When I saw my friend`s post on the trick art gallery I knew in an instant that I had to go visit this exhibition. I did a little bit of research, and impressed by the optical illusion art. It was held inside a mall in Jakarta. When we arrived the place was packed of people who wanted to get the tickets. It was an hour wait. While we`re lining up, we read all the post-its on the wall filled with testimonials from the visitors.
After a long wait, we finally got to get in. It`s even more crowded on the inside. People were waiting for their turn to get some shots with and of the art. They`re scattered all over the place, on the wall and some even rendered on the floor. Some pieces were obvious with their three dimensions but some were rather hard to get. They`re more apparent when being captured in the photographs. Here are some shots I`ve got.
For the not-so-clear piece of work, there`s a photographer and a person who would assist you to do the poses.
Jakarta was hit by flood about a week ago. It was such a shock and it really caught us off guard. We didn’t anticipate it even though it`s been raining heavily nonstop for days. The cars were stuck in the middle of the street. People abandoned their homes to evacuate to a safer place/shelters, offices were shut down temporarily.
Even though by today the flood waters have receded but we can still see and feel the aftermath. It really hit us that disasters don`t choose the victims, they don`t care for the rich, the poor, your status, your skin colors, etc. So live gratefully, and be kind to one another.
It was pretty chaotic.
This person had his phone wrapped in plastic. I was a little scared that my camera would accidentally fall as well.
It`s been months since I last posted something here. Life back home is so different from what I was used to in the states but this isn`t bad at all. It doesn`t mean I don`t miss San Francisco, because I do. I really miss my friends, and even to my surprise I miss the steep hills that I had to climb to get to the apartment. I miss the Muni, I miss being in the heart of the city hearing all those crazy noises, the firetrucks` sirens that woke me up in the middle of the night, the flicker weather, I miss my apartment. I know that someday I`ll visit again.
Jakarta is my home now, and the traffic is just my everyday scenery. Sometimes I don`t mind it but some other day I think I am getting older just by sitting in the car. Anyway, I met someone I think that`s why I can endure all the cultural shock that would bother me in the first place. I finally learned how to drive. Driving here ain`t like anything else, and I got my first scratch on the car. Luckily I got a used car so I don`t feel so bad.
I don`t take that much pictures anymore, but when I go out I always make sure I have my camera in the bag so I don`t miss out anything. Here are some shots I got when I went to Kawah Putih (White Crater). The place is gorgeous. But it was quite hard to get there with the small steep road and sharp curves. The temperature dropped and rose in an uncommon pace. We were warned not to step on to the water. The interesting part is that the water changed its colors from blue to white-ish, and to green. Make sure you visit this place if you ever come to Indonesia.