Monday, December 31, 2018

Did I fall in the same hole for the second time?

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Long ago, I experienced something bad. I never expected I would experience that kind of things. I was just too innocent and judged people are kind until I met someone super crafty. 

Kind and sweet for the first time and it was going on for quite a long time until I found out this person was a total liar. 

I trusted and gave all my cares as this person cared me a lot too. However, what this person did was just a game to measure the skill, while in my case it was a trap for me. 

I was trapped in a deep hole and I needed a long time to get back to the surface. 

I asked God why I met this person but then I realized that meeting this person is a lesson learned for me. If I never meet this person, I never learn how various people are in the world. Now, I couldn't judge all the people are kind anymore since I already got the experience of meeting a person with bad intention with a good mask.

Now, I become more careful in assessing someone I meet and do some research before concluding someone character in order not to be trapped for the second time. 

Lately, I met someone with a quite similar character in the first impression which is kind and sweet. I tried not to be tempted by how this person treated me because I didn't want to fall to the same hole for the second time. This person was very new to me and I still lack of information about the true character. So, I didn't want to say that this person is truly kind.

There was something different from this person to the one I mentioned earlier. As the times went by, somehow I could conclude that this person was sincere so I was thinking to return back the kindness by paying the same attention.

However, when I tried to trust this person, this person suddenly changed behavior. I was like being avoided and fooled. This person was not the same person I met for the first time. Now, I am thinking what kind of situation it is. Was I trapped again for the second time? Did I meet someone wrong again? What is this person true intention? Is this person the same person with the previous one with a different mask? How could I fall in the same hole for the second time, didn't I learn from the past?

I am full of so many thinking in my head. Questioning about what is truly happening and trying to guess what it is.

Being sick of this unfinished situation. I tried to accept what just happened, tried to accept that I fell again for the second time, "even a donkey doesn't fall in the same hole twice", tried to accept that this happened again for another lesson to be learned, tried to accept that I was a total fool indeed.

Tomorrow is a new year and I hope I can open the new year with a new spirit also. Forget about what happened in this year and ready to fresh my self and become smarter. Happy new year! Wish me luck, wish me to be avoided by a bad person so will not fall for the third time, and wish me to meet a truly sincere and kind person.
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Monday, December 24, 2018

How To Make Ayam Goreng Lengkuas

Eating fried chicken is always my favorite. Now, I cooked Ayam Goreng Lengkuas.
[In frame: Ayam Goreng Lengkuas + Pizza Mie + Salad]

Want to know how? Check this out!

Ingredient (as much as the picture below):
1. Chicken (around 1.5 kg)

2. Galangal

3. Garlic

4. Candlenut

5. Turmeric

6. Coriander

7. Ginger

8. Bay leaves

9. Lime leaves

10. Lemongrass

11. Salt

12. Vegetable oil
13. Water

1. Prepare the galangal, cut it into pieces, and put it into a blender to have it become small fibers. 

2. Smash and mix the garlic, candlenut, turmeric, coriander, ginger, and salt.

3. Heat the vegetable oil and cook the smashed ingredient no. 2.

4. Put the chicken, add some water, and put all the remaining ingredient: bay leaves, lime leaves, lemongrass, and galangal fibers.

5. Leave it for 30-60 minutes or until cooked well, and do not forget to put the cover.

6. After it looks cooked well, then put it out and filter it. Discard the bay leaves, lime leaves, and lemongrass so we will only have the chicken with the galangal.

7. Prepare the hot oil and put them, and fry it until it gets brown.

8. When it gets brown, your Ayam Goreng Lengkuas is ready to be served. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sapporo Winter Wonderland

I couldn't be happier, for real, I could be in the middle of the winter season. It was like a dream comes true.

When I was a kid, I watched a lot of princess stories like Cinderella, Rapunzel, Beauty and the beast and so on which the situation took place the in winter season when there are snowfall, snowball, and snowman. So beautiful! Seeing those beautiful white things from the television, made me dream to witness and feel it for real.

I think it was not only me but also most of the Indonesian kids have those kinds of dreams. Seems easy but absolutely difficult for us since we are living in 2 seasons country where only dry and rainy seasons that we have. We are never able to see the beauty of the snow.

For sure, when I woke up, I saw the first snowfall, I immediately recorded it on my phone to memorize it. To memorize how my dreams when I was kid became true.

However, in the first week of the winter season, I was so busy. I couldn't enjoy the winter taste. Therefore, in the near future, I plan to travel around, see the illumination, play the winter sport, and make the snowman.

Happy Winter Sapporo People. Please, enjoy because you have to know that there are some kids in the different part of the world envy you so much!

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Sunday, December 09, 2018

How to Make Ayam KFC Ala Oji (Bonus: Ayam Geprek Recipe)

Yuhuu, after a thousand years craving of ayam KFC, I am feeling super happy knowing how to make ayam KFC homemade taught by chef Oji so I do not need to whine to my father anymore how frustrated I am without ayam KFC. One clap may not be enough to show my gratitude to him, so let's give him a round of applause. I know guys, you come here because you also want to know how to make it, right? So, without further ado, check this out!

1. Chicken

2. Cloves (you have to crush this first)

(after being crushed)

3. Star Anise (you have to crush this first)

(after being crushed)

4. Oregano, garlic, paprika, coriander powder

5. Nutmeg powder, black pepper, white pepper powder

6. Wheat flour

7. Cornstarch

8. All Spice

9. Chicken broth powder

10. Salt

11. Coconut Oil/any kinds of vegetable oil

1. Prepare 2 plates, one for the dry dough and one for the wet dough. Into each plate, put the wheat flour and a small amount of cornstarch. Don't put too much cornstarch because it can damage the formation of the crispy-ness.

(cornstarch addition)

2. Each dough, please put the powder of the cloves, star anise, oregano, garlic, paprika, coriander, nutmeg, black pepper, white pepper, all spice, and chicken broth powder. The amount is as much as your taste. However, from the experience, you should add much powder of cloves, star anise, and pepper to make the taste stronger and unique.
(for dry dough)

(for wet dough)

3. Do not forget to add salt. Please be careful not to put it too much or it will become salty.

4. Add enough water to one plate only and mix it well. Mix also the dry powder.

5. Prepare the chicken and cut it into pieces as you want. After washing, put the chicken firstly into the wet dough.

6. Secondly, put it into the dry dough. Pinch it well.

7. Prepare the hot oil, wait until it's hot enough, put the floured chicken, and set the fire to its low level. Please notice that if you want to run another batch for the chicken, before putting it into the oil, you have to increase the level of the fire into its highest, for several seconds, put it back to its lowest level, then you can deep-fry it into the hot oil.

8. Now, your homemade ayam KFC is ready to be served. Enjoy!


As I promised, below is ayam geprek recipe as the bonus. The ingredient is very simple, you just need ayam KFC, shallots, garlic, red chilies, salt, and sugar. If you want, you can add shrimp paste and tomato.

The procedure:
1. Prepare the ingredient (shallots, garlic, red chilies (tomato and shrimp paste if you want). I prefer to use this brand for red chilies, so I do not need to cut it into pieces (what a technology!).

2. Fry it in the hot oil, wait until well cooked.

3. Take it out and mash it softly. Do not forget to add salt and sugar as your taste.

4. Put ayam KFC into the mixture and crush it.

5. So easy right? Now, ayam Geprek KFC is ready!