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Cremation Ceremony in Bali

Day and night for months and months, people in my home village worked hard to turn farmland into a fancy Balinese compound. During the day, people built a pavilion using palms for the poles and bamboo for the floors. At night, people prepared bamboo decorations that would be used in the following days. All this

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Indonesian Swear Words

Indonesian curse words are the last topic that I want to talk about. The main reason is that it can easily cause misunderstanding when used by non-native speakers. However, one day, one of students said, “How do we know if we are being cursed?”. That was a good point I said. With that, please use

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Culture

Meaning of Mas

As Indonesian teachers, we often get a question ‘what is the meaning of mas?’ So today’s post is dedicated to other Indonesian learners out there who might have the same question. The meaning of mas is ‘older brother/bro’. It drives from Javanese language, but it is used national wide. It’s known across the country because