Filed under: book | Tags: | September 1st, 2015

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.

Filed under: food | Tags: | August 27th, 2015

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.

Filed under: book | Tags: | August 14th, 2015

i read so many good books lately. i know, having a baby means i almost have no time for anything at all. but i still can read e-books during the endless breastfeeding.

this is where i leave you

it’s a funny book. and i like it right away. then i found out it turned into a movie. and yes, i watched the movie after reading the book. it took me a few days to watch the movie since it’s harder to squeeze time for movie. the movie was a flop. the book is much better.

the dressmaker of khair khana

ok. this is more serious book. from a true story set in afghanistan during the taliban rule. kamila sidiqi supported the life of her family and the women in her neighborhood by making dresses. and of course this is a secret bussiness because women was prohibited to work by the taliban.

Filed under: art/design, binar | Tags: | August 11th, 2015

i heard about finnish baby box a few years ago. but i didn’t have a baby at that time. it didn’t really interest me.

and now i’m having a new baby. collecting baby items before he was born. when i read an article about finish baby box, i remembered how lucky the finnish babies to receive something like that.

all of them are very useful items for newborn. when i had my firstborn, i was almost clueless what to get for the baby. and look at the design! they’re all well designed. and every few years, the content is updated.

according to this article, it helps lower the infant mortality in finland.

Filed under: book | Tags: | August 3rd, 2015

i read orhan’s inheritance by aline ohanesian while waiting giving birth and during breastfeeding.

at the beginning of the story, it wasn’t interesting at all. i almost quit reading it. but then, there’s a mystery in it. why orhan’s grandfather inherited their family house to a woman they’ve never heard of? i learned about armenian genocide here. it’s one of history i’ve never heard before.

now reading: this is where i leave you by jonathan tropper

Filed under: binar | Tags: | July 31st, 2015

a few days before idul fitri, i gave birth to a baby boy, binar. since this is my second baby, i was more relax and calm.

he’s almost 3 weeks old now, so far he’s happy and healthy.

 

Filed under: book | Tags: | July 8th, 2015

i quitted reading no one belong here more than you. the book is not bad, but i wasn’t in the mood reading some weird short stories.

then, i read some great books. faster than i usually read. maybe because they’re e-books.

everything i never told you – celeste ng
a murder mystery of a teenager of a mix race family. it’s interesting of how someone reacted to the fate she got and affected other people. and yes, being a teenager is hard.

yellow crocus – laila ibrahim
a story about a white girl and her black slave. the plot is quite predictable and the story a bit too smooth to be true. but still it’s worth to read. especially if you’re interested in history.

now reading: orhan’s inheritance by aline ohanesian

Filed under: food | Tags: | July 6th, 2015

it has been a while sinceĀ  i made oreo pudding. i used to make it often. all of sudden i wanted something sweet. and i have all the ingredient for oreo pudding.

this food never let me down. always successful to lift my mood up. and for the first time i used the huge rose silicon mold i owned since a year ago. i was afraid the shape of the pudding will be messy. but it turned out ok and not bad at all. next, i’ll try to bake cake in it.

Filed under: book | Tags: | July 1st, 2015

all the light we cannot see is such a beautiful book. it’s probably one of the best book i read this year. when i read it, i feel so connected with the story and with the characters. all the characters were imperfect, making the story more real and human.

now reading: no one belong here more than you by miranda july

Filed under: art/design, jingga | Tags: | June 28th, 2015

jingga has a looooong vacation. and because i’m already too heavy to go around, we spent most of our time at home.

i tried to do some fun at home here and there so we won’t get bored. one of them is making some shapes out of her fruit plate. she doesn’t always finish everything on the plate, but we have fun.

a sheep. a caterpillar. a butterfly. a crab. a jelly fish. and a school of fishes.

Filed under: daily list | Tags: | June 23rd, 2015

what’s the most fun part for being pregnant? it’s the baby shopping. you’re allowed to buy all the cute stuff because you need them.

i didn’t shop as much as i did during my first pregnancy, but i still enjoyed doing it.

Filed under: book | Tags: | June 21st, 2015

i’m reading all the light we cannot see by anthony doerr. the book won the 2015 pulitzer prize so it gave me a lot of promise. the book set is in france and germany during the 2nd world war with 2 main characters, one in france and one in germany.

i’m halfway reading it. and i’m loving it so far.

Filed under: food | Tags: | June 19th, 2015

when i’m not too lazy, i bake something for jingga’s breakfast. i want her to experience all kind of food. she’s the kind who’s afraid to taste something new. but i want to encourage her to taste more.

this time i baked marvelous cheese muffin. a very easy and fast one. i just need to mix all the ingredient then bake using the the muffin tin.

here’s the ingredient:
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon sugar (i used a bit less)
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1/4 butter/margarine, melted (i used vegetable oil)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Filed under: book | Tags: | June 8th, 2015

i’m still on my book hangover after reading eleanor & park.
i’m still thinking about it a few days after reading it. i hope this book will be turned into a movie.

some quotes from the book i found:

Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | June 6th, 2015

i finished reading the rosie project. this was just an ok book. not too enthusiastic reading it. but i finished reading it anyway.

the book i’m reading now is eleanor & park. i’m not done but i love it! an easy reading about teenager. and the way it’s written is different. not by paragraph. i didn’t like it at the beginning but then i got used to reading it.

 

Filed under: daily list | Tags: | June 4th, 2015

i’m on my 32nd week. and yes, i’m huge.

it’s getting heavier and heavier. i need to take rest often, can’t walk or stand for too long. and it’s getting closer to the delivery date.

see you soon, baby :)

Filed under: quote | Tags: | May 22nd, 2015

Filed under: smoothies | Tags: | May 15th, 2015

lately, i’m trying to make my smoothies look more beautiful by adding some fruit chunks on the top of it.so instead of just swallowing the smoothies, we also need to chew.

and every few days i create some overnight oatmeal. not bad at all. and i love seeing the layers appear between the oatmeal and the smoothies.

Filed under: daily list | Tags: | May 12th, 2015

last week was a hard week for me. my boss, my mentor who i had been working for almost 10 years, passed away.

it was a long journey. i moved from bali and started this new things to learn by experiencing the projects around the world.

the nam hai, vietnam (2005)
the club at the saujana, malaysia (2006)
the aman at the summer palace, china (2007)
capella, singapore (2008-2009)
capitol, singapore (2011-2013)

you will be missed. may you rest in peace.
here an article for the memory of him.

 

Filed under: jingga | Tags: | May 9th, 2015

more from jingga’s style to school.