Ladon Little Island Borobudur & Balkondes Candirejo Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

August 12, 2020

Today we visit a new attraction place called Ladon Little Island. We park our car in Balkondes Candirejo. Balkondes Candirejo located near Boroburud Temple.

Balkondes, or Balai Ekonomi Desa, is a program from BUMN for local’s economic development. There’s many Balkondes spread in Borobudur, one of them is Balkondes Candirejo.

Website: http://balkondesborobudur.com/

You can stay here, it’s very peacefull, and the air is very fresh. You can enjoy local food too in here and going around by bicycle.

Walk about 300metres, you will arrive at Ladon Little Island and Pasar Klathakan. From what the staff said, the sand here is white, just like near the beach. So you could feel beach situation in here. And you can ride any boat to go around, take selfie, ride traditional boat from woods, or only sit around the river and buy some locals product in Pasar Klathakan (market).

Too bad, when I arrive here, it’s rainy very hard the night before. So the river is flooding and there’s no white sand.

Nepal Van Java, dusun Butuh, Kaliangkrik, Magelang Regency # Central Java – Indonesia

August 05, 2020

Butuh Village, is the highest village in Magelang Regency, Central Java. And recently, this village become very famous. People call the village Magelang’s Nepal.

Why Nepal? Actually, I haven’t been in Nepal, so I didn’t know how it looks like. The house building in this village, is built very unique in Mount Sumbing’s slope, from the bottom to uphill, with colorful color, and if we see it from the downhill, it looks like terracing. And with background Mount Sumbing, and blue sky, makes this place very beautiful.

The photospot located at Mount Sumbing basecamp in Kaliangkrik, there’s a photospot in there. And there is also a coffee shop, you can enjoy the beautiful scene with drink coffee. The weather is cold, because you are in 1620 altitude above sea level. Don’t forget to bring jacket when you come here in the morning.

If you want to climb mount Sumbing, this is one of the basecamp that you can take the path.

When the sun is high enough, the fog sometimes come down and hide the scenery.

Dusun Butuh located in Kaliangkrik, Magelang Regency. This place is famous with name Nepal Van Java.

I heard that actually this village is already known before, but nowadays people more openly in selfie and posting it on Social Media, so the influence is bigger than before. That’s why, this place is quiet famous now.

You can walk around the village too, the villagers make some building paint beautifully. But please respect the villagers, keep quiet and polite.

Oreo Pudding

August 10, 2020

Topday I make an Oreo Pudding.

First, I make the chocolate pudding using plain pudding powder mix with 28gr of chocolate powder and 120gr sugar (using 850ml water). Then put it inside the pudding mold (you can use square mold). Reserve a little chocolate pudding for oreo topping.

Wait for it to be hard 75%. Random spread 1 table spoon of the reserve chocolate pudding, so if we put the Oreo, it can stick into the bottom.

Why we use this reserve pudding? Because, if you put the Oreo in The main pudding that still hard 50%, it could destroy the pudding because the Oreo is heavier than the pudding surface. And if you put it on the pudding that have 75% hard, it won’t be sticky. So we use reserve pudding, to make it sticky but won’t destroy the main pudding.

After put all Oreo in the pudding surface, random spread the remain reserve pudding above the Oreo.

Second, we make milk pudding. I use 750ml full cream milk, and 110gr sugar, mix it with plain pudding powder.

After the reserve pudding above the oreo is hard enough, pour the milk pudding into it, and keep it on refrigerator so it could be hard.

There’s oreo inside the pudding

Enjoy…

Goat Tongseng and Satay Mirah, Muntilan # Central Java – Indonesia

July 28, 2020

Tongseng is an Indonesian goat meat, mutton or beef stew dish in curry-like soup with vegetables and kecap manis (sweet soy sauce). Tongseng is commonly found in Indonesian region of Central Java; from Surakarta to Yogyakarta. However, it is believed that dish was originated from Klego district in Boyolali, Central Java.

The term tongseng derived from Javanese term osengan which refer to “stir frying” to describes its cooking method. It also refer to the “seng” friction sounds of metal frying spoon against metal wok.

The soup is made of ground mixture of garlic, shallot, black pepper, ginger, coriander, galangal, daun salam (Indonesian bay leaves), and lemongrass sauteed with palm oil until it gets aromatic. The diced meat then poured into the sauteed mixture until cooked. Usually the uncooked goat meat from sate kambing (goat satay) are used. Add water until it boiled and add sweet soy sauce with tamarind juice. After the boiled mixture reduces, shredded cabbages and sliced tomato are add to add fresh and crisp texture. Some versions are prepared using coconut milk. Slices of bird’s eye chili might be added for those who prefers extra hot and spicy tongseng soup.

Tongseng is usually served with hot steamed rice. The soup of tongseng is similar to gulai soup, however gulai is cooked without sweet soy sauce while tongseng mostly appears in brownish gold colour because of the addition of sweet soy sauce. Gulai usually uses beef’s offal while tongseng usually only uses meat (goat, lamb, mutton or beef).

credit: Wikipedia

This Stan is one of my favourite Tongseng Restaurant, which located at Muntilan City in Central Java, near temple in Muntilan. They are open from 17:00 until sold out, and usually, around 22:00 it has already sold out.

Usually, I will arrive at 16:45 and waiting. Why I come so early? Because if you come late, then the seat will be full already and you have to queue. Usually, at 17:00 when they open, there will be some people already in there. At least, you have to wait 10 portion to be cook. This stan is quiet famous in here.

The meat is tender, and it taste very tasty. Especially when you added Sataw, yummy.. You will forget that you are in diet if you taste it.. Hehe..

VLog

I have a new hobby, actually, I wants to do this hobby quiet a long time ago. But each time I have plan, and the plan is always only a plan. Sometimes, I even forgot if I have plan of vlogging. hehe…

Actually, I want to really doing it when my trip to New Zealand this October, I even bought some action camera. But because the current situation, I have to postponed the trip.

And now, I decided to make it happened.

VLog / Blog Video,  is a form of blog for which the medium is video, and is a form of web television. Vlog entries often combine embedded video (or a video link) with supporting text, images, and other metadata. Entries can be recorded in one take or cut into multiple parts. Vlog category is popular on the video-sharing platform YouTube.

In recent years, “vlogging” has spawned a large community on social media, becoming one of the most popular forms of digital entertainment. It is popularly believed that, alongside being entertaining, vlogs can deliver deep context through imagery as opposed to written blogs.

Video logs (vlogs) also often take advantage of web syndication to allow for the distribution of video over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for automatic aggregation and playback on mobile devices and personal computers.

Source: Wikipedia

Actually, it seems like we are making a serial drama / tv series / reality show, but the content is about reportng, just like news. And for me, that not good in history and reporting, it’s a hard things to do.

It’s really different with blogging, because in blogging, we are writing, and we check the article before publish.

But in vlogging, you need to know what to say, and the plot, and not make any mistake while reporting.

I know that each people has different skill, maybe for some people, they are born naturally for reporting something and speaking. But, I think this won’t make me not doing this new hobby. So I try to make some script for what’s the point that I want to say, and shooting some action that suitable with the vlog. And editing it, to make it looks like a story. Usually, I only make some VClip without me reporting. But this time, I really want to make video blog, and I’m doing it because I really want to do it, not because of I need traffic.

So far, I enjoy the process, and I think I will always continue this until I don’t know when. Is there anyone who maybe share something about how to vlogging? I would like to appreciate it. Here’s some of my vlog video, this is my first one and 2nd one (Indonesian language).

1st vlog
2nd vlog

And will be there more.. I know it’s not perfect, but I’m learning. And believe that practise makes perfect.. A dancer, will always practise his/her dance, so is a singer.

PJJP :: Khayangan Peak Sigendol & Curug Gunung Putri Purworejo # Central Java – Indonesia

July 26, 2020

Today’s PJJP is going to Purworwjo Regency, Bruno Area. From Magelang, we go to Purworejo direction and when arrive at Maron, turn left to Wonosobo direction. The road is on renovation, you have to becareful.

Then about 19km, turn left to Kutoarjo Direction. After passed Bruno Market, you will passed a bridge and face the trisection, turn right. The road is good but very narrow. It will be hard if there is a car from the opposite.

After about 2.5 hours, we arrive at Curug Gunung Putri Car Parking. Then we eat breakfast first. After fill our stomach, we start to hiking.

Our first destination is Khayangan Peak Sigendol, located about 2km uphill from the car parking. Because it’s a peak, so we have to walk uphill and it’s quiet high.

The view upthere is breathtaking.. Very beautiful..

After take some selfie and enjoy the view, we go back to car parking. On the way downhill is very steep, becareful and beware of your knee because we have to hold our body, and for some senior ir’s quiet difficult.

Our 2nd destination:

Curug Gunung Putri, Curug is another name of waterfall in Indonesia. The waterfall is falling in 2 direction, and the water is very fresh.

After play in the water for a while, we go back to car park and prepare to go home.

This time, we didn’t use the road we depart, instead after arrive at Purworejo-Wonosobo Street, we turn left, and when arrive at Sapuran, turn right and follow the road and you will arrive at Salaman, then go back to Magelang. Why we use another route? Because we didn’t want to passed the renovation road again, it’s very narrow and you have to make turn with the opposite to passed.

Finally, I’m able to make Vlog for this morning walk with at least 50% reporting. I always wants to make vlog about where I go but never made it, because sometimes I forgot, and I didn’t have confidence to speak. Maybe next time, I will write a script so I know what to say haha..

Have a nice Watch and Enjoy..