Foreign bloggers begin blogging trip; Mr Brown already blogging about Bali

The five foreign bloggers invited by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism began their Blogging Trip today in Bali. Apart from a minor problem with setting up one of the bloggers’ HSDPA connection, our woman on the ground, Indri, says everything is going smoothly. We also hear that two Pesta Committee members went AWOL in the morning because they had a late night last night.The five bloggers are Jeff Ooi (Malaysia), Mr Brown (Singapore), Mark Tafoya (US), Mike Aquino (Philippines) and Anthony Bianco (Australia).

We expect to read their postings soon but in the meantime, Mr Brown and his wife arrived in bali early and he’s been posting away.

clipped from www.mrbrown.com

Monday, November 17, 2008

Road Trip 2: Bali Day 5, dressed up at New Treasure Island of Bali

Bali Day 5, dressed up at New Treasure Island of BaliThe wife is fully dressed up in Balinese livery. I’m smart casual with only the headgear. I think she looks lovely. She does a mean dancing pose too.

A “manusia kursi” for Pesta Blogger 2008

Finally, after some persuasion by Pesta Blogger 2007 chairman Enda Nasution and others in the blogging community, the every popular Ndoro Kakung has agreed to become chairman for Pesta Blogger 2008.

Read the post below as to why he chose to take up this task and why he has chosen “Blogging for Society” as the theme for this year’s Pesta Blogger, that Unspun understands may even be larger than last year’s gathering of 500 plus bloggers from around the country

Way to go Ndoro!

clipped from pestablogger.com

Amanah yang tak mudah
Terima kasih untuk Enda dan kawan-kawan blogger di mana pun berada yang telah meletakkan harapan di pundak dan meminta saya menjadi “manusia kursi” Pesta Blogger 2008.

Terus terang saya membutuhkan beberapa malam untuk memutuskan menerima amanah yang cukup berat ini karena meneruskan apa yang sudah dirintis Enda dan kawan-kawan pada Pesta Blogger tahun lalu jelas bukan pekerjaan mudah. Dengan segala kelebihan dan kekurangannya, perhelatan tempo hari sungguh prestasi yang sulit terulang. Saya merasa kurang mampu dan tak lebih dari yang lain.

Sejujurnya, saya bahkan menginginkan Enda meneruskan kembali langkah awal yang sudah diayunkannya tahun lalu. Kalaupun harus mengalihkan tanggung jawab karena satu dan lain hal, saya pribadi ingin tahun ini Pesta Blogger dipimpin oleh seorang blogger perempuan. Mengapa?

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