Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Hello, guys! How is your fall term going so far? A lot of stuff to do? Have a quiz every week? So, we bet that you need to relax and watch a movie so it can be your sweet escape :P

PERMIAS will have INDONESIAN MOVIE NIGHT on Friday, November 15th 2013! YAY! And "5 cm" the movie is gonna be shown here!

"5 cm” the movie is adapted from a novel  “5cm”  by Donny Dhirgantoro . This film is directed by Rizal Mantovani. Furthermore, over 500,000 spectators had watched this movie within five days. 5 cm also got The Best Film AWARD in the Festival Film Bandung 2012. In this film, you will see a famous basketball player  who takes the role as "Arial" and Igor "Saykoji"- a great Indonesian rapper who takes the role as "Ian". How special this film is!
Genta , Arial, Zafran, Riani, and Ian are five adolescents who have been friends for a couple of years although they have different characteristics.

Once upon a day, Genta feels bored with his kind of friendship and he decides to do something different. He tells all of his friends in that gang to not meet each other for about three months. After three months being apart, a lot of difference has happened in their lives. Right after the “moment of silence”, five of them with Dinda (Arial’s younger sister) are reunited and celebrate their meeting by having a journey to Semeru Mountain, which is the highest mountain in Java located in East Java. This journey is full of struggles and also makes them love Indonesia more.

This film is really breathtaking and we believe that you guys are going to love it so much! You will see the real Indonesia with many fabulous views that you are not gonna see in another country!

So, what are you waiting for, guys? Go set your date for coming to our upcoming event! November 15th will be your memorable night! This marvelous movie will accompany you on the rest of your day! We cannot wait to see you in Joyce Powell, Memorial Union OSU!

Here is the trailer:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


 Hello, fellas, finally we meet again in this blog yey! In this section, PERMIAS will share about some tasty Indonesian foods. They are Satay Padang and Pisang Goreng. Dared enough to make them? Alright, I don't wanna make you wait longer, so, here they are!


Fried Banana or we usually call "Pisang Goreng" is one of delicious and famous snack from Indonesia. You do not have to worry because it is really easy to make!

  • 1 ripe black-skinned plantain or 4 small finger banana (make sure that the banana is sweet)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 6 Tbs. flour
  • water
  • a pinch of salt 
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  1. Place flour in a deep mixing bowl. 
  2. Make a well in the middle of the flour, and add egg, sugar and salt. 
  3. Add water little by little. 
  4. Whisk vigorously until batter is evenly smooth for coating and not too thin. If it is too thin, add more flour.
  5. Peel plantain or banana and cut in half lengthwise and then cut again with 4-inch width.  
  6. Dip into batter to coat generously.
  7. Heat oil in a wok or deep fryer until moderately hot. 
  8. Place coated plantain or banana in the wok or deep fryer and fry slowly until golden brown and crispy. This usually take approximately 10-15 minutes. 
  9. Remove bananas from oil, drain on paper napkins and dry well. 
  10. Serve while still warm.


Satay Padang or we usually call "Sate Padang" is one of delicious foods from Indonesia. This cuisine is originally from Padang, West Sumatra. I believe, after you taste it, you will be in love with it.

  • ½ cup sliced onion
  • cloves garlic, sliced
  • tablespoons peanut or corn oil
  • veal or beef hearts, quartered
  • lbs. beef chuck, cut into 4-inch chunks
  • 1½ lbs. veal tongue, cut into 3 pieces
  • 1 lb. beef tripe, cleaned and cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh red hot chili, blended into a paste
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • tablespoon fine chopped ginger
  • 1½ tablespoons coriander
  • teaspoon ground cumin
  • pieces of jeruk purut, or 3 square inches of lemon peel
  • salam leaves
  • 1 piece of laos
  • 1 2-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 stalks lemon grass
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • Reserved meat sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ ripe tomato, sliced thin
  • Bamboo skewers
  1. Fry the onion and garlic lightly in the oil in a large sauce-pan. 
  2. Add all the other ingredients except the coconut milk and mix well. 
  3. Cook with covered pan for about one and one-half hours or until the meats get soft. Then, add the coconut milk and cook for thirty minutes. 
  4. Remove the meats and reserve this meat sauce which should measure about 2 cups.
  5. To make the sauce, mix the coconut milk and rice flour into a thin paste.  
  6. Bring the reserved meat sauce to a boil and add the rice flour paste, salt, and tomato.  
  7. Cook and stir for ten minutes over a low flame until the sauce is well mixed. If it becomes too thick, add ½ cup water during the cooking. The result should be a thick, creamy, and spicy. Keep it warm.
     8.  Put 5 cubes of different meats on each skewer so that you have a contrast in textures.
     9.  Heat the skewer briefly over a charcoal fire, gas or electric broiler.
     10.Then dip it liberally into the warm   rice sauce. 
     11.The satays are usually eaten with rice rolls / rice cake. 

Alriiight, those are the recipes that we could share. What are you waiting for, buddies? Go grab your kitchen stuffs and ingredients!
Do not forget to keep yourself updated because we will come back with one more dish! ;D 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

APEC CEO SUMMIT - 23 Days To Go!

Hola! We're back to bring you an exciting and happening news from our beloved home country :)

Indonesia is delighted to be hosting APEC CEO Summit Indonesia 2013. The Summit will be held on 5-7 October 2013, in one of the world's most beautiful islands, Bali! <3

What is APEC?

"Initiated in 1996 the APEC CEO Summit provides an opportunity for business leaders in the Asia-Pacific to engage in discussions with APEC Economic Leaders, policy makers, academia and other CEOs on issues facing the region."(from 

"The Summit’s theme of ‘Towards Resilience and Growth: Reshaping Priorities for Global Economy’ will provide enriching discussion by policy makers, business leaders and innovative thinkers on securing inclusive sustainable growth and achieving the aim of shared development and common prosperity for all." (from

As in past Summits, we look forward to the participation of many APEC Leaders taking part in the program. In addition, global states persons, thought leaders and CEO's of international companies will be taking part in robust and dynamic discussions.

and here is a sneek peek of Speaker Line-Up for APEC CEO Summit Indonesia 2013.
We are so honored to welcome them all! :)

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (President of Indonesia)
Barack Obama (President of the United States of America)
Xi Jinping (President of China)
Vladimir Putin (President of Russia)
John Key (Prime Minister of New Zealand)
Shinzo Abe (Prime Minister of Japan)

Diane Brandy (Senior Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek)
Linda Yueh (Chief Business Correspondent of BBC)
Wang Hongzhang (Chairman of China Construction Bank)
John G. Rice (Vice Chairman of General Electric Company)
and Many More!

We hope APEC CEO Summit Indonesia 2013 will bring many brilliant results and create positive impacts for Global Economy and the World.

We'll catch you guys later with more upcoming news from around the world!
so stay tuned and keep yourself updated guys :)

Bali! :)

Friday, August 16, 2013


Hi, guys! Finally, we meet again! At this time, PERMIAS OSU wanna tell a story about our independence day which is held on August 17. We got our freedom on August 17, 1945 which was declared by our first president, Mr. Soekarno. So, this year is Indonesia's 68th bday! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, OUR BEAUTIFUL INDONESIA! ;D *clapping hands*

Alriiiiggghhhttt, do you wanna know how we celebrate The Independence Day? The most important thing is ceremony at school, campus, government office, and Istana Negara (kinda like White House of USA). In Istana Negara, there are 3 groups of forces marching (we call it PASKIBRAKA) which are consisted of 17,845 flag raisers. 17-8-45 means our first declaration of independence. Moreover, three of 17 have to fly the flag.

Yup, we have done telling the general info of Indonesia Independence Day Ceremony. Do you know what else we usually do on The Independence Day?  We do lotta fun games!

Go further down then you will know more about our fun games! ;)


Alright, here we go again! We are gonna share about 7 common games which are played on Indonesia Independence Day! Check this out :)

1. Eating "Krupuk"

Before you know further about this contest, do you have any idea about "krupuk"? Well, 'krupuk" is one of Indonesian crackers which has lotta kinds. The most common "krupuk" that we use is "White  Krupuk". In this contest, some contestants have to eat hanging "krupuk" without handling it, as soon as possible. The first person who is able to finish that 'krupuk" is the winner.

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2. Sack Race
Sack race is a pretty popular race held on the day of independence. The contestants are asked to wear gloves and a sack as a race by jumping toward the finish line. This unique game popular because it is easy and inexpensive, requiring only a sack as a media game.

It is said that when Indonesia was still under colonial rule, all materials that can be used to be taken by the invaders fabric and all that remains is plastic, rubber and sack. Inevitably our forefathers wore burlap cloth made ​​from a hot and very itchy when it was worn.

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3. Tug of War

In Indonesia, a tug of war game compulsory in any event 17's. Both teams hold each end of the mine and trying to pull the other team crossed the line specified. Winners are determined as a fabric / other markers embedded in the middle of the rope over the line or the other team has fallen completely and could not draw anymore.

The game is played by both men and women. It takes strength and coordination to be able to exert the right power at the same time. A cohesive team is better than a team that does not compact even more powerful members 

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4. Clogs game / Bakiak

Bakiak is a game in which several people in one team (usually three) using a pair of sandals that tied on the same timber. The teams then compete with other teams to reach the finish line and be a winner. The main difficulty in this game is to align the movement of the feet of the players.This game is very fun to play because the competition has to offer. Besides playing clogs strengthen the brotherhood of having to synchronize the movement of the foot. Feelin' dared? :P

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5. Futsal / FootballSoccer game which is the most popular sport in the world and its derivatives are called futsal also gained its own place at Independence Day festivities. At a party held tujuhbelasan never missed a football game or futsal, of course, with his own unique twist typical of the country. It could be in the form of costume, the player was asked to wear gloves or (if the players are all men) were asked to use women's clothing, there are also certain professions who wear uniforms and even dangdut songsbecome the companion of the games! It is not impossible if our mothers get involved in this game ;D

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6. Gebuk Bantal / Hitting the Pillow

This game is usually played two catwalks above or coconut trunk mounted transversely above the river, rice fields or swimming pools. Both players sat on the trunk and use a pillow/a bag that is filled with water/cotton to knock his opponent out of coconut wood by banged into his body.  

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Because the rod is usually made before then dropping slippery opponent is not difficult. So easy in fact both players usually fall into the water simultaneously. The winner is determined by who last fall into the water.

7. Panjat Pinang

TA-DA! This is the most difficult game in this list because of the competition in the struggle for independence, the difficulties faced, failure to whip to continue to fight, willingness to take personal desires for the sake of the common good and of course the cohesiveness and unity to achieve independence.

The history of the game is actually quite ironic. In the Dutch colonial era every big event then the Dutch would make the race is on to see the difficulties indigenous people claim the prize at the top and it was entertaining them. The invaders laugh at the actions of the players for the sake of taking a gift that is not how.

 A nut trees are tall and the trunk covered by lubricants prepared by the race committee. At the top of the tree, put up prizes. The participants compete to earn these gifts by climbing trees.

Hence the slippery tree trunks (having been given a lubricant), the tree climbers often fall. Sense and cooperation of the participants to climb the tree trunk is what usually managed to overcome slippery tree trunks, and become interesting attraction for the audience. The prizes were distributed to the participants each!

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Well, that's the 7 common games played in Indonesia Independence Day that we can share. See ya on the next post and keep yourself updated about Indonesia :)