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Cheating

Hi, assalamu alaikum.

 I was having a late dinner last night. My hubby bought me fried rice. We had a nice conversation that night as it was only us, the kids had gone bed.

 "I love this fried rice. Full of flavor. It has pickles, too," I said.

 "As long as there aren't any chopped bird-eye chilly in it."

Have you ever biten chopped bird-eye chilly in your rice without any prior notice? 

I have. And it was sooo awful. I needed to drink a lot of water to rinse my mouth. The cook cheated me!

Well, life is sometimes like that. It's full of surprises and lessons. Not only in everyday life, even in business.

My brother, who started his own men's fashion shop 2 years ago told me that it's likely being cheated when you run a business.

He was being cheated once. A customer canceled the order of quite great amount of trousers. And it was that bad because my brother didn't sign any contract with the customer.

Blogging as business has its own risks. I …

Spring Matching Worksheet

Hi, assalamu alaikum.

Spring is coming! For those of you who live in the Northern Hemisphere, get ready for this special season.

And here is another guest post from Education.com with spring theme. If you are interested in guest posting, please email me to: diah.d.arti@gmail.com.



Invigorate your little one's learning with this spring matching worksheet. For more fun and engaging learning activities, go to Education.com!

My February Goals

Hi there. Assalamu alaikum.

It's February now. One month has passed now comes another one.

Have you set your goal for this month?

I'm trying to do one this February, after reading an email from a fellow blogger. I love to read emails anyway. Especially the ones with personal touches, not just business emails.

I never set any specific goals for myself before. But today, I read the email and I'm touched with it and I hit reply button and I realized I had made a goal set.

I know it sounds weird but sometimes I need extra push from other people to make me a better person.

Okay. Let's see what my goals are for this month.

My first goal is to be more patient to my sons. Ah, this is every mom's dream, I guess. Many of them have succeeded, many others haven't. I'm in the second group of moms.

I have three sons. This year they will be 10, 9 and 2 years old.

For my first and second son, Mr. Inventor and Mr. Professor, I need to be more calm to them.

They are now in …

A Good Friend Of Theirs

New semester has begun. The holiday has passed, now comes the busy school days.

Mr. Inventor and Mr. Professor have been going to school for a week. And they have gone back to their routines. Including routine play time with their best friend.

Those two little guys have a good friend who is also a neighbour of us. The friend, Mr. Familiar, is one year older than Mr. Inventor. He is in grade 5, while Mr. Inventor is in grade 4 and Mr. Professor now is in grade 3.

A Neighbour Who Becomes A Good Friend

As we are neighbours, I know Mr. Familiar's mom quite well. We even talk about our kids' behaviour, especially when there is something important. I have written about it here in Bahasa Indonesia: Dua Tawanan Saya.

They were not best friends from the beginning. But somehow someway they found similarities and became friends.

Later, Mr. Inventor spent less time interacting with Mr. Familiar. But, Mr. Professor did the opposite.
People say that when two kids play together, they play …

Chong Ket Pen's Manuever

If you were a businessperson, have you ever pictured your business had a great loss?

Nobody nor company wants to be in that position, I'm sure.

But, there is a man who is popular in internet nowadays. I read a lot of news about him. He's even in YouTube!

It's Chong Ket Pen.
Who Is Chong Ket Pen? Chong Ket Pen is the Group Managing Director of Protasco Berhad, a public listed company since 2003 on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. It operates six business segments which are road maintenance, construction, property development, engineering services, trading and manufacturing, and education.

He has been reported to the Indonesian Police for fraudelences.

What happened?

Here Is The Manuever of Chong Ket Pen Global Capital Limited,  an Indonesian venture capital and asset management company - and also major shareholder of Protasco Berhad, filed a civil suit against the company’s Group Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Dato’ Sri Chong Ket Pen for alleged abuse of p…

Mr. Inventor's Tahfiz Graduation

Mr. Inventor attended a special event last Saturday, November 3rd. It was the Tahfiz Graduation. It was when students who had finished memorizing a certain juz of Quran being certified.

Mr. Inventor had just finished his Juz 30. There were other 20 students with him, and some more students for Juz 29 and Juz 1.

Completing the memorization of a certain juz means that a student has been working hard memorizing and tested by the tahfiz teacher. Once he passes the test, he will be enrolled for the graduation.

Mr. Inventor started memorizing Juz 30 from grade 1. He started with surah An-Naas, went up surrah by surah until he reached surah An-Naba which is the first surah of the juz.

It took almost 7 semesters for him to finish it. He actually had to complete the juz on his 6th semester, but, he wasn't able to.

That is okay. For me, the most important part of the memorizing is the process itself when he had to be very patient and had to work hard.

Students learn reading Quran with Waf…

Mango, Everyone!

Last quarter of the year there is mango season here in Indonesia! Hurray...!
That's the unique thing of living in Indonesia. We have many seasons, not only dry and rainy ones, but there are also season of durian, rambutan season (usually coming soon after mango season!), getting married season, and entering school season. LOL. Don't take it seriously. It is only a joke.

Okay. Back to mango.

I love mango very much. I had a mango tree in the backyard of my old home. It was 'honey mango'. The name tells us all. Yes. The mangoes are so sweet and orangish! There is a kind of visible dark orange line in the flesh circling the seed.

I always enjoyed picking them myself. Not by climbing up the tree but by using a specific tool to pick. With the help of my father, ofcourse. 😄

My dad, mom and my siblings love mango as well. We really, really felt blessed to own such a tree in the backyard.

Fun Facts About Mango I always thought that mango was originated from my country as we …