Crocus Flowers are Welcoming Spring

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Freesia. Yes, this flower has wowed many friends of mine when I posted its picture on Facebook two days ago. Some of them asked me what that flower is called and whether they are a family of tulip. Unfortunately I couldn’t answer any of those question because I really didn’t know its name and family. I made a promise to find it out later at the supermarket since lots of plants seeds been selling due to the spring is coming. So I went to ASDA supermarket and finally found its seeds there and from now on I know what the flower is called! It is Freesia Crocus!

My Freesia Flowers

This image of mine that stood out among others

Soon after I came home I browsed on internet to find it out more about this flower.

My Freesia Flowers

White Freesia flowers. I called it Three Sweet Girls.

According to an article on eHow: What is the Meaning of Freesia Flower, this flower is native to Africa and named after Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese, a German physician.

My Freesia Flowers

Purple Freesia Flowers

This flower is a symbol of multiple sentiments such as friendship, innocence, thoughtfulness, perseverance and being high-spirited. Also this flower is one of the most fragrant flowers and so used in perfumes, bath oils, soaps, lotions, scented oil, etc.

My Freesia Flowers

A group of Mauve Freesia Flowers

 The pattern of this flower is known as ‘zygomorphic‘.

My Freesia Flowers

Its pattern known as ‘zygomorphic’

This flower is a sign to me that spring is already under way!

My Freesia Flowers

A Yellow Freesia Flower

*Camera: Kodak Easy Share C713

Chocolate Mousse Cake, My Guilty Pleasure


Chocolate mousse cake. I don’t know why I was so tempted to make this cake after a friend of mine, Yunika, showed it to me on her Facebook. I couldn’t wait for her recipe so I started to look for it on internet. After searched for some recipes then I finally decided to give a try a recipe from BBC Good Food as you can read it here: Chocolate Mousse Cake.

On this recipe that I just made it few hours ago before writing this post, I added one (1) teaspoon of espresso. The reason why I did that because my mom’s friend who is expert in baking taught me long time ago to put a little bit of coffee or espresso whenever I make chocolate cake or any dessert that requires chocolate. She said that it would make the cake or dessert tastes tastier and not too sweet due to the bitterness of the coffee or espresso.

The cake really is my guilty pleasure!

Chocolate Mousse Cake, My Guilty Pleasure

Chocolate Mousse Cake, My Guilty Pleasure

Hint: I forgot to write it before about the tin that I used to make this cake. I used 26 cm cake tin removable base due to the volume of the mixture that was quite lots. Also I used my home made shortbread cake by Delia Smith in this recipe. I am sorry for people who had already read this one before I edited it.

Dirty Utensils in The Morning

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Everything surround us can be used as an object theme of a photography whatever it is. It depends on our creativity. But a creativity without a sense of art perhaps would produce a picture with less attractive.

Currently I’ve been joining a group on Facebook called Kamprets which all the member have an interest in photography. The members of the group are all Indonesian. I’ve learned a lot from that group since their members are not only sharing their best pictures but also their knowledge of photography. So people like me who are amateur by the way (and doing it as a hobby only) could improve our skills or technique of.

The administrators of the group also provide some competition or game which they all are really fun to join with. There is a favorite game of the most active members called Simon Says or Kamprets Klik. In this game one member would request a theme and others would upload theirs. Whoever wins in this game would become the next person who request a new theme. That’s how the game run by. Do not say that this game has no difficulty task. It has apparently! For instance when one member requested a theme called Rendang, a special dish from Minangkabau, Indonesia, but it’s been known wide spread all over Indonesia. Some members in order to win it ought to go out to the small restaurant in the morning and waited for the restaurant to open for buying that dish. But when they came back home and wanted to post their picture in a rush, they found out that other members had already posted it and won the theme. Also the members have to face the problem of their internet speed that affect uploading process of the picture. Those things are quite frustrating sometimes but in a funny way. That’s why the members love it so much because it’s really fun and always makes us laugh especially when somebody failed to win the theme due to their defeat in uploading process. One member describes it as “the smoke in my eyes”.

My picture below won one theme in Simon Says game called Dirty Utensils in The Morning. Even the dirty stuffs can be an object and look good still in the picture. So it is right to say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

My Dirty Utensils in The Morning

My Dirty Utensils in The Morning