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Keep your sympathy in your wallet

You are probably wondering how to keep sympathy, an abstract form, in a wallet.
Well, what I am talking about is not the abstract form, but the materialized form of sympathy, which is money.

It is the same anywhere in the world, including Indonesia. Wherever you go, you will see a beggar. They are so badly and pathetically dressed that they attract your sympathy, which ultimately leading you to giving them money.

Well, unless you feel really moved or touched, you shouldn’t do it anymore. Because in fact, you are not helping them at all.
Whenever you see a beggar, any type of beggar, you must not fall for their trap.
They are all trained to be a beggar who can really attract your sympathy, move your heart, and make you move your money from your wallet to theirs.
If they say that they haven’t been eating for 1 day or two days, or that they need money to buy milk for their child, they are all nothing but a blatant lie.
They only say that to attract your sympathy or even empathy.

Behind them, there is a big organized organization that is running the scam. They send all the beggars to look for money while they are sitting on a comfy chair counting their money.
The beggars, along with the children, are given something to eat daily before they are sent out to scam people.
The money they get will be given to their boss, and the amount might determine the food they get for the day or for the day after.

What is worse and disheartening is that the children they bring turned out to be under the effect of drugs, such as heroine in a small amount.
That’s why most of the time the children are sleeping. Well, either they are sleeping or getting ‘high’ and passed out.

What a crazy life, isn’t it? I am sure you won’t look at those beggars the same way anymore.
But it is never a bad thing to put aside a few coins for them. Besides, you are blessed by them when you give money to them.

(See this video below to see them)

(Credits go respectfully to the rightful owner)

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Banana leaves, more valuable than the banana itself?

Who doesn’t like the yellow fruit which gives many benefits like potassium for the sports enthusiasts, fiber that prevents heart disease, vitamins to protect eyesight, banana for banana split, and many other benefits.

BUT, do you know that actually banana leaves are more valuable than the banana itself in Indonesia?
Why? Not because it can be used as an umbrella. It is simply because the banana leaves can be used as a pad for food. Furthermore, the food seems to taste better when served on the banana leaf.

Investing in the banana tree field might be wise as the market is everywhere.

(See this video about the banana leaf used as a food pad, it does look tastier than just using a plate, right?)

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“Finger Lickin’ Good”, not a mere KFC’s slogan in Indonesia

Who doesn’t know the KFC’s tasty slogan “Finger Lickin’ Good”? They utilize the ease and practicality of eating the fried chickens with hands rather than with a spoon and fork.
They needed to spread this slogan because people have always used spoon, fork, knife, or chopsticks to eat, and it is not easy to eat fried chickens with those things, right?

(Here’s one of the ads)

Well, in Indonesia, there’s no need to spread this kind of slogan because everybody is already doing it.
Most of Indonesian people have always eaten with their hands. Eating rice, noodle, fried chicken, salad, and any kind of food you can think of with their hands.
But, of course, they eat soup with spoon. If you are trying to fit in, just be sure to use your right hand to eat, even if you are left-handed.  Check this post to know why if you haven’t read it.

(See this video too to see it in motion)

But of course, you should not eat with your hands if you are working in the office. Indonesia’s food is full of spices and seasoning, so it will leave a smell in your hands or your nails.

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