(Weekly Photo Challenge) : SARAPAN/ BREAKFAST (From Every Angle)


It’s been a while I haven’t sent any pictures for this challenges. There were lotsa things I had to do at work and meanwhile I’d got poor quota for my internet for almost two weeks. Today I spent my golden hours for preparing my breakfast and I remembered about this challenge. I just prepared cooked red rice, mushroom omelette and sauteed papaya flower with anchovies (ikan teri) from Aceh (called Tumeh Bungong Peteuh), and tried to combine them by considering color combination. Voila! Here it is! And as papaya flower tasted bitter, I mixed it with anchovies after taking its photo surely from several angles.

Enjoy the ‘traditional breakfast’…I added some curry leaves for my omelette then.

Special for this challenge

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Salam Manis
Selamat berakhir pekan (Have a nice weekend)

Bambang Priantono

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Dibawah kakimu / Beneath your feet


Beneath my feet
There are decorations
Decorations of art
Decoration of life
My life is as colourful and well decorated
And so are yours

Special for this week’s theme

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Weekly Photo Challenge : AIR TERJUN, INSPIRASIKU / WATERFALL, MY INSPIRATION


One place which can raise up my inspiration is waterfall
If there’s a chance or vacation, I try to spend my time though a moment in a waterfall
I just feel the water only from the pond, not directly from the waterfall, as for me…it’s sufficiently satisfying.
My mind flows like river and finally ends up to a new thing.
New inspiration for the next life plan

Waterfall, waterfall
It is one of my booster after getting tired
Lovely and I cannot stand without it

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Tangerang, 1 August 2015

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(Tuesday’s Photo) : KEMBALI / COMING BACK


When The Eid celebration was over
Everyone who return home for celebrating it has to come back
Come back to their place where they work, live and face daily problems
Far away again from the beloved ones
While bringing new things, new goods, even newcomers
Which brings urbanization
Many of them only have brave
Sometimes have very few skills
Just inspired by their neighbors’ successful looked
And city lights
However, they have to be ready for any goods and risks.
It’s the time to come back
It’s the time to back to work and school

Eid Mubarak

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Date   : 21 July 2015
Location : Arjosari Bus Station, Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Photographer : myself

Special for celebrating my 3rd year of my blog.

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(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Origami Pesawat Kecil – Golden Mini Aeroplane Origami


Last week, my cousin and her family visited my house in Malang. We had never met for almost one year, and in the hot afternoon we had so many chats and surely some updates from family we never met for years. I was shocked when I knew some of my distant family members had passed away. My cousin was at my home for more than an hour, and when she and her husband along with her adult children left, I cleaned up the table in the livingroom and found this matter. My nephew was secretly creating this during our hearty conversation.

Some tiny aeroplane origamis from chocolate wraps. My lil brain started to work and I put one of them on leaves and took a photo for this week’s challenge.

I hope you’ll enjoy it

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And one extra

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(Eid Mubarak Moment) : The Best Thing in My Life


The best thing in my life and even I just feel it now after years…

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Seriously

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Seriously crazy

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With my eldest aunty

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After Ied

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Our big family

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Why were there so many photographers?

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My family (I am single you know)

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(Eid-Ul-Fitr Celebration) : Our Lovely Eid Dishes


Assalamualaikum Wr.Wb

Eid Mubarak for all Muslims in the world! I have already returned from my Eid vacation. Just one week, but it’s nice because I could meet all my big family members as for this year, my home was the host for Eid, next year will be my aunt’s house. Eid-ul-Fitr or Idul Fitri or Lebaran, is the day of purity when we have already finished our compulsory as Muslim, observing fasting month. I don’t know about my Ramadan’s scores this year, let Allah decides and I just do my best.

Okay, for this posting, I just tell about what we eat during Eid. Usually, we tend to have some spicy and greasy food, along with ketupat. Ketupat is a typical dish which must be on Nusantara’s table during Eid celebration. However, for the condiments, it depends on the regions, ethnicity even among families. In many traditions, ketupat is always served along with rendang (spicy meat) and typically Sumatrans or Peninsular Malays. I ever celebrated Eid in Malaysia 8 year ago and had ketupat, rendang and peanut sauce, along with other dishes. Hmmm, that’s so yummy but after returned to Indonesia, my weight boosted up to 5 kg more than before (OMG, where’s my fasting result? heheheh).DSC09023But the best thing I’ve gotten is I know more about different Eid cuisine and even though among Indonesian and Malaysian look alike, but actually It’s not exactly the same as proverb says “Serupa tapi tak sama” (similar but not the same). In my area, many people do not serve ketupat on the day of Eid, but they serve it seven days after Eid called Lebaran Ketupat. Until 1990s, my family still follow the traditions, but because of time elapse and for practical reasons, we serve ketupat on the day. It’s okay, as if we have to wait for lebaran ketupat, we have to play truant for working or school then.

For this year, we’ve got many alternatives. For breakfast, okay..we have ketupat, telor petis, sayur tempe, and opor ayam. But for lunch, it’s served along with bakso (meat balls). It’s refreshment after having greasy foods and at least reduce your fat (only a few portions, then). We had bakso after praying Juma and combination between bakso and siomay as well as clear soup plus hot chilli sauce make the hot weather got hotter…hehehe..oops…better. We had many chats, nostalgia, sharing and also wefie together. But I always try to avoid one sensitive question : When will you get married?. Allright…just wait till I get someone special after 10 years then. Bakso is my best friend at the time!

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Two days later, my elder uncle invited us again to his house….the menus are exactly different and so East Javanese styled! Rawon (black meat soup), pecel (Indonesian styled salad), bakwan jagung (corn fritter), semur (Indonesian stew), fried tempe and of course Krupuk). We also had chat again and again even though most of them particularly the elders meet almost everyday. But the youngers, as they lived far away, we discussed anything from marriage, children, and also the trending topics….gemstone! My cousins talked about it as they’re the experts and I knew one of them had already searched various gemstones from Aceh till Sulawesi. He showed the black jade and I forgot what else as I’m not interested in it. However, I got many new things during the discussions along with black coffee.

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You know, when lunch time came, I mixed between pecel and rawon. It resulted as Pecel Rawon (mixture between pecel and rawon. It’s typically from Probolinggo, East Java). The taste was so great! But my step aunt forgot to add salted egg and mendol (rolled spicy tempe) as rawon’s condiment. I just said “It’s okay…next time.”

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I love Eid besides of family reunion and return home (mudik), it’s also the best moment to have good food (though we should also remember and help the needful ones). We don’t need something new, but hopefully new spirit and new beginning as we believe after Ramazan, we’re reborn. May Allah bless us. Amen.

Tangerang, 23 July 2015

Bambang Priantono

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