Monday, November 21, 2016

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) - C.S. Lewis (1950)

This book told us about an adventure of four children: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy who were sent away from London due to the war and lived in a country house with a Professor. The house was big and adventurous. It was Lucy who went inside a wardrobe full of coats in a room and came to a snowy wood, a different place called Narnia where she met a kind Faun named Thumnus. Narnia was controlled under a wicked lady called herself a queen: White Witch whose real name was Jadis. She was the one who made Narnia always winter. Thumnus was in fact commanded to bring human to White Witch and he was friendly to Lucy to lure her. However, he felt sorry and changed his mind. He led her to the lamppost where she could go back to the wardrobe and her real world.

Her siblings didn't believe her about her adventure in Narnia. But the next time in a hide-and-seek game they played together, as Lucy came again to Narnia to meet Thumnus, Edmund also came but he met the White Witch. She seduced him with Turkish Delight and promised him more if he brought his siblings to her the next time he went to Narnia again.

Then four of them came together to Narnia and instead of meeting Thumnus, they found out his place to be wrecked and a note left there, saying that he was brought to White Witch's castle for betraying her by fraternizing with her great enemies (human).

Lucy felt sorry for Thumnus and wanted to helped him but didn't know how. Later they met Mr. Beaver who told them what was really happening in Narnia. He told them that they couldn't do anything to beat White Witch, but the real King of Narnia, Aslan in on the way, and he was their only hope.

The story goes on when Edmund remembered the delicacy of the Turkish Delight and betraying his siblings by going to the White Witch himself just to be chagrined next. And how Aslan came and save Edmund and the whole Narnia, bringing back spring to the white dull-always pale Narnia.

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This story was quite light and suitable for children. From my point of view, the concept of story was great and flexible that if Lewis had wanted to, he had been able to make the story much longer and heavier for adult consumption but he didn't.

I love the story, the adventurous feeling you feel when you imagine coming to another world from a regular wardrobe full of coats. The fear when you found your friend's place was empty and knew that he was kidnapped by the evil. The admiration you feel when you see the Mighty King Aslan, his golden mane and his roar, his sacrifice.

This book told us also about betrayal and teach us to be careful of 'Turkish Delight'. Anything in this world can be 'Turkish Delight', looked seducing and worthy and by the time we use all methods to pursue it, we had just fallen to the trap. Nothing's good about this 'Turkish Delight'.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Semua Karna AnugrahNya - Jeffry S. Tjandra


Contemplate the lyrics. 
We have no reason to be arrogant as all are from Him. 

Last Sunday I went to orphanage with my cellgroup friends, and I am so blessed by that activity.
They're cheerful, full of spirit kids, dearly loved by God.
I laughed so hard, so freely, hoped they'd catch the happiness, deep inside.
Making other people --especially the ones in needs-- happy are one greatest happiness.
I thank God for Apri for arranging this event.
I thank God for this experience.

It's all by His grace given to us that we are chosen, called, and used.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Green Tea

Green tea - instagram : emikodayoo.id
I asked for things I've wished for long and I now have and I am grateful for it.
I really am grateful for it.

For things unanswered yet, I am so happy today,
That I can embrace grief very well.

Inhale, exhale.
The best is yet to come :)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Flaming Pots - Jl. Sukajadi 193, Bandung

Le Facade
This Saturday I went to Flaming Pots (next to Tomodachi boutique at Jl. Sukajadi 193, Bandung, because they have 2000 free suki :D (that was still available at least till this Saturday when I came there) 

We just have to follow their social media account (Instagram: @flamingpots) and order one drink to get one free suki. Hot or Ice ocha is recommended as it is the cheapest and free refill. (Well all these infos are thanks to an office pal of mine^^)

This!
~Food~

Contents: Kinda fishball, lettuce, cabbage, mushroom, tofu, U.S. sirloin beef, siomay. These are the free sets we got! Oh and we got a bowl of rice too.
Closer look
The sauces, I just picked some I thought I'd like. My favorites are: garlic, chili oil, and ginger-garlic! X9
Trying Vietnamese coffee.
Spicy crispy squid. It was good, but I thought it was slightly lack of salt :x
Boiling the meat first! I love how the mushroom looked like swimming squid :D 
Lastly we put the vegetable. 
The food tastes good, the veggies were fresh and the chicken broth was mild. It was so nice to eat hot soup in such a cold weather. However, the crispy squid was a little bit flavorless. Vietnamese coffee is standard lah, but it was kinda not suitable to eat suki and drink coffee ^^" so I prefer Ocha to accompany your suki.

~Room Design~

Semi outdoor areas. It would be a good idea to sit there but unfortunately the weather was too cold.
Outdoor eating area. Looks somebody was celebrating her sweet seventeen party soon^^.
Outdoor eating area
I freakin' loooooove the ceiling detail! Seen from this point of view, the ceiling looks so splendid.
Indoor eating area. The place is so cozy. 
One simpler corner
Seen from here, the room looks so luxurious.
The bowl.
I do really love the way the colours used are so well-designed. The light grey cushions blend very well with light brown wooden chair, table, and floor. The boxes arranged black hollow steel add strength and contrast which create harmony in the whole room design. Plus, I think the lighting choice has an important role as well.
 light grey textured cushion and the masculine pattern of greyish brown wallpaper give warm and comfortable homy atmosphere
The flooring detail
 The place was quiet and they played slow soothing songs which makes the room feel warm and pleasurable. The colors and lighting add a warm ambience in the room. The ceiling is high and the distance between one table and another are quite distant which make the room looks spacious. This place is definitely good to have a quality time with your loved ones,

Even if the 2000 free suki has been out of stock, coming to this place again is very worth it. Good food, good price, very well-designed rooms, what else ones would ask for?

~Rating~
Food: 4/5
Ambience: 5/5
Price: 4/5

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Cherish


I was once told  that anything, either good or bad, can happen to anyone at anytime.
What does really matter is the way we react.

If it's good it's temporary.
If it's bad, it's also temporary.

Keep calm and react well.
Cherish today, everyday. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Adam Levine - Lost Stars


Lately so in love with this song, hahaha.

I started doing stuffs with a friend... It had actually been planned since end of May 2015 but we stopped (maybe due to our quite heavy workloads that time) and we continued again several months ago. 

So happy that today we have our very first order^^. I'm not that new in the world of online shopping so handling orders should be a common thing but still today I am so happy to a point that I become alay.

I am just grateful. Grateful for things.

Several days ago I went to church cell group and we talked about many things, one of them that have been my contemplation for long is about vision. When we live without vision, we are just surviving, a thing which mere animals also do. But I don't know what my vision is. We had small discussion and I found out that they too haven't known their visions yet. 

It had to be searched by ourselves. I thank God for having a chance to do something new.

Lately I am quite galau (early period time as always) and I kinda lost control of my tongue. I talked some meaningless things.

And I learned about forgiving myself. Teenager me often felt guilty for stupid mistakes I made. Now I learn to not overthink (though I still do it sometimes). I am grateful that I watched Philip Mantofa's preaching video about Ecclessiates chapter 1.

Living a life is writing a book with a permanent ink and no eraser. 

I keep doing mistakes and bad things happen, but God teach me to have a right response for everything. Sometimes I win yes, but sometimes I lost, too.

I may have not found my vision in this world yet but I have clearly stated a very last goal of my life. I really want that the time I died and meet Him in any way I can't rightly imagine, He'd say to me, 'well done, kid!'