Some folk think that Jakartass has gone bananas, but they're confusing me with this lady.
I figure that she's used a calculator to enumerate her collection, possibly one of diese
. or one of those
I can't say that I have an interest in mechanical devices. After all, you don't have to know how a pen works in order to be able to use one.
is intriguing. In the time it has taken you to read this far the world's population has increased by 100, 1 book has been published and a hectare of forest has been irretrievably lost.
They don't give the statistics on alcohol consumption, but these are sobering thoughts.
I should've known
Thanks to The Swanker
for pointing out that SBY is concerned about Jakarta's problems.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has stated his commitment to overhauling the country's sprawling capital. Jakarta's facelift will center on managing its most pressing problems: traffic, garbage and waterways.
As regular readers will know, I've brought up the topic of waste
before so it's a little pleasing to see this concern in print
. I've also written about the chaotic traffic situation too many times to list. I'll be transferring edited versions of Jakartass posts to Jalan-Jalan Jakarta
when I can get a round tuit and a decent connection.
Finally, I may have been remiss in not having come across the quarterly magazine Inside Indonesia
before, but then, I'm not an Australian nor an academic. This is an essential read for all with an interest in Indonesia beyond beaches and pub crawls.