Gowes Speda – Touring Jalur Naga

Gowes Speda – Touring Jalur Naga.

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2011 Reading Challenge

In the middle of this year, I got my self in 2011 Reading Challenge. Since my bad habit is reading many books and get another ones without even finish the current, I set 20 books on my challenge. Well, it need hard work actually. I didn’t have much time to do many things, i thought.

By the second week of this month, the last month of this year, there were six books to meet my challenge. Gyaaaaa… Am I going through this challenge? I ever asked that 😛  But honestly i was really want to win this, hehe. It could be a good start for my next year project and then suddenly something came up to my mind. Hey, you!!! You’re the only one that can pick the answer. Yes or no, depends on you.

And now, there’re four days left and one book left. This challenge teaches me more than I could imagine in the very beginning. Thanks, Goodreads, you’re my book manager, good manager 😀

 

Great work, you’re on track!“, this is such a good motivation to finish it well. Wish me luck 😉

Pelajaran dari Memasak

Saya sering kangen masakan rumah (mama) yang menonjolkan rasa alami (bukan bahan penyedap) pada makanan, namun tidak ada tempat persis seperti rumah. Di lain sisi, makanan yang dijual di luaran tidaklah sebersih ataupun sesehat yang terlihat oleh mata. Siapa bisa memastikan kalau makanan yang dijual itu bukan makanan kemarin-kemarin yang di-daur ulang ataupun sebagian besar yang ada pada makanan itu adalah bumbu penyedap yang bahannya terbuat dari zat kimia antah berantah ataupun menggunakan minyak yang sudah berapa kali pakai.  Hal-hal inilah yang pada akhirnya menjadi dorongan saia untuk memasak sendiri. Kebiasaan ini pun berlanjut menjadi hobi 😀

Setelah dicoba ternyata punya hobi masak itu menyenangkan dan bermanfaat. Di antaranya:

Pertama, rasa kangen masakan rumah bisa terpuaskan karena sebagian besar hasil masakan  adalah dari resep mama (via telfon dan  resep yang ditulis dan dikirimkan, hehe).
Kedua, bisa makan makanan yang dipengenin, bukan yang dipilih dari etalase / daftar menu.
Ketiga, porsi pasti sesuai selera dan lebih terjamin. Yang benar-benar kenal saia pasti tahu apa maksud ‘porsi sesuai selera’ ini, hehe…
Keempat, tidak terkait langsung dengan hasil, tetapi proses mulai dari belanja, nyiapin bumbu & bahan hingga memasak  di antaranya: bermasyarakat (mis: saat belanja di pasar, saia lebih suka belanja di pasar dibanding di supermarket, berasa lebih interaktif dan bisa nanya ini itu :P), berencana (mis: besok masak apa ya?), berkreativitas (mis: lauk ini dipaduin dengan sayur itu), multitasking dan gerak cepat (mis: sembari nunggu si sayur matang, nyiapin bumbu buat lauk), daaaan membiasakan bangun pagi 😀
Kelima, nantinya bakal disayang mertua, suami dan anak2, hohoho..
Keenam, modal bila nantinya jadi chef  bikin usaha di dunia masak-memasak 😛

Hmm, terkadang hidup tidak selalu berjalan seperti apa yang diinginkan. Harusnya begini, harusnya begitu, harusnya dll, namun yang terjadi adalah tidak demikian. ‘Harusnya’ tak kan bisa berubah menjadi apa yang diinginkan bila kita sebagai orang yang tahu dan sebenarnya mampu berbuat, lebih memilih untuk membiarkan begitu saja alih-alih berbuat sesuatu.

Demikian sepenggal pelajaran kehidupan yang dipetik  dari memasak 😉 Kapan-kapan saia akan berbagi tips dan resep masakan. Di tunggu saja, wkwkwk…

Memories To Remember (part 3)

Having long holiday made you as a worker wanna spend it with your fam and your best friends, right?  But, have you ever thought spending and enjoying your holiday with your friend and your sister/brother at the same time? I’ve never been ’til last holiday my friend and  I accidently did it 😛

Okay, let me say this trip as ‘Sisterhood at Kepulauan Seribu Trip‘ since we were all female  and 8 fom 10 of the member is a real sisterhood 😛   We (Ka Uchie, Ka Sri and I) as tour organizer did ask our male friend wheter they were going to join us, but for one or some reasons they’re all couldn’t. Furthermore, as a wise said: “no man no cry”  wkwkwkwk 😛

Began the trip form Muara Angke in the morning at 7 am, and we arrived at Pramuka Island at 9.30 am. Check in at 11 am, having lunch (i really love their the spicy sauce and fried fish, maknyuuus) and ‘Jelajah Pulau’  with snorkling as the main thing started at 1 pm guided by Pak Yono. We fisrt went to Semak Daun Island learning what we called snorkling. We spent let say about 20 minutes here and we were brought to the middle of the sea. It’s amazing that you can see the living on the water. How great Thou art :-bd

Next Island is Pulau Air. Since the owner of this Island were there, we just played in the side of this Island. We just swam and took many pictures 😛 And the plus thing was, we were going back for snorkling. The view was great… so beautiful, more than the first one. Our God is an awesome God. I praised Him for such great and wonderful art that man can’t create.

We played till we forgot the time, haha. Happily could enjoy sunset on boat. I love sunset 🙂 Feels like you are told that work day is up and you can enjoy the rest day. I also have one thinking that the other side of this world, people wait for sun rise. We shouldn’t be selfish to keep the sun shining just for ourselves, hehe 😛

On the night, we had dinner (BBQ, actually, but since we’re late going homestay, thankfully Pak Herman, our tour guide, roasted for us and set up beautiful place for dinner) . Roasted fish. Love it and i was full. Then we went to Restaurant Terapung seeing Penangkaran Hiu ( Shark ….. poor me i don’t know penangkaran in english.. somebody help me, gyaaaaa 😀 )

I woke up so early in the morning, unproposely coz i felt hot and our bed was very limitted space. It’s 4 am -_________-“” Since I couldn’t fall to sleep again, I took a bath, and wait for sun rise, the moment i rarely had in my life, wkwkwkwkwk… you-know-why-xoxoxoxoxo :))

I love beach so much. I love walking on the sand without sandals, just to make footprints. As this blog’s tagline ‘jejak-jejak kaki kecil’, i wish my footprints is telling others what a wonderful relationship i have with my Savior, my Shepherd of my soul. That footprints is not mine, but  God’s path/will in me 🙂

After took a fresh air and picts, we had a breakfast and next place was Penangkaran Penyu (Turtle). We met Pak Salim. He explained a lot bout Penyu. He is a good person doing what his heart wanted to do with passion and caring. Then we took pict (*always anywhere anytime 😛 ).   I was really satisfied closing that trip with Banana Boat before we went back into reality and had a lunch, of course 😛

What a great trip we had, there’s so much to be thankful for. Miss them already, haha 😀 One thing I suggest you, don’t ever think that you have to choose between sister/brother or friend/girlfriend/boyfriend. You can enjoy the moment together, coz our time esp holiday is limitted and can’t be repeated 😀

Feel free to contact me if you want some information, contact person, etc 🙂 All this great trip  (Muara Angke-Pramuka Island-Muara Angke, 2  lunch,1, dinner/BBQ, 1 breakfast, homestay one day one night, Jelajah Pulau, Snorkling ) costs  Rp. 300k (exclude Banana Boat which costs Rp.30k) hehe…

Goodbye Pramuka Island, Pak Herman, Pak Yono, and all the citizen. See ya next time . And next trip goes to Karimun Jawa. *cross-finger* 😉

Aroma

Hmmm…masih tentang masak-memasak, salah satu nikmat dari memasak adalah mencium aroma-nya. Suatu kebiasaan di rumah sedari kecil hingga hidup merantau (*yang pada akhirnya mengkacau-balaukan kebiasaan ini, wkwkwkwk), senin-sabtu kami diwajibkan sarapan nasi sebelum berangkat sekolah. Supaya tidak bosan akan nasi melulu, tiap hari libur dan hari minggu, mama memasak sarapan selain nasi, di antaranya bubur kacang ijo, mie goreng haram (mamamia lezatos :P), pulut,goreng-an (pisang goreng, dll nya yang digoreng), mie gomak,  kolak.

Siang ini (jam sarapan berubah karena bangunnya juga udah siang) saya memasak bubur kacang ijo untuk sarapan di hari minggu.  Saya suka aroma saat masak bubur.  Perpaduan kulit manis, jahe dan gula aren berbaur menjadi semacem aroma terapi gitu 😛

Slrrrrrrrrppp… masakan sudah selesai, waktunya makan. Met hari minggu smua 😉