Ternyata perpaduan antara kopi dan lemon bisa menciptakan sebuah rasa yang teramat lezat, dan aku pun menggilainya. Bagiku yang memiliki penyakit maag akut, secangkir kopi terasa seperti sebuah permainan. Aku harus tahu kapan waktu yang tepat untuk menikmatinya. Karena salah sedikit, akibatnya bisa seminggu badan terutama perutku akan terasa ngilu dan melilit. Tapi tetap saja, aku membutuhkannya untuk menghilangkan sakit kepala dan kebosananku akhir-akhir ini. Seperti itu permainan kopi bagiku. Harus kudengar baik-baik apa kata perut dan kepalaku.
Sebagai penikmat kopi nanggung, baru kali ini aku mendapati sajian kopi lemon, di kedai kopi temanku. Memang aku perlu lebih banyak belajar tentang kopi. Tidak jelas sejak kapan lemon ditambahkan ke dalam secangkir kopi. Berdasarkan salah satu sumber yang kubaca, ternyata lemon berguna untuk menutup rasa olahan kopi yang tidak sempurna, menutup rasa pahitnya, dan memunculkan rasa manis yang tipis.
Kurasa, tidak selamanya keasaman akan membuat lidah menjadi kelu, dan gigi menjadi linu. Ia justru menutupi kekurangan yang lain, memberi rasa yang berbeda. Dan ternyata, walaupun keduanya sama-sama asam, ia tidak menyakitkan bagi lambungku. Itu yang terpenting.
Next time life gives you lemon, slice it, and put it in a cup of iced espresso.
I knew this book from a friend post in instagram. The title succeeded in triggering my curiosity instantly. A story about girl power or women empowerment always captivating. It’s easier to be emotionally attached to the main character. Here, once again, we got our new heroine.
The story started with the earliest life of Nombeko Mayeki, a little girl born in a slum area of Soweto in South Africa. She was smart, witty, and outspoken. She had the kind of charm that would attract every possible problem ahead of her. However, she could always get away with it no matter what using her intelligence and large amount of luck. The problem itself ranging from various degree starting from her first job in her hometown scooping stool until critical issue involving an atom bomb which later would bring her to Sweden and finally saved the King, which made the title of the story.
Along her journey she met various kind of people, among others are a crazy physician, Mossad agents, the Chinese sisters, and two person shared one identity who one of them became the love of her life.
The story was intriguing yet delightful and funny at the same time.
Last night was superb though I couldn’t make it to the front row. The fact that I was there watching those boy’s performance was surely something that I would never forget about. At first I was surprise that the venue was small compared to other countries which I saw in youtube channel. But all the unlimited energy poured and the enthusiasm among the fans made the show.
I went alone but then I found couple of friends from the crowd to enjoy the concert with. I was able to scream and sing along to korean song without being afraid to be called freak. That was something that I’ve been dreaming for so long. I really cherised the moment. Kang Daesung was perfect. GD slayed everyone in the room. Taeyang was surprisingly very thin and super gorgeous. Seungri was a true entertainer. And TOP’s awesomeness was all over the floor. Their performance was majestic. One really wouldn’t doubt that. If they’re about to make another show. I surely will go without hesitation.
Life can be easy in one sunny day, but also can be a pain in the ass.Life is a walk in the park at the moment, but who knows, you might walking on the amusement park and you see a roller coaster, then you decided to jump on it. Life is a series of choice you are trying to make in order to just continue living.
It’s the people that I call home. No matter where we’ll be. Although most of the time we live in a different cities. As long as we can still communicate, nothing matters. All thanks to technology.
An hour ‘til work time ends. Everything is a mess especially my thought. How could i possibly think about different topics all at once. I can’t be more grateful to what I have in the meantime. But somehow, my ability to making right decision is so much degrading. I could throw some cash to just fix one of those. But, it doesn’t seem to help in a long run.
At this point of my worst, I just want to go home. Live a decent life. Maybe grow some plants or raise a cattle or two and being together ever after with my parents. Sipping tea every evening, enjoying home-made cookies my Mom bought from her colleague.
However, I also acknowledge that It isn’t the kind of life I aim for. I can’t live with simplicity, I can’t stand decent. Future is so blurry as it should. That’s the thing i hate the most, uncertainty. But what kind of life it is without the element of surprise, the ups and downs that you can predict. I’ve hit my rock bottom several times. And then suddenly the light came up. A light will always come up. I believe. I have to.
I haven’t got the chance to really reflect to every major step I took until I end up here. All I can say is that i can’t never ask for a better. So, instead of mourning over mistake I made lately, I should think positively. Live with it but don’t get affected. Just don’t be trapped into one simple mistake.