We love meeting people with big passion and even bigger dreams. A shooting session at Tulisan the other day, left me with that tingling feeling I have every time I meet that kind of person. We met ASRI WELAS PRAMAWATI, a wonderful host and extraordinary woman with whom we instantly felt attached.

“NGULIK”, the name of the TV program, means “to dig more for more information”. It is a weekend feature show on one of Indonesia’s national TV channels, Trans TV. The program speaks to a different theme every week. As the crew filmed the show, I could not help but notice how comfortable Melissa was while talking with Asri and SONYA. I loved watching how Melissa interacted with Asri and Sonya as learned more about the many layers of Tulisan.

As for Asri, her deep passion is for traditional dance. She started dancing for Swara Mahardika at 11 years old and is still just as passionate about dance today. She founded SANGGAR ASRI WELAS (Asri Welas Dancing Club) to help encourage and inspire the next generation to fall in love with Indonesian traditional arts and culture.

By the end of the shoot, I was convinced that the heart is what gives meaning to life. And once it sparks, the flame lives on.

Rassi Narika

UPDATE: Watch Tulisan and Melissa at NGULIK on Trans TV this Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 12.15 pm. We will see you there!

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