Monday, December 23, 2013

Blogmas 23, 2013 ❄ Reconnecting with Home - Jakartan Traffic and Village Food

Today was full of reenacting the routine of my parents. The jetlag got the best of me, I woke up at 3.30 am and couldn't go back to sleep for a while. I spent the early morning catching up with youtube videos and studying. My dad and mom were awake for a bit because of me. The kindly offered me something to eat, but I just told them to go back to sleep. Living at home can turn me back to a spoiled kid I once was. Wait. Scratch that. I still am, but I was way more. 

Anyway, I took some shots on my way to take my mom to the office with my dad. The traffic wasn't as bad. Jakarta is notorious for its really really bad traffic. If you're living in big cities, like New York City or Los Angeles, and if you think the traffic is bad there, try going to Jakarta. You'll learn to appreciate the traffic. I might make Jakarta sound horrible, but it's actually not. Of course, every place has its ups and downs. For Jakarta, it's its traffic for one and other things that I cannot care less about. I love the city no matter what people say. 

My view for lunch. This is what some people say "makanan kampung" which means village food. True. And they're delicious. I don't really need fancy food to cure my cravings. These will do the trick - tempe goreng, labu siam, and ikan teri.

Sate ayam = chicken satay, I don't really know how other cities in Indonesia eat their sate, but in Jakarta we eat it with peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce. I added a bit of lime juice.

This is called acar. It's basically a mix of cucumber, red onion, sometimes carrot and chili, with vinegar and salt. Let it rest for a while, and you get yourself acar. I guess the american equivalent is pickle. 

On my way to the theater, watching an Indonesian movie adapted from an Indonesian literature, "Tenggelamnya Kapal Van Der Wick"

 How's your day? 


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