25.9.09

HOW TO HAVE YOUR BIRTHDAY (the Indonesian way)



So this is Jakarta, a city bursting with colours, vibrant and vulnerable at the same time. While crisis immerse all the business and adults activities, WE STILL HAVE FUN! This is how we celebrate the sacred day for oneself, a birthday. With all its quirkiness and insanity, Jakarta will grab your heart with this extraordinarily superb activity!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED :


-eggs
-instant colouring hairspray, neon colours that grab attention preferred
-fresh water from nearest ditch (prefer the heavily contaminated one, with -distinctly pungent smell near your school so there is chance that your friend would recognise the familiar smell and remember it for the rest of her life)
-soysauce, preferrably the viscous and dense and sticky one
-white flour

ONE STEP AT A TIME :

There are actually a few methods to omit this sacred ritual. One of the typical one is called REDHEAD method. (please note that the writer randomly names things)

THE STEPS :


- On the very day of your beloved friend's birthday, pretend that you are getting mad at her. Note that you MUST wholeheartedly play the role and get out your Oscar quality acting talent by not showing unnecessary mistakes.
- After that, prolly in the afternoon or a few hours later ask her to have a talk and bring along your friends, preferrably in a great mass and ask them to find a hiding place. Choose a venue at which is allowed to carry out barbarous act. (In Indonesia, the best places are medium size alley in front of the victim's house or school parking lot, or anywhere as long as there aren't a lot of vehicles passing by)
- This is the peak point where you really should push the victim to regret her non-existing faults, as if she were the most wicked and loathed creature on the Earth. Keep her under pressure, if you can get tears out of her shimmering eyes, DANG! You hit the bonus point.


- When you reach the climax, give a sign to all your participating friends out of their shelter and with a sudden motion, let them all throwing the essentials to the victim's body. If you are not determined which one you should launch first, you may want to try my own sequence : soysauce, ditch water, eggs, then white flour (so the flour can stick altogether). Complete the look with colouring hairspray, but remember to spray it all over her body instead of just the head part. (note : avoid contact with eyes, we don't want an accident here) For a more glimmering look, you can opt for sparkling glitter.

- After the ritual completed, don't forget to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her and ask for an apologise. Say that you just want her to have fun, or treat her a memorably different method to celebrate birthday, or you just wanna try out the Indonesian method promoted by me.

THE AFTERMATH :


this is how they get rid of shabby hair

I miss the super cooperative guard of our school,Rauf, who will blithely take care of the vigorous ravages :'(



I was still in Jakarta when this photo was taken...

TRIVIAL FACT :


- In Indonesia, or Jakarta in particular, this ritual is popular among high school students who celebrate their 17th birthday. It is common that after this sloppy rite the victim will celebrate her birthday in a cosy place with good food, in "return" for the treats her friends have given.

IMPORTANT NOTE :
- The quantity of the raw materials needed depending on the number of participants.
- You can be as creative as you want by adding your own secret ingredients (maybe decaying eel corpse?) or modifying the method used.
- For you who are more lenient, you can use ready-to-eat cake instead of those materials.
- Get as many as participants as you can to contribute to your project, otherwise the dying victim might curse solely you forever.
- HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!






P.S THIS WRITING IS DEDICATED TO ANINDYA DWI WULANDARI, MELITA PUSPITASARI, AND NADIA VELLA WHO WERE HAVING THEIR BIRTHDAYS RECENTLY.(I'm sorry for the very late utterance, wish you have wonderful birthdays there!)

21 comments:

  1. suppooooooooo dari segitu banyaknya foto, gue hanya ada rambutnya dan hanya di foto terakhir @_@ aha

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