Sunday, December 10, 2017


Do you have that so-called “safe place”? You know... That certain place, hideaway, den, sanctuary, shelter, haven,... A place where you feel... Well, safe, obviously. And as a bonus it’s also a place where you always feel welcomed, missed and certainly loved. A place where you can always be yourself, say whatever you want to say, do whatever you want to do. Without ever worrying or even give a shit that somebody out there will judge or scold you? Do you have one? And do you think you need one? Better yet, does anybody need one? 

Anyways... Lately I’ve just realized that a safe place could also be a person. That certain someone who can make you enjoy the moments, together or apart. A person who makes you feel comfortable. A person who lets you be yourself completely. No judging, no pretending. A person who makes you always feel wanted and like I’ve mentioned above: loved. No. I'm not talking about a family member or a BFF aka Best-Friend-Forever. Because a family member or a BFF will always be on your side, no matter what. His or her comments and opinions are not objective. They will always be about you. But a "safe place"... That's a different thing.  

Eventhough he or she knows that you are wrong, you feel fine about it. Both of you feel okay about it. Advices and consolations will be there. But you won't feel any guilt nor shame. Because she'll never say, in Bahasa Indonesia: "Harusnya tuh kamu...." or in english: "You should've...". Nope. None. There's just listen, listen and listen. Then, only then, when you ask for advices, he'll give them to you. With nice and comforting words, calm and encouraging. And most importantly: objective. 

Well... If you do have one, don't let her go. Stay close and keep on sharing. It doesn't mean that you have to talk to each other every single day. This is also the beauty of having a safe place. Eventhough you don't communicate with each other every day, but when you do, it will be intense. It will be more than enough. It will be soothing. And if you do have one, take good care of your relationship. Because when it's broken, you will feel lost. And lonely.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Let's Cook!

Wow... It's been awhile. Here I am, fingers on the keyboard... Yet still. I don't know what I should write. I just feel that I have to. Because it's been too long. Not that there's nothing going on. In fact a lot of things have been going on. For example... Cooking. 

Yes. Cooking. I. Cook. :))) It might sounds strange or impossible but it turns out that I do like cooking. It started... I think... Since Hubster told me to cook instead of ordering food from a daily catering service. Why? Well... Many times the food that we've ordered was not very satisfying. Mostly the taste doesn't even match with the price. Second of all by being busy in the kitchen I would have a daily activity, which is a good thing for me. I must admit though. The second the cooking became "a must" thing to do, I got a major headache. It felt like such a heavy burden. Browsing recipes and watching Tasty didn't feel fun anymore... But then along came Dewi. 

Dewi is our maid. She's the wife of our driver, Ari. Actually Dewi is more than a maid. She's more like a personal assistant for me. She helps me running the house, right from cleaning every corner to reminding me when to pay the monthly bills. More than that, Dewi also reminds me when to take my medicines and the schedule to go to the doctor. Long story short, Dewi is an excellent cook and she assists me whenever I cook. We like to try new things by browsing through the internet or checking out that giant recipe book Hubster gave me on my birthday. Well I got recipes from anywhere I can. Once in awhile Dewi & I also "invent" the meal ourselves. The meal that we've cooked taste good. Some even really, really good. For example the chicken lollipop. Objectively speaking of course :p So yup! There goes my diet plan :p 

Alhamdulillah Kukka & Hubster also love the food. Whenever there's a lack of taste, Kukka would tell me right in the face :)) And of course, knowing me, I took pictures of every food I've cooked & posted them everywhere. My Facebook, instagram and all. And I do have some favorites. So far these are my Top 5: 

1. Chicken Lollipop

2. Rawon

3. Chicken-Shrimp & Sweet Corn with Mozarella 

4. Crispy Carp Fish With Sweet-Sour Pineapple Sauce

5. Sauté Spicy Chicken Liver With Green Tomatoes

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Doc Rocksy menjelaskan

"Lho? Farika kenapa ini? Ada masalah apa? Dosis obat & jenis obat saya tambah lagi deh untuk sebulan ini. Sama saya kasih obat tidur ya!"

Komentar dr. Rocksy setelah periksa dan dengar cerita tentang seizures, terutama tanggal 4 Desember 2017. Deskripsi kejang hari itu menurut Dewi: 

"Lagi ngajarin Dewi komputer terus ibu bilang mual. Pas Dewi tanya udah minum obat atau belum, ibu bilang belum. Jam 5 sore minum obat, selang 10 menit gemeteran, diajak ngobrol sama Dewi dan Kukka udah nggak bisa. Terus kejang-kejang, sekitar 1 menitan, kejang-kejang keluar buih."

3 Desember kejang 2 kali:
1. Jam 14:08
2. Jam 17:10

Diberi obat tidur untuk sebulan ini. dr. Rocksy ikut seminar encephalitis di Swiss dan banyak masukan baru. Ada buku bagus tapi nggak dibawa. Judulnya Life After Encephalitis. Go Send? :D