Quiet day, peaceful and calm..
A piece of Jogja that I would like to bring home.

Have a good day, everyone!

Let's Play!

I remember how it feels like to be a child: nothing to worry and nothing to be fear of but the monster under the bed :-)
Really wish I could have one more chance to be a kid and do foolish things like we used to do, once. Don't you wish the same thing, too?

What a happy man you'd be, if you could still have a piece of your childhood in your heart.



Il Pleut Dehors Et Dedans

Greetings from Yogyakarta, the heart of Java!

It's been awhile since my last post, and yeah, my apologies.. I'm out of town and it was such a gloomy week here, literally. Don't have anything to say, yet; but I'm sending you postcard from Java.

A distant look of Prambanan Temple on a rainy day


High Dynamic Range Quest

is this what you call it HDR?
I'm still figuring out what to do, six layers of pictures combined,
clicked this and that, measuring the light,
and another twenty-something more actions,
and voila!

The original photo, unedited
After another 30 minutes or so

Still clueless, but I think it's better this way ( although I honestly don't like the end result still..) doing things that you don't know is real fun. Charade it is!
Have another great sunny day

Indonesian Nasi Campur: A Feast On A Plate

Nasi Campur Bali - WarungTekor Bali, Legian

    “Who riseth from a feast 
    With that keen appetite that he sits down?”
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 'Merchant of Venice'

Nasi Campur Made Werti - Sanur, Bali
Street food to die for

I'm always a big fan of traditional food. And in Indonesia, every place has its own unique dish; isn't that awesome? But speaking of food, the thumb rules of fabulous Indonesian food number one is Nasi Campur: any kind of steamed rice accompanied by abundant condiments that varies from one region to another. *drool*

Nasi Urap- Dapur Solo, Melawai, Jakarta

Nasi Campur Kadewatan Ibu Mangku
Kadewatan, Ubud, Bali
 Nasi Campur or Nasi Rames is a mad mix of delicious food,  a plateful rice filled with favorite dishes as condiments, hearty sauces and all. Oh I'm starving just telling you all of this :-) The detailed story about Nasi Campur is available at Wikipedia, simply by clicking the word 'Nasi Campur' above.

another version: the turmeric nasi campur
Dapur Solo, Melawai, Jakarta

If you are keen to know more than just recipes, find this book:
Kisah & Kumpulan Resep Putri Jepara-
Rahasia Kuliner RA Kartini, RA Kardinah, RA Rukmini
publishing: PT Gaya Favorit Press

Written by Ms. Suryatini N. Ganie; a famous Indonesian culinary expert, who happen to be descendant of Raden Ayu Kartini herself (the title changed from 'Raden Adjeng' as she was widely known; after she got married), this book is really a treasure.
Quite a thick book with a lot of nice photos and unique recipes dated back to XIX century AD, each recipe comes with its original recipe written in javanese words and old Indonesian language. How cool is that?
I bought my copy around IDR 255,000 in the year of 2010.

Anyway, recently I was stumbled upon this  cool site; http://www.tasty-indonesian-food.com/ owned by Ms. Tatie, a pretty Indonesian lady who lives in Slovenia. A simple web about Indonesian food with a lot of recipes and information. Love it.
Another interesting recipes source for Indonesian food I found in http://www.indonesianculinary.com/, a website boasting as the largest free online Indonesian recipes. See it for yourself!

Happy drooling everyone!

Lazy Lunch

Yes, it was raining hard and I couldn't go out and had my lunch; so instant noodle is the best option for such a lazylad like me, instead. It's all in there: 5 minutes cooking and another 5 minutes to finish it all.
And I almost forget how delicious it was, till now!


" Food, Glorious food! " 
                  ~ me :-)

And here's how, the cooking method for the dumbass like me :-)


Pasar Malam

" Every day offers you 10,000 reasons to cry, 
but if you can find just one reason to laugh 
then you will be alright "
                                 - Maya Angelou

Here come the festivities: music, balloons, carousel and laughters.
Let's forget all the suffer for a while and enjoy the night.

Be it sad or happy, these pictures are the story of our childhood. 
A piece of life that we might have put in the corner of our heart and left forgotten.


Another Day In Jakarta

Living in city like Jakarta takes some creativities to survive.
You could always find a niche, if you look close enough. You could  be a performer,  or even have your own F&B business, just wherever you want it.

"It's blood, sweat, sometimes tears."