Last weekend I went to the birthday party of Sam’s co-teacher. It was actually a joint birthday venture because it was Ibu Sintike’s birthday and her husband, Wayan, had his birthday the day before. It was an interesting experience for two main reasons: Continue reading “Thoughts on Gender Conventions: Alcohol, Zumba, and Guns”
I’m back in Manado! And I am happy to be here. Of course I miss everyone and the comfort, but I really am happy to be back. Continue reading “Back to Manado! Housing, friends, and no lesson planning”
Okay so I wrote the previous post a few days ago but never got around to posting it, so here is a little more from the last couple days.
One of my co-teachers, Ibu Ivonne, arrived to join me at orientation. We had a beautiful welcome dinner feast welcoming all of the Ibu’s and Bapak’s (these are the terms for Mrs. and Mr.) who were the co-teacher or counterparts for all of the ETAs. Continue reading “More Bandung: Co-Teaching”
Comfort: Hotel Sheraton Bandung
Today is Wednesday September 9th, meaning I have just about half a week left in Bandung. I have been here for the past week and a half for my Fulbright ETA training and orientation and, man, I don’t want to leave. Continue reading “Orientation in Bandung! aka A Short Life of Luxury”
Okay so it is Saturday September 5th, meaning it has been two weeks since I first arrived to Manado and a week since I came to Bandung. I might be a little behind with my blog posts, please forgive me. But let’s go back to the start of my first week in Manado.