Tabula Rasa: Sebuah Film Bertema Masakan Minang

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Semangat berjuang dalam mengarungi kehidupan dapat kita temukan kembali di mana saja, tak terkecuali pada makanan dan proses mengolahnya. Sepotong pesan inilah yang hendak dimasak dan disajikan lewat film layar lebar “Tabula Rasa” produksi Lifelike Pictures. Film yang disutradarai oleh sutradara muda Adrianto Dewo dan ditulis oleh Tumpal Tampubolon ini mencoba menawarkan kisah kehidupan tentang kekayaan rasa kuliner Indonesia serta kerinduan terhadap kampung halaman sebagai poros cerita.

Film Indonesia pertama yang bertema kuliner ini mencoba meleburkan dua budaya nusantara–budaya Minang dan Papua–menjadi sebuah kisah yang humanis dan menarik. Diproduseri oleh Sheila Timothy, “Tabula Rasa” mengangkat kelezatan masakan khas Minang ke layar lebar oleh karena kenikmatannya maupun kepopulerannya di lidah masyarakat Indonesia. Continue reading

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A Tropical Paradise in Cibodas Botanical Garden

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It had been supposed to be a usual lazy weekend for me if it wasn’t for a plan to go along on a family trip to Cibodas, West Java. Leaving Jakarta at 7 am, the morning weather was surprisingly sunny despite a heavy downpour inundating the capital through out the prior week.

The traffic was also miraculously friendly as we drove up on Jagorawi toll highway which connects the neighboring cities of Jakarta, Bogor and Ciawi. Exiting at Ciawi toll gate, our car hiked up passing through Puncak area which has been a popular weekend respite for Jakartans ever since I was a little child. Continue reading

Know a Bit of Jakarta’s History by Riding The Jakarta City Tour Bus

citytour1Notorious with its heavy traffic jam, Jakarta still can offer tourists an interesting way to enjoy the hustle and bustle of this Indonesia’s capital without getting lost in the city.

Starting from February 2014, five city tour buses named Mpok Siti (mpok is a Betawi term refers to an older woman and Siti is Bahasa Indonesia’s spelling of the English word city) are operating to take curious passengers on a short round trip surrounding Jakarta’s touristic and historical spots. Continue reading