binar 8 months old going to be 9 months old soon. be a healthy and happy baby, son.

i’m so excited everytime he reach his monthy date because of the photos i take.

ok. i haven’t been here for a while….

so, what have i done so far? i’m still into lunch boxes, smoothies and my kids. just check my instagram. i’m there for almost daily.

i quitted reading the years of the runaway. i don’t enjoy the story. i read intelegensi embun pagi, which everyone had been waiting. i think i love the previous supernovas compare to this last one. i like books describing about people more than about events.

now i’m reading the museum of extraordinary things by alice hoffman. the story is so unique. i haven’t finish it but there’s a big probability i’ll love the book.

 

february is jingga’s and my birthday month.

for jingga, we celebrated it at school with all her friends. and this year she can ask for things she likes. for example, she wanted pinata. and this is the first time she got pinata for her birthday.
from jingga’s birthday:

i know this much is true is probably one of the book i read this year. i finally finish the 1000 something pages. i regretted i hesistated reading it just because of the pages.

now i’m reading the years of the runaways by sunjev sahota. i don’t enjoy the books very much because so many indian terms i didn’t understand. i’m not sure i will ever finish reading it.

some wrapping we (me & jingga) did for her friends and cousin’s birthday.
i love getting invited to a birthday, shopping and wrapping the present. this wrapping thing became our fun activity together.

i have been abandoning my blog for a year! so here’s some update:

binar is already 6 months old and started eating solid food.

i’m reading i know this much is true by wally lamb. i got the books months ago! but the thousand something page scared me. i knew it would be a great book because she’s come undone was one of my favorite book. and i’m in the middle of reading it and love love love it (i blamed the book to keep me updating my blog).

i’m still doing lunch box for jingga every single school day. and still fun

smoothies are not daily anymore. just when i have the material and feel like doing it.

jingga’s birthday is coming! i love planning birthday and with 2 kids i’ll have 2 birthdays to plan annually. well, until they don’t want any celebration anymore.

i just finished reading orphan train. i got the books weeks ago, but because of its title, i kept postponing reading it. i was afraid it would be a heartbreaking story.

it’s a fiction but based on a true history. in the 1920s, orphan children were taken by train to midwest and given to some families who wanted them. but it’s the matter of fate. some found loving family and some ended up being a house slave.

My friends on the mainland think just because I live in Hawaii, I live in paradise. Like a permanent vacation. We’re all just out here sipping Mai Tais, shaking our hips, and catching waves. Are they insane?

The Descendants

when i lived in bali. some people think like this too.

 

i stopped reading books a while. i abandoned my blog.

but now i’m back!


after reading this blog, i knew i want to lay my hand on the girl in the spider’s web. and it’s the kind of book you can’t put down. you just want to keep reading it. and the feeling of stieg larsson writing it is still there.

the next book i read is a spool of blue thread. this is also not bad at all. shortlisted for the man booker prize. i think i read one of the book from anne tyler before. but i don’t remember which one (she’s more than 70 years old and wrote 20 novels!)

having kid in pre school or kindergarten means lotsa birthdays. i love kid’s birthdays. i enjoyed shopping the presents and wrapping them.

here are some presents i tried to wrap with more effort. i used pinterest as my reference. it looks better if the presents are in geometrical shape and smaller size. paper doilies always look beautiful and come to rescue for wrapping decoration.

i’m trying to teach jingga how to read. and it’s extremely hard. she isn’t interested in it at all.

i made some ‘fun’ worksheet for her to work on. with colors and drawings. but it’s still not really successful since she kept running away and making excuses.

any tips?

more books i read lately:

the nightingale – kristin hannah
i kept postponing reading this book because it’s the same theme and set as all the light we cannot see. set in france during the world war II, it’s about 2 sisters and how they survived the war.

this is also one of my favorite book this year. beautifully written and i didn’t want the book to end.

crazy rich asians – kevin kwan
i was sooooo curious about this book since so many people talk about it. first, i thought this is a non fiction, but it’s fiction! it’s a very interesting and since the set is in singapore, i felt really home. i worked with those people who were born with silver spoon. and some facts in the book are really true.

when jingga was still in pre school, i always brought her just some snack for her meal box. she was only in school for 1.5 hours anyway.

but now, she’s in kindergarten. she spends longer time in school. and she asked for bigger and more serious food.

i tries to have more fun with her food. and surprisingly, now she finishes the food most of the time. i have to get up earlier to make these things. but it pays.