Whilst I'm away ....
You might like to check out a couple of photoblogs I've come across ~ or rather they've come across Jakartass and given me a link.
is a traveller, and his recent photos are of Indonesia.
Then there's Bob Rose
, a photographer, whose site covers scenes of Jakarta and Indonesian musicians. He's planning a book on aspects of Indonesian music which I'd be interested in reading.
One of my students, 17 year old Aditya, is planning to become a graphic artist when he
leaves school. He's posted some of his photos
on Deviant Art
, a site worth a rummage through as it hosts the nascent and otherwise unpublished works of photoshoppers and experimental photographers.
Someone who is a graphic artist, and of some renown, is my mate Derek Bacon. Have a look at his site
and look out for the covers he's done for the Economist magazine.
If you're looking for a Green Lifestyle
, then look no further than their site. It's in Indonesian, but, hey, it's more vibrant and more regularly updated than Green Indonesia
, which I did hope would be an English language version. If I only had the time.
And finally a couple of titbits related to emails I have received.1.
From the end of trading on the 13th of May, Merdeka Coffee
will not be available from any of the Periplus outlets nationwide. Go to their site and order directly if you want fair-trade local coffee.2. Pangea Day is a global film event to be held on May 10
- today. A defining element of Pangea Day is the idea that people from around the world come together or self organize their own "watch party" events and tune in at the same time.
This being Indonesia, you can watch the movies on Star World via satellite or Kabelvision on Sunday May 11th at 2am. This, you'll note, is a different day, so not "at the same time" because most Indonesians are asleep at that time and not with people "from around the world" - unless you invite them round to your place,
But not mine. As I said, we're away.
And probably asleep.