Street Food Malang

Malang is a city in East Java, about 2 hours drive from Surabaya (capital city of East Java). Malang is very popular of it's home made food and cheap eatery place. It is also very popular as student city.
Most franchise of fast food wont last long in this city, most middle class eatery are businesses that are inherited from the parents. For me it is one of my most favorite place for food! Good food!

This is a tempe cake that is tempura-like fried, it is a version that I have made for myself which is gluten free. Most of the tempe tempura-like are using a wheat based batter.


Random act of kindness

The second week of February is actually a Random Act of Kindness week. I know, this post is a little bit too late, but its better now than never!

A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by kind people to either help or cheer up a random stranger, for no reason other than to make people happier. Either spontaneous or planned in advance, random act of kindness are encouraged by various online and offline communities.

An example of a random act of kindness is, when paying the toll at a toll booth on a highway, to pay the toll for the car behind you as well.

Or when you pull off the parking lot and pay for your parking tickets, you would pay for the next guy that also pull off the parking lot.

I normally done quiet a few every now and then, just because I feel like I want to and it always makes me happy. Like giving all my reward points on the grocery store to the next person in line. Of course most of the people are shocked as they are not expecting it, but the smile they gave me when I left.... priceless!

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." Princess Diana


Help to Fight Depression

If you have no idea of what your purpose in life in terms of your correlation with other human being; please take this one suggestion of mine as a consideration, -be a listener-

This life apparently has been hard for some individuals, they just turned from a person that simply exist to a person that simply do not want to exist anymore.

Some people may have a disorder that causes most of the distress, and it is reasonable to address it first. For example, if a person who is highly depressed is unable to begin treatment for an anxiety disorder, which requires high motivation and energy, it may be necessary to treat the depression first. Often, however it is difficult to tell which set of symptoms is predominant, so treatment of both may start at the same time.

Often depression and an anxiety disorder can be treated similarly. In many cases, therapy can be tailored to an individual so that it works to reduce the symptoms of both disorders.

Several forms of psychotherapy are effective. Of these, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) works to replace negative and unproductive thought patterns with more realistic and useful ones. These treatments focus on taking specific steps to overcome anxiety and depression. Treatment often involves facing one’s fears as part of the pathway to recovery. Interpersonal therapy and problem-solving therapy are also effective.

Medications can also be useful. Symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders often occur together, and research shows that both respond to treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) medications.

What is life after that treatment? Can someone fall off the wagon? YES, and this is the part when you have to be a listener! You might help someone, by handing it over to professionals. You can only do that when you listen first. This is when you play a role that is important, because if you can help someone, why not?


Araya Family Club Malang

 IF you haven't already follow, my instagram is @grace_njio
 It is for an obvious reason that we visited the Araya Family Club in Malang,

1--baby want to play with water
2--baby need the pool to be warm
3--adults wants to play with baby in the water
4--baby needs to have fun in a decent place

AFC in Malang has the warm / heated pool that will definitely serve the need and purpose of our visit. The market stall of food are divine too! Price for food are reasonable. Entrance fee for the club us IDR 60.000 per person.

This post is not an ad, we do not getting paid for it, but we surely have fun and want to share tips!


Kopi O Jalan Tenes Malang

Judge it for your self! Food and drinks and place? Winner!
Again not an advert, it is a tip! Was a house of a friend of my family, he was a doctor. If you are looking for a nice place to dine or just having tea, snacks, coffee. This is one of that place!
Located at Jalan Tenes Malang, accross the side of the Mal Olympic Garden at Jalan Kawi.


Google+ will disappear for good April 9, 2019

I got an email just 4 days ago that I have to back up whatever necessary from my google+ , it is sad, 2 days notice? I don't have much... but wow the rush!
As of Feb 4, 2019 I will loose my google+ account and profile. 

So here is what happen, copy pasting this news here


Living Green!

Living green is not about eating plant based food, eating vegetarian or vegan is a matter of health or choice! You are looking at my breakfast here :)

Support living green by reducing the usage of your plastic straw; bring your own straw! it is easy, simple and tiny to fit any purse. I know you were just saying "its just one straw" imagine at the same time 2 million people are thinking the same way hourly!

Okay, so you really do not want to carry around stainless steel straw, SIP IT! it is a clean cup, clean glass, just sip it off the vessel :)