100 Days of Happiness – Day 61

My alarm went off at 4.00am this morning, and I could hear everyone in the house already up and ready to go to their morning prayers at the mosque.  I don’t know how anyone can get up at this time every morning and not be exhausted all day long, but at the same time, it’s […] Read more »

100 Days of Happiness – Day 60

Now this was my kind of morning! We got up early and headed down the road to the Monggo Chocolate Factory, how had I not heard it was so close before today?? Unfortunately the factory was closed today due to the long weekend, which was probably a good thing, but I still managed to buy […] Read more »

100 Days of Happiness – Day 59

It was an early start to the morning as Samudra woke me by pulling on my nose and lips as usual and wasn’t interested in going back to sleep, so I got up and took him for a morning walk around the surrounding kampung as the sun rose. There were so many mothers and grandmothers […] Read more »

100 Days of Happiness – Day 58

This morning Putra left at 5.00am to go filming so when Samudra woke an hour or so later, we walked down the street and I noticed a little bakery so we went inside and the girls working there were so excited and all came to pinch Samudra’s cheeks.  It was incredibly hot yet again as […] Read more »

100 Days of Happiness – Day 57

How blessed are we? Antar’s mum and aunty were up very early preparing a delicious vegetarian breakfast at the house just for us, and I felt incredibly spoilt as we ate more fresh vegetables with tempe and tahu. The food in Jogja tastes so much fresher and healthier to me and maybe that’s why my […] Read more »

100 Days of Happiness – Day 56

Happy 8 Months today Samudra. I am loving your new two bottom teeth every time you smile – no more gummy smiles and belly laughs from our little angel! Being a creature of habit, I couldn’t resist heading back to Bladok again for more chocolate pancakes and this time we ran into the chef there […] Read more »

100 Days of Happiness – Day 55

Oooops! It seems that I am so far behind with my updates as we have been away for the past week that I got confused with my last post and mixed up some photos along the way! So let me correct myself here.. Sorry! For the first three years that I travelled to Jogja I […] Read more »

100 Days of Happiness – Day 54

This morning was another early start for Samudra and I as we headed to the airport to fly back to Jogja to be with Putra and most importantly, to make sure that young Kiki is okay.  It was raining as we reached the toll road and the taxi driver started speeding as the traffic was […] Read more »

100 Days of Happiness – Day 53

Last night we received some sad news from beautiful young Kiki in Jogja who I posted a photo of last week so it was a restless night and I didn’t manage to sleep until almost 3.00am and then was woken by Samudra so many times that I felt incredibly tired by the time I finally […] Read more »

100 Days of Happiness – Day 52

Tonight as we were heading home on the vespa Putra noticed the bright lights down one of the narrow streets in the complex – a Pasar Malam! (night market).  We quickly headed home and picked up Samudra and walked back the short distance to the markets.  Loads of teenagers were hovering near the entrance on […] Read more »