After School...

At my girls school, the class will start at 7.30 am and end up at 1.30 pm - 2 pm. Zea as a 2nd grade student finishes her school at 1.30 pm while Najla as a 4th grader will come out at 2 pm. At the beginning I thought it's going to be a problem for Zea since she must wait for Najla for 30 even 40 minutes until they can go home together. But I was wrong. It turned out that Zea enjoys her waiting-for-Najla session a lot.

Kids are amazing. They have unlimited energy for playing. They will just run to the playground, enjoy all the play tools, play basket or soccer, or just scream here and there.

Even when Najla is ready to go home, Zea is out of nowhere. She just can't stop playing. Thus the going- home trip will be postponed since I have to find her and persuade her by giving extra 5-10 minutes until she can say a proper farewell to her companions. Yes..girls, Mama knows that feeling. The never-ending desire to just play. Sometimes that feeling still comes (once in a while) up until today.

Guru Bangsa Tjokroaminoto (2015)

Director: Garin Nugroho
Producers: Christine Hakim, Didi Petet, Dewi Umaya Rachman, Sabrang Mowo Damar Panuluh, Nayaka Untara, Ari Syarif.
Casts: Reza Rahadian, Putri Ayudya, Maia Estianty, Christine Hakim, Ibnu Jamil, Alex Komang

Just finished watching the best Indonesian movie in 2015, Guru Bangsa Tjokroaminoto. It's been such a long time I have never enjoyed any Indonesian history movies. History is my cup of tea and this movie really captured my heart during its almost-three-hour duration.

As other Indonesian perhaps not many people know about Tjokroaminoto. People usually associate Tjokroaminoto with Serikat Islam. Never knew that at that time Tjokroaminoto had a very important role in society. People respected him for his integrity, empathy, and courage. I was curious to know more about him since he was the teacher for several important characters during Indonesian early independence such as Sukarno, Semaun, Kartosuwiryo, Muso, Agus Salim, etc.

Tell you what the movie is delivered in a very vivid way. Love the setting, the music, the story, and all. Deep bow to Reza Rahadian (at his best) and the director, Garin Nugroho. Highly recommended.

Weekend Getaway: Novotel Bogor

Spending the last weekend at Novotel Bogor. It's a last minute plan. We just checked Agoda and found a room. We did a quick packing and off we headed to Bogor. 

The hotel location is a bit far from Bogor City however it offers a peaceful ambience. The minute we arrived there, all we saw was greenery grass all over the place. We just wanted to stay there and explore its huge tropical garden. 

Najla and Zea are crazy about staying in a hotel. They just love it. Staying in a hotel room and having breakfast at hotel restaurant are their all-time favorite moments. According to them, it's nice to sleep at different place once in a while. I remembered when we went to Bali and I chose to stay in a villa with a private pool since I thought the girls would love to have all-day swimming. Nevertheless they said they liked the villa but still they prefered to stay in a hotel. Okay lesson learned then, Mama will just focus on hotel....hotel...hotel (batalcari2resortandvilla).

This Novotel is quite kids friendly. My girls spent their day by swimming, exloring the playground, pony-riding and running here and there at the green grass. We left the hotel on Sunday noon and planned to have lunch at De Leuit resto but it seemed the place was quite packed. We changed direction and directly went to Bumi Aki resto. Love the food and also the live music. Tired yet happy. Ready to welcome hectic Monday. 

13 Years

“Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. 
They're in each other all along.”

#latepost#supposedtobeApril05#bigthunder disconnected our wifi

On Current Playlist: Semesta

While waiting impatiently for Filosofi Kopi the movie to be screened in the cinema on April 9th, I found the soundtrack of the movie, Semesta, a song created and arranged by one of the best Indonesian music groups, Maliq & D'Essentials. Listen to the rhythm, lyric and all, and you will find peace. Enjoy...