Thursday, April 25, 2019

Movie Time

THE movie of the year is without a doubt Avengers: Endgame. I mean, it's the final chapter of phase 1 of MCU (or 1 away from the final chapter, which as everyone knows, is the best part with all the fightings and all the happenings).


So we decided to go and watch it (of course!).

Since the movie is about 3 hours long, I wanted to buy the premiere version. Better seats. But much to my surprise, the premiere seats were all sold out. I mean, for a 10.45 AM show. I mean, come on people, don't you have to go to work? And not only that, but it was sold out for the next few days until the end of the month. For all of the showings in Premiere.

I mean, I knew this movie would be popular, but this popular? Uhm.. yeah, I didn't expect it.

Whacha lookin' at?

Anyway, we finally decided to just watch it on the regular screen.

Waiting for the theater to open

Oh boy, it's a loooooongggga movie. Thankfully I knew about it beforehand, so I limit the kids' food and fluid intake. Even that, the kid needs washroom 5 minutes before the end credit. Thankfully she could hold it until the end credit rolls, and we were out of the door. 

We're in. Start the movie!

All in all, quite a fun time with the kids. I thought the flow was a bit too slow in the middle, but I guess you need time to build up to the climax. But then again, it might be because I was in constant fear that my kids would need washroom, so I wished the story would just "get on with it" already. 



Adventure Park - Lenmarc Mall, Surabaya, Indonesia

Starting from the week before Easter until after Ramadhan, Lenmarc opens up an Adventure Park. This is basically a pop up play area for kids. They have trampolines, water roller (kinda like an inflatable cylinder where kids can climb to the inside and roll the cylinder around), a pin screen area, and a tubing area (down toward a pool of ball), and a separate ball pool so the kids don't get hit by the tuber, I guess. Since the price is decent (IDR 30K for 45 minutes + 15K for parent), we decided to bring the kids there to burn off their energy (school's out since the 6th graders are having their finals).

The highlight of the park was definitely the tubing area. It's so much fun and even the littlest one was excited about it.

Waiting for turns...

Moments before plunging into the ball pool

See that smile?

Wheeee!

Tubing is fun!

The ball pool is also fun.

Come jump into the pool!

Trampoline

Jump!

This is fun!

Pin screen

Look at me!

Fun day! 45 minutes turned out to be just enough for the kids. It's friendlier on your wallet/purse and the kids won't overtire.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Do Re Mi...

After about 9 years of not translating musical notation to doremi notation, I realized that Indonesia is VERY resistant to the idea of learning to sing some other way. While I think it's redundant and totally unnecessary, other people don't see it that way. And being in the minority, I have to give in. It means... back to doremi for me. >_<

What bothers me most though, is the fact that I have tons of good songs that I would love to sing with my choir here, but it's not possible without translating it to doremi first. And since I hate manual dots and slashes, I decided to create a doremi font.

It's not perfect, but for those who are stuck with this fate, I hope it helps.

Download the DoReMi font here

Directions:
1234567 = works as usual
Shift + 1234567 = with dot on top
qwertyu = 1234567 with dot below
i = 1 with double dot on top
asdfghj = 1234567 with forward slash (up half step)
zxcvbnm = 1234567 with back slash (down half step)


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fast or Slow?

Me: Hi, I'd like to buy IDR 100,000 worth of gas, please.
Attendant: Sure. Would you like it fast or slow?
Me: Hah? What's the difference?
Attendant: Well, we have this technology that makes it faster to fill up gas. But some people complained that they don't get their money's worth, because it takes less time. So we can slow it down if you like.
Me: But the volume is the same?
Attendant: Yup. No difference whatsoever. Just fast or slow.
Me: Fast, please.

I cannot believe this is an issue.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Raising Kids

Raising a kid is an act of juggling between what you're told, what you believe to be true, and making your parents happy.

I think.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Smoke vs Smoke

In Indonesia, this is what happens when you go to a Korean BBQ place.

Me: Hi, I'd like a seat in the non-smoking area, please.
Waitress: Sorry, we have no non-smoking area. But don't worry, it's all air-conditioned.
Me: You don't have the non-smoking area? Why?
Waitress: Well, the BBQ cooking generates quite a smoke already. So it won't look worse with additional smoke from the cigarettes.
Me: ...

You've gotta be kidding me! What kind of logic is that?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Myth or ?

Now that my daughter hits 10 month mark, she starts to move more actively around. She doesn't quite walk yet, but she tries. Her feet don't move one in front of the other, but her whole body make a "jump" to compensate.

As such, she fell and hit her head. A part of her forehead was swollen.

And when we called our family, the single advice that everyone gave us was:

Rub oil on it, and then rub a knife on it.

This was totally the way we were brought up. I remember seeing an adult rubbing the swollen part of a child's head with knife. It works too!

But it makes me wonder... Why does it work? Do we still have to do that nowadays?