Monday, March 4, 2019

Life Lesson 101

Expectation is the root of all disappointment.

State it in mind.

Attachment is the root of all suffering.

Plant it deeply in mind, so deep that it become one kind of principle of mind.

And last but not least

You either get bitter or you get better. It's that simple. You either take what has been to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.

Always choose the first. Use both logic and feeling any human have, wisely. Consider any consequences you have to deal with in both short and long term period. Remember that blaming other people or situation will never solve any problem. It's you who is responsible for every of your own decision in life.

I've found out more as I grow older, that real life's not as simple as black and white, good and evil, it's in fact quite complicated. Decisions sometimes are the result of splitting the differences after negotiating between two opposite poles...


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Nasi Tim Ayam (atau Nasi Hainan?)





Recooked and modified, Source: justtryandtaste

Bahan Nasi

1 sdm minyak
1 sdm minyak wijen
3 siung bawang putih, cincang halus
2 cm jahe, iris korek api
2 sdm kecap asin
300 gram beras cuci bersih, tiriskan
kaldu ayam 450 ml (saya pakai air + royco kaldu sapi)
sedikit garam

Bahan Tumisan Ayam

1 sdm minyak
1 sdm minyak wijen
3 siung bawang putih, cincang halus
2 cm jahe, cincang halus
350 gram paha atas ayam, cuci bersih, potong dadu, tulangnya dibuat kuah kaldu
1/2 jeruk lemon
1 1/2 sdm tepung maizena
1 1/2 sdm kecap asin
1 sdm saus tiram
1 sdm kecap manis
100 ml kaldu ayam (saya pakai air + royco kaldu sapi)
9 buah jamur kancing
merica bubuk secukupnya
garam secukupnya

Bahan kuah kaldu
Tulang paha ayam
Air
Daun bawang, potong-potong

Cara membuat
1. Siapkan mangkuk, lumuri potongan ayam dengan perasan jeruk lemon, lalu campur potongan daging ayam dengan tepung maizena dan kecap asin,

Membuat nasi
2. Panaskan minyak dan minyak wijen, tumis bawang putih dan jahe sampai harum
3. Tambahkan beras dan kecap asin, aduk sampai bumbu meresap di beras.
3. Masukkan tumisan beras ke dalam rice cooker.
4. Tambahkan air kaldu (atau kalau saya pakai air + royco kaldu sapi)  sampai kira-kira setinggi 2 ruas jari, aduk2, lalu nyalakan rice cooker


Membuat tumisan ayam
5. Panaskan minyak dan minyak wijen, tumis bawang putih dan jahe sampai harum
6. Masukkan potongan ayam, tumis
7. Tambahkan saus tiram, kecap manis, dan air kaldu (saya air + royco kaldu sapi)
8. Masukkan jamur, aduk rata
9. Tambahkan garam secukupnya. Kalau keasinan tambahkan air.

Membuat kuah kaldu
10. Panaskan air sampai mendidih
11. Masukkan tulang ayam, tambahkan garam, merica, dan potongan daun bawang

Cara penyajian
12. Siapkan mangkok sup untuk mencetak
13. Masukkan tumisan ayam di dasar mangkuk secukupnya
14. Masukkan nasi di atas tumisan ayam sampai mangkuk penuh, tekan-tekan
15. Dibalik dan sajikan di piring



--- Personal story
Cooked this last Saturday and I was more than satisfied, it tasted soooo good, really. The rice was less mushy to be stated as "nasi tim" , mom told me I should have added more water. There are so many blogs and videos sharing recipes and so far I've found my favourite: Just Try And Taste. The recipes are quite detail, many pictures for every steps so we can check whether we did it well or not. I've tried her chocolate fudge recipe before and it tasted good as well. Thank you for sharing recipes for us beginners to learn!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Giggle Box and Jonas Photo, Jl. Gatot Subroto No.11, Cimahi

I've had known this place before, when I was randomly on the way, I saw this red barn and screamed inside my head 'whoaa a cute barn, what is it?' . I thought that was a kind of amusement park like Farmhouse Lembang, turned out it was a new branch of GiggleBox and its soulmate Jonas Photo.

I finally visited this place one day in last December, I had to buy a pop up frame but unfortunately the one I need was out of stock in Jonas Photo IP, so I went here. And found myself amazed by the rustic and minimalsit design

Exterior 
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Side window. Super love the rustic and minimalist theme, very well applied!

I thought the barn-look-alike exterior was just an accessories but the interior would be a whole different thing, turned out I was totally wrong. The interior was like a barn as well and it rocks!

Felt like a cow in a barn. yes?
a very well designed barn, super love!

different ambience of GiggleBox, still pleasurable tho!
Simple and clean


This window opened to the front

very barnish!
the window that opened to outdoor eating area

Minimalist and clean outdoor eating area

And behind the red barn, here Jonas Photo! I love the facade so much, it was minimalist and clean, framed with black painted listplank, blended in very harmoniously with the square patterned cement flooring.
Exterior facade of Jonas Photo

Side view, looked from parking area

The window detail





the minimalist entrance

another side view

One corner inside Jonas Photo

Back view of GiggleBox
This place was quite new, and very well designed. 

Eh? 
The food?
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 Lol I didn't buy any food but just a frame in Jonas Photo. 😂
(and I shamelessly walked inside GiggleBox to take a bunch of photos)
Well, amazed by the freaking cute interior design, I wanted to have lunch here but my sister refused so

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Simple Cap Cay

Bahan:
- bawang putih 5 siung, geprek lalu potong kecil
- kembang kol 1 kuntum, potong-potong
- wortel 2 buah, potong serong tipis
- jamur champignon 7 buah, potong tipis
- telur 1 butir
- kecap asin
- garam
- merica puith
- merica hitam
- gula pasir
- minyak untuk menumis
- daun bawang 2 tangkai
- air sekitar 150-200 ml ( 1 gelas)
- tepung tapioka 1 sdm, dilarutkan dengan air

Cara membuat:
1. Panaskan minyak, tumis bawang putih hingga harum
2. Masukkan jamur, aduk sebentar, lalu masukkan wortel, tambahkan garam sedikit, aduk sampai bosen
3. Masukkan kembang kol, aduk-aduk, tambahkan bumbu (garam, merica, gula pasir, sedikit sedikit kecap asin)
4. Tambahkan air, masak sampai mendidih
5. Tambahkan larutan maizena
6. Cicipi kuah, bila belum oke bisa ditambah bumbunya, pake feeling
7. Ceplok telur, lalu orak-arik sampai matang

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This is very basic capcay I made this very morning, using any ingredients available in the fridge. When I tried, I didn't like the taste and felt much disappointed, but I've made this much so I still wrapped and brought this for lunch. Surprisingly, when the dish had turned colder, the taste was quite good. (Mom told me so though I thought she was just trying to comfort me because I told her before that this capcay is failed, what a mother I have in her) The appearance was horrible but tasted quite good.

Simple Fried Rice

Bahan:
- bawang putih 5 siung
- bawang merah 5 siung
- cabe rawit merah 3 buah
- daun bawang 2 tangkai
- nasi putih 2 porsi
- bakso mini 10 buah, potong-potong
- sosis 4 buah, potong-potong
- telur 1 butir
- kecap asin secukupnya
- kecap manis
- garam
- merica
- minyak untuk menumis

Cara membuat:
1. Ulek kasar bawang putih dan bawang merah
2.  Panaskan sedikit minyak di wajan, tumis bumbu halus hingga cukup kering
3. Ceplok telur, orak arik
4. Masukkan bakso dan sosi, aduk- aduk
5. Masukkan nasi, aduk rata
6. Masukkan bumbu (garam, merica, kecap asin, dan kecap manis) sambil dicicipi sampai pas rasanya
7. Masukkan potongan cabe rawit merah, aduk rata
8. Masukkan potongan daun bawang, aduk rata

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This one is very basic and simple fried rice I made one morning when I was super bored with my mom's cooking. She cooks very well but I eat her meals almost everyday and the time has come when I finally felt so bored eating at home. So I decided to prepare my own meals.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Origin - Dan Brown (2017)

I have read all Dan Brown's books, except Deception Point, so my review here may also containt comparisons about this book with his other books.

Because, well, Dan Brown always use the same plot and storyline, so does he in this book. Being chased by a murderer who does so under instruction of an unknown mastermind while he himself has a mission to accomplish and running out of time is what this book is all about.

This book takes place in Spain and, as always, it offers general knowledge about history, church, politics, and architectural sites, such as Montserrat, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Sagrada Familia, Palmarian Church, and about the famous people, mostly this book mentions Antonio Gaudi, William Blake, and Winston Churchill.

One main difference is that this book lacks of symbols and codes breaking, what Langdon pursues is just a quite simple code to break and not much thrilling quest related to interesting symbol twists like how his previous books provide.

Another difference is, well, this book is the most modern and futuristic among all his books. Artificial inteligence, quantum physics, high technology computers and so on. Not much classical artworks like his previous books, this book shows much about modern artworks instead.

The main point is probably most likely alike with what is presented in The Lost Symbol... This book is about a duel of old religion and its politics vs futuristic science. One lead character (other than Langdon of course) sure has a resemblance with Stephen Hawking.

My conclusion is, this book is good and kinda recommended for anyone who loves thrilling adventure in the field of religion and technology related stuffs. The topic about futuristic science and technology is something hot and relevant to our daily life.

***Synopsis, very likely containts spoilers

The story begins with Robert Langdon coming to Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain to attend an event held by friend slash his ex student, an eccentric and atheist futurist and scientist Edmond Kirsch. Here Kirsch wants to convey two big questions of humanity: where do we come from? and where are we going to? He claims he has discovered the answers, answers that may change the world perspectives of religions. He told Langdon before that he had met three big religion leaders in Montserrat about his discoveries because what he is going to share may shake the religions so he decided to show the presentation to them first.

In other places, two of the three leaders had died, killed by a murderer, Luis Admiral Avila an ex Spain Navy Seal whose family got murdered by a terrorist attack in a church in Spain. His action is commanded by Regent, somebody unknown.

Before Kirsch even started his presentation, he is murdered by a gunshot by Avila.
Tohether with Ambra Vidal, the curator of Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, as well as the fiance of Prince Julian, the future king of Spain, Langdon fled from the museum, also helped by Winston, an artificial inteligence program in the form of headset put on his head, they had a mission to break the password Kirsch made to launch his presentation to the world.

Later it was found that Kirsch had been fighting pancreatic cancer this past two years, so even if he wasn't murdered, he just had about nine days left to live.

Langdon and Vidal suspected Bishop Valdespino, the last one survivor of the three religion leaders whom Kirsch met before, as well as Prince Julian himself, for Avila's coming to the event was lately added by the his order. Later the greatest police officer Commander Garza was arrested, leaving them suspect Prince Julian more as he was the only one with right to arrest Commander Garza.
Langdon and Vidal met Avila in a church and had a thrilling fight until both of them are safe and Avila died after falling from spiral staircase during their fight.

After finding the password, they went to Kirsch's computer lab and released his presentation. In his presentation, Kirsch stated that in future, human will blend with technology, become a kind of hibrid. After all is revealed, Langdon found out that his helper, Winston would intantly be deleted at one p.m. Langdon felt a bit sentimental for losing an invisible helpful friend.

Later we are moved to suspect the king, with whom Bishop Valdespino and Prince Julian met out of the hospital where the ming ought to be. However, it was revealed that three of them were clean, and the fact is, somebody is framing Bishop Valdespino for doing evil. He is just, had a romantic relationship with the king, one reason why the king didn't remarry after the death of his wife.

It is finally revealed, when Langdon realizes, that Regent was actually Winston, the A.I. who helped him so far. His mission is to gather as much as possible viewers of Kirsch's video presentation. In order to accomplish this mission, Winston planned to pay Avila to murder Kirsch to create a fuss and lure public's attention. He also murdered two other religion leaders to frame Bishop Valdespino for being the culprit. To sum all up, Kirsch wanted to make a new religion, science, and he became the martyr of his own religion.

From the ending, it's shown the danger of the usage of A.I., for it's inteligence and obedience to his programmer's orders, he wasn't hesitate to murder. After one p.m. Winston is deleted as well as all Kirsch's datas he storaged.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Red Sunset

Took a sip of wine behind the windowpane
Bit her own lip and had her mind go insane
Turned her sight towards the hiding sun
Time when it's so right to have some fun