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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, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.