Wayang Reimagined Exhibition: Priceless Moment

Rafif presented his artwork to Minister of Edication and Culture, Mr. Muhadjir Effendy
Finally the D-Day! Rafif will have his “Wayang Reimagined” exhibition. The day when he show the world the glimpse of talent he has in character design. And I took a day leave for this. 

MasterCard says there’s something money can’t buy. One of them is to see the beaming face from my son boy knowing his works are well appreciated by everybody coming to the event today, including the Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy himself.

Another one is to witness how proud his grandparents to see their offspring’s join their mission to preserve this great legacy of our nation.

The proud grand parents with Rafif and Mr Muhadjir Effendy

To cap it off, to have my brother, sister and cute niece Maryam came to show their support and affection was a great, great pleasure. Thank you so much, love you all! 😘😘  Continue reading

MRT Jakarta: (Segera) Terwujudnya Mimpi Warga Jakarta

The famous tunnel, dan sebagian foto saat kunjungan

Hari Kamis minggu lalu, saya dan teman-teman alumni Singapore International Foundation (SIF) Asean Student Fellows berkesempatan untuk menilik proyek MRT (Mass Rapid Transportation) Jakarta.

Kebetulan Direktur Operasional PT MRT Jakarta, (Bapak) Agung Wicaksono, adalah rekan sesama Alumni, jadi kita mendapat kesempatan berharga untuk reuni bareng sekaligus mengunjungi tempat kerja Agung yang akhir-akhir ini jadi pusat perhatian.

Bagi kami, Alumnus SIF yang pada saat kuliah mendapat beasiswa untuk kuliah di Singapura, MRT mendapat tempat khusus di hati kami. Banyak dari kami (termasuk saya) yang pertama kali pergi ke luar negeri berkat beasiswa tersebut. Dan tentu saja saat itu kali pertama kami menaiki moda transportasi yang menjadi simbol negara/kota yang modern dan maju. Moda transportasi yang murah, cepat, aman dan nyaman.
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Pilkada DKI Putaran Kedua!

My family went to our voting booth, at TPS 33 Cilandak Barat
Here we are, on the second round of Pilkada DKI, when we vote for our Jakarta next Governor! Insya Allah it will turn out fine, and Jakarta will be blessed for the next 5 years! Aamiin!

European Taste at Farmhouse Lembang

The milk cup that goes along with entrance fee
You just have to admire the brilliant business mind of those who own Farmhouse in Lembang. Following their successful ‘Rumah Sosis, the same owner opened this new attraction in Lembang, around 1.5 years ago.
And it is an instant success. Drawing more than 10,000 visitors on every weekend, the place become one of the most popular destination in greater Bandung area. It is a “Little Europe” complex (or I should say “Little Dutch”) which houses family entertainment such as small zoo, photo spots and many food stalls and restaurants. 

In front of the ‘Feed the Sheep’ attraction
Should I say Little Europe or Little Dutch?

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Pilkada DKI: Aya First Vote!

Top: Aya cast her vote. Left: The voting card. Right: I and Elok show our fingers after voting

It’s a historic day, as my daughter Aya cast her first vote today for Jakarta’s Governor Election. 

Three of us went to Balai RW 5 -Cilandak Barat for the voting. Insya Allah Jakarta will have the best governor they deserved. 

The voting place – Balai RW 5

Shalat di Masjid Al Furqon Bandara

Fasad depan Masjid Al Furqon, yang kubahnya terinspirasi kubah Kremlin?

Sudah lama penasaran dengan bentuk unik Masjid Al Furqon yang kubahnya mirip bangunan di Kremlin Square. Alhamdulillah sore ini berkesempatan shalat ashar di masjid yang berlokasi di dekat Bandara Soekarno Hatta ini. Ternyata masjid ini bukan hanya indah bagian luarnya, namun interiornya pun terlihat unik. Menyenangkan.

Rafif bersantai dengan HP-nya di selasar

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