Month: August 2014

The Help.

I hired a housekeeper today. They are pretty common, not only among expatriate staff, but also many Indonesians.  They are called pembantus which means “House help”  Sometimes they even export themselves to […]

Greasy Palms

It was Indonesian Independence Day this past weekend.  To honor the day, the embassy relaxed and had “FUN DAY!”  An afternoon of games and snacks and music.  By games, I mean gunny […]

Jet Planes

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…. We held a going away potluck/party. This was originally planned for our daughter, but quickly changed to a whole family event at a […]