April 16th, 2017.
Today was memorable, indeed! Mewakili @1000_guru_samarinda, saya dipercaya menjadi inspirator untuk ratusan peserta dari kab/kota se-Kaltim dalam acara Temu Daerah Paritisipasi Publik untuk Kesejahteraan Perempuan dan Anak (PUSPA) Mahakam Kalimantan Timur 2017. Bangga, senang dan haru rasanya, komunitas @1000_guru_samarinda yang kami bangun dan jalankan hingga kini dipilih oleh Kementerian Pemberdayaan Perempuan dan Perlindungan Anak (KPPPA) dan Dinas Kependudukan, Permberdayaan Perempuan dan Perlindungan Anak Kalimantan Timur sebagai 1 dari 10 komunitas/lembaga masyarakat yang dinilai berpengaruh dan menginspirasi masyarakat yang ada Kalimantan Timur. Terima kasih atas kesempatan berharganya ini, semoga pendidikan di pedalaman Kalimantan Timur dan Indonesia menjadi lebih baik lagi kedepannya, dan semakin banyak anak muda yang tergerak untuk berbuat sesuatu dan ambil bagian dalam mencerdaskan kehidupan bangsa. Selain itu, kita dapat mewujudkan Three Ends, yaitu akhiri kekerasan terhadap perempuan dan anak, akhiri perdagangan manusia, dan akhiri ketidakadilan akses ekonomi untuk perempuan. And for you, my outstanding team and volunteers of @1000_guru_samarinda, this is for you, this is for your hardwork. Keep it up fellas!
How gorgeous this ornaments of Tongkonan, a traditional ancestral house of the Torajan people in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Gables and the outside walls of tongkonan are often decorated by red, black, and yellow colored wood, with patterns carved into it.
Most carvings on Tongkonan represent prosperity and fertility with the individual designs represent what is important to the particular family, some also represent the social status of the family associated with the tongkonan.
Circular motifs represent the sun, the symbol of power. Golden kris ('daggers') motifs symbolise wealth. Geometric spiralling designs and motifs are used that include buffalo heads - representing a prosperity and ritual sacrifice. Cockerels are represented in the colours of red, white, yellow and black; colors which represent the indigenous Toraja religion the Aluk To Dolo (the Way of the Ancestors). Black symbolises death and darkness; yellow, God’s blessing and power; white, the colour of flesh and bone symbolising purity; and red, the colour of blood symbolising human life. The pigments are sourced from common materials; black from soot; white from lime; red and yellow from colored earth; and tuak (palm wine) is used to strengthen the colors.
Many of the motifs are identical to those on Dong Son kettle drums. Another source of the motifs is thought to be Hindu-Buddhist, particularly the square cross motifs that may have alternatively been copied from Indian trade cloths. Christian toraja use the cross as a decorative symbol of their faith. Payment for the decorating artists has traditionally been in the form of buffalo. Water is also a common theme in designs and represents life, fertility and prolific rice fields.
Let me present you, Beseprah. Beseprah is a form of solidarity between the Sultanate and the people. This tradition is embodied by eating together by sitting cross-legged, facing each other, and using hand when eating, a common way of eating in family of Kutai.
Beseprah is the one of the top events will be held in Erau. Erau is the sacred ceremony held every year by Kutai Kartanegara ing Martadipura Sultanate.
The Here the distance between common people, royal noble and official government to be dashed. The intention to strengthen brotherhood and dissolve the strata is a meaning contained in Beseprah. All the components converge in a single element symbolized through the tradition of eating together, sitting together, and using hands. Since 2015, Beseprah takes place in front of Kutai Kartanegara ing Martadipura Sultanate Palace (in front of Kedaton). The tradition started is started around 09.00 AM and involves thousand of people from various social strata who crowd over approximately 1 kilometer.
The committee has prepared a variety of accommodations in Beseprah, includes free meals consisting of typical Kutai culinary such as Kebuli Rice (Nasi Kebuli), Yellow Rice (Nasi Kuning), Gence Ruan etc and various snacks such as Putu Labu, Basong, Serabai, Bingkak, Podang Kentang and many more.
This little boy turned 23 today, I'm so blessed! I just wanted to take a little bit of time to say thank you to everyone who sent me a birthday message and let you know that I truly appreciate it. I'm so luck to have such a wonderful group of friends and family that can share with. Your birthday wishes made my day a little bit more special today. Hope I can be better, better and better for everyone and everything in this life, because life doesn't give you what you want. It gives you what you work for. Once again, thank you fellas!