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crumpling walls and the LAST 3 months

crumpling walls and the LAST 3 months

Feeling settled is kind of unsettling to me. I’m anxious. Excited. Ready for a plane ride. Or just ready to move. I’m trying to appreciate the time. Time with my students who I actually know individually at this point. Down time. Wait time. Lunch time. And sunsets in my village. The last three months have … Continue reading

once upon a time in the land of Java…

once upon a time in the land of Java…

It’s been two years. Say what now? I do recall almost being late for the flight to California April 4, 2011 for PC staging the day prior to my departure to Indonesia. The night before that flight, my family gathered for dinner, my close friends came over for one last goodbye, and the morning before … Continue reading

Medevac Maddness in the Land of Smiles

Medevac Maddness in the Land of Smiles

Last Sunday night I sat waiting to board the plane to Surabaya. I overheard people chatting (in Indonesian) and my nervousness to board the plane and return to Indonesia subsided. It was a few Wednesdays back, three to be exact when I was on my bike headed to school in a great mood. I rode … Continue reading

Separo Lagi: Ramadan Days #15

Separo Lagi: Ramadan Days #15

15 days into the Islamic cleansing month and 15 days left to go! My approach to each new Ramadan day is different compared to each Ramadan day that came before it. Last year I saw the 30 days as an ‘easy ticket in,’ acceptance from my new school and community and the perfect way to … Continue reading

these girls are my inspiration…

these girls are my inspiration…

With a month and some weeks left in the semester my English Club finally started meeting on a regular basis. AKhirnya! (finally). The student attendance still varied, but there was always a consist group of girls. Since they always came I offered to meet with them an extra day to do activities outside of just … Continue reading