Kamis, 28 Oktober 2010

Children of the Paradise

Let me introduce you to one of Indonesia's paradise! Imagine the blue waters, the dolphins chasing your boat, the rich rainforest and the friendly villagers of Kelumbayan, South Lampung in the notorious Sumatra Island. It truly is a paradise lost! The virgin beaches and the unexplored woods. That little red spot on my map, is your perfect image of a paradise!

I wont show you the picture of the beaches, or the woods. I'll let you imagine it!

But you'll never imagine how the people in that paradise lived apart from the modern technologies. No electricity, no phones, no roads. This place is so quiet! It takes hours of drive to reach nearest city, in the roadless condition. It's simply isolated if i may say.

They've never seen cars or anything like cameras. So they became surprisingly curious with our things. Let me introduce you to the curious kids in front of my lenses :)

Here they are!

Smiles
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

I believe it's his first time in front of a camera.
It was so nice to see child this happy in these 'hectic' days :)

Peek
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

The kids in this village was really into cameras.
There was like a bunch of cameras there, the 'big' ones, that's how they called it.
Those kids were just too curious that they kept marching around us!
Look at how they peek at us!

Sandals
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

Too shy to show their faces :D

The Girls of the South
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

All the girls in the village, with all their pride and prejudice :)
They're showing a slightly different level of maturity from the boys.

Wheel and Stick
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

A classic wheel and stick game.
Timeless :)

Boys Will be Boys
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

Being curious, happy and shy; they were just kids :)


Then, i promise to myself I'll be back for their simple smiles again. I've fallen in love with the rivers of Kelumbayan.

Rabu, 29 September 2010

Cashew Macaroon Recipe


CASHEW MACAROON

Ingredients:
Cashew Nut 80 gr
Icing Sugar 90 gr
Sugar 40 gr
Egg White 70 gr

How to Make:
1. Crush cashew nuts with a blender.
2. Mix the crushed cashew with icing sugar using a spoon.
3. Beat the egg white with a mixer in high speed until it's foamy. Add sugar and mix again until it rises.
4. Add the cashew and icing sugar mix to it. Fold with spatula. Mix slowly. Don't overmix it.
5. Drop a spoonful of the mix to a nonsticky baking paper. Continue with the rest.
6. Bake in the medium heat until it turned gold. It's okay if it's still a bit lumpy, it'll harden when it gets cold.
7. Decorate with cream and strawberries. Such a darling! Berries and creams are bestfriends :)

It's my fav guilty pleasure: baking some kind of uncanny things like this.
Next time i'll do the honey rolled oat balls!

Selasa, 14 September 2010

Foods!


Foods are my (best) guilty pleasure. I just can't resist them!

They're like gold to me, they're pixel perfect! Enjoy :)


Pasta Party
My dining room, September 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
1/60,f/3.5
67 mm CP
digital

How much i love pasta!



Pasta
My bedroom, September 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
1/160,f/7.1
67 mm CP
digital


I just like how the egg looks.



Berries
My bedroom, 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
1/200,f/5.6
digital

Berry!


Fettuccini Alfredo
My kitchen, 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
1/60,f/3.5
digital

My fettuccini alfredo.
Yes, I can cook!

Rabu, 08 September 2010

Happy Eid 1431 H

Taqabalallahu minna wa minkum, Happy Eid 1431 H :)
Forgive me, and I'll forgive you haha :*


Happy Eid 1431
My (holy) bedroom, September2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 18-55 mm
1/80,f/5.6
digital

Said 'happy eid :)'

Jumat, 13 Agustus 2010

Under the Black and White Sky

I've been gone for a decade! Hahaha!
I were in  a carnival (postings about it later) and I was in a summer holiday! YAAY! That's where i'd been gone to. I promise I'll be posting more!
Enjoy the pics from my summer :)

Big Ben
Westminster Bridge, London July 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/200,f/13.0


Sweet heaven he's Big Ben and i don't know what to say.

THE BIG LADY
The Eiffel Tower, Paris July 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/60,f/9.0


"Aku terpaku melihat sosok hitam samar-samar dibalut kabut,
tinggi perkasa menjulang langit seperti hantu.
Menara Eiffel laksana nyonya besar.
Tegak kekar tak peduli.
Puncaknya mencakar ketinggian yang tak terkatakan,
serupa mahkota yang melayang-layang dalam buaian halimun."

Nyonya Besar, Edensor, Andrea Hirata

ROOFTOP
On the London Eye, July 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/100,f/9.0


I'm over the Aquarium and I saw this little beauty on the top of the Eye.
I thought it's gonna be nice if i could have one like that outside my bedroom :D
However it reminded me of 'the Old London' and Paris in 'Ratatouille'

WAY TO GO
Westminster, London June 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/125,f/7.2


Tell me where I should go :)

HALF EYED
Thames River, London July 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/100,f/7.1


Oh god I've loved this one.
Most of all.

BOATIE
IJmuiden, Netherlands July 9th 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/60,f/9.0


Such a sweet sunset in IJmuiden. I've been staying in Holiday Inn.
Apparently the 'backyard' of the hotel was this beautiful dock full of boats.
I've been surprised to find such a beauty :)


THE EYE
Westminter Bridge, London July 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/200,f/7.1


I don't know how the sky and the buildings behind reminded me of the song
'London Bridge' while i knew there's NO relevancy of it with the London Eye.

Things were so sweet here. I wish I'll be back there soon.
I'm missing every corner of it.
Under the scent of the Black and White sky :)

Selasa, 13 April 2010

BREAKDOWN (FOR GOD"S SAKE!)

I've forgotten my blog's password and my hard disk's power supply is somehow BROKEN. Which means my datas and photos too. FOR GOD'S SAKE! RRRRGHHHH! What i can found was only some of these stuffs.

Enjoy :)


DRAGONFLY
Oma's at Tanjung Karang, Bandar Lampung 26 Februari 2010
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EF 18-55 mm
58 mm UV
digital
1/60,f/5.6


I've always loved dragonflies!



SKYSCAPE I
Bandara Radin Inten, Bandar Lampung 27 Februari 2010
canon EOS 500D
canon EF 18-55 mm
58 mm UV
digital
1/320,f/11
It says "We're only a little part of the GIGANTIC universe" !
Aren't you in the same idea with me :D

I'll always try to remember my password and i'll fix my hard disk (later.haha!) :D
I'll update this page (real soon!)

Kamis, 21 Januari 2010

See the Color in Black and White

Felt like 10 years i haven't posted anything here. Missed the page, hahaha!

Now, trying to make you see the color in black and white. I guess sometime you don't have to see the color to sense the beauty :)


PINK
Villa Tawangmangu, Karanganyar 1 Januari 2010
canon EOS 500D
canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/200,f/5.6

It used to be pink.
I liked how the petals looked like...


YELLOW
Villa Tawangmangu, Karanganyar 1 Januari 2010
canon EOS 500D
canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/200,f/5.6

It's a yellow chrysanthemum.
My favorite flower.
Just imagine the color and preserve the detail in your mind :)


ORANGE
Villa Tawangmangu, Karanganyar 1 Januari 2010
canon EOS 500D
canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/125,f/5.6

I guess the colored version of this image is better,
but then i've changed my mind.
The b/w version is a lot better,
i could see the texture.
(compliments)
LOL :D



WHITE
Villa Tawangmangu, Karanganyar 1 Januari 2010
canon EOS 500D
canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/320,f/10

I liked the bud,
reminds me of a cotton bud. Hahaha!


YELLOW II
Villa Tawangmangu, Karanganyar 1 Januari 2010
canon EOS 500D
canon EF 28-135 mm
72 mm UV
digital
1/100,f/8.0

I liked this one best!