How to Get a Bule Man

Apr 14th, 2008, in Girls, IM Posts, by

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  1. avatar timdog says:
    May 21st, 2008 at 2:23 am

    Patrick – absolutely fair call, you got me… but my other points in the previous post do stand.

    Actually my initial take on the book itself was that it was a thoroughly cynical exercise and not something either Erlinawati or her own Mr Bule ought to be particularly proud of – though I’m sure in response to that they’d cry all the way to the bank…

    I still maintain that it’s a fairly silly question, mainly because all of Erlinawati’s eager readers do actually have to find a willing bule to marry even if that’s what they want… so again, perhaps you can answer the question – why did Mrs Patrick want to marry you? And why, more interestingly, did you, Mr Bule, want to marry an “Indonesian woman”?

  2. avatar dewaratugedeanom says:
    May 21st, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Patrick

    Why will the marriages fail dewaratugedeanom? Are you insinuating that Indonesian women do not marry for the right reasons? Please explain as this definitely falls under the category of usefull information.

    If I am insinuating something then it is that when it comes to marriage Indonesians have different priorities, economic security and tribal solidarity being the main concern.
    Westerners should bear in mind that in Indonesia family and clan solidarity is still the basic form of social security. This is also one of the reasons why corruption is so difficult to eradicate in societies where strong family ties are prevalent. Money meant for public welfare is diverted to the fortune of the family or clan and by extension to the corruptor’s own social security.

  3. avatar dewaratugedeanom says:
    May 21st, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Rob

    If this law becomes true I think a lot of bule-Indonesian marriages will fail.

    This statement is inclusive of Bule women marrying Kuta Cowboys too, right?

    Kuta cowboys will never marry. They are doomed to a life full of dugem.

    Just a gigolo
    everywhere I go
    people know the part
    I’m playing

    Paid for every dance
    selling each romance
    every night some heart
    betraying

    There will come a day
    youth will pass away
    then what will they say
    about me

    When the end comes I know
    they’ll say just a gigolo
    as life goes on
    without me

  4. avatar Patrick says:
    May 21st, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    dewartugedeanom – Finally someone has stepped forward with an answer that makes sense. Are you saying that the (Indonesian) wife’s family interest is the priority in the marriage over and above her husband? If so, than this is completely opposite of western thought in a marriage. Our culture places the new marriage bond above your mother and father and your brothers and sisters.

  5. avatar janma says:
    May 22nd, 2008 at 10:24 am

    achmad, better late than never….. on page 4 I was saying I could write a few pages on how to get rid of a bule man, but here on page 7 I’ve condensed it to a sentence…. well two sentences actually, one for how to get a bule man, and one for how to get rid of him….
    1.How to get a Bule man: give up 90% of your power.
    2.How to get rid of a bule man: Take back your power. (otherwise known as ‘how to transform your bule man into a blue man’)

  6. avatar MbakAditya says:
    May 22nd, 2008 at 11:41 am

    janma Says:

    May 22nd, 2008 at 10:24 am
    achmad, better late than never….. on page 4 I was saying I could write a few pages on how to get rid of a bule man, but here on page 7 I’ve condensed it to a sentence…. well two sentences actually, one for how to get a bule man, and one for how to get rid of him….
    1.How to get a Bule man: give up 90% of your power.
    2.How to get rid of a bule man: Take back your power. (otherwise known as ‘how to transform your bule man into a blue man’)

    Bitter words of wisdom from someone who clearly hasn’t had a shag in years and resents anyone else that has.

  7. avatar Patrick says:
    May 22nd, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Janna – that is of course assuming you have first read and mastered the techniques in the book and then actually somehow managed to get yourself your very own live bule man. Probably falling down drunk at Bats! : >)

  8. avatar Farah says:
    May 22nd, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Guys.. gals.. fyi
    i see another book at gramedia book store yesterday, its about marrying expats too.. i just see it in a glance.. but i think its much better than this how to get bule things here… its a book about what i’m talking about (no, i am not the writer !) about the indonesian woman experiences married with expats from around the globe.
    I’ll get the book tomorrow…

  9. avatar Janma says:
    May 23rd, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Bitter words of wisdom from someone who clearly hasn’t had a shag in years and resents anyone else that has.

    awww…. mbak you don’t need to be worrying about me hon, I been getting plenty!

  10. avatar dewaratugedeanom says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 1:06 am

    Patrick

    Are you saying that the (Indonesian) wife’s family interest is the priority in the marriage over and above her husband?

    I wouldn’t state it so bluntly, but imagine what will happen if e.g. an Indonesian father-or mother-in-law gets sick and needs an expensive operation.
    But this will also be the same if the husband is Indonesian and the wife bule.

    Don’t forget that bule’s grow money trees in their countries.

  11. avatar Patrick says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Imagine what will happen…………????????? Ya OK, I imagined a future where Indonesia people realize that they live in a resource rich country and by education and hard work they can make positive changes. I imagine that Indonesians will stop blaming the government, the Chinese-Indonesians and the bules for all their problems and backwardness. I imagine an Indonesia where a decent education and health-care is available to all who seek it. I imagine an Indonesia where democracy works and corruption is corralled and in its place an ethical people arise and represent the well-being of their countrymen in business and politics. I imagine an Indonesia where the people are truly happy, prosperous and lead harmoniously with their neighbors in peace. Where are th Indonesian leaders to make this happen? Do you need Barack Obama to come back? Talk about how to get the right bule man! : > )

    Kidding aside the change starts with each Indonesian. Set the example for others to follow and resist the easy way of corruption. Get involved politically and become the leaders that Indonesia needs badly to make the changes necessary to one day become a first world nation.

  12. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Patrick,

    Why don’t you try to make a difference in your own country ?

    What ? Answers aren’t so easy ? Have to learn economics ? Um, global economics ? Um… confusing…

    Um, maybe the formulas that worked for the UK or whatever country your from in 1750 don’t work in Indonesia in 2008 ?

    Um ? Um ? Um ?

    Exactly.

    Here’s an idea: don’t talk out your a—se.

  13. avatar MbakAditya says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Achmad Sudarsono Says:

    May 24th, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    Patrick,

    Why don’t you try to make a difference in your own country ?

    What ? Answers aren’t so easy ? Have to learn economics ? Um, global economics ? Um… confusing…

    Um, maybe the formulas that worked for the UK or whatever country your from in 1750 don’t work in Indonesia in 2008 ?

    Um ? Um ? Um ?

    Exactly.

    Here’s an idea: don’t talk out your a—se.

    You’ve been here too long – terrible slip, especially from the “best they ever had”.

    Patrick, you are talking out of your noodle hole – look at the state of the UK, then comment on Indo. Are you sure that you aren’t Tiang Listrik in drag?

  14. avatar MbakAditya says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Achmad, you’ve forgotten that you are only a guest in Indonesia, periodically you do this, I really wish you would take more care.

    I thought that your penyakit lali was under control now.

  15. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Mbak Aditya,

    A guest in whose Indonesia ? Yours ? Care to elaborate ? Too hard ? Thought so.

    Stumble-di-bumble-di-bumbldei-di-dum.

  16. avatar MbakAditya says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Well Achmad, we have at last established something.

    Your punctuation is terrible dear fellow, surely we can expect better from the “best we’ve ever had”?

    Well, as a little Javanese girl I do feel that I do have some rights to comment. In the next breath I would admit that I can understand why some foreign guests are intimidated by us Javanese, especially the one’s with a little education.

  17. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    “some rights”?

    “the one’s with a little education”?

    Emphasis on “little” education.

  18. avatar MbakAditya says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I’m only 4’7″ tall Achmad, thus it must be a “little” education.

    I’m led to believe that even by Javanese standards you aren’t very tall either.

    Education is all well and good and winning the EP pub quiz is very worthy, but the measure of success has to be not having to drive around in a Kia.

  19. avatar Patrick says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Ya you are right MkabAditya – What was I thinking? Its a hopeless situation in a hopeless country among a hopeless people. Might as well just go out and get a good shag! :>)

  20. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Patrick,

    For some, paying for it wouldn’t be good, but each to their own…

  21. avatar Patrick says:
    May 24th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Achmad – Then is it hopeless for you? Good thing you can use your hands for something else than typing. Try not to make too much of a mess…ha ha ha

  22. avatar MbakAditya says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Oh Achmad, Ojo mengabaikan aku sayang !!

    I know you truly care for me, and the next time you win the pub quiz, you will hold that trophy high as a sign of your undying love for me, not the woman you are with now – she maybe is refined and educated, but I bet she doesn’t root like I did with you.

    You know where you can find me for that drink anytime you wish, jangan malu sayangku, hubungi Mbak Aditya lagi, sebetulnya kamu mau.

  23. avatar Rob says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 9:08 am

    I wonder if Mbak Aditya is a creation of Achmad (who I think is a creation) that he has developed for the purposes of talking to himself because the rest of us bore him so?

    By the way Achmad, where are those tips on how to be sexy?

  24. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Um, Ok, Adit.

  25. avatar Oigal says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Well, let’s be honest. The legislation’s main purpose is to avoid trafficking of women

    Oh please!! The pimping business is good..lets make it legal and get a better cut

    When has the average indonesian pollie done anything in the interests of the people and not themselves? If they were serious about Trafficing women they only need to take step out the front door. Are they serious pretending they don’t know where they are?

    Perhaps a quick look at the exploitation of Indonesian women by their muslim brothers in the middle east and Malaysia might be a better priority…

  26. avatar MbakAditya says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Rob Says:

    May 25th, 2008 at 9:08 am
    I wonder if Mbak Aditya is a creation of Achmad (who I think is a creation) that he has developed for the purposes of talking to himself because the rest of us bore him so?

    By the way Achmad, where are those tips on how to be sexy?

    No, not true but good thinking anyhow. Yes, Achmad is a creation alright, made out of tofu chunks and tempe and the rubbery bits that you can’t even put into bakso, mixed with a soupçon of cheap red wine and a few of the hottest chilis on earth (that he can eat raw), moulded and formed into the form of manusia (albeit a tad on the short side) then shocked into life using the magneto off of a Roll-Royce Merlin.

    Sexiness is something that has sadly eluded the little chap, best refrain from mentioning though, he gets quite distraught and may set his dog on you.

  27. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Adit, baby, where did all the lovin’ go ?

    Oigal, good to hear from you again. At least someone’s maintaining their rage. : P

  28. avatar MbakAditya says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Achmad Sudarsono Says:

    May 25th, 2008 at 2:34 pm
    Adit, baby, where did all the lovin’ go ?

    Have you still got that shirt I bought you? you know the black one with the white designs down both sides?

    Put it on, have a tofu kebab, and think of me. My memek needs you.

  29. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Adit,

    Sorry Sayang, the screaming hordes at Jl. Blora tore it from my sweaty torso after I performed “sunatan massal” by Iwan Fals unplugged…

    This is getting weird.

  30. avatar timdog says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Funnily enough, like Rob, it had occurred to me that Achmad and MbakAdit’ might be the same person… and I’m still not convinced by the denial…
    In any case, if they’re not the same person then they are surely brother and sister, removed from the fragrant palm groves of Purbolinggo at an early age and raised by Australian sheep farmers in Wagga Wagga before returning to their homeland as deeply unbalanced adults…
    The sizzling sexual tension between them is disturbing in either case – it’s either purely masturbatory, or utterly incestuous… euuuughhhhhhh!

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