Sabtu, 08 September 2012

the oldies

 I enjoy looking at old houses and searching information about it. The mystery? May be...
This picture was taken in Salatiga, Central Java, in my previous Eid holiday.
Standing on top of a small hill, this house stood lonely looking at the East, kinda an elderly among the new generations. It has brick entrances that bring us to the steep, cemented steps lead to the front door. There are no gates surrounding the house, even we could pop up from the right of the house (there is a small path on the right, leading to the kampong).
 A crisscrossed wooden window is found on the left of the doubled front door. There was possibility that the cover was added years after its initial shape removed. The balustrade is different from the previous window on the right of the house.

 I found this on the left of the crisscrossed window, seemed to be the last part of the house. Having three square holes and edged closely, it was not easy to guess the function. The small step seen leads to another door on the side of the house.
 These double front door is uniquely decorated by square, small opaque glasses, which was pretty popular at its time (I don't have exact idea about the time, probably 30es).
What interest me most are the carved balustrade on the window. Also the contour of the soil that created unique, narrow, stepping garden on each side of the steps.
I really hope the untold stories of the house and the architectural points could reserve this house from being altered, like the other old buildings.

colorful yum yum

sejak kemarin iseng lihat-lihat isi lemari dan kulkas, siapa tahu ada yang bisa dibuat sesuatu. Ternyata ada kolang-kaling sisa waktu berbuka puasa, sebotol sirup vanili, sekaleng jeruk, sekotak strawberry dan sebungkus jeli Nutrijell. Tuiiing! anything to something that must be colorful! Maka, supaya lebih meriah, aku beli sebutir melon merah :D
Cara buatnya gampang banget... Pertama buat jelly dulu (gulanya sedikit, sekitar 6 sendok susu formula, supaya tidak terlalu manis/eneg waktu bercampur dengan bahan lainnya), supaya bisa dicetak dan disimpan di kulkas (dingin lebih yum yum), sambil memotong-motong melon. Jangan lupa jeruk kalengan ditiriskan. Lalu potong kolang-kaling jadi 2 bagian dan strawberry jadi 4. Waktu jelly sudah dingin, tempatkan dia di mangkuk bersama kolang-kaling, potongan melon, jeruk kaleng dan potongan strawberry. Terakhir siram dengan sirup vanili dan air matang.
Hasilnya seperti di foto itu.. Jadi kepingin buat kan...