damn right i’m a proud indonesian

sources: blogthings and asianjokes. i only take the ones that i find funny.

apology beforehand if anybody got offended but i find it to be hilarious and quite accurate. you just gotta laugh…

== You know you’re Indonesian when… ==

  1. You believe kecap ABC could turn bad cooking to gourmet food. (yessss!!! hidup kecap ABC)
  2. You talk during a movie. (only in indo)
  3. You eat fried rice in the morning. (good brekkie)
  4. Driving a car that is cheaper than 15,000 USD embarasses you. (my car is less than 5,000. i’m from the-cheaper-the-better school.)
  5. You think dangdut is stupid, but listen to it anyways, because you are homesick. (anything that reminds me of indo is good)
  6. You are willing to travel 25 miles to buy tahu and tempe. (don’t like tempe but tahu…. it’s been two years since i last had some tahu. it’s been too long)
  7. You think supermie is a staple. (indomie maybe)
  8. You have ever successfully bribed a police officer. (yeah hehehe)
  9. You have ever successfully bribed a customs officer. (no? yes?)
  10. You do your shopping in Singapore. (very common practice but my mum would give me a good smack on the head if i do that)
  11. Your drivers license claims you are five years older than you really are. (no but my sister’s first license did) 
  12. You have ever legally bought pirated software. (of course lah)
  13. You have ever been forced to memorize UUD ’45. (yes hehehe. pembukaan, pasal2, ayat2…)
  14. You have bought something from a barefooted street peddler. (uh huh)
  15. You know exactly how many islands Indonesia has. (it’s more than 17,500)
  16. You have ever eaten something sold off a cart on wheels. (yummyyyyy)
  17. You realized that money is everything before you were six. (didn’t get pocket money until i was around 12, so no)
  18. The first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word ‘Jakarta’ is ‘macet’. (is there any other way to think of jakarta?)
  19. You don’t mind people being late. (i hate people being late)
  20. You think standing in line is a waste of time. (i hate people cutting the queue)
  21. You have tried every Monday of your youth trying to avoid upacara bendera. (naaah, it was like a free hour. better than sitting in the classroom)
  22. You have used a mosqiuto repellant that looks like a coil and is lit on one end. (jaman dahulu kala)
  23. You know what Pancasila is, what it means and know it by heart. (i know what it is, not sure what it means, know it by heart)
  24. Your daily conversation may include enactments of TV commercials. (everybody does that though)
  25. Your whole class has ever cheated on a test, and gotten away with it. (yes hehehe… nothing wrong with helping each other, gotong royong)
  26. You have ever spent the night before an exam looking for someone who sells the questions. (again, common practice but my mum would smack me on the head so i have never done it)
  27. You like the smell of terasi. (please… send me some terasi)
  28. You think the Thomas Cup is equal to the Super Bowl. (it isn’t?)
  29. You miss your maid during laundry day. (and on cleaning day. and when i cook. and when i wash dishes. and when i iron clothes. shame on me)
  30. Your clothing has brand names printed on it that is visible from 50′ away. (my clothing has no brand names hehehe)
  31. You attend weddings only until you are done eating. (what else is there to do?)
  32. You have a can of Baygon on your kitchen table. (at home in indo, always)
  33. You make major decisions based on gengsi. (my mummy taught me, ‘apa itu gengsi. nda usah gengsi2an’)
  34. You know more than 10 acronyms/abbreviations. (we love them)
  35. You are able to squeeze 15 passengers in your Toyota Kijang. (no problem)
  36.  You have your drivers license at the age of 14. (again, not me but i think my sis did)
  37. You got it without any driving tests. (busted hehehe…)
  38. You are unfamiliar with electric stove. (elpiji all the way hehehe)
  39. You enjoy watching crappy sinetron. (only the not-so-crappy ones)
  40. You enjoy watching pirated VCD’s with extremely poor picture quality. (i wouldn’t say ‘enjoy’, but you make do with what’s available)


this is my indonesia.


this song gives me the chill


there is no other place on earth i would call home. this is my home.


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