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…

(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…

(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…

(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 Muslim Style Timeline 1) : Hijab or Veil from 1910s-1970s


As we know, Indonesians are Muslim majority nation and Islam has been integral part of Indonesian society, including the dress codes. Muslims, particularly women are required to cover most of their body parts. Most Islamic scholars refer to only face and hands that can be seen, while some minorities say that all parts of women’s…

(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.

(Explore Tangerang) : Enjoying The Asinan


Well, asinan is one of local dish can be found in Jakarta, Tangerang, Bogor and Bekasi. It’s derived from the word asin or salty where it consists of salted solution soaked vegetables or fruits. This is one of my favourite treat for culinary adventures. I found one of the delicious asinan in Pasar Lama Tangerang…

(Tuesday Reflection) : Indonesian Names and with-some-Controversies


Name is something given to identify someone, and differentiate him or her from the others. Name is also parents’ pray and hope symbol for their child. In many countries, most people have given name (or Christian name), middle name or surname. But sometimes only given names and surnames. Do you have surnames? If I ask…

(Goody Foody Indonesia) : The Foodgasm -Soto Manggala of Central Kalimantan


This is one part of my favourite Kalimantan’s traditional food ( I prefer to call it Kalimantan to Borneo). It is called as Soto Manggala. Soto has already been part of Indonesian’s gastronomy and resembles to what Westerners call soup. Soto can be found from Sumatera till Papua Island with different variations in accordance to local tastes….

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : SARAPAN/ BREAKFAST (From Every Angle)


It’s been a while I haven’t sent any pictures for this challenges. There were lotsa things I had to do at work and meanwhile I’d got poor quota for my internet for almost two weeks. Today I spent my golden hours for preparing my breakfast and I remembered about this challenge. I just prepared cooked…