Ogoh-ogoh

I am currently favoring my platform shoes, thus, I am wearing it a lot! I was out for ogoh-ogoh hunting and this was what I wore. Some comments I got from the top here was that "it's a nice t shirt". Well, it is not a tee shirt! It is a voile cotton shirt with a zipper at the back. 


To be honest, I completely forget about this post that I have prepared! Every year before Seclusion day (21 Mar in 2015); there are ogoh-ogoh parade during the Pengerupukan day (one day before Seclusion day).
Ogoh-ogoh are paper mache-huge size-shaped creatures that are built for the Ngrupuk parade. The ogoh-ogoh are normally forms of mythological beings, mostly demons. As with many creative endeavours based on Balinese Hinduism. The creation of ogoh-ogoh represents spiritual aims inspired by Hindu philosophy.

The main purpose of the making of ogoh-ogoh is the purification of the natural environment of any spiritual pollutants emitted from the activities of living beings (especially humans). The forms of ogoh-ogoh represent the Bhuta-Kala (=eternal energy of eternal time), according to Hindu teachings. The imperceptible potentials of nature cannot be thoroughly explored by anyone. Philosophically, civilized men are required to manage the natural resources without damaging the environment itself.

Aside from being the symbol of Bhuta-Kala, ogoh-ogoh is considered a symbol of modes of nature that form the malicious characters of living beings. Each village usually build one ogoh-ogoh mainly build by each village's youth organization, but often some smaller ogoh-ogoh also built by groups of children around the village. Some artist also usually build one. After being paraded on a convoy around the town, finally it is burnt to ashes in a cemetery as a symbol of self-purification.

The bamboo-padded ogoh-ogoh  are normally being carried on eight or more men on their shoulders. This procession is accompanied by orchestral music performed by the youth. The use of flares is also a main part of the parade.

During the procession, the Ogoh-ogoh is rotated counter-clockwise three times. This act is done at every T-junction and crossroad of the village. Rotating the effigies during the cremational parade and the eve of Nyepi represents the contact of the bodies with the spirits. It is intended to bewilder the evil spirits so that they go away and cease harming human beings.



















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Transporters


 
Here you go... this is the part of the holiday that I mentioned in my other post earlier. I am visiting Malang city in East Java for 6 days/5 nights! And the Museum Angkut http://www.museumangkut.com/ is one of the tourist site that was in my bucket list to visit! The place is awesome and the collections are beyond! Of course the place was packed because I visited Museum Angkut on the weekend, but still... I am in awe!
Enjoy the picture after the jump, there are not much of the 3.7 ha place but I hope it gave you a clear picture of a place that you should not missed!








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Coincidentally green

 So today I have to wear footwear that should cover my toes. That is because we are doing a raku firing. What is raku firing you asked? It is a pottery firing technique, low firing temperatures; lead glazes, and the removal of pieces from the kiln (oven) while still glowing hot. The fired raku piece is removed from the hot kiln and is allowed to cool in the open air, then placing the ware in a container filled with combustible material. Coincidentally green is the top and pants that I wore and the raku piece that I fire... :)



Off to packing my suitcase now! sooo excited for my travel ... long awaited! 
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Bali Live 2015 International Jazz festival

Java Jazz Festival has now become the most highly attended Jazz Festival in the world. Over the last 10 years they have brought the world to Indonesia through music and have presented some of the biggest names in the business, as well as the best emerging talents and legendary musicians of real quality. At the end of the Java Jazz festival, most of the amazing artists / musician was brought to play in Bali. Bali Live 2015 International Jazz festival has been running for a couple of years now and I have been enjoying it! Last year I did the Incognito concert at Hard Rock and the year before I did the Taman Bhagawan. All in all it was good variations!

without checking in with each other, we all wore sneakers.. haha..


the necklace that I was stringing the day before. love it!


Indra Lesmana & Maurice Brown

Dies feat. Rio Sidik


Trie Utami

Tulus

Was a great day of food and music festival, very casual and family oriented! loooove it!
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Church outfit



It was all cloudy and tough to do this photo shot, plus the fact that I have so much greenery lush on the background while my dress is kind of green. Oh well... here is my outfit for church.



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