(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’s Note) : Happy Mother’s Day


Happy mother’s day, Mom. Maybe in other parts of the world it’s been over. But in Indonesia, it will be celebrated on 22nd December. This is special thing for all Indonesian mothers (sorry for other mothers..hehehehe), because they have got their day, unlike Indonesian fathers who have no special day (Poor daddy…then hahahah). In other…

(Reflection) : Be Proud of Your Regional Accent


Do you have your own regional accent? I think everybody has got it, particularly whose from provincial or rural areas. Do you ever think your original accent heard funny or awkward for others? Do you ever get bad experiences because of your accent? Do you feel ashamed with your accent? It is a problematic think…

(Today’s Note) : Indonesian Languages, Quo Vadis?


How many languages are spoken in Indonesia today? Nowadays, there are around 726 languages and dialects spoken in all parts of Indonesia. From westernmost (Sabang, Aceh) until Merauke (Papua). Previously, approximately 742 languages during 2007, but it’s been dropped as the languages have been disappeared or in another word, extinct. (the most numerous is in…

(A Note from Dieng Plateau) : Telaga Merdada / Merdada Lake


This is another note from Dieng Plateau, Central Java, Indonesia. There are several lakes scattered within Dieng Plateau and its surroundings. I have visited almost all lakes and all are beautiful. Combination between coolness and breezing morning, shining sun and vanishing fog. I love to visit there particularly when the sun is to rise, that’s…

(Photo of the Night) : WAYANG/ PUPPET SHADOW


We live as if on a stage We’re given our roles and do them till the end Much alike wayang on the stage Then, when your turn is over The dalang (player) will return you to the box So… What can you do? Just do the best thing you can God will decide Semarang, 5…

(A Note from Dieng Plateau) : Telaga Warna/ Colored Lake


This is the beginning of my note. As long as I live in Central Java (I am from East Java), I have visited Dieng Plateau three times. On May 2012, July 2012 and yesterday. Every visitations, I came to different places within the beautiful plateau. With its more than 2000 meters above the sea level…

(Goody Foody Indonesia) : Cassava Fritter


I love snack and I believe you love it too. Indonesians love fritters as well as other nations and one of them is cassava fritter or in Bahasa named ‘Singkong Goreng’. In some Indonesian regions, particularly among Javanese people who live in southern part of Java, cassava becomes main staples and created into many typical…