(Cerita Kilat) : Kandang Fatimah


Note: I wrote this story in Bahasa Indonesia, I’ll anglicise it later on. KANDANG FATIMAH Bambang Priantono Malam itu hujan turun begitu deras, diselingi kilat dan gemuruh petir yang sesekali membahana, dan seluruh penduduk Desa Rojokoyopun memilih tinggal dirumahnya masing-masing. Suasana begitu mencekam, meskipun hujan mulai perlahan menghentikan aktivitasnya. Namun di rumah Mbah Roso, terjadi…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Ephemeral – Tak Kekal


For this week’s challenge, I present another interpretation about ephemeral. Anything is not eternal. It will be changed, replaced, diminished and forgotten by the time. This coin phone boot is also part of ephemeral thing. Until 2000s, people still use coin phone booth for calling as not many people had cellulars like nowadays. Then, time…

(Friday’s Photos from Indonesia) : Beauty on The Cart


You can still find this in various parts of Indonesia. You can buy any beauty stuffs from bobby pins, powder puffs, bandeaux, earrings, necklaces (surely all are imitations) and other accessories which are mostly from China. Even you can buy women’s bra on the cart and sold by moving vendors. Yeach, cheap way to be…

(Tuesday Photo Reflections) : Rose and Jasmine/ Mawar dan Melati


In my language, Rose is called Mawar Jasmine is called Melati Melati has already been part of Indonesia’s national flower and I love jasmine though I won’t eat it. I still remembered when my late great-grandmother used to spread a bunch of jasmine on her bed. She plucked them from our garden where she planted…

(Sunday’s Photo) : Carbo on The Cart


Carbohydrate sources can be found anywhere, according to the culture and customs. There are various kinds of carbohydrate sources among Indonesians which have ressemblances to other countries and in some case, Japanese. Rice, cassava, yam, taro, corn, sago (especially in Eastern Indonesians) and much more. In many urbans, we can still find carbo on the…

(Saturday Night’s Photo) : Little Gas Station


This is my first Saturday night’s photo. I took this this afternoon on the way visiting my aunt. Incidentally I found this ‘gas station’ in a housing area in Tangerang, Banten. It mimicked ‘Pertamina’ (Government owned petroleum company)’s gas station, and the name became ‘Pertamini’. Creative and funny for me. Location : Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

(Saturday Night Reflection) : Gemstone Fever Phenomenon!


Gemstone fever! It’s the hottest and most recent trend happening among Indonesians. Gemstones are everywhere! They’re already sold even in pedestrian and one another is very close (maybe around 100-200 metres you can find gemstone sellers). Gemstones are part of human’s jewel and usually large one like agate (batu akik) is identical to men and…

(Sunday Reflection) : BLACK HAMBURGER/ HAMBURGER HITAM


Nowadays, culinary world is getting more and more creative. Innovations have already done to attract everyone. From vacuum packed rendang (West Sumatran spicy meat dish), jumbo sausage, super hot and spicy cassava crackers, curled crackers and many more. One of the innovative dish I never know is black hamburger. I found it when I was…

(Saturday Random Thought) : I am Proud to be Asian


As far as I know, many people especially Westerners consider Asians are oriental looking faced, have almond eyes, straight hair and yellow skinned. It’s generalization for more specific Asian features as exactly same as we generalized Europeans. We also consider Europeans almost identical in physical appearances. In my humble opinion, Westerners’ idea about Asians like…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : WALL/ DINDING


This week’s challenge reminds me to look for my old stuffs taken 2 years ago. When I was travelling to several ancient temples around Jogjakarta. From many photos, I choose these carved wall at North Plaosan temple. Plaosan Temple complex itself locates around 1 km from Prambanan complex, and it is part of Klaten regency,…