Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TRANSJAKARTA

So, ever thinking about going to Jakarta?
What is the most famous thing in Jakarta?
Monas? Lots and lots of shopping center? Heat? The people?
You can say a lot, but Jakarta is actually quite famous for one thing.... TRAFFIC JAM!
That and also corruption, but let's talk about the traffic jam.

In most country, there's rush hours, usually start in the morning and in the afternoon, can go for about 1 - 2 hours.
However, in Jakarta, there's no such thing as rush hours because ALMOST every hours is rush hours.
Let's see....
7 - 10 is the Morning rush where everyone head to the office, school or college.
12 - 2 (sometimes 3) is the Lunch Break, where a lot of people went out of the office to the nearest shopping center to buy food and most of them are taking either taxi or private car.
5 - 8 (maybe more) is the Afternoon / Night Rush where everyone went home, if you are lucky.. at 8 most of the road will be quite clear.

Traffic jam in Jakarta demand your patience and your ability to drive.
There are motorcycles who likes to slip between cars, private cars that keeps on switching lines and also bus.
One of public transportation that I use the most is Transjakarta, who copied the mass transport system in Bogota, Colombia.
But don't compare those two together because Transjakarta aren't even near of those in Bogota...

Now, taken from Wikipedia...
"During rush hours, people from upper or middle classes (one of the main targets of TransJakarta) usually prefer to use private cars or taxis to avoid inconvenience of the overcrowded Transjakarta buses even though they have to bear with traffic jams instead. Many passengers are thus lower-middle-class people who are ex-users of other less comfortable and/or more expensive commercial buses.

This situation is at odds with one of the initial objectives of TransJakarta which was to reduce traffic jam during rush hours by persuading private car owners to use comfortable public transport."

That's right, Transjakarta's is supposed to be for the upper or middle class.
But hey, who could blame those upper / middle class that refused to use Transjakarta when you know what Transjakarta is like...


Monday, April 21, 2014

COST FOR GOING TO JAPAN

How much does it cost (in IDR) to go to Japan?
Well, I guess that depends on yourself.
Why do you want to go to Japan?
If you want to go shopping or head to Disneyland / Disneysea, then you should head to the travel's agent.
All you got to do is pick one of the program that they offers and enjoy yourself.
That's because most program heading to Japan usually consist of Disneyland/Disneysea, Ginza, Universal Studio and the shops.
The cost is about 15,000,000 IDR - 20,000,000 IDR, more or less.

However, if you want to go travelling yourself, you can see a lot more things and can go on your own pace.
And it can be cheaper than going with the travel agent... And also a lot more fun, especially if you like shrine and museum.
Considering that when I take travel agents, I got voted out by the rest of the tourists who want to go shopping instead heading to museum / local attraction places.
So, let's start counting on how much you should spare for going to Japan...


Saturday, April 19, 2014

DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 XTREME LEGENDS

Wow... A lot of things happened in such a short time in Indonesia....
I got a bit caught up with it, almost forgot to update my blog.
Sorry about that... ^^a
Anyway, I've got Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends... weeks ago and forgot to review it.
So, I make a small review about the game.

What makes the Xtreme Legends different from the previous one?
Well, Tecmo Koei managed to put quite a long of things in the Xtreme Legends.
The most obvious one are the addition of the 5 new characters plus Lu Bu's Story.
I will talk about the 5 character later on....

Aside from Lu Bu's story, the rest of the Kingdom also have additional story stage.
There are a 1 or 2 stages where you have to fulfill certain conditions to open the next stage.
Each Kingdom have 1 "joke" stage.... except Lu Bu's story.
I recommended the Jin's joke story because it's quite funny! ^-^
Tecmo Koei also add the maximum limit of Gold, Weapon and also level.
The highest level is now 150, and of course... My Lu Xun reach that level first. ^-^V

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

JAPAN AND JAKARTA

So a friend of mine asked me to compare between Japan and Indonesia.
I can't really say much, since I don't really lived there.
I just visit the country a couple of times, that's all.
So all of this only based on what I see during my times back there.

Oh for those who's saying that Japanese wages is better than Indonesia, do keep this in mind... Their life expenses is also higher than ours.

There are some things that I appreciate more from the Japanese though.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

MY TOP 10 PS2 GAMES

From all the console that has appear today, I got to say that Playstation 2 is my most memorable console ever.
I got so many good memories from it... *sigh*
Now, let me tell you about my top 10 PS2 Games!
Oh, and also only one title for each series.