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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Body

Whenever I go to a Chinese massage place, I am fascinated by the charts with arrows pointing to parts of the body, internal and external. Apart from meridians and so forth, there seem to be so many more labels for body parts than there are names for them in English. Parts of the feet, for instance.

Our concept of our own bodies is shaped by the naming process we…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.