Monday, March 22, 2021

How I met Takoyaki

I have gorengan with peanut sauce for my breakfast every morning. Thus, we, gorengan and I officially become best friend, because I like gorengan very much and I believe gorengan also likes me as we always meet in the morning. One day I felt 1 minute like an attack on my heart and difficulties to breath. I thought it would be not that serious, until the second attack I started to think, probably my bad breakfast habit was the culprit. Every day gorengan perhaps contributes to my cholesterol level, creating a blockage inside my blood vessel and stimulate the attacks, it was my hypothesis. 

As I don’t wanna see the doctor and in fact that this era even a young person can experience high cholesterol, so I was determined to change my eating habit in general. I started to avoid fried foods or snacks so from that moment we, gorengan and I declare to have a distance as gorengan doesn’t want to hurt me and support me to be healthy. 

So this is how Takoyaki and I met. Actually, it was not in Japan, our first meeting, I met Takoyaki in Japanese festival in UI. I fell in love at the first sight. Unfortunately, we couldn’t meet that often as the festival only hold once a year. It was a happiness when I found Takoyaki in Detos mall, every time I visit that mall, I never forget to say hi, but it depends also on my wallet. Takoyaki is so fancy, I need much money to have it, unlike gorengan which is cheap. So that gap was also the reason why we couldn’t maintain our relation. Our second meeting was in Takoyaki hometown. There, I watched how Japanese people are truly having longevity and a healthy body. They have healthy eating habits, besides routinely consuming vegetables, fruits, fish, and the food is processed with low sugar, salt, and oil, they also have healthy snacks, the one and only Takoyaki. 

Talking back about my health problem. Someone said, "it is better to prevent than to cure". This is right, if my heart is getting worse, probably I need surgery that will require me to spend much money. So, before it is getting worse, why don’t I invest in healthy meals. Therefore, I decided to live with healthy lifestyle and get married to Takoyaki and say bye-bye to gorengan, so let me introduce you to my daughter, Takoyaki Bento Molek! 

While keeping myself healthy with healthy snacks, I also would like to spread the goodness, to everyone. There are 4 reasons why you should have Takoyaki Bento Molek. Because it is unquestionably healthy, delicious, cheap, and accessible. 

Firstly, Takoyaki Bento Molek is unquestionably healthy, Takoyaki is made mainly with wheat flour, squid, egg, and has katsuobushi and mayonnaise as its topping. Moreover, it’s processed with a tiny oil and even you can process without any oil at all. The squid and katsuobushi was also very nutritious. Squid is well nourished with omega 3-polyunsaturated fatty acid that can improve a healthy brain, memorizing ability, and critical thinking. Meanwhile, the katsuobushi or well known as bonito flakes,  it contains a high amount of minerals such as phosphorus and potassium as well as vitamin D and source of nutrition for muscle, blood, and bone. The healthiness is far higher than gorengan. 

Secondly, it is delicious of course. It is not only me who said it is delicious. But from the testimonies given by my customers, they also said so. Therefore, Takoyaki Bento Molek is undoubtedly delicious.


Thirdly, it is cheap, you can have 10 small Takoyaki ball for only 12k IDR, and if you want to get more satisfied, you can have 20 small Takoyaki balls cheaper for only 23.5k IDR. If you want to share with your family, you can have it only 45k for 40 small one. And later on, I am planning to have party size containing 80 small balls just 85k. Isn’t it cheap? You can compare with another Takoyaki seller.

The last, it is accessible, even though I have it on gofood platform which is area-limited. Don’t worry, I am open direct order and you can choose any favorable instant courier, such as paxel, grab or gojek sameday, so then you can have it on still on the day you order. With a sturdy packaging, I guarantee it will be fine until my daughter on your hand. 

Thus, what are you waiting for? Don't wait until you are old to realize that you should have a live healthy lifestyle. Don't wait until it is too late, you might not get another chance. 

So, will you have Takoyaki Bento Molek? ORDER NOW!!!! You will not regret it as Takoyaki Bento Molek is healthy, delicious, cheap, and accessible. Contact us in our Instagram @bento.molek. You can also visit here.


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Friday, February 12, 2021

Start-Up (Korean Drama) in ~7 minutes


Hi all, I prepared this reading about a Korean drama entitled Start-Up. I love this drama very much because it has high-quality content as well as superb story, excellentt actors and actress especially Suzy and NJH. I wish them to become a real couple, kyaaaaaaaa...... Oke, just check this out, I bet you will finish the reading in 7 minutes. Enjoy!!!!

Dalmi and Injae are like two inseparable birds that is always flying and playing together. 



By surprise, they got heart attack knowing how their parents got divorce because of their mom's dissatisfaction with their dad's unstable income after his resignation to become entrepreneur. 



Injae accused Dalmi of choosing to stay with con man, her father. "A man with good business idea but incapable to actualize it, it is just a con man", her mom said. 




Dalmi was a complete loner after losing her dad due to an accident. Both grew in different world, Injae with a gold spoon, while Dalmi in the mud. 





Halmoni, her grandma ran a hotdog small business. 

One day, she met a college student named Jipyeong. The first meeting was like a scene of the DoDo, when a prospective owner adopted poor dog. Jipyeong was a young, poor orphan, yet genius boy with no place to stay and luckily adopted by Halmoni. Seeing little Dalmi's tears flowed like a river down on her cheek, Halmoni couldn't be silent, she asked Jipyeong's help to become her pen friend. 


At first hesitated, then he agreed in 1 condition, not to use his original name, then they found a bright little star from a newspaper, named Nam Dosan as his pen's name. 


For years, they shared letters over and over again. 

Jipyeong was a butterfly, transformed into great investor. The shabby Dalmi bumped into gorgeous Injae accidentally. She lied of becoming peacock that was actually a boomerang as Injae invited her to come to her social networking party. 


She felt blue, she was going through a rollercoaster of emotions, blaming her miserable life which would not fit to the party. 

She begged the great Nam Dosan through her letter to come together that was a tsunami for Halmoni and Jipyeong. 

Looking the real Dosan was like looking for needle from the haystack. In miracle, Jipeyong found Dosan from the list of startup companies investment proporsal.

Dosan was born math genius, his brain is computer, he won prestigious mathematical Olympiad surpassed university student that brought him in fast track from elementary school to university.

However, as people called him live Buddha, with his kind heart, he turned down the offer and to follow normal track. 



Together with his best friends, Chul san and Yong san, those triple sans, they created Samsan tech company, an Artifical Intelligent based business. It was hard at the beginning, as no investor was interested until they met Jipyeong.


Jipyeong was a dragon, he said he would not invest any pennies to them, because they didn't have clear scheme how to get profit, even predicted failure would come on. His words as a stranger cut deeper than a knife. Their heart was tortured cruelly. 


     


Without feeling guilty, Jipyeong even asked Nam Dosan's help to meet Dalmi. 


Dosan's soft hear like an ice cream agreed to help for the sake of empathy. Jipyeong lent his expensive cloth, watch and car to him. In the middle of the party crowds, Dalmi was a chicken, avoided being caught by Injae's eyes. She felt insecure as Dosan hadn't come yet. 


Not long after that, his coming light up her life. 


Dosan saved her, she introduced Dosan as her business partner to Injae. 


Suddenly her mom joined, she interogated a bunch of questions, she accused her wrong decision to stay with her late dad. Dalmi hold her tears and insisted that her decision was never a wrong. She bet with Injae, in 3 years she would overstep Injae's success.

Will she be able to go beyond her sister? Will Halmoni and Jipyeong's secret about Dosan be revealed? I believe you have thousands of questions related this drama, so will you start watching Start-Up Korean Drama? Goooo and start following the drama!



Disclaimer:

all the pictures I got from google. 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Dream and get your mentor!


Do you have a big dream that you wanna realize in the future? Personally I have, but I feel like the dream is too hard to be reached and seems impossible. The road is so blurred, so many holes, my motivation comes up and down, even I have ever felt like I reach the end of the  cliff. 

Friends, if you encounter the same issue like me, please, do not give up. I heard J loren Norris says that "If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before". Thus, if you feel the road is unclear, engage a mentor, a person who has been there before, a person who really familiars with the road. 

picture source: google, search by "blurred road", has been modified


Korean Drama entitled StartUp, probably can be the example how big the impact of mentor it is to help the mentee reachs the goals. Dalmi and Dosan, have a big dream, to turn their small startup company into unicorn. In the beginning, they met so many failures, even they almost gave up, but once they met Jipyeong as their mentor, Jipyeong helped them clarify the road, showed them which one that must be followed, which one to be avoided, and what things they can do to accelerate meeting their goals. By their hardworks and listening to their mentor, finally they were successfully reaching their dreams, they got their unicorn! 

picture source: google, searched by "Startup Korean Drama"


Talking about mentor, mentoring is different with coaching. Based on my own experience, I have ever had a mentor who helped me reaching my big dream to study overseas. She was my mentor because firstly, she focused on my longer term goals, to study overseas which can not be done like in 1 day right? I required to put a lot of efforts, so she accompanied me a long my journey to make it real. If coach, coach focuses on short-term accomplishment, let say the coach helps someone to be able to operate a personal computer. 

Secondly, she was responsible to support me as her mentee so I could work to accomplish my goals. At that time, she always ask me, "how is the progress?", "how is the result?", "are you okay?" and so on. She were so enthusiast toward me. If coach, coach will only responsible to provide means for the protege to meet the goal. For example, to help protege be able to operate computer, the coach provides procedures, and so on.

Thirdly, she gave non-judmental feedback and was very supportive. One day, I had my bad day, I didn't receive any responses from professors meanwhile the deadline for the scholarship submission was in the near future. She didn't blame me what I have experienced, she said that was okay, and even offered me to help me connect with the professors she might now in her university. It was so kind of her. If coach, coach will give specific feedback directly on a single situation, for example, if she were the coach, she will tell that it would be difficult if I cannot get it soon, and probably offer some alternative. 

The last, she involved herself more personally to me. I have ever asked her the reason why she agreed to help me and became my mentor, then she said that, she has ever been in the same situation like me, she was helped by so many people surrounding her, so after accomplishing her goals, she decided to help others, "That's why, I am here for you". I am so touched and determined, I will do the same thing like her, so after finally I got the scholarship and flied to study overseas, I open myself for everyone who is in needs. So, friend, if you are the one who is struggling to pursue higher education, just contact me, it is my pleasure to accompany you until you get your dream. If coach, the coach is hesitate to involve personally. The coach works just because being assigned for example. 

picture source: toastmasters.org


In conclusion, if you have a big dream, do not give up. Follow your dream, and get your Jipyeong! Eh, I mean your mentor!

picture source, google, has been modified