Back home in Indonesia, we have so many events in commemorating this historical day.
Abroad, every Indonesian representatives all over the world celebrate this joyous day by convening a diplomatic reception, pesta rakyat or people's party, or Indonesian Night.
So is New York.
We usually have it in October where we have our Foreign Minister in town for the High Level Segment of the UN General Assembly week.
This year I helped the preparation of the Reception with my team.
It was fun indeed...as we always try to bring home to the reception.
To show Indonesia to the world :)
The theme this year was Sumatera Night so I chose my purple-gold-red Tapis Lampung, traditional cloth from my beloved hometown, Lampung, in Sumatera Island, as the outfit that night.
|proudly wearing purple-red-gold and orange Tapis Lampung and Kebaya :)
|Getting ready for the reception :)
|some of the desserts as well as appetizers...Indonesian traditional finger food :)
I am glad the reception went smoothly and we have many Foreign Ministers, Ambassadors and diplomatic community joining our event :).
|with my Foreign Minister, H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi
Hope to see you all again next year :)