Tis the season for baking!

Ramadan, day 16 of fasting. That means we’re half way to the holy day Eid- al Fitr which will be held June 6 th, that also means it’s time for baking cookies. Every household in Indonesia this time of the year is going to be busy baking cookies besides cleaning their house and shopping for gifts to donate it to those who need it. On the spiritual side Eid al Fitr is also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast“, it is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan. This religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Syawal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.

On the festivity side, since it’s holiday and celebration, than we have to have food, right?! Family gathering and guests/ relatives coming to celebrate, if there’s no food it just doesn’t sound right! Rice cake and chicken curry soup are some to name on the menu and of course cookies! I love to bake, I usually bake around 5 kind of cookies and it’s always the same kind every year. This year I’m going to make a change and will probably stick on to this one for next Eid al Fitr the next few years ahead, because this cookie taste so good and I don’t see many people serve it at their house, people usually have cookies like Kastengle, Nastar, Putri Salju to name a few. Actually this Matcha cookie is originally from Japan that contains green tea, (matcha). Here I improvise it with dark chocolate. Yummy! Everything about green tea and dark chocolate, I love!

Yesterday I start baking and was satisfied with the outcome, yummy! This week will do 2 other kind of cookies. To give you a little hint of what I’m talking about, here’s some pic and tell me if you don’t find it delicious just by looking at it! 😁

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To me, photography is one of the media that can express my creativity to create art from nothing to something. I just think that we can see and search for beauty everywhere and in everything depend on how we see it.
My subject is usually just things I found at home, work place, doctors waiting room, restaurants or on the streets and even the trash can… yes trash can.. one example is when I saw a crushed Pepsi tin can. It immediately took my attention. The shape of the destructed can to me is a form of beauty. The curves, the edges the dent and the dimension from every angle have their own esthetic value.

I probably am more of a small picture photographer. I like details, I like to explore the subject by cutting it to pieces, opening the layers, and learn something from it.

My favorite quote comes from my idol, photographer Ansel Adams, “You don’t take photograph, you make it” Adams has a huge influence in me, especially his black and white tones.

Through photography I can express my emotions and transmit it to the viewers, I can share my opinion on how I see things… at the end of the day every head have different opinions and for me people are free to interpret my art.