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[1 Jan 2009 | 9 Comments | 1 views]

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Today is not a random day. It is the first day of the new year, 2009. No, I’m not gonna make any resolution nor reflection nor confession.. :p I just want to share a clip I made as my way to welcome the 2009. So, here it is.

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[29 Jul 2008 | 15 Comments | 1 views]

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There are so many postings I want to share, including some from Utrecht (which became special now! ), Enschede, Seoul, etc. But the Internet is so impossible from where I am now. I also want to apologize for not being able to blogwalk for such a long time (after the ‘physical break’, I was on the move, and now I am in the no-Internet world..). I’ll visit your blogs as soon as I come back to my ‘normal world’ (as if I have one :p).
For now I just want …

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[23 Jul 2008 | 7 Comments | 1 views]

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I cannot explain what happened to me when I was in Leiden last week. Perhaps it was the combination of the Dutch weather (it was raining like crazy), my lack of rest, my wild brain, and being with a partner in crime (who requested such crazy music) The result of such combination is the recording of some children songs — sung in a no-shame drunk mode :p
Unfortunately those who didn’t grow up in Indonesia wouldn’t understand the humor behind all of this craziness. But anyway…… please enjoy two of some …

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[8 Jul 2008 | 9 Comments | 1 views]

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I have many stories from my adventure in the land of midnight sun, but currently I have no energy nor time to write them except this particular one. Cannot help but writing about Московское метро.
Both St Petersburg and Moscow are beautiful. Remarkably beautiful. They are gorgeous! As I mentioned somewhere else, though, these cities, unlike Western European cities, were really designed in inhumane scale aka gigantic scale, a very common style adopted by great (authoritarian) rulers who wanted to make ‘people’ feel small.
Russia really impresses me. The people, food, architecture…. …

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[7 Jul 2008 | 4 Comments | 1 views]

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Here I am, in another city with very unique Russian architecture. Beautiful? Of course. This city is just gorgeous. Remarkably beautiful, really.
Like Petersburg, Москва́ too, was designed in a gigantic scale.
Amazingly, it’s still very walkable… but not for disabled ones! Too many stairs, too wide, too big, too tiring!!!

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[6 Jul 2008 | 3 Comments | 1 views]

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Finally got online from Москва́. Just arrived here yesterday evening, so I haven’t seen much of the city yet. For now please enjoy some pictures I took at one evening after the conference at the city of Peter, aka Санкт-Петербу́рг (Saint Petersburg) aka Petrograd aka Leningrad.
Very stylistic and beautiful city, yet it’s obvious that the city wasn’t designed in human scale!

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[11 Jun 2008 | 10 Comments | 1 views]

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Last week, the fourth week, wasn’t much about ‘on break’, but mostly about breaking all kind of rules, regulations and barriers! I had to say I had my moments where I temporarily regretted myself for breaking those rules — for example when walking over the bridge and couldn’t continue or when I was stuck with my wheelchair in the alley of airport restroom — but those regrets only lasted 34 seconds each, haha, and after that I went back to my stubborn mode.
Should admit, I am not by-the-book kind of …

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[7 Jun 2008 | 5 Comments | 1 views]

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After Los Angeles, I had another conference trip. This time it was Minneapolis conference on Media and Human Right. Honestly, being drugged all the time didn’t help much in preparing me for the presentation. And for this presentation, I couldn’t recycle from my old powerpoint files. I hadn’t presented this one before.
But anyway, between sleepy and drowsy (biggest chunk of my time in LA and Minnesota was spent for sleeping!) I managed to finish my powerpoint before my turn. In order to hinder me from rambling too much, I decided …

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[3 Jun 2008 | 8 Comments | 1 views]

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It’s already the 4th week of my break. Haven’t done any sketch of the 4th week yet, so here is one from the week #3.

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[21 Apr 2008 | 14 Comments | 1 views]

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I spent some hours of my weekend planning on the Summer trips. Three months ago, my plan was to split the summer into a long stay in Indonesia to do research and fun and a long stay here in Tempe to write. But two months ago, the whole plan was changed as one rare opportunity to go to a place I’d always wanted to go came. A conference in St Petersburg Russia!!! I cannot and shouldn’t miss it. And it also means that I might stop by Amsterdam the Netherlands …