Monthly Archives: August 2012

the popularity of ace hardware

“There is an Ace Hardware at Living World.” “There’s a big one at Lippo Karawaci.” “Have you been to Ace?” When was the last time you’ve been to an Ace Hardware store in the US? I can’t remember when or … Continue reading

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a trip to the grocery store

I’ve been wondering what is the best way to share a glimpse into life in BSD, the city where I live and work. Finally, on Independence Day, I have time to run some errands. This is my walk and angkot … Continue reading

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maaf saya tidak orang Indonesia

“Maaf saya tidak orang Indonesia,” is one of the first phrases I learned. It roughly translates, “Sorry, I am not an Indonesian person.” ¬†As an Asian “bole” or foreigner, people often speak to me in Bahasa Indonesian. Some have mistaken … Continue reading

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jakarta after 3 weeks

I am not able to upload the pictures after having wifi for little more than 24 hours at my new place, but to be able to blog from home without having more pressing needs is truly a luxury. Whew, I’m … Continue reading

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