December 03, 2014

Last of 2014

It's that week again - the dead week! Library is getting packed up, students are getting stressed out, weather is getting windy and chilly, and exams are invading in. Are you guys excited for finals?!! NO? ...We neither! :( But what can we say or do; exams need to be taken, words need to be chanted, and papers need to be scribbled. (the writer is suffering from pre-final poetic madness so don't mind the dictions)

Anyway, we can go through this together! Just a few days to go through and there's going to be a long long long winter break - hi Christmas, hi New Year!

Since it is the ending month of 2014, we decided to summarize our activities in this Fall 2014 term in this post. Ready? Set, go!

WELCOMING PARTY

GAME NIGHT
 

 GENERAL MEETING

INTERNATIONAL FAIR

MOVIE NIGHT

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK


Ok that's all of 2014. We are expecting to see all of you who have joined our events again later! And for those who haven't joined any, it's still not too late! We are going to have events coming soon! :)

November 19, 2014

SANG PENARI

On this Friday (November 21, 2014), we are going to have an event called 'Movie Night'. It's basically an event where we show our choice of Indonesian movie on campus, and those people who are interested can come; it's FREE admission. Wohoo aren't we all happy with all things free?

Anyway, in this Fall 2014, we chose to show this movie entitled 'Sang Penari' (translation: The Dancer).
In this movie, a dancer of a village is believed to have some mystical power that could bring peace and prosperity to the village. When a girl wants to be dancer in order to save the village from poverty and hunger, her childhood friend who loves her opposes because when a girl becomes a dancer, she becomes everyone's possession as well; she has to please guys on bed after every performances. The girl insists, and the guy left the village, broken-hearted.

See the trailer here:


Remember to come and watch the movie, you will regret it if you don't! :)

October 26, 2014

#INDObeavs

Introducing #INDObeavs
It might be too late but it's better than never; here's a group pic of the Indonesian beavers at Oregon State University taken at early September. We are feeling blissful to have more people from our home country at here. We hope to form solidarity bond with you all guys! Do have fun experiences here at our beautiful university! :)

October 20, 2014

JOKOWI-JK

Left: Jokowi - Right: Jusuf Kalla
Today, Joko Widodo (or what you all mostly know as Jokowi) and his partner, Jusuf Kalla, are officially appointed as the President and Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia for 2014-2019 period!

After a long disputes about the presidential election between two pairs of the candidates, finally the constitutional court decided to reject all the arguments and appoint Jokowi-JK candidates as the official President and Vice President. This decision is made after having done a lot of conferences and researches. 

Anyways, we hope Jokowi and Jusuf Kalla will do an amazing job in leading and making Indonesia into a greater country! :)

October 02, 2014

BATIK DAY

Hi everyone, it is 12am and October 2, 2014 already! Third day of school; tired yet? Energized? Good to know! But first... guess what day it is? It's BATIK DAY! Batik has been a significant part of Indonesian culture for the beautiful and attractive pattern it has. Batik is made by using a traditional technique —wax-resist dyeing.

The making of Batik can actually be found in other countries as well, however Batik from Indonesia is the most well-known one for its outstanding quality, patterns, designs, and techniques. Yes, we can't help but to feel proud!

Some beautiful Batik patterns below:

AND... A bit history of Batik here:
The technique used in making Batik —wax-resist dyeing— is actually an ancient art from which has existed in Egypt in the 4th century BC. It has also existed in China during Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), in China and Japan during the Nara Period (645-794 AD), and in Africa for the practice of Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. But among these all, the Batik in Java, one of the islands in Indonesia, is the most developed one because the materials of making Batik are all available. After a while, Batik makers from Java island migrated to Malaysia and introduce the technique to the locals there. Oh, and one astonishing fact: the Tropenmuseum in Netherlands has the biggest collection of Indonesian Batik!
Google's doodle for Batik Day!

[source: en.wikipedia.org]

P.S. Wear and show off your Batik tomorrow by posting it to our PERMIAS page -link here- we can't wait to see you guys loving our culture! :D