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Jakarta Post

Garin Nugroho: Simple things make a difference

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, November 21 2010   /  02:59 pm

A peaceful and relaxing atmosphere is enough to bring happiness to renowned filmmaker Garin Nugroho. The director and producer of a series of award-winning films said he only needs to go as far as his own garden to cheer up his mood after a hectic day at work.

On a beautiful Sunday, I like to spend my time in my garden in Bintaro, South Jakarta and in Depok, West Java. I don’t plant abundant kinds of flowers, just enough to beautify vases around our living room and bedrooms.

For me, the main thing is not whether I grow beautiful flowers or not. The fun thing is deciding on which flowers will serve for the week, and arranging them in vases.

I have a habit of changing the flower decoration in our rooms every weekend.

After finishing this activity, I pick mangoes from our own mango tree, enjoy looking at the flowers, or continue gardening with my family. I wo...