This is a carefully targetted and relevant email.I wanted to let you know that right now on our website, we're featuring Lawrence Pintak's new review of two books about Suharto's Indonesia: In The Time of Madness, by Richard Lloyd Parry and Wars Within: The Story of Tempo, an Independent Magazine in Soeharto's Indonesia, by Janet Steele.
I hope you'll get a chance to take a look.
Columbia (University) Journalism Review
. Another carefully targetted email.Hi!
My name is Joe Yaggi. I'm a filmmaker with a production house based in Bali. I just popped into your blog on Fair Trade. Well done!
We're researching for stories in Fair Trade as it relates to WTO effects here in Indonesia. We're particularly interested in stories that might relate to WTO and Fair Trade as it relates to tsunami aid funds in Aceh. If you've come across any leads in this area, we would be really interested to hear about them.
Thanks and best regards,
Creative Supervisor, Director, DP
Jungle Run ProductionsFilmmakers for Conservation - Board Member
TVE Asia Pacific - Indonesia Regional Representative
t: +62.361.975378 (+fax), 979110, 979109
PO Box 455
Ubud, Bali 80571
I'd be very interested to hear of any follow ups to this one.3
. Another email asking for links came from Soppy. Well, that was his pseudonym when he ran the PissedUpAsia site.
Now he has the following: i. Jakarta Casual
- An off beat look at Indonesia and Indonesian football from the terraces or the pub.
Actually, he also blogs about the Premiership because I somehow doubt that there are many internet users interested in Indonesian football. I have had cause to mention the national coach, but then Peter Withe is British.ii. Jakarta Guru
is a look at life in a National Plus school in sunny Jakarta
, and he blogs anecdotes about his students.
Our Kid attends a quasi-National Plus school so, as a parent, I'd be more interested in an analysis of the school owners who seem to be primarily interested in the financial rather than educational potential of their investments.iii. The Spice Islands
This is the Soppy site which I think I'll be returning to the most. Although he doesn't write exclusively about Indonesia ~ there are articles about Penang
in Malaysia and the Mahachai railway
in Thailand for example ~ this is another site which fits comfortably within the Jakartass remit.Bottom Feeders
'What a disgusting image
' I hear you cry, and you'd be right. Except I'm referring to spammers who have carefully
selected Jakartass for help in promoting their wares.
Yep, it has taken a human finger to remove the DELETECAPITALS
from my online email address or to leave a comment
How else can I interpret the following?1.
Link Exchange With Your Political Blog?We are now creating the Swiss Confederation Institute to promote the benefits of Swiss style direct democracy and limited confederation government to the American political system and around the world.
Please let us know by e-mail if you would like to exchange links with us.
We are also looking for pro-liberty articles and editorials to post on our website.
Jakartass is a political blog? Does this mean that I've got too serious?
But, hey, it's always nice to be noticed and if any of my pearls are worthy of being republished just let me know your rates. You've got my email address already and you can deposit my fee in the Swiss bank account I'll let you open for me.2.
You don't need to be able to read Japanese to get the picture.