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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Classic Tale of Sleeping Beauty: Briar-Rose

We must be familiar with fairy tales. I used to listen to fairy tale stories when I was a child, my favorite was the bed time stories. Fairy tales generally take place in a far-off place and time, typically begin with “Once upon a time.” In the land of fairy tales, magical happens. A fairy tale often tells the story of an individual, takes into the entire life, and generally ends happily. The traditional and common closing line of a fairy tale is, “...and they lived happily ever after.”

In the early 19th century, the German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, scholars who studied folklore, linguistics, and literary history, began collecting and recording old German folktales. The tales were often full of supernatural elements such as witches, talking animals, and magical kingdoms. One of the tales that the Grimm brothers collected was a version of the story of Sleeping Beaut known as Briar-Rose.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Rescue and Pet 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.

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.