Weekly Photo Challenge : Dialogue/Dialog – Cultural Meeting


Pictures tell all..Then this is why I choose those photos. Not really artistic, but I believe it tells all about the happening. Let me tell you some parts. Special for this challenge     I ever uploaded this photo. But I share it again because it tells about two persons.   This is my good…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Road/ Jalan


These are photos I took when I was still in Semarang, Central Java. Steep road and you’ll see the extremity as Semarang divided into two parts : coastal plain (Kota Bawah/ Lower City) and hilly (Kota Atas/ Upper City). I like its contour, as from some points I can see sea from the hilly parts….

(Just Share) : Kari Ayam Medan/ Medan-styled Chicken Curry


Indonesia has got diverse gastronomy styles and influenced either locally or internationally since centuries. One of them is curry which originated from Hindustan, but then it was brought along with Hindustanis immigration to various parts of the world, and surely Indonesia. Sumatran curry is as spicy as its origins, while Javanese curry is less spicy…

Travel Theme : Orange/ Jingga


In Bahasa Indonesia, it is called ‘jingga’, officially, but colloquially people tend to say ‘oren’ or ‘oranye’. While some Javanese say as ‘kuning telo’ (yam’s yellow). But I tend to use native word to loan one. There is no blue without yellow and colour orange -Vincent Van Gogh Orange is hot and intermediate between hotty…

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge : Arch/ Lengkung


Selamat sore/ good afternoon/ bom dia/ bonjour In Bahasa Indonesia, arch has also got several meanings…but for this case it means curve or lengkungan. Talking about arch, I have such archy photos and these are taken in Jakarta City Old Station (Stasiun Jakarta Kota) which locates in Jakarta Old City. It has been appointed as …

Weekly Photo Challenge : My Interpretation of Fray


Honestly, it was hard to interpret the meaning of ‘fray’, as I rarely use this word. In bahasa Indonesia it means ‘percekcokan’, ‘kehebohan’ and many more…but for this case, I choose the ‘kehebohan’ or excitement. The exictement here when I made cassava balls called Gethuk. As a traditional Javanese cuisine, I sometimes make it when…

Sunday Stills, the next challenge : Flower Garden/ Kebun Bunga


This is the flower garden I ever visited during my adventure to Dieng Plateau more than a year ago. In a corner of Telaga Warna (Colour lake), I and my friend visited a flower garden and it was beautiful especially in the morning. Quiet, nobody but us there till 9 a.m Location : Telaga Warna,…

(Monday’s Pictures): Panjat Pinang / Pole Climbing


Panjat pinang or pole climbing has been integral part of Indonesian cultures for centuries. It is usually held for celebrating special events such as independence day. For years it hasn’t celebrated as it fell on Ramazan and for this year, the condition returns to be ‘normal’. The rule is quite simple, you must climb the…

(Sunday’s Note) : Happy Independence Day, My Beloved Indonesia


I have just returned home from celebrating Indonesia’s independence day ceremony in my workplace. The nuance is quite different than the last few years aback, because the independence day fell in Ramazan months and in 2014, independence day is on Sunday, where everybody should be on vacation or relaxes at home. The ceremony is a…

(In Bahasa Only) : Ketika Nasionalisme Sudah Dianggap Usang


Note : for commemorating the forthcoming independence day on 17th August, I post this reflection in Bahasa Indonesia. Sorry for this moment. Ketika nasionalisme sudah dianggap usang, kira-kira apa yang anda pikirkan? Apakah anda membenarkan, ataukah menyangkalnya? Ketika nasionalisme dianggap basi oleh sementara kalangan, nasionalisme itu salah tempat dan semakin hari semakin tergerus oleh arus…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Silhouette / Bayangan


Silhouette, in Bahasa Indonesia is called ‘bayangan’ or in another word ‘siluet’ which is actually Indonesianized spelling based on its pronunciation. Silhouette is also a great challenge for photography, and here I share some of my shadowy photos for you. The last one is wayang or puppet show which actually derives from the word ‘bayang’…