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Breast Milk Cheese

Ever since I went to France to learn french ten years ago, I changed from a cheese-hater into a cheese-lover. How could I not! Everyday for three weeks my host parents (Les Delforges de Reims) indulged me with french food, and closed the lengthy dinner session (which can last up to two hours) with a plate of various cheese, consisted of different kinds of cheese, from Camembert, Brie, swiss cheese which has holes in it, blue cheese, smelly cheese, etc. It was quite challenging, but if I want to learn about the french, I gotta eat what they eat. Until now, my favorite is Camembert Cheese which should be slightly aged.

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Mass Masturbation by Indonesian moviemakers

What do you see in some of the most recent Indonesian movies? I see a mass masturbation of visual elements, to compensate for a lack of storytelling abilities. Or some may say Indonesian movies have too much icing without much chewable cake in it.

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Baked Udon

I wanted to cook pasta today, but then I realized that I didn't have any pasta. Instead, I found udon. So I decided to experiment a bit, and discover this nice easy recipe, a fusion between japanese and italian cooking. It is very easy and quick to cook. Try it for yourself!

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Dream Tag

I got tagged by Yanti to reveal my five dreams. Well, since this website is owned by my whole family, I guess the tag is also applicable to the other members of the family.

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Seats for the needy

Late afternoon today, I took MRT to Jurong East while carrying Noe in the babybjorn carrier. Noe was really getting heavy for a carrier! It was unusually crowded for that time of the day. I walked towards the seat intended for "people who need it more than you do". There are two students there, from one of the prestigious junior college. I stood right in front of them. Apparently those two students were a bit annoyed by my presence, hence they were trying hard to avoid any eye contact with me. Hmm.

A while later, I took out my phone, which happened to be a camera phone, to check out my schedules in the calendar. Moments later, the two students seemed panicked, and once the train stopped at the next station they quickly got out of the train.

I overheard them saying:

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Jingle Acara TV Indonesia Jaman Dulu

Seputar Indonesia itu lagunya judulnya "Betawi" oleh Bhaskara '86. Yang main biola luluk purwanto.

Baru saja lagu jingle berita programa dua TVRI tahun 80-an dulu terngiang2 di kuping gue. Ada yang tahu, lagu ini lagu apa? Yang jelas ini lagu tradisional betawi, yang dimainkan di vibraphone secara berulang-ulang. Nadanya adalah sebagai berikut: mi sol la sol mi sol la sol mi do re fa mi .... dst diulang.. ada yang tahu?

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First Clap

Just now, Noe deliberately clapped his hands, for the first time.

He has tried to clap his hands for the longest time, but somehow either the hands just clasped to one another, or the hands do not meet.

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First Time on the Beach

Last weekend, the Hamiltons and we drove up to Mersing, on the east coast of Malaysia. Natasha drove her car through Woodlands checkpoint, which was not jammed, surprisingly. Coming from Singapore, it was refreshing to see the chaos and untidiness of Johor Bahru. The only thing that we consider funny was the countdown light on every traffic light there, what is it for?

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Google Fridge

As a mom and the cook in the house, I constantly think on how technology and internet can help daily chores at home. There are so many kinds of technology out there, but they are rarely integrated as a seamless system that helps everyday tasks.There are two possibilities when someone is thinking about what to cook for dinner. Either he look at the cookbook then buy food ingredients to make it, or he look at the fridge and think of something that can be made out of whats available. How often do you wish that you can keep track of whats inside your fridge? No matter how organized my fridge is, I keep forgetting what in it. As a result, I couldnt plan my shopping properly, and ended up buying duplicate items. Sometimes, I ended up not cooking something, thinking that I did not have the ingredients, whereas in fact I could have found it stuck at the back of my fridge. I wish my daily life could be more organized. So, lets just daydream a bit here. And lets hope google would want to take these ideas on board.

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