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CBT Psychotherapy in Bali Capitalism vs The Climate Desolation at the Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta Jakarta Fashion Week Raises the Stakes in the Game of Fashion A Roof for Street Musicians
 

CBT Psychotherapy in Bali

In this issue’s Business Profile, we meet Ellie Donnelly (BA, PGDip, MSc), Consultant CBT Psychotherapist for Daisy Retreat, Bali. Can you tell us a bit about Daisy Retreat as a business? Daisy Retreat, Bali is a unique and extremely effective residential Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Mindfulness Therapy retreat business. We offer Cognitive Behavioural [...]

Capitalism vs The Climate

We are entitled to look back at 2014 with some pride. Recent achievements include democratic elections where the old political elite were told where to go; while the economic development during the past two or three decades is rather impressive and resulted in the rise of a middle class — accompanied by a mushrooming of [...]

Desolation at the Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta

More than twenty years ago, I went to Ragunan Zoo quite often with my children. It made for a pleasant walk, shaded by trees and the animals adding to the fun. It even became the venue of a birthday party where the children had to find the answers to multiple-choice questions I had drawn up [...]

Jakarta Fashion Week Raises the Stakes in the Game of Fashion

Dying beautifully and relinquishing, its flame, the embers of Jakarta Fashion Week 2015 (JFW) leave behind memories on a fashion horizon of spectacular creations, quirky takes and nonsensical fun for us to dissect, choose from and make our own. Senayan City played host to Jakarta Fashion Week, which opened with aplomb. During this fashionable week, [...]

A Roof for Street Musicians

It was a busy night at the Yoga Barn Ubud, when my fellow journalist friend and I went last month. We didn’t come for a yoga class, but for the screening of Jalanan movie held as a fundraising program to give the casts a permanent home. The screening was the fifth one to be held [...]

CBT Psychotherapy in Bali

21 November 2014

In this issue’s Business Profile, we meet Ellie Donnelly (BA, PGDip, MSc), Consultant CBT Psychotherapist for Daisy Retreat, Bali. Can you tell us a bit about Daisy Retreat as a business? Daisy Retreat, Bali is a unique and extremely effective residential Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Mindfulness Therapy retreat business. We offer Cognitive Behavioural [...]

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Saving the Slow Loris

17 November 2014

Social Media sensationalized the slow loris, and hopefully, it can save the endangered animal as well. Being adorable was its downfall, as videos and photos launched limelight the nocturnal primate could have well done without. Enormous dark eyes in a banded face with silky tan to sooty-toned fur ranked the slow loris high in the [...]

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Posted in Conservation, homepage_posts

Tabuik: the Waterfront Cultural Festival of Pariaman

17 November 2014

Pariaman is a small town on the western coast of West Sumatra of only 73.36 square kilometres. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the town has seen no more merchant ships for the absence of a suitable port. With its port and commerce now only a nostalgic history, the municipal administration has turned to [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Travel

Status: It’s Complicated

17 November 2014

Relationships are full of drama. And nobody brings drama across better than the not-for-profit community theatre group, Jakarta Players. This group of theatre aficionados, made up of amateurs, professionals and semi-pros from all walks of life, celebrated the opening of their 50th anniversary with a medley of short plays that remind us why we love [...]

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Posted in Arts/Entertainment, homepage_posts

Would You Believe a Talking Fetus?

17 November 2014

A North Jakarta grandfather hit the headlines this month over his nonsensical claim that he can lay eggs. That’s nothing compared to the scam perpetrated decades earlier by an Indonesian woman who claimed to be pregnant with a fetus that could recite Islamic verses. Using a concealed miniature tape player, she fooled government officials and [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Scams in the City

Patricia Bos

17 November 2014

Meet Patricia Bos, international fashion and accessory designer based in Bali. Where are you from and what is your background? I was born and raised in Amsterdam. As a young girl I went to the University of Art, then I lived in NYC on 58th street. I danced with Alvin Ailey dance troupe. I was [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Meet the Expats

Capitalism vs The Climate

17 November 2014

We are entitled to look back at 2014 with some pride. Recent achievements include democratic elections where the old political elite were told where to go; while the economic development during the past two or three decades is rather impressive and resulted in the rise of a middle class — accompanied by a mushrooming of [...]

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Posted in Book Reviews, Featured, homepage_posts

Desolation at the Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta

17 November 2014

More than twenty years ago, I went to Ragunan Zoo quite often with my children. It made for a pleasant walk, shaded by trees and the animals adding to the fun. It even became the venue of a birthday party where the children had to find the answers to multiple-choice questions I had drawn up [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, homepage_posts

Jakarta Fashion Week Raises the Stakes in the Game of Fashion

17 November 2014

Dying beautifully and relinquishing, its flame, the embers of Jakarta Fashion Week 2015 (JFW) leave behind memories on a fashion horizon of spectacular creations, quirky takes and nonsensical fun for us to dissect, choose from and make our own. Senayan City played host to Jakarta Fashion Week, which opened with aplomb. During this fashionable week, [...]

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Posted in Fashion, Featured, homepage_posts

Herry the Rujak Man

14 November 2014

Rujak (fruit salad with a spicy sauce) may have been born in East Indonesia, but it makes its home in Jakarta. Some of the most colourful sights in the city can be found inside the glass casings of rujak vendors like Herry’s. On any given day, bustling Jakarta streets are dotted with carts like his, [...]

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Posted in Faces of Indonesia, homepage_posts

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