Tag Archives: Indonesia

Fear and Loathing in Indonesia: The “Innoncence of Muslims” Edition

“I’m American, and I’m sorry” is my usual way of introducing myself to people when they hear my accent and get puzzled by its New England droll with Southerner slang coming from an Asian face. This was how I have … Continue reading

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The Impossible Trailer Features Pretty White People Surviving Indonesian Tsunami

http://youtu.be/sI6rUOnOGuw Based on the true life events of the 2004 tsunami that devastated Indonesia and killed over 200,000 people, Hollywood has decided to make a film called The Impossible that stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts as wealthy European tourists caught … Continue reading

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Asians Behaving Badly: Anti-Porn Indonesian Parliament Member Caught Watching Porn

An Indonesian member of Parliament has resigned after being caught by a photographer watching porn on his tablet during a debate. The irony: this MP also helped pass one of the strictest anti-porn laws in the country. Arifinto, who oversees … Continue reading

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Eat Pray Love: A Cute, Lengthy Movie That Will Make You Hungry

Throughout the entire (I repeat: ENTIRE) 133 minutes of the screening of Eat Pray Love, I had the pleasure of sitting next to a young woman who said, “That’s cute” every 15 minutes. Occasionally, she would repeat the dialogue said … Continue reading

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