November, 2008 Archive

Blue sky day

On Tuesday it was a blue sky day in Jakarta.  It's the first time I've seen blue sky since I moved here.  It made...

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Good morning, let me crap on your head

Stumble out of bed.  Stumble to bathroom.  Turn on bathroom light, which automatically turns on the exhaust fan as well. Sit on...

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Pergi ke kantor immigrasi (Going to the immigration office)

I needed to go to the immigration office to get fingerprints and photos and things like that done.  The driver from work took me and...

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Strung along for a buck

The monkeys on strings in Jakarta that street buskers use to try and make a buck make me sad when I see them. They are always on chains,...

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Bits from Pelabuhan Ratu…

Greg chilling, as seen through one of the carved walls at crazy house. Beach soccer View from crazy house Ella chillin’, Ocean Queen...

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Feelin’ beachy

Local kids playing soccer on the beach at Pelabuhan Ratu. I never would have considered myself “an outdoors type”.  But after...

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Danger! Danger!

“Where you from miss?” my taxi driver hollered as we rode over a particularly pothole-riddled stretch of "road"....

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Newnewspaper

I work for a published newspaper now (well, again). It was very exciting to see the Jakarta Globe launched, and frankly, I think it looks...

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Din Tai Fung. Food of the gods.

The restaurant chain Din Tai Fung rocks my world.  It rocks a lot of people’s worlds, judging by the queue at some of its stores in...

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Singapore: Hawker Love

One of the best things about Singapore is the food.  The hawker centres offer such a great variety, the cultural fusion of...

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Singapore: Wheels

My eye must have been wheely caught by the rickshaws on my trip to Singapore this time.  I just came back with heaps of photos of them and...

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All flavour, no fuss.

Food at a little eatery in Little India, Singapore.  For SG $6, you got as much tasty curry and rice as your heart could ever desire. ...

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