I’m happy to know that Indonesia will be a host country for 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup. There will be 10 sport stadiums prepared for that international occasion. One of that is Manahan Stadium located in my hometown, Surakarta (Solo City). Yeaay!! With the role as host city, I know both national and Surakarta government will have some efforts to manage and beautify the city … Continue reading The New Look of Manahan Sport Stadium
I’m always curious to see the building created by an architect Ridwan Kamil. This Mayor of Bandung (edited : now Governor of West Java) is known as creative person making building beyond the regular pattern. I’ve visited some mosques designed by him and team including Al Irsyad Mosque in Bandung Barat, Al Azhar Mosque in Bekasi, Asmaul Husna Mosque in Tangerang, and 165 Mosque Jakarta. … Continue reading An Unique Pyramid -Like Mosque in the Center of Jakarta
One of the best things when I still lived in Solo City was that I could really do my hobby of gardening. I found it interesting for my hands to get down to soil, dug it, and planted some little trees. Observing that the trees stayed alive and grew was another amusement from gardening hobby. Unfortunately, after moving to Jakarta, I don’t have really chance … Continue reading City Refreshment from Flona
Couple months ago, I and my office mates were looking for something for dinner around Kelapa Gading area. When we passed Pegangsaan Dua to go to Kelapa Gading, we accidentally found a new festive and spacious food court named Gading Festival there. We were surprised and excited at the same time for knowing a new place for dinner and hanging out. Without thinking any further, … Continue reading Food Party in Gading Festival
This is the first time I come to Art Jakarta. It’s an exhibition of art works from various artists from various countries. This year, it’s conducted in Jakarta Convention Center from August 30 to September 1. While enjoying the exhibition, from a bit distance, I see an unique sculpture of a man driving motorcycle which seems like gonna jump to the sky. As I person … Continue reading Nyoman Nuarta’s Art Works in Art Jakarta Exhibition
Actually this weekend, I plan to sleep longer because of I feel so tired and little bit sick due to hectic activities in the last two weeks. On Saturday, I’ve been able to keep this commitment and I just stayed at home. But today, on Sunday, I realize that my nature for refreshment is jalan-jalan. Ya jalan-jalan means traveling; not necessarily to be festive planned … Continue reading Missing Japan? Jak-Japan Matsuri May Be Your Cure!
Indonesian people especially those who live in Jakarta are just on the hype of welcoming Jakarta MRT. People so excitedly report their first experience using that public transportation through the social media. It is like an “epiphany” on the situation when Jakarta has traffic jam most of the time at many areas. Even though, it hasn’t covered many areas yet in Jakarta, people are so … Continue reading Hey Jakarta LRT, Welcome to the Squad!
After having a midnight prayer of Ramadan called as iktikaf in Masjid Agung Surakarta (the big mosque of Surakarta) around 1 a.m., I and my family decide to explore a midnight dinner experience in the city. My brother, Tio, recommends a food place that we haven’t tried before named Warung Soto Pak Timbul. He gets the information from his friend. Why not? Let’s try it!So … Continue reading Soto Pak Timbul, Food only for Night Goers
A month ago, I came back to my hometown, Surakarta (Solo City) for a family’s wedding. When I passed Manahan area, I saw an interesting new building that I hadn’t seen before. Ya, I was sure it was mosque. Unfortunately, due to short time in this city, I didn’t get the chance for visiting that mosque.Now, for my Eid holiday in Surakarta, this mosque is … Continue reading Siti Aisyah, A Cube Mosque in Solo
Couple weeks ago, I read in WhatsApp group that one of our college friends, Sasongko, openend a new restaurant. It’s always good to hear news about friends who open their own business. Thus, I definitely planned to have a visit when coming back to my hometown Surakarta (Solo City). The name is Angkringan Gendoel. Angkringan or wedangan refers to a traditional eating & drinking place … Continue reading A Cozy Night in Angkringan Gendoel