I decry the loss of privacy through the immediacy of today's communication technologies, such as SMS.
So, I don't have a handphone.
I do enjoy the occasional access here in Indonesia to what is known as Information Technology.
So, when I ask Google a question I can sometimes get an answer within seconds.
I may not have much to say, but IT lets me say it.
So you get to read it.
I may not know who you are, but I don't have to know.
So blogging is writing for the unknowns. In which case, I feel, there should be a relevance to an imaginary readership. However, if you don't care for what I have to say ~ let me rephrase that, if you don't have a particular interest in reading what I write, you should have navigated away by now.
So why did I bother to read about the 'new' phenomenon of blogging about babies
? Who, other than grandparents, can possibly find them of interest? Inevitably, in the USA, there are doctoral theses being written using words such as 'empowerment'. "It's a pretty powerful thing for a lot of women and, it would seem, for a lot of men too.
Jolly good, but I won't bother to read them and neither will the Diamond Geezer
He, and probably you, won't be interested in what I didn't have for breakfast
this morning. You also won't be interested to know that Charlton have made their best start to a Premiership season EVER
or that a Charlton player, the "Wayne Rooney-like Eniola Aluko
" has just played her first game for England. She's probably watched Bend It Like Beckham
, which I've got a pirated DVD of and think it's a really nice film. As do these 133 reviewers
Thinking of films, I forgot to remind my loyal readers here to tune into Metro TV
last Sunday evening so they could watch a film
which was banned during the Soeharto years but as I've got a (legal) copy of it, bought at Carrefour in Jl. M.T. Haryono a few months ago, and wasn't going to watch it again so soon, I forget. Besides, I've also got the book
, which was also banned.
I suppose I ought to tell you all about being a warden for the British Embassy here. I should, but what I'm really interested in, being of an inquisitive nature, is what is going on there. The Consul has written to tell me that he's been running round like a headless chicken lately dealing with consular cases, prisoners, and a drugs investigation
Not me guv.
Ok. That's it. You can check out inane blog postings elsewhere
A picture of my cute son four years ago