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A Look at Life in Indonesia

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Indonesian vice presidential candidate Gibran Rakabuming Raka, who is also the eldest son of President Joko Widodo, attends a Mobile Legend Championship e-sport tournament in South Tangerang, Indonesia Friday, January 12, 2024. As Indonesia votes this month to replace popular President Joko Widodo, all three candidates have all been aggressively seeking to win the votes of younger people, reaching out to them on the apps they use, through the K-pop music many love, and even video gaming events. (Photo by Tatan Syuflana/AP Photo)

Indonesian vice presidential candidate Gibran Rakabuming Raka, who is also the eldest son of President Joko Widodo, attends a Mobile Legend Championship e-sport tournament in South Tangerang, Indonesia Friday, January 12, 2024. As Indonesia votes this month to replace popular President Joko Widodo, all three candidates have all been aggressively seeking to win the votes of younger people, reaching out to them on the apps they use, through the K-pop music many love, and even video gaming events. (Photo by Tatan Syuflana/AP Photo)

Worshipers clean Buddha statues ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration at the Amurva Bhumi temple in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 2, 2024. (Photo by Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Reuters)

Worshipers clean Buddha statues ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration at the Amurva Bhumi temple in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 2, 2024. (Photo by Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Reuters)

An ill Rohingya refugee is carried by others on the beach in Kuala Parek, East Aceh, Indonesia, 02 February 2024. A wooden boat carrying 137 refugees landed on a beach at Kuala Parek in East Aceh on 01 February 2024. UNHCR data states that more than 1500 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Aceh since November 2023 in several waves of voyages, headed to Indonesia and Malaysia. (Photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA)

An ill Rohingya refugee is carried by others on the beach in Kuala Parek, East Aceh, Indonesia, 02 February 2024. A wooden boat carrying 137 refugees landed on a beach at Kuala Parek in East Aceh on 01 February 2024. UNHCR data states that more than 1500 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Aceh since November 2023 in several waves of voyages, headed to Indonesia and Malaysia. (Photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA)

Supporters of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) cheers during campaign rally at Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, February 3, 2024. Tens of thousands of Indonesians flocked to presidential campaign rallies of the governing party's presidential hopeful on Saturday amid growing public concerns of deteriorating democracy in Southeast Asia's largest economy. (Photo by Achmad Ibrahim/AP Photo)

Supporters of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) cheers during campaign rally at Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, February 3, 2024. Tens of thousands of Indonesians flocked to presidential campaign rallies of the governing party’s presidential hopeful on Saturday amid growing public concerns of deteriorating democracy in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. (Photo by Achmad Ibrahim/AP Photo)

Fans take photos with cardboard cutouts of members of South Korean boy band Exo at a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, February 4, 2024. As Indonesia votes this month to replace popular President Joko Widodo, all three candidates have all been aggressively seeking to win the votes of younger people, reaching out to them on the apps they use, through the K-pop music many love, and even video gaming events. (Photo by Dita Alangkara/AP Photo)

Fans take photos with cardboard cutouts of members of South Korean boy band Exo at a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, February 4, 2024. As Indonesia votes this month to replace popular President Joko Widodo, all three candidates have all been aggressively seeking to win the votes of younger people, reaching out to them on the apps they use, through the K-pop music many love, and even video gaming events. (Photo by Dita Alangkara/AP Photo)

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto greets supporters during a campaign rally in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 06 February 2024. Indonesia is scheduled to hold the presidential and general elections on 14 February. (Photo by Made Nagi/EPA)

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto greets supporters during a campaign rally in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 06 February 2024. Indonesia is scheduled to hold the presidential and general elections on 14 February. (Photo by Made Nagi/EPA)

A soldier checks a corn plantation of the Raider 112 infantry battalion base in Japakeh, Indonesia's Aceh province on February 6, 2024. (Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP Photo)

A soldier checks a corn plantation of the Raider 112 infantry battalion base in Japakeh, Indonesia’s Aceh province on February 6, 2024. (Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP Photo)

Demonstrators wear masks and carry placards during a rally to call on voters, especially the young, to re-examine the vision, mission, thoughts and ideas, as well as the track records of presidential and vice presidential candidates, political parties, and legislative candidates, before finally choosing, in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 7, 2024. (Photo by Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Reuters)

Demonstrators wear masks and carry placards during a rally to call on voters, especially the young, to re-examine the vision, mission, thoughts and ideas, as well as the track records of presidential and vice presidential candidates, political parties, and legislative candidates, before finally choosing, in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 7, 2024. (Photo by Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Reuters)

A demonstrator wearing a mask takes part in a rally to call on voters, especially the younger voters, to re-examine the vision, mission, thoughts and ideas, as well as the track records of presidential and vice presidential candidates, political parties, and legislative candidates, before finally choosing, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 7, 2024. (Photo by Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Reuters)

A demonstrator wearing a mask takes part in a rally to call on voters, especially the younger voters, to re-examine the vision, mission, thoughts and ideas, as well as the track records of presidential and vice presidential candidates, political parties, and legislative candidates, before finally choosing, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 7, 2024. (Photo by Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Reuters)

A worker is seen amongst vibrant umbrellas made from bamboo and paper early February 2024. The decorative parasols were being made in the village of Sindang Barang, Indonesia. Muljati Hidajat, 61, said “Here they are decorating the umbrellas. Several regions in Indonesia make these hand-decorated paper umbrellas. They are usually sold locally but people rarely use them as they are often for decoration”. (Photo by Muljati Hidajat/Solent News & Photo Agency)

A worker is seen amongst vibrant umbrellas made from bamboo and paper early February 2024. The decorative parasols were being made in the village of Sindang Barang, Indonesia. Muljati Hidajat, 61, said “Here they are decorating the umbrellas. Several regions in Indonesia make these hand-decorated paper umbrellas. They are usually sold locally but people rarely use them as they are often for decoration”. (Photo by Muljati Hidajat/Solent News & Photo Agency)

Divers perform a dragon and lion dance in an aquarium to celebrate the Lunar New Year at Sea World Ancol in Jakarta on February 8, 2024, ahead of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon which falls on February 10. (Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP Photo)

Divers perform a dragon and lion dance in an aquarium to celebrate the Lunar New Year at Sea World Ancol in Jakarta on February 8, 2024, ahead of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon which falls on February 10. (Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP Photo)

A girl wears a cheongsam during a fashion show at a shopping mall in South Tangerang, Banten province, Indonesia on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Sulthony Hasanuddin/Antara Foto via Reuters)

A girl wears a cheongsam during a fashion show at a shopping mall in South Tangerang, Banten province, Indonesia on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Sulthony Hasanuddin/Antara Foto via Reuters)

A worker prepares red lanterns to be hung inside the Tay Kak Sie temple ahead of Lunar New Year in Semarang, Central Java province, Indonesia, on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Willy Kurniawan/Reuters)

A worker prepares red lanterns to be hung inside the Tay Kak Sie temple ahead of Lunar New Year in Semarang, Central Java province, Indonesia, on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Willy Kurniawan/Reuters)

A child reacts as a performer performs in a Lion Dance at the Sam Poo Kong temple ahead of the Lunar New Year in Semarang, Central Java province, Indonesia, on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Willy Kurniawan/Reuters)

A child reacts as a performer performs in a Lion Dance at the Sam Poo Kong temple ahead of the Lunar New Year in Semarang, Central Java province, Indonesia, on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Willy Kurniawan/Reuters)

A woman poses for pictures near decorations welcoming the Lunar New Year at a shopping mall in Semarang, Central Java province, Indonesia, on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Willy Kurniawan/Reuters)

A woman poses for pictures near decorations welcoming the Lunar New Year at a shopping mall in Semarang, Central Java province, Indonesia, on February 8, 2024. (Photo by Willy Kurniawan/Reuters)

Raymond Hinze
Raymond Hinze is a writer and IT consultant with nearly 20 years of experience across the private and public sectors. He's worked as a writer, trainer, technical support person, delivery manager, system admin, and various other roles that involve getting people and technology to work together.