Category Archives: November 2011

Welcome to the November Edition!

Welcome back to Mata Pribadi, we hope you have had a great month since our last edition, there has certainly been lots going on in The City that really never sleeps™. Before anything else, perhaps a few words of explanation … Continue reading

Posted in November 2011, Reader Dialogue | 2 Comments

US Expat in Strictly Come Dancing Shock!!!

In a night of huge entertainment and high drama that captivated a capacity audience at the 2nd Annual ASEAN Strictly Come Dancing final held in the Grand Hyatt Ballroom, long time US expat Zartin McHary took the coveted championship title with … Continue reading

Posted in Expat Characters, Expat Foibles, November 2011, Sport | 4 Comments

7 billionth human being born in Bintaro shock!!

Actually two of them, both born at precisely 12:44 on October the 31st, though in somewhat differing circumstances. Baby Robbie, an 8 pounds 14 ounces (4.034091 Kilos) bundle of joy was born to a joyful Sandy and Janine Wallace of Renfrewshire, … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Expat Foibles, November 2011 | Leave a comment

Uncritical puffs

A copy of the Jakarta Post is delivered to the offices of Mata Pribadi every morning by a very nice man on a motor bike. There are days when one wonders why we pay good (if not terribly much) money … Continue reading

Posted in Blok-M, Business, November 2011 | 1 Comment

Mata Pribadi’s “Fill in the Bubble” Competition #2

First of all many thanks to all those readers who participated in Mata Pribadi’s Fill in the Bubble Competition #1, a magnificent response and due not least to reader Ed T who managed a record 13 entries on his own … Continue reading

Posted in Fill in the Bubble Competition, November 2011 | 29 Comments

One More Bar

Walking into the Satu Lagi Bar is like bumping into an old mate you haven’t seen for a while, instantly familiar and friendly. The place hasn’t changed much since it moved from inside the Kristal Hotel itself to its free … Continue reading

Posted in Food and beverage, November 2011 | 1 Comment

Jakarta in Gaddafi shock!!!

The world’s media has been speculating for more than a month regarding the whereabouts of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi following the violent ejection of his despotic Libyan regime and its replacement by the democratically inclined National Transitional Council. Mata Pribadi therefore has enormous pride … Continue reading

Posted in Expat Foibles, November 2011, Politics | 2 Comments