Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Aza's trip to the tofu factory (pabrik tahu)

Last Thursday, Aza's class went to a tofu factory as a class excursion. The kids were allowed to bring Rp 5,000.- (US$ 0.50) to buy some tofu. When Aza got home, Mother asked him about his trip to the tofu factory..

Mother: Wow, Aza.. You went to the tofu factory?
Aza: (excitedly) Yes, I did!
Mother: So, how was it?
Aza: (serious look on his face) Well, it was pretty hard..
Mother: (holding back a burst of laughter) Wow! I'm sure it is very hard for me, because I don't know how to make tofu..
Aza: Well, Grandma, it was really quite difficult..
Mother quickly left the room, not to worry Aza further..

The next morning, while having breakfast, Aza was having breakfast with the tofu he bought at the factory. So, I asked him about the trip.
(Aza is 4 years old and sometimes still confused with similar words)

Me: The tofu you bought is nice.
Aza: Is this the tofu I bought?
Me: Yes, this is it. So.. What did the factory look like?
Aza: It was big and there was a lot of 'keledai' (donkey)
Me: Wow, a lot of 'kedelai' (soybean)?
Aza: (grinning) 'ke.. de.. lai..' Yeah.. The soybean was blended, then stirred, then boiled, then made into boxes, then put into plastic bags for us to take home..
(It sounds too simple to be true, but Aza actually got it right!)
Me: Sounds like a lot of work..
Aza: It was!
Me: Well, thank you for bringing some home.
Aza: THREE.. Everyone had exactly three pieces to take home.. Not four, not five, not one and not two.. But exactly THREE!
(Yes, you guessed right.. Aza is in that phase where he loves to show off that he can count properly)

The picture above was of the tofu after being cut into quarters and shallow fried.. ;-)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Lomba Blog Depok - Top 10 -

Artikel yang sama dalam Bahasa Indonesia

I didn't make it to the TOP 10! But I'm not disappointed at all because through this event, I have met many great bloggers and it means so much more to me than winning the competition.. :-)

However.. Mother made it to the TOP 10! And she is rounding everyone up to vote for her.. well, I AM rounding everyone up to vote for her.. ;-)

Don't vote blindly.. Go to her BLOG

and read her POST that is in the TOP 10..

Then, you can VOTE for her in the competition website.

Mother's post being competed under the group 'IBU RUMAH TANGGA' and her post title is "B.H. Yess." It is shown like this on the voting list:

By voting for mother's post, you are not only supporting her to win the competition, but also supporting the activities of the Senior Citizens Group 'Dahlia Senja.' Mother always posts activities of the group on the blog. So far, the blog has intrigued the interests of the local government and elderly care support organization. Your visit will spread the interests further and hopefully will bring new and brighter future of elderly care program in our country.
Happy voting!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

My New Camera..

FINALLY!!! I have a new camera.. :-D

It is not the best camera in the world, but for something that is very inexpensive, this camera really has a complete function..

Last Thursday, as I was browsing the internet, I came across a camera advertisement from the brand 'Brica'.

The newest product of Brica had many functions; auto (general photo), daylight, night, program (for manual setting) and UNDERWATER!!

The most appealing factor for us was of course the price.. second, there were five colors we could choose from.. and Ariq and Aza chose the purple one. So, we decided to give it a try, and here are the results..

(left and above are outdoor photos with daylight and macro settings)

(outdoor photo with daylight setting)

(outdoor photo with night setting -this gecko was behind a large painting on the back porch wall)

(left and below are photos with underwater setting)

I haven't mastered all the functions, and I still forget to change the date again everytime I recharge the batteries.. but, for the price I paid -which is less than $70.00-), I'm very happy with this camera..

We are still saving up and planning on getting a camera with long range and better focus, but for now, this Brica camera is perfect for our family use, and we don't have to worry about the kids using it.. ;-)

The only funny thing is.. I have read the manual and turned the box around many times, and I still couldn't find where the camera was made.. so, I can't tell you...