Tag Archives: Muslim

A political paradox

We are fast approaching elections here in Indonesia and I’m getting a front row look at how these things go here. I find it interesting, as explained below, that the Muslim parties can’t win the elections in a country whose … Continue reading

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No free love: Muslim groups reject Valentine‚Äôs Day

While Valentine’s Day is a fabrication of American corporations, mainly mainly Hallmark, it is still kind of a fun day, although expensive for men. I thought this article from the Jakarta Globe would be interesting to my western readers. AS … Continue reading

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Service for Goodies car crash

In what might seem like a bizarre ritual, the Indonesian staff today held a short prayer service regarding the car crash into Goodies Restaurant we had two days ago. The car came down Smiling Hill, going the wrong way on … Continue reading

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