(Sunday Reflection) : New Year, New Body


“The human body is the best work of art.” ― Jess C. Scott The Commence Humans are created uniquely by God, with respective characteristics, attitudes and surely body shapes. About body shape, humans are very various, from bony, hourglass to obese one and whatever our body look like, we should be thankful for it. Some…

(Monday Reflection) : Sticky Sweet Life as Kue Keranjang (Nian Gao-年糕)


Sweet but sticky Sticky and sweet Sweet things are always part of any celebrations. Such sweets as dried dates, snow white, nastar (pineapple filled bites), rose biscuits, candies, dodol and much more in Eid Celebration. While the same things are also available in Christmas celebrations. Sweets are everywhere since it’s invented centuries ago. Dodol (or Javanese…

(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…

(Explore Tangerang) : KELENTENG BOEN TEK BIO/ BOEN TEK BIO TEMPLE


For this week’s challenge..I just share this part of my Tangerang journey. Yes, I visited the second oldest Chinese temple in Java, Boen Tek Bio. It is in Pasar Lama Tangerang, exactly intersection of Jalan Bhakti and Cilame. Well, it locates inside the wet market, but it’s very crowded by visitors especially Tri Dharma followers….

(Goody Foody Indonesia) : Semarang Styled Lunpia & Bomb Lunpia


Semarang-styled Lumpia Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb everyone! Bello there! After away for a while, let me reappear in this holy month. For Muslims, I’d like to greet you ‘Ramazan Kareem’, while for others I say ‘Have a Nice Day’. Well, I want to share about my experiences during my off-days. Sorry, It’s not offensive especially for…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Rumit/Intricate


For this week’s challenge, I share Freedom monument which is still new. It is in front of Indonesian National Museum or usually people call it Museum Gajah (Elephant Museum), as there’s a bronze elephant statue which was given by King Chulalongkorn (I forget what number) during his visitation in Netherlands Indie in 1870. The new…

(Monday Reflection) : Having a big feet is not so easy


Do you have big feet? What is your size? Is that easy to find the proper shoes or slippers in the nearby shops? In the past, when you ask it here, people will look at you strangely, especially if you have uncommon size. It is about my personal experience when looking for shoes for my…

(Saturday Reflection) : 11 Years in Blogging


11 years? What the hell is that? It’s almost already been 11 years my co-existence in virtual world! I started blogging in a local forum in 2004, and at the time, writing in a longer sentence was so hard for me. I had to think what should I say, as it’s different to speaking directly….