Trouble is ahead.
The reverent at the Church wedding in Lampung had told us so: it is all about “kommunikasie”. He meant between husband and wife. But I know by now it goes for the relationship between granddaughters and granddads also.
Devica Esha is starting to speak.Â Well, most of it is still incomprehensible [...]
This is an exceptionally long week-end for us.Â In The Netherlands we enjoyÂ four days of leisure at a row: Good Friday, Saturday, First Easter Day, Second Easter Day. That is a good reason to indulge in trivial patriotic self-satisfaction.
But there is more on this level. Like “the best job in the world“.
Wednesday, the 10th of December, it will be sixty years ago that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
It’s the day also the Dutch Human Rights Defenders Tulip will be awarded to Justine Masika Bihamba, who is heading an organization in Eastern Congo that is fighting the [...]
Just some quotes from the International Edition of NRC-Handelsblad 25.11.08:
In an incident during the five years of guerrilla warfare before Indonesia won its independence, Dutch soldiers executed a group of around 431 men and boys in the West Java village of Rawagede on December 9, 1947.
In a civil [...]
Prior to the latest edition ofÂ “Inside Indonesia” my knowledge about West Papua was near zero. The facts I was aware of were scarce. I did know about the pretty dirty circumstances the Dutch colonial rule was ended in the early sixties of course, had read about some real nasty and even disastrous environmental [...]