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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

Diving in Nusa Penida

Apart from having a seasickness, diving in Nusa Penida was cool. We saw big big mantas, big turtles, some babies manta, the coral was pretty colorful too. Alive I'd say. 

Our first dive was in Manta Point. As you can see from the name, we planned on seeing some manta which luckily we did. It was amazing to see big mantas. I saw, at least 5 big ones. Then babies were cuddling and having a nap in same spot. That was cute to see. We also see some turtles, the big one. 

The thing is, it has almost-no current, but surge. The surge was pretty big for me as a beginner. Which was actually kinda cool. I swam a little then pushed back by the surge, then pushed forward flowing with the surge. Personally, I chose surge more than current hahaha! My experiences with current, was not cool. I dislike to fight it but at the same time I had to let go myself being dragged with the current until god knows where 😂

While with surge, I can also see the creatures down there flowing happily following the surge. That was kinda cool. 

The manta that flipping around in front of your eyes, is the best thing ever. Such a showing off.

I like diving in Nusa Penida, I just dont like to be on a boat around Nusa Penida. That surge down there, was the main reason why I threw up on a boat. Yes I took the pill of anti seasickness as much as I can, I drink ginger kinda thing to, but nope, they worked only for an hour. I took another one, then threw it up after 10 mins. In the water you'll feel fine, but in the surface... damn! 

We did 3 dives, well I did only 2 dives then one snorkeling to avoid being on a boat for too long (with headache I got after the second dive). But imagined being on a boat for at least 3 hours of surface after each dive. Yes that is the thing you should think about when you go diving in Nusa Penida. 

Btw I didn't see my favorite stonefish but my husband did. It was something he saw on his third dive (which I went for snorkeling instead). 

"Look at one fixed point far there" 

Hmmm excuse me sir, do you think I didn't do that the whole trip here? I DID but 😩😭 Still throwing up. At least now, there's no one in the water where I threw up. Unlike the first one, 4 years ago.

I was hungry the whole trip, but I can't even move. Once I move, it can trigger my stomach to throw up again. But once we reach the land, they asked me "Are you okay now?" I answered with a big smile, "I am feeling wonderful now am touching the land!"

So I am rethinking about becoming a divemaster or a dive instructor. I'll teach on a land. I do better on a land.

Was the diving worth it? YES. Would I do it again in Nusa Penida? Hmm maybe not if I have to be on a boat for too long. I give up.

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