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Observations of daily Jakartan attitudes on life, living and moving out and about in this city. The views are presented in a graphic format, as seen through the eyes of Muhammad "Mice" Misrad, a cartoonist. More Info

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Killing Time

July 26, 2014 by Mice

. Translation: Killing Time at Dusk / Ngabuburit* The atmosphere at dusk before breaking the fast is a struggle between: The office workers who want to leave early in order… Read more…

Categories: 2014, July

Hungry Eyes

July 19, 2014 by Mice

. Translation: Hungry Eyes / Laper Mata*   A couple is shopping for groceries at the local supermarket. Man thinks to himself, while observing his spouse who is picking goods:… Read more…

Categories: 2014, July


July 11, 2014 by Mice

. Translation: Ramadhan Man watches (somewhat lustfully) a very skimpily dressed television presenter Man watches (somewhat confused) the same television presenter donning the full hijab in the month of Ramadhan… Read more…

Categories: 2014, July

Keep The Noise Down!

July 4, 2014 by Mice

. Translation: Keep The Noise Down! 1.(NN and Friend shouting at each other):           •NN: “Jokowi!”           •Friend: “Prabowo!”           •Mice (looking at both angrily) 2.(splash! – Mice throws a… Read more…

Categories: 2014, July

Type of Motorcyclists

June 27, 2014 by Mice

. Translation: Type of Motorcyclists 1.The type of motorcyclists can be determined by the stickers on the back of their bikes: 2.The Narcissist “WARNING: YOU ARE RIDING BEHIND A HANDSOME… Read more…

Categories: 2014, June

The Teams

June 20, 2014 by Mice

. Translation: The Teams Supporters cheering their respective teams: clockwise from  the top: ITALY – THE NETHERLANDS – ENGLAND – ARGENTINA – BRASIL – SPAIN – GERMANY – PORTUGAL In… Read more…

Categories: 2014, June

Riding Safely

June 13, 2014 by Mice

. Translation: Equipment for Riding on you Motorcycle Safely 1.The Helmet: to protect the head from impact 2.Gloves: to protect the hands from the sun, and also from injury in… Read more…

Categories: 2014, June

Interesting Match

June 6, 2014 by Mice

. Translation: Interesting Match – Two men watching  television (Man wearing football jersey #8): “This is going to be very exciting. A tie perhaps…Score 1-1!” (Man wearing football jersey #7):… Read more…

Categories: 2014, June

Bottled Water

May 30, 2014 by Mice

. Translation: Bottled Water 1. At a street-side warung* Mice to vendor: “How much?” Vendor to Mice: “Three Thousand (rupiah).”   2. At a coffee shop in the airport Cashier… Read more…

Categories: 2014, May

Five Meaningful Minutes

May 23, 2014 by Mice

. Translation: FIVE MEANINGFUL MINUTES 1.Leaving home at 05:55 2.Leaving home at 06:00   Context: With many people living on the periphery of Jakarta, there is a reverse exodus every… Read more…

Categories: 2014, May