Saturday, January 26, 2008
According to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, old-fashioned as an adjective can mean either 'of, relating to, or characteristic of a past era' or 'adhering to customs of a past era'. As a noun it is actually 'a cocktail usually made with whiskey, bitters, sugar, a twist of lemon peel, and a small amount of water or soda'.
I choose the adjective to present my interpretation for this week. It's easier :p
Together with a few friends, we visited Sumatra, Indonesia for a vacation a few years ago. We headed to Medan and from there we also took the tour to Bukittinggi and Lake Toba. We had loads of fun and it was an experience.
While looking for something to purchase as a souvenir in Lake Toba, a shopkeeper suggested I get this.
He said it's a calendar made and used by the Bataks a long time ago. However, he doesn't know how it actually works. I think it's just like a normal calender that denotes the 12 months of the year. What I could not decipher is what's written on each 'stick'.
So there you have it, an old-fashioned calender. Check out more contributions of the same here.