(Cultural Revival?) : Typing Javanese Characters in My Computer


Javanese character? never be confused with Java programming system, meh. Javanese character has got two names : carakan and layang hanacaraka. It was derived from Southern Indian styled Brahmic writing system along by Indian merchants and missionaries at the time. Javanese script is under the same family with Sundanese, Kaganga group (from Batak to Lampung),…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Gone, But Not Forgotten


When I was still in elementary school, there is a subject I was always afraid of. It was Javanese. Though it’s my mother tongue, but when it was taught at school, I couldn’t follow it as it has got three social dialects which also has different words even in the same root word. But, the…

(Weekly Poetry) : SHADOW LIKE RAMAYANA AND MAHABHARATA


  One show is performed One role is acted One rule is played One master is placed Three types are created Good, bad, grey are positioned Which is which, they are planned The shadow has been prepared The ensemble is ready The scenario is steady The audiences are stay calmly Waiting for the role intentionally…

(2nd January Notes) : NEW YEAR RESOLUTION? Sorry, Hell No!


Happy New Year everybody! I hope all things are gonna be better in this year, even though some say it’s gonna be wooden horse year (based on Chinese calendar) in the following weeks. I read wood horse year is full of boiling events in all aspects of live. Whatever it is only God decides then,…

(Bi-Lingual Curious) : BLOGOSPHERE


Blogosphere, Blogosfera                                                        Blogosphere Memerangkapku dalam dunia yang maya                     Entraps me in the virtual world Mengikatku dalam kenikmatan diri…

(Opinion) : Happy Eid Mubarak For You All….


First thing, I’d like to say to all Muslims in the world (and myself) Happy Eid Mubarak….May Allah bless us after one month fasting and it is considered as our celebration upon ourselves. For celebrating Eid, many ways have been done, in accordance to diverse traditions and customs. In Indonesia itself, one of the most…

(What I Think About Indonesians) : Talking about Indonesian Chinese Surnames


Chinese diaspora in Indonesia has been very old. Since ancient times, they had travelled, traded and gradually lived in all parts of Indonesia. Approximately Indonesian Chinese population has already reached 3% of Indonesian population and the largest overseas Chinese population outside Mainland and Taiwan (mostly peranakan or Indonesian born for generations).  They have passed through…

(Reflection in Photograph) : DUGDERAN SEMARANG


Dugderan is an annual tradition celebrated by Semarangese, Central Java and the tradition has been existed for more than 150 years. Dugderan derives from two onomatopea ..”dug (doog) means hit things such as beduk (used at mosques) and “der” (bang) from firework. It was held initially for gathering Muslims around Semarang around mosque and the…

(Reflection) : Welcome Ramazan….


Purification Reflection Contemplation Recovery Rediscovery Welcome Ramazan Welcome again… Let me open my door to you It’s your time… Burning all people’s sins Burning all people’s mistakes Purifying our poor souls Intensifying our ibadat Without uneducated TV programs Without unqualified comedies Without unwisdom shows Without unlawful violence shows Welcome Ramazan Nice to meet you again…….

(Friday Intermezzo) : Some Words of Bahasa/Indonesian For You…


Hi there! Apa kabar? Just for you, for those who love languages or learning languages, I only wanna share some things about my national language which can be learned while having fun. Unfortunately I have no much time for recording myself as slower connection here. Hahahahaha….All right, but for this moment, I wanna give some…

(Daily Prompt) : An Act of Kindness/ Tindak Kebajikan


Kindness? So many interpretations Kindness is everywhere Even without we recognize it It’s been with us It’s a grace from God Gracious! Have we done one of kindness? We don’t have to take into account it God Knows what we done We just share and act a kindness everyday To everyone, to every creatures As…