Category Archives: Indonesia

Elisabeth Pisani’s Bad Boyfriend in a guide slanted to women and issues

            This is a book review I wrote for Magdalene on the critically acclaimed (by reviews in Economist, New York Times etc, and now Unspun) Indonesia Etc.    

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What to do when a head hunter comes into town

This is a post I wrote for our office blog and it tells of our reaction to a headhunter of an international PR network that has been trying to hunt some MavHeads. What do you do if you’re running a … Continue reading

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Presidential Debate II: Muddling through the muddle

While watching the second presidential debate last night, one of my colleagues posted a trenchant commentary on the progress of the debate at-a-glance: To Unspun, it really summed up the debate last night: a muddle of unoriginal thoughts, lacking a … Continue reading

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Making sense of the first Presidential debate

Like most people living in Indonesia, Unspun’s impression of the presidential candidates had been confined mainly to a diet of TV newscasts, print news stories and the endless rhetoric – for one side or another – on social media. So like most … Continue reading

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End of the road for another Jakarta icon?

The Stadium is sleazy and unsavoury but it was one of those landmarks that added color to Jakarta. Just like the Tanamur from years back. Anyone remember Tanamur? Ahok to shut Stadium club after cop’s overdose death | The Jakarta … Continue reading

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The Komodo Dragon is one awe-inspiring creature, quite terrifying when you get near. Even when it is ostentatiously asleep you’ll never be sure what will happen if it decides to wake up or get pissed off.  

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Mayday Special: Something stinks in Indonesia but its not the workers

Ah! how the world has changed. There was once upon a time where the needs of labourers were essential items that occupied the lower rung of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs like shelter, food, decent wages. But that was in the Dark … Continue reading

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