Greetings Oh Inspirational One
My pride is shattered, which is why I'm writing to you.
I note that J
in your Bloggers A-Z
for the Rest of the World is already taken.
I do like your choice of the J-Walk Blog
, especially as courtesy of his links I can now tell Our Kid what a devious man Charlie Bucket's Grandpa Joe
was. This will be a shame as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
is the current bedtime reading ~ Our Kid's that is, not mine*.
No, what disappoints me is that here we are in J
akarta with as many as 20 odd, unique, visits a day to our blogs, J
akartass and Jalan-Jalan Jakarta
. (Java Jive
, is also based here, although this is essentially a photoblog.) That J
akarta, a great metropolis has only 3 or 4 English language blogs (and a few hundred in Indonesian
which are generally focused on "I kissed the cat and hit my boyfriend
.") indicates that we need more friends. Those that we do have, generally in Asia, can be found in the links to the right in Firefox
, and floating somewhere at the bottom of this screen if you're still using I.E.
I note that you give Inspector Sands
a link. Is only one Charlton supporter
You may also like to know that my readership is refined, with wide interests. These are the stats for my last 10 referrals:
1 indonesian whores (Yahoo)
1 international sperm banks j
akarta indonesia (Google)
akarta girls (Yahoo)
akarta massage (MSN)
ohn Peel funeral speech MP3 (Google)
Surely you ll agree that my claim to J
*PS. I'm actually reading John Le Carré
's Absolute Friends
. This seems somewhat appropriate as Indonesia ponders its own classic whodunit mystery with human-rights advocates in Jakarta fearing for their lives. Like any of British mystery writer Agatha Christie's famous novels, this mystery has a body, evidence of poisoning, and motives galore. The setting, however, is hardly the English countryside.
Do read Bill Guerin's article
for the full background. J
akartass will no doubt be returning to this theme of old forces
being unable to reconcile themselves to the new paradigm of reformasi
. There's also the story of V.P. J
osef Kalla, temporarily in charge whilst SBY swans off
to the APEC conference, recently meeting Suharto's next-to-last V.P. Sudarmomo who now runs the Suharto's yayasans
(so-called charitable foundations), which are fronts for the former despot's ill-gotten gains.
Now, why is this story not still online in the Jakarta Post
Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you?
Right of Reply
I suspect our alphabet is too short. There should be 6 Ls, 9 Bs, 3 Ws and yes, a couple of J
s. No way can any alphabetical list ever be all-inclusive, and it's the lucky bastards with an X, Q or Z that sneak in.
You'd be amazed how many other blogs I wasn't able to include.