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Mr and Ms White in pictures – ‘To the North’

mr n ms white 100_to the north

This one is tricky. In many parts on Indonesia, including Bali, people tend to give you guidelines according to mata angin (cardinal points [eyes of the wind]). Even if you happen to have a map, can you always be sure that the north they are thinking is the north also on your map? So is it straight, left or right?

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Translation:

Pak, kalau mau ke candi nya, ke mana ya?  –  Sir, if (I) want (to go) to that temple, where (should I go)?

Ke utara aja, nanti ke timur  –  Just to the north, then (turn) to the east

Jadi masih lurus, kanan atau ke kiri?  –  So (I still have to go) straight, (turn to the) right or to the left?

Mr and Ms White in pictures – ‘e-verything’

As Mr White’s homeland claims for the title of e-country, Ms White is hoping to postpone the face to face meeting with his parents. Or was it just irony.

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Translation:

Mau ketemu sama orang tua aku di Eropa?  –  Would you like to meet with my parents in Europe?

Mungkin bisa online aja  –  Could we do it just online? [Maybe – can – online – just]

Kenapa online?  –  Why online?

Karena negara kamu terkenal seperti [spt] negara-e, kan [bukan]?  –  Because your country is (well)known as the e-country, isn’t it?

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