Polygamy haven

Indonesia is so liberal and the Press is so free, all sorts of weirdos exist and thrive. Unspun thinks this is fantastic in the spirit of letting a hundred flowers bloom etc… One of Unspun‘s sources, let’s call her S, has just berated Unspun for not having a wide and eclectic enough range of reading…

More on The Point’s launch

Unspun searched high and low and came up with a source who had attended The Point’s launch party yesterday. This is the source’s account: “The blades those dancers used scared me off. Message might be clear, but I think it’s too obvious. Immature. If they want to declare a war against the Post, should they…

When the weird becomes the mundane

Indonesia is one of those placs where often the weird becomes the mundane. Take, for instance, squatters living under turnpikes. For authorities to cose an eye and allow people to live under turnpikes is a weird concept, for officials to sanction people living under turnpikes – even though the decision was later reversed – is…

The Point declares war on The Post?

Unspun was, unfortunately catching a flight on Air Asia from Denpasar to Jakarta that was miraculously NOT delayed when the event took place. So Unspun had to rely on “sources” instead. According to them the Point welcomed their guests with an Ambonese war dance. People  acquainted with symbols, tea leaves and othr omens say this…

In Bali for Independence Day Holidays

Here are some impressions from Bali, which seems to be enjoying a very good season in tourist arrivals. This photo I took at the took at the birthday party of a 6-year old child of a friend. At the Sanur Beach Festival

Single women in Jakarta, despair not

There’s many an eligible woman in Jakarta who’s asked Unspun to find them a single man who’s not either gay or married. Unspun has men friends who are single, gay and married but none of them I would describe as eligible. So in an effort to stave off countless plaintaiff requests to jodoh them, here’s…

Is the message dead?

Is Ogilvy PR’s Marcia Silverman (clip below) channeling Herman Hupfeld? Herman who? Hupfeld, the guy who wrote the song As Time Goes By for the movie Casablanca. You know, the song with lyrics that goes… You must remember this A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh. The fundamental things apply…

Mud in Bakrie’s eye

if there are more people like Franz Magnis-Suseno, the Teflon-like qualities of the Bakrie clan to avoid being held accountable could rub off. Gives rise to an interesting thought of what a few good men with integrity could do what dozens of muckrakers have failed to do. clipped from thejakartapost.com Bakrie awards spurned by recipients…

Tale of two PR Conferences

It must be the season. In the first week of September the International Public Relations Association is holding its Regional Conference in Bali. In the last week of November the PR Society of Indonesia is holding its “Annual International PR and Communications Conference” in Jakarta followed with a workshop in Bandung. Why not just one…

More on The Point’s Grand Launch

Bounce back, take the  risk, grab the gain, revival path are the buzzwords for the seminar leading up to the Grand Launch of the The Point next Monday. One of the panel speakers is Adam Suherman, the president director of Adam Air for the session on Plan, Obstacle, Progress and Expectation where he will present…

Kabelvision sucks II: Analyze this, James

We all know Kabelvision‘s service sucks. It sucks so bad that Unspun‘s office decided to pay substantially more to Uninet. They came and installed their service over the weekend and this morning they were still tweaking it as the foreign hosted domains were still slow to download, even thought the locally hosted ones were blisteringly…

Malaysia’s top blogger: Bali on the rebound

See what about Bali has impressed Malaysia’s top blogger Jeff Ooi. His posting should bring some more tourist dollars from Seberang to Indonesia. Now if the Malaysian Tourism Board only knows how to woo bloggers to help them sell the country… clipped from http://www.jeffooi.com From what I can gather, and despite new travel warnings that…