Filed under: book | Tags: | October 2nd, 2014

i think i read faster when it comes to e-book. maybe because i can read in the dark.

the book i’m reading now is colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by haruki murakami. i think it has been a while since i read his novels. and i miss his calm way of telling stories.

so far the book is good. let’s see…

oh, i also read his short story yesterday online a few months ago. this one is not one of the weird story. a nice one if you miss his writings.

Filed under: daily list | Tags: | September 30th, 2014

we went to the white shoes and the couples company mini concert last weekend.

it was a kids friendly concert in tanah tingal. the place is so far away from where we live. but we love the outdoor place with many trees and many children activities. there was a school too. i believe the kids who go to school there are happy kids.


Filed under: book | Tags: | September 28th, 2014

the book i’m reading: the valley of amazement by amy tan. still in e-book version.

i think i read almost all of amy tan’s book. i don’t really like the theme of this one. but still, i can feel the sadness of the story. sometimes i put down the book a while when it’s sooo sad. but later i continued reading it again. i’m so curious with the ending of the book.

Filed under: smoothies | Tags: | September 26th, 2014

daily smoothies in the morning.

my recent favorite is making double layer smoothies. i saw this kind of smoothies for the first time on my umroh trip back in 2006. and i also love love love adding fruit chinks on the top of the smoothies. they look more beautiful.

Filed under: quote | Tags: | September 24th, 2014

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

mood indigo

hello audrey tautou … here i meet you again.

Filed under: nature | Tags: | September 20th, 2014

inspired from here, i tried to regrow the vegetables from scraps.

my first attempt with pokchoy failed. the veggie rot. and then i tried again with caisim. the caisim i got has some roots. i placed it directly in the ground and so far it grows. slowly.

wish me luck with the planting. i’m not sure i have green thumb but i’ll keep trying.

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.