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Ohio TV station apologizes to Julie Chen for telling her to fix her ‘Asian eyes’ (video)

Posted on September 14 2013 by elly

Ohio TV station apologizes to Julie Chen for telling her to fix her ‘Asian eyes’ nearly 20 years ago – as her parents say ‘they could not be more proud’ of her after confession       An Ohio television station has issued an apology to CBS reality show host Julie Chen after she revealed […]

IM Ireland -England Tour 2013, Day 6 : Stonehenge & Greenwich

Posted on September 12 2013 by Stacey Irawan / IM

It isn’t rare to catch my dad watching some questionable television shows. Though I have seen him occasionally watch certain reality TV shows that even I would cringe at, nothing beats watching my dad watch shows about aliens and UFOs. My brother and I will occasionally watch with him to “learn” about some unique urban […]

Protests in Indonesia against beauty pageant

Posted on September 9 2013 by Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone / IM

Some people in largely Muslim country are calling for Miss World contest to be cancelled. There have been protests in Indonesia against the Miss World contest. The world’s most famous beauty pagaent is opening on the island of Bali over the weekend. But some people in the largely Muslim country are calling for the event […]

Bad policies could cause a repeat of 1998

Posted on September 6 2013 by Jkt post / IM

Satria Sambijantoro and Amahl S. Azwar, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta/ Cianjur, West Java | Headlines | Mon, September 02 2013, 10:03 AM Indonesia has not come up with “good policies” quickly enough as its current account deficit widens and its currency continues to plummet. And the failure by policy makers to deliver the right responses […]

Toughest Place to be a Bin Man Full HD Quality ( video)

Posted on September 6 2013 by You Tube / IM

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Facebook employees reveal the ‘best place to work in tech’ can be a soul-destroying grind like any other

Posted on September 4 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

‘Forget the free food and drinks – the workplace is awful’: Facebook employees reveal the ‘best place to work in tech’ can be a soul-destroying grind like any other Current and former employees posted their complaints to Q&A website Quora ‘Like cattle in the pen’: One employee wrote that the Silicon Valley office’s open floor […]

The amazing interactive map of New York that blends past and present

Posted on September 3 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

So how are you supposed to get from Brooklyn to Manhattan? The amazing interactive map of New York that blends past and present to reveal how much the city has changed in the last 200 years     A fascinating new interactive map allows users to block-by-block compare the New York City of 1836 with […]

THE CHINESE FACTOR: PRE AND POST 1 OCTOBER 1965

Posted on September 3 2013 by TIONG-DJIN SIAUW / IM

Introduction In the morning of 1 October 1965, around 7:30 AM, I was playing chess with my father, Siauw Giok Tjhan, chairman of Baperki, a Chinese mass organisation. I was a 9 year old boy at the time and a keen chess player. The chess game was abruptly ended with the arrival of Sunito, a leader […]

Taxi driver charged foreign student $4,240 for a cab ride from airport

Posted on September 2 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

Driver approached Chinese student at Chicago O’Hare airport After agreeing fare of $1,000 for 150-mile journey, driver then demanded $4,800 Student gave cabbie all the money he had brought with him       ‘The student said he didn’t have that much so he gave him all he had,’ University of Illinois police Sgt. Tom […]

Indonesia upholds death sentence for UK woman

Posted on August 31 2013 by Al jazeera / IM

Country’s top court endorses lower court which convicted Lindsay Sandiford of smuggling $2.5m worth of cocaine. Indonesia’s highest court has upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali, a court official has said. A three-member judge panel unanimously rejected Lindsay June […]

Skeletons in Indonesia’s closet.

Posted on August 31 2013 by Hannah Green . Asia Times / IM

INTERVIEW Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing is a transformative film. It presents a glimpse into one of the 20th century’s lesser-known political mass killings: the extermination of suspected communists in Indonesia from 1965 to 1966. Unlike many other documentaries, however, The Act of Killing tells history through the eyes of the perpetrators. Oppenheimer said that when he first […]

The world’s most dangerous slide: Chinese factory instals children’s toy on the roof

Posted on August 30 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

The world’s most dangerous slide: Chinese factory instals children’s toy on the roof which leads to 40ft drop onto concrete Slide is located on top of toy manufacturer in Shandong province Bosses say it is an advertising tool and is not supposed to be used       At first glance, this slide looks like […]

IM Ireland- England 2013 Tour : Day 5 :Cotswold

Posted on August 29 2013 by Stacey Irawan / IM

Since I wasn’t able to enjoy some of the natural spring baths they still offer to visitors in Bath, I felt obligated to run myself a bath that morning in the hotel room. I think I managed to equal the sense of majesty and opulence within the confines of the tub. After all, the wall paper […]

Dental Implant Seminar

Posted on August 29 2013 by Stacey Irawan / IM

A Dental Implant Seminar was held in Glendora, CA in the Indonesia Media Hall on Thursday, August 19, to educate dentists on the process and equipment used for implants.   Dr. Shervin Molayem DDS, a graduate from UCLA who specialized in Periodontics and Implant Surgery at USC and who then went on to lecture internationally, was the night’s speaker. After […]

The $10MILLION cat in the hat: Meet Tama (video)

Posted on August 29 2013 by Daily Mail / IM

The $10MILLION cat in the hat: Meet Tama the feline station master who helped save Japanese railway from bankruptcy          The station master in a small Japanese town knows little about trains and is more interested in naps and treats than in schedules, which is not surprising because she is a cat. […]

Medan Murders Most Foul, and With Relish (part4)

Posted on August 28 2013 by Benedict R Anderson / Im

PAGE 4 / PART 4 Nonetheless, we can surmise that they had their disappointments. One of these must have been lack of official and national recognition for their role in the massacres, the one moment in their otherwise humdrum criminal lives where they could imagine themselves as among the saviors of their country. The problem […]

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