Filed under: book | Tags: | March 28th, 2015

the book i’m reading now: the narrow road to the deep north by richard flanagan. i just read a few pages of the book, don’t know how the story will lead me. i hope this one is good.

Filed under: movie | Tags: | March 25th, 2015

i took jingga to watch cinderella last week. she wasn’t too crazy about the movie, but loooooove the short movie before it: frozen fever. and as an adult, i love it too :) it’s like meeting some old friends.

we met elsa, anna, kristoff and olaf again. they were celebrating anna’s birthday. but something was happening.

Filed under: book | Tags: | March 22nd, 2015

i’ve been abandoning my blog for a month!

maybe i just need to write more from the books i read. the lowland is excellent. just like other jhumpa lahiri’s books, it made me cried in a few parts. it’s more than a story of 2 brothers. it’s about a few generation of a family.

the next book i’m reading is dark places by gillian flynn. after stunned with gone girl, i’m curious reading her other books. this one is good too. but not as good as gone girl. i read it during my vacation in lombok. and i read it fast. about a family who were killed in the 80s. and 25 years later, the survived member of the family tried to solve mistery of the event.

i’ll look for her other book: sharp objects. but the title gives me shiver.

 

Filed under: food | Tags: | February 23rd, 2015

after trying apple cake with ice cream from sepotong kue in pasar santa, i looked for apple cake recipe.

i found an easy one. fortunately, i had some apel malang at home (the imported apples are banned lately because of bacteria or something). apel malang is good because it’s cheaper and looks more natural compare the imported ones that can stay months without getting rotten.

and this is my first apple cake. it was yummy!

Filed under: book | Tags: | February 20th, 2015

the book i’m reading: the lowland by jhumpa lahiri.

this is her latest work and i love jhumpa lahiri. no wonder i read all of her books. this one was a bit boring at the beginning pages. but later, as the story goes, it got more and more interesting.

the lowland is about two brothers, like most of her stories, about indian living in usa. one brother moved to usa and the other stayed behind.

Filed under: jingga | Tags: | February 15th, 2015

still about jingga’s 4th bday.

for the cakes, as requested by jingga, she wanted tinkerbell, periwinkle and rosetta cake.

for the goody bags, i made some bag tags. the boxes are made of tin with stickers i made myself. inside the boxes i added a few snacks.

Filed under: breakfast | Tags: | February 12th, 2015

it has been a while since a post any breakfast photos.

cherry crumble from ladies who bake

croissant from ouma boulangerie

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

february, the month i need to prepare jingga’s birthday. it’s the most fun time of the year. i love kid’s birthday!

here’s the invitation, inspired from pinterest. the whole class ate lollypops after receiving the invitation :mrgreen:

Filed under: jingga | Tags: | February 6th, 2015

it has been a while since i put jingga’s style to school here.

she’ll be in kindergarten next semester and wear uniform. there’ll be no (or less) style to school then.

 

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

my blog is mostly about books lately.

the next book i’m reading is the book of unknown americans by cristina henriquez. i decided to read this book after some good reviews.

it’s about some immigrants from different countries in south america, living in the same apartment building. the same language, spanish, united them. each character has their own background stories before moving into the building.

Filed under: book | Tags: | January 30th, 2015

i’m reading the husband’s secret by liane moriaty.

when i read the first few pages, i wasn’t interested to keep reading it, so i left it for about a month. but then i gave a second chance. and it turns to be a good book.

there are few stories which later connected to each other. i should keep reading to know more about this book…

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

after years of making pancakes and waffles, i tried a new way to cook it, inspired from here.

and the result was awesome. maybe because we were bored with the old styles. i added some chocolate chips and jingga loves it. she even asked to have more chocolate chips next time.

definitely with make this again!

 

Filed under: movie, quote | Tags: | January 21st, 2015

I finally figured it out. It’s like when they realized it was gonna be too expensive to actually build cyborgs and robots. I mean, the costs of that were impossible. They decided to just let humans turn themselves into robots. That’s what’s going on right now. I mean, why not? They’re billions of us just laying around, not really doing anything. We don’t cost anything. We’re even pretty good at self-maintenance and reproducing constantly. And as it turns out, we’re already biologically programmed for our little cyborg upgrades. I read this thing the other day about how When you hear that ding on your inbox, you get like a dopamine rush in your brain. It’s like we’re being chemically rewarded for allowing ourselves to be brainwashed. How evil is that?

boyhood

Filed under: art/design | Tags: | January 18th, 2015

i still tries create wrapping with more effort by not just lazily used the pattern wrapping paper. but this is only working with box shaped presents. for the unusual shapes, i just don’t want take risk anymore.

Filed under: food | Tags: | January 14th, 2015

most kids including jingga, loves chicken nugget. i tried making it often, but it’s the traditional recipe with minced chicken and bread crumb.

then i found this recipe. it’s interesting because it’s oven baked. and instead of using bread crumb, the outer coat uses the mixture of corn flakes + shredded cheese.

here’s the result from the recipe. tasted better than the usual i made.

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

still obsessed with tegel kunci. whenever i met one, i’ll take picture. here some i found lately.

at playhouse, pejaten.

at the entrance of ranch market at lotte shopping avenue

at bale soto, near gunawarman

Filed under: book | Tags: | January 2nd, 2015

after finish reading the unlikely pilgrimace of harold fry, i realized it is so much better book than i thought before. it’s not just walking to visit a a friend who was in the late stage of cancer. it’s much deeper than that. i made me stop a while and think about a lot of things. especially about family.

the next book i finished reading was the potrait in sepia by my favorite author, isabel allende. it’s tbe sequel of daughter of fortune that i read a few months ago. as always, i couldn’t stop reading allende’s books, so i finished it fast.

Filed under: travel | Tags: | December 29th, 2014

after almost a year, we finally visited bandung again.

bandung is home, as a grew up there. being there, those memories of my childhood appeared, especially the memories with my late dad.

we went to some awesome places that i have never been visited before: dusun bambu, miss bee providore and koloni 108. it was raining most of the time there. but we still have great times.

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

finally watch gone girl the movie.

so many excellent review about this movie because of its twist story. but i read the book, so i wasn’t too surprise. the book was awesome and the movie is not bad either. and of course like a movie from a book, it lost some details.

i didn’t imagine someone like ben affleck to play as nick dunn, but he was good.

Filed under: book | Tags: | December 15th, 2014

just started reading a few pages of the unlikely pilgrimage of harold fry. still don’t know how the story will take me but it seems like an interesting book and i’m expecting a lot of surprises.

and i’m also curious because it’s turned into movie. i’ll see the movie after i finish reading the book.