filled with sea water.   City Extra manado Fish from the ocean. As you can see, the size of the fish is bigger than usual fish.   City Extra manado This is Ikan Goropa Bakar with sambal rica and sambal dabu-dabu. This is my favourite!   City Extra manado Cah kangkung (left) and Cumi Goreng Tepung (right).   City Extra manado This is Ikan Goropa Woku (Woku is a typical Manadonese sauce). Woku consist of ground spices paste; red ginger, turmeric, candlenut and red chili pepper, mixed with chopped shallot, scallion, tomato, lemon or citrus leaf and turmeric leaf, lemon basil leaf and bruised lemongrass. A very Delicious fragrance!   City Extra manado Sambal Rica (back) and Sambal Dabu-dabu (front). Perfect companion for any grilled fish :)   Second day in Manado, we planned to go to Bunaken today but it's canceled. Save it for next year :D crossfinger. DSCF0245 Morning view from the hotel   DSCF0247 DSCF0249 The egg station   DSCF0253 My omelette with additional sausage and creamy potato. The creamy potato is delicious! After breakfast, we went to Tomohon to visit Danau Linow.   Tomohon "Christ blessing" statue, Manado icon (left). On the right, Christian Cross is placed along the road to celebrate Good Friday/Easter. I found a lot of Cross in Manado. Christianity is big in Manado. You can find a lot of churches in Manado, like every 10 metres you'll find church.   Tomohon Tomohon Tomohon Tomohon danau linow After a long way from the city, you can rest here at Danau Linow, enjoying afternoon snacks with this beautiful view. Too bad it's raining when we arrived. After visiting that place, we went back to the hotel, rest, and went out for dinner. We decided to go just the 2 of us and relied on Google Maps. It's City Extra again ;D Gosh, I love this place so much :D DSCF0351 DSCF0353 We had Ikan Goropa again. They have Red Goropa and White Goropa. This time we tried Goropa merah for the grilled one. The soup is called Ikan Goropa Kuah Asam. It's good too! Delicious and fragrant. These two plus Cah Kangkung, Rice, and Mineral water costs us around Rp 200.000,- The next day, we didn't have a change to have breakfast at the hotel. We went early in the morning to visit the grave, clean it, and pray. After visiting the ancestors, we had breakfast at Wakeke. It is famous for its Bubur Manado :) DSCF0337 DSCF0328I tried their Mie Cakalang. It tastes OK, but it's not too savory. Have to add more salt and sambal to add more flavour to the soup.   Bubur ManadoBubur Manado! The top one is also Bubur Manado but with noodle. I don't know that we can add noodle to the porridge! But I go with the normal one, no noodle. It tastes sooooo goood! The top right is fried fish, forgot what it's called. But it's delicious!   DSCF0331   After Wakeke, we went to Saroja Nasi Kuning for take out. I heard this is a famous place to eat Nasi Kuning ala Manado. DSCF0342 Nasi Kuning Saroja Manadonese Nasi Kuning is different than the one we have here in Jakarta.   After that we spent the day to pray at my relative's house. Last day in Manado, my relative decided to take us out to try Gohu (shredded Papaya). DSCF0356 The soup has sweet and sour taste.   DSCF0357 This one is Es Brenebon aka Es Kacang Cokelat.   And to conclude our Manado trip, we went back to City Extra again with the big family :D What I love about this city is the FOOD! It's absolutely delicious! Check out my Flickr Gallery or my Instagram #TheJinglesonHoliday for more pictures.