Flood All Over Jakarta

At first, I wanted to share my top 5 movies and TV series of 2013, but something more urgent needs to be shared. It’s not something that might concern everyone out there but I live here…here in Jakarta, it concerns me a lot.

I am still lucky because both my living places (My house and my dorm) but things aren’t the same for some people ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

It’s not a surprise that there’s aย  flood in Jakarta, it’s already become a regular thing but once in a while the flood become unbearable. It swallows most parts of the capitol city of Indonesia.

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Many people are complaining about the new Governor, they criticized him and demanding his promises to handle the flood…for me, he is not even a year on the job…GIVE HIM A BREAK! He has done much better than the two previous governors. At least the flood area is less than last year (source: kompasiana).

It’s not the time to blame anyone…it’s time to look into ourselves because there are still so many people who think that it’s okay to throw garbage into the river. Change that behaviour then you can start complaining when the flood still comes.

I don’t know how long will this flood last, they say the worst will come this Wednesday (hopefully the prediction turns out wrong). All I can do here is pray and hope everyone can stay strong, especially those who can’t live in their house at the moment. Be Patience.

35 thoughts on “Flood All Over Jakarta

    1. I hope so too. Seeing the flood through TV already sadden me, can’t imagine how bad it feels to be in the refuge camps…especially the babies.
      Thank you Miyuki ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Natural events like this are so difficult to deal with and seem to be more and more frequent. I hope the waters soon recede and people can get back to their homes soon.

  2. It is the same here in the UK lots of flooding
    and homes washed out, it is disheartening to
    see such weather ruining homes and lives ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    You have added some brilliant photographs
    my sweet and dear friend ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope the water
    goes quickly and so everyone can start the
    big clean up ๐Ÿ™‚

    Andro xxxx

    1. We can’t totally blame the weather, we -human- plays big part in creating this.

      I wish I have pictures taken by me but fortunately there are many pics in the net as it’s quite a big news here.

      Thank you Andro

  3. Stay safe! I hope it calms down for the affected areas.
    UK has seen some bad storms and flooding this winter, especially coastal areas.
    I live inland so nothing bad here!

  4. I hope you stay safe and dry. Thanks for showing the pictures so we can see how bad it is. Blogging helps keep me informed about what’s going on around the world.

    1. Thank you TBM, I am one of the fortunate ones, I don’t have to pass through the flood going to work and the school is saved from flood.
      I know what you mean, blogging and other social media gives me more news than on TV.

  5. Hi Nov! Glad to hear you’re safe but be careful girl, this is awful! My brother told me about this as well but then he had to go to Bandung for a few days. He said during the flood it took him 3 hours to drop off his kids to school!

    You’re right about not playing the blame game and take responsibility for ourselves. Wish more people understood that over there.

    1. Thank you Ruth ๐Ÿ™‚
      I hope your brother’s family is saved from the flood. Yesterday I ordered some chemical and just like your brother the order came more than 3 hours within such a close distance from school.

      It tired me down seeing everyone wanting something from the government…I wish they would change first that start complaining.

    1. I rarely read newspaper, my news often comes from the net and then I see it on TV.
      It is scary and I feel sorry for everyone trap in the flood. Today we have a heavy rain…I don’t have TV in my dorm so I haven’t got news of how bad it is now.

  6. Benar mbak. Emang ini bukan salah Jokowi. Bencana emang ga bisa dihindari.
    Cuman stress juga mbak. Udah seminggu ga kuliah, tugas lg numpuk2nya lagi. Untung ada kura2 sama setidaknya masih ada internet ^^

    PS. Ini Donna, ganti nama ama email ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. kebanjiran lah mbak. Kan banjir = ga bisa kuliah.
        Kalo nyatai, ga bakal bisa nyatai kalo tugas lagi numpuk. Itu aja udah kucoba cicil selama banjir. Parahnya emang harus ke kampus langsung buat ngerjainnya.
        Emang dormnya di mana mbak? Kok kayaknya jarang banget banjirnya? ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. Oh! Kirain yg kebanjiran sekitarnya aja jadi ttp ga bisa kemana. Semoga sekarang dah surut ๐Ÿ™‚

          Di Pondok Labu, ga jauh dr sini sih banjir sepinggang katanya. Ini tanahnya aga tinggi

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