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Romanticizing My Cooking

Bakso I have to admit that my love for cooking is growing. It's growing and I can't believe it myself. This feeling has been like this since probably two years ago. Before, cooking felt like a hard work that I had to fulfill. It still is, but the difference is I enjoy it now. So it does not feel like I am forcing myself.  Back then whenever I cooked, it's either wrong recipe or incorrect measurement. It never tasted right. So I gave up cooking just because I never found the right one. And then I started to feel that I wanna eat better. I don't want to just eat whatever, I want to know what goes into my body. If I prepare it myself, then I know it's good one.  I don't eat too much sugar, sometimes it is hard to buy one thing outside and has a lot of sugar in it. So cooking it myself will allow me to control the amount of sugar. So I found recipes and I tried to make them. As to my surprise, they taste right! Exactly how they should have tasted. That made me happy

Denpasar Moon

Sanur

I never thought that I would love to live in Denpasar. My favorite place in Bali is actually Ubud, but that's my POV as a tourist. I tried to look for a place to stay near the beach or some open spaces like a park. The first place I stayed was quite far from those. Well... 15-20 mins, still far. Then I moved a bit to the north and it's only 10 mins from Sanur and a minute walking distance to the big park. Oh and 5 mins walking distance to any government office, like immigration, tax, insurances, banks, post office, BPJS, you name it. 

Technically, Denpasar is a big city. But nature around is fantastic. You can access almost everything that a big city can offer, but also you can be in nature as much as you can and it's only within walking distance. Well... a few minutes at least.

When I lived in Malang, it was also in one of the good spots. Though I lived only close to the mall where I usually buy things I need there. Took me at least 30 mins to get to the Alun-alun or enjoy city walking around the old town. It was only 4KM but took me 30 mins. 4KM here I can reach in 10 mins driving. I wasn't able to go to the beach anytime I want. Even if I want to go to Bromo, I still need to arrange the car a day or two before. The closest beach was 2-3 hours from home. Bromo, well... 3 hours I guess. So the closest open space was alun-alun. 

People and dog watching in Sanur

I grew up in a small town where we don't have bookstores like Gramedia, let alone Kinokuniya. We need to travel to a bigger city like Surabaya or Malang only to get the books we want to buy. A little access to any open spaces like big parks. Though people can go to the waterfall an hour from my town, but my parents won't let me go because... the town is well known for prostitution center 😅 I kind of jealous of my husband childhood, he did a lot of things in nature. It's a privilege one can have. 

I spent my childhood staying home and school. 

What I meant was, people need a kind of life that we can enjoy nature after work (or any time we want). It would be ideal, to be honest. I can say that living in Denpasar is making me having this kind of privilege. Maybe you're having a hard time and just wanna release the tension by eating lumpia in Sanur for 5K 😌 

Lumpiyang they said

That made me think "I want my kids growing up in a place like this." It doesn't have to be Denpasar but a place where (almost) everything is accessible and also very close to nature and open spaces. It's good.  

We'll see. But that's the dream 😉 

Speaking of, who still remember Denpasar Moon song? 

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  1. mba pris takkira asli bali, ternyata cilikane malang tah? hihi iya ya...pas masih kecil kotaku di ujung kebumen dan ga ada supermarket...kecuali di kabupaten kota...jangankan gramedia apalagi kinokuniya deh...toko buku tuh kecil banget hihi..bahkan cuma ngandelin kios buku lawas di pojok pasar atau rental buat hunting buku...

    btw iya juga ga heran ortu ga ngijining dolan suroboyo cz di sana deket gang dolly yes

    dan baliiiii...betapa nyenengin sekarang dikau bisa stay di sana..ah aku hiriiiih...aku pengen everyday is a picnic day..aoalagi ubud huwaaa surganya bali...aku pas ke bali ngerasa kurang lama jadi pengen ngulang jalan ke ubud :D, aku cuma duduk duduk tak tentu arah depan monkey forest karena lagi halangan jadi ga bisa masuk dan berakhir nongkrong di starbak sambil ngadem...tadinya pengen ngicip gelato gelatoan tang warna warni rasa buah tapi akhirnya ngopi aja huhuhu...

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    1. Wong jowo aku iki yuk. Mung saiki urip nek Bali. Tibae pancen iyo, urip dek Bali = everyday is sunday hahahaha.

      Wahh ternyata sama aja ya orangtua takut anaknya iya-iya deket tempat prostitusi wkwkwkw padahal jg umur segitu jaman sekolah tau apaaa. Aku cukup polos untuk tau yg enak-enak 😓

      Gelato yg di sini wajib dicobain mbaksiss. Enak2 murah2 juga. Favoritku gelato secret sih, biasanya orang2 belinya yg Masimo gelato. Aku jg blm pernah ke monkey forest mbak, takut dijarah barang2ku hahaha. Kami berdua nggak gitu suka monyet juga 😂

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