I AM IN INDONESIA! Oh sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s go through: The Arrival.
The flight over was… well it was a total of 21 hours in a plane so that’s how it was. I first flew to LAX to catch a 1am connecting flight to Hong Kong. Ramon, a fellow Indo-Fulbrighter, found me at the gate in LAX and the pangs in my heart from leaving was flooded anew with excitement and anticipation. Continue reading “Excitement: Arriving”
I’ve decided to separate my journey to getting to Indonesia into two parts because they are distinctly different emotions. First: Leaving.
To be perfectly honest, leaving was much harder than I expected. Continue reading “Apprehension: Leaving”
When I was a child my dad used to come into my room with his guitar and sing Malaysian songs to me as lullabies. I didn’t grow up speaking Bahasa so I only knew a few words here or there and the rest of the songs melted away into sleep. But this song I have remembered–or rather, this opening line:
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