Really curious what happened to this flight because 2 hours up in the air would’ve been at its safest flight pattern. It’s also equipped with battery pack that would’ve sustained communications even if all else has failed.
View on Path
Controversial politician and Democratic Party spokesman Ruhut Sitompul is once again under the spotlight for publicly berating political analyst Boni Hargens with racial slurs.
According to the Jakarta Globe post:
Boni reported Ruhut to the Jakarta Police for racism over a comment Ruhut made in a national TV program on Dec. 5, 2013.
“Let me ask, what color is the Lapindo mud? It’s black, right? So that’s it, Boni Hargens’s skin is black,” Ruhut said of Boni, who is from Manggarai, Flores.
We have been hiring a lot of people lately, which means that I’ve been interviewing lots of job candidates, and I’ve realized something I hadn’t thought when I was on the other side of the table:
What the hell are these people thinking?
You interview a candidate who has deep knowledge of your industry and checks off every box in the ‘skills’ section of the job description. They assure you that they are the perfect fit for the position, able to hit the ground running on day one. They look great on paper and seem to be excited about the job. You make an offer, the employee starts working, and soon you are inundated with red flags and problems coming at you from all sides.
They say that there are 4 key hiring elements:
1. Personal Characteristics
4. Knowledge Read the rest of this entry
By N Mark Castro
Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 22, returned home to Indonesia and was admitted to hospital in a critical condition in Sragen, on the main Indonesian islands of Java. According to reports, she had suffered months of abuse in Hong Kong as more details of her alleged mistreatment emerged.
Dita Indah Sari, spokeswoman for the Indonesian minister of manpower and transmigration, visited her in hospital with other officials, and said that the maid had suffered “psychological trauma” due to the abuse, which left her with “pus-filled wounds” on her hands and legs, and unable to walk. Read the rest of this entry
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.
By N Mark Castro
Any similarity is coincidental – BBDO-Guerrero
Despite the growing concerns of netizens and senior ad agency people, BBDO-Guerrero continues to thump its chest for its vaunted success with its Pantene ad. In an interview given to ABS-CBN, BBDO-Guerrero maintained its innocence and originality, saying that any similarity with the Glee Project was coincidental.
For an agency that’s been hounded by consistent and coincidental similarities, it’s proof that lightning does strike twice.
By N Mark Castro
This is the Pantene ad that’s been highly popular yet equally controversial. Philippine advertising personalities have criticized it for its lack of depth in developing their own concept that’s been painfully derived from the Glee Project, yet with no acknowledgment whatsoever.
The Glee Project
But how can I comment on an issue that is merely symptomatic of a greater malaise of plagiarism redefined in better terms to make it legal and, hence, excusable? Read the rest of this entry
The Filipino netizens have spoken on the recent dispute made by Korina Sanchez against the respected journalist Anderson Cooper. Interestingly enough, foreign media have shared the same observations based on actual and factual data they’ve gathered during super-typhoon Yoland that struck the Philippines.