(Travel Theme): Cenderawasih/Paradise bird -the inspiration


The best thing I had just done (at least for me) yesterday was I could take some pictures of paradise bird, the very endangered beautiful bird which can only be found in The Moluccas and New Guinea. Though I saw it in Baby Zoo, Taman Safari Indonesia, Bogor…but this was the greatest moment I can…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Peralihan/Transisi


This is my contribution for the week’s challenge, I am still tired after school gathering just now and I had just come home too late as it’s traffic jam between Puncak-Jakarta. Enjoy it Transition from the breezy morning to brightly one. Seen from the ricefield. Location : Cisarua, West Java, Indonesia  

(Multilingual poetry) : I am beautiful, right?


Bahasa Indonesia Aku cantik bukan? Menarik Anggun Mempesona Menggoda Kadang lucu Sedikit aneh Aku cantik kan? Bilang saja aku cantik Pokoknya cantik (biar hanya topeng) Biarkan aku bahagia English I am beautiful, aren’t I? I am…. Attractive Elegant Charming Seductive Funny in occassion Partially weird I am beautiful….right? Just say I am beautiful (Though just…

(Goody Foody Indonesia) : Kripik Paria/Bitter gourd crackers


I love bitter gourd, though I don’t eat it often. Among Indonesians it’s called paria (Indonesian, Bima, Bugisnese, Batak, Makassarese, Sundanese), pare (Javanese), prien (Gayo), kambeh (Minangkabau), pepareh (Madurese), peria (Malay), pania (Timorese), popari (Manado), papare (Betawian) and many more local names. It’s widely known among Asians and Caribbeans as medical plant despite of its…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Tiga/Trio


Trio in Bahasa can be exactly same meaning or in different vocabulary ( I mean synonym) is bertiga or tiga. So, these are my contributions for this week’s trio…threesome? Hahahaha…hell no, then! Tangerang, 22 November 2015   Bambang Priantono

(Indonesian Muslim Style Timeline 2) : Hijab or Veil from 1980s-2010s


In 1980s, hijab is increasing in popularity though it wasn’t allowed to wear in public facilities as the underestimated view on the hijabers. The style at the time still slightly expose their neck, though some of them had already covered all. Burqa and Niqab were very rare. Hijab was generally still looked at down view…

(Indonesian Muslim Style Timeline 1) : Hijab or Veil from 1910s-1970s


As we know, Indonesians are Muslim majority nation and Islam has been integral part of Indonesian society, including the dress codes. Muslims, particularly women are required to cover most of their body parts. Most Islamic scholars refer to only face and hands that can be seen, while some minorities say that all parts of women’s…

(Indonesian Style Timeline-Part 2) : My Illustrated Women Hair Styles


After the first illustration, I continue to the second part. From 1970s to 2010s or present. In 2010s, I think it’s anything goes era where you can dress up whatever you wish as far as you’re comfortable and high esteem. Well, this is the second part of my illustration.

Travel Theme : Wajah/Face


It’s been a long time! I haven’t follow this theme. There are many things I have to do during my hiatus in the event. But now I am trying to return and this week’s theme is so exciting! I’ve got many stocks for face and here are some…can you guess who’s behind the mask? Location…

(Recipe Me) : Nono’s Pilaf – My own version


When I read about Pilaf/Pilav/Pulao/Pholao/Pilafi/Palau whatever it bears the name, I found it is simply like a rice cooked with broth and mix with meat , fruir or/and veggies in one dish as well as depend on local’s taste. It is famous from Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central Asia until South Asia and Africa. Different…

(Saturday Night Reflection) : Je prie pour toi/ I pray for you


Je suis désolé si mon français n’est parfait pas. Je ne peux pas dis n’importe quoi. I am sorry if my French is not perfect. I cannot say anymore. Mi bedaŭras se la mia franca ne estas perfekta. Mi ne povas diri plendi. Mohon maaf bila bahasa Perancis saya tidak sempurna. Saya tidak bisa berkata…