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Jakarta Post

Life ticks by in uncertainty for bridge people

  • Ana Cecilia Regalado

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 13 2018   /  02:22 am

The only difference between 22-year-old Lisa and other young woman of today is that she and her family, as well as the community she is a part of, are not allowed to call any place home.For Teluk Gong resident Lisa, whose full name is Lisa Melisa, who looks and behaves more like a vivacious 16-year-old, the two most important things on her mind are her social media accounts and her appearance — boys come in a close third, but can be easily replaced by any number of issues. She is always attached to her smartphone, checking on her friends and browsing Youtube for anything interesting to watch, all in an effort to ignore the eviction looming over her and the rest of her community.“We don’t like to think about it.” Lisa said. “If that’s all I ever think about, how can I be happy?”The community Lisa is a part of, consists of people that have been driven out of their original ho...