Weekly Photo Challenge : Summer Lovin’ with Ondel-Ondel


Summer has come! But without winter because we never know how snowy the winter! Just hotter and hotter, though sometimes it rains sporadically as the unclear climate caused by El Nino. How’s your summer? We’re still fasting..the summer lovin’ is just with those two ondel-ondel of Jakarta. In the past, it’s performed for defeating devils,…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Containers/ Peti Kemas


I took this photo when I was walking around to Sunda Kelapa Old Harbour, Northern Jakarta. It was 1 pm and the harbour was little bit quiet except several workers were taking a rest in one side, while in the other side, they were still busy to their job. Loading and unloading goods for being…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Relic of Old Banten


For this moment, I’d like to share this relic for you. This is the ruins of Kaibon palace. Kaibon means ‘motherly’ which derived from ‘ibu’ (ee-boo) or mother. It was home of Sultan Syafiudin (1809-1813) and his mother, Ratu Asyiah also lived in the palace. However, after Banten Sultanate dismissal by Netherlands Indie governor in…

(Opini) : Membagi Solidaritas, Membelah Solidaritas


Saat ini kita telah menjelang separuh bulan Ramadhan, dimana kita harus menahan diri untuk makan, minum , bergosip dan amarah serta memperbanyak amal ibadah. Namun di saat yang sama, kita juga telah menyelesaikan salah satu hajatan besar yang akan menentukan nasib bangsa ini ke tahap berikutnya, yakni pemilihan presiden. Perang fitnah, caci maki alias baku…

(Me and Indonesia) : Unity in Nation, Diversity in Language


I was on the way from Purwokerto to Tasikmalaya three days ago, from Purwokerto to Karangpucung, I could still hear Banyumas Javanese spoken on the bus. It is a unique Javanese dialect spoken in Banyumas regency and its surroundings, Central Java. However, when the bus was leaving Karangpucung to Cimanggu, the language gradually changed into Sundanese, that’s…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Contrast- Kontras


This is my first photo posting after weeks I took my hiatus again. I was challenged in this week’s because I have got several photos related to the contrast. But I only share one for this moment. Yeach…combination between dark, sunshine and its reflections…you can see here. What a contrast. Special for this week’s challenge …

(Aku dan Indonesia) : Ika Bangsa, Bhinneka Bahasa


Tiga hari lalu saat saya sedang berada dalam bis jurusan Purwokerto-Tasikmalaya, ketika masih berangkat dari Purwokerto hingga Karangpucung, Cilacap saya masih mendengar bahasa Jawa Banyumasan ramai dipertuturkan dalam bis. Sebentuk dialek Jawa yang khas ini menjadi asosiasi khas bagi warga asal Karesidenan Banyumas itu. Namun kemudian ketika memasuki Karangpucung arah Cimanggu, sedikit demi sedikit mulai…