(Travel Photo of The Day) : Orange Blessing


One thing I saw during Lunar New Year celebration sermon in St Maria de Fatima Church Toasebio, Jakarta was orange blessing. After offering and communion sessions, the bishop went to the dozens of orange boxes in order to bless them. It consisted of three oranges inside the plastic bag and it’s believed to symbolize sweetness…

(Travelling Photos) : Glodok Chinatown Jakarta prior Lunar New Year


These are some photos I took during my Lunar New Year trip. This year, I intentionally visited Petak Sembilan in Glodok area, West Jakarta, where it is a very large Chinatown particularly in Jakarta. There are so many old Chinese styled buildings, distinctive marketplaces, temples and surely Santa Maria de Fatima church whose architecture remains intact….

Semangat Bhinneka, Semangat Imlek di Santa Maria de Fatima Toasebio


Kiong hi, Kiong hi Ucapan selamat tahun baru dalam dialek Hokkian yang kurang lebih sama dengan Gong Xi berulang-ulang menggema di pagi yang mendung di kawasan Glodok pada hari dimana menurut kalender Tionghoa sudah masuk tahun ayam api. Sebagian besar jemaat baik tua, muda, dewasa dan anak-anak berdatangan dengan baju didominasi warna merah dan masuk…

(Saturday Post) : Diverse in Ways but One in Celebration


For two days, I have already experienced two kinds of Chinese New Year celebrations during my journey inside Jakarta’s famous Chinatown, Petak Sembilan in Glodok area. Buddhism and Confucianism in the temples and Catholics in Santa Maria de Fatima Toasebio Church still in the same street. Diverse but still one. May the rites are different, may…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Santa Maria de Fatima Church, Glodok, Jakarta


Santa Maria de Fatima catholic church locates inside Jakarta’s famous Chinatown, Glodok or Petak Sembilan and not too far from The famous Toasebio temple. Formerly, it was a Chinese kapitan (chieftain) house, but since 1954 it’s already been repurposed to be a catholic church after its buying and the land around it was bought into monastery and…

(Post of Friday) : Fun With Ondel-Ondel


These photos were actually taken last year, when my sister along with her husband and their children were visiting Jakarta. We had fun everywhere especially in the Old Town. Let the photos talk about it…funny. Location : Jakarta Old Town Date : December 2016

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Jan Pieterszoon Coen


This is the place where Jan Pieterszoon Coen (JP Coen), the first colonial government in Batavia (Jakarta) was buried. It was actually a church during VOC (Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie), and some tombstones are still there though it’s already been converted into Museum Wayang (Puppetry museum). He was died during Mataram’s attack to Batavia and until…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Imitating Doraemon, or Pocong?


For this week, it is so intriguing for me as I have to find out some photos related to this theme. These photos were taken near Bundaran HI (HI roundabout) Jakarta, where some people mimicked anything (such as famous cartoon characters) for getting some money. It’s creative and lovely, though some are little bit scary…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : The Doors/ Pintu


Which one is your door? Door can be shut or opened Door is your protector Door is also others’ access to you Door is also the way to divine And to eternity Door can tell you many things About past, present and future In life, we’ll always pass various doors N A Chinese Temple entrance,…

(Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge) : ONDEL-ONDEL MERAH JAMBU / THE PINK ONDEL-ONDEL


Special for this week’s challenge, I’d like to share one photo. Just one photo, as I just wanna share one (what did you say, Nono?). This is a pink ondel-ondel. Ondel-ondel is typically local performing art which fluorished in Jakarta and its surroundings. The ondel-ondel usually takes form man or woman and represent ancestors which…