Now I can say that I've been to Indonesia! :D I went with Yen Yin and Yun Er, our friend, Letitia is from Bandung and we stayed with her for a week. :D I definitely had a great time, even though I had diarrhea towards the end of the trip. haha.
One thing I felt was really interesting about Indonesia was that, it felt like a combination of Bangsar in M'sia, China and according to Er, Thailand as well. I suppose it's like most third world countries. The developed areas look great and the not so developed areas, not that great. :D I hated the roads, small, bumpy, full of potholes and filled with traffic. Only when I got there I realized that our M'sian roads are really good. haha.
While we were there, we met Tia's family, including her grandparents. Her paternal grandmother is a doctor, still practicing and is about 80 years old. I am not joking... Also, Indonesians tend to have home businesses like Tia's grandparents. The sign below is the usual home business sign at her grandparent's place.
From left to right, Er, YY, Me, Grandpa, Grandma and Tia.
Indonesia is famous for their volcanoes, mountains and the eruptions too. :D I forgot the name of this mountain. Upside Down Boat Mountain (literal translation). :D
Going to get a different view. :D
Then take pictures. :D
Among the touristy stuff the Indonesians were selling, hats and slippers made from RABBIT fur. YY almost died, she thought of the cute animals when we ate rabbit satay too. Hahah. Well, they tasted good. :D I felt the lion hats were rather ironic and crazy cute at the same time. Tempted to buy one of these stupid touristy nonsense. :D
We also went to listen to some traditional music. Tia's cousin Christy brought us. I enjoyed myself thoroughly as not only were we audiences but we got the chance to play some music. We played the kiddy ones though. I can't recall the name of these instruments, but I reckon it's Angklung. Yeah... I think we have these in M'sia too. No?
Anyways, one of the songs they played was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. I was really pleased. LOVE QUEEN!! :D Dunno how they did it, but they did, and it's was not bad!
Indonesian food is pretty much the same as ours. Except they have this. It's called Pisang Keju. Wow, diabetes comes with this. It's banana, fried, covered with cheese, chocolate rice and sweet condensed milk. It's craszy good, crazy fat and crazy sweet. Eat this once a day, die la in a month. SO SO SO SWEET!!! But it tastes good. AHAHHA Tia, Er and I are planning to make these and sell them in M'sia. We haven't started anything, cause, we don't know where to get the banana. :D hahaha.
That's all for now. Happy Chinese New Year! :D