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Hidup di Perantauan (Part 2)

Pada artikel sebelumnya Hidup di Perantauan (Part 1), aku sudah sharing 2 tips ala diriku Angrumaoshi cara bertahan hidup di Perantauan. Masih mau merantau? Sudah siapkah merantau? Berikut aku tulis ulang ya keseluruhan tips supaya teman-teman tidak terlupa. 5 Tips Cara Bertahan Hidup di Perantauan Ala Angrumaoshi. Make a  friend (Perbanyak kenalan). Prepare your savings (Siapkan dana darurat). Know your new place (Kenali daerahmu). Less Goods is Good (Perhatikan efisiensi dan efektifitas barang yang dimiliki). Learn the Language (Belajar bahasa lokal).  3. Know your place (Kenali Daerahmu) Via Google Maps dan Google Earth Di era digital seperti ini, sangat terbantu ya untuk mengenal daerah tujuan rantau kita, bahkan sebelum kita menginjakkan kaki disana. Kita dapat memanfaatkan google maps termasuk juga google earth. Kita dapat melihat-lihat situasi secara real di lokasi daerah rumah tempat kita tinggal di perantauan.  Begitu pula kita dapat melihat fasilitas umum terdekat seperti rum

Ibu sebagai Pondasi dan Tiang Peradaban

Bunda, taukah Anda, bahwa ibu adalah pondasi dan tiang suatu peradaban? Peradaban manusia berasal dari suatu kelompok manusia, baik itu negara, lalu lebih kecil lagi masyarakat, dimana bagian yang terkecilnya adalah keluarga.               sumber : www.pixabay.com Peran Ibu dalam suatu keluarga tidaklah main-main. Sangat penting dan merupakan jiwa dan roh dari sebuah keluarga. Seorang ibulah yang mengantarkan jiwa murni dari anak ke dunia yang kelak menjadi anggota keluarga. Seorang ibulah yang mendidik dan menyayangi serta menutrisi makanan bergizi (ASI) pertama kali kepada sang bayi, calon penerus keluarga, masyarakat, bangsa negara dan peradaban manusia selanjutnya.  Jangan biarkan anak-anak lepas dan kekurangan kasih sayang, didikan serta nutrisi dari ibundanya. Akibatnya sangat fatal untuk peradaban manusia generasi selanjutnya. Seorang ibu akan berusaha selalu memberikan yang terbaik untuk anandanya dalam segala hal termasuk kasih sayang, pendidikan akhlak/budi pekert

Kapan Wanita Produktif dan Berkarya?

Seorang perempuan lahir dari rahim seorang ibu. Seorang anak perempuan kelak akan menikah sehingga menjadi seorang istri. Lalu menjadi seorang ibu ketika mempunyai anak. Terakhir menjadi seorang mertua serta nenek. Fitrahnya adalah seperti itu.              sumber : www.pixabay.com Seorang perempuan yang menjadi produktif dan berkarya tidak serta merta hanya dilihat dari nominal uang yang dihasilkan dari karya dan produktivitasnya. Namun karya dan produktivitas seorang perempuan, istri, ibu, mertua dan nenek itu dirasakan oleh suami, anak, menantu dan cucu-cucu mereka. Jangan terbelenggu dengan suatu karya dan produktivitas perempuan harus menghasilkan nominal tertentu, jangan. Tapi lihatlah karya dan produktivitas perempuan saat menata rumah tangganya, mendidik anak-anaknya, menjadi sahabat suaminya, menemani cucu-cucunya bermain serta menjadi ibu bagi menantunya. Semua itu termasuk karya yang tak ternilai dalam rupiah.  Jadi janganlah berkecil hati jika karya dan produkti

"Me Time" itu Wajib Hukumnya Bagi Semua Ibu. Mengapa?

Aku dulu seorang single lady  yang gemar bekerja ( workaholic). Kebiasaan ini pun terbawa hingga ketika aku menikah bahkan saat aku sudah memiliki anak. Lalu kemudian tidak lama setelah kelahiran anakku yang kedua, aku pun memilih untuk menjadi seorang ibu rumah tangga saja.                 sumber : www.pixabay.com Saat ketika masih bekerja khususnya ketika masih single, "Me Time" itu dengan mudahnya dapat kulakukan. Aku bebas melakukan yang aku senangi, hobbyku, bepergian kesana kemari diluar jam kantor pastinya. Bahkan terkadang saat berada di kantor pun itu bisa menjadi saat "Me Time" aku. Karena aku senang dengan yang pekerjaan yang aku lakukan di kantor plus dapat gaji lagi. Saat makan siang pun juga dapat dikatakan "Me Time" aku, karena bertemu dan bercengkerama dengan teman-teman.  Lalu aku pun menikah dan mempunyai anak sambil tetap bekerja. Wow, mengatur waktu, fokus dan pikiran serta rasa itu supaya semua tanggung jawab yang aku emban

Ingin Anak Cerdas? Ibunya Bahagia Dulu Ya.

Mempunyai anak-anak yang cerdas adalah impian semua ibu di dunia ini. Anak-anak yang cerdas, sukses, bahagia, riang gembira dan sehat, sesederhana itulah mimpi semua ibu untuk anak-anaknya. Namun untuk meraih mimpi itu apakah sulit?                sumber : www.pixabay.com Sebelum kita memulai mimpi untuk anak kita, cobalah bertanya apakah mimpi untuk diri sendiri sudah tercapai? Apakah kita sudah menjadi ibu yang cerdas, sukses, bahagia, riang gembira dan sehat lahir batin?  Anak adalah peniru ulung. Jika melihat ibundanya bahagia maka ia pun dapat meniru dengan hebatnya menjadi anak yang bahagia. Anak mengikuti apa yang dilihat dan dicontohkan oleh ibunya dalam hidup ini. Bundanya adalah segalanya bagi ananda di usia-usia awal kehidupannya. Segala emosi ibunda akan tersalurkan dan terasa oleh si buah hati.  Seorang ibu yang bahagia akan dengan mudahnya menyebarkan emosi positif pada anak-anaknya secara otomatis. Mengharapkan anak menjadi cerdas maka jadilah ibu yang cerdas

Baper? Tips Jadi Ibu Gak Baperan.

Ketika menjadi seorang ibu, peran seorang perempuan bertambah tiga kali lipat. Kok bisa? Karena selain menjadi seorang perempuan, maka juga menjadi seorang istri dari suaminya dan juga seorang ibu dari anak-anak yang kelak dilahirkannya . Dimana seorang perempuan, istri dan ibu mempunyai tanggung jawab yang berbeda namun sekaligus harus dilaksanakan dengan penuh sukacita dalam waktu yang bersamaan.               sumber : www.pixabay.com 3 peran sekaligus dalam 24 jam 7 hari 1 minggu berturut-turut tanpa jeda, tentunya membawa konsekuensi pada rasa dan kesehatan fisik serta mental. Sehingga amat mudah bagi kami para ibu menjadi "baper" dalam segala hal yang kami lakukan. Mood menjadi tak terkendali, rasanya capek dengan semua tanggung jawab yang menumpuk di pundak ini tanpa orang lain mengetahuinya bahwa "berat" memikul tanggung jawab dari 3 peran ini. Yang orang lain tau hanyalah, ya memang sudah seharusnya seorang ibu seperti itu.  Banyak mungkin peremp

Review Film Habibie dan Ainun 3

Semalam menonton Habibie dan Ainun 3 bersama mama. Sepanjang nonton film ini, tak kuasa air mata ini menetes. Mungkin bagi penonton lain, film ini biasa. Namun bagi aku, film ini sangat beresonansi dengan kehidupanku kini, mimpiku dan cita-citaku dulu hingga sekarang.            sumber : id.bookmyshow.com Waktunya pun sangat-sangat tepat, aku menonton beberapa hari setelah pengumuman seleksi beasiswa yang sedang aku ikuti saat ini. Bahkan aku pun menuliskan tokoh idola saat seleksi tersebut adalah BJ Habibie. Mungkin jika aku sudah menonton film ini sebelumnya, tokoh idolaku kan kuralat menjadi Ibu Ainun Habibie.  Cuplikan kata-kata BJ Habibie (Rudy) ketika ditanya oleh Ainun muda saat perpisahan SMU kala itu benar-benar merasuk ke dalam relung hati ini. Ainun : Jadi kamu mengambil beasiswa untuk sekolah ke Jerman? Rudy : Oh, tidak. Ibuku yang akan membiayai sekolahku, karena ibuku telah berjanji kepada almarhum ayahku untuk dapat terus membiayai sekolahku. Beasiswa itu bia

Baby Blues Setelah Keguguran? Ayo Kenali Gejala dan Tips Menjalaninya.

Baby Blues tidak hanya bisa datang pada ibu melahirkan. Baby blues bahkan depresi juga dapat menghampiri pada ibu yang mengalami keguguran. Terlebih jika calon bayi ini telah ditunggu-tunggu atau berpulang saat usia kandungan diatas 7 bulan. Dimana sang ibu harus melahirkan atau mengeluarkan bayinya yang sudah tiada dari rahimnya. Tidak ada isak tangis bayi setelah melahirkan. Bahkan terkadang apakah ada kuasa/kekuatan bagi sang ibu untuk langsung menyemayamkan ananda calon buah hati ke pusara terakhirnya. Sumber : www.pixabay.com Belum jika asi yang terus menerus keluar tanpa ada bayi yang nenen padanya hingga dapat membuat badan sang ibu demam panas dingin dan terkena mastitis. Baby blues, tidak semua perempuan hamil dan melahirkan atau keguguran mengalaminya. Namun banyak yang mengalaminya baik disadari atau tidak disadari oleh sang ibu. Sebuah rasa yang hanya sang ibulah yang mengerti. Suami atau pun perempuan lain yang belum mengalaminya hanya dapat berempati. 

Review Buku 100 Cara Agar Anak Bahagia

Pada level 3 tantangan pada Reading Challenge One Day One Post Batch 6, para peserta diminta untuk membaca salah satu buku terjemahan dan memberikan review atau analisanya tentang apa yang membuatnya berbeda dari buku non terjemahan. Banyak sekali seri buku psikologi populer yang juga telah aku baca yang bukan merupakan terjemahan. Namun aku pribadi lebih menyukai membaca terjemahan walau masing-masingnya memiliki keunggulan dan kelemahan masing-masing. Khusus buku ini jika keunggulannya antara lain jika dibandingkan buku sejenia non terjemahan: 1. Alur mengalir, singkat, padat dan jelas. Menggunakan angka istimewa 100, jadi seluruh bahasan dipecah menjadi 100 tips (5 keping besar @ 20 tips) dimana di setiap tips hanya 1-3 halaman saja. Membuat pembaca tidak bosan dan hilang konsen saat membacanya. Fokus terjaga serta yang ingin disampaikan mengena sekali tanpa ada kesan bertele/tele. Adanya kalimat yang dicetak tebal menggunakan ukuran huruf lebih besar juga s

Be Smart Literated Financially since Toddler (Day 10, Let Your Toddler to Choose How to Spend Their Money)

To increase the self belongings feels for the money with our children, let our children freely to choose what they want to do with their own money. So they can feel the is a responsibility behind of thw way they spending it. For example: my daughter want to use her money to buy the entrance ticket to a waterpark and also to go to the snow playground. But the money is not enough. So she must choose which one she wants more between that 2 option. Another option can be wait until she can save more money in the future or simply not to forget to ask God for the solution. She choose for the waterpark. After sometimes not long after we go to the watepark, we go to grandmother's home. And my mom want to see the snow in the snow playground, then my mother bougt us all the tickets for going there. It is perhaps the answers from God, when my daugther asked the God that she wants to go to thw snow playground eventhough her money has not enouh yet. 

Be Smart Literated Financially since Toddler (Day 9, You Have to Wait to Buy Something You Want)

In their early years, we as their parent have a  responsibility to teach them about financial literacy. It is a must to let them know that life is not instant. Including when your children have something in their mind about their wants. Let them know and feel that they need to "wait" to buy or fullfil something they want. Not everything of their wants can be fullfil right away or instantly without they have to do nothing.  Once they feel the struggle when it comes to fullfil their wants, they will appreciate it more. For example: my son want to have a big robot toy. I said I will give it to them for his birthday next 2 month. He have to wait until his birthday. He then play it safely not recklessly, because he know in order to get another big robot toy he must wait until his next birthday. 

Be Smart Literated Financial since Toddler (Day 8, Introducing the Concept of Saving or Investing)

My children have 3 piggy bank, one in the school, at home and at grandmother's home. Each of it have a different goal and patterned.  The first piggy bank in the school, we make it together with the teacher ar school using an unused bottled plastic. This piggy bank almost full after 2 years and in the next june when my son graduated from playgroup, he want to use the money to buy a robot toy. The second piggy bank is at home. I bought the piggy bank and my son regularly plug some small amount of money whenever me or the father give him some money. He has not deciced what to buy in the future with the money from it. The piggy bank has not full enough.  The third piggy bank is at grandmother home. We plug some money into it not that regularly compare to the first and second piggy bank annually at Idul Fitri. My children usually received some a lot of money from our relative (grandmother, grandfather, aunty, etc). We regularly asked our children to save some of the money they received

Be Smart Literated Financially since Toddler (Day 7, Ask Everything You Need and Wants to "God" Not Only to Your Parents)

I would like to share about what happen after I introduced her about asking whatever you want not only to your parents but you asked it to God first.  She wants to go to a fastfood restaurant after the father finished at work in the office. But she know that her father would not fullfil her wants because her father would be tired after worked and tommorow she have to go to school. But she really want to eat the burger and the chicken there. She asked me, but then I said asked your father.  Before she asked me, she said she had already asked God that she want to go to that restaurant and hoping God would fullfil her wants.  Then we both go to the office to pick up the father that had already finished the work. At first, the father refused. But then he fullfil our daughter want, to eat there but on take away. Hmmm, it's great, right. One proof that everything could be happen if God will. Just by believe in God and pray to God, ask what do you want to God.  At first, I didn't beli

Be Smart Literated Financial since Toddler (Day 6, There Is a Part in Your Money that Belongs to The Needy Poor People)

Not all of your money is belong to you. Some part of it is belongs to others the needy, someone that less fortune than ours. Eventhough we earned it not easily. Take our children to visit the orphanage regularly. Let them give their own money to them directly. Let them share or give their toys to them. Let them play together.

Be Smart Literated Financial since Toddler (Day 5, Prepare for the Future)

Let your children know that life should be prepared for the future. In also happens in a money term. The money you get now it is not only for now, but also for the future. Some part of it is belongs for the future. That's why we introduce them the concept of saving/investment with the money.  We can buy them a small money place called "celengan", let them feel the experience itself about plug in some money into it. Once it full, we can bring it to the toystore to buy a toy that our children want. Or we can asked them, how they want to spend this amount of money? Is they want to give the money to others that needed or to buy a toy or to buy a present for other family member or to open a store they dreamed of or to buy a ticket of something etc.  This kind of action (saving/investment) just simply want to teach our children, not to become a spoiled children when they got something in their wants. Iet them knowthat eir wants can be fullfiled later by saving it first not inst

Be Smart Literated Financially since Toddler (Day 4, Knowing that Money can be Earned by Do Something)

We have to let our children know that money is earned. It is not a free lunch. You have to do something to get some money. For a toodler, we as a parent can simply use a role model to teach them about it. Let them see that their parent do something to get some money. Or we give some money to others because others do something. For example: "tukang parkir" or when we buy something in the market. Next we can also use this money concept, when our children do something and get the money for the return. For example: our children help us with the chores then we give them money because of it, or when our children win a race them they get some money for the prize. 

Be Smart Literated Financial since Toddler (Day 3, Knowing the Difference between Wants and Needs)

Money can fullfil your needs and your wants. The simplest way to make you children know that money can fullfil it, just show it to them directly.  When your children want to buy candy, then bring they to the market then give the money to the seller in order to get the candy.  When your children feels hungry then they need to eat soon. Let them know that in order to have a delicious meal in front of them, they should have some money. The money will be used to buy the meal. They should also know that the amount of money to buy candy is different to the amount we would pay to get a meal.  Then we can move to the next level, how to distinguish which one is the needs which one is the wants for our children in their early years. It's quite tricky how to explain the difference between wants and needs. But then I got a simple way.  Needs is something you must to fullfil because it is mandatory. For example: food, uniform for school, sleep, etc. But on the contrary wants is sometheing you w

Be Smart Literated Financially since Toddler (Day 2, Money can fullfill the needs)

Money can fullfil your need. Let our children know that to pay her/his school, we need money. To buy food we eat everyday we need money.  Show them, when monthly we give the school money. Bring our children to the market when we buy rice, chicken, fruits, vegetables (with money), then told to them that we will cook it at home for meals everyday we will eat daily.  I remembered once that my daughter asked me, why mommy give a lot of money monthly to her teacher at school.  At that time (4 years old), she didn't know that the teacher at school being paid for teaching her. She tought that her lovely teacher just like her mom, teach her and didn't receive any money.  I explained her wisely that her lovely teacher has a job to teach you at school. Because of she had already teach you well at school the parents of all the children that study there will pay or give some amouny of money to the teacher. Then teacher can use the money to fullfil their needs. For example to buy food for t

Be Smart Literated Financial since Toddler (Day 1, Introducing Money Concept, Believing "Sustenance" Comes From God, Sustenance Not Only About Money )

Introducing money concept would not be easy for children below 5 years. Should we introduce the concept of money to our children in the very early years? What kind of concept of money that they should know.  In my opinion, they should know that money comes from a hard work. By working or selling goods/skills you got money. Then you can buy something with the money. Some amount of money can be paid or switch with a candy or foods or toys. But another some amount of money can not be paid or switch with a candy or foods or toys. So there is term of a lot of money and a few of money. And money should be earned not freely being given by other people. So they know that their parent work to get some money to buy food or toy for the children. But there is something much more important than money that should be taught to the chidren. The children should know about sustenance. Sustenance not only about money but also a good health, having many good friends, loving parents, happy life etc is a su

Resensi Recto Verso oleh Dee (Dewi Lestari)

Mengapa Recto Verso? Memasuki pekan kedua tantangan membaca buku dari Reading Challenge Group oleh ODOP (One Day One Post), kali ini tema buku tidak dibebaskan seperti pekan lalu dan ketebalan pun ditingkatkan. Tema buku yang harus dibaca pada pekan ini wajib bergenre Non Romace dengan ketebalan minimal 135 halaman alias minimal 15 halaman per hari gak boleh bolong selama 9 hari. Pilihanku jatuh kepada Buku Recto Verso oleh Dee (Dewi Lestari) yang juga adalah seorang penyanyi. Dimana Buku ini juga dijual sepaket dengan CD Albumnya yang berjudul sama yaitu Recto Verso. Buku Recto Verso + Lirik Lagu Jadi dalam buku ini terdapat 11 kisah fiksi yang melengkapi 11 lirik lagunya di album Recto Verso. Hmmm aku awalnya membaca cerita demi cerita tanpa mendengarkan lagunya, asyik sih, pilihan kata yang tak biasa, membuat otak untuk ikut berpikir mencerna, apa sebenarnya yang ingin disampaikan dari kisah-kisah ini. Namun ternyata ketika membaca buku ini sambil mendengarkan lagunya lang

Esther Duflo Pemenang Nobel Ekonomi 2019

Demi meningkatkan dan menumbuhkan semangat serta kebiasaan baik membacaku yang sudah lama menghilang. Yang kini telah tergantikan oleh kesibukanku di ranah domestik yang seakan tidak pernah berakhir. Aku pun bergabung untuk yang kedua kalinya dengan komunitas Reading Challenge Group yang dipersembahkan oleh ODOP (One Day One Post).  Awalnya aku bingung, mau membaca apa ya,saking sudah lamanya tidak membaca buku-buku tebal nan serius baik fiksi maupun non fiksi. Lalu aku tertarik pada suatu jurnal yang katanya memenangkan Nobel di bidang ekonomi tahun 2019 yang membahas tentang Indonesia (SD Inpres pada periode tahun 70an) oleh para peneliti dari luar negeri tentunya. Jurnal berbahasa inggris ini cukup tebal, 60an halaman ditambah tabel, grafik, catatan kaki dan lain-lainnya. Aku benar-benar dibuat penasaran, karya ilmiah seperti apa sih yang dapat memenangkan Nobel. Lalu aku putuskan untuk membaca selembar demi selembar, pelan-pelan, berusaha memahami dengan kemampuan otak yan

Ulasan Salah Satu Cerpen di Ngodop.com

Kali ini aku mengikuti kelas lanjutan yang fokus belajar tentang fiksi pada One Day One Post Batch 7. Seperti pada kelas sebelumnya, kita diminta untuk melakukan tugas atau tantangan serta BlogWalking pada link yang telah ditentukan oleh Penanggung Jawab dan pemateri kelas tersebut.  Untuk tugas pertama, kami diminta untuk membaca salah satu cerpen yang ada pada wwww.ngodop.com. Pilihanku jatuh kepada salah satu cerpen dari pemateri. Cerpem tersebut dapat dibaca pada link berikut http://www.ngodop.com/art/4/Cerita-Seorang-Lelaki-yang-Sedang-Bermimpi-tentang-Dirinya-yang-Sedang-Bermimpi.  Pada cerpen ini dikisahkan tentang seorang lelaki yang sedang bermimpi tentang diriny yang sedang bermimpi mendapatkan uang banyak dan serta merta menjadi orang kaya yang kemudian dapat mewujudkan impian yang diinginkan olehnya serta impian kedua ibu bapaknya. Mudahnya, pesan yang saya tangkapa pada awal-awal membaca cerpen ini adalah uang dapat mewujudkan segala impian dan mendatangkan kebahagiaan den

My Son's Potential (Day 9, Animal Sea Creature)

My son loved to see sea creature. Not only fish but also starfish, squiid, shell, jelly fish, etc. His eyes so blink-blink when we took him to Jakarta Aquarium to see many sea creature there. Also when we feed and swim together with the fish in Umbul Ponggok. He also can watch over and over again, his favourite sea creature in youtube. His favourite is octopus. He can spend hours to see so many type of octopus in youtube channel or discovery channel television. He even insisted to buy octopus in the supermarket and eat it after being cooked by me. So his adorable on octopus really grab my attention. Could it be his potential? What should I do to elaborate it? Perhaps next, we will learn together how to dive/snorkell in the ocean so we will see the octopus in their habitat which can give a unique experience to him. Or maybe we can have an octopus as a pet??? Wkwkwkwk...  #harike9 #tantangan10hari #semuaanakadalahbintang #kuliahbundasayang #gamelevel7 @institut.ibu.profesional

My Daughter's Potential (Day 8, Dancing)

Someday ago, her teacher reported to me that my little daughter doesn't want to dance. She even close her ears, doesn't want to hear the music. So meanwhile the other kids dancing with the music, she will go outside the class and will play by herself until the dancing class is over.  Hmm, I was quite dissapointed too hear that news. Because so as far I know, she loved to dance at home. She like to listen her favourite music and dance with it. Then why at school she didn't want to dance and listen to the music? I'll find the information. I asked her, then she answered that she didn't like the music also the style of the dance.  Hmmm, puzzle solved. I still can see her eyes sparkle when dancing and while listening to the music. Then I bring her to the traditional javanese dancing class. Just to see. Also to see a ballet show. She loves it very much. But if I compare to her likeliness with water, the dance just so so. So I think, I would elaborate more on the water sid

My Daughter's Potential (Day 10, Everthing Should be Logic, Very Eager to Know Anything)

If I have to mention what is the most potential of my little daughter, I would say her willingness to learn, her wanting to know anything, and her curiousity on everything. She can asked so many things on life, so many things she saw or she hear or she touch, anything that cross her mind. So everytime I bring her to a new place, her curiousity will take place first. She will go around, touch everything, asking what is this, what is that, what is the purposes of this things, etc.  For example, when I bring her to a bank, she will go inside behind the teller, customer service, see everything and touch anything. Fiuh. So many times the security be mad at me, because can not handled my daughter well. She will take each type of the form/brochusure and bring it home. She even want to operate the ATM machine using my cards. Well well well...  Another example, when I bring her to hotel or mall. She will run inside it, go around, touch everything, asked anything new in her eyes. Just can not ma

My Son's Potential (Day 7, Kindness)

He is just so kind. Sometimes I wonder how he can be that kind, even others hurts him. He still kind to them. I realized it when he started to yell and get a fight with his bigger sister. No matter how his big sister teased or make him cried, he still kind to her.  For example: I usually want to take him going somewhere (going to the mall/playground) without his big sister. Just a test for him, is he wanna let her big sister left behind at home (his big sister was sleeping) or we just going somewhere just the two of us because his big sister is in the school. He refused it and said, "I wanna go with Sister Mocca, she will cry if we don't asked her to go together with us."  On the contrary, when I asked the same question to his sister, she will gladly happyly leaving his little brother at home. Wkwkwkwkwk. See the difference... Based on that, I said that my little son has so much kindness in her heart. Hmmm, what will I do next then to elaborate his kindness potential? I w

My Daughter's Potential (Day 6, Competition)

She will be driven by competitive so intense. She can learn by herself anything just in order to become the champion in any kind of race. I realized when I take her for her first time going to colouring game. She so obsessed want to be the champion and bring the prize also the medal. I know that she is not that talented in colouring and drwaing. Just so so. So how come she can be the winner? So she not becane the winner.  But next at home, she learn how to draw and colouring better through youtube and from me in a very fokus way with the next goal I have to be the winner for the next colouring game. Since she was not that talented so how hard she learn, the improvement not that great. But she coloured better, but just not enough to be the winner. So after the third time, she joined a colouring game, I think she realizes that if she want to win, she should got a lesson from proffesional how to colour and draw well. Should I let her to go to drawing lesson, eventhough I know her talent j

My Son's Potential (Day 5, Nature)

My son's love to be in the nature. Just like me. While her bigger sister will choose going to the mall rather than going back to nature (except:beach).  Almost every morning, after we get up, we will go around to take a morning walk. A lot of trees and animal sorround our neighborhood. Some chipmunks, many birds we can see in the early morning. Some bats also we can see after sunset. My little son love to see the sorrounding. He like to smell the flowers, pick some leaf or woods and used it as a stick to play with. He really like to see the "putri malu" and play with it. He will touch it to see it become smaller. He also like to feed the animal and see it live freely in the wildlife.  Hmmm, I'm still not know yet, how to stimulate his potential in nature. For now I just walking around accompany him for morning walk, going to the zoo, going to the beach/mountain. Is there any idea, how should I digger or stimulate this kind of potential in his early age?  #harike5 #tan

My Daughter's Potential (Day 4, Water)

My little girl falls in love with swimming. She loved to swim in the pool or the beach. She also simply like playing with water in the bathroom while take a bath. Playing under the rain. Playing with showers. Anything with water. She also like to play in the river and waterfall.  She just so brave enough in the water. She learn how to dive. She have a guts to swim in the deep pool even using handband. Also playing with high wave in the beach. Seeing jellyfish and starfish also make her eyes spark. She so curious on it. She also adore mermaid, even she has a mermaid suit and used it in the swimming pool.  It can take hours while playing with water. Actually her liking for the water maybe is inhereted from me. Because I also like water so much. I can swim in the beach from 6 a.m until 11 a.m. then take a lunch then going to the beach again play with the wave until sunset.  Next, my to do list for her perhaps to giving her a swimming lesson from the professional, once she enter elementary

My Son's and Daughter's Potential (Day 3, Lego)

Almost every kids love to play Lego, including my son and my daughter. They love to play it. They can arrange many shape from it with their imagination. Mostly, they make a robot, ship, plane, and rocket from Lego. They can make it so quickly based on their visual in their own brain. After they finished making something, they will let it be that shape for a couple days then they ruin it and make another shape. They will be very dissapointed if their Lego ruined not by themself (for example: her mother wreck it down unintentionally by hitting it on foot or simply they fall then make the Lego ruin into pieces). My daughter will be very mad and angry on herself if she fall and make the Lego ruinned because she thinks she can not be make the same shape again once it ruined. She will cried out loud and throw away the Lego. So do my son.  Since they loved so much playing with Lego, in order to prevent if something happens with the Lego, everytime after they built something, they will take a

My Daughter's Potential (Day 2, Leader)

My daughter is 5 years old now. Even at her younger age, I can tell everybody that she is borned as a leader. She love to asked people to do what she wants. She like to arrange things and others should follow her. She also a disiciplined person, if she saw something not right she will ask the person to do the right things in a polite touch.  Many of her friends will volunteeraly follow her rule when they play together. She will order that, order this and make the rule. For example: when they play hide and seek or we could say policeman versus thief, she give the order who will be the cop and who will be the thief and where will be the jail  is. Even she order how to catch the thief, where to run, where to hide, until what number to count etc. Amazingly, everyone of her friend will follow her rule. Even she is not the biggest one, more likely the litte one in size (but she is the oldest one in age).  Based on that, I would say that my little girl has a leadership potential. Next is my d

My Son's Potential (Day 1, Books)

My son had just 3 years old. He even can not read yet. But he knew some letters alfabetically from the song and I introduce him some letters too by showing him the flash card. But he is not that interested to learn about the letters, in my opinion.  The different story will say about books. Even though he is still not eager yet to learn about reading or simply to know about the letters. His eyes give me that spark when he saw a books. Any kind of books, especially books for the kids with full of picture and colour.  He can asked me to read the books for him again and again until 10 times a day for the same books. All of the books at the home is his favourite. Because he chosed it by himself while he was in bookstore. Sometimes I get so bored have to re-tell the story again and again. Sometimes I re-tell it not reread it. So i used different words for the same story in the books. Still he looks so excited, even if I just reread it same and the same again.  In that day, I knew that books

Stimulate Logical Maths for Kids Day 10 (Knowing Concepts of + and -)

I stimulate logical math for additon, reduction and multiplication concept using her fingers. Then I used the fruit. Then I used the pencils. For example, I gave 3 grapes to my older daughter. Then I asked her to give 1 grapes to her brother. Then I asked how many grapes is on you. This is a concept of reduction. Another example, I asked my daughter to pick another 3 grapes from refrigenerator. Then I asked how many grapes is on you now. This is a concept of addition. So by eating the fruit we can stimulate logical math unconsiusly.

Stimulate Logical Math for Kids Day 9 (Counting Wheels on Bus, Car, Motorcyle)

My children loved to travel by bus. There is a double decker bus in the city that will take us around the city. It is a tourist bus for sight seeing the city. In the parking lot, there was this bus also some car and motorcycle. I remember at home my children asked how many wheel does the car have while showing their toy car. So, there is an idea cross on my mind. I took my children to go around the bus and asked them how many wheels the bus have. My children very excited to count all the wheels on the bus. Then I asked them to count the wheels on the car next to the bus. After that, I asked them to count the wheels on the motorcyle in the corner of the parking lot. Just a very simple idea to stimulate logical math for our children with fun by counting the real thing in the daily life.

Stimulate Logical Maths for Kids Day 8 (Learning Counting 1-10 in Javanese)

We lived in Semarang, the capital of Central Java. Here, the people talks in javanese. So my children also being introduce the number in Javanese by their teacher at school. Javanese language have some different level in it from the lowest (coarse javanese language) until the highest (delicate javanese language). We could use the coarse javanese languange when talk to our friend (the same level/degree). But we have to used the delicate javanese language when talk to our parent/grandparent/older people (the higher level/degree). So in order to let my children know the number in Javanese language especially delicate javanese language in practical way, I'll take them to the traditional market and let them see their mom use delicate javanese language when asking the price to the seller or bargain the goods. My 5 years old daughther had already memorize number 1-10 in delicate javanese number. Good job.

Stimulate Logical Maths for Kids Day 7 (Learning Counting 1-10 in English)

After my 3 years old son can count 1-10 well in Indonesian. I introduce him to count 1-10 in English. This time I introduce him on regular way. Just by putting my finger on number 1 and said loud ONE, then on number 2 and said loud TWO, until number 10. But for my 5 years old daughter, I made her to said it loud in English when we count 1-10 while playing hide and seek. So the younger will hear and hopefully notice that it is still counting 1-10 but in other languange.

Stimulate Logical Maths for Kids Day 6 (Learning Concept of Much vs Little while Playing Water)

After we know the concept of full and empty. Then I will introduce to them the concept of much and little still with playing with the sand and the water. Just fill it almost full then we said it is much then throw it until almost empty then we said it little. So simple and easy right. So many logical math we can stimulate just by playing with sand and water.

Stimulate Logical Math for Kids Day 5 (Learning Full and Empty Concept while Playing with Sand)

My children loved to play with sand especially if we go to the beach. By playing with sand we can stimulate logical math and introducing them the concept of full and empty. Just by filling the little basket with sand until the top, we let them know it is full. Then when we dropped all of the sand from the little basket, we let them know it is empty. Then we can change the sand with water. The concept is the same. Finally the children know the concep of full and empty by playing with fun.

Stimulate Logical Math for Kids Day 4 ( Learning Fraction while Eating Pizza)

My 5 years old daughter had already learn fraction in her kindergarden. A half, a quarter and others. So in order to know that she is really understand the concept about fraction, I want to test her in a fun way. I took her to the pizza store. I asked the chef to cop the pizza into 8 slice. It means 1/8 for each slice. Before we eat, I asked her which one is a half then a quarter then 1/8. Voila, she gave the right answer. After that I give her a little knowledge about addition fraction. 1 slice means 1/8 then 2 slice means 2/8. Then I compare the 2 slice with the 1/4 (a quarter) of a whole pizza. I said it is the same size, right? She looked at it then said yes. So I tell her 1/8+1/8=2/8=1/4. Then I give another example for two quarter also same with the one half just by looking the pizza. She looks understand. By using the real pizza to learn fraction, it can stimulate the logical math with fun.

Stimulate Logical Math for Kids Day 3 (Counting cookies)

My 3 years old son loved to eat cookies. He prefer bread and cookies sometimes compare to rice. So I think, I can used the cookies to stimulate logical math for him. When he asked for cookies, then I aske him, "How many cookies do you want?". At first, he can not answer. Then I give him one in his right hand and one in his left hand. After that, I said, "You have two cookies, one here and two there." Then he can say, "I want to have 2 cookies, Mom." Lovely, he knew the logical math of number 2. Another time he said, "I want to have 1 cookie, Mom." So it means he had already known the difference between 1 and 2.