Relax : Being who I am is not Forbidden


The human mind often creates problems that don’t even exist. Let’s learn to chill out and relax (Yogainspiration).    Today’s mantra : Feelings are just visitors.  Let them come and go (Mooji).#

Kecak under the Sunset


Kecak is most unique of Bali’s dance. Kecak is not accompanied by music instrument / gamelan or any kind of music, but accompanied by a choir of about 70 men. This dance is derived from a type of sacral dance  “Sang Hyang”. In dance of Sang Hyang, a man who is possessed spirits communicate with the gods or ancestors who have been washed.  By using the dancer as a media liaison of the gods or ancestors to be able to convey his words.  In 1930 began the epic story of Ramayana is inserted into the dance.

In this stage, we can enjoy the sunset, meanwhile we watching the dance.

The short story:

Because the bad sense of Dewi Kakayi (Stepmother), Sri Rama, legitimate heir of the kingdom of Ayodya exiled from the palace of Prabu Dasa Rata (father). Accompanied by his younger brother and his loyal wife, Sri Rama went to the forest Dandaka. By the time they were in the woods, where they are known by the King Dasamuka (Rahwana), a despotic king. Rahwana captivated by the beauty of Sita. Seeks Rahwana abducted Sita. Rahwana assisted by Patih Marica. With his power, Giant Marica transformed into a beautiful golden deer and agile, so it managed to separate Sita from Rama and Laksamana. Rahwana use this opportunity to abduct Sita and carried it off into the temple of Alengka Pura.

Rama and admirals trying to rescue Sita. The assistance of the army of macaques with the leadership of Hanuman, they managed to defeat the army of Rahwana led by Meganada (son of Rahwana). Rama won his wife back safely.

IDR 100k/ person.  If we buy online, we can get cheaper price. The price is exclude entrance ticket (idr 20k – 1dr 30k)

Google Map : http://goo.gl/maps/MfwIo

www.uluwatukecakdance.com

Office :

Jl. Raya uluwatu Pecatu, Desa Pecatu
Kecamatan Kuta Selatan,

Badung -Bali 80361
E-mail : sales@uluwatukecakdance.com

 

Kecak adalah jenis tarian Bali yang paling unik.  Kecak tidak diiringi dengan alat music/ gamelan apapun, tetapi diiringi dengan paduan suara sekitar 70 orang pria.  Tari ini berasal dari jenis tari sacral “Sang Hyang”.  Pada tari Sang Hyang, seorang yang sedang kemasukan roh berkomunikasi dengan para dewa atau leluhur yang sudah disucikan.  Dengan menggunakan si penari sebagai media penghubung para dewa atau leluhur untuk dapat menyampaikan sabdanya.  Pada tahun 1930-an mulai disisipkan cerita epos Ramayana ke dalam tari tersebut.

Cerita singkatnya :

Karena akal jahat Dewi Kakayi (Ibu Tiri), Sri Rama, putra mahkota yang sah dari kerajaan Ayodya diasingkan dari istana sang Prabu Dasa Rata (sang Ayah).  Dengan ditemani adik laki-lakinya dan istri setianya, Sri Rama pergi ke hutan Dandaka.  Pada saat mereka berada di hutan, keberadaan mereka diketahui oleh Prabu Dasamuka (Rahwana), seorang raja yang lalim.  Rahwana terpikat oleh kecantikan Dewi Sita.  Rahwana berupaya menculik Dewi Sita.  Rahwana dibantu oleh patih Marica.  Dengan kesaktiannya, Raksasa Marica menjelma menjadi seekor kijang emas yang cantik dan lincah, sehingga  berhasil memisahkan Sita dari Rama dan laksamana.  Rahwana menggunakan kesempatan ini untuk menculik Sita dan membawanya kabur ke Alengka Pura.

Rama dan laksamana berusaha menolong Sita.  Atas bantuan tentara kera dengan pimpinan Hanoman, maka mereka berhasil mengalahkan tentara Rahwana yang dipimpin oleh Meganada (anak Rahwana).  Rama berhasil merebut istrinya kembali dengan selamat.

Tips :

#1. Konter tiket & stage kecak terletak di sisi tebing sebelah selatan di dalam kawasan wisata Pura Uluwatu. Google Map : http://goo.gl/maps/MfwIo

 

#2. Untuk kenyamanan kunjungan anda, sangat direkomendasikan untuk sudah di Pura Uluwatu jam 17:00, agar dapat menikmati view disekitar pura.

 

#3. Harga belum termasuk Tiket masuk/Entrance fee Pura Uuwatu, dibayarkan cash di pintu masuk Pura Uluwatu ; WNI Rp. 20.000/org, WNA Rp. 30.000/org (sudah termasuk penyewaan kain/selendang)

 

#4. Jika diperlukan anda dapat menyewa local guide untuk mengantar anda berkeliling. Sangat direkomendasikan dimulai dari sisi pintu masuk utara untuk dapat menikmati view di sisi tebing sebelah utara kemudian bergerak ke arah selatan dan berakhir di Stage kecak uluwatu.

 

#5. Berpakianlah yang sopan, direkomendasikan untuk menggunakan pakian yg tertutup.

 

#6. Jangan terlalu dekat atau memberikan makanan kepada monyet jika tidak ditemani oleh petugas/pawang monyet. 

 

#7. Lengkapi diri anda dengan mineral water untuk menghindari dehidrasi akibat cuaca yang panas dan dapat di beli di parkir sebelum anda memasuki kawasan pura.

 

#8. Segera laporkan ke petugas terdekat jika anda mengalami kecelakaan/kehilangan barang.

 

#9. Harap memasuki stage 30 menit sebelum pementasan di mulai, anda dapat memilih tempat duduk yang paling anda inginkan dan/atau akan diarahkan oleh petugas kami. Keterlamabatan kedatangan akan menjadi tanggung jawab pemegang voucher.

On The Table


Sitting in this cafe after walking 60 minutes a the beach.  Enjoying my chocolate ice cream, waiting the sunset.  My walking became useless, but my relaxing feel deeper <3.  What a wonderful day ❤

No Competition in Yoga


No Competition in Yoga.  Don’t be so hard on yourself. Be patient to yourself.

The secret to living well and longer is : eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure. # (Tibetan Proverb)

My Culture is My Day


#perempuanberkebaya

NOTE: mostly this pics took by my niece, Faiha, she is 8 years old.  My outfit is  Culture of Indonesia, we call it kebaya.  The originl kebaya is long Sleeves.

The First Anniversary


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25 December 2016 was our first anniversary. We had no party, No wine and no dance. We just want to have more grateful about what we had since we are being together as husband and wife.  So my husband and me discussed what we want to do in our first anniversary.  We thought to have a simple celebration with family and neighbor. And the important things are I wanted to remember my kid’s life.  For our first anniversary we did :

FAMILY LUNCH:

We invited family of our sisters and our brother, we took lunch together.  The food was traditional food “tumpeng” which is rice and vegetable (more than 10 items vegetable), dry fish, tempe, egg. We drank coconut ice “kelapa muda”, and the snack was Jajan pasar (traditional food when I was a kid).

BANCAKAN:

Bancakan is invite children, play together and then they bring food and toy to their home.  In this bancakan we always say “huraaaay” together.  Usually we speak in Javaneese language (mother’s language)

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We played with the kids around our mum house (we call it dolanan), it’s my basic culture how to play with friends. Poorly, the kids didn’t know about this.  So we teach them first then we play together (note: what they knew is gadget and play a game with it, sigh… ).  After played, we prayed together and very loud we say “hurraaaay…..”.  The meaning of “huraay” here is “please go the bad things and please come the best things.  After that, children will go home and bring food and toy as a gift.

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After I teach them about it, they are very excited, and then they told to the parents that they want celebrate their next birthday like my first anniversary celebration.

SENDING TRADITIONAL FOOD TO NEIGHBOR

Share happiness to people around us after celebrating of something is Bancakan also.  So its part of grateful things.  We visited neighbor and told them “We bring this food for you and family, because its first anniversary of Risty marriage”.  And then they gave nice words before we left.  Who come to the neighbor is somebody (whoever) as long as under name of my family.

I always hope that in everything I do, I will remember my culture, regarding right now, its difficult to find “bancakan” in my life, but we can find in Suriname. #