Filed under: quote | Tags: | June 18th, 2013
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
– Dante Alighieri
Filed under: book | Tags: | June 14th, 2013
it’s just not easy anymore to find time to read a book, let alone updating this blog. but the book is very interesting. i like the theme about population.
and this hard cover book is not light to carry around. since i have not many times at home to read, i read this during my travels. when people use tabs for reading books, i’m still carrying around this old looking hard cover book.
Filed under: travel | Tags: | June 2nd, 2013
i found fuxing park on my last day in shanghai. ironically, the place is very close to the office. it was spring time so the flowers were bloom. there’s rose garden part but my friend told me the flowers were not roses, even they looked roses to me.
after the office, i made a round walk in the garden for the last time. it was almost dark but still nice.
i walk everyday to the office now. about 3.5 km and take me about 45 minute. it’s a long walk, but the weather is cool (with rain and wind sometimes) and shanghai has big pavement for walking. it’s just great to be able to walk here. in jakarta, i almost never walk.
i pass a lot of parks. they’re big and clean. and the surroundings are old and new building side by side together.
i work overtime everyday so returning from the office, i usually just take taxi. this city is very safe. safer than in singapore. i just can walk alone in the middle of the night to get taxi. and unlike jakarta and singapore, available taxi is not hard to find. most taxi drivers don’t speak english so i always have my destination address written in chinese.
Filed under: travel | Tags: | May 24th, 2013
on my 3rd day in shanghai , i decided to walk from the apartment to the office. the office staff said this will take 40 minutes, but my boss said 20 minutes. and according to the taxi receipt it’s 3.5 km.
i tried to check google map, but the map is written in chinese. i can’t follow the taxi route because some of the roads are one way road. it was raining lightly, the temperature was colder than the previous day, but i decided to just walk. if i lost, i just can take taxi.
and yes, i was lost. i got into a family mart (kind of 7/11) and asked for direction by showing the office address in chinese. the lady in there only spoke chinese and tried to show me the direction. i followed her direction, and finally i reached the office.
Filed under: travel | Tags: | May 22nd, 2013
the area here is part of french concession. no wonder the area is somehow like in europe.
Filed under: travel | Tags: | May 21st, 2013
i’m in shanghai now. the first time to be here. away from jingga for longer than i’ve ever been.
it’s only my 2nd day but so far the city is ok. not many people speaking english. and like other places there are many good people. so far my life has been only between office and apartment so not many things i can tell.
Filed under: food | Tags: | May 3rd, 2013
after a series of baking failure, i finally made something eatable. this green tea cake is not bad at all. mixed everything and baked them without too much expectation.
let’s try on jingga…
Filed under: garfield | Tags: | April 24th, 2013
Filed under: food | Tags: | April 18th, 2013
we went to festival jajanan bango last weekend. it was super crowded but we ate so many delicious food: sate jamur, tahu telur, mie aceh, oseng-oseng mercon, ayam kalasan and es pocong.
jingga enjoyed her time there and ate a lot. too bad i didn’t take any photo there. we went home with happy belly.
Filed under: food | Tags: | April 9th, 2013
we stumbled into a new restaurant with carribean style in pasaraya blok m, aruba.
it looks so cute from outside, so we got in and tried their food for lunch. the food was good too. and jingga ate them all.
Filed under: quote | Tags: | April 7th, 2013
‘We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.
‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”
A.A. Milne – ‘Winnie The Pooh’
Filed under: book | Tags: | April 5th, 2013
i don’t regret buying pulang because the book is really good. well, i haven’t done reading it but i like this better than amba. many people compare amba and pulang because they both telling the same theme of story, about the fall of communism in 1960s. but the set of amba is mostly in buru island and pulang is in paris.
Filed under: jingga | Tags: | March 31st, 2013
it started at 5.30 pm and we sat near the exit, in case jingga didn’t feel comfortable with the atmosphere. but she was fine during the whole concert. it wasn’t crowded and people sat on the floor. jingga even clapped with us at the end of every song.
there was pure saturday after float. but it was too late for jingga. we went home without attending the pure saturday one.
To the future we surrender
Life’s to live and love’s to love
Filed under: movie | Tags: | March 29th, 2013
before midnight trailer
Filed under: daily list | Tags: | March 26th, 2013
i’m sorry for neglecting you for a while. here’s some random updates:
after 2 years of hiatus, i finally have time watching serials again. starting with project runway all stars 2. but haven’t finish the whole season now.
i haven’t bake anything new lately. i want to make this tiramisu but haven’t got a chance to buy the ingredient.
Filed under: today's outfit | Tags: | March 17th, 2013
the yellow roses i received last night.
thank you thank you thank you
every weekend, we tried to find a new place other than shopping malls to visit. last weekend, we ended up in rimba baca. it’s a house, turned into a library for kids. and the place is so comfortable, with wood floor and book shelves on the walls. they also have some toys. jingga was happy. and we were happy too.