Pok Tunggal Beach (2), Gunung Kidul # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

September 06, 2020

Today, my family goes picnic to the beach. We decided to outing and looking for not too crowded beach in Wonosari. It’s our first outing since the pandemic.

We depart from home around 10am, and buy take away Fried Chicken Suharti in Yogyakarta.

When arrive at Patuk, almost enter Wonosari City, we found this Geopark (near the place where you can see Yogyakarta from above). So we decided to picnic in there. We bring mat, catering box, and rice.

After that, we continue our trip. We arrive at Beach area around 1 o’clock, this time, we try to visit the beach one by one and see which one is the less crowded.

1st and 2nd beach is Kukup beach and Krakal beach. This two beach is the most famous in Gunung Kidul, so we skip it.

3rd beach is Sundak Beach, and it turns out there’s some event in there (I don’t know what’s event), so we decided to go another.

4th beach, is Pok Tunggal Beach, this beach is less crowded. Even when we arrive in there, the car park is full, but not many people in there. So we decided to play in this beach.

There’s a long beach that fill with the swallow seawater, so you can walk further to the middle. There’s many coral in there so you have to be careful, and I suggest, you wear your slippers because there’s so many small animals in there.

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We play in there until about 4 o’clock. My nieces is very happy, because they are able to go to beach and play sands.

See you in the next trip.. Keep save and don’t forget to wear mask and social distancing..

Red Bean Paste

September 05, 2020

I want to make some Cold cake, and I need Red Bean Paste. So, I decided today to make the red bean paste.

What you need?
– Red Bean 250 gr (soak in the water for 1 night)
– Sugar 330 gr
– cooking oil 50 ml
– glutinous rice flour 2 tablespoon + water 3 tablespoon
– salt 1/4 teaspoon

How to make?
– Clean the red bean and soak in the water for 1 night
– Boil the red bean with 1 litre water, after boiled, lower the fire to low heat, close the lids and boil around 2 hours.
– Blend the red bean or if you didn’t have any blended, then you can use sleve, press the red bean in the sleve until soft
– Put the red bean in the non-stick frying pan, mix with sugar, oil, salt and glutinous rice flour which already dissolved in the water.
– Cook until smooth.
– The Red Bean Paste is ready to use.
– if you make too many, put the rest inside the plastic wrap and put it in the freezer.

Jay Chow 周杰倫 – Dao Xiang 稻香

Jay Chow 周杰倫 – Dao Xiang 稻香 – Fragrance of Rice – Aroma Beras (di Sawah)

对这个世界如果你有太多的抱怨
Dui zhe ge shi jie ru guo ni you tai duo de bao yuan
If you have to many complaints about this world
Kalau kamu memiliki terlalu banyak protes tentang dunia ini

跌倒了就不敢继续往前走
Tie dao le jiu bu gan ji xu wang qian zhou
You won’t dare to move on if you fell
Kamu tidak akan berani untuk melangkah maju bila kamu jatuh

为什么人要这么的脆弱 堕落
Wei shen me ren yao zhe me de cui ruo duo luo
Why should people be so fragile and deprave
Kenapa manusia bisa sangat rapuh dan mudah rusak

请你打开电视看看
Qing ni da kai dian shi kan kan
Please open the television and see
Tolong bukalah TV kamu dan lihatlah

多少人为生命在努力勇敢的走下去
Duo shao ren wei sheng ming zai nu li yong gan de zhou xia qu
How many people are bravely work hard for their lives
Berapa banyak orang yang dengan berani bekerja keras demi hidup mereka

我们是不是该知足
Wo men shi bu shi gai zhi zu
Should we be content with what we have?
Harusnya kita merasa puas dengan apa yang kita miliki?

珍惜一切 就算没有拥有
Zhen xi yi qie jiu suan mei you yong you
Cherish everything, even if you didn’t posses everything
Bersyukur apa adanya, meskipun tidak semuanya dimiliki

还记得你说家是唯一的城堡
Hai ji de ni shuo jia shi wei yi de cheng bao
Remember when you said that your home was the only castle
Masih ingatkah kamu ketika kamu bilang rumah adalah satu-satunya kastil

随着稻香河流继续奔跑
Sui zhe dao xiang he liu ji xu ben pao
You continue to run along with the fragrance of rice and the flowing river
Kamu terus berlari disepanjang aroma beras (sawah) dan sungai yang mengalir

微微笑 小时候的梦我知道
Wei wei xiao, xiao shi hou de meng wo zhi dao
Smiling, I know my childhood dream
Tertawa Riang, Saya tahu cita-cita masa kecil saya

不要哭让萤火虫带着你逃跑
Pu yao ku rang ying huo chong dai zhe ni tao pao
Don’t cry, and let the fireflies take you run away
Janganlah menangis, biarkan kunang-kunang membawamu berlari jauh

乡间的歌谣永远的依靠
Xiang jian de ge yao yong de yi kao
We always depend on the folk song of the country
Kita selalu mengandalkan lagu-lagu daerah

回家吧 回到最初的美好
Hui jia ba, hui dao zui chu de mei hao
Just go home, back to the original beauty
Pulanglah kerumah, kembali ke kegembiraan awal

不要这么容易就想放弃 就像我说的
Bu yao zhe me rong yi jiu xiang fang qi, Jiu xiang wo shuo de
Don’t give up so easily, just like what I said
Janganlah menyerah dengan mudah, seperti yang saya katakan

追不到的梦想 换个梦不就得了
Zhui bu dao de meng xiang, huan ge meng bu jiu de le
If you unable to catch the dream, then just change to another dream
Kalau kamu tidak dapat meraih mimpimu, ubahlah mimpi itu menjadi mimpi yang lain

为自己的人生鲜艳上色
Wei zi ji de ren sheng xian yan shang se
For your own life to be more brighten
Demi hidupmu, supaya lebih cerah

先把爱涂上喜欢的颜色
xian ba ai tu shang xi huan de yan se
Paint your love with your favourite color first
Warnai cintamu dengan warna favoritmu terlebih dahulu

笑一个吧 功成名就不是目的
Xiao yi ge ba, cheng gong ming jiu bu shi mu di
Smile, success is not the goal
Tersenyumlah, keberhasilan bukanlah tujuan akhir

让自己快乐快乐这才叫做意义
Rang zi ji kuai le kuai le zhe cai jiao zuo yi yi
Make yourselves always be happy is more interesting
Membuat dirimu selalu bahagia adalah lebih menarik

童年的纸飞机 现在终於飞回我手里
Tong nian de zhi fei ji, xian zai zhong yu fei hui wo shou li
The childhood paper plane, finally going back to my hand now
Pesawat terbang dari kertas yang saya terbangkan waktu kecil, sekarang akhirnya kembali ke tanganku

所谓的那快乐
Suo wei de na kuai le
The so-called happiness
Yang disebut kebahagiaan

赤脚在田里追蜻蜓追到累了
Chi jiao zai tian li zhui qing ting zhui dao lei le
Barefoot chasing dragonflies in the field until tired
Tanpa alas kaki mengejar capung di sawah sampai lelah

偷摘水果被蜜蜂给叮到怕了
Tou zhai shui guo bei mi feng gei ding dao pa le
Being stung by the bees because stealing the fruit
Tersengat lebah karena mencuri buah-buahan

谁在偷笑呢
Shui zai tou xiao ne
Who is laughing?
Siapa yang tertawa diam2?

我靠着稻草人吹着风唱着歌睡着了
Wo kao zhe dao cao ren chui zhe feng chang zhe ge shui jiao le
I’m leaning on the scarecrow enjoy the blowing wind, singing a song and fell asleep
Kubersandar di orang-orangan sawah, sambil menikmati tiupan angin, bernyanyi dan tertidur

哦 哦 午后吉它在虫鸣中更清脆
Wo wo, wu hou ji ta zai chong ming geng qing chui
Wo Wo, in the afternoon guitar is more crisp between the sound of insects
Wo wo, di siang hari, suara gitar lebih nyaring diantara suara serangga

哦 哦 阳光洒在路上就不怕心碎
Wo wo, yang guang shai zai lu shang jiu bu pa xin sui
Wo wo, Sunshine sprinkle in the road and not afraid of heartbreak
Wo wo, sinar matahari menyinari jalanan dan tidak takut akan patah hati

珍惜一切 就算没有拥有
Chen xi yi qie, jiu suan mei you yong you
Cherish everything, even if you didn’t posses everything
Bersyukur apa adanya, meskipun tidak semuanya dimiliki

还记得你说家是唯一的城堡
Hai ji de ni shuo jia shi wei yi de cheng bao
Remember when you said that your home was the only castle
Masih ingatkah kamu ketika kamu bilang rumah adalah satu-satunya kastil

随着稻香河流继续奔跑
Sui zhe dao xiang he liu ji xu ben pao
You continue to run along with the fragrance of rice and the flowing river
Kamu terus berlari disepanjang aroma beras (sawah) dan sungai yang mengalir

微微笑 小时候的梦我知道
Wei wei xiao, xiao shi hou de meng wo zhi dao
Smiling, I know my childhood dream
Tertawa Riang, Saya tahu cita-cita masa kecil saya

不要哭让萤火虫带着你逃跑
Pu yao ku rang ying huo chong dai zhe ni tao pao
Don’t cry, and let the fireflies take you run away
Janganlah menangis, biarkan kunang-kunang membawamu berlari jauh

乡间的歌谣永远的依靠
Xiang jian de ge yao yong de yi kao
We always depend on the folk song of the country
Kita selalu mengandalkan lagu-lagu daerah

回家吧 回到最初的美好
Hui jia ba, hui dao zui chu de mei hao
Just go home, back to the original beauty
Pulanglah kerumah, kembali ke kegembiraan awal

还记得你说家是唯一的城堡
Hai ji de ni shuo jia shi wei yi de cheng bao
Remember when you said that your home was the only castle
Masih ingatkah kamu ketika kamu bilang rumah adalah satu-satunya kastil

随着稻香河流继续奔跑
Sui zhe dao xiang he liu ji xu ben pao
You continue to run along with the fragrance of rice and the flowing river
Kamu terus berlari disepanjang aroma beras (sawah) dan sungai yang mengalir

微微笑 小时候的梦我知道
Wei wei xiao, xiao shi hou de meng wo zhi dao
Smiling, I know my childhood dream
Tertawa Riang, Saya tahu cita-cita masa kecil saya

不要哭让萤火虫带着你逃跑
Pu yao ku rang ying huo chong dai zhe ni tao pao
Don’t cry, and let the fireflies take you run away
Janganlah menangis, biarkan kunang-kunang membawamu berlari jauh

乡间的歌谣永远的依靠
Xiang jian de ge yao yong de yi kao
We always depend on the folk song of the country
Kita selalu mengandalkan lagu-lagu daerah

回家吧 回到最初的美好
Hui jia ba, hui dao zui chu de mei hao
Just go home, back to the original beauty
Pulanglah kerumah, kembali ke kegembiraan awal

Translation by Anna Wong

near Silancur Highland, Mangli, Magelang Regency # Central Java – Indonesia

September 02, 2020

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.

Source: https://www.idntimes.com/travel/destination/dhiya-azzahra/potret-silancur-highland-wisata-baru-hits-di-magelang/5

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).

Photo taken by Fujifilm XA3.

90th Birthday

August 30, 2020

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.

August 30, 2020

Happy Birthday Grandpa, wish you healthy and happiness..

Mount Merapi illuminated by the Sunrise, Magelang Regency # Central Java – Indonesia

August 26, 2020

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.

Curug Delimas, Windusari, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

August 19, 2020

Wikipedia: https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delimas

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.

Svargabumi Borobudur Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

August 15, 2020

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/svargabumi/

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.

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.