Hello October! Hi everybody!
May God bless us in every step we make. Amiin.
Now, I wanna tell you the meaning behind my blog name "OmahNdalemJengWening". Many questions aimed to me. Perhaps, for foreign people, it is too hard to spell, too hard to written too. I am so sorry. For Javanese people, maybe it could be familiar enough. Yep, that's right. That name I took from Javanese language.
It consists of 4 words. To make it easy, I will divide its beheading to be: Omah-Ndalem-Jeng-Wening. Now, let's parse the meaning of word to word.
'Omah' in Javanese language means 'HOME'. A place to settle. A place to stay. A place to live.
'Ndalem' in Javanese language means 'INSIDE' or 'WITHIN'. Ndalem is a place inside of home.
'Jeng' in Javanese language means 'A TERM TO CALL JAVANESE WOMAN'. 'Jeng' often used by art performers who working in Javanese culture field as a 'special term' to label Javanese lady with good dignity.
'Wening', however, its meaning as same as my real name 'Bening'. In Javanese language it means 'CLEARLY'. That's my pseudonym when I had few months of practice in a community radio broadcasting in Yogyakarta when I was on college. Anyway, that's a community radio broadcasting whereas held by merchant community. I didn't paid by them, they just give some 'fee', which is not really lot but it has so lot meaning for me and another announcers there. I used to be a broadcaster in a Javanese music program, 'Langgam Jowo'. I was with my friend, she named Arini. Our listeners always phoned us to request some kind of Langgam music. Haha. Well. I have good knowledge about Javanese music from this too. And the important thing, I really missed people there who called me 'Jeng Wening' :)
|our production studio|
|as Jeng Wening|
So, OmahNdalemJengWening means 'A place inside of Jeng Wening's house'. A place inside of home that significant to intimacy, closeness with the landlord. That's all.
See you soon,