Archives for: May 2011
A Plane to Catch

It was not so long ago when my collegue cursed while checking the airlines fares for the next holiday season. She took a deep breath, sighing. She was frustrated by the-peak season-rates for travel accommodation. Well, of course, it was a mistake from the beginning.

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Diskusi Timor Leste

May 25th, 2011 Agustinho de Vasconselos is the director of post-CAVR, “The Timor-Leste Commission for Reception, Truth, and Reconciliation” (CAVR – Portugese acronym). CAVR had released a–2000 pages–book called “Chega!”, a Portugese for “no more, stop, enough”. The book recorded 8.000 human rights violation by Indonesia during their occupation in Timor-Leste from 1975-1999. Vasconselos said that, after all the suffering […]

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Malam ‘Biru’

Just one of those random night with Sakura and Oshin. It was around 9 pm at Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan. We had nowhere to go, we took some and came up with this. Enjoy!

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Cambodian Puppet

Wayang Kamboja ini unik. Beda dengan wayang Jawa yang ‘ramping’, wayang mereka lebar-lebar, dan kadang memiliki dua handle. Cara main juga berbeda.

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Mengenang Kelas Narasi Pantau

Di tengah kesibukkan menulis artikel, seorang teman membisiki saya, “#^!#@!#!%$& &^%$&$& .” Dia kelewat berbisik. Teman saya mengulang tiga kali–cukup membuat saya khawatir soal kesehatan telinga–sebelum saya mendengar dengan jelas. Dia bilang, “gue mau ikut kelas Pantau angkatan XI.”

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Beasiswa SIEJ Dive Training 2011

Journalists Role in Marine Conservation. The Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists (SIEJ), mengundang para wartawan lingkungan hidup di seluruh Indonesia untuk mengikuti Kursus Menyelam dan Lokakarya Konservasi Kelautan—Gelombang  I (dive training and  marine conservation  workshop for journalists —Batch I).

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Soal Wartawan Gemar ‘Mengadu’ Narasumber

Minggu lalu, saya mewawancara penggagas Jakarta Hidden Tour, sebuah tour orginizer yang salah satu destinasinya selalu melibatkan tempat-tempat kumuh di Jakarta. Ia bernama Ronny Paluan, usia 58, rambut panjang sepinggang, putih semua.

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Fajar di Punthuk Setumbu

Punthuk Setumbu adalah bukit kecil yang letaknya 4 km sebelah barat Candi Borobudur, desa Karangrejo, kabupaten Magelang. Ia juga berdekatan dengan bukit Menoreh. Di bukit ini, lansekap tampak menakjubkan.

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