Miraculous Waicak Ceremony of Indonesia

ImageSaturday, March 25th, 2013, budhist celebrated waicak in Borobudur temple, Magelang, Central Java. Many tourist joined this miraculous ceremony. It was began at 10 o’clock although budhist had gathered together in Mendut temple before they went to Borobudur temple. Visitor and foreigner followed the ceremony enthusiastically. Waisac is also called Tri Suci Waicak which is described as born, perfection and the death of the Budha Gauthama.

a lot of lampion (lanterns) were released into the air. Candles were shining brightly making a glorious atmosphere. Although the ceremony was colored by rain all day, it could not decrease visitors’ enthusiasm.

People lit candles and gave their name.

People lit candles and gave their name.

Borobudur looked brightly because of many lights.

Borobudur looked brightly because of many lights.

The rain was falling all the day but people kept enthusiasm and devoted.

The rain was falling all the day but people kept enthusiasm and devoted.

A lot of lanterns was releasing into the air.

A lot of lanterns was releasing into the air.

Source: http://lensapelancong.blogspot.com/2013/05/lampion-waisak-borobudur-2013.html

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The Light Tree : Bladok Losmen & Restaurant

Having traveling in Yogyakarta, ehm, you need to stay for some days here. There are many destinations you have to visit. Absolutely, you will need a comfort hotel for staying a while. Bladok Losmen & Restaurant is recommended for you. Bladok Losmen & Restaurant is a small hotel with clean and comfortable rooms, traditionally designed for your convenience. All rooms have a private bathroom attached. You can also enjoy and have the ideal for taking a break in a refreshing Swimming pool in pleasant surroundings.

Having dinner under the light tree

Having dinner under the light tree

There are four types of rooms which is offered for you: Standard rooms, Deluxe rooms, Executive rooms, and the large V.I.P rooms.

The open air restaurant is a relaxing place to have breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Bladok Restaurant serves you fine European cuisine according to the original receipts. Pizza and pasta, steak, lamb, duck, fish, homemade bread and more will be provided by professional cooks. A small selection of Indonesian food is also available. Don’t worry about the price. It meets your budget. It is very reasonable for bag-packers. Located in the heart of Yogyakarta, make you easily to getting around. It is just a few steps to go to the busy Malioboro, Yogyakarta’s famous shopping street. Sultan palace, Water castle, Beringharjo Market, Tourist Information Center, Train Station, Post office, Bank, Museum, Bird Market, and so on are near by this hotel. Just walking or take a Becak, you will get the places.

So, Make sure that you will have the room and the  cozy foods when you arrived in Yogyakarta. the friendly staffs will welcome you pleasantly.

Front of hotel, get fresh air here

Bladok’s terrace, get fresh air here

Clean and comfortable bedroom

Clean and comfortable bedroom

Source:

http://www.indonesia-portal.de/artikel/reiseziele/yogyakarta/malioboro

The Thriller Came to Nol Kilometer !!!

A Ronde seller was waiting for buyer

A Ronde seller was waiting for buyer

Last Night ( 4/17) a lot of ghosts were coming to Nol Kilometer, in front of Monumen Sebelas Maret exactly.  Although rain had fallen from evening, it did not decrease their spirit to appear while the rain calmed down. Some people loud scary because of shock! The ghosts stood up around an exotic sculpture that was being attractiveness for people and had stood up there from few months ago.  Some another ghosts stood up near from the traffic light and made people, who stopped their vehicle when the right light was on, attracted. There are Pocong, Suster ngesot, Wizard, Dracula, Wewe Gombel, and so on. Sometime, Wewe Gombel laughed loudly. It was sound hihihihihiihiiii. It was horrified and horror. The atmosphere that was wet and dark came to be hair-raising.

Catch up! You do not worry about, they will not bite you or absorb your blood although they never gives you smile. The ghosts were  from Community of Painting Art of Yogyakarta. They were doing fund-rising to buy some waste-baskets. The waste-baskets will put in a long of Malioboro Street. It was also to celebrate the Earth Day that is found on fourteen of April. That is an amazing attention of youth in Yogyakarta. Visitors can have and take some photos with them. It was free. They did not force visitors to give their money. But they were prepared two boxes there if people have willingness to give their money for the community’s mission.

Monumen Sebelas Maret area always becomes the center for a lot of communities to show up their talents and also to find the inspiration. Thus, it is not rare some communities deliver their voice of Yogyakarta . It is also for fund-rising. See! It was not long people thronged the street to grab a photo with the ghost. Last Wednesday night became the thriller and exotic night.

The area also was exploited by seller to sell their product. Wet and dark with the frozen air created awesome atmosphere that attractive Wedang Ronde Seller. The drink became a good friend to accompany visitors in Last night. It is Ginger tea with some piece of bread, peanut, Kolang-kaling, and also the ronde. It is traditional drink that you will find easily there. You will feel so warm inside. The ghosts and Wedang Ronde were sounded good to get unique atmosphere and lose peoples’ weary.

The ghosts took action waiting for visitors

The ghosts took action waiting for visitors

Making sensation, a ghost was sitting side the street

Making sensation, a ghost was sitting side the street

The ghosts asked me to have a pisture with them.. whooooo~~~

The ghosts asked me to have a picture with them.. whooooo

KOMPAK Showing Up at Technology University of Yogyakarta

Today (3/5), KomPAk presented their first perfomance of culture. KomPAk means Komedi,Puisi Akustik (comedy, poetry, acoustic). It is the newest community for students who expert in culture and literature. It sounds good for students to show their talents up here. This Event was supported by Bintang Kecil and Wahyudi Tour & Travel and was begun at 3 o’clock. The President, Dori said he hoped the students of English department can evolve their talents. He said the same event will be held continually in Tuesday of the first week of month. Next month, it will be the second event. The first performance was filled by Mr. Radjaban, the Lecturer of Linguistic and also Head of Study Program English Literature in English Department of UTY. He cheered up the audience with his joking in the standup comedy. It is no doubt because of his skill in the semantic study. He is the master of linguistic. Mr. Pramono, the lecturer who is always feared by his students did not left this chance to show him self  that He is also a friendly lecturer. At a glance, the atmosphere was being changed to be warm. It was not only standup comedy, this event also presented reading poetry and also music performance.

The North Students Choir amazed audience by their voice

The North Students Choir amazed audience by their voice

Mr. Pramono was the first showing his talent in it. He read his two poems : Abadai and also Kabar Hujan. Zhaki, his student in the poetry class also performed his expert in making poems. He read his three amazing poems : Sajak karena Rima, Namaku Dipan Nusantara, and also Sepotong sajak untuk bibir. The audience was made unnerved by the participants. Actually, students of English Department was awarded many talents to be a great person. The audience was enthusiastic. Although rain was falling outside, they kept enjoy following every season presented. The audience’s applause simultaneously graced was heard rousing because of Vocal group of INTIM ( The East of Indonesia Comunity ) performance. This event was closed by a dance from INTIM  at 5.30 pm.

 

Becak : Facsinating Traditional Vehicle

Yogyakarta, “The city of culture”, Many people usually call it. It is not without reasons. As you know, when you come to Yogyakarta you will see many beautiful culture still keep exist here.  Becak is one of recommended traditional vehicle if you like for looking around the town.  It doesn’t pollute environment. You can also more enjoy your journey because Becak will go slowly so you will not left the breathtaking beauty view of the town.  You will feel how the breeze combs your hair and makes your face fresh.  Beginning from the hearth of the city, Malioboro Street, The driver will pick up you patiently for shopping in the long of Malioboro Street. You can found the antique and unique things here. Do not forget to buy Bakpia Pathuk. That is the popular cake in Yogyakarta. Go straight on to the south, you will see Vredeburg Museum in the left side and also’ Gedung Agung’ in the right side with the big ‘Beringin’ trees in its yard.  It makes the yard seem shaded. Then you will also the history building, The Big Post Office and BNI bank. Remember to taste Gudeg Jogja in Wijilan, you can ask the driver to go there. Actually, there many destinations you have to visit in the town. Those are Water Castle, Alun-alun Selatan with the fascinating myths, and also Keraton ( the Sultan Palace ). You can go around easily by Becak. So, do not miss driving Becak and get a great experience with it. 😀

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All God’s Chillun Got Wings

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All God’s Chillun Got wings tells us about an absorbing story of a man’s and  a woman’s struggle from the oppression of their social life where racial issue is  rising. In this play, we can read how a man and a woman have to face an racial issue as the consequence of prejudice, stereotype, and discrimination in society of black American. The racial issue affected the characters’ sense of self and it also influences their social behavior, psychology, health, and so on. The main characters in this play are Jim and Ella.

            Sometimes Ella shows her discrimination with Jim when she was seventeen years old. In the first meeting after their childhood she met Jim was getting conversation with Mickey. She did not pay attention with Jim when Jim was greeting her. She was turning away  from Jim (scene two,page 10).

                        Jim Harris destroys his innate, positive vitality by attempting to define himself through Ella’s eyes, which are those of a corrupt society; Jim believes that freedom and selfhood may be acquired through the external trappings of status and success. Ella Downey cannot accept herself as a wife of a Blackman, Jim Harris while she is a white skinned. It makes her be in loneliness, low self esteem, in fear, uncanny emotion, unsatisfactory relation with others, increasing anxiety and even madness ( scene three, page 15). So, that why Ella shows her discrimination with Jim.

Although this play shows us How the strange love is. Ella is  white and Jim is black. They were able to learn how to accept one each other. It’s very dramatic play! 😀

MoZAik

MoZAik

Mosaic is a picture or decoration made of small, usually colored pieces of inlaid stone, glass, etc. Mosaic is something beautiful decoration from the trash things. It can be something breathtaking beauty decoration because of someone’s creation.

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