We're just a strange pair who loves anything about capybara.
If you don't know what capybara is, just search it on Google.
So, please take a sit and enjoy what we
're doing here.

[Strange Pair is a project between Mehdi Fekih (the writer) and Astrid Prasetianti (the illustrator)]

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Boris & Eugene

Boris is a little boy
He is a 8 years old boy
He loves to play with his friend under the big tree in the garden.
His friend is a bird, a little bird named Eugene, a tiny mockingbird who loves to sing.

Boris has a birdhouse head.
Yes, he has a birdhouse for his head.

Eugene lives inside his head.
Singing and chirping everyday, day and night.

Boris and Eugene are taking care for each other.
When the night comes and Boris had a nightmare, Eugene sings him a song to comfort him and his nightmare will go away.
And when the rain is coming, Boris will protect Eugene from it and keep Eugene warm inside his birdhouse head.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


I already posted some photos from our trip taken with my film camera,
you can visit them on my blog here:


Bonne journée!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Supertrip 2013

We're back we're back!
It's been a month after our supertrip. Last month at this exact time, we were at Candi Borobudur, Magelang on Waisak Day.
And now we're back to our home, doing our routine, getting bored, etc.
So here I am, trying to write about our trip last month because I miss that kind of holiday.

Our trip began on May 19, 2013, he started it earlier from May 18, got a flight from Paris to Jakarta :). It was our first time meeting each other, our first trip ever, so we planned it really well, the itinerary and every detail. We wanted this trip to be awesome :D.
We went to some places, took a flight, went to another cities, escaping from our boring routine, doing some crazy stuffs. Jakarta, Bali, Jogja, Magelang, back to Jogja, and then go back to Jakarta again. It was his first time going to Indonesia, so we visited some places, trying a lot of foods, and all. 

So here they are, some pics from our Strangepair Supertrip 2013, enjoy!

We're in Bali!

Hello! That's us! :D

Walking to Balangan Beach

Watching Kecak dance at Uluwatu. It was our first time to watch Kecak dance. 

And now we're in Selo, Magelang 

Hello you and Candi Mendut 

Shadow greeting! 

With his ipad 


Just a random shot 

Waisak at Borobudur, before the rain, too much people.

 At Museum Ullen Sentalu, Kaliurang, Jogja


Met another friends, and we had a good times! 


Nous aimons manger! :9

So here it is, the end of our first trip together. I'm sure we will have another trips in the future. 
See you next time on another Strangepair trip! Wherever we are ;)

Au revoir!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Long time no see!
We have a great news!
Strangepair will have a trip together to some cool places next week! Yes, together!
See you later after the trip!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Postcard 5

March 6, 2012
His card and eris' photos.
I came home after a bad day and find the envelope at home, 
perfect timing :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hello all!

Strange Pair have a new project!

It's 366 project!

So we both will post picture(s) everyday until the end of this year.
Every picture maybe will show you our daily life, what we do, what we see, what we feel.
We've been doing it for a week now.
Visit our 366 project here : strangepair.tumblr.com and follow us if you're on tumblr.

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A little hello from us

So here we are, two persons behind Strange Pair, 
waving to you all!

Keep reading our blog, we have more stories to come.

And have a nice day!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The spacecraft that didn't want to go home

Voyager 1 probe has just reached the edge of the solar system and is still flying to some unknown places. This probe was sent to space on septembre 2nd 1977, and it's still cruising out there. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 was made originally to explore and study the farest planets of the solar system, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and their moons. They even discovered some more moons in Saturn's and Neptune's rings. Their primary goal finished, they were sent to discover more and more, farther and farther until they stop working.

Voyager 1 is now the farest human probe ever, and it's going to keep going until about year 2020. This probe doesn't want to go home. It still wants to travel far far away, checking on the amazing wonders of the space. It still want to cruise this new empty space, looking back at us and sending pictures and datas, saying hi from time to time to us.

It must sometimes feels alone in the dark cold space, but we are still and we'll always be amazed by what it can do.

Go on Voyager 1, amaze us more everytime, makes us dream!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Astronaut

There was an astronaut,
floating in space with his ship.

He was travelling further and further to do his mission.
And then he went outside his ship, and do free-flying, 
floating, only with his spacesuit.

It was just for a moment, a small instant
but he can feel the emptiness around him.
He felt so lonely and tiny tiny in this big empty place.
He felt humble about his place and the place of mankind compared to all the undiscovered places.

But then he remembered, 
he has a family on earth,
a warm family, waiting for him.
And suddenly the emptiness has just gone,
and everything felt so warm,
and the stars were smiling to him, 
accompany him flying back to his ship.

It's time to go home astronaut.

{Words : from our random talk}
{Image : from here}

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


The 3rd postcard is on its way from Jakarta to Paris!
It's travelling through space now!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gathering at moonlight

It's time. It's full moon tonight. It's time to go.
Rabbit prepared his tools before going. Nothing must be forgotten for tonight's trip. He has only one night to do it, so he has to make sure of everything. Tonight he's going to collect some ingredients for his mistress's potion, like he does every month at the same time.

This little rabbit is just the rabbit on the moon which you can see when you look at the moon, especially on full moon. He is the companion of Chang'e, moon goddess for whom he prepare some potion from time to time.

And on every full moon, Rabbit goes back to earth to get the ingredients for his potion and also food. Only on full moon he can jump down to earth, do what he has to do and go back to moon before sunrise! Otherwise he'll be stuck on earth for a month, and he don't like it when he leave his mistress all alone that long.

It's time. Package is ready, let's go. Rabbit took his backpack and headed to earth slowly sliding over the first moonbeams. Yes, when the moon is full, beams appears from the moon to earth. That's his way to get to earth.

Arriving on earth, no time to rest! He needs to go fast to get back to the moon just before sunrise. He knows where to find his ingredients, no time to waste. He goes fast from a bush to another, gathering fruits and seeds and leaves, looking from time to time to the moon up there checking how much time he has left.

After a long night of collecting and gathering, and a full bag, rabbit sit down on a stone, for a little rest, watching the moon. He thought about his friends down here that he miss and promised himself to pay them a visit next time he comes to earth, on next full moon. He likes his job, being on the moon. From up there he can see what's happening on eath, and look after his friends.

Sunrise is approching. Rabbit get his bag, looked at the east where the first lights of the sun were coming, and then he jumped on the last moonbeam, back home to his mistress. On his way to the moon, he looked back to earth saying "see you later beautiful".

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Strangepair has a new project!
It's a postcard project!

It began when we were talking about how people often use postcards nowadays, and then Mehdi had a cool idea, we should send a postcard to each other. But not regular postcards!
We are going to make them and draw something on them! Homemade postcards! And the drawings we will make will be connected so we can put the postcards beside each other and make a long postcard line!

So keep visiting our blog, we will post the photos of our postcard here! :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

About Justin Pierre and Capybara

Justin Pierre and Capybara are two of our favorite things.

As we said before, Justin Pierre and his band, The Farewell Continental, have a cool song called "Capybara", so we decided to make a tribute for them, a collage of Justin Pierre and Capybara!

So here it is, our silly collage.

Hope you like it Justin!

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Farewell Continental

The Farewell Continental Group of North America is a new band with Justin Pierre from Motion City Soundtrack! For what we've hear it's really good. But the best part, is that they made a song called "Capybara"!

Can you believe that! And it was featured on Alt Press website on a friday, which is a particular day for us as we celebrate Harold, our capybara here! double awesomeness!

Thank you Justin and all of The Farewell Continental for this awesome song!

Go listen to Capybara here!
Go check farewellcontinental.com

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Tales of a Mountain And a Cloud

Have you ever felt that you're stuck at the same place for a long time?
Haven't able to move your body, your mind, your perspective, and just stay on the same place even when your imagination is somewhere out there?

That's what the Mr. Mountain think about right now.
Mr. Mountain is a big mountain, he has a beautiful landscape, amazing scenery, a lot of secret places that people must visit before they die, and another interesting things.

But he has one thing in his mind.
He wants to see the world.
He knows that he's big and tall and he can see everything from his place, but he has a limited eyesight, and he feels bored for staying there for a hundred or maybe a thousand years.
So he wants to move, go to another place, to feel his skin touching another land, enjoy another scenery, and meet a lot of new friends, new mountains, and everything.

He always waiting for that time to come.

Until one day..

The sky was blue that day, it was a perfect day to spend the day looking at the sky, wondering.
But suddenly Mr. Mountain heard someone's voice..
"Such a beautiful day to travel, isn't it Sir?"

And then Mr. Mountain was looking up, and there's Cloud there, floating above him.
Cloud was a very white creature, with some curls and a fading tail. He was looking down to the land where Mr. Mountain stands still, with a big smile of fullness.

"Don't talk to me about travel, kid!", said Mr. Mountain.
"Oh why so? Travelling is good, I love to travel" , says Cloud.
"Well.. not for me. I don't know how to travel, I don't even know how to move from this place!" , Mr. Mountain answers.

And then Mr. Mountain tells Cloud his story how he wanted to travel so much. It started years ago when he was a young mountain. He was looking at the sky, and all he wants to do is to travel, and to look at the sky from a lot of different places.
But then he grew older, and he realized that his dream would be just a dream, cause he can't move anywhere, he's just a mountain, who will stay at the same place for another thousand of years.

And it makes him very sad..

[To be continue]

Build me a treehouse

First, let me tell you what is a treehouse. It's not the little house on the tree where your kids can go and play, it's a real house that stands entirely on a tree. A real house with all the rooms and everything is hanging in the air. Isn't it beautiful?

Cool houses with cool architecture are so amazing! Especially when there is different floors and stages in the house! Well, actually not all of these house are treehouses. They're more like houses standing on poles, with unsual architecture on an unusual ground. These uncommon houses must be really fun to live in. They seem interesting architecturally and interior design speaking. Why would anyone leave from there?

Jessie walked home from the bus stop. It's been a long time since she didn't get on this road. So many memories coming back makes her feel a little nostalgic. not so much changes around this road, maybe some more houses, but the old ones are still here, same as before. At the end of the road, her house will stand up as always, on that ancient tree, where she left it.

Funny feeling, she hitted the road for so many years, and coming back home is the best feeling she's having right now. She missed the treehouse so much.. She never felt home in all the places she visited. She visited amazing places, but the return to her home makes her feel warm and relieved and her heart began to beat faster.

Soon she'll be home...