Jogjakarta Day 13


Sign At the Entrance of an Alley

Sunday, 7 March, 2010

12:00 am

Went to the Internet cafe, looking at Telkomsel site for Internet logging-on solution. The FAQ did help a little bit. Downloaded the pdf howto on setting-up for the log-in to Telkomsel Network.

3:00 am

Returned back to hotel room.

6:00 am

Bike on Seat and Lap

Armed with the knowledge gathered, set-up the notebook outside the hotel room and tried to log on to the Internet. No deal. Called the helpdesk for assistance, and was told to register again with the text GPRS followed by a space and the 16-digit ID number printed on the bigger card that came together attached with the prepaid SIM card…Again, no deal.

7:00 am

Finished half of the sandwich, slept.

12:00 pm

Bought lunch. Didn’t felt like going out, trying to solve the internet access. Later in the day, I tried to rent a bike. Not knowing that it was Sunday, the shop was closed for business on Sundays.

4:00 pm

Rest Time

Time to go to the Internet cafe again. I tried a different Internet cafe although I had one more 6-hour coupon to log-on at the previous Internet cafe. I wanted to download Huawei connection software client for the 3G modem that I had. The Vodafone Connect Lite program that came with the modem just froze and proceed no further. I assumed it was because my prepaid card service provider was not it’s partner in Indonesia. Lucky for me, I found the solution.

6:00 pm

Back at the hotel room. I removed the Vodafone Connect Lite software from the modem and replaced it with Huawei Mobile Partner. The logging-on was successful on first attempt straightaway with the default dialing code and settings. After choosing the type of package on the Telkomsel site, I was able to surf.

10:00 pm

I finished the whole 3-hour log-on time in just one session. Went out to buy dinner and after that laid down and rest.

Jogjakarta Day 10


Thursday, 4 March, 2010

3:00 am

Left the Internet cafe for the hotel room. Pre-packing the things that I had bought. It seemed that I was in need of a small luggage bag. During my planning for this trip, I had decided to buy the luggage bag here in Indonesia. I was about to buy it back in Solo then, but decided against it. Now that the date for the flight home was near, I had to get one.

5:00 am

The sun was about to rise. Slept.

12:00 pm

Had shower. The sandwich and tea had been on the table outside the room for quite a while and the tea was not even lukewarm. Done with them anyway. Gathered the clothes that needed washing in a plastic bag and off to look for a laundrette. Found one but they provide laundry services and no self-service. Look for another and found one similar. I decided to wash it myself, returned back to the hotel room.

2:00 pm

Road Side Fruits Seller

Went out for lunch and strolled along Jalan Parangtritis capturing its views and the means of transport here in Jogja. Heading north, crossing the junction, I had reached a shopping centre where they sell computers. Roamed a while in there. There were also shops selling handphones and cameras. I enquired about the standalone wireless Internet broadband service and that put my understanding of it in order. I had always enquired about standalone prepaid wireless broadband service. I now knew that the service was with the prepaid mobile phone service. I had never accessed the Internet using the mobile phone. Never like it, not even emails. Now that the access period, the bandwidth (total download), the speed and the need to register are known, it had become clearer. Would try it later.

5:00 pm

Jogja Computer Market

Decided I had enough, headed back to the hotel. Bought water heater and instant coffee along the way.

7:00 pm

Went out and bought two small packets of washing powder and then to the Internet cafe, gotta use up and finish all the coupons that I had in hand.

Almost 11:00 pm now, I am still writing, blogging and some surfing.

Jogjakarta Day 8

Jalan Parangtritis near Prawirotaman

Tuesday, 2 February, 2010

12:30 am

Extended the stay at Pulung Hotel. Went to Internet cafe to finish the remaining hours. I had too eagerly bought five coupons.

Walked out of the cafe at almost four in the morning. Life for the day had started to pick up. On my way back, the market nearby had many people probably resellers packing up their goods. They are the early starters for the day-to-day businesses.

Back at the hotel room, time to sleep now.

2:30 pm

Had lunch at the corner Warteg nearby. Then another two hours of Internet and back to hotel. I was still tired. I had not ventured out yet, probably I had been here quite a number of times before. After sunset, had another few hours online.

11:00 pm

Needs to rest early tonight because tomorrow I shall be going back to Solo.