1. The Renomination of Marty Natalegawa: Indonesia’s Foreign Minister

    By N Mark Castro

    Menlu RI saat dikelilingi oleh WartawanThe current issue burning within the diplomatic ranks of Indonesia is the renomination of Minister of Foreign Affairs Marty Natalegawa.

    Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has very distinct objectives:

    1. Restore Indonesia’s international image
    2. Help boost the economy and public welfare
    3. Help strengthen national unity, stability and integrity, and preserve the nation’s sovereignty

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  2. The Boat That Steve Ballmer Missed

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    By N Mark Castro

    That Steve Ballmerincreased Microsoft’s annual revenue surged from $25 billion to $70 billion during his tenure as CEO is undoubtedly a major achievement. That Steve Ballmer was effective in steering the company against the US Anti-Trust lawsuit showed his skills in navigating through tough times. That he was highly energetic and inspirational demonstrated his leadership. But,…

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  3. I spent more time in the car than outside. It’s sooo humid! I’ve forgotten what it is to walk on the sunny streets. Damn you Jakarta and your AC-filled malls. You spoiled me! – View on Path.

    I spent more time in the car than outside. It’s sooo humid! I’ve forgotten what it is to walk on the sunny streets. Damn you Jakarta and your AC-filled malls. You spoiled me! – View on Path.

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  4. With president-elect Joko Widodo of the Republic of Indonesia – View on Path.

    With president-elect Joko Widodo of the Republic of Indonesia – View on Path.

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  5. Neo’s First Day In School

    Neo’s First Day In School

    By N Mark Castro

    So I’m taking my son, Neo, to his first day of school.

    He is excited.

    He is scared.

    So am I.

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    “You’re gonna love school so much, Neo, and make lots of friends,” I said.

    It was a lie.

    (more…)

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  6. Is ASEAN Useless, Useful, Meaningful?

    Is ASEAN Useless, Useful, Meaningful?

    By N Mark Castro

    47 years ago today, 5 Southeast Asian countries banded together to form the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or what is now called ASEAN. It has since expanded to include other member states such as Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Vietnam.

    When it was formed everyone in the Western world either thought they would go left or they would go right … no one ever…

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  7. Happy Birthday, My Son

    Happy Birthday, My Son

    By N Mark Castro

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    Dear Spidey,

    Up until today I’m still trying to figure out why God — in His Infinite Wisdom — has decided to entrust your life upon me.What was He thinking?Since the day you were born I have no clue whether or not what I’m doing is right. You didn’t come with an instruction manual although I suspect there must be some batteries inside with your endless energy. And your smile and…

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  8. Happy Birthday, My Son …

    Happy Birthday, My Son …

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    Dear Spidey,

    Up until today I’m still trying to figure out why God — in His Infinite Wisdom — has decided to entrust your life upon me. What was He thinking? Since the day you were born I have no clue whether or not what I’m doing is right. You didn’t come with an instruction manual although I suspect there must be some batteries inside with your endless energy. And your smile and laughter that…

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  9. A Priceless Reaction from a Baby

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