Amazing Grace and the Balinese Gigolos
The Balinese authorities have got it all wrong where it comes to the hooha over the news documentary Cowboys in Paradise, about the Kuta Cowboys, gigolos selling their services to foreign women tourists. Instead of getting angry with Singapore-based director Amit Virmani for allegedly besmirching the island's reputation, they should instead thank Amit for restoring... Continue Reading →
BCA statement on missing funds a hoax?
It is incredible when you think about it: BCA, one of the largest banks in the country beset with electronic theft at its ATMs in Bali and God-knows where and the bank, after more than a day, has yet to issue any formal statement about it. Is BCA concerned? Is anyone taking this seriously? Will... Continue Reading →
Potential crisis: How will BCA cope with reports about missing funds?
Update 2pm: 2 more local banks named as suffering from the same problem of disappearing funds on Twitter. A Twitterer quotes a BCA officer as saying that the problem is mainly confined to customers who use internet or online banking. Classic uncontrolled communications among front-line staff in crisis-like situations. Unspun's alter ego penned some thoughts... Continue Reading →
Revver’s Starr on FLOW, Bali
Maverick Network caught up with Steven Starr the co-founder of Revver last week found out what he has been up to in Bali and Jakarta, his impressions from a dinner with Indonesia's top bloggers and web start-up entrepreneurs and his desire to come to Pesta Blogger 2009. more about "Revver's Starr on FLOW, Bali", posted... Continue Reading →
The ugly “girls” of the Bali Blogging Community
After all the hard traveling and visiting the tourist sites in bali the five foreign bloggers were treated to a night of camaraderie and madcap fun by the Bali Blogging community last night. But did they in their wildest dreams (or nightmares) every imagined that they would be confronted by The Joker in Balinese traditional... Continue Reading →
Another Explosion in Bali
Malaysian Michael Chick was in Bali today when the explosion occurred at about 3pm. This is his first hand account and the photos he took. His report was apparently picked up by Channel News Asia. He sent Unspun this riveting account. Explosion in Bali written by Michael Chick 9th July 4pm 2008 An explosion shook... Continue Reading →
Poems from Bali to Burma
Unspun enjoyed himself thoroughly at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival over the past week. He also had a great time moderating a session on Pamphlet Poetry featuring three poets: Ed Maranan from the Philippines, Cyril Wong from Singapore and Abe Barreto Soares from East Timor. (From left: Unspun's alter ego, Ed Maranan, Cyril Wong... Continue Reading →
Strange things happen, and of all people Unspun's been invited to moderate a session on Pamphlet Poetry at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, that opens this Tuesday and goes on till Monday week.For a moment Unspun was worried that the organizers had realized that Unspun was barely literate, let alone understand poetry beyond Walter... Continue Reading →