There are very few languages which I understand and very many that I don't.
For example, I haven't got a clue when I hear commentaries of a baseball game.
You do? Then please give me the answer to this question from this quiz
.R2, no outs. The batter-runner bunts the pitch and is running to first on fair territory, illegally outside the 45-foot running lane. The catcher fields the bunt and throws to first. The ball just barely touches the batter-runner's shoulder. The first baseman flinches, but catches the ball for an out at first. He then throws home against R2, who is safe. Ruling?
1. Batter-runner is out for running lane interference, R2 scores.
2. Batter-runner is out due to the tag of first base, R2 scores.
3. The ball became dead when it touched the batter-runner outside the running lane-running lane interference. R2 goes back to second base.
4. Same as 'c' except the runner goes back to third base.
The language of stock brokers is also a mystery to me. Warren King
says he has deep family connections in world of politics and busines
s so allow me and my key associates on the ground and in the boardrooms to understand what is TRULY going on behind the scenes!!
For example, UNSP (Bakrie Sumatra plantation),
(is) a great stock with outrageous potential. The company is going online with the biggest bio-diesel plant (from its palm oil plantations) in the world later this year, and will be exporting over 50% of that by most estimates. EXPECT UNSP TO go UP by OVER 120% to 2100++ within the next 6 months (despite what the economy or the JSX does!)
PS.More on the Aburizal Bakrie (currently social affairs minister and owner of several Bakrie-related companies like BNBR, UNSP etc.) story later, looks like he might be in for BIG, lucrative job promotion.
Of course, this was posted before Bakrie did nothing about the mudflow in East Java
for which one of his companies is responsible and for which he, as Minister for People's Welfare, has both a legal and moral responsibility. Expect him to get booted out of the government when SBY next reshuffles his Cabinet, even though (or because?) the government could end up bailing him out
Where I do connect with Mr. King, however, is beer.Some of our ... friends .... are actually high-powered, expat businesspeople or media moguls in Indonesia, and their favorite past-time is 'slumming it on Jl. Jaksa',
but not, presumably with the Gentlemen, Revolutionaries, Scholars & Bules
to be found there.
No, by "slumming it", I think our high-powered newbie entrant to the local blogosphere is referring to the Rp.15.000 price tag of a big bottle of Bintang, rather than the c.Rp.50,000 he'd usually pay for a lager glassful in a five star bar.
I suspect that Uncle Cap
likes slumming it as well. After all, he does have 12,614 beer bottle caps in his collection, including the familiar Indonesian ones
I'd like to ask Uncle Cap about Kuda Putih
(White Horse) because I'd never heard of it. Unfortunately, Uncle is Russian, and that's another language I don't understand.Follow up.
Following this post, Son No 1 in the UK has sent me this photo of a beer label with the message "You might like it ....."
So, if anyone in Jakarta can tell me where I can quaff a big bottle, please drop me a line
or leave a comment.