Sunday, March 27, 2011


This is the lunch we had today: a basic set of meals that Sundanese people would typically have.

In the bamboo container and wrapped in banana leaf is rice, our staple food which without which we can't call a meal a proper meal. The side dishes we had were fried tofu and tempe (or tempeh in English), grilled fish (the protein sources), and some vegetables (we had stir-fried labu jipang or chayote shoots). The red and brownish things in the small 'saucers' are sambal (chilly sauces) in which we dip the the chunk of fish before eating it with the rice. We had two types of sambal today: the red one is chili and terasi based called sambal terasi and the deep brownish one is sweet soy sauce based called sambal kecap.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cookie Cutter Woman

A woman selling refurbished balance-type weighing scales and different traditional cookie cutters at her kiosk in Ciroyom market.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Road-side Motorcycle Repair Shop

A road-side motorcyle repair shop at Cimindi in the western part of the city. Small businesses like this are an important mover of the city's economy. However, they also raise concerns of pedestrian safety because they often occupy/use the pedestrian sidewalk for their activities. There are regulations about this, but the enforcement is very slack.

Despite its monochromatic tone, this is not an old photograph. I just like doing my 'street photography' in monochromatic tones.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

coffee tables

I don't always take photos for reporting purposes. In fact, most of the time, I take photos for the fancy of it, like this one: the neat rows of coffee tables and chairs at a local cafe on Jalan Ranggamalela.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Banana Caramel

Thank God it's Friday evening! Time to stretch legs, enjoy a personal time with a cup of coffee and a good book. And this delectable banana caramel served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is an extra treat. Have a good weekend, everyone!