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  • 1 asian4 // Mar 6, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    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.
    3. You know more than 10 acronyms/abbreviations.
    4. You talk during a movie.
    5. You use a dipper instead of toilet paper in the bathroom.
    6. You eat fried rice in the morning.
    7. You prefer seven jeans or true religion jeans over Gap or Levi’s.
    8. You don’t think Jim Carrey is funny.
    9. You think Onky Alexander is a hunk.
    10. You think Rhoma Irama is kampungan.
    11. You carry a 16 oz. jar of sambal to where ever you travel.
    12. Driving a car that is cheaper than $15,000 embarrasses you.
    13. You think dangdut is stupid, but listen to it anyway, because you are homesick.
    14. You are willing to travel 25 miles to buy tahu and tempeh.
    15. You are “Dreaming of a WARM Christmas”.
    16. Your local McDonald’s serves rice and sambal.
    17. You think Super Mie is a staple food.
    18. You have ever tried passing a Rp 50 coin as a quarter in a US vending machine or pay phone.
    19. You have ever successfully bribed a police officer.
    20. You have ever successfully bribed a customs officer.
    21. When watching TV you regularly find that all the channels broadcast the same thing.
    22. You do your shopping in Singapore.
    23. Your drivers license claims you are 5 years older then you really are.
    24. You have ever legally bought pirated software or VCDs.
    25. You have ever been forced to memorize UUD’45.
    26. You have bought something from a barefooted street peddler.
    27. You know exactly how many islands Indonesia has.
    28. You have ever eaten something sold off a cart on wheels.
    29. You realized that money is everything before you were six.
    30. The first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word “Jakarta” is “macet”.
    31. Someone you know has ever ridden on top of a train.
    32. Your daily commute includes thinking up new ways to ride the city bus for free.
    33. You don’t mind people being late.
    34. You think standing in line is a waste of time.
    35. You have tried every Monday of your youth trying to avoid upacara bendera.
    36. You have used a mosquito repellent that looks like a coil and is lit on one end.
    37. You use the terms “Ni yee”, “cai-lah” and “Ih, jijay” on daily basis.
    38. You know what Pancasila is, what it means and know it by heart.
    39. You complain that movies in America don’t have sub-titles.
    40. Your daily conversation may include enactments of TV commercials.
    41. You have ever consulted a dukun.
    42. Your whole class has ever cheated on a test, and gotten away with it.
    43. You have ever spent the night before an exam looking for someone who sells the questions.
    44. You like the smell of terasi.
    45. You think the Thomas Cup is equal to the Super Bowl.
    46. You can name a manufacturer of shuttlecocks and badminton birdies.
    47. You have a 16′ satellite dish hidden in your back yard.
    48. You have ever ridden in a motor vehicle with three wheels.
    49. You miss your maid on laundry day.
    50. Your clothing has brand names printed on it that are visible from 50′ away.
    51. You attend weddings only until you are done eating.
    52. You have attended weddings that you are not invited to.
    53. You go to McDonald’s to get your weekly supply of ketchup, salt, pepper and napkins.
    54. You know more than one music group that stole the tune of Cranberries’ “Zombie”.
    55. You have a can of Baygon on your kitchen table.
    56. You make major decisions based on gengsi.
    57. You take advantage of Wal-Mart’s 30-day money-back guarantee to “borrow” home appliances.
    58. Someone in your family has extra pockets in his outfit to hide cookies from the all-you-can-eat bar.
    59. You have paid more then $1,000 to get your name on your license plate.
    60. You carry your hand phone always, even to a ‘no service’ area.
    61. You think bribery as a ‘tip in advance’.
    62. You think of the road as a place to park.
    63. You fly Garuda just to get to know the stewardesses.
    64. You send your kids to US & Australia just so they can go to school.
    65. You go to a park and drink ‘teh botol’.
    66. You travel to L.A or Sydney from Jakarta more than 3 times a year.
    67. You mix soccer and boxing at the same time.
    68. You consume more cloves in your cigarettes than in your food..
    69. You have more credit cards than your wallet can hold.
    70. You have a car with 20′ wheel.
    71. You work for the government to get rich quick.
    72. Your friends in the US & Australia refer to you as their ‘Indonesian connection.’
    73. You have been to a motel that can ‘hide’ your car.
    74. You give guests a roll of toilet paper or a box of facial tissues to wipe their hands after eating.
    75. You are very good at avoiding potholes and other road hazards.
    76. Hate it when you use local made product.
    77. You think Soekarno is the greatest Indonesian President.

    If you know deep in your heart that at least 10 of the points are you then you belong to this grooup……

    Baygon A popular brand of insect spray
    Dangdut A popular form of Indonesian music
    Dukun Shaman or witch doctor
    Gengsi Ego or pride
    Kampungan From a lower class neighborhood/lifestyle/way of thinking
    Kecap Soy sauce
    Macet Traffic jam
    Pancasila The national philosophy, or five principles
    Sambal Chili sauce, a necessary condiment for most Indonesian dishes
    Super Mie A brand of prepared noodles
    Tahu Soy Bean Curd, an Indonesian staple
    Teh botol A popular brand of bottled tea
    Tempeh Soy Bean Cake, an Indonesian staple
    Terasi Shrimp paste
    Upacara bendera Flag raising ceremony
    UUD’45 The Indonesian constitution

  • 2 Ica // Mar 31, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    1. you arrive 30 minutes late to an invitation to be on time.
    2. when a bule (white person) comes to your kampung, you-at the very least- stand on your front porch and call out your family to come out and stare at the bule.
    3. in elementary school in the 80s you were told to memorize all the kabinet members (which hardly ever change anyway).
    4. a ‘small’ wedding means inviting about 150 close family kins from each side.
    5. in every overseas trip you take, the first thing you miss about indonesia is the food.
    6. you have eaten siomay and batagor from a street hawker who washes the dirty dishes in a bucket over and over again, but dont get stomachache.
    7. in a seminar, when the speaker is presenting, it is rude not to start talking to the person seated next to you.
    8. you’re so attached to your cellphones, it might as well be surgically implanted.
    9. you automatically put one arm in front of you and lower your back a bit when walking in front of people.

    i have to think some more, maybe i will update again

  • 3 Ica // Apr 1, 2008 at 2:22 am

    oh, and some more!
    10. there is a picture of you as a child (usually under the age of five) freshly bathed, wet hair combed back, with a glazed look in your eyes, and your cheeks and forehead covered in blotchy baby powder.
    11. you use balsem (menthol balm) and minyak tawon (traditional herb oil) to cure everything from the common cold to stomach complaints.
    12. when you hold a non-indonesian baby in your arms, you are surprised they don’t smell of minyak telon and minyak kayu putih (traditional oil for babies and small children). somehow there’s something missing.
    13. you don’t understand why jaywalking is against the law.

  • 4 Ica // Apr 1, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    14. you have long names on you passport/ID card, but none of them are your surname. for example: you are Rani Kemala Permata Sari (all first names). this is of course not the case if you are from Batak tribe or other ethnic tribes from eastern Indonesia.

  • 5 Anonymous // Jun 14, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    When some one in you’re family has killed a few indonesian tiger and are proud

  • 6 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    You buy espensive nam brand clothes, but you and you’re family is really poor

  • 7 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    you spend all you’re money on clothes and can’t feed you’re self after

  • 8 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    you think you’re out of this world

  • 9 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    you buy all this stuff you can’t afford and are in to the highest fashion of everthing

  • 10 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    when you are broke you go window shopping on line

  • 11 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    when you buy a brand new car and still living with mom & pops

  • 12 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    when you have espensive clothes but ride a bike to work to save gas

  • 13 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    if you spell never as (ever)

  • 14 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    you drive a brand new car with out insurance to save money, for other things you might want to buy later on like clothes or rims

  • 15 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    when you think you’re a move star

  • 16 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    when you spend all you’re money and have to move back with you’re parents again to save up

  • 17 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    when all you can think about is the lates style of clothes or sunglasses etc…

  • 18 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    when you don’t know about any other race in asia but you’re own

  • 19 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    when you know what a bali and java tiger looked like or heard stories about them

  • 20 indicka // Jun 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    when you will do anthing in the world for some good money

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