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Dr.M's Blog

Dr. Mahathir Mohamad started to blog at chedet.com, including receiving comments from people too. He could be the first and only (former) country leader that blogs, and a blogger of the highest government rank - Prime Minister, that is (albeit retired).

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Mama Africa

After sending our DNA sample to National Geographic's Genographic Project, I found out that, based on our Y-chromosome lab analysis, my body carries a true African blood.

But why Y-chromosome? It is something which is passed directly from father to son, unchanged, from generation to generation.


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When Did I Learn to Read?

Now that Noe is having full day activities at Carpe Diem, we noticed that they have already taught him basic alphabet recognition. Sometimes he would point at similar letters that appear in public domain and say "Same... same" (referring to the letters "N" that appear at different places).

What's next? Is he going to learn how to read at age 3? Is he going to start writing at age 4?

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Wawancara: Radio Singapore International

Anda bisa temukan rekaman wawancara Radio International Singapore (RSI) di Blog Bicara (klik disini).

Indra, kawan kami yang juga aktif menulis di Singapura, mengulas rekaman RSI tersebut sebagai berikut:

"Dalam program acara tersebut, Fika mewawancarai kedua pasangan blogger pengelola blog Indrani: Indi dan Rani. Topik hidup tanpa televisi dan membuat keju dari ASI yang sempat membuat pro dan kontra itu pun turut dibahas."

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Osama Making Music for Obama

Who would have guessed that Osama contributed to a great piece of music for Obama? This Osama was playing the bass, setting the blues rhythm with Pearl Jam's drummer Matt Cameron, under the direction of Bergevin Brothers and along with many other volunteers, such as the Total Experience Gospel. The hair on the back of my neck stood up when the choir started singing!

Click on the link below to watch.

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TV Confusion

You readers may have known that we, Indi+Rani, don't have TV at home (many of you asked, "WOW, how do you manage to live without TV?" Then read this, this, this, and this.)

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Yod Dogg

From Poughkeepsie to East Timor to Jakarta to Singapore to Down Under. Yod Dogg is comin' your way.

If you want to dig him, oye como va.

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Never Eat Alone

Since last week Rani has been in the mood for conditioning my brain before moving to Jakarta as a new professional. One of the many wonderful things she has discovered for me over at the public library is the book Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi. It is a book which is not only ideal for marketeers/business developers, but also serves as a pragmatic guide for those who want to be useful for people around them.

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24 Things You Cannot Do as Government Officials

This is a list of things that you cannot do when you are a Singapore government official. When it comes to applying it in Indonesia context, each government office should have this list hung on the wall right under Garuda Pancasila, photos of President and VP. Logically, if they can afford to print full color photos of the President and VP, why can't they do the same with t

We tried our best to translate each clause in Indonesian language with a hope that someone somewhere is kind enough to reproduce our translation and make it useful among Indonesian esteemed government officials (and their families).

Here we go:

A list of "Don'ts" for Government Officials

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