Sangat Pedas

Sang Pialang (2013) - Movie Review + Trailer

January 16, 2013 by Remco | 2 Comments

SANG PIALANGLiving in Indonesia for more than 4 years until yesterday I actually never watched an Indonesian produced movie in the cinema. So I was happy to land an invitation for the premiere of the movie “Sang Pialang” (The Broker) in which Christian Sugiono, who invited me (thanks again bro!) plays a lead role. Now seeing a friend in action in a cinema movie is already exciting but the theme of the movie gets me even more excited.

The first sales job I landed was actually in a foreign broker firm. The job started with 6 months, 12 hours per day drilling on sales techniques, on the psychology of selling and basically appealing to greed that’s latent in every human being. I was one of the very few in class to make the cut and worked another year as a “broker” and this was definitely one of the craziest periods in my life. For sure my favorite movie so far on this topic is The Boiler Room which is so similar to my period as a “broker” it’s almost scary. I should actually write a post on this later.

So, having being a “broker” myself (I keep using quotes because basically it was a 100% sales job) and with the Boiler Room being one of my favorite movies all-time I was very curious to the Indonesian version of life as a broker. With the Boiler Room as my favorite movie and my own experience in the market the bar is put quite high.
Continue Reading →

Julia Gillard: K-Pop’s Total Triumph Is The End Of Times

December 6, 2012 by Remco | 3 Comments

Though Australian Prime Minister is not completely sure, it could also be flesh eating zombies or demonic hell beasts. We at Sangat Pedas are 100% convinced that the total triumph of K-Pop will prove us fatal.

Zombies? No sweat. Demonic hell beast, yeah whatever. But who’s gonna save is from the powers of K-pop chicks? WHO-IS-STRONG-ENOUGH-TO-FIGHT-THIS-AT-HIGH-RES-FULLSIZE???

But at least mankind has witnessed a prime minister with a sense of humor. It only took her three takes to shoot this for Triple J’s breakfast show, as part of their ”end of the world” celebrations. According to interpretations of the Mayan calendar the world will end on December 21.

K-Pop, who would have thought that….?

The SangatPedas Euro 2012 Prediction

June 9, 2012 by Remco | 1 Comment

Euro 2012Yep, also about football Sangatpedas is the go-to-source for answers. Personally I’m still lobbying to become the head coach of the Indonesian national team but due to a lack of credentials and credibility I think I need something really strong to ever have a shot at realizing this goal.

So while everyone is going for the obvious by predicting a final with either Spain, Holland (yep I’m still a fan) and Germany I’m here to tell you it’s gonna go down completely different. I mean, when does a tournament ever go according to the predictions? Ok, maybe the last World Cup but not this time. Second, today I’ve had a premonition, like Octopus Paul was talking to me from the after life and he gave me the answers.

So here it is, the final will be Russia Spain - Italy which Italy Spain will win 2-0.

So there you guys, use it to your advantage or laugh your ass off but this is how it will go down. And once the tournament is over SangatPedas will be the most respected football oracle and I will become head coach of Indonesia and bring World Cup qualification. For realz!