Tag Archives: Indonesia

A coincidence

Our brain’s ability to dish out memories whenever it thinks we need them is absolutely mind boggling. This morning I was reading that article about an Indonesian naval ship that ran aground in Australia: it was heading for a tall … Continue reading

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V-J Day

Today marks V-J day, which is the day that (then) emperor Hirohito announced the unconditional surrender of the Japanese forces, eventually ‘freeing’ my parents, their siblings and their parents (the independence of Indonesia was called for two days after that, … Continue reading

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The ban

Via the BBC, I read that the EU has published the last version of the airlines blacklist. The list includes all 51 carriers from Indonesia, 8 from Moldava, 6 from Bulgaria and a handful from Africa. Banned means (according to … Continue reading

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America at a crossroad

All week, the PBS has been broadcasting an excellent series about the challenges we face in the world, particularly the conflicts between the religious and the secular worlds. Watching the series, I thought that the name of the series was … Continue reading

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Keroncong Kemayoran

The week before we buried our dad, Alfons took it upon him to compile the music for the funeral, that is from beginning to end. I think I was asked about my preferences, but decided to leave most of the … Continue reading

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