Anak Mall Returns…

What can I write within 10 minutes time?

2019, entah akan menjadi tahun apa ini; gw belum punya bayangan. Tapi dari hampir 3 bulan pertama ini gw melihat banyak hal dan kegiatan positif yang membangun rasa percaya diri dan memperbaiki karakter gw juga.

Alhamdullilah….itulah kalimat pertama yang ingin gw ucapkan. Setelah vacuum ngeblog selama hampir 6 tahun lamanya. Mangkir dari dunia jurnalistik demi menempuh kehidupan dunia yang hakiki (re: jadi IRT), tahun ini bisa dibilang akan menjadi tahun kembalinya Rina.

For a better and greater achievement here and hereafter InsyaaAllah. Alhamdullilah juga, tahun ini tepat setahun bisnis rantangan gw berjalan. Dengan omzet yang memampukan gw untuk mentraktir anak-anak dan suami dan kasih kado besar ke Ibu dan Ibu mertua gw.

So here I am, kembali lagi di dunia per-blog-an atas permintaan sahabat-sahabat sholeh dan sholehah. Semoga isi blog ini nantinya bisa bermanfaat, menghibur (maybe?? hahahaha) dan menjadi amal jariyah gw juga.

Saat ini juga belum tahu apakah gw akan konsisten menulis dengan bahasa Indonesia atau Belanda atau Inggris, entahlah….but at least I have made my first step by setting up this blog from scratch.

Anyway, anak mall itu adalah julukan gw yang hobi ngemall dan di zaman foursquare dulu sampai punya mall rat badge tingkat 10 sangking hobinya ke mall di tiap negara yang gw kunjungi!

Oh iya, yang dulu ngikutin blog gw yang yurinamartin.com …Alhamdulillah, sekarang gw udah mengunjungi lebih dari 18 negara dari cita-cita awal yang pengen ngunjungin 16 negara 6 benua. Setelah banyak tahun berlalu, gw udah gak nafsu untuk mengunjungi 6 benua lagi. Mungkin di post berikutnya gw bisa cerita lagi lebih banyak.

But for now, I got to go….I need to pick up my son at school! 🙂

Terima kasih udah menyempatkan untuk membaca tulisan ini. I wish you a very wonderful day ahead.

Wassalam,

Na’

Baby Jogger City Tour, is it your next stroller too?

I currently have two kids and having a good stroller is on top of my list.

After getting Bugaboo Bee for my first child, I struggled to find another one when the second one arrived 2.5 years after.

Bugaboo Bee is the best I have ever bought for my children, and I am certainly happy with it until now. You know, they say it’s like a Porsche for children ^.^ hahahaha.

Anyway, after I bought the extra wheeled board for my eldest child, I thought to have a double stroller but then my husband said NO!

Bugaboo, even the bee series, is too bulky. I need something compact and yet comfortable.

Besides the Bee, I also have Koelstra Simba in Color Jade. It’s an umbrella stroller, and I used it normally for travelling, since it’s light, affordable in price and the (almost) 180 degrees reclining system. And yet, I’m not satisfied.

Then I came to Tokyo and remember when I saw many young moms walking with a small, compact stroller. One day, I asked it to a stranger I met at the Station. What’s the brand of your stroller?

She said “Yoyo Zen”. Ok noted.

So I said to myself that this would be my next stroller. But then, when the second child arrived, I stumbled upon Baby Jogger City Tour (again) on Instagram! Thank you IG…you really is a great app 🙂

Then I made a comparasion in which come to the result that I chose Baby Jogger city tour over Yoyo Zen.

My reasons are:

1. It comes with a handy backpack for the stroller. Making it clean and tidy, easy to carry.

2. It has a footrest in which the Yoyo Zen missed.

I have used it now for almost 15 months and I am quite happy with it. The only minus point is that the folding system sometimes not as smooth as it promised, but it really is a minor problem.

Further, it is a easy to maneuver, it rides smooth, it really is a city stroller, stylish and it’s comfortable for my children.

And yes, this stroller is approved cabin bagage.

Thank you for reading this!

Bye for now,

Na’