When I finally decided to move to Jakarta and rent a room,
my friend said, "welcome to instant-noodle-life!"
cause it's a common for "anak kost" (people who rent a room monthly) to have instant noodle for lunch or dinner.
Most anak kost are so busy or so lazy to cook, that they prefer to buy food than to cook it.
and what we call cooking is actually, cooking instant noodle, or just boiling hot water to make a cup noodle.
it is rare to find anak kost who really cooking real food.
Me? I have to admit, I can't cook at all so I buy my meal everyday.
but when it's near the end of the month and I haven't received my salary, I have to try extra hard not to buy cup noodle to save my money and my stomach.
the magic of cup noodle is, when you "cook" a cup noodle at the office, most people love the smell, and somehow it temps another to make cup noodle too. very dangerous :p
PS: don't worry, mom, I only ate cup noodle/ instant noodle once this month.