Indonesia In The News

It's pretty rare to see the country of Indonesia mentioned in the news and is not associated with jihad, terrorist, political turmoil, or tsunami, so I'm rather surprised to see it in several international newspapers and even (hold your breath), E! … [Read more...]

What Makes You An Indonesian?

Somebody posted intriguing threads on twitter on the other day. I wasn't sure what subject that triggered her posting, but she was ranting about Indonesians living overseas who pretend to know more about Indonesia [compares to those who are inside … [Read more...]

Scottish, English, Indonesian and Malaysian Myths

I read in disbelief when Catherine Brown, the food writer, revealed her discovery that haggis, a very unique Scottish dish, in fact, appeared first in an English cookbook 171 years before Robert Burns even mentioned it. I was still in shocked when … [Read more...]

Orang Jakarta…

Jakarta, just like any other capital cities in the world, seems to offer prosperity, success, and fame. Its skyscrapers with glittering lights and gigantic billboards parading beautiful people are the symbol of dreams and hopes for many people. The … [Read more...]

The End of Indonesian Language (?)

I am delighted that lately I have been collecting college friends in Facebook. Everyday each one pops up and says hi. While some of them I recognize immediately as they were in my assignment or student body groups, I need more time on others as we … [Read more...]

What A Difference A Nationality Made? (4)

I should have declared The Netherlands embassy my sworn enemy as I have never had any luck with them whatsoever. Last year I applied for a Schengen visa because mr.mck was going for a training and I decided to join him, and it took the consular here … [Read more...]

On Cards

A friend and I were talking about how much we spent just for the Christmas cards and the postal charges. She finally had to make some smart move by sending one card for everybody in the office back in Holland, because there are too many people on her … [Read more...]

On Pornography Laws

The new fireplace was just installed and I've been playing with the fire since. The flame is bright orange inside the stainless steel frame, makes the room warm and cozy. It's wild outside, the trees are dancing and the leaves are struggling to glue … [Read more...]

We are Fasting. So?

Every year in Indonesia, we see something unique during the Islamic holy month, Ramadan, for about 30 days. It is the month of fasting, in which participating Muslims do not eat or drink anything from dawn until sunset, and must avoid obscene and … [Read more...]

Modest Indonesians?

A lot of things happened since my last thread. Most of them are too taboo or too kinky to be revealed in this such public place so if you are still interested you might send me an email asking what had happened, and I might answer your questions. … [Read more...]