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The Harvest Party

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | Views [259] | Scholarship Entry

June is the month when farmers at Ngawen village, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, reap the grain of their work on paddy fields and all villagers gather in a celebration night of a puppet show. “Sit next to me, you’ll have better view!” Pak Kades, the village ... Read more >

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Living with The Dead - Journey in an Unknown Culture

INDONESIA | Saturday, 26 Mar 2011 | Views [2647] | Scholarship Entry

It doesn’t feel like a morgue. Apart from the fact that grandma Kala’linggi’s embalmed body lies peacefully in the next room, right behind a thin bleached curtain. Never think of the word “corpse” for she’s called “Nene’ “ until the great funeral ... Read more >

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