Travel Theme : Statues/ Patung : Founding Fathers and Dancing Elephant


For this week’s travel theme, I’d like to share two pictures I took during my travelling to Surabaya and also Semarang for the last two years. The first is our founding fathers’ statues (Soekarno & Hatta) in Surabaya and another is dancing elephant in Gajah Mungkur district, Semarang. I laughed a lot when I knew…

Weekly Photo Challenge Part II : Who Portrays Who?


Who takes who? Candid portraying is sometimes fun. Even there are several funny things we can see just from one or two pics. I took these in Semarang Old City, almost a year ago when a family from Jakarta was visiting Semarang for vacation. Their son seemed photography lover and took some pictures while his…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Street Life/Jalanan


Wow, special for this long weekend! Why? Because Monday is ‘Nyepi’ Celebration for welcoming new year among Balinese Hindus and it has been one of official public holidays here. Happy Nyepi for my brothers and sisters who celebrate it.   Location : Semarang, Central Java   For the challenge Old Town Flooding Old Town, 2013…

(Wednesday Reflection) : EARTH HOUR


Earth hour Blackened out your electricity for an hour Followed by (al)most all parts of the world Intended to save our energy Rescued earth’s longevity Recharged earth’s vitality Stayed over dark for an hour Earth hour.. Earth hour.. A global movement But … Not valid for areas which are often blacked out As lack of…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Reflections / Pantulan / Reflejo


Wow! wow! wow! I’m so exaggerated when seeing this posting! Reflection! and the first thing I think is…where are my old stocks? where are my old stock? and finally I find them all! Several reflections during my journey between 2009 to 2013 in Central Java. All of them are about reflections in the water. Look…

(Friday Post) : Al Fresco


Al Fresco Having lunch In the middle of garden Along with the breezy wind Lovely sun shine Bright sky Cooling tree or something like that Favourable time With family, friends or beloved Having chat north and south Share any stories Eat comfortably and everything is fine Something worthy than the most precious gold Al Desko…

One Word Photo Challenge : Red-Merah-Abang-Rouge-Rojo


Only one word : Red or Merah in Bahasa, and Abang in my mother tongue. For this challenge Red bicycle Toko merah Smile….red veiled lady Which one is red? Last piece of red velvet cake on a red plate (oopss..what a mess!) Enjoy these reds… Check this one too

Weekly Writing Challenge : Bambang is My Name and I’m Proud of It…


Bambang (pronounced Bum-bunk) is my name… When I was born, I was given “Alfiandi” or something else by my parents. But my elder auntie told them for changing it into another name, and finally the choice was in “Bambang”. My complete name is Bambang Priantono and it is one of typical names among Javanese, and…

Weekly Photo Challenge : The Inside of Things / Bagian Dalam


What’s inside? Inside the building and inside of your beverage? See inside….see from here Special for this week’s challenge Inside Lawang sewu Grandeur inside… Inside the Chinese Temple What do you think about its inside? Salam Manis, Bambang Priantono

(Cerita Kilat) : Hampir 10 Tahun


Peringatan : ini hanya sekedar fiksi, jika ada yang sama..itu hanya suatu kebetulan. Saya belum pernah ke Aceh, tapi suatu saat nanti pasti akan kesana. Maaf jika penggambarannya kurang tepat. Terima kasih. Hampir 10 tahun aku tak menapakkan kakiku di Lapangan ini. Semuanya tidak banyak berubah, bahkan Masjid Baiturrahman pun tetap kokoh berdiri seakan menantang…