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Monthly Archives: October 2012
My pembantu*, Atik, indicates with her hands for the computer–Google Translate–when she needs to ask an important question. Usually involving money. Like before she left for the holidays, she wrote, “I’ll miss you during Idul Fitri.” Awww . . . … Continue reading
The first time you travel out of your new country and then return to it, is surreal. I just got back from visiting Seoul for October break. Usually when I board Korean Air in Seoul I’m headed for Chicago. But … Continue reading
When I left for my evening run, it was dark even by Indonesian standards at 5:15 p.m. The clouds were heavy, just the way I love them. My affection for rain cannot be understated. The last time I was caught … Continue reading