One way people unknowingly and unfairly judge another culture is by the way they react to the local food when traveling. “Food at home tastes better,” they say. “This is too bland for my taste.” “Too much curry.” “Too much herbs.” Everything that touches their palates is judged using the way food tastes at home. […]
I am learning to be thankful these days. It’s easy to be lured into grumbling about things that I am not happy about. Or regretting the past. Or missing for things that are no longer here. Lately, I am trying to change my thoughts from, “If only” or “I wish I hadn’t” to “I am […]
The art of drinking tea and its lesson.
Since I started my weight loss program 3 months ago, I put a strict limit on my carbohydrate consumption. This brought an unfortunate consequence on my coffee shop frequenting habit. I still went to coffee shops to get my fix, but I stopped buying food. “How about some snack to go with your coffee today, sir? […]
Last July, my wife and I were queuing to board the flight to Bangkok at the Frankfurt International Airport. Our conversation were disrupted by a small lady. “Excuse me,” she said with a smile, “Are you Filipinos?” I smiled back and said, “No, we are Indonesians.” She gave a look of disbelief. “But I heard […]
As we were concluding our new year holiday in Bogor, we decided to have lunch at a well-known local eatery. Macaroni Panggang or MP for short is famous for its baked cuisine. Previously, we have tried its baked macaroni (from where its name “Macaroni Panggang” came), and lasagna. The MP occupies the lower floor of […]
If you’re on Facebook, and you habitually post something on your timeline every day, after a few years you will end up with a collection of daily happenings in your life. And Facebook makes sure that you notice that. Every day they picked a selection of events from the past years that happened on that […]