Mie Rebus ala rumahan (no MSG needed)

Hi readers, I’m back with my promise to share some cooking recipe that I’ve tried in my little kitchen during my daily life in Melbourne. The first one will be “Mie Rebus”. As this recipe is Indonesian Recipe, I think I prefer to write it in Bahasa ^_^

IMG_1406

Mie Rebus ala rumahan

Bahan Utama :

  • Tulang/Daging Sapi secukupnya, direbus untuk mendapatkan kaldu alami. Untuk mendapatkan kaldu, tulang iga will be the best choice, dikasi daging dikit akan lebih ok sekalian buat campuran mie.
  • Mie Telor atau jenis Mie apapun yang bisa jadi mie rebus. Di sini saya sendiri pakai bahan Chinese Noodle yang bentuknya mirip mie nya mie ayam kl di Indo. Untuk saya, saya prefer mie ini dibanding Mie Telor, karena lebih kenyal dan tidak gampang hancur.
  • Telur Ayam 1 butir,
  • Sayuran (kol, bokcoy) jika suka atau ditambahkan campuran lain spt bakso, jamur dsb
  • Bawang Daun diiris tipis
  • Seledri diiris tipis
  • Bawang Putih diiris atau digiling
  • Tomat
  • Cabe (cabe keriting atau cabe rawit diiris kurang lebih 0.5cm)
  • Bawang goreng

Bahan Rempah dan bumbu tambahan (yang berbentuk bubuk, masing-masing 1/2 sendok teh, kecuali garam)

  • Merica bubuk
  • Kapulaga
  • Cengkeh
  • Kulit Manis
  • Buah pala bubuk
  • Garam
  • Pekak / Bunga Lawang
  • Irisan jahe +/- 1 cm
  • Sedikit gula

Cara Membuat

  • Rebus daging / tulang sampai keluar kaldu
  • Rendam/rebus mie sampai sedikit lunak, tiriskan
  • Tumis bawang daun, bawang putih, irisan cabe sampai harum,
  • Masukkan sayuran dan campuran lain
  • Tuangkan air kaldu
  • Masukkan bahan rempah dan tunggu sampai mendidih
  • Masukkan tomat dan telur
  • Tunggu sebentar (maksimal 1 menit), masukkan mie, aduk sebentar dan matikan api.
  • Taburkan bawang goreng ketika dihidangkan

Selamat menikmati ….

Road to Melbourne – Visa and Departure Arrangement

In my previous post I’m talking about how I start my journey. As you read, it is mostly talking about admission process of My Graduate Studies. In this post, I would like to share about Visa Arrangement and Departure Preparation to Australia.

Since I go to Australia for continuing my master degree, I apply for Student Visa. Australia has several visa categories (or commonly called subclass) for student (subclass 570 – 576). For master by coursework, we use 573 subclass. I guess, each subclass has different process and treatment. Since 573 is for student visa and Australia happens to be a country which encourage student to come and study in this country so much, it seems that the process is quite simple unless you have particular issues that doesn’t meet Australian Policy.

Like processing my application, this Visa arrangement was also provided by Edlink as my education agency. I only had to submit few documents to Edlink, and they will process it to AVAC (Australia Visa Application Centre) include translating the document if necessary. During applying visa, one important activities is Medical Check Up. AVAC has appointed several panel doctor to do Medical Checkup based on Australian Government Requirement. I did mine in Mitra Kemayoran Hospital, Jakarta. Their system has been connected to AVAC so that we only have ourselves examined and all administration process would be done directly by the doctor. Premier Jatinegara and Premier Bintaro Hospital in Jakarta also provide some service. Information regarding panel doctor can be found through this link.

About one week after finishing my med-check, my visa was granted and I was notified by email. Australia has been adopted e-visa system so that it’s not necessary for us to come to Australian Embassy unless special condition say so. It makes the process become easier and simpler to handle since we don’t have to spend time to visit beside med-check process. Here is the capture of my visa which I had posted in previous post.

visa

Unfortunately, I cant share you about my Visa Processing in detail. As mentioned earlier, all of my Visa Arrangement is made by Edlink, my education agent. I only submitted document and they handle the rest process. The payment also made directly by my company. If you want to know the detail process, the information in this website may be helpful : http://www.immi.gov.au or http://www.vfs-au-id.com/ (for Indonesian).

Departure preparation is another things that need to be dealt besides all the administrative process of entering foreign country. Knowing the policy of every country especially custom regulation in airport should be done before departure. As I went abroad, one thing that surely I was worrying about is dealing with food. As Indonesian Citizen who can’t stand not eating Indonesian taste, first thing I though about was bringing food to Aussie. Based on information from my fellows and Australian Embassy officer that I met before, Australian Custom has strict rules related to the food entering its country. Home cook food is not allowed like food made of plantation and animal as well. It makes the options of bringing food that is prepared by my mom become impossible. Fortunately, they can accept anything with factory packaging with clear brand and ingredients. The good part is, there’re some business that have Indonesian Food that meet their Aussie Custom requirement which happen to save my life like this one below (Yihaaa ^_^)

RM

 Randang Padang Restu Mande, can be found in Jalan Katamso Bandung

Beside this one, I also brought some food like Sambal ABC and Indomie with me. Actually, you can find it easily in Melbourne. There’s a place called Lugina, an Asian Grocery that sell some Indonesian products which located in the city of Melbourne. However, I suggest you to bring some from Indonesia at least for preparation in early arrival. As you arrived in Tulamarine Airport or other Airport in Autralia, if you bring any kind of food, please follow the Declare Zone. According to information I got from fellow who works In Australian Embassy in Jakarta, this method will be saver since if you are caught bringing something that is prohibited, it costs you some amount of money as fine from Airport Authority.

Talking about departure, I took Garuda Indonesia direct flight from Jakarta to Melbourne. The good news about Garuda is, they have special discount for student as long as you ordered through Garuda office and show your Visa/CoE. You’ll not only get around 25% discount but also extra baggage with total of 40 kg (common ticket only get 25 kg). This direct flight usually flies from CGK to MEL on 22.45 PM and arrive in MEL around 8.00 AM in the morning. Other options available are indirect flight that will transit in Denpasar. For new student come to Melbourne, I order Airport Pickup Service (using TOGOTO) which is offered by The University of Melbourne. If I’m not mistaken, this free service also offered by other university in Melbourne to help their new student who first come to the country.

I think I come to the end of story regarding my Visa and Departure Arrangement. Sorry for delayed posting and some mistake in grammar or vocab. Still trying to do writing exercise through this English-Posting. Hopefully next time I can share you tips for newbie living in Melbourne and My Campus Life as well

Cheers,

Melbourne, August 11th 2014

Tears Drop In The Rain – CN Blue

*nice song … definitely fall for it

No one ever sees, no one feels the pain
Tear-drops in the rain

I wish upon a star, I wonder where you are
I wish you’re coming back to me again
And everything’s the same like it used to be

I see the days go by and still I wonder why
I wonder why it has to be this way
Why can’t I have you here just like it used to be

I don’t know which way to choose
How can I find a way to go on?
I don’t know if I can go on without you oh

Even if my heart’s still beating just for you
I really know you are not feeling like I do
And even if the sun is shining over me
How come I still freeze?
No one ever sees, no one feels the pain
I she’d tear-drops in the rain

I wish that I could fly, I wonder what’d you say
I wish you’re flying back to me again
And everything’s the same like it used to be, oh no 

I don’t know which way to choose
How can I find a way to go on
I don’t know if I can go on without you, without you

Even if my heart’s still beating just for you
I really know you are not feeling like I do
And even if the sun is shining over me
How come I still freeze?
No one ever sees, no one feels the pain
I she’d tear-drops in the rain

Oh… I she’d tear-drops the rain
Oh… Hey… tear-drops the rain

Even if my heart’s still beating just for you
I really know you are not feeling like I do
And even if the sun is shining over me
How come I still freeze?
No one ever sees (no one) no one feels the pain (no one)
I she’d tear-drops in the rain
Tear-drops in the rain
Tear-drops the rain
Tear-drops in the rain…

Aku Makin Cinta

I know I suppose to share bout my story in HK … coz it’s still in part 2 and there’re 2 or 3 part to go … But before that, I wanna share this song … an oldies song by Vina Panduwinata yang dinyanyiin ulang pas Grand Final Indonesian Idol kemaren .. You guys yang nonton Regina 1 Juli kemaren mestinya sepakat dengan gw klo lagu ini bener2 keren banget pas dibawain Regina ….

Aku Makin Cinta

by Vina Panduwinata

Sekian lama kita bersama
Diantara banyak peristiwa
Sering aku tak mengerti
Perasaanku padamu

Mungkinkah ini tandanya cinta
Ataukah perasaanku saja
Kini baru kusadari
Yang sesungguhnya terjadi

Reff : Ternyata aku makin cinta
Cinta sama kamu
Hanya kamu seorang kasih
Ku tak mau yang lain

Hanya sama kamu
Kamu yang terakhir
Yang kucinta ….

and this lyrics is so ‘jleb’ :|

IF I’M NOT IN LOVE (Faith Hill)


If I’m not in love with you
What is this I’m going through
Tonight

And if my heart is lying then
What should I believe in
Why do I go crazy
Every time I think about you, baby
Why else do I want you like I do
If I’m not in love with you

And if I don’t need your touch
Why do I miss you so much
Tonight

If it’s just infatuation then
Why is my heart aching
To hold you forever
Give a part of me I thought I’d never
Give again to someone I could lose
If I’m not in love with you

Why in every fantasy
Do I feel your arms embracing me
Lovers lost in sweet desire
Why in dreams do I surrender
Lying with you baby
Someone help explain this feeling
Someone tell me

If I’m not in love with you
What is this I’m going through
Tonight

And if my heart is lying then what should I believe in
Why do I go crazy
Every time I think about you baby
Why else do I want you like I do
If I’m not in love with you

[Adele] Don’t You Remember

When will I see you again?
You left with no goodbye, not a single word was said,
No final kiss to seal any seams,
I had no idea of the state we were in,

I know I have a fickle heart and bitterness,
And a wandering eye, and a heaviness in my head,

But don’t you remember?
Don’t you remember?
The reason you loved me before,
Baby, please remember me once more,

When was the last time you thought of me?
Or have you completely erased me from your memory?
I often think about where I went wrong,
The more I do, the less I know,

But I know I have a fickle heart and bitterness,
And a wandering eye, and a heaviness in my head,

But don’t you remember?
Don’t you remember?
The reason you loved me before,
Baby, please remember me once more,

Gave you the space so you could breathe,
I kept my distance so you would be free,
And hope that you find the missing piece,
To bring you back to me,

Why don’t you remember?
Don’t you remember?
The reason you loved me before,
Baby, please remember me once more,

When will I see you again?

Pasti Ku Bisa – Sheila On7

Lihat apa yang terjadi
Dengan semua rencanaku
Hancur semua berantakan

Dia berjalan keluar dari lingkaran hidupku
Bebas kulepaskan dia
Akupun mulai berdendang

Pasti ku bisa melanjutkannya
Pasti ku bisa menerima dan melanjutkannya
Ooh pasti ku bisa menyembuhkannya
Cepat bangkit dan berfikir
Semua tak berakhir disini

Merasakan pandanganmu
Penuh cerita dan luka
Memang begitulah semua

Jangan pernah kau menunggu
Keajaiban dunia
Bukalah satu tujuan

Pasti kau bisa melanjutkannya
Pasti kau bisa menerima dan melanjutkannya
Ooh pasti kau bisa menyembuhkannya
Cepat bangkit dan berfikir
Semua tak berakhir disini

Pasti ku bisa melanjutkannya
Pasti ku bisa menerima dan melanjutkannya
Ooh pasti ku bisa menyembuhkannya
Cepat bangkit dan berfikir
Semua tak berakhir disini

Pasti Ku Bisa … Melupakanmu

From “A Little Thing Called Love”

Lyrics from A Little Thing Called Love, a good Thai Movie …

( still dunno d title yet 😦 )

Monday, I’m waiting
Tuesday, I’m still waiting to see
see..see…if you are fine
Wednesday, you’re still not here
Neither in the morning, nor later

Thursday is also empty
Friday or Saturday or even Sunday
None of the day that I don’t miss you
None of the day that you will come back
To be in our old days

How long it will be like this? I don’t know
How many months or years?
How many billions of our past memory?

This song is for you, there