Shouta bravely took pictures with Komodo Dragon while the guide TERRIFIED
Those were some of the few words that Shouta learnt quickly when I told him that’s how he flirted with a girl in Jakarta, he directly tried it to a lot of women.
He said “hey, cantik!” to some girls passing by, to a street vendor and some other women.
I couldn’t help but laughing watching him doing it. The thing is, Shouta is a Japanese young man who doesn’t look Japanese. His face is quite Indonesian to me (and I bet to a lot of people). So, the ladies he said “hey, cantik” to were not really impressed.”Hey, cantik” means “hey, beautiful”, by the way.
Shouta is Tashya’s friend who was on a trip to Indonesia. He and his English friend, Tim, visited Bali for a few days and decided to stay in Jakarta for two days to see Tashya. Knowing that I’m a guide, Tashya and I directly planned a tour for Shouta and Tim.
It was Friday, May the 2nd, a day after the International Labour Day where all labors were on strike and did protest. We decided to go a little bit away from the center of Jakarta because we heard that a lot of labours would gather in front of the palace to do protest on that day, so we planned to have a tour in Indonesia Miniature Park (Taman Mini Indonesia Indah).
Having learnt that the protest would take place after Friday prayer (midday), we decided to make a quick stop to the National Monument after picking them up in their hotel.
Since we couldn’t go up the observation deck because of the long queue, we just went to the museum and this is where Shouta was curious about Japan occupation in Indonesia. Continue reading