This title has been lingering on in my mind for sometime. I don’t seem to have enough time to jolt my words here and there. I have my two blogs empty without anything new there. Anyhow, I have to discard this “old” topic into a piece of nonsensical writing, so excuse me for that.
You will know the meaning of the quotation marks in the word “Amazing” ( FYI: Quotation marks can have two meanings :
1. To emphasize things ( literal meanings)
2. To give the opposite meaning
Which one of these I mean? you tell me!
Amazing based on Oxford is something surprising greatly.
Some of you might know that Indonesians love the existence of malls, shopping centers, restaurants, cafes and all that jazz. I am being an Indonesian, of course, I like malls. I can’t hate them! how can I? if there are just too many malls here, and only few parks to hang out? where else can I go to hang out? maybe that’s a bad thing to have too many malls, but that’s not the major “issue” here.
Why do malls seem to be like whirling pools? they absorb people like crazy. What are there at malls that make most people here fall in love with?
Malls according to Oxford : a large enclosed shopping area from which traffic is excluded while shopping area means areas with many shops that sell goods.
They are there at malls. They often have very eye-catching decorations, cozy atmosphere, and what more interesting is they facilitate WiFi. That’s very tempting, huh?
Does it sound like Indonesians like eating? yep they do apart from taking photos here and there, and posting them here and there as well.
3. Food Courts
People here just love to chat ( Read: talk) for hours with friends, dear one(s), family regardless time.Food courts seem to be the “best” places for those who want to spend their times chatting at malls without feeling worry being rushed by anyone.
4. Shops ( of course, I am talking about malls, right?). I just can’t name one by one what kind of shops you can find at malls. They are so many that they leave me some headache sometimes.
In short, malls here are usually one-stop-by malls. Thus, you can now use them as meeting points as well. I know I know, meeting points at malls! that’s Indonesia.
In general, malls operate from 10 AM up to 10 PM or 9 PM. Sometime ago, after my morning classes ended, while waiting for my next classes, I killed time by hanging out at one of the malls here.My watch showed 10 AM already. It was not something surprising for me to know the fact that at that time, I found quite so many people already at the mall. The escalators which weren’t on yet didn’t seem to be a problem for them. Indonesians tend to walk very slow sometimes, especially at malls (maybe they love the cold from the air conditioner? 😀 )
The fact is that it is not necessarily for us to grab something at malls. Going to malls doesn’t always mean to buy something. They mostly like to kill time there before doing other activities outside. But what makes me realize that this isn’t entirely true is that : they are willing to be there at 9 AM to wait for the doors to open at 10 AM. Then they window-shop sluggishly. They are real window-shoppers!. So getting up early JUST to be there at malls early is truly “amazing”:-). Just my opinion as an Indonesian myself. If you ask me do I belong to that category? well, I like window-shopping, especially if I am on a budget. But getting up earl y JUST to be there at malls early? Hmm maybe not. Anyhow, this isn’t about me personally, but this is what I think Indonesians in general. You may disagree or agree. Now last but not least, in which category do the words in quotations mean? You tell me!