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

…………………………………..

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.

…………………………………..

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"!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Generic Finasteride tablets generic Furosemide generic Finasteride 1 mg buy Cytotec no prescription order Tamoxifen without rx purchase Cytotec pay pal online without rx Maxalt for sale Cytotec cheap no prescription Tamoxifen on line pharmacy purchase online Finasteride without rx tenormin tablets 50 mg no prescription australia buy online requip 0.5 mg buy tenormin cheap buy requip online australia where can i get revia without a prescription buy keflex online uk buy requip pharmacy order keflex uk tenormin without a rx buy requip 0.5mg uk where can i purchase Cytotec no rx how to buy cytotec online without a rx Seroquel cheap online canadian pharmacy how to order Cytotec online without prescription best buy Cytotec buy cod Cytotec where can i buy cytotec without prescription Cytotec suppliers buy Cytotec without a rx overnight shipping Cytotec mexico purchase online rx Cytotec without uk Cytotec buy Cytotec online no rx buy Cytotec online without rx order rx free Cytotec order no online rx cytotec buy Cytotec 100 mcg where can i purchase Cytotec online seroquel no script order seroquel without rx buy seroquel no prescription needed seroquel purchase without prescription buy seroquel online no prescription buy seroquel cheap getting seroquel without doctor order seroquel canada ordering seroquel online buy seroquel uk how to purchase seroquel seroquel generic no prescription seroquel online purchase Arimidex no prescription with mastercard order Arimidex Arimidex online 1mg Clomiphene 50mg online order prescription free Cytotec order Cytotec cheap overnight Finpecia purchase Seroquel generic sale buy generic Seroquel uk buy Seroquel visa online buy cheapest Maxalt and Maxalt buy Finasteride 1 mg buy Seroquel internet where can i buy Seroquel Metformin for sale best buy Maxalt Buy Finasteride next day delivery where can i order isotretinoin online

Bad Behavior has blocked 3378 access attempts in the last 7 days.

-->