AYO Sehat Indonesiaku: Menjadi Bagian dari Rekor MURI Peserta Yoga Terbanyak

Kali ini, saya dan keluarga berkesempatan mengikuti kegiatan yang diprakarsai oleh AXA Mandiri. Dengan tema AYO Sehat Indonesiaku! AXA mengampanyekan gaya hidup sehat dikalangan masyarakat Indonesia. Salah satunya dengan cara berolahraga senam Yoga.

Tahun 2015 ini, Yoga serentak dilakukan di 3 kota, yaitu Jakarta (di pelataran Monas), Yogyakarta (di pelataran Candi Prambanan) dan di Bali (Tanah Lot). Kegiatan ini akan memecahkan Rekor MURI dengan peserta yoga terbanyak. Dan kami sekeluarga menjadi bagian dari Pemecahan Rekor MURI tersebut.

Tadinya sempat ragu-ragu untuk ikut mengingat saya pernah mendengar adanya Fatwa Haram yang dikeluarkan Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) terhadap Yoga. Tetapi, setelah saya tanya mbah gugel, ternyata saya ketemukan fakta ini:

Pada Tahun 2009:

Forum Ijtima Ulama Komisi III Fatwa Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) se-Indonesia III mengeluarkan fatwa yang terbagi dua mengenai yoga seperti halnya rokok. Hanya yoga yang mengandung meditasi, murni ritual, dan spiritual agama lain yang hukumnya haram bagi umat Islam.

“Fatwa tersebut dibutuhkan agar umat Islam tidak mencampuradukkan yang hak dengan yang batil,” kata Ketua MUI Pusat Ma’ruf Amin di Padangpanjang, Minggu (25/1). Namun, MUI juga mengeluarkan Fatwa bahwa yoga yang murni olahraga pernapasan untuk kepentingan kesehatan hukumnya mubah (boleh).

Menurut dia, landasan hukum atas fatwa MUI itu adalah Al Quran dalam surat Muhammad ayat 33 yang mengamanatkan orang Islam agar menaati Allah SWT dan Rasul, serta jangan merusak (pahala) amal-amal yang telah diperbuat. Ayat yang mengisyaratkan larangan mencampurkanadukkan yang hak dengan yang batil terdapat dalam Surat Al Baqarah ayat 42.

(sumber: nasional.kompas.com)

Pada Tahun 2014:

Bagi mereka yang muslim, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) mengingatkan soal fatwa yoga yang dikeluarkan pada 2009 lalu.

“Ini hasil ijtima ulama komisi fatwa se-Indonesia di Padang panjang Sumatera Barat 2009,” kata Sekretaris Komisi Fatwa MUI Asrorun Niam, Rabu (24/12/2014).

Menurut Niam, ada sejumlah keputusan terkait yoga yang ditelurkan dalam ijtima ulama itu, yakni:

1. Yoga yang murni ritual dan spiritual agama lain, hukum melakukannya bagi orang Islam adalah haram.
2. Yoga yang mengandung meditasi dan mantra atau spiritual dan ritual ajaran agama lain hukumnya haram, sebagai langkah preventif (sadd al-dzari’ah).
3. Yoga yang murni olahraga pernafasan untuk kepentingan kesehatan hukumnya mubah (boleh).

“Olahraga dianjurkan, tapi Umat Islam harus memegang kaidah agama,” tutup dia.

(sumber: news.detik.com)

So, karena saya dan keluarga senam yoga dengan niat MURNI hanya ingin berolahraga, maka saya tarik kesimpulan kalau Yoga dibolehkan alias TIDAK HARAM. Lalu, didaftarkanlah kami semua sama Dta.

Jujur, ini adalah kali pertama saya mengikuti senam Yoga yang sebenarnya. Beberapa kali pernah mengikuti secara otodidak saja, berbekal video dari Youtube atau sekadar gambar-gambar pose yoga.

Jadi, saya excited sekali untuk acara ini. Berangkat Jam 5 pagi dari Bintaro sampai di lokasi jam 6. Saya pikir sudah telat, ternyata masih sepi. Langsung saja kami registrasi dan mencari posisi paling yahud. Tapi tidak dibarisan paling depan mengingat saya masih peyoga amatiran.

yoga axa mandiri (8)yoga axa mandiri (9) yoga axa mandiri (12)Lucunya, sebelum mulai, para MC memberi kesempatan untuk berselfie, “1 2 3 selfieeee” ribuan peserta di 3 kota pun serentak taking selfie. Puas ber- selfie dan -wefie ria, Ronald sebagai MC pun mengingatkan untuk bersiap-siap.

And the Yoga begins!

We did many yoga poses, but only few that I remember the name of, such as down dog, tree, side plank, cobra, tortoise and apa lagi ya.

Kalau mau lihat videonya ada di bawah ini:

For the yoga poses, here are some of, I think.

At the end, we feel refreshed. Bagaimana tidak, kami ber yoga ria selama 1 jam tanpa henti. Secara pribadi, saya jatuh cinta sama olahraga ini.

Secara gerakannya dilakukan perlahan-lahan dan lebih seperti stretching, namun keringat dan rasa lelahnya bisa dibilang hampir sama seperti kita habis lari atau aerobik. So, I indeed love it!

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Discovering Food in Market Museum: Surprise Kitchen Vol. 2 At Lippo Mall Kemang

For you who don’t know about Market Museum. It is Thematic market for young entrepreneurs!

And here I am, in their event called Surprise Kitchen Vol.2 at Lippo Mall Kemang. I have never been to Kemang Village  also to Market & Museum. So, when my dear cousin * Dta * told me about it and asked me to go with her * in the end, we went with our family. My uncle, aunty, and my mom * I was like, whoaaaa, so excited.

My first impression of this event was like. Oh My God. I’m so dead. RIP DIET * although I’m not really on diet * Can you imagine, food and drinks everywhere. Not just ordinary one. A cute, unique, luscious, yummy food all over the place. Deep down in my heart, I kept praying, “Dear God, phewlisss… don’t let my tummy be greedy today.” But hey, I can keep on prayer, but the reality has been really harsh to me. God know how much I gain more weight that day.

So, we started by taking our picture * off course we are. The social media are waiting for our upload. hehehe * Pose here and there. And then off we go.. to Discovering food * this is my former little student slogan every time she want to tried eating new food or drinks during Snack Time *

And the journey of discovering food begun. The crowd is amazing. They all craving for food and drinks * we are included *

(Photo credit: marketmuseum instagram)

We made a round trip first and marks which one we’re gonna try. We were like, “Aah that is so cute. Aah this one looks yummy. I want that one. This one too. How about that one over there? Let’s see that. Here, here too. Ooowhh Me, want it want it. Definitely going to buy that.” By the time we finished our trip, we can not decided which one we are going to buy first * hahaha *. So, we went outside to see what’s on the food truck. Although it is really not helping since they all sell food too * another hahaha, poor us *

Finally we decided to taste the sweet ice cream roll from zibbibo. The making process and the outlook of the end product really catch our eyes. Mine was vanilla ice cream with strawberry and peach while Dta’s was chocolate ice cream with ovomaltine. Yummy to the bone. Ice cream is always the best!

Next, we grabbed some soft, sweet, and luscious pannacotta from the jeyoux bakes.

Refreshing thai tea and coffee tea from addictea.

Healthy plant based milk, the almond milk from au lait.

Lidi with double spicy and cheese flavor from lidi geli.

Crunchy and yummy yakitori.

V-cone shape with vanilla and chocolate ice cream filling from the one and only seoul cane ice cream from yi.kon.

Mie yamin fresh from Baim Wong * he, himself, literally serve us with the yamin * mie & you. And there Dta, standing next to Pevita Pearce with Baim Wong serve the Yamin for both of them * wow, what a sight. Dta is as pretty as Pevita, if you ask me *

Delicious nachos tutup merah with salsa and cheese sauce.

End it with kebab from the kebab wagen food truck. Yumm…

And the journey end…

We leaved with happy tummy. Thank you Market Museum for hosting such an event. Will be waiting for your next event.

 

 

 

Indonesia Fashion Week 2015: D-Day

So, as I post before, I will share about my experiences throughout Indonesia Fashion Week 2015. Amazingly, for this 4 days event, I came 3 days in a row, day 1 until day 3.

Indonesia Fashion Week, Day 1

I am pretty much not enjoy it. Not because of the event, but mostly because I went there with a friend after our long working hours.

Not to mention, the venue was quite far from our office (or may I say school, since I am a teacher). Even when we took a cab and the traffic are quite friendly (it was bad, but not as bad as other day other hours).

The front gate of the venue. (photo credit: http://berita.maiwanews.com).

When we arrived, I was quite surprise, the venue is not as crowd as I imagined it would be. It indeed full of fashion people but exhibition hall and booth were quite spacious, which is good, so we can freely do a window shopping. I think it was due to the fact that it was a 1st day and already night time.

First thing to do was to find Hannie Hananto booth called Anemone to get our invitation for The Executive fashion show. Then we excitedly looked around.

Oh my gosh… speechless…

I was almost cry (too exagerated). Too many beautiful clothes, shoes, bag, jewellry, accesories, dress, abaya, veil, sandals and many more.

And most of them are LOCAL BRAND which means The Brands is Made In Indonesia. Can you imagine, the website did their justice by saying 700 more local brands joined this event.

The exhibition hall. Photo credit: http://www.satuharapan.com)

If you are a fashion lover, fashionista, fashion people, fashion blogger, or simply people who love to wear locals product then this is it. The most perfect event to attend.

You can spoils your eyes or even your closet at home with brands from newbie designer to very famous designer here in Indonesia. Just name it, Ivan Gunawan, Deden Siswanto, Poppy Darsono, Lulu Lutfilabibi, Dian Pelangi, Irna Mutiara and many more.

To add more, you can met themselves, THE Designer at their booth. Also you can just walk across lots of Fashion Blogger.

I, well, we could not take it any longer. We suddenly get dizzy (literally) after a few sightseeing, and trust me we just strolled for maybe an hour. Not because it was not to our liking, but it was because I couldn’t help myself, my heart, body, and soul to just grab them all and brought them all to my closet at home.

So, rather than stayed and strolled some more, we decided to go home and buried our desire deep inside. With a mission in mind, “I’ll BE BACK.”

Waiting For Indonesia Fashion Week 2015

Indonesia Fashion Week is one of the event that I’ve been waiting for. Why? Because I love the main idea of this event which is to make Indonesia as one of the world’s center for fashion. Who knows maybe one day, Indonesia will be as Famous as France, Italy, America, or Japan in terms of fashion.

This event will features 2,522 outfits from 747 Indonesian and international brands (including from Japan, Korea, India, and Australia) and 32 fashion shows on two runways. Among Indonesia’s top designers showcasing their masterpieces are: Poppy Dharsono, Anne Avantie, Lenny Agustin, Bintang Mira, Itang Yunasz, and Ivan Gunawan.

This 4 days event will surely satisfied me. But, that can only happened if I attend the whole 4 days. Too bad, reality won’t let me. Got some works to do. Must collects some money to spent for this event. Well, at least, 2 days is on my plate. Hopefully enough to feed my passion in fashion.

Other than designer mention above, I actually eager to see some collections from Moslem Fashion designers, such as Hannie Hananto, Jenahara, Ria Miranda, Nuniek Mawardi, Missmarina, Vivi Zubedi, Rani Hatta, and my favorite one, Irna Mutiara.

Ria Miranda with her shabbychic style.

Jenahara.

I wish to see their fashion show in 4 more days. But, I guess I have to be satisfied with only 2 shows from The Executive (Hannie HanantoJenahara Ria Miranda) and Irna Mutiara. Unfortunately I was late to get invitation for Moshaic by Itang Yunasz, Andalusia Belezza by Irna La Perle also L’officiel FASHION FIRST feat Ek Thongprasert, Lulu Lutfi Labibi, and etc. I guess, I just need to visit their booth to fullfill my eagerness.

Now, let’s count down to the D-Day. I’ll share my experience in this event right after it ended (hopefully the paperworks won’t be too pile up by the end of the week).

HighScope 5k Fun Run

Just a little throwback. Since I love some challenge. I was kind of excited when a friend asked me to join this highscope fun run.

At first, I was think, 5k? hm… could I get through the finish line. Well, I’m not as strong as I was. But hey, what is to be afraid of. Even my doctor told me to do some sports at least thrice a week, which I rarely done it.

Here is the route.

So, there we were, planned to run along the way. I convinced my cousin, Dhila, to join me.

Ok, dengan bermodalkan semangat 45. Saya yang pede bakal kuat lari 5k, secara setiap hari salah satu kerjaannya adalah berlari bersama balita, ternyata….

1 km pertama, saya dan dhila berlari dengan penuh semangat namun tidak terlalu cepat. Menuju km 2, napas mulai terengah-engah tapi semangat masih membara.

Sampai saya liat Dhila memperlambat larinya, ngos-ngosan, dan mulai memucat wajahnya. Ckckckckc, anak jaman sekarang, fisiknya tidak sekuat anak jaman dulu (FYI, dhila masih SMP). Wajah memutih, bibir mulai membiru, dan napas memburu.

Menuju km 3, kami putuskan untuk berhenti berlari daripada anak orang pingsan. Kamipun berjalan perlahan mengatur napas. Menuju km 4, kami tambah kecepatan kaki kami walaupun intinya masih jalan juga.

Menuju km 5, Semangat kembali membara, Dhila pun sudah jauh membaik, maka perlahan-lahan tapi  pasti, mulailah kami berlari menuju garis finish.

Finally, we did it! yeay!

And here she was, catches her breath after struggled for almost an hour. Well, at least she can smile now.

Indocraft 2013

Waktu saya mendengar mengenai pameran ini, ingin sekali segera meluncur ke JCC. Penasaran dengan produk apa saja yang akan dipamerkan di sana. Dalam bayangan saya, pastinya banyak sekali produk Indonesia yang akan muncul di pameran ini. Apa yang bisa dikatakan, I LOVE INDONESIA.

After we arrive there, my eyes were spoiled with all te beautiful and artistic craft. Started with batik, tenun ikat, chopper, painting, accessories, jewelry etc. Ahhh… how I love Indonesia with all its culture and craft.

A beautiful handmade craft made of chopper

A beautiful handmade craft made of chopper

Clutch made of tenun ikat and crocodile leather. One piece for one design. How exclusive it is.

Clutch made of tenun ikat and crocodile leather. One piece for one design. How exclusive it is.

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Would love to all this art

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It is very colorful and soul free.

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Craft made of sand, sea shell etc

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Javanese Bride made of ceramics. Cute as a pie.

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Anlene Generasi Bergerak 2013

Finally, me and my mom could join this event, since we are anleners. We couldn’t make it last year, so my mom curiously always waiting for this year event.

Pada dasarnya, acara anlene generasi bergerak ini adalah acara tahunan dimana kita berjalan kaki bersama, berolahraga.

Sedangkan menurut website resminya, Anlene Generasi Bergerak adalah Parade Jalan Sehat Lintas Generasi Pertama yang diadakan oleh PT. Fonterra Brands Indonesia, dalam rangka merayakan hari Osteoporosis Nasional tahun 2013.

Jalan sehat diselenggarakan di Monumen Nasional Jakarta menuju Bundaran HI dengan rute sepanjang 8 Km.

“Jalan kaki dari Monas ke Bundaran Hotel Indonesia kemudian kembali lagi ke Monas? keciiiil,” kata mama. Maklum, kami berdua ini memang tukang jalan. Kemana-mana seringnya jalan kaki alias ngetug.

Jadi, rute 8 km itu tidaklah seberapa. Lagipula, kalau dipikir-pikir, seandainya kami seharian keliling di mall, rasanya lebih dari 8 km. Apalagi jalan sehat ini dilakukan bersama ribuan orang lainnya, pastilah tidak terasa lelahnya.

Pertama-tama yang kami lakukan adalah mendaftarkan diri secara online di http://www.tulangsendisehat.com/anlene-generasi-bergerak. Kemudian ke Radio Cosmopolitan di Sarinah untuk mengambil goodie bag. Nah, pada hari H, kita registrasi ulang, sekaligus mendapatkan snack dan nomor dada plus mengisi kupon doorprize.

Sayangnya, menurut saya panitia kurang siap. Saya saja sampai dioper beberapa kali hingga diarahkan ke tenda untuk penukaran snack bagi peserta registrasi online. Berhubung saya masih muda jadi tidak masalah, kebayang kan kalau pesertanya sudah kaki nini,kasian!

Anyway, we did finish all the registration and waiting for main event. Oleh karena kami tidak sempat sarapan, jadi snack yang disediakan panitia sangatlah berguna untuk sekadar mengganjal perut saya dan mama.

 

Akhirnya, setelah meleset dari jam yang kami perkirakan (diwebsite ditulis kalau acara mulai jam 6.00 am) acara pun dimulai. Para peserta diarahkan untuk berbaris. Jadi ingat kembali masa-masa saya dipaskibra dulu.

Lalu, dibukalah acara oleh bapak menpora Roy Suryo. Yang didampingi osteofighter  (Tya Ariesta’s mom), taekwondoin Tya Ariesta, Ketua Perwosi, Perwakilan dari Fonterra dll.

Intinya, dalam rangka memperingati Hari Osteoporosis Nasional yang jatuh pada tanggal 3 November 2013, Jakarta membuat komitmen yaitu, Jakarta Bebas Osteoporosis.

Seperti yang kita tahu, osteoporosis dianggap sebagai salah satu silence killer. Penyakit mematikan yang tidak tahu kapan datangnya dan tak terlihat gejalanya, setidaknya bagi orang awam seperti saya dan mama.

Jadi, mari tingkatkan awareness terhadap osteoporosis dan lakukan pencegahan sedini mungkin.

Jalan santai sudah, senam osteoporosis sudah, foto-foto sudah. Sekarang giliran menonton pengisi acara dan menanti doorprize.

For your info, the guest star is Yovie n Nuno and RAN. Personally, I was really waiting for RAN. They are such a talented musician. In fact, listening them live is way better than the record in CD, DVD, or TV. That showed how good they are.

Okey, while the crew preparing RAN equipment, they ask us to exercise, again! Senam osteoporosis, that wahat they called. Jujur, senamnya sulit di ikuti, seharusnya buat gerakan yang sesuai dengan perkembangan bapak-bapak dan ibu-ibu.

Setelah penampilan RAN sebenarnya ada doorprize sepeda motor. Tapi, tapi, tapi, sayang kami harus segera beranjak pergi. Sayang sekali tidak bisa menyaksikan RAN hingga selesai. Karena kami ada kondangan ke BEKASI. hiks.

Bye RAN, kalian keren abizzzz!!!

Bye anlene…. thank you for making this event. See you next year, hopefully.

Indonesia Islamic Fashion Fair 2013

Akhirnya jadi juga saya nge-post mengenai IIFF 2013 atau yang dikenal dengan Indonesia Islamic Fashion Fair 2013 dengan jargon Style Unlimited. Meskipun latepost, tapi saya ingin sekali share mengenai pengalaman saya di IIFF 2013 ini.

One thing for sure, my prayer for that day was “God, please, don’t let me be greedy today.”

Jadi, kami beangkat ke JCC pagi-pagi, berharap kalau datang pagi maka tidak akan terlalu ramai pengunjung. Terlebih lagi, hari itu merupakan hari terakhir IIFF 2013. Saya bersama saudara dan teman berniat menjelajahi seluruh booth yang ada di IIFF. Harapannya sih begitu, tapi kenyataan berkata lain.

Tapi betapa kagetnya saya, sesampainya di sana, antrian pengunjung sudah mengular. Berarti, bukan hanya saya yang berpikir bahwa datang pagi akan sepi. Ratusan orang punya pikiran yang sama,  maka beginilah jadinya, antrian panjang di loket tiket masuk padahal loket baru saja dibuka.

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Begitu berhasil masuk, sambil menunggu teman yang masih dalam perjalanan, kami sempatkan diri untuk berfoto dahulu. Lumayan daripada diam menunggu. Jepret sana jepret sini, mumpung masih sepi.

Teman datang, bukannya kita langsung ke pameran, malahan foto-foto lagi. Sudah puas berfoto, barulah kami menjelajahi booth yang ada di pameran.

Oiya, di bawah ini merupakan hasil karya beberapa perancang berbakat dari Indonesia.

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Puas melihat baju nan indah, mulailah saya mampir ke beberapa booth yang memang sudah direncanakan untuk dikunjungi. Sebut saja, dian pelangi, shafira, elzatta, kivitz, mocca, vania, zoya, gda’s by ghaida,sellitoes, hingga irna la perle. They all very recommended brand for moslem fashion.

Terutama yang terakhir, Irna la Perle, yang sungguh menarik perhatian saya. Sejak dulu saya memang suka dengan koleksi mereka. Walaupun belum mampu untuk membelinya. Mulai dari modelnya yang sederhana, warna pastel dan earth color yang jadi ciri khasnya, serta bahan yang ringan dan melayang. Pokoknya, benar-benar indah.

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Look at my face. Mupeng alias muka pengen. Ini dia saya persembahkan, Irna La Perle collection.Setelah puas berkeliling ke booth-booth yang ada, akhirnya kami pamit juga. Walaupun pada akhirnya, tidak semua booth kami kunjungi. Takutnya saya jadi greedy alias rakus, pengen belanja sana-sini.

Untung ada mama dan sepupu yang setia menjadi ‘satpam’ saya. Senantiasa mengingatkan untuk membeli apa yang dibutuhkan alias tidak berlebihan.

Selesailah perjalanan kami kali ini. Sungguh berharap pameran ini, IIFF akan selalu hadir setiap tahunnya. Selain menambah pengetahuan untuk para hijaber di Indonesia, jakarta khususnya, pameran ini juga sebagai ajang untuk mendorong perancang muslimah muda berbakat untuk berkarya jauh lebih baik lagi.

Pameran Peranti Tata Saji Indonesia 2013

Mungkin tidak banyak orang Jakarta mengetahui even ini. Jujur, saya saja baru tahu ketika pameran telah menginjak hari ke 3. Itupun dari feed sebuah akun instagram milik williamwongso, yang dengan setia saya follow. He is such an inspirator, especially for his love through Indonesian food and Indonesian traditional market.

Bergegaslah saya mengajak partner in crime saya alias my mom, menyambangi pameran tersebut. And what a surprise! Sesampainya di sana, my eyes were spoiled with sooo many beautiful things. And it’s all made in Indonesia. How proud I am to be Indonesian. This exhibition is really worth it.

Pertama kali saya dimanjakan dengan penataan meja untuk jamuan makan dari beberapa daerah di Indonesia. And, damn, I just know it. Each province had their own table arrangement for special occasion. Can you imagine how many there are, since we have lots of provinces. Dan pastinya tidak kalah dengan penataan meja makan ala western.  Just look at these pictures.

Tata saji dari daerah Jawa Timur

Tata saji dari daerah Riau. cantik banget, sudah seperti gaya eropa.

Tata saji dari daerah Jambi.

Tata saji dari DKI Jakarta.

Tata saji dari daerah Papua. Can’t you believe that the dark brown one is served as a plate.

Puas dengan keindahan peranti tata saji beberapa daerah, saya lanjut ke bagian peranti saji koleksi beberapa kolektor di Indonesia. Mulai dari peranti untuk menyajikan sirih, peranti memasak daerah Jawa dari puluhan tahun silam, hingga peranti untuk cuci tangan. Bahan pembuatnya pun berbeda, mulai dari kayu, rotan, bambu, kuningan, tembaga, bahkan emas!

It is from Bali.

Made of bamboo.

Tikar mendongdari Kalimantan.Sebelum beranjak pergi ke bagian pameran yang lain, sempatkan diri untuk befoto. Tetap eksis bin narsis.

Look at her, she is soo happy.

Beranjak ke bagian hasil kerajinan tangan hampir semua daerah di Indonesia. Sekali lagi dimanjakan dengan berbagai pernak-pernik cantik  khas Indonesia. Oh God, please don’t let me be greedy today, that is my prayer.  Bagaimana tidak, mulai dari peralatan rumah tangga, tas, sepatu, baju, kain tikar, makanan, just name it. It’s all there.

Ini hasil kerajinan dari Kalimantan. See, my mom really want to have tikar mendong.

Rattan and bamboo made. Okay, this one is definitely in my shopping list,

Ada juga hasil kerajinan yang berupa hasil daur ulang sampah.

Kalau yang ini, hasil kerajinan yang rasanya pengen saya bawa pulang.

 

Mom: “mama mau ni dibeliin yang ini” yeee, anaknya juga mau kali maa.. hehe

See, how rich our county are, with its culture. Make me love Indonesia, more and more. Sungguh saya sangat tidak menyesal mengunjungi pameran ini. Berharap tahun depan bisa datang lagi. Semoga pemerintah bisa mengadakan banyak pameran seperti ini. Gratis untuk masyarakat.

Dan semoga publikasinya lebih gencar lagi, sebab sayang sekali jika banyak orang masih tidak tahu ada pameran semacam ini. Karena ini merupakan media pembelajaran yang sangat baik agar masyarakat umum, Indonesia khususnya, lebih mencintai negaranya dan produk dalam negrinya sendiri.

Selesai menjelajahi pameran, saya menyeberang ke pameran tetangga alias di sebelah. Kali ini adalah pameran produk dalam negri. Mulai dari perhiasan mutiara, giok, batu kristal, batu alam, kain tenun, kain batik, kain serat alami lainnya, kerajinan yang terbuat dari kulit, logam dll, bisa ditemukan di pameran ini.

Support Children With Cancer: Shave For Hope 2013

Now I really wanted to share about a very precious moment from last week. Why I said precious, because I did something that I would not dare to do it, not even dare to think about it before.

Which is, to be bald.

I mean, as a woman, hair is like a crown, right? Couldn’t imagine how I looks like without it. And it all change because of charity event called SHAVE FOR HOPE.

Suddenly, courage rushed all over me. I decided to be bald. Not because of fashion, but because of a reason. And the reason is, I want to be part of people who support children with cancer.

I mean, if you want to be bald, then bald for a reason. And how is being bald, had anything to do with it? Well, it did. For each bald, money will be donated straight to YPKAI who will use the money to help children with cancer in Indonesia. So, I just went straight to Shave for Hope website and register myself.

Shave for Hope is the first and biggest charity event done through hair-shaving act in Indonesia. Everyone who participated has one exact purpose, to help and support childhood cancer. It is hoped that this event will raise both people’s awareness as well as highly valued funds.

The idea of Shave for Hope comes from the fact that the incidence rate of childhood cancer in Indonesia keeps increasing, where at the same time the awareness of people towards cancer keeps on decreasing. Statistics show that every year, more than 4100 new cases of childhood cancer arise (credit: shave for hope website)

How wonderful isn’t it. The fact that we could do something to our society, to the children, who will became our future. Furthermore, in an easy way. Some people might think it is just a small contribution.

But you know what, something big, first came from something small. And sometimes, being a hero doesn’t mean to do something big, but doing something small that will bring a big change in others life.

For me, I really have to say thank you to Shave for Hope, and to all beloved children who fight against cancer. Because all of you, give me the courage to be bald. Just to remind myself that kids should be smiling not fighting cancer.

And that being bald, especially because of the treatment for cancer is something that should not be scared of or embarassed about.

Being bald, doesn’t mean that you are ugly or different from others.

Being bald, means that you are brave enough, more than the others.

Just look at us! We are proud to be bald, and we are still as pretty and handsome as we are before. And for your info, there are people that became even more pretty and more handsome with their bald head.

So, I join Shave for hope in Jakarta, Gandaria City to be exact. I came at noon with my mother which turns out to be interested being a shavee and register herself on the spot.

We wait almost for one hour until our turn while listening to Delon singing and also the Nelwans. Then when it was our turn, we still have to line up. And it was a really really really long line for sure.

Here are what we do since arrived on the spot and finish it all almost at 9 pm.

  1. Register
  2. Sign a permission letter
  3. Got number
  4. Wait for our turn
  5. Lining up
  6. Took a picture in the booth
  7. Took a “before shave” picture
  8. Waiting in line again (thanks God it is not as long as before, because I’m wearing veil, so I had to shave in a special tent)
  9. Being shave by Johnny Andrean Salon crew (thank you for being so gently and quite neat)
  10. Lining up, again
  11. Took “after shave” picture (not really works for me, since I’m wearing veil. There is no different, except maybe for my veil is not as neat as before)
  12. Lining up, again
  13. Get the certificate and goodie bag

Lining up to take “before shavee” pic.

Somehow, me and mom felt relieve and so happy that we did it. Not even a shred feeling of regret.

Well, actually we did regret. That we did not encourage other family members to join us. But hey, we still have next year. I definitely will do it again.

And now, I’m officially a social angel.

Kadang menjadi pahlawan bukan dari tindakan besar,

namun dari tindakan kecil

yang dapat membuat sebuah perubahan bagi orang lain.”

While on the way home, heal the world sung by Michael Jackson started to play in my handphone playlist.

 

The Exhibition of Alutsista TNI AD (Indonesian Army)

I finally decided to see the famous exhibition from TNI AD called Alutsista Arhanud TNI AD. For me, I think this is once in a lifetime experience. When will I see many weapons and army vehicle and even explore it in and out.

First, some of you might be wondering what is Alutsista Arhanud TNI AD? Well, after did some browsing and asked a friend of mine, finally know the answer. Alutsista Arhanud TNI AD is Alat Utama Sistem Persenjataan Artileri Pertahanan Udara Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Darat. Wow, that is a long one.

Anyway, this is the first exhibition that was held by TNI AD. Kasubdis Penum TNI AD Letkol Zaenal M explained that this is a part of their responsibility to the citizen. It was a part of their wish to be more close with citizen.

This exhibition was held on October 6-8, 2012 in Monas. It came from Kecabangan Perhubungan, Kecabangan Kavaleri, Kecabangan Penerbad, Kecabangan Zeni, Direktorat Kesehatan, Kopassus, Direktorat Perbekalan dan Angkutan, Industri Pertahanan Nasional, Kecabangan Peralatan, Kecabangan Infanteri, Kostrad, dan peralatan yang baru, Kecabangan Armed, and Kecabangan Arhanud.

OK, so I was very excited when I got there even though that day was so damn hot. And Thanks GOD, I had an off day from work, and since Monday is workday, so I hope there won’t be too much visitors. And I’m right. Well, not as many as Sunday, I guess.

At first, I was like… OMG. This is not what I am expected. Not this many vehicle and weapons. Not to mention there are soldiers everywhere.

Then I started to walk around, and I was like… Oowwww… woooow… Helicopter, panzer, tank, hover…. and I can explored them inside and outside? Woooooww….

Then I, got crazy with my camera. Take picture here, there, and everywhere. While asking the soldier about all these things.

Cobra Modular air defense system (Battery Command Vehicle, 3D Multi-beam Search Radar, Missile Launcher) and Giraffe Radar. He explained how to operate this defense system.

Merriam 155 MM Caesar.

Multiple Launcher Rocket System (MLRS) ASTROS II MK 6 (Made in AVIBRAS AEROSPACIAL Brazil]. These guys are the representative from the manufacturer from Brazil. After I asked them to have a picture with me, lots of people join in after me. I guess they are shy to asked them before.

This one is the “celebrity” in this exhibition. This is the newest weapons that we just bought from Brazil. And these guys were Brazil representative. It cost 405 million rupiah for each. Wow…
Rappiers, Bofors

Rapiers, Bofors

It’s quite scary to see all these ammo. Couldn’t imagine these things blow up right in front of us. Then I started to think about our brothers and sisters who still live with war around them. May God granted their live with PEACE.

The helicopter was visitors favorite. Just look at the crowd around it. Most of them are Kindergarten children. I even had no chance to go inside. The soldier who helped to go inside, looked very tired. They said, “it’s been three days now….” Well, take a rest then, change shift with other soldier. Then the problem is solved :p

These all real ammo. That is why the pilot was quite strict and scary when children approach and touch it or even try to play with it. They said, “please stay away, just look at it, it is dangerous.” Then I was like, “hush, hush, go, go, children… play in somewhere else...”

* Pfiuuuhh… * After all day long, I discover and explore almost all alutsista, It’s time to say goodbye. I am very satisfied, I even forgot how tired I am to walk around Monas. Quite proud with our TNI AD. We do have weapons, but I really hope that we won’t use it for real.

Since I prayer for PEACE, always. NO good things came from war. No matter how sophisticated and deadly our weapons are, It will be much better if We saw them for exhibition only. PEACE all the way.Thank you TNI AD, for protected our country and off course all of us all this time. I believe it is not an easy task.

Hopefully see you all in Next Year….