Submitted by Fireflies
I sort of missed this blog’s anniversary, as it came on October 1st, which this year is Lebaran. Usually I write some sort of flashback or imaginary future post… but for the first part of this post, let’s see what went right and what went wrong:
For every year we grow, we change into something, which could be the same, but could also be a little different. Over the years I have learnt that work isn’t everything, but if you want to fill your life with work, make sure it’s something you love. There is never enough money so make do – at some point you’d have to let go of worldly belongings anyway. Compromise is your greatest negotiation asset. And… patience really is a virtue.
So here’s to the 4th year of this blog, and the 4th year at a company that never gets boring.
While the controversy around the proposed pornography bill still burns fires in the MPR/DPR building, the esteemed representative body said that they will make allowances for tourists to wear bikinis at certain resorts; to make sure the tourism industry ‘is not affected’.
A few things come to mind:
- The government will be willing to discriminate between foreign and domestic tourists in the name of anti-pornography. It’s ok for Sue to wear a bikini but totally wrong for Jamilah.
- Why are the buggers talking about bikinis on bule when they should be talking about the law’s relevance?
- How do they expect to control foreign vs. local tourists? Maybe the public can help since they are allowed to ‘directly involve’ themselves in the bill’s enforcement.
- It’s also OK, apparently, for Sue to wear provocative clothing and do acts that incite sexual lust, but totally wrong for Jamilah. I guess this provision is here so the government can legally import Russian prostitutes.
- I really don’t know why the DPR is going over and over about this when there are many, many more dire problems at hand.
Throw the bill in the trash and do something useful guys, like work on how to raise the level of welfare? I don’t see any colleration between the abolishment of porn to common welfare.
Astro pay TV customers have it rough. First, the English Premier League broadcasts were taken from them, although for a lot of them subscribed for only just that. Then somehow Astro thought that they haven’t ripped off their customers enough, they decided to take all the channels down without previous notice, and with no clear way for customers to refund their subscriptions (not yet, anyway). Seems that because the stakeholders could not reach an agreement on the usage of the Astro brand, the felt that they should forget about doing business. Oh, let’s worry about the customers later.So kids, better leave the idiot box alone and play in the gutters…
Did you know?
I mentioned on this article about some sort of gate contraption that blocks the busway lane to vehicles other than the Transjakarta. Apparently it still doesn’t work, although it doesn’t have anything to do with the electronics this time. Motorcycle drivers still attempt to enter the busway lane, even with the large gate and signs indicating that they should not. I mean, look at the picture in the article, you can’t miss it even if you tried. Or maybe many Jakartan drivers do not know the meaning of this sign? I see the verboten sign ignored so often that it makes me wonder.Is it a problem of communication, or a problem of ignorance? And thus, these motorcycle drivers push to do anything to get where they’re going faster, so they have more time to sit in the pantry and smoke some cigarettes.Thanks to Aulia for pointing out the article.
Guys, kita minta dukungan dong, supaya lagu kita ‘Langkah’ bisa masuk ke kompilasi Nubuzz 1.2!
NB1 – JAKARTA
NB2 – SEMARANG
NB3 – YOGYA
NB4 – MAKASSAR
NB5 – SOLO
NB6 – MEDAN
NB7 – BANDUNG
NB8 – SURABAYA