Monthly Archives: September 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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.