Monthly Archives: November 2014

In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle

The forest near our house is periodically inhabited by elusive Papuans who are heard, but not seen. The sound of their powerful voices, hooting and hollering within the dense tropical vegetation, has a staccato-like rhythm that punctures the air. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

Look who donned the official red suit and magically transformed into Tembagapura’s Santa Claus for a day… Chris hid behind the long, white beard and had his photo taken with believers and admirers, handed out candy to bashful observers, and … Continue reading

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Banti Village

Ally has had the opportunity to travel to some extraordinary places in the short time that we have lived here. Places with a wealth of culture. Places wrought with diversity.  And, places entrenched in history or committed to growing with … Continue reading

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A Year in Numbers

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been living in Indonesia for 1 year (or 365 days). Before 2 trips to Singapore, we lived as temporary residents for 232 of those days. Indonesian cell phone numbers have 13 digits. Tembagapura landline phone numbers have 6 … Continue reading

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Ghosts, Goblins, and Equilateral Triangles

While ghosts and goblins roamed the streets of jobsite, Ally was in Bali attending an international school math competition. Through a series of unforeseen events, the competition evolved from something that she excitedly signed up for to something that she … Continue reading

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