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Neptu, Javanese’s Way of Fortune Telling

 

Fortune telling in the magazine, is a guilty pleasure to read for some people. Although most people don’t believe in it, it is still very interesting to read just for the fun of it. Who doesn’t feel curious about themselves, what does their own birthdate and personal characteristics tell about them. Other than the more famous western zodiac and the Chinese zodiac, Indonesian, especially the Javanese have their own zodiac, the name is neptu.

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The Ups and Downs of Being A Javanese Baby

The Javanese is the biggest ethnic groups in Indonesia. From the name, we can guess that the Javanese live in Java Island of Indonesia. The culture of the Javanese is a mix between Muslim and Hindu culture. There are many rituals in the life of Javanese people. After being born, even before one can talk, a Javanese baby will have a few ceremonies waiting ahead of him. In this article we will discuss some of the ceremonies.

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Hanacaraka: Crash Course

Hanacaraka: Crash Course

Hhmm, after joining 3rd Java Summer Camp last July, I don’t know how, I am just kind of obssessed+curious with anything traditional. And I am being me, obsessing over something then, blam!

Read: Dalan Malioboro

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This Month Obsession:Let’s Play: Kentrung

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Kentrung

Kentrung (I always know it as kencrung, however people online call it kentrung, how come?) is musical instrument that is native for Indonesia (isn’t it? I actually don’t know much). Young brother of guitar and ukulele (4 strings).

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Datemagic + Javanese Dating System

Back then when I was a first year, I make this program to calculate things related to birthdate and Javanese Dating System. I think it will be nice if I compile the calculations and explain the logic. Hopefully I can also explain how Javanese Dating (the month and the day, not the lover kind) works.

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