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added on 08/02/2010 by: grinchtour
Slouched into Indonesia in early 1999 intent on committing journalism. Fell in love with the country and a special someone. The Stockholm Syndrome has truly set in and I'm a willing, complicit hostage to this great country, with a wife and grinchlet twins (2010). While life is grand, I've not surrendered the critical faculties and prejudices honed to a fine point by firelight through many a long Canadian winter. For all the stunning advances since Suharto left, the paradoxes of modern Indonesia and its colorful collection of evil scumbags, willful incompetents, and fruitcakes offers fertile soil for commentary and hopefully, humor.
 tags: grinch, humor, indonesia, opinion, politics

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The Harrowing Road to Asylum  Posted on 08/24/2015
My friend Naqsh fled Afghanistan and has been living in Jakarta the past few years. Here's a very brief overview of his journey to date from the weekend New York Times. nytimes.com/2015/08/22/opinion/the-harrowing-road-to-asylum.html...
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The Survivor  Posted on 08/20/2015
I knocked out the following for World Humanitarian Day, Aug 19. GoT She’s survived al-Shabaab’s fatal attraction and the murder of her father, two-days crammed aboard a boat adrift in the Malacca Straits, weeks living off...
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Hunt for "Slave Ships" Continues  Posted on 08/03/2015
Nice to be back in the 'game'. The stories out of Benjina, Ambon and PNG are pretty awful. Glad the Guardian/Observer picked up for the Saturday edition. Ambon is where it is all happening; PNG was just the news peg....
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What the fuck is that, “Act my age”?  Posted on 12/04/2014
As I chased down (and failed to find) the source of this awesome quote: "'Act my age'? What the fuck is that, 'Act my age'? What do I care how old I am? The Ocean is old as fuck. It will still drown your ass with...
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Scotch bar cites “dress code”, tosses kilted Grinch  Posted on 09/24/2014
So here’s one for ya. Last Thursday 4.4 million Scots voted in a referendum to decide whether to yank the U outta UK, kick the Queen to the curb and go independent. As yer Grinch is Edinburgh sired and papered, he’s a degree of...
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Grinch Holiday ramblings...  Posted on 08/28/2014
Just back from three weeks R&R in the homeland. Some musings: Top Ten Holiday Highlights (in no particular order) 1. 4 1/2 year old female grinchlette in a life-jacket bobbing like a cork down Ottawa River rapids squealing, “Lemme...
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Metallica @ Bungkarno Statium, Jakarta  Posted on 09/06/2013
Metallica returned to Jakarta for the first time in 20 years on the last night of their Asian tour. The governor of Jakarta is a huge fan and the riots that marked their last visit a blip in the past. Sixty thousand well behaved rockers of...
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  • luciano23
    luciano23 27 May 2011 23:19:07

    hi im an uruguayan, who would like to move to indonesia, and i would apreciate if u could share ur experience with me... thx

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