Weekly Photo Challenge: In The Background

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All of the above pictures are taken in the National Museum of Indonesia.

The first picture is my brother taking our pictures with some of the museum’s statue collection in the background. The second picture is also of some of the museum’s statue collection. The background of the last picture is the collection of the traditional Javanese dagger, known as keris (or “kris” in wikipedia).

In this museum there’s the Ethnography Room, and lots more. We can find the ethnography collection of Indonesia’s Culture from Sabang (the westernmost point of Indonesia) to Merauke (the easternmost point of Indonesia).

If you happen to be in Jakarta, Indonesia, you should visit this museum. It is located in Jalan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

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Batik patterns…

Since Indonesian batik has been designated by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on October 2, 2009.. The batik pattern has become a trend especially amongst the Indonesian.. It is not limited to clothings, but also you can find batik pattern on almost every object.. School bags, pencil case, table cloth, photo frames, anything.. You name it ๐Ÿ™‚

I am very proud of my country’s cultural heritage..

The batik pattern is not only a pattern, but there is a philosophical meaning behind each pattern.. Of course, I’m not an expert in it, thus I won’t write any further explanation about it.. ๐Ÿ˜€

There are lots of books that explain the meaning of batik patterns, check this site for that.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Above, is the picture of my daughter’s favorite batik dress.. I also love the flower pattern..

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And this one above is one of my favorite batik shirt.. I love the flower patterns that looks like vertical lines.. This shirt makes me look slimmer.. Hehehe..

My daughter once said to me, “Mom, you won’t fit in that shirt!”

But I did.. So yes my conclusion is that the pattern of your cloth does matter on how you will look, whether you’ll look chubbier or slimmer.. ^_^

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The picture below is my almost-5-year-old daughter (she’s the middle one) and her friends, before their performance at the school art competition last April.. I also love the pattern of the sarong they wear… It is the traditional costume from Aceh.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

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I took this photo at my aunt’s house..

I want to introduce Kitty to my almost-5-year-old daughter.. Having a furry pet, is a new thing for my daughter, since we don’t have any.. We only have a tank of colorful fish at home..

Kitty seems to put interest in us, who stand around her, staring at her.. But a couple of secondsย  later she lost her interest and get back to doing whatever she’s doing… Lazy cat! Hehehe..

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This female cat is my aunt’s.. I had stopped taking cats as pets since my last one past away… Anyway, I feel that these days, the living cost for a cat is much greater than that of a human being… The doctor fee is more expensive.. The shampoo also.. Wew!

In Indonesia, it’s a bit ironic if one had so much to give to a cat, because there’s so much poor people unable to eat living nearby.. Wallahu’alam..

But the happiness they bring is irreplaceable… They’re sooo… cute!