A siesta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsjesta]) is a short nap taken in the early afternoon, often after the midday meal. Such a period of sleep is a common tradition in some countries, particularly those where the weather is warm. The word siesta is Spanish, from the Latinhora sexta – "the sixth hour" (counting from dawn, therefore noon, hence "midday rest").
Today I got another chance to visit the old town of Jakarta, where each corner has its own story.
First to steal my eyes was the famous Toko Merah.
Aged more than 200 years old, its name (Toko Merah literally meaning red store) was first popularized in 1851 when a Chinese businessman named Oey Liauw Kong bought the beautiful building and transformed it into a shop selling food and household supplies.
The word merah (red) was used to explain the most visible trait of the building: its red brick walls
Located on Jalan Kali Besar in Kota Tua, West Jakarta, Toko Merah is the oldest building on the street and has a long and storied past.
A closer look at the two-story building reveals a mix of Dutch Closed, Chinese and Baroque style.
It was built by the Dutch in 1730 during the colonization
to serve as the residence of Governor General Baron Van Imhoff.
Oh and if you're curious enough to read a book about it, find this: "Toko Merah; saksi kejayaan Batavia lama di tepian muara Ciliwung: riwayat dan kisah para penghuninya"
written by Thomas B. Ataladjar.
Unfortunately it's only available in Bahasa Indonesia.
There wasn't much to tell today, just another meetings and all the yada - yada trimmings.
I will bore you to death by telling all those stuff. So let me leave you with some nice flowers,
to brighten up your day, and night. xoxo
Anyway, Valentine's over, but it's always lovely to see and send flowers to those we dear.
And when it comes to flowers, hum.. I can't get enuf of it! This jasmine garlands were actually part of the headdress worn by javanese women, but to put it as a part of the chair decor was not a bad idea at all.
Something that everybody really fond of, no? I took this picture during the photo session for Sekar Magazine. Oh and if you wonder, I'm doing the decor and flowers, but I do photographing just for the sake of joy and hobby :-)
A close up look of Nasi Tumpeng condiments: the grated coconut mixed with chili sauce is my all-time favorite. Yum!
... and it applies for me too! This is my first time blogging, and oh, how exciting it is! I will be able to share pics, nonsenses and lotsa other suffs as well. The lay out will be changed later, but here it is as for now, since I still a newbie and I really have no idea on how to make things. Your supports, dear friends, will help me make the most of it ( and me )
xoxo and cheers!
"A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent"