It turns out that actually, there are so many things we can get as the alternative solution for us that we can take from our surrounding as the source. Right now, Gobatak with the creative team try to find some of the solutions that can be applied in daily lives.
“Tudung” (Hood) is the headband which is used by the Karo women. It made of the traditional fabric of Karo, well known as Uis. Uis has so many types and design. As time progress, it has spread out and has different name in some part of Karo land. Well, now we find the different name for Uis at each different place in Karo. Each name of Uis has so meant for the user.
Every years, people celebrate the Independence Day with their own ways, and they always have great idea how to celebrate it. Just similarly this year, to celebrate the 67th years of Indonesia Independence Day, people in Kelurahan Kristen, Pematangsiantar, have their own way to celebrate. They had so many events to celebrate it, but yea, as usual, “Climb the Pinang Tree” was the great moment, that everybody waited for.
Indonesian have so many ways to celebrate the Independence Day. Like this one. I don’t know did you ever watch this one, but in our Pematangsiantar, this is one of the great thing that we took to celebrate our 67th Independence Day. This is the unique competition, where mothers play soccer, with the eggplant that tied round their waist, they have to use this eggplant to “kick the ball and make goal”. Guess what. This is one of the funny competition that mos love. This can entertain and you can see smiles and laughs on their face -even the participants laughed-. This year, this competition was joint by the same mothers with the last 2011.
Not the indigenous only attracted to the effort in building Learning House in Samosir. There are two foreigner attracted about this event. They are Germany, Annette Horschmann and Thomas Heinle. Their participation in this event is worth to be pride for Bataknese, especially those live in Samosir.
Parapat-The event acrossing Toba Lake for getting fund to build Learning House in Samosir was at Saturday, 21 of July 2012. There were five participants and they were success acrossing Toba Lake. They took about 5 hours long to across about 9 km, from Pantai Bebas Parapat to Tuktuk.
Parapat-“Horas” that yelled as three times started the swimming accross Toba Lake on Saturday, 21 of July 2012. There are 5 participants there, Annette Horschmann (44), Thomas Heinle (49), Togu Simorangkir (36), Fitri Gultom (23), and Ronald Gembira Manurung (32).
Parapat-You may think this Togu Simorangkirs action is a litle crazy. And actually, you are right. Gather with 4 participants, he acrossed Toba Lake on Saturday, 21 of July 2012. He did it for getting fund to build the Sopo Belajar in Samosir. Among those participants, there are 2 of them are Germany, Annette Horschmann (44) and Thomas Heinle (49). Beside of them, there are 2 others, Fitri Gultom-the youngest one- and Ronald Gembira Manurung.
West Pakpak – Pakpak people has their own handicraft, well known as “Mejan”. Mejan are the engraving sculptures which are considered have magic power. And of course, Pakpak people are so proud having Mejan.
After our long journey from Sidikalang –needs 2 hours long to reach this place from Sidikalang-, we arrive in West Pakpak Region. We have to pass both of ravine and canyons, completed with the sharp turns along the road so that we can get into the place. Then, we found the written sign: “Objek Wisata Air Terjun Lae Mbilulu” (read: “Lae Mbilulu Waterfall”) on the roadside. By seeking that, Yetty Aritonang decided to visit that waterfall. Yes, she was interested in it.