Wow, it’s been a while…since the last time I wrote here Now, my pregnancy has entered the 37th week. I am a very big mom-to-be now….hehehe. I have prepared the baby’s stuffs, a very pleasure time for me. Started the pregnancy gymclass at the hospital, and checked to the doctor every week. Get scared? yup a lil’ bit, sometimes at nite I can’t sleep just to think about the due date, how sick I will be? can I deliver normal? etc etc… but then I just give it up to Allah SWT. I pray for the best, the delivery will be normal and smooth…, I am healthy and strong to deliver my baby, and then my baby will be born healthy, and normal. And of course my husband is also healthy and will be able to accompany me. (Aminnnn, amiin, amiin). Whoops…here he goes again…my baby is moooving inside
June 14, 2007
May 15, 2007
Since I have passed the 7th months of pregnancy, I am beginning to aware to complete the needs of my upcoming baby
This brings so much fun, planning & buying baby’s stuffs, because baby’s stuffs are soo cute..
see…??!!! oohh how cute
I have some difficulities though, since the USG result told that my baby is a boy, I should look for blue, green, and other colours for baby boy, while the baby store here has a lot of pink, yellow and other colours for baby girl…:P
PS : Pics are taken from various baby’s online stores on the Internet
May 10, 2007
Living in foreign country is new for me, and since only for a few days I have lived here (infact since I was in the aeroplane which took me here), I realized how much English is important, to communicate. When I was in the aeroplane, we sat close to an Indonesian guy who wasn’t able to speak English, not that I intend to underestimate him but I’m giving a simple example, when a stewardess asked him what he would like to drink, "coffee or tea?", he said "YES…". But, I admired his courage to fly to Germany and work there, without any English ability. When I got here in Ashgabat, and then my husband started to work offshore, far away from me, I should manage all things by my own self. Of course I need help from some people from the office, the translator, Batir, for example. First help from him was when my apartment electricty turned down because one of the lamps was suddenly "dead". I called him, spoke in english about the problem, and then he called the landlady to ask where was the place of the electricity circuit brake. It was a complicated problem because I didn’t understand any Russian at that time, but English was my savior. And then when I was looking for Russian teacher, Batir also helped me. I started to learn russian, and without English, I won’t learn Russian ever, now I can go to traditional market by my self (ask the prices, ask "can I look this", "is there a blue one" in Russian). My Russian teacher, Anya’s English grammar is not so good, but she understand English, so I have found a friend also. I wouldn’t know that I will travel and live in a foreign country before, but Thank God, my mother had a good thought, she took me to english course when I still on the 3rd grade of elementry school..(Thanks MOM..I love you). Nowdays English is a considered a crucial thing, everyone who can speak or at least understand English will have bigger opportunities, scholarship abroad, having a good job, etc. English is not so difficult to understand, not like any other european language, including Russian And then there are a lot of English courses, and English grammar books to study, in Indonesia. So I might suggest, learn English as soon as you could…who knows you will need it soon ^__^
April 29, 2007
Semoga mamas selalu diberikan kesehatan,
Semoga kita diberi anak yang sholeh, sehat,
Semoga kita selalu saling menyayangi selama-lamanya
Semoga mamas sukses dietnya
Semoga tahun ke depan kita lebih baik lagi
Amin amin amin amin amin amin
Я ЛЮБЛЮ ТЕБЯ
(ya lyublyu tebya)
April 26, 2007
This is my favorite recipe, I found it when there were only limited ingredients in my kitchen. For my surprise it tasted good.. ^__^ It’s easy, and only takes 20 minutes?? (I guess so)
(For 2 person)
- 3 siung bawang putih (garlic)
- 1 bawang bombay (onion)
- garam (salt) & merica (pepper) secukupnya
- daging sapi (meat) 80-100gr , iris persegi panjang 2x3 cm
dan rebus selama 10 menit agar empuk
- 1 buah wortel (carrot)
- saos chili or saos tomat (tomato/chili ketchup) secukupnya
- Air (water) secukupnya (kira-kira 1/2 cangkir)
1. Tumis bawang putih & bawang bombay (pakai margarin/minyak goreng) sampai kekuningan
2. Tuangkan air, biarkan mendidih
3. Masukkan rebusan daging, wortel, dan saos
4. Tambahkan garam dan merica secukupnya
5. Masak sampai matang, sekitar 15 menit
6. Hidangkan bersama nasi panass hehehe
Daging sapi bisa diganti udang atau yang lainnya, begitu pula sayuran nya sesuai selera
Here is my oseng daging saus chili looks like. I have eaten half of it
I think the chili ketchup did a good job too, here’s also it’s picture
Have a nice meal…nyam nyam nyam
April 24, 2007
Privet! Kak Dela?? Horosho??
(Hi! How Are You?? Good??)
Wow, it’s April 24 now, yesterday was my 6th Russian lesson. I am still learning how to make simple sentences, only now they are longer & complex than before. I am also learning to distinguish feminin & masculin gender. I have ability and courage (now) to ask questions when I was shopping/ buying things at the market. That’s quite good..huh??!! Though I still have my tongue-twisted when I pronounciated some Russian words.
Here’s a little bit examples from my Russian lesson:
1. My room is big and nice
Moya komnata bol’shaya i horoshaya
2. Do you have a red pen or a red pencil ?
U vas yest krasnaya ruchka ili krasniy karandash ?
3. What do you want?
Chto viy hotite?
4. How much is the price?
Skol’ko eto stoit?
Hmmmm not bad, right???!! It feels good when you know other language, even just a bit. One day, when I went to Yimpas, the supermarket, to shop daily needs, I greet the driver, with "Privet!", and he answered, and asked "Kak Dela?" and I answered "Horosho!", that’s a simple conversation, but somehow I’ve made a conversation. Before it was….only silence….hahahaha
Oh yeah, about my Russian teacher, Anya. She’s 23, and she’s studying Turkish language now at home. Her other activities are teaching me Russian 3 times a week, and having fun (I think…:P)
She has a dog and a cat with 3 kittens (additional information).
She’s nice, and such a good friend to me now. Today we planned to visit a market called Stovantan together (I will write about this later).
Here’s a pic of me and Anya at my apartment. By the way, she already has a boyfriend .
April 20, 2007
I can’t believe, when I published the strong wind part deux, there’s a strong wind again outside But when I saw a lot of people outside were alrite…guess…I really should take this easily…
Lastnite…the strong wind stroke again…for 3 hours from 8 - 11 pm…in Ashgabat.
I’ve tried not too worried about it, but somehow, from my apartment on the 11th floor, the wind seemed so strong. But everybody here acted like it was just a wind…even my russian teacher told me that. Well I think I should take it easy…though I hope it won’t happen again.
"Relax!…take it easy…! for there is nothing that we can do…"
("Relax,take it easy" lyrics, a song by Mika)
April 19, 2007
The Story : It’s about a modern young woman, Zarri Bano, who lives in Pakistan. She was brought up in a rich traditional family in Pakistan. But, she is very independent, smart, intellectual person who has graduated her master degree in Psychology. Zarri Bano, is well-known of her beauty, but also has refused many man who wanted to marry her. But then, she falls in love with "charismatic" Iskander, a young man from Karachi. The destiny written to Zarri Bano, when her only-brother Jafar got died in a accident, that she should be "a holy woman" to her family. It’s an old familiy tradition when the only son of the familiy died, so to inherit all the land & family’s wealth, one daughter should be a holy woman, means that she could not be married to any man. She has to wear a burqa, a long moslem jilbab all day and dedicate her life only to her religion. Zarri Bano’s life is turning upside-down, and in addition, Iskander is marrying her younger sister, Ruby.
The Review : This book told me that, in this modern life, there is still tradition that a woman should carry and obey to, even if she has already spent many years in school. There are several "interesting" Pakistani tradition were told in this book, especially regarding to marriage and family matters.
All the characters here are described well, but somehow the story-telling was not good enough, a bit boring in some pages but a bit faster in other pages. But it’s a good book to add knowledge and a prove that a woman, can be stronger than her own thought.
The Rate :
April 17, 2007
Dobroe Utro !! (Good Morning!!)
Yesterday was my 3rd Russian lesson at home. Now, I am beginning to learn how to create a simple sentence, for example : This is a book - Eto Kniga - ЭТО КНИГА and then I learn names of day in a week. Also I should know how to write them in Cyrillic (Russian alphabet).
From my lesson, I found that, it was difficult to pronounce the Russian alphabet, especially if it’s related with the sound of es, tse, she, or shye…and then zhe or ze. But after a while, a week practising, I started to learn how to distinguish their pronounciations. Though on some words I still got my tongue-twisted in pronouncing them…hehehe
Want to try to read the Russian alphabet with me??
А - A Б - Be В - Ve Г - Ge Д - De Е - Ye Ж - Zhe З - Ze И - i К-Ke Л - El
М - Me Н - En О - o П - Pe Р - Er С - Es Т - Te У - U Ф - Vhe Х- Khe Ц - Tse
Ч - Che Ы - Uy Э - e Ю- Yu Я - Ya Ш - She Щ - Shye
Having some difficulties ??? (some of the characters, are prounounced the same way in Indonesian, for example, R, you pronounce it "ER", in Cyrillic, you’ll write it "P")
My Russian teacher, by the way, is a young lady. Her name’s Anya. She’s a nice and a good teacher. Talk about her later