SACRED RITUAL: LABUHAN JALADRI - I had less than 12 hours before I catch the night train to Bandung and what I was thinking is a beach. I know it is not a leisure beach but, I justwant to see Parangtritis that day and it doesn't really far from Yogyakarta, it was about less than 2 hours by car, initially I just want to killing the time waiting my train, moreover I rent a car, I need to use it right?
Nothing really happened during the trip, butttt after a second when I arrived, for a moment I can't believe what I see. There were some kind a trYaditional ceremony and I think, I was just lucky that day. I asked a local what's happening, and he said it was Labuhan Jaladri, an annual event held by the Keraton Jogja (the Royalty event) to commemorate the reign of the Sri Sultan (The King of Mataram Islam). The whole story behind the ceremony is about the founder of the Kingdom of Mataram Islam, that if I am not mistaken, the founder of the Kingdom, Panembahan Senopati was meditating near the beach and asking for the help of Ratu Kidul (or we can call her, The Queen of The South Sea)
The Labuhan ritual also held every year in Gunung Merapi, where Kyai Sapu Jagad, the other supernatural ruler live and in Gunung Lawu where the ancestors of the kingdom, King Bravijaya V was moksha. With the power of Sea, Land and asked for blessing to the ancestors, the king had hoped that his kingdom will be protected, more than that the land and the sea can bring prosperity to the people.
You can see the video below, it is very interesting and I feel happy that I can see the ritual with my own eyes this year.
From the West to the East there is a lot of ceremonies, rituals or festivals in Indonesia that are rich in background history and culture. I just wish I am lucky enough to attend the new ceremony or festival every year in this #WonderfulIndonesia
DELUXSHIONIST TRIP TO PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC PART II - After meeting with Home Credit Team in their office and have a little tour and also meet with the digital team behind Zonky, and then had a lunch, in guest what? a Thai Restaurant called Modry Zub because we're looking for a precious asian white rice LOL. Because I pretty familiar with the thai food blah ( lol not really), so no tom yam kung or mamuang white sticky rice, so I ordered their speciality Pla Nueng Manao, which was a Steam Sea Bass with Lime Garlic Chilli Souce that I pretty much remember that I had one plate of the same menu at The Naka Phuket, when I thought the size of the menu was only for myself, no it didn't, it was at least for 2 people, the whole Sea Bass in a hot fish plate, and it turned so good, and also, the funny thing it was more delicious than what I got in phuket, like how come?
Amazing Thai Dish in Prague OMG - The Plating also major and it was hot plate
We continue our trip to another touristy center, Petrin Tower where you can see the eagle view of the amazing Prague town and Charles Bridge that obviously full of people.
So all those beautiful pictures you see about the bridge probably was highly edited pictures LOL (well absolutely edited) or taken when the sun rise, it will be less people at the bridge but no guarantee because there will be a bunch of photographers and pre-wedding couples who will wake up before sunrise to rule the bridge, but when you walk on the brigde when there is less people, it would be amazing beautiful. So consider to wake up early and visit the bridge when most of people still on their dream.
What I love are so many Jesus statue, although the country is known for mostly atheist people, but it's just amazing for me and the street musician, they were playing the music from the Game of Thrones, so wonderful.
After that we end the day had a great dinner by the river at Grosetto Marina Restorante, and I got my beef pasta and it was European size (as usuall I couldn't finished the meal) but the view was gorgeous at night.
Well nothing really interesting has happened, we spent the day 2 like a very basic tourist - someone gotta jump from the bridge to make it more interesting hahaha or from the tower LOL just kidding pshyco
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