Sunday, April 16, 2006


This is Jalan Thamrin (Thamrin Street), the main downtown thoroughfare, on a typical, kinda cloudy/smoggy day. Note the killer motorbikes (there's actually relatively few in this pic, by Jakarta standards).

Note also the ads with the very white-skinned people. There's definitely a bias toward pale faces in the advertising here. There's also all kinds of products to allegedly make you paler, including a bar of soap called "Skin White." I don't know how that's supposed to work. Does it have bleach in it? Or maybe white paint?


jakers said...

very strange that bias. colonial influence? does this make you and chad the apotheosii of beauty there?

kopisusu2 said...

I think it's more the influence of American TV and movies.

And of course we're the apotheosii of beauty! Weren't we in Bloomington too?