(Hello There) : Meet Malaysian Javanese


It’s been more than a month for my hiatus from blogging. I’ve lost my focus on blogging and confused what to do. Thanks God finally I’ve got idea for writing again and for now on I’ll write regularly again. Meeting Javanese in Malaysia? Yes, I did! I went to Malaysia between 2-5 December 2016 for…

(Hometown Story) : End year visit to 2 temples


As I mentioned before, I would tell my hometown story not chronologically, but randomly based on my swinging mood everytime I can and not busy enough. By the way, for this edition I’d like to tell about my last day of 2015’s journey with my cousin’s son. I had an appointment for spending my 31 December’s…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Memory Victory


I love visiting ancient sites, particularly during my living in Central Java which is rich of historical ruins and temples from the Hindu-Buddha era. The most passionate moment for me is when I can visit infamous temples and also becomes the earliest visitor of the newly-excavated temples. These are my photos taken 3 years ago…

(Explore Tangerang) : KELENTENG BOEN TEK BIO/ BOEN TEK BIO TEMPLE


For this week’s challenge..I just share this part of my Tangerang journey. Yes, I visited the second oldest Chinese temple in Java, Boen Tek Bio. It is in Pasar Lama Tangerang, exactly intersection of Jalan Bhakti and Cilame. Well, it locates inside the wet market, but it’s very crowded by visitors especially Tri Dharma followers….

(Explore Tangerang) : Looking For The Rare Fruits (Incidentally)


Hi, this is still part of my Tangerang exploration! In Pasar Lama I found many rare things, and the first thing was rare local fruits. Among oranges, mangoes, dragon fruits, grapes and many more modern or imported ones, I could find some rare fruits I used to have in my childhood…at least some of them…

(Explore Tangerang) : Tehyan Player


One thing I like when visiting Pasar Lama Tangerang (Tangerang Old Market) is three old men who sit down on the pedestrian and playing music. One plays guitar, another plays kecrek and one more plays Tehyan. Tehyan is a two stringed bowed instrument or spike fiddle. It is descendant of Erhu of China which was…

(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,…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : THE BROKEN STUPA


All will be broken in the time If it is left untreated Or hidden by history Without exception Broken and then ruined Though some can be survived But surely it’s not as its heyday It’s just memorized, retold And taken care by anyone who cares Broken from the past Location : Jogjakarta, Indonesia

(Weekly Photochallenge) : From The Force of Tea/ Kekuatan Teh


From the youngest top of the tea We get the freshness From the youngest tip of the tea We get the benefits The healthiness The worthiness From the past to the present From the force of tea History can be changed From the force of tea All people can enjoy different thingsTea, the green golden…

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : SIGN/PENANDA


It’s been a while I haven’t followed Cee’s challenges. I missed a lot as there are many followers and posted very numerous useful articles till I lost hers. Well, let me try to follow her challenge again. These are sign photos for this challenge. Beware of the old branches I found this in Kebun Raya…

One Word Photo : Matahari/Mentari/Sun/Srengenge


Dancing under the sunshine Unity in diversity Different costumes Different ways But this is what we wish Harmony in difference This is what I wish about Indonesia, my mysteriously and dangerously beautiful country. For this challenge Rentak tari di pagi nan cerah The sun shines

(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…