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Ferdinand Zebua
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Tel Aviv just now...
On my way to Google Tel Aviv. On the highway. Then this happened. Yep, I took this just now. #IsraelUnderFire 

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[id-id] pemilihan umum telah memanggil kita... :)
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Interesting airliner cockpit system concept from Airbus; one might even say a bit "Treck-ish"....
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Yes that too, the Disney classic SF film from the '80s :))

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Changing my profile pic for "masa tenang", or "cooling off period", of the Indonesian presidential elections. #pilpres2014  

(Yeah yeah should've done it yesterday, but the Bawaslu said that I didn't even really had to so there :P )
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#NewMandala  #pilpres2014   #indonesia  Note to non-Indonesian speakers: article is in English.
The environment still remains a neglected issue in Indonesia's presidential race.
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"On online shops in Indonesia" -- Are Indonesians comfortable with shopping online? I say we are, a significant portion of Indonesians are definitely getting more comfortable with shopping online. And not just in Jakarta & Java either; people are shopping online from Sumatra, Kalimantan (Borneo), Sulawesi, etc.,etc.,...

Conditions are not perfectly perfect yet, of course not. There are improvements here and there that can, and need to be done. For example in matters of payment system, fraud prevention/safety concerns, concerns  about abuse of Internet channels--the classic example being personal Facebook profiles turned into online shops, with haphazard tagging/(at)mentioning, and so on and so forth.

I seem to recall a categorization between formal, semi-formal, and informal online stores...

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[id-id] /sundul /bookmark #pilpres2014 #KampanyeAdem
Saya lagi keruk info soal "lembaga riset" yang diangkat di pemilu kali ini. Tepatnya, saya lagi cari tahu basis organisasi masing-masing lembaga, dan metodologi yang mereka pakai. Ada yang punya sumber bagus soal ini? Bahkan yang punya situs jelas (seperti Kompas) ngga jelas metodologinya, dan kebanyakan kelihatan ngga aktif sama sekali.
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[id-id] Lembar petunjuk bagi pemilih di pilpres 2014, kompilasi Litbang Kompas. Semoga bermanfaat :) #pilpres2014  
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I... appreciate Sting's endorsement personally of course, and I do think that he's a stand-up guy overall. I mean his consistent support & work for Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch etc.,...

But if anyone votes Jokowi because of Sting's endorsement I do sincerely hope that Sting's endorsement is not the only reason. There's just so much more... so much more...

...anyways, yeah. :)

‪#‎Jokowi9Juli‬ ‪#‎KalemPilih2‬ ‪#‎Salam2Jari‬
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Would just like to add that Sting's wall post is IP-limited to be viewable from Indonesia only. Meanwhile Jason Mraz and Arkarna also published their support on Twitter...

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What I'd like to know is, where's the original video? I found one posted by Vodafone with over a million views but I don't think it's the original Youtube video either. This one, at least, has Ms Van den Brand's name on it.

She has a very strong heart :)
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Freelance commercial writer and computer-based illustrator
Copy-editing, copywriting, amateur-level 2D static computer graphics, amateur classical guitar, amateur western-tradition classical flute, online marketing (still learning on this last one)
Basic Information
Internet adventurer extraordinaire! :P
(I seriously need to trim this intro. :PP Anyways...)

I'm just this guy living in Jakarta, Indonesia. I've been on the Internet from 1996, longer than some Digital Natives have been alive, but I'd be hard-pressed to call myself a Digital Native. I sometimes post in Indonesian. 

I believe the Internet, like many man-made technologies before it, opens up lots of opportunities for the growth of Human Potential, as well as dangers; we should be aware of its possibilities but on the other hand we shouldn't totally fear or shun it. And the genie is out of the bottle so to speak, now what do we, Humankind, ask of it?

• What I do for a living
For income purposes I am currently a freelance writer, with a focus on commercial and social media content writing and social media presence management.

And even more recently I've found myself learning to draw again and doing a tiny little bit of digital illustration (and I'd love to do more, I'm sure...)

Up to the end of August 2013, I had worked for a tech company based in Jakarta, Indonesia named m-STARS, PT. Antar Mitra Prakarsa. Our website is at and we also have a semi-official m-STARS G+ page here (which I also administer). My last working position was as a Product Development Officer, where previously I was a Digital Marketing Communications Officer, and before that a Social Media Specialist. And no I don't code or write programs. Not yet anyways. Hehe :PP

I sometimes do some freelance translating, to and from Indonesian.  I also used to be a graphic designer / art director / copywriter / whatever for various local advertising agencies in Jakarta. Nothing famous or significant, I can assure you. I used to say here that I'm an aspiring writer, but I've been told that like in the case of Power, or Influence, or being A Lady, if you have to tell everyone that you are A Lady then you're not really one.

Around 2011 to 2012 I volunteered for a couple of local film festivals & other film-related things. I pretty much hardly know anything about film though, or music for that matter. I learned to play classical guitar while in junior high, continued lessons till the end of high school, and I went to college majoring in Communications, minoring in Advertising while learning the flute as an extra-curricular with the campus orchestra (Mahawaditra). I don't play professionally.

• Where I stand, what I post
Obviously my statements published on this profile are my own and do not represent the opinions of my employers and/or associates either past, present, or future. I am more than just my employment. Or so I keep telling myself....

• Some of my interests:
Indonesia, Open Internet, Early-Adopter PC/Mobile tech, Google+ Hardcore, Phandroid, Open Source/Hacker, Lulz/Digital Culture/SubCulture, Int'l Politics, Indonesia, Twitter, Webcomics, Music, Film, Art.

• My Religious/Spiritual Beliefs
I am a theist. I feel I need to state this because it seems that some have mistaken me for a secular agnostic or an atheist based on my posts. If you feel you have been fooled I do sincerely apologize. I think I've been mistaken for a Muslim, too; so I think I should confirm I'm not a Muslim either ^^"

I'd been taught by my Dad (who died more than a decade ago in the mid-'90s) that if I'm not comfortable enough with my religion to admit it in public, I might as well not have it.

I'm a non-specific almost 'plain-vanilla' Protestant Christian (definitely not hardline-militant, fundamentalistic Evangelical, Pentecostal, or Methodist, but it'd be hard to peg my current belief set as specifically Calvinist or Lutheran or even Liberal Protestant), but I don't like pushing my religion down your throat. I would kindly ask you also not to shove your militant antitheism down mine either, thank you.

It's not that I hate militant antitheist for not believing in God, it's that I have had militant antitheism shoved down my own throat so much to the point it has become at least slightly annoying. At the very least I have Ignored people, or placed people in a muted Circle. Mostly I just Mute Posts. In some cases I have un-Circled. And as a last resort I have Blocked. 

I am a big believer in freedom of religion, and this includes freedom to not adhere to any religion, if you should choose to. You could say that this has somewhat been influenced by my life-long experience of living as a minority Christian in a Muslim-majority nation--though I must also say that Protestant and Catholic Christians have it good in Indonesia compared to communities adhering to other faiths and/or belief systems. Google the terms 'Ahmadiyah' and 'Sampang', for example. I am somewhat saddened by the interfaith situation in Indonesia lately, when I recall my childhood days when Indonesia had on occasions been highlighted by the International community as a benchmark for interreligious tolerance, somewhat... (And don't get me started on how even that past may possibly be nothing more than a myth...)

I have been teased about being a Christian Humanist, that it is a philosophically sloppy ideological/ethical position, but nonetheless it is mine. I kindly request that you let me explore my own spiritual-rational path at my own pace; not everyone is as 'spiritually/rationally enlightened' as you at this moment ;)

And really, haven't we got other much more important and/or constructive things to debate about, other than personal beliefs?

• I Circle Back! But:
will circle you back if you communicate with me. +1 a post, comment on them, or re-Share them. I prefer to place new Circled's in a topic circle so I know what topics you are interested in. In the past most of my shares were posted to limited Circles, but lately I've been experimenting with posting mostly to public. I have eclectic interests and am interested in learning new stuffs; especially new stuffs that interest me.

• That's it!
Nice to meet you, and thanks for reading all the way! ^_^Y
Bragging rights
Got called 'Bro' by some pretty cool (and pretty hardcore) Indonesian filmmakers & film activists, in between October - December 2011 :))
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Jakarta, Indonesia - Manila, Phillipines (three years) - New Haven, Connecticut (for about 15 months)
Aku bekerja di m-Stars sejak September 2012. Challenging, tapi masih betah! :D
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