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Make friend with Broccoli

Who doesn't like veggie? High five!

Because I don't like veggie, so is my son.
So lately I tried to inhibit habit of eating veggie to Malicca.
Because I am working, breakfast is the only time we can dine together.
So, eating veggie let us in the morning.

The thing about cooking veggie is, it looks simple but it is hard to cook.
Over-cooked will only ruin the vitamins and its colors.
Thanks to Ibu Kembar who gave me the tips to cook sauted broccoli garlic.
And bigger thanks, because Malicca likes it even more.

The steps are easy.

Boil water and cook broccoli until its color becomes darker and a bit soft.
Dry the broccoli and put them on a dish.

Next, get some vegetable oil or olive oil into the frying pan.
Put chopped garlic and saute.
Put a little bit margarine and salt.
Do not wait until the garlic is brown. Brownish color means over-cooked and it tastes a bit bitter.
Cook it half-done then pour the salty margarine sauce onto the broccoli and top with grated cheese if you like.

Sauted brocco…

Let's take a step back

Life should not be that hard. Whether if you are a little kid and doesn’t know what to do or whether you are old and sick, life could have been simpler after all.
Why do people get married in the first place? Why do people have kids in the end? Why do people work for a living, but they don’t have a life? Why do people busy with themselves and forgetting that they are part of their family, a root of who they are and where they are from.
Every family has its own story. Like a unique code that’s entitled on our last name. Unfortunately we only remember the story as opening and ending, leaving the rest as stories of our own.
Why when we reach productive era, we act like there are so many important things to do? As if we are the president who run the country, as if someone is going to die if we skip a day from our office. Why do we always lack of time for our parents as if they will always be young and healthy as ever?
Our love to our family might last forever, but not their physical. 

Far w…

Amazing

It is amazing how your brain easily forgets the pain as you find a better replacement.
It is amazing how your heart easily forgives as you find a more exciting things that suddenly appear.

And you would laugh yourself, while saying "I have been through that" and feel glad that you turned out fine nonetheless.

God, you have created such a perfect creature called human. They heal themselves.

What's stopping you?

What’s stopping you from trying harder for the guy you love most? Will you leave him just because?

Is it another girl? Then you will find physical is forgivable. In time. Is it money? Then you will find, talk is the best security you can have in this life. No better investment than communication with your partner. Or those little things like putting down the toilet ring for you? Then you will find there are many other big things in life you must face. So, what’s stopping you from trying harder for someone you love most? To me, it is when he decided to quit. Just quit. 

Hari ini

Rumah ini luasnya masih sama seperti kemarin, dua hari yang lalu, masih sama seperti pertama kali dibangun. Tidak ada yang bergeser, tidak ada yang mengkisut atau memekar. Tapi entah kenapa, hari ini rasanya seperti rumah ini tiga kali lebih luas. Tiga kali lebih lapang sehingga menyapunya hampir menghabiskan seluruh tenagaku. Entah kenapa, jalinan-jalinan benang pel yang sesungguhnya telah taut menaut tidak bisa segera menyelesaikan mili demi mili lantai ini hingga habislah seluruh tenagaku mengusapnya.

Jari-jariku, tidak habis untuk menghitung berapa jumlah orang yang tinggal di dalamnya. Tapi kenapa nafasku ikut tersengal-sengal mengikuti putaran baling mesin cuci yang menggiling pakaian serasa laundri kelurahan.

Lelah memang lebih cepat terasa dan terasa sesak saat kita merasa sendiri. Ya, ... merasa.

Kalau sakit pun, seringkali sebaris pertanyaan "Gimana, sudah baikkan?" bisa menyembuhkan. Karena kita tahu, kita tidak sendiri. Ada seseorang nun jauh di luar sana yang se…

Tentang kita belakangan ini

Pernahlah, sekali atau dua kali mencuri dengar mereka yang sedang berkeluh kesah tentang pekerjaannya. Lain waktu, tentang bosnya. Atau, tentang kebijakan perusahaan dimana mereka bekerja. Atau tentang gaji, lembur, banyak macamlah. Hal ini makin lama makin sering  kesebut. Entah karena memang hal ini menjadi problem semua pegawai tepatnya pekerja di Jakarta, atau memang hal ini sedang berakrab-akrab ria sama ijk.
Tadi pagi misalnya. Aku mencuri dengar dua orang karyawati di lift gedung. Si A lagi bercerita kemarin dia jadi ‘tempat sampah’ pacarnya yang curhat tentang pekerjaannya.
A bilang, lelakinya itu sampai menitikkan air mata (aihhh...) saat bercerita bahwa dia ditegur oleh atasannya karena datang terlambat. Dia bilang, dia jarang sekali terlambat. Kalaupun terlambat paling hanya 3 atau 5 menit dari waktu kerja yang ditentukan (yaitu jam 8). Suatu pagi, dia merasa lapar sekali. Jadi, sebelum masuk dia mampir sebentar ke warung depan kantor untuk sarapan. Begitu masuk, jam sudah …