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HEALTH & WELNESS 39 Jump Start with Fit Juicery 40 Coming Right to Your Home 41 Indonesian Jamu Kunyit Jamu Asam

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From the Editor

30 Travel


The Voices of the Creative Director


The Guest

10 Josh the Magic Man


13 Dancers, Belly Dancers, Nicky and Lucky Draw 14 Sponsors

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27 Art for All

41 Indonesian Jamu

18 Yayasan Goodwill International 20 Flick & Flip 21 New Committee 2020/2021 25 Social Diary

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Honorary President Cath Jenkins Chairwoman Sarah Watsons Vice-Chairwoman Tracy Soper Secretary Rebecca Klink Treasurer Jill Curtis Events Andrea Angell Tracy Soper Membership & Newcomers Clare Reynolds Gina Pitcaithly Social Welfare Diana Grieger Sarah Campbell Sponsorship Diana Grieger Grapevine Jane Hearn House Helen Watkins Bazaar Leah Sudarto Communications Marcie Prole-Randell Jane Hearn Co-ordinator/ GBCM Emily Littlejohn DISCLAIMER The inclusion of any articles, advertising, logos or website links in this publication does not constitute an endorsement or approval by the BWA of the products or services so advertised or featured. PT Phoenix Communications as the designer of the magazine accept no responsibility for the Ad and Contents thereof. No part of this publication may be printed without prior permission of BWA.

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This issue of Grapevine magazine comes at a time of much change for us all. March saw the beginning of a new year for the BWA, and I would like to begin with a huge thankyou to the outgoing committee for the hard work and dedication this past year. The BWA saw a swell in numbers attending house events, resulting in a great positive vibe in the house, whilst continuing to raise funds for Social Welfare. This ensured we ended the year on a high note. Following the AGM the new committee for 2020-2021 was formed, and went straight into organising a raft of new events as well as keeping up with our regular weekly activities. However, like the rest of the world we have been interrupted by the COVID-19 virus, and have had to temporarily close the house and postpone events until such time it is safe to return. This however has brought other insights into our life, and has highlighted the friendships and connections we have made through our association with BWA. In this digital age, we have been able to keep connected across the globe, managing our first ever virtual GBCM in April this year. And for the first time this publication of Grapevine will only be a digital edition. I am proud to be a part of such a great committee, its diversity of cultures, and dedication to continuing to offer the hand of friendship to women in Jakarta. On February 1st the Ballroom of the Shangri La Hotel was transformed into an Arabian Nights Set. The Ball Committee of 2019-2020 worked tirelessly to bring us the annual dinner dance show, a few months earlier than usual. It was truly a magical night, which exceeded all expectations, and raised valuable funds for our Social Welfare projects. We are now looking ahead to the 2021 Ball, and I encourage you to consider stepping forward to join the organizing committee for next year's Ball. BWA offers a great number of socialising opportunities, with the BWA house a buzz with activity and offering a home away from home. Our Events Coordinators are constantly looking to bring new activities for our members to enjoy, as well as raising vital funds for our Social Welfare projects, and to help keep the BWA afloat. The BWA is run by members for members. To be able continue to provide for our community and its members we need your help and support of ongoing activities and social events. In closing, to all our members, my personal thanks for your support of the BWA. If you are keen to become more involved in the BWA we are always looking for volunteers, even in a minor or occasional capacity. Your contribution will always be greatly appreciated and warmly welcomed. In the meantime, wherever you are in the world at present, stay home, and keep safe. I am looking forward to seeing you all again soon


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EDITOR'S NOTE Due to th e current Covid-19 situation , there ma y be cha nges or cance ll promotio ation on n by merc hant. Please d ouble ch eck online.

Just when I took over this role, this pandemic struck. It would be weird not to address the current situation. Some of us might expect things might get back to normal by now but it doesn't look like anything is going anywhere. Nobody would think a year like 2020 would come and go quietly, in a blink of an eye, half of the year has gone by. Travel plans are put to a halt and having the time to start organizing the messy cupboard, dig deep into our past hobby - maybe finding some half painted canvas and finally have time to complete it. A positive takeaway from all this is that the world is healing. That day when we are allowed to see our friends again, we will give them a tighter hugs. And when we are allowed to travel again, we will enjoy the long commute to the airport or even walking down the aisle to find your seat. Till that day comes, let's stay positive (as mental well-being is as important as staying healthy!), stay safe, eat healthy and find the time to workout!

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8 The Voice of the Project Manager

10 Josh Not Your Usual Magicman

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The Voice of the Project Manager On Saturday 1st February, the Shangri-La Jakarta ballroom was once again transformed for the fabulous annual event which is the British Women's Association of Jakarta's Charity Ball. The theme for this, BWA's 50th anniversary year, was "Arabian Night". Flowerbedecked golden elephants stood guard at the intricately designed entrance, itself swathed with jewel coloured fabrics, to welcome the guests. Behind the closed ballroom doors, the stage was set and gentle Arabian drums could be heard. An ice-sculpture of Aladdin's lamp stood in the foyer, a hint of what was to come at the show. Guests in finest black tie, ball gowns and even a splash of dish-dash (!) sipped champagne and cocktails on arrival, whilst having photographs taken with the camels and bidding on the Silent Auction prizes so generously given by sponsors. Volunteers from BSJ and JIS circulated, selling raffle tickets for yet more amazing prizes, all proceeds of both these going to support BWA's established and extensive social welfare programs. It was time for the show to start! The ballroom doors opened to gasps of delight as the guests saw the stage for the first time - an Arabian palace designed by BWA and brought to life by Asian Tigers Indonesia. Stageside were golden palm trees and life-sized camels - and the jeep from BWA 2019 ball "Into the Wild" had driven all the way back to share in the evening! Fabulously scented flowers from Jakflo academy decorated the tables, along with lights and mini flying carpets! MC for the evening, Josh the Magic Man, started the show and introduced the first of the acts for the evening, BWA's legendary dancers. Three very different performances entertained the guests, as well as Bellydancers and Nicky the Hoop Grll such a variety of fun! Between acts, a sumptuous dinner, chosen carefully to reflect the evening's theme, was enjoyed, along with free-flow wines, drinks and cocktails.

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If this wasn't enough for a fabulous night out - and all in aid of worthy causes - after the finale, Centerstage, everyone's favourite band from Eastern Promise, took over the stage and it was time for the guests to dance, which they did until carriages at 1am. Once again, the BWA Charity Ball would go down as the best night on the Jakarta social calendar. BWA would like to thank all their sponsors for their ongoing support; Asian Tigers Indonesia, Now Jakarta and Phoenix Communications, The RIO Club, Turkuaz and Lifestyle Retreats, to name but a few. Qatar Airways, as new BWA sponsors for 2020, very kindly donated two return flights to the UK, drawn on stage by Mr Ajay Jacob, Qatar Airways Country Manager. Follow BWA's activities on social media : FB BWA Jakarta Indonesia / IG #bwajakarta


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Not Your Usual Magicman

As we all have witnessed ourselves, magic is not the only trick Josh has up his sleeve. He has brought his vast experience and energy as an MC to the forefront on the BWA Stage. This year as the Master of Ceremonies for our annual ball, we are very grateful that he has lead it with such enthusiasm and excitement, on top of that, he brought all our audience together with his little illusion show, wasn't it an eye opening little segment he has us there!

Josh is well known on the Jakarta scene, and is Indonesia’s leading international entertainer in the art of illusions, with over 14 years of experience. After growing up in Colorado, USA, Josh moved back to his home in Jakarta to bring his craft to both foreign and local audiences. Josh’s style of magic is not that of your typical “pick a card” guy, as you all have witnessed on the day of the ball. He uses normal everyday objects to perform amazing illusions right in the hands of his spectators. You will be able to find him at a wedding reception, birthday party or a corporate gathering. Beside illusions and magic, Josh is also an internationally accredited coach, with a passion for facilitating change and transformation. Josh partners with his clients to achieve their personal and professional targets by maximizing their true potential. Now, we have all seen Josh’s talents. So, If you are thinking of making your next event a truly memorable experience or know a group of individuals who are pursuing positive changes in their daily life.

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Since 1999 Yayasan Goodwill International (Goodwill) has helped 1007 students graduate from university, either from the University of Indonesia (UI) or Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB). Goodwill gives scholarships to students who have demonstrated good grades, leadership, and community spirit, but don’t have the financial means to finish. Their mission is to provide financial assistance, leadership training, and advice to help the students graduate and reach their true potential. Students are required to complete at least 40 hours of leadership training, attend an orientation session, and a twoday retreat with special training including team building and a public speaking competition. I volunteered to help coordinate the Leadership Training Program (LTP) for this year. I have helped find sponsors for students, find speakers for the LTP sessions, attend sessions, have given two presentations myself, and helped with a marketing plan. I work with the director Ibu Mien Wibowo. She is dedicated and enthusiastic, acting as a mother and mentor to the students, 18 I Grapevine June 2020

and has been with the program since the beginning. She can always use more sponsors and LTP presenters if you would like to help. My husband and I sponsored a student for R8.5 million for one year, and we both enjoyed giving our presentations. The presentations were on topics such as communications, public speaking, emotional health, and resume writing. I got involved in this project because it is a “pay it forward” charity. The alumni who graduate are very active in helping other students who graduate behind them. The alumni help sponsor future students and volunteer to help in the LTP. The cycle continues as more new students graduate. The British Women’s Association graciously sponsored 6 students this year, and has been a consistent supporter of the program over the years. Long-time member Tish Odwyer has helped choose the BWA Goodwill students for many years. Please contact me at billandmare@mac.com if you would like to volunteer or sponsor a student. The students are amazing and this has been a very rewarding opportunity for me.


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With the help of a fantasy character, Ario, explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from Covid-19 and how to manage emotions that can arise from the current situation. This storybook is recommended for children age 6-11 years. The project was developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, and supported by global, regional and country based experts, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries. Ebook comes with different languages and can be download via interagencystandingcommittee.org/

Currently ranked #1 on Kindle bestselling book. A story about a crime reporter, Sawyer Brooks who was plagued by traumatic childhood memories and still struggles to gain control of her rage, her paranoia, and her life. Now, after finally getting promoted at work, she is forced to return home and face her past. River Rock is where she’d been abandoned by her two older sisters to suffer alone, and in silence, the unspeakable abuses of her family. It’s also where Sawyer’s best friend disappeared and two teenage girls were murdered. Three cold cases dead and buried with the rest of the town’s secrets.

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From left: Cath Jenkins, Jane Hearn, Andrea Angell, Clare Reynolds, Sarah Campbell, Emily Littlejohn, Tracy Soper, Sarah Watsons, Shona Papachristidis-Bove, Diana Grieger, Jill Curtis, Rebecca Klink, Marcie Prole-Randell, Barbara SpeirsAbsence from photo: Leah Sudarto, Gina Pitcaithly

I have been living in Jakarta for 3 years, and joined BWA straight away. My job travelling around is to get a social life, and we certainly have found that through our BWA network. I regularly play golf, canasta, and have started Mahjong. There are always trips and activities organised to which usually end with a lunch! BWA is fun and welcoming, with women who want to keep busy, socialise, and want to make a difference during our time in Jakarta.

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I’ve been abroad for 6 years now, I have 3 grown up sons who live at home in the U.K. I joined the BWA in the first few weeks of arriving, it was one of the best things I did, I met some amazing people from all around the world! We certainly share some fun and giggles with the different activities and lunches we share together. I’ve been running Events with Andrea for the last year, which we’ve both really enjoyed, trying to put together fun activities to keep us expats entertained! I feel very passionate about the BWA and what a haven it provides for us all that I decided to assist Sarah and help by also standing as Vice Chair this year. Come and join us for a lot of good fun and laughter....





I have lived in Jakarta for 1 ½ years and love it! I am American but became involved with the BWA immediately and thoroughly enjoy the camaraderie I found there. Fun times for me include Canasta, Mahjong, Book clubs, tennis, yoga and lots of cooking and baking (and eating and drinking!)

I am Andrea. I am the Essex contingent, have lived in many places around the UK, spent 10 years in Hong Kong with my husband and 2 boys and the last 2.5 years in Jakarta as an empty nester. As far as I know, I don’t have a nickname but others may say differently. I joined the BWA as soon as I arrived here and haven’t regretted it. I’ve met some lovely (sometimes crazy) ladies and take part with the yoga, canasta and just recently mahjong at the house. I enjoy being part of the committee and arranging events with my co-partner-incrime, Tracy Soper. We love to try and arrange fun, silly, giggly times with our members, together with their spouses. Come along and join us!!

I’m the other Sarah on the committee! I have been in Jakarta for about 18 months and luckily I found the BWA. I have been involved as a Newcomers’ coordinator with Clare and now I’m working with Diana and the amazing social welfare team to support local charities in our area. It’s wonderful to see what a difference the BWA makes in so many people’s lives and I’m delighted to be part of it!


Hi I am Clare but mostly know as Clur by friends due to my Wigan accent .My hubby and I have been expats in Asia for over 14 years and love having friends from all over the world .I really enjoy being part of the newcomers and membership team as it’s a great way to help new people settle in and introduce them to all the BWA has to offer .I love the fun and friendships that I myself have from being a member of the BWA



We are living in Indonesia since almost 4 years now and I started volunteering with the BWA a few months after arriving. I was welcomed with open arms immediately and I had a few different roles since and enjoyed every task and chance to grow. I love being part of this amazing organisation and am so grateful to work in a team with so many fantastic women.

Jakarta has been my home since early childhood. My family moved from London when I was three years old and what was meant to be a 3-year stay, ended up being 17. We all moved back to the UK, and I came back to Jakarta in 1998 and ended up meeting the man I eventually married. I have been a member of the BWA for the past 5 years, but have been going to meetings since I was a young child. My mother was a member and she would take me aIong to some of the meetings; I remember feeling so grown up, sitting at those tables listening to the speakers! This year, I am the Bazaar coordinator and hope that my interest (okay, love!) of shopping will help me in fulfilling my role Grapevine June 2020 I 23



Hi, I am relatively new to Jakarta but have lived all over the world, with Indonesia being the 6th Country I have lived in. I sought out the BWA immediately upon arrival and I found that it was a wonderful place to make new friends. I was welcomed with open arms! I became involved in the communication committee fairly early on due to a person unexpectedly leaving Jakarta. I have a background in IT with my last working position involving email marketing. I enjoy being able to use my skill set for such a wonderful organization who offer their friendships and time, as well as charity for the local community.

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It's been 2 years of living in this big Durian. Moving here with our 8 month daughter was definitely not a walk in the park. I remembered baby-carrying my daughter when I first stepped foot into the BWA House. Everyone was so welcoming. Then I joined BWA. I had enjoyed being involved with our Annual Charity Ball and now with the similar skill sets, I will be handling Grapevine and assisting Marcie in Communication from time to time. Through the 2 years, I have established amazing friendships, working with many talented ladies, indirectly giving back to the society, the experience is abundant. Where BWA is involved, think MERRY, SUPPORT, LAUGH & FUN!


I’m Becky from Texas. I love animals and have a grandson and a granddaughter due in July. I am loving living in Indonesia.



Hello! I’ve lived in Jakarta for three and a half years and have been involved with BWA from day 1 where I’ve met the majority of my Jakarta friends and brunch buddies! I’ve been involved in the annual BWA Ball, served as part of the BWA Newcomers Team for two years before moving onto House Manager. In actual fact we are so much a team that we all help out in whatever area help is needed, such a rewarding feeling! BWA has so much to offer on many levels but above all a sense of community, support, friendship and fun!


Hello, I’m am a newbie too expat lifestyle, The BWA has been a great help for me settling in to my new life in Jakarta. Hailing from the North East of England via Scotland, I am helping Claire with newcomers & membership, I will offer a warm northern welcome. Since moving to Jakarta I have enjoyed dot painting, canasta with a great bunch of ladies (BWA members) and enjoying shopping at Mangga Dua.



Back in November before everyone left home for the long holiday, we had our wonderful BWA Christmas Lunch at the Mandarin Oriental. Huge thanks to Mandarin Oriental for the beautiful food, awesome decoration of the room and all the staff who helped make that a wonderful start to the festive season. Everyone had a tremendously good time with a few drinks, carol signing, games and lots of giggles thrown in!

FESTIVE FUN Whoosh! ‌..and just like that it was time for the last event of the BWA social calendar! The house looked wonderfully festive as it opened its doors to our lovely BWA members and friends for our traditional Merry Mingle. Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the warm tones of Buble and Bing Crosby, Christmas carols and Slade playing in the background creating a lovely atmosphere. In true potluck style our tables were groaning with quiche, sandwiches, hummus, salads and all things cake as well as festive mince pies, whilst our trusty punch bowl was put to great use! We mingled, chatted, laughed and hugged as we said goodbye to each other and to 2019 in true BWA style. Grapevine June 2020 I 25


A WARM WELCOME Thank you Warung Turki for having a big crowd of us in your beautiful restaurant representing the Mediterranean Sea, serving up authentic wonderful Turkish Cuisine. A great afternoon to meet new people and see old friends after the long holiday.


Besides being a Yoga expert, we are delighted to have Eresa back in the house to teach us all about Pottery. It was extremely fun and it was not as messy as we all thought it would be, on the contrary, it was a relaxing afternoon amongst friends.

Lucy’s Batik hosted us at their beautiful store, ALL back in March. We were being introduced to ABOUT the story of Lucy’s Batik. Most of us bagged BATIK

home dresses, homewares and decoratives. Besides the shopping fun, we also get to try our hands on batik printing and even get to bring them back. Visit lucysbatik.com to find out more about Lucy’s Batik and the workshop they offer.

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ART FOR ALL Our very talented Terez in the house with her magic hand on watercolour! It was relaxing alongside with a lovely glass of punch to help with our artistic flow.

HAPPY HOURS To kickstart a Friday, we get to try our hands at cocktail making at the Dharmawangsa Hotel. All of us were presented with a certificate at the end of the session. It was a gleeful afternoon for our members indeed! Check out The Cognac Lounge at the Dharmarwangsa Hotel, they offers premium cognac, whisky, wines and cocktails, complemented with an enticing selection of canapĂŠs.

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WE ALL LOVE TO TRAVEL, BUT WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? YOU MAY LIKE TO PUT DERAWAN ISLAND IN KALIMANTAN ON YOUR BUCKET LIST FOR 2021. The coral reefs that surround Derawan Island, are bursting with colour and life. In fact, over 870 fish species live in these waters, from pygmy seahorses to giant manta rays. Derawan Island is just one island in the chain of islands known as the Derawan Islands, which consists of six islands as well as a number of islets and reefs, all set in the aqua blue waters of the Sulawesi Sea, East Kalimantan. From Jakarta, I took a flight to Berau via Balikpapan and then jumped on a speedboat. In around three hours I arrived at Derawan Island, a small sandy atoll and a truly magical place. Its tiny settlement consists of a friendly local village with a number of colourful wooden cabins and cottages for visitors to stay, some of which are suspended on stilts over clear, turquoise waters. There are also several dedicated dive resorts if diving is your thing. I stayed at a little cottage homestay on a long jetty with the waters lapping up under my cabin and a fishing pole at the door. My welcoming committee consisted of three giant turtles which surfaced as I alighted on the jetty. One raised its head in my direction and then seemed to accompany me as I walked towards the shore, its large flippers moving at a slow, rhythmic pace. I spent the rest of the day walking around the local village, and perusing the local café and restaurant scene (which took all of about 15 minutes). I particularly liked the look of a little seafood restaurant which was located on one of the long jetties. As soon as I entered, the owner flew out of the kitchen and greeted me with a huge smile. She excitedly pointed out the round holes in the floor between the tables and showed me a stack of fishing poles at the ready resting against the wall. Yes, you can fish from the restaurant, while you eat! Decision made. I had found my dinner spot. This super-friendly restaurant owner also told me she could organise a tasty picnic lunch, along with a good boat and an excellent captain to take me out the 30 I Grapevine June 2020

next day. Second decision made. The next morning I arrived at 8.00 am as instructed, grabbed my pre-packed lunch and was off on a sturdy speedboat to Sangalaki. This island is a protected marine area and home to a turtle breeding program where turtle eggs are incubated, and the hatchlings taken care of before release. The waters around Sangalaki provide a natural habitat for the manta ray, with divers naming the area "The Kingdom of Mantas”. These massive sea dwellers have a four-metre wing span, and I spotted a number of them breaking the surface of the water from the boat. Of course, I could not resist jumping overboard with my


Floating in this peaceful lake, surrounded by lush forests, was an extraordinary experience. It did not take long before I found myself in the midst of a mass of jellyfish.

glad that my guide had already informed me that the four species of jellyfish that have evolved in this unique lake had become stingless over the years and were therefore harmless. It was the most surreal sensation swimming in a sea of graceful and beautiful jellyfish, some of them translucent, some large, some small and some ever so curious. Every five minutes I had one or two nibbling at my toes, almost as if wanting to make friends. I also spotted other fascinating marine wonders in the lake, including sea sponges, tube worms, and sea cucumbers. I spent a blissful three days staying on Derawan Island. From turtles to toe-tickling jellyfish, the idyllic Derawan Island chain offers a laid-back travel experience with fresh seafood feasts and beautiful sunsets every evening. It is very accessible by plane and boat from Jakarta and other major cities. The charms and wonders of this remote paradise in East Kalimantan awaits you.

Stephanie Brookes is a travel writer and blogger with tales from Indonesia and beyond. IG: @stephtravelwriter FB: @stephtravelwriter www.travelwriter.ws Author - “Indonesia’s Hidden Heritage; Cultural Journeys of Discovery”

snorkel to join them. They seemed undeterred by my presence, and it was a pure adrenaline rush to share some space with these magnificent creatures. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I had another treat in store. The next stop was Kakaban Island, home to magical Kakaban Lake, also known as Jellyfish Lake. This is a landlocked body of seawater

raised above sea level. Its isolation from the surrounding ocean has enabled life forms in the lake to evolve separately over millions of years and has resulted in numerous unique species, many of which are yet to be identified. Floating in this peaceful lake, surrounded by lush forests, was an extraordinary experience. It did not take long before I found myself in the midst of a mass of jellyfish. I was

David Metcalf is a photographer and runs cultural photography tours in Kalimantan, Sumba, Mentawai Islands, Bali, Tanzania, Alaska and Japan. IG: davidmetcalfphotography FB: davidmetcalfphotography YT: DayakDave www.davidmetcalfphotography.com How to Get There: Fly from Jakarta to Balikpapan, transferring to Berau. Connect with speedboat to Derawan Island. Local Guide: Ibu Yun Pratiwi can arrange your speedboat, accommodation and meals. She is a very experienced, professional guide. Email: pratiwiyun@gmail.com Tel: +62 8115233389 www.centralborneoguide.com

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Wine Dine



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ARE YOU ANIMALE ENOUGH? ANIMALE, an integration of a new American approach to Mediterranean cuisine. Animale unveils diverse possibilities of techniques and food concepts, it embraces social dining experience filled with energy with focus on lifestyle dining concepts. You will immerse into Animale’s ‘Habitat’ inspired interior, themed concept of different dining areas like, ‘ocean’, ‘land’ and ‘mountain’. A charcuterie selection cured by the house themselves, as well as some variety of dry aged steaks being done, exposing it to the guests. Feel free to also hover in and join in the action of the wood burning oven. animalejakarta.com/

ART ON YOUR TABLE One of the new kids on Kemang Raya’s block, Art On The Table, can help spruce up your kitchenware or If you have just moved to Jakarta and in need of exquisite dinnerware, wine glasses or even woodware. Currently owning 3 stores across Bali, Art On The Table provides a wide range of tablewares for hotels, villa, restaurant and cafes. Pay a visit to their Jakarta branch along Kemang and you will definitely bag home some of their tablewares (even if you don’t need any!). Find them on: Jl. Kemang Raya No.24 A

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An ice cream parlor where you keep going back for more? This is it. Some popular flavours that comeagain offers are Avignon, Sunrise and Kiss, which are inspired from famous masterpieces by Picasso, Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt. Using only the finest ingredients, preservatives free and no artificial colouring in this cheeky tub or cup of goodie. We are also thrilled to know that we can order these lovely tubs of ice cream on Tokopedia and receive it on the same day, wrapped in foil and bubble wrap for safekeeping these yummies! IG: do.comeagain

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Pearl Barley and Chorizo Soup (adapted from Jamie Oliver & Tesco) Pearl barley is higher in fibre than white pasta. This recipe also gives you 2 of your 5-a-day. Bonus!" - Jamie Oliver “I have made this recipe for a few times now, it is easy to make and thick. Keep really well in the fridge for a couple of days and freeze well for lazy days.” - Janey INGREDIENTS yy 2 onions yy 2 carrots yy 2 sticks of celery yy olive oil yy 150g Jayson pork chorizo from Luxofood yy 2 bay leaves (either dried or fresh) yy 200g pearl barley from Luxofood yy 2 x 400g tins of quality peeled plum tomatoes yy 4 x vegetable stock cubes, made up with 1.8ltr water yy 500g kale yy extra virgin olive oil INSTRUCTIONS 1. Peel and roughly chop the onions, then scrub, trim and roughly chop the carrots and celery. 2. Place a large deep, lidded pan over a medium heat with 1/2 tbsp olive oil. 36 I Grapevine June 2020


3. Roughly chop the chorizo, add

to the pan and fry for 2 mins or until golden. Spoon out a quarter and set aside. 4. Add the chopped veg and bay leaves, then cook for 10 mins, or until softened, stirring occasionally. 5. Stir in the barley, then scrunch in the tomatoes, along with 1 tin's worth of water and the stock. Give everything a good stir, bring to the boil, then turn the heat down to low and simmer for 40 mins with the lid ajar, stirring occasionally. 6. Prep the greens, removing any tough stalks, then finely shred.

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Add to the pan and simmer for a further 10 mins, or until tender. 7. Leave the soup chunky, or blitz a third with a stick blender to give it a thicker, smoother texture. Taste and season to perfection with sea salt and black pepper. 8. Ladle into bowls, scatter over the reserved chorizo and drizzle with goodquality extra virgin olive oil. Delicious with toasted bread for dunking.


2 Ingredients Bread Roll

(Adapted from IG @sixpmfooddiary) These bread rolls are the easiest you can ever get, if you are running out of time either hosting a dinner or a quick bread for your little ones at home! INGREDIENTS (YIELD 8 ROLLS) yy 1 cup plain/greek yogurt (245gm) yy 1 cup self raising flour (113gm) yy INSTRUCTIONS 1. 1. Preheat oven to 180c. Mix yogurt and flour together using spatula. Dust a little flour over your workspace and knead it until smooth.

2. 2. If you like your bread

roll plain, divide the kneaded dough into 8 parts and rolled them into a bun, baked it for 25 minutes and serve!

Optional: If you’d like your bread rolls to have some flavour, like i love them to be in cheesy, chives.. Add in your grated cheese and chives before step 2.

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Health & Wellness



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Fit Juicery H

ave you been opening the fridge for more than 3 times today? During the selfisolation period, nothing excites me more than to think what shall I have for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In between those, opening the fridge to see what I can grab and go. But that is not the way to go if we want to build up our immune systems. I was thinking of a juice cleanse but most juice fast diets need a commitment of 3 days. I need my system to get a jump-start. So, I speak to Teddy Sentosa, owner of FIT Juicery, who is also a trainer at F45 Kemang.

J: Hi Teddy, I would like to know whether I can improve my sleep quality, boost my immune system and better my digestion with a juice diet? Teddy: Yes, you can. But before you start the 1 day juice cleanse, you need to prepare your juice fast 2-3 days before, like eliminating certain things from your diet and lifestyle.

J: So, how do I prepare for my juice fast? Teddy: Clean eating, no processed food, food that contains refined sugar, dairy and meat. I have mentioned lifestyle, meaning cutting out on alcohol and caffeine. You need to be on a completely clean diet in order to jump start this one-day juice cleanse. Many of my clients try gradually decreasing it starting from a week then by 2 days before the juice cleanse you are on a completely clean diet/ lifestyle, so the body does not go through a sudden change. J: ok, time to make some changes to my diet and lifestyle starting tomorrow. So, entice me. What do you have on FIT Juicery menu for my 1 day juice cleanse? Teddy: You can go for these.. • Go Green (Cucumber, Spinach, Celery, Lemon, Apple) - Health and fiber • Go Green II (Cucumber, Spinach, Celery, Lemon, Apple, Ginger) - Health and fiber • Choconary (Cocoa, Banana, Strawberry, Coconut Milk) - Energizer • Restoration Red (Beet Ginger Lemon Apple) Antioxidant + Anti Inflammatory J: Looks really good, except for the celery. Well.. if i want to customize my own, is that possible? Teddy: No recommended because of the nutritional fact, you will have to follow closely on which juice should be consumed in a respective order. J: So, on your menu, do you also have a 3 day juice diet? Teddy: At the moment, we are still working on the 3 day juice diet. So far, most of my clients love the one-day juice cleanse and it is a big hit. A few years ago, there used to be demand for a 3 day juice diet but in recent years, many consumers prefer a more swift way to restart the system in their body. Besides juice diet, we also have other juices to fulfil your daily intake of fruits. J (on my phone): Can i order it on GoFood? Teddy: Yes! We are on GoFood, alternatively, you can visit our Instagram, DM us or whatsapp us at +6282232047880

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Coming Rightto Your Home

Namaste. BWA friends from Eresa, some of you already know me from the Wellness morning last year in October, for those that haven’t yet met me, my name is Eresa Whiteley. I’m a long time expat ( I came to Jakarta in 1980) I have been teaching yoga for over 10 years. I am registered with the Yoga Alliance and I have done over 500hours ERYT with more than 2000 hours teaching experience and I am a meditation coach also. In today’s global pandemic, due to covid 19, we have been cooped up inside our homes away from loved ones or spending alot of time with them. As a result we can sometimes start to think negatively, experience fear or doubts. I thought it would be appropriate to share with you how to meditate, meditation has shown so many vast benefits to your mind & body. Letting go all the negative thoughts, fears, uncertainties, stressed, worries, depression and we meditate to clam our mind, change the brain waves .* We can actually shift our thoughts as well to a more positive focus state of mind, which then reflects to a more positive way of living our life. Below I will share with you some Guide lines

A guide before you meditate: #1 #2


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Make it a formal practice. Twice a day, it can be just 3-5 minutes to start off. Start with the breath. Breathe in & out slowly whilst closing your eyes. Breathing deep slows the heart rate, relax the muscles focus the mind and is an ideal way to begin practice. Stretch first. Stretching loosen the muscles and tendons allowing you to sit (or lie) more comfortably and get into the process of “going inward” and bring attention to the body. Meditate with Purpose. We must understand that meditation is an Active process. Experiment. Although many think of effective meditation as a yogi sitting, cross-legged beneath a Bodhi tree, beginners should be more experimental and try different ways like sitting, lying, open eyes, closed eyes and even walking. Feel your body parts. Once the mind quiets, put all your attention to the feet and then slowly move your way up the



body (including your internal organs). This is very healthy and an indicator that you are on the right path. Pick a specific room in your home to meditate. Make sure it is NoT the same room where you do work, exercise, or sleep. Place candles and other spiritual paraphernalia in the room to help you feel at ease. Commit for the long haul.Meditation is a lifelong practice, and you will benefit most by NOT examining the results of your daily practice. Just do the best you can everyday, and then let it go!

You may also wish to tune into Morning Meditation by Bethany Auriel-Hagan on insighttimer.com as a beginner guide.

Here are some pictures of different ways of meditation

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Drop your shoulders, jaws back and relax your face. Hope it helps with your medication if you like to ask me something regarding yoga or meditation you can get in touch with me eresawhiteley@gmail.com#yoga_eresa #jade_potteries Blessed to you all. 40 I Grapevine June 2020


Indonesian Jamu


Jamu is not unfamiliar to many of the expat here in Jakarta. It is a very traditional drink to maintain overall health. In fact, there are many jamu making workshops and BWA have organized a few throughout the years (and it is always fully booked!).


yy 100 gr turmeric roots - or yy yy yy yy yy yy

use 2 teaspoons turmeric powder 30 gr fresh ginger roots 5 Tbsp tamarind extracts - or use 100 gr seedless tamarind Or use juice of 2 limes to substitute 2 gr black peppercorns about 1 teaspoon 4 cups water 50 gr coconut sugar - or more if you want it sweeter (optional)

Wash turmeric and ginger roots:

yy Turmeric and ginger grow in soil and therefore there are lots of dirts attached to them. Make sure to wash and use

a small brush to brush the skin to get rid of dirts really well. There is no need to peel the skin, unless you want to

Optional step to prepare turmeric: yy Place the washed turmeric roots in

a saucepan and cover with water. Boil for 5 minutes and then discard water. This step helps to get rid of that "raw" taste that most people dislike. But this is totally optional. Most jamu is prepared without blanching the turmeric. It's up to you. Cooking for 15 minutes, will not destroy its health benefit

If you prefer blending:

yy It's especially helpful if you have a

powerful blender ( another reason I love my Vitamix blender). Put everything in the blender and blend away until the juice is smooth

Or Straining:

yy Strain the juice through a sieve and discard the solid. Transfer to a glass jar or bottles

How to serve:

yy Jamu is usually served warm

in Indonesia. So you can heat it up briefly in the microwave or in the saucepan before consuming. If you prefer it chilled, chill them in the refrigerator for few hours before serving


yy Store the juice in the

refrigerator for up to 1 week. Remember to give it a stir before pouring into a cup as the good stuff tends to settle at the bottom of the bottle/jar

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Brightly coloured bunting was flying high all over England on Friday 8th May to celebrate VE Day, 75 years since the end of World War Two. Victory in Europe Day started with a two minute silence at 11am to honour those who lost their lives during the war but due to Covid 19 lockdown many group VE celebrations sadly had to be cancelled. A nation not to be deterred, the British came out in force, decorating houses and having social distancing afternoon tea street parties in glorious sunshine with people dressed in vintage 40’s costume. All in all a thoroughly British day with unseasonal British sunshine. By Helen Watkins Photos by Helen Watkins & Andrea Angell

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