Making Batik in Ubud: Susuwatari Spotted A Lotus.

Batik (/ˈbætɪk/ or /bəˈtiːk/; Javanese pronunciation: [ˈbateʔ]; Indonesian: [ˈbatɪk]) is a cloth that is traditionally made using a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on October 2, 2009.  I had always wanted to learn how to make batik. The hot wax, the tracing of…

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Triwindu Antique Market, Solo.

Stretched along Bengawan Solo—one of the longest river in Java, and guarded by some volcanoes: Mt. Merapi, Mt. Merbabu and Mt. Lawu, Solo is a tranquil city of Javanese culture and tradition. There’s a certain ‘ancient’ atmosphere that will captivate you instantly: a certain feeling of going back in time; especially as you get closer…

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things I didn’t say that evening.

Malam itu tergesa. Aku gugup. Kombinasi antara pemikiran bahwa malam ini aku akan terjaga hingga dini hari, kecemasan akan esok hari yang melelahkan karena panjangnya akan lebih dari 24 jam, dan kegelisahan karena akan bertemu kamu. Enam—atau tujuh hari yang lalu, aku meninggalkanmu dengan sedikit rasa kehilangan. Aku tahu bahwa kita akan bertemu lagi segera,…

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