Category Archives: Communications

Year 2015: Under the Ever-Engulfing Virtual Spotlight

Has it really been another year? That’s pretty scary, my dear. It’s even scarier when your ups and downs throughout the year are played out under the spotlight. And in these days of 24/7 news cycle on digital media, reverberated … Continue reading

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Flying Fearlessly Into the Virtual World

Many say prostitution is the world’s oldest profession. But I sometimes wondered half-seriously, and this shows just how much free time I’ve got in my hands at times, that the world’s oldest profession couldn’t have been in services, but must’ve been in … Continue reading

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Blissful Paradise Here, Biting Reality There

“I’m going away for a while. I need to disconnect.” Rat-racing while being wired 24/7, only urbanites, like yours truly, can get burned out and suddenly need to temporarily disconnect. For years before Eat Pray Love book and movie brought in gazillion bliss-seeking tourists, my … Continue reading

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His Version, Her Version, the Public Consensus and the Elusive Truth

Everybody who’s had a lovers’ spat must be familiar with that famous line. Usually, and this is my experiences talking, after gaining timely wisdom one may look back to acknowledge that the truth was somewhere between one’s and the significant … Continue reading

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Speaking About the One That Speaks A Thousand Words

That a picture speaks more than a thousand words, everyone has heard that. And when digital age meets social media, everyone and their cousin speak a thousand pictures. In my years studying and working in marketing I had the front … Continue reading

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Mother Tongue? Whose Mother?

Since I was a kid I often wondered the origin and questioned the accuracy of the term ‘mother tongue’. If it was meant to refer to the language a person was raised in (usually based on parental heritage), I thought … Continue reading

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Poof! Digital Age, Starting Anew

“I checked my cellphone’s history this morning. Apparently I called my ex last night! Gosh, what I might’ve said? Oh God, let me just die.” Raise your hand if you’ve drunk-dialed an ex, or at least know a friend who … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bumpy Ride and Beyond

Crying over stock portfolio or clutching cash closer to hand for the past two weeks? If not, you’re probably earning in USD, having no exposure in domestic capital market or having camped under a rock. My modest portfolio took a … Continue reading

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Marketing the Motherland

Relax, ultra-nationalistic uber-patriots. I’m not here to sell our beloved Motherland piece by piece as you guys have been gung-ho in accusing many well-meaning Indonesians lately. For those of you Indonesians who have spent enough time globetrotting or mixing with … Continue reading

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Not Just About the News, but How You Break Out the News

What a week! Japan was struck by double earthquake-tsunami disasters, reminding Indonesians of the similar events wiping off over 150,000 people on Aceh in December 2004. The in recent days, Jakartans were again startled by a series of bomb threats. … Continue reading

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