Aprilia Nurohmah  01 November 2016 09:00

Brilio.net - Nick Vujicic, a Melbourne-based motivator, was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder where a person is born without arms and legs. The 33-year-old, however, did not let his limitations stop him from creating a great life for himself, as he pours passion into his work with the support of his wife Kanae Miyahara, whom he married in 2012. Below are 15 pictures taken from his Instagram account of his lovely family that will inspire you.

 

1. Nick met Kanae in 2008.

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2. They got married in 2012.

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3. The couple has become an inspiration for many. 

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4. A maternity photo shoot of them.

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5. On their first son Kiyoshi’s first birthday.

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6. Their first son, Kiyoshi James Vujicic.

 

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7. During her second pregnancy.

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8. The couple's second son, Dejan Levi Vujicic.

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9. A warm family.

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10. Snuggling with the baby.

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11. Dad and sons quality time.

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12. Four years and in love.

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13. “I encourage you to accept that you may not be able to see a path right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.” – Nick Vujicic.

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Angga Roni Priambodo  31 October 2016 13:00

Brilio.net - Malang is a city in East Java popular as a more laidback, cooler travel destination from Surabaya. If you happen to be in town and staying at Tugu Hotel, this beautiful portrait of a lady is likely to raise some curious questions — if not chills.

So before you start with crazy theories, let's try to answer that question. Her name is Oei Hui Lan, born in 1889 in Semarang, Central Java. She is the second child of Oei Tiong Ham, a sugar businessman known as the richest person in Southeast Asia during his time. 

Lan was considered by many as a fortunate woman, with a wealth family to support her and a beautiful face. She was raised in a 9.2-hectare house that draws inspiration from European and Chinese architecture and has 200 rooms, a kitchen, a private villa, and two big pavilions. Her family even had their very own private zoo.

Unfortunately, based on her book “No Feast Lasts Forever", she admitted being unhappy and that the wealth her family had only teared them apart. 

She eventually married Wellington Koo, a Chinese politician, but find herself no more happy until passing away in the US in 1992. 

Sometimes, it helps to know the real-life stories of people in portraits; they remind you that they are just humans. 

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Angga Roni Priambodo  18 October 2016 16:34

Brilio.net - The 13-year-old Indonesian Jazz prodigy Joey Alexander has been named a Next Generation Leader by TIME.

The iconic US magazine bestows the honor to people it says will inspire and serve as role models to future generations. 

Joey, the youngest Grammy Award nominee in history, was characteristically humble. He insists people pay attention to his music rather than his accolades.   

“I really don’t think I’m a genius or a prodigy,” he says. “I want people to dig my music, and not care about who I am.” the Bali-born musician told Time.com on Monday.

Music runs in the family; his aunt is the Indonesian pop singer Nafa Urbach while his father is a highly accomplished pianist and guitarist.

“My parents told me that when I was in my mother’s womb, they’d play jazz greats for me,” he said.

Louis Armstrong and Thelonius Monk's music was influencing him when he picked up an electronic keyboard he thought was a toy – his first musical instrument – at the age of six.  

“And then I found the keys, and I just felt the sound.”

His father then taught him the basics of the piano and brought the little Joey to attend several Jazz sessions, where he fell in love with the genre.

“My music, it’s a gift from God, and it’s a gift I’ve had to learn. It takes hard work and focus.”

TIME named Joey in its list after the release of his second album "Countdown". 

 

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Septika Shidqiyyah  14 October 2016 15:06

Brilio.net - Thailand is grieving over the death of 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday.  

During his life, the world's longest-reigning monarch made frequent visits to several countries. Retrieved from arsip.jatengprov.go.id, here are some photos of the king's memorable moment when visiting Indonesia:

1. King Bhumibol with Prof. Prijono and Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX at the national military academy. 


2. King Bhumibol giving a speech at the academy. 


3. Presenting a gift. 


4. Another speech. 


5. With delegates from the national military academy accompanied by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX. 


6. King Bhumibol making a donation to the Buddhist association. 


7. Praying in front of the Gautama Buddha statue at Borobudur. 


8. With Princess Sirikit observing the stupas on top of Borobudur. 


9. Rest in peace. 

 

 

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Victoria Tunggono  06 October 2016 16:53

Brilio.net - If you've been to the Jakarta Fair Festival, a monthlong event held every year to celebrate the city's anniversary, then you're probably familiar with what many like to call Tong Setan (the Devil's Barrel): an arena shaped like a gigantic barrel wherein self-trained motorcyclists put on a show by riding around its wall.

Highly dangerous stuff — hence the name — and definitely not the kind you should be trying at home. But risks aside, the show has enjoyed popularity across Indonesia, with crowds coming together to stand and cheer around the arena, often handing out money for the joki (riders) to grab in between tricks. 

While riders are typically male, one female rider has recently been grabbing headlines, achieving for herself some degree of international fame. Her name is Karmila Purba, the only female rider known in Pematang Siantar, North Sumatra. The 18-year-old was performing at Deliserdang, when photographer Dedi Sinuhaji, who works for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) asked to meet her for an interview and took shots of her in action. It didn't take long for international media to take interest in her, with publications such as the Guardian and Metro picking up Karmila's story.

Mila, as she is often called, had to quit school towards the end of high school due to financial harships faced by her parents. She says she has always wanted to get into music school, but noted it was impossible and instead tried to help her parents by taking up a job as a joki at the local Tong Setan attraction. At first, her parents, like any parent would, didn't approve. But she soon started making enough money and they granted her permission.

Now that she has her own income and is slowly building a reputation as a tough lady rider, she might just slowly be on her way to bigger things, and we're definitely rooting for her. 

 

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Retno Wulandari  04 October 2016 16:22

Brilio.net - Late that Sunday afternoon, under Jakarta’s scorching sun, sat a bony, elderly man, nearly unseen among the hustle and bustle of the Big Durian. His dark complexion, sculpted by time, hidden under a crumpled fishing hat he was wearing. While people were busy with their weekend leisurely activities, the old man, people call him Pak Sadi, was sitting in the shadow of his nearly-empty wooden cart, taking a short break in the middle of the activity of scrapwood-searching he was doing.

Yes, Sadi’s livelihood depends heavily on pieces of scrap wood he would spend long hours searching in different corners of the city. He has no home and used to sleep in a security post in the residential area of Cipinang Muara, East Jakarta.

Sadi wandering through residential and industrial areas to collect scrap wood. 
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“I did this wood-scavenging job for quite a long time, maybe around 2010,” said Sadi. “Before this, I used to help to level up the land to prevent the flood. I did that job since the 1970s, but had to stop in 2010 because the demand has sharply dropped.”

He operates around the Cipinang and Pondok Bambu area in East Jakarta and sells the collected scrap wood to a nearby tofu factory where they are used in the cooking process. The factory pays Rp 30,000 for a full cart of woodsmall number compared with the effort to collect them.

“It’s hard to find scrap wood nowadays. I used to walk as far as Pondok Bambu and Cipinang penitentiary (roughly 7 kilometers) to collect a single cart. When I was lucky, I can collect two carts of wood a day, but if not, I’m kinda used to get back empty-handed. No woods, no food to eat. But I’m used to that,” said the 74-year-old.

In Jakarta, Sadi lives alone. From one perspective, that might be a bright side, as he only has one tummy to feed. But when asked about his family, the homeless man’s face turned gloomy. Due to the high cost of the rent in Jakarta, all of his family returned to their homeland years ago, in the village of Sindanglaut, Cirebon, West Java. He hasn’t seen them for years, and now he’s dying to see his children, grandchildren, and his infant great-grandchild.

“Once I managed to collect enough money to come home, I just want to go and see my family again,” he said, wistfully.

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