Hi Guys! Welcome to December!
in 30 days, we will end 2014, so how was your year so far? Mine was great! Actually, this year was the highlight of my blogging journey.. When my blog’s traffic went crazy and people start noticing this blog.. Sure, there were also sad moments, but I want to take all of it as a lesson learned and blessings in disguise, things that made me grow stronger and bolder.. 🙂 Tell me in the comment section if you want to share your 2014’s journey with me.. I want to read it..
Last month, I got an invitation to attend this event called “InstaMeet” at Cheng & Brother Spazio by a super sweet girl named Merli, she told me it was basically a small gathering with most of the food enthusiasts in Surabaya. I thought it was going to be an interesting event, then I asked who were the people that she invited to attend besides me, and whoa! She mentioned a lot of cool names which I had already stalked on Instagram. *wow*
At first, I hesitated to come, because I didn’t have that much confidence as I really felt that I was nothing compared to those people. They got thousands of followers on Instagram and hundreds of likers as well, their gallery was so inspiring and totally showed that they are really food enthusiasts. But later on, I said to myself, “Screw my low self-esteem, I’m not going to waste any great opportunities anymore!”. So then I said, “Yes” and tell you what? It was one of the greatest decisions I made that month. 🙂
at Cheng & Brother
Talk about Cheng and Brother :
Cheng and Brother is a restaurant that serves Modern Korean food. It is located in Spazio, on the first floor. The place is quite spacious, it can hold up to 100 people inside. It’s cozy and the interior design is just lovely!
Talk about our first InstaMeet :
When I first came into Cheng and Brother, there were some guys who were already there, it was Jack, Lucky, Pieter (if I’m not mistaken), they greeted me and asked me to pick a seat. Then I met Merli, the organizer behind this InstaMeet, and who made this happen. Everyone was so friendly and as time went by, more people came and so the event started.
We were introduced to the owner and the chef of Cheng & Brother, he explained a little bit about the restaurant and about the food there. As the invitation, we got the privilege to try their dishes for free, so he wished that we could give him the most honest feedback to develop the restaurant even better in the future. We were so excited as each and every one of us has the love of food and there were a lot of dishes to try at that time.
But before that, you know…. FOOD SNAPPING TIME!
At first, I was afraid people would see me as a freak when it comes to taking pictures of the food, but then I realize, I’ve been so normal and played it safe compared to them! They were so creative and would go for about anything to get a good picture. Honestly, I learned a lot from you guys, thank you for inspiring me.. 🙂
So here goes the foods that I snapped for you guys :
Overall taste and service :
Honestly, I didn’t remember tasting any bad dishes at that time, so they were all great! (no lying) And the food servings were also nice. We didn’t wait for too long for our dishes to come, even though they also got a lot of costumers to serve that day.
After all…. Getting free food to try was considered special, and got nothing to rant about was considered lucky. But to meet most of the food enthusiasts in Surabaya, becoming friends with them, and getting and sharing stories with them were so PRICELESS! Thank you so much to Merli and also Cheng and Brother who hosted this event. Success for all of you and God Bless 🙂