Indonesiana - January 15th, 2016
Terror group fired gunshots and explosives in downtown Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday (01/14). Indonesian people fight back by taking the attention away from the terrorists, albeit unintentionally.
1. Girls are more interested to the handsome police officer deployed on site
— Andika Prameshwara (@AndikAndika) January 14, 2016
Twitter user Andika Prameshwara said “This cop should be a model” with hashtag #kaminaksir. It means “we hava a crush” in Indonesian. Other female Twitter user expressed her curiosity with the tan slicked-back-hair officer with ironic eyeglasses. She said “I’m very curious about this guy. Any possible identification is highly appreciated.”
Later she expressed her disappointment to find out that the officer is happily married with two kids: “SO it’s true. He’s married with two kids. That’s Indonesia, things can be too perfect ;’)”.
2. Others are more interested with the sling bag worn by the police officer
Debbie Nasta said on Path that the Coach sling bag worn by the officer is only $800 bucks. Other Twitter user dissected the wardrobe. A leading fashion designer Ivan Gunawan praised the officer’s sartorial style. He said “I love their style. They look really good and really tough. Please protect us, Mr Policeman.”
suka deh liat polisi kita …. baju nya keren & style nya keren bgt …. jago lagi …. lindungi kita yah pak polisi 😍😍😍😍😍😍 @gucci @tumi A photo posted by Ivan Gunawan (@ivan_gunawan) on
3. One satay vendor decided stick around and serve satays even if he’s only 300 feet away
And people continue ordering his delicious char-grilled chicken skewers with peanut sauce. But seriously, Indonesian chicken satay is THAT good:
When interviewed by Kompas, the satay vendor decided not to leave the cart because they don’t want their satays (and the peanut sauce) to be looted.
“When we heard the second bomb and saw people ran away, I was going to follow. Then I remember my satays and I decided to stick around,” said Heni.
4. Street vendors are selling goods like nothing actually happened
Cigarette, bottled water, and steamed peanut vendors are making quick bucks from curious people who gathered a few feet away from the bombing site. Including the obviously thirsty police squad.
Jakarta recovers quickly – that’s the scene of today’s attack in the background. Three people died right here pic.twitter.com/Lger8ySzx5
— Adam Harvey (@adharves) January 14, 2016
Twitter user Frederic A. Ferry said that terrorists in Indonesia are “treated like nuts” which is a slang for “being ignored”.
Di Jakarta mah teroris dikacangin. https://t.co/ijtJPTVbt1
— Frederic A. Ferry (@_FredFerry) January 14, 2016
Twitter user @Bebiben joked if the ISIS commander saw how Indonesians are unaffected by the terror attack, he will cry in tears because his self-worth will drop to zero.
Komandan ISIS liat foto ini: Beneran ini di lokasi kejadian? *air matanya menetes karena harga dirinya jatuh* pic.twitter.com/0PLMXSJhom
— Yang Mulia (@bebiben) January 14, 2016
Other Twitter user Mega Simarmata said that bombs can explode, terrorist can hide, but street vendors can only be busy selling their goods.
Bom boleh meledak. Teroris boleh sembunyi. Pedagang asongan asyik hilir mudik jualan. pic.twitter.com/Cb6uekoPfh
— Mega Simarmata (@MegaSimarmata) January 14, 2016
5. People are more interested to selfie at the attack site
This is one of the largest terror attack in the world’s largest muslim country since 2009. However, people in Indonesia refused to be intimidated by fear and terror. They decided to laugh at the terrorists and move on with their life. WE ARE NOT AFRAID.
Today Jakartans has sent big “FUCK YOU” message to terrorist pic.twitter.com/PGS4AM0033
— The Game Master (@SoundOfYogi) January 14, 2016