Hari Minggu ketiga saya di Jepang, saya mengikuti festival ketiga saya (dan juga typhoon ketiga sebenarnya). Festival ini dilaksanakan di kota Tahara, kota sebelah Toyohashi. Jaraknya cuma setengah jam naik bus. Kami (tim Indonesia) dijemput pake bus dari kampus, berangkat pukul 08.20 tepat. Katanya sih sebenarnya kuota untuk ini festival 10 orang dan semuanya diisi orang Indonesia. Lalu beberapa waktu kemudian, jumlah ini dinego lagi jadi 15 orang, juga ditambah dengan orang Indonesia. Faktanya, yang berangkat 18 orang, Indonesia semua. Biasalah, Indonesia. Setelah Gikadaisai kemaren,masing-masing peserta festival sudah dibagikan baju adat untuk dibawa masing-masing. Saya mendapat kehormatan untuk mencicipi baju pengantin pria dari Minang. Singkat cerita, kami sampai disana dan langsung disuruh ganti baju. Di kejauhan tampak keramaian di jalan blok sebelah sudah dikerumuni orang. Pertanyaan standar: festivalnya ngapain? Dengan satu kata: Parade. Mirip seperti Toyohashi Festival kemaren. Hanya saja, Tahara Festival ini tidak malem dan tidak menari. Kami dan beberapa kontingen internasional lain, anak-anak SD setempat, warga kota, komunitasnya, dan pengiklan toko, serta mobil pemadam kebakaran akan mengelilingi jalur utama kota. Dari titik kami datang …
I admit that these pictures are not my everyday life looks like. But, these pictures show the face of those who struggle to conserve our county culture everyday. Batik is one of treasures, cultural treasures of Indonesia. Batik is recognized as national outfit and now used widely on the country. Civil servants and workers is obligated to wear Batik for a certain days of their work day. Some occupations even make Batik as it’s uniform such as stewardess. Batik is the pride of Indonesia. So many style and technique has been found to enhance batik. It is no longer a traditional cloth. It is also no longer a national formal outfit to attend office work, business meeting, or party invitation anymore. It is one of the fashion and can be used in all kind of occasion on all kind of cloth type. It has many styles: traditional style, young style, and modern style. Even the abstract one has come to the surface in the last few years using mathematical equation called Fractal Batik. It is …
Hey everybody. It’s been a while since my last post on Dailypost Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme is gradually harder and harder and I can’t come up with it. So, shame me. Fortunately, this week is easy enough for me. Welcome back, me! Long story short, the theme this week is near and far. Well, as you can see in the picture above, near camera is a goat and far from camera is a boat passing. This rather funny picture – I don’t know what the goat’s doing in the port – is taken at Panton Port in Tanjung Balai Asahan, North Sumatera, Indonesia. The goat and his friends maybe just taking a walk on the sunny evening. Okay, I think that’s my share this week. I am looking forward to the next photo challenge too.
The pictures above were taken on Klaten Train Station. The train was going to Bandung from Solo. I took some pictures when the train approached us on the station on some interval. Here by using slideshow, I want to give you the impression of movement of the train. In the last picture though, we can feel the train movement because of blurry color in it. Share your picture with interpretation of movement and visit another fellow challengers of Wordpres Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. Let the world move with our movement.
Fleeting moment on the street. Sure it’s hard to find picture like that. This picture below is taken last Sunday in Bandung. Yeah, on Sunday horse and delman (we called this type of vehicle delman, not sure what it is in English) is allowed on streets. It’s a fun moment to see this traditional vehicle running around side by side with car. Just like Bandung tempo doeloe (Bandung classic’s time).
After leaves, I present you close with flowers. Leaves cannot be left alone without flower, can it?
Close can be interpretated as literal close or close of relationship (as with friends or family). Sara Rosso on her dailypost’s weekly photo challenge’s post cover both aspect with one picture. For this theme, I decided to post photos about the former interpretation with leaves for the sub theme. I found a lot on my database. Well, I mostly taken inanimate object when photographing after all. Here’s some of them.
Today maybe I can only post this picture of a mosque near my friend’s home in Metro, Lampung.
This is my second submission for this week’s WordPress’ weekly photo challenge themed friendship. For the first submission, please head to Weekly Photo Challenge: Friendship that feature my candid picture with friends in various group. This picture below is a monument located in the center of my college’s campus: Bandung Institute of Technology. The monument is called “Friendship Monument”. The text in the monument read “Sekali Teman Tetap Teman” which mean “Once Friend, Forever Friend” in English. Near the monument, there is a pond called Indonesia Tenggelam “sinking Indonesia”. It is featured in my first friendship submission here. Some time ago, we have tradition to throw off a friend to the pond called on his birthday. Everyone catch the birthday person and bring him to the center of campus and swing him off the pond. A truly friendship. You can’t be friend before you play prank to each other, can you?
So it comes to this already. X uh? Very hard… I have think this for two weeks but I don’t get anything. Arggh.. It’s hard to find something beginning with X here in Bandung. I give up. I will post this instead… Better than nothing, right? Hope it will sufficient.
Earth consists water up to it’s 60% area. The water area is called oceans. So, everywhere you go travelling, visiting a nearby oceans (or beach) is a must. In this blog, I have posted almost all of beach (and water body) pictures that I have visited. Because of that, I really really want to go to beach now. Arrghh… Well, maybe these picture below are one of selected few and not so great picture that I left. Pantai Panjang, literally translated be “long beach”, is a tourism site on Bengkulu city, Bengkulu province, Indonesia. Maybe it is called like that because Bengkulu is a long thin province and the beach is extend from end point to end point of the city. Pantai Panjang is facing the Hindian Ocean. That way, the wave here is very big. However, the sight of someone swimming and playing in the water is not that rare. Swimming too far from the land is not recommended though. Inside the beach, there is many attraction. You can find standard beach property such …
We have friends everywhere. Their structure is very complex. There is a group of friends here and there and both of them don’t really have incision. We go with our different persona in front of them. Their purpose and interest maybe different from each other groups but they are person that always be there when we need them. And of course, we have a bunch of photo to capture our moment and have it last for eternity. In this post, I attach some photo from my different groups of friends for the weekly photo challenge this week. This is I and my friends on the Indonesia Tenggelam (sunken Indonesia) pool on our campus. They are my college friends that came from same region: Lampung. Beneath the pool, we can see a map of South East Asia with Indonesia in green tiles. This is I and my friends when we take a tour to National Monument Indonesia. They are my upperclassmen from my college. I am the person floating in front of the picture.
These pictures was taken on my uncle’s wedding. These two children is my cousin. They accompanied the two brides at the party. They wore a Bengkulu’s traditional clothing as wedding dress.
This week’s theme is very surprising and frightening. Shit just got real when the challenge is like: Today! This week’s theme is a bit different (but you like that, don’t you?) – it’s about TODAY. This day. The day you’re reading and reacting to this post. No rules or guidance on what to post other than the photo must be taken today! Don’t cheat, don’t go into your photo archives on your computer, don’t link to an old post. Get your camera out, right now, and snap a picture to share with everyone! Well. The problem is, I read the post challenge on Friday 23.25 so today is a very small window (only 35 minutes to come up with something) considering I haven’t taken a single photo today. Post a photo on the day you read and react to the photo? On this dark night with my phone camera? Well, it can’t be done except I take pictures of my own room. Hey, that’s it. I just need to take a photo of my own room. These photo is …