Arigato Macaroni

In terms of drawing quality, i think this is the best Indonesian i read so far.

Arigatou Macaroni is a webcomic created by Erfan Fajar from Stellar Labs. It has two main story arcs, the first one is about two little kids from a comic writer parents  : Osei & Yuki and the other one is daily live & love struggle of Rambo, quarter life crisis studio based comic writer. In between these two , theres a lot of one off filler episodes which usually Erfan’s hilariously absurd point of view about a phenomenon or a trend in Jakarta. This format and the style of humor is quite similar to Kar Kerschl’s Abominable Charles Christopher.

Arigato Macaroni

Its funny with a little bit of aaw which can makes you warm inside. Let me repeat again, the drawing quality is the best among Indonesian comic ive ever read so far. One that come close is now discontinued Lima Menit Sebelum Tayang which i just realized came from the same kitchen (Stellar Labs, get your act together and revive Makko!). A really really must read.

Its available on physical format as well. I grabbed one in PopCon and it was 100k well spent. Check out their facebook or mention @erufan on twitter to order Arigato Macaroni deluxe comic edition online.

Arigato Macaroni Webcomic

Movies With Awesome Soundtracks

Have you watched guardian of the galaxy ?

If you have, then one thing on your mind after you went out the theater was probably to look and download this movie soundtrack. It was that good of the soundtrack. The movie itself is all you can crave for a Marvel’s adaptation. Character was very likeable, its hilarious and the plot was solid.  But the one which makes the movie memorable is the soundtrack which was full of 70’s classic rock songs, The Awesome Mix. Director James Gunn use this to point out to the audience that Starlord is really human from the Planet Earth.


After discussing this movie with my colleague, I cant help but listing other movies which have awesome soundtracks. Below are my personal picks.

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Portal Data Indonesia

Being skeptical of me, i thought i would never see the day when the words like “open data”, “API” and “awesome site” being put in the same sentence as “Indonesian government”.

Publicly launched yesterday at Soehanna Hall,  Portal Data Indonesia (PDI) is an integrated portal which hosted public data from various government institutions. Spearheaded by Presidential Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring & Oversight, PDI aims to promote government openness by providing public access to variety of government data.

In my Corporate Strategy gig, i used this kind of data a lot. For example : before deciding which areas to invest, analysis need to be done to check whether the area are feasible and potentially profitable. This will need data such as people demographics, spending level and mobile penetration. Some of this are available in BPS report but if i want to get raw data in XLS files, i need to go to BPS office, fill some forms and pay some fees. In short, its a hassle.

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