Happy belated Chinese New Year for those who celebrated! Permias helped Ford dining hall to decorate the entire dining hall! We dedicated 1 booth to spread information on Indonesia's culture. Ford Dining Hall even served "Nasi Kuning" and "Sate Ayam". It was tasty! Thank you for everyone that showed up and supported. Have a great semester ahead!
Last year, we had fun during the Halloween celebration. Thank you for all who participated in the event! Thank you for the dedication in customizing your own costumes and made the event very successful! Below are some photos from the event:
Summer is soon to be over, and reality is hitting us hard. Classes have just started today and the PERMIAS board has met to discuss what kind of fun activities we'll be holding to keep you sane when classes get harder. These events will be posted on this website or our Facebook site. Keep track of it by also looking at the calendar in the home page.
In the mean time, make sure you stay on top of the Purdue schedule!
Finally, the event we all have been waiting for.....our annual Indonesian Cultural Festival! Permias Purdue proudly presents our Indofest 2015: I HEART INDONESIA!
It was not 11am yet, but the crowd had begun to gather by our welcoming booth. Upon registering in our welcoming booth, each visitor received two tickets, one for the delectable Indonesian dishes that had been prepared and one for the Javanese calligraphy booth. As it was approaching lunch time, immediately a line was formed by the food booth as volunteers served and prepared the delicious mi ayam jamur and pempek, complemented by refreshing es teler. Curious visitors could also look around at the exhibition booths, or had their names written in Javanese calligraphy, or even play a minigame quiz (winners received more ticket to be traded for more food). By noon, the hall was packed and visitors were filling up the seats as the performance started.
After a short opening speech by our current Permias Purdue president, Vanessa F. Sukanta, the festival officially kickstarted as the talented Permias band performed a popular Indonesian pop song, Bendera (by Cokelat). Then the audience was transported to different parts of the Indonesian archipelago by the outstanding vocal group who had prepared five different traditional songs from each of the five main islands. All eyes were on the stage as drama team presented a popular folktale, The Story of Ramayana. Thundering applause filled the room as the drama casts bowed down, accompanied by another amazing performance by the band. Transporting the visitors again to different regions of the archipelago, pairs of Permias Purdue members walked down the runway, showcasing traditional Indonesian outfits of different regions. Last but not the least was the popular dance that had been performed from year to year, the Saman dance! By the end of the performance, you could hardly hear yourself as cheers and massive round of applause echoed trough the hallway.
Following our tradition, this year's Indonesian Cultural Festival's main goal is to promote and share our cultural heritage. It is an honor for us to be able to serve and entertain all the 350 attendees. Terima kasih* to everyone who had came to the festival, our sponsors, the volunteers and performers; this event would not be a success without your time and contributions. So, once again thank you! We cannot wait to see you all again in Indonesian Cultural Festival 2016.
*Terima kasih = Thank you :)
Back in Indonesia, we celebrated various different cultures and beliefs. One of them is the Lunar New Year, or better know as Hari Raya Imlek by our folks back home.
Yesterday, February 19th, marked a new beginning of the lunar calendar as we welcomed the year of the goat! Permias Purdue was given the opportunity to collaborate with Purdue's Windsor dining court on advising the specialty fares to be prepared that are synonymous with Lunar New Year celebration in Indonesia.
Meanwhile, today, the Permias family gathered to have a Lunar New Year dinner together. It was a wonderful way as we could finally have a breathe of fresh air after a long week of school and working. Being a special occasion, Permias Purdue had ordered delicious Chinese food from the local restaurant; and to show our gratitude for the tremendous efforts we have been receiving, registered Permias members were welcomed to join the food for free.
Although we are far away from home and were not able to collect our red packets, we could still gather in the warmth of the family away from home! This was the first Permias Purdue event for the spring semester and many members were able to catch up with one another. Apology to the venue host if we were a bit too loud , it was a challenge to not let the fun exploded especially as we had prepared a few minigames, including orange hunt (it's like Easter egg hunt with a twist!), chopstick challenge, and Chinese-zodiac-theme-bingo. The Permias Purdue family members sure have many talents, including cooking! The participating dishes for the cooking competition included roast bbq pork and gado-gado....yum!
Thank you everyone for celebrating the lunar new year with us! We hope you all had as much fun as we did. It's still chilly out there so stay warm and all the best for the spring semester! 谢谢你们！恭喜发财，新年快乐！
The fall semester in indeed one busy semester! On this second Saturday of November, we had our second annual food festival. The goal of this event is not only to raise funds for Permias Purdue, but also to introduce and share several of the exquisite Indonesian delicacies. Thank you for everyone who had came to Neil Armstrong Atrium today to join us in this culinary adventure!
It's that time of year again... The biggest Asian food festival in Purdue is back!
This year, Permias Purdue is ecstatic for the privilege to introduce two of our mouthwatering Indonesian cuisines, Beef Suwir (shredded beef) and Soda Gembira (happy soda, literally!). Attendees also got the chance to try various delicious dishes prepared by other organizations. We would like to express our gratitude to the committee who had organized this event! Moreover, thank you for everyone who had came to support us and also, those who had voted for our dish in the ToA Photo Contest.
We look forward to be a part of next year's Taste of Asia!
It was indeed a long eventful day! As the door of Purdue's France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, co-rec, opened at 8 this morning, it also marked the registration for our annual Purdue Cup. Indonesian students from various parts of the Midwest region began to crowd the co-rec to prepare for the games which started at 9 a.m.. In total there are seven teams competing in this year, many whom had spent hours driving to the humble West Lafayette town this weekend.
This year, we had the privilege to hold all three of the sport competitions, badminton, basketball, and soccer, in the 3rd floor of the co-rec and Turf Recreation Exercise Center for the soccer final match. There are six teams for each competitions, divided into two pools. The teams in their respective pools will compete for the first and second places before they're able to face the teams from the opposing pool in the semifinal and final match.
Aside from being able to mingle and strengthen our friendships with each other while having competitive yet friendly games, today's attendees were also able to indulge themselves in the delicious lunch meal of nasi ayam telur balado + bakwan; or for others who prefer lighter snacks, homemade cheese danish. Priorities were given to those who had pre-ordered, or depending on the availability, for those who missed the pre-order deadline.
The following are the results of each competition:
Last but not least, we would like to thank Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia (or KJRI) in Chicago for being our generous sponsor this year. We really appreciate your support. We hope that we can maintain our relationship and work together again in the near future.
Congratulation to all of the winners and the rest of the teams who had given their best! Thank you very much for the all of the participating school, this event will not be a success without any of your support. We really appreciate for the time and efforts everyone had poured in.
As the host for this Purdue Cup, we realize that there are still many flaws and areas to improve on. Sincerely, we apologize for any dissatisfaction. Moreover, please feel free to contact us if you have any critiques or feedback.
Once again, thank you and we hope to be able to meet with everyone again in the near future. Safe trip to all those driving back to their respective destination, all the best!
The first week of the fall semester is finally over! It's time for Permias annual fall callout.
As the Indonesian students began to gather in Armstrong Hall B061 at 6 PM, the Permias members are busy preparing for the presentations, icebreaker games, and food. After our very own Purdue Permias president, Vanessa Sukanta, gave a quick introductory greeting, this year MC, Kevin Margatan and Raymond Tjahjono, introduce the new students to the different bodies of Purdue Permias, including the soccer and basketball teams, as well as, Lafayette City Blessing Church, a Christian church being leaded by an Indonesian pastor and his family, and Mudika, the Indonesian catholic students organization.
Following the introduction of the current Purdue Permias, it was the new students' turn to introduce themselves. Moreover, exciting games had been prepared to loosen the atmosphere; after all, who doesn't like games? The less fortunate ones were "punished" and asked to dance after a well-known Korean girl group. Everyone sure had a fair share of laughter!
By then, the food was ready to serve. It was a modest yet delicious dinner of traditional Indonesian fried rice, accompanied by a mouthwatering & spicy sambal, and watermelon&jelly for dessert. One of our sponsors, LaTea Bubble Tea, had also generously prepare their famous classic Bubble Milk Tea for the callout. Those who had pre-ordered this year Permias' limited varsity jacket and membership card were also able to pick up the orders, while those who missed the pre-order dateline were welcomed to purchase the jackets and cards.
Overall it was a wonderful start to kick off this new fall semester. We hope that everyone of you who came had fun and for those who did not come, we hope to see you in the next Purdue Permias events. If you have any feedbacks, critiques, or questions regarding the callout or other stuffs , please feel free to shoot us a message or contact our board members; we really appreciate it and will try our best to provide your needs. Thank you very much, the callout won't be a success without all of your supports. Good luck with the fall semester. Boiler Up!
On July 19, a crowd of the various Permias Purdue members gathered in Urban Kitchen, Plaza Indonesia, for our annual Jakarta callout. Current and incoming students, alumni, and family members were able to meet up and catch up with one another.
This callout helps to introduce the incoming students to the Permias family. The students and also, parents could ask questions or advices from the current students and alumni. The laid back atmosphere was also crowded with laughters as the party talked and recalled their various experiences in Purdue.
Thank you everyone who had came to the callout last Saturday! We hope we'll be able to meet again soon, keep in touch and boiler up!