That's a Happy Imlek, Tet and Chinese New Year to you, a year in which Indonesia is expected to suffer 3 major volcanic eruptions.
Jakarta-based feng shui expert Master Tan told the Jakarta Post
that "the mounts of Anak Krakatau, Merapi and Kelud, which last year did not generate a relatively huge explosion, may spew their infernal lava this year.
Other cataclysmic events are predicted. These include the "careers of several stars crumbling
" and a number of graft allegations which will be made by politicians hoping to put one over on their rivals. So, same old, same old then.
My predictions are fairly predictable as well. Jakartass will have another year of hard graft, which will inevitably mean that my posts will be as sporadic as they have been recently.
However, I have posted on Green Indonesia
another accumulation of local 'green' news I have recently gleaned, but not as much as I would have hoped.
I've also posted further Thoughts Outside The Indonesian Box
. You can now read Roy Voragen on the obligations of Jakartans to accept their fate. (Does he mean that Jakartass is redundant?)
However, there will be good news waiting at year's end, and I'm not referring to the local busway corridor being a boon to my travelling arrangements. No siree. I'm referring to the culmination of the legal case I've brought against my erstwhile employers.
There is a well-known expression in English about pride coming before a fall. There are very strong rumours about the network of Singapore International Schools having to come to terms with employment regulations in order to avoid further litigation brought by dissatisfied staff. Happy teachers make happy students and, ultimately, happy parents who, after all, pay the student fees.
It is surely only a matter of time before the Penabur directors, who are still seemingly more concerned with their bottom line than educational standards, also see the light. They must be concerned that there is gossip - from court officials - that Badan Pendidikan Kristen Penabur has other cases, some criminal, in process against them.
With permission from our legal team because our case is now being heard in open court, I can now post specific details online. Read about it here
on Performing Monkeys.