Monday, September 26, 2016

MY BANDUNG GASTRONOMIC ADVENTURE - NASI PADANG

omelette

15th September 2016 ~ When we arrived in Bandung, we were first taken to a "Nasi Padang" (rice that originated from a place called Padang in Indonesia). Knowing that there would be variety of dishes that would be served on the table, we requested to choose them ourselves.

sambal ijo [green squashed chilies]


chicken curry


bergedil [fried mashed potato with meat]


jackfruit in coconut milk gravy

grilled chicken









We were happy with our very first meal in Bandung.

We were not fussy eaters. :)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A LATE LUNCH AND EARLY TEA AT EJOHNG CONCEPT

refreshing lemonade

24TH SEPTEMBER 2016 ~ This week's Saturday was considered a working day. We then had no choice but to entertain ourselves from the sorrow by visiting an eating place. This time, I was introducing the two ladies from the Eat-First-Worry-Later Club to Ehjong Concept for a late lunch but early tea kind of eating style.

salmon something


lamb pizza


bento




my latte




tuna sandwich

ice-cream cake


a cake from strangers who were celebrating
a birthday party from a table nearby


the two birthday girls with their belated
birthday presents


happy tummies
Good food, a good place to sit and talk and we went home with happy tummies. The meeting was adjourned at about 4:00 p.m. and we hope to see more people in our next "case studies" session.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

WATCHING ANGKLUNG PERFORMANCE AT SAUNG UDJO ANGKLUNG FOR THE SECOND TIME


15th September 2016 ~ We were seated again in this very hall in Saung Udjo Angklung in Bandung. The last time we were here was two years ago, but with a bigger number of people from school. Even though we had watched the performance before, we decided to be immersed in the angklung performance one more time. We had actually made a brilliant plan as we found that the programme was not the same with the one presented when we were here in 2014.




The programme was started with a puppet show, then followed by angklung and dance performances by the junior angklung players. More experienced and older ones came in later, with the angklung maestro himself conducting the slots. The most enjoyable session was when everybody in the audience was given an angklung each and was taught how to make music by following the hand gestures of the conductors in the middle of the arena.





























Everybody sure had been entertained by the world class angklung performance and wished that it had never ended. Before leaving the place, I managed to watch (and record) a solo angklung performance which was done in the souvenir shop. Too bad I really had to leave this place but I really do not mind going there again many more times.

Friday, September 23, 2016

VISITING THE ANGKLUNG FACTORY AT SAUNG UDJO IN BANDUNG


15th September 2016 ~ We went straight to Saung Udjo Angklung once we landed in Bandung (after lunch actually). After meeting Ibu Elly, we were taken to the angklung factory and I had never seen so many angklungs in my life. 






The workers were busy with their work, working on the bamboo pieces manually. It is like magic how these pieces of bamboos could be transformed into musical instruments which produce beautiful music. 





















with one of the staff at the factory


with Ibu Elly, the staff I contacted
and communicated via Whatsapp
Once all the angklung boxes that we bought were safely transferred into the car, that meant the business transaction was already completed. I smelled of bamboo upon leaving the factory but I was a happy man.