2011/07/08 Article Jakarta Post Pramono Pramoedjo Caricaturist (click on this link to read about this artist) was there when we visited his shop.
Our friends had told us about the shop - they had a beautiful TV cabinet made...and it was a gorgeous work. So Nick & I wandered over there. Pak Pramono has some really creative people working for him as well. And one of the men made a beautiful sign for Nick -
LOOK what Nick was honored with?
So very kind!
We were quite impressed how gifted the people were and the items that they made...! We found some beautiful pieces - and a "container" is very tempting right now!
Hey ........Welcome Yohanes...! He has a beautiful smile doesn't he?
They came by to wish us a Happy New Year! We speak English with them.....because we certainly do not know Greek...ha!
We know of this Gift & Gallery Shop that we have wanted to stop at, and as Nick & I were passing by the shop we did just that...STOP!
(we actually HAD to stop- it started raining all at once- like REALLY hard!!!)
Adi and his wife run the shop and there was many really cute gifts - oh my!
As Nick walked through the Gallery section he came across this picture and of course we recognized it...right?
Multnomah Falls in Oregon on the Columbia River!
We asked "Adi" about the picture, and he shared with us that the artist had found this picture on the internet and decided to paint it...can you believe that...here in a gallery shop.... in Salatiga...JAVA...a painting of a very familiar waterfall for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What fun huh...it is truly a SMALL WORLD after all!!!!
Nick saw a special bike - some handy person put this together from many different parts!
You motorcycle buff's....can you see????
Oh My Look At that rain..it floods the little streets..and then ....before you know it....the rain stops and we were able to continue our walk again. Yes...tropical rain....we are getting use to it - but just need your foldable umbrella handy and our poncho's are always with us in the seat of the motorcycle...that really helps!
GECKO?!Oh my - I opened the back door the other evening and saw something MOVE!!! YIKES!
Every morning we find "poo-poo" on the tile floor out back - and always in the same area....well guess what??? THERE HE WAS...THE LOUD-MOUTH GECKO! And he was right in front of me on the tile walk.....& zipped right up the wall close by me - yikes and...so fast!
(HE was BIG YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!) I went back inside to find my camera- to show you all what he looks like....so this is a zoom picture up on the top wall of the side of the house!
Yes he's is just stuck on the wall like that...sitting up there - waiting patiently for BUGS!!!!! He didn't mind my flashes either...just sat there for hours! (Yes...I went outside to look again and again a few times that evening)..... But carefully mind you...sure didn't want him - this BIG guy - jumping on little ole' me!!!!! He looked about a foot long! He needs to stay up high...right?!!!! RIGHT!!!!Finally then "the" Gecko who makes those 'tow-kaaaaay' sounds and leaves the "poo-poo" every morning has been seen and discovered on the premises...He dares to show himself...it took 2 months!!!!!
We have really been patient, every time we have heard him...we would go out with flashlight to look and see if we might find him...but he always shut-up as soon as we came out there! I guess he decided to make himself known to us. He must of "heard" we were staying in the house longer....Ha!
Now we.....you & I...have seen him! FINALLY!