Monday

King Salman, Ahok and a historic handshake, which has become a trending topic

King Salman, Ahok and a historic handshake, which has become a trending topic. The king also enjoy a holiday in Bali more than a week. 
  
Salman, a king who had a great influence in the Arabian Peninsula and around the Middle East has been to Indonesia to reciprocate the visit Jokowi, the President of Indonesia. The state visit is not only a state visit and business affairs, but the extraordinary event occurs because the king bring a group of more than 1500 people, consisting of the Arab princes, ministers and Arab businessmen.
 
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                                             From left to right: Jokowi, Raja Salman & Ahok. Image: megapolitan.kompas.com

This visit is very historic because it is the first visit since 47 years ago, when King Faisal visited Jakarta, Indonesia. When arriving at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport on March 1, 2017, Raja Salman greeted by Jokowi and the ministers, and Jakarta Governor Basuki Purnama Tjahaja which is known as Ahok.

There followed a moment of important and interesting because Raja Salman shook Ahok, where the king smiled warmly when the king met with Ahok. It seems that the Arab king had heard the achievements and performance of Ahok as governor in Jakarta.

The events of the handshake between the King with Ahok have a conversation for days, have even discussed a few days before the arrival of King Salman. Photos, videos and news about these moments become a trending topic on various social media, either pro or con. Ahok respond to important events with ease.

Apart from the story Ahok and the king, it is very interesting is the visit of King Salman for a vacation on the island of Bali, a popular tourist destination in the world. Bali became his choice, because he wanted to enjoy the beauty of the beaches in Bali, watching the sunrise, and of course a close look at the Balinese people are friendly. The King also enjoy arts and cultural activities in Bali.
 
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                                             Raja Salman greeted with Pendet in Bali. Image: liputan6.com
Arriving in Bali, the king greeted with performances Pendet at Ngurah Rai International Airport. The dance was created by artists in Bali to welcome important guests such as the President, the Prime Minister, the Queen and King. King Salman was very happy to get a warm welcome during a vacation in Bali.
 
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                                       Hotels in Geger Beach, where King Salman stay in Bali. Image: cityhype.id
What is interesting, because the King was very pleased with the holiday in Bali, it turns out he is extending his vacation of six days with an additional 3 days. It is true, Bali is a beautiful island with a variety of unique aspects of culture, arts, customs, and had a beautiful view with variations such as beaches, mountains, rice fields, lakes, local and international food. Bali has been a tourist destination for a variety of purposes such as a honeymoon, adventure, learning to cook, spiritual tourism, water sports, cultural tours, and so on.

Let's see this interesting video for reference, so you can visit Bali in the near future as King Salman and Arab princes. 




Sunday

Viral Video of Flashmob Ahok Djarot campaign

Real viral video. Wow. Amazing Flashmob of Ahok Djarot Campaign Video Shooting at Citos, Jakarta by Sys NS collaborating with famous artists and loyal supporters of Ahok Djarot. Let's HIP HIP HURA. Please watch & share

This video is dedicated to Djarot Ahok campaign, candidates for governor and vice governor of Jakarta for the elections in 2017. Are you ready to vote for a new Jakarta? This video will be streamed viral on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other social media. This video will be the greatest viral video in Indonesia.
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Ahok Djarot video shooting at Citos, Jakarta. Image: entertainment.kompas.com
Are you a campaign manager for a candidate for governor or president of your country? You can make this flashmob video as inspiration, so that the candidate you will get new voters. You can reach voters has not decided to choose one of any candidate.


Flashmob in this video could also be an inspiration for the campaign of high-tech products such as smartphones, laptops, television UHD, can even promote other products, so that you can reach the market more quickly than a normal campaign. 

Let's watch this video. If you like, remember to share to all my friends and family are certainly scattered in various social media. 


From Indonesia with OM TELOLET OM

From Indonesia with OM TELOLET OM. As we know, OM TELOLET has become a global event, it is very entertaining the users of social media. OM TELOLET OM has also created a new creativity in music, business and politics.

Perhaps you know more about Bali than Indonesia. In fact, Bali is a beautiful island located in Indonesia. The location of this island lies between Java and Lombok. However, thanks to the "OM TELOLET OM", the name of Indonesia as a country now more famous than ever.

Madness of OM TELOLET OM is originated from fad teenagers or young people in Java that screams "OM TELOLET OM" when the bus passed through their town. They asked the bus driver that pressing the horn button to sound out "TELOLET", which has now been internationally recognized. Om word meaning uncle, so the sentence can be translated OM OM TELOLET: Uncle please make sounds Telolet.

OM TELOLET OM OM can be freely translated, that young people were asking uncle (the driver) bus to honk, so they heard TELOLET. You can say as "Uncle please press your klaxon". After that, they will be very happy and relieved after working or studying in the school. It has now been proven that in order to enjoy the happiness is very simple. Just say "OM TELOLET OM" 
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OM TELOLET OM in social media. Image: sarungpreneur.com

As a result of "TELOLET" This has aroused the creativity in areas such as music mix made famous DJs like DJ Snake by featuring Marshmello, and make the world entertained. President Obama also singing on his account, as well as sports celebrities, artists, and hundreds of millions of social media users. Are you one of them? If yes, then you are very lucky.
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Ahok (above) & Sandiaga Uno. Image: tribunnews.com

Epidemics of TELOLET OM OM also impact on a business opportunity, even the world of campaign a candidate for governor in Jakarta, Indonesia. Candidates for governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok was photographed holding the paper with OM TELOLET OM, as well Sandiaga Uno, the challenger made a video by mimicking the action of OM TELOLET OM. Whether their behavior will attract the sympathy of new   voters (swing voters or Undecided voters)?  


If you want to get a high-quality klaxon, you should go to Java and buy a klaxon with the most unique sounds. The craftsmen klaxon on the island is very skilled with this TELOLET business.


All right, let's see a video compilation of this global event. If you care, let's share this information to anyone you know through your social media. A wise man said that it was wonderful variety that can be done by human beings. 




Monday

Holiday in Bali and enjoy Ngelawang of Barong Bangkung Dance

Come on holiday to Bali and enjoy the beauty of Barong Bangkung being "Ngelawang" or street dance performances paradise. 

When you vacation in Bali you can not only enjoy the natural beauty, culinary, hunting souvenirs typical of Bali, you can even buy the product well-known fashion designers, and of course the art of Balinese culture. You can watch Kecak dance, art architecture which you can meet at the home and especially when you visit the of Pura or Balinese Hindu Temple. 

Bali has many ceremonial activities according to the culture and customs of Bali, which is based on the Hindu religion. There are many local holidays in Bali other than the official national holiday. If you were in Bali when the celebration of Galungan and Kuningan, then you can watch the Tari Barong Bangkung. Unlike the Barong Dance that you can see every day in Batubulan or some other place, it turns out Barong Bangkung performed only on certain holidays, especially on the second day of Galungan and Kuningan. Their activities are called "Ngelawang" or doing street performances to entertain the public on a traditional holiday in Bali.
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Tari Barong Bangkung. Image: igedesutawijaya.blogspot.com


Barong Dance Bangkung not require special stage. The dancers and musical accompaniment will be round about in the village. 

They will dance on the field or the village square. However, they usually
Ngelawang or circumference around the village, and even to neighboring villages or on the hall or in your backyard or on the roadside. The community enthusiastically watched them, and there are a lot of people will give them a dime and rich people will give them a pretty good tip. 

TIf your vacation to Bali on a feast of traditional Balinese, especially in Galungan and Kuningan, then you can enjoy the street performances of Barong Bangkung, and you will enjoy "Ngelawang", a very unique tradition in Bali.







Sunday

Mukidi was on vacation in Bali

 
Bali is a world class tourist destination since the 10 decades ago. There are many reasons why so many people vacation in this tropical island. They visited Bali to enjoy the beauty of nature, art and culture or honeymoon. Since the past 10 years, Bali is also famous for convention tourism, fashion, and other unique activities. Island of the Gods is also known for its friendly residents, creative, hardworking and open to foreigners. The majority of people in Bali are Hindus, but they are very tolerant and live peacefully with adherents of other religions. 
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Happy surfers in Bali. Image: amazingbali-vacation.blogspot.com

In addition to the reasons mentioned above, the rating is also the visitors who want to escape from the bustle of the big city or a business and jobs that make them stressed. Bali is apt to learn yoga or learn to cook, you can even learn to dance, sculpture and other art activities. Even you can calm yourself, such spiritual counseling as practiced by Elizabeth Gilbert, please buy the DVD or Blu-Ray entitled "Eat Pray Love", a film starring Julia Roberts. 
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Sunbathe at Balangan Beach, Bali. Image: baliholiday-view.blogspot.com
Suppose you have only the excuse of being tired or stressed, then Bali is a very great place to release your stress. This is also done by Mukidi, a character who is very famous in Indonesia. Mukidi has become the subject of conversation users of social media like WhatsApp, Twitter or Facebook, even have made several videos uploaded to YouTube. One of them is Mukidi holiday to Bali. According to his close friend, Mukidi holiday to Bali because of the stress caused by a variety of jokes, memes and videos of Mukidi in social media. Let's watch this incredible video, which perhaps will inspire you to choose a vacation to Bali in the near future. 


Are you ready for a real holiday and adventure? Let's go to Bali and enjoy the best moment in paradise. 

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Spectacular sunset, Jimbaran Beach. Image: sharontravelogue.com




Saturday

Topeng Monyet a real street monkey dance in Jakarta

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Topeng Monyet in Jakarta. Image: lisasaan.wordpress.com
Tari Topeng Monyet or Monkey Masked Dance is a very popular street dance in Jakarta, Indonesia, although it's very rare these days to be able to be found. This happens because there is a ban on the Jakarta Government to exploit the monkeys to be "singers". The aim is to protect monkeys from commercial action detrimental to the welfare and happiness of monkeys. Let's watch this documentary video. 





This ban occurred since Jokowi become governor of Jakarta, Jokowi and now is president of Indonesia. Ahok has replaced Jokowi as governor, but the monkey mask dance was forbidden to be shown in the streets of Jakarta. Perhaps you can still see this dance in other areas such as Bekasi or Tangerang, which is not far from Jakarta. 

Friday

Jazz music played beautifully by a young talented girl from Jakarta

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What is your favorite music? There are many genres of music in the world such as pop, rock, classical, folk music, traditional music or ethnic music, and much more can be found in all the world. If you go to Bali, then you can hear "Gamelan", or the music of India, Africa, China or Europe, and so on. On this occasion, you can watch a talent of a little girl in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Ayesha will play two kompoisi jazz for you. Please you watch with friends and family. You also can help Ayesha to spread this video around the world, so he will have a chance to get a scholarship in the field of music. You can certainly help this talented girl. If you have any information on the scholarships, please email to bona@gmail.com


Thank you for your attention. Help you to split video or this blog would be helpful Ayesha to realize her dream.

Rindik, a Balinese folk music - Fantastic traditional entertainment in Bali

Rindik, a Balinese folk music - Fantastic traditional entertainment in Bali. 

Bali is always great for holiday, adventure, honeymoon or enjoy Balinese arts and culture. I would like to share a special video about how Balinese people enjoy life with a very unique entertainment. Let's enjoy Rindik. 

Rindik is one of Bali's traditional musical instrument made of bamboo and has the slendro tone. Rindik usually played by 2-4 people, 2 people as drummers Rindik, and the other as a flute player. Sometimes there is also Rindik played by 5 people, with one player plays Gong Pulu.

Rindik is the Balinese way to entertain themselves after a tired working in the rice field or other work. Spectators of this entertainment is usually the young people and anyone who is young at heart. Rindik now often performed in government office, seminar, hotels, cafes or wedding reception to entertain the guests.
Mr. Nyoman Sudhana & Wijaya at Rindik training center in Sukahet, Bali. Image: Komang Setiabudi
Rindik are often performed on the inauguration of the building, product launches, and so on. If you are a businessman, then you can display Rindik to entertain your guests after a product launch or seminar, workshops, family gathering, team building and so forth.

You may be drawn to the stage to pull together with professional dancers. It is very pleasant when your holiday in Bali dance and watch the beautiful folk music, which is very pleasant and entertaining. You will enjoy the show. Let's dance. 

The government of Bali has a great attention to every branch of the arts in Bali, as well as on Rindik. Now, regularly held competitions to preserve Rindik. The participants were young people from various villages. If your vacation to Bali in June, then you can watch the Bali Arts Festival (PKB or Pesta Kesenian Bali), and can watch this folk music competition. You would be very entertained, and could record their performances with a digital camera or smartphone.

Let's watch this unique video. Please share to entertain your friends and family. 




Enjoy your hoiliday in Bali with folk music of paradise. 

Video by I Gusti Ngurah Astika +62813 3810 1686

Thursday

Lir Ilir - A beautiful Javanese classic song to relax and relieve stress

 
Lir Ilir is a classical Javanese song, usually sung to relax in the traditional communities of Java, Indonesia, especially in Central Java and East Java. The song was also popular on the radio in the golden age. Although Java has entered the digital era, traditional songs or folk songs are still loved by the Java community, especially by senior citizens.

This song is usually accompanied by Siter or Kecapi, stringed instruments (harp) or Guzheng (in Mandarin). However, often accompanied by other musical instruments or Javanese Gamelan orchestra.

Siter, a Javanese Harp. Image: proghita.com

If you're sightseeing in the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, you might come across a street buskers who sings Lir Ilir, or other Javanese classic songs. Looks like this song is perfect for relaxing, releasing stress in the midst of a big city. You can divide the video of this song for a friend or family who are troubled, sad or under stress.

Let's watch this video, and make it as a stress reliever. You will find peace only after listening to this beautiful song.





Wednesday

Amazing video: Balinese kids playing Gender

Outstanding performances. Balinese kids playing Gender, Balinese classic music instruments at Pesta Kesenian Bali (PKB), Bali Arts Festival, 2014.

Gender (gəndɛr) is a metal percussion instruments (metallophone), which became part of the Balinese and Javanese gamelan. This tool has a 10 to 14 bar metal (brass) pitched hanging on beam, above resonator of bamboo or zinc, and tapped shaped roundabout bladed paddle of wood (Bali) or wood upholstered (Java). 


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Gender at Bali Arts Festival. Image: potretbali.blogspot.com
The tone was different, depending on the scale used. In Javanese gamelan is complete, there are three gender: slendro, pelog pathet nem and five, and pelog pathet goods. 

Gender is usually played when there Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet). Gender is also shown in Hindu ritual activities. They will play this gender with a song called "Kekawin" or Kidung, from the classical era or ancient Bali.

To preserve the arts Gender, Government of Bali in recent years have included the Gender in competition. The competition was participated not only by adults, also attended by children who are still in elementary school. They appeared very remarkable. The competition is conducted every year in June, usually begins each June 14 for a month with various events, even there are many participants from other regions, and participants from abroad. You need a vacation to Bali, and enjoy the Bali Arts Festival (Pesta Kesenian Bali aka PKB). 

Let's look at this unique music on this video. If you are impressed, perhaps you need a special vacation to Bali, and take a class or workshop on "Gamelan" or "Gender", so you will have the knowledge and experience about Balinese traditional music. Bali is the last paradise.




Note: Gender shape resembles bronze in Balinese gamelan and slenthem on Javanese gamelan. 



Video by: I Gusti Ngurah Astika, +62 813 3810 1686 

Tuesday

Beautiful Balinese gamelan. A Balinese traditional music

Bali has many traditional art and unique cultures. You can enjoy a great holiday or adventure in Bali. One of the musical art that can be found in Bali is "Gender" or Gamelan that you can watch the puppet show or in a traditional Hindu ceremony on the island of the Gods.
Gamelan "Gender" Bali. Image: gamelan.asia
 In the video below, you will hear and see the beauty of Balinese gamelan instruments, namely Gender, which is usually played by two players or four. They usually accompany a traditional Balinese puppeteer or Dalang (Wayang) or a singer. On this occasion, we present them in a format instrumental performances.



Gender or gamelan performances that you see in this video recorded at a ceremony in a Hindu temple, Pura Amarta Jati, South Jakarta, Indonesia; where the Balinese people living in Jakarta and surrounding areas. As a society that loves art and culture, they will bring as well as art, tradition and culture them anywhere, even you will discover the beauty of art and the traditions of Bali in Europe, for example in Belgium or Germany, and important places other world. 

Video by: Komang Setiabudi

Saturday

Barongsai, fantastic Lion Dance performances in Jakarta, Indonesia

 
Chinese New Year celebration is a good time to watch the traditional Chinese dances like Barongsai or Lion Dance. Barongsai is a traditional dance by using gloves that resemble lions. Barongsai has a history of thousands of years. 

Based on the traditional belief of Chinese society, the lion is a symbol of courage, stability, and excellence. Traditional dance costume resembling lions also referred to as lion dance.
 
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Barongsai perforemances in Jakarta. Image: rona.metrotvnews.com
Barongsai dance became popular in the South-North Dynasty, during the Nan Bei Dynasty era, circa 420-589 AD. At that time the army of the king of Song Wen Di overwhelmed by the assault troops of the elephant king Fan Yang Lin Yi country. A warlord named Zhong Que create derivative stuffed lion king Fan troops to repel it. It turns out that successful efforts to end the legendary lion dance until now.

That said, the lion dance performed to drive away evil spirits. Monsters, ghosts, demons like Nian (monster) frightened by loud noises. Barongsai not only can you see in China alone, now this dance you can watch almost all over the world, especially in the area of immigrants from China or in China town. You can also see this unique dance in Indonesia.

This beautiful dance is not only performed at the celebration of Chinese New Year or Imlek, but also for other activities such as the inauguration of hotels, malls, cultural attractions, and even performed in the way as you can see in this video.



Generally, there are two types of Lion, the Lion of the North and South Lion. North lion maned curls and quadrupeds. Northern Lion looks more natural and more like lions. Meanwhile, South Lions have scales as well as the number of legs varies between two or four legs. South lion's head is also equipped with a horn.

In doing game Barongsai, needed flair and dexterity that would be from the results of regular practice and perceptive in recognizing the field or arena play, because the game Barongsai must be carried out in all fields, or arena, or even in the field and is also in place which covers very minimalist.

In today's development Barongsai many types of attractions are combined with martial arts or Wushu, and make movements made into a beautiful and harmonious with the music sounds from musical instruments Barongsai. Even then, the game is actually harmony also be obtained from the results of the exercise are serious and discipline as well as introduction about Chinese culture in general.

There are many native Indonesia who studied Barongsai, and they danced together with the Chinese. This is a good tradition of mutual understanding between ethnic groups in Indonesia. Perhaps you will find this new tradition in your city. Mutual study and understand the culture, language, art or dance of other nations is a wonderful culture to facilitate interaction between nations, so that the world becomes a better place.

Video by Komang Setiabudi

Friday

Poda, beautiful Batak song. A meaningful message from father to son

As well as Bali, Java or Minangkabau, which has a tradition of a unique and wonderful art of Indonesian cultural diversity, which is so rich with sculpture, dance, and music, then you will find the art of singing in various regions of Indonesia. 

Similarly, indigenous peoples Batak, which is located in North Sumatra. They have a very strong tradition, for example in customs related to family, marriage, relationships between villages, social order, inheritance, and of course in the field of culture such as dance Batak and songs from Batak, which will make you amazed.
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Beautiful Toba Lake, Sumatera. Image: shuhadaholidays.com

Batak songs are generally well suited to be displayed at a family party, or wedding parties and other traditional events. They are very good at creating beautiful lyrics, entertaining, but there is always a certain meaning, for example, advice from parents to their children. 

There is a famous Batak song, titled Poda. This song is about a father who gives advice or a more appropriate message to his son, who would go wander to another city, for example, from one of the picturesque villages around Lake Toba to Jakarta.

The father gave his son a message that prayer life, well-behaved, polite, do not intend worse during fighting in the seacoast. Message father accompanied his son that in order to survive and succeed. As the oldest child, parental expectations to the son, would become the next generation who will protect his younger siblings.

The message was also meant to be a mandate, as well as the blessing of parents to his son. Poda, now is a song that must be sung at family events, particularly if there are parents who will release their children for success in college studies or any other country or city, which is certainly far from their homes.


Note: Poda song on this YouTube video is sung by Imelda Sipayung, who had a son, who is now studying at a university in the United States.

The original lyrics of Poda:

Angur do goarmi anak hon hu
Songon bunga bungai nahussusi
Molo marparange na denggan doho
Diluat nadaoi
Ipe ikkon benget ma ho
Jala pattun maradophon natua tua
Ai ido arta na ummarga i
Dingolumi

Unang sai mian jat ni rohai
Dibagasan rohami
Ai ido mulani sikka mabarbar
Da hasian
Ipe ikkon ingot ma maho
Tangiang mi do parhitean mi
Dingolumi oh tondikku

Reff :
Ai damang do sijujung baringin
Di au amang mon….
Jala ho nama silehon dalan
Dianggi ibotomi
Ipe ingot maho amang
Dihata podakki
Asa taruli ho diluat
Sihadaoani

Molo dung sahat ho tu tano parjalangan mi
Marbarita ho amang
Asa tung pos rohani damang nang dainang mon
Ditano hatubuan mi

Poda song translation in English:

Your name is very fragrant, My Son
Like flowers, which are so fragrant
If you behave well, somewhere faraway
And must always remember
Through your prayer you ask
in life, O my soul mate

Do not store a malicious intent
in your heart
Because it is the base of the catastrophe, O Beloved
You have to be patient heart
And santunlah to older people
That's why precious treasure in life

Reff.
You are the son of my crown, for I am your father's
Also you are the son that will give way
For men and women brother
Likewise remember my son on the word advice
That ye scintillating My son, in a faraway

If you've arrived at the ground perantauanmu
Send your news Son
So serene father and mother's heart
in your homeland

If you are interested in pursuing art or Batak culture, you can take a vacation to Lake Toba and surrounding villages. You will get a warm welcome from the Batak people, even happy they will invite you to sing and dance. You will get wonderful memories of your holidays and adventures in the Land of Batak. 

If you are a fan of karaoke, it seems you can find a tone, a song that was very popular. Let us sing together.


Monday

Reog Ponorogo an attractive dance in Indonesia

 
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Reog Dance of Ponorogo. Image: lintas24.com
Reog dance is a unique dance and was amazing. Reog is one of the artistic culture that originated from East Java, Indonesia, precisely in the northwest and Ponorogo regarded as hometown of Reog.  This dance is also decorated with traditional Javanese musical accompaniment very exciting, agile, and can make you want to join the dancers. Are you ready to rock? 

Ponorogo city gates decorated by Warok and Gemblak figure, two figures who have appeared at the time reog displayed. Reog is one of the local culture in Indonesia is still very thick with things that are mystical and powerful mysticism. 

This beautiful dance has also been claimed by Malaysia as their original art, and of course protested by the people of Indonesia.

If you are on vacation to the island of Java, then you can watch traditional dances, and also visited various sites and beautiful places in Indonesia. 

Let's watch this unique video now. 

Saturday

Unchained Melody a beautiful theme song of Ghost, a romantic movie

Unchained Melody a beautiful romantic song and full of memories.
 
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Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost, a romantic movie. Image: pathe.nl
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Have you ever heard a song sung Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers? This beautiful song was launched in 1965 on the album titled "Just Once in My Life". 


If you have never heard, you can ask your grandfather or grandmother, who must have heard this melodic songs, with beautiful lyrics full of words of love from a man to his girlfriend. Of course you can buy this song in a music store in CD format.

If you are a fan of Demi Moore, then you can rent or buy a movie called Ghost. Demi starred in the film with Patrick Swayze. This wonderful film that is highly favored in the 90s, even the haircut of Demi Moore is a trend that is copied by women all over the world. I also really liked hairdo of the gorgeous Demi Moore in this film. Perhaps you also need to try it just once in your life to cut your hair, with Demi Moore-style model, as you can see in this photo. You definitely get the admiration of your lover.

If you buy a Blu-ray or DVD of the movie Ghost, then you will see a romantic movie with a very alluring story, but with a story that will make you thrilled, even you will cry. 


Wednesday

The beauty of traditional Chinese music played by harp

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Chinese traditional music played by harp. Image: riverdistric.ca
It is true that traditional music has many fans did not like modern music, but you will find a unique beauty to the ancient traditional arts of various tribes or nations in the world. 

You will admire the traditional music of Bali, India, Java, native in Europe or America, Africa, Australia and so on. On this occasion, you can watch the beauty of Chinese classical or traditional music, played by Joanne. She plays a Chinese classic songs with an original harp from China. Let's watch this video together.


                                   Joanne played Chinese traditional harp. YoutTube.com

Have you got a new inspiration from the music played by Joanne? She is a traditional Chinese and professional harpist in Jakarta, Indonesia. I recorded this video on a wedding party in Jakarta. There are a lot of people fascinated by the way Joanne playing the harp. Of course, the Chinese classic song being played is also very beautiful, as you see the beauty of Joanne, the sweet girl with the harp.

As with other soft music, if you listen to music in the YouTube video, then you can make it as a therapy that will make you more calm, comfortable. Music like this can be used as the music of lullaby. Hopefully, this video can make you happy, and reduce your stress a little bit today. 

Monday

Ngaben ceremony, a Hindu cremation ritual in Bali. A journey into the next life

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Ngaben ceremony in Bali. Image: nandhika.wordpress.com
Something that is certain in life is death. If you believe, then you have signed a contract with the Creator, God Almighty, which has determined the date and time of your death. It's just that you never know when the crucial moment it will happen, and you also do not know how you are going to leave this world.

For Hindus in Bali, a person's death is not the end of a person's life, because you will continue the journey to the next life. If you have never sinned, or perhaps a virtue you, and virtue (Dharma) you, more than sin (adharma) you all your life, then you will meet God the Merciful in Swarga Loka (Heaven), even you will united with God.

However, you were also believe, that you are never infallible, even you must have committed a sin, no matter how small your sins, you surely never committed a sin. That's why the family left behind by the deceased person, if you are a Hindu in Bali, then your offspring, or your family will host an important ceremony, a ritual called Ngaben or Pelebon.


In this video you will see when the cremation is done as part of a Ngaben ceremony in Bali. I hope you are inspired, that death is not the end of your life, but the beginning of a journey to the next life into a beautiful paradise.

Special massage services at a barbershop in Jakarta

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Welcome to barbershop in Jakarta. Image: trend-global.com
There are many men in this world who prefer to shave their hair in a barbershop rather than to the beauty salon. They feel more manly if shave the hair on the "proper place", and it is a barbershop. They will get services more typical, especially for men, where they not only cut their hair in order to look neat and cool.

Apparently, customers in a barbershop in Jakarta will get special services, where they received a special massage after completion of their hair cut. Wonder if they are addicted to a massage if they want to shave or smoothing their mustaches and beards. You can watch how good massage performed by barbers, as you can see in this video.

Is there any special massage service in your city like in Jakarta? 

Sunday

Progress of Jakarta MRT project

 
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Jakarta MRT. Image: m.keepo.me
Jakarta will soon have an MRT (Mass Rapid Transportation) modern as other famous cities in the world such as Singapore or Japan. MRT project goal is to provide an alternative public transport for the people of Jakarta. 

Now, the project has achieved a lot of progress, so that by the end of 2017 or in mid-2018 population of Jakarta, as well as foreign and domestic tourists will enjoy the MRT trains, faster and free from the problem of street jams and hot weather. 


Are you ready "Enjoy Jakarta" with a new MRT?

Canon EOS 760D vs Nikon D7100

A new comparison, Canon EOS 760D (T6S) vs Nikon D7100.
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Canon EOS 760D vs Nikon D7100. Image: cameradecision.com
Whether you are a professional photographer or a new one? Choosing a new digital camera, especially DSLR cameras sometimes is a little confusing, especially for novice photographers. There are so many choices sophisticated DSLR cameras from a variety of well-known brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, even Sigma or Samsung. In addition, you will also get attractive temptation of camera Micro Four Thirds (MFT) or DSLM camera (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless), where you can change lenses when you need it, according to the needs of photography.

We know, your professional cameras usually have to pay a heavy price, but now you can choose a DSLR camera at an affordable price, for example, the Canon EOS 760D or Nikon D7100 and the sequel series, now or in the future. On this occasion, let us watch this video, so you can compare the EOS760D (T6S) T6S vs Nikon D7100.