Selasa, 29 September 2015

International Coffee Day: Expresso Yourself

I'm baaaack. Hari ini untuk pertama kalinya minum kopi ala kafe. No sugar. Sueer. Jadi pengen punya coffee shop deh.

Sesi dibuka oleh Pak Moelyono dari PT Taman Delta Indonesia. Beliau ngejelasin perkembangan industri kopi di Indonesia. Tahu gak, 20 tahun yang lalu, kita pernah jadi penghasil kopi nomor wahid di dunia. Tapi sekarang kita cuma berada di urutan keempat.

Penjelasan kedua disampaikan Giuseppe Trovato dari Zicaffe. Dia ngejelasin asal muasal kopi macam espresso yg terkenal di Italia. mana kopi udah jd gaya hidup di negeri pasta itu. Jadi inget temen yg buka coffee shop di Tuscany.

Ada juga Nugie, barista dari ABCD Coffee, yang sekarang udah jd instruktur. Terakhir ada Chicco Jerikho sama Rio Dewanto, pemain sekaligus barista (Chicco) dan pemilik (Rio).

Like Reborn say, "Ciaossu."

Jumat, 27 Februari 2015

Dream On, Dream Big

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother
What will I be
Will I be pretty
Will I be rich
Here's what she said to me

Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be


When I was a little, I thought I'd be marry at 25, have two children of my own, and live in a house with a patch of garden. But life took a different turn. Not that I'm complained about it. I'm the type to go with the flow. Easily sway into something if I thought it would make me interested. And right now, I'm in the middle of a crossroad again. This time, however, even if on impulse, it would be some big decision I would take. I'm going abroad at the end of the year to study Japanese in its homeland. Time to leave the safety of my nest, my comfort zone. Who knows, maybe I would find what I'm looking for on the other part of the world, eh?

Senin, 26 Januari 2015

Nuts and Bolts

Taken at Angin Laut Horse Race, Sumbawa

It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts!
~Nicholas Evans

Jumat, 02 Januari 2015

2015 Reading Challenge

Meskipun dulu gagal ikutan reading challenge mystery/thriller, kali ini pengen nyoba ikutan reading challenge dari sini. Kenapa pilih itu, karena menantang gw untuk baca buku selain kesukaan gw. 

Overall ada 52 buku (karena ada yang trilogi). Gw usahain semua buku adalah buku berbahasa Indonesia, kecuali kalo kepepet :p Udah ngubek-ngubek kontainer di rumah, jadi sebagian besar bukunya siap dibaca. Sisanya minjem di perpus aja. Wish me luck!!!

Kamis, 25 Desember 2014

At the Crossroad

I should've seen it coming
I should've read the signs
Anyway I guess it's over

At the Crossroad

Jumat, 26 September 2014

In the Miso Soup

After making tamagoyaki, my next first attempt was Miso Soup. It's an everyday meal for Japanese people. The first step would be looking for some video on youtube about how to cook miso soup. And I found this.

Its my favorite among the other. He made it so easy and simple. And the way he made the sound effect when the water boils is kinda cute. :p According to him, the ingredients consist of dashi stock, miso paste, tofu, and if you like you can add wakame, and aburage if you can find it. 

taken with lomo app
From some information I gathered, I could bought those ingredients at Papaya, a store that sells Japanese and Korean foods in Jakarta. Since I lost the battle with my lazy self, I prefer to buy the instant dashi to make the stock. But alas, they run out of stock at the moment, so I venture by buying bonita flakes to make the dashi. I was supposed to buy kombu, too, but it's too expensive. And that's a decision I regret afterward. I also couldn't find the red miso paste, so I bought whatever was available. Miso paste kinda like tauco in Indonesia, but its have different texture and taste. While tauco a bit sour and still have some beans that not entirely dissolve, miso paste I bought was a bit salty and smooth. Forgive my poor attempt to make a comparison. Describing something is not my forte.

I think I should be back again to Papaya someday to buy kombu to make a perfect dashi, since I still have a lot of miso paste to be used. They only sell a big batch of it. 1 kg is too much for me, so I guess I would cook a lot of miso in the near future. Okay, on with the cooking. Oh, I also made some mistake by soaking too much of wakame. And I think it add the salty taste of my miso soup. And after some minute, here it is. My first attempt of Miso Soup.

A close up look

Give the girl the applause she deserve! :D 


Senin, 04 Agustus 2014

On vacation!

Holaaa... did you know that I missed July? Oh, and I missed you, too (whoever you are). So, here I post early on August before I forgot (again!). Nothing much happening since Eid al-Fitr. Caught a cold and stuck at home. While dating with my homework from two months ago, I tried to make something edible. This is the mystery food! 

Got a good guess already? Please, don't mind the picture. I know it's bad. Hehehe... It's my version of tamagoyaki. It was suppose to be like this.

from wikipedia

According to this.

Add some carrots, leeks, chicken sausage and fried chicken on my tamagoyaki. Aaaand, voila!

Because it's my first attempt, I'm glad it turn out quite okay (for me that is). Since I'm no wizard in cooking, so I guess it's some achievement I've got. at least I've got the basic knowledge now. #praisingmyself. Next time I want to try this one.

A bit advance for me, but it's so tempting. Gambatte!!!  And maybe next time my food photography should be better, too!

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