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Manny Pacquaio: The Fighter  Posted on 04/13/2014
By N Mark Castro “Until the referee rings the bell, until both your eyes start to swell” To those who thought that Manny Pacquiao won the first fight against Tim Bradley, this second fight is the “I Told You So.”...
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Noah Banned in Indonesia  Posted on 03/25/2014
By N Mark Castro     In one of the dumbest decisions ever,  Film Censorship Board of Indonesia has banned the film screening of the movie “Noah.” Indonesia has banned the release of the Hollywood...
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How Malaysia Airlines Messed Up Its Communications  Posted on 03/25/2014
By N Mark Castro We have no idea where it is. We have no idea when we will find it. We have no idea what happened. We know as much as CNN does because we’re tuned in. We will shut up now and quietly look for it. Filed under: General
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Indonesia’s Politicians: Is Ruhut Racist?  Posted on 02/11/2014
By N Mark Castro Controversial politician and Democratic Party spokesman Ruhut Sitompul is once again under the spotlight for publicly berating political analyst Boni Hargens with racial slurs. According to the Jakarta Globe...
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How Not To Suck In Your Job Interview  Posted on 01/27/2014
We have been hiring a lot of people lately, which means that I’ve been interviewing lots of job candidates, and I’ve realized something I hadn’t thought when I was on the other side of the table: What the hell are these...
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Modern Slavery: Domestic Helpers of Indonesia  Posted on 01/16/2014
By N Mark Castro Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 22, returned home to Indonesia and was admitted to hospital in a critical condition in Sragen, on the main Indonesian islands of Java. According to reports, she had suffered months of abuse in Hong...
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2013 in review  Posted on 12/31/2013
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at...
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Do The Math: BBDO-Guerrero’s Hubris  Posted on 12/27/2013
By N Mark Castro Any similarity is coincidental – BBDO-Guerrero Despite the growing concerns of netizens and senior ad agency people, BBDO-Guerrero continues to thump its chest for its vaunted success with its Pantene ad. In an...
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