(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…

(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…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Dreamy – Terbawa Mimpi


For this week’s challenge, I wanna share these photos. The old ones as those were taken almost 2 years ago during my 2 days visitation to Dieng Plateau, Wonosobo, Central Java. I love to see sunrise from the top of plateau and seeing the steep valley in its other parts. I can imagine for living…

(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…

(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…

(Nono’s Note) : Jilboobs, Do Not Blame Them


This is my first opinion after months I’ve never written anything longer but photo sharing and following various wondrous challenges. Recently, particularly in social media, there is a trending topic called ‘jilboobs’ or ‘jilbabes’. At first, I didn’t know what it is, what is jilboobs? what is jilbabes? Everywhere now we can easily meet and…

(Malang Pictorial of A Day ) : MALANG GRAND MOSQUE / MASJID JAMI MALANG


Located in Malang downtown, built in1875 and it has got 20 internal pillars which represent Allah’s characteristics and 4 large pillars represent The Prophet Muhammad’s characters. It was enlarged between 15 March 1903 and 13 September 1903 and renovated many times until its present form. But the original architecture is still well preserved in its…

(Monday’s Post) : An Unusual Miss World 2013


Miss World, Miss Universe and all Misses held in the world sometimes create controversy. Many people disagree as those are considered as immoral, unfit to traditional cultures, physical expositions, and have no any contributions even for national tourism. However, many people also agree on it as it is thought as part of one country’s tourism…

Daily Prompt : Being Indonesian? I am deadly Proud of It!


Are you patriotic? What does being ‘patriotic mean for you? I am deadly proud of being Indonesian, even far more than I imagine before. I still remembered when my grandfather told me about independence war between 1947-1949, he took a part of it, even one of my grand aunt killed many Dutch soldiers in front…

(Opinion) : Happy Eid Mubarak For You All….


First thing, I’d like to say to all Muslims in the world (and myself) Happy Eid Mubarak….May Allah bless us after one month fasting and it is considered as our celebration upon ourselves. For celebrating Eid, many ways have been done, in accordance to diverse traditions and customs. In Indonesia itself, one of the most…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Foreshadow / Membayangkan


Foreshadow….imagine…..mystery….behind the cloud… How can we imagine within it? When we’re in cloud, we cannot see anything But we will see the silver line after all darkness. Taken in Dieng plateau, Wonosobo, Central Java. I share them for you all in this challenge Peace… Peace… Bambang Priantono (copyrighted)