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  • atlantis
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    Originally posted by PhilippeD View Post
    At least rush and avanza was not offer in white.
    I think it depends on region, PhilippeD. We've bought some Avanza in early 2010 and despite having chosen them all in black, I remember that they were on offer in several colors in my city, including white.

    Addit:
    An "amusing" anecdote: the reason why we have chosen them in black, with very dark glasses, was because the main target for rental were pejabat going around with their mistress(es)...
    Last edited by atlantis; 22-05-15, 11:57.

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  • PhilippeD
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    Originally posted by jstar View Post
    Are you serious? White is one of the most popular colors (for cars) in Asia, including Indonesia. Has been a long time. And worldwide white made it to the number one spot some time ago also (Audi has been pushing it a lot in western countries). It was unpopular because it was the cheap/free 'standard' color mainly used for vans, trucks and company cars without any options.

    Black is not only an issue for absorbing the heat; it gets dirty very fast. Then silver or grey metallic are the best options. And red fades rather fast because of the sun.

    But rather important: Black has the best resale value.
    Now they will all have trouble to sold their car because they are all buying them white.

    Back off 3-4 year ago, not so many car were offer in white by Toyota.
    At least rush and avanza was not offer in white.
    First daihatsu release some kind of market test in white... And it become a popular color.

    I don't know for the rest of asia.

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  • jstar
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    Are you serious? White is one of the most popular colors (for cars) in Asia, including Indonesia. Has been a long time. And worldwide white made it to the number one spot some time ago also (Audi has been pushing it a lot in western countries). It was unpopular because it was the cheap/free 'standard' color mainly used for vans, trucks and company cars without any options.

    Black is not only an issue for absorbing the heat; it gets dirty very fast. Then silver or grey metallic are the best options. And red fades rather fast because of the sun.

    But rather important: Black has the best resale value.
    Last edited by jstar; 22-05-15, 09:45. Reason: afterthought

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  • PhilippeD
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    Matter of color

    Strangely when i arrive in indonesia white car was a rarity. For sure, none of the toyota build in indo had white as choice of color.
    I said to my wife that i find it strange as it would be my first choice of color in a hot country like indo.
    A black car must become so hot under the sun!

    Since 2 year manufacturer have start to offer white color... it's like an euphoria, everyone buy a white car.
    The family in law have all white car.

    Like I said we "bought" a car, go figure out, until the car would not be in front of my house and the key in my hand i don't believe i still buy a car.
    We were suppose to receive the car before the 5 june...
    Today we had a call, they can't have our color on date... but they can have us a white one now.

    Me and my wife we both agree white is a nice color for a elegant car... but a Toyota Agya in white, it don't look good.
    We don't want black and the only other color we like is the dark grey.

    So... we wait for our grey Toyota Agya for the 20 june.

    Hoping it was only a tactic for make us buy a car they want to get rib of and we will get it more early than the 20!

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  • vania~
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    @Happyman: it happened to you too?
    thank you happyman!
    he seems nice guy but i dont know for sure i just met him once... he is in Bandung and im in Jakarta, not sure if its gonna work out.
    because everytime i date a guy, eventually they always try to drag me to church and tell me to pray blah blah things like that, even they are not religious people

    @PhilippeD: that sounds great! i hope you guys will open a cafe that will be super cool!
    i deleted my bbm messenger because my phone getting slow, so i dont get update from your wife bbm...
    thank you Phil! i hope so
    you too take care!

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  • PhilippeD
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    No Vania, we don't have a cafe. We have developed some product specifically for cafe. Now we are supplying 3.
    We hope being able to find 2 or 3 more evantually. We are also looking for open our own cafe...evantually!
    Each thing in his time!

    I wish you all the best with your dating Van.

    Take care!

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  • Happyman
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    That was literally the second question my family asked when I said I had met a girl, "What's her religion, is she a moselem?" I should have said yes, just to give them the workout.
    I hope he is a nice man, and that you are happy together.

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  • vania~
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    hi guys!
    whoa great to hear you have a cafe now Phil!
    i start dating again, i found an interesting guy, he is moslem, my parents curious and asked me if i was just met a man and his religion and bla bla.. and suddenly they told me to go to church and join the church community
    hollycrap hahah, im not religious kind of person -____-
    im afraid that they will matchmaking me with someone that im not interested in at all...

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  • PhilippeD
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    We have a new cafe as customer, which make the count now a 3. Thing are going good!

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  • PhilippeD
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    Originally posted by Debora View Post
    I am sleepy , but still at work.
    How's everyone, today?
    Hi Deb, long time no talk!

    I'm waiting for the kanwil give back the paper for my kitas.
    I'm waiting for our first and brand new car to be delivered.

    And... Heu... I'm waiting to be rich!

    I think that cover everything!

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  • Debora
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    I am sleepy , but still at work.
    How's everyone, today?

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  • PhilippeD
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    They said bad news never come alone... Look like it is same for good news!

    Last thursday I send a mail to my consulate asking them what was happening with my passport (and I need it for renew my visa). They answer they will send it ASAP.

    The friday we have our first cafe to which we start to supply "cake". We are also waiting for 2 other place to receive their display for we can start to supply them.

    Monday morning I receive my passport.

    Tuesday morning (yesterday) my brother send me a mail for told me he finally receive my seed (already 6 month I ask him that). He will send me them soon. Those seed will give us an avantage for high cost vegetable like tomato and pepperbell for our food business.

    Later the same day I receice a call from my consulate:
    Have you receive your passport?
    Yes (quite worry for this strange call)
    Good, we just receive the citizenship of your 2 kid, we will send you them now.
    Already many month we made those application... Quite strange to receive them almost in same time than the passport renewal.

    Today, wednesday, we didn't need to argue a lot with the imigrasi for they finaly allow us to do a change of sponsor (without leaving the country) instead of making a brand new visa in singapore.

    YEAH!

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  • Vanhellsink
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    I've been looking at apartments here in Pokhara (Nepal) and this morning found a new studio apartment which is fully furnished with utensils, wifi, linen, power and water included for $200 a month and very close to restos, bars and lake. Very pleased. Only small issue being I can't move in until the 28th.

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  • naughtygab
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    today is going to be a busy day .... so busy until i have no idea which one i should do first.

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  • PhilippeD
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    The sky was dark and we can hear some far away thunder.
    I found my older girl seat in the open front door with 3 of her teddy bear align aside her. They were taking the whole door.
    I ask her: what are you doing?
    She answer: we are waiting for the rain!
    Not long after her sister join her and they both wait for the rain... That finaly never come.


    The sentence of the week said by older girl yesterday when she didn't want to go sleep with a depress expression:
    I'm tired of sleeping!


    Parent always stress out with reason when their kid make a lot of nightmare. Searching for the cause, for what is going wrong.
    So... When you hear your kid laughing in their dream, it bring you happyness knowing that thing are fine.

    I'm happy

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