A Year Since

Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.
John Lennon

A few highs of my year.

Teamwork
I particularly appreciate those sports I no longer play, but, apart from long-distance walking, I've never been an athlete. So I don't regret missing much of the London Olympics because of the time difference. However, I did get to admire some performances via EuroSport (1), MNC 1 (2) and the internet (3).

1. Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France
I started watching the Tour because I have fond memories of many visits to France and its distinctive scenery. I've come to appreciate the tactical teamwork needed for Wiggins, a very modest stimulant-free man, to succeed.

 

2. Andy Murray was the first Wimbledon finalist, albeit losing, and the first winner of a grand slam, the US Open, in my lifetime. He wouldn't have achieved this without his support team.


3. Charlton Athletic FC were promoted as champions
to the Second Division (aka Championship) under the leadership of club icon Chris Powell.

Amazing gigs I failed to review – they were that good that words failed me!

1. Davy Knowles @ Jakarta Blues Festival 2012.

He's an astonishing talent, still in his early 20s, yet completely grounded, a genuinely nice guy.  I was privileged to sit in on an acoustic rehearsal before he went on stage and electrified the audience.

2. Ligro.

I reviewed their international release, Dictionary 2, on MoonJune Records, but nothing prepared me for their astonishing performance at the Red & White Lounge in November. Friend Tim Hannigan, acclaimed biographer of Raffles, who was with me couldn't find adequate words to describe the gig either. He emailed: "The music was spectacular – even I, a hard-bitten punk-rocker generally allergic to endless noodling and demonstrative virtuosity, was blown away once they got into their groove."

 


At University of Indonesia the following week

 A few lows

1. On July 9th, my father died of natural causes, aged 93 but still of very sound mind. 

In Jakartass Towers, 1996

2. Jakarta'd out
Blame it on the traffic cops.

3. Moving from Jakartass Towers after nearly 25 years – the longest I've lived anywhere. 

Articles I just had to respond to
1. Adoption
2. Female Circumcision

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Next year?

Who knows, but Jakartans really hope that our new Governor, Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo, can get some of his people-friendly initiatives up and running – especially those which alleviate the traffic problems.

And on a personal front, I hope to get FullProof Services finally up and running as a viable business.

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Finally, I wish all my readers the positive 2013 that you wish for yourselves.

Mind you, don't be taken in by the Oxybanc Center on Jl. Lapangan Roos here in Jakarta. They offer an "Extreme Life Extension" if you want to "Stay Young Beauty and Healthy"!

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