The creatures of the East

This is one of the monkeys we spotted in one of the monkey places. Later, we also saw monkeys running around freely along the side of the road, in the mountains.

Other wild animals, or bugs, we saw were cicak (lizards). We didn’t see any tekok though. Lovely how kecoak (cockroaches) roam in the kamar mandi (bathroom). There are also way more nyamuk (mosquitos) in Indonesia. I used so much Autan, hehe.

More differences: We have no uniforms in elementary school (basisschool, SD) or high school (middelbare school, SMP/SMA). I don’t think any school here has uniforms here.

Store in the Netherlands generally close at 18:00, except on Thursday or Friday (depends on the city) at 21:00, Saturday at 17:00. Only the bigger stores in the big cities are open on Sundays. We don’t have as much street vendors (kaki lima :P).

But we do have sambal. Kerupuk. Indo mie. Lumpia (spring rolls, loempia).

digits: Inderdaad, voor mij is de beleving anders omdat ik in Nederland geboren ben… jen jen: What a tiny brother you have. Michelle: Well, I’m sure I did take many pictures of your brother while we were there. Keren: Thanks! Bella: Sure you can get rendang here. Kecap manis as well. We don’t have everything here, but we do have a lot.

5 Responses to “The creatures of the East”

  1. Bella says:

    I’ve always adored the Indonesian uniforms…not the government ones though, the private Catholic/Christian ones look pretty snazzy. My brother and I even have our SD caps (part of the uniform) as a keepsake 🙂

    Sounds like the Indonesian culture has been greatly assimilated in the Netherlands. I won’t be surprised if I am to find Indonesian-style curry (randang?) or kecap manis (ABC brand is my favourite :D) in there.

  2. Keren says:

    Great great pictures Kenneth! 🙂

  3. Michelle says:

    Haha, I’m pretty sure that *IS* my brother…right Ken? 😀

  4. jen jen says:

    buahaha, looks kinda like my brother….

  5. digits says:

    Je was bijna 1 maand weg zo te zien/te lezen 🙂 , wat een leuke verhaaltjes over indo , je ben hier geboren je ziet de “differences” ff wat anders dan mij …. voor mij is het meer sweet memory of my lovely childhood n te gekke puberteit … hikz als ik geld heb ga ik weer naar indo ….o ja kecoak in niet lovely !!!! ik ben bang voor dat kleine ding ….

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