Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Update From Java

I am currently in a warnet, or warung Internet (Internet shop) in Java. Have visited two natural wonders of the island - Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater.

The air is choking in Java. Bad for my lungs...

I have been an unofficial translator for a few Western tourists. Indonesian and Malay are quite similar. Still, sometimes it takes a while to understand what the locals tell me. By the way, Javanese have their own language, which I don't understand at all.

Just read the news of volcano eruption in Central Java and tsunami in Sumatra. I am in East Java. I guess I am safe here...

17 comments:

  1. Wow you are in Java! Have a nice trip and safe journey home! :)

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  2. So you mean that the air quality is terrible there? :(

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  3. When I read about the tsunami and volcano eruption...I remembered you'll be travelling to Java.

    Have a safe trip.

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  4. hv a terrific time there..

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  5. I was there at Kawah Ijen and Bromo, it is a very fantastic experience. Have you ever manage to go down to the sulfur collecting area?? good trip and safe journey home :)

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  6. Good to know that east Java is safe except for the atmosphere. Have fun and travel safe..

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  7. Cant wait for more updates! :D

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  8. wow, the first thing i worry about you in Java is whether you are affected by the volcano..

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  9. glad that you are safe and sound over there.. and still able to enjoy yourself in the WARNET..

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  10. haha, what a term!! i thought what is a WARNET, war of the internet?? haha, so do they really have this term for warong internet in Java??

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  11. Java and to some degree .Net are the main choices because they have been consistently pegged as the “safe” choice to go with for mid-level project managers in the corporate world. No one was ever fired for choosing Java or Microsoft.

    However, there are many large distributed applications these days that run primarily with technologies like Python, PHP, et al. Even companies like Google and Yahoo are heavily invested in these technologies. Java may be the main choice for enterprise development now, but it’s days are numbered as the only stalwart option to go with.

    Let’s face it, many of these so called “enterprise applications” could easily have been written much faster and with less overhead using technologies like Python, PHP, et al.

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  12. If the bad air is caused by the volcano eruption, better wear mask or stay indoor..

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  13. waiting you share your photo yah.. :)

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  14. Hope you aren't covered in ash.

    Have a great trip, hope to see some photos. ^_^

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  15. I'm back in Malaysia.

    tekkaus
    Yes, the air is dirty.

    彬天雪谛
    No, I didn't go down. It was drizzling and the wind was strong. I didn't want to take risk.

    SK
    They have warnet and wartel.

    Grass
    The air was bad even before volcano eruption.

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