April 5, 2008

Are you Indonesian?

I was cleaning up my mailbox yesterday & found this e-mail from 1998 which made me smile. I've shortened it quite a bit, leaving only the parts that I found amusing.

>Date: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 4:05 PM
>Subject: Fw: are you Indonesian ?
You might be an Indonesian if :

1. Your stomach growls when you don't eat rice for a day.
2. You believe kecap ABC could turn bad cooking to gourmet food.
11. You carry a 16 oz. jar of sambal to where ever you travel.
16. You are very good at avoiding potholes and other road hazards.
17. Your local McDonald's serves rice and sambal.
18. You think Supermi or Indomie is a staple food.
20. You have ever successfully bribed a police officer.
24. You have ever legally bought pirated software.
==> Now it's DVDs ;)
25. You have ever been forced to memorize UUD'45.
30. The first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "Jakarta" is "macet".
==> I think any person that has traveled to Jakarta would think of this word ;) But just imagine, even 10 years ago, Jakarta was famous for being "macet"...
33. You don't mind people being late.
34. You think standing in line is a waste of time.
==> I've experienced improvement in this area...queuing is common now :P
35. You have tried every Monday of your youth trying to avoid upacara bendera.
==> hahaha...memorable times...do schools still do this now?
38. You know what Pancasila is, what it means and know it by heart.
==> Just yesterday, my friends & I were trying out whether we still remembered the Pancasila. Try remembering the forth one....!?
40. Your daily conversation may include enactments of TVcommercials.
41. You have ever consulted a dukun.
42. Your whole class has ever cheated on a test, and gotten away with it.
50. Your clothing has brandnames printed on it that is visible from 50' away.
==> Some improvement here also...I don't see this often anymore...
54. You know more than one music group that stole the tune of Cranberries' "Zombie".
==> Making cover versions of popular songs used to be normal in Indonesia. But now it's not like this anymore... I think we are more interested with our pirated DVD's :P
61. You know more than 10 acronyms/abbreviations.


Crey said...

hahahahaha, funny!!
kalo menurut survey kecil2an di facebook siy, gw pas indonesianya :D

Fitri said...

jadi...bisa nyebutin sila ke-4? ;)

fahroe said...

I'am Indonesian

Fitri said...

Hi Fahroe...Salam kenal :)

rimafauzi said...

hey fitri,
i have also received the same email a long long time ago.. so our obsession is rice, hey?

Fitri said...

well...rice & maids according to your blog ;)

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