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April 11, 2011


Two Mondays in a row, we didn’t have internet access at our house. I consider this as a welcome from Jakarta. This is just how life is here. The good thing was that my husband and I actually had some time to watch an episode of “GLEE” today. I love this show. The downside of it was that I couldn’t write my post. Till now. I went to bed at a normal time tonight and my husband goes “This is rare. You’re in bed before 11:00 p.m.” Sigh. I hardly go to bed before 11:00 pm because I’m usually still working on my post or doing something with internet. My husband calls it internet addiction. No words to defend myself. What am I doing now? I went to bed once, tried to fall asleep, but couldn’t. My brain kept busy thinking about what to write on my post. So here I am writing in the middle of the night. I think that the diet coke I had tonight affected me, too. Even a cup of strong coffee usually doesn’t affect me, but when I’m all wired up, caffeine in coke can run through my blood.

About the photos above, they were taken at Grand Indonesia. Do you see the green building in the distance? That’s Tanah Abang. Here’s the close up.

It’s a shopping mall with whole sale prices where retail stores in all over Jakarta go to buy items for their shops. It’s a massive mall right by Grand Indonesia. You have to go there early in the morning (leave your house at 8:00 a.m.) because of the terrible traffic around the area. When you go there, it is recommended to bring a purse with a zipper for safety. It’s a fun place to shop and you’ll need a whole day.

2週続けて月曜日に一日中自宅のインターネットが繋がりませんでした。こちらでの生活はこういう事が付き物なので、仕方ないですね。この経験で良かったのは、夫と「グリー」というアメリカの連載番組の1話を見る時間を作れた事。マイナス点は、ブログが掛けなかった事。といっても今書いていますが...夫曰く、私はインターネット依存症だとか。返す言葉がありません...11時前にベットに入ったら、夫に「珍しいね、11時に前に寝るの?」って言われちゃいました。そうなんです、11時だと大概まだブログを書いているか、インターネットを使って何かしています。今晩も、一度布団に入った後、なぜか寝付けず、こうやってもそもそ起きてきてまた書いています。布団の中に居ても、何を書こうか、って考えちゃって寝付けませんでした。今晩飲んだコーラがいけなかったのかも。強いコーヒー飲んでも眠いと寝られるのに、頭が興奮しているとコーラのカフェインが体中を巡ってしまっている気がする。

上の写真なのですが、グランドインドネシアで撮りました。緑の建物が見えますよね?あれはタナ・アバンです。タナ・アバンとは、卸売りの値段でものが買える巨大現地モールで、ジャカルタ中の小売店が来て買い物します。グランド・インドネシアから近いのだけど、渋滞がかなりひどいので、行く場合は、朝早く行くことをお勧めします。行かれる場合は、ファスナーが着いているハンドバッグを持って行く方が良いかと思います。タナ・アバンでの買い物は1日がかりになりますので、時間に余裕を持って行ってくださいね。楽しいですよ〜。
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  1. April 12, 2011 1:51 am

    Hahaha I totally know what you mean… I think it is a blogger syndrome because once you start blogging you really become addicted to your computer and the net. We didn’t have internet yesterday either. But good thing I had downloaded my shows already and got to watch em as I rested in bed. I am taking the day off from showing around our guests today because I caught something in the gemstone market. Must have been all that smoke!

  2. April 12, 2011 2:50 am

    whoa that mall building is so interesting!!! I never expected it to be a mall I guess!

  3. April 12, 2011 7:37 pm

    そうして出来たお友達は、ネッ友って私は言ってます。
    時々実際に会うのですが、それが初めましてっていうのが変で、
    なんか以前からの友達のような気がします。

  4. April 13, 2011 8:29 am

    I thrive on iPhone right now, which makes it harder to get connection… I think I’m addicted to the cyber world too, so I get irritated when that happens!!

  5. April 13, 2011 7:55 pm

    I guess I’m quite (a lot?) addicted to the internet too… Luckily my internet isn’t speedy enough that after a while I get tired and leave them alone..lol..
    And the building near Grand Indo, did you mean Thamrin City?? That’s the new Tanah Abang. Coz there’s also the older (and more markety like but less cheaper than Thamrin City) Tanah Abang too near there. Thamrin City is famous for their cheap batiks! Hope you’d find one you like there!

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