A Little Oasis

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“How do I start? Blaming myself for being so, so lackadaisical?”

Perhaps, I really should. It is awful neglecting this page for almost a year. I’m writing this apology from myself to Goofydreamer, a room of everything I share to the world, from a simple story of how I prepare my breakfast till “very-personal” life stories.

Eine Unvergesslische Reise (teil eins) was originally written last year but I re-published on the month of May when I did correct some grammatical errors and adjusted few photographs. So truly, I neglected this blog from October last year, the longest time I did write nothing here.

2020 was definitely an unforgettably awful and unexpected year for everyone. As I thought 2021 was going to be better yet some moments terribly hit me till I almost lost myself for sometime. Never had I imagined one the worst life destinies happened to me too soon. Never ever had I imagine it left me nothing but memories with one of the most important people in my life. Nothing I could change but keep going even to crawl for days till I had enough braveness to stand still again. I may share on writing what happened when myself is ready.

I once stood in front of a mirror in the restroom when I thought that one of the things we all need to do during these hard times is to stay happy. So many ways to achieve that, different ways for different people. I have been trying hard to keep myself stable during this “pandemic” era from last year, listening to a record that help me to stay happy everytime I listen to the whole body of work (folklore, what else :) let me remind you that today last year ago folklore was released and boom! it won Album of The Year Grammy 2021), investing more on my time to be closer to my mom even though it is only by phone, keeping my saving on track but I still let myself go for an eat-out ordering the same Tom Yam at the Chinatown restaurant, buying one or two new mugs (you’ll see the latest one is FOR FOX SAKE below – I guess it’s my new addiction), watching Lee Je-Hoon‘s dramas, etcetera, etcetera. I am taking it slowly on the fact that I never travel back home for more than two years due to some issues on this and that yet I am still looking on the day I stare to the clouds by the window seat again pretty soon.

Today when I woke up, I whispered to myself that I wanted to try to write something here, some random stuffs, or thoughts, anything, just to keep updating. Because updating contents here used to make me happy: photographing my food, chasing an afternoon light when shadowplay falls nicely, editing travel photographs from the vaults and publish them, or even those personal touchy stories that take one or two months to finish, or some random iPhone pictures. I was worried that I might not keep my words to post but then, I accidentally lifted myself when I found an afternoon light fell on my faux Eames chair. I took some interesting objects near me and well the time I exported all to my MacBook, I finally felt that spark again. I was happy. I named that simply happiness from photographs I took for 15 minutes as “A Little Oasis” – feeling.

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All taken with Sony A6300

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To Eferding

 

I was so buzzing picking a wrapping paper, writing a short note on the “I-designed-and-printed” card, and arranging all items together for one of my very best friends Andreas Knogler. I finally made time to send the package today! (two times I postponed sending it cause I used the money for berries lol). Even though he’s currently studying his Master degree in Girona, Spain, I thought sending it to where his home is would be better. I just hope Andreas won’t be grinning when he read what I wrote on the card. Well, he’s used to my cheesiness, anyway.

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Oh, is there any job like: you have a creative license to pick awesome gifts, package them thoughtfully, and send them across the globe as a surprise? If any, I’d be so glad to do that!

Breakfast today, 1st April.

Oh April has come, today is second already? This morning is a bit cloudy here that for sure makes me a bit lazy to work (ups!). Yesterday I got one day off (Easter!) and really I want more, hehe. Starting first day in April and I have to have proper breakfast (Thanks God for bananas, loaf bread with cheese and condensed milk, lemon tea as usual, and u yeah orange and grapefruit. Nom nom!) before rrrgh hectic week. Like what Karl Lagerferd ever said ‘The first thing I do when I get up, I have breakfast’.

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Sunday Breakfast.

Sunday Breakfast

O gosh today is Sunday (again?), time goes too fast for me *sigh. Even I couldn’t believe that tomorrow is Monday  (again!!) and gonna be my hectic days ahead.  

Hey friends in Indonesia! By the time you read this post is Monday rite? Hehehe, I know that I post a bit late. I tried to enjoy my Sunday as long as I could truly. O yeah, starting from this post I don’t put small watermark anymore like what I did on my previous posts due to make this blog friendlier (Argh I have no better sentence to describe what Im thinking of *sigh).

Alright I just can share what my breakfast was. They were super simple fried rice that I cooked with mushroom sauce added sweet corn and carrot (Ah why I didn’t put more colors on it so It would be eye-catching and fresher!), two ‘sunny-side up’ fried eggs one for me and one for my flatmate, some vanilla biscuits, wheat baguette (put skippy on it!), tea, and croissant. Were they too much for breakfast? No no, I couldn’t eat them all in the same time, just ate some fried rice and egg, then two slices of baguette, one biscuit and yeah! croissant after. That croissant was nicer than what I got at cake shop on Victoria Island.

Probably this post will be the last for this month because what? I have to work harder and faster for my big project two weeks ahead which is early April. But I’ll try to update this blog when I less busy. Ouch it past 10pm I’m yawning, need more time to sleep so I can wake up fresher for my Monday (hoam…).

See ya in April!

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Super Simple ‘Take-away’ Breakfast.

Had short time (again) preparing breakfast this morning until I decided to ‘Take-Away’ (such a fast food ha! hiks) and brought them to office. By the time I arrived, let’s eat yeah! I was so hungry since last night and had time to cook this super simple garlic spaghetti served with poached eggs and spiced beef. O yeah I love the sunset color from my tomato juice, looks so fresh ya! See what I did with that juice, I putted it inside my unused Nescafe jar, don’t throw away you still can use it for sure. #SimpleJoy

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Quick Breakfast.

I had no proper breakfast this morning (I should have ya!) unless a simple and quick one. Two sweet buns with honey, Gluten-free Alpro Soya milk, and a small cup of Avocado. All happened just because I woke up late (hiks) spent night for blogging and chatted with my old friend from Holland (yawning). #SimpleJoy

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Late Sunday Breakfast.

Late Sunday Breakfast

A simple version of English breakfast : Fried egg, whole bread (toasted), grilled cocktail beef and chicken sausages (spiced with black pepper and butter, and poured O oil), lemon tea, and yeah, colorful fruits! Nyum even I ate late breakfast! #Simple Joy.

See em’ closer, tarra!

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Then…

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Happy Sunday!