Jakarta Horror Day! Nightmare Rain Plus Zombies!


Heck, it’s 9.30am now!

I’ve just surfaced, and it’s STILL raining! No nice visitors today!

rainy day special

It has been all night, since well before I turned in almost seven hours ago. I was set to do so at 1.30am but I had a final channel surf and found The X Files on O Channel, switched cruelly from its previous 10pm slot.

So there I was till after 2 o’clock. 

At least the cat was happy.

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I let her in for a much appreciated hour’s respite from the increasingly soggy outdoors!

The noise of the torrential downpour kept me from sleep for ages  – days like this, one values the absence of that Monday-morning ordeal, no ‘off-to-work,’ no crack of dawn alarm to torment me.

But I feel desperately sorry, not so much for those who face today’s Jakarta traffic, always awful, Monday mornings more so, but in this deluge?

NIGHTMARE!

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And more sorry still for the poor people in places like Kampung Melayu in East Jakarta, and in Kedoya Green Garden in West Jakarta, and no doubt in Pluit and Kelapa Gading and Grogol too. Homes inundated, furniture ruined, and their very lives at risk if it worsens.

All I have to worry about (touch wood) is how I can reach the nearest mini-mart to replenish my cigarette supply!

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Anyway, I did say last night I’d not be doing a lot of blogging this day. That was due to my planned evening zombie-tryst, the new series of The Walking Dead. I flicked though You Tube yesterday to see if they had any of the first series, which pre-dated my acquisition of cable, and was gratified to find they had. 

So now I understand a little more of the characters’ backgrounds. 

walkingdrick Rick with Co-Stars!

But the ad for the new series has Rick, the leader of the good guys, speaking in his off-stage accent. His real name is Andrew Lincoln – there’s an article about him, and the show, in People  http://www.people.com/article/the-walking-dead-andrew-lincoln-rick-timestalks-video –

But what’s with such a serious take – Lincoln’s perspective on Rick’s “morally ambiguous” decisions – it’s a horror show, for pity’s sake!

His real accent is not at all the Southern twang one has become used to, from all the cast – the show is filmed in Georgia!

It’s an accent I like to hear – I’ve always liked the South, where I once spent some fine times; took a trip down there, after my participation in the NYC Marathon.

Don’t reckon I’ll go out running today!

Time for another cuppa Java. Then maybe one more, and more controversial, post, before I go into full hibernation mode…