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20 September 2014

selamat bule


Today, in my taxi, we pulled up at the traffic lights beside another taxi and my driver looked across and pointed at its passenger (a large, blonde, pudgy, Dutch-looking thing).

He turned back to me, giggled, shook his head, then pointed back at him:

"Same same you - bule".

Bule means caucasian, but is often applied broadly to refer to any non-Asian foreigner. This was his best English, ensuring that I didn't miss out on the opportunity of seeing a another white person.

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