Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Monkey Dancer

Last night when Selby came home, she told us that she saw 4 men and a little monkey dressed with pink outfit on the street.

They stopped directly across where Selby was standing and started to let the monkey to do a performance. 2 men were in charge to play "music" ( hitting small drums), 1 man handled the monkey by pulling and pushing with a long chain then the other man started to walk around with a bowl in order to beg for some money from the people who were watching.

The performance called “Doger monyet” and has been performed more than 100 years in West Java, Indonesia.

Doger (in Sundanese - West Java language) means a female dancer; usually in a people's theater, and Monyet (in Indonesian language) means monkey.

Selby said that when she watched the performance, it really broke her heart because she felt so sorry for this little monkey that must work for these 4 healthy men.

Selby donated some money but she had a feeling that the monkey might not receive her "right" of the income share. Just imagine, how much money actually would be earned everyday from this kind of performance, not much that's for sure and need to be divided to those 4 men for their living.

Good thing, Selby saw bananas at a street vendor, so she gave a banana to the monkey.

Look how the little monkey enjoyed her banana. The monkey must be feeling very hungry *sobs*

Selby wished that she could give the little monkey a hug or at least a pat on her head.

Listening to Selby's story about the monkey, we all hope the best for the little monkey and also for all those monkeys out there that are performing "Doger Monyet" for their lives.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Menet - the cute guest

Let us introduce you all with our cute guest on our roof garden...


We don't know her real name because she has never introduced herself thus grandma always called her as "Menet", because according to grandma, she looks exactly like her grandpa's cat named Menet.

And... thinking about the age of grandma's grandpa, we wonder how old he is going to be and also his cat if they are still alive (fyi, our grandma is already over 70 years old), BOL

Here are some activities of Menet on our roof...

Menet doesn't come to our house daily. Well, we guess it depends on her mood *wiggles*

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Listening to a story...

Grandma is telling a story...

Definitely can tell that it's an interesting story...


A children story? a detective story? a thriller story?
Not a funny story for sure....

listen 2

Ah... at least, it's a happy ending story....
listen 1

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bella on Grandma's lap

Bella was enjoying her evening on her Grandma's lap who was sitting on her rocking chair :)
Sorry, Bella... I'm not trying to disturb you with my camera ;)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Photo Tag

Brind'Amour has passed this cute tag to us:

1. Go to your photo files and select the 6th folder.
2. Then, select the 6th photo in that folder.
3. Post the photo along with the story behind it.
4. Tag 5 of your friends to do the same thing.

In the picture below, Vincent and Bella were 18 days old. Both of them loved to sleep the way like humans :)

Can you tell which one is Bella and Vincent?

We are going to pass this tag to:

1. Bijou
2. Martha Basset
3. Lorenza
4. Thor
5. Tuffy

Btw, I would like to add another picture of Vincent and Bella while they were sleeping when they were exactly one month old.