Up From The Streets
While living in Indonesia, I was always surprised to find something that seems so out of place in a predominantly Muslim country. So imagine my surprise to see a somewhat risque T-Shirt on a guy riding the train somewhere on Java. I couldn’t get a picture, but here’s what it said: “Your boyfriend is [...]
We were in Jakarta recently visiting a few museums. While Jakarta is a major city, its public transport systems are in pretty bad shape. The city has a bus system that may eventually get you to where you want to go. Angkots – mini-buses that have fixed routes – provide a cheaper, if slower alternative. [...]
Poorly translated signs are generally always fun. They can be found just about anywhere, including in the United States. This particular sign was found on Bali, at a wonderful facility called Tirta Gangga, or Water Palace. It’s a beautiful garden with ponds and other water features. It was restored through the guidance of an American, [...]
Before Bluetooth headsets, crafty entrepreneurs in the U.S. tried to find any number of ways to make cellphones hands-free. But as Ockham’s Razor tells us, it’s usually the simplest conclusion that provides the best answer (okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch – but you get the idea). And so it is for hands-free [...]
This was found recently in the kid’s section of one of our local supermarket chains, Giant. It’s the label from a children’s blanket. I’m not sure, but might it refer to how the child was conceived?
Another great business. It seems the t-shirt companies really try the hardest to stand out. Read the yellow one:
One of the best things about traveling overseas is having the opportunity to learn about other cultures. And of course a large part of any culture is the food.We love Indonesian food. Nasi Goreng (fried rice), Mie Goreng (fried noodles) and so much more – it’s been a culinary joy to be here. I went [...]
A real business in downtown Bandung. They even have a website: It appears that one of their brands is called “Black ID.” Its slogan? “Every day is hell.” Enough said.