Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Money's only skin deep

Kerokan is a traditional Indonesian therapy in which a coin is scraped across the back. It is believed to take wind from the body and, as they're attracted to the money, to draw out evil spirits as well...

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  1. I just found out your blog today, and I am drawn into it in each and every entry -- so I found myself clicking 'Older Posts' again and again!

    Anyway, regarding kerokan.

    "... as they're attracted to the money, to draw out evil spirits as well..."

    I just knew it! Oh my. I always thought, kerokan is only another form of curing this masuk-angin. Or as many people always joke, "you're not a real Indonesian if you didn't consider kerokan as one of necessities in life."

    Really really interesting. You brought another perspective about kerokan :) Thanks :D

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  2. Hi KapKap,

    I'm very pleased you are "drawn" into the blog - that's a good verb coming from a cartoonist!!

    Where's the best place to get kerokan in Jakarta? I'm ready to try it!

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