Howdy folks, In case you haven’t already checked it out yet, here is the perfect opportunity to have a look at Indonesiaful.com. I recently wrote an article about 20 questions that you will be asked in Indonesia, which you can read by clicking on the preceding link. Enjoy.
It’s almost 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. I am sitting on the rug in my living room using a box as a desk/table for my tablet. The TV is on. There are 4 channels that play music relatively continuously: a K-pop (Korean pop music) channel, an Indonesian channel that is mostly sorrowful love songs, MTV … More HACKED
Exactly two months ago I was somewhere in the sky over the northernmost reaches of the Pacific Ocean. On one hand, it is hard to believe that it has been ONLY two months. On the other, I can’t believe that it has been two WHOLE months. But the calendar is indisputable: it has been EXACTLY … More Two Months In: Q&A
It’s 10:30 p.m. on a Thursday night and I really should be going to bed… To sleep, actually, as I am already in bed as I type this. But first, some quick thoughts on things I have learned about teaching English in Indonesia. Author’s note before you start reading: some of this post paints a … More Quick Thoughts on Teaching
Somehow, another week has come and gone. It is Sunday evening in PKP, which means that another glorious week of teaching, learning, and erratic scheduling awaits tomorrow morning. I’ll start my recap of the weekend with Friday afternoon, during which I accompanied my headmistress to see a doctor. Don’t be alarmed; this was not a … More My Weekend Recap: Markets, Girl Scouts, Kittens, and More
After receiving a Fulbright grant, traveling thousands of miles, and essentially living the dream I have long since dreamt, I wish I had something more insightful to share. But my current reality is: it’s hot here. Like, really hot. All the time. Nonstop. Even after living in Florida for four years, I wouldn’t consider myself … More I think my sweat is sweating
This evening, Jalan Melangir (my street) had its first power outage. With neither pomp nor circumstance, the lights on my block blinked out. Prior to coming to Indonesia, I was told that rolling blackouts were a common occurence and that I should prepare lesson plans accordingly. Thankfully, I haven’t had to deal with challenges posed … More “Alhamdulillah!” We Have Electricity!