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.
Continue reading “My First Week in Indonesia: Introduction to Manado and SMK Negeri 1”
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:
Continue reading “Perjalanan ini…”