Museum Macan: A New Art Paradise in Jakarta

Art Turns, World Turns. Please welcome: Museum Macan

It started from Elok’s wish to spend our weekend out from the mall. She read about this newly opened museum on internet, and suggested us to have a look.  And apparently, we had a great time, especially the artist Rafif!

The museum is named “Museum Macan”, stands  from Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara. It is just opened for public yesterday, so perhaps not many people know about this place.
It is located at Menara AKR building, near Kebon Jeruk area, West Jakarta. When I heard the location,  I immediately knew who owns this museum. “This must belong to Pak Haryanto Adikoesoemo”

The entrance hall of Museum Macan

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The Results Are In! This is the Winning Picture!

“Meet Up at Trocadero”
Well, as some of you have predicted, “Meet Up at Trocadero” got the most votes from my “Couple Pictures in Paris” post last week. Deciding from 5 couple pictures we took in Paris, this picture got the most votes (35%) from 75 voters because of its “unique pose” and the glimpse sight of Eiffel which mostly “represent Paris”.

“In Autumn Forest” got the second most votes (28%), as some of voters said the “expression was the best”, but did not get the win because it “didn’t show enough of Paris” (even my brother said it looked like a shot taken in Cibubur! LOL)

“In Autumn Forest”

Below is the final result of the poll, just in case you’re wondering how the other 3 pictures fared to each other. Thank you very much for participating. Now finally we have a great couple picture to be printed and hung on our bed room! Have a nice weekend!

The Final Poll Result

Couple Pictures in Paris: Help Us to Choose!

The five pictures we picked
As you all might see on my blog, we love to take couple pictures. Whenever we’re travelling, we always try to look for nice spots for taking picture of two of us with the unique scene in those locations. 

Yesterday in Paris was no exception. Of course, being in Paris, the romantic capital city of the world, the inspiration to take couple pictures ran high. We took many of them. Out of numerous photo shoots (mind you, it’s just us with tripod, we don’t hire photographers as celebrities do! 😅), we picked 5 pictures which we like most. 

Now we would like to enlarge, print and frame just one to hang it on our bedroom, replacing the old couple photo we took almost 10 years ago! So please, just for fun, help us to choose. Look at these 5 pictures below (‘Read More’), and click this link to pick your favorite. I’ll share the result in maximum of one week time! 

Merci beaucoup!
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Misty (and yet still) Picturesque Venice

The unmistaken view of Venice
Some people says “it is hard to be original when it comes to Venice. Every aspects of the city has been painted, photographed and described a hundred times before by some of the greatest minds of the Western hemisphere”

I guess that was right. I myself had seen many pictures, paintings, and even comics about Venice. I have clear vision of how Venice looks like, and how I should take pictures of this beautiful city.

Alas, this morning gave me unexpected weather.  The mist clouded the city since early day. This casted monochromatic ambience throughout the city. My hope to get sparkling scenes of Venice from bright sunlight was gone.

But thankfully Venice is still as enchanting as ever. The small island on the northeastern of Italy does not need help from the nature to give you interesting point of interests. The decaying walls, the artistic gondolas, and the mirages reflected in every corner of canals, however unoriginal, are still feast for photographers. 

Myself included. 

So here are some of my shots from today. I hope I’m still able to capture the beauty of Venice, one of the most picturesque city in the world, although of course, it’s far from original 🙂

Gears: Fujifilm XE2 with Fujinon lens 14mm, 23mm, 56mm. GoPro Hero 4. IPhone 6s. Edited in Snapseed – with warm color set to enhance to mood.

One of many canals you find in Venice
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Vespa and Drone Morning Ride


Suddenly this morning I had the urge to ride my vespa, and looking for wide place to practice my drone flying skills. Then I remember Richard, my friend, who just repainted his Vespa, and I believe he was falling in love again with his scooter.

So I texted him to see if he thought if it was a good idea. 

Well, great minds think alike, within minutes Richard already arrived at my house. Unfortunately, my Vespa’s battery was dead, so I couldn’t start it on (jarang dipake siih). But it’s ok, at least we took pictures together with our scooters:

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Droning Around Complex

Controlling the drone from our roof top
Is that a word? Droning? Haha. 

Anyway, I and Rafif continue to learn how to fly Pelican, our drone. Taking off from our roof top, it was much more delicate take off and landing procedures than in swimming pool area, given relatively narrow area (that yellow pad is the drone landing pad). But thankfully, we managed to complete the task safely. 

Then I recorded the movie of my drone flying around complex. Geez, just realized how difficult it was to create a smooth, cinematic aerial video. As you can see in the video, the movement was very jaggy. I’m still not familiar with Mavic controller, let alone to focus on how to shot pro-like video. Many things to learn and practice, I guess 😉

You can see the video on this YouTube link