Balsamic Grilled Chicken




  • Chicken Breast
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • EVOO
  • Garlic
  • Dried Rosemary
  • Salt, Pepper


  1. Marinate chicken breast in a touch of balsamic vinegar, EVOO, crushed garlic, dried rosemary and salt, pepper. Give the chicken breast a bit of massage before covering it with plastic wrap and let it sit for half an hour or so in the fridge.
  2. Grill!


I bet this is the shortest recipe ever, LOL

I add mashed potato and creamy mushroom sauce on the side.

Mashed Potato is simply made by boiling potato in salted water, once cooked through, drain, add butter, cheese and pepper to taste.

Mushroom Sauce is also a simple one, saute brown onion and mushroom until it soft, add cream/milk and cheese, season to taste.

Chicken Teriyaki Bowl



  • Chicken Breast
  • Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade (hail to instant seasoning, LOL)
  • Brown Onion
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Kecap Manis
  • Sugar, Salt, Pepper


  1. Cut chicken breast to cubes or however you like it to cut, marinade it with Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade, cover with plastic wrap, let sit in the fridge for an hour or so.
  2. Cut brown onion length wise, so we can pretend its the vegetable part of the dish, but hey it turns out onions are vegetables!
  3. Prep the fry pan, add butter and a bit of vegetable oil, saute the brown onion until it soften thoroughly.
  4. Add the marinated chicken cuts, stir it to even the cooking.
  5. Once the chicken is half cooked, add sugar, salt, pepper and kecap manis to taste and stir again until the chicken cooked.
  6. Serve with rice and fried egg on top.


Enjoy! ^_^


I really need to measure things up when in kitchen and document the process as well. *self note*

Beauty is in The Eyes of The Beholder, NOT!

Beauty is the eyes of the beholder.“, so they say.

A friend of mine recently buzzed much about how she’s not fit to meet the beautiful standard, such as having a slim body hence she’s undergoing a strict diet.

Every time she shares her picture and lets us know how ugly she (think) is because she’s fat, not having the perfect skin, can’t afford the latest hair style, blablabla lalala, and all I can see is how pretty her smile is.

Sure, she concerns about healthy body weight, don’t we all?
Who has not complaining about their skin and hair, nowadays?

But since beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, its almost impossible to own our very own beauty. Just when we started to feel good about our (fat, flawed skin, and bad hair)-self, there’s always some beholders making fun, making comments of us.

‘Are you gaining some weight?’
‘What with those pimples?’
‘Now you’re going blonde? Wow’


Why can’t we just say, “Beauty lies beyond what eyes perceived.

‘Who’s Gonna be The Passenger?’

What’s a job to you?

I bet most of us, including me, a job provides. We all have our own ends to meet, surely not the same for everybody. From which we got (some of) our drives, what keeps us get up in the morning and hustle to our work place.

In the end of the day (well, month actually, except if you get paid daily/weekly), the reward keeps us going through our lives. Salary to pay the bills and everything in between.

The twist is whether we love our job or not. If you happen to love your job, congrats! You are the luckiest man. But if you happen to hate your job, feeling the pressure, misfit, or just can’t be yourself at work, my heart goes for you all. Fight or flight!

Love don’t always happen at first sight. But it might follow if we are open enough and willing to get ‘involved’ deep enough 🙂

There’s always hope to fall in love….

with your job.


Anyway, lets take out whether you already love your job or yet. Just a job. A job that provides or you put a little bit more than that?

This year has become the year of transportation break through. And also the year I need any mean of transportation since I’m back working in the office, after  a while working from home. So its a match!

Starting from the Gojek boom, Uber controversy and everything in between. Its exciting to watch such break through, how a part of our daily life evolving from offline to online. And the cherry on top of that excitement was when I attended a media gathering hosted by Google which was also attended by many start-ups and not-so-start-ups companies such as ICT operators, vendors and providers. And on that gathering, Google’s number one in South East Asia mentioned Gojek as the most innovative apps of the year. Hands down!

But what for me an excitement, for others its more of an ‘opportunity’. Gojek campaign to recruit more drivers is spot on. Up to IDR 15 millions per month and everybody’s ready to leave their current job. Said that even a retail manager has resigned to be a Gojek driver. How about that?

Another intriguing statement also came across my social media. Nowadays college degree is no longer important since you can make the same amount of money as a bachelor without any degree, just be a Gojek driver. And I was like, whaat? :O

Excitement toned down into a frown. Carrier and degree has no worth anymore. Is it, really?

And few weeks ago, I got the punch line from my superior at work. His wife is a medical doctor and now is working at public hospital and looking for new opportunity. He told us that his wife was already undergo some interviews with private hospitals, not only for the job but also for her post graduate sponsorship. But when he calculated how much his wife would earn (which is more than what she earns now), he said its not worth it because its just a third than a Gojek driver/Grabcar driver earn. He’d prefer his wife not to work in a hospital anymore, either stay at home babysitting or set new carrier path cross field.

While I’m thinking about the oath the wife has taken, the calling/passion to care and cure the wife might have, my superior added a story how he encouraged his colleague, who’s being laid off, to be a Grabcar driver rather than seeking an engineer/supervisor position again regardless he’s a distinguished graduate from the most prominent tech college in Indonesia. It pays the same, he almost shouted in the crowded canteen.

And I’m leaving that canteen speechless..


I mean no disregard to those dedicated drivers in all of the world and applications. I proudly promote their service to my friends, family and colleague, not only how they facilitate the transportation needs in hectic Jakarta effectively, but also how they become the man of change. The future lies in the hand of the people who embrace change and break through comfort zone!

But everyone eyeing to be a driver? Disregarding carrier, degree, oath, skills, years of experience for the sake of an equal amount of money they’d make being a driver?

Okay, some of you might think I’m over thinking things. Here’s a ‘dummy’ question, if everyone wants to be a driver, who’s gonna be the passenger?

Who has The Power over Your Body?

Appartently my body is not mine alone. And maybe yours too.

We often hear how people address us (only) with our appearance. How thin, fat, white, black we are and every appearance aspects in between. Well, can’t blame anyone about that, eyes are the very first sense to create impression.

Easy on making a comment, but maybe is not easy to take in the opposite side. Sometimes a comment is felt as judgment or bully and the worst part is we can’t tell how our comments are perceived.

I’ve been fat, I’ve been thin (yes, I’m fat again now :P).
I’ve been under cared, I’ve been cared properly, now I’m trying to care again between diapers duty and baby meals.
So I’m pretty much fed with all those commentary.

In addition, after having a baby, the commentary vary even more.
‘Are you breastfeeding him?’
‘When are you going to give him a sister/brother?

Once as small talk, fine.
Twice as not-so-small talk, okay.. *flat face*
More than twice, okay, stop right there! You have no rights nor power over my body and my life.

Some would say, I’m over reacting. But could you tell which one of your ‘small’ comments would not hurt anyone’s feeling? Such ‘small’ comment can be considered as a bully.


Chariot of Senses


In Katha Upanishad, there’s a phrase depicted by a horseman controlling 5 horses. The horseman is the intellect and 5 horses are the 5 senses. All 5 senses would perceive every object in their path but we often forget all those horses are tied to the reins, our mind, and controlled by the charioteer, our intellect.

When we ride a chariot, do we want our horses to respond to every disruption on the path?

In that depiction, the chariot is the body.
Some of us have the body made of gold and some have the body made of wood. But its our body, in which we made possible to do almost everything in this world. Along the way, we might bump into another chariots with charioteers and their horses. They might let their horses make a comment about our chariot, but that doesn’t necessarily affecting our chariot, no?

The charioteer should take control.
Our intellect should take control of our senses through the reins, our mind, to have power over our chariot, our body. All those horses can say whatever they want, but surely do not have the power over your body. And in addition, minding the reaction towards all the object we perceived through our senses, so we can properly react with no feelings hurt.

Oh Well..

How life changes in a flip of your hand..

One time, everything seems in its righteous place, and its like a divine blessing is showering upon us. Another time, everything can be misplace, if not all over the place. Forget about divine, you’re kinda busy finding out how to not drown into the sea of emotion.

Oh well.. 🙂

Its just life, happening.