Peking Manis, Jeff Gburek, feb, 2012 by Jeff Gburek published on 2012/02/02 19:24:36 +0000 peking manis, or praeying mantis? the javanese instrument called "peking" is the highest pitched metallophone in the javanese gamelan orchestra. and when i thought of peking's tones gently rising like the foam on the tide, i thought it sweet. and the word i learned in indonesian (and malay, for that matter) for "sweet" was, and remains, "manis", just like you see on indonesian condiments like "ketjap manis". image taken by karolina ossowska-gburek in dubai, NO! in abu dabi, united emirates, of all places, no, wait, it's Okonek!