Thursday, December 24, 2009

"Live like a lotus"

I woke up this morning with a pain over my lower tummy. It hurt and, I was hungry. Ugh!

I forced myself to take a quick shower before I fixed my late breakfast meal.

My late breakfast meal was consisted of chicken curry with snow peas and rice. I also had raspberry tea. My tummy was no longer in pain. Rice is the real medicine.

Besides, I need rice to fullfill my hunger or whenever I didnt feel well, and I will be fine, which is funny, sometimes.

My metabolism refuse to adjust with common dishes in america. Sandwich, pasta, mash potatoes they cannot solve my hunger problem. I still need rice to survive

I know it looks weird to have breakfast with rice, chicken and veggie in morning. But, it is common in Indonesia to have them for breakfast.

We must have rice every morning before we started our daily activites. Rice is our staple food, the source of energy. Usually, Our maid would wake up early morning to prepare the breakfast. They cooked rice, stir fry veggie, and fish/chicken/beef...yum!

Another thing to know about Indonesia lifestyle, it is very common to have maid in Indonesia. So, please, dont assume this is inhuman or against the human rights.

It is just rooted in our culture to have maid/helper. In fact, from the middle to upper level income family would have maid to take care the house.

Yes, you can say that we are so dependent on maids. It's true.

Since parents were so occupied with their job, then, the person who took care of our needs (me, my brother, and sister) , whether to iron our clothes, to prepare our lunch meal, or to help finding the lost items in house: well...our beloved maid.

In fact, we spent most of our daily time with maid. They are our hero at home, the person who really care with our stuff, our daily schedule, favorite meals. Sigh, now, I really miss my maid.

One thing to remind, we treat our maid like relatives. We respect them and we love them. They are part of our family. They live in our house and, we also sent our maids to school so they can learn how to read and write.

Tomorrow is christmas and my brother's birthday. I am so excited!! Sigh, but, I cannot be too happy coz I still need to study. Damn you GMAT!

Anyway, movie for this week


Water is a 2005 Academy Award nominated Canadian film directed and written by Deepa Mehta, with dialogues written by Anurag Kashyap. It is set in 1938 and explores the lives of widows at an ashram in Varanasi, India. - Wiki

"... gorgeous and heartbreaking... full of glorious, unforgettably pretty images... " - Rottentomatoes

91% Tomatoes
Four star - Times
A triumph
One of the best films of the year...