Today hash route is near Silancur Highland. Located at Dadapan, Mangli, Kaliangkrik, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. From Magelang City, you can go to Bandongan direction, just go straight, and arrive at Market, turn left to Mangli Direction. Because it is located at Mount Sumbing Slope, so the road to go there is uphill and sometimes there’s sharp turn.
With altitude about 1300m above sea level, this place has beautiful scenery. No matter you come here in the morning, or in the evening, each scene has its unique.
This time, our hash route has short and long, and I follow the long route, which trekking nearby hills from car parking to Silancur Highland (the short one, walk along the big road from car parking to Silancur Highland).
We didn’t enter the Silancur Highland because there’s people in there. We still have to social distancing, even we each other has 1m distancing each and always wear our mask. (I only with my 2 friends).
Every year, we are celebrating our birthday. One year, one time. And sometimes, when you passed someone’s birthday, you will think, there’s another one next year.
Do you know, each age only comes once in a year. You won’t celebrate 17th birthday twice. So, each birthday is very meaningful. Especially when you don’t know if you still able to celebrate next year’s birthday. People’s life is unpredictable.
So, when my grandfather (mother’s father) celebrate his 90th Birthday, it’s really really special. Not many people could life until 90th. During this pandemic covid, it’s hard to celebrate with whole family because we all stay in different city. And we are very concern to grandfather’s health, so only my family going to celebrate. For others, we use video call. My grandfather got mild stroke before so now he can’t walk and only sit in the wheelchair. But his mind and everything is still good, he still follow news and now what happens today. It’s just that nowadays, we think his speaking is start to unclear.
Happy Birthday Grandpa, wish you healthy and happiness..
Today we are hashing near Kedung Kayang Waterfall. Because I have a plan to trekking in Mountain on September, so today I decided to join long trek.
We won’t visit the Kedung Kayang Waterfall, instead walk another path.
Kedung Kayang waterfall located in Wonolelo, from Magelang go to Blabak, and turn left to Ketep Pass direction. But, don’t turn left to Ketep Pass, instead turn right to Boyolali direction.
The hash route for long is not too hard this time. First you follow the good path, and in there, we see a beautiful scene: Mount Merapi illuminated with sunrise, while Mount Merbabu didn’t, so it looks like the sun splitting Mount Merapi into 2 color.
After walk quiet far, we turn left and meet the small and steep path. We go down to valley, and then going up, the path is very small and you have to becareful because the soil is wet.
Nothing extreem path in here, and we took 5,22km.
It’s nice to be able to trekking in the mountain with beautiful view.
Delimas is a attraction place near Girimulyo Village, Windusari District, Magelang Regency. Located at Mount Sumbing Slope, this place has altitude approximately 1200 above sea level.
From the car parking, to go to the waterfall, you need to walk about 15-30 minutes (based on your stamina). The path to go to waterfall is going down, so sometimes when it’s raining season, it could be slippery. But the scenery is very beautiful.
Near the car parking, the local made a selfie place. So, if you think it’s hard to go to the waterfall area, you can take selfie in this place.
We come in the morning around 06:00, the sky is very clear and the sun is shine brightly. But when we are going home, foggie replace the blue sky, so we can’t see anything.
There’s a new selfie place near Borobudur Temple, it’s called Svargabumi. This place is unique, because it’s located in the middle of rice fields.
I heard that there’s a cooperation between the investor and the farmer, and it’s beneficial.
Nowadays, many people like to selfie and update in social media. So I think, this place is a must visit place when you come to Central Java / Yogyakarta.
With ticket entrance fee IDR 25.000 for adult, you can take many selfies. The staff in there can help you to take picture too and they know the good angle to take photos.
This place has large car parking.
From Magelang City, go to Borobudur Temple direction. And once you come to threesection near Borobudur Temple Entrance, turn left. Then the first intersection, turn right. This place located before Balkondes Borobudur. Go in from the large field. Usually, there’s staff that are in the front.
As usual, because it’s a new habit, so the staff check our temperature and we have to wash our hands. Don’t forget to wear mask when you are near other people and always keep the distance. That’s why, we decided to visit this place on Saturday Morning, because they are open at 06:30 on weekend. And there’s no people in there at that time.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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..
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.
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).
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.