Thursday, June 22, 2017

2017 Reading List

How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk

Created to be His Helpmeet-Debi Pearl  (4th time through)

Cinta yang Berpikir- Ellen Kristi

Montessori untuk Prasekolah

Montessori untuk Sekolah Dasar 

Around The World in 80 Days- Jules Verne

Madame Bovary-Gustave Flaubert

 Living with Dislexia

The Treasure Your were Meant to Be 

Cyber Smart Parenting-Helen Chou Pratiwi

Not a Fan- Kyle Idleman

Tuhan Tidak Salah Desain -Ning Nathan

Beauty and The Beast- Madame de Villeneuve

Around The World in 80 Days - Jules Verne

Jacatra Secret- Rizki Ridyasmara

Montessori Today- Paula Polk Lillard

Sexy Girls- Seseksi Apakah Terlalu Seksi? Hayley DiMarco


Note: Bold- Currently Reading...paralel reading lol
Strike through- Done!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tak Tersembunyi Kuasa Allah

My current earworm "It is no Secret ", a song written by Stuart Hamblen in 1951:

Tak tersembunyi kuasa Allah
Kalau lain di tolong saya juga
tanganNya terbuka menunggulah
Tak tersembunyi kuasa Allah

It is no secret what God can do
What He done for other He will do for you
With arms wide open He will pardon you
It is no secret what God can do.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Soto Ayam (Indonesian Style Turmeric Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk)

Oh how I love Monday! why?
Because Monday is my
I don't do anything purposefully: no field trip, no homeschooling session, absolutely no demands of doing things....I empty my to do lists on Monday... just relax, chillax, enjoy my day, and pause....

My Monday today started with cooking Soto Ayam in the morning....yeay!
Cooking is a passion, so it is not considered a task lol...
Love the aroma of santan (fresh coconut milk) poured in my soto ayam...smells terrific!

Yeay gonna share the recipe in this blog post:


A whole organic chicken (700-1 kg in weight), cut into 12 parts

Grind these in a mortar:
I use the Indonesian "gulekan", Javanese style mortar made from stone, bought it in Jogjakarta, very useful and very handy too..
-6 cloves of garlic, peel the skin
-6 shallots, peel the skin
-6 candlenuts
-4 cm of turmeric, peel the skin
-3 cm of ginger, peel the skin
-6 peppercorn seed

Grind the above ingredients until it forms a paste like consistency, added also 4 Indonesian bay leaf (daun salam) and 4 kaffir lime leaf (daun jeruk) ,also 2 stems of lemongrass, and around 3 cm of galangal  (I love this part: hit the bottom white part of the lemongrass  and the galangal too, really hard with your pestle. Just imagine somebody really irritating and hit hard on the lemongrass and galangal....a really good therapy for negative emotion outlet...yeay lol :))
 use 3 tablespoon of coconut oil to stir fry until the aroma feels the air...

After the smell of your soup is so mouth watery, put the pieces of chicken inside your pot...
Add 2 Litres of filtered water , and add in also 250 ml of fresh coconut milk.  Add in also 1 tsp of sea salt and 3 tablespoon of brown sugar.

Wait until it simmers and taste it , if you feel like it needs more salt or sugar, adding it accordingly to suit your tongue! :)

Last but not least: add  finely chopped celery and leek into it... :)

Addition: you may eat this soup with boiled egg  too...

Enjoy the Indonesia style Soto Ayam (Turmeric Chicken Soup with coconut milk)

I am currently doing GAPS diet for my son, and this recipe is also GAPS proven, except the brown sugar, you can omit it to make it sugar free...

Friday, February 19, 2016

My 2016 Reading List

 A Young Woman Reading by Pierre Auguste Renoir (1876)

Tahun ini uda ada banyak list bacaan yang ngantri... hihi seperti kereta api aja nih yang kudu dibaca, yang font warna merah adalah daftar bacaan yang lagi gue baca...kalo yang udah selesai dicoret..hmm masih buanyak lagi meenyusul nih antriannya, ntar bakalan gue tambahin satu per satu:

1. Heal your Gut Cookbook-Hillary Boynton and Mary G Brackett 

2. Gut and Psychology Syndrome- Dr Natasha Campbell Mcbride MD, MMedSci(neurology),MMedSci (nutrition)

3. Teaching at Home -Olga Holland

4. What your Childhood Memories Say about You- dr Kevin Leman

5. The Jesus I never Knew -Philip Yancey

6.The Worn out Woman -Dr Steve Stephens and Alice Gray

7. Teaching Montessori at Home -the preschool years by Elizabeth G Hainstock

8. Teaching Montessori at Home -the school years by Elizabeth G Hainstock

  Ngomongin lukisan, wah ini salah satu lukisan keren dari era Belle epoque nih :) Mulai dilukis oleh Pierre Auguste Renoir di tahun 1875 dan selesai di tahun 1876..setahun yah kurleb proses pengerjaan lukisan cat minyak ini.. cantik sekali wajah gadis yang sedang asik membaca ini, candid banget lukisannya. Justru lebih hidup karena tidak menatap matanya ke arah si pelukis.. Seolah seru banget baca tuh buku...kira-kira judulnya apa ya itu buku? Tuh ininih penyakit blogger yang udah lama ndak nge blog...ngalor ngidul tulisannya lol...ok sudah malam, time to sleep!

 new reading log added:


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Clean Sink Philosophy... Done today!

"Always end and start the day with a clean  sink." I remember this famous advice by flylady.

Yup.. Decided to do accordingly..
Well, admit it.. I like the effect of ending my day with a clean sink... No burden at the end of my day!

Take it to the extreme,  let your sink so shine like a mirror that you can use it to see your reflection in it...
Well this second advice is too much for me.. 

Clean sink is enough for me!
No debts of yesterday dirt taken to the next new day...

Feels clean too.. Lol

I felt this silly short post is a starter of my 2016 blog posts ahead... Let me keep my track of posting at least one post a week if possible.. Lol...

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Belle Epoque Event 2016: I'm in!

Well, I decided to join an event hosted by Fanda, a fellow blogger of mine!
Belle Epoque Event 2016! Yeay, and the event rules are:
1st -I should read and post as many things from Belle Époque era, and as often as I can, during 2016. I decided to enroll myself in this event to FORCE myself to update my blog....actually I'm too much at neglecting my

2nd -I can also read books from Belle Époque authors, or books about… whatever happened during or about the era. It can be fiction or non-fiction, just whatever I can find. Okay ...the era of Belle Epoque is from 1871-1914, so many great authors are very productive in this era..some of the works that I'm interested to post would be by H.G Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Leo Tolstoy and Oscar Wilde.

3rd-I can also decorate my blog by posting Belle Époque paintings? wow...I love paintings, and posting about paintings from this era ...I plan to post paintings by Emile Bernard, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Eugene Boch. It is very interesting for me to learn the friendship amongst these famous painters.

Anybody who wants to join this event too, you may visit Fanda's blog here!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Jawaban yang Lemah Lembut

gambar diambil dari
Amsal 15:1
Jawaban yang lemah lembut meredakan kegeraman, tetapi perkataan yang pedas membangkitkan marah.

Seringkali konflik terjadi karena intonasi suara yang salah: entah itu pedas, ketus, sinis, dan bernada tinggi. Kata-kata yang diucapkan tidak berbicara setajam intonasi suara pada saat mengucapkannya. Saya merasa sering gagal dalam komunikasi yang baik, karena ya itu deh, nada suara jadi tinggi kalo uda kesal! Pokoknya kalo hati lagi tidak bagus, nada suara jadi tidak bagus juga. Jawaban jadi ketus...dan memancing konflik yang tidak perlu sebenarnya.

Belum lagi kita hidup di era gadget, yang sudah mengubah cara berkomunikasi kita! Lebih banyak komunikasi tertulis via chats daripada lisan via suara.  Adakalanya salah paham bisa terjadi karena tidak ada intonasi suara yang menyertainya. Pesan singkat :"kamu lagi ngapain" bisa saja diartikan ungkapan kangen dan peduli jika intonasi suara pengucapannya lembut, namun bisa juga diartikan kepo dan mau tahu aja...jika intonasi suaranya kasar. Jika si pembaca pesan lagi tidak bagus suasana hatinya dan mungkin kurang mengenal satu sama lain...bisa saja timbul konflik karena pesan singkat tadi..yang diinterpretasikan berbeda nadanya di benaknya. Hehehe..pernah ngalamin soalnya..

Bersyukur pagi ini kembali diingatkan bahwa jawaban yang lemah lembut itu meredakan kegeraman.
Lemah lembut dalam berkata-kata akan menghindarkan kita dari miskom dan konflik yang tidak perlu.

Mau siap-siap Ibadah pagi!
Have a blessed Sunday!