Okay, let’s start blogging. How’s life buddies? Miss you all badly :D. I’m so happy when I logged in then read so many happy posts from dear blogger pals. As the highlights, I’m happy since Gamene aka Megan and Babykins are on board again, so proud to read Bentolicious’ guest post introducing bento at a fabulous blog - pigpig’s corner, happy to wait Angeleyes’ #200 bento celebration, and happy to see Bentobird’s bento featured on Just Bento’s post. And the one that makes me even happier, all of your very good jobs *all of you ladies :D* have introduced bento worldwide that bento communities nowadays are blooming “wildly” heeheehee :D *all of you get a standing applause from me for your passion and determination spreading the love to the world through bento :D*. All of you are bento ambassadors that come with love and joy! Thanks to make bento viruses become uncured and unstoppable, LOL!
Well, now goes to Eid holiday business. As I told you in the previous post, I spent my first Lebaran day in Yogyakarta with family and relatives from my father’s side. Only one day was spent there and that single day was totally a tiring one – we spent two nights sleeping in the running hotel, in the car! Ha ha ha :p. Late night before the Eid day we went to Yogyakarta and arrived there in the very early morning. The rest of the day was spent to visit all of the relatives, but luckily we had few hours visiting Yogyakarta’s famous beach, Parangtritis Beach. On this first Lebaran day, we did have Ketupat (rice cake), Opor Ayam (braised chicken in coconut milk), and well-known Yogyakarta’s dish: Gudeg. But I didn’t have a chance to take the photos since my dad would always show me his bulged out eyes everytime I held my camera. Don’t get him wrong, he wanted me to have a quality time with the whole family as we had a very limited time and was not busy with my camera :D. On our way to Parangtritis Beach, I noticed that the area lied along the way to the spot was pretty much different from the one I used to know - now the area has so many new buildings. May be you remember about a devastating earthquake that struck Yogyakarta few years ago. All of my relatives’ houses suffered from the earthquake but fortunately all of them were safe, no one was injured. Here are some photos I took from Parangtritis. Since that day was the first Lebaran day, the beach was not as crowded as the normal day, and I loved it! :D
And here’s my fave newcomer: Kacang Thailand aka Thai Spicy Peanut. It is very tasty and spicy; I love the generous addition of seared Kaffir Lime leaves to this treat!
Have a great Monday everyone!