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….

(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…

(Wednesday Reflection) : CIARUTEUN INSCRIPTION JOURNEY


Ciaruteun is one of rivers which began in Bogor (or Buitenzorg), West Java and ended in Cisadane river that flows into Java Sea through Bogor and Tangerang. This inscription is a mark of Tarumanagara kingdom’s existence in the early Middle Ages (started approximately from the 4th-7th centuries). It covered most part of West Java, Banten…

(A Return Home Journey) : Hello, Cirebon!


Prologue : From this post till the upcoming several posts, I’d like to tell you about my journey during my school holiday. It’s started from 20 December 2014 to 4 January 2015 and for the holiday, I didn’t want to meet any friends, gathering and so on. My sole goal is to spend my holiday…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Room/ Ruang


Room means anything A place where you can put your favourite things A place where you can hide your things A space where you can feel save A space where you can cover yourself Including your historical thing What is your favourite room? Just thing which room you should belong to For this special challenge…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Work of Art / Karya Seni (Part/Bagian 1)


Inscription For me, it is also part of work of art. Because it shows about the past. It can tell about happening among our ancestors. The inscription also becomes memoir for an event such as irrigation building, village borders, king’s oath or curse and publications. These are one of the oldest inscriptions found in Indonesia….

(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….

(Sunday Stills) : The Next Challenge : Bridges/ Jembatan


Incidentally I found this challenge when I was scrolling down my notification. It’s very interesting and I have got several photos related to this challenge. Let me tell you something about this bridge…I visited it when along with my friends walking inside Jakarta Old Town. Everything old is always interesting as it reflects our past…

(Saturday Night Photos Part 2) : Semarang Old City at Night


Semarang Old City is one of Semarang’s tourism attraction. Many tourists, either domestic and overseas ones come to visit this old city when they pass through. Old City is also favorit place for photography and pre-wedding sessions. This is a starting point of Semarang’s development and there were canals which connected each other but now…