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anzaberita Australia and New Zealand Association Jakarta

Quarterly Magazine

anzajkt Issue 4 2016

The Gift of Giving highlights A Night Under the Big Top and Melbourne Cup Garden Party feature Refugee Reflection Circle Student Sponsorship Christmas Appeal

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4 editor'snote 5 president'smessage President Carmel Gleeson and Vice President Tracey Wagstaff

7 hotdates 8 anzahouse Highlights and ANZA Activities

10 anzaspotlight 10 sponsor look A Chef's View Interview with Salt Grill Chef Marjon (MJ) Olgurea 13 member look Michelle McCarthy

15 mainevent 15 A Night Under the Big Top As told by Emmaleen Murray 20 Melbourne Cup Garden Party Highlights

24 socialwelfare 24 cover story Student Sponsorship Program Christmas Appeal 26 projects Rawinala Tidung Trip 27 projects Voice from Bintaro 28 special We are the Twisted Souls! Poem



36 30 feature Salam Indonesia Refugee Reflection Circle photographers

34 destination 34 Indonesia Beatuiful Bunaken

36 aroundthedurian 36 eats Fueling our bodies WAMM Cafe 38 eats The Joy of Christmas Baking by Vikki Allan

38 aroundthedurian 40 people Introduction to a Reiki Master A conversation with Marilyn Ardipradja 42 people Snacking with Natural Goodness Interview with Mia Chia 44 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival Review 45 book club The Reader on the 6.27 and The Vegetarian

46 lastnote Top 10... Christmas gift ideas from ANZA Shop by Kaeli Etheridge

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What a year for the ANZA Berita team! A new design layout, new content and new ANZA logo. We've seen a change in ANZA in the last six months too, with our new house, some great new faces to the committee and now unfortunately, I'm sad to say that this issue is the last one for me as editor of ANZA Berita! After a jam packed 16 months living in Jakarta I’m starting a new adventure in a new country in 2017. A big part of my time in Jakarta has been volunteering with ANZA; not only building and designing the magazine but being part of a wonderful team of women and men changing and lifting the success of the Association. I’m thankful, for everyone on the committee for having faith and confidence in me taking the lead in all things design for ANZA including the logo, website banners, menus, banners and event materials, I’ve simply had a good time! We also say goodbye to a couple of people from the committee including our fabulous President and Vice President but we’ve gained many new fresh faces to the ANZA team. If you’re interested in writing perhaps being an Berita editor is for you? Of course, you’ll be the in good company with the help of the committee. Although, more change is happening at ANZA we keep working on all things giving. In this issue we celebrate our biggest events in the last couple of months including the ANZA Ball and Melbourne Cup. Christmas is coming and our Student Sponsorship Christmas tree is ready! Supporting a student through the program is one of many wonderful Christmas gifts you can give. Head to page 24 for more information. Finally, on behalf the ANZA Berita team and the committee we hope you’ve enjoyed reading the Berita because I have enjoyed every minute of putting the last 5 issues together! Remember if you have a little time to volunteer ANZA is a great place to be. All the best and keep smiling. Saeng

anzaberita Australia and New Zealand Association Jakarta

Quarterly Magazine

anzajkt Issue 4 2016

The Gift of Giving highlights A Night Under the Big Top and Melbourne Cup Garden Party feature Refugee Reflection Circle Student Sponsorship Christmas Appeal

Cover: Student Sponsorhip Christmas Appeal 2016


Goodbye Message from the President Carmel Gleeson TO MEMBERS, PATRONS, SPONSORS AND FRIENDS OF ANZA Welcome to the last edition of ANZA Berita for the year and my last President's message for ANZA. I'm leaving Jakarta in December and I want to use this column to thank all of the people who have made my time in Jakarta one of the best experiences of my life. The committee of ANZA always made my time easy and fun without them I neither would have taken on this position nor been able to maintain the position. I would like to thank the committee who started with me 3 years ago, only 2 of whom are still here Gilly Weaver and David Goodbody. They are our amazing social welfare directors. When I arrived in Jakarta I'd been working long hours and didn't know any expat associations existed. Luckily my driver had been working for other expats and drove me straight to ANZA on my third day. On day 4 Catherine Hilder asked me to help her as house manager, I said yes as I didn't know what else I could do. I also told Sally Paxton that I would go to the social welfare meeting the following Tuesday. This expat life is easy!!!!! Week 6 and I was ball coordinator, pretty hard for someone who didn't know where one hotel in Jakarta was but anyway I said yes. Do you see a pattern forming here? In November of that year I became President. With my kids being older I didn't have a connection to a school, so ANZA has been my office, my playground and my connection to all things social welfare, something that I could not have ever experienced back in Australia.

If someone is out there and experiencing loneliness or wondering how to fill their days please come down to ANZA and get involved. I can honestly say without ANZA I would not have enjoyed this 3 year experience like I have. Not only have I met great friends but I've learnt lots of skills that I didn't have when I arrived. I can't thank everyone individually but I have to thank all the sponsors who have supported ANZA in my time, the embassies who have given generously to our social welfare projects and Tracey, Gilly and Robyn Davis who have heard every whinge and every whine over the past 2 years, and my husband Tank who had to put up with lots as well. I'd like to thank the new committee, even the ones that don't realise come March they will be on it!! I would like to thank everyone who organised and attended both the Melbourne Cup and the ANZA Ball, which were both a huge success.

Merry Christmas, have a safe holiday and happy new year!

Goodbye Message from the Vice President Tracey Wagstaff TO MEMBERS, PATRONS, SPONSORS AND FRIENDS OF ANZA I have been in Jakarta for 3 years now, and although at times it has been trying, I have loved every minute of it. Getting involved with ANZA made it very easy for me to make new friends, and being on the ANZA committee and part of social welfare has kept me busy. There is much to do if you want to be part of it all. It's safe to say that ANZA was my lifesaver when I moved here and I chose to be as

involved as I possibly could be and it has been great! At this time, I have to leave the country for a while and I'm not sure if or when I will be back, so it is with a heavy heart that I am leaving my ANZA family behind.

Goodluck ANZA in everything you do! I will miss it all and the great work you do for the local community.

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House Manager Vikki Allan anzajakarta@gmail.com House Functions Coordinators Australian and New Zealand Association Jakarta A not-for-profit organisation, welcoming people of all nationalities Patron Mr Paul Grigson Australian Ambassador Dr Trevor Matheson New Zealand Ambassador

Olivia Peake and Michelle White anzahousefunctionsjkt@gmail.com Bazaar Coordinators Vacant anzabazaar@gmail.com Annual Ball Coordinator Bonnie Kelley anzaball@gmail.com Melbourne Cup Coordinators Barbara Wood and Caroline Law

Saengkeo Touttavong and Claire Regan anzaberita@gmail.com Designer Saengkeo Touttavong Proofreaders Claire Regan, David Goodbody and Marilyn Ardipradja Contributors Chris Jones David Goodbody Emmaleen Murray Kaeli Etheridge Louise Kennedy Marianne Ariyanto Paul Corletto Tania Goodacre Vikki Allan

Honorary Members Ms Nicola Watts Mrs Nuannit Matheson ANZA Committee President Carmel Gleeson anzapresident@gmail.com Vice President Tracey Wagstaff anzavp@gmail.com Treasurer Fiona Lee anzatreasury@gmail.com Secretary Reschelle Sullivan and Tania Goodacre anzajakarta@gmail.com Social Welfare Co-Directors Gilly Weaver and David Goodbody anzasocialwelfare@gmail.com Sponsorship Coordinator Emanuel Bintang anzasponsorship@gmail.com Membership Coordinators Catherine Anderson and Fran Catacouzinos anzajakartamembership@gmail.com

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November 2016- January 2017

All day Children's corner by Tutor Time will be available at ANZA Twilight Christmas Bazaar

Thursday 24 November

Tuesday 29 November

Friday 2 December

ANZA Twilight Christmas Bazaar

Rufugee Reflection Circle Exhibition

ANZA Members Christmas Lunch

Location: Menara 165 Convention Centre Time: 11am - 8pm

Location: ANZA House Time: 5pm - 8pm

Sunday 2 December

Monday 19 December

Thursday 5 January

ANZA Playgroup Christmas Party

ANZA House Closed

Happy 2017!

Save the following dates in your diary and remember our morning tea is scheduled every Friday morning from 9am - 12pm at ANZA House

Happy Holidays to all!

Location: ANZA House Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

ANZA House Open Membership renewal open


Members Only Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm

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1 -3 Students at Dian Kasih School in Kalideres, West Jakarta, held an Open Day and an International Day rolled into one and invited ANZA to join them, as proceeds from the Australia section were donated to the ANZA Student Sponsorship Program.


4-5 Another successful and full house Trivia Night at ANZA House on October 22nd. Thanks to our sponsors Commonwealth Bank and The New Zealand Independent School.



6-7 University and College students currently sponsored by the ANZA Student Sponsorship Program met up with the SSP Team for a pizza lunch at ANZA House. To stay updated on SSP activities follow our blog on our website anzajakarta. net/blog 8 ANZA House gets fitted with wonderful large rugs sponsored by Fine Carpets on Jalan Kemang Raya.

9 ANZA yoga class practice their poses at ANZA House. See our house activities page on the right for time and contact details.





10 Recently we held our last ExtravagANZA for the year with Soical Welfare programm at ANZA House. Over 40 students who are part of our Student sponsorship program came and helped us launch the Student Spnorship Christmas Appeal.

We have many great activities hosted at ANZA House and many social welfare projects that we love to share.


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Play Group + Expectant Mums

Book Club

Fun Bridge

DAY/S: Monday (monthly) Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

DAY/S: Friday (weekly) Time: 1:00pm

Contact: Marianne Ariyanto E: mjariyanto@gmail.com

Contact: Yuko Nakahata M: 081288178347 E: nickn@silk.plala.or.jp Henriette Koenen M: 0815 1011 5106 E: Henriettekoenen5@gmail.com

For more information please contact ANZA House on 0813 1535 7229 or anzajakarta@gmail.com

DAY/S: Wednesday (weekly) Time: 9:00am - 12pm



Creative Craft


DAY/S: Wednesday Time: Contact group for time

DAY/S: Tuesday and Thursday (weekly) Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

DAY/S: Tuesday* Time: 9:30am

DAY/S: Tuesday* Time: 10:00am

Contact: Joy Johnson M: 0812 8487 9012 E: steve-joy@bigpond.com

Contact: ANZA House

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Contact: Anastasia Scheide M: 0877 2162 731 E: scheide@powerup.com.au Carolyn Taylor M: 081218509607 E: carolyntaylor29@gmail.com

Contact: ANZA House

Contact: ANZA House

anzashop Come and browse through our shop at ANZA House. There are many gifts and cards for sale, and items change regularly. Open Monday - Friday 9am - 12pm


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Chef Marjon (MJ) Olguera

A CHEF'S VIEW Looking for a the perfect place for succulent food, impeccable design and endless city scape views? Salt Grill by Luke Mangan is the number one choice - at least for many of our ANZA members! We've had many ANZA functions at Salt Grill and we've become familiar with the staff and Chef Marjon (MJ) Olgurea! MJ shares with us his Salt Grill story.

Explain the concept of Salt Grill by Luke Mangan? We set out to create a menu that contains fresh Australian produce combined with the best of local ingredients. So you can dine on our famed signature dish “The Crab Omlette”, indulge on our prime beef and lamb cuts or go for the delicate salmon which comes all the way from Tasmania. Australian hospitality and genuine warm service is intrinsic to the Australian food culture, so we make sure you're welcome at Salt Grill will be as warm as if you were coming to a barbeque in our backyard. Salt Grill Jakarta opened its doors on 27 April 2013 in Plaza Indonesia on the 46th floor which is a unique vantage point soaring above Jakarta’s skyline. Our intention was to introduce a typically Australian cuisine to the Jakarta food scene. A lot of the recipes are fashioned around celebrity chef Luke Mangan’s popular dishes. So

the concept was to create Jakarta’s favorite urban restaurant by serving up Luke’s special style of contemporary Australian cuisine to dining aficionados in the city. Tell us a little about your background - what path led you to where you are now? I started my career at “One Broke Road” restaurant in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley as an apprentice under Gilles Marx. There I learnt many fine French cooking skills and I always viewed Gilles as one of my mentors. I joined Luke Mangan in 2004 and was catapulted into my career as Head Chef at The Palace in Melbourne at the age of 27. Since then I have travelled around Asia's culinary Capitals furthering my career in partnership with Luke Mangan’s Salt Grill Restaurants and wine bars. First Singapore then Tokyo and now I’m settled in Jakarta.

Cooking demonstration with Chef MJ at ANZA Twilight Christmas Bazaar from 5:30pm

When did you know you wanted to be a chef? I have always loved cooking and good food, I think I knew I wanted to be a chef in my late teenage years. School was a struggle and I couldn’t wait for dinner time. Mum being Filipina and Dad being Australian meant there was lots of different ingredients to experience at the family table. It wasn’t long before I started giving my parents my recipe ideas and they allowed me to explore in the kitchen and my passion grew from there. Also, I have to mention my Grandma who loved to bake. She would wake up at the crack of dawn to start baking and then visit us with baskets full of Australian classics like Lamingtons, scones and Anzac biscuits. What dish do you enjoy cooking the most? If it’s a dinner party for friends I love fresh ingredients and creating food that tastes great and that brings comfort to your soul, for instance – the famous Crab Omelet which we also serve in Salt Grill Jakarta. But I’m just as happy throwing together a “Spag Bol” or “Bangers and Mash” for the family. My enjoyment actually comes from seeing their satisfaction. Describe your cooking technique. I was Classic French trained but then worked with mostly Modern Australian cuisine. I guess you could say it’s a French Pacific Rim fusion because Australian cuisine is so vast and has so many influences. You have so many cultures who have bought their food styles to the table and they have become as popular as traditional Australian classics. So by using Australia’s limitless ingredients as a vehicle I love introducing new flavours I’ve found elsewhere. Are there any unique dishes to Jakarta on the menu? Yes there are some dishes that highlight Indonesian spices, which are not served in any other Luke Mangan establishment. An example would be that here at Salt Grill Jakarta we have a kitchen brigade from all over Indonesia. Sulawesi, Bali, Aceh and Java. I asked them to bring me local flavours from their home towns, flavours that they knew and that they grew up with. The result is that we have many dishes which marry typical Australian food with unique Indonesian twists. We are currently serving a pasta dish of pappadelle to which I’ve added braised short rib “Randang”, buffalo mozzarella and Living in Jakarta questions Favourite place in Jakarta for a coffee. ST. ALi at the Setiabudi building in Kuningan because for me it’s the best place for coffee. They roast their own beans and the Baristas really know their stuff. I also enjoy their simple informal café style food which is always good. Best place to buy fresh vegetables. The Chinese Markets in Pasar Glodok. In fact, I now do tours of the Glodok markets on the last Sunday of each month. It’s for people who are curious for more than just a meal. We take them by tour bus from the restaurant in the morning and deep into the markets seeking out local produce that people perhaps haven’t tried before. Then we bundle it up and take it back to Salt Grill where I cook up a feast based on what’s available on the day. What’s one ingredient everyone should have in their kitchen? Um, that’s a hard one. Actually, I would have to say

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“serundeng”, an Indonesian flavoured dried coconut. It’s one of our most popular dishes with visitors from outside Indonesia and it also appeals to the locals.

"...there were lots of different ingredients to expericence at the family table... my parents allowed me to explore in the kitchen and my passion grew.." Describe a typical day in your kitchen at Salt. It’s a long day which entails attention to detail, chasing suppliers for the freshest and finest, prepping and supervising the kitchen brigade to make sure the standard is nothing but perfection. There’s lots of brainstorming with management on how to be better, menu planning and mentoring the entire Salt Grill team to ensure the passion, spirit and energy level is consistently UP…! What or who inspires your cooking? Today it’s my Mum. She cooks a mean Chicken Adobo and I have fond memories of joining her at the local markets recently in the Philippines. The chaos of bargaining combined with the sights and smells of a truly authentic Asian market place amazed me. Mum knew her way around the markets like the back of her hand and it wasn’t long before we were struggling home under bags of fresh local produce. Somehow Mum managed to cook up a Chicken Adobo and a smorgasbord of Pinoy food on a single gas burner. Something I could never achieve without an oven and a brigade of kitchen staff. What kind of dining experience can people expect to take away from Salt Grill? An very authentic and genuinely Australian Dining Experience. Salt Grill is a medley of all the best from one of Indonesia’s closest neighbours – Australia’s food, service and atmosphere against the backdrop of one of Asia’s most exciting cities. Inevitably I’m hoping the food and service will take you to new heights and leave you with lasting memories and a longing to come back for another taste. there are two ingredients I couldn’t do without. Firstly the Murray River Pink salt which is sweeter and more subtle than regular salt. And then there’s the Luke Mangan Olive oil which works well alone on a salad or perfectly with bread and Dukkah. Where would we find you on a Sunday morning? Teasing and playing with my son Jaque, while I let my wife sleep in. Then we’ll usually head out for Brunch, which is a typically Australian Sunday thing to do. There’s so many great places to eat Brunch in Jakarta and then afterwards we take Jaque to swimming lessons - and I might add he’s doing swimmingly! Proud father! Can you name a great place in Jakarta for the family? I think Ancol is fun especially because I have a young family. You can go to the Amusement Parks but we like to take Jaque to the zoo to check out the animals. I recommend hiring a driver for the day so you can relax and enjoy one of the beachfront bars at Sunset before returning home. ¿

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Michelle McCarthy ANZA Member Since 2013!


being part of the ANZA Social Welfare committee, helping to give back to the community and spending time on something else aside from being mum. Where do you recommend to take children on weekends? We are fortunate to live in a compound with lots of kids, so they get entertained a lot just staying close to home. Aside from that, we’ve started taking our dog and the kids to the off-leash park at Caswells Coffee on Ampera on the weekends. Highly recommended for anyone with a dog, and the kids love the green space too. Why did you look for an association to join? My husband wanted to make sure I wouldn’t go insane not working in Jakarta, so he actually researched and found ANZA for me. He found the playgroup and said ‘you’re going there!’.

Tell us who you are and where you’re from. My name is Michelle McCarthy. I’m a British Citizen, with a Canadian accent, who grew up in Singapore. My less-confused husband is Australian, or more proudly a Tasmanian! We live in Kemang with our three kids, aged 4, 2 and 1. How long have you been in Jakarta? We’ve been here for almost four years now and will likely be here for a few more. What’s the ANZA activity you’ve enjoyed the most since you’ve arrived? I’ve been coming to ANZA playgroup every Wednesday since I arrived. The kids love the playroom, and it’s great to be able to sit with a coffee and chat with other mums. I have also really enjoyed

ANZA’s been a great place to meet people and share information. I like that ANZA is inclusive of all nationalities – anyone can join! They also organise all sorts of activities like tennis that I’ve increasingly become involved in. Can you recommend a must see/do thing in Indonesia? If you have small children, Kuntum Nurseries in Bogor. It’s a petting zoo about an hour’s drive from Kemang. They have cows, sheep, rabbits, chickens, ducks and you can buy food to feed them. It’s a great space and my kids love it. Your advice to a new member to Jakarta. Keep an open mind. It takes time to get to know the place but once you work out Jakarta’s quirks, it’s an awesome place. And definitely download the GoJek app for your home deliveries! ¿


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Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta Indonesia

Where Tradition, Culture and Service Merge at Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel The five star hotel Grand Sahid Jaya is situated on Jakarta’s most prominent address along Jenderal Sudirman Boulevard, the city's major commercial district where key corporations and financial institutions, retail businesses and entertainment venues make their home. Just 30 minutes by expressway from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport. The 700 rooms including executive rooms and suites offer a unique blend of international amenities and traditional art which is ideal for business travelers in Jakarta, complete with swimming pool and outdoor area. Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel adopts an approachable style with spirited service and sincere values combining traditional Indonesian charm with professional hospitality. We are here to help you commence the day feeling energized and finish up relaxed and free to enjoy the little indulgences that make your time away from home special.

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by Emmaleen Murray, Website Coordinator and blogger at intrepidmum.com photos by Rinaldy Chaniago The circus rolled into town on Saturday 17 September for ANZA’s annual charity ball. Guests dressed in circus theme dined and danced under the ‘big top’ of the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel ballroom. The event raised more than Rp 360 million for ANZA Social Welfare projects. Kudos goes to the ANZA Ball committee for pulling together such a successful event. The attention to detail from the committee and venue was really impressive. From the ticket booths at the entry to the acrobat’s ring in the foyer; from the giant lollipop centrepieces to the candyfloss carts, there were so many elements that created a playful carnival atmosphere. The delicious four-course meal was another fun and interactive component of the evening. Dessert was a feast in itself and a highlight for this sweet-toothed attendee. There was so much to choose from: towers of macaroons, chocolate fountain, cotton candy, ice cream cones and my absolute favourite - the fried Oreo cookies. The majority of guests embraced the night's theme creating some spectacular costumes and some were so good I failed to recognise familiar faces. Ringmasters, clowns, snake charmers, lion tamers, lions, acrobats, bearded women, all came out to play. The standout costume was undoubtedly Zoltan the Fortune Teller Machine, a well-deserved winner of the Best Costume (Male) prize. If people-watching didn't provide enough entertainment, the acrobatic pole performer was a sight to behold and certainly had guests talking. Then once official proceedings were over, the band had the dance floor pumping as they belted out tune after tune. It was my first ANZA ball experience and my first big night out since having a baby last year, so I wasn’t sure what to expect or how long I would manage to stay awake. However, it proved to be such a fantastic night that only the inevitability of an early morning wake-up call got me off the dance floor and into a cab home. ¿

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Raffles Spa, Raffles Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia

Experience relaxation at Raffles Spa

Before and after our treatment, we were offered complimentary use of the other spa experiences – the steam room followed by the ice room followed by the “experience shower” and a rest on the heated tile loungers. Please give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this part of the Raffles Spa as it is a totally relaxing experience and quite different from anything I have done before.

by Ann-Maree Thompson, ANZA Past Officer

The spa is well equipped with change rooms, showers, hairdryers and hospitality products – I could have stayed for a week! I will definitely return and although part of a hotel, the spa pricing is very reasonable and the service is exceptional.

Having been resident in Jakarta for quite a few years now, I consider it my duty to try out all the businesses in town that are offering discounts to ANZA members.

Remember to say you are an ANZA member at the time of booking to enjoy the discount and give yourself plenty of time – cocktails at the Writers Bar in the lobby are a fantastic way to finish off your Raffles Spa day. Enjoy! ¿

Raffles Hotel is a magnificent 5 star hotel located at Ciputra World and the Raffles Spa is an amazing experience. It is located on the 14th floor of the lush hotel and is staffed by a team of therapists who are trained in both Traditional Indonesian beauty treatments ( try the Indonesian Heritage Experience – it is incredible) and in the use of Gaylia Kristensen cosmetics from Australia. We arrived for our 90 minute facial and were warmly welcomed, asked to change into our luxurious bathrobes and bravely face the “skin analysis”. The skin analysis is really interesting but just supports my assumption that “time has not been kind” and growing up in Australia in the 70s has given me some lasting sun damage! Anyway there are a wide variety of restorative non-surgical procedures offered within the Gaylia Kristensen range so, I am assured that I should not despair.

20% discount at Raffles Spa* for ANZA Members only

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Melbourne Cup

Garden Party by Emmaleen Murray, Website Coordinator and blogger at intrepidmum.com photos by Rinaldy Chaniago

Our highly anticipated Melbourne Cup Brunch took place on Tuesday 1 November. More than 160 well-heeled guests joined us for an elegant garden party at the JW Marriott. The morning started with an explosion of colour and conversation as guests entered through the "ANZA Melbourne Cup" and enjoyed champagne and canapes in the foyer. The garden wall, complete with rope swings and lace parasols, provided the perfect backdrop for group photos.

Congratulations: Bonnie Kelly - Best Dressed Winner Brenna Wilkinson - Best Dressed Runner-up Siswati McLernon - Best Fascinator/Hat Winner Kaeli Etheridge - Best Fascinator/Hat Runner-up While the style stakes are always an

Once the doors to the ballroom were opened, guests were seated at tables, tastefully decorated with floral bouquets and bird cages. There were more photo opportunities with our ever popular thoroughbred. But the piece de resistance in the room was definitely the cherry blossom tree dripping with flowers, lanterns and fairy lights. Guests were able to admire it up close as they selected from the international buffet which included some Aussie classics - mince pies and roast lamb. We had so many stylish guests in attendance that it proved a real challenge to narrow down finalists for our ‘Fashion in the Fields’ competition. It was even more difficult for our judges to choose the winners.

exciting part of Melbourne Cup, nothing beats the thrill of the main event. This year's race was no exception with an enthralling two-horse battle down the final straight which had the crowd out of their seats. Number 17, Almandin secured the win by a ‘long-head and four-anda-quarter lengths’ (the official winning margin). Our sweepstakes included prizes for first, second and third place, so we had multiple winners.

There were numerous winners throughout the event with more than 30 prizes up for grabs across our silent auction, lucky door and raffle draws. Of course, the biggest winner of the day is the ANZA Social Welfare Program. The Melbourne Cup Brunch is one of our annual fundraising events and provides a significant boost to the various initiatives through which ANZA helps to improve the lives of underprivileged Indonesians. A huge thank you to all our guests, judges and sponsors including Commonwealth Group, Asian Tigers Mobility, Fonterra, Coca Cola Amatil, Salt Grill, International SOS, ACG School Jakarta, Australian Independent School and The New Zealand Independent School for your generosity and support! A special thank you goes to our volunteers for helping plan and run such a fabulous event, in particular, the Melbourne Cup Coordinators Barbara Wood, Gabrielle Lawrence, Caroline Law and Fran Catacouzinos. (pictured in photo above) ¿



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Student Sponsorship Christmas Appeal will be at ANZA Twilight Christmas Bazaar



Christmas Appeal 2016 by Louise Kennedy, Student Sponsorship Coordinator photos by Student Sponsorship The ANZA Student Sponsorship Program (SSP) started in 1988 when Marilyn Ardipradja heard about a boy who had to drop out of school due to financial problems. Today the program is in its 28th year and has helped over 10,000 students to complete all levels of education: Elementary, Junior High, High/Vocational and University. The school year runs from July to June, so the SSP Team – Santi, Sylvia and Louise – have spent a busy September and October visiting all the schools and checking the lists for the current school year, meeting all the students and taking photos, and collecting all the year end reports which they translate and format for the sponsors. There are 517 students in the program for 2016/17 and because ANZA members often come and go, the team is always looking for more sponsors and each year runs a Christmas Appeal which is launched at the Social Welfare ExtravangANZA in November. This year there are lovely shiny decorations on our Christmas Tree (specially made by the talented Gilly Weaver, ANZA Social Welfare Co-Director) and sponsors can choose the student they would like to sponsor. After making the selection, please make sure your details are recorded in the Christmas Appeal folder on the Front Desk at ANZA House, and then you can either pay by cash or by bank transfer.

The cost of sponsorship depends on the level, as follows: ELEMENTARY YEARS 1-6 Rp 1.050.000 JUNIOR HIGH YEARS 7-9 Rp 1.750.000 HIGH OR VOCATIONAL YEARS 10-12 Rp 2.050.000 UNIVERSITY 4 YEARS Rp 6.000.000

Top to bottom, left to right: Student Maeeva Wulandari, Sylvia checking data with students at Cengkareng, Taking student photos with Santi (Behind the Scenes), Tany helping with our makeshift backdrop and Anne Aho-Eagling with student Adrian Gautama.

Sponsoring a student is an ideal gift for friends and family who already have everything! And you have the added bonus of knowing you are giving the gift of education to a child who really needs it. We ask sponsors to commit one year at a time and in return you will receive a photo of your student, a profile with a little background information, and reports twice a year. You can also join the team to visit your student at school, if you would like to, and an extra pair of hands is always welcome. ¿


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RAWINALA TIDUNG TRIP by David Goodbody, Co-Director of ANZA Social Welfare photos by Rawinala staff Imagine if you had never ridden a boat, never been to the beach nor played in the sand ……… and you were blind. Well actually, I for one think that is pretty hard to imagine. But that is what happened for a group of students from Rawinala, a school for multiply disabled vision impaired children in south east Jakarta. Rawinala has a band made up of students, all of whom are blind or vision impaired and all of whom have some other disability as well. Despite this they regularly perform at functions and fundraising events. As a special reward for these intrepid musicians, the school wanted to organise a trip for the band members to go to the Thousand Islands – but where to get the money? So ANZA Social Welfare and the Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation (PHMF) agreed to share the cost. So, on a weekend in late July, twelve members of the Rawinala Band went on a trip to Tidung Island, about a 3 hour boat ride from Jakarta. They were accompanied by nine teachers and assistants.

The boat ride was a new experience for many (as was being seasick for some but we shan’t dwell on that!) so after an early start from the school they still arrived on the island in time for lunch. During the next day and a half they tried riding on bicycles, snorkelling, banana boating, fishing and a boat ride on a traditional boat to one of the small islands close by. I spoke to Ibu Mazmur from Rawinala, who was the tour leader. She said there were many highlights of the trip. She described how the students wanted to play in beach all day just to enjoy the smell of fresh sea air. (There’s not a lot of that in Kramat Jati!) One student was pleading with the banana boat operator to tip them off into the sea, just so that he and his friends could enjoy the experience. But she said the happiest memory was just seeing a student named Anton floating in the sea with the most enormous smile on his face. And because they are musicians, no trip like this would be complete without the beach side barbecue and a sing-along – even if most of their instruments were back at the school.


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Suppprt Social Weflare at their bake store during ANZA Twilight Christmas Bazaar


VOICE FROM BINTARO by Chris Jones, ANZA Volunteer photos by ANZA Social Welfare

Yayasan Sayap Ibu Bintaro provides a home for 36 orphaned children who have multiple disabilities (mental and physical). Most of the children suffer from hydrocephalus (enlarged head), autism and downs syndrome. The Yayasan also provides ongoing support for 400 families in the Bintaro area that require assistance with nutrition, vitamins, nappies and clothes. The Yayasan employs 70 wonderful caring and nurturing staff.

children who live at the Yayasan. The foundation was so thankful for the very generous donation. Thank you David, Gilly and Sylvia for the wonderful effort involved in securing the funding. The wheel chairs were imported from Singapore, fitted by Aldi from Ease Adaptif Indonesia and transport costs funded by the Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation.

I have been volunteering at the Yayasan since March 2013. I was a newbie at ANZA and attended a Social Welfare meeting chaired by Gilly and Sally. ANZA makes a monthly financial contribution to the Yayasan. Volunteers were required to help some of the children with exercise and relaxation in the heated hydrotherapy pool. No qualifications were required, just be able to give the kids touch, fun and relaxation for periods of up to 20 minutes or so. Tracey gave me a great introduction and I was hooked.


Fast forward three years and the generosity of the Direct Aid Program through the Australian Embassy in Jakarta has recently provided funding for 3 special wheel chairs for Budi, Tiny and Rizky –

They enjoy being able to get away from confinement to the bed, and be part of the Yayasan community on a daily basis, and beyond. It really has opened a whole new world for them to enjoy and participate in. Âż


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Poem Abdul Samad spends his days in a dismal corner of a house with one room in a small village 80 kilometres south of Jakarta off the Puncak road with no money, not being allowed to earn any, and no idea when his circumstances might ever change. He is a refugee from Afghanistan and a former freelance journalist. He wants to share his feelings and his pain and his struggle for survival. Sometimes this is just the struggle to get out of bed in the morning. He has written this poem to share his feelings. He says, “I wish to dedicate these lines to you who read my poems pleading for peace, love tolerance and acceptance.”

We are the Twisted Souls! My hands are raised toward the merciful kind - the whole universe sees me For I am an imperfect human - you gloriously give and peacefully forgive me Exhausted I bleed - you look at me in the eyes of a human, still I breathe For the sake of humanity you shall forgive me, if I still with love in tattered rags to breathe Stay I shall sing the praise of the supreme being on earth …. that is humanity Stay I shall raise my hands to his glory for peace to bestow upon his heavenly universe we are meant to live with brotherhood and humility Appeasing and embracing each other with love and compassion is all we must entreat For we all belong to a race that is “Humanity”, so we shall abundantly cherish to treat Mankind is one with one heart – brought to live through compassion - you sought none than this one So let us nourish it for the sake of one race – for that is the one kind…. and that is mankind With peace, love, compassion and acceptance we shall all grow decent With hatred, bitterness, feud, envy and loathing we shall all bleed for decades Being a brooding kind for the sake of one might, isn’t a gratitude Infusing others’ lives with poisonous drops of violence is not a brotherhood I beg you not hate me worshiping in church, temple, and Masjids - the one God you do For the varied paths of religion are plenty…..but the hands I raise to the sky… are the same as yours…… O my dear mankind Here I pledge, I shall provide my caring watch upon you worshiping in your Churches, kneeling in your Temples and praying in your Masjids For you, I and we are all the children of one mankind The holy books we follow are the words from one God for the sake of humanity Here the verses we read are teaching us love, peace and humanity, so why do we spread enmity? Surroundings are children and women, seeking your humanitarian refuge laid dead hardly bleeding Then if the consciences are still alive and that they are of us – why are they in chaos painfully grieving? I plead for your mercy, they belong to your race - please treat them with human love - still they breathe If ye the rosebuds and the caring souls in human spirits, please don’t hate if with love they still seek for your warm hands.

reflection circle


photo exhibition

tue 29 nov 2016 l anza house

A showcase of incredible works from the Refugee Reection Circle. A group of refugees in Indonesia reecting on their daily lives and struggles through photography. one night only. 5pm-8pm. entry RP. 150.000. open to all.

anza house l jl. kemang selatan V, no. 4 l anzajakar ta@gmail.com l 0813 1535 7229 @anzajkt l www.anzajakar ta.net




Salam Indonesia by Tania Goodacre, ANZA Secretary/Sponsorship Director photos by Refugee Reflection Circle

How do you live in a world that is so uncertain, where time stands still, and the waiting is never ending?

“I started freezing these precious moments when I found there was a heart touching story behind each shot. Although I don't have the facilities to produce the best quality images, the enthusiasm has compelled me to reveal the transient nature of life and the world.” These photographs capture moments in time experienced by those who have been forced to flee their careers, homes, and loved ones due to war, genocide, and persecution. They have been propelled into an existence of uncertainty, waiting in limbo, hoping and praying a country will grant them asylum. Many refugees are in camps, detention centres or communities surrounding detention centres waiting for their application for asylum to be processed. They can wait for anywhere between 5 and 17 years and during this time they have no right to work, access basic

healthcare or attend school. This has huge psychological impacts and can severely diminish their self worth, confidence, and pride. These photographs are a reflection of their daily lives and struggles. ANZA is holding a photo exhibition showcasing the incredible works of the Refugee Reflection Circle. Their works are titled “A Day in the Life of a Refugee” and allow us a snapshot into their incredible and brave journeys. Please come and join us on Tuesday 29th November 2016. ¿

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COME JOIN IN THE FUN! Christmas bajaj rides Face painting Jumping castle

Balloon animals

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ANZA Playgroup Christmas PARTY Sunday, December 4 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Adults Rp 150.000 Kids Rp 50.000 Children under 2 years old FREE Please purchase tickets at ANZA House Jl. Kemang Selatan V, No. 4

PLUS a very special visitor from the North Pole! Please bring a wrapped gift for santa to give to your little one


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The Gift of Giving highlights A Night Under the Big Top and Melbourne Cup Garden Party feature Refugee Reflection Circle Student Sponsorship Christmas Appeal

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Sunset view from our balcony on Bunaken Island


Dolphin watching

Sunset from the resort

Natural hot spring in Tomohon

Manado food

Tangkok National Park

Manado Tua volcano

Diving in Bunaken Island

BeautifulBUNAKEN by Paul Corletto photos by Saeng Touttavong

Bunaken Island is best known for the kaleidoscope of colours which emanate from the expansive reefs that populate its warm blue waters. The island is the centrepiece of the Bunaken national marine park and the epicentre of an area known as the Coral Triangle which is estimated to contain 76% of all known coral species in the world. Whilst Bunaken marine park naturally has much to offer those interested in exploring the vivid blue domain beneath the water's surface, the few islands which penetrate above the water's surface provide also offer an oasis of calm and relaxation within this ocean blue paradise. Whilst a variety of villa and resort style accommodation has been developed on Bunaken and neighboring Siladen Islands, the islands still have maintained a sense of calm isolation. Whilst on Bunaken I stayed at a cozy villa set on a hillside with views of the bay. The views from the communal dining area were particularly stunning at sunset with the richly painted sky providing a stark outline for the extinct volcano Manado Tua and offering many opportunities to capture a perfect sunset photo. With many villas located with direct access to the beach it is possible to spend ones time on Bunken alternating between sunbathing on the white sand and swimming amongst the coral and sea life. In addition to the vast array of diving opportunities provided throughout Bunaken marine park, it is also possible to enjoy the unique experience of watching large pods of Dolphins swim and leap from the water as they chase fish and play amongst the waves.

Being located a mere 40 minute boat trip of Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi, means that many of the rich and spicy foods synonymous with the city of Manado are also offered on Bunaken. During our stay on Manado we were also treated to some amazingly fresh Sashimi thanks to a morning catch of tuna delivered to the beach in front of our villas by local fisherman. Beyond the blue waters and coral reefs of Bunaken, there are a number of interesting destinations to explore on the adjacent outstretched arm of North Sulawesi. Tangkoko National Park offers an opportunity to experience many unique and wild animals only found in North Sulawesi. Entering the Tangkoko National Park with a guide you are free to roam the various trails and observe a number of animals including the wide eyed Tarsiers, hauntingly similar to the fictional Mogwai of the children’s movie Gremlins, Bear Cuscus and large groups of Crested Black Macaque which play amongst the limbs of the forest trees. Venturing further south, there are many opportunities to visit volcanic peaks and learn about the unique cultural histories of Tomohon village. So whether you enjoy beaches and coral reef diving offered by the ocean environment of Bunaken Marine park or the endemic wildlife and cultural histories offered on the main land there is plenty to be experienced during a trip to North Sulawesi. ¿


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Fueling our bodies

WAMM Cafe by Saeng Touttavong

I recently went back to one of my favourite places in Indonesia, Ubud Bali. I’ll always remember the incredibley delicious meals I had the first time I visited in 2014 and now in 2016 Ubud still does not disappoint. I found another glorious place in Nyuh Kuning village called 'WAMM - What About My Mother'. The cafe is vibrant and comfy; the dishes are full of flavour and makes you feel so good about putting it in your body! It was so brilliantly tasty that I had to share it with you. So, I spoke to the owner, this is what she had to say... Describe WAMM Cafe in a sentence. A well designed cafe that provides tasty, nourishing food in a lush environment Where is it and describe the space. It's located overlooking a soccer field in the village of Nyuh Kuning, which was voted ‘greenest in Bali’ and we are a stroll from the back entrance to the Monkey Forest. What's on the menu? Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options and we also have free range meats to cater to all diets. We play with traditional breakfasts using local produce e.g our Bali benedict: eggplant and smoked cashew with sweet potato, roast tomato, kale with poached duck egg with a tomato, coco and, kaffir-lime sauce. How much of the ingredients are locally sourced? Quality s our priority, so we have had to use some imports - but 97% of the menu is locally sourced. Our the panini uses French wheat, our wines are Australian

and our coffee is a South American blend because we couldn’t find local products with the same quality. Why is a healthy breakfast important to you? We need to fuel our body and using fresh, organic ingredients is the best way to get the needed nutrients. At the same time, we don’t compromise on taste. Healthy doesn’t have to mean salads or funky coloured concoctions for example we make a kids' banana smoothie - we just add some cashews and spinach to the blend so they’re getting extra nutrients and it still tastes the same to them - so good, they won’t know it's good for them' Is there a story behind the name? ‘What About My Mother' was the reply I received from the landlord when I asked if he was interested in renting the space to us. His mother had a shop front selling offerings and some chicken eggs. She is still here - her shop has just been moved to next door. She has become something of our mascot now. A friend of ours, Rob harris, is a talented artist and he is currently working on an art piece with her face on it for the cafe.

What's the inspiration behind the cafe? Honestly, I just wanted a place to have a peaceful coffee and watch the kids run around on the soccer field and it has become bigger than that. We source products that are ethically farmed, we support community projects and we are involved in permaculture farming and empowering our staff. Someone recently mentioned that we are about nurturing; our guests, our community, our environment and our staff - I like this. Describe the perfect meal at WAMM. Today it's extremely hot so, I would sit upstairs as its open and breezy - it also has lush green views on each side. I would order a green smoothie bowl for lunch - yes lunch - with a base of pineapple, moringa, spinach and kaffir-lime and our own homemade ‘no grain granola’ and fresh fruits. It's refreshing and filling.  Why do you love your cafe? I love meeting people. I meet so many interesting people. Where can we follow WAMM? Instagram and Facebook @wammbali ¿


For more information or to apply for a place, please contact Mr Patrick Moore, Head of Admissions +62 (21) 745 1670 • admissions@bsj.sch.id • www.bsj.sch.id


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The Joy of Christmas Baking by Vikki Allan, ANZA House Manager

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I love everything about it, from decorating the tree and wrapping gifts, to the parties, drinks with friends, spending time with one another and of course, the baking! For my family, the love and time that we put into our baking is one of the most important parts of Christmas. It usually begins in October when I soak the fruit and bake my fruitcakes so they can be ready for Christmas (if they last that long…) Over the last ten years or so, my family’s tradition has been to make fruit mince pies, rumballs and gingerbread cookies. Usually involving an Allan family production line, dragging the kids downstairs for ‘family bonding time’, with promises of good memories to look back on and some essential taste tests along the way, as Kathryn likes to say, “to make sure they aren’t poisonous”.

Over the last two Christmases that we have spent in Jakarta, I have been lucky enough to share my love of baking with friends. We have had many days together, laughing, baking, and packing for the ANZA bazaar and the British School’s Christmas market. With the lead up to Christmas, I would like to share some of my favourite recipes with you, and hopefully you can use them to build your own family memories. They also make great Christmas presents. ¿

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Safe Travels.


Gingerbread Men Ingredients

125g of butter ¼ cup of brown sugar 3 tb of golden syrup 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tb boiling water 2 cups of plain baking flour 2 tsp of ground ginger A pinch of salt Method 1. Preheat oven to 170°c. Cream butter, sugar and golden syrup until light and fluffy. 2. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Add to the creamed mixture.

Method 1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. 2. Roll into balls (this recipe will make around 70 balls) 3. Dip the balls into dark chocolate (rolling in your hands is the easiest.) Leave them to set. 4. Melt some white chocolate and pipe on top to look like custard dripping down the sides. 5. Melt some red chocolate and put three small red dots on top (to look like berries.) 6. Then, melt some green chocolate and make two leaf shapes next to the red dots. 7. Trim excess dark chocolate and place into small red and green foils.

Fruit Mince Tarts Fruit Mince

3. Sift flour, salt and ginger together. Mix well.

12 Granny Smith Apples – peeled and grated

4. Roll out mixture on floured surface and cut with cookie cutter.

1000g Raisins – chopped

5. Place on an oven tray and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden on the edges.

1000g Sultanas

6. Let them cool on a tray for five minutes and decorate with royal icing.

500g Glacé or dried apricots – finely chopped

Note: This is a child friendly recipe so it is quite light in ginger, if you would like more spice, just add another spoon.

400g slivered almonds – chopped

Royal Icing Ingredients

2 egg whites 2 tsp lemon juice 3 cups icing sugar, sifted Method 1. Using an electric mixer, whisk egg whites with the lemon juice until combined. 2. Gradually add in sifted icing sugar on low speed until smooth. 3. Add food colour of your choice. Last year we had: Red, White, Black, Green, Yellow, Blue, Pink, Orange and Purple. You will need more red and white than the other colours and less black.

1000g Currants 500g Mixed peel or glacé oranges Zest and juice of 12 oranges Zest and juice of 4 lemons 800g brown sugar firmly packed (4 cups) 8 tbs golden syrup or honey 8 tsp ground cinnamon 600g butter melted 400ml orange liqueur, brandy or dark rum Pastry 250g butter (cold) 500g flour 2 tsp baking powder 4 tb icing sugar 2 egg yolks 6 tb cold water

4. Transfer into a piping bag. Pipe onto cookies or cake.


5. Leave for 2-3 hours to set hard before packaging.

1. Mix all fruit mince ingredients together and refrigerate for 24 hours. (Keeps for 2 months)

6. When finished, store in an airtight container.

Rum Balls Ingredients

1kg baked chocolate cake (use your favourite recipe or grab a couple of premixes. Bake in a shallow tray because it will bake faster and you will crumble it up anyway.) 150g toasted coconut

Pastry: 2. Mix flour, baking powder and butter till it forms a crumble type mixture. 3. Add icing sugar. 4. Add yolks. 5. Add water. 6. Chill dough for one hour.

150g melted chocolate 200g condensed milk 3 tb butterfly rum essence



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I always seem to meet one very important person in each major life change or relocation, be it a new friend, colleague or mentor. In Jakarta I feel blessed to have been introduced to Marilyn Ardipradja, a much respected Reiki Master and Teacher.

by Claire Regan photo above sourced on Flickr

Marilyn is also a long term ANZA Member/Advisor and resident of Jakarta having married a local architect and raised 3 children here while balancing a career in Translation Services and more recently as an Orientation Consultant with Colliers International. She is a most extraordinary and yet humble woman who exudes calm and inner peace. Her wisdom and spiritual calm have an effect much like the Reiki energy she teaches, subtle yet profound. I hope this conversation goes some way to explaining the powerful energy of Reiki and the work of a Reiki Master.


What is your understanding of the term Reiki? Reiki is life force energy that is channeled by a person who has been initiated or attuned to the energy and is given to others through the touch of their hands. Reiki energy can be used for healing physical ailments as well as emotional and mental issues and it promotes spiritual growth. Everyone has healing ability. Whenever we, or people we love, suffer pain or injury it is the most natural reaction to touch that part of the body. If our children come to us with a minor injury after falling over we will rub the spot gently and “kiss it better”. Unknowingly we are transferring healing energy. This flow of healing energy is greatly enhanced in the hands of a practitioner of Reiki. From where did the practice originate? The name Reiki comes from the Japanese language; Rei means “universal” and Ki means “life force”. Reiki can be defined as “spiritually guided universal life force energy”. The concept of universal life force energy has been known for thousands of years in many cultures. The energy has always existed, but knowledge of it was gradually lost to mankind. After many years of study and research, Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered Reiki in Japan at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Dr. Usui spent the rest of his life healing the sick and troubled and teaching his healing system as well as the five precepts of Reiki, which were intended to help people develop a positive mental and spiritual attitude to complement the physical healing. After 1937 Reiki started to be taught in Hawaii and from there it has spread throughout the world. How can a Reiki treatment benefit a person? In addition to the respiratory system, the digestive system, the circulatory system, etc. the human body also has an energy system. This energy system comprises energy centres called “chakras”, connecting channels called “nadi” and associated layers of the aura or energy field that surrounds the body. When we are healthy our chakras vibrate in harmony and energy flows freely to all parts of the body. The flow of energy can be blocked by stress and illness. Reiki heals by removing blockages and restoring the flow of energy. Many illnesses that are considered severe can be healed through Reiki, and for a healthy person Reiki treatments can promote continued good health and enhance well-being. Reiki is effective not only in healing physical illness but also helps us to deal with mental, emotional and spiritual problems.

What are common reasons people seek help using Reiki healing? Some people seek help because they are experiencing a crisis involving physical illness or emotional stress. Others feel drawn to Reiki because they are searching for some deeper meaning in their life. Acute problems can sometimes be healed instantly through one Reiki treatment while chronic illness requires regular treatments over a longer period of time. It has been a joy to me to be able to help quite a few women who have experienced fertility issues. What was your very first experience of Reiki - (what do you recall feeling)? I first started to hear about Reiki in 1993, when my friend Yvonne Fogarty, whom I met at ANZA, became a Reiki Master. I had the pleasure of meeting her Master who was visiting Indonesia from the Netherlands, and my curiosity about Reiki became aroused. The following year I was initiated by Yvonne in the First Degree of Reiki. I could immediately channel energy through my hands and use this energy to bring my own body and spirit into a state of balance and harmony. The benefits that I obtained from Reiki First Degree included greater self-awareness

A treatment brings peace and balance to the mind, body and spirit. A Reiki treatment can be given by anyone who has learnt Reiki, by placing the hands gently on the client’s body and channeling the energy without any effort. The client takes in energy according to their needs as Reiki energy is an intelligent energy that knows exactly where it is needed. Reiki can be used in conjunction with other complementary therapies such as acupuncture, reflexology and massage, as well as physical and spiritual practices such as tai chi and yoga. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment but rather as a supplement. How do you become a Reiki Master? Anybody can learn Reiki, and you need only a sincere commitment to help yourself and others. There are three levels of Reiki, i.e. Reiki First Degree where the students learn the hands-on technique, Reiki Second Degree which enables the students to channel the energy to anyone anywhere in the world through the distant healing technique, and Reiki Master Degree. Because there are some practitioners who wish to study Reiki further without becoming a teacher the Reiki Master Degree is often divided into two parts, Reiki Master Practitioner (3A) and Reiki Master Teacher (3B). Training is done by a Reiki Master Teacher and includes attunements or initiations at each level to enhance the

"I could immediately channel energy through my hands and use this energy to bring my own body and spirit into a state of balance and harmony." and self-confidence. I did not actually experience a Reiki treatment until after I had been attuned to Reiki. Is there a religious or spiritual aspect to it? Reiki is not a religion and can be practiced by people of any faith. There is a spiritual aspect to Reiki in particular for students who proceed to the higher degrees of Reiki. Does it bear any similarity to acupuncture? Reiki is the most simple and natural, non-invasive healing therapy. During a treatment the client remains clothed and just lies down to relax for an hour or so. It is a gentle touch, and no manipulation of the body is involved and no substances are used.

ability of the student to channel the energy. I became a Reiki Master Teacher in 1999. Can you explain how distance healing works? The distant healing technique is taught at Second Degree level when the student is attuned to three symbols and instructed in their use. Through the power of the Reiki symbols there is no limit of space or time on the connection between the Reiki practitioner and the client. It is wonderful to be able to use the Second Degree energy to send healing energy to loved ones anywhere in the world. Make a appointment for a Reiki session with Marilyn today! M: +62 8161459347 E: marilyn.ardipradja@yahoo.com. ¿


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Snacking with natural Goodness by Saeng Touttavong photos supplied by Mia Chia


Tell us a little about yourselves. I came to Indonesia five years ago with my husband and we moved here originally with my job. I was working for an international organisation doing environment consultancy for the Indonesian government and did that for four years.

Describe how Mia Chia came to light? During first four years in Jakarta, we discovered that my husband was gluten intolerant so, I had to revolutionise our diet at home. I’ve been healthy all my life but didn’t feel I new enough about gluten free diets, specifically how to supplement wheat. I’m Italian and my husband is Mexican our meals included a lot of pasta, bread and pizza from time to time and I didn’t know what else to cook. About two years ago, I decided to take an online nutrition course to become a certified health coach. During that time I had my first child, my daughter Mia and as we were changing our diet I started to experiment healthy eating with her as well. I started by not giving her any refined or added sugars but only natural sugars from fruits, this included no candy, cakes, biscuits. When she was one and half years old she started going to kindergarten where kids were given biscuits as snacks during break time so in order for her not to eat junk food I started making my own snacks at home for her to take to school.

Look out for Mia Chia at ANZA Twilight Christmas Bazaar

Then I realised there was a lot of interest from the mums at the kindergarten so, I started making snacks for them to try. It turned out they liked them! I then decided to produce a small amount of snacks to sell at the Christmas Bazaars. This would serve as a market test. The response was phenomenal and therefore gave me a massive push to turn it into a business - thats how the healthy snack idea came about.



that it was completely unsustainable, I was working all the time and I was exhausted. I found a little space near my house to rent and hired three ladies to help me produce and package the snacks. I now also have an assistant to help me with sales. Are your ingredients locally sourced? Most of the ingredients are. Initailly I wanted to have everything from ingredients to packaging locally sourced but I quickly realised it was impossible, products such as almonds and chia seeds had to be imported. We sell your products at ANZA House and they are very popular. Where else can people purchase your products? At the moment I’m selling them in schools; JIS, BIS, German school, North Jakarta International School, even in international schools in Bali. Our products are also for sale on a few baby platforms online stores, cafes, yoga studios, gyms and health food stores. And just recently you can buy them at Kem Chicks at Pacific Place.

In a sentence describe Mia Chia. It’s a healthy, nutritious, tasty snack with out any added sugars or junk.

Did you find it difficult during your transition from full-time work to owning your own business?

Tell us about your products?

Not really as I am loving the creative process of making new products as well as the personal challenge of building a business. As this is my first time at being an entrepreneur, there are moments where I question what I am doing but the positive feedback I get from clients keeps me going.

I started with only three flavours. It was important to be naturally sweet as I was giving them to my daughter to replace the biscuits. The first flavor is made of dates and organic raw cacao, farmed in Bali from an amazing environmentally friendly farm. It’s the same cacao used as an ingredient for many things like hot chocolate. The second one contains coconut because it’s something my daughter loves. I found some great organic coconut which we use for our mix. The third flavour are ingredients that I personally like and create my favourite flavours, almonds and cranberries with a little bit of spice. In all three flavours I use chia seeds, as it is something we eat in our house on a daily basis. Chia seeds are really nutritious, extremely high fibre and good for the gut. You currently only have three flavours what’s next for Mia Chia? I started the three flavours because I wanted to see how they would sell and the response has been pretty good. Given the potential of the business, I have quit my corporate job and I’m focusing on Mia Chia full-time. We have 4 new flavours coming in two weeks. My aspirations is that we’ll not only have snacks but all kinds of other products that are sugar free. We are also planning to start different lines of products for kids and adults.

Giulia Sartori and her daughter Mia

Is it challenging making your snacks here in Indonesia? Definitely yes. High quality products are always very hard to source. Quality assurance and consistancy in production is also a challenge, however, all these problems can be minimised if you have a good team working towards a shared goal. Why do you love doing what you do? Healthy eating has become my passion, I found it so interesting. There’s so many options out there that one can eat without picking up junk from the supermarket. We’ve made so many improvement in our life. As soon as I cut out the sugars I found myself feeling a lot better, energetic, my thinking has become clearer, I’ve seen the transformation it has on my life and I would like that for other people. Where is Mia Chia heading?

Mia Chia employees in the workshop

Is there a meaning in the name? Mia Chia is inspired by my daughter Mia and the love we have with chia seeds. I thought it would be a playful name for kids as my initial idea was to create snacks for kids that could be sold in schools. What does your workspace look like? I initially started in my own kitchen. I was working during the week and on the weekends I was producing them myself. I quickly realised

We’re releasing three new flavours by November and we are working on some fruit strips and sugar free organic candy. I’m also working on rebranding our packaging. We will have candy bite sizes for kids and a line for adults. We believe we have great potential amongst sporty, healthy adult eaters. We are currently building our website and hope to expand our sales in other cities around Indonesia. Where can we follow or contact you? We’re at the ANZA Twilight Christmas Bazaar! but you can follow us on Instagram @miachiasnack or email info@miachiasnack.com and soon via our website. ¿



UBUD Writers & Readers Festival 2016 AS REVIEWED

BY MARIANNE ARIYANTO by Marianne Ariyanto, ANZA book club member image from festival poster designed by Evi O (Indonesian artist based in Australia) This year’s Ubud Readers and Writers Festival, also identified as UWRF, was held from October 26th to 30th in the cool mountain region of the traditional cultural centre of Bali. Attending the Festival has always been an exciting, inspiring time for me and this year was exceptional as several of my friends from a former book club in Jakarta came all the way from the USA to attend and have a reunion. The theme of this year’s festival—Tat Tvam Asi I am You, You are Me—emphasized compassion and shared humanity. This year’s festival included 170 writers from 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America in addition to the many writers from Indonesia and Australia. In addition to the 80 literary sessions of panels, interviews and presentations comprising the main program, the Festival also includes a variety of special events, e.g. a film festival, art exhibitions, literary lunches, poetry slams, dinners with the authors, cooking classes, cultural activities and writing workshops. The UWRF was founded by Janet De Neefe, an Australian entrepreneur and culinary expert, who is married to a Balinese man. They have lived in Ubud with their four children for decades . After the Bali bombing in 2002, Janet was inspired to write a book, Fragrant Rice, as well as to start a book festival. The first UWRF was held in 2003, a ten day festival which was held to coincide with the dedication of the memorial monument to the victims of the Bali bombing in October 2003. This year marked the 13th annual festival which has been held over various weekend dates in late September to late October over the years. I attended the first festival and have subsequently attended 6 more festivals over the years. This festival can only be described as a “book lover’s heaven” as it is the largest,

most successful book festival in Southeast Asia and recognized as one of the top book festivals in the world. The UWRF is organised under the direction of the Indonesian non-profit organisation (Yayasan) Mudra Swari Saraswati, which has the goal of “enriching the lives of Indonesians through community building and cultural events.” Another added bonus to the festival is that authors bring books for purchase and will gladly sign those books as part of the activities. It would be almost impossible for me to say which author or presentation was the best, but one of the several outstanding sessions I attended was the interview of the Australian entertainer Magda Szubanski by Michael Veitch….which was headlined with the quote, “If you had met my father, you would never, not for an instant, have thought that he was an assassin.” Her memoir entitled Reckoning is the winner of five literary awards and has been called “documentary writing of the highest order.” After listening to the compelling interview, I met the author and had her autograph a copy of the book for my Polish friend. I have also started to read it and definitely rate it as a “page turner.” In past years, several members of the ANZA book club have attended this festival, so if you are a book lover, culture lover, food lover or lover of Indonesian arts, I highly recommend that you take the time to attend this event in the upcoming years. Remember, that KITAS holders receive a 40% discount on the expatriate ticket prices for the one day or four day passes to all main events. If you wish to have more information, please feel free to contact me. ¿

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by Marianne Ariyanto

by Marianne Ariyanto

The September ANZA book club selection was French author Jean-Paul Didierlaurent’s first novel Reader on the 6:27. This was our last meeting led by Narelle Hadfield, the dedicated leader of our group for a number of years. Critics have described the book as “imaginative, tender, quirky, engaging, delightful…. a modern day fairy tale.” The author’s short stories have been awarded the International Hemingway award twice. Book club members also gave special kudos to the translator, Ros Schwatz, who was awarded the Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her excellence in translation of French short stories and novels.

The October selection of the ANZA book club was the 2016 winner of the Man Booker literary fiction prize The Vegetarian written by the South Korean author Han Kang. The book was originally published in the Korean language in 2007 and a black and white Korean film (with English subtitles) was also produced, closely based on this book. The English language translator, Deborah Smith, was also recognised as a winner as part of the bestowing of the Man Booker honours.

The hero of the story is Guylain Vignolles a man with an unfortunate name. He is a book lover who works with a “monster” book pulping machine and takes risks daily to salvage a few pages from inside that machine to read to his fellow passengers on the morning 6:27 commuter train. He develops a fan club of delighted elderly ladies who invite him to read at their retirement community. He later finds a lost flash disk of writings by Julie, and his search for her is a romantic quest to find love, which is missing from his lonely, routine life in the romantic city of Paris. The book was praised by the book club members for its use of prose and poetry, well-developed characterisation of a small group of characters and interesting plot twists. The short novel also avoided the sometimes confusing complexity of longer novels. This book was enthusiastically and unanimously recommended by all the members of the group as a delightful read about the kinship and benefits of reading.



The book is divided into three long parts rather than chapters and, thus, referred to as a triptych. Each part is written in the voice of the main character’s husband, brother-in-law and elder sister. Ironically, the main character Yeong Hye seems to have no voice except for her simple explanation of why she became a vegetarian—a nightmarish dream. After this disturbing dream, she got up in the middle of the night to throw away all the animal protein and animal products in the apartment which caused her husband to scream at her. This incident sets off a chain of events. Ironically, this first act of self-assertion leads Yeong Hye to become the victim of cruelty and manipulation by her father, husband and brother-in-law. This book can be interpreted literally, symbolically or metaphorically. The group not only commented on the book itself but also the related problems of cultural conformity, family loyalty, abuse, violence, sexuality, gender skewing, genetics, patriarchy and matriarchy, genetics, self-image and mental illness. The ending of the book is quite ambiguous and the author herself has stated that Yeong Hye believes that she has turned into a tree, thus, needing only water and sunlight to exist. At the end, only her elder sister seems dedicated to her survival. This book was acknowledged as a difficult book to read so not everyone was able to recommend it wholeheartedly. Nevertheless, the book was judged to be a work of literature and led to an excellent discussion of many issues. ¿





TOP 10 Stuck for Christmas Ideas? ANZA has you covered with plenty of bright and affordable gifts! Skip the traffic and let us take the hard work out of your Christmas shopping this year!* by Kaeli Etheridge photos by Tania Goodacre

* Please note we only have a limited of stock on all items.

1 Hand Painted Indonesia Scene Scarf This beautiful scarf is a statement piece that would make a perfect gift for Mum. This hand painted creation depicts the colourful and crazy world of Jakarta.

3 House of Diamonds Scarf

2 Toraja Melo Long Necklace

House of Diamonds trains and employs Indonesian women who have suffered from abuse. This hand-dyed scarf is ethically made and incredibly soft!

House of Diamond Blanket Another amazing

Toraja Melo aims to create a better life for women in Indonesia. This gorgeous necklace uses hand-woven textiles and traditional weave ties to create an environmentally friendly look.

piece from the fair trade fashion line is this lovely blanket. Hand printed and sewn, it can be used as a throw for the couch, a picnic rug, or play blanket for bub!



Local Hand Beaded Necklaces

Small Cheese Board

These hand beaded necklaces are a wardrobe staple. They can be worn out to dinner or breathe some colour into your daytime look. These would make a great stocking stuffer!

This artisanal cheese board is crafted from kayu jati which is a local Indonesian hard wood. This gorgeous gift is practical and stylish!

5 Tote Bag This hand woven tote bag is a perfect for the beach, farmers market and beyond! It will comfortably fit your towel, magazine, and sandals and it has a great bohemian look.

8 Assorted Australian Chocolates Make sure you check in at the ANZA shop for the regular deliveries of your favourite Aussie and Kiwi treats! From Cherry Ripes to Pineapple Lumps, we’ve got the chocolate connoisseurs covered!


9 Rocking Horse We have a lovely red spotted rocking horse ideal for the nursery! There's only one left so, get on rocking!

10 Pre-loved Books Not every present has to be brand new! Why not pick up a bundle of pre-loved books to keep those brains active over the holidays?

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