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jerry van den brink/colson: Utomo thanks. They played well during the tournament indeed. Actually they overachieved. Yet it's a pity they can't play the finals.

Utomo: Congratulations, Jerry ! You've got the 3rd Place of World Football Championship 2014

colson/jerry van den brink: Utomo, the presidential elections in all likelihood were very successful and as for the loss against Argentina I think the Dutch squad actually were way [...]

Utomo: Failed ? Well, the failure is the stone where we jump for the next success !

Colson: Delvi, looks like you choose the winner :).

delvi: yeh...i just cast my vote, surely it was for No 2. Hope Orange Team can also do well against Argentina tomorrow....

Colson: Dear Delvi, the advantages of this campaign are there is a choice between the past ( a man who belongs to the Suharto era and [...]

delvi: Opa, I come to see whether you write something on the presidential's suffocating here with tv and media campaigning for their master pin......

jerry van den brink/colson: Harry, what a great surprise :). Welcome back in blogosphere. Welcome back on Plopor. Hope you will stay :). By the way: your first comment [...]

Harry Nizam: Hi Colson, it's good to be back on your nice blog again. I commented on your latest post but not shown.

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Wednesday, the 9th of July 2014

All of the Van den Brink family hopes to cheer and celebrate victories tomorrow. An essential one in Jakarta* and and the most important side matter in Sao Paulo. That is Jokowi’s win over Prabowo in Indonesia and the Dutch football squad’s win over Argentina in Brazil.

Last Saturday night my daughter in law Feby, [...]

Keeping up appearances.

Seemingly Indonesian authorities are in the process of cleaning up public areas. A laudable case, isn’t it?

Surabayahas started the adventurous project process of closing down “Dolly”, one of the oldest and most renowned red light districts in South-East Asia. In other parts of the archipelago brothels disappear also. And Jakarta is getting rid [...]

Moral choices

This week we saw the film “The wind rises” by Hayao Miyazaki.

It’s a beautiful film. A treat to the eye. An animated story of ambition and love. Set in the Interbellum and the World War, a time of natural disasters, epidemic tuberculosis, economic depression and political warmongering in Japan.

It’s about a [...]

Jakarta is a metropolis


The “Stadium” has been the capital’s epicentre of sin for a long time. Officially these leisure time activities are outlawed in the predominant religious country, but unofficially they are part of a tradition, facilitated by a culture of corruption. Therefore and because of a growing and eager well off hedonistic middle class, expats, [...]


If you would ask whether I, being essentially a twentieth century man, love to live now, my answer will be affirmative. Actually I intend to go on breathing till I’m ninety. At least. Because we are going through exiting times. Technologically, culturally, socially, politically, economically, well, just make your pick. On the other hand, [...]

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