29.4.19

Randomly



It has been a long while since my last "Randomly" post; to those that have seen my randomly post before, would know that it is about many things that I heard, places I went, people I've met—that touched my life. I am striving to stay awake to be in the moment, soak on the smell, mentally captured what I saw and listen's to the sound—snap I went to capture these moments as they come.

"True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding." ~Ellen G. White
I just love this quotes, I can quote it over and over...


24.4.19

Potter's life: Japanese tea ceremony


The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha the powdered green tea.


There are two main ways of preparing matcha for tea consumption: thick (濃茶 koicha) and thin (薄茶 usucha), as the terms imply, koicha is a thick blend of matcha and hot water that requires about three times as much tea to the equivalent amount of water than usucha. To prepare usucha, matcha and hot water are whipped using the tea whisk (茶筅 chasen), while koicha is kneaded with the whisk to smoothly blend the large amount of powdered tea with the water.




On this particular pottery workshop that I did with Shozo Michikawa sensei, each workshop participants must produce 1 chawan (tea bowl) for the Tea Ceremony that will be held at the end of the pottery workshop.

Tea bowls (chawan) are available in a wide range of sizes and styles, and different styles are used for thick and thin tea. Shallow bowls, which allow the tea to cool rapidly, are used in summer; deep bowls are used in winter. Bowls are frequently named by their creators or owners, or by a tea master. Bowls over four hundred years old are in use today, but only on unusually special occasions. The best bowls are thrown by hand, and some bowls are extremely valuable. Irregularities and imperfections are prized: they are often featured prominently as the "front" of the bowl.


19.4.19

Potter's life: Anagama wood firing

Some of you might not know yet, but in this lifetime, I am also a potter (among other hats I am wearing).

[me stoking the anagama kiln with wood as fuel]
[schooling time, learning how to throw 'seasons" tea bowl for tea ceremony]

14.4.19

Sanur Sunday Market

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It is to date the best market and happenings... each Sunday at the last week of each month,
Sanur Sunday Market,
Mercure Resort,
Mertasari Beach

9.4.19

Falafel Temple Canggu


Moroccan Tea

This is our first time to try this small nook in Berawa beach area , Canggu.

The place called "Falafel Temple", again this is not an ad, this is just a suggestion from me.

4.4.19

Bucket list

And here we are again folks! Back to my bucket list of travelling. I have grown and changed destinations so many times. I always said to myself that I will go to new places and avoid places that I have been; but sometimes--you have that incident where you are sure and firm about your decision--to later altering it. I know I did!

These are places where I wanted to go last Feb 2018; but the list has changed since then,

Serengeti, Tanzania



Budapest, Hn DONE!


Sayulita, Mexico



Florence, It



Venice, It



Melbourne, Au DONE




Mykonos, Gr


Athens, Gr


Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesos, TKY



Ho Chi Minh, VIET



Bagan, MYR


Croatia



St. Petersburg, RU



Jordan, Petra, Egypt



My beautiful Indonesia,

Surakarta - Central Java  DONE

Derawan -Kalimantan

Banda Neira -Maluku

Seram -Maluku

Belitung, Sumatra


Raja Ampat, Papua
and many many more in Indonesia,

Palembang

Pekan Baru


other parts of Kalimantan

What about you guys? what places are in your bucket list?