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30 Reactions You Experience When Living In Indonesia

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30 Reactions You Experience When Living In Indonesia

Living in Indonesia can be an emotional roller coaster; from the intense frustration of sitting in traffic for hours, to the supreme gratification of tasting the perfect nasi goreng.

Here are 30 reactions we’ve all shared living life’s ups and downs on the archipelago:

When you’re about to fall asleep but one mosquito keeps flying in your ear
When your Mie Goreng is ready
When PLN has a power outage in the middle of something important
Back when the fuel subsidy was still in place
When you tell someone an Indonesian ghost story
When that person doesn’t believe you
When you need to be somewhere but you get stuck in traffic
When you finally get on the toll road after being stuck in traffic for an hour
When you ask an inexperienced taxi driver if he knows where he’s going
When someone in traffic passes you to eventually be stuck again at the same place
Sitting in a traffic jam and suddenly realising your phone is on 5% battery
When Jakarta was named the world’s number 1 city for traffic congestion
When the rainy season starts
When you’re angry with the constant wet weather
When the anger turns to sadness
When an adorable street kid approaches your car to ask for money, but you know the money doesn’t end up in their pockets
When a street musician turns out to be really talented
When the city council of Jember proposes to prevent girls from graduating school if they fail a “virginity test”
How we imagine corrupt officials react after receiving negative press
When Jokowi and Prabowo both claimed election victory last year
When bars and nightclubs don’t do ID checks
An Indonesian mother’s reaction when she hears you’re hungry
When using a toilet hose for the first time
When someone calls you gendut without realising it’s rude
When you and your friend see a really attractive person at the mall
When you realise a stunningly attractive woman isn’t actually a woman
When a spoilt child is staring at you but their parents are looking the other way
When you hear that SBY released an album
When a perfectly innocent website is blocked by Internet Positif
After figuring out how to access blocked websites

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