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Archive for the ‘Me, Being The Ever-Objective Reviewer’ Category

Esia vs. Fren

Friday, 27 July 2007

I use the CDMA services from two different providers, Esia and Fren. I have to admit, CDMA has been a boon for me. Instead of paying nearly a hundred thousand IDR for every hour of call to my belle, I wound up paying just a paltry thousands of IDR. Huge relief on my wallet. Anyway, […]

Pancious Pancake House

Monday, 30 April 2007

“It’s definitely on the Artery Road, Dear,” Miss D said to me in an argument about the location of one of the newest eateries in Jakarta. Earlier, I asserted that I have seen no pancake houses on the Artery Road. Well, it turns out that I was right all along. Sorry, Hun! :P As a […]

Blitz Megaplex

Monday, 30 April 2007

With so big a buzz generated by the new movieplex, Miss D and I decided to give it a try last Saturday (04/28). We went there to see The Reaping, a flick which she had been wanting to see for quite some time. Blitz is situated on the 8th floor of Grand Indonesia – previously […]

Telkom Local Call Rates

Monday, 30 April 2007

After the IDD face-off a while ago, I decided to look at the local call rates that Telkom charges us. Something that I haven’t been doing since the heydays of Indonesian Bulletin Board Systems back at 1995 to 1997. It’s funny how Telkom is – borrowing from its own tagline – committed to us, but […]

IDD Face-off

Friday, 27 April 2007

Since my parents went to Japan, I’ve been looking for the perfect (i.e. cheap) solution for our means of telecommunication. Suddenly, IDD has become a daily staple for me and my sister – who’s currently pursuing her degree in Indonesian law in Surabaya. I have done a small research to compare the prices of several […]

WIRED Magazine

Thursday, 9 November 2006

I first had an acquaintance with this magazine back when I was a junior high school student in 1995, the start of the Internet boom. I was told by a friend, T.A. Coen, during a visit to his home that it was the magazine for the Internetworked people. At that point, I didn’t exactly believe […]

Meebo

Sunday, 8 October 2006

Hey, I’m back to serve you another fix of my scramblings-cum-review. Today’s topic is Meebo, the web-based IM client. According to its blog, Meebo has been in business for about 8 months now. I heard about Meebo from a friend of a friend. He heard me complaining about The Company’s über-firewall system which renders all […]

Canon IXUS 50

Friday, 29 September 2006

I’ve been wanting to write a personal review of this digital camera of mine. I bought this baby about a year ago for Rp 3 millions, including a high-speed 256 MB SD Card. This 5 Megapixels camera comes with user manuals, camera strap, battery charger, power cable for the charger, data cable, and a CD-ROM […]