My posting spree over the extended school holiday continues! I just arrived home from a quick visit to school to a) pick up some packages that Ibu Evi called me about yesterday (thanks Mom, Dad, and Aunt Betsy); b) make some plans for a birthday bash I want to host next weekend; and c) pay for November’s internet usage. Our beloved WiFi is expensive by Indonesian standards: 423,000rp, which equals about 30 bucks. Caitlin and I agreed that paying $15 each per month is beyond worth it to have reliable internet.
Right now we are getting some housekeeping stuff done and I *hope* I will finally buy my plane tickets to Thailand today. Later this afternoon Caitlin and I will join our new adventure club friends on a trip to the hutan, which means jungle and I honestly don’t know what to expect. But it will be fun and there will be nothing but nature and bahasa Indonesia, which has me pretty stoked. And if I get home in time I have been invited to join one of my friends at his car club meeting. While joining other ETAs in a group trip to Flores (I’m actually a little jealous) would have been fun, there is something to be said for staying at my site and catching up on all the things I wanted to do during the year but never had time for.
But here’s the thing that I really wanted to post about: mail! It has been confirmed that I TOTALLY CAN GET MAIL HERE!! Thank you to everyone who has sent postcards, letters, and packages. You have no idea how excited I get when these things show up on my desk at school. It seems to take about 2-4 weeks for mail to arrive, but now that my school knows the drill I am no longer worried about my mail languishing in some dark corner of an unused office. I am using everything you send to decorate my bedroom door. I am not allowed to put holes in the walls and tape rips the paint off (learned that one the hard way….) so my mail is the only decoration in my room thus far.
So thank you thank you thank to my wonderful friends and family who have sent me mail!! And if anyone reading this wants to send something my way, I am guaranteed to be here until May 22, 2016 and my mailing address is:
SMAN3 Pangkal Pinang
JL. K.H. Abdul Rasyid
Pangkal Pinang, Bangka
Postcards are proving to be harder than expected to find (i.e. they are nonexistent at my non-touristy site) but if you send something to me I guarantee a response postcard before I leave! ❤ ❤ ❤