The Indonesian way…

Had my Indonesian oral this morning. And the Indonesian department never ceases to amaze me. I remember back at high school learning about a phrase they have – “jam karet” It translates literally to “rubber time” and sums up the general Indonesian attitude to life.

So I had the first oral today at 11:00. And in true Indo style it wasn’t until 11:10 that one of the tutors showed up, but because the other guy wasn’t there she decided to stop by her office. Then, 5 minutes later he came and asked where she was. So he went upstairs looking for her!

It wasn’t until about 11:20 that I went in. And my 15 minutes ended up being just over 5. Everyone else was just as short though, and by 11:45 they were ahead of schedule and went off for a coffee.

But i’m happy with how it went. i hadn’t done much preparation anyway because I had thought it would be pretty casual – everything this semester has been!

So one exam and an oral down, three to go. Can’t wait until June 18!

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