Hari ini saya memulai hari dengan belanja mingguan di Supermarket dekat rumah. Kebetulan kulkas sudah mulai kosong jadi saya beli beberapa bahan masakan. Si R lagi kepengen makan pasta, jadi saya beli bahan – bahannya. Saya ingin masak pasta dengan krim pesto. Setelah belanja mingguan, saya mampir toko kopi favorit saya dan beli segelas latte. Untung aja saya nggak lupa bawa gelas sendiri. Saya lagi berusaha mengurangi penggunaan barang sekali pakai termasuk coffee cup dari kertas kalau beli kopi untuk dibawa pulang.
I’m going to start this post by saying that I’m not a pet person. I mean I don’t hate them, but I like to think that I’m always awkward with them. I don’t know how to react around them, especially around dogs because they’re always barking/sniffing and somehow leaves me feeling uncomfortable when they do that.
Sebagai orang Indonesia, nggak bisa dipungkiri kalau kita banyak dibombardir sama merek – merek Amerika dari dulu… ya kan? Maklum, pengaruh Hollywood kenceng banget di kehidupan kita sehari – hari. Jadi, nggak heran kalau orang yang tau saya sekarang pindah ke Amerika sering tanya – tanya soal belanja ini – itu disini. Kadang nanya doang, kadang mencoba nitip, tapi sayangnya saya nggak tau kapan saya mau pulang ke Indonesia tuh.. hehe.
Nah, soal belanja ini, ada beberapa hal yang saya masih suka heran atau belum biasa.
Wow, where did the time go? Without I even realized it, it’s already the last week of Ramadan. This Ramadan marks my first Ramadan after I got married and moved to the US. It means it’s also our first Ramadan together, R and I 🙂 I was inspired by Deny’s blog post about her Ramadan experience in The Netherlands so I decided to share my story too.
Before I moved here, R told me that there’s a library nearby the house. Although he never been (He’s not much of a reader…), he said that the library seemed to be popular. After I moved, I didn’t visit the library until later, about two months ago. I made a library card (it’s free for residents!), and started to browse the collection.
R finished work early yesterday and we had to go to a relative’s house in the afternoon. The house is located in Huntington Beach, approximately 15 minutes away from where we live. Though I’ve been to Huntington Beach many times, I actually have never been to the part where the house is located, near Huntington Harbour. It’s a nice area, full of nice houses and the sight of yachts.
My love for the beach started when I lived in Bournemouth. It was a small beach town and although I didn’t live by the beach, the beach is only a mere 15 minutes away from where I lived. Although it was cold at most times, I used to go to the beach after class or after I got off from work, just to enjoy the atmosphere while waiting for sunset.