Strangely enough tonight is my first time to hear the prayers from the mosque nearby. I usually don't hear or notice it. So either I've just gotten used to the sound and tune it out or they are in . . .
JAKARTA GOOD TO KNOW: Smoking inside Salons
I sorta got inspired by the blog post of Mrs. O of the same title to write about an experience of mine! I didn't plan on really writing about it at first, but what the heck... it's too funny not . . .
The Great Jakarta Traffic Jam
I'm finally home...comfy and warm on my bed. Today we experienced another FIRST for us here in Jakarta. Our car got stuck in traffic for 4+ hours en route home from my hubby's office to our home. A . . .
Ace Store Manager’s Response to my complaint
This is a follow-up post to the horrible customer service I received at Ace Hardware Pondok Indah Mall yesterday. I got an immediate reply to my email from the store manager today, but I am sad to say . . .
Awful experience at Ace Hardware Pondok Indah
I've often said that Ace Hardware is "Housewife Heaven" here in Indonesia. It's the closest thing we have to and SM home - though nowhere as cheap! I usually go to Ace Hardware Pasaraya but with my . . .
JAKARTA GOOD TO KNOW: Ramadan 2010
Though it's technically my second Ramadan in Indonesia, it is actually my first. Same time last year I was mostly in Manila taking care of decorating our flat, however since it was my birthday I . . .
JAKARTA GOOD TO KNOW: Rp10,000 bill
I can't stress how confusing the Rp 10,000 and Rp 100,000 bills are here in Indonesia. The differences may be very obvious in the image above. (Which I watermarked by the way, so as not to encourage . . .
Only in Indonesia: 2-year-old hooked to smoking
Everyone smokes in Indonesia. It's crazy. Here in Jakarta the malls, in clubs, in restaurants... Whenever we get home from a bar/club my clothes reek of cigarette smoke! Even kids are addicted to . . .
JAKARTA GOOD TO KNOW: Water Quality
Before we came to Jakarta we were warned by my mother-in-law not to brush with the tap water because when she was in Jakarta in the 90's she brushed her teeth with tap and got amoeba! To think that . . .
Thumbs up for Terminal3 (Soekarno Hatta Airport)
I asked my husband, how come we've never taken Garuda Airlines for local trips in Indonesia and I loved his answer: "Because Air Asia uses terminal 3, which is nicer and newer." And it totally is. . . .