Gardening: Paver Maintenance

A day ago I tried to do whatever physical activity, whenever I get a chance.

Not much, but sure that enough, at least, for a day. Which I make sure I do, go wear my gears and off to the home ground.

As for a day ago, weather are sunny. After long time of rain. But I hope for rain once or twice in a week, at least, but, what can I do right, it’s not in our control. So sunny day, I usually do my physical activity.

I decided to just go around, as I remember, I need to remove and replace pile of metal bars, if it is what it call??. One that people use to make or set up for fence, usually for land perimeter, specially in country like mine. Its, can say L shape like that….. You know what I try to describe..?

It’s okay. So after replaced them, it was considered late to me, but sunlight still, so I just jumped on my new area for my garden soon. There are paver path way, no one really walk through it anyway, so I decided to set half of the area as my new garden ground. For now, I try to keep up maintain it.

Usually I use hoe. Just if I not in mood for throwing my energy to where I’ll be tired, I just go crouch and pull out weeds and unwanted grass and wild baby plants. Yea, you can spot Spider Lily, I can say that they’re survivor to be frank. Crazy..

So not much as time passed, it was almost dark, and seriously and not fun at all, it’s at the time where mosquitoes are crazyyy. Super annoying and irritating. Anyway, here, the result.

Still more but will continue soon, as for now, I have to clear up unwanted weeds in front of my, because of black ant infestation, not all in my house. But half around the house perimeter.. It’s bothering my way at the same time..

So yea… I piled those unwanted weeds, wild plants, together with composed dried leaves and small thin branches, as for my topsoil soon.

Okay, that’s for now.. See what’s up next time.

Stay safe everyone. Stay well alright.

Gardening: New Baby Spinach

About couple days ago, I decided that I just have to replace for my new Spinach.

It grow and many of them, actually.

A bit tough for this time, as I also decided to replace them, not in bins, but in an old stainless steel sink.. Yes. I did it.

There it is!

I go with ones that grows tall or big.. If it that’s the word..?. I choose this one, like in the photo. And reuse my own blend of soil. And this time I added my own compose, which made up from food waste, our goat, Ms. Kembang’s waste, and grass that I clear up. Mixed and set them in the sink. So far, I can say it’s good.

As for few more, I replaced them in a bin.

3 of them are new, another are old one. You can spot it well in the photo.

I also added my own compose, for ones in the bin.

I can only wait for them to grow now.

Another update, see what’s going to be.

Stay safe everyone.

Gardening: New Kangkung Planting

It’s been awhile..!

I hope everyone is doing well.

As so, can say that a lot has happened. I mean it like really. As last week my/our home area, where we live are hit by flood. And as so far, most who live in the area are still have to deal with the results such as cleaning up what they can save. Aids from NGOs and government still coming to our area, in and out. Alhamdulillah me and family are okay… I will continue on new post, if I feel like it.

So… Things are slowly back to how it is, as for me and family. As for myself, I managed to plant new kangkung. Here’s quick one, photos.

The day before, I had to make few holes on this bin. Because before I had this bin ready, I didn’t make it.. How stupid to think back. But I learn, and of course we all do..

I plant using kangkung that I bought from market, as they’re come with roots, this what I usually do. Kangkung, as in English Water Spinach is easy one, to me at least, because if you do with this method, just make sure to save it in a cup or whatever (if it’s late to plant it or gardening), so it won’t quickly softening to become rot. You can feel the steam become hard as for crunchy, slowly as time passes. This is just from my observations of course.

So I’m waiting for how things with it. For something else, I just took some photos around.

Just had my time walk around. Since I plan on set up an area for my small garden, which near our house.

Photos I took, my baby Spinach, need to replant them all soon. Small red butterfly on our wildly grow Kaduk plant, people in here have it as ulam. Our Ms. Kembang just came across to eat whatever she knows what. Our 2 in 1 citrus family tree, one root but two different trees, one are, we called limau kasturi or lime, kind of lime, another one are lemon, you can see the yellow colour? Yes, that already ripe actually I should pick it soon. Last one, my boots, myself, standing in front of wild flowers. I did wrote about it in my previous post.

So.. That’s all. I slowly get back to my routine, which is a bit hard, as I went through personal matter, which well.. Still do.. I will write about it and the impact that whole of it, the results of it.. This year is the toughest one, personally for me, I think.. (?)

Okay. So I take it slowly, getting back to what I usually do and feel. I hope you all too.

Stay safe everyone..!

Gardening: New Sowing

It’s been awhile isn’t it?

It is…!

I’ve been away for awhile as for some reason, and maybe write about it, at least a bit from it.

And also I’m happy knowing that writing this at least my phone’s keypad not slide out when I’m writing, which I don’t know why, plus phone’s notification, well, keeping slide down haahhh… Irritating, I could say.. New phone? Not now, and expensive in here.. Let’s see what I can do, maybe telco have an offer.

In the mean time, I started sowed new seeds. Here’s some progress.

So I learned that Kangkung in English are Water Spinach.. And that was what I sowed, alongside with Spinach. Which to me, at least is the easiest, since climate in my country.

Some part of kangkung already in their pots. And as raining season, I’m not really watering them. To say, current season should be sunny but I think since climate change increased, I noticed, we noticed the effect nowadays.

As we still in pandemic, I go out when I feel so. Which is the reason also that I choose and do all these, since vegetables are important to me, specially my parents. So that’s why I feel it’s the need for me to do this. Plus it’s something that I love also. And to think back, it’s more than a year, like maybe… A year and half already? Must start somewhere. And this is what I feel I’m going to do, no matter what. I try to make time for it.

As for now, I’m waiting for all my new green babies to grow well and to repot. I really hope so I harvest when the time comes because it’s been a long time since last one I got to taste them.

Okay then, stay safe people..!

Movie: Little Forest – Summer/Autumn and Winter/Spring

September here already, and I missed to blog out.

I take this opportunity to set my first post on movie!. I love movies. And this one just how I feel now and consider almost how I feel these days.

I love this movie.

That’s it. I love it. I can’t really remember when I first watch it, but I just love it.

To start, this is not review or critics. It’s just opinion, personally at the end of the day. As a consumer and a fans of film and drama.

As the title, it’s Japanese movies. I recall, and not expect at all that I will love both of the movie titles. The focus of course, is surrounded by the main character. As she lives and do her daily basis, routine in her small hometown. She creates foods, using almost all around her area’s ground and natural sources for survival.

In these movies, each season set from first dish to seven. Of course, selected dish to be on point. Showing also, her daily life to live, by farming and gardening. Harvest whatever that she plant or found in forest nearby. Also insert point, such as how she will dry up source for foods in hard time such as in the winter months, which plants and source that suitable in a cook (like frying or boiling and such), and her relationship, friendship with her suddenly-away mother..

To highlight, how every dish is being shown to prepare, clean, and cook, and serve. Even I myself feel like “okay, I’m going to cook that food”!

Another reason, I love these movies, of course because it’s personal relatedness in my life, as in daily basis, that I have to do or deal.

As you can see, my post on gardening and cooking. Which I still uhh.. Need to keep up to blog.. Lately I’ve been busy!. But I’ll try. So….. It’s related to my reality and how enjoy I am when I watched these movies.

The vibes. I think the vibes also, give me the feeling to be out and surround myself with greens and soil. It gives the feeling of the smell of nature, with the choice of music, songs for these movies. And most of it, it projecting the energy – the energy to me, for me to get on my gear, to do physical activity, to be at the moment of doing the physical work and enjoy the process.

Overall, these movies tell that, if you love your idea of what life is about, go for it. Even if to some feel like it’s going to be a bit hard or not fancy as live in big city, it’s alright – it’s back to you, how you feel like the most, and what life is all about, to you, at the end, just go for it….(?)

I recommend these, to whoever out there, if you love gardening, landscaping, and cooking, these two movies is so good.

Alright. I’ll try to keep up with my cooking section, soon. It might be simple since I missed many of my cooking…!

Gardening: New Black Soil

Take my time here, at midnight. I think it’s just with midnight.. Since I got sleep schedule problem..?

Last weekend, or really if it’s last weekend?. Or this week..??. I forgot.. But never mind. I went to supermarket, with big brother, and got a chance to buy a thing that I kind of to say I craving – soil.

Yes, soil.

I bought black soil..!

Yea, I’m excited. Because the thing is I did my own soil mix, from our home ground. Obviously not so much of nutrients available for a plant that I try to plant, in a pot, which mean quantity of soils that I mix and space are limited.

As said, I bought 2 only. For now and test.

Okay. Before that, I did remove my stunted Spinach, from small red box to big blue box. I removed ones that stunted only, as you can see. On big blue box, I set a space from each one of it. To see how all Spinach will grow soon.

Before that, soils in these 2 boxes are my own mixture, from our home ground. Both look a bit different.

Later on, well.. I realized, there was no home ground soil. I decided to make my own blend of soil mix, after seeing the texture of the black soil I bought. It’s soft, to what I recall right now. I still remember how soft it is. So yea, once did collect some soil, mixture of a bit of sand, old wooden table that decay after awhile, and red soil.. I just added to the pot, it’s plastic pot by the way, lost in my room/house. I don’t know how that happened actually..

As from the package, I added around 45%, of home ground mix?. If I guess.

Mix it all well. Just as I wanted. And back to the stunted Spinach, from small red box, I removed 7 of it, into the pot. So…. Now I just have to wait and see, how it will grow. It will adjust by themselves, as from my observations, so far.

But weird, at least to me I mean, that some of my Spinach growing well in less spacious pot…. Like.. Hm?

I don’t know, but still working on all of these. So, I need coffee grounds.. As soon as possible, for my Bitter Gourd plants.. More like emergency now.

Let’s see how things go. Need a nap.. Night world. I hope that things get better soon.

Some Thoughts: Life Phase?

It’s been awhile.

I did some changes on this section, “Some Talk” to “Some Thoughts”, because I’m not talking but just writing.. So, yeah.

Still ongoing MCO. The thing is, done my first vaccine alhamdulillah..!. Please do get yours, don’t wait.

Lately.. There’s something about, I’ve been thinking or wondering. As some of my posts about – a turning point in our lives. This time something that, kind of play role in life itself. As we human, not only enjoy our time, doing something we love only, there’s something that along with all we doing, I think.

This is my bitter gourd plants that grows healthy, so far..! Hope they all grow out well soon.

As I’ve been working on my veggies, gardening, and clean up my sisters’ room, sometimes some thing like, bang up time to time in my mind. It’s not my thing to talk about or even mention in conversation, usually, but, it’s just like wondering..?. I mean – love.

Here are just my personal opinion or view. I say it as in generally, to me.

But, as human, we have feelings. And so it’s effects our physical, emotions, and soul. The thing is, I just like, I don’t know what to say or comments when come to the topic. Say, some people can straight forward saying how much they want to be married and have family. Or, what kind of date night they would want to set. Many other things, in this one particular life phase, I called it?.

But it becomes one of that I can’t really say like many others do. Reason is, I think, because how many stories about it are just.. Sadden me up..?.

Somehow somewhat, it’s give me some kind of dilemma. Caught in between?. I believe some people do feel like it. I think it’s because how some stories being share or news that we hear, watch, or read, or know, involved two people, in love, but the relationship – somehow, not working, abuse involved, and many more, that I can’t even write in here.. It’s just sad, because we know that love is something beautiful – at least what we’ve been told.

Love – one thing that I think, it’s a feeling that stands of from many feelings and emotions. Like, crying. Could it be a joyful one, or hurtful one. It’s a feeling that involves intimacy, conquering physical, emotional, and mental and soul. So.. It’s supposed to be all in are beautiful, isn’t it?.

And if it’s beautifully all ways, surround us, it’s must be something that not pressuring or stressing, aren’t it?. I think, it’s human that cause it’s a hurt and broken matter or topic these days. And because of this, I just don’t know what to say or comments.. But some will say, happen to them. Well.. I could say, to some people, they have one in this world. And to some others, they may not meant to.. And this is just so, so hurt to me to know.. Because, somehow somewhat, it’s most people that full with love, effort, care, and such, that not get what they deserve.. In this time of era. Like, seriously..

This is a topic. And it’s totally different in every each one of us, so, I can’t say much. Just I don’t know when come to this matter, and “I don’t know” or “entah lah” in my language is usually added in my answer at the end, when relatives open talk. I say my opinion then I don’t know. Just that, it’s unclear, I guess. With how human these days?. Yea, love is fading.

Some Thoughts: Half Year MCO

It’s been awhile, but I think it’s alright.. Try to keep up again, and again.. That’s me I guess..?

How about you out there?

Here again, as I just sat on wooden chair, outside of our home, with my little sister’s cat, Sepet. The air was just nice, cool, and of course it is as I shot this about less than 10 minutes before 7pm.. My country time.

Nothing much I do. I just sat and patted Sepet, while chill out, look at the sky.. Few days ago there was rain, non stop, and two days already no rain and sunny day, hot, you can even hang some clothes and it will dry and crisp.. I like the smell somehow..

Like early this year, and now passed half year, my country still on MCO – Movement Control Order. As we know, pandemic still happening and sad to know that 6 days before Tokyo Olympic 2020 start, we got the news at the Olympic Village.. I really hope to watch it when it starts soon, of course to watch my athletes from my country to go one on one, at least there’s something we can do while facing MCO and pandemic and all.. Not feeling so off at home and reality.

But, although it’s half year already, I still dealing with personal matter, privately personal matter, which I like to call and totally no details or what’s so.. I dealt once, early this year. But I don’t know why or what, but I started to wonder again – are we really like, can feel like we’re in change to the next phase of life?. Like from baby, to adolescent, to adult, but that’s physical. I mean in spirituality or something like we’re getting old or something like, has to do with our soul..?. Like, from party and carefree and without realize, slowly we like change – like we’re not like who we used to be, like a year ago?.

I think, and believe that many of us do feel it. I don’t know personally, but I just wonder, maybe it is?.

Yet.. Somehow somewhat, some people have or get the best way of life, in their lives.. Some didn’t, or people said “not your time yet”. Which I just don’t know about it, or what to say.. Because some people, did everything as best as they could ever give. Yet.. It’s like, they hurt in same thing, same way, just from different people in their lives or matter, specifically I mean.. It’s really something that, they wish they could erase or not go through it.. Life, it’s weird.

Well, I guess.. That’s what life is?

Even in this pandemic, we see lots of things – from politic, to economy, to society help each other, some part protest, some fight, weather it’s for good reason, it happens when there’s bad….?.

Like, the Moon even shine in dark, with stars around. Like sunlight after rainstorm, there’s rainbow.. Life, ups and downs, what goes around, come around.. We human, and life itself, has a phase, I think..?.

Crazy, isn’t it…..?

Well, see if you can spot the Moon at early twilight from my photos. Stay safe people.

Gardening: New Port And Kangkung Bin

It’s kind of cloudy day, but it’s sunny most of the day.

No update since last one, a week before Eid Day, I just so busy plus, my phone have battery life problem which I don’t like it at all.

I’ve decided to set new area for my gardening. After Eid Day, my old area, which I did wrote about it in here, turned out totally messed.

Wild bushes just grew taller and packed, surrounded the area. Those woods that I used for fence, all down. As the result, I choose to go with where I don’t need to be mess with mud, which it’s front of my house/room area.

Photos above, where I replaced my kangkung veggie, which my favorite and family, and okay for my father to have it in meals.

I decided to go with the method, by using old bins that I found around our home. And soil?. Yes, I made that soil as you can see in the photos. Which I softing it from where I dug up. Mixed with naturally composed leaves, that fell, of course. Hoe-ing and gloves, with my hands, I just mixed up the soil.

I go with my old kangkung, first photo above, and some parts of it, I used kangkung‘s roots from market, which my parents bought it. Of course, not all from market one survive, almost all not this time around. While ones where I picked, almost all started grew new leaves. Make me happy with hope soon, like another 2 weeks, at least, growing more leaves. And wait until they blooms their flowers, so I can get their seeds.

Yes, I used plastic packages to plant seeds. I think it’s alright, as long as it all grow out?

The first photo, the day I seedlings. After 5 days, kangkung‘s seeds, first pack sprouts out. And third photo, late evening yesterday I snapped it. And yes, as today is my outdoor work day, I might relocate them, in their new bin bed. Maybe. Since they all still small.

My new area, it’s just small, but it’s alright as I don’t need extra work to cover, to clear grass that grows something like that. But the extra on the part where I need to do my own mixture of soils, and bring a bag of it to transfer it in to the bin. Have some other bins to fill, so it’s really take time with new area now. But of course it’s not just kangkung. There’s some other too. Will update once I can. Kind of busy actually, with rest and chilling too, of course.

New post soon, any what that I’ll up in here.

Some Thoughts: Sleep Schedule And Sleeping

Morning here. Need my nap soon. Which I should already..

I love morning time. What I mean by, where it’s around 8am, like that. Misty fog start to get clear. Cool breeze yet, there’s sunlight already. Leaves full with small spots of water.. It’s feel fresh and calm, which I really love to feel again.

But, as my sleep schedule just mess, I just feel I need to fix it. I need to. At the same time, which I think it’s not only me, but many others out there, where – the more we try to fix, the more it’s not working. I’ve been in for long time. I don’t like that. I love to go walk around my house ground, seeing flowers and my small garden.. Which now I’m not doing it, but after Eid, I’ll back to it.

So, it’s hard. Sleep is important. To some, it’s matter of hours of sleep. They don’t mind about at night or morning, any time, if you sleepy, just go. Which I agree. But I have things that need to be done, every day, so need sunlight – natural light, since I do outdoor work. Only at night I’ll be able to do my artworks.

I read some said – if you up and walk in early of morning, not only it’s good for physical, but also to mind, mentally and emotionally. It’s boost our overall health, which I think it’s true. Also for like our focus?. I think. That’s why I feel like I need to fix. For people who have hard time to fall asleep, really, we’re not joking about we can’t sleep or hardly to lay down, close our eyes, and just like that, sleep. No, it’s crazy. Even the sleep schedule is good, for sometime, after awhile it can break and the cycle to fix it, not easy.

A bit pressure to do it. But to me, I just need to, and after Ramadan, I hope I can. I hope for people who deal with the same thing, and wanted to fix it, hopefully you can..!

Okayyy. I love that sunlight, specially to photograph my artworks. But nap first..!