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    Sticky: STUFF FLICKR They've changed their terms so the...

    STUFF FLICKR
    They've changed their terms so the photos on this thread will soon disappear.
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    Sticky: Flickr is blackmailing me, saying they'll delete...

    Flickr is blackmailing me, saying they'll delete the photos, and the last few on Google aren't showing at all for others (I can see them).
    Looking for something else.
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    Sticky: The new toll road service areas still need a...

    The new toll road service areas still need a little work.

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    Sticky: Trying google photos I noticed this guy...

    Trying google photos


    I noticed this guy yesterday morning.
    Many people wander the street selling a variety of products. this one with his big buckets.

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    Sticky: Flickr are threatening to delete all my photos...

    Flickr are threatening to delete all my photos from their machines.
    If they do that, this thread will die.


    Apologies

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    Sticky: Nowhere to live? No problem ...

    Nowhere to live? No problem


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    AC - Bacak style


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    Sticky: Overloaded and the man on top is in danger? No...

    Overloaded and the man on top is in danger? No idea what you mean.


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    A fishing village in North West Java

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    Sticky: Mental health issues are a big problem if you...

    Mental health issues are a big problem if you don't have family to help you - there are local services but they have a tiny budget and not enough people.


    This guy was trying to empty the river,...
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    Sticky: People do whatever they can to either make a...

    People do whatever they can to either make a little money or provide food for their families - Some sell street food from shoulder carried restaurants

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    Sticky: The Javanese calendar has just five days per...

    The Javanese calendar has just five days per week,
    All the official stuff is done on the normal calendar but all village and market days are done using the Javanese version, or at least a sort of...
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    Sticky: More from Pasar wage, Purwokerto ...

    More from Pasar wage, Purwokerto


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    Sticky: Java has just five days of the week, very...

    Java has just five days of the week, very confusing for new expats, but things in villages and even larger towns still commonly use the Javanese calendar.
    Wage (Pro - wagee) is a market day in many...
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    Sticky: Becak (Baychack) vary as you travel through...

    Becak (Baychack) vary as you travel through Indonesia, the Purwokerto version being one of my favourites.
    This type has a closer to vertical seat, making the ride more comfortable and getting in and...
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    Sticky: Lieutenant-General Robert Stephenson Smyth...

    Lieutenant-General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell would be proud his movement is still so active in Indonesia.


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    Sticky: Yep, these actually go on the road - There are...

    Yep, these actually go on the road - There are motorbikes, or at least engines and all the bits needed to make these lumps of junk move.

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    Disabled crossing?


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    It's very common to overload poorly serviced lorries - Straws and camels' backs?

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    Sticky: Street rubbish collectors don't make much, and...

    Street rubbish collectors don't make much, and commonly have nowhere to call home.


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    Sticky: This is the Keraton Kanoman, a once proud seat of...

    This is the Keraton Kanoman, a once proud seat of kings that would ride on on elephants for their official duties, but now a lesser known tourist attraction surrounded by a market and a few other...
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    Sticky: I'm very happy to report the vast majority of...

    I'm very happy to report the vast majority of Indonesians I've met are lovely people, usually very friendly and welcoming. A few have been bloody horrible, but that's a tiny minority I can count on...
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    Sticky: Most small villages have a extra school where...

    Most small villages have a extra school where kids do religious studies but they don't tend to be high tech, not exactly set up with interactive whiteboards and a sound system ... but this one has a...
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    Sticky: There are lots of ways to make money (even if it...

    There are lots of ways to make money (even if it isn't much), one is to trade in gold on the street


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    another is to strap...
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    Sticky: A pedicab is known as a bacak (Baychack) and they...

    A pedicab is known as a bacak (Baychack) and they come cheap, cheaper if you crowd in - poor driver


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    Some bright dude has...
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    Sticky: Thank you for your kind comments. I used to work...

    Thank you for your kind comments.
    I used to work as a teacher, my subject being English conversation and culture, but I left that this June for a variety of reasons, mostly because I didn't like...
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    Sticky: Time moves on and old tech becomes less popular,...

    Time moves on and old tech becomes less popular, just as these old fashioned rice cookers have become a poor seller, but there's still a small market for those without electricity and people who want...
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