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another random holiday while the time changes back home

This time the holiday is Nyepi, the Hindu New Year and Day of Silence–Tuesday; March 12th is a school holiday. While speaking with an Indonesian friend at church, she explained that this new year is mostly observed in Bali, where … Continue reading

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home and back again

I was resolved to write about the experience of going home and returning to Indonesia as I had the privilege to be back in the Northern Hemisphere for Christmas and New Years. But then I wondered if I needed distance, … 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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