Sunday, August 5, 2007

I am missing you

Every year Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney holds a celebration. I though the events are conducted in terms of Indonesian Independence Day. This year, this celebration was held at Addison Road, Marrickvile Suburb on Saturday, August 4th. The theme was Indonesian Food and Culture Festival and it indicates the activities that are done.

The stands that erected at field sold some Indonesian traditional meals such as Padang Satay Chicken, Palembang empek-empek, Bandung Siomay, Nasi Uduk, lontong and Nasi Kuning. They also sold some traditional snack such as kelepon, martabak telur, martabak manis, etc. for the drink, instead of water and soft drinks, we also could find bandrek, durian juice, cendol, es teler. What a tasteful food and drink…

For me, I took chicken satay as a beginning and water. About 1 hour later, I grabbed empek-empek Palembang and hot bandrek. It was perfect for winter.

Among food stands, I also found “free massage stand”. (How weird, is not it?). Do not worry, guys it was not “plus-plus massage”. I though it was Chinese massage.

There was also a cultural stage. Younger generation showed their ability in dancing and singing. Do you still remember these songs such as “Syukur”, “Rayuan Pulai Kelapa”? They sang those. They also performed some dances such as “Persembahan” from Padang, and "Saman" from Aceh.

After cultural attraction, I decided to take away another chicken satay for dinner, and durian juice. The satay was completely delicious because the taste was similar to satay that I have found in Indonesia.

There was also kiddy’s Olympic. I bet it was a competition of some traditional sports for kids such as tarik tambang. Unfortunately, I was back earlier about 4 pm, because the festival was ended up at 11 pm. The festival was begun at 11 am and for entrĂ©e we should pay AUD 3. Interestingly, Garuda Indonesia Airlines as one of sponsors gave a ticket for returning to Indonesia as a door prize.

I met many Indonesian students, Australian citizenships who were originally from Indonesia, mixed marriage couples, and some foreigners. It was interesting, especially when I saw their kids, they were so pretty. I did believe, the combination between Asian and Westerns generated perfect younger generation.

I am missing you, INDONESIA

13 comments:

alias said...

Yeah, awesome. They played your songs all day! (Ebiet G Ade + Dangdut) And you sang it along with tears in your eyes! Hehehehe Peace bro!

mina said...

kok gak beli Sate Padang? kan masakan Padang favoritmu?

w@hyu said...

wuih, ternyata aroma 17 agustus merambah sampai keluar negeri ya.. keren.. di Indo juga lagi rame2nya nih bikin acara menyambut 17-an. kalo di Jkt sih agak2 kurang semarak dibanding tahun lalu coz bertepatan dengan masa kampanye calon gubernur :(

"the combination between Asian and Westerns generated perfect younger generation" hm, apakah ini berarti Mas Bakhri akan mencari 'seseorang' di sana?! :D

quintino said...

Bak, in portuguese that feeling is called "saudade".
It´s something we can´t explain to anybody. Perharps if you search on YOUTUBE for Mariza or MadreDeus and hera the music.

raida said...

ketika membaca

==< The stands that erected at field sold some Indonesian traditional meals such as Padang Satay Chicken, Palembang empek-empek, Bandung Siomay, Nasi Uduk, lontong and Nasi Kuning. They also sold some traditional snack such as kelepon, martabak telur, martabak manis, etc. for the drink, instead of water and soft drinks, we also could find bandrek, durian juice, cendol, es teler. What a tasteful food and drink…>===

berkali2 aku harus menelan ludahku sendiri..halah..bikin ileran ajah

mashuri said...

nitip lagu Indonesia Raya aseli yang ditemukan Roy di salah satu museum di Belanda (he..he..):

Lirik lagu kebangsaan Indonesia Raya versi asli dengan tiga stanza adalah :

Stanza 1:

Indonesia Tanah Airkoe Tanah Toempah Darahkoe
Disanalah Akoe Berdiri ?Djadi Pandoe Iboekoe
Indonesia Kebangsaankoe Bangsa Dan Tanah Airkoe
Marilah Kita Berseroe Indonesia Bersatoe

Hidoeplah Tanahkoe Hidoeplah Negrikoe
Bangsakoe Ra?jatkoe Sem?wanja
Bangoenlah Djiwanja Bangoenlah Badannja
Oentoek Indonesia Raja

(Reff: Diulang 2 kali, red)
Indonesia Raja Merdeka Merdeka Tanahkoe Negrikoe Jang Koetjinta
Indonesia Raja Merdeka Merdeka Hidoeplah Indonesia Raja


Stanza 2:

Indonesia Tanah Jang Moelia Tanah Kita Jang Kaja
Disanalah Akoe Berdiri Oentoek Slama-Lamanja
Indonesia Tanah Poesaka P?saka Kita Semoenja
Marilah Kita Mendo?a Indonesia Bahagia

Soeboerlah Tanahnja Soeboerlah Djiwanja
Bangsanja Ra?jatnja Sem?wanja
Sadarlah Hatinja Sadarlah Boedinja
Oentoek Indonesia Raja

(Reff: Diulang 2 kali, red)
Indonesia Raja Merdeka Merdeka Tanahkoe Negrikoe Jang Koetjinta
Indonesia Raja Merdeka Merdeka Hidoeplah Indonesia Raja


Stanza 3:

Indonesia Tanah Jang Seotji Tanah Kita Jang Sakti
Disanalah Akoe Berdiri ?Njaga Iboe Sedjati
Indonesia Tanah Berseri Tanah Jang Akoe Sajangi
Marilah Kita Berdjandji Indonesia Abadi

S?lamatlah Ra?jatnja S?lamatlah Poetranja
Poelaoenja Laoetnja Sem?wanja
Madjoelah Negrinja Madjoelah Pandoenja
Oentoek Indonesia Raja

(Reff: Diulang 2 kali, red)
Indonesia Raja Merdeka Merdeka Tanahkoe Negrikoe Jang Koetjinta
Indonesia Raja Merdeka Merdeka Hidoeplah Indonesia Raja.

[H][A][R][R][I][S] said...

Kangen ma gw, Om??

Pulang donk klo gitu. hehehehe...

[H][A][R][R][I][S] said...

Mo komentar postingannya m Mashuri dulu.

Gw heran sama Roy Suryo yang bilangin dia BARU MENEMUKAN lagu indonesia raya yang asli.

Wong apa dia temukan itu udah dari jaman jebot sana videonya ada di Youtube dan udah berpuluh ribu orang melihat videonya.

So... apa yang baru??

Dasar tuh manusia. Bikin geger masyarakat indonesia aja.

BANTAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pu! said...

hehehe salam kenal :D
wew, food fest! *slrpp*

- Nilla - said...

Hmmm... bagaimana rasanya masakan Indonesia kalo mencicipi nya di negri orang, Mas?
Hqhqhqhq... xP
Kali aja beda gitu rasanya... xD

Bakhrian syah said...

@Ali: Kurang tuh... sebenarnya kemarin sempat guling-guling di lapangan karena kangen berat dengan Indo... hehehee

@Mina: aku lebih memilih sate ayam biasa... bumbunya lebih berasa di lidahku... lebih pas...

@Wahyu: mencari seseorang di Sydney? Ga lah... makasih... masih cinta produk dalam negeri nih.... hehehe

Bakhrian syah said...

@Quintino: thank you mate... i appriciate it... at least it can diminish the feeling...

@Uyi: hehehehe...aku sih tetap pilih yang lebih dahulu publish aja... ga susah menghapalnya... kan lebih pendek... cuma satu stanza..

@Ale: kangen ama postingan nakal lu Le... :)

Bakhrian syah said...

@Pu: slurp juga... hehehehe

@Nilla: beda Nil.... ga bisa ngalahin makanan asli yang di Indo... tapi gapapa lah... tombo kangen... :)