Maryati

Maryati

12
June

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is making a historic step by visiting Iran. It can be called historic, because Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese Prime Minister visiting  Iran after 41 years. Although diplomatic relations between Japan and Iran have been going on for 90 years, since the Islamic Revolution 40 years ago, none of the Japanese Prime Ministers has visited Tehran. As an official government source said in Tokyo, during the visit that began on Wednesday  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was slated to hold talks with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. From the breakthrough made by Abe’s visit  to Tehran, Japan hopes for a positive impact, especially in an economic perspective. As is known, since the enactment of US sanctions against Iran, Japan has no longer imported oil from Iran. Japan transferred it to other Middle Eastern countries. In this connection,  Shinzo Abe's visit to Tehran, of course, intends to encourage to reduce the tension between the United States and Iran. Tensions between the United States and Iran have increased and is becoming  widespread, after the United States no longer recognized a nuclear agreement with Iran last year. Since then, the United States has extended economic sanctions to Iran. As a close ally of the United States, Japan certainly supports the sanctions imposed, including stopping oil imports from Iran. So it  is small wonder  if  before the visit to Tehran, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had spoken by telephone with Donald Trump, to discuss the Iranian Issue. And as conveyed by Chief of Japanese Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga in Tokyo, Donald Trump welcomed the bold initiative of Shinzo Abe to meet Iranian officials and make approaches to reduce the tensions that occurred. Will Shinzo Abe's mission succeed? Will relations between the United States and Iran improve due to  to Shinzo Abe's mediating role? That question certainly will not be answered only because Shinzo Abe has met and talked with the Supreme Leader of Iran and the President of Iran. Because the escalation of tension will certainly depend on the attitudes and decisions of each leader of  both Iran and the United States. One thing  can be ascertained,however,  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe breakthrough step will certainly have a positive impact on Japan itself. Because of the visit, the bilateral relations between Japan and Iran will be maintained. Even,  the image of the Abe government in the eyes of Ali Khamenei and Hasan Rouhani will increase. With this,  the relationship and cooperation between the two governments will very likely improve and increase.

10
June

Trunajaya dance is one of new creation dances from Bali, precisely Buleleng regency, North Bali. The dance was created in  1915 by Pan Wandres in the frame of Kebyar Legong. Then, it is refined again by I Gede Manik who is a well-known artist from Bali. Trunajaya dance describes youths’ movements in which they are getting adult, very emotional, and their attitude always tries to attract women’s heart. The dance includes entertaining dance whose performance can be showed everywhere, including at the yard of temple, field, indoor or outdoor opened stage and other places. Based on the history, Trunajaya dance couldn’t be separated with Kakebyaran dance which means that it is close to Kebyar. It is called like that, because the dance is accompanied with not only Gamelan Gong Kebyar, but its movement which is very dynamic and it looks like Kebyar. The development of Gong Kebyar, which has existed initially since 1920, has attracted through dynamic and modern rhythm. Gong Kebyar is loved by people, especially the youths and it quickly spreads throughout Bali, more interestingly since I Maria created the Kebyar dance. In Buleleng regency, people are very enthusiastic to welcome the arrival of Gong Kebyar, even getting special attention from the Dutch colonial at that time. The existence of Gong Kebyar in the region has encouraged the appearance of various kinds of new dance movements which use Gamelan as accompaniment of the dance. Initially, the dance was single one which also included  “Babancihan dance” because it presents man’s and woman’s characteristics. Along with its development, Trunajaya dance is performed by more dancers. The dance has flexible duration. The shortest duration of the dance is around 11 minutes.

10
June

Voice of Indonesia presents “Let’s Speak Bahasa Indonesia,” a lesson in the Indonesian language on the radio, introducing some Indonesian vocabularies and tips on how to use it in a conversation. This segment is a joint initiative of Voice of Indonesia and the Language Development and Cultivation Agency at the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.  Today’s topic is  ‘What are you doing?’ or Kamu Sedang Apa?

Next is a conversation about Kamu Sedang Apa?or ‘What are you doing?’. Joko’s family is celebrating Lebaran. Tony and Dinda watch wedding pictures of Joko and Dinda. Then, Joko comes and greets them.

Joko

Kalian sedang apa ?

Dinda

Kami sedang melihat foto pernikahan kami.

Tony

Ya, kamu masih sangat muda  dalam foto ini.

Joko

Sekarang aku masih muda juga, kan?

Music                                                 : …………………...........

After the conversation, now I’ll introduce some vocabularies and idioms related to the topic today. I’ll say each word slowly, and twice and you can follow after me.

Kamu sedang apa?

(2X) which menas

Wat are you doing?

Kalian sedang apa?

(2X) which means

Wat are you doing?

Foto

(2X) which means

photograph

Kami sedang melihat foto pernikahan kami

(2X) which means

We are watching our wedding photographs.

Kamu masih sangat muda dalam foto ini

(2X) which means

You look very young in this photograph.

Sekarang aku masih muda juga kan?

(2X) which means

Now, I’m still young, right!

Ibu sedang apa?

(2X) which means

What are you doing, mom?

Kamu sedang apa waktu aku menelpon?

(2X) which means

What were you doing when I called you?

Gempa/gempa bumi

(2X) which means

Earthquake

Membaca buku

Olah raga

(2X) which means

Reading sport book

Mandi

(2X) which menas

To take bath

In the dialogue, there was an expression, Kalian sedang apa? which means ‘What are you doing?’ The question is usually used when you want to know the activities of other persons.

Here are some other examples :

Kamu sedang apa?           which means           What are you doing?

Dia sedang apa?                                        What is she/he doing?                               

Ibu sedang apa?                                        What are you doing, mom?

If you want to ask about someone’s activities in the past, you should add the sentence with adverb of past time. For examples :

Kamu sedang apa waktu aku menelepon? (What were you doing when I called you?)

Kalian sedang apa ketika terjadi gempa? (What were you doing when the earthquake occurred?)

Kalian sedang apa? or Sedang apa kalian? (What are you doing?)

The answers of the questions are :

Aku sedang mandi waktu kamu menelpon (I was taking bath when you called me.)

Kami sedang belajar ketika terjadi gempa (We were studying  when the quake occurred.)

Some other examples : ]

Kamu sedang apa?  (What are you doing?)                

Saya sedang membaca buku (I am reading a book.)

Kemarin aku menelpon kamu tidak diangkat (I called you yesterday but you were not there.)

Ya maaf. Kemarin aku sedang olahraga (Sorry, I was exercising / doing sports yesterday.)

10
June

Art team of Indonesian embassy in Moscow participated in the 148th Ivanovo city anniversary which took place in Ivanovo on May 25,  2019. Indonesia was the only one country which was invited in the event. The team which was directly led by Indonesian Ambassador to Federation of Russia and Republic of Belarus, M Wahid Supriyadi showed various kinds of events such as gamelan and dances as well as workshop. Gamelan performance attracted the local people who witnessed the uniqueness of its musical instruments in orchestra. People were more interested when two Pesindens who are Russian citizens, namely Yulia Ryzhaya and Anna Zhikhareva sang some songs such as Selendang Biru, Simpang Lima and many others. Even, Dadali Gamelan, coaching of Indonesian embassy Moscow led by Tri Koyo was to accompany the fashion show which performed local designers.

Halal Bihalal event of Indonesian people in South Korea took place at the Indonesian embassy in Seoul on Sunday (9/6).  Around 1,600 people flocked the Indonesian embassy to get together in a bid to apologize each other and to enjoy Lebaran dishes and culture on the victory stage in the festive folk-party. Typical Lebaran foods were served free, such as Rendang, lontong sayur and many other typical foods. There was also bazar which sold various kinds of Indonesian foods. On the stage, there was also performance of Indonesian and Korean cultures which were played by various people’s components, beginning from Ramadhan music, Drama, Gamelan, until Dangdut. The event was initiated by the Indonesian embassy in Seoul for four days after the implementation of Idul Fitri prayer. Not only being attended by Indonesian citizens, the Idul Fitri 1440 H victory stage was also attended by foreign citizens, such as from Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, the Philippines, Timor Leste and South Korea. Some of them have visited Indonesia.  

National airlines of PT Garuda Indonesia maintained again the achievement of the World's Best Accuracy Time with record of On Time Performance (OTP) with point: 96.3 percent. The achievement increases compared with last month which stood on 95.5 percent. The achievement is for global flight category which has  number of flight above 10 thousand flights of OAG Flight-view version in the period of May 2019.