June 24, 2009

Rogers Creek Park

One of the joys of living in Canada is there are plenty of excellent trails available for outdoor enthusiasts where you can enjoy the fresh breeze, the quiet moment, being as close to and with nature as one can be. One of the nearest trail from my place is Rogers Creek Park, a 4 kilometers long trails with the beautiful scenery and cool air. I love nature walks because it is relaxing, it gives me a chance to explore the landscape around me, a cheap workout for my body and an activity that everyone can enjoy. In most nature parks here you are also welcome to bring your dog with you as long as they are on leash. What I like most about the trails here is they are very easy to follow, the markers is easy to read, it is well maintained and there are not any trash at all. They also keep the area in great shape for walking/hiking and maintain informative signs like you should leave the area if the wind blows too hard as some of the trees might fall to the ground. They really encourage visitors to be responsible, something that we in Indonesia should learn about. Here is pictures of the trails from Rogers Creek Park, hope you all enjoy them as much as I do.

June 16, 2009

Bikin roti sendiri

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Tinggal di negara orang paling repot kalau sudah menyangkut urusan perut, apalagi di kota kecil seperti tempatku tinggal ini. Kadang tiba-tiba kepengen makan roti isi seperti yang banyak dijual di toko2 roti di Jakarta, tetapi disini mana ada yang jual. Pilihan roti disini kecuali roti tawar paling2 tidak jauh dari bagels, scones, atau cinnamon buns. Nah yang terakhir disebut aku lumayan suka, cuma kalau beli di toko gak tahan sama manis toppingnya, blenger! Orang sini sepertinya suka sekali dengan gula karena kue2nya menurut lidahku manisnya keliwatan. Kalau sudah begini terpaksa browsing resep di internet cari tau kira2 kalau bikin bagaimana ya rasanya? Tentunya gak bakal sama persis seperti yang dijual di toko2 roti, tetapi demi memuaskan keinginan hati sekali2 boleh dong nekat bikin roti sendiri! Berikut foto roti yang aku buat bulan lalu...belum seperti yang aku harapkan hasilnya, tetapi lumayanlah untuk pemula :)

May 27, 2009

Neko loves the camera more than Suneo

Ever since I owned my first digital camera I spent a lot of times taking photographs of my late dog, Fatso. But it is not always easy to hold them in position. Suneo for example, whenever I started taking his pictures he will walk away or runs toward the camera. I think Suneo sees the lens as one big eye looking at him that`s why he doesn`t like them! I have better luck (sometimes) taking photos while Suneo is distracted or when he is about to fall asleep.

Neko, on the other hand is an easy target and doesn't mind having her picture taken.
She cooperates, she does not look away as long as she feels relaxed and you be very very quiet when you take her pictures. My experience photographing animal is using a zoom lens, be patience and try to use the natural light (no flash). Here are some recent shots of Suneo and Neko. Enjoy!