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Sunday, September 10, 2006

saturday night discussions

Saturday Night, seven pm. Venue at Mayasari restaurant, a barely new restaurant owned by first rector of Haluoleo University. Me, friends from WWF (Indar, Kokoh, Yani), Sulis from Kendari Pos, Is of Media Sultra, Rudi of Kendari Ekspress and Kiki from Radio 68H, got together to have discussion on Gender, Media and Environment. A courtesy of Tim Kecil WWF, as usual.Heaps of issues were rolling on the floor; do women hold position on strategic decision making in media management? are the languages diplayed non sexist enough? are the languages not streotyping women yet? Had women been accounted on their capability rather than their performance in media? and so forth.The discussion was relax and fun, as we were joking around and not strictly moderated (fyi, I was given the honour, and was not successful, people kept commenting here and there,hiks..!). In the end, we agreed on conducting a workshop on gender, media and environment, as have been directed by the sponsor (good to know they are so rigid in applying gender perspective!).Thanks to WWF, we had a free yum dinner plus a bunch of ideas on our own heads.

Saturday Night, ten pm. Venue at Hotel Maleo, our family business, the hotel that run with quasi proffessional management(lol, if you like!). Me and my husband, Taswin, discussed about my coming to Wakatobi, initially planned on Monday, tomorrow. Heaps of arguments concerning safety, the monsoon weather, what to do's there, etc. The discussion was serious and a bit tensed, with, of course not moderated by anyone. In the end, we were agree on finding more information about Wakatobi and the safety if I come there by myself(coz there's a possibility I should travel alone!) But, thanks to Ayah, we have been understanding each other.

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