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  1. 1. Sun 12 19 26 5 CHRISTMAS Easter Sat If Easter has a religious meaning for Jewish and Christian religions, Easter is a pagan festival that cele- brates spring and renewal. Long time ago, probably in prehistoric times, a party was held at the full 11 18 25 moon of spring. All the people were celebrating, after the long winter days, the return of good weather. 4 Now, according to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day after his Toddler Singing Toddler Singing Toddler Singing crucifixion. Some Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday (also Resurrec- Toddler Singing tion Day or Resurrection Sunday), two days after Good Friday and three days after Maundy Thursday. Hola dancing Hola dancing Hola dancing Hola dancing The 2010 Easter Date (4th April) applies to the western calendar (Catholic and Protestant Churches), Friday Mah jong Mah jong Mah jong Mah jong and also to the Eastern Orthodox Church. This is an unusual event since the two branches of Christianity Tennis Tennis Tennis have different methods for calculating the correct date for Easter. 24 TennisDECEMBER 2010 Why does the Easter date move every year? 31 10 17 2 Ewas General Meeting 3 In the year 325AD, the Roman Emperor Constantine got the early Christian leaders together at Nicea to SCHOOL HOLIDAY fix matters of doctrine and dates of important Christian events such as Easter. They chose the first Play Group Ewas Coffee Morning Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox; (as opposed to Christmas day which they fixed Play Group NO TRIP AND TOUR as 25th December). But the Eastern Orthodox Church chose different criteria for determining Easter. Social welfare day Thursday Mandarin class Mandarin class Xmas Lunch In France and most European countries, the church bells, true symbols of Easter does not sound Good Friday to Easter Sunday, because history says they go to Rome, where they take care of eggs. Upon their return, they fly over the garden and throw all the eggs ... to the delight of children! But in other European countries, the envoys of Easter are different: in Switzerland a cuckoo, in Germany, a white rabbit, in the Anglo-Saxon, a hare, in Australia, a bunny! 16 23 30 9 The Easter egg is the symbol of the emergence of a new life and fertility. Give eggs as Easter gift to Wednesda Play Group celebrate arrival of spring is traditionally installed for hundreds of years. Rabbits are also an Easter symbol, because of their fecund nature, a symbol of fertility. The hare, for instance, was Eostre’s (the goddess of spring). 15 22 29 1 8 There are about 5000 years; the Persians were already providing eggs of chickens as gifts lucky to cele- brate spring! Tuesday Islamic New This is actually from the thirteenth century that the first painted eggs made their appearance in Europe. 7 Holiday Netball Netball Netball Netball Today, Easter eggs are chocolate. This tradition is relatively recent. The molded chocolate was intro- duced during the first half of the nineteenth century. Year 14 21 28 Both in France and in the UK, the traditional Easter lunch implies inevitably lamb and generally a nice juicy leg. Monday Why lamb? First of all it is the perfect season for it but, symbolically, lamb stands as a saving sacrifice. 13 20 27 6
  2. 2. The address you can’t live without A MESSAGE FROMCURRENT OFFICERS OUR PRESIDENTPRESIDENT : Katie Phelpsewaspresident@gmail.comVICE-PRESIDENT : Dear EWAS Members,Jennifer Choewasvicepresident@gmail.comSECRETARY : While it seems like onlySharon Duncan yesterday I was sitting down at myewassecretary@gmail.com computer trying to figure out whatHOSPITALITY :Jennifer Cho 0881 4300 482 to say in my first message to you, at the same time itMEMBERSHIP : feels like I have been president forever. (In a goodErika Della Bella way!) As I think of what to say today, I can’t think ofewasmembership@gmail.com anything more than to express my sincere gratitude.PROGRAMS/EVENTS : I am grateful to you, our EWAS members, for mak-Rita Phuaewasprogram@gmail.com ing our general meetings, coffee mornings, trips andLivia Spieszewasevents@gmail.com tours, and more so much fun. I am also infinitely grateful for the 2010 board who have made all ofSPONSORSHIP :Livia Spiesz these events a reality and who have each becomeewassponsorship@gmail.com my near and dear friends.TREASURER : Gina Ooiewastreasurer@gmail.com The year of 2010 will be one to remember.LIBRARY : Sharon Duncan We have seen and done so much together over theewaslibrary@gmail.com past year. We have said goodbye to good friends asNEWSLETTER : they moved to new countries and welcome manyDorothée Gœuryewasnewsletter@gmail.com new faces too. We have learned, traveled andSOCIAL WELFARE : shopped together. I have truly enjoyed this year.ewassocialwelfare@gmail.com Thank you so much for that.TRIPS & TOURS :Jane Wong I wish each of you a happy holiday seasonewastrips@gmail.comJennifer Wang filled with health and joy. I look forward to seeingewastours@gmail.com you again when I return to Surabaya next year withSURABAYA BOOK : my own new little bundle of joy!Tara Visani(coordinator) With my warmest wishes and love,ewas.surabaya.book@gmail.comWEBSITE : Milica Costaewaswebs@gmail.comwww.ewasonline.orgEmail address : ~ Katieinfo@ewasonline.com Page 4
  3. 3. www.ewasonline.org ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONToddler Singing Play GroupContact person: Betina Contact person: SarahTel: 0817 588 802 Tel: 0811 3431 650Time: 10:30 - 11:00 am Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pmPlace: various Place: variousNetball for both men and women Mah JongContact person: Madeline Hay Contact person: Hye Jin KimTel: 081 1340 4355 /031 7452717 Tel : 0811 304 476Time: Tuesday 4.15 pm Time:10:30 – 14:00Place: Sekolah Ciputra in Gym Place: variousTennis Mandarin classContact person: Noenoek Contact person: Jennifer ChoTel: 0811 304 271 Tel : 0881 4300 482 for dates and locations.Time: Friday 08:00– 10:00 amPlace: Graha Famili Club HouseSalsa and Samba Craft Project: Hair pin for charityContact person : Yuri Contact : Sharon (0816513048)Tel : 081 1342 2268 or Betina (see / Icha (081288443471)above) ewas.craft@gmail.comTime : either in Puri Matahari from 8 to 9am or in Yuris house 9 to 10 am Please, during the School Holiday, askPlace: Vila Bukit Indah AA 4⌗18 in the contact person for the schedule of all activities.If you come across something of in- Thanksterest please email it to the Newslet-ter Coordinator, as ewasnewsletter@gmail.com WELCOME TO THE NEW BABIES AND CON- GRATULATIONS FOR THEIR PARENTS Hugo born on October 13th 2010, the new baby boy of Emmanuelle Bourgeois Lucas born on November 10th 2010, new baby boy of Elis Wingert Page 5
  4. 4. www.ewasonline.org LIBRARY REVIEW TITLE AUTHOR Fasting, Feasting Anita Desai Road Rage Ruth Rendell Dirt Music Tim Winton Angelas Ashes Frank McCourt The Alchemist Paul CoelhoDVDS Snow Orhan PamukDeath at a Funeral2 Ewas bought new shelves forOld Dogs books.Robin Hood Thanks for all donators.Case 39 Be free to have a look and borrowShall We Dance book or DVDAustralia EWAS FINANCIAL REPORTDear members,Due to the elections for the new board, Ewas board 2010 are pleasedto tell you the financial situation.―The major incomes were coming from Membership fees (± 25 million)and our Advertisers/Sponsors (± 40 M). The major expenses spent onGeneral meeting (± 19 M), Newsletters (± 11 M), Events (± 10 M) andSocial welfare (± 15 M).As at 31 October 2010, EWAS’s financial position is strengthen by Rp5,846,892 from 2009 balance. As there is no major monthly event inthe month of November and December, the expenses would be mini-mum. We are looking for a couple of millions Rupiah net income tillend of year.‖ Reported by Gina Ooi - our Treasurer Page 6
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  6. 6. www.ewasonline.org SURABAYA BOOK UPDATEHello ladies!Thank you for those of you who contributed information & completedsurveys so far (Helka, Dolly, Erika, Dorothy, So Jin). We talked to a lotof you during the bazaar who also promised to complete the survey at alater time; this is just a gentle reminder to please do so.We will continue to collect information until the end of the year, sokeep them coming!The committee will also continue meeting every Monday and some-times Tuesday at 1:30 at one of our homes. If you ever wish to join,please contact us at: EWAS.Surabaya.Book@gmail.comIn January, we will start to distribute marketing materials for advertis-ers, so please start spreading the word. We are in need of Indonesianspeakers (you dont have to be fluent!) to accompany us while we hitthe malls and stores, so please let us know if you can help.We will also be calling on all editors and proof readers in January toreview all of our listings. We have some volunteers, but could alwaysuse more. We can email you Word documents to review, so you donthave to worry about attending a meeting. Please contact us if you areavailable to help.Finally, photographers, send us your photos! We know there aresome talented ladies in our group, so show us what you got!Thank you all in advance,Tara Visani Page 9
  7. 7. The address you can’t live without DECEMBER GENERAL MEETINGEwas board thanks a lot all vendors to show their products and to give a percent of sales for our social welfare activities. (Continued on page 11) Page 10
  8. 8. www.ewasonline.org COFFEE MORNING OCTOBER WITH KIMBALE DEMO Page 11
  9. 9. The address you can’t live without SPECIAL COFFEE MORNING IN KALIANDRA By Jenny Ritchie A group of approximately twelve EWAS ladies visited Kaliandra S.E.J.A.T.I (located approximately 5 mins from Taman Safari in Ma- lang) at the invitation of Kaliandra’s owner, for a special coffee morn- ing. We were warmly greeted by the CEO, Mr Philip Goh Teck Siangwho took us for a tour through the residence and it’s vast grounds, ex-plaining some of it’s history. We were then invited to enjoy morning tea which consisted of several savoury and sweet delica- cies and a variety of specially pre- pared teas made from their own locally grown organic products. Nestled beneath Mt Arjuno, the residence took four years to com- plete and is now used mainly for seminars and conferences.Antique furniture and accessoriesfrom around the world dot each ofthe rooms, adorning them in periodsplendour.Some of the out-buildings are usedas exclusive accommodation suitesand further up the slope bungalowsdot the area. The tranquillity and (Continued on page 13) Page 12
  10. 10. www.ewasonline.orgserenity of this beautiful propertymakes it a perfect relaxing retreat.The Foundation also runs variousprograms and development pro-jects to educate and help improvethe welfare of the local community. To conclude the tour, we were able to purchase organic items produced on the property, before returning to Surabaya. I (Dorothée) found this picture of Kaliandra visit. It’s amazing. What is this room ? If you want an answer, ask the la- dies :-)) Page 13
  11. 11. The address you can’t live without SOCIAL WELFARE CORNER Ulul Albab OrphanageIn order for EWAS to donate the funds raised at last year’s 2009 Surabaya Ball(Rp6,650,000) to a charity, Dorothée and I visited the Ulul Albab Orphanage tomeet and assess their needs.We were very warmly greeted by some of the children and their carers.When we first visited the Orphanage two weeks prior, we were advised thatthere were 42 children, however when we returned to make the donation wewere told that the number had increased to 44 children, ranging in ages from 3months to 17 years.The Orphanage is split up into two sections, one for boys and one for girls andboth are located independently of each other.The priority items we supplied were school uniforms, shoes, scuffs, fans, mat-tresses, shampoo and stationery.The Orphanage was very grateful to EWAS for their donation to assist theseunder-privileged children. Some of the Children from the Girls’ Or- phanage Some of the Donated ItemsJenny Ritchie Page 14
  12. 12. www.ewasonline.org THANKS LETTER FROM THE ORPHANAGE Page 15
  13. 13. The address you can’t live without EWAS BOARD 2011 NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION The Elections for the 2011 EWAS Board will be held at our November General Meeting on 2nd December 2010 . Each Board Member holds their position from January to December each year. Every year, every position on theboard becomes vacant. The person currently holding the position steps down,and the members of the Association nominate and vote on who will fill that po-sition for the coming year.It is now time to start thinking about who will serve on next year’s Board!Have you enjoyed being an EWAS member?Please think about how YOU can contribute to EWAS by being on theBoard. Maybe you would like to see things differently at EWAS, thenthis is your chance to have your voice heard.Or do you have a friend who you think would contribute greatly to ourAssociation. Talk with them, and then nominate them!The President shall: Preside at monthly Meetings & Executive BoardMeetings. Represent the organization in the community; Oversee theadministration and organization.The Vice President shall: Perform all duties of the President in her ab-sence. Oversee program planning and implementation.The Hospitality Coordinator shall : take care to the newcomers andconnect them with the others membersThe Secretary shall: Record proceedings of the Executive Board; pre-pare correspondence; maintain organizational records and files; prepareMinutes of meetings.The Treasurer shall: Receive and disburse all monies and keep appro-priate records.The Membership Coordinator shall: Maintain current records of mem-bership; obtain and update membership directory; oversee registrationand payments of fees at Monthly Meetings. (Continued on page 17) Page 16
  14. 14. www.ewasonline.orgThe Social Welfare Coordinator shall: Plan, organize and implementdonation activities; Recommend and assist in planning on fund-raisingactivities for charitable purposes.The Program Coordinator shall: Recommend and oversee planningon cultural programs which are in keeping with the organization’s pur-pose.The Sponsorship Coordinator shall: Oversee and coordinate the so-liciting and accepting of sponsorships from outside organizations.The Trips &Tours Coordinator shall: Recommend and oversee plan-ning on trips and tours for general membership participation.The Newsletter Coordinator shall : write and collect articles, layoutand design the newsletter every month (except July and August), andarrange delivery of monthly newsletter.The Website Coordinator shall: Maintain and update current website.The Surabaya Book Coordinator shall : update and organize the newWelcome book addresses.Theses positions are already filled :** The Website Coordinator** The SecretaryIf you would like to know more about each of the positions please speakwith the person currently holding that position, or any Board Member, orspeak with the President, Katie Phelps. Page 17
  15. 15. The address you can’t live without EWAS TRIP & TOUR REVIEW By Jina LAU My visit to the rattan factory. Tulus group, exclusive rattan furni- ture manufacturer and supplier has been established since the 70s, mainly exporting their finished prod- ucts to America, Europe, Australia just to name a few.We have the honour to be invited to take alook at their products and also understand theprocess of how rattans is used. What an amazing experience! Thats what I thought to myself when I saw the rattan furniture assembling process. The amount of hard work put into making each piece of chair, table, cupboard is just unthink- able.Experienced workers usually take about 2 days to complete hand weav-ing a rattan sofa chair. A complicated piece of furniture could takeweeks even months to make. (Continued on page 19) Page 18
  16. 16. www.ewasonline.orgRaw rattans comes in long hardened form, making it hard to bend. Ma-chineries which ensures all rattans come in standard diameter, suchthat furnitures can be well formed are used. Steam machines softensthe rattans, allowing workers to bend the rattans, twisting if necessarywith help of other forms of machineries. Thereafter, we are able to seeall the beautiful creations from rattans.As we proceed to the showroom, i cant help but think, I wish I have abigger house to house at least a set of rattan furniture!Who wouldnt, really! TRIP & TOUREwas will invite all of you to learn the history of the Majapahit Hotel.This trip should be confirmed with the NEW BOARD. ;-))Address : Majapahit Hotel - 65 Jalan TunjunganDate : 10th February 2011 (Thursday)Time : 8.30 amMeeting place : Mc Donalds - Jalan Mayjeng Sungkono /or directly to the hotel at 9:00 if you are close it Page 19
  17. 17. The address you can’t live withoutShrimp Cocktail in Tomato CupsMakes 4 servings.Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes.IngredientsFor tomato cups: For the cocktail5 medium-size tomatoes sauce:For the shrimp: 1 tablespoon1 small yellow onion (quartered) tarragon vinegar or2 bay leaves vinegar1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon drained prepared horse-16 fresh or frozen and thawed large radishshrimp, peeled and defined with tails 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauceleft on 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon garlic powderTo prepare tomato cups, cut off the top third of four of the tomatoes, making adecorative zigzag edge. Reserve tops. Gently scoop out seeds and pulp anddiscard. Invert tomato cups onto paper-towel-lined baking sheet; cover andrefrigerate 1 hour (will keep for 1 day).To prepare the cocktail sauce, seed and chop remaining whole tomato andenough of tomato tops to measure 1 cup chopped tomato. In food processorblender, process the chopped tomato, tarragon vinegar, horseradish, Worces-tershire sauce, sugar, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and red pep-per sauce until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for atleast 1 hour or until cold (will keep for 8 hours).To cook the shrimp, half-fill a large saucepan with cold water and add onion,bay leaves, and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in shrimp. Lower heatand cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn opaque. Drain in acolander; cool under cold running water. Transfer to shallow dish. Cover withplastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 1 hour (will keep for 8 hours).Line the tomato cups with leaf lettuce. Stir cocktail sauce; spoon some intoeach cup. Arrange 4 shrimp in each cup. Serve immediately.Traditional French Yule Log - La Bûche de Noël (Continued on page 21) Page 20
  18. 18. www.ewasonline.orgIn some parts of the world, the Yule Log is called more simply the ChocolateChristmas Log. It is a chocolate cake that celebrants prepare and enjoy duringthe Christmas Season in France and other parts of the world.Ingredients :For the Cake: 2/3 Cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 4eggs, 3/4 Cup sugar, 3 squares baking chocolate, 2 Tablespoons water.For the Filling: 1 Cup whipping cream; 2 Tablespoons Ground Chestnuts orChestnut puree (traditional, but optional); 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar; 1teaspoon vanilla or almond extract (your choice).For the Frosting: 1/3 cup butter, 2 Cups powdered sugar, 1/4 Cup powderedcocoa, 2 Tablespoons milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.Instructions* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.* Butter a 15‖ x 10‖ jellyroll pan (or a shallow baking pan or a deep-sidedcookie sheet, and line it with waxed paper. Also butter the top of the waxedpaper. If you use a cookie pan, make sure it is large enough so that the cakewill be thin enough to roll up.* In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients - flour, soda, and salt.* Beat eggs until fluffy and light yellow. Bit by bit, add the sugar to the eggs andbeat well.* Melt the chocolate and water in a pan over medium heat and add this to theegg mixture.* Fold in all the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix carefully.* Spread the batter evenly into the pan and bake for 15 - 17 minutes, until cakeis springy.* Remove from oven and turn it out onto a clean tea towel sprinkled with pow-dered sugar.* Remove the waxed paper, and trim edges of cake that are too crispy.* Starting at the narrow end of the jellyroll pan or carefully at either end of theother the of pan, roll up the cake and towel together and set aside to cool withthe towel inside.* Filling Whip cream to soft peaks and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla oralmond extract until stiff.* Unroll the cake and spread filling on top of cake. (Continued on page 22) Page 21
  19. 19. The address you can’t live without* Roll up the cake again without the towel.* Cut a thin slice off each end of the roll to place on top as ―bumps on the log.‖* Frosting Set butter on the counter and warm up to room temperature andcombine all ingredients. Beat until smooth.* Use the cut off ends to make "bumps on the log" and glue them on with frost-ing.* Frost the entire surface of the cake, ends, and bumps.* Draw the tines of a fork across the surface to symbolize tree bark.* Sprinkle powdered sugar over all to represent snow and decorate with Christ-mas holly and a bow or create them with fondant, if you like and refrigerate.Roast Pork with crackling (Danish)Ingredients:Min. 1 kg. neck of pork with skin. (Get the butcher to cut the skin)5-7 whole cloves, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 l. water, creamone small onion, one carrot, floursalt/pepperRub skin with coarse salt, making sure it gets well down into the cuts.Put 5-7 whole cloves and a few pieces of bay leaves into the cuts.Place in a pan with skin side up. Add 1/2 l. water, a small onion and a carrotinto the pan.Cook in an oven preheated to 325 degrees F. for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until ther-mometer shows 154 degrees F in thickest part of meat. Take pan out of oven,pour juice into a saucepan and skim off fat. Put the pan back into the oven at440 degrees F. until the skin bubbles and is crisp and golden.Use the grill for the last 3-5 minutes if necessary.The gravy is made in the sauce pan with the juices from the pan, flour, salt andpepper to taste and a little cream. If too thick, add water... if too thin, add moreflour or cream.Remove meat from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before cutting into 1 cmthick slices. Page 22
  20. 20. www.ewasonline.org HEROES DAY By Milica Costa Heroes Day (Hari Pahlawan), held annually on the 10th of November, is one of the most important dates in Indonesian history as it com- memorates the Battle of Surabaya. On this day, several events were held throughout Surabaya, city of he- roes. In Jalan Tunjungan, event was opened by Indone- sian anthem and raising of the Indonesian flag on the rooftop of the hotel Majapahit, in Indonesian history known as hotel Merdeka (hotel Liberty). Many Surabayans gath- ered to view the proces- sion of the revolution veterans and military marching bands, followed by the young couples in traditional clothing from all over Indonesia. Children from several elemen- tary schools in Surabaya took part in the event. Outfitted in traditional Javanese uniforms, some groups played traditional Indonesian instruments while others demonstrated traditional Indonesian dances. (Continued on page 24) Page 23
  21. 21. The address you can’t live withoutFor the Heroes Day commemoration, Harley Davidson Club Indone-sia (HDCI) held a First Annual Heritage Ride 2010, with participationof almost 1000 members. As peak of the show they threw sowingflowers at Jembatan Merah river, in name of all the heroes who died inthe battle in for freedom.Thousands of bikers participated in Hero Fun Bike event, commemo-rating Heroes Day. The route long 27 kilometers started at JalanKramatgantung and finished in the Pahlawan square, where entertain-ment was staged to welcome the participants and other citizens whogathered to celebrate the holiday.Students of St. Stanislaus Catholic JuniorHigh School gathered at least 25,000 bot-tle caps into a pictorial mosaic of nationalhero Bung Tomo. Placed on a flat surfacemade of plywood and a wood frame meas-uring 3.5x7 meters, the Bung Tomo mo-saic was installed near a school yard, lo-cated in Jl. Sudirman. Rudy Setiawan,school’s art teacher, was the coordinator ofthis unusual project.Exhibition of Sketches and Caricatures SOERABAYA 1945 waspresented by the Australian Embassy in Jakarta in cooperation withJawa Pos at the AJBS Gallery in Surabaya from 10 to 20 November2010, with support from Garuda Indonesia. The exhibition displayedhistorically important sketches and letters created by Australian artistTony Rafty, who was in Indonesia on an assignment as a representa-tive for the Sydney daily newspaper The Sun. He travelled with Presi-dent Soekarno and sketched many battle scenes during that periodincluding the ―Battle of Surabaya‖ which he witnessed firsthand. Rafty,95 years, is based in Sydney. He is one of Australia’s most celebratedcartoonists and caricaturists."Those who died in the battles never asked for flatery. Rosesnever announce their fragrance Big nations are nations whohonor their heroes." Ir. Soekarno - The first president of Indone-sia Page 24
  22. 22. www.ewasonline.org EVENTS December 1-5th : Surabaya Craft Expo From 10 am to 9 pm at Gramedia Expo, Jl. Basuki Rahmat 93-105 With more than 80 participants, you will have a great time choosing selected and unique Batik, fashion, accessories or handicrafts. Free entrance. 3-19th December : "The power of woman" This photography exhibition is presented at House of Sampoerna. From 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. Address : Taman Sampoerna 6 4th December 2010 : Surabaya Ball Dinner with 4 courses, wines, DJ and Live Band. Dress code : Black Tie/ Smart. 7th December 2010 : Labuh haut Labuh Laut is cultural ceremony to commemorate the Javanese New Year by sweeping out the Sesajen to the ocean as gratitude express the fishermen of Popoh beach to God so that in the next day they get many fishes. The event marked by traditional art, and held at beautiful beach of Popoh, Besuki district, Tulungagung regency. Location: Popoh beach, Besuki district, Tulungagung regency 11th December 2010 : Soundburst festival Mew Live in SoundBurst Festival. Mew is a Danish rock band. It was founded by Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, Johan Wohlert, Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen and in 1997, Mew has begun to find success since 2003, when the Danish Music Critics Award Show has awarded them the title Best Album and Best Group of the Year. Pantai Kenjeran - Surabaya 18th December 2010 : Banyuwangi Anniversary Banyuwangi anniversary event is held annually to inspire the spirit and exem- plary of Mas Rampeg / Prince Jogopati who is the famous of his tenacious, persistent and unyielding in defending Blambangan land. The event presents a variety of arts and culture, including: Culture Parade, Regional Arts Festival, Public Amusement, Jubeng Thulek Selection Location: Banyuwangi regency Page 25
  23. 23. The address you can’t live without LOCAL NEWSMerapi eruptions dispel mythsExtract from The Jakarta Post, 11/16/2010The recent eruptions of Mount Merapi thatclaimed more than 240 lives mostly fromSleman regency, Yogyakarta, may finallyhelp dispel myths people living on theslopes of the world’s most active volcanoeshave held onto for so long.For years, people there have believed that Merapi would never propelpyroclastic clouds onto its southern slope, especially in the Kinahrejoregion in Cangkringan, Sleman, where Merapi’s late self-appointed spiri-tual gatekeeper Mbah Maridjan lived. They thought Merapi would notdeface its supposed front slope.But for those people, the unthinkable happened. Huge hot clouds, withenergy three times bigger than that of the three previous eruptions in1994, 2001 and 2006, sped down the mountain and swept over Ki-nahrejo and the neighboring village of Kaliadem, killing over 40 peopleincluding Mbah Maridjan on Oct. 26.―People, especially of my age and below, have become more rationalnow. Only a few elderly people still hold strong mystical beliefs, makingevacuation often difficult to carry out during an eruption,‖ said the 50-year-old professor of volcanology at the Indonesian Islamic University(UII) Yogyakarta.Believed to be the kingdom of the spirits, Merapi has long been seen asthe symbol of the balancing elements of the universe forming a straight,sacred imaginary axis from the north — where it is located — to thesouth where the kingdom of the Queen of the South Sea Ratu Kidul lies,with Yogyakarta Palace at its center.Followers of Javanese cosmology believe the world is basically a har-mony between the microcosmic and the macrocosmic. In this caseMerapi and the South Seas Kingdom are considered as the microcosmicwhile the Yogyakarta Palace the macrocosmic. Both are supposed to be (Continued on page 27) Page 26
  24. 24. www.ewasonline.orgin balance to create harmony.Such beliefs thus explain the annual labuhan (offering) rituals held bothat Merapi and on the site of the South Sea Kingdom, which are carriedout to maintain this balance.Such beliefs have often made it difficult for authorities to evacuate peo-ple when Merapi is declared dangerous. It was even more difficult whenthe gatekeeper, believed to hold supernatural powers to communicatewith the spirits guarding the volcano, refused to evacuate.The biggest eruption took place early morning on Nov. 5. It sent 100million cubic meters of volcanic materials down its slopes, speeding inall directions, killing over 100 more people and displacing more than300,000 others in the four affected regencies of Sleman in Yogyakarta,and Magelang, Boyolali as well as Klaten in Central Java.In the past, Merapi eruptions were non-explosive and characterized byslow releases of lava. This time, Merapi erupted with explosions, butwithout creating a lava dome at the top of the volcano like in previouseruptions.For Sleman, the danger zone remains within a 20-kilometer radius, said‖ Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s Geological Agency head R.Sukhyar.BROMO, TENGGER, SEMERUEarthquake tremors Mount Bromo still continue to occur. These vibra-tions are clearly detected from the Post Monitor Bromo Ngadisari Vil-lage, Sukapura, Probolinggo.An earthquake in the mountains who is also a mainstay of the NationalPark attractions Bromo, Tengger, Semeru (TNBTS) also accompaniedthe release of thick black smoke."The altitude is between 600 and 700 meters from the lip of the crater ofthe mountain," said Syafii Monitoring and Supervision Officers of MountBromo.Once this mountain activity increases, local government issued an ap- (Continued on page 28) Page 27
  25. 25. The address you can’t live withoutpeal to citizens, particularly around Sukapura District.In a poster submitted to the people it was written five points of concernto residents, especially if at any time of Mount Bromo is really endan-gering safety.The five steps, namely (1) residents should remain calm and alert to develop-ments that occurred at Mount Bromo. (2) The Society shall follow the directionsand instructions of government. (3) If there is a warning to evacuate throughthe siren or gong, is expected to immediately follow the steps that the govern-ment had been prepared. (4) Towards the evacuation and vehicle are preparedfor later taken to the Emergency Response at the Village Post Sukapura. (5)When the evacuation, are only allowed to bring essential goods or securities. ISLAMIC NEW YEAR The Islamic New Year is the day that marks the be- ginning of a new Islamic calendar year, and is the day on which the year count is incremented. The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, andmonths begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted.Since the Islamic year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the Gregorian year,the Islamic new year does not come on thesame day of the Gregorian calendar everyyear.First day of Islamic new year 1432 will be onDecember 7th 2010. Page 28
  26. 26. www.ewasonline.org HUMORTRADITIONNAL WISHES FOR NEXT YEAR ?DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN ;-)) Page 29
  27. 27. The address you can’t live without MY TRIP TO BEIJING AND HONG KONG By Jenny RitchieIt was a long awaited trip which had finally eventuated and certainly oneto remember. It was blustery and cold and probably not the best time tovisit Beijing. The temperatures reached a minimum of -2 deg. C and amaximum of 7 deg. C. Upon arrival, we were amazed at how large andWesternised this city is.Whilst my husband and I were in Beijing we visited The Forbidden City and were amazed at the enormity of the Imperial Palace and grounds, which also included accom- modation for the Emperor’s concubines. The Pal- ace and it’s buildings housed approximately 2,500 people during its time. From The Forbidden City, we walked through the famous Tian’anmen Square. We visited the famous Ming Tombs, where the Third of the thirteen Em- perors is buried, before making our way to theGreat Wall. There we walked to the topmostpeak which is one of the most popular sec-tions and is known as The Great Wall ofBadaling. Our guide informed us that it wasthe most beautiful and steepest of the twosections of that part of The Wall. (It was awe- some!). We then went to a jade factory and experi- enced the work- ers carving jade. We also visited The Water Cube (designed by an Australian for the Olympic Games)and The Bird’s Nest Stadium.On the last part of our tour we stopped at a (Continued on page 31) Page 30
  28. 28. www.ewasonline.org tea house to participate in a tea drinking cere- mony. This was very fascinating as there are a number of steps before the tea is finally poured for drinking. We visited the Beijing Zoo and saw the giant pandas, before going to the Lamas-tery of Harmony and Peace, where a 26 metre Bud-dha stands, carved from the trunk of a single sandal-wood tree.We also visited The Summer Palace, which lies15kms north-west of the city centre and is No. 1among China’s ancient parks. The Palace covers a290 hectare area which includes The Longevity Hilland Kumming Lake. Lastly, we spent a couple of days in Hong Kong and although we stayed in Hong Kong itself, we caught the ferry to Kowloon where they have the largest shopping centre called Harbour City. This shopping centre is massive and is ideally situated for tourists visiting on luxury liners. We also visited the Soho area, well known for its bars and restaurants. We took the tram to ThePeak (the highest point in Hong Kong) where we witnessed fantasticviews of the city skyline, both by day and night. MY ITALIAN ESCAPEIt was one of those sudden decisions – they were having a JewelleryExpo in Vicenza, Italy – what better reason to visit Italy? It was evenbetter because I was catching up with an old friend and past EWASmember, Donatella Prando, who moved back to her home town lastyear. She was ecstatic when I told her I was coming to Italy.It is currently autumn in Italy, a beautiful time of the year – not too hotand not too cold. A very welcomed change from our hot Surabayaweather. I was looking forward to all my wonderful memories of Italyfrom fourteen years ago and I was not disappointed.I arrived at Marco Polo Airport in Venice where I was warmly greeted by Page 31
  29. 29. The address you can’t live withoutDonatella and her husband. The drive to their house was wonderful –soaking up the beautiful autumn day and countryside along the way – itwas hard to believe I was really there. The Jewellery Expo was trulyamazing and a whole day was not enough to take in all the awesomecreations. I was totally saturated with ideas that I could incorporate intomy glass. Because I had seen a lot of Italy some years ago, I thought itwould be best to make my way further north to towns I had not visitedbefore.The first town after Vicenza I visited wasEste. Este is a small quaint town approx.60kms from Venice. The area surroundingEste was the inspiration to poets such asGeorge Byron, Percy Shelley, FrancescoPetrarca and Ugo Foscolo. Then it was off to Padova for the day. Padova has the second oldest university in Italy (approx. 800 years old) (Bologna having the oldest) and the largest Piazza in Italy (Piazza del Prato della Valle). Padova was alsothe setting for most of the action in Shake-speare’s play, The Taming of the Shrew. Imade my way to Venice where it was exactly how I remembered it. Itwas a balmy autumn day and as usual, overcrowded with tourists. The shops were spilling with buyers, however one that caught my attention was a costume shop where they handmade costumes and masks for Carnival. They were exquisite, colourful creations. Next it was off to Trieste on a three hour train jour- ney. Trieste is a town situated on the Adriatic Coast and has its own port on the border of Slove- nia. There are many sights to see in Trieste, in- cluding The Piazza dell’Unita, which is the biggest (Continued on page 33) Page 32
  30. 30. www.ewasonline.orgopen square on the sea in Europe, the Ro-man ruins of the amphitheatre, TeatroRomano, open for the public and gives afeel for the history of Trieste. My next stopwas Cortina d’Ampezzo which is nestled atthe foot of The Dolomites. The train does not go all the way up to Cortina d’Ampezzo so it is another one hour bus journey from the train station, on very narrow treacherous streets up the mountain. Cortina is 1210 metres above sea level and is surrounded by many peaks over 3,200 metres high. The mountain groups of To-fana, Pomagagnon, Cristallo, Sorapis and Croda da Lago and the BoiteRiver run through the town. The first outsiders to visit the Ampezzo Val-ley were mountain climbers hearing about Cortina from Deodat deDolomieu, the French Geologist who first described these soaring peaks.Cortina relies very heavily on the tourist trade and is a haven for skiersduring the winter months. The houses and hotel window sills are dottedwith flowers and have a Swiss chalet appearance. The main street isfilled with people strolling up and down the Corso, window shopping orsipping an aperitif. The street is lined with hotels, art galleries, antiqueshops, jewellers, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. The cuisine inCortina has an Austrian influence and is unlike the cuisine of other townsin Italy.My last train ride was to Bologna – the City of Porticos and famous for itsmortadella and porcini ravioli. The city started life in the 6th Century BCas Felsina and for two centuries it was the capital of the Etruscan PoValley Territories until tribes from Gaul took over, renaming it Bononia.They lasted another couple of hundred years before surrendering to theRomans. Over time, the name has been changed to Bologna.I spent a wonderful day in Bologna reminiscing of my trip there 14 yearsago and soaking up some of the changes that it has now undergone.Bologna is one of my favourite towns! My three week visit now over, itwas back on the plane again for my return trip to Surabaya the followingday! Page 33
  31. 31. The address you can’t live without BENEFITS OF BEING AN EWAS MEMBERIf you are an EWAS Member, you can really feel privileged in Surabaya!Our brilliant sponsors (in A-Z order) offer the following: Majapahit Spa Hotel Majapahit, 65 Jalan Tunjungan Majapahit Spa by Martha Tilaar offers a wide range of treat- ments from body massage to facial, body and hair treat- ments moreover manicure and pedicure at an amazing 15%discount after a minimum transaction of IDR100.000. Miracle Spa, Tunjungan Plaza, and HR Muham- mad & Kertajaya Indah At Miracle Spa enjoy 15% discount for Facial & Body Treatment with minimum transaction of IDR250,000, or enjoy a 5% discount for some Aesthetic Medical treatments. Kupu Kupu, Puri Sentra Raya PS1-22, Citraraya, +6281318874824Are you crazy about jewelleries? Kukpu Kupu offers a great selection ofnecklaces, ear rings, bracelets, and even hand bags, which are allunique and excellent quality! As an EWAS Members, you can enjoy a10% discount when you shop there! The Parlour, Ruko Landmark Block A-18, Jl. In- dragiri No. 12-18, (+62) 31 5688 038 / 561 5580Having trouble grooming your hair the way you wanted it done? Forgetall the hassle! Once you step into The Parlour, you are entrusted in thesafe hands of an Australian professional and his team. Not only will youget a new fantastic look, but also a 20% discount! (Continued on page 35) Page 34
  32. 32. www.ewasonline.org Sages Institute, Darmo Harapan 1, Graha Resi- dence, Enjoy 10% discount when you join Sages’ FunKitchen Program where you can learn cooking a wide variety of excel-lent, sometimes more and sometimes less complicated dishes from allover the world that will amaze your entire family! Windy’s Spa, It’s one of the oldest sponsors of EWAS. If you go there, you can enjoy theirbody treatments (top to toe) at a fantastic 15% discounted rate. How-ever, if you rather just buy their amazing products (lotions, oils, sham-poos etc.) you can still enjoy a 10% discount!Make sure you have your valid EWAS Membership card with youwhen you claim you EWAS discounts!!!(Contact ewasmembership@gmail.com if you don’t have you card yet)Besides, if you are an EWAS Member you have other benefits too:You can... Attend EWAS General Meetings once a month where some pro- grams, a bit of entertainment, snacks, tea and coffee are offered while you can catch up with all of your EWAS friends Attend EWAS Coffee Mornings once a month where you can also catch up with your friends over some coffee and snacks Attend trips and tours free of charge with the exception of extra charges that unfortunately membership fees do not cover Attend Social Welfare trips – whenever it is available Receive the EWAS Newsletter over 9 months every year Get some discounts for attending some events organized by the EWAS board And of course, being part of the EWAS Board if there is a vacant po- sition Page 35
  33. 33. The address you can’t live without THE PURPOSE OF EWAS To encourage fellowship and enhance the adjustment of women of various foreign nationalities residing in and around Surabaya To provide support for newcomers To provide information on the culture, service and opportunities in East Java To contribute to social welfare of the local community through volunteer activities and donationsThose members whose membership fees remain unpaid, can not re-ceive the Newsletter and, after three months, will be removed fromthe membership list.Please, pay on time your renewal to our Membership Coordinator .The new prices for membership are now :New member 1 year Rp - 350,000.00New member 6 months Rp - 200,000.00Renewall 1 year Rp - 300,000.00Renewall 6 months Rp - 180,000.00Partial membership Rp - 250,000.00Visitor Rp - 60,000.00 Page 36
  34. 34. www.ewasonline.org DECEMBER SANTOS Clarice 01 ASTUTIK Weidy 05 PISZCZEK Eva 09 VISANI Tara 09 RUMAWAS Emma 10 BROEKMAN Rebecca 13 STEVENS-AIASSA Marie-Jo 14 CHO Jennifer 19 WONG Jane 20 SEGALEN Danielle 22 KIM Manjo 23 PHUA Rita 23 GILLANDERS Emma 27 THANKSGIVING CROSSWORDS ANSWERS Page 37
  35. 35. Su 16 23 30 2 9 NEW YEAR Easter Sat If Easter has a religious meaning for Jewish and Christian religions, Easter is a pagan festival that cele- brates spring and renewal. Long time ago, probably in prehistoric times, a party was held at the full 15 22 29 moon of spring. All the people were celebrating, after the long winter days, the return of good weather. 1 8 Now, according to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day after his Toddler Singing Toddler Singing Toddler Singing crucifixion. Some Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday (also Resurrec- Toddler Singing tion Day or Resurrection Sunday), two days after Good Friday and three days after Maundy Thursday. Hola dancing Hola dancing Hola dancing Hola dancing The 2010 Easter Date (4th April) applies to the western calendar (Catholic and Protestant Churches), Mah jong Mah jong Mah jong Friday Mah jong and also to the Eastern Orthodox Church. This is an unusual event since the two branches of Christianity Tennis Tennis Tennis 21 Tennis have different methods for calculating the correct date for Easter. Why does the Easter date move every year? 14 28January 2011 7 In the year 325AD, the Roman Emperor Constantine got the early Christian leaders together at Nicea to fix matters of doctrine and dates of important Christian events such as Easter. They chose the first No GENERAL MEETING Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox; (as opposed to Christmas day which they fixed SCHOOL HOLIDAY Ewas Coffee Morning as 25th December). But the Eastern Orthodox Church chose different criteria for determining Easter. Thursday Mandarin class No Trip & tour In France and most European countries, the church bells, true symbols of Easter does not sound Good Friday to Easter Sunday, because history says they go to Rome, where they take care of eggs. Upon their return, they fly over the garden and throw all the eggs ... to the delight of children! But in other European countries, the envoys of Easter are different: in Switzerland a cuckoo, in Germany, a white rabbit, in the Anglo-Saxon, a hare, in Australia, a bunny! 13 20 27 6 The Easter egg is the symbol of the emergence of a new life and fertility. Give eggs as Easter gift to celebrate arrival of spring is traditionally installed for hundreds of years. Wednesday Play Group Play Group Play Group Play Group Rabbits are also an Easter symbol, because of their fecund nature, a symbol of fertility. The hare, for instance, was Eostre’s (the goddess of spring). There are about 5000 years; the Persians were already providing eggs of chickens as gifts lucky to cele- 12 19 26 brate spring! 5 This is actually from the thirteenth century that the first painted eggs made their appearance in Europe. Tuesday Today, Easter eggs are chocolate. This tradition is relatively recent. The molded chocolate was intro- duced during the first half of the nineteenth century. Netball Netball Netball Netball Both in France and in the UK, the traditional Easter lunch implies inevitably lamb and generally a nice 11 18 25 juicy leg. 4 Mon Why lamb? First of all it is the perfect season for it but, symbolically, lamb stands as a saving sacrifice. 10 17 24 31 3

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