Every Sunday, Medborgarplatsen 4 (Stockholm)
Start 2023-04-02, 10.30-11.30 AM
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In the end of July, we invited Marco, a personal trainer from Indonesia for a gym class at Lötsjön, Sundbyberg. This was combined with "After Workout Fika"
Our yearly summer picnic in August is always a great chance for catching up and having fun together. New from this year was our "hat competition". The winner, and the most unique hat was worn by Urban Wahlstedt. A hat decorated with a beautiful magpie. The prize for that was a hand-painted batik hanger handed over by the Indonesian ambassador for Sweden, Mr Kamapradipta Isnomo.
On August 17th, 2022, it was time to celebrate the birthday of the Indonesian nation which just turned 77 years old. Some days later, Pesta Rakyat took place at the residence of the ambassador of Indonesia in Sweden. On this occasion we decided to celebrate the birth of Indonesia with products that were born in the country. We were selling batik; both on clothes and painted on hangers and also two very popular and high-quality Indonesian coffee varieties, namely Aceh Gayo and Bali Kintamani. Our skilled barista Marco (yes, the same guy that is our personal trainer) did not get any break between the orders!
In September we had our yearly event of "Welcome to Sweden" co-working with the Indonesian Embassy in Stockholm. Here we were giving all new students a chance to get to know Sweden, and an opportunity for them who are new in Sweden to talk and mingle with seniors who have been in Sweden for a longer time.
In October it was time to remember the importance of mental health. World Mental Health Day, October 10th, is being celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of investing in support for mental health preservation. In this seminar we were co-working with Ruanita Rumah Aman. We got to learn from the Indonesian student Jessika on how her life changed after been given the diagnosis ADHD while living in Sweden. Isabel Nielsen, vice chairman of SIS was giving a perspective on the Swedish welfare system and how to deal with burnout syndrome and other mental disorders.
In October it was time for Pasar Malam. This year we decided to have the festival in the southern part of Stockholm, Hallunda Folkets Hus. Here we had sellers with different types of foods, traditional dance, and music. We also had children's corner and a fashion show where the youngsters had a chance to show the pride of Indonesian culture and fashion! The theme for this year, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT), the most southern-east part of Indonesia, could be seen all over the place. From the textiles and display table of the event, in the music that was played and the coffee and handicraft that was sold. This year we were proud to host 300 guests at the event!
We had to cancel the event this time due to lack of interest. However, if you have any suggestions on books you would want to read and discuss in a group, please feel welcome to contact us!
November 26th, we had a cooking class with the theme Mini Rijsttafel (Rice Table), an Indonesian elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch following the presentation of Nasi Padang, a region of West Sumatra.
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