Saturday, 31 March 2012

Baduy Tribe

as people who living in Tangerang for about 18 years, I feel responsible for introducing Banten, or more particularly the Baduy to you. Baduy tribe is very unique. It is atraditional tribe, but located in the center of civilization. Access to Baduy village is Relatively easy. Using public transportation you can go to Ciboleger. This is the 'gate'.Walk around 1km from the Ciboleger terminal, you will find a sign That said you areentering Baduy village. And after that, it's a whole different world. No more electricity.No more toilets. No more Modernity. Bye bye civilization!

The Baduy ethnic group, or Urang Kenekes, are a remnant of the original Sundanese who live in the isolated highlands of Banten, centered in and around the village of Kanekes in Lebak Regency. They currently number 10.000, despressed through 59 

The name Baduy may come from The Cibaduyut River, which flow through their land, or perhaps from the baduyut tree, a variety of banyan that groes in forests. The Baduy people refer to themselves as urang Kanekes, or simply “people who live in Kanekes”.

Lebak Regency Ordinance on protection of the traditional Rights of the Baduy Community, which is aimed at preserving the laws and traditions of the community as part of national cultural heritage, has enabled the Baduy to firmly uphold the rules laid down by theiir pikukuh, or ancestors.

The traditional Baduy social struture is headed by a pu’un (traditional leader), a holy man of noble descent (karuhun) who is responsible for protecting the suistanbility of the earth and able to lead his people, guided on certain absolute rules of behaviour. Below the pu’un are the jaro pamarentah, or village heads, who are also in the Lebak local government. The baduy are divided into three groups: Tangtu (inner Baduy), Panamping, and Dangka (outer Baduy).

Teh inner Baduy follow their traditions most strictly, and reject all forms of modernity and technology. They live in three villages-Cibeo, Cikartawana and Cikeusik. The three pu’un-the community’s highest leaders-come from these three sacred villages. They can be identified by their characteristic black  and white clothing. Tangtu men wear white headclothes, long sleeved white shirts with no buttons, and dark blue knee length sarongs; tangtu women wear a broad sash of kemben to cover the upper part of their bodies and a single large wrapcloth (kain) of lunas dor the lower part.

The  Penamping live in several villages including Cikadu, Kadu Ketug, Kadu Kolot, and Cisagu, that surround the territory of the inner baduy. Panamping men wear headclothes, two layer of upper garments-an inner whte shirts an and outer black or blue long sleeved shirts, and knee length trousers or sarongs.

The outer baduy can also be recognized by their attire. They live in the outermost parts of the Kanekes region, in the villages of Padawaras (Cibengkung) and Sirahdayeuh (Cihandam); they dress nearly  the same as the Penamping, though some of the men now wear  modern shirts. Outer Baduy women wear pain-colored blouses (kabaya) and dark blue batik kain. the outer baduy serve as a filter for the various outside influences that might enter Baduy society.

The Baduy are adherents of the Sunda Wiwitan religion, ateaching based on belief in Allah as the creator of the universe (guriang mangtua) and in Adam as their ancestor. This belief system also upholds simple living as a forms of worship iin daily life and opposes modernization.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Web Design

niatnya pas buka dasbor dan mau nulis pengennya mencurahkan isi kegalauan hati, tapi kok dipikir-pikir ko ga banget, idup kok isinya galau terus. mending pamer ya gak? haha *eh

gw abis bikin web dong, emang sih masi offline tapi ya paling gak gw bisa ya :p

jadi kalo ada yang mau minta di desainin web, sinih sinih aye bikinin. harga kompetitif, cincai lah pokonya :D haha

ini dia :

Friday, 16 March 2012

Being Sensible by Diana

gw suka banget sama tulisan Diana Rikasari ini, dia seorang fashion blogger. gw repost disini, semooga bermanfaat buat kalian ya :)

One of the easiest things to do in life is to “be angry”. Somehow, for some people, being angry seems to be  far much easier than being happy.

There’s nothing wrong with being angry. In fact, there are times when we should be angry; when people lie to us, when someone abuses our rights, when someone forces us to do something that is against our belief, when people disrespect us, and so forth. But being angry is right when released in the right way too. Just like how there’s the right way to talk to people, there is also the right way to express our anger; with grace.

Last week I experienced a very very upsetting situation. My company was supposed to open a booth in one of the biggest music festival, but simply said, we got screwed up. Isn’t it “amazing” that after weeks of planning and completing 100% of the payment, they “forgot” about us and on the D-day, none of us could even get in. They never gave us ID passes, and no one seemed to be responsible for it. And this is after being in contact with the officials for weeks and also paying 100% upfront. It took a loooooong time before all of us could get in and prove to them that we deserve the booth we have paid for. Yada yada, I managed to meet the management, and everything was finally settled after a few hours. In total, we lost about 4 hours from our supposedly 8 operating-hours. That’s a tremendous loss if we were to calculate the cost per hour.

During the argument I had with the management, I really felt like releasing my disappointment and anger on Twitter. For a second, I thought that I would feel better if the world knows how I felt, or how bad their service were. But I didn’t. I expressed my anger in just the right portion, just to the one who was to blame. And after I finished talking (or being angry – to be exact), I inquired why this all could happen. After listening to their side of the story, I understood. What they had to deal with was even far worse. Basically their system crashed just a few days before the event. So it was that bad for them too. Eventhough they were still “wrong” for not giving us a smooth service and creating us tremendous loss, things were understandable. And I felt relieved that I didn’t publicly announce their mistake to the world.

You see..when you’re really angry at someone, try to keep it between just the two of you. You don’t have to take people down in front of everyone just because they made you crazily angry for that very minute. And you don’t have to embarass them like that. People make mistakes, and there are reasons for them. So listen to them first, then judge and evaluate. The moment you take it public, you are putting someone’s life at risk. Because you never know how one impulsive tweet or announcement can change a person’s life. Have the sense to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. Life’s not always about me, me and me.