Category Archives: December 2011

Jakarta Expat Monopoly

Mata Pribadi is thrilled to bring you a unique Investment Opportunity which it would entirely carry itself if only the Google Royalty check was not so late arriving every month. Yes, this sort of opportunity is not going to be … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corruption, December 2011, Expat Foibles | 19 Comments

A case for blind copies?

Those of you work in the American Embassy  in Kuningan, or perhaps have loved ones working there, will be relieved to learn of the seriousness with which the American Government takes your security. As many of you learned in a recent Xmas greetings … Continue reading

Posted in December 2011, Expat Foibles | 7 Comments

A cautionary tale

Dear All, As we approach the season of celebrations, a cautionary tale if I may. It has to do with drinking and driving at this time of year as I know that some of you, like me, have had unfortunate … Continue reading

Posted in December 2011, Expat Foibles, Roads and Traffic | 2 Comments

The Bar at the End of the Universe

In common with most of you we guess, your Food and Beverage correspondent gets an e-mail every week from the “Metro Sky Bar” in BSD, unashamedly extolling is own virtues in full glossy colour.  Given that BSD is clearly very … Continue reading

Posted in December 2011, Food and beverage | 2 Comments

Same old, same old?

Posted in December 2011, Reader dialogue | 1 Comment

Welcome to the Mata Pribadi Xmas Edition!

Welcome to Mata Pribadi‘s special bumper Xmas edition wherein we bring you lots of stuff with nearly nothing to do with, er, Xmas, though our Fill in the Bubble this month is highly seasonally themed and we are hoping for lots of entries for something … Continue reading

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Red Bullshit – a case for the KPK?

While a little behind the the rest of the world in taking off, Red Bull has recently been going gangbusters in Indonesia, and this  despite being four or five times the cost of not dissimilar drinks made locally – and availability … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corruption, December 2011, Food and beverage | 3 Comments