Amusing Musings of a Character Curious About Culture

Some Rants, Raves and Ramblings about All that I See

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Entries from December 2007

Indonesia – Day 3

December 31st, 2007 · 72 Comments

We celebrated New Year’s Eve by going to a shopping mall close by and having our hair and nails done. Oh wait…that was the women. The men got to wait around killing time while the women did their thing and ¬†took several hours to do it. I took the kid to the Jungle Gym where [...]

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Indonesia – Day 2

December 30th, 2007 · 22 Comments

We were up bright and early at around 330am due to the aforementioned body-clock screwup. We could hear the azhans (Muslim call to prayer) all around, so the fact that we weren’t the only ones up gave small consolation. We went to the street market near the university to see what was going on there. [...]

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Indonesia – Day 1

December 29th, 2007 · 16 Comments

Kid decided to get up at around 130am this morning – screwed up body clocks. Oh well. ¬†First thing that we did was say hello to the wife’s relatives, which is pretty much the whole neighborhood. We also paid our respects to her grandfather, someone pushing a age somewhere between 110 and 120. He doesn’t [...]

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On the Road to Indonesia

December 28th, 2007 · 4 Comments

We made the trip here here arriving yesterday, after 20-something hours of positioning ourselves in cramped quarters, trying to best the boring, tired feelings that one gets from being positioned in cramped quarters for 20 hours. Singapore Airlines, always great, always with great-looking flight attendants. The food was actually quite good, the planes on time, [...]

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Some Amazon pics

December 17th, 2007 · 139 Comments

Just got back from Manaus, a small city in the middle of the Amazon in Brazil. Quite a few interesting things here to see, some amazing and some others just plain sad. Click on the pics for a larger version. This is the SAD. A forest of trees clear-cut to make room for what? This [...]

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Sidewalk Art -

December 7th, 2007 · 125 Comments

Remember the scene in Mary Poppins where Dick van Dyke draws sidewalk art which they all jump into in some psudeo-psychedelic world of freaky circus animals? His profession always intrigued me – expression of freedom at its best. I have to admit that this guy below is somewhat of an idol to me. Who could [...]

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Here we go again

December 1st, 2007 · 115 Comments

It’s happening again. Those of you who have read my previous blog entries have seen that my company is in perpetual change, much to the frustration and chagrin of those who work for it. A couple of years ago, we purchased one of our largest competitor and had to deal with a lot of new [...]

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