Urap/ Kluban


Urap (sometimes spelled urab or in its plural form urap-urap) is a salad dish of steamed vegetables mixed with seasoned and spiced grated coconut for dressing.[1] It is commonly found in Indonesian cuisine, more precisely Javanese cuisine. Urap can be consumed on its own as a salad for vegetarian meals[2] or as a side dish. Urap is usually found as a prerequisite side dish of Javanese tumpeng, a cone shaped rice mound surrounded with assorted dishes, as well as part of a nasi kuning dish. In Balinese cuisine it is known as Urab sayur.

The vegetables which are usually used in urap are spinach, water spinach, young cassava leaf, papaya leaf, Chinese longbeans, bean sprouts and cabbage. To acquire a rich taste, most recipes insist on using freshly shredded old coconut flesh or serundeng, instead of leftover. The shredded coconut is seasoned with ground shallot, garlic, red chilli pepper, tamarind juice, galangal, salt and coconut sugar. (from Wikipedia)

Ungaran Hill

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Mount Ungaran is a deeply eroded stratovolcano, located in the south of Semarang, Indonesia. There are no historical records about the mountain activities. Two active fumarole fields are found on the southern flanks.[1] (Wikipedia)

Ungaran is the capital city in the Semarang Regency in the province of Central Java, Indonesia. Ungaran is located at -7° 8′ 17″, 110° 24′ 18″ at an elevation of 319 metres.

2nd One Lovely Blog Award


Thank you for my dear friend, Rob for nominating me for One Lovely Blog Award. Its 2nd time my friend nominated me. He created http://weight2lose2013.wordpress.com very well. I always enjoy his blog, awesome and inspirational.
The conditions for the award are:
1. Thank the blogger who gives it and link back to the blog.
2. Tell the person who nominated you, 7 things about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 bloggers and let them know about the award.
7 wonderful facts about me;
1. I can’t stop smiling, even I am sad
2. I was a bad swimmer, but now I like swimming very much
3. I am scared about Bat, but I eat it for my asthma
4. I am scared about Snake, but I drink the blood snake for my asthma
5. Silent for me = I don’t care!
6. My favorite TV Show : GAG “just for Laugh”
7. My favorite Film : Cartoon
Nominees are;
1. http://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com
2. http://strassenfotografien.wordpress.com
3. http://soulgatherings.wordpress.com
4. http://placespeoplestories.com
5. http://naturallylillys.wordpress.com
6. http://goodtobelost.wordpress.com
7. http://simontocclo.wordpress.com/
8. http://vwlovers.wordpress.com/
9. http://ninstravelog.wordpress.com/
10. http://36east36thstreet.wordpress.com/
11. http://agroekonomija.wordpress.com/
12. http://motivatedsoul.wordpress.com/
13. http://darkecologies.com/
14. http://mselenalevontraveling.com/
15. http://ajleonephotography.wordpress.com/

It’s fine if you don’t want to add the award to your blogs. I shall be nominating you because your blog inspire me, and your blog is awesome

Merapi & Merbabu Mountain


Mount Merbabu (Indonesian: Gunung Merbabu) is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province on the Indonesian island of Java. The name Merbabu could be loosely translated as ‘Mountain of Ash’ from the Javanese combined words; Meru means “mountain” and awu or abu means “ash”.

The active volcano Mount Merapi is directly adjacent on its south-east side, while the city of Salatiga is located on its northern foothills. A 1,500m high broad saddle lies between Merbabu and Merapi,[2] the site of the village of Selo and highly fertile[citation needed] farming land.

There are two peaks; Syarif (3,119 m) and Kenteng Songo (3,145 m). Three U-shaped radial valleys extend from the Kenteng Songo summit in northwesterly, northeastly and southeastly directions.

Two known moderate eruptions occurred in 1560 and 1797. The 1797 event was rated 2: Explosive, on the Volcanic Explosivity Index.[3] An unconfirmed eruption may have occurred in 1570.[4]

Geologically recent eruptions originated from a North Northwest-South Southeast fissure system that cut across the summit and fed the large-volume lava flows from Kopeng and Kajor craters on the northern and southern flanks, respectively.[2]

Merbabu can be climbed from several routes originating from the town of Kopeng on the north east sideside, and also from Selo on the southern side. A climb from Kopeng to Kenteng Songo takes between 8 and 10 hours.[citation needed]

An area of 57 km² at the mountain has been declared a national park in 2004.[5] (wikipedia)