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Nokia 3210: The Classic Turn of the Century Phone  Posted on 07/13/2015
By N Mark Castro For all intents and purposes, as cliches go, Nokia’s ascent as the top mobile phone manufacturer on earth was also the reason for its decline. It rested on its laurels, became complacent, and was late to...
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Sate Haji Kelik: A Neighborhood Cafe  Posted on 07/12/2015
Originally posted on ItandEat:By N Mark Castro What I find so refreshing in Indonesia is the presence of restaurants and cafes that offer traditional Indonesian hawker food using either native interior design or even modern and...
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Girl, Interrupted: Marsha Siagian  Posted on 06/11/2015
Originally posted on ItandEat:By N Mark Castro Marsha Siagan: Accountant and Fashion Designer. One look at her and you’d confuse her for a carefree college student that was both charming and smart in your eyes and singlehandedly...
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Indonesia’s Most Powerful Industry: Tobacco  Posted on 06/02/2015
By N Mark Castro   How quickly the public forgets. A few months ago, the president defied international community by executing drug traffickers and declaring to the world that Indonesia is confronted with a deadly crisis of drug...
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Vesākha: Selamat Hari Waisak  Posted on 06/02/2015
By N Mark Castro Although it is not “Buddha’s Birthday,” it is sometimes referred to as such as it commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or...
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Mary Jane Veloso Case: Whose At Fault?  Posted on 04/27/2015
To clarify, efforts to reduce the sentence of Mary Jane Veloso is not an assault on the sovereignty of Indonesia. It is not the fault of Indonesians or the government. It is a law that we should repeal as it can happen to anyone. If...
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Mary Jane Veloso: A Case of Humanity  Posted on 04/27/2015
Mary Jane Veloso, for all intents and purposes, is slated to be executed tomorrow, April 28, 2015 in Indonesia. The University of the Philippines’ Alumni Association Indonesia (UPAAI) have started a fund drive campaign to provide...
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