Ally turned twelve yesterday, and, again, today! In addition to recognizing and celebrating her American birthday, we recognized and celebrated her Indonesian birthday (Papua, Indonesia, is 18-hours ahead of Phoenix).
For the most part, the Indonesian culture is deeply rooted with convention, tradition, and mores, but it has its quirky side too. In some Indonesian communities, “flouring” the birthday boy/girl is common practice. He/she is doused with water (the dirtier the better) and then attacked with flour. Some people will even take it a step further and throw eggs at the birthday boy/girl.
Ally loves getting dirty, so she thoroughly enjoyed this celebratory practice!
Selamat Ulang Tahun (Congratulations Repeated Year), Ally!