General Gatot Nurmantyo was doing the rounds of the site of the Jakarta terror attack almost exactly a year ago when I met him. As Indonesia’s top general he was decked out in his dress uniform, complete with a brass-tipped walking stick to review the unfolding show of force after gunmen struck at the country’s administrative and commercial heart not more than kilometer from the presidential palace.

A friend of mine took to Facebook to share an advisory from her company’s security officer. The notification warned staff of not one but four separate protests scattered throughout the capital. 

It’s been a bad year for journalists. The votes for Brexit and then for Trump were a combination left jab and right hook. We didn’t see the hits coming. That’s what we say, anyway.