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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]