The Wayang, a traditional Javanese puppet show

“In the days leading up to Chinese New Year, Semarang’s Chinatown had a festival. This traditional wayang puppet show was part of the festivities.  The dalang (puppet master) narrates the tales while a gamelan orchestra adds a dramatic element to the performance.” Amelia Murphy | Semarang, Central Java

Thanksgiving recipes, Indonesian style

Fall in Indonesia looks a lot like summer in Indonesia, except with a lot more rain. Although my idea of November does not usually include mangoes, sweat, or mosquitoes, Thanksgiving doesn’t pay attention to geography, and it’s still that time of year to think about turkey and pumpkin pie. As two of the few Americans…