Saturday, April 21, 2018

First Day

It has been about 2 months since my boss started having prayer communion every Friday in our office. What he taught is generally the same with what I have been taught in church, so for me those all are like faith strengthening, not something new or controversial. But not with my Catholic friends, it's kinda controversy for them hahaha.. But the good side is, they now are not that apathetic anymore but started to read Bible more, looking for the truth.

For me, I see my boss' action to hold this kinda prayer communion once a week that he well prepared before (he had a note on his hand, he did prepare what he taught us!) as one example. I read Bible daily but so far I keep it for myself, alone in my room. It's not that that's wrong, but I think I need as well to start building other people's faiths not just mine. And today I started it..with my family.

Today is our family's first prayer communion. I prepared myself by fasting for one week (well, if I hold this once a week, it means I'll fast everyday😂 i will think about it later but I do need preparing myself with fasting!) but didn't prepare the teaching myself la, I use one daily devotional in bible app.. I am so happy that mother didn't reject it, we sang together, prayed together, learnt together... I wish they too will know Jesus privately. And I wish the presence of God will be here covering our home.

Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A Short Story of a Lost Little Kitten

Yesterday morning was just like another usual morning, I prepared everything and went to office. Well, after going to Singapore last March (will post about this later) and moved to office in Paskal Hypersquare, I tended to go to office early than usual.

It was about 7.30 a.m. and I was riding my motorcycle when I saw a little kitten was walking in the middle of the road. It gave me a little shock.. How come this little buddy be alone in the road full of moving cars and motorcycles. I stopped my motorcycle in the middle of the road and walked to this helpless kitty, take him aside. There was a car behind my randomly parked motorcycle and thank God the driver just stopped and waited for me, no honking or any other upset gesture.

I took my motorcycle aside as well and had a time to think. Moving this kitty aside was not the answer, he would actually cross the street again anytime soon. The street were surrounded by factories, he had no other place but the street to walk on.

I was in confusion when another rider across the street asked me what to do with the kitten. I thought I would bring him to my home, I wished mom would mind taking care of him. So I turned my motorcycle back, with my right hand ond the handle and my left hand holding the kitty. Fortunately, he stayed calm, didn't randomly jumped out or anything.

In the middle of the journey, I thought of many things....mom would get angry. And this kitten was so small, he might get sick and if so, mom would get busy taking him to veterinarian.

The rider man asked me about what to do with the kitten... After chatting with him, considering one thing and another, I decided to put this kitten in Cimindi traditional market. This man kindly told me to be careful holding this kitten.

I turned my motorcycle back and brought the kitten to the market. He shivered a bit and sticked his paws quite deeply in my shirt so it was hard to lowered him. I put him near one chicken seller. I saw him walked ..and then I left him.

I hope he does good there, having some people loving and taking care of him.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I've Been Away Too Long - George Baker

https://youtu.be/_fgczy8Yocc

Another random song I found here in Youtube
Made me realize i've been so long in this repetitive loop

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Ada macam-macam variasi resep Spaghetti Aglio e Olio yang aku temukan di internet. Di bawah ini merupakan resep modifikasi sendiri, mengikuti bahan yang tersedia di rumah. Namun, originally Aglio e Olio artinya bawang putih dan minyak, jadi bahan dasarnya sebenarnya spaghetti, bawang putih, dan minyak zaitun.

Untuk 3 orang.

Bahan wajib :
- Spaghetti secukupnya
- Bawang putih 8 siung (sepertinya kalau mau ditambah lagi juga masih okey). Digeprek lalu cincang kasar.
- Minyak goreng secukupnya (kalau ada modal, seharusnya pakai minyak zaitun a.k.a. Olive Oil)
- Garam secukupnya
- Merica secukupnya, blackpepper lebih okey

Bahan tambahan yang bisa dimodifikasi: sesuai selera:
- Chili flakes. Di sini aku pakai Boncabe
- Cabe rawit merah 4 buah diiris tipis
- Jamur merang ukuran sedang 5 buah diiris tipis
- Sosis 3 buah diiris tipis.
- Daun seledri cincang
- Tomat ceri
- Keju cheddar

Cara memasak:

1. Rebus spaghetti sampai al-dente. Jangan lupa beri garam dan minyak goreng dalam air rebusan supaya ada rasa dan nggak lengket. Tiriskan.

2. Panaskan minyak (cukup banyak ya!) dengan api kecil. Masukkan bawang putih cincang. Masak sampai agak kecoklatan.

3. Masukkan sosis dan jamur. Aduk-aduk supaya jangan gosong. Aku panasin apinya sampai jadi sedang.

4. Masukkan chili flakes, garam, dan merica. Aduk-aduk.

5. Masukkan spaghetti, cabai rawit merah, garam dan merica secukupnya. Aduk sampai merata, sambil diicip udah okey belum rasanya. Kalau kurang pedas bisa ditambah Boncabe-nya. Terakhir, masukkan seledri cincang dan tomat ceri. Aduk sebentar, lalu matikan kompor.

6. Sajikan hangat-hangat^^.

-Personal Story-

Honestly, I didn't really like this one I tried, hahaha. Too oily yet some garlic and spaghetti got stuck on the surface of my frying pan. And the salt wasn't well-mixed. Some parts were savoury but another was tasteless. I watched a version on Youtube that instead of pouring the spaghetti into the hot garlic and oil on the hot frying pan, he poured the hot garlic and oil into the pot of warm spaghetti. I should try this method next time. This way, there will be no garlic-stucked-on-the-pan problem. But I have to manage the hot garlic and oil (and other ingredients such as mushrooms and shrimps like ones I made before) has been salty enough to season the whole spaghetti.

Long before I had ever tried making Spaghetti Aglio e Olio and I like that one way more. I used lots of shrimp and Boncabe. The appearance was way more tempting, and I didn't remember I had fried garlic and spaghetti stucked on my pan, haha. It was annoying, really, those sticky garlic and spaghetti. That hardened me stirring the spaghetti, forced me to add oil which made the final dish too oily. And made the salt and cheese wasn't mixed evenly either.

However, on the other side, the dry fried garlic I collected after harshly rubbing the pan gave crunchiness and texture to the whole eating experience. So, how can I get those crunchiness without having sticky spaghetti on the pan? I'll try again next time, hahaha, practice makes perfect yes? ^^.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thought

God has been so kind to me...

Lately I felt some little miracles. When I have a thought of getting / experiencing something, the things do really come to me. Three little things to be exact, though all of them are just kinda PHP, or one or two level lower than what I expected, the fact that the opportunities ever came towards me gives me hope. To be honest, I used to, or sometimes I still, think that my future is kinda hopeless. I'd be much happier If I could naturally die in young age. But it seems that my life would be longer that what I actually hoped, so I have to fill these passing years with meaningful things.

I am like walking in a deep dark cave and just keep going on without knowing what's ahead. I long for sunshine for I have been underground for so long I have forgotten how it would feel to be kissed by the sun. And these three little miracles are like a little ray of light that enters through the crevice of the rock. When I run to it, I find out that the crevice is too small I can't pass through. However, it gives me big hope that the end of the cave is near. I just need to keep on going for the exit door of the cave is just several steps far from where I now stand.

Not long ago as well, I prayed for God to speak to me, in any way He'd like. And I got His messages these past two weeks. And I am grateful for it. To be honest, I was not in good mental and spiritual condition that time, but still He spoke to me.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

No Feast Lasts Forever

It was a semi-autobiography about Oei Hui Lian, a daughter of one richest sugar businessman in Southeast Asia, Oei Tiong Ham. She had a luxurious life by the help of his very rich father's money and she also married a man with political power, Wellington Koo. Having an ambitious mother as well, she is what is so called jetset socialite at that moment.

It is concluded at the end of the book that she finally found out that knowing rich and powerful people are nothing. It's brain and attitude that matters. It's also told that in the end of her life, she felt lonely and realized that she should have appreciated people she knew more than how she actually  had treated them.

Well, for me, honestly I said if I could be in her position, I'd very glad to! Haha.. Come on, it's like having that "motherlode" bar in The Sims. I want this I want that, and all I have to do is just typing "m-o-t-h-e-r-l-o-d-e" or in her case "ask papa" and the money will be sent right away to my bank account.

She is lonely at the end of her life. Hey? Won't poor people feel lonely as well? If both are lonely, I'd choose to be a rich one of course. Money is like health. Being perfectly healthy doesn't mean I am happy. But having my health destructed ensured my difficulty to enjoy life more. Unless you have been so strong that you can still be grateful despite your disease, I'd happily be healthy at the first place.

Well, I quite enjoy reading this book, felt like watching a Chinese drama, hahaha. It somehow containts general knowledge and a bit of Indonesian-Chinese history, social culture, etc.

And the main message is the title itself, no feast lasts forever :)


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Illustrated Stories I Fall to


 Super Secret | LINE Webtoon The boy next door, friends for life, is actually a werewolf! 

Lately fall in love with this Line Webtoon comic, Super Secret. The sweet storyline, soft and cute artwork style stole my attention. What a cute boy Ryan is, haha.

Looking at the stories, I bet the author is in the generation which read Harry Potter , Naruto and Twilight. But he/she is so great that he/she is inspired by many other famous fiction stories but manages to make his/her own good and unique. Love this very much.

I've read all the 70 chapters so far and can't wait for the next issue!


Well,
I am that kind of reserved person, for some cases I do enjoy having my own sanctuary, a very wide personal space. Having it destroyed by unwanted interference made me feel like a mess, oh man, I regret opening up, I need to create another self-shelter.