Tuesday, February 26, 2008

so excited

We were looking at Ibit's picture when she was receiving her trophy. She looked like trying so hard to keep her lips closed.
"Why did you do that?"
"I had to keep my lips closed"
"You could've just smiled, like this girl beside you. She's smiling and it's nice"
"I didn't want to smile, I wanted to laugh and jump and scream..."

O yes, she was so excited.
And still is.

Monday, February 25, 2008


Ibit joined a singing contest and took 3rd place

She also won a door prize

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

a new 'baby' in the house

Ibit is taking a classic piano lesson
and I thought she needs more than a simple keyboard we had
Ibit ambil les piano klasik
dan kupikir dia butuh lebih dari keyboard sederhana yang kami punya

her teacher said it's a big sacrification for one to decide to buy this

kata guru lesnya, membeli ini adalah sebuah pengorbanan


well, you bet he's right
this thing is too big for our little house
and too 'big' for my 'small' wallet too
dia benar
benda ini terlalu besar buat rumah kecil kami
dan terlalu 'besar' buat dompetku yang 'kecil'

but no regrets
some things worth more than money
tapi aku sama sekali tidak menyesal
tidak semua bisa dinilai dengan uang

Sunday, February 17, 2008


it was cloudy all day long
mendung seharian

but we couldn't just stay at home
tapi kami nggak mau di rumah saja

park is always my chidren's favorite
taman selalu jadi kesukaan anak-anak

water is always Ar - Ir's favorite
air selalu jadi kesukaan Ar Ir

and to pose, is always Ibit's favorite
dan berpose, selalu jadi kesukaan Ibit

I cooked ayam semur (chicken smoor) for dinner. Ibit was reading up in her room when I was cooking it. She stepped few steps down stairs and (yelled) asked, "Are we having ayam semur for dinner?'. Yes she could smell it...

aku masak ayam semur buat makan malam. Ibit sedang di atas, di kamarnya waktu aku sedang memasaknya. Dia turun beberapa telundakan dan (agak berteriak) bertanya, "Apa kita akan makan ayam semur?". Ya, dia bisa mencium aromanya.

Ayam semur is her favorite
ayam semur adalah kesukaannya
Heat 2 spoon of vegetable oil. Put in 4 chopped garlics. When the garlic smells good, put in 3 spoons of soy sauce, 500 grams cut chicken. Stir a little while then put 300 cc of water, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, 1 spoon of oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon of salt. Wait until it is wellcooked. Done.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Feast One Hundred & Seventy Nine

Name one thing that is unique about you.
I love to sing, alot

Fill in the blank: My favorite song is MC's 'Butterfly' but I like every song too.

What type of wood do you have for your home’s furnishings?
in my guest room we use 'sono keling', don't know the name in english...

Main Course
Who do you talk to most often on the phone?
Husband and children

What level of responsibility do you have in your job?
middle. I sometime runaway when I'm really overloaded. I don't want to get sick because working too hard...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

hearts and chocolates

Ar, Ir and Ibit made this for me and Dan

My friend gave me these

I and four pals gave these to everyone in my office. It's a mug with a cartoon of our faces (I did the drawing) and text "We love Bappeda", and filled with some chocolates inside.

Monday, February 11, 2008

I don't look like any celeb!

I can't help my self not to do this...

Well, people here said I look like Inneke Koesherawati....

An Indonesian celebrity, and one of my favorite

I tried what Angie did...
I was hoping for Hale Berry, but she was not even there!

For one and other reason I can not show my collage here. But the results was: Gabrielle union 72%; Beyonce Knowles 68%; Norkys Batista 68%; Eva Herzigova 67%; Rachel Weisz 67%; Petra ; Nemcova 66%; Adriana Lima 64%; Kylie Minogue 64%.

You can try to make your own at My Heritage.com

Have fun!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Batik Stuff

Gifts from a friend in Yogya

I wear this to go to office, tailor made

I wear this to some party, bought ready to wear

but I made these for Iedul Fitri 2006, yeah!

Seem like my children don't grow much. They sometimes still wear it to go to the mosque.

One Cold Rainy Day...

It was rainy all day long...
Hujan seharian...
and cold...
dan dingiiiiin...

I warmed up the morning with hot tea for everyone...
Teh untuk menghangatkan pagi...

Simple cooking for lunch.
Masak yang gampang untuk makan siang.
Fried tempe...
Tempe goreng...
some peyek I bought from a seller that passed by...
peyek yang aku beli dari penjual yang lewat...
to accompany warm rice...
menemani nasi hangat....
Late afternoon when the rain was no longer hard, I let the children play outside...
Agak sore ketika hujannya mulai mereda, aku biarkan anak-anak main di luar...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Celcius - Fahrenheit

Aku penasaran banget gimana caranya ngubah suhu dari Celcius ke Fahrenheit dan sebaliknya. Aku bisa aja nanya ke guru IPA, tapi aku nggak kenal.. Aku coba mengingat-ingat lagi titik didih dan titik beku air dalam dua suhu tersebut dan mencoba bikin persamaan sendiri. Ini hasilnya:
I was so curious about how to convert Celcius to Fahrenheit or the opposite. I could just asked a science teacher, but don't know one... I tried to remember again the freezing point and boiling point in both version and tried to arrange a formula to convert them. This is the results:

mudah-mudahan benar...
I hope it is right...

1. Titik beku air adalah 0 derajat Celcius, atau 32 derajat Fahrenheit
1. Water freezing point is 0 degree Celcius, or 32 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Titik didih air adalah 100 derajat Celcius atau 212 derajat Fahrenheit
2. Water boiling point is 100 degrees Celcius or 212 degrees Fahrenheit

Jadi untuk mengubah dari Celcius ke Fahrenheit:
So to convert Celcius to Fahrenheit:
T (c) = 5/9 * {T(f) - 32}

Dan untuk mengubah dari Fahrenheit ke Celcius:
And to convert Fahrenheit to Celcius:
T (f) = 9/5 * T (c) + 32

Di mana (where):
T (c) = temperature in Celcius
T (f) = temperature in Fahrenheit

Jadi kalau suhu di luar rumah Casey adalah 50 derajat Fahrenheit, berarti:
So, if the temperature outside Casey's house was 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it means:
T (c) = 5/9 * (50 - 32) = 10 derajat Celcius -- suhu di dalam kulkas!
---------------------------- 10 degrees Celcius. like in a refrigerator!

Dan suhu di luar rumahku adalah 30 derajat celcius, berarti:
And the temperature outside my house is 30 degree Celcius, which means:
T (f) = 9/5 * 30 + 32 = 86 derajat Fahrenheit.
---------------------------- 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jadi sekarang aku bisa membayangkan sehangat atau sedingin apa kalau orang bicara dalam Fahrenheit....
Now I can imagine how cold or how warm it is when people talk in Fahrenheit....

Monday, February 4, 2008

my name means...

I visited Forgetful one and found an interesting thing.
A link that will give you the hidden meaning of your name. I don't know what the basic, my name is, as my father told me, based on a sanskrit. Do they have the database for it?
Anyway, this is what they told me about my name's hidden meanings:

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.
You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.
You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are truly an original person.
You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

What I highlithed, I think is close to what I am. The rest... I don't think so.

What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning? Just Try-it!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Few days review....

I want to give this duo a name. Ibit and her classmate Silmi have performed together in some occations and they've done so well...
This is from their last performance in a seminar last saturday...

Ar is a tough guy. We played snake and ladder. Ir quit after few steps and said, "I'm tired". I was the first to get to finish. Ibit took second place, and Dan was the third. Ar insist to continue playing, alone. I was too impatient to accompany him, so Dan did. So he went up and down several times, until finally finished the game. Congratulation!!

On our way back home after had some fun in Timezone yesterday...


for sundayscribblings

I grew up in Solo, a region wellknown as an ultra-polite javanese, beside Yogya. I use to speak in polite java language to everyone.
The time I had to go to college, I had to live in Semarang. This is also a javanese region, but with more complicated people. Many people from other origins, from Sumatera, Kalimantan, and other islands.
My first impression was, the javanese language here is lil rough. My ears sometimes got itchy hearing it.
Especially among students, ooogh, so bad.
I remember a comment that a friend said, has make me completly dazed and speechless for a while. We were talking about an annoying professor. I was upset too, but to hear what my friend said has really shocked me.
He said, "dosene utege njeblug". In English: The proffessor's brain has blown up.
1. It's so impolite to say so about a professor
2. It's about the feel. You who don't know javanese language may not be able to feel it. 'uteg' is 'brain', but usually used for animals.
I thought (and still think) it was really foul.
I've been living in Semarang for over ten years now. My ears get used to hear foul words. But I try to keep myself, not to use them in my daily conversation.