Filed under: art/design | Tags: | November 26th, 2014

inspired from pinterest, i tried some new way of wrapping presents. of course i needed more effort to do this compare just wrapping them in some cute pattern wrapping paper.

something i learned after this, these kind of wrapping only good with sqare/rectangular presents. if the shape is random then it looks awkward.


Filed under: food | Tags: | November 24th, 2014

inspired to make chicken meatballs after seeing this recipe. but instead of frying the meatballs, i baked them. and it’s so easy and tasty (except the time forming them into balls).

i ate them with shell pasta i have at home. and added cheese. ok, the cheese part is probably not that healthy but i couldn’t help it!

Filed under: quote | Tags: | November 22nd, 2014

“Time flows in the strange way on Sunday.”
– Haruki Murakami

Filed under: jingga | Tags: | November 20th, 2014

now she has her own bag preference.

Filed under: book | Tags: | November 18th, 2014

i’m re-reading burung-burung manyar by y.b mangunwijaya. i read book for the first time about 15 years ago, before i started writing things in my blog (my blog started in 2002, when i lived in bali).

since this is a good book, i enjoy reading it. and of course i have forget about the story especially the details. it’s more like reading a new good book.


Filed under: food | Tags: | November 16th, 2014

another no fry food. this time is tuna stuffed eggs.

the eggs are boiled and take out the yolks (they contain evil cholesterol). mix tuna, mayonaise and chopped spring onion. then put the mixture into the egg.

super easy!

Filed under: smoothies | Tags: | November 14th, 2014

almost 8 months of daily morning smoothies (with a few days of cheating when on traveling). still fun. still want to go ahead with this.

Filed under: food | Tags: | November 12th, 2014

more from the no fry food. i’m such a lazy cook, so i only try some easy recipes.

this one is baked chicken. just marinate the chicken overnight with lemon, salt and pepper. in the morning bake it with onion, garlic, soya sauce then put a bunch of vegetable you prefer. voila. it looks colorfully good!

Filed under: nature | Tags: | November 10th, 2014

good news from my mint plant. it’s growing! i tried with a few cuttings but only one grows. but it grows quite fast!

i browsed about mint planting and it’s said, this is one of the easiest plant to grow. i wish to have a whole bunch of mint then i can harvest the freshly picked mint for my tea.

Filed under: food | Tags: | November 8th, 2014

for the sake of healthier lifestyle, we tried to consume more baked than fried food. most indonesian food are more into fry or steam. and fried food are more delicious and easier to get.

this one is tomato and spinach frittata. just mix egg, veggie, onion and cheese then bake them.

Filed under: nature, photo, travel | Tags: | November 6th, 2014

after more than 2 years, we finally visited the botanic garden in bogor again. it was early in the morning on saturday. the fresh air and the green kept us happy all the time. jingga had her time there. running around on the grass and played soccer.

this is the kind of place we should visit again and again.

Filed under: food | Tags: | November 4th, 2014

what happen if you bake carrot cake too often?
1. try to create some new shapes
2. your kid gets bored and refuse to eat it

Filed under: quote | Tags: | November 2nd, 2014

Which would you choose: a world with pyramids or a world without?

The Wind Rises

Filed under: book | Tags: | October 31st, 2014

so many posts about books lately. this e-book thing really speed up my reading.

the one i’m reading now is mr. penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore by robin sloan. so different from the books i read lately and not enjoying too much reading this. it’s about computer coding and mystery. but i’m almost done. still curious about how the story turned at the end.

Filed under: nature | Tags: | October 29th, 2014

after failing a few times, finally one of the mint plant grows.

i planted this from the leftover mint and just stick it into the ground. most of them didn’t make it, but this one survives. mint has a strong flavor. it creates another version of tea. a better one.

Filed under: jingga | Tags: | October 27th, 2014

next year she’ll be in kindergarten and wears uniform. i’m not sure i still can do this.

Filed under: smoothies | Tags: | October 25th, 2014

more and more colorful smoothies.

Filed under: art/design, photo | Tags: | October 23rd, 2014

from humans of new york: good luck with architecture…

Filed under: book | Tags: | October 21st, 2014

the next book i’m reading is before i go to sleep by sj watson. this is his first book that i read.

the story reminded me of mementoes. but the character here is a woman with mystery of her own life. while writing this post, i just found out this book is already turned into a movie.

Filed under: book | Tags: | October 19th, 2014

i got the copy of gelombang through preorder and got number 1178 out of 2014. i finished reading it right away.

i personally like partikel better. and a bit surprise because i thought gelombang is the last sequel of the supernova series. but it’s not. there will be another one. i hope it will not take too long for the next book. i want all the character in the series meet.