Indonesia: Things are a Little Different Here

Helloooooo W🌏RLD!

So, our first couple of days here I noticed a lot of differences between the U.S. and Indonesia.

First off, most of the locals here wear long sleeves even in this Hβ˜€T and sticky weather! Many of the Muslim women here wear headdresses, too! I believe they are called hijab. And even worse, the hijab are normally dark-colored so they soak up the sun and heat even more. If that were me, I would either faint, or get heat stroke.😰 🌞 

Another thing that’s different and sort of fun is that some of the companies here have names that have to do with their location. For example, when we were driving through Jakarta I saw a store called  Transjakarta. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of that, but I did get some photos of some other companies! 


INDOMILK … some brand of milk .

Indofood! A random brand of food. (like Kroger or something)

The third thing is TRAFFIC. Oh. my. word! It’s crazy!!!πŸ˜³πŸš™πŸš˜πŸš—πŸš•πŸš– People don’t really stay in the lanes and kind of swerve around other cars to get to the place they’re going a little bit faster. Let me rephrase that: People don’t stay in their lanes and when they do it’s not for long! And people will swerve around other cars to get where they’re going a little bit faster, especially motorcycles! Man, if you’ve gone to California and you didn’t like how the motorcycles drove on the lines, you won’t survive here!😝 The motorcycles ride on the lines, drive on the opposite side of the street than they’re supposed to be on, go on the sidewalks even when it’s  crowded, and sometimes they have up to families of five squished on the same bike.    


Haha! I bet you guys think this is bad , but it gets way worse.

Oh yeah! I forgot to say that there are also some horses that ride along the side of the street. You can ride them around town! I haven’t tried it yet, but I hope to! They look really fun!πŸ‡

The fourth difference between the U.S. and Indonesia are the bathrooms!πŸ˜πŸš½πŸšΏπŸ›  So, there are these things I call bum guns. And whenever you go #2 you have to squeeze the lever on the handle and water will come out. Then, you clean your bum with it. It tickles! 

The bum gun!
Also, the water that comes out of the faucet isn’t clean for drinking, so whenever you brush your teeth you have to go to the water dispenser, get a glass of water, and brush your teeth with that. Another different thing about bathrooms are the showers!🚿 Since there is more water pressure in the morning, unless you take showers in the AM you will get C ❄ LD showers every day!

Well, that’s all for now! 

✌ β­•β›Žβž• (aka peace out)

       ~ Kamaile 

13 thoughts on “Indonesia: Things are a Little Different Here”

  1. Hi Kamaile,
    I really enjoy reading your post in such a fun way so I can see everything around me from your perspective.
    You definitely have the talent.
    Keep doing your great job, K and keep me updated, ok!

    Big hug!
    Josie πŸ˜˜πŸ™†πŸ’œ

    PS. The ‘bum gun’….I have never ever thought about it….but that term describe the thing perfectly πŸ˜œπŸ‘

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  2. Woohoo! A Kamaile post! ❀️

    Thanks for sharing sweet girl. You can use the bum gunπŸšΏπŸš½βœ… at our house if you miss it when you get back. Sure, ours is to clean off poopy diapers, but I’m sure it would do (or doo-dooπŸ’©) the same thing for your bum. Ha! 😭

    Gracie says hi…πŸ‘§πŸΌ
    Uncle Nick says hi…πŸ‘±πŸ»
    Molly says hi…πŸ•
    And baby boy kicks hi too… πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ
    Love you! 😘
    Auntie Katie πŸ’πŸΌ

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  3. Welcome to Indonesia, K!
    You will experience more and more adventurous things here….enjoy!!! ^_^
    I will be one of your blog fan, for sure…hahahaha….love it!
    I bet you will miss “bum gun” when you come back to Seattle later on…wkwkwkwkwkw…..


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  4. Hi Kamaile! Thank you for telling us about your time there.
    We’re learning through you.
    Hugs to your mom, dad & Trey!
    Love, Aunty Eileen

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  5. So are you taking hot or cold showers MaiMai?
    It’s fun reading your posts. I would be afraid to ride a motorcycle there!
    Both you and Trey write very well!

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    1. Hi Grandma Joyce! Thank you! And I am taking both hot and cold showers!🚿 😝 I would be scared to ride a motorcycle here too! Thanks again! Miss you!❀😘


  6. So neat! Thanks for sharing all of the neat things that you are experiencing over there. It makes me want to visit some day, so that I can see and do some of those things. Ummm…except for the bum gun thing. Lol! Livy and Christian say “HI”!

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