Sunshine, On A Lazy Jakarta Saturday…But After Next Week?


Paper-backs purchased, a brief outing to SuperIndo to buy some beef for a rendang feast tonight, and we’ll see what delights the TV may have to offer.



A fine week drawing to a close, which began with a brilliant Sunday brunch, continued through two excellent parties…



…AND there’s another next week, before the gloomy month of Ramadhan descends, restos and even humble street-eateries shrouded with silly curtains…

Big Mackistan? Ramadhan Lock-Out at McD Sarinah? 

IslamoNazi Thugs Amok, Jakarta Cops Say ‘No Charges!’ 

Bigot Goon-Squad Bullies Vendor – Decent Indonesians Open Hearts AND Wallets!

…to ensure no fanatical fasters risk challenge to their spiritual discipline at the sight of non-fasters enjoying a simple meal.


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‘If we fasting Muslims want respect, let us also respect those who aren’t fasting.’


One misses the wisdom of the late President Gus Dur, who was a notable Muslim scholar, so different from so many of the intolerant Islamist self-styled ‘scholars’ these days.

Islamist ‘Scholars’ – “Don’t Complain if You’re Attacked!” 

Hence one must make the most of it, so today and tomorrow my plan is to relax, conserving energy for fun outings before May expires…


Bigot brutes attack a food vendor for its crime of serving lunchtime snacks to hungry workers.


…and once again the TV news may be presenting us with scenes of IslamoNazi thuggery, of which the above is a good example.

Or maybe not!

Perhaps now that jihadist ideologues have come to dominate both law and discourse here in Jakarta..

Slouching Towards Shariah, Indonesia Jails Ahok! 

. …they too will take a relaxed attitude towards those whose mere existence affronts their sectarian arrogance.

Oh Yeah?


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