Category Archives: Indonesia

Restaurant Review: Sky Cafe (Indonesian), Elmhurst, Queens, New York

It’s difficult to say where it all began.  Life, that is.  Or my introduction to Sky Cafe, an Indonesian restaurant in New York. Every now and then I go to Philadelphia to visit a college buddy.  He introduced to me … Continue reading

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Asian T-Shirts: New York, a Small New Jersey Suburb

An auspicious walk through a clothing store in Medan, Indonesia briefly left me nostalgic for the New York City subway.   Nostalgic not to take a ride on it, oh no, but to compare the system map with that of a weird … Continue reading

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Be Better, Buy Butter

I couldn’t figure out why pillows would be in the refrigerated section of a supermarket in Manado, Indonesia.  What are they trying to sell me, a local placebo for lower back pain? As you probably guessed though, that’s not an incredibly … Continue reading

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Take Your Imagination Out for a Spin in Jakarta

You’re too funny, Jakarta bus.  That’s probably why, for a long time, I have adopted Frankie Smith’s method of commuting. I have nothing against public transit – in fact, testing out local methods of transportation is a must when I travel … Continue reading

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If It’s Not Legal, It Must Be Illigal: A Very Brief Intro to North Jakarta’s Nightlife

Guilty-conscience: Feeling deep regret for something that either you have done to others or for something that has happened to others Guilty-conscious: Going to a place like Illigals Hotel & Club in North Jakarta, Indonesia. To be fair, I’ve never … Continue reading

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Crowded

Before I went to live in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2008, I was already well-equipped to spin yarns about some particularly heady commutes.  Getting smushed into train carriages in Tokyo by station staff dressed better than me (or maybe that’s why … Continue reading

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Don’t Drink the Water

Part of me is thinking, what was written on those t-shirts?  But then, I’m transported back to reality, where the more pivotal question – what color is that water? – eagerly awaits acknowledgement. Some background:  While the Dutch were in … Continue reading

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