mouthgasm : taiwan’s mochi

this is definitely the most delicious mochi i’ve ever tasted so far. mouthgasm. heavenly heaven.
served with soft cake, cream and fresh fruit. you could choose among strawberry, kiwi, mango, or banana
you could find it easily in Tainan, near NCKU. only 35 NTD each.

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ramadhan mubarak!

Ini puasa tahun ketujuh  yang saya habiskan jauh dari rumah. Dua tahun terakhir malah saya habiskan dengan atmosfer tidak seperti bulan puasa. Muslim adalah minoritas di sini (Taiwan). Tidak seperti Taipei atau Kaohsiung, dimana masjid bisa dengan cukup mudah dijangkau, di Tainan, untuk mencapai masjid, saya harus bersepeda kurang lebih 45 menit dan melewati jalan berliku yang sampai sekarang masih tidak bisa saya ingat. I’m so so bad at direction and map.

Tahun lalu saya berkesempatan merasakan suasana puasa di Turki. Well, walaupun Turki adalah negara sekuler, namun hampir 99% penduduknya adalah muslim, walau tidak semuanya menjalankan puasa. Tapi atmosfer bulan ramadhan berhamburan di udara dan bisa dengan mudah saya hirup.

Yang teramat saya rindukan, selain keberadaan keluarga, adalah makanan pusaka yang selalu dimasak ibu di hari pertama puasa.

Sayur asem, empal daging, sambal terasi. (dengan mengingatnya saja ini mulut sudah berair. sluurp)

Sedang sahur pertama saya tadi malam diisi dengan mie instan. *sedih.

 

Well, mau bagaimana juga bulan ramadhan sudah datang! Selamat berpuasa! Semoga satu bulan ini penuh dengan berkah dan tidak kita lewatkan begitu saja. Amiinnn

summer breeze

Last week, my friends and I did a photo shoot with summer breeze as a theme. It was cloudy and raining ='( almost all day, but we still had so much fun. Here are some photos.

Enjoy!

talent : Ocha, Yuli, Octa, Stella

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talent : Stella and Ocha

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talent : Yuli

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talent : Yuli

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talent : Octa

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photographers and make up artist

 

The photos were taken at my dormitory rooftop and small park nearby. I’m so happy with the result and i used this warm tone from lightroom and photoscape software to get the summer feeling. I guess it worked =].

 

angry sky?

felt a little bored with my thesis. When I looked outside my window, I see this stunning sky. So i went to the balcony. It’s so damn hot and humid. Summer is definitely killing me. *lap keringet *peres baju

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I remember i read about black card photography technique somewhere, it’s a technique to take dramatic sky without making the building or scenery under it a silhouette. will explain about it later.

So i tried, without a tripod, which is a huge mistake. It’s so difficult to keep the camera stable with only one hand. Not forget to mention my camera is quite heavy.

But i’m so happy with the result. I think it’s a beginner luck. Will explore this technique when i’ve finished my thesis.

Moon Eclipse!

Enjoying this beautiful moon eclipse from roof top of my department, Env. Engineering NCKU, 7th floor. Too bad i didn’t bring my tripod with me, so the photos weren’t ‘sharp’. And i definitely need longer lens!

Hope you enjoy the photos as much as i enjoy taking it. =p

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Ps. My friends in Indonesia told me that they heard a lot of takbir from mosques. Oh I also wanna hear it. ='(

Allahu akbar. God is Great and beautiful indeed.

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Pretty Pink

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so pretty, yes?

Unfortunately it’s pork! -___-“

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You could easily find it at huo guo (hot pot) restaurant in Taiwan. My friend told me that you don’t need long time to boil it or it’ll become chewy like a slippers. =]

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