Need Some Entertainment?

by Amalia

These are some of the websites — ordered by my most favorite ones — that I always read whenever I’m stressed out 🙂

Nguping Jakarta (Indonesian)

I think most of, if not, all Indonesians know this website. Inspired by Overheard in New York (you should check that one out too!), it showcases some funny quotes that are overheard in Jakarta.

Instruktur Bahasa Inggris: "Can you tell me about your family. In English."
Mahasiswa: "Sorry, sir. I don’t have a family in English."

Kampus di Bintaro, didengar seisi kelas yang merasa program pelatihan bahasa mereka gagal total.


Dilbert Daily Strip (English)

Do I need to say more? 🙂


Clients from Hell (English)

A collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from (web) designers. Some of them can only be understood by those who are familiar with web designing and IT, but most of them are not hard to understand and it will make you laugh for sure 😉

Client: “I googled my name and there is some nasty stuff about me on the Internet. There is this guy saying in his blog that I am an idiot. I want you to remove that blog and block the Internet if they write shit about me.”

Us: “We cannot do that.”

Client: “Well, get someone else to do it then. I want every nasty stuff about me removed from the Internet today, and make sure nobody can write bad things about me. I want you to control the Internet.”

Us: “We can’t control it and neither can you.”

Client: “Right, if you won’t do it I’ll find someone who will.”

Us: “Good luck, let us know if you succeed.”


Lajang dan Menikah (Indonesian)

A collection of stories about single, dating, and married life. Although the stories are too long, they’re very entertaining 🙂 Love the way the author wrote them!


Nguping Teknologi




… and some more:

  • Chicken Strip (Indonesian) — an online comic strip about IT and current events
  • xkcd (English) — a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language
  • (Indonesian) — a collection of funny and interesting pictures


Worth-visited but outdated blogs:

  • Serasa — misspellings and weird things captured in pictures.
  • OhMy!gle — a collection of some hilarious chats 🙂