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Indonesia: World Cup Fever & Minister Blog

Despite Indonesia never reaches final round of Football/Soccer World Cup post-1945 of its independence, soccer has always been the most favorite sports ever in the country. So, no wonder then if majority of Indonesian bloggers give one or two postings dedicated to the biggest event on earth now being held in Germany.

Iwan who gives a tip for those who have been busy with their works on how to keep update with the event without television. While Agus Setiawan who happens to be doing research in Germany right now gives a “live” coverage from Germany for his faithful blog readers. He concludes his posting by saying:

One thing that I feel a bit at odd is about the climate. Before the World Cup, it's a bit cloudy, rainy and cold. Strangely, a day before the event was started, the climate in Germany totally changed toward the better up till now. As though the nature loves the big event also. Cloud, rain and cold seem to love soccer game just like most of German population and do not want to disturb what the Germans and the world enjoy watching.

Some Indonesian IT-geeks who used to post only IT-related issued dont want to be left behind either. Hianoto, for example, make a long posting (in Bahasa Indonesia) about how to enjoy watching the World Cup without friends.

Minister of Defence Blog
Last but the least, out of topic, I'd like to introduce a new blog owned by Indonesia Defence Minister, Juwono Sudarsono here (via Priyadi and Enda). It's a good news for Indonesian blogger and he's the first minister to have a blog. A commenter named Anis in Priyadi's blog jokingly said that Juwono could be the strongest candidate to be the Defence Minister of Indonesia Blog.

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