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

i’m reading 100 years old man who climbed out the window and disappeared (such a long title) in e-book version. i rarely read book in e-book version but i think i’ll do this more and more since this will solve my problem of book space in my room. and book pile gathers dust. and dust makes jingga sick.

i really enjoy this book.  the same style like the last one. and one think i love the most about this because the story goes across continents. many parts are almost impossible coincidence but still make a good and logical story.

part of the story is located in bali and about stupid politician. you should read this. a really hilarious book.


Filed under: daily list, photo | Tags: | September 16th, 2014

we visited our third hidden park last weekend. this time is at taman tanjung in pasar minggu.

most of the art installation was the same as the previous years with some new additions. my favorite this year is the bird houses.

taman tanjung is much smaller compare to taman langsat or taman tebet. so probably it looked more crowded. but still, i love seeing people enjoying the free public space even the jakarta weather is awfully hot lately.

Filed under: jingga, photo | Tags: | September 14th, 2014

90 photos of jingga before going to school so far.
and counting…

Filed under: food, jingga | Tags: | September 12th, 2014

there are times when jingga is too lazy to eat by herself. like most toodlers, everything depends on her mood.

i usually cut her food in bite sizes and use some cute food picks. she’s excited about those food pick and asked for them like, i want to eat bread with mickey or i want to eat fruit with animals.

when some animals doesn’t show up, she asks for it. like, where’s the girrafe? i don’t have it on my plate today. then i create a story about the girrafe is being sick and has to have a rest.

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

i was so curious about my own post about the lily.

first i looked for the photo of the lily i took in ullen sentalu back in 2007. and i found it!

then i googled the exact name of this lily. according to wikipedia, it’s amazon lily, originally from south america (colombia and ecuador). it blooms about twice a year. no wonder i only saw this flower rarely.

Filed under: today's outfit | Tags: | September 9th, 2014

i’ve been wearing the same sandal and bag too often last month.

Filed under: breakfast | Tags: | September 7th, 2014

lately, i love taking photos of our breakfasts.

a few years ago, i used to skip breakfast often. filling my tummy with orange juice or coffee or tea until lunch. but now i’m getting older and have a kid. i want to be healthier and give a good example. and i have to prepare breakfast for my little family anyway. so breakfast is always there on the table.

Filed under: food, jingga | Tags: | September 5th, 2014

it has been a while since i posted jingga’s meal boxes.

it’s something she eats after breakfast but before lunch. maybe we should call it brunch.

Filed under: smoothies | Tags: | September 3rd, 2014

i’m still living with smoothies on daily basis. not always a happy thing because sometimes it tastes blah..

now i found more and more places to get organic vegetables. for the fruits, i stick with local fruits. cheaper and healthier.

Filed under: quote | Tags: | September 1st, 2014

Filed under: nature | Tags: | August 30th, 2014

i saw this type of white lily at museum ullen sentalu in yogya years ago. it was beautiful.

then mom planted bunch of plants at home in jakarta. they’re mostly just green leaves. but months later some flowers popped up. one of them is this white lily. now this lily appears in our backyard now and then. and still beautiful.

Filed under: food | Tags: | August 28th, 2014

always love macaroni and cheese. especially in cup size like this. and i can sneak some vegetables inside.

recipe from here.

Filed under: travel | Tags: | August 26th, 2014

on the last part of lebaran vacation, we spent one night at harris hotel in sentul. we had never been in this hotel before. we just looked for a hotel near bogor but not in bogor.

the hotel turned out to be awesome. the swimming pool was great. and jingga spent most of her life there in the swimming pool. we also can rent bike for free. and i biked again after years! they also have kids club. it was small but not bad. at night we had dinner at ah poong which was very closed.

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

before trying the one in pondok indah mall 3, i’ve been only in nanny’s pavillon in bandung and in pacific place only. they have this unique interior with room theme but their food was just so so.

2 weeks ago, when didn’t know what to eat, we just dropped by at the one in pondok indah mall 3. surprisingly, the food was delicious. we had baked rice and spaghetti and loved both of them. maybe we were just hungry or we selected the correct food.

Filed under: movie | Tags: | August 22nd, 2014

i read the book of thief about 2 years ago when i still have my weekly trip to singapore. it was a good book and like other good books, it leaves a deep feeling after reading it.

last week, i had a chance watching the movie of it. and it was not bad at all. capturing most things in the book. i like the girl who played as liesel and the little boy as rudi. it wasn’t as i imagined when reading the book. but they looked what it should be in the movie.

Filed under: book | Tags: | August 20th, 2014

reading now: the girl who saved the king of sweden – jonas jonasson

this book had been untouched at home for weeks, still in its plastic wrapping. i haven’t read the previous book of jonas jonasson: the hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared so i don’t know his style. but the book is surprisingly good and funny. it even made me wanted to know more about the history of south africa.

Filed under: food | Tags: | August 18th, 2014

i didn’t baked any lebaran cookie this year. we usually have no guest at all, so lebaran cookie is just for fun. but still, we received some cookies (thank you!) and also bought some.

actually, this is bad. since no one else at home like it, i’m the one who finish them all. my favorite is nastar. and kastengel. and sagu keju. and chocolate cookies. ok. i like them all!

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

my baking lately

chocolate cake with heavy decoration by jingga.

carrot cupcake.
jingga loves this cake, so i baked this for her breakfast and she can take them for her meal box to school.

Filed under: art/design | Tags: | August 14th, 2014

in one month, at least i wrap one present for jingga’s friends or others. i love giving away present and wrapping them. but usually i only use the usual pattern wrapping paper. a traditional way to wrap.

from pinterest, i found more ideas. since i’m a bit lazy, i tried to choose the one with less effort. like this one. simple but cute.

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

last ramadhan, i made by first biji salak.

i don’t like banana, so i usually eat my kolak without it. i love biji salak but don’t know how it’s made and how can i shaped it into beautiful sphere. then i found rasamasa channel in youtube. it shows how it is step by step.

sweet potatoes is so abundance during ramadhan. usually it’s a bit hard to find the red/yellow one. and here, my first biji salak. i did it wrong. i added the sagu flour directly into the liquid sugar mixture instead of mix it with water first.