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.

Filed under: smoothies | Tags: | August 10th, 2014

the smoothies project continues. i’m still having fun doing this. i didn’t take photos all the smoothies during ramadhan because it was too dark to take picture.

now i’m better recognizing some fruit’s characters. for example, banana has strong taste. it dominates the other fruits/veggies which is mixed with it. it helps to combine with terrible taste veggie (but healthy) such as kale.

Filed under: art/design | Tags: | August 8th, 2014

and there were more and more of tegel kunci i found lately.

at playhouse, pejaten.

at ranch market, pondok indah

at debenhams, senayan city

Filed under: today's outfit | Tags: | August 7th, 2014

Filed under: jingga | Tags: | August 5th, 2014

back to school again.i still had fun taking her photos before going to school.

Filed under: art/design | Tags: | August 3rd, 2014

this is kampung deret petogogan.

i used to pass this area on daily basis on my way from this office. sometimes the traffic jam made me stop and i could look around while driving. it was a slum. a terrible one. then the office was moved to other part of jakarta. and i almost never pass this area anymore.

but a few years later, i was surprised. the slum disappeared and turned into this orange-grey row of buildings. it was so beautiful and clean so i had to stop and took picture.

Filed under: daily list, food, jingga | Tags: | August 1st, 2014

we had our first day of lebaran in bogor.

when we arrived the day before lebaran, because the traffic was really nice, we finally had chance to see the deers at bogor palace and feed them through the fences.

mom in law cooked all the lebaran meals. i baked carrot cake to give away. but jingga ate them all -_-.


Filed under: art/design, food | Tags: | July 25th, 2014

for the first time. i made a dessert table.
it was for my niece’s 8th birthday. i placed the table on our back terrace. since it was ramadhan, everything was set on the late afternoon.

i had more fun of this than the kids!

wall decoration: origami color paper
garland: disney junior magazine
cupcake: minilovebites
jelly: home made

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

Filed under: art/design | Tags: | July 18th, 2014

getting older, i don’t buy clothes specially for lebaran. the crowded shopping malls turn me off and buying things for jingga is somehow more fun.

but when jingga is already asleep and i have time to browse online, i sometimes visit those online shops. i love online shops. i can save time with all the traffic jams and the parking trouble.

and now i found some clothes i want for lebaran. it’s something kaftan top or top with embroidery like these. all from zalora.

Filed under: art/design | Tags: | July 12th, 2014

i’m sooo happy to find tegel kunci uses widely in public spaces. it’s such an eye candy wherever i go. and i can’t stop taking pictures of it.

somehow, it’s often applied on random pattern. but personally i like it in order better.