The Agony of Bekonang (Nyawa Meregang Bekonang)

The Agony of Bekonang (Nyawa Meregang Bekonang)

It’s a common sight to find drums and firewood pile in front of a house. Those are mark of home industries of alcohol ran by the house owner. Bekonang, a small village in Mojolaban district, Sukoharjo regency, Central Java, Indonesia, is an old legend for generations to liquor lovers especially in Central Java and beyond thanks to its ciu (local liquor). It is a bold statement from the residents of Bekonang, one of them is Mujiman, 68, an alcohol producer titled Ngudi Rejeki.

When The Bajingan Raise A Joy (Ketika Bajingan Melecut Kegembiraan)

The road was jammed by the parade. They were in big number and moved slowly. The narrow road became more narrow. Yet somehow many riders were willing to step aside joined with the locals and enjoy the parade especially the kids who looked so excited. “Bajingan..!! Bajingan..!!”, some shouted. Instead anger, the abuse word was in the air in happy mood. Bajingan in Indonesia refers to bastard, jerk, asshole, etc. Even some of the photographers found them self into the ditch for the sake of good angle. What a blessed bajingan.