Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chinese Nu Year

Another venting session nih....

oh ya, sebelum lupa....

HAPPY CHINESE NU YEAR GUYSSSS :D

As usual, after collecting those cute little red envelopes, I started counting my Ang Pao.

Mum and Dad: As usual
Kung Kung: As usual
Uncle Awan: As usual
Uncle Achien: Rp. 80.000 (fat fat fat :p)
Uncle Afuk: As usual
Ie Ie Foing: Rp. 200.000 (yay!!!!!!!!! thanks ie ie :D )_

Apak xxxx: Rp. 30.000 (WTF?!!!!!!!!!!!)

FYI, Apak xxxx just invested $1 mill to open a spa in the US, just went back from Alaska for holiday on mid 08 and all 4 children graduated from US.Is it so hard to give a Rp. 50.000 ang pao????

*sigh.... anyway, rezeki harus disyukuri ya.... lumayan buat beli caramel machiatto, dapet 3/4 gelas....

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cibai/Ngentot/Lanciau

Fenomena menggunakan 'ngentot', 'cibai', en 'lan ciau' uda jadi makanan sehari hari pas gw lagi ngajar. Blom lagi sekian jenis makian makian laen nya yang menurut gw SUNGGUH SANGAT GA PENTING dan MENGANGGU PROSES BELAJAR MENGAJAR gw.

I dunno why, hobi banget seh anak anak itu memaki orang? Well we all did that I guess, esp boys. It's part of the process of maturing but come on......... There is time and place for such things.

Lalu, barusan aja ada yang ngasi comment di post 'Bye Bye Edward', silahkan dibaca sendiri

seperti biasa, manusia manusia ga punya nyali yang berani nya annonymous aja, memaki lewat comment itu. I know it has to be one of my students.

EH MANUSIA, KALO LOE EMANK JAGO EN NYALI LOE GEDE, NGOMONG DI DEPAN GW!!! GW MAU LIAT LOE SENYALI APA.

BACOT AJA DIGEDEIN, BANCI ATO COWO LOE?!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Nganggur di Puncak

Seperti taon taon sebelom nya, gw selalu ngerayain Chinese Nu Year di Puncak. Alesan nya simpel, mao sembhayang po po gw di sini en sekalian aja jadi nya. Berhubung pergi nya sekeluarga besar gtu, jadi ga berasa juga seh meninggalkan tu perayaan imlek

Anyway, gw nganggur berat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Damn.... I love Puncak, I really do but the timing is not right.

1. It's a fucking weekend. I had plans.... bye bye DF....

2. Bosen banget, gw ampe bingung mo ngapain. Biasa nya seh gw uda prepare gtu, bawa novel buat dibaca. Nah kali ini lupa!!!!!! Gw harus rela kehilangan kesempatan melakukan hobi ala engkong engkong gw, baca buku di teras daera Puncak sambil minum kopi/teh anget :(

3. Rame bener! Well gw uda terbiasa seh dengan yang namanya keramaian. Secara kerjaan gw ngajar les mini satans yang polusi suara nya bersaing ama Pasar Muara Karang en ruma gw rame nya masya Allah..... Tapi sekarang, gw harus tinggal di sebuah bungalow berkamar 2 dengan 2 ade gw, 3 sepupu gw yang kecil kecil, my auntie, my uncle + wive. Rame ga sehhhhhhh

Yah, nothing is perfect....

Seru seh maen maen ama si Cia Cia en Darren, makan makan ga jelas (tadi lunch bubur 1.5 mangkok en dinner nasi padang, yum....) plus males males an sepanjang hari :)

Tapi gw pengen juga jalan jalan (walopun uda kaya rutinitas) en clubbing (aduh ini seh kegiatan terkutuk penyedot duit) ato cuma nongkrong nongkrong doank....

NB: Eh Ratu Iblis, si Pudel Perek ke Serang tuh. Lagi ngumpulin amplop buat nraktir kita di Satoo

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dimana mana makanan....

Minggu ini banyak sekali makanan makanan menarik yang gw makan hehe.....


Pu Yung Hai ala Chef Achun

Rating 7.8/10

Bolu Meranti (Medan)

YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rating 8/10

Kue dari rumah Brandon (kayanya seh Bakerz Inn)

Standard fruit cake but the texture is just perfect! The cream is a bit like Eaton's, light but has a hint of sweetness. It has a sugar-like caramel thingy sprinkled on the cream. YUMMLICIOUS!!!

Rating 8.4/10

Lick Me (Kampus Untar)

The lattest addition to Untar 1. Can u imagine? A fondue booth in the middle of campus??? Untar is the best! Rp6.000 for a stick of strawberries or marshmallow

Rating 7.5/10


Cocciolini with Ham ala Dr. B

Rating: 10/10 (hahahahaha)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ip Man


A story bout a man who defend the dignity of his country. The story is pretty predictable.... I think every hero movie which based on true story has the same plot. This also applies to Ip Man.... So it loses the element of surprise.

Ip Man is a master in Wing Chun, a kung fu style from China. When Japan invaded China, he became a homeless (he is actually a rich guy..... He had a european style mansion in 1930 China...). When his friend got killed in a martial art tournament, he was enraged and started to show his hatred to the Japanese...

Like any other martial art movie, the message is pretty clear, a man must defend it's dignity. A bit cliche but it's a very nice movie. No extra drama, the fighting scene is very very very good, a beautiful woman as a dream wife and Donnie Yuen resembles the real Ip Man LOL

Rating 7.3/10

Friday, January 16, 2009

Jembut Talk

As usual, Friday is a bit fun. Not too busy and no quizzes for my student so we had some unimportant conversation

Today's topic is: ..... JEMBUT (again....)

Dylan: Si Horich tu jembut nya naek ampe perut

The others: iya tuh iya

Dylan: Ntar gw mau jembut yang nyambung dari cambang terus ampe ke bawah!

Dr. B: (dalam hati) Okhei.....

Gary: Ntar gw punya dari cambang, ke ketek trus ampe ke bawah

Dr. B: (dalam hati) ini dia bercanda kan.....

Aldo: Eh eh lu ngomong macem macem, ntar ama mister dimasukkin ke blog nya lho!

Gary: Biarin!! Gw malah seneng, kan jadi terkenal!

Dr. B: (dalam hati) Astaga.... Kok murid gw jadi narsis....

Unimportant conversation part 2

Dylan: (sambil ngerjain math homework) mister mister

Dr. B: Dylan, bikin!

Dylan: Bentar bentar, gw mo cerita dikit

Dr. B: Apaan seh?

Dylan: Iya mister. Mister bayangin de, malam pertama nya Gerard

Dr. B: Hah?

Dylan: Si Gerard tu mister, kasian banget. Pas malem pertama nya (FYI ini diperagakan dengan menggunakan jari telunjuk kiri yang mau dimasukkan ke lubang yang dibentuk oleh jempol dan telunjuk kanan) pas uda mo masukkin ni, baru kena ke jembut nya, eh...... Kiamat!!!

Dr. B: Hah?!!!

Dylan: Kesian banget kan si Gerard (sambil tertawa cekikikan)

Dr. B: *speechless

A Cuan Chinese Food

Thanks to Mr. Silet, I am stucked at home. So I decided to hang out with mommy and daddy (manja mode on) and have dinner. Since I was around Jelambronx area, we went to Duta Mas and headed to this ruko style chinese resto

The food:
1. Paikut Saus Madu (Rp. 35.000)
Honey glazed pork ribs. Hmm delicious but I had better. The honey is not thick enough....


2. Kakap Tim Tauco (Rp. 40.000)
Hmm quite good but nothing special. Not salty enough and it's kinda weird having champignon with hioko at the same dish. I don't think those two mushrooms belong to the same taste group


3. Kailan Cah Siobak (Rp.25.000)
Yummy!!! This one is new... I never had any kinda of green veggies sauteed with roast pork. The kailan is delicious and the pork is surprisingly not bad


For a price that cheap, i'll come back.... It's quite boring eating chinese food at Cuisine Cuisine (and friends...) so this will be one of the alternatives


Location: Duta Mas

Rating: 7/10

Red Cliff 2


I just watched this movie yesterday at Emporium Pluit XXI. Never thought this movie will come out this early...

Just like the first one, this movie is stunning! Well, i like the first part better but this is definitely almost as good as the first one.

Continuing from the last scene of Red Cliff 1, where the bloodiest and biggest battle of Sam Kok took place, this movie shows us the role of Zhuge Liang and Zhou Yu in winning this battle. Actually, Red Cliff is a Sam Kok movie that emphasizes on these two very very cool character as the key player in the battle of Red Cliff. That's what make this movie interesting. Not just some bloody war movies but there's a brilliant tactic behind every move.

One of the best part is when Zhou Yu's wife, Xiao Qiao, came to se Cao Cao to hold him from attacking Red Cliff. Her effort made the Wu army manage to get ahold of a better wind and finally defeat Cao Cao.

That woman, Xiao Qiao, is the most beautiful woman in that time.. Actually, I think she is the perfect portrait of a wife hahahahaha

Rating: 7.8/10

Orang Mana Loe?

Seperti biasa, those mini satans ada aja omongan omongan ga penting yang bisa mencegah gw marah.... licik sekali mereka....

Jadi gini, kmaren pas mereka lagi bikin PR, tiba tiba si Gary melempar sebuah pertanyaan ke forum. Gw lupa kalimat persis nya apa tapi inti nya dia nanya "loe orang mana?"

Rata rata seh orang Medan, secara domisili gw en murid murid gw adalah MK Pluit dan sekitar nya, merupakan sebuah fakta yang tidak dapat dibantah dan dipungkiri lagi, mayoritas nya adalah orang Medan. Maksud nya, Cina Cina keturunan/asal Medan....

Nah lalu berlanjutlah pembicaraan.... (gw membiarkan topik ini berkembang dengan ramai coz gw penasaran juga seh hahahahaha)

Dylan: Gw ada jawa nya (nyokap nya seh obvious Ciwalit look, yah elo elo gtu de J) trus ada medan nya juga en xxxxx (gw lupa)

Gary: Vin, lu orang apa?

Calvin: Seperti biasa..... dia cuma diem (Ni anak ada sedikit masalah dengan public speaking)

Gary: Mister orang apa?

Dr. B: Saya mah orang New York

Dylan: Iya iya, gw juga ada LA nya

Dylan: Sapa seh yang paling keliatan medan nya? (FYI, Gary Gerard en Aldo itu Medan, harus nya seh Horich juga ya)

Dr. B: James!!! (secara dia perna bilang ama gw, kata yeye nya, bahasa indonesia ga penting, yang penting inggris, mandarin en.....HOKKIAN!!!!!)

Gary: James, lu orang Medan ya?

Sampailah kita pada klimaks.... Jawaban si James....

James: Gw orang CINA (maksud nya bukan ras Cina tapi Negara CINA!!) Kan gw ikutin negara yeye gw donk!! (jawab dengan keyakinan 1000%)

Indistinct voices: BEGOOO, loe orang Indonesia kali

Dr. B: (dalam hati) cape de James..... gw uda berusaha nahan ketawa biar mood ngoce2 math gw ga ilank....

Ps: Setelah gw marah2 kmaren gara2 dia ga bawa buku les, sekarang dia siap dengan buku les baru bergambar Miroslav Klose... hahahahaha

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Truth Behind Tutoring Business

A few days ago, I got a phone call from another tuition center. The name is tuition center A en the lady who called is Ibu R. When she first called, she offered me a tutoring job there, in PIK to be precise. She said that she got my number from one of my student's parents. Dunno which one.... Now if u are in the business for some time, ur name and number starts to travel around, well this is not the first time I got an offer from another place but this is one is kinda frontal and inappropriate.

At first, she only offered me a job, i said i don't have the time unless it's 1 pm - 3pm (i know it's impossible, no children go home that early nowadays, just a polite rejection) She said she'd contact me again. Now i had 2 miscall since yesterday from Ibu R (one aorund 11 pm i guess, booty call? :p) so i know she's kinda desperate. When she called me the first time, she sweet talk-ed her tuition center. How many students she has now, how hers is better than HK tuition center (also in PIK around waterbom) and bla bla bla (yeah.... BBB)

I'm not interested at all. Why?
1. Even if I stayed in Galaksi, there's a huge possibility i'd only stay till March. I have to start my Ko-Ass and I don't think I can tutor there anymore (Goodbye my lovely paycheck....)

2. I kinda like it here in Galaksi.

3. It's closer to my house. If I have to go to PIK, she better offers me at least double.

4. I don't think I want a change in my career, this is definitely not going to be my career, it's just a temp job.... So as long as I get paid enough to support my needs, it's enough for me.

So I didn't call back. About an hour ago, she called me again..... She asked me to tutor there and I said I can't (again....) but then she kinda hijacked me.

Yeah, hijacked..... She told me to move there and bring my students to move there too. She promised me I will get a higher percentage and the tuition fee will be higher. Ckck... Then I told her about my study plan and the possibility I won't be tutoring anymore.

She told me not to find a job in the office and become a tutor instead! She told me how her Mandarin teacher got 15 mill from tutoring each month and bla bla bla

Is she that desperate? This is my first time encountering a process of hijacking. Kinda shocked.... If it's in the office, maybe it's normal. This is tutoring business.... Penting ya...........

Ps: She said the tuition fee will be higher, around 400 per pax, I got the same from Galaksi, why should I move there. Plus, at first, she only offers me 40%! Sorry, quality comes with price tante..... Maybe if she offers me at least 2.5 mill per month, I'll move there :p

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bedtime Stories


I watched this movie yesterday at Pluit Junction. Alone. Why? I got really really bored at home and the cheapest source of entertainment is a movie... As u can tell from the title, it's about bedtime stories. Yeah it's a kids movie but I actually like kids movies hehe

Starring Adam Sandler (not my favorite actor but he can play a naive/dumb/everyday guy perfectly) this movie is about how a bedtime story come real. There are some funny scenes but not funny enough to make me laugh (but it made me smile). The guinea pig, Bugsy is so funny!!! hahahahah life sucking pair of eyes (kinda remind me of Ibu Duit)

Like every other kids movies, lots of hidden messages and advices. One of my favorite is that we should not let a bad ending happen. If something bad happen, fix it and change it into a happy ending just like every hero does in all bedtime stories. A lil bit too optimistic for me but hey, i can change :p

Rating: 7/10

Galaksi News

As usual, every time I yell more than needed, i vent here. Here we go....

Suspect: James

Arghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Untuk ketiga kali nya minggu ini, dia ga bawa buku les!!!!! Semua murid gw, gw wajibkan punya buku les dan membawa nya setiap kali les. Bagi yang ga bawa, mendingan berdoa aja mood gw lagi oke kalo ga bakal dapet hadiah ceramah dari gw. Nah si James.....

Minggu lalu, seinget gw 2x gw uda ngingetin dia bawa buku les. Uda ga bawa buku les, PR dari skul nya juga ga dibawa ama dia. Berhubung ini dia, gw uda nurunin ambang marah gw hingga ke titik minimal (kalo yang laen gw lebi galak de, kalo dia ga diturunin ambang nya, bisa 15 menit sekali gw heart attack) Eh hari ini, dia ga bawa lagi lho!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr. B: KALO KAMU GA KTEMU BUKU, GA USA LES HARI INI. SANA CARI BUKU!!!!!!!

5 menit kemudian dia balik dengan membawa buku ga tau darimana (katanya seh dikasi Ms. Sandra a.k.a cici nya DanSun)

Lalu..... dengan kecepatan menyalin soal dan mengerjakan ala kura kura pincang, dia akhirnya selesai (kerjain soal perimeter and area circle 8 soal butuh 1.5 jam) juga. Nah begitu gw liat, naek lagi lah tensi gw...

Jadi gini, 1 soal tuh gw suru bikin circumference, perimeter and area nya. Nah.. orang mah jawaban nya jelas ya (seperti yang sudah gw ajarkan setiap hari to my every student)

contoh: Circumference = 22/7 x 14 = 44 cm
Area = 22/7 x 7 x7 = 154 cm

Nah si james, ga ditulis lho tulisan circumference en area nya. Asik aja dia mengarang bebas ga tau ngejawab apa. Uda dia pikun berat..... Begitu gw tanya nih, jadi ini jawaban yang mana, DIA LUPA LHO!!!!! PADAHAL ITU KERJAAN DIA SENDIRI!!!!!!!!

Gw tau seh, yang dia jawab sebener nya uda bener. Maksud nya jawab circumference misal nya, cara nya uda bener. Tapi pas gw tanya ma dia, itu circumference ato area, dia salah lho!!!

FYI uda SETIAP HARI SELAMA DIA NGELES selalu gw ajarin cara menjawab matematika dengan kalimat matematika yang baik dan benar. BERULANG ULANG!!!!!!!! Bahkan si Dylan yang berantakan stega mampus (kalo jawab matematika, pasti pake lebi dari 2 baris karena tulisan nya berantakan abis) inget gtu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's only natural that if u encounter the same problem over and over again, u tend to just avoid the problem..... Should I just let him go? Cape gw.......

Mau marah tapi emank gtu kenyataan nya. Mau sebel tapi ga bisa, he's a kid gtu, u just can't hate kids... The appropriate adjective is DEPRESSED...

Chewy Junior

Taman Anggrek's latest snack joint, a cream puff but more chewy. A bit small but i couldn't eat more than 3 (i can finish half a dozen J Co easily but this... i struggled just to finish the last piece)


All of the puffs tastes basically the same, the cheese one is pretty delicious and the apple was definitely something. The rest is just edible....


The place itself is very uncomfortable! The sofa is too straight and not puffy.... Too many chairs for a place that small and the placement of the tables is just not good enough to make us sit and hang out there.


Location: Taman Anggrek F4

Rating 6.5/10

Monday, January 12, 2009

Galaksi News

*Sigh....

Baru juga ngajar seminggu, James uda bikin gw naek darah.....

Cerita nya begini, tadi lage ngerjain Math Homework, nyari area circle. Nah si James tuh kaga nulis persegi nya setelah satuan nya.

Contoh: 150 m --> harus nya kan 150 m2 (150 meter persegi)

Trus uda gw ingetin tuh (FYI tadi gw dudukin dia pas di sbelah gw) Eh uda gw bilangin "James, persegi nya mana?" dia masi ga ganti juga. Setelah beberapa kali gw ingetin, gw liat lage donk tulisan nya. Eh terus si Gerard nyeletuk

Gerard: Ih si tolol, pasti ni dia gambar persegi (square)

Dr. B: (dalam hati) ckck.... sinis berat.... ada apa dengan murid gw juga sinis.....

Dr. B: (dalam hati) Ga lah, masa seh si James ga tau persegi yang gw maksud...

Begitu gw cek......... JENG JENG!!!!!!!!

DIA BENERAN GAMBAR PERSEGI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TIDAKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Rampa Rampa

The latest addition to Muara Karang's Restaurant Row..... It serves Menado food!!! Yay....

The food
1. Babi Tore (Rp. 40.000)
Crispy fried pork with chili sauce. YUMMYLICIOUS!!!!!! Crunchy in the outside, tender in the inside. The chili sauce.... yum yum yum....


2. Cakalang Saus Rica (rp. 25.000)
2 pieces of cakalang with saus rica rica. The rica sauce is not that spicy but spicy enough to make me sweat...


3. Dadar Milu (Bakwan Jagung) (Rp. 10.000)
I had better but this one is not bad.... Not sweet and crispy enough


4. Sup Babi dengan Kacang Merah
I got it as a compliment, quite good but nothing special


5. Sate Babi Manis (Rp. 18.000)
Yummy. The meat are marinated perfectly so u'll get the sweet and herb-y taste


Definitely gonna come back for more Babi Tore, God I Love Pork.... hahahaha Plus, it took me less than 100 steps to get to the resto...

Ps: After a small BBB (basa basi bullshit) with the manager, she gave me a 20% discount card. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Location: Muara Karang Blok G 6 Barat

Rating 7.3/10

Monday, January 05, 2009

Ayam Nanking Saus Lemon


Kreasi terbaru dari chef A Chun

Atas request dari bapak stromilo.... Maka akan saya jelas kan disini mengapa makanan ini saya beri rating 8.5

This dish is cooked by my beloved mommy, A Chun (yeah i know.... Classic chinese name..) Around lunch time, suddenly i smell a very yummy scent from the kitchen. I thought, hey... it's just another cooking session. Then.... I see the yellowish sauce (Yummy!) Yes, it's lemon chicken, one of my favorite chinese food :) But when I ate it, i realized it's not an ordinary lemon chicken...

It's Nanking Chicken with Lemon Sauce!!!! For u guys who don't know what Nanking Chicken is, i'll give a brief explanation. Nanking chicken is a basically ayam goreng mentega. Fried Chicken Fillet layered with minced prawn with butter sauce. I never find this on upscale chinese food place, only in five-food traditional chinese food resto

Back to this dish, it's crispy yet tender... At the first bite, u'll sense the oily and a little bit egg-y (tastes like fried egg) layer and then u'll reach the prawn layer and then straight to the chicken. It was YUMMYLICIOUS!!! Even without the sauce, i gave it a 7.5/10. After i dipped it the sauce.... Man... that was one yummy sauce, maybe the best lemon butter sauce ever!!!! It's sour but not too sour, a hint of sweetness and a perfect thickness of a chinese style sauce. Golden yellow lemon sauce...

Thanks mum, u made me ate this twice --> after i promise myself not to eat anything today...

Rating: 8.5/10

La Tapas

My first tapas bar.... When I went in, cigar smoke. Hate it..... yeah, it's a bar but i still hate smoke!!!!!!


Hmm i ordered their sangria (cause it comes with free nachos) and it's not bad... The tapas got a full complaint from Dr. A.

Yeah, they are not good..... But the cheese platter is nice (Dr. A said there should be no cheese platter in a tapas bar) and the Chorizo Pisco Rosca is nice too. Price range for tapas is Rp. 25.000 - Rp. 40.000.



Location: Fx, next to Bali Deli

Rating: 6/10

Magenta Kitchen

With it's magenta decor. this place looks really nice. Plus, it's not too crowded (like the rest of Pacific Place) but.... There's a reason why this place is not crowded...

The Food
1. Garlic Bread (Rp. 14.900)
YUMMY! Huge french bread + garlic + cheese is always satisfying. For the price, it's definitely a bargain


2. Herb Baby Chicken (Rp. 59.900)
One of the worst roasted chicken I've ever tasted in my life..... The sauce is unbelievably yucky, the chicken is not too big (quite filling though...), the mashed potato is too mashed (just like eating baby food) and the sauteed vegetables.... OMG... it's like eating sauteed garlic!!!


3. Cheese Creamy Spaghetti (Rp. 49.900)
Cream based spaghetti with lots of cheese. Too cheesy i guess.. It's not bad but it's just not good


They should change their chef!!! A resto that nice should have better food....

Location: Pacific Place F4

Rating 6.3/10

Panini House

This small little cafe is hidden in the basement of Fx. I was interested to try this for a long time and finally decided to buy it for my bro en sis (with a hidden agenda to taste those pastries)


The food
1. Rib Eye Cheese Panini (Rp. 40.000)
Yummy! The cheese just melts its way into my pharynx...... They give u a kind of mayo garlic dip and it'll make ur panini even yummier


2. Quiche Plain (Rp. 20.000)
It's not bad but it's too hard to be called a quiche. I think it's more like cheese pie...



Location: Fx fb#11

Rating 7/10

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Hello 2009!!!

What a night..... Last night was definitely something hahaha A perfect way to enter 2009!!!!!!!!

Ps: No more illusions for the next 3 months....