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…

(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 Poetry) : SHADOW LIKE RAMAYANA AND MAHABHARATA


  One show is performed One role is acted One rule is played One master is placed Three types are created Good, bad, grey are positioned Which is which, they are planned The shadow has been prepared The ensemble is ready The scenario is steady The audiences are stay calmly Waiting for the role intentionally…

A Photo a Week Challenge : Shy / Malu / Isin


Don’t look at my face I am too shy to be seen Don’t look at my eyes I am too fragile to be seen Don’t look at me As I am too resistant to be seen Please, don’t do it anymore…… I am too shy For this challenge Don’t look  

Weekly Photo Challenge : (Not) Spring / (Bukan) Musim Semi


Indonesia lies directly on the equator line and it has no Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The flowers bloom all year long without being interrupted by season, warmer and never experiences any snows. Though in extreme conditions there will be ice rain in some areas. I just consider spring as a new life and beginning,…

(Friday Reflection) : Ring of Fire


Indonesia and its volcanoes Foto source : here Malang, East Java, Indonesia 1994 When I went to school by bicycle at around 6.00 a.m, I saw the sky was cloudy but it’s dry season and no rainy signs. I had already worn my jacket and biked to school, however, there was rain hard. Not water,…

(Thursday Reflection) : May Day…May Day


Good Morning everybody and nobody (oops) When I woke up this morning, I thought I had to go to the bathroom and prepare for work. But I forgot that for the first time, Indonesian government had declared 1 May as national holiday. Yes, International labour day or in Bahasa is called ‘Hari Buruh Sedunia’. I…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Pattern/ Pola


What do you think about pattern? Pattern can be found anywhere Even your own life is also patterned As complex as the batik patterns What will happen if the world is patternless? Blank, boring, lifeless That’s why we’re in mozaique trully Special for this challenge Though those aren’t perfect samples Bengkulu’s batik pattern Lawang Sewu,…

(Saturday Reflection) : A Mystical Morning


When I woke up in the morning It was so magical I saw a smokey mist wandering around It roamed into my mind Created a misty mystery Then, I looked at a small light behind the mountain It got brighter, brightened my lonely heart The mist gradually faded Slowly, smoothly, passionately Sunshine brighted the mist…

Travel Theme : Misty/ Kabut (Mystical Morning at Dieng)


The most amazing moment I ever had was when I visited Dieng Plateau. It is located between Wonosobo and Banjarnegara regencies, Central Java, Indonesia. The plateau also covers other regencies such as Pekalongan, Batang, Kendal and Temanggung. However, most of tourism objects are located in Wonosobo and Banjarnegara. For this travel theme, I choose the…