J MARTIN’S BLOG

May 31, 2007

Lunch Time – The Bachelor Style

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 10:38 pm

*Oyster Mushroom with Anchovies – sprinkled with lime juice. Not bad, but quite salty. My third recipe after the Mushroom Soup and Chicken Eggfruits in Dark Soy Sauce. Simple and easy.

Here’s the very simple method. Ingredients A – a small cup of dried anchovies, chopped ginger, onions and garlics. Ingredients B – a full bowl of oyster mushroom and a lime. Fry ingredients A in a frying pan until the anchovies were brownish and crispy. Then add mushroom. Add salt to taste. Wait until 5 minutes before it was set aside. Then lastly, sprinkle the lime juice onto it.

*Best serve with steamed rice.

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Lily Allen

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 4:23 pm

She was a singer. I don’t know her but I like one of her songs, Friday Night. The vocal is quite okay, at least she doesn’t sound like Paris Hilton. But not as impressive as Melinda Doolittle.

Lily Allen

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 8:23 am

She was a singer. I don’t know her but I like one of her songs, Friday Night. The vocal is quite okay, at least she doesn’t sound like Paris Hilton. But not as impressive as Melinda Doolittle.

Mushroom Soup and Chicken Eggfruits in Dark Soy Sauce

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 1:01 am

That’s what we ate for dinner just now. And I cooked it, believe it or not. The Chicken Eggfruits was kinda salty, I admit that. But the Mushroom Soup was pleasant. I never cooked it before but the cooking went smoothly. Well at least we didn’t stop eating until we’re full (very).

Finally I got a chance to taste my own cooking (and my friends too). I never cook anything else here beside instant noodles and other instant foods. Haha …

And it were definitely different from the typical foods here.

May 30, 2007

Mushroom Soup and Chicken Eggfruits in Dark Soy Sauce

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 5:01 pm

That’s what we ate for dinner just now. And I cooked it, believe it or not. The Chicken Eggfruits was kinda salty, I admit that. But the Mushroom Soup was pleasant. I never cooked it before but the cooking went smoothly. Well at least we didn’t stop eating until we’re full (very).

Finally I got a chance to taste my own cooking (and my friends too). I never cook anything else here beside instant noodles and other instant foods. Haha …

And it were definitely different from the typical foods here.

May 29, 2007

Like a Snail

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 11:58 am

Not as slow as snail, but I mean those sticking characteristic. As we know, snail can stick to almost all angle of surfaces, be it horizontal, vertical or etc. There’s something we can learn from the sticking snail – stick to whatever ‘surfaces’ around us, but not too hard until we cannot move away in case of something bad happens. We have friends, but sometimes we can loose them. Forget about planning a revenge when bad thing happens, but get ready to de-attach. It’s like on and off, you have to keep a distance between you and your friends. Too close is as bad as too far.

Perhaps some people won’t agree if I suggest that we have to keep some distance away from our friends. But I think everybody want a little privacy on their own. You don’t want all your weaknesses to be exposed; you don’t want your friends back-stab you later day, etc.

Most people probably wanted to see only the good things about their friends. Some might be open minded though, but there’s still limits when people will have enough and at some point will turn their back on you. Not many can hold their breath until hours. Not many can smile all day long. When a person keeps repeating the same stupid mistake, other people may not be able to considerate anymore and they will strikes back (or at least, turn their back on you).

So, just be carefull when people started to appear differently to you. They might be silent, but you will never know what is inside their heart.

Like a Snail

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 3:58 am

Not as slow as snail, but I mean those sticking characteristic. As we know, snail can stick to almost all angle of surfaces, be it horizontal, vertical or etc. There’s something we can learn from the sticking snail – stick to whatever ‘surfaces’ around us, but not too hard until we cannot move away in case of something bad happens. We have friends, but sometimes we can loose them. Forget about planning a revenge when bad thing happens, but get ready to de-attach. It’s like on and off, you have to keep a distance between you and your friends. Too close is as bad as too far.

Perhaps some people won’t agree if I suggest that we have to keep some distance away from our friends. But I think everybody want a little privacy on their own. You don’t want all your weaknesses to be exposed; you don’t want your friends back-stab you later day, etc.

Most people probably wanted to see only the good things about their friends. Some might be open minded though, but there’s still limits when people will have enough and at some point will turn their back on you. Not many can hold their breath until hours. Not many can smile all day long. When a person keeps repeating the same stupid mistake, other people may not be able to considerate anymore and they will strikes back (or at least, turn their back on you).

So, just be carefull when people started to appear differently to you. They might be silent, but you will never know what is inside their heart.

May 23, 2007

They Drill My Head

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 1:27 pm

Got renovation in the other room. They drill, drill and drill so hard. The drilling sound is so loud and hard it got me pain and headache. Sometimes it feels like I am the one they drill.

Think Out of the Box

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 11:17 am

I bet everybody is familiar with that phrase. That phrase is like forever quoted by our teachers, our lecturers, our bosses etc. Purposely that means you need to get out from your comfort zone, try something new and else. But do you realise how far they want us to think out of the box? You don’t realise that they actually want us to think just outside of the small box, and not from the larger box. You got what I mean?

Just imagine there are two boxes, one smaller than the other. The main object is in the smaller box, and the smaller box is inside the larger box. That means the main object is inside both of the two boxes. If the main object can get out from the small box (only), that doesn’t mean it was already out of the box coz it was still inside the bigger box. But of course it’s already out of the small box.

The main object represents yourself, and the boxes are the ‘limitations’ around you. There are a lot of boxes in our life. We have our own boxes – colleague boxes, religion boxes, traditions boxes, knowledge boxes etc – and we are inside of these many boxes. I don’t mean that we should get out from all these boxes, in fact many will not allow us to think out of some of these boxes. Who will allow you to get free from your religion? I mean, are they willing to give all the rights to you? Definitely NO.

We can justify it by looking at the surrounding. We read news, we see them and we watch them. Almost everyday we heard about some people who got punished because they act ‘out from the customs’. Some leaders will do whatever it takes to keep their people. The same person talks so much about getting out from the box, but he/she at the same time went on being the loudest to support the punishment of people who ‘really’ did the out-of-the-box’ ? Isn’t it hypocrisy?

I don’t believe they really want us to think out of the box. Yes it may right in some cases; for example in the academic field; but not other cases. It will brings you otherwise.

Original idea: J Martin.

They Drill My Head

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 5:27 am

Got renovation in the other room. They drill, drill and drill so hard. The drilling sound is so loud and hard it got me pain and headache. Sometimes it feels like I am the one they drill.

Think Out of the Box

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 3:17 am

I bet everybody is familiar with that phrase. That phrase is like forever quoted by our teachers, our lecturers, our bosses etc. Purposely that means you need to get out from your comfort zone, try something new and else. But do you realise how far they want us to think out of the box? You don’t realise that they actually want us to think just outside of the small box, and not from the larger box. You got what I mean?

Just imagine there are two boxes, one smaller than the other. The main object is in the smaller box, and the smaller box is inside the larger box. That means the main object is inside both of the two boxes. If the main object can get out from the small box (only), that doesn’t mean it was already out of the box coz it was still inside the bigger box. But of course it’s already out of the small box.

The main object represents yourself, and the boxes are the ‘limitations’ around you. There are a lot of boxes in our life. We have our own boxes – colleague boxes, religion boxes, traditions boxes, knowledge boxes etc – and we are inside of these many boxes. I don’t mean that we should get out from all these boxes, in fact many will not allow us to think out of some of these boxes. Who will allow you to get free from your religion? I mean, are they willing to give all the rights to you? Definitely NO.

We can justify it by looking at the surrounding. We read news, we see them and we watch them. Almost everyday we heard about some people who got punished because they act ‘out from the customs’. Some leaders will do whatever it takes to keep their people. The same person talks so much about getting out from the box, but he/she at the same time went on being the loudest to support the punishment of people who ‘really’ did the out-of-the-box’ ? Isn’t it hypocrisy?

I don’t believe they really want us to think out of the box. Yes it may right in some cases; for example in the academic field; but not other cases. It will brings you otherwise.

Original idea: J Martin.

May 22, 2007

Rare, Ancient Fish Caught in Indonesia

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 10:57 am

An Indonesian fisherman has caught a coelacanth, an ancient fish once thought to have become extinct at the time of the dinosaurs, a fishery expert said on Monday. Yustinus Lahama and his son caught the fish on Saturday in the sea off North Sulawesi province and kept it at their house for an hour, said Grevo Gerung, a professor at the fisheries faculty at the Sam Ratulangi University. After being told by neighbours it was a rare fish he took it back to the sea and kept it in a quarantine pool for about 17 hours before it died. “If kept outside their habitat (60 metres or 200 ft below the sea), the fish can only live for two hours. But this fish lived for about 17 hours,” Gerung told Reuters. “We will look into why it had lived that long,” he said. The fish was 131 centimetres (about four feet) long and weighed 51 kg (112 lb), Gerung said. In 1998, fishermen a caught another coelacanth in a deep-water shark net off northern Sulawesi. That catch came 60 years after a member of the species was rediscovered on the east coast of South Africa. Coelacanths are known from the fossil records dating back more than 360 million years, according to the Australian Museum Fish Web site. Before 1938 they were believed to have become extinct approximately 80 million years ago, when they disappeared from the fossil record, it said. Coelacanths are the only living animals to have a fully functional intercranial joint, which is a division separating the ear and brain from the nasal organs and eye.

Call the Police to Tidy Up Your Messed Room

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 10:46 am

A 9-year old German girl was so upset about having to tidy her room she put up a sign in her window urging passers-by to call police for help. Pedestrians in the central city of Braunschweig saw the girl crying in the window, holding up a sign up saying “Help! Please call the police!” Next to her sat a small boy. Quickly alerted, officers rushed to the scene to discover the girl had rowed with her mother about tidying her room and enlisted her two-year-old brother’s aid to attract attention. “The room looked like a battlefield,” said a spokesman for local police on Monday. “Officers told the girl to tidy her room. When they came back two hours later to check, it was all cleaned up. And the mother and daughter had made up too.” Link.

Rare, Ancient Fish Caught in Indonesia

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 2:57 am

An Indonesian fisherman has caught a coelacanth, an ancient fish once thought to have become extinct at the time of the dinosaurs, a fishery expert said on Monday. Yustinus Lahama and his son caught the fish on Saturday in the sea off North Sulawesi province and kept it at their house for an hour, said Grevo Gerung, a professor at the fisheries faculty at the Sam Ratulangi University. After being told by neighbours it was a rare fish he took it back to the sea and kept it in a quarantine pool for about 17 hours before it died. “If kept outside their habitat (60 metres or 200 ft below the sea), the fish can only live for two hours. But this fish lived for about 17 hours,” Gerung told Reuters. “We will look into why it had lived that long,” he said. The fish was 131 centimetres (about four feet) long and weighed 51 kg (112 lb), Gerung said. In 1998, fishermen a caught another coelacanth in a deep-water shark net off northern Sulawesi. That catch came 60 years after a member of the species was rediscovered on the east coast of South Africa. Coelacanths are known from the fossil records dating back more than 360 million years, according to the Australian Museum Fish Web site. Before 1938 they were believed to have become extinct approximately 80 million years ago, when they disappeared from the fossil record, it said. Coelacanths are the only living animals to have a fully functional intercranial joint, which is a division separating the ear and brain from the nasal organs and eye.

Call the Police to Tidy Up Your Messed Room

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 2:46 am

A 9-year old German girl was so upset about having to tidy her room she put up a sign in her window urging passers-by to call police for help. Pedestrians in the central city of Braunschweig saw the girl crying in the window, holding up a sign up saying “Help! Please call the police!” Next to her sat a small boy. Quickly alerted, officers rushed to the scene to discover the girl had rowed with her mother about tidying her room and enlisted her two-year-old brother’s aid to attract attention. “The room looked like a battlefield,” said a spokesman for local police on Monday. “Officers told the girl to tidy her room. When they came back two hours later to check, it was all cleaned up. And the mother and daughter had made up too.” Link.

May 20, 2007

It’s My Life

Filed under: Daily Life — J Martin @ 10:57 pm

It wasn’t bad after all. I can smile, though I got some cloudy and gloomy days here. Kinda mixed, but afterall it was good. At least it shaped me into what I am now. Now I am thinking about what I am gonna do after all these things end. I mean, where will I start again? It’s not that I will be stuck here forever …

Recently I was asked to go back home, but I think I can’t coz I still got many things to settle here. And it was the pricey ticket made me reluctant to fly back home. I am trying not to be dependent to my family especially by finance, coz I know they still got so much to pay and support.

Got news from home, telling something quite shocking to me as I was not expecting it after all. It wasn’t bad actually but it comes too soon and I am not yet ready for it. Are they happy? Might yes, coz they sound happy when they told me that. But I just can’t get into it, even till this moment I am still trying to believe it. What is it? I am not going to tell you.

Feeling like I need to be independent as soon as possible coz I need to get out from everybody and start my own life. Is it possible? Yes, it can be possible if I got a strong will, good decisions and enough effort. But where I am going to start?

The truth is, I never have a plan for my future. I don’t like to live like a caged bird even though I like to keep bird myself. And I don’t want to work things I don’t like.

… Continued …

It’s My Life

Filed under: Daily Life — J Martin @ 10:57 pm

It wasn’t bad after all. I can smile, though I got some cloudy and gloomy days here. Kinda mixed, but afterall it was good. At least it shaped me into what I am now. Now I am thinking about what I am gonna do after all these things end. I mean, where will I start again? It’s not that I will be stuck here forever …

Recently I was asked to go back home, but I think I can’t coz I still got many things to settle here. And it was the pricey ticket made me reluctant to fly back home. I am trying not to be dependent to my family especially by finance, coz I know they still got so much to pay and support.

Got news from home, telling something quite shocking to me as I was not expecting it after all. It wasn’t bad actually but it comes too soon and I am not yet ready for it. Are they happy? Might yes, coz they sound happy when they told me that. But I just can’t get into it, even till this moment I am still trying to believe it. What is it? I am not going to tell you.

Feeling like I need to be independent as soon as possible coz I need to get out from everybody and start my own life. Is it possible? Yes, it can be possible if I got a strong will, good decisions and enough effort. But where I am going to start?

The truth is, I never have a plan for my future. I don’t like to live like a caged bird even though I like to keep bird myself. And I don’t want to work things I don’t like.

… Continued …

It’s My Life

Filed under: Daily Life — J Martin @ 10:57 pm

It wasn’t bad after all. I can smile, though I got some cloudy and gloomy days here. Kinda mixed, but afterall it was good. At least it shaped me into what I am now. Now I am thinking about what I am gonna do after all these things end. I mean, where will I start again? It’s not that I will be stuck here forever …

Recently I was asked to go back home, but I think I can’t coz I still got many things to settle here. And it was the pricey ticket made me reluctant to fly back home. I am trying not to be dependent to my family especially by finance, coz I know they still got so much to pay and support.

Got news from home, telling something quite shocking to me as I was not expecting it after all. It wasn’t bad actually but it comes too soon and I am not yet ready for it. Are they happy? Might yes, coz they sound happy when they told me that. But I just can’t get into it, even till this moment I am still trying to believe it. What is it? I am not going to tell you.

Feeling like I need to be independent as soon as possible coz I need to get out from everybody and start my own life. Is it possible? Yes, it can be possible if I got a strong will, good decisions and enough effort. But where I am going to start?

The truth is, I never have a plan for my future. I don’t like to live like a caged bird even though I like to keep bird myself. And I don’t want to work things I don’t like.

… Continued …

It’s My Life

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 10:57 pm

It wasn’t bad after all. I can smile, though I got some cloudy and gloomy days here. Kinda mixed, but afterall it was good. At least it shaped me into what I am now. Now I am thinking about what I am gonna do after all these things end. I mean, where will I start again? It’s not that I will be stuck here forever …

Recently I was asked to go back home, but I think I can’t coz I still got many things to settle here. And it was the pricey ticket made me reluctant to fly back home. I am trying not to be dependent to my family especially by finance, coz I know they still got so much to pay and support.

Got news from home, telling something quite shocking to me as I was not expecting it after all. It wasn’t bad actually but it comes too soon and I am not yet ready for it. Are they happy? Might yes, coz they sound happy when they told me that. But I just can’t get into it, even till this moment I am still trying to believe it. What is it? I am not going to tell you.

Feeling like I need to be independent as soon as possible coz I need to get out from everybody and start my own life. Is it possible? Yes, it can be possible if I got a strong will, good decisions and enough effort. But where I am going to start?

The truth is, I never have a plan for my future. I don’t like to live like a caged bird even though I like to keep bird myself. And I don’t want to work things I don’t like.

… Continued …

Stupid People

Filed under: Uncategorized — J Martin @ 10:57 pm

Some people apparently getting more and more stupid. I am not saying that I am getting smarter these days but at least I know I am a bit smarter than them. Why some people get easily cheated? Why criminals, rapists, killers, or even drug addicts still alive? I think they don’t deserve to live with other good people. Let get them isolated according to their ‘type’. Rapists stay with the other rapists, killers with the other killers and so on. And let us see who will win. Let us see who got raped, who got killed and etc.

Some people died because of their stubbornness. Some people died because they think they are smart. Some people died because they are just stupid. Go damn with it !! I am just lucky because I am aware with myself.

Why some people are annoying? Aren’t their parents had teach them enough about the right etiquette? Why they even exist? Well … maybe I myself don’t deserve what I am having now, but who cares? Yeah, everybody will say the same thing – who cares?

Damn !! Who cares anyway?

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