Christmas is coming. Some people already started celebrating it. KMKI (Keluarga Masyarakat Kristen Indonesia) is an Indonesian Christian Communities in Japan. KMKI members are Indonesian who live in Japan. To celebrate Christmas, KMKI hosting Christmas Mass every year. This year Christmas Mass was held yesterday in Balai Indonesia, Meguro.
I arrived in Meguro at 2 PM, an hour prior to the Mass. I had plenty of time to stroll down in Meguro for a while.
Met my friend at 2.30 and went together to Balai Indonesia. The Mass started from 3 to 5. Some Japanese people were there too.
After the Mass, the moment that I was waiting for finally came. Dinner time !
Delicious Indonesian food. Living in Japan always makes me craving for Indonesian food. Most Indonesian restaurant in Japan has been modified to cater Japanese taste. It is expensive and the taste is quite different. I'm not saying that it tastes bad. It's delicious but it's just taste wrong. The taste is different. Cabe restaurant in Meguro is probably the only place that has Indonesian's taste.
The main event, Christmas celebration, started after the dinner.
David "Magic" John, the MC.
I sat quite far from stage during the first 30 minutes. It's hard to take photos from a far with my lens so I decided to sneak up to the front to get better photo. Luckily, no one complained. ^^
Belibis, Indonesian traditional dance.
One of the dancers is my friend. Didn't know that she is a great dancer.
Spotted a few Canon users nearby.
These people were all Japanese people. I was surprise to hear that they could sing Indonesian songs really well. Here are the list of the songs they sang: Lisoi, Si Patokaan, Caca Marica, Nona Manis, Potong Bebek Angsa, and Indonesia Pusaka. I talked to them during my way home and heard that some of them used to live in Indonesia.
Indonesia Pusaka has Japanese version. ^^
It's not a Mass without some Christmas Carols.
Indonesian traditional musics and dances.
Great event. Last year was better though, thanks to Rio Febrian. ^^
It's not Christmas yet, but Merry Christmas everyone !