Day 17: A LinkedIn Update

The city I live in, Bekasi, has 182 active cases. Some of them live nearby. As a result, township lockdown everywhere. It includes my township. The street in front of my house becomes very quiet, but I am VERY HAPPY about it.

When the lockdown was just started I won’t lie that I was a little bit anxious about how my family would survive. But after 17 days, hey it’s not that bad!


Thanks to whoever came up with the idea of lockdown for the first time. Jakarta, the most congested city I ever knew, has become very quiet. In the most normal situation, travel time from home to my office was 2.5 hours by car. During this self-quarantined situation, it takes 30 minutes only!

Sometimes when my family is dying bored at the house, we wander around Jakarta landmark but never dare to get off. I don’t know what we’re doing is right or wrong, but seeing how quiet Jakarta streets recently is so relaxing for us. We finally managed to introduce Monas to our son, again, from the car.

Jakarta is like an Indonesian lady. It is nice when it’s silence, but you know it’s just not right.

I enjoy it though.


First of all, thank you First Media for supplying oxygen to my body through internet connection. Without internet connection, I might’ve died with a severe complication of bored, clueless, helpless, and anxious.

Thanks to internet connection, I can jump from one meeting to another in just one click.

I attended Toastmasters meetings,
then singing nursery rhymes from YouTube Kids with my son,
then join another Zoom meet-up,
then singing other nursery rhymes once more,
then video chat with my parents and my sister,
then singing other nursery rhymes again, …
until I’m in the stage of singing 54 versions of “Johny Johny Yes Papa” by heart!

I guess It’s time for me to update my LinkedIn headline as a Nursery Rhymes Expert!

Johny, Johny
Yes Papa
No Papa
Telling lies?
No Papa
Open your mouth?
Ha! Ha! ha!

johny johny yes papa
Somehow the “Papa” looks like our dishonest minister, innit?

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