cheesecake

Most people say…” I am not good at words”…or …”I can’t write, i wasn’t born with it”…or some may even say..”It’s for the weird and unhappy”…

The truth is…I am not also good at words when I started writing.. I believe I also am wasn’t born with it..and seriously, I also at some point believed that it is indeed for the weird and unhappy..

But come on…look at me…I am not weird; but i write… I am happy; but i write still…

a proof that i am not weird...i am happy..alone
a proof that i am not weird…i am happy..alone

What I am trying to say is that…writing can bring a lot of good than bad to someone who tries it..

All you need to do is a little inspiration to kick off that “Shakespeare” in you.. Really..forget about the technicalities of writing first…write down what inspires you today…what you think of it…and why do you think it inspires you…

Speaking of inspiration, I bumped at an old friend yesterday while waiting for my daughter. We were talking about a particular coffee shop in our place and how they serve really delicious………………………………..we both screamed CHEESECAKE!!!….students passing by looked at us with both amusement and irritation..amusement maybe because;  two middle aged people looking cool screaming over cheesecake and/or two middle aged people looking ridiculously stupid screaming over cheesecake..

Anyways..I actually did not care much about their reaction.. I care about the cheesecake..So i thought i needed to grab a cheesecake while i wait..so..off i went to the coffee shop which serves the best cheesecake in town….

While i savor each bite…a “spark” came up….and of course if you know me, you can guess by now that a “spark” could mean another inspiration to write on…

So here’s for you and for my ……..

 

CHEESECAKE

 

sweet savory choice;

pressing through my voice,

delicately scented, interestingly decorated,

slowly melting, suddenly agitated.

turning one more time a such;

to nibble, to masticate and munch.

 

fancy dark colored fluid;

dripping slowly as i am fascinated.

for each bite i sense, the poignant

boundless pungent flavor of sentiment

the lone witness of my desire

for your sweet gentle flavor.

 

delectable but restrained,

mouthwatering i am sure indeed.

bringing endless sensation and excruciation

that once delicate and gentle vibration

is surely about to be laid over

to savor your flavor once more.

 

Forever you will be

my sweet, delectable cheesecake.

 

P.S

See i told you guys.. it isn’t that difficult after all..so to Robin, wherever you are, whatever your doing…check it out…that might be just the “spark” you needed..

 

Good Luck!!!.. another cheesecake for me now..

 

starbucks ..

The pretty strabucks who made my latte this morning
The pretty strabucks crew who made my latte this morning

Waking up every morning is quite a struggle especially if ….well…we’re getting a little older.

Waking with a cup of coffee. .latte or cappuccino. .is another thing especially if you go to a fancy coffee shop where you can splurge over gourmet coffees

We live in a province. .a little farther from the capital city. .and I must say I was one of the very few who rejoiced when starbucks opened few years ago.

Some say it’s an elite place.

Others say it so expensive.

Few commented its for those who are bored.

Well…whatever your take over this fancy coffee shop I say..I enjoyed it here. Let me count down three reasons why.

1. The crew

A fleeting smile,

A waving hello,

That’s what they are

To you and me….

Yes…they have the habit of smiling as soon as you enter the door. They wave hello and they wave goodbye. .and mind you they get to familiarize themselves with the names of the regular customers.  So I was in fact delighted to hear my name being called out the moment I entered.  And one important aspect of the crew that made me like them…they speak the English language fluently.  Whether its part of the application requirements or not…I enjoyed it..o enjoyed seeing beautiful girls making coffee while at the same time having a command of the English  language.

2. The ambiance

Cars passing by…

People strolling around…

Friends engaging …

A place to converge beautiful thoughts

For you and me..

Yes…the place…I love the location. Its is situated in a very busy street where you can practically see people from all walks of life from the inside. You get to enjoy friends trying to catch up with each other..and you got to see some people who just love to be alone with a coffee (count me in..)

3. The coffee

Sweet luscious Smell…

Unwavering distinct aroma…

A coffee specially blended…

Just for you and me…

Yes you see..I cant can’t let the day pass bu with out a coffee. .and for some reasons I love the way coffees ate blended n star bucks..it speaks of a lot of things..it tells a story. …it opens up emotions….it cuddles a person….it warms your heart…

This morning after dropping off my daughter in school I stopped by for a latte and a french croissant. …

Delicious. ..heartwarming. …soothing….ahhh I am ready to kick off my day…

The caffe latte made special
The caffe latte made special

Turi Beach – Batam, Indonesia

IMG_3257[1]Our out of the country annual summer vacation is nearing its end; and what better way to culminate it than spending the weekend in an exclusive resort in Indonesia – Turi Beach Resort. I listed down below five reasons why i should be back or say, why you should visit yourself.

1. NATURE IN ITS GLORIOUS FORM

trees swaying, how do you do?

birds chirping, come and enjoy,

monkeys waving, hello to you,

flowers smiling, welcome too.

a wonderful place to reconnect withe nature. …a five story building underneath the mountain overlooking a seamless view of the ocean facing Malaysia (if my geography is correct).

2. FOOD IS SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIGOCIOUS

telur tersembunyi is great,

mei goreng is a real treat,

nasi goreng is delectable,

sotong goreng is impeccable.

Indonesian cuisine at its best. You will be greeted by a delicious icy cold ginger juice as a complimentary welcome drink…breakfast is good enough to fill your stomach to cover up even until lunch….dinner might bring your blood pressure high ( the price is quite outrageous..)but you will eventually get over it as you dine and listen to the live performance of the band, with a vocalist whose vocal prowess is really good. The food? its worth the prize.

3. THE AFTERNOON WALK

water may not be my friend,

but its inviting, you wanna spend

some time alone in the beach,

or even in the pool around your reach.

You will enjoy a relaxing morning or afternoon walk smelling the breath of fresh air…hearing the splashing of the water slowly creeping through the shore…resting your eyes on the view; the sparkling blue water, crystal clear sky, healthy green garden, not to forget the smiles in each guest’s face – a manifestation of a beautiful day that was.

4. SATURDAY BARBECUE BUFFET DINNER

nothing beats chicken satay for dinner,

nor the mouthwatering ikan bakar,

or better yet a table filled with desserts,

you’ll forget your on a diet so feast.

Saturday night dinner is indeed worth the price… there’s just so much food to choose from..and to double the treat, they actually got to pick guests who will win certain prizes from the resort. Some got a one hour spa, dinner for two, an hour recreational activity, one hour KTV, and i can’t forget the scream when one of the guests won an overnight stay in the hotel for two, for free…i didn’t win though, but i almost win after all.. i enjoyed the night..

5. LIVE BAND – BATIK BAND

what is dinner without music?

its a live band so don’t panic,

when the price makes you turn back,

just go ahead and be tact.

The vocalist sings refreshingly good. It makes you forget the bill your about to get; and to my surprise, she sings English popular songs (i suppose she’s Indonesian)- so it makes her even more likeable and easy to sing and dance along with, giving you reason to shed off the initial calories you’ve had so you can have another round of sumptuous meal.. its buffet dinner so basically .. eat all you can…

for some spending the weekend here may cost them a fortune..but well..if you have..of course a fortune why not spend it here…its an exclusive resort, making it less crowded and less busy. It gives you time to really relax and enjoy your stay. Its free from the noise in the city….no fancy coffee shops.. no shopping… no towering buildings crowding your mind.. its just you, your love ones, the nature, the few people…..having a quite wonderful moment all together. oh by the way, i love the little nipa hut …its a beautiful place to create wonderful memories with your love ones..i just did…

P.s. I’ve been to different resorts, and hotels for that matter…(i have traveled a lot over the years) …but this one will surely be on my “be back” list….

ikan goreng

Prepared to Delight

If i change my ways,
will you appreciate me?
will i be good enough?
will you finally set me free?
from this cage so dark and muddy?
tied down by guilt, I’m trapped.

If i promise i’ll improve,
will you tell me something shrewd?
will you lie to me and say,
that one day i’ll have my way?
will you free me from this bondage?
or will you just increase the pain?

If i do my best and learn,
how the world can live alone,
will you show me the reality,
that is lived out by humanity?
will you finally agree,
that i’m capable of being me,
without the need of your entity?

– says the fish about to be served over a sumptuous meal-

Ikan goreng is an Indonesian version of fried fish. Its delicious and crispy. For those who are not fond of fish, this one is s must try- you’ll forget it’s actually a fish. I guarantee you..
.my daughter and husband who both are not a fish lover,…. when they first tried this one…..they have forgotten thier not so good relationship with fish.

Me, on the other hand was able to see through beyond this deliciously fried fish. …