Life in 2012, according to my iPhone pictures…

Dimsum party for Wiwit's bday! at Chinatown restaurant, Halifax, Canada. jan 8, 2012

Dimsum party for Wiwit’s bday! at Chinatown restaurant, Halifax, Canada. Jan 8, 2012

Home cooked by Aunt Lilian. Jan 09,2012. Halifax, Canada

Home cooked by Aunt Lilian. Jan 09,2012. Halifax, Canada

Clay Pot Art with friends. This is my first clay art. Love it. Jan 14, 012 in Halifax, Canada

Clay Pot Art with friends. This was my first clay art. Love it. Jan 14, 2012 in Halifax, Canada

 

Celebrated Chinese New Year at Pak Ming & lulu's house. Jan 22, 2012. Dartmouth, Canada

Celebrated Chinese New Year at Pak Ming & lulu’s house. Jan 22, 2012. Dartmouth, Canada

Tried new recipe (Coconut Cream Cake) at Yen's house. Feb 05, 2012. Halifax, Canada

Tried new recipe (Carribean Coconut  Cake) at Yen’s house. Feb 05, 2012. Halifax, Canada

Girls's lunch party at Bianca's house + Haina Art. Halifax, Canada. Feb 08, 2012

Girls’s lunch party at Bianca’s house + Haina Art. Halifax, Canada. Feb 08, 2012

Cupcake Decoration with friends at our condo. Feb 11,2012. Halifax, Canada

Cupcake Decoration with friends at our condo. Feb 11,2012. Halifax, Canada

Gave a Peggy's cove a visit when we already fixed our plan to move for good to Toronto. Feb 19,2012. Nova Scotia, Canada

Gave a Peggy’s cove a visit when we already fixed our plan to move for good to Toronto. Feb 19,2012. Nova Scotia, Canada

Pre Farewell party at Chnatown Dimsum with Yen's family & friends. Feb 28,2012. Halifax,Canada

Pre Farewell party at Chinatown Dimsum with Yen’s family & friends. Feb 28,2012. Halifax,Canada

Said good bye to Pastor Sandy, March 03,2012. Dartmouth, Canada

Said good bye to Pastor Sandy, March 03,2012. Dartmouth, Canada

Visited Indonesia ( Jakarta & Jambi ) and met family & friends. March 14 - April 17, 2012

Visited Indonesia ( Jakarta & Jambi ) and met family & friends. March 14 – April 17, 2012

Did prewedding shot for my cousin. March 31,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

Did prewedding shot for my cousin. March 31,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

Hadi's bday. April 04,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

Hadi’s bday. April 04,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

Visited my Papa. April 10,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

Visited my Papa. April 10,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

At Soekarno Hatta Airport. Time to say goodbye. April 17, 2012. Jakarta, Indonesia

At Soekarno Hatta Airport. Time to say goodbye. April 17, 2012. Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Farewell party for us at Yen's house. April 21,2012. Halifax, Canada

Farewell party for us at Yen’s house. April 21,2012. And Last time at Steak & Stein (Our favorit Steak Restaurant)April 23, 2012. Halifax, Canada

On our way move to Toronto via Moncton - Quebec - Montreal - Ottawa, Canada. April 23-27, 2012

On our way move to Toronto via Moncton – Quebec – Montreal – Ottawa, Canada. April 23-27, 2012

Watched Super Moon with friends. May 05,2012 Mississauga, Canada.

Watched Super Moon with friends. May 05,2012 Mississauga, Canada.

Went to Hamilton with friends. May 12, 2012. Hamilton, Canada

Went to Hamilton with friends. May 12, 2012. Hamilton, Canada

Went to Rockwood with friends. May 19,2012. Rockwood, ON, Canada

Went to Rockwood with friends. May 13,2012. Rockwood, ON, Canada

Went to Toronto Island with friends. May 19,2012. Toronto, Canada

Went to Toronto Island with friends. May 19,2012. Toronto, Canada

Went to Wasaga Beach with friends. May 20,2012. Ontario, Canada

Went to Wasaga Beach with friends. May 20,2012. Ontario, Canada

Celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary at Japanese restaurant. May 22,2012. Toronto,Canada

Celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary at Japanese restaurant. May 22,2012. Toronto,Canada

Went to cycling with Om JeHa. June 02,2012. Toronto, Canada

Went to cycling with Om JeHa. June 02,2012. Toronto, Canada

Went to Park near our Apartment with friends. June 09,2012. Etobicoke, Canada

Went to Park near our Apartment with friends. June 09,2012. Etobicoke, Canada

Went to Waterfront Toronto with friends, while husband went to Montreal for business trip. June 23, 2012. Toronto, Canada

Went to Waterfront Toronto with friends, while husband went to Montreal for business trip. June 23, 2012. Toronto, Canada

Camping at Six Mile Lake with Friends. June 30 - 02 July, 2012. Ontario, Canada

Camping at Six Mile Lake with Friends. June 30 – 02 July, 2012. Ontario, Canada

My first lesson for canoeing at Cherry Beach.  July 14, 2012. Toronto, Canada

My first lesson for canoeing at Cherry Beach. July 14, 2012. Toronto, Canada

Celebrate my Bday at Japanese restaurant. July 20,2012. Toronto,Canada

Celebrate my Bday at Japanese restaurant. July 20,2012. Toronto,Canada

Picnic with Church fellas at Petticoat Creek. July 28, 2012. Onatrio, Canada

Picnic with Church fellas at Petticoat Creek. July 28, 2012. Onatrio, Canada

 

Picnic at Bellwood with friends. July 29,2012. Ontario,Canada

Picnic at Bellwood with friends. July 29,2012. Ontario,Canada

 

Visited Beby's house. August 04-05,2012. at St.Thomas,Canada

Visited Beby’s house. August 04-05,2012. at St.Thomas,Canada

Met Lulu & Anwars's Family. August 08,2012. Toronto, Canada

Met Lulu & Anwars’s Family. August 08,2012. Toronto, Canada

 

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Camping at Collins Inlets with friends. August 10-12,2012. Ontario,Canada

Went to Vancouver. August 17-20,2012. British Columbia, Canada

Went to Vancouver. August 17-20,2012. British Columbia, Canada

Went to Calgary. August 20-21,2012. Alberta, Canada

Went to Calgary. August 20-21,2012. Alberta, Canada

Went to Banff, Yoho & Jasper National Park. August 22-26,2012. Alberta, Canada

Went to Banff, Yoho & Jasper National Park. August 22-26,2012. Alberta, Canada

Cut my hair short. Sept 24,2012. Toronto, Canada

Cut my hair short. Sept 24,2012. Toronto, Canada

 

Went to Balsam Lake, Oct 08,2012. And Credit River Ontario, Canada

Went to Credit River Oct 06,2012 and Balsam Lake, Oct 08,2012. Ontario, Canada

Chrismat Photo Session for Church Fellas & friends. From Nov 11-Dec01,2012. Canada

Christmas Photo Session for Church’s Fellas & friends. From Nov 11- Dec 01,2012. Canada

Met Lulu again this year. Dec 23-24,2012. Toronto, Canada

Met Lulu again this year. Dec 23-24,2012. Toronto, Canada

Christmas's eve dinner at Winardi's house. Dec 25,2012. Mississauga, Canada

Christmas’s eve dinner at Winardi’s house. Dec 24,2012. Mississauga, Canada

Went to Park playing snow. Dec 26,2012. Etobicoke, Canada

Went to Park playing snow. Dec 26,2012. Etobicoke, Canada

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New Year’s eve dinner at Lan’s house. Dec 31,2012. Etobicoke, Canada

Good bye and thanks 2012! and welcome 2013! <3

YuTan

My 33 Birthday!!!

Just like yesterday I said to myself “Welcome to the club thirties“. Time flies like light, so fast!  So here I am, 33. I am kinda like these numbers though, probably because Jesus live only until this age? or because we only get once in ten years to celebrate double numbers? dunno.

Even I am already in club 30s, I always feel I am just 27 or even 24. And I am NOT ready to be called Auntie by others people except my nephew or niece or kids under 10, especially someone already ‘adult’ enough, hahaha… maybe in my 40s I can sincerely accept if people call me auntie. But how about if during that time people start calling me grandma? *dafug*

Last week, we went to picnic at Petticoat, Pickering, ON with church’s fellas. Our pastor (Pak Agus) gave a short preaching about “Number our days” he refered to Psalm 90:12. Which is favorite part for someone celebrating bday. Here the full verse : “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom”. I believe this is just coincidence that the preach talked about this theme on that day. I was so gratefull that I can have a time to think a bit about this verse again. In short Pak Agus said this verse not ask us to counting our day like okay now Wednesday, so next is Thursrday or okay now i am 33 so it’s mean I already spent 33 years of my life on the earth. But instead what we already done in our life, in our days that God give it to us. Hope we can spend our life with something meaningful, eternal and the most important can glorify our Lord. ( Okay the conclution maybe different from what the pastor said, You know, sometimes we ‘play’ with out mind when we listen to somebody, hahaha )

So having said that, I am not sure if I’ve done something meaningful or something can last forever or glory God if not turn the opposite, fuhhh… I think people who knows me can answer this question and meanwhile I will continue to live my life as best as I could and wish at least my family proud of me *wink*

On that special day, actually nothing special happen, just past like other days. However the following day I had small party in our apartment, I cooked and invited couple of friends. So here some pictures I’d like to share with all of you.

Afternoon, Friday, July 20

Yes, I partied with myself! 😀 went for the first time to local Korean restaurant nearby called Chodang Soontofu. I read the review on Yelp and plan to give it a try. The time when I was arrived there are some occupied tables. Nobody actually greeting me and I chose to seat near the entrance door, afterward the waitress looked at me and nodded her head, but she kept busy to served the other tables, being out and into the kitchen like iron machines and didn’t bring me the menu book or ask what I’d like to drink like usually when we eat in the restaurant. After almost 10 minutes got ignore I plan to stay a bit, if nothing happen for the next 5 minutes I’d go with empty stomach and grumpy face, haha.

Maybe she can read my mind so after I plan like that she finally came to my table, Yay! I ordered Seafood Soontofu, one of my favorite Korean’s food. And suddenly the foods was coming one by one, first the side dishes and follow by fish, a whole fried fish! I little bit shocked, what? feel guilty let me wait an ages and compliment me with this whole fish? and then the soon tofu and the last but not leat the rice in hot bowl. Can you imagine how many time she need to come and back, come and back just to serve one table? that’s so much work! I refuse to eat the fish, maybe she wrong served the fish to me, so I won’t get caught eat the fish that I didn’t order, hahaha… but after I finished half of my soontofu which’s I felt not so delicious like the soontofu I used to eat I starting to eat the fish.

The first impression was OH EM GI!!!! This must be a fish who live in heaven. Why SO delicious??? the meat was so sweet and salty as well from some sauce they used. After all I finished everything on my table, Yes I was that hungry! Hahaha… So the time is worth to wait. 2nd time I asked Hadi and Sursandi to try this restaurant, I chose Mix Soontofu this time and all of us was satisfied and got the whole fish for each, Yay! Oh yes, don’t underestimate the white tofu that you can see from the picture above, dipping it to the special soy sauce and your mouth will full of joy! Haha…

Evening, Friday, July 20

After Hadi finished his work, We went to 168 All You Can Eat Sushi with Sursandi also. It little bit pricey compare to the similar restaurant in Halifax and the key to enjoy the restaurant like this is more people come together the more merrier. So you can order/try more variety foods. I got my first bday cake from them! Fried Ice Cream hahaha… and I asked them ” No Music or singing please” haha… too shy! 😀 After the dinner, we went to watch The Dark Knight Rises. This movie took around 3 hours ( included the ads ) so we ended up going home near midnight. Did’t plan to going home this late since we had cycling event the next morning, Haisss!  So that’s my event on my special day, nothing so special right? But I was happy…. !! The Batman blast my day and that night I hope I dream Christian Bale, Haha….

Evening, Saturday, July 21

After cycling in the morning with some Indonesian friends, We were rush to going home and did last preparation for my bday party with friends. I cooked some desserts the day before and cooked another on that day, I also ordered my bday cake from Sale & Bake, a local cake store nearby. Hope my friends full enough on that night, since I am not serving main course but only appetizers and desserts and drinks! LOL

Here the close up of my bday cake

Lemon Cake

I didn’t put my name on it, Instead I put numbers candle. Which is not popular nowadays except for kids bday. I am too shy to see my name on bday cake but not shame to see numbers on my bday cake, I know… I am just too weird! I bouth the candles lately because I am not sure the candle’s color will match my cake. When I picked up the cake and saw they used green icing for the words I told Hadi that I plan to buy a candles but not sure bacauce the candle has green color, and now all turned out perfect, the color is match! so Hadi said let’s go grab the candles and we walked to Bulk and Barn to buy it 🙂

Friends sang a bday song for me and I ended it up with wishing for a baby! This our conversation :

Friend : You need to make a wish

Me : Okay

Friend : Why so fast???

Me : Yes it fast, I just have one word, Baby!

Friends : NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you cannot let people knows what you wish for…. ( I still giggling when I remember they reaction went hysterical, LOL )

Me : Why?

Friend : They said the wish will not coming true

Me : Nah, I don’t believe such of thing. If people know what I wish probably they would help me to pray, so it’s good right?

Friends : -______-”

Hhahahaha…. Okay, that’s all my 33 bday’s story! See you next year birtdieeee…

YuTan