[Mutual Heritage] Family heirloom recipes from Dutch-Indies era to today’s Indonesia : Domino koekjes!
Culture & Curious Habits / Indonesia / Netherlands

[Mutual Heritage] Family heirloom recipes from Dutch-Indies era to today’s Indonesia : Domino koekjes!

Several days ago, my mother showed me a box filled with baking recipes from her mother. My grandmother was born in the 1920s so in terms of baking, she had her fair share of baking in the Dutch Indies era. These recipes were typed on a good old fashioned typewriter with plenty of handwritten notes … Continue reading

Cerita dari Loenen aan de Vecht
Journal & Travels / Netherlands

Cerita dari Loenen aan de Vecht

*Sekali-sekali posting dalam Bahasa Indonesia. Sekitaran setahun yang lalu seorang teman kami memutuskan pindah dari Hilversum ke Loenen aan de Vecht. Teman kami ini dosen di HKU dan juga komposer musik. Kami selalu senang kalau diundang berkunjung ke rumahnya karena ada piano di rumahnya dan selalu ada komposisi musik baru yang dia buat. Nah pada … Continue reading

John Neumeier’s La Dame aux Camélias at Nationale Opera & Ballet
Culture & Curious Habits / Journal & Travels / Netherlands

John Neumeier’s La Dame aux Camélias at Nationale Opera & Ballet

Last night we went and watch the premiere of ballet performance La Dame aux Camelias production of Hamburg Ballett at Nationale Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam. The ballet itself was based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas fils written in 1852. The story in short, Marguerite, a courtesan, lives a dissolute life of debauchery until … Continue reading

Behind the museums’ storage doors : 16th C fruit trees and spices of Java
Art / History / Culture & Curious Habits / Indonesia / Museums / Netherlands

Behind the museums’ storage doors : 16th C fruit trees and spices of Java

Since the dawn of the Internet, the idea of digitising, well, everything, became an obsession for many including museum and other collecting privates and institutions. And then as these datas being digitised there is also desire to make available for the public, or, what we know these days as Open Data. For example today, thanks to … Continue reading