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Minangkabau Day 1

Last weekend we did a short trip to West Sumatra. It was Noe's first trip to visit the land of his great-grandmother.

We took Tiger Airways flight 222, from the budget terminal. Noe was really excited when he arrived at the terminal building, because it was so spacious. After checking in, we had breakfast at Han's café, before boarding into the plane. This is our first time taking a flight and had free-seating arrangement. The stewardess told us that we need to sit in the back in order to distribute the load of passenger evenly. I guess the plane won't fly if all the passengers sit in the front only, since the plane's nose would be too heavy to lift.

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Gossip

From Agagooga's blog:

"Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you." - Spanish Proverb

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Minang Motor Vehicle

There are two things that caught our attention during last week’s trip in West Sumatra.
First thing is the unique signs that can be found along the way. Second is how vehicle here is always intricately decorated.

Let me present to you the second thing: about the unique decorations on buses and trucks in West Sumatra.

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Minang Signs

There are two things that caught our attention during last week’s trip in West Sumatra.
First thing is the unique signs that can be found along the way. Second is how vehicle here is always intricately decorated.

Let me present to you the first thing: about the unique signs that are found along the way.

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Picnic and Reunion

Last week we had a picnic and a reunion with an old friend.

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Second Time Being Sick

Exactly one month ago Noe was down with series of illnesses and accidents. We were really worried. First, he fell and bumped his nose so hard that he cried inconsolably and the nose became swollen and blue. A few days later, he had a high fever and refused to eat or drink. At night, he couldn’t sleep because he felt really uncomfortable. After he fully recovered from the viral infection, he got food poisoning.

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Spammed

We arrived home from West Sumatra and found our website full of spam, thousands of them, and the mysql table crashed. This is crazy! Indrani.net has a quite low readership, so the spammer is making bad judgment by trying to hijack this website.

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Jakarta in Google Earth

Wow, I'm so late, I just found out that Google Earth now have high resolution image of Jakarta, Bandung, and even East Timor. The image is from 2003, and has been online since late march / early april 2006.

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Singapore Government and Online Auctions

Some of you may have read Rani's writing entitled How online auction works in Singapore.

Given the fact that most Singapore-based online auction sellers and buyers ("participants") do not act according to the international norms that you normally see happening in Singapore Yahoo! Auctions and eBay Singapore (US and Europe being the best example of how online auction should be conducted), I was wondering if you any of you have channels to the Singapore government entity that has the power to regulate how buyers and sellers behave.

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Balut and Others

This is a long overdue post about Balut, Vietnamese Spring Roll, and Square Watermelon. But first of all, I got to know Michael Ohlsson, another weird food connoisseur, who lives in China, through my entry about weird food

Back to Balut. It has been years since the last time I ate balut. My dad used to live in Manila, and he’s the one who introduced me to Balut, a traditional delicacy of the region. Balut is essentially duck egg with duckling in it. Baby ducks. Duck Foetus. He taught me to eat it freshly boiled with salt. Unlike ordinary eggs, this egg has crunchiness and meatiness in it. The boiled egg would also have a bit of duck broth in it. For me it tasted delicious. But for some people, the very concept of eating foetus really turns them off. Well, you wouldn’t know unless you try.

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