Yes, They are Kokeshi Dolls. The traditional dolls from Japan which are handmade from wood without arms or legs, shaped with a cylindrical body and round head and they have a doll inside a doll inside a doll...Weird, right?? They are a famous foreigner's souvenirs in Japan and its the perfect gift for someone you love and care about your special friends or loved ones.
Inspired by Kokeshi dolls, the symbolize for young girls and representation of their feminine magnificence, I decided to made some characters like them. But not made of wood, it just like clip art characters about my lovely friends. Here they are,,, The Gipo character dolls made by me...take a look and hope you'll like it.
It's Ulie character as Bugis girl with Baju Bodo.
It's Rika character, made by herself request. It's describes a girl with a Javanes wedding costume.
It's Cathy character. Her fav colour is pink and she was a Toraja girl, so I did it.
It's Ipeh character as a Galuh Banjar with Sasirangan motif.
It's Juju character as Galuh Banjar with Sasirangan too. I made it when Juju's birth day.
It's Trey character as India girl with Saree.
It's Sastee character as a Korean Girl with Hanbok because she love about Korea.
It's Key character as Dayak girl and I love dayak motif.
It's Tien character as Korean girl. She is Korean wave blooded.
It's Putri character as a Bule princess. Hohoho....
They are my art work and hope those characters could be real as a wood craft like Kokeshi dolls. With pleasure if anyone could making them real as kokeshi dolls for me??? Hehehe....
I wanna introduce you about Tenggarong Bridge in Kutai Kartanegara, East Borneo. It was built completed in 2001 with 720 m lenght and 9 m width. It connected Tenggarong with Tenggarong sebrang and Samarinda. The bridge is reported to be the longest bridge in Borneo and similar to Golden Gate in San Francisco. It's about 30 minutes away, if you took a journey from Samarinda to Tenggarong by crossing The Bridge . From this bridge you will see a nice park of Tenggarong city and Kumala Island over the Mahakam River. At night, you can see the beautiful sparkling lights of it.
Tenggarong Bridge at night.
We usually spending our weekend time at Tenggarong and we love crossing the bridge and see the panorama over the river. What's culinary I like of Tenggarong???I called it, Ayamciken Tenggarong. It's really good junk food and cheap because you get double fried chicken plus drink in one pack, Hehehe. Of course it's different with fried chicken in KFC because it's really spicy and a lil bit hot. You can found it at Etam Fried Chicken in Tenggarong. OK! forget about the Ayamciken back to the bridge. Here are our favourite poses featuring The Tenggarong Bridge.
Trey and Nina
Nina & me
Who is this??
Mba Dhie pose
The Bolang Girls
But it was tragedy in November 26 at 04.30 pm last yesterday. The Tenggarong Bridge was collapsed and left so many people dead, missing, and injury. Sooooo sad and unbelieveable :((
Tenggarong Bridge before it collapsed.
After the tragedy.
We're gonna miss you.....:(((( Ayamciken Ayamciken Ayamciken