Enveloped in Glass Case

Kris, is a part of Indonesian culture.

It is a blade, with beautiful carving. People often use Kris for mythical purpose and traditional religious ceremonies. They are used mostly by Javanese people, although Kris are also found in many parts of Indonesian archipelago, and also in some of Southeast Asian countries.

The pictures below are displays of Kris, enveloped in glass case, in the Museum of Pusaka, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, east Jakarta.


It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.

Henry James


Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic (Becak)


I love nostalgic images. That’s why I like taking snapshots. It’s my way to preserve my memories. I wish I had my photos back when I was a child. Every school holiday I go stay at my Grandma’s house, and wherever I go, I would use becak as my mode of transportation.

In Jakarta, my city, becak is becoming very rare. The above image is me, my daughter and my aunt riding a becak in Jogjakarta. The photo above is taken by my Father. Well, I think this photo challenge’s credit goes to my Father then. 😀

Today, my Grandma had passed away. But the memory of her is still in my mind. I can’t help showing off this photo, because it reminds me so much of my childhood, and my Grandma. So wonderful memories.