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Countries Reacting to India's Independence
  • India: so this is goodbye then... England~
  • England: y-yeah, it is... well, good luck and thank you for everything.
  • India: same to you, England- Oof!
  • Nigeria: *hugs India* OH MY GOODNESS YOU DID IT!!!
  • China: nice job, India! Congratulations on both you and your people's efforts! Beat those white colonists!!
  • Libya: do you think it'll be my turn next??
  • Indonesia: India, we heard!! This is amazing, congratulations!! Join the gang~!
  • Congo: This calls for a celebration!!
  • India: haha, thank you, everyone, ~ I don't know what will lie ahead, but let's enjoy the moment and celebrate everyone's achievements!!

Selamat Hari Raya!

//by the time this goes up i’m in Indonesia so I hope my future self is having fun

Anyways, everyone in this picture is making Ketupat. Ketupat is a woven palm leaf pouch with rice inside. Funfact my mom taught me how to make a sword out of palm leaves so that’s fun.

Also usually Ketupat (the rice inside we don’t eat the palm leaf thank gosh) is usually eaten with rendang, opor (ayam), sayur labu ect. 

[also the countries in this post will be named from left to right in the tags]

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Art Collab with: @ask2pphili / @mango-guhit !!

One half she does the lineart and I colour, the other half is I do the lineart and she colours!

Also this is a Southeast Asian Hetalia/MysMe AU

Doodle ~

Pottertalia crossover that no one asked for. I haven’t read the whole series, but I’m sure I’ll catch up soon! So… I decide their house for a while.

Indonesia is between Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin, I’m sure of it. But she’s too jolly about stuff, I guess she’ll do better in Hufflepuff.

As for Iceland, I always think that he’ll be in Ravenclaw, same as I thought about Norway’s case.

marislung  asked:

Hello! I was assigned to ask you a question in the ambassador ask event so here we go^^ I hope it's okay for me to bluntly ignore the suggested questions and ask something I would like to know personally:,) Is palm oil and deforestation a big topic in Indonesia? The topic has seemed to resurface a lot around my school and social circle this last year and I've started avoiding buying things containing it. How's the production affecting Indonesia and what do most people think about it?

On Palm Oil and Deforestation in Indonesia

[ source: indonesia-investments ]

@aphaskevent ambassador answers! Thank you for the question :D

Palm oil industry is a growing business and a very profitable one in Indonesia. But only a fifth of the industry is certified sustainable.  As for deforestation, another of its cause is illegal logging. Our government is issuing certificate for legal timber so it would qualify for the EU market, and hopefully reducing demands for illegal timbers.

On its impact to the environment, the most prominent one is the loss of animal habitat. Indonesia has many endemic species and many of them reside in the area heavily affected by deforestation.Tigers frequently roam villages, and orangutans are either caught or wandering far from home. The former attract poachers, and the latter sometimes ended up in black markets. But there are sanctuaries to protect both species, so if locals caught a wayward animal they send it there.

The second impact is to the indigenous people. Many of them was displaced, or their tanah adat (customary land) is taken by companies. Displaced communities often do not get required attention from the government. One such group resorted to abandoning their way of lifeMore about customary land and activism

Third impact is on the environment itself. Here’s a landscape in Papuan palm oil plantation. Another link on palm oil in Papua. On 2015 we had massive toxic haze engulfing Sumatra, parts of Borneo and Papua Islands due wildfires. Burning peatlands release toxic gases into the air, and as a result many people (and animals) suffered respiratory problem. The wind carried the haze to neighboring countries, turning the disaster into an international problem.

[ southeast asia during the haze crisis; wikipedia ]

The fourth impact is social problem among those who live and work near palm oil plantations but it’s already straying a bit far and this post has gotten too long :’D

Most Indonesians agree that this is a big problem, but at the same time we also feel this is outside of our power to change it. We can’t deny that the companies bring jobs for locals yet its impact (for non-sustainable companies) could last for generations. I only know a few people who actively avoiding products using palm oil, as it’s hard to do and the alternative products often too pricey for us orz

I appreciate your interest in my country, and if you have more questions about Indonesia, feel free to ask/pm me!


anonymous asked:

Since you're a Singaporean, do you have any tip on writting a Singaporean character? I don't want to misrepresent when writting one.

Here are some tips!! If you have any more questions you can just ask because I myself is not good at giving out tips, but i’ll be definitely be willing to answer!!


Singlish is a tough thing to understand when you’re a foreigner. For this I would suggest trying out simple words/phrases from time to time (here’s a list :00) and also take note when writing (It’s a mistake I see people do) don’t put a comma before a “lah”, “leh”, “lor” ect. as it would sound wrong when said in real life.

Also I noticed that if you’re Malay or Chinese (Indians most will use both but I am not so sure, sorry) you use different kinds of Singlish. Malays would use more Malay words that are included in the slang more while the Chinese here would use mainly the Chinese words or dialects included.

Singlish is a weird thing so if you ever need any help i’m always here!! 

(Usual) Habits

!!If your Singaporean character has a different characteristics or something under here that they would never do then you don’t need to implement these things! Not all Singaporeans are the same obviously!!

Choping - the act of reserving a seat with an item, mostly a tissue packet

Singaporeans tend to chope places! In schools when going in a line they’d usually use a bottle to chope and so on! It is used to other people wouldn’t take their seat (of course). 

This also goes for territorial. We’ll ask you kindly to go away though (mostly).

Likes the easy way

Everyone in Singapore likes to do things the easy fast way. (And who wouldn’t?) Like tapping your card through your bag, wallet or something else. If there is a short-cut to achieving things Singaporeans would always go for it (but if there isn’t we’ll still do it)

Kiasu - wanting to be the best

Singaporeans always want to be the best. If not they would always tell themselves they somehow are through imaginary loopholes (even though they actually aren’t the best). Basically we’ll always try to be the best or convince ourselves we are. (Depending on the person they wouldn’t go further if it breaks the rules but if the person doesn’t care they might do so. It really depends on the person)

We’re also a perfectionist in this sense, which leads to re-doing work all over again or keep doing awesome stuff at the airport like come on i’d like to live there by now.

For example at a competition where we had to go to different booths to get clues and ultimately guess the superhero, two groups were already at the hall telling the teachers their guesses. They first got it wrong and have to discuss again. My group meanwhile was the third group to arrive, but the first person to get the answer correct. We ultimately got first but the first 2 groups to arrive say they won because they got there fist. (we still got the prize so..)


Yet again, not all Singaporeans complain but majority do. We complain almost everyday about anything. During the complaining we exaggerate what happened so we feel we’re justified (though sometimes we’re not.) 

Another thing is when in Singapore, we complain a lot about the MRT/Bus breaking down, the test marks, the prices ect. Though a trend I see is when we’re in other countries, we complain how Singapore’s better (I’m guilty of this definitely). One of the things we do really like about other countries is how cheap everything is.

Likes Discounts

Especially Singaporeans. A lot of things here are really expensive, so everytime we see a discount we buy it (like how all my clothes were chosen). We have quick reactions so when there’s a discount: “It’s mine.” Everyone likes discounts though.

Well Organised 

A phenomenon I see is we’re really organised. When going up the escalator we keep to the left and let those on the right walk. Even when there is no “queue up” sign we still queue up (looking at you Indonesia). In the MRT there is no need to queue up to the train, but we do anyway.

And those are some of the things most of us always do. Of course you don’t have to follow everything as everyone is different.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the person will say they’re Singaporean but it’s obviously not a race. So whatever race you choose they still can be a Singaporean of course! (Also the 3 main races in Singapore are Chinese, Malays and Indians)

If there are any questions that I did not provide an answer to (i know I have left out a lot) please ask me! I’m always willing answer anything about my home.

anonymous asked:

Wait, Indonesia can see ghosts too? Just like Iceland? How would they react to ghosts?

“I don’t really like ghosts… and I still surprised how Indonesia can get along with their kind really well.”- Iceland

Genderbend M!A [1/10]

Mun : Sorry @ask-ghost-feli, for borrowing your muse here….



(( Also, Osomatsu-san ended yesterday -Monday for others, Tuesday for Philippine time eheke- and well, ending still summarized how wacky the series is though , XD ))

(( So if you guys still remember, I posted the ASEAN countries chars who I thought would fit these guys, so… I had fun kek. ))

(( Might do the rest of the ASEAN members if I still have strength left ahaha ))

Hello Hetalia community! My name is Chrys and I am the new ambassador representing Indonesia in @hetaliafandomhub! I was born and raised in Indonesia, a beautiful country which is also known as Zamrud Khatulistiwa or ‘Emerald of the Equator’!

My role as an ambassador in this community is to provide information and answer questions about the culture, history, places, or anything about Indonesia. In Hetalia, Indonesia hasn’t made a canon appearance yet so I thought people might not know much about this country, so if you want to ask some questions, feel free to message me and I will try my best to answer! I hope my 23 years experience of living here and history knowledge might be of help ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ 

(Fun fact: Indonesia is the world’s largest island country with 17,000+ islands and to this day, we still don’t know the exact amount of the islands!)