Maryati

Maryati

12
February

Ismanto

Published in Music

The song entitled BHAKTI is an original keroncong song that tells about gratitude for the independence and desire of duty to beloved country. As in the lyrics: in the independence world, I want to fulfill devotion to ask the blessing of GOD to be hearted. The keroncong song which is dedicated beautifully by Ismanto who has a strong and characteristic vocal character. The songs summarized in a golden keroncong album of Ismanto. Not only being talented to sing keroncong, Ismanto also composed keroncong songs sung by other keroncong singers, including Waldjinah with the song entitled "Elinga Bebaja Ing Marga", "Wujung", and etc.

As the title, the song ‘Jauh Dimata Dekat Dihati’ tells about the love story of two lovers who are now seperated. Listener, after 1950, keroncong music has the main place in Indonesia, compared to other music genres. At that time, there came the legendary singers such as Waldjinah, S. Dharmanto, Ping Astono and Ismanto. Waldjinah and Ismanto won the Radio singing contest (Bintang Radio) held by Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) in 1950. However, there were not many references telling detail about Ismanto's music career in keroncong music world.

12
February

The central government plans to build airport in Purbalingga and Blora regency, Central Java province to increase people’s economy and welfare. Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi after attending topping off of new terminal of Ahmad Yani International Airport, Semarang, said on Sunday that the growth of investment and economy in Central Java province requires more air transportation. Request on airport development has been submitted to the Ministry of Transportation. The Minister explained that airport development in Purbalingga regency which is the expansion from General Soedirman airbase to a commercial airport, is still in the process of land procurement. For the development of the airport in Blora regency, Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said it is still in the design planning. The location of the General Soedirman airport in Central Java in the West is very strategic. In addition to supporting air transportation, the airport in Purbalingga also promotes the regional economy of surrounding areas such as  Banyumas, Pemalang, Banjarnegara, Kebumen, and Wonosobo.

To introduce and preserve the beauty of typical archipelagic batik in international event, designer from Surabaya, Lia Afif is interested in the uniqueness and the beauty of Trenggalek batik. Therefore, the designer, who has experience in Muslim fashion, will bring Trenggalek batik in London Fashion Week 2018. Around 15 models of Islamic clothes combination with Trenggalek batik will be brought to the prestigious event which is held starting from February 16 until 20, 2018.

Lia Afif, said on Sunday (11/2) that Trenggalek batik has various kinds of unique motifs namely clove, durian, mangosteen, and also motif of jaranan turangga yakso dance. The 15 models of Islamic clothes are taken from batik craftsmen in Trenggalek. According to Lia, Trenggalek batik is very unique with its natural color. The complicated making process and also natural color, make the designer interested in designing and participating in London Fashion Week 2018. Meanwhile, vice chairman of Family Welfare Empowerment Team of Trenggalek regency, Novita Hardini explained that Trenggalek batik is very special and worth to be marketed or showed in international event.

Minister of Freign Affairs, Retno Marsudi along with representatives of neighbor countries held Asian Games 2018 diplomatic walk at Bung Karno stadium complex in Jakarta on Sunday ( 11/2 ). The event was held to see the Indonesian preparedness in holding the biggest sport event in Asia. The minister, diplomats, and also ambassadors from neighbor countries started diplomatic walk from West lobby of Bung Karno GBK and finished 2 rounds in the complex. Minister Retno Marsudi in her speech said that Asian Games is not only a competition of sport, but also a platform to expand relationship. The minister conveyed to the diplomats and the ambassadors that Indonesia hosted the Asian Games in1962 in Jakarta. In 2018, for the first time in history, the Asian Games will be held in two cities, namely Jakarta and Palembang on August 18 to September 2. Minister Retno Marsudi said that Indonesia is ready to hold the 18th Asian Games this year and invited the representatives of neighbor countries to announce the Indonesian readiness to their countries. Asian Games Diplomatic Walk was also attended by the chairman of Indonesian Olympiad Committee and Indonesia Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee INASGOC Erick Tohir and also vice minister of foreign affairs, A.M.Fachir. Asian Games 2018 mascot namely Bin-Bin, Atung and Kaka also enlivened the event.

12
February

The conversation is about "TRANSPORTASI UMUM" or in English ‘PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION’. The conversation is between Tony (A) a British man, and Sinta (C). They are on the plane on the way to Yogyakarta.

Tony :

Apakah di Yogya ada transportasi umum?

In English

Is there any public transportation in Yogya?

       

Sinta

Ya, tentu saja, disana tersedia transportasi umum

 

Of course,  the public transportation is available there.

       

Tony

Transportasi apa saja?

 

What kinds of transportation are there?

       

Sinta

Ada bus trans-Jogja, taksi dan kereta api

 

There are Trans-Jogja buses, taxis and train.

       

Tony

Apakah di Jogja juga ada kendaraan roda tiga?

Apa namanya saya lupa

 

Is there also three-wheeled vehicle in Jogja?

I’ve forgot the name!

       

Sinta

Becak

 

Becak (pedicab)

       

Tony

Oh ya, becak

Apakah ada kereta api cepat?

 

That’s right, Becak!

Is there also express train?

       

Sinta

Tidak ada

 

No, there is not.

       

After the conversation, now I’ll introduce some vocabularies and idioms related to the topic today. 

Ada

In English

There is, are and was, were…

     

Tidak ada

 

There is not…

     

Kereta api

 

Train

     

Kereta api cepat

 

Express train

     

Transportasi umum

 

Public transportation

     

Becak

 

Becak (pedicab)

     

Taksi

 

Taxi

     

Tiga

 

Three

     

Roda

 

Wheel

     

Kendaraan roda tiga

 

Three-wheeled vehicle

     
     

To ask about whether the public transportation in Yogja is available or not, you can say “Apakah di Jogja ada transportasi umum?” in English “Is there any public transportation in Yogyakarta? If you want to ask about the existence of a kind of public transportation like express train, you can say “Apakah di Jogja ada kereta api cepat? in English “Is there any express train in Jogja”?

To answer the question, you just say,”Ya, ada.” or “Tidak ada”. You also can say in a complete answer “Ya, di Jogja ada transportasi umum” in English “Yes, there is public transportation in Jogja”. Or “Di Jogja tidak ada transportasi umum” in English “No, there is not public transportation in Jogja.”

To know about what kinds of public transportation, you can say “ada transportasi apa saja?”  In English “What kinds of transportation are there?”  To answer the question, you can say “Ada bus kota, ada taksi, ada kereta, ada becak” in English “There are city buses, taxis, trains and Becaks (pedicab)”.

There are many kinds of public transportation in Indonesia. So, you do not need to worry if you visit Indonesia, especially big cities like Bandung, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Medan and certainly Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.

11
February

President Joko Widodo inaugurated the venue of indoor and outdoor tennis courts at Gelora Bung Karno Complex (GBK), on Saturday (3/2/2018) morning. The indoor and Outdoor tennis courts had been renovated for 16 months at a cost of about 92 billion rupiah. During the visit and inauguration of the venue for the ASIAN GAMES 2018, President Joko Widodo was accompanied by several cabinet ministers, MPR Chairman Zulkfli Hasan, PPP Chairman Muhammad Romahurmuziy, and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.

The President said in his speech, the inauguration shows that Indonesia is getting ready to welcome the 2018 Asian Games to be held in August. Meanwhile, Minister of Public Works and People's Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono said from 14 venues renovated 7 that were inaugurated. After signing the Inauguration Inscription, the President symbolically received a tennis racket from the legendary Indonesian tennis player Yayuk Basuki Yustedjo Tariq.

Previously, President Joko Widodoi had inaugurated Senayan Sports Palace, which is commonly used as the location of basketball and badminton matches. The President had also inaugurated Bung Karno Main Stadium - GBK on 14 January. The inauguration was accompanied by field trials featuring matches between the Indonesian national team against the Icelandic national team. In December 2017, four venues were inaugurated by the President, namely Hokey, Archery, and ABC Football Fields, plus a Swimming/Aquatik Stadium.

Meanwhile, in relation to the smoothness of the athletes trip from the hotel to the venue, the 2018 Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) will enforce an open-close system in traffic arrangements in Gelora Bung Karno Senayan, Jakarta. As a traffic engineering test, the committee will perform trials on February 8-15. Secretary General of INASGOC Eris Herryanto in a written statement received by Antara in Jakarta on Wednesday night said that the traffic jam-bearing system also applies around the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran and Taman Mini Indonesia Indah following the implementation of the trial championship in two locations . In implementing the traffic flow for the smooth journey of athletes and officials of the 18 contingents, INASGOC involves Metro Jaya Regional Police and DKI Jakarta Provincial Transportation Department. INASGOC has also requested that Transjakarta bus lanes will become the track of vehicles with Asian Games stickers. INASGOC is also still coordinating with Jasa Marga related to the use of inner city toll road as the official route of Asian Games 2018.