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"It's a family blog, tells you everything about parenting, education, experience, lifestyle, etc. There are some literary pieces that you can enjoy. It's also a personal space which you may learn from it. Here! You are eagerly and delightedly accepted..."

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Petting A Cat

Most of children love pets. Pets may be cuddly, fun, and playful. They can delight us with their grace, cuteness, and become a part of the families. Cats and dogs are the most popular pets. Many people keep small animals like birds, rabbits, hamsters, fish, turtles, and the reptiles, those are most often kept as pets.

Our family ever kept some small pets from hamsters to fish. Our son, Vito, really wanted to pet some animals so bad. Sadly, he was just too little to keep them all, he hasn't understood yet how to take good care of his pets. So we decided not to pet the animals until he understands enough.

The condition when the first time
it came to our house
(October 2017)
He's now 8 years old. It had been a long time since he wanted to keep a cat. I and my husband haven't given a permission yet. Suddenly, some time ago, there was a sick cat always came to our house, and sometimes the cat stayed on the neighbor's porch. One of my neighbor threw the cat away from our neighborhood, but the cat back again and finally often settled and slept on the porch of our house. I never imagined before putting away the cat, I just let it stay on our porch even though the cat kept scratching his scab, its skin sometimes got bloody, and the fur fell out.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

There Will be Time

He pedals for miles and never gives up.
He always asks me to watch, but he allows himself to be in his zone.
He doesn't always ask me to be next to him.
He just wants me to be a witness of his life and his journey. 
He sometimes falls, but he stands-up again.

There will be time, he continues his own life, without asking me to be always with him. 
At that time, I believe that he would be able to stand, walk, and rise with his own without any hesitation.

I love you, son, with all my life. May Allah always bless you. ♥

With love,

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Homemade Steamed Chocolate Brownies

Who doesn't love chocolate brownies? It is a piece of flat rich chocolate cake, bitter-sweet, and delicious. This cake is very popular in Indonesia now. My son really loves it. There are two variants of brownies; steamed brownies and baked brownies. Which one is your favorite? Me, love steamed one. 

Steamed chocolate brownie
made bymy son
I like to make my own chocolate brownies. It's quite easy. Thank God I have a very lovely assistant in my kitchen, my son is my little partner who always help me to make some cakes and desserts.

Making brownie is pretty simple. Here it is, the chocolate brownie recipe, the ingredients are eggs, sugar, compound dark chocolate, butter / margarine / cooking oil, vanilla, flour, and salt. You just only have to mix it all together then steam or bake it. There are some sprinkles that you can add, such as cheese, Oreo, almond, or chocolate chips.  Another variation of brownie made with brown sugar, it is called a blonde-brownie.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Keep The Children Healthy during Ramadan

Shaum/Sawm is one of The Five Pillars of Islam. Ramadan (a complete fasting), we do the fast for about 29 or 30 days in a row. It is the Holy Month for Muslims. Those twelve years old and above must complete their fast from dawn to sunset. 

I've started to teach my child to fast from the last two years when he was 6 years old, even he's just done his first fast for only a couple hours, at least he tried. There are many even as young as four or five are encouraged to fast for a few hours a day during Ramadan by their parents. It's to begin appreciating the significance of the Holy month of Ramadan. Alhamdulillah, I'm very grateful, this Ramadan my son now is 8 years old and so excited about following Ramadan completely.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Diah Dwi Arti: The Mommy Blogger

Blogosphere is always exciting for me and meeting other bloggers is such a great opportunity. Lucky me to meet Diah Dwi Arti, she is one of good bloggers that I know. We joined the same blogging community.

Please allow me to introduce Diah Dwi Arti and her blogging journey. She is a great woman, housewife, and mom blogger as well. She's from Yogjakarta, but now she lives in Madiun. She's a mother of two sons: Damar and Darojat. The first time I visited her blog, I thought her name was Damarojat, I was totally wrong, Damarojat is her blog's name that comes after her sons' name.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Batagor Bandung

Bandung is the capital city of West Java, Indonesia. Here you can find many interesting local dishes. One of famous cuisines is batagor Bandung. This Sundanese special food is already widely known. Batagor is an abbreviation of bakso tahu goreng (fried tofu meatball), usually made from flour/tapioca mixed with fish and fried tofu, served with peanut sauce. The meatball dough is usually made of mackerel. Sometimes, tuna or even shrimp can also be used to mix batagor dough. 

How to eat batagor? You cut it into bite-sized and add peanut sauce, sweet soy sauce, and a little lemon squeeze or you can dip it and just take a bite. Batagor has a crunchy texture and delicious flavor. In an effort to minimize costs, some batagor sellers use fish paste rather than real fish to mimic the flavor. However, for some of the famous batagor outlets in Bandung, they usually use fresh fish and good ingredients. This food has become very famous in Bandung, even has been known as a culinary icon of Bandung.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My First Giveaway (Blog Anniversary)

March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day (IWD). It is an event that occurred in many countries in the world where women deliver their voice in the name of justice, security, and equality of rights.

Today, the woman has achieved a variety of brilliant achievements ranging from the fields of politics, economy, social, culture, law, and many more. This year the International Women's Day (106th) is celebrated in many more countries around the world with various activities such as art shows, conferences, charities, campaign, and parade.

I think every woman has an important role in all aspects of life. I believe there are many women who can inspire people around us. With this background and in this opportunity, I intended to hold a simple giveaway. Because it's held in March, so the giveaway theme's about inspirational woman. It's to celebrate my blogs' anniversary (Zeelhouette - 4 years and Ruang Baca dan Tulis - 3 years).

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Indah Nuria Savitri and Her Purple World

I have met so many inspirational people in my life, they actually always give positive vibes to every person around. One of them is Indah Nuria Savitri, she is inspiring and also a good friend to me. We're close enough to each other because of blogosphere and our everyday chit-chat in our lovely and flawless 😜chat group (arisan link, Group VI - Blogger Perempuan). The group members are really fun, nice, and cheerful. We share everything; talking about random topic, craziness, women's secret, job stuff, and so on.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Father and Son Bonding

Vito is our first son. I and my husband spend so many times with him, as parents we have a role in his personal development. Here, I want to share about how important father and son bonding is. We know that relationship a son and his father greatly shapes the son's personality in the future. We can help our son to be a man we’ll be proud of by taking him on special father and son bonding. 

There are kind of activities allow a father to spend some needed one-on-one time with his son. They’re particularly conducive to bonding. Sometimes men don’t like to sit face to face and talk about their feelings. It’s much easier to open up when they’re doing something side by side, and they can just let the talk flow naturally. Usually a son sees his father as a role model. I think this is moment that matters.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

My First Pregnancy Experience

At the time knowing that I was pregnant, I immediately maintained my condition. In the first trimester of my pregnancy, it was little bit exhausting but I was really excited. At that time, I was hit by nausea and sensitivity to smells, especially for some kind of fragrance. I could barely contain myself. This occurred during the first 3 months of pregnancy.

Basically all the stages of fetal development is important period, but in the first trimester indeed we should keep it as much as possible because this stage is the beginning of the formation of the embryo and the early establishment of the cells of organs, nerves, and spinal cord on the top layer.