Yogyakarta, was born on October 7th 1756. Yup, just in a few couple days ago we celebrate its birthday. This student-culture-neverendingAsia city has been making people had much things to learn. Knowledges, art, politic, religion, and behavior, are completely complete in here. Where else you could find a place which is could have good educations for students; glorious art of painting, music, dance, literature, and drama; dualism politic between Kraton Kingdom and a part of Republic Indonesia; have a strong and active religious organization (Islam, especially); and various personality from each person inside.
Once, I was standing on the Malioboro Street, the most crowded street in Yogyakarta. I would like to cross the street to go to a mosque for praying Dzuhur. It was noon, and my shadow is soooo clear on the street. I could see so sure that my shadow sit in site with the shadow of street’s lamp beside me. After pressed the buttons to stop the vehicles, I spended a few seconds to take a picture of my shadow. It doesn’t mean that I am narcistic, but each time I see that picture, each time I realize how glorious the city in my mind. Not just for placing, but for growing and giving many things.
4 years in Yogyakarta doesn’t make me feel boring as a comer. But then 1 year and few years after, I have to be familiar with this board :
Welcome, to Yogyakarta (: