Wait, wait, wait…

My other TikTok Account.

My main account @zsoltzsemba is nearing 60k and my backup account @tunggutunggutunggu is growing quickly. “Tungggu” means wait and that is my slogan. I have created a backup account for myself in case my main account runs into problems. This account is growing quickly as well, but it is taking on a life of its own. 

While I was trying to post more personal content, I ended up touching on a bit of niche. 

On one of my TikTok lives I invited a guest and the viewers grew with the simple interview I did. As the views went up to 150 and then over 200, I figured I needed to keep going. 

So, I kept going.

That live ended up past 200 viewers and I figured it may have been a luck of the draw as it tends to happen on my other account as well.

The next day I did it again… It may be the timing and the Ramadhan holiday, but I hit over 300 viewers and the comments were going crazy. This is a niche I need to explore, I thought to myself. 

I did the live the next day and the next day. The results were the same. Somehow, my connection to the people and the viewers hit on something. Most likely because a white guy is doing the interviews and the content is all in Indonesian. The comments and the interaction and the gifts were going up, up, up!

I feel it is more personal. A white man, a “bule” conducting interviews with locals and taking an interest in them seems to be working. It gives them a voice online and somehow makes them happy in the process. It is a win-win scenario for sure! 

It must be the content.

The TungguTungguTunggu account is now a local focus. What I eat, what I do, and so on. With the focus on the locals is amazing. 

Now, most of my followers here are single moms, and that makes up 80% of my followers. But when I had them on live, the praise and positivity they gained from the viewers were amazing. 

I feel very positive about doing these short interviews. No more than 5 min at a time I get a sense of how this will play out with each person. Sometimes I cut people off, much like a host would do on a live radio broadcast. 

The single moms are the kicker here. Up to four children and running a business as well as the house chores is not easy, no matter where you live. 

As of now my backup account is over 5,000 followers and on occasion, the likes, comments, and viewers overshadow those on the main account of nearly 60K. I will surely keep this format going and I hope to keep the interaction up and engage with more and more locals.


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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