Indonesian Women Hairstyles (Timeline 1900s-1940s)


Before writing this post, I have to seek many sources for historical women hairstyles in Indonesia, reading a lot but unfortunately I forgot the sources (how foolish I am). I also searched the representative photos as people say ‘picture tells all’. Yes, indeed, of course, certainly, but one picture needs to be explained at first….

(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…

(Saturday Reflection) : Cultural Exchange – Tukar Budaya


Indonesians learn and in many cases adore Japanese cultures Japaneses learn Indonesian cultures as well However, not many Japanese learn Indonesian cultures, not as many as Indonesians love Japanese ones. Why? Japanese has got great marketing and pride as well as their distinctive pop culture. We, Indonesians still follow, not produce yet, particularly in pop…

(Tuesday Reflection) : Chinese influences in our languages


I think there have already been many articles or posts about this topic, but sometimes I still want to talk about it more, at least in my point of view. Since hundred years, Chinese have spread to around the world, through trading and immigration. Its culture and terminologies also followed especially in South East Asia…

(Reflection) : Terrorism has no religion


I hadn’t been opening my cellular during three sessions of teaching yesterday. I just left it next to my laptop for modem. I didn’t know anything about happenings outside as I couldn’t leave school until 3.45 pm. When my classes finished at 11.15 am, I just went downstairs for doing something else, and then at…

(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…

(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 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.

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Memory Victory


I love visiting ancient sites, particularly during my living in Central Java which is rich of historical ruins and temples from the Hindu-Buddha era. The most passionate moment for me is when I can visit infamous temples and also becomes the earliest visitor of the newly-excavated temples. These are my photos taken 3 years ago…