Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What an expat girl do there for fun?

(Shaima Faisal) Dear Miree,I hope you're doing well.
finding your site was a heaven sent..!! i'm going on a 6 month assignment in Jakarta starting sept 1st. I don't know anyone there, what can a single 28 year old arab/american girl do there for fun? is there a way i can meet other people in my age group to hang out with and help me get to know the place better. any tips ,advice and suggestions you can make is very much appreciated.thank you so much..oh did i menion it's my first time to go to jakarta? i didn't.. well it is.. so i'll need all the help you can give me. thank you again

(Miree) Dear Shaima,
Nice to hear from you! As you can see from - there are plenty of events to go to in Jakarta so you wont have to look far for places to go to meet people! This is what WNJ is intended for - to help bring people together. Actually most people find it much easier to meet new people in an expat environment like Jakarta compared to back home.
Keep an open mind that Jakarta will be unlike anything you have probably experienced before. Some things which are easy back home will be difficult here - and visa versa. Aside from the pollution and traffic of Jakarta, this place can be a wonderful experience. And Bali is only a short plane trip away if you need to get away for a weekend!
Feel free to ask any other questions you may have about Jakarta. Also feel free to contact me after you arrive so we can organise for you to meet some people.
Talk to you soon!
Best Regards

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Graphic Designer Job in Jakarta

(Daisy) Hi Miree, after living in the State for almost 10 years, I decided to come home to take care of my parents. The problem is that my boyfriend wants to come with me to Jakarta and look for a graphic design job. He's currently working for Bath and Body Works Inc. as internal graphic designer (a really nice job actually!). He really wants to know what options that Jakarta can offers him in relation to Graphic Design job and competitive salary for expat. Thanks!

(Miree) Hi Daisy, I have contacted my friend Shashi from JAC recruitment company in Jakarta regarding your matter and his response are ;
(Shashi) I will have to know how senior this guy is as the package completely depends on the experience and expertise. However, from my point of view, the Graphic Design demand is quite high now days as the industry itself is growing, but so far the request is on local employees. Our local people are becoming experts in this field nowdays.

Perhaps, we can help by promoting to our clients once we have his resume.
Hope this answers, Thanks.

Shashi Mulani (Mr.)
Executive Consultant
Skyline Building 19th Floor
Jl.MH Thamrin No.9 Jakarta 10340, Indonesia
Telp: 6221-3159504 / 06 ext.106
Fax: 6221- 3147785
Mobile: +62-817 822 733

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Sugar Thermometer

(Dave) Hi Miree, I am trying to find a sugar thermometer here in Jakarta. Have tried a few places that seem to stock cooking stuff but can only find meat ones. Hope you can help?

(Miree) Hi Dave, Have you tried any of the Ace Hardware Stores? I have found a lot of unusual kitchen items in the Ace Hardware in Fatmawati in the past, so maybe it's worth a look.