Monthly Archives: September 2012

tough girls

Every girl likes to think of herself as a tough girl. Before coming to Indonesia, my toughness was pretty specific: Moving to California, teaching in New Jersey, going back to school in Michigan. As far as being tough physically, either … Continue reading

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encounters with indonesian men

I was in and out of 3 angkots and on the back of 3 ojeks yesterday, putting my life in the hands of drivers, all strangers, all men. While perched on the back of a motorbike, I realized, I have … Continue reading

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File under “everybody’s doing it.” I finally made an appointment for reflexology because the “famous” place to go is virtually across the street from where I live. Across a busy street so I actually went by car. What I thought … Continue reading

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