Tag Archive: culture

In Search of Ikat Bentenan

Bentenan Woven cloth are once an art that had died in North Sulawesi, where the last ‘original’ weaved fabrics can only be found in museums in The Netherlands such as the Troppen Museum.… Continue reading

Indonesia Etc – A Must Read – An Indonesian Perspective of the Book

Hardly ever I say to anyone I know: You must read this, or you must watch this. I obviously share my thoughts on things, but would recommend books only if I am asked.… Continue reading

Conversation about Culture – Arranged Marriage or Match Making

In Indonesian Literature there is a book called Sitti Nurbaya, written by one of the country’s famous writers Marah Rusli published in 1966. The story is so well known in Indonesia that it… Continue reading

Kampuang Nan Jauh Di Mato – West Sumatran Traditional song

When I was drawing these West Sumatran traditional houses, Rumah Gadang, my intepretation anyway, I kept singing this song in my head. Called Kampuang nan Jauh di Mato, this is in Padangnese, not… Continue reading

40 hours in Vilnius – Lithuania

In my previous update I said that Bucharest is my favourite European Capital city. Well, I think it is sharing place with Vilnius. Why? Vilnius is very pretty too. Plus it is got… Continue reading

Sunday Conversations – Souvenirs

In an attempt to show more of who I am, I have been wearing batik dresses every other day. (For those unaware of my previous post, I was accused of being Slovenian). This… Continue reading

Tea for an Indonesian

I love tea in general, as an Indonesian I grew up drinking tea. Tea in Indonesian is Teh (Téhh). At home I would have drank black tea no sugar, hot water with just… Continue reading

Driving – Crazy Things Indonesian do

Driving is one of the craziest things about Indonesians. Here are tips on how to drive like an Indonesian. In traffic jams do not leave any gaps between you and the car in… Continue reading