Monday, January 09, 2006

Ayah, aku & Musik Klasik – Dad, me and Classical Music


Ayahku adalah seorang yang sangat menaruh perhatian besar terhadap perkembanganku dari hari ke hari. Dia percaya bahwa musik klasik adalah salah satu media yang dapat mendukung perkembangan kecerdasanku, juga merangsan motorikku, baik kasar maupun halus.

Ayah membelikan aku banyak sekali kaset berisikan musik klasik, dari Beethoven, Mozart sampai Bach, aku punya semua koleksinya. Selain musik klasik, ayah juga membelikan aku berbagai kaset yang dipercaya dapat mendorong perkembangan syaraf motorikku. Ayah bilang dengan mendengarkan musik klasik semenjak dalam kandungan Bunda, aku akan menjadi anak yang pintar. Selain itu, percaya atau tidak, jika aku rewel, Ayah selalu memperdengarkan aku musik klasik, dan lucunya, aku akan langsung diam dan tenang, tidak rewel lagi dan jadi anak yang manis sehingga Ayah dan Bunda makin sayang padaku. Terima kasih musik klasik, karena engkau aku tumbuh jadi anak yang cerdas!!

Terjemahan Inggeris - Kata Bunda supaya readers friendly :-)

My dad puts a lot of attention towards my day-to-day growing process. He believed that classical music is one of the media to support my brain development as well as stimulating my motoric growth.

Dad provided me with a wide selection of classical music from Beethoven, Mozart and Bach. Other than classical music, Dad also bought me other kinds of cassettes he believed might also contribute in the stimulation and development process of my motoric neuron. Dad once said that by listening to classical music starting as early as I was still in my mom’s womb, I should grow being a smart kid. By listening to classical music, Dad also said that if I ever cry or being upset, Dad shall turn on the classical music and as soon as the music starts to play, I shall immediately stop crying and listen to the soothing melody. My Mom and Dad are really proud of me and love mo so much for being such a great son. Thank you classical music, for your contribution in making me such a brilliant kid!!

Masuk Angin


Pulang dari Puncak aku masuk angin. Ini pasti gara2 pas makan di Raffles aku kena angin waktu nunggu deket car call hehehe… Angin sama ujannya bener2 ga sopan kata Bunda. Eventhough I was tightly wrapped in a warm cozy blanket, in Bunda’s arm (and occassionaly, my nanny: sweet mbak Asih’s), the stupid wind still hit me straight in. Gee..

Sampe rumah Bunda urut aku pake minyak telon. (Intermezzo: Padahal menurut yg Bunda baca, minyak telon tuh sebaiknya ga usah dipake untuk anak2 yg tinggal di daerah tropis karena tingkat humidity-nya udah tinggi. Oiya, telon juga konon malah bisa menutup lapisan kulit aku, dan kalo pori-poriku ga bernafas dengan baik, akibatnya kulitku bisa bruntusan..)..Anyways..Bunda still decided to gave me baby massage using telon oil. She thought that it might warm me and helps me to fart :-) Toh ga setiap hari ini.. (Oiya ini juga based on prior consultation with mamanya tante Amel yang dokter anak, since dokter aku lagi ga bisa di reach via telfon..thank u ya tante Amel!!)

Surprisingly, it turned out that my Bunda was making the right decision. After a long warm massage, I began to fart a lot and pup a lot too…Uh legaaaa banget rasanya. Dan bener aja, masuk anginku langsung ilang dan aku ga rewel lagi dehhh.. Bunda was extremely happy, apalagi si Ayah yang worry berat dan bolak-balik nelpooonnn aja dari kantor. Still, he decided to take me to the doctor anyways, as a precautious action katanya. Ya udah, aku sama Bunda *manut aja deh..

Bu Dokter bilang aku gapapa, memang udaranya lagi jelek (she herself was catching cold)..ya udah trus dibawa pulang sama Ayah Bunda, massage jalan terus (Bunda dipuji dokter, katanya rajin kasih aku massage pagi sore before my warm bath – satu paket dengan her ambition of providing me with exclusive breastfeeding). Malamnya aku bobo nyennyaaakkk sekaleeeeyyy….

Nighty night sweet angel..

*manut : artinya nurut atau patuh dalam bahasa Jawa.

My First X'mas



December 25th 2005 was my first X-Mas with Ayah Willi and Bunda Irma. The celebration was special. We swop gifts at Mbah Tung and Nek Uniek’s house. I got so many gifts from my grandparents, uncle, aunty cousin and of course last but not least, my parents.

Bude Ane and Pakde Budi gave me lots of cute clothes and a very trendy high chair so I can dine using very hi-tech equipment. How very thoughtful of them!!

Mbah Tung and Nek Uniek gave me a very cool racing car doll to keep me company in bed. I really love it. Oh yes, they also gave me one set of car seat and baby stroller from coco latte so that Ayah and Bunda can always take me anywhere they go safely and comfort.

As for Ayah and Bunda, they bought me lots of adorable clothes and apparels & also a pair of baby cap from Mothercare. Bunda wanted to make sure that her son is dressed in accordance to the latest baby trends..hahaha…

We stayed awake until late at night. Ayah and Bunda told me that we usually barbequed in xmas and new year’s eve, however, we skipped our annual tradition this year as we planned on spending our new years’ eve at Puncak and having our barbeque party there. I’m looking forward to it..

The next morning was even better as we celebrate Christmas in Jatibening. Oma and Opa Sunter also joined us there. It was an awesome gathering. Lots of food, laughters and relatives all come together celebrating this special event. I just cannot wait for the next Christmas to come. By that time, Ayah and Bunda said that I would probably be walking and running already. How cute..

MERRY X MAS EVERYONE!! May God Bless u all..

Saturday, January 07, 2006

New Year 2006 Resolutions: DRINK MORE AND MORE MILK!!


Ayah and Bunda are extremely happy with my progress. Even my doctor said that my progress in gaining 200 grams every single week just by drinking Bunda's breastmilk is quite an achievement.I bet that my Ayah Bunda are proud of me.

We spent last New Year's eve in Puncak with Mbah Tung, Nek Uniek, Bude Ane, Pakde Budi and kakak Jessica. Boy, did we love the view!! We ate barbequed meals and was having a blast up there. Unfortunately, Pakde Kiki was unable to attend the celebration as he is now living far away in Taipei, pursuing his new carreer as China airlines pilot. Although I miss him a lot, I wish Pakde goodluck.

The Puncak's breeze made me sleep soundly and drink more and more. I guess in the end, it has become my new year's resolutions: to drink more milk and to gain more weights. I wanna grow up so fast and play tennis with Ayah Willi. He has promised to buy me a tennis racket and to show me some moves. I just cannot wait!

BABY FERREL'S ARRIVAL - "HERE I COME CONQUERING THE WORLD"


It was early Friday morning when Bunda start to fell something funny inside her stomach. It seemed like her cute little angle is about to arrive and see the world. Actually, nothing was supposed to happen until the next Saturday, as Bunda and Ayah was already booked a sectio (surgery) appointment with nice Dr. Andrew. However, it seemed that I was a bit impatient to see Ayah&Bunda, and teherefore..voila...on Friday morning, November 4th 2005, I was delivered by Bunda-by caesar surgery-in Hermina Hospital Sunter Podomoro at 13.32 pm with 3,36kg at weight and 48cm at length. Ayah and Bunda said that I was such a big beautiful baby boy.

Gee, was everybody thrilled to see me!! This cute, chubby lil' angel that everybody've been waiting anxiously for months to arrive is finally here before their very eyes. Oh yes, I was irresistable :-)

My lovely Bunda gave me exclusive breastfeeding, even when I was still in the hospital, she wouldn't let the nurse fed me with bottled/canned milk. I drank Bunda's breastmilk everyday, even Bunda said that she used to breastfed me for hours until she was exhausted..hahaha..Boy, was I such a thirsty angel..Yet, Bunda was extremely happy with my apetite, she said that seeing her little angel thirsty was the one that keeps her breastmilk flowing like fountain.

I am now save and sound in Oma and Opa's home in Sunter. Ayah and Bunda decided that we were to stay with them for a while until our house in Cibubur is ready and that Ayah&Bunda is settled as Ayah is now juggling in his new office and that Bunda is still on her maternity leave.

Bottom line is, I am really happy to see this world as I felt so lucky having a great parents that care a lot for me, like my Ayah Willi and Bunda Irma. Oh yes, as Ayah and Bunda's friends once whispered in my ears, "Little Ferrel, you are such a lucky boy for having such an awesome parents" :-)