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BB

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

With all the buzz generated by the Blackberry crackling through our gadget-minded society, there are bound to be some cultural ramifications. One case in point is the acronymization of RIM’s gadget to two letters: BB. You see, here in Indonesia, BB is already notorious for being the acronym of “Bau Badan” or “Body Odour“. So, […]

Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Every January 5th, I get excited about people who congratulate me on my birthday. This year, I decided to take a note of the sequence. So, here’s the rundown on this year’s sequence of well wishers: My relatives from my father’s side and my father (00:56). A cousin passed away last night (01/04), so we […]

Why Flazz Won’t be Taking Off Just Yet

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Very late last year, BCA launched its contactless payment card, Flazz, to lukewarm response. Now, nearly a year from its introduction, we haven’t seen any mass adoption of the payment platform. Why? Let me give my 50 cent on this one. Too few merchants to get the snowball rolling. I heard – or read, rather […]

Ulah Mereka Membuatku Malu Aku Seagama dengan Mereka

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Kalau sekelompok preman terorganisir yang sangat suka dengan tindakan anarkisme dengan mengatasnamakan agamamu, tidakkah kau akan merasa begitu juga? Kalau mereka merasa mendapat mandat dari Tuhanmu untuk memukuli ibu-ibu yang tengah berdemo – ini kulihat sendiri dengan nyata di televisi -, tidakkah kau akan merasa begitu juga? Buat para penegak hukum, jangan bikin aku malu […]

Something’s Just Doesn’t Feel Right

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Losing sucks, but losing to him sucks even more.

Bubbling Ideas

Friday, 4 April 2008

Every now and then, few things come across my mind. At times, they are just thoughts in passing, but some of them are actually – well, at least I think so – workable ideas. I’ll display some of them below under CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported license. Smart traffic lights. The idea is simple: adjust the […]

Tembakan Bersahabat? Hmmm.

Monday, 14 January 2008

Baru aja gw baca di Google Reader sebuah newsfeed dari Antara: Tembakan Bersahabat Tewaskan Tentara Belanda di Afghanistan Tembakan bersahabat? Kok agak aneh ya? Gw tau itu pasti terjemahan yang brutal dari friendly fire, tapi rasanya nggak pas ah.

Tips for Winning an ebay Auction

Monday, 7 January 2008

Perhaps I’m not one who should be handing out tips for this. To tell you the statistics, I only entered 3 auctions, of which I only won 1 of them, and I bought an item through ebay’s Buy It Now feature. Not much to brag about, huh? Anyway, if you’re planning to participate in an […]

6,000 Hits

Monday, 24 December 2007

A personal record!

Indonesia’s Ahead of Other Asian Countries

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Only in terms of movie release dates that is. I’ve observed this phenomenon for sometime now and it appears to me that most of the time Indonesia has the first glimpses of Hollywood movies. Check the release schedule for Hitman, for instance. As you can see, Indonesia even got the same release date as the […]