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, 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...