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shipment!

Way before arriving in Indonesia, newly hired international teachers receive an email from a company that requests that you let them know when you’d like them to come and pack up your things. This happens when the idea of moving … Continue reading

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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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the popularity of ace hardware

“There is an Ace Hardware at Living World.” “There’s a big one at Lippo Karawaci.” “Have you been to Ace?” When was the last time you’ve been to an Ace Hardware store in the US? I can’t remember when or … Continue reading

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maaf saya tidak orang Indonesia

“Maaf saya tidak orang Indonesia,” is one of the first phrases I learned. It roughly translates, “Sorry, I am not an Indonesian person.” ¬†As an Asian “bole” or foreigner, people often speak to me in Bahasa Indonesian. Some have mistaken … Continue reading

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jakarta after 3 weeks

I am not able to upload the pictures after having wifi for little more than 24 hours at my new place, but to be able to blog from home without having more pressing needs is truly a luxury. Whew, I’m … Continue reading

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“Do one thing everyday that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

The quote is from my nephew, Hunter’s, baptism on Sunday. Just got back from Korea and am now seriously packing. My parents were here today to help me and were reassuring about how much I’ve already accomplished. Still so much … Continue reading

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final days

Final days. Leaving for Korea early Saturday.

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