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Home again, home again, jiggety jig;

May 10th, 2009 1 Comment

I’m home, safe and sound.  The trip from Hong Kong was great – Cathay Pacific is fantastic.  Despite the great service and food, it was an excruciating 15 hour flight since I was so excited about getting home and seeing my girls. It’s been rough for me and amusing for everyone around me the last [...]


Week the Second!

May 3rd, 2009 2 Comments

My first week at Agapé was great. After working out some communication issues – my Indonesia isn’t good enough to teach in and my English is very fast – we had a great week. I taught IT Training Strategies, PC Security, PC Troubleshooting, Web Fundamentals and HTML. This week we will be covering CSS and [...]


Family Road Trip!

April 29th, 2009 4 Comments

On the weekend of April 11th I arrived in Malang, where I am now.  Originally the plan had been to land in Jakarta and then travel by bus and train to Malang, while visiting Indonesia along the way: Bandung, Pekalongan, Borobodur, Surabaya and then Malang. However, because of the election – which is a national [...]


Off To A Great Start

April 28th, 2009 2 Comments

I’ve finished up my first two days at ASF and things are going very well.  I teach in the morning and in the afternoon I prepare my lesson for the next day.  So far I’ve covered IT Training Strategies and Desktop Computer Security.  Tomorrow is PC Troubleshooting and then we start looking at web development [...]


Salamat Datang!

April 26th, 2009 2 Comments

Salamat Datang is Indonesian for Welcome. On Saturday, April 11th I was given a wonderful welcome to the Agapé Social Foundation. I had seen pictures of the Agapé Social Foundation online, but this was very exciting to finally see it for myself: My father and I were formally introduced to the staff: We also met [...]


On My Own(ish)

April 25th, 2009 3 Comments

This has been an amazing trip so far.  I’ve travelled with my father to his home town of Pekalongan,  explored his home county of Indonesia, met my Indonesian family and even started to learn to speak a little Indonesian.  And I’ve eaten amazing food every step of the way <grin>. Yesterday my dad flew back [...]


The State of the Mall

April 24th, 2009 2 Comments

Or perhaps I should say the Mall State.  The shopping in Indonesia is crazy…everything seems like it’s filled with stores.  From a blanket-on-the-street operation selling shoes to gleaming stores in epic malls which provide all the latest fashions from Paris and everything in-between, including bootlegs CDs, knock-off handbags, and DVDs of movies that are still [...]


Breakfast in Jakarta

April 24th, 2009 4 Comments

Indonesia is filled with people selling food.  I can’t overstate this.  Absolutely everywhere you go, there are men pushing or carrying everything they need to make a quick hot meal.  And if you’re looking for something a little more permanent in your eating establishment, the next step up is a Warung.  The best I can [...]


Cat on a Hot Jakarta Roof

April 24th, 2009 3 Comments

Whenever I take photos when travelling, I’ve noticed everybody likes pictures of animals…especially cats and dogs. This picture is from my first morning in Jarkarta, after I took the sunrise picture. These roof tiles are extremely common in Indonesia.  This was also taken from the roof of my Cousin Arif’s house.  This is one of [...]


A Nice Quiet Election Day

April 8th, 2009 4 Comments

I have been in Bandung for the last few days. Currently I am staying at my Uncle’s beautiful house which is just above the city, about 200 meters higher on the mountain, where it is nice and cool . Today is national elections in Indonesia; I know there is always some concern about unrest during Indonesian [...]