too busy too write…

Too many things going on in my life this past 2 weeks and I don’t know where to begin to write them all. But if I don’t I am going to missed them, so I write things that stuck on my mind, they are:

Learn how to cook Ketupat, Sambel Goreng Hati and Opor Ayam. These are the menu for Lebaran Day and I’ve been craving those food during this time.

My kids’ friends came to sleep over at our house. I told them if they can sleep in non AC room and don’t afraid of dog, I don’t mind at all.

Become the MC, photographer and entertained people in my friend’s son birthday party when I feel really-really tired.

Invite some friends to have dinner with us. Thank God the cook turned out well and Niyomee behaved.

Went to Ciawi for my uncle Birthday Party and had a great time. I especially love the singing Ambonese songs together while holding hands.

Happy to meet an old friend I haven’t see for about 30 years, but not happy with the food served by the restaurant we went to. Expensive but nothing special….

My husband’s cousins came from Surabaya for a job test. Glad to have them for 2 nights at our place. But happy that after they go sleeping arrangement can go back to normal.

My  kids went swimming 3X in a week. and they still think it’s not enough.  Lucky we only have to pay the 2nd one.

Feel bad because I can’t help my friend with the translation she need to submit and didn’t got a chance to visit another friend who just got an operation at the hospital.

Visit my sis-in-law new home at Cibubur area. Too bad the other can’t make it, but we had fun talking, eating and Karaokeing.

Can’t go to the airport to say goodbye to my Dad, brother and sisters who are leaving for London. But maybe it’s good for me because I can be jealous to see people traveling.

Exciting to see my kids saved the money they received from people, they aim to buy BB.

Love my husband for buy me Pandan Bali and put some effort to find out about the Baloon Ride on the internet just because I said I want to do it .




list of my favorite christmas things…

Cookies: Kastengel. This is made of cheese and since I was little I remember my mom made this every Christmas. Now we hardly made our own Christmas cookies, we can buy them at the store, but my sister Rannu still made them once a while.

Movie: Home Alone Series. I didn’t know since when but now every Christmas the telly stations play this movie. Just love the Christmas atmosphere at the same time the thrilled this boy faced the criminals.

Song: Have yourself a merry little Christmas. I know lots of Christmas song but this one I know by heart, is not too long and simple. I like to sing it with my husband and my kids as a Christmas wish for my family and friends

Christmas Card: Home made or Photos. There was time when I bought the Christmas card from store. But since I was Married I love to make my own card. I remember when Jasmine was a baby I made one with a baby picture, and wrote my first Christmas on the top. I also made fron dry leaves and other creation. but 3 years ago I started to make with my family picture. It’s so exciting to find a new design every year.

Books: Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This is a famous book that made into a movie. I sw the movie before I read the book. But This Christmas I would really like to read the unabridged one. I bought a copy 2 Christmas ago.

Food: any kid of soup and bread. On Christmas morning I always served this for breakfast. I made soup and eat it hot with the bread. I would try this soup-o-soup, I don’t think it’s will be that hard to make.

Decoration: A real Christmas tree & Poinsettia. When I was little we always have a real Christmas tree at home. But now adays people use the artificial one, including my family. I remember when I was in the US we went to buy the real Christmas tree, and just the smell of it make me so happy. I also like Poinsettia, One time after Christmas at our Church, my husband brought back about 20 pots back home. It was from the Church decoration. It just made my Christmas. 

Drink: Eggnog. I never know there is a very delicious drink like this until I went to the US. OMG, I can drink a bottle of this. It’s so delicious. I wonder if they sell it in the supermarket here.

simple things that made me happy…

I wrote this in 2002 when I only have my daughter Jasmine, then continued in 2005. I change some before upload this. As I read through, it brought back a great feeling about the good old-time, but also give me a sad feeling because nowadays I become intense and hard to be grateful for the little things like these. I still want to have a good time with my kids even though they are not cute babies anymore and enjoy my relationship with my husband just like those days.

1. See the smile in my daughter face.
2. When my husband cooked me breakfast
3. Listen to the music in the morning
4. Hot shower at night
5. Make friend with someone new
6. When my husband gave me a massage
7. Sing silly songs for my daughter
8. Eat my mother home-made soup
9. Smell my husband perfumed
10. Read and Memorize Psalms
11. Finish a task at work
12. Take pictures of my daughter
13. Translate a conversation for someone
14. Look at the sunset
15. Make cards for people
16. Drive/travel long hours
17. Pray with my husband
18. When someone say I look great/beautiful
19. Get an e-mail from a friend abroad
20. Watch a good movie
21. Drink ice tea or Hot tea
22. See sunflower on the street/florist
23. Read beautiful poem/lines
24. Paint my toenails
25. Breastfeeding my daughter
26. Listen my husband tell funny story even when is not that funny
27. Deliver a speech in Toastmaster
28. Get something good with a cheap price
29. Received SMS from an old friend
30. Look through my old pictures
31. Read a book for my kids before sleep
32. Weekend at my parents house
33. Meet my nephews (Mark, Brian and Sergelen)
34. Received sunflower stuff from friends
35. Kiss my baby feed
36. Sing Christmas songs not on Christmas
37. Share lunch with my co-worker
38. Holding hands with my husband
39. Have breakfast at Dunkin Donuts
40. Remember the old days in Boston with Joe
41. Sing from the book ” Songs of the Kingdom”
42. Take a different route to work
43. Eat Rujak with bunch of friends
44. Find money in my bag when I don’t expect it.
45. When my husband hold me as we sleep
46. Help my parents decorate the Christmas tree
47. Attend a good friend wedding
48. Pray outside/Pray walk
49. When Jasmine call me “Mamma”
50. Think about positive thing to say on someone’s birthday
51. Sit and have a talk with my mom
52. My husband kiss me in public
53. Speak English with native
54. Holiday
55. Have my mother sing on the phone for my baby
56. Cuddle on my bed on the rainy day
57. A bar of chocolate
58. One hour nap
59. A blanket for my sleep
60. Warm hug from sisters or brothers
61. Cut Jasmine’s tiny nails
62. Brush teeth in the morning
63. Have my parents visit me in the office
64. Free ride from friends
65. Study Bible with someone
66. Not come late to a meeting
67. Karaoke
68. See my husband in his blue jeans
69. Dare myself to talk to someone I felt Intimidated
70. Sweet dream
71. Watch a late night show just with my husband
72. Cook spagetti
73. Greenary
74. Making love early in the morning
75. A friend come over to our house
76. Write my prayer in English
77. Remember and SMS someone to wish her happy birthday
78. Burn incense in my bedroom
79. Pick up/drop someone at the airport/train station
80. Wrap christmas present
81. Keep myself from buying something nice but not really needed
82. Clean up the house
83. Someone to take care my baby while I am working
84. Eat healthy food
85. Some money from my brother David just when I need it.
86. Play guessing games in the car 
87. Read my English Bible
88. Saturday
89. Clap hands with Jasmine
90. Looking at my wedding keepsake book
91. Play with someone else baby
92. Deep conversation
93. Adventure with my kids 
94. Being married
95. When my husband send me romantic SMS
96. Doing some art work
97. Visit an old place
98. Get together with my husband family on Chinese New Year
99. Having my husband drop me off and pick me up from work
100. Write a list like this