Jomblang Cave, Yogjakarta

This past weekend, I traveled to Yogja with some co-workers from school.  While we ambitiously planned to both go caving and hiking, we only made it to the caves.  What can I say?  Life as a teacher is exhausting. None … Continue reading

Tiny Island Paradise

A few weeks ago, before the deluge of grading and the stress of examination weeks, I went to an island for a long weekend of relaxation.  It’s an Eco Island, about an hour or so north of Jakarta, so there … Continue reading

My First Chinese-Indonesian Wedding

This past week, I attended my very first Chinese-Indonesian wedding reception! Since I had never read anything about Chinese-Indonesian wedding receptions, nor been to one before, I didn’t know what to expect. First, let me just say that, while Chinese-Indonesian … Continue reading

The Holiday Season in Expat-land

American Thanksgiving has just passed, and the holiday spirit is gripping everyone– expats and nationals alike. Within my community,  Thanksgiving is a bittersweet holiday.  Going home is impossible.  We don’t get any days off to celebrate, so even making a … Continue reading