Selasa, 31 Juli 2012

Lame Bandung Trip


Hari jumat kemarin saya dan teman-teman mengunjungi tempat dimana saya sangat menunggu-nunggu
Jam menunjukkan pukul 8 malam, dan akhirnya saya bertemu dengn dua rekan saya, Christian dan Judy. 

Mereka adalah interns dari program AIESEC di Local Committe Universitas Indonesia. Christian, a modern sportman from Denmark use to live in very good condition and less backpacker activity. Judy, a female runner from The Netherland who is very enthusiam in travelling.

IN THE GAMBIR STATION AND TRAIN

We met in the basement floor of the gambir station at 8 pm, and our train at 8.20 pm. We got not in the nearby seats. We were the earlier passenger boarding to the train, and we got our couchs. Since my couch was not in the same line with others’, i decided to negotiate to man who sat beside Christian,and it worked. Furthermore, we sat close to each other.
The trip costed about 3,5 hours, late about 30 minutes that it was supposed to be. During the journey in train, we chatted a lot to each other, but Christian and I were very asleep on thet time, then we felt asleep in couch and the remaining judy was on, i mean on-off in ecah 5 minutes while christian and I peacefully slept over. The clock showed us at 11.50 and it was close to the main station, and we woke up and realized that we were that close.

BANDUNG IN THE MIDNIGHT
We arrived officially to the Station Hall (the name of bandung’s station) at 11.55 pm.
We, I for sure, made a mistake. We got out from wrong exit gate (north gate), then we found many taxi drivers approached us to offer their service, but we rejected since we knew (not really) how to get there by angkot. So we went back to the station to find south exit gate. And yeah, we were officially getting colder. FYI, i had told Christian and Judy about the weather in bandung, but they seemed ignoring. And yeah it was so cold for me, not for them.
Okay, we waited for the angkot to go to DAGO 256 (then i realized that this place was closed down since it had illegal activities inside). Actually, we wait for the further infos from my friend who would like to host us on that time, named Anita. We called her many times (more than 30 missed calls) but no answer. So we decided to take taxi to to DAGO. During in the taxi, i tried to call my friend, but no answer eventually. Then after arrived DAGO, and we had no clue where we would stay, i, again, decided to ask the taxi drive to drop us  in 24 hours McDonald Restaurant. I was very hungry, so were they. I ordered foods in McD and they did too. I found wi-fi in the restaurant and the connection was terrible. I went online in order to find my friend’s address. I browsed facebook, twitter, yellopages, couchsurfing, google, and skype to find out, but No result. Then suddenly, my beloved friend, Meity came out online, and yeah i was so happy, at least i had friend on that time. she could not sleep on that time and she wanted to help us in finding place to stay until sun rises.

GOOD FRIEND(S)
We asked her where we can find bar in bandung and nearby to the McD, and she told us to get to mexican Bar in Dago, opposite of 5 stars hotel (i forgot the name). Then we walked to find that bar, about 15 minutes walk upward to find. Unfortunately, the bar was closed since we arrived tehr at 3 am. Then we decided to meet my wake up friend, in Cafe halaman, near to McD dago (it means that we had to walk downward again). We waited in the front of the cafe, and they figured out to the man glancing up to us. They told me that it was annoying to be starred at. Meity came with her motorbike. She could not host us since her room is for female only. She tried to call her friend, and she found her friend, and also anita’s friend, named LUKAS (Ukas is his official name). Lukas is kind of healthy life guy and very metrosexual. He lives in very good way of living and also he has diet program of his food. He has small room but very clean and tidy, i was surprised to find about male room.
Okay, Lukas cannot speak english well, so he lift us in his room. We turned on th TV and watched the opening ceremony of OLYMPIC GAMES LONDON 2012. We chatted a lot again, in thE middle of the show, they (maity, Jusy, and Christian ) felt asleep again. And i was suggested to sleep too. And yeah i slept.

To be continued...

Sabtu, 21 Juli 2012

Brokenhearted

LOL.
i am so disgusting to write this over, but yeah it's now.
it's not that completely brokenhearted man because i know it before that it will be coming sooner or later.
I am okay about it, and eventually have to move on.
Thanks for this hopes,and let this brokenhearted escape leak soon.

I AM OK, no I should be OK :)

suko prastiyo
July 21th, 2012

Rabu, 18 Juli 2012

Crazy Feelings

Oh Noooooo.....
You are driving me insane. I got so ma dthis recent days. My mind is so tortured and i can not think clearly. I think it's so crazy, i never feel this before, the crazy feeling. Can not even let it go from my mind, checking facebook page, email, and my phone, hope any Call for me from there.

It's totally Crazy, and it gets mader more days. We will have hanging outs, and also some treats. I think it's kind of hope, but it's HOPE eventually.
Please do not play on me! do no give me any hope like this, this crazy feeling is insane.
let's see next


SUKO PRASTIYO
18 July 2012

Kamis, 05 Juli 2012

Unbelievaby Suko



Here i come with abundant stories to tell recently. So, what am I going to tell them? So, i listed them then many people can enjoy it briefly

1.1.      Was it designed or mistake (coutersy Lana Del Rey) ? I Broke my laptop, not really broke, ‘just; broke the LCD so nothing’s displayed no more on my laptop. I realized it when it had been 2 days broken (i am pretty sure it occured 2 days before since i felt that i positioned my laptop very bad and i think somebody or even Ithe one who feet it up) I was hibernated from my latop about 2 days, it’s like i was suspended from very sophisticated technology era. Okay time passed by, i started my life as if i was in the flintstone era, no computer no internet. However, i got an idea, such a brilliant idea, i have a set of computer (PC) and it’s no more used by. I tried to connect my laptop through the VGA cable to my PC and VOILAAAAAAAA, IT IS WORKING NOW. I was so happy, although all was suspended, i still could think and be resourceful. That’s so called ‘designedly mistake’. One thing that showed me i am the up person is i was no longer compaling about it, i just let it flow as if nothing mattered, but deep inside my heart i was crying out loud. I am such introvert person, but people will recognize me as extrovert one, and the psychologycal test said about it. Yeah, designed or mistake? God knows the best for me.

2.       I tried wort. Oh My God, it was awesome. For those who love beer so much , you guys must try the before-fermented beer, it’s called wort. It tastes sweeter than beer (before the addion of Hop). It’s purely from malt who has been in some processes to reach the liquid form before it’s fermented. Many people belive that wort can help men to keep their sexual performances, and I think so after tried it. It’s suggestedly awesome. Opnly certain people have ever tried it. So i am so called the lucky one.

Minggu, 10 Juni 2012

What I felt for the very first Thing

Erghhhh....
I started posting with no eager to write :) i had no theme to post to. However, suddenly I had an idea to write my experiences for doing something first time. It will look so ashamed, but it was my memories that i caould not easily erase.
here they are

1. The very First Flight
It was January 15th, 2012 night before my first fligh at 10.50 am january 16th, 2012. I could not sleep during the night waiting for my flight. It looked so strange when i had to wait for my flight. I did research regarding to the taking plane as transportation, how to check it, how to get boarding pass, how to sit, how to rescue in case accident, how to reach teh airport, how to check out in immigration, etc. All was on my head on a night. Before, i though not that complicated. Clock showed me 2 in the morning, and i realized that i had to sleep due to my very early flight. I still could not get into 'sleeping' instead of close-eyes-think-another. But yeah finally i slept. I woke up late enough, i woke up at 7 am (i planned to wake up at 6 and got to airport at 7 am), and then i took a bath very quickly, took my bagage, not really bagage just bag and stuffs and waiting for van to go to Bus port and i reached bus port At 8.20 and got the bus at 8.30 to leave. Traffic jam for the first an hour, and finally got my way on time, i arrived in airport at 10.05 and my flight at 10.50. and I ralized that 'must come 2 hours before' is much better :)

2. Check in Counter
My first experience continued in airport. I had to go to Counter Check in. I had  no idea about that and i got the flowing and followed the foreigner and i was wrong, that i am native, so i have different counter check-in and that i learnt from, I have to position myself as local :p

3. Not My Country
11.25 am was shown in Changi International Airport Budget Terminal, Singapore. Yeah it's my first time arrive in abroad. I was shocked the differences of us and I was officially foreigner :) I was so happy and i did mistakes again, i didn't take embarkation paper and i just queued up in line, when got my turn, the official asked about the embarkation card, and i didn't have it, s i have to take the card backward and fill it and queued up again, when i finished writing the card, and another flight from Manila came, and the queuing was getting longer,a nd finally i got my turn and yeah i was international that time :)

4. iPod
hag hag Hag Hag..... sounds 'what the hell!' But it was true. I had my first iPod this May 2012. i bought the used one because i had no enough money to purchase new one and update one :) i was getting strange to it how to operate and bla bla bla regarding to the my iPod. But later i am in love with my iPod 3G, the gadget i can buy from my own money :)

5.....  (To be Continued)


Jumat, 08 Juni 2012

Dumb[less] Suko-ULIP Interview

Kamis, 7 juni 2012 pukul 12.00 Gue harus ke Graha Unilever untuk mengikuti tes selanjutnya dari Unilever Leadership Internship Program (ULIP), yaitu semacam program magang gitu lah.

Sebelumnya, kita yang melamar pada program ini harus mengrimkan berkas terlebih dahulu, berkas di sini adalah semacam formulir tiga halaman berformat .xls yang harus diisi (masa diijak-injak) secara menyeluruh dan itu memburuhkan waktu, tidak hanya 2-3 detik doang selesai.

Banyak banget yang harus diisi di formulir ini, mulai dari data pribadi, pengalaman organisasi (itu yang tidak perlu mikir) dan juga yang paling susah adalah ketika harus menjabarkan apa keberhasilan dan kegagalan terbaik dan terburuk, jujur itu sangat menguras otak gue dalam berfikir.

Hari itu, 13 mei 2012 (gue lupa hari apa) gue baru ingat kalau itu hari adalah hari terakhir mengumpulkan berkas ini. dan akhirnya setelah memikirkan apa yang harus gue tulis, dan menemukan inspirasi ketika jam menunjukkan pukul 01.00 dini hari dan selesai pukul 02.00 dini hari dan dikirim pukul 02.15 dini hari. Akhirnya bisa terkirim juga.

Sebenarnya, program ini gue apply karena gue sebagai mahasiswa semester 6 (pada saat menulis ini) harus melakukan program kerja Praktik yang bobotnya sebesar 3 SKS. Dan, sampai saat gue mengirim ke Unilever, belm juga ada kabar gue mau KP kemana. Gak tauu kenapa gue sama sekali ga berminat untuk mengerjartempat KP jauh-jauh hari sebelumnya, layaknya beberapa teman-teman yang sudah secure mendapatkan tempat KP.

Tetapi, gue akhirnya mengirimkan aplikasi lamaran KP gue ke PT Multibintang Indonesia di sekitar minggu kedua bulan Mei. Ini gue lakukan ketika gue harus beradu dengan harapan dan realitas yang ada, kalau mau lulus ya harus KP. Sebenarnya, melamar di perusahaan ini sangatlah perlu pertimbangan karena perusahaan ini emrupakan perusahaan bir, tetapi gue tetep keukeuh mengirim kan aplikasi ke tempat ini, dan gue tidak tau kenapa gue bakal keterima kapanpun.

Nah, suatu malam, gue check email dan mendapati suatu email atas nama Indriani isabela
email dari nama yang gue sebut di atas

Dan betapa senangnya hati ini mendapatkan email itu. sepertinya gue ga percaya banget. Gue ga pinter-pinter banget (indikator IPK yang sangat cukup memprihatinkan) walaupun gue anak UI, kayaknya gue Hoki doang deh masuk Universitas ini, tetapi ya sudahlah gue ga sebodoh itu kok.

Pada email tersebut gue harus melakukan online test, ya semacam tes numerical sama logical gitu. Gilakkk, gilakk banget banget banget, untuk tes yang pertama (tes yang menentukan urutan selanjutnta dari suatu gambar) ada 20 soal dan harus selesai dalam waktu 10 menit, dalam hati gue teriak tiada henti, tettapi takbisa tertahan oleh dahak karena lagi batuk-pilek.

tes kedua lebih heboh lagi, ada 24 soal yang harus selesai dalam waktu 24 menit. dan pada tes pertmana gue cukup yakin karena gue menyelesaikan 15-an soal dan sisanya nembak ketika detik-detik terakhir,Nah, di test yang selanjutnya gue praktis hanya mengerjakan 6 dari 24 dan sisanya harus nembak. dan gue kembali berpikir, pantesan gue ga dapet tempat KP mulu.

"Tiba-tiba keajaiban terjadi
Kekuatan muncul di diri
Untuk melawan semua kejahatan
Kekuatanku harus digunakan
Menegakkan segala kebenaran

Ini keajaiban alam
Aku mempercayainya
Ini keajaiban alam…"

Iya, Theme song dari sailormoon Indonesia bergumarang di telinga gue, hari kamis 30 Mei 2012, gue mendapatkan telpon dari suatu nomor yang kagak gue kenal, +6221300************** dan sebelumnya temen gue, atas nama Tiffany Patra mendapatkan telpon pas lagi Ujian, dan gue yakin itu dari unilever (dan ternyata benar) dna gue udah ga heran kalu dia dapet telpon, secara Tiffany lah, semua orang udah mengenal sepak terjang dia sebagai mahasiswa yangs angat unggul dalam banyak hal, dan sangat layak mendapatkan panggilannya.

Oh iya, telpon gue itu gue terima setelah 1 menit gue keluar kelas dari UAS teknologi Enzim, dan gue ga bisa berkata apa-apa hanya bisa bersyukur dan kembali rasa optimisme gue bahwa gue tidak sebodoh itu hehehe

Dan kegalauan pun muncul, ketika temen gue, Veronica Dewi, mengirimkan teks sms ke gue kalau gue keterima KP di PT multibintang pada hari jum'at 1 juni 2012, dan gue langsung ke departemen untuk melakukan kroscek apakah benar, dan ternyata VOILLLLLLAAAA!!! This is it, nama gue dan partner KP gue tertera bahwa gue harus siap KP hari senin 4 juni 2012, dan gue terima kasih dna kembali galau karena gue menunda tes unilever yang harusnya hari senin dan tak tau harus di jadual ulang kapan, dan di sini gue harus UAS terkakhir. akhirnya gue menghubungi pikah PT MBI dan gue mendapatkan kesempatan untuk mulai KP pada hari senin 11 juni 2012. dan kembali gue hanya bisa bersyukur (di sini lah letka kereligiusan gue. ahahah)

hari ranu, pukul 22.30 gue secara tidak sengaja membuka email, dan mendapat email dari orang yang sama dari unilever
dan Itulah yang tertulis dalam email, gue harus menghadiri tes interview dan FGD Unilever. da dalam hati gue

"I am no more Dumb
I just need time to show that i am smarter thamn 5th grader"

kembali terurai asa untuk melanjutkan hidup setelah setelah sebelumnya gue merasakan underestimated dari beberapa orang. Dan My lofe is now turning up!!!

Dan Kegalauan terjadi....... (bersambung)

Kamis, 17 Mei 2012

Land of Hypocrite

Oh, Indonesia, the largest Moslem Country in the world and have 6 official religions. All people must have religion in their id with high respect to the tradition and the eastern behaviour.

One of the recent headlines is about the FORBIDDEN LADY GAGA.

in the name of culture and religion, Many people don't allow her to have concert in Jakarta.It's supported by the Police that they dont want to give any protection to the concert, that's why, no permit, no concert.

Lady Gaga, i am not kind of die hard fans, i just love her songs because it's literally good listening :)

so, to the point of the tittle, Land of Hypocrite. Who's that land???

the land is my beloved Country, Indonesia.

They (the religious people) protest in the name of adsurbness of the costume and the image. The Image of what??? the unproperly way of costuming in lady gaga. they said Lady gaga would harm the next generation. are they affraid of? FYI, the religious person always said that they are only affraid of God, but, now why they are affraid of Lady gaga??? it's so contrary adsurb.

Hypocrite, that's the people! am I as well?? well, i just say so. i mean I think so, but that that massively hypocrite. this hypocrite is MUCH MORE HUGE!!!

so, land of hypocrite in the name of God in the mother land...

It's the vehicle to enter the motherland!!!

suko

Minggu, 13 Mei 2012

Hello Stranger.. (1)

Tonight, not night here, just there :)
it was 2 in the morning (GMT +7). i am chatting with someone from very far far away country.

the story begins..

I am so interested in Polish language. It's damn hard for me, and I have no clue to learn more about this language. I have language books and dictionary of polish as well. but no much time to practise.
Until I got him on my skype details.
He's from Poland (for sure), and i dont even know his name, where he lives, and what his occupation. That i know is he is teaching me polsih. he taught me how to read very dam sentences, here i copy the sentences
"W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie
I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie.
Wół go pyta: ”Panie chrząszczu,
Po co pan tak brzęczy w gąszczu?”
”Jak to – po co? To jest praca,
Każda praca się opłaca.”

”A cóż za to Pan dostaje?”
”Też pytanie! Wszystkie gaje,
Wszystkie trzciny po wsze czasy,
Łąki, pola oraz lasy,
Nawet rzeczki, nawet zdroje,
Wszystko to jest właśnie moje!”
So, any idea how to read them???
he can  do it. he taught me to spell it one by one, then read it entirely. i was so dumb reading them, how can I?? even the basic grammar i still forget. But he's awesome. he knows how to teach language to very dumb person. i was reading it very worse, and I marked myself 30 out of 100 and he said i was good, i dont know what's on his mind whn i was reading, i thought that he was laughing out loud :p

so, the stranger comes until everynight, and i still dont get him. Today, he told me that he was volunteer, and it's super cool to have E.T. friend from reversed flag country.
I just know that he's 'blindspirit'

hahaha

let's see next story of E.T. friend

Foods and I

here I come again.
after some reherseals, i come back to my beloved blog. hereby, the post of having good sense of foods (eating for sure) i dont know what it calls in english.

The story begins..

I am 50 kg in weight of 169 cm height, it seems ideal, but totally No. nobody said ideal actuallt, just me assume that i am. The 'size' of my body never resizes the ability of eating. I have passion on eating, and foods. I am instantly getting fatter??? hell No. I want to be fatter, but the Destiny says another :(

Okay, Foods. they belong to my passion. No matter what it looks like, tastes like, or even hygiene, i still can eat it, as long as it's edible. Here some my great 'achievements' LOL


  1. I ate Cockroach, crickets, and grashoppers in Thailand. it was so strange, but one of my goal to go to thailand was to have them. And I did it. no matter how grossy it is, i tried it. that's what i called 'sense of food' everything is edible :p
  2. I tried geckoo, Worm, and Frogs. they are believed as medicine, traditional medicine. i got Geckoo from my pop, he told me that it would heal the itchiness due to insect's attack. it tasted so bitter,a nd i dont like it. but i got it done, i eman not whole, just few. Worm is for medicine in disgestion system. is it grossy?? yeah. I didn't expect that the wdrink when i got typhus was grilled worm. it tasted normally, and yeah as long as it's not poisonous, i am safe. the Frog??? i love the meat. it's recognizable as meat in my town
  3. i was the second winner of takoyaki amazing race competition. my friends and I (consisted of 4 people) raced to eat takoyaki (japanese food). They committe gave us the 'bonus' takoyaki, the bonus were containing Chili, salts, soar flavour (very sour), and bitter (overcooked). yeah we got second winner, we had Yukata photo session as the reward.
  4. etc (undescribable, but it's normal for sure)
so, no matter how it is. I am with my passion.

so, Suko is Food, and Food is not always Suko :)

so, see you to another fun story

Suko adi Prastiyo

Rabu, 25 April 2012

let's cook: Che


Finally, i made it :)
That day, friday, 20 April 2012, when The class was over, i decided to go to Giant Hypermart in Depok. I was so excited to make this kind of sweet drink :)

After very long thinking, yeah I bought a package of tapioca Pearl and Corns, and also the Coconut Milk. 

AND WHAT NEXT???

I cooked, boiled for sure, all the kinds of stuff i bought.

what the step??
Boil the tapioca Pearl

The Corn's Kernels
1. Boil the tapioca pearl on water in the pan with strong Fire. waiting about 10-15 minutes until it looks translucent, wit color of the tapioca pearl u make






Add the mixture with coconut milk and corn's kernel
2. After the Tapioca pearl translucent, pour the Corn's Kernel to the pan and also the Coconut Milk Powder (I chose this kind of coconut milk because i can adjust the thickness of the of the broth i wanted to. For sure, and some sugars according to your desire. Usually this drink is so sweet, so i added a lot of sugar to make it very sweet because it's very nice to drink in the sweet time :)


Stir it gently

seems so raw
3. wait for them until they are cooked enough and well-done. Stir it gently and add some honey to make the aroma and also the sweetness
Honey Again

Add Some Honey
4. The Che bap is ready to serve. better in Cold, but Hot or warm is good as well. I added topping with Nata De Coco.

so, happy cooking..
Voila!! It's Ready
I love Vietnam. I went there and i am falling in love on it. I can't forget all the memories I made there, and then that's how i show my love, make the cuisine of this country.










And Thank to......
Raden Icu Surtini Mawarni as My cooking assistant. Good Job Sist!! :)
Icu, My Cooking assistant

Selasa, 24 April 2012

Jakarta: Lebak Bulus on Twillight

Now, this section, i am telling you about jakarta. Actually I am not Native Jakarta. I was a country who had to go to Jakarta and live in suburb. Okay just overview about it :)

It's time to see one of the important part of South Jakarta, It's Called Lebak Bulus. I pass this area every monday, thursday, and tuesday. It will be unforgettable for me then when i am not here :)... what's the typical of this area??? Hmm, the typical ones are what i usually pass by :)
and Lebak Bulus is Hub area in South jakarta to the suburb areas around (South Tanggerang  and Depok)

1. The street vendors some when the twilight (Maghrib) comes
The vendors around pedestrian
the center of Lebak Bulus is the intersection road. the traffic light, 2 malls, and flyover above. And when the twilight (Maghrib) comes the street vendors some to sell what they cook..

Soto Ayam  Lamongan, east java chicken soup


The typical street vendors of Indonesia, they open the stall on the pedestrian, and they start selling at 4 p.m. and the most people coming is on 6 p. when may people finish working an they feel hungry along the street. Due to hub area, many people will pass this street.

The menus are yummy and some may be not clean, but don't worry, it'll be a treat to your stomach so that it won't be baby anymore :) My Favorite menu is Soto Ayam Lamongan, it's in the middle of   food stalls there. They have two sotos, Once is soto daging (Beef soup) and Ceker (Chicken leg). It tastes sour and you can add some grounded chillies to them for spicy.

This area is so accessible.  You can reach from International Airport by Damri bus for 20k IDR it costs 2 hours, and also reachable from many areas from many cities from other provinces because it has one of the main bus station!!
The Traffic light intersection of the main road. It was 5.30 p.m and started traffic jam
so, if u have chance to visit this place, don't hesitate to take a look the traffic jam and the vendors!!!


Selasa, 10 April 2012

Chè-Vietnamese Drink

one of food stall in Hue, Vietnam
That night, when i was in Hue, Vietnam. the very first day in Vietnam, i was asked by my lovely friend, Le Khanh, to have city tour. In the evening, after visisting pagoda in teh top hill, we tried Chè (dibaca 'je'). 
Che is Vietnamese thick, sweet dessert soup or sweetened porridge. it tasted very nice and very suitable if we drink in Hue for sure, because it warmed our body and hue is so cold on that time due to spring season.

there are many kind of  che. actually, how did it taste?? Well, Che tasted very sweet and with some ginger on it it made me feel warm after drink it, also the fruit chops would make it very rich of protein.  Che with red bean, Green Bean, Corn, Some Fruits, Pudding, Fla, etc, are commonly you can found in Vietnam.
The Pans full witn thick sweetened Porridge
This Drink is Must taste Drink when You are in Vietnam. there are plenty vendors in the street in all aroudn Vietnam. and also, Vietnamese people like this drink very much, and in the evening is the best time to try this

No Need Bottom Up to Drink :) (with my freinds, Phu and Nhu)
One of vendor in Ho Chi Minh City, very famous around there and crowded due to its yummy

Also, i ahve to point out for thsi one, It's so affordable top Buy and you wont get irritated buying this one :)

i copied the recipe, i will try this at home :)

Ingredients:
- 0.4 kg taro.
- 0.25 kg sticky rice.
- 0.5 kg caster sugar.
- 0.3 kg grated coconut flesh.
- 1/2 liter water.
- 1/2 teaspoon salt.
- vanilla.
Equipment:
- Bowl, plate and spoon.
- Pot and stove.
- Filter.
- Grater.
Preparation Steps:

Taro Sweetened Porridge

1. Wash and drain sticky rice.
2. Wash and cook taro until well done.  Peel and dice taro.
3. Grate coconut flesh into a bowl to extract coconut milk with water (0.5liter).  Add 0.5 liters of water to extract coconut flesh for the second time.
4. Boil the second coconut juice and add the sticky rice. Continue to cook until well done.  Allow water to evaporate.
5. Add diced taro and sugar to the mixture.  Simmer for about 20 minutes then stir the  mixture constantly to avoid  sticking to the bottom of the pan.  Stop cooking and add vanilla.  Stir regularly for about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat when the water has evaporated. Taro sweetened porridge should be thick and consistent.
6. Serve hot or cold  with the first coconut  juice.
Recommendations: When  sweetened porridge is cooked, make sure the grains do not lose their shape.



Senin, 09 April 2012

seductively spicy

here i write my first post in English.
It's to improve my english. so, It's no wonder if many mistakes, grammatically or vacabularily. :p

Here i want to write about one of the most Authentic Cuisine from Indochina (especially Isaan province in Northeast thailand)..

darararararararara..
wooo.... and it goes To

SOM TAM


so ther story begins..

what a nice experince i have while i was in Isaan, especially in Khon Kaen.
here, i was introduced to Som Tam. it's kinda funny because it's made from unrippen papaya, or so called 'papaya salad'. yeah it's totally salad, originally Isaan.

my friend, Moss. thanks baby bro :p He told me about Khon kaen and Isaan.
Som tam is kind of compulsory food of Isaan.
so, it's made from unrippen papaya, cucumber, young manggo, and some peanuts. for flavour, It's Totally SPICY. with Fish sauce, Brined Crap (the weirdest is they the entirely crabs, including the shell). what a!!!!
and it's so stinky for me.

oaky, in his famiy, we had dinner with Som tam, and they ate (so weird again) with Sticky rice. it's weird because in Indonesia we eat Sticky rice for snack, not main course. at first i rejected to eat them, but i tried to taste, and it's damn Spicy!!! and for them it's so so.

another day was coming, Moss and I went to Phu Kradueng National park in Loei Province. Once more, we met strangers (and so called helli Stranger mates) in the top of the mount. we rent tent and we were very hungry. we found them having a lil feast and they asked us to join. and again, they ate Som tam and it's kore spicy than i tried in Moss' house. OMG, they ate som tam again.
And, another day, in Khon kaen hospital, we had to pay a visit to P'thick who got some blood problem in brain. and she asked us to buy her Som tam. Oh mine, why????/ it's spicy and she kept eating it. and i knew that Som tam is isaan, and vice versa.

I think my life with som tam was ended. We went to Korat (Nakhon Rattchatshima), and in the very night we had to go back to hotel, and Moss asked me to accompany him to buy Som Tam because he said that som tam in Norat is the best one, and i still didnt get what's the different :p


and because of Som tam, we had to miss the last Songthaew to go to Hotel, and we ahd to take Tuktuk and we had to pay 80 THB. hahaha.. and we ate the som tam in the hotel with beer. Wherever I went in isaan, Som tam would be always. I had to leave Thailand to Go to laos, and i met my BFF, Tri Tusseno in Ubon ratchathani, and we went to Big C mall in teh city, we were so starving, and he decide to buy som tam (Oh No...) and the taste now was different with others i tried before, and we threw up after ate this som tam in Ubonrat. hahahaha

TukTuk we took due to missing the last Songthaew

SOM TAM is ISAAN. and I started missing it. I hope i can find it in jakarta very soon....
You won't be in isaan if not trying Som tam. It's absofuckingly spicy for me, and you will miss when u are home...


Membuat Paspor

hari itu, sekitar akhir bulan November 2011, gue meniatkan diri untuk membuat buku saku hijau alias paspor. Di awali dengan membaca-baca pengalaman orang dalam membuat paspor, gue memberanikan diri untuk membuat paspor sendiri.
Gue bikin paspor di kantor Imigrasi II Depok. pertama, gue mencari-cari lokasi kantor imigrasi depok, yang menurut situs imigrasi ada di kawasan jalan margonda. Gue ubengi tuh jalan margonda, bolak-balik (untung gue dapat pinjeman motor dari temen gue. hehe) udah kayak apa aja. Mulai dari daerah pesona Kayangan,s emua orang gue tanyain jawabannya pada ga tau semua (lagi apes, orang yang gue tanya belum punya paspor atau bikinya di jaksel). nah, akhirnya gue dapat pencerahan dari satpam di kantor walikota Depok yang mengatakan bahwa lokasi kantor imigrasi di deket kantor DPRD. Nah, masalah muncul lagi (karena gue tanyanya setengah-setengah) dimanakan kantor DPRD Kota Depok berada?? karena gue terlanjur bilang iya-iya sama pak satpam, gue akhirnya menyusuri jalanan di depok sampai gue melihat petunjuk arah ke ' KANTOR DPRD'. Dan akhirnya gue dapet juga lokasi Grand Depok City. nah jam menyebutkan pukul 1 siang. dan gue menyelonong aja masuk. eh, pak penjaga tanyain, "mau ngapain dek?" Gue langsung aja bilang "Bikin passpor (masa mau bikin bakso di otak gue)." nah, walaupun wajah si bapak serem dan ga ada asyik-asyiknya ini, beliau memebri tahu kalo untuk penyerahan berkas harus sebelum pukul 11 siang. Yahhh.. akhirnya gue balik deh dengan kepala terdunduk lesu, tetapi ada secercah harapan. :)

hari berikutnya gue pagi-pagi (jam 10 lebih tepatnya. heheheh) menuju ke kantor imigarsi pakai taxi (terpaksa karena ga tau harus naik angkot apa dan buru-buru pula). ongkos Rp 18000 gue bayar lah ke pak sopir taxi berwarna Kuning (taxiku-red) dari ITC depok ke kantor imigrasi. dan gue udah dibilangin untuk mefotocopi semua berkas disitu sekalian beli map di sana. akhirnya gue foto copi, beli map, formulir, materei, semua habis Rp. 15000.
atas petunjuk bapak penjaga, geu disuruh mengisis di sana, tempat duduk yang kosong (ya kali pak gue harus duduk di tenpat ibu-ibu itu). setelah gue mengisis, geu kasihlah ke bagian pertama yang mengaudit berkas kita. mengantri sekitar 27 menit (nanggung amat), nama gue dipanggil. setelah kroscek-kroscek, nama gue dan di akte berbeda. waduh, masalah lagi. akhirnya setelah gobrol-ngobrol dan berdiskusi dan bernegosiasi (ceile bahasanya), gue memakai Fotocopi Ijazah, nah kembali masalah muncul (semakin banyak masalah ntar), gue tidak membawa ijazah SMA gue yang asli, untung gue bawa fotocopian. dan Ibu itu bilang tidak bisa :(. akhirnya setelah gue berupaya menyakinkan ibu itu, dan akhirnya gue di setujuin karena ijazah gue masih ada tanda legalisisrnya. setelah lolos kroscek pertama, gue harus menyerahkan berkas itu ke loket 1. dan harus menunggu lagi, untungnya tidak begitu lama, 5 menit nama gue kembali membahana di kantor imigrasi. dan setelah dikroscek2, gue lolos berkas. yeayyyy...senengnya ati gue. akhirnya gue di kasih tanda penyerahan beras dan harus datang ke kantor imigrasi 2 hari kerja lagi, dan maksimal 1 bulan setelah hari itu.

p.s. Dalam membuat paspor, mending saat fotocopi di kantor imigrasi saja, lebih mahal sih, tetapi terjamin benar dan semua berkas ditanyakan pas Fotocopi, jadi tidak perlu fotocopi lagi jika salah dan harus mengantri lagi.

Hari berikutnya gue kembali ke kantor imigrasi untuk melakukan wawancara dan foto. Udah keder nig gue ada kata wawancara. setelah memberikan bukti penyerahan berkas, gue dipanggil untuk melakukan pembayaran. 255 ribu rupiah saja untuk membuat ini. gue dapat bukti pembayaran dah harus menagntri untuk interbiew dan foto. setelah itu gue dipanggil lagi dan ternyata interview itu cuma ditanyain tanggal lahir dan nama, benar atau nggak sapa yang kita tulis dan kita omongkan. heheheh.. dan  akhirnta foto selese.
dapatlah gue nomer paspor gue A1627579 (AH... I miss my passport :) dan sebenarnya hari itu paspor kita udah selese jadi, ninggal nunggu tanda tangan dari ketua imigrasi setempat.

setelah itu gue kembali ke kantor imigrasi setlah 4 hari (harusnya 2 hari sudah jadi). pengambilan passpor diatas jam 1 siang. dan akhirnya gue dapat deh Paspor atas nama SUKO ADI PRASTIYO...
Voilaaaa.. dan mengurus pasport itu gampang. :)

i am back

Yupp... akhirnya gue mencoba kembali ke dunia per-blog-an. ini sudah hapir dua tahun setelah postingan terkhair gue bulan april 2010.

gue mencoba menuangkan apa yang gue alami dan apa yang ingin gue share ke semuanya. gue sekarang (saat ini-literally) lagi niat nulis-nulis.

dan akhirnya gue akan segera mengepost beberapa pengalaman gue aja.
so, i am still beginner in this area. butuh bantuan banget buat improve.
semata-mata gue menulis buat sebagai hiburan di kala senggang :)