Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Selamat Ulang Tahun Indonesia!

It's August, it's a nationwide people party in Indonesia - Indonesia declared the Independence Day on August 17th, 1945. Our founding fathers - Soekarno and Hatta - the first president and vice president were great visioners. Despite the fact that Indonesia was the most populous moslem country in the world, they built our nation as a secular nation with religious freedom.

I wish I can show you the people party, where rich and poor Indonesians play together, unfortunately our trip is at the end of the year.

Here is an old picture from a few years ago, where my friends and I celebrated it in Pittsburgh :)

Selamat Ulang Tahun Indonesia! Please translate ;)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bahasa (2) - Same or similar words ...

We have a few same words, I might help you, especially when they are food related :)
Some of them are foreign words that were absorbed to Bahasa Indonesia, some of them might be the other way around, maybe ... I am not too sure about that.

mangga = mango
rambutan = rambutan
durian = durian
pepaya = papaya
kari = curry

es krim = ice cream
kopi = coffee --> es kopi = ice coffee
teh = tea --> es teh = ice tea

Can you see the pattern from the words above?

donat = donut
sup = soup
saus = sauce