Thursday, March 27, 2014

Out and About

I just thought we needed to going out other than to malls or having meals. I wanted to just sit on grass and look up at stars in the sky. 
But that might be boring for ‎the kids. So we decided to go to Simpang Lima and let the kids have fun with small wheels we rent. 

I and Dan took turn watching Dek Ai'. 

Later I and Ibit just sat at the edge of the park watching people around enjoying the bright night.
And the rest joined us when they got enough.

There. A night under the sky.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Heaven

is when you some times are allowed to enjoy fried rice at the sidewalk tent...

video


Surga. Adalah ketika sesekali kamu diperbolehkan makan nasi goreng di warung pinggir jalan. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hand Puppet

Ar and Ir made the puppet from flannel fabric for school. The teacher said they must sew, and not use glue.

I haven't introduce thread and needle to them before. So thay start learning from zero. From how to smuggle the thread into the needle, drawing and cutting the pattern, and sewing.



They are quite fast learner, I guess. They finished in less then two hours. That was great for a beginner.

This is Ar with the smiling puppet.


And Ir with (I don't know what has crossed hid mind) the zombie.





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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

(broken) iLand

Ir built these buildings in a game on Facebook, iLand. this game provides materials of many kinds. wooden, glass, brick, stone. you stay in an island and you can build anything you want with the materials. it takes imaginations, spatial viewing ability, and tons of patience.


in this game you are connected with friends so. you can interact on a chat and visit each other. that's fun.

what's not fun is when a friend, you don't know which one, silently come and destroy your creations. yes that's what's happened to Ir's buildings. he opened up the game's home and found some parts were awfully broken. you can always fix them up. but, as material supplies change every months, you might get out of some kind of materials. so you just put on any materials that doesn't match the rest. it's not beautiful at all. he didn't let me take any picture of those broken parts.



'heartless....' he said, while 'walking' around searching and then fix the broken parts. he could not figure out who that possibly be. still he didn't seem to get mad though. he just kept calm and fixing patiently. and I keep wondering, why would any body want to destroy a friend's creation?



I sat next to him, watching. it seemed tiring (even more because it is not only your buildings that's been broken, but also your heart). and when he was finally done...

'oooh... I'm so tired. let's lay down and have some rest on my bed.."


well, that sounds fine and relaxing :)

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Virtual Reality

Aku lupa pernah mendengar istilah ini di mana. Di film Disclosure apa ya? Yang jelas, sepemahamanku, maknanya kira-kira, kenyataan yang sebenarnya buatan.

Paling gampang (yang bisa kutemukan) virtual reality ini dirasakan kalau kita nonton film 3D di Ancol itu. Jadi selain gambarnya 3 dimensi yang menyata dengan kacamata khusus, kursinya juga dibikin bergoyang menyesuaikan adegan filmnya. Makin nyata lah seolah kita merasakan kejadian di film.

Tapi pergi ke sana kan mahal ya. Ir punya cara yang lebih ekonomis menikmati game dengan rasa virtual reality.

Hari Minggu kemarin kami jalan-jalan ke pasar pagi di dekat pintu air besar Waduk Gajah Mungkur. Salah satu booth (yaelah booth) yang menarik adalah mobil-mobilan apa ini entah judulnya. Semacam ATV atau motor/mobil batere. Ar Ir dan sepupunya naik jadi satu. Ar yang mengemudi.

Melihat foto ini aku geli, bingung, bertanya-tanya. Apa yang dilakukan Ir itu? Main game di handphone? Bukannya jadi sulit dalam keadaan naik mobil yang jalannya geronjalan begitu?



Oh ternyata aku salah. Justru dia baru kepikiran main game ketika sudah berada di atas mobil mini itu. Gamenya, balap rally mobil. Sensasi laju dan goncangannya bikin seolah game-nya nyata. Hahaha.. oke deh...

Ayo siapa mau coba, game rasa virtual reality hanya dengan Rp. 5000 >.<

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Finale (?)

They say February is a month of love. But I experienced broken heart several times instead.

I had to let go Peggy,  me beloved ride, for particular reason. She's healthy. There's nothing wrong with her, unless, we had to choose to keep her or Livy. We thought having two cars in a house would be too much. As we have 6 family members, Peggy would be to small for all. So we decided to keep Livy.

How ever it wasn't easy. We asked a friend to take care everything. The time I got the news, that Peggy was sold, I cried. She was more than a ride. She was a part of me. I and her understood each other. With her I could run fast and always feel safe. It's not that Livy is not safe. It's just, I don't feel any bond with it.



The other heart breaking moment is today as I visited Sunday Scribblings. It's February 2014 and I just found out that it has stopped prompting at December 2013. I know I haven't been participating for over two or three years. I some times stopped by and walk around the link. Today I'm doing it to find it's 400th post, that be the last.

I used to participate regularly around 2007-2008 when I started blogging. I needed some thing to start writing. And I needed to communicate with other bloggers, them who I found on the links. I can't remember exactly when I stopped participating. It's been a long time.

Still it is sad to see some thing good has to end up. I see many people have been 'faithful' being parts of the prompts. So far. Until 400.

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Life wouldn't end up just because I lost Peggy, and Sunday Scribblings no longer prompting. This is my new part of life: without Peggy, nor, new prompts from Sunday Scribblings. An ending of a scene has always been a new beginning to a new one.

Friday, February 7, 2014

I hate it when...

...they wear the same clothes.


Most mothers would dress up their twins, or triplet, or more, with 'uniforms'. It's like every set of twin have to. Even my neighbor who has a set of boy-girl twin sew clothes for them herself. Because it is difficult to find same clothes for both boy and girl. Oh, c'mon.

While I, I chose to dress my twin different. I never bought them the same clothes. If those were the same model, they must be different color. Same color, different model. This is to ease myself identifying, as they are like congruent shapes. You barely can see the differences in a flash, or unless you look closely. So I've made a kind of code since they were babies. Ar doesn't have red clothes, Ir doesn't have blue ones. When you see one of them from afar, wearing red, it is Ir. 

But however, the thought that twins should wear uniforms keeps staying in most minds. My siblings, my parents, my in laws, my family; every time they bought my twins some clothes, they are always the same. Thank you very much. For that I made a rule. They can have same clothes but not to wear at the same time. That way, if we go together some where, and for any reason the children spread out or walk separate ways, I would know both twins are still around. Imagine they wear their uniform. You look one way and see one. Few minutes later you look the other way and see one. Can you be sure that you just have seen both? Not one kid who's just run from one spot to another?

Yes that's why I hate it when they wear the same clothes. I talk to Ar and he doesn't answer. Then I start adding my voice volume and that boy answer, "I am Ir. Ar is taking his bath." Ouch.

Now which one is Ar, which one Ir? Just call their names and they will answer :D