Wednesday, March 31, 2010

meeting a distant cousin

A child's encounter with a "doger monyet".

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Children immersed in their own imagination, world.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

jack it up

The construction of an autoparts supermarket may jack up the city's economy. But will it accomodate people like him? Will he be forced onto the street and out of business by the capital giants?

Friday, March 26, 2010

wrong message

Organic waste, non-organic waste, paper waste. The idea is good. But without consistency and enforcement, things like this can be sending the wrong message.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

nostalgic walk

For every generation, it carries a different set of memories, meanings. They will be coming back, trying to find what they used to have in the chaos of today.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Ipin is Upin's twin brother. They are Malaysian animation movie characters.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

school ride

Braving the chaotic traffic and hazardous pollution, a mother is taking her children to school on a motorbike. School bus is non-existent in this city, neither is a working mass transportation system.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

we used to call ourselves, freaks

Somewhere in this picture, it's written: "We used to call ourselves, freaks." And the name is Unforgiven.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

glasses and caps

Glasses and caps side by side at Jalan Dalem Kaum in the city center.

Friday, March 19, 2010


A bit of playful acts may ease the boredom of waiting. A sister is teasing his brother while waiting for the commuter train at Stasiun Hall (Bandung's main railway station).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

father's son

Father and son selling bubble liquid at alun-alun Bandung (the city square).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

street swing

Fun? You bet it is. What children don't like swing?

Dangerous? They, their parents, and the city's government don't think much of it. There aren't many free open spaces, parks, and playgrounds left where children can play safely in this city. The government is busy facilitating and having more fun building shopping malls, hotels, and gated/limited access paying playgrounds.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Just like the streets, street photography is unmathematical. Yes there are numbers, but they don't add up to a formulaic certainty.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

showing off

At Jalan Cihampelas, a popular commercial street without any functioning sidewalks.

Friday, March 12, 2010


A police patrol car and a pedestrian walking his dog at Jalan Pajagalan.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

fishy square

The alun-alun (Bandung's city square) is a fishy place. It's dirty and chaotic like a fish market, smells like fish, and has a fishy reputation. One can even go fishing there - even without the pond or fish. And the mayor - whose official residence is just to the south of it - apparently loves it as it is.

Despite all this, it's a wonderful people observatory and a great place to do street photography.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

watery race

There is nothing fun about flood. But you can make it look fun.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

guttery window

Don't ask me how it got there.

Friday, March 5, 2010

cat transaction

Road-side pet vendors at Jalan Dr. Otten.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


The writing on his cart says: repair, sell and buy different kinds of locks.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Wartel or Warung Telekomunikasi (telecommunication kiosk) was created in in the early 1980s to provide the public with easier access to various telecommunication services such as local, long distance, and international telephone calls, facsimili, telegrams, etc. at an era when access to telecommunication services was very limited.

Before the advent of mobile or cellular telephones in the late 1990s, wartel was a lucrative business. Now that nearly everybody has a cell phone, it has mostly become a relic of the past.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

bubbly bubble

Bubbly is a show of good spirits; a descriptor of a lively or effusive character. Bubble, its noun counterpart, is a hollow and light globule; a small body of gas contained within a liquid; and, figuratively, something delusive and unsubstantiated.

This is another picture in my alun-alun series.