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Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Happy Lebaran to everybody!

Bapak and Ibu Hindro came to visit us to celebrate hari raya.

Yesterday we took them to Geylang Night Market along with Askar. We had Otak Otak, Pulot Bakar (a kind of Lemper with shrimp filling), Dendeng, Chicken Shawarma (a really good one), Peanut cake (but I like better Cheese-Chocolate Martabak Manis from Bandung), Halal lasagna, and of course TURKISH ICE CREAM! It was totally crowded there, and it was difficult to move around! People spilled over to the road. We met Dewi and Yusoff who were used to be in Bumi Band. I have never seen them in Traditional Malay attire before. They mentioned to us that they were no longer in Bumi Band.

As for today, friends kept coming to our place to greet and celebrate Lebaran. Mak Tuti prepared chicken opor and meatball sambal, accompanied with beef-lung rendang that she brought from Padang. As dessert, we all shared big basket of Sumatran Durian which was brought from the forest in Anai Valley.

We played music all day long and jamming, and we never stop eating. Daniel brought his guitar and played everything from jazz to blues. Kiki joined the jam session with her saxophone, while Ramses watched her in admiration. Adi could not stop singing. Later, Leonard joined and hit the piano playing blues and jazz. Geraldine helped Adi sang Chinese songs. Later that day, Askar and Feca also visited us and helped us finish the meal.

BTW have you checked out our new personal name card? We made one using a hand-carved chinese seal of our family name as the logo, made in Melaka during our last trip with Kiki, Dimas and Yati. here it is!

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Friday, November 14, 2003

Mas Indi and I, along with Dimas, Adi, Jay broke the fast in Geylang Night Market at S-11 Food Court. I had Nasi Goreng Ikan Asin with Baby Sotong Asam Manis. Later we regretted having dinner, because we found a wide variety of foodstalls along the way to Joo Chiat.

We closed our trip with a big scoop of Turkish Ice Cream, vanilla and chocolate flavour, made from goat milk and all natural ingredients. The ice cream has a very unique sticky texture and does not have aftertaste like other ice creams with preservatives.

I was so happy to find Fresh Melinjo in Geylang Serai Night Market, now that I will be able to cook real Sayur Asam with Melinjo. I was surprised that they also sell Fresh Jengkol, but I wouldnt buy it! I don't want my husband to avoid me if I have bad "Jengkol" breath. Mas Indi is not a kind of guy who likes smelly food. He does not even like durian! That is why I haven't eaten Durian ever since I got married :>

On our way home in MRT, we met Andi and Fahmi, our two architect friends.

Yesterday Mas Indi and I had dinner with Leonard and Melissa in our favorite restaurant: Lotus Thai. We had a great discussion about things, from volunteerism to Melissa's initiative in countering child trafficking and to work on Palestinian-Israeli peace workshop simulation. It intrigued us to start to get ourselves involved in NGO activities in Singapore. I have never known any NGO in Singapore that deals with developing countries, which is one of my main interest, until now I know what UNIFEM does.

Leonard parked his car right in front of the Himalayan restaurant. On our way home, the chef of Himalaya persuaded us to visit his restaurant. I asked him if he cooks things with saffron, and I particularly was interested in Saffron Ice Cream. He then offered me to make a special Saffron Ice Cream if I come and eat at his restaurant. He gave me his phone number so that I could call him before coming to his restaurant and he would make sure that my order would be ready. How sweet! The menu looked good too. We plan to try Himalaya North Indian and Nepali restaurant next time!

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Sunday, November 09, 2003

yep yep yep we have been absent from blognews since AUGUST! man, it has been 4 months since the last time we've updated this page!

A lot of things has been going on in four months!


1. Rani got a new job at JTC Corporation one-north department.

2. We and KARIB Gembira (Happy Friendship) performed successfully in Indonesia Arts Festival in Victoria Theater in front of 1000 people.

3. We, Kiki, Dimas and Yati went to Malacca for Deepavali Holiday and we indulged ourselves with peranakan food just before Ramadan Month started. You can see Malacca our photo album here!

4. Our dearest friend Micky Goh passed away last month :<


Today we went for audition for Detrash event in orchard for next month. After practising for only one night, we finally settled with two songs:
- A Waltz-Bossa Overjoyed
- An A-Capella Soleram (DOWNLOADABLE!) and Kroncong Kemayoran
We think it's more important that we are having fun while singing these songs, with whatever audition result comes out later!

Wish us luck!

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