Thoughts on Gender Conventions: Alcohol, Zumba, and Guns

Thoughts on Gender Conventions: Alcohol, Zumba, and Guns

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”

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More Bandung: Co-Teaching

More Bandung: Co-Teaching

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”

My First Week in Indonesia: Introduction to Manado and SMK Negeri 1

My First Week in Indonesia: Introduction to Manado and SMK Negeri 1

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.

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