Javanese Lives (through the Lens of a Javanese Young Man)

It is rare to find some research and books on Javanese culture and society these. Simply because Javanese people themselves are too busy with the glamorous modern rituals. I’m speaking of ordinary Javanese out there. If one lives in a Javanese palace like in Yogyakarta or Surakarta (Solo), chances are his or her life will…

Who Do You Think You Are? I’m … (Insert any Nouns Here)

After watching BBC’s documentary series “Who Do You Think You Are?”, I decided that it must be cool to know my family history. I saw the episodes of J. K. Rowling, Stephen Fry, Kim Catrall, Emilia Fox. And I felt like, “Wow, I really really wish I could trace my roots back like that.” But…