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I’d Rather Be…. Outdoor

This weekend is not a weekend I would celebrate. I was sick, and in a way, I have to admit that it was my wrongdoing. I have been working day and night in the last couple of week. And during weekends in the last few weeks, I spent my time being outdoor with my son. We swim, golf, and play.

So, sick and home-bound, I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing right now: Being Outdoor. Yes, I love outdoor, and being outdoor itself provides relive to the sore body. Here is some activity that I enjoyed while outdoor

Growing Vegetables

The Roof Top Garden
I have a small hydroponic garden at the terrace of my home, where I grow various vegetables, such as Pak Choy, Lettuce and Chili. It is a bit abandoned at the moment, due to leakage. It should be a priority to fix it once I’m feeling well.

Running

Bridge Stampede
Some people like to mock me by saying “you are running away from your problem.” That is kind of true though, except that after the run, I gained some vigor to deal with the problem. No, I’m not outrunning the problem. I run to gain energy to deal with the problem.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving for me is the ultimate adventure. It is going where a man shouldn’t belong to, but somehow manage to go to appreciate the creation of God. It is calming enough to be at the ocean, but being underwater, it is the ultimate meditation

Drinking Coffee

Aeropress Everywhere
Or, if everything else is too much to ask in such busy time, just sipping a cup of coffee outdoor will be enough.

So, where or what you rather be doing?

This post is made in response to WordPress Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be…

If Mars has Water

I was strolling in the evening along the coast of Gianyar, Bali. It was low tide, and the coast was quite different compared to high tide time. During low tide, the rocks protrude from the surface of the water. To add to the surreal view near sunset, the rocks was topped by green algae.

Water on Mars

I played around with the tone of the photo at home, which results in the photo above. If Planet Mars has water, I think the photo on the Mars’ surface will be similar like the photo above.

This photo is made in response to WordPress Photo Challenge: Out of This World

Nian Gao

In Indonesia, it is known as kue keranjang, as in the old days, it was sold in a basket. The real Chinese Name is Nian Gao. And as with other Chinese name, there are a lot of meaning behind the name of this delicacies.

Nian Gao

The pronunciation of the word “Nian” is very close with the word “Nien”, which means Year. And the word “Gao”, depends on how it is said, can mean cake or high. “Nian Gao” therefore can be correlated with the meaning Year High, to wish someone to reach higher in the coming year.

The packaging of the cake itself is often decorated with good words, such as in the picture above. The common words used to decorate the cake is longevity, luck, prosperity, and many more.

During my childhood, my mom used to steam Nian Gao until it is soft, and then we will eat with shredded coconut. Another popular way to eat it is to deep fried Nian Gao with flour. Nian Gao taste quite sweet, and can be preserved for months by keeping it in refrigerator.

This post is made in response to WordPress Photo Challenge: Sweet

Mix of Coffee

Some people knows that I drink a lot of coffee. A lot of good coffee. And living in Indonesia, we are blessed with a wide region that is suitable to grow good coffee.

Variety of Coffee

I was walking in a local market yesterday when I saw a long table in front of a coffee shop. On it lies varieties of Indonesian coffee for sale. The various shiny colors of the packaging catch my attention as I pass by. Upon closer inspection, not only the packaging that is different, but also the labels. There are those labels which are designed like a pro, and there are also another which is clearly designed by amateur.

I bought few bags to taste at home, and will be back just to grab a cup of coffee, and buy another bag.

This post is made in response to WordPress Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme