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1st in 2018

I know I made too many promises; more posts for this blog. My excuse is a classic one, too busy. (And I've got other blogs to maintain too.) What can I do? I'll keep on making promises. ha ha ha. This year, it should be better than last year (2017).

Another thing I am considering is to create video blog. If this is the case, then this blog will have a lesser time. ha ha ha. Anyway, the vlog thing is still in a consideration-state. It may take some time to actually becoming reality. We'll see.

Anyway, this is my 1st post in 2018.
Recent posts

Can't Make Good Coffee

I love coffee. Black coffee without sugar. The good thing is that Bandung is a heaven for coffee lovers. There are a lot of coffee shops with local coffee beans. These days, I love coffee from Flores.

But the thing is ... I cannot make good coffee myself. Ugh. Every time I make one, it's too dark (bitter) or too soft. I don't have a coffee machine, although I have aero press and V 60 kits. I love coffee made manually. If the coffee is made by machine, that it is actually made by somebody else (or something to be exact).

Back to the original topic, making good coffee. I was told that the important aspect of making coffee is the water (the exact temperature and stuff). Or, the way to make the coffee (brew, filter, etc.). But, I just cannot make good coffee. I think it has something to do with my hands ... ha ha ha. They are too cold. ha ha ha.

Anyway, let me enjoy this (bad) coffee. Made it myself. Good morning ...

Rejected by AdSense

While updating this blog, I got notification that I should try to use AdSense. Ok, I said. Let's give it a try. It, then, gave me a form to register. I filled the form and waited for the confirmation email.

Email came in and said that my request was rejected. Oh well. The thing that I don't understand is that it seems Google AdSense thought that this is a new blog. Need more content, it said. Whoa. Seriously?

I guess I have to try again next time (don't know when).

Coffee Shops in Bandung

Last night, I was in a brand new coffee shop. This is just one of the newest coffee shops in Bandung. I can safely say that every month there is a new one in Bandung. (I could stretch it to every week.) Bandung is a coffee shop city.

Last night was the second time I went to this coffee shop. The first one, I went there a few days ago. It was weekday and not many people were there. I ordered a local coffee, Flores.

It was great. In fact, it was perfect.

Last night was different. It was Saturday night and it was packed with young people. I guess they found out that this is the place to be for this particular time. So everybody and their friends were there. (This is incorrect though. Neighboring coffee shops were also packed!) Food was a little late. They ran out of the Flores coffee. Ugh. So, I ordered whatever they have at that time. It came late. Yes, this is the down side of being popular. Fortunately, the coffee was good! So, it canceled whatever un-coordination that happened there.

Crossing The Midnight

I've been crossing the midnight too many times. Woke up before midnight and could not sleep afterwards. For many, this is requires special effort. For me, it's just the norm. So, this time it feels the same. Going to a brand new day.

Yes, this time there is a bonus; it is a new year too. So, happy new year.

It's dawn ...

End of 2016

This is my last post of the 2016. As if I write often to this blog. Ha ha ha. It has been a while since I posted in this blog. I just hope I can post more in 2017. At least more than 2016.

Less Social Media, More Books

For the last two or three months, I've finished reading three books. That's not a big achievement for most of you. For me, it is. My reading speed has been degrading for the last few years. I blame it on my reading glasses. (I used to read without glasses.)

Another reason for the slowing down is that I read too many social media, Facebook specifically. Now, I am reducing my activity on it. (This is a lie. ha ha ha.) I just skip reading negative postings on it. Thus, I have more time for reading books. I hope I can keep up with this trend.

Next book, please.