Friday, August 24th, 2012

Fighting nimbler Goliaths

 
In recent weeks, newspaper sites and blogs have been peppered with news about TEN’s failure to attract high number of viewers for their much-promoted drawcards: Everybody Dance Now, I Will …


Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Bad TV = Enjoyable TV?

 
Indonesians rarely take things seriously. Except for religions – which are sensitive issues – almost everything can be parodied and trivialised. I have recently discovered the joy of bad television …


Friday, June 25th, 2010

The unfillable void

 
I watched Eli Stone on TV again tonight – season 2 episodes are re-run in Channel 7TWO. I used to watch the series regularly when it was aired a couple …


Friday, January 15th, 2010

Goodbye Vivacissimo, Hello Adagio.

 
In less than five hours I will be flying back to Adelaide via Sydney – it has been a long and momentous trip so far. I landed in Indonesia as …


Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Congratulations, Norway!

The annual Eurovision Song Contest has just passed us again – the annual festival of silliness and banality. The festival is full of shallow love songs, singers in tights or …


Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

My First Day

So how was my first day at work after four months of break? It was good to get up early and wear my business attire again. It was also great …


Sunday, February 1st, 2009

I Had a Dream … of Nasi Goreng

 
Time marches on and it’s already February – from Wikipedia, I learned that February was named after the Latin word februum, meaning ‘purification’. It’s the month where Adelaide is usually …


Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Lessons in faith

I enjoy watching Eli Stone on Tuesdays and Thursdays here in Australia – the episodes provide me with lessons about faith, prophecy, love, and the unknownness and the knownness of …


Friday, December 5th, 2008

It’s all happenin’!

The weather here in Adelaide has been mostly overcast and cloudy for the past couple of days. Even though it felt cold yesterday, the maximum temperature was actually 25C. Today’s …


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

December is here!

We’re on the last lap for this year – we’ve entered December. I can’t wait to finish this year and even though I’m not looking forward to a jobless Christmas, …