This filmrnresonates with me as a Southeast Asian. Jakarta is very much reminiscent ofrnManila. The busy streets, the promise of progress, the unhealthy night streetrnfoods, the quickie motels, the contrasting religious beliefs. The women'srnintertwined plots helped thread together what's beautiful and ugly in thirdrnworld country's diverse and culturally rich society. What do we hold on to andrnwhat do we let go for the sake of progress?