My 30 Months Old Baby

Radi turned 30 months today. Yep, you’re 2,5 year young, dear boy 🙂

In terms of speech, he hasnt yet make a sentence. 😦 Although he understands quite well when given instructions. Hopefully he’ll talk more soon. My mom said that Radi follows after his Opa (my dad) who started talking when he was 3.

Aside from that, I am trully happy and blessed being able to see his overall development each passing days.

He knows almost half of the alphabet by now. And no, I didnt force him for early reading. He picked it up himself by watching and reading his fave sesame street book. Also from a preschool educational app when he sometimes play on his grannys ipad. (And yes… he enjoys it).

He likes to shout out all the colours he sees. “Papa, yellow!” while pointing to his daddys shirt. “Nih, purple!” as he points to his crayon.

He loooves to imitate.  He always imitate gestures from people he sees on TV or around him. He likes to dance a lot. Jump, wiggle, and run…  anything involves his gross-motoric skills.

And he also loves routines. During sleep time, he must grab his bottle of milk. And after covered by blanket, he likes being read stories to by her mom (nope, Dad… only Mom can read it to me during my bedtime) :D. His favourite book right now is the “Brown Bear, Brown Bear.” He’ll point out all the animals and colours in each page and insist me reading it over and over again although it’s a really short story.

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In terms of character, Radi has blossomed into a rather quiet and observant boy. Although he also throw tantrums from time to time which I am relieved for because I know that tantrums is a developmental milestones for toddlers. I think he prefers to observe more before jumping into a new situation. He doesnt like loud noises and crowded places, just like his mom. And he is still afraid of swimming. Even during bathtime, he prefers to only put his feet to an ankle-deep water in his bathtub. 😀

He tends to avoid conflicts and doesnt mind if some other kid grab his toy while he plays with it. But in the future I hope I’ll be able to instill some assertiveness in him which he will need for his lack of aggresive character. Hopefully my son won’t have to experience the same thing his mother went through during childhood years. Being bullied and often taken advantage of because of my timid and shy character. (Maybe I’ll write about developing assertiveness in Radi next time).

 

Well dear boy, now I think your next developmental milestone will be potty trained. Bismillah…wish us luck!

Banana Oatmeal Pancake

Dalam upaya beralih ke menu sarapan sehat dan rendah kolesterol, saya berusaha memasukkan bahan oatmeal yang konon bagus untuk menurunkan tingkat kolesterol jahat dalam darah, ke dalam menu harian saya. Tapi kalau dari hari demi hari sarapan bubur oatmal aja tentu bosyaaan… belum lagi rasanya yang hambar (biasanya cuma saya tambahkan potongan buah pisang atau stroberi dan madu buat menambah rasa manis alaminya). Buat variasi dikit, alhamdulillah saya ketemu resep banana oatmeal pancake ini. Pancakenya tentu dibikin tanpa susu dan tanpa mentega yang kaya lemak.. tapi rasanya teteup enak karena saya memang penggemar buah pisang. Nyam… sarapan sehat bisa juga enak kooo… 😛

Bahan (takaran untuk satu porsi pancake):

  • 1 pisang masak, lumatkan dengan garpu
  • 1 putih telur (saya hindari kuningnya yang mengandung kolesterol)
  • 3 sdm oatmeal
  • 1 sdm tepung beras pecah kulit (kalau gak ada bisa tepung apa sajalah)

Cara masak:

Satukan semua bahan di dalam mangkok dan kocok rata. Olesi wajan teflon dengan sedikit olive oil. Panggang sampai matang. Jadi deh! Gampang, kan…

Lebih enak dinikmati dengan toping irisan stroberi dan olesan madu.

 

*Poto menyusul..masih nongkrong di hape, belum bisa dipindah 😛

 

 

 

A Most Wanted Man (Buronan Nomor Satu)

most wanted manPenulis: John le Carré

Penerjemah: Reni Indardini, Putro Nugroho, Nuraini Mastura

Penyunting: Rina Wulandari

Terbit: Juli 2014

Penerbit: Noura Books

Tebal: 462 hlm

 

 

 

Sinopsis:

Issa, pemuda Muslim kurus kering dan setengah gila, tampak berkeliaran di Hamburg. Mengaku ingin sekolah di Jerman, pria misterius Chechnya-Rusia itu bersikeras untuk menemui seorang bankir ternama di Jerman.

Pengacara andal, Annabel Richter, tanpa sengaja menangani kasus pro bono Issa demi mencegah pemuda itu dideportasi. Anna pun mempertemukan Issa dengan sang bankir. Bagaikan kotak Pandora yang terbuka, konspirasi dan intrik politik sedikit demi sedikit terkuak. Keberadaan Issa di Hamburg berkembang menjadi isu keamanan nasional, membuat gusar agen rahasia, Gȕnther Bachmann. Penyelidikan identitas Issa menjadi prioritas utama sang agen.

Siapa sesungguhnya Issa? Mungkinkah dia terlibat dalam konspirasi seperti dugaan Bachmann?

Salah satu karya terbaik John le Carré ini telah diangkat ke layar lebar dan terpilih sebagai Official Selection Sundance Film Festival.

 

“Klasik … kisah provokatif dan hanya bisa ditulis oleh seorang le Carré.”

—USA Today