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Posts tagged “Vehicle

The brain-case

nolan

I am somewhere around 188cm tall, and just over 100kg.  This makes me huge by Indonesian standards.  Everyone is so much smaller than me.  I particularly enjoy my experiences shopping here.  I’ve asked the salespeople if they have shirts for guys my size, or pants for my size, and I get total honesty.  No run-around at all.

“Do you have a shirt my size?”

“No.”

No checking in the back.  No asking around.  No looking on other racks.  They know that I am an anomaly.

So when I bought my motorcycle and the salesman delivered it with a helmet, I was cautious in my optimism.  It turned out that the biggest helmet they had sits quite a way above my head, not so much on it.  I had to do some hunting, but the helmet that you see above not only fits, it fits well.  It was more expensive than some, less expensive than many.  I tried on twenty helmets, and this one did not leave me gasping for air, claustrophobic, or feeling like I was going to tear my own ears off trying to remove it.


Inner child…

Bike

…is so happy right now.  I make a point of stopping over at my new motorcycle whenever I return from work, and even though I have to wait for the licence plates (or not, according to my friend Setyo) I am still really excited.  When I was a kid, I always wanted a motorcycle.  Now…I’ve got one.  The little boy inside my head is smiling all the time…and will continue to smile until I actually have to remember how to ride, shift, brake and throttle.  I’ll let you know how it goes.


I need some new photos.

vespa 2

For now, I’m posting another angle on the Vespas up my street.  I will bring my camera with me tomorrow, and snap some new stuff.  In the meantime, please accept these broken-down vehicles.


Datsun 510…Kemang Style

 

This Datsun is parked in the alleyway that I walk to work.  I’ve snapped a couple of photos of it, and the last time I did the owner was quick to inform me that it was for sale.  I guess he spotted me checking it out and figured maybe he could get rid of it.  I’ve actually always liked these cars, so it would have been a good fit, it I weren’t living in Jakarta.


54A: the gate post.

I saw this gate post on the way home and I thought it looked cool.

What do you think?