(Photos of The Day) : Angpao


Red envelope or Indonesian adopted from Hokkien word as angpao. It is originated from China and among South East Asian Muslims (especially Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei), angpao is also adopted as tradition in Eid-Ul-Fitr for handing out monetary gifts in envelop especially to the kids or unemployed young adults. If we talk about angpao, everyone will be happy..hehehee…

(Travel Photo of The Day) : Orange Blessing


One thing I saw during Lunar New Year celebration sermon in St Maria de Fatima Church Toasebio, Jakarta was orange blessing. After offering and communion sessions, the bishop went to the dozens of orange boxes in order to bless them. It consisted of three oranges inside the plastic bag and it’s believed to symbolize sweetness…

(Travelling Photos) : Glodok Chinatown Jakarta prior Lunar New Year


These are some photos I took during my Lunar New Year trip. This year, I intentionally visited Petak Sembilan in Glodok area, West Jakarta, where it is a very large Chinatown particularly in Jakarta. There are so many old Chinese styled buildings, distinctive marketplaces, temples and surely Santa Maria de Fatima church whose architecture remains intact….

(Post of Friday) : Fun With Ondel-Ondel


These photos were actually taken last year, when my sister along with her husband and their children were visiting Jakarta. We had fun everywhere especially in the Old Town. Let the photos talk about it…funny. Location : Jakarta Old Town Date : December 2016

(Street Photos of The Day) : Mobile Instant Beverage Sellers


“Sometimes a little thing you do gives happiness to someone. So never stop doing little things”- Anuragh Prakash Ray You just need numerous sacheted instant beverages like coffee (in many trademarks and traits), tea (with artificial sweeteners), instant powdered juice or condensed milk. Then, you also just need two or three thermos for keeping your…

(Holiday Writing) : 2017 vision


2016 is about to the end.. 2017 is about to the beginning Good or bad come simultaneously I just have two wishes for 2017 One Exploring and learning my own country’s cultures….From Sabang to Merauke by my own. As well as going abroad to the more distant countries for my learning experiences (I hope someday…

(Sunday Photo) : Two Ethnic Faces (eemmm..not really) of Me


Several weeks ago I tried to photo myself wearing two head dresses. One (left) was variant of Javanese one, while another one was Sundanese. Javanese and Sundanese live side by side in the same island, but they develop their own culture despite of many similarities. Javanese and Sundanese have already been related since early times. Influences…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : How my morning is


It’s been almost a month in my hiatus moment. No post, no stories, no photos. Well, for this moment, this is my morning starts. Typical Indonesians start their morning by having ‘heavy’ breakfast. Though we’ve already eaten much bread or potatoes, but no rice means no eat. This is my breakfast I created myself and…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) :I believe the children are the future


I believe the children are the future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside I love this ‘The Greatest Love of All’ lyrics. Future may and should be prepared, let the children choose and try anything positive for building their characters. All including learning their…

(Monday Reflection) : Lion Dance/Barongsai/舞獅


In China it’s called 舞獅 Pronounced differently in Chinese languages. Mandarin will say wǔshī Cantonese will say mou5 si1 Southern Min/Hokkien will say it as 跳獅 (thiau sai) Vietnamese will say múa lân Korean will say sajachum Japanese will say it as shishimai Malaysian will say literally as ‘tari singa’ and Indonesian adopts barongsai (the word ‘sai’ is clearly…

(Sunday Reflection) : Situ Kelapa Dua/Kelapa Dua Lake


Travelling doesn’t always mean going somewhere far away from your crib. Many people have already gone travelling abroad until the unimaginable distances, however, they do not even know about their our neighbourhood. (That’s reasoning used by one who couldn’t afford much time and money to travel far away hahaha). Actually there are many interesting places…