2009 Archive

Weekend trip to Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia

I decided to burn some frequent flyer points on a short trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. So therefore, last Wednesday 16 December, we (I and Caecil) flew to HCMC, was picked up at the airport, and stayed at this pre-booked place in the Pham Ngu Lao area of the city. We returned to […]

Freaky car

Thursday, 3 December 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia

I observed this colorful VW Beetle in the parking lot of Plaza Senayan last Friday. Cool. A freaky Beetle.

Beware of dark immigrants

Monday, 23 November 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia

Last week I went to the local immigration office here in East Jakarta to complete the paperwork of my visa extension. The office is located in a dirty and depressing area of the city, next to a huge high-security prison surrounded by high walls, double fences and razor wire. Drug convicts are held here (Jakarta […]

Jakarta traffic

Thursday, 19 November 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia

I’m rather bored sitting countless hours inside a car in the Jakarta traffic jams, and here is a rather pointless picture I took right now, on the way from the city to Cibubur. At least I can play with my internet connected computer to make time pass by, including posting this! Jakarta traffic.

A rainy day in Jakarta

Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia

It suddenly started to rain, and I decided to take this totally meaningless video while sitting at a place called Pappa Cafe in jl. Jaksa, where they got cheap beer (but ice cold!). A hippie type is entering. Moments after I took the video, a girl entered, fell on the slippery floor, head down, and […]