Monthly Archives: January 2010

j.d. salinger passed away.

the catcher in the rye
is one of the book that i read again and again. i remember i read it
the first time when i was in high school. the book was part of english
literature class.

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done
reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of
yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.
That doesn’t happen much, though.

– the catcher in the rye – j.d. salinger

farewell, mr. salinger.

the photo was taken a few days ago in the morning after rain at home.

and i met the butterfly in the office. i can see her through the window from my desk.

i have to admit this is a good book, i just can’t stand the indian terms i don’t understand. and they’re everywhere in the book.

the story sets during the beginning of 19th century in india, about
a french girl who was born and grew up in india, about the opium which
was planted in india to be traded in china, about an indian raja who
was jailed, about the voyage in the ocean to madagascar.

now reading: how the world makes love by franz wisner

errr… how come my blog more like a gardening blog now?

some news from around the house!

i’ve been living in the new house for almost 2 years now. and for the first time, i saw fruits on our rambutan tree!

we harvested the fruits and tasted them. they were so fresh and sweet.

and the pink frangipani is going to bloom again. see the previous bloom photo here.

more photos of sunflowers were sent to me. yesterday, arya from balikpapan sent some photos! here are the growth of her sunflowers.

and more update of the sunflower from perez’s blog.


just received another photo of sunflower’s growth from meymey in bandung. she plants the seeds with her children and were so happy to see them grow