Saturday, August 28, 2010


Location: Padalarang, west of Bandung.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

imagined beauty

At a construction site, beauty probably can only be imagined. A visual may help though.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ice cream time!

Ice cream is good when it's hot and sunny. With friends, it's even better!

Monday, August 23, 2010

who's odd?

A Ganiati brother and a photographer have different views about the stage. Don't ask who's odd though. They are just different.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

sorry folks, it's reserved!

Sorry folks, this part of the sidewalk is reserved! By me, of course (and those billboard poles, if you happen to notice). I'm a tire patcher. I work to help those motorists who have flat tire. But right now, I'm busy with my cell phone. So, please don't distrub me. And yeah, you may walk on the street so that you can get hit by the car. That's none of my business, though. ^_^

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


For a Ganiater, madness is art because it is freeing and lets one explore the limits of imaginations to the fullest. I think.

Monday, August 16, 2010

traffic light music

When the traffic stops at the traffic light, the music is on. For a small fee.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"tahu bulat" (round tofu)

Tofu doesn't always have to be cubes, they can also be round, which is a new variety of tofu on the street. Fried.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

baby on a motorbike

It's not "Beware A Baby on Board" like the warning sticker you often see at the back of a car; it's a baby on a motorbike. And there's no warning about it.

Monday, August 9, 2010

a recycling man

With a huge bag and a hook, he walks the streets and collects recycleable materials, mostly plastic cups and bottles, to be sold to a collector who then sell them to a plastic recycling company.

Recycling is a labor-intesive, private interprise in this city.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

infants' conversation

Combining the words infants and conversation is somewhat oxymoronic. Should you not know, the word infant is derived from the Latin word infans, which means "unable to speak or speechless". Thus, how can somebody who is unable to speak have a conversation with an interlocutor who is similarly speechless? Yet, babies do talk with one another. Their language may not be as verbal as that of the adults, but it is nonetheless communicative, perhaps even more communicative than that of the adults. See the picture?

Friday, August 6, 2010


This is Andir, a small railway station in the western part of the city of Bandung, from the open doors of a commuter train.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010