At a day’s morning
At a day’s morning
Today is an exciting day for me. It’s the 6-year blog anniversary of “Cigudeg place belong to me” blog. It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m thrilled to say that this has been one of my best years.
On this excitement, I would like to say thank you to all of you, my dear blogging friends, especially to you whom I usually share with, just small things from my side of the world – You are all wonderful friends I have in this Cyberspace.
Last but not least, I am so grateful to wordpress.com that has been facilitating me with A GREAT WORDPRESS.COM SITE.
Hari ini adalah hari yang menyenangkan bagiku. Ini adalah ulang tahun blogku ke 6 dari blog “Cigudeg placebelongtome”. Ini adalah perjalanan yang luar biasa, dan saya senang mengatakan bahwa ini adalah salah satu tahun terbaik saya.
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Wayang kulit is a traditional Leather puppet-shadow play found in the culture of Javanese, Indonesia. In a wayang kulit performance, the puppet figures are rear-projected on a taut linen screen with a coconut-oil (or electric) light. The Dalang (Puppeteer) manipulates carved leather figures between the lamp and the screen to bring the shadows to life.
The stage of a wayang performance includes several components. A stretched linen canvas (kelir) acted as a canvas, dividing the dalang (puppeteer) and the spectator. A coconut-oil lamp (Javanese blencong or Balinese damar) – which in modern time usually replaced with electric light – casts shadow onto the screen. A banana trunk lies on the ground between the screen and the dalang, where the figures are stick to hold them in place.
The Puppeteer in a complete dress
The musicians sit behind the dalang in a gamelan orchestra setting, an integral part of the Javanese wayang kulit performance.
Part of the music orchestra
The performance is also accompanied with female singers (pesinden) and male singers (wirasuara).
A traditional wayang kulit performance begins after dark. The first of the three phases, in which the characters are introduced and the conflict is launched, lasts until midnight. The battles and intrigues of the second phase are about three hours. The third phase of reconciliation and friendship is finished at dawn. Wikipedia
The female singers in their traditional costums
THE GREATEST STORYTELLING TRADITION. Wonderful Indonesia
Although the audience watches the story unfold in shadows of figures thrown from behind the screen, the characters of the play are not mere puppets, but are in fact crafted of very finely cut and carved untanned leather which are then beautifully painted over. For this reason, in Indonesia, the performance is called Wayang Kulit, or the Wayang Leather puppet performance, to distinguish it from other forms of wayang puppets that may be made of wood, for example.
Wayang stories are usually taken from episodes of the Hindu classic sagas of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. These stories are not only entertaining but, moreover, teach lofty values and contain deep philosophical thoughts. Accompanied by the remarkable live music of the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra, Wayang Kulit performances are always present during folk festivities and significant events such at births, weddings, or other celebrations, and lasts the whole night. The particular story presented and messages conveyed are usually relevant to the event.
The Dalang in action
Wayang stories involve moral and ethical dilemmas faced by the characters in their journey through life, love, and war. The stories are about good versus evil, but more than that, they contemplate the existential struggle between right and wrong. They are about the pursuit of living a virtuous, noble life and the search for meaning in life.
The Wayang-themed activities encourage further exploration of moral life goals, integrity, sense of responsibility, perseverance and care for others. For example, making wayang puppets (menatah) would require patience and motivation to do better, and improve oneself. Playing the puppets (mendalang) also tells a moral story that intends to enlighten as well as entertain. Wonderful Indonesia
TODAY IS MY BLOG 5th ANNIVERSARY
I didn’t realize that time passed so quickly. My blog is 5 years old now.
On this day, I’m grateful for the wonderful WordPress.com that I can step ahead into the 6th year of blogging. I am so impressed with its Blogging Community I have found and all of the inspiration and support I get from my fellow bloggers. So from the bottom of my heart, to each of my readers, followers and likers. You have held me up, offered validation and positive reinforcement, have responded wonderfully to my bare-bones honesty, I am so grateful.
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The misty lake is always store the beauty and mystery. I have already been there, sitting by the edge of the silence water front for almost an hour before dawn. When the Sunlight started glowing behind the mountain I saw the silhouette of of its shape, then step by step the scene getting more clear just like what I saw as a start show of a movie in the theater.
I stared around widening my eyes at every single point and wondered why I couldn’t see the mist above the water – where the legendary mist that many people told are.
Oh,… Wow! there it is, as soon as the light was about 60 o Centigrade above the earth, they flew over the water surface. I was fascinated and stunned by my own fantasy, an Evil came out of the water with its long fingernails and large fangs swam toward me so fast. I was shocked and run backward – fell into the shrubs and my eyes were blinded slowly till I saw nothing.
Consciousness regained a few minutes later. I looked around no one but beautiful ray of lights attracted me to get up quickly. I kept standing there speechless and amazed. The golden rays of lights shining from the crevices of trees and leaves down on to the water, glittering into many colors; orange, yellow, and red.
While I dance with the Rays Of Lights, I heard someone greeting me ” Good Morning Sir” He was standing so close to me and I didn’t even knew where he came from. I stopped dancing and ask him who he was. He looked up the sky for a moment and said that he was from there, the dense forest on the mountain as he pointed out the forest in front of me.
I came here for you, there maybe some thing I can do for you, he said. Oh no,… I just came here to watch the mist and the rays of lights, I responded. He smile gently, Come with me, we can have some hot coffee to warm up from chilly air here.
When we walked toward a direction, I saw a little old house not far from the lake. I asked him if that was his house. He said No. that belongs to an old man who has been here very long, an old firewood collector but he has never talked to people even none knows where the wood he collected had gone to…. So strange…. My nape chilled. We silence till my questions broke it up. Where is the old man? we didn’t see any one in this house didn’t we?.. No we wont see him.
That old man leaves the house before dawn and returns home with the firewood at an Eagle sounds, almost at midday the eagle usually fly around for the prey every day. then the old man goes back to the woods until Sunset.
And what about you?.. I asked him again… what do you do in here? He told me that he just do fishing with his rickety bamboo raft once in a while.
I was quite enjoyed chatting with him and drunk the coffee he made until I realized that the sun is nearly above our heads. As soon as we finished the coffee, I said that I had to go back home. He smiled gently at me and said; Let us finish our coffee, toasted. Just in an eyes blink he was disappeared, the mug he held was fell down the ground and the one I hold vanished nowhere. I stood up and back off, and run as fast as I could, I wanted to scream but I couldn’t. My foot was stumbled on a big root of a tree and I fell down unconscious.
Perhaps we are the only photography group in this country that has a hobby of photographing mushrooms.Our passions is wandering in the forests, especially tropical rain forest around the place where we lived. This time let me take this opportunity to tell you about our visit to the Research Forest Center of Dramaga- Bogor- West Java Indonesia.
Bogor Dramaga Research Forest Center was built in 1956 covering an area of 60 ha by the Forestry Research Institute. The distance from the center of Bogor is aproximately 11 KM westbound that can be reach by vehicle in + 15-30 minutes.
Beautiful trees set on the edge of the lake side
In the Forest Research Dramaga also include an office area used by CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research) covering the area of 10 ha, there is also a lake (situ) called Situ Gede located just aside the forest which is managed by the city administration.
In addition to increasing the functionality of forest research, here also have been established the Captive Technology Development Center for Timor Deer.
Situ Gede Lake at day break
Artificial tropical forests that formed long ago presents a replica of small portion of a tropical rain forest environment in the country. The trees grow towering into the sky with shrubs underneath giving an impression that we feel it like we were in the wild.
Trees towering into the sky
A beautiful morning, the sun was shining brightly after a couple of days rained. Today is the time for us to hunt fungus there.
This research forest is full of biodiversity that has been formed long ago, such as an ecosystems as appropriate in the growth of fungi that can be found in the tropical rain forests in Indonesia.
Nevertheless we are not Mycologist, we’re just fans of photographing mushrooms
to be continued …
Mungkin kami adalah satu-satunya kelompok fotografi di negeri ini yang memiliki hobi memotret jamur. Itulah sebabnya salah satu kegemaran kami berkeliaran di hutan, terutama hutan hujan tropis di sekitar tempat di mana kita tinggal. Kali ini saya akan bercerita tentang kunjungan kami ke Pusat Penelitian Hutan Dramaga- Bogor.
Hutan Penelitian Dramaga dibangun pada tahun 1956 seluas 60 ha oleh Balai Penyelidikan Kehutanan. Jarak dari pusat kota Bogor kira-kira 11 km ke arah barat yang dapat dijangkau oleh kendaraan bermotor dalam tempo 15-30 menit.
Di Hutan Penelitian Dramaga juga mencakup area kantor yang digunakan oleh CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research) yang meliputi wilayah 10 ha, dan ada juga sebuah danau (situ) disebut Situ Gede yang terletak persis bersebelahan dengan hutan, yang dikelola oleh pemerintah kota .
Di samping untuk meningkatkan fungsi penelitian hutan, di sini juga telah mendirikan Pusat Pengembangan Teknologi Penangkaran Rusa Timor.
Hutan tropis buatan yang terbentuk sejak lama menyajikan sebagian kecil dari situasi hujan tropis di negara ini. Pohon-pohon tumbuh menjulang ke langit dengan semak-semak belukar di bawahnya memberikan kesan bahwa kita merasa seperti di alam hutan yang liar.
Suatu pagi nan indah, matahari bersinar terang setelah beberapa hari yang lalu turun hujan. Hari ini waktunya kami untuk berburu Jamur disana.
Hutan penelitian ini memang sangat sarat dengan biodiversity yang sudah terbentuk sejak lama, diantaranya ekosistim pertumbuhan jamur sebagaimana layaknya yang dapat ditemui didalam hutan-hutan hujan tropis di Indonesia. Namun demikian kami bukanlah ahli Jamur, kami hanya penggemar memotret jamur.
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