Senin, 29 Maret 2010

wonderfull indonesia culture

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This article is about the painting and textile dyeing technique, for other uses see Batik (disambiguation). For the SVG software library, see Batik (software)

Indonesian batik fabricBatik (Javanese pronunciation: [ˈbate?]; Indonesian pronunciation: [ˈbaːtik]; English: /ˈbætɪk/ or /bəˈtiːk/) is a cloth which traditionally uses a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. Due to modern advances in the textile industry, the term has been extended to include fabrics which incorporate traditional batik patterns even if they are not produced using the wax-resist dyeing techniques. Silk batik is especially popular.[citation needed]

Javanese traditional batik, especially from Yogyakarta and Surakarta, has special meanings rooted to the Javanese conceptualization of the universe. Traditional colours include indigo, dark brown, and white which represent the three major Hindu Gods (Brahmā, Visnu, and Śiva). This is related to the fact that natural dyes are only available in indigo and brown. Certain patterns can only be worn by nobility; traditionally, wider stripes or wavy lines of greater width indicated higher rank. Consequently, during Javanese ceremonies, one could determine the royal lineage of a person by the cloth he or she was wearing.

Other regions of Indonesia have their own unique patterns which normally take themes from everyday lives, incorporating patterns such as flowers, nature, animals, folklore or people. The colours of pesisir batik, from the coastal cities of northern Java, is especially vibrant, and it absorbs influence from the Javanese, Arab, Chinese and Dutch culture. In the colonial times pesisir batik was a favorite of the Peranakan Chinese, Dutch and Eurasians.[citation needed].

UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on October 2, 2009. As part of the acknowledgment, UNESCO insisted that Indonesia preserve their heritage.[1]

Batik or fabrics with the traditional batik patterns are also found in several countries such as Malaysia, Japan, China, Azerbaijan, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, and Singapore. Malaysian batik often displays plants and flowers, as Islam forbid pictures of other living beings.[2]

angkor wat...

Angkor Wat
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The main entrance to the temple proper, seen from the eastern end of the Naga causeway.
A source of great national pride, Angkor Wat has been depicted in Cambodian national flags since 1863Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត) is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple, based on early South Indian Hindu architecture, with key features such as the Jagati. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.

The modern name, Angkor Wat, means "City Temple"; Angkor is a vernacular form of the word នគរ nokor which comes from the Sanskrit word नगर nagara meaning capital or city. wat is the Khmer word for temple. Prior to this time the temple was known as Preah Pisnulok, after the posthumous title of its founder, Suryavarman II.[1]

dear diary

i'm so happy right now , because i graduated from smp 7 !!!!!!
i thought i could not understand the test ... !!!!
the test .... it was difficult
but i have passed smp 7......
but.... i am also sad
because i'm a little confused ..... should i choose smp 1 or smp 7 ?
if i choose smp 7 i leave my bff dina and evin
but if i choose smp 1 the test isn't out now , and i'll loose my spot in smp 7
..... mom thinks i should choose smp 7 , because in smp 7 there are a lot of the children from al-falah
do you agree with my mom's opinion????????

Senin, 15 Maret 2010


hi guys.....
i'm so happy today
because , today is my birthday
my mother gave me a pair of trousers
and my father will give me a dvd , a novel and a comic....

well ... now it is my holiday because my teacher went to bandung for an interview at the international school ...
my teacher promised that she'll bring a gift from bandung
at home ,i spent all my time reading a book
the book is general knowledge
oh..... it makes me bored!!
but i think the questions are very hard
because the questions discuss about indonesian history , indonesian location , and jambi
i don't know anything about jambi ...
i mean i don't know about the history of places in jambi like makalam bridge
so we tried to find a book about jambi in the jambi library
but the library is always closed
so i think i'll study with my father.... or my mother "e_>

Jumat, 12 Maret 2010

Traditional Indonesian Children's Games

Congklak or Dakon
One of the oldest known games in the world, Congklak can be traced as far back as ancient Egypt. Brought to Indonesia, probably centuries ago by Arab or Indian traders, it is just as popular in Indonesia today as it has been for through the ages. Congklak is played on a board with circular indentations along both sides and a home indentation on each end of the board.

The game is played with 98 small markers such as shells or beads, which are divided evenly between all the indentations. Although at first glance this many appear to be some type of calculator, it is quite a challenging strategic game and takes a lot of practice before a player becomes skilled.

dear diary

hi guys...
today it's distribution of report cards
i got nice scores...^_^
but my ranking is 4
i'm very sad
but today my mother invited me to gramedia
we bought many books
my mother said i must read the books , because i'll have a big test
my mother also said i musn't watch tv
i'm very.....very sad right now :(
but my father made me laugh
he promised to take me to watch the spy next door in wtc mall
i'm very happy...because the movie was very funny
i've already watched that movie
because the movie was very funny , i wanted to watched the movie again....!!

Rabu, 10 Maret 2010

dear diary

hi guys......!!!
today i'm very happy right now!!
Because my teacher is making us enjoy the lesson and it's raining !!!!
Saturday i'll have a test in junior high school 1
the test consists of science, math ,general knowledge, basic math , and english
i think the test will be very hard
But i think i will enjoy the test because if i study hard again i'll have a good score
in the english test i must introduce my self
the math and science will be hard because it's in english
in my school my teacher does not teach bilingual
so my parents have a beef about that...