Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kolak of Love

The picture above is the food called “kolak” made from some ingredients which are all abundantly available in Indonesia. To make this food we need to prepare some of the following:
- Banana (the ripe one)
- Palm sugar
- salt
- water
- coconut milk

This post is specially dedicated to my wife who has made kolak for me. She's been somewhat an expert as the taste of kolak she made gets better day by day.
To me, it is little bit hard to actually describe the procedure of making kolak. Well, here are the steps to make it on your own:
- boil the water inside a pan
- put the palm sugar onto boiled water
- put the sliced banana whenever the water heated already
- put some salt and mix them

You can stop mixing when the texture of banana has been softer and palm sugar has spread. Having done it, put the kolak on a cup and serve it while hot. Don't forget to pour the coconut milk onto the ready colak to make it much tastier. I am sure it is a perfect companion in rain or you can serve it during winter (if you live in Europe, North America or else). The kolak that I show above is super special one as it is made with love. My wife called it “Kolak of Love”. Many thanks to my lovely wife :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Almost all of high school students here in Indonesia must learn Economics. They start learning it since the first year of the school and it might end when they have finished this first year. At the second year of the study, Economics becomes the optional subject – meaning that those who wish still can take it and those who don't can just overlook this subject, yet they have to take another subject such as sociology and and geography.

My two-year-experience of teaching Economics has been somewhat challenging to me since the major of mine at college was not Economics. It has relationship with it though.

The importance of learning Economics is the thing called “priority”. One of my instructors at university once said that Economics is all about making priority in life. When we cannot make priority, it means that we are not good in Economics. And for sure we cannot be called Economists.

The benefits of this subject or science is to enable as make a priority in life. Of course, the context of economics is mostly in the level of nation or province or region. In fact, we can also apply it in the context of ourselves. For example, if cannot really manage our want (desiring to always have a new gadget), we have a bad score of our Economics application. So, it is embarrassing if Economics students are not able to control their wants as it shows that they have leak point in making priority. The keys is, be smart in following the want of ours, be smart in making priority. We should start being able to do something important first, and postpone the less important one. Happy Thursday!