This is another round up of links which I am reciprocating or, in the case of the first one, urging you to check out.Indonesian Prattler
is (are?) Mr. Scotch and Ms. Brandy who "travel around Indonesia's metropolitan cities and outskirts to capture the real life of the real passionate, hard-working Indonesians. By seeing everything positively, they are trying to awaken every sane mind to appreciate who they are and to see the unseen style
I like him/her/them enough after six posts to put this blog straight in my blogroll. There are some 'flaws' in his/her/their English which indicate that she or he is/they are Indonesian, but there is an almost poetic flavour to the writing.Mr. Yono is a true entrepreneur, he arrived at the capital city of Indonesia from his hometown of Brebes back in the 80s - when gasoline was still at its most decent price, U.S. dollars was still below Rp. 1,000 and Michael Jackson was still black - with nothing but a few pieces of clothing and very little fund. He went straight to the eastern area of Jakarta and opened a similar business, selling everything a housewive would ever ask to stop her crying child, everything a maid would ever need in the kitchen, from the delicious temu lawak juice, lovely colored pairs of flip-flops to the scrumptious durian candy.
Welcome Prattler. I look forward to many more prattles.Dilligaf
is Scottish, has been here for a year or so and, although he hasn't blogged for a couple of months, his appraisal of Jakarta in his early days here is refreshingly blunt.Far East Cynic
. The name says it all. I like it.
Tayler is going to spend his Summer in Yogya
, immersing himself in the language and culture. He gets one week off to explore the rest of the country, lucky guy.
And Antony Zak
has been teaching in Makassar for a while.Kulo Net
is in a language I'm not familiar with ~ Finnish? To add to my linguistic confusion, categories listed include Bogota, Estonia as well as Indoneesia (sic
). Some really good pics of Jakartan life.
Finally ...... this pic, which sums up my final links, is of new drinks
apparently available in Singapore. You won't know what flavour you're getting until you open the can. Come to think of it, I rarely know what flavour I'm getting even when it's clearly stated ~ Grape Fanta
Not a blog, but a good links resource for Indonesia is Hobson's Choice
has Jakartass in his mix, which I think is another feeds site.
Someone's amazing long and extensive list
~ but why Jakartass?
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