An Introduction to Jamu – and How To Make Your Own

Jamu is the name for traditional herbal therapy in Indonesia and most typically involves the consumption of tonics, expertly prepared by Jamu ladies using traditional ingredients sourced from nature. The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately 70% of all Indonesians use Jamu on a daily basis to enhance their health, treat a myriad of Continue Reading

Ibu Hani Nandana

  Ibu Hani Nandana is my Bahasa Indonesia teacher and I have been her student for the past 10 months. I recall meeting her for the first time; a gently-spoken woman who as it turns out has a very big laugh. I would come to enjoy her energy frequently as our conversation would often be punctuated with moments of humour. Also, I soon learned that Continue Reading

Gates

  I'm a bit partial to an interesting gate (and fences too come to think of it). Yes, you did read right. Why you may (or may not) ask? Well it's because a gate and a good fence can either frame a property (like a good hair cut frames your face), or it can add a sense of intrigue (what lies beyond that fine perimeter?) Although there are Continue Reading