But they're not the usual Filipino suka and toyo
Indonesiasi is the result of living in Indonesia for more than a year
Like distinguishing one variety of Durian to another, to know another Southeast Asian's nationality is by looking inside, not through his looks, and definitely through the colour of his skin
"There is no means of testing which decision is better, because there is no basis for comparison."
Mga 6 ka butang nga kinanglan ipaslak sa imong agtang inig muadto ka dinhi
Nanti kita ketemu habis Maghrib ya. What time? Pokoknya habis maghrib. Jam 6an.
The privilege of being a brown Southeast Asian in Indonesia is that you don’t elicit so much attention when you’re going around the country. In Malang or elsewhere, I haggle goods at the market, ask directions from people at the street without anyone getting a hint that saya bukan orang Indonesia. In many ways, it works to my advantage.