Monthly Archives: June 2009

Maverick’s New Media is hiring!


The Jakarta Based PR Consultancy Maverick is looking for an Associate for its growing New Media Division. Candidates should be passionate about writing, communications and New Media, and able work with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.

An Associate in Maverick’s New Media Division will have the following responsibilities:


  • Help develop new media-based strategy, programs and other initiatives that will effectively communicate powerful messages for Maverick and its clients to their target audience.
  • Develop and manage technical aspects and contents for various new media channels.
  • Design and conduct new media monitoring and analysis.
  • When required, initiate and manage collaborations with third parties on production and implementation.
  • Monitor new media/social media applications and trends and when appropriate use this to improve Maverick’s new media strategies and NMD offerings to clients.
  • Work with third parties on video and other web productions.
  • Become part of the team who promote/advocate/champion the use of new media particularly in Indonesia.
  • Be actively engaged in various social media channels.


  • Bachelor’s Degree ideally in communications, public relations or other related subjects.
  • 2-3 years of experience in journalism, public relations, marketing, or other related line of work.
  • Fluent in English and Indonesian language.
  • Passion for the Web, digital content, and customers.
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Outstanding creative skills and a dynamic working style.
  • Self-directed with excellent organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of and interest in local, regional and global news and current affairs as well as trends in communications and new media.
  • Comfortable with video and image editing tools.
  • Working knowledge on Web development technologies (i.e. HTML, XML, AJAX, JavaScript) is an advantage.

Interested applicants should send their CV to

being with sadness

[Bahasa Indonesia]
No, it is not just about today.

This last week has that major theme for me: being with my feelings. Not just sadness, but any kinds of feeling. To see myself going up and down then up and then down and up etc. You get the picture.

It was amazing to be able to watch myself. I can feel the feeling, let say sadness, creeping up on me, physically and emotionally. It brings all sorts of other emotions with it and a whole large-size bag of memories. It may have impacted some people

(I am so sorry if this impacts you. I am also sorry for not being able to tell you what is happening. The overwhelming ego is still well in tact and still manages to stop me from saying more than this.)

I did not realize it at first. But I supposed it did not want to go unnoticed and kept coming back in different forms, trying to get my attention. At last I could not help but notice it, and I was ‘forced’ to retreat into myself.

besharaSo I stepped back. When I step back like this, I become very quiet to some people—others would not even notice it. I need to step back to understand what is going on and what it is trying to educate me on.

What came to me is this. It came from a simple question from a friend: can you share with me your spiritual practice and your spiritual experience? I told him my practice is meditation. Examples of my spiritual experience are my six months in Beshara and sitting alone with books in a coffee shop.

The question remained with me long after I answered the question to him. My spiritual practice is meditation. Is it really? When was the last time I did a ‘proper’ meditation, as in sitting in a proper posture in silence? It has been a long time.

losariSo today I woke up early—as I have been planning for quite sometime but my procrastinating self had managed to stop me. I did my half an hour meditation. Then I read Kernel of the Kernel by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi. My teacher.

Chapter 1, part of paragraph 1 and 2: “If a Gnostic is really a Gnostic he cannot stay tied to one form of belief. That is to say, if a possessor of knowledge is cognisant of the being in his own ipseity, in all its meanings, he will not remain trapped in one believe. … Whatever his place is in the Divine Knowledge, which is essential knowledge, he remains in that place;”

I translate this passage into: whatever happens to me is His education to me. It is Him opening me to yet another of His revelations. All I need to do is to be. To be still in that place and acknowledge it as His revelation. Be it in a form that is so apparent as education or even a form such as this, a prolonged sadness and anger.

soloThis brings me back to my friend’s question: can you share with me your spiritual practice and your spiritual experience?

I have a new answer for him. My spiritual practice is to be and to be still. My spiritual experience is life.