Thus far there have been eight deaths from H1N1 flu in this country.
The haze is back, and I really don’t know if people cough because of the awful air, or because of the flu.
I was listening to the Indonesian song “Si Jali-jali”, a favourite from the time when I first heard it as a boy. But now that I’m older, I suddenly realize the song is full of sexual innuendo! Funny how I didn’t notice it before:
ini dia si jali-jali
palinglah enak si mangga udang
disana gunung disini gunung
jalilah jali dari cikini sayang
|This is the “jali-jali” plant
The song is pleasant and sweet
A little tired, no matter, my love
as long as you’re pleased at heart
The prawn-mango is most tasty
There a mountain, here a mountain
The jali-jali song from cikini, my love