This picture was taken very recently – note the service date.
I see on TV that Pakistan only has 3 months’ worth of money left.
The news of melamin showing up in Chinese milk products shows how desperate the companies are for better margins (and more money).
I read about middle-class Californians living in their cars in Santa Barbara, because they lost their homes.
America is digging its own hole with the $700 billion bank bailout.
Japan’s government is a mess while their economy is also hurt by the goings-on in America – and they posted a rare trade deficit.
Russia is pissing off everybody, to no apparent reason.
For all its faults, Indonesia doesn’t seem so bad anymore.
You may wonder “eh, am I reading the title right?”
As part of building a ‘better’ public transportation system for Jakarta, a Malaysian-controlled local company launched its series of buses to be used for the Transjakarta system. Never mind the irony that some Malaysian people actually want to make Jakarta a better place – or just make a buck from us Indonesians – the company, in a misdirected patriotic whim, named the bus ‘Komodo’. Why would you name a commercial product ‘Komodo’? Who’d want to buy something named after an oversize lizard? The Jakarta government, apparently.Komodo is an endangered carnivorous species of lizard indigenous to a few islands in Indonesia, which might translate to these points in the context of Transjakarta:
- the buses gobble up passangers
- the buses have a hard leathery feel with sand all around
- they’re unusually big for its type [of bus]
- they move pretty slowly – unless there’s prey to be caught
- since they’re endangered, there must be very few of them – good luck waiting at the bus stop