Monthly Archives: November 2012

birthday surprises

all saints anglican church: menteng On my first Indonesian birthday, I had one item on my schedule: bring spicy carrot / apple cake to church outreach day downtown. It was enough. The cake took days of planning as I needed … Continue reading

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random new years and other holidays, but a year without thanksgiving

About a week before observing Islamic New Year last week, we received an email that our Professional Development day had been moved from Friday to Thursday, November 15 (the actual new year) for the ex-pat staff so that we essentially … Continue reading

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time change

When every marker of a calendar flip is different, what results is a feeling that instead of entering the kick-off to the Christmas season, November slips in, more like an extended August or September. In Indonesia the steamy temperatures and … Continue reading

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