Wednesday WitteringsBlogging Power?
Yesterday, following public protest, the House of Representatives leaders cancelled plans to give legislators free laptops. House speaker Agung Laksono deemed the cancellation was necessary due to numerous questions over the use of the laptops.
What, not the outrageous cost? Or the sheer arrogance of those who dreamed up the scam?A few more readers' blogs.Spew It All
is the pseudonym of a history student in Melbourne.When rumination and contemplation are producing enormous contents and the body is unable to absorb, the only way to keep yourself in sanity is to spew it all.
I'm glad s/he didn't choose the pen name Vomit.
Ming Yi proudly proclaims "I am an Indonesian
" is a student of the Faculty of Law at Gadjah Mada University, Yogya and an infrequent blogger.Devi Girsang
is a medical student. Love reading, writing, traveling, shopping, chatting, and (mostly) sleeping.
(She's) perfectionist (yes!), combination of sweet and rebel; friendly, polite, love making friends, however (she) can’t stand liars and hoaxes, allergic to bullshit, high-tempered, debate lover (sorry, can’t help it), and shopaholic.IndoInside
have written to me:Our goal with this English e-magazine about Indonesia is to bring inside news to our loved ones abroad and all young with Indonesian roots.
It's a good-looking site, easily navigable, but you have to read the complete post - by either clicking the title or 'read more' link - if you want to leave a comment. (Thanks for letting me know, Tjok.)
Finally, I've no idea who's behind the following blogs and would be grateful if whoever is responsible for them would email me
. In terms of news about Indonesia in readily accessible form they are going to be worth returning to.
Cempaka ProjectsNews on New Projects in Indonesia Cempaka NatureNews, Subjects Related to Nature, Agriculture and Environment in Indonesia
andWatimasGeneral news or articles related to Business in Indonesia (A country in Transformation)
And back in Blighty ......Don McPhee R.I.P.
One of the reasons I've always liked the Guardian newspaper is because it is a pleasure to look at. There are lithographic etchings to illustrate nature ramblings and there are photographs to capture what it means to be British.
Don McPhee, who has recently died of cancer at the early age of 61, was perhaps the Edward Hopper of British news photography. His extended obituary pays tribute to an artist whose visual eye in many ways defined the paper's appeal, a sense of recognition. A picture can truly mean a thousand words.
This photograph is but one in the slideshow found here