The Twitter Post

A phenomenon has swept across the internet. Twitter. No, it’s not new, in fact it was developed in March 2006 according to Wikipedia. I personally started using it in March of 2007, after reading Kottke proclaim: “Twitter is the first thing on the web that I’ve been excited about in ages. Like years. The last thing was probably Flickr.” I used it consistently since first joining, updating at a steady rate of about 1 ‘tweet’ per day. I approached itRead more

This article from 'Daring Fireball' pretty much sums up why I've been gushing over my iPhone 3G

From ‘Daring Fireball‘: Let’s just say it up front: the iPhone is the greatest piece of consumer electronics that has ever been made. If I could travel back 20 years and show my then 15-year-old self just one thing from the future of today, it would be the iPhone. It is our flying cars. Star Trek-style wireless long-distance voice communicator. The content of every major newspaper and magazine in the world. An encyclopedia. Video games. TV. Etc. Read the restRead more

Quietly freaking out about what the future may hold

It’s October, so it must be that time of year when I freak out about the future, to stay in Indonesia or not, to seek another career option, or simply maintain what I’ve been doing for so long now. It doesn’t help that the American economy has been thrown in the canal, nor that the Indonesian economy is now heading towards possible turmoil as well. It doesn’t help ease my mind to hear from expat friends and ex-coworkers who areRead more

First week back

Back in Jakarta. Clear head. Stress reduced. Repackaged. Despite rolling into Jakarta’s smog and absurd traffic within minutes of landing on Saturday, I was surprisingly able to maintain a positive outlook. The summer away was the perfect drug for starting fresh. I’m going to try my best to view Jakarta with the fresh eyes that I had over six years ago, and ‘go with the flow’ to the best of my ability. I used to be able to observe evenRead more

Too much to say = nothing to say

Ironically, I’ve started composing this long winded exotic description of our experiences at Angkor Wat. In doing so, I’ve completely avoided posting anything else. So, for now in order to get back to posting some writing, I’ll put that post aside. When I have the most to say, I end up saying nothing. It’s been a very tough time deciding whether to remain in Indonesia for yet another year or not. To be honest, this was the closest I’ve everRead more

50,000 Minutes

50,000 minutes. That’s the number of minutes spent not at my desk. Not in Jakarta. And loving (nearly) every minute of it. We covered around 1700km, took around 45GB (3500+) photos, and for once never had a single bout of “Bali Belly”. (you may remember I befriended an amoeba last summer). As I mentioned, this trip we made our ‘base’, the sand and surf area of Seminyak, north of Kuta. This trip also proved to be a bit more productiveRead more