Category Archives: life and culture

Bowing toward Mecca

Before I moved to Indonesia, I really had very little knowledge of Islam or being Muslim. My only real stand on any topic related to Islam was to compare those who opposed a mosque construction near Ground Zero to anyone who would … Continue reading

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Amazing Race Challenge: Locate a Silverbird

My travels with my aunt and uncle continued onto Jakarta yesterday where we landed at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Terminal 2. There are 3 terminals. We were pleasantly surprised to see we landed with enough time for a cream bath–head and neck … Continue reading

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Don’t worry! Be happy!

Our local Balinese guide, self described Bali Paul Newman — I think his name is actually Mr. Nyoman — but sounds like close enough, found out what the word “aphrodisiac” meant today. Mr. Nyoman took us to many local attractions … Continue reading

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Good v evil in Bali

Posting from an iPhone since someone called BS on my wifi connection excuse, here are a few pictures from a nearly incomprehensible Balinese drama. From what I could infer, there was a kingdom where a girl was wrongly accused of … Continue reading

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my car is a giant purse

So I’ve posted many times about not having a car in Indonesia and taking taxis instead. As an American living in suburbia in the US, being without a car would mean bumming rides, spending hours on  a bus that takes … Continue reading

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pledge drive fan

“We have $361 to go in the next 11 minutes. I know we can do this.” “Someone could call in as a Day Sponsor and it’s done. Day Sponsorship means you have a message of your choice read on air … Continue reading

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Rainy Season is almost over

Taking a Walk in the Rainy Season inspired by Robert Frost When on the roof the rain beats sound The house is cool, the mists surround. The light’ning flash and thunder strike Both fill the air and shake the ground. … Continue reading

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