Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Anne Avantie Kebaya Wedding Dress Bride and Groom

These photos showed us some wedding dresses and tuxedos created by Anne Avantie for bride and groom. The models of this show are many, and all famous celebrities. The kebaya design it self outstanding. The beauty of models getting more attractive while wearing these kebayas and tuxedos. My favorit is the design that weared by Anjasmara and Dian Nitami, at the end of this post. Look unusual.

Against Gay : Nigeria, Russia, Indonesia, and Western Countries Oppinion

Nigeria recently announced a legislation on banning gays in their country. Being gay is a criminal act and punishable by imprisonment up to 14 years. Although western countries opposed, but they stick with the decision. They do not interfere in the western state law, and they also asked western countries do not interfere with the laws in their country. Sounds fair, does it? what is your opinion?

Immigration Travel Tips to Enter Indonesia

To enter Indonesia, visas are required except for the nationals of 48 countries namely Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Venezuela, Yugoslavia and Taiwanese holding MFA//M passports. The visa requirement is also waived for other nationals from friendly countries, attending a conference which has received official approval.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cathy Sharon Wear Anne Avantie Kebaya Wedding Dress

Cathy Sharon become one of few celebrities that been chosen by Anne Avantie to present her Kebaya wedding dress. The combination of beautiful wedding gown and pretty model can be seen below :

Batik Knowledge Books in 5 Stars Quality

Batik is Indonesian Traditional Textiles. Each area has it's own pattern, but it still called batik. Learning about batik can be done in various way. From internet, directly from the expert face to face, or trough books. Book is kind of information source that collectable. It will be still from today until next decade if you take care of it. There are several books that cover about Batik in very good quality, such as :


Anne Avantie Classic Kebaya

Anne avantie kebaya design has wide range of basic idea. From modern to very traditional villager usually wear, all have got Anne avantie touch to be more elegant and fantastic look.

Anne Avantie Kebaya for Young Ladies

Young Ladies need appropriate kebaya for wedding ceremonies or other traditional party. These are some beautiful kebaya for youngers design by Anne Avantie

Davina Wear Anne Avantie Kebaya Wedding Dress

Davina Veronica was wearing one of some Anne Avantie Kebaya Wedding dress design on Damai negeriku fashion show.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Rafting at Elo River Magelang

Just few minutes from Borobudur temple, you can find interesting outbound vacation. Rafting. In Rainy season, nothing more interesting than rafting. Strong stream in rain, with hot coffee at the end of the journey, that's heaven.

Lembeh Straits Scuba Diving Manado Indonesia

Scuba Diving is not cheap vacation on our perspective. Even we have very good coral reef to explore, sometimes our richness of beautiful places around cannot explored well coused by many circumtances. But luckily, some foreigner has good stuff and expose it on the net so we know better what we don't know about ours. Sound sad, but that is true. here is nice article published on underwater photography about lembeh strait, so, if you have time, you can enjoy this place someday.

mantis shrimp in lembeh strait
Mantis shrimp with eggs, photo by Mike Bartick

Anne Avantie Gallery : Damai Negeriku

In this gallery, Anne Avantie offer kebaya design base on local ladies preference with some addition that give exclusive element that are not usual in average kebaya design.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Raja Ampat Underwater Photos by Kevin Lee

Raja Ampat is probably the most interesting place to dive since it have so much variety of underwater creature that nowhere else ever have. However, to get there is not easy. And for the efford, Kevin Lee got what he deserve. Beautiful photos of Underwater Raja Ampat Site. This already published in underwater photography site, so i just expose this lil bit more here.

raja ampat underwater photography
Tiny juvenile frogfish. Underwater macro photos were taken with a Nikon D300, 60mm macro lens and a 1.4x teleconverter.

Kopi Luwak, Most Expensive Coffee

Kopi is Coffee in Indonesian language, and Luwak is a kind of civet which is considered as pest among Indonesian farmer. Kopi luwak itself refers to coffee which produced by luwak, which only eat the finest, the ripest, the reddest coffee cherries available on the plantations. The excrete of Luwak's digestion process is what we call Kopi Luwak. What? The most expensive coffee is coming from animal's ass hole? Haha,.. you are right. The enzymes in the animals' stomachs add something unique to the coffee's flavor through fermentation.

Longest Toilet in the World

It's strange, but just for knowledge, i'll tell you this. We have longest toilet in the world. A long the river are toilets. Shoot from the top, got this :

What you got downstream are lots of shit, literally...

Java Coffee : Legendary World Class Coffee

Long years ago, Dutch came to Indonesia brought coffee seedlings to Batavia (now Jakarta). Cultivation of coffee trees in Indonesia started on Java in 17th century. Since then, Java became major coffee exporter. World knows java coffee quality and it became famous among coffee lovers. You know java programming which is using a cup of coffee as it's logo? yea, you know what it's related to. Among the premium coffee produced here, luwak coffee is the most expensive. Why?.. i'll post about that later.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mahakam Bridge Collapse (Kutai Kartanegara Bridge)

Mahakam Bridge, the bridge of the widest river in Indonesia collapse at 4 pm today. This bridge was build on 2002, so it's relatively new bridge. I don't know why this bridge collapse, but the most important thing is the people who cross that bridge when it was collapse. At 4 pm, the bridge traffic is high since many people back home from their office. The victim can be many, but i don't know the exact number yet.

Indonesian Judge Request Striptease Show from Litigant

Indonesian Judge, Dwi Djanuanto, who requested striptease from litigant got arrested and fired. This case only the surface of many corruption story from Indonesia. We shame about this and try to get out from this dirty culture. If justice can be bought, another could be bought too, and that is so bad. I'm not telling you that Indonesia is entirely bad, no. But in any country usually have weakness, and corruption is what you get from this country.

Blackberry Bellagio Promo Incident at Jakarta

Blackberry promo at Pacific Place, Jakarta, had to closed prematurely because too many people injured on that event. 3 people got broken bones, and more than 90 person got major and minor injured. Also, there's no permission yet from local police to held those event.

People think that those people whose lined up for hours are user, but in fact, they aren't. Most of them trader, they buy those phones to get profit. 50% disc mean 2 milions IDR, which equal to US$200. Not surprice if they ready to fight to get those phones.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Blackberry Bellagio Launching at Jakarta, Indonesia

This is Blackberry Bellagio enthusiasts who lined up to be the first 1000 Blackberry Belagio owners. So crowded, yes because RIM only give disc 50% for the first 1000 Bellagio phone. Some of them got too tired and collapse unconcious, some other got to get into ambulance to drive them to hospital. Well..., nice try for RIM to get attention. Almost all local media reporting this event.

Indonesia Transport Travel Tips

There are metered taxis in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Solo, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Bali and Lampung. For air-conditioned taxis flag falls are Rp.2,000 (Rp. 900 for each additional kilometer) and Rp. 3,000 (Rp. 1,300 for each additional kilometer). For Silverbird flagfall is Rp. 3,500 and Rp. 1,500 for each additional km. Hire cars are available and rates differ form area to area and it is best to ask the transportation desk of your hotel for information concerning rates and distances.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Indonesian President V 6.0 Release 1124

Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has teenage soul inside. Young spirits lies beneath his calm and confident face. Really? Not very much...

Indonesian YouTube is Open and Ready to Serve Customer

It is totally a patent infringement, Google should sue him for using Youtube logo without permission, LOL. YouSuf, or Yusuf, is Batagor and Tofu Baso Shop. Already open here for a while.

Agnes Monica Kebaya Photos Collection

My last post about Agnes Monica was during SEA Games event where she was wearing kebaya design by Anne Avantie. After searching for hours, I knew that she wear kebaya on many occassions. When he perform on Trans7 TV, her kebaya just look gorgeous. These are some of her photos

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Indonesian Maniac Online Gamer

Indonesian teenagers are online games maniac. They can even play WoW all day long with or without PC.

Funny Indonesian Football Supporter

This is what you got if you attend football match at Jakarta during SEA Games 2011. I don't know who he is, but what he did is funny enough to get attention. Red painted body combined with white talcum powder represent Indonesian Flag, red and white. 

Hoho.., seem that i have to convert this one to be an avatar....

Modern Javanese Wedding Ceremony

I'm Javanese, and I'm married man. If you want to know about modern javanese wedding ceremony, this is my story.

Not me, got this pic from : team2art.files.wordpress

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sugar Cane Train From Early 20th Century at PG Tasikmadu

Locomotif or train from early 20th Century is going to be collectible (for non personally) stuff. It's vapour engine is quite unique. No other transportation vehicle using vapor except train. Even today, this train still operate as usual to deliver cane to sugar factory even not like decades ago when this train became primary transportation means. Some of trains that still operates at PG Tasikmadu (Karanganyar, Surakarta) are as follow :

Monday, November 21, 2011

Double Bunch Weaving Gringsing Textile

If you visit Bali, don't forget to bring home the most unique textile from Bali. Double bunch weaving Gringsing Textile. This Gringsing Textile is handmade weaving which take years to finish. Some of the most expensive Gringsing weaving are hundred years old which still used in religious ceremony. You may say, OMG.. so expensive. Yes, you need more than US$10000 cash to bring them home. Even the new one already expensive, hundred US$ in average.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Paris Hilton and Farah Quinn at Bali Update

This is just and update pic of my previous post about Paris Hilton,.. and oh,.. we got another celeb here. Farah Quinn, the most beautiful chef @Indonesia, hehe..

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Maria Ozawa Wear Kebaya. Just Unusual.

Kebaya is traditional dress which suppose to present local women character in their beauty and dignity. Women wearing kebaya is like Clark kent wearing Superman suit. The image is changing. Modern kebaya which have good design and material can change image of a woman. For you who have penis under your pants (oh, make this metaphore weaker..), you have to know this girl. Miyabi aka Maria Ozawa. The most fenomenal living creature from Japan which have good reputation on making boys' arm strongger.

When she went to Indonesia to make a movie (unfortunately not a porn movie^_^), people here have made this girl posed using kebaya. The result is not bad. Look at the kebaya, guys... put your dirty xray mind off. You can find what inside the kebaya anywhere else with ease.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Plowing Using Buffalo or Cow

Here is traditional plowing using buffalo or cow. This method is cheap, but not efficient. Nowaday, farmers not doing like this anymore since tractor came to replace the buffalos job.

Bali Events During November 2011

For you who stay in Bali, here are some event that held during this month, November 2011. You have to confirm your self about this list accuracy, since the list is made few month ago.

November 15 - 20, 2011
BALINALE International Film Festival, one gain Asia's very own version of Hollywood descends upon Bali with the arrival of the much awaited Festival. This year Balinale will host a special ASEAN film focus that aims to promote production in the region and expose the talents behind the local film industry.
Location : Galleria 21 Cineplex Simpang Siur Kuta

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Paris Hilton Party at Bali

Paris Hilton and DJ Acid Jack in Party at Petitenget, Bali, this Sunday. I think there's no more story to tell about this chick. I think Paris Hilton having fun like this is just like we eating breakfast. Daily routine.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Agnes Monica Wearing Kebaya Designed By Anne Avantie on Sea Games Opening Ceremony

Agnes Monica is one of many talented girls in Indonesia. She is a singer, MC, dancer, and her formal academic achievements is very good also. Her achievement so far bring her as singer for Sea Games Opening Ceremony at Palembang, Indonesia. During that event, she wear Anne Avantie's Kebaya. Look at her, she is cute right? These are her pictures :

Friday, November 11, 2011

Winners of New 7 Wonders of Nature

Today is the day where New 7 Wonders of Nature vote finally closed. No more phone vote, email vote, etc. The result is final. Oh, well.. before the annauncement, these are the 28 contestan that competing each other to fill the 7 slot.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Antique Map : Indonesian 18th Century Map

It called L'India, not Nederlandsch Indie or Indonesia yet. It build from Copper Engraving. Ver rare, because most we known are map from 1800, not from 1700.

Cembengan and Javanese Sugar Factory Tradition

The term is popular among citizens of Solo (Surakarta) and Yogyakarta, especially those who live in the vicinity of sugar factories. The term Ching Bing has been socialized, they named them with Cembengan, originally from Chinese Ching Bing, but the pronunciation is more conversant with Cembengan among local farmer. Te event held on sugar factories sometime around April - May annually.

Ulama, Mosque, Praying, and Clothes

Some ulamas asking people not to use  writing-clothes in mosque, because it can disrupt others from praying. Yes,.. they are true, some people don't understand what the meaning of the words on the cloth they are wearing.....

Paris Hilton Visit Bali! Paparrazi Please?

Yesterday, from her twitter accont @parishilton, she told their followers that she already arrive in Bali.

"Just landed in #Bali! So excited to be here for my first time! I've been wanting to come here forever! This is going to be amazing! #YES!" She said.

I still don't have any clue on what purpose this party queen came to Bali, but news says that she came to attend the inauguration of Rob Peetoom Hair Spa Bali. News says also that there will be a private party.

Couple of days forward, i hope we can read some good news such as, "Paris topless at Bali Party" or "Paris attend an Orgy party" or some kind to that,..haha.

Best 6 Diving Locations in Indonesia with Score

From National Geographic Traveler Indonesia, i got this information. They are local traveler, have seen all the locations, and of course know what they are talking about. So i think, their information is valid.

1. Papua: Raja Ampat Islands (SCORE: 4.23)
Respondents gave the highest value for the diversity and beauty (4.81) as well as the sustainability of the location. Well be the dream of the divers who have neverbeen there (36%). "Life under the sea has not been disturbed and I would hope so forth. The exact location to enjoy the fish and coral reefs are also various relics fromWorld War II, "said Daniel Abimanju Carnadie, Jakarta.

2. East Nusa Tenggara: Komodo, Rinca (SCORE: 4.23)
Chosen because high-value challenge and difficulty to arrive at the under water location(4.42) and ranked second after the Raja Ampat on sustainability of the location of (4.24). "Location is complete, with a diversity of coral reefs andmarine life combined with a strong current is a challenge," said Dawn Anshori, Jakarta.

3. North Sulawesi: Lembeh Strait, Bitung (SCORE: 4.19)
The highest value obtained for the sector of satisfaction than meets the cost or costvalue (4.52). Followed by a service operator satisfying (4.09). "Many strange biotas are rare in other places," said Ria Lubis Qorina, Jakarta.

4. North Sulawesi: Bunaken Island, Manado (SCORE: 4.14)
Ease to get to this location makes it selected as one of the best dive sites (4.09).Including a top ranking for a list of locations many divers want to visit (13%). "Diversity is so rich in marine dwellers. It's beauty is no doubt, "said Syamsir M. Saputra,South Kalimantan.

5. Bali: Tulamben (SCORE: 4.05)
Ranked top for services operator (4.12) and ease to the location of (4.17)."The point is very close to shore diving. Wreck diving is good, although sometimescrowded at the bottom, "Johannes Suryo, Surabaya.

6. Bali: Nusa Penida, Lembongan (SCORE: 4.02)
Ranked high for the availability of additional travel (3.1) also has the challenge during a dive (3.95). "Many choices of drift diving," said Margaret W. Artanti, Jakarta.

Those are the best 6 of many diving sites in Indonesia.

Balinese International FIlm Festival from 15 to 20 November 2011

I just know this few minutes ago, haha.. Yes, this event is actual event that focus on promoted directors to global recognicement. It is unique because they use Bali as home event. It jut me or others think the same that beside the event, they actually just want to escape from daily routine and get some fun.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Komodo Island, Jurrasic Park in Real World

Some years ago, Steven Spielberg's Jurrasic Park movie hit the world and become box office. Sequels were made and became box office also. In real world, one of of milions years BC legacy still exist. People call it Komodo dragon, biggest lizard in the world, which is live at Komodo Island and few Islands nearby.

Sell - Buy Goat at Idul Adha Religius Day

Idul adha is one of some religius event in Islam religion. On that day, moslem which blessed with fortune sacrifice their livestock for their people around. Before that day, many people suddenly turn to be goat and cow seller. Along the streets, many people offering goat. For villagers, this is the perfect time to sell hight price their livestock to rich people to be sacrificed. So, don't be surprice if you see condition like the picture above. The pic probably not from Indonesia, but it is similiar. One of my friend did that few years ago.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bali Wedding and Honeymoon

The island of Bali has it all. Volcanoes, mountains, scenic rivers, beautiful white and black sanded beaches, coral reefs, amazing wildlife, much of which is native only to the island, and of course, the incredibly unique balinese culture. What better way to celebrate the beginning of the rest of your life surrounded by these wonders of nature.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Beautiful Secret Garden bali

Discover Taman Rahasia, a Secret Garden in Bali, nestled in the quaint artist's village of Penestanan, Ubud. Small and intimate, Taman Rahasia Boutique Resort & Spa is just 1 kilometer from central Ubud, the “cultural heart” of Bali, with its many museums, galleries, boutique shops and dining attractions. Taman Rahasia is also ideally situated to explore Bali's numerous natural and cultural attractions, all within a convenient day-trip.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pros Cons of New7wonders

These days, new7wonder become hot discussion in Indonesia. Some are supportive, some are opposed. New7wonder is an organization that held a vote to choose seven new wonders of the world. The reasons of debate are as follows:

- Improving the economic
- The vote cost is inexpensive (free)
- Improve knowledge of the tourism

- The organizations are not legitimate
- The vote result is not transparent
- Being a participant must pay

I, honestly, don't take a side. That is not so important to me.

Honeymoon Best Place Indonesia : Amankila

From spectacular views and seaside seclusion, to mountains and valleys rich with Bali’s diverse culture, Amankila offers travellers a sanctuary for romantic, spiritual, cultural and active pursuits. The fabled Mount Agung, a volcano revered as a home of the gods by the Balinese, rears 3,142m above sea level, providing a dramatic backdrop to the 34-suite resort. Perched on the coast near the village of Manggis in East Bali, Amankila is blessed with a white crescent of private beach, incredible views of the Lombok Strait and cliff-side grounds around the three-tiered pool, sweet with the scent of frangipani and tuberoses. But this hideaway resort offers more than the simple pleasures of sand and sea.Amankila is the ideal base from which to explore the cultural diversity and rich history of East Bali, a place of temples, palaces, rice paddies and ruins, of villages where crafts lost to the rest of the island are still practiced, and where religion is an intrinsic part of everyday life, seen both in colourful festivals and in simple daily offerings to the gods.
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