Stuck in Jakarta’s Traffic? Try These!

Just about everyone here knows how it feels to be stuck in traffic, it can really be a pain in you know where, for some it’s part of their daily routine.

Here are some ideas to spend that time, consider you’re not the one driving that is:

  • Stash some magazines or books for easy reading or continue finishing that book you’ve been wanting to.
  • Plan a blog post (with smart phones these days you can easily make one on your phones) using a notepad.
  • Better yet, sleep!
  • Watch a movie, if you have one of those DVD Players installed in your car, a movie won’t bored you.
  • Clean up that junk mails on your email using your smart phones.
  • Tweet away and read all the interesting tweets.
  • Pluck your eyebrows! 😀
  • Finish putting your make-ups on.
  • iPod is great but since I’m a mommy that won’t work for me but would be great in a taxi.
  • BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee!)
  • Wake up a buddy on Yahoo Messenger or other Messenger and chat away.
  • My favorite: Bring your camera and take pictures, you’ll be surprised by some of the things you might captured. Like this picture here which is still one of my favorite candid picture my aperture challenged fingers could ever master:

There you go…12 easy things to kill the time for you, if you have more ideas please do add!



  1. May 3, 2010 / 10:24 pm

    Gosh, that traffic jam in Jakarta was a nightmare. Everytime I complained about the traffic here, my hubby would remind me that there’s no way I would survive being back in Indonesia. Whenever I visited Indo, I had already had a list of places to visit, however, being stuck in traffic over there really made me so dizzy that at the end I just canceled most of my plans and would rather stayed home.

    • May 5, 2010 / 11:16 am

      I know right, the traffic can be such a turn off for people to go places, I know I’d rather stay home than dealing with them. It’s one thing to deal with the traffic alone but with a toddler it can be a nightmare LOL.

  2. May 4, 2010 / 7:48 am

    Good ideas! I think the make-up one sounds the best. Although I think my wife might not be so happy with me after I get home with red lipstick and blue eye shadow on…
    .-= Dr. Heckle´s last blog ..Fortune Cookie Heckle =-.

  3. May 4, 2010 / 8:03 am

    ROFL OMG you seriously crank me up Doc! Almost spit my coffee from laughing while being stuck inside a taxi on yet another traffic jam hahaha. Thanks for the laugh & visit!

  4. May 5, 2010 / 2:39 am

    Loved your tips!!! Wish I didn’t have to drive all the time, I would totally do ALL these things 🙂
    It’s great to meet you, glad you visited me, now I’m following you 🙂
    oh, and I loved that last picture! You’re right, it is amazing!
    .-= Crystal:.´s last blog ..Vlogoff and announcing the WINNER!!! =-.

    • May 5, 2010 / 11:17 am

      Hi Crystal, thank you for the visit and your kind words. I too am following you and can’t wait to read more at your blog 😀

  5. May 4, 2010 / 7:40 pm

    Hi! I found you after reading your comments on Theta Mom this morning. I’m following you now – your blog looks to have a really interesting feel and I look forward to reading more!
    .-= gigi´s last blog ..Friday Flip Offs, 4/30 Edition =-.

    • May 5, 2010 / 11:16 am

      Hi Gigi, thanks for stopping by and the follow. Am following you too 😀

  6. May 5, 2010 / 2:39 pm

    Brings a smile to my hubby’s face, remembering those Jakarta jams. Then again, the ones here in Bangkok and the suburbs are no slouch either… we once took 4 hours to cover 50km!
    .-= Serline´s last blog ..Hello, Uncle King Yu =-.

    • May 7, 2010 / 8:52 am

      Holly cow 4 hours for 50km?! That’s something LOL! Thanks for stopping by Serline 🙂

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