Safe Conversation Topics
When you've nought to talk about, the weather is always a safe topic. In Jakarta, we've also got the traffic, but I mentioned that yesterday. Anyway, observant readers will have spotted the Weatherpixie to the right. This is what she had to say earlier on today:
minutes ago, at 08:00
UTC, the wind was blowing at a speed of 2.6
meters per second (5.8
miles per hour) from Southwest
in Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma
. The temperature was 29
degrees Celsius (84
degrees Fahrenheit), and the pressure was 1,005
inHg). The relative humidity was 79.1%
. There were scattered clouds
at a height of 549
feet). The visibility was 6.0
I could have picked the weather station at Soekarno-Hatta, but I figured that Halim is closer to home.
For even more mind-numbing info about the phases of the moon and what is predicted for the week ahead, check the link under Living in Jakarta
Shopping is another safe topic, but I hesitate to add the following because I'm sure it's going to lead to irrelevant (to Indonesia) Google ads at the top of the page for American e-sales of computer accessories. However, I do think it's fair to publicly acknowledge my public. Following my blog entry on 26th April, an observant reader has written to tell me that "you can get (ink cartridges) refilled at Mangga Dua Mall, first floor near entrance." Thanks, D, I did know that and for the same service Ratu Plaza is also handy. The problem is, my cartridges were already dry and I'm told they can only be refilled before they're empty. But thanks for writing.
Now, what shall we talk about?