Sunday, March 18, 2007

5 reasons why I do blogging

Okay, here's a tag that I received from Silvia.

One. It started as a way to let all my friends back home know about what was going on in my life frequently, without having to tell each one of them repeatedly.

Two. But who triggered me to have a blog is my boyfriend (who was still someone that I liked at that time ^o^). I was a little bit shy to approach him directly, so I told him I had a blog and I updated it so often that he would know more about me. In other words, this blog was actually made to attract him!!! Hahahaha... Dear, sorry I keep this from you until now =P~~

Three. Since internet in Indonesia is so slow, not many friends back home read my blog. Instead, most readers are someone that I've never met before. It was fun though, I get more and more new friends =D

Four. Apparently, I'm not very good in expressing my thoughts by talking. However, I could let out all my honest thoughts, ideas, and emotions when I write it in this blog. I always try to be polite and not to offend anyone. But once in a while, there are just some people who misunderstand me, and once they accused me in a very cruel way. Although it still does hurt until now, they won't be able to stop my love for blogging.

Five. I also discovered that blogging can calm my nerves. I mean, there was one time that I was so nervous before an interview. I couldn't eat, I couldn't read, I just couldn't focus of anything. But after I let it out on a post, I became so calm. Also when I was disappointed on something, thanks to this blog, it always calm me down after I write about it in a post.

And so Silvia, I've done my homework, haven't I? =P I won't pass this to any specific names, coz I'm afraid it would cause too much trouble. I'm passing it to everyone who wants to do it. Have fun guys!

Friday, March 9, 2007

Cooking time!

Yesterday I spent 5 hours in the kitchen to play table tennis....

Triple duh! Of course not. I cooked 3 kinds of dishes: ragut ayam (chicken ragout), hotplet kangkung daging sapi dengan telor puyuh (beef and chinese watercrest hot plate with quail eggs), and tahu telor (egg tofu). Today, I also cooked bakwan sayuran (deep fried vegetable dough). The recipes come from Dekap and Keluarga Nugraha. Thanks a lot to both sites for providing the easy recipes.

The ragout took lots of time to make. The result was not as good as my mom's Risoles (similar food with the same filling), but it is still edible. I was actually proud to be able to make it. The hot plate was perfect! I bought the real kangkung this time. Last time I mistakenly bought a different vegetable that was too chewy, I still finished it though. Hehe... The tofu resulted in something completely different, because I ran out of eggs after making the ragout. It still tasted good =D The vegetable dough just needed a little bit of salt and pepper, otherwise it was great. Haha.. I guess I still need to learn more on how to cook better. But seriously, I'm so proud of myself coz three years ago I could only boil water, make instant noodles, and fry eggs. YeaY! Go go Pei!!! ^^

And to Mr. SanSan WaWa, I was actually gonna let you eat my food. Too bad you weren't here, so I'm just gonna present you some pictures of it now xP~~~

Ragut Ayam (Chicken Ragout)

Hotplet Kangkung Daging Sapi dengan Telor Puyuh (Beef and Chinese Watercrest Hot Plate with Quail Eggs)

Nasi Putih dengan Tahu Telor (Rice with Egg Tofu)

Bakwan Sayuran (Deep Fried Vegetable Dough)

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Shoujo Dream

I think I have to reduce the amount of manga that I read, or dorama and stuff like that. Especially stories about Japanese high school girls. I think I watch or read those kind of stories too much. Hahaha.. I actually do like them a lot, because it's full of colors and romantic! When I say it's full of colors I mean it in a connotative way. It doesn't necessarily mean I read full-colored manga, if you know what I mean. I think it's like a fantasy to me. I really wanted to experience all those stuff if I could. You know, stuff like high school cultural festival, Tanabata festival, sports festival, making and giving chocolate on the Valentine's day, walking with a boyfriend under a light snow while viewing a great scenery on the Christmas eve, all those stuff that you can read in girls manga. Hehehehe... But somehow it's a bit too much until a similar manga storyline got into my dream last night. When I think about it again, I just couldn't believe I had that kind of dream. Hahaha... But I guess it's a fun thing to share with, since I've never dreamt something like this before.

It began when my friends and I got into a concert site for a famous new music duo. We didn't have the tickets, I don't know why. Maybe because I wasn't a fan of them before. So basically we just took a peek on those singers since we were allowed to be on the site until the show started. One of them is a girl, a gorgeous one! She looked so energetic and pretty, and I felt like I wanna take a picture with her. But too bad the show was starting, so the security asked us to leave. Then I decided just to hang out outside until the performance was finished, and I would take a picture with her.

I walked around outside to kill the time; there were some free food for the guests but the staff didn't know who were guests and who weren't, so I just picked up some food. In my dream, I even remembered about fasting time, I asked the staff if it was Friday because I saw bacon on the food. Fortunately it was Thursday so I could eat the food. Before I knew, the show had finished. I spotted the other singer, a guy, and with lots of effort I brought him to my group of friends. I asked him to wait there because I wanna find the gorgeous girl and take a picture together. I did find the girl, and it was all fine. I asked her to come along with me but when I reached back to my group of friends, she wasn't there anymore. I don't know, it was very crowded so I couldn't see her anymore. Maybe other fans were trying to take pics or get signature from her too.

The guy said it didn't matter, so the two of us took a pic together. He was taller than me, so he bent his knee and reached my shoulder so the picture looked kinda cute. Hmmm... a nice guy, I thought. And when I looked at him and thought about it again, this singer was actually pretty cute! He had a long hair, shoulder-length. Just the type that I like in a manga. Then all my friends, me and him took a pic together again. I stood beside him, and I leaned closer to him. And apparently, we were very close to each other, so after we took the picture.................. I got kissed.

And that's the end of the story. Because my alarm clock went off and it showed the time was already 11 am. Hahahaha... So that's the story, pretty cool huh? I've never had this kind of shoujo dream before. But seriously, the guy was cute! Kakkoi desu ne.... =P~~