In past two years there are two production house in Indonesia that get my fully attention everytime they announce their new films. It doesn’t mean their film always the best among the rest. Just like every other human being sometimes they made mistakes (bad bad film). But just like every other regular admirer, we always [...]
Christie’s, London,Â had another auction last week. This one dedicated to Dutch photographers.Â They were lucky that the financial and economical crises seemed not to have reached the super rich art collectors. Five thousand up to twenty thousands euro’s was not unusual. Most was paid for “the ice cream parlour” from the series “Rain” [...]
The Parliament of Indonesia did abolish pornography. Congratulations to these guards of our libido’s.
Forget about the financial and economical meltdown, about deforestation, about hunger and poverty, about healthcare and infra structure: these MP’s know their priorities. They heroically savedÂ all IndonesiansÂ from moral and socialÂ deterioration.Â It’s a shining example to all [...]
The njai is one of the heroines in a pretty famous novel. She, njai Ontosoroh, concubine of a Dutchman, and their daughter Annelies, represent a complex and dangerous world to Minke, the leading character in Pramoedia Ananta Toer’s novel “Bumi Manusis”.Â Ontosoroh proves to be an extraordinary strong and independent woman. Yet as an [...]
In case you don’t expect to get fed up with it all and kill yourself when you are forty, fifty or sixty, but would love to grow really, really old, you better be Asian.
At least this is what I read in The Guardian today:
“The average Asian woman, for example, lives for almost [...]