Indonesian t-shirts reveal the power of language

WARNING: Some of the images below contain profanities and offensive language. English advertisements abound in Indonesia, and everyone here watches American movies and TV shows. English is a major language of Indonesian pop culture, and so, like most things made famous by pop-culture, it is cool. My students can spout out English catch-phrases like “I…

Banjarmasin’s Floating Market

“The sun rises over Barito River in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan and a lone boat makes its way toward the floating market.” “Every morning, boats gather for the Muara Kain floating market outside of Banjarmasin. Here, the sellers are usually women and the regulars barter for goods. This trade community convenes early each day as the…