100 Days of Happiness – Day 82

I had been planning to get up early today to visit Taman Suropati as it has been on my ‘to do’ list since having Samudra, and it’s been way too long since we were last there to watch Ages Biola and his students practising violin in the park. Remembering today was Easter Sunday I had […] Read more »

100 Days of Happiness – Day 50

Today is the half way mark to 100 Days of Happiness! Well at least it was as I am writing this very late again as getting to my computer has proven to be all but impossible lately.. This day was spent in bed hugging my sick little boy all day and feeling a little crazy […] Read more »

Taman Suropati Chamber during Ramadhan

During the month of Ramadhan, Taman Suropati Chamber have rescheduled their usual morning classes to 3-5pm each Sunday afternoon. We headed down recently, taking with us one of Treen’s dear friends and fellow teachers, Talisa, to enjoy the ambience in the park. I am incredibly envious of anyone with any musical talent and to see […] Read more »

A Heart of Gold – Ages Biola and Taman Suropati Chamber

  If you live in Jakarta, it is easy to get distracted by the mess of the city; the mind-bending traffic, the corruption, the pollution, the mind-blowing poverty; it feels like a city that is about to self-combust while you can only sit and gape and wonder, who is doing anything about this mess?  Does […] Read more »

Ages Biola and Musical Angels playing Keroncong at Merdeka Square

Another random and magical day in Jakarta! I thought I was heading to Menteng Suropti last Sunday morning to watch musicians in the park and miraculously ended up at Merdeka Park with a new Dutch friend, Aniek, to watch Ages Biola and his lovely students playing on stage for the celebrations of Dalam Rangkan Pencanangan […] Read more »