Kamis, 08 Maret 2012

Geprak Sirih

Diposting oleh emiria farahdina di 22.36
Its Friday, so it’s right time for Geprak Sirih to Neo! Hmm,,,, Geprak Sirih? What’s that mean? Okay, may be you don’t have any idea, or even you never heard about these strange words, so you don’t have to worry, I will explain it.

Geprak Sirih is one of tradition of Sundanese or Javenese, the name of ethnic or clan in Indonesia. Yes, it’s true that I’m Indonesian. Although not all Sundanese or Javenese still do or even believe the ritual or tradition in this modern era, but for some of them still have believe in doing Geprak Sirih. The meaning of Geprak Sirih itself is giving sirih, some kind of leaf, to Baby by hit the leaf to the baby’s lip in order they have a nice smile and can talk or speak well. Geprak Sirih usually done in every Friday at 11 am. Before we hit the sirih to the baby’s lip, we have to pray and make a wish, and after that we softly hitting them in baby’s leaf while we state our purpose by telling it third times.

Some kind of funny isn’t it? May be, if we think logically, it doesn’t make any sense at all. How can it be? I mean, how can by hitting the leaf to the baby’s lip can make them have nice smile, or they will be friendly to the other and can speak well. If you want your baby have a nice smile or can speak well, you have to make a good environment that can support and stimulate them to speak.

Yeah, believe it or not, I still have faith to do the tradition J WISH YOU CAN SPEAK WELL, Neo!

Sirih in my house

Its called sirih

Just pick one of them

Lets Geprak Sirih :)

Hit softly to his lip and spell "Speak Speak Speak" or " Smile Smile Smile" :D


He smiles! Cheers XDXD

13 komentar:

Maria on 9 Maret 2012 03.18 mengatakan...

What a lovely tradition! And so funny :D

I'll try it with my two little kids :D

Your's, is so cute and adorable, love is smile :))

Have a fab weekend


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Daphnée Kwong Waye on 9 Maret 2012 03.46 mengatakan...

Aww but that's such a cute tradition! Traditions can be nonsensical but they're nonetheless entertaining and fun :)


Diana on 9 Maret 2012 06.17 mengatakan...

this is such a cool tradition! I had no idea, i'm glad i learned it from you! your little baby is so cute :) xo


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Ruth Arthasya on 10 Maret 2012 04.18 mengatakan...

Aduh, malunyaaaa... I'm Indonesian, but I'm kinda don't know about geprak sirihhh-_-------

Emiria Farahdina on 10 Maret 2012 05.36 mengatakan...

really? Wajar bgt ko, krn sebenernya, aq juga baru tau sekarang2 ini lho,,,, hoho

Emiria Farahdina on 10 Maret 2012 05.38 mengatakan...

thaks for your sweet comment, all right, I'll check trough your blog, sweety :D

Emiria Farahdina on 10 Maret 2012 05.40 mengatakan...

thanks for your sweet comment, so happy can share it with u, girl :D

Emiria Farahdina on 10 Maret 2012 05.45 mengatakan...

nice to meet u again, Yups absolutely right, every culture has uniqueness. it will wonderful to understand it :)

Emiria Farahdina on 10 Maret 2012 06.06 mengatakan...
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Emiria Farahdina on 10 Maret 2012 06.10 mengatakan...

Wow, thanks! Really? so glad to know that you interested. Wo, it will be great, Wish it works to your little children, dear :D
Have a great weekend too :D
Thanks for your sweet comment by the way :D

Encarna on 10 Maret 2012 10.53 mengatakan...

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Aurelia (A Pretty Life) on 19 Maret 2012 06.51 mengatakan...

great writing, very interesting, kisses

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