Eamonn Sadler

Eamonn has lived and worked in Indonesia for over 20 years but doesn’t understand the country at all and now realises that he never will. He is an entrepreneur, businessman and writer, lead singer with expat band Xhibit A and the owner and operator of The Jakarta Comedy Club and The Bali Comedy Club.

Fetch the Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti

Where I come from people never die. Before you rush to buy a house next to mine, I don’t mean people live forever, I mean that English people will never say a person...

Nothing New

When I went to Istanbul recently, I was eager to submit to the full tourist experience and immerse myself completely in the city’s ancient and fascinating history....

Real Heroes

I’ve never been a fan of those works of fiction that portray super muscular, superheroes performing amazing and noble feats of bravery and derring-do. Batman, Superman...

When All About You are Losing Theirs

Near the end of World War II, an American B24 bomber was shot down by the Japanese over North Borneo, but seven of the brave crew managed to parachute to safety and...

Incredible Java

Very few people are fully aware of the huge impact Java has had on the world as we know it today. Without Java, much of what we take for granted as we go about our daily...

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Daze of Summer

The summer of 1976 was the hottest and driest in the UK since records began, with the months of June, July and August offering little besides glorious sunshine, 35...

The Boys are Back in Town

April 2015 marks the 14th anniversary of the Jakarta Comedy Club and I am pleased to announce that on April 30th we will present two fantastic comedians who first...

The Great North-South Divide

I will not mention the name of the city in the north of England where I chose to go in search of the first rung on my property ladder 30 years ago, but people who know...

The Old Hands

There is always kudos in the amount of time you have been doing something, a kind of “seniority of time”, as if the longer people do something the better they get at...

OMG Skool is Soooo Yesterday!

These dayz edukashun trewly is a compleet waist of time. Don’t need English anymore cz we alwz abbreviate and every1 understands anyway. Don’t need maths cz we hv...

Into and Out of the Comfort Zone

I was recently forced to do something that I have never really wanted to, and to my great surprise I found that it was actually one of the most amazing and enjoyable...

They’re Playing Our Song!

Every couple has a song which means something special to them. Maybe it’s the song that was playing when they first met or when they had their first dance, maybe it...

The Death of the Movie Star

Of all the great technological advancements that have taken place in the history of mankind, the ability to record things must surely be among the most significant. I...

Never Mind the Trees

Here we are in January again, avoiding eye contact with our New Year’s resolutions and drinking normally despite a rueful and groggy New Year’s Day vow to stay dry...