Wednesday, 28 December 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR - Greetings from VIW-Indonesia

Jakarta : Paul - Bali : Rudi
wish you a happy 2012
wensen U een voorspoedig 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR - New Year's wish from Yayasan CIMD

2011 New Year Yayasan

HAPPY NEW YEAR - New Years' Greetings from BLIC

Dear friends

2011 was a good BLIC year. Thank you for your BLIC support!

We held seven regular events plus a Belgium National Day dinner, a memorable football game and one golf tournament.
And our recent and well attended Christmas Dinner, enhanced by fine food and generously donated door prizes by some of our members, turned out to be a very joyous evening.

I also wish to thank Ambassador Tanghe and the Embassy staff for their support over this past year.

My best wishes to all of you for a happy New Year 2012! Looking forward to seeing you again in big numbers at the upcoming BLIC events in 2012.

Best regards

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

INDONESIA / BELGIUM - Belgian Chocolate conquers Indonesia - Indonesia's chocoholics lead an Asian quality wave - Dec 19 (Reuters) - Arriving in Indonesia just a little over a decade ago, Belgium chocolatier Thierry Detournay was dismayed at the lack of quality chocolate on offer in the world's third-largest cocoa producer.

But now, less than seven years after launch, his luxury Chocolate Monggo bars can be found in many of the gigantic and glitzy malls of downtown Jakarta.

As Southeast Asia's largest economy goes from strength to strength -- highlighted by a return to investment-grade status by Fitch Ratings this month -- Indonesia's Willy Wonka is one of many tapping into a growing Asian market for luxury chocolate.  (source)

Friday, 9 December 2011

REMINDER - BLIC X-mas Dinner (Dec 14, 2011)

Dear friends of BLIC

This is a reminder that you are cordially invited to attend a special BLIC Christmas/Year End Dinner.

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2011

Time: 19h00 onwards

Place: contact

The Management of the venue has prepared a special 3-course set menu for us:

  • Chestnut Cream Soup
  • Christmas Turkey with Vegetables and Mashed Potatoes
  • Christmas Pudding

It is priced at Rp150,000++/person. (full story hereunder)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

CHARITY - Used Books Collection (till Jan 29, 2011)

Dear friends

We have received the message below which may be of interest to you. It is from:
  • SAHABAT ANAK, an organization that provides education and encouragement to Jakarta's street kids and
  • TAMAN BACAAN PELANGI , which establishes small libraries for children in remote villages in Flores, NTT.
BLIC members may have some used books to donate. It is for a good cause.

Thank you and best regards -Randolph

DRIVE BOOKS, NOT CARS  is a completely volunteer-driven project designed to raise awareness for Sahabat Anak and Taman Bacaan Pelangi

A few friends and I started it last September. This is the second drive.We are not looking for cash, but instead we would love your support. I know you know tons of people out there. Just tell them about what we are doing. Spread the word.
We are collecting all the English-language novels and Indonesian-language children's books we can get our hands on. On Jan 29th 2012 after we collect all the books from the 60 drop boxes around town we selling them back by opening in Jakarta  the biggest secondhand bookstore outside Ex during Car Free Day.

We collected over 5,000 books last time around and raised more than $3,000 to fund scholarships here in Jakarta and open libraries in Flores. Every rupiah goes to the kids. W know of no other organization or initiative here in Jakarta that can say that. We don't have a budget. We pay our own way during meetings. Every cent goes to the kids.

The drop boxes are located at: :The US Embassy /Erasmus Huis /The Australian Embassy /Japan Foundation /Kinokuniya Plaza Senayan / Kinokuniya Plaza Indo / Kinokuniya Cilandak Town Square /Bagel2 / Bagel Kemang /Habibie Center Kemang /40 Starbucks locations / Plaza Indonesia /Setiabudi Building / BNI’46 / Skyline /Gandaria City / Hayam Wuruk Plaza /Kemang Square / Kemang Sky /PIM 2 / Cideng /Plaza Senayan /Kamome /GKBI /FX Sudirman /Pacific Place /Sampoerna Strategic Square /Rasuna Epicentrum / Tomang Raya /Cityloft / University of Indonesia /Senayan City 1 /Mal Taman Anggrek / Citraland Mal / Central Park 1 /Oakwood / Grand Indonesia /Pasaraya Grande /Citos /Tebet /Emporiu Pluit / Pluit Village /Pluit Junction /Formula 1 /Bandung Indah Plaza / PVJ  / Cihampelas Walk / UOB / Plaza Semanggi  / Grand Indonesia 2 /Kemang Village

SPORTS - Belgian Project CS VISE Adds U-23 Star - Slowly but surely, Indonesia is building a football pipeline into Europe.

Syamsir Alam is the latest Indonesian youngster to go abroad, with Belgian second-division club CS Vise announcing on its Web site on Monday that he was its first signing of the winter transfer window.  (source)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

EVENTS - BLIC Christmas Dinner (Dec 14 - Jakarta)

Dear friends of BLIC

You are cordially invited to attend a special BLIC Christmas/Year End Dinner.

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2011
Time: 19h00 onwards
3 Set menu's ad 150.000 IDR pp (no drinks included)
Place: Info

Please come in big numbers and bring your families.

Looking forward to seeing you.

RSVP, please!

Best regards
Randolph (email)