the light between oceans – M. L. Stedman

another great book but also a tragic one. i felt sooo heartbreaking reading the story. the other thing i found interesting about the book is the set of it. at the end of western australia. and about lighthouses. not many stories included lighthouse as its main object.

binar had his birthday last july. so this is a very late post.


we celebrated at home with his cousins. his other cousin, alya who has birthday in july too was included in the celebration. it was super fun and the kids had a blast.

inspired from some photos in instagram, i created some photos of fruits with wiggle eyes. it’s sooo fun. i will do more of these. probably not only fruit but maybe with other kind of food or any kind of object.

i just need to have more wiggle eyes.

let’s start with books i read.

i’ve heard about the goldfinch a few years before. but the cover and title made me believe it would be a boring book. but i was totally wrong. it’s one of the best book. something you can’t put down white reading it. i just hate the drug parts.

no post for the past 4 months?
that’s too long. i can’t believe i can be that lazy that long. after 14 years of blogging, i probably need a break. and that was it. i’m going to start writing again.

finished reading baking cakes in kigali by gaile parkin.

the story set in a less unknown country in africa, rwanda. other than the genocide in the 90s, not many thing i heard about this country. the story is more about lives there nowadays from the eyes of a tanzanian cake maker. each client who ordered cake has their own story.

now reading: the thing about jellyfish by ali benjamin

hello blog, long time no see…

i didn’t go to the big bad wolf book. i wanted to. but the long line and my own promise to be on book diet made me skipped this event. due to the limited space at home, i only get e-books lately except if i really really love the book or the book has no e-book version.

the last book i read was ripper by isabel allende. like all allende books i read, this one didn’t disappointed me at all. it kept me wake at night reading. but the book is an exception compare to all other books she wrote with fantasy theme. this one is murder mystery. but still excellent.

next reading: baking cake in kigali by gaile parkin

new recipe i tried. another easy one for jingga’s lunch box. i found the recipe here and created it right away.

it turned out great but somehow something missing from the taste. maybe it’s not salty enough.

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.