Free trip to Indonesia! If you are a travel blogger check this out. Pesta Blogger 2008

The Indonesian government will invite five foreign bloggers on a round trip to Yogyakarta and Bali as part of the Pesta Blogger 2008. The bloggers are from the United States, China/Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia. The blogging trip is a novel activity for the Pesta Blogger, the largest national-scale bloggers’ gathering in Indonesia. The five bloggers would start their trip in Bali on November 17 before going to Yogyakarta and Jakarta. The U.S. Embassy is also one of theRead more

10 Things you may not know about me

I very rarely agree to this type of post, which is exactly why I accepted the invitation from Chibi Alfa. They’re a bit long winded compared to most. I almost never existed. Let me clarify – my family is full of pilots and a love for aviation. My grandparents were both in the Navy; flight instructor. The day after their wedding, they were flying to their honeymoon, when the fuel tank malfunctioned. They almost died that day, and I neverRead more

Photographer Adrees Latif tells how he took the pictures which won him a Pulitzer Prize.

Photographer Adrees Latif tells how he took the pictures which won him a Pulitzer Prize. “Tipped off by protests against soaring fuel prices, I landed in Yangon on 23 September, 2007, with some old clothes, a Canon 5D camera, two fixed lenses and a laptop. For the next four days, I went to Shwedagon Pagoda, two-three kilometres from the centre of town and waited for the monks who had been gathering there daily at noon. Since I was at theRead more

Yahoo cutting 1000 jobs… Is Flickr in danger?

This NYT article regarding Yahoo cutting 1000 jobs is disturbing enough. However, if you delve deeper into the article, you’ll read, “the company has said it would de-emphasize or shut down a number of other services, including photos, podcasts and a largely unsuccessful social network.” Now, I’d like to think Flickr is deemed successful and profitable. If Yahoo (the parent to Flickr) is not performing well, assuming they see Flickr as a huge customer base with massive potential, will theyRead more