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This weekend I am finally back on US time. Yesterday, I went to meet my cousins and aunt for dim sum brunch. I noticed that coming back from Indonesia, I didn't have any appetite for a few days. I guess, besides jet lag I was experiencing some minor depression. It always take me a few days sometime a week or two to get over my sadness of being away from my family again after being together. Anyway, having Chinese food is a good way to bring my appetite back.
Then, I decided to go to the movie with my cousin, Julia and we watched "The Tourist". I really enjoyed that moviw. I thought it was fun & entertaining. Afterwards, I spent the rest of the afternoon working on my holidays picture. Really hope I can start working on scrapbooking these pictures ASAP.
Anyway, I do have a card that I made last month, but haven't share it yet. Love this old school phone. This one from October Afternoon collection.
Our Daily Bread Designs - something old, something new
Craft Your Days Away - anything goes
Continuing about my trip. There's more food pictures. LOL, you can't go to Indonesia without talking about food a lot. Especially for those of us who went abroad and only get to eat these kind of food every once in a while.
First pic is of my mom picking some durian for me. Have you heard about this fruit? The outside may look scary, but the inside is pure yummy goodness. One of the best fruit ever. I love eating it fresh just like that, but they put this into everything. From dessert drink, to pancake, cookies, etc.
Second pic, this is what we called "Salak". Have no idea what they call it in English. You peeled the skin and inside is creamy colored fruit that's crunchy and yummy. That quotes, "Do not judge a book by it's cover" is so true when it comes to fruits. Many amazingly delicious fruits, the outside looks weird or ugly, but that's definitely not a reflection of the inside.
One of the food stand at the fresh market. You just picked what you want to have with your rice. Typical Indonesian food, you have rice as the main dish.
Another rice dish. You have the rice, then you have all the other dishes to go along with it.
It's very common to use banana leaves to prepare or serve your food. I love how they shaped the rice like a cone and there's just something about eating on top of banana leaves. Honestly, if I haven't live outside the country, I wouldn't have learned to appreciate some of these stuff that make Indonesia unique. Now, I paid attention to even the small details and just truly enjoy the beauty and the uniqueness of it all.
Wow, that's one long post, isn't it? I hope you enjoy it. You can also see more pics on my facebook. I'll be back and post more about my trip. And more food... Next time it's dessert. Hope you don't get bored reading them. My blog is not just a place for me to share my creations, but also serves as my travel journal, as my medium of correspondence with the family. Hope you enjoy reading them. Thank you for coming and I appreciate all your lovely comments.