My pop3 mailbox was non-operative this morning. Was it me or Indosat?
A restart later and I discovered that Jakartass got a mention in the b3ta newsletter
because they too like Our Kid's proposed playmate
. They are bit pervy in their comments though.
Parents: Worried your child will be abducted? Get them to lug around this life-sized model to use as a decoy. That's the only market we can think of for this travesty of the doll-maker's art. That, or some sort of RealDoll for paedos.
(Warning: This is
What I do know is that Our Kid's playmate wouldn't have buggered up his computer. He's 'lost' the programmes/software whatever for listening to sounds. I can't find it either; I've checked the recently bought innards, pushed the bits connected to the mothereffingboard, run the hardware wizard etc. etc. and we still can't hear those annoying burblings that are an essential of all his dinosaur CD-roms. I suspect that we need to get his computer 'serviced' up at Mangga Dua where they didn't provide the back-up programmes.
, who blogs from my childhood stomping ground of Charlton, has been suffering from bloggers block, but thankfully seems to be working through it
with the helpful comments (check them out) of fellow sufferers.
As yet, bloggers block isn't a problem for Brandon who is visiting parts of Indonesia for the first time with a sense of humour and wonder and recording it in words and excellent photos at Java Jive
. I'm sure that b3ta
would enjoy his post about semen
, which is Indonesian for 'cement'. (Note: Brandon has now got his own website having, quite sensibly, shifted from blogspot.com
who keep tinkering and making life difficult for the rest of us.)
I've given links to two newcomers to Jakarta's blogging scene, Indo Ian
and his partner, Batik Baby
who is bearing their baby. As far as I can make out, they are new colleagues of Brandon. They both have that sense of 'wow', which we long-term expats lost many years ago. This is not to say that our curiosity levels are that much lower; it's just that we've found our comfort zones.
recently posed a set of questions
to find out if he's a typical blogger. (The answer is a categorical NO in my opinion, as his musings remain consistently interesting and occasionally inspiring.) One of his questions related to our coffee consumption ~ do we
or don't we
Well, I do. How could I not living in the land of Java? I was interested to find Merdeka Coffee
this morning. Based in Sentul, near Bogor, and run by Arlini Evans and her N.Z. expat husband, they buy from smallholders from throughout Indonesia. Their site offers the potential to educate us all about the many varieties of coffee grown in this vast country.
If they share the aims of the Fair Trade movement
, expect a permanent link.
Now for another cup of Java and back to my comfort zone.