A Word A Week Photo Challenge : Intricate / Rumit


Front Intricate, according to Mr. Dictionary means : very complicated, tangled, complex, detailed etc. For this week’s challenge, I’d share two two years old photos I took in Semarang China Town. I was so lucky to see directly paper house burning or called Co Kong Tik ( I don’t know its Mandarin equivalent). After 100…

Travel Theme : Close-up/Jarak Dekat


Hi, this is my week’s travel theme.I took these pictures when I was in Bantul, Yogyakarta. I portrayed gender (don’t read jender, but ghenderr). It’s part of Javanese gamelan which is played by both hands and it creates a smooth sound and harmony with other ensembles. Have a nice week-end! Gender 1 (not jender!)  …

A Photo a Week Challenge : Backlit/Cahaya Belakang – Beauty


This is a new challenging invitation for me. Incidentally I found this and I had to search my photo archives. Finally I chose these two photos which I considered as part of backlightning. Natural I think…. Enjoy it, with a carnival girl was being shot while I stood behind the photographers. Location : Semarang, Central…

Weekly Writing Challenge : Bambang is My Name and I’m Proud of It…


Bambang (pronounced Bum-bunk) is my name… When I was born, I was given “Alfiandi” or something else by my parents. But my elder auntie told them for changing it into another name, and finally the choice was in “Bambang”. My complete name is Bambang Priantono and it is one of typical names among Javanese, and…

Weekly Photo Challenge : The Inside of Things / Bagian Dalam


What’s inside? Inside the building and inside of your beverage? See inside….see from here Special for this week’s challenge Inside Lawang sewu Grandeur inside… Inside the Chinese Temple What do you think about its inside? Salam Manis, Bambang Priantono

(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…

(Friday’s Photographs) : Lion Dance / Tari Barongsai


At school, there was just held an event for celebrating Chinese New Year. There was lion dance and also dragon dance performances. It was started at 9.45 am until 11.30 am. Separated into two sessions in accordance to the audience. The first session was for grade 1 until 3, while the rest was grade 4…

(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…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Community / Komunitas


Community? It’s the next more challenges for me. Well, for this week, I’d like to show a tradition in Semarang, Central Java for welcoming fasting month. It’s called Dugderan, and at the time I had a chance to document people dressed up in accordance to their community and showed their wonderful costumes. I love to…

Sunday Stills Photography : The Next Challenge : Headshot/ Kepala


This is another challenge I found in WordPress…showing up the extraordinary theme. Headshot! I remembered when my friend took my head in Borobudur Temple, Central Java several years ago. It looked contrast, but once more…no offense! Special for the challenge.. Thanks Ed