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.

Filed under: food | Tags: | December 12th, 2014

the ovamaltine pie was a big success because jingga ate most of them.

this time i made a smaller version so they can be placed into jingga’s mealbox. this is pretty easy to make since i used store bought pie crush. all i need to add was egg to glue the pocket and to brush the top part. for the filling i just put ovamaltine.

Filed under: travel | Tags: | December 9th, 2014

we visited the newly opened ikea at alam sutra last week.

when we arrive there, it was almost lunch time, so we went straight to the restaurant first. it was weekday, so it wasn’t too crowded. then we walked around the shop but didn’t do a lot of shopping. i was just happy finally we have ikea here.

Filed under: movie | Tags: | December 6th, 2014

You can tell a lot about a person by what’s on their playlist.

Begin Again

Filed under: book | Tags: | December 3rd, 2014

just finished reading semua untuk hindia.

the book won khatulistiwa award. and it’s a compilation of short stories (i prefer a novel than short stories). the most interesting element about this book is all the stories has the same time set: indonesia just after the independence.

Filed under: food | Tags: | November 28th, 2014

after success with baked chicken, i created a new version with different ingredient. this one is dory fish. and this time i replace the soya sauce with oyster sauce. just to give a different taste to the meal.


Filed under: art/design | Tags: | November 26th, 2014

inspired from pinterest, i tried some new way of wrapping presents. of course i needed more effort to do this compare just wrapping them in some cute pattern wrapping paper.

something i learned after this, these kind of wrapping only good with sqare/rectangular presents. if the shape is random then it looks awkward.


Filed under: food | Tags: | November 24th, 2014

inspired to make chicken meatballs after seeing this recipe. but instead of frying the meatballs, i baked them. and it’s so easy and tasty (except the time forming them into balls).

i ate them with shell pasta i have at home. and added cheese. ok, the cheese part is probably not that healthy but i couldn’t help it!

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

“Time flows in the strange way on Sunday.”
– Haruki Murakami

Filed under: jingga | Tags: | November 20th, 2014

now she has her own bag preference.

Filed under: book | Tags: | November 18th, 2014

i’m re-reading burung-burung manyar by y.b mangunwijaya. i read book for the first time about 15 years ago, before i started writing things in my blog (my blog started in 2002, when i lived in bali).

since this is a good book, i enjoy reading it. and of course i have forget about the story especially the details. it’s more like reading a new good book.


Filed under: food | Tags: | November 16th, 2014

another no fry food. this time is tuna stuffed eggs.

the eggs are boiled and take out the yolks (they contain evil cholesterol). mix tuna, mayonaise and chopped spring onion. then put the mixture into the egg.

super easy!

Filed under: smoothies | Tags: | November 14th, 2014

almost 8 months of daily morning smoothies (with a few days of cheating when on traveling). still fun. still want to go ahead with this.

Filed under: food | Tags: | November 12th, 2014

more from the no fry food. i’m such a lazy cook, so i only try some easy recipes.

this one is baked chicken. just marinate the chicken overnight with lemon, salt and pepper. in the morning bake it with onion, garlic, soya sauce then put a bunch of vegetable you prefer. voila. it looks colorfully good!

Filed under: nature | Tags: | November 10th, 2014

good news from my mint plant. it’s growing! i tried with a few cuttings but only one grows. but it grows quite fast!

i browsed about mint planting and it’s said, this is one of the easiest plant to grow. i wish to have a whole bunch of mint then i can harvest the freshly picked mint for my tea.

Filed under: food | Tags: | November 8th, 2014

for the sake of healthier lifestyle, we tried to consume more baked than fried food. most indonesian food are more into fry or steam. and fried food are more delicious and easier to get.

this one is tomato and spinach frittata. just mix egg, veggie, onion and cheese then bake them.

Filed under: nature, photo, travel | Tags: | November 6th, 2014

after more than 2 years, we finally visited the botanic garden in bogor again. it was early in the morning on saturday. the fresh air and the green kept us happy all the time. jingga had her time there. running around on the grass and played soccer.

this is the kind of place we should visit again and again.

Filed under: food | Tags: | November 4th, 2014

what happen if you bake carrot cake too often?
1. try to create some new shapes
2. your kid gets bored and refuse to eat it

Filed under: quote | Tags: | November 2nd, 2014

Which would you choose: a world with pyramids or a world without?

The Wind Rises

Filed under: book | Tags: | October 31st, 2014

so many posts about books lately. this e-book thing really speed up my reading.

the one i’m reading now is mr. penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore by robin sloan. so different from the books i read lately and not enjoying too much reading this. it’s about computer coding and mystery. but i’m almost done. still curious about how the story turned at the end.