thursday challange : outdoor

•August 14, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I went to Bali again on 080808 until 100808 and visit Dreamland beach. A beautiful beach on the south of bali. I wnet there with my colleagues, so I take more human pictures than landscape or still life.

like this one :

the story is in my other blog

Bali, 10/08/08.

weekend snapshot – back to “kampong”

•August 3, 2008 • 4 Comments

kampong means village.

It was a public holiday on Wednesday in my country, we went to a place called Pasir Mukti Tourism Garden ,an argo tourism farm.  Only 1 hour away from Jakarta. This place shows the urban kids (like my babies) how life as farmer looks like. they will show you :

how to cultivate paddy (rice) field:

how to plant the paddy (rice) it self

and take a bath like local people…in the river!

if you see completely naked kids on the picture, they are the local kids.
It was tiring, but we have fun!

photo hunt : cloud(s)

•August 2, 2008 • 12 Comments

I love sitting in the window seat,

interesting formation
somewhere between Jakarta – Banjarmasin

thursday challenge : SKY

•July 31, 2008 • Leave a Comment

one of my favorite place, Lake Toba in North Sumatera. This place in heaven on earth!
Lake Toba, November 2007

sesajen

•July 30, 2008 • Leave a Comment

weekend snap shot: Indonesia traditional textile

•July 27, 2008 • 9 Comments

well, I have been posting landscape a lot, now I’ll post (a bit) about Indonesian traditional textile. Those textile are some of my collection.

Ok, here we go:

From top left to right

the purple fabric is called Ulos, originally from North Sumatra. People in North Sumatra will use this fabric on birth of someone, their wedding and their death.

The green fabric is called Batik, originally from Central Java, the motif that shown above called Mega Mendung because it is a cloud look alike.

The red-yellow stripe is Silk from South Celebes, I already made into a formal hem. This province is known for its variety of silk with the best quality.

The brownish fabric (top right) is called Sasirangan, originally from South Borneo. Centuries ago, people in South Borneo wore them for a magic ritual. Now you can made a nice dress with that 🙂

The Bottom

All fabric on the bottom is called Songket, a- Malay origin. So, almost all the province in Sumatera Island and some in west Borneo has this kind of fabric including Malaysia. Each area also has a unique motif. The Songket above are from West Borneo, South Sumatra and Riau. The Riau Songket is a hand made. It took moths to finish a meter of hand made songket

the older the songket, the more expensive the price is.

🙂

Bromo

•July 26, 2008 • 1 Comment

this is the reason why when it come to fly, I love sitting on the window seat. I plant to visit Bromo (in east Java — the name of this mountain) in the near future, waiting for Sunrise.

somewhere between Jakarta- Denpasar
July 1st 2008