27 March 2011

SX018 the countdown begins

It's the final countdown.... dah-dah, dah dah. I am being a little premature here, but I feel like my time in Indonesia is almost up. :-(  Aw, sadseez.

Is it totally evil of me to deliberately wait to collect my final scholarship money; just to make sure that my University does not pocket it?
Yeah, it's not much cash - but it's the principle!

(pic above; i am sipping my tea at Dwi's wedding last week).

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Here is a bonus picture or 2 -> 

The picture above is at Uka's graduation. A lovely guy (who used to live in my Kost). He always makes time for me & chats slowly to me in Indonesian. Sadly, he's moved out, and only pops in once a week  :-(

09 March 2011

SX017 a pinch and a punch

Pinch and a Punch for the First of the Month! Today is 1 March 2011.
Walk with me as I go to buy some 'pulsa' for my Mobile phone. Enjoy the dulcit tones of the mosque too!

As I wonder the streets I realise that I really need some food - which is tricky to find in the back blocks.

House & flatmates update too. Find out all the latest craziness and stress from Brisbane regarding my tenants.

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06 March 2011

SX016 Prepared for Semester 2

Am I prepared for another semester of teaching? It really is a TON of work! Hats off to all teachers out there.

Indonesian Uni students are SO sweet, friendly and innocent. That sure makes work a lot easier than rat-bag Westerners would be.

I try to rev-up the girls to ignore [Muslim] cutlure, and to speak up. Everyone in MY class is equal. Girls are not second-class citizens, nor are they to remain silent. 

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