Saturday, December 31, 2011

Jogja - From my eyes

Jogja - Kali Putih - Mount Merapi Lava

I was suppose to visit Dieng Plateu to see those colorful well and also small temple near this place. However, due to the sulphur is so strong and not safe to visit, my driver suggest me to visit Kali Putih to see the lava. 
What I heard from the local - the cold lava was at 11 meters high and the sounds of erruption can be heard although this place is like 25km away from Mount Merapi.
My driver offer to move futher to Kali Adem which is much more nearer to Mount Merapi..... hahahaha too tired and afraid Mount Merapi suddenly got angry and I have no way to run... so I said ...too tired want to go back celebrate Christmas...since this is during Christmas day.... yeah yeah ... I chicken out!

There mount merapi but not that clear 

Jogja - Ketep Pass - Mount Merapi

Visit to Ketep pass with one objective .... to see Mount Merapi.
Journey on top of this highland was..... owhhh so far..
Since I am foreginer, was told to pay IDR25,000 for package inclusive of complimentary drink and watch recent Mount Merapi disaster movie at one the theatre.
Very sad ... I heard people still happily scream yahooooooo.... during this disaster... damn it!!!
Other people is dying and some people loose their love ones damn it!

Can't see the Great Mount Merapi due to bad weather!

Jogja - Borobudur

Third day in Jogja is wet day. Yesterday was a hot sunny day. Today the whole day raining and make me can't see the Mount Merapi huhuhuh.... look at that flower...nice smell.
Oh! on the way to Borobudur my Driver for the day stop by at one of the place effected from last year Mount Merapi. That place near Magelang. I can still see black lava and destroyed houses. According to my Drvier the cold lava flood claimed more than 130 life and 600 - 700 resident have to seek refugee. It is a sad sight for me to witness! God Bless the soul!

The Human is beyond described! Urgh!!!! hate crowded place

See that!!!

Many Buddha statue either lost their head, lost arms and many seems to be missing from the Stupa
Most of this craving is about a story

Many of this is not properly match and imperfect condition

If yesterday I went to the largest Hindu Temple in Indonesia, today is one of the seven wonders - Borobudur the Buddhist Temple.According to what I have read before visit to Jogja - Borobudur lay hidden for centuries under layers of volcanic ash and jungle growth.The process of restoration after it was found is still on going. 
What I notice at Borobudur?
3 divisions :
* Kamadhatu (world of desire)
* Rupadhatu (world of forms)
* Arupadhatu (formless world)
All three layers you can see related stories.
I also noticed :
- Lion gate
- narrow corridor with reliefs on the wall
- proper drainage using gargoyle

want to more details??? hahahaha google it!
Serious very interesting discovery for ancient history!

They are still trying their best to restore the rest
This uncle very bad! almost poke my front part with that pink umbrella. Uncle!!! please hold your umbrella properly ok!!! Don't reverse without looking ok!!! Bad uncle!!!

My Baby Min Zhie so happy.... :) I brought her to Great Wall and now another wonder of the world - Borobudur.... Yipeyyy for Min Zhie

Friday, December 30, 2011

Jogja - Parangtritis Beach Legend

Swimming pool near seaside??? You can't swim on this beach due to the fierce current

 ride this AV with IDR50,000 per half hour

Don't really like the feel of this beach.
My Driver was very shocked when we went through the one and half hour journey ride to this beach and I only stay there for only barely half hour.
The sand was dark in color and I guess this is from Merapi Lava which erupted in end of last year 2010.

Talking about the legend.... very interesting because I heard about this legend since I small... oopppsss I mean I read it somewhere during my primary school. Yup ! I love to read all those tales.

Nyai Loro Kidul is a Javanese Goddess or another name for her is Queen of South Sea or her real name is Dewi Kandita and also many other name for her. Google it please!!! hehehe

Well in summary the legend goes like this , Dewi Kandita suffer from strange skin disease with bodies covered with scabies and smell like fish. Dewi Kandita was chased out to the forest. Here goes the young princess alone no where to go. sob sob...
She walk and walk and walk and finally arrived at the beach and meet this young and handsome man. wow!!!!! how exciting!!!!
The young man promised to cure her diseased. The young man then asked Dewi Kandita to chase after him as he ran along the beach.... well at this stage please my readers imagine the love story scene with couple running chasing each other along the seaside hehehehe... more dramatic.
Dewi Kandita chased after him then.... jeng jeng... the young man disappeared into the water.... Blink!!!!
She chased after after him and finally her body touch the water..... Blink again!!!!
Out of surprise her scabies gone!!! Wow!!! magic!!!!
but... strange she could not move her leg. Half her body from waist down turn into body of fish... mermaid???? sea nymph???? google it for full story... there are many version though.

Many believe she has a kingdom under the sea and her favourite color is green.
So don't wear the green color or you will be invited ( cannot reject ok!!!) with one way ticket down to her underwater world. Interesting huh!!!

I read one of the hotel nearby have one room dedicated for her.
The room number is 308. Inside the room they hang her painting based on painters imagination on her look like.

Too bad I can't wait until sunset due to Christmas eve I decided to tell my driver to drive back to hotel... I was so so tired!!!!