27 July 2012

1.2 The Dish

To start up with, one of the main dishes of Turkey is pilav. This is a rice dish, which they cook in meat stock with pieces of pasta in it. It is tasty on its own but better served with a piece of chicken or cooked meat. Bread is also one of the main carbs and pasta too. The dish that he enjoyed so much was manti, a Turkish version of ravioli, with tomato puree and thick yoghurt on top of it to freshen up the heavy dish. To him that is Turkey on a plate. The kebab was a bit disappointing because it was too oily, or maybe he just had a crappy one, half the price of Kapadokya's donner tasche. However, still the winner was the doner at Hamburg Hbf.
His favorite place to eat was a local eatery that he found while he was waiting for the Blue Mosque to open after the prayer on Friday afternoon. 

25 July 2012

European Story Line


Everything was pale white outside the Sabiha Gökçen Airport. The outside world seemed so quiet, cold, and cruel from the point of view of the waiting room. The waiting room that was always full of thoughts, the self that was being captivated inside a waiting period. People were getting restless, as they have been waiting for sometime now for the plane to get ready. A flight bound for Roma Fiumicino, which was delayed due to the heavy snow pouring outside - something not unusual during this time of the year. It reminded him to a book he saw at Robinson Crusoe 389 bookshop near Taksim Square, which titled "The Power of The Mass". A book that he had back home but never finished reading. He was also getting restless, just like Crusoe, stranded in a faraway land.
Just this morning he took the ferry from Europe to Asia. Only a mere 20-minutes ride, it was nothing compared to the great miles the conquerors traveled across the land some hundred years ago. He gazed outside the window as the morning sun delicately shone through the thick cloud above the Bosphorus. The wind seemed to be rougher that it was yesterday. Seagulls were flying according to the wind's direction, not even willing to force their own aims. He had a simit for breakfast, which he got from the stall outside the ferry dock, for 50 cents.

20 July 2012

The Hobnob Chair

A concise presentation for a class last year. Might be a bit useful for you who are doing Industrial Design or if you are interested in furniture. This one is on Hobnob Chair by Sebel.

17 July 2012

Aditya Tjandra
Business Card

16 July 2012

Mudika Australia Conference
With Melissa Nathania Santoso & Felicia Lioe

13 July 2012

A visit to W has always  been fun. I was visiting their new place, still in Kemang, but now underground and even better. The bean bags were for screening purpose, so if you ever have a free evening, please come to the random-and-free movie screening, held once in a while (also at random times perhaps) at W Space next to their HQ.
As the lunch time was approaching, people were heading to the lunch bench to get some food. All the talks were about travel, nice things happening, updates, affairs - basically all the lovely things you can get from W. 
Nikicio is coming up this Friday at W Space. Make sure you are coming!