(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…

(Aku dan Indonesia) : Ika Bangsa, Bhinneka Bahasa


Tiga hari lalu saat saya sedang berada dalam bis jurusan Purwokerto-Tasikmalaya, ketika masih berangkat dari Purwokerto hingga Karangpucung, Cilacap saya masih mendengar bahasa Jawa Banyumasan ramai dipertuturkan dalam bis. Sebentuk dialek Jawa yang khas ini menjadi asosiasi khas bagi warga asal Karesidenan Banyumas itu. Namun kemudian ketika memasuki Karangpucung arah Cimanggu, sedikit demi sedikit mulai…

Travel Theme : Unexpected Things around you


Unexpected thing Flooded Who portraits who Anything can happen with you Even while you’re travelling For this week’s challenge Relaxing and chatting on the flood, Semarang, early 2013 Selling on the flood, Semarang, early 2013 Who wants to be portrayed?  Jakarta, 2013 Lemme check mine, do yours,  Jakarta 2013 Tangerang, June 2014

(Lomba Essai Museum Nasional ) : Koleksi Prasasti, Jembatan Masa Lalu dengan Masa Kini


Prasasti adalah suatu benda yang terbuat baik dari batu maupun lempengan logam, fungsinya sangat banyak, antara lain menjadi patok batas suatu wilayah, pidato raja ataupun penanda pembangunan suatu tempat, disamping berupa supata bila melanggar aturan tertentu. Prasasti juga salah satu peninggalan sejarah tertulis yang abadi karena dipahat dan dapat bercerita tentang suatu kejadian di masa…

(Today’s Little Story) : Olivia Mariamne Devenish Raffless in Memoriam


“Sacred to the memory of Olivia Mariamne, wife of hon’ble Thomas Stamford Raffless, Lieutenant Governor of Java and its dependencies, who departed this life at Buitenzorg (now Bogor), the 23 of November 1814.” The inscription reminded me to the memorial monument in Bogor Botanical Park (Kebun Raya Bogor), where Olivia Mariamne Devenish passed away there….

(Today’s Reflection) : HOUSEWIVES’ HERO


They are the fast living housewives’ heroes I mean, the housewives who have no time to go to market Or, too -…- to go Just wait him passes Fruits, veggies, spices Meats, sausages, dried fish All go with reasonable prices Sometimes we can owe if we do not have much money Just based on trust…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Threshold/Ambang


Threshold in Bahasa is meant ‘ambang’ (uhm buhnk) What ‘ambang’? Ambang batas? or what? I don’t know exactly, as threshold can be defined in many ways. These are my interpretation of threshold for this week’s challenge. A way to the eternity and where should I go next? All were taken in Semarang, Central Java where…

(Flash Fiction) : Coffee Debating


“You should have coffee by this way.” said Ahmad while having his coffee by reversing the glass on the glass mat and drank it by moving the glass little by little. “No way! The most delicious way to have coffee is…by cethe*” Sarif shouted. He directly showed it by put the coffee residu on the…

(Saturday Night’s Gallery) : Kelenteng / Chinese Temple


In Indonesia, Chinese temple is called ‘Kelenteng’ or ‘Klenteng’ as it’s derived of its onomatopeia from the bell rang “teng, teng, teng” and for Indonesians, it becomes kelenteng. Kelenteng has been existed since centuries, when Chinese went diaspora to all around the world including Indonesia. During New Order (1966-1998), Confucianism was not recognized and Kelenteng…

Travel Theme : Kering / Dry / Droog / Tuyo / Garing


What? dry? In this season? Nooooo!!!! But my collections won’t ever wet…always dry. Beach, is always my dry place and wet one at the same time. Blissful in dry season, but…..yeach…in rainy season. Enjoy this dry or kering in Bahasa Indonesia. Location : Sundak beach, Jogjakarta, Indonesia Dry beach in dry season Some humid, some…

Giveaway Kolaborasi : Pendendam Yang Sombong


Judulnya terkesan sombong ya? Ini hanya merupakan refleksi dari perjalanan saya hari Minggu silam di situs Banten Lama. Saya sangat suka melakukan perjalanan, terlebih bila ada waktu luang dan juga dana (karena bohong banget kalau dana juga tidak berpengaruh dengan perjalanan kita..no money, no dong). Nah, semenjak saya berpindah secara mendadak dari Semarang ke Tangerang,…

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge : IMAGINATION – IMAJINASI


The best way for imagining is….sitting on a log near lake or pond. Just let your imagination flows like flood and make it your nutrition of life. (Just my imagining quote) I am a dreamer and always dreaming But try to make it real. Special for this challenge Location : Tasikardi Lake, Serang, Banten, Indonesia