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... near Tankoko, where a few families had gathered to spend the Saturday. The scene there was gorgeous – mostly deserted beach except for some peaceful places above the beach where families were eating lunch and watching their children play in the water. As soon as we got out of the car a group of curious kids mobbed us. I had a good time talking with several sets of parents after I struck up some conversations with them about visiting Tankoko. ...
... it today. Ironically, I checked FB today and saw my friend Matt Raymond’s dip netting pictures from Chitina he posted today….I sure wish I could have joined him on that trip!
I went down to the Sam Ratulangi statue to wait for Lucky to pick me up at lunchtime. I got to speak with Hosanna as she was packing for the trip for her and the kids, and Bapak John Soucy (the American professor here) saw me and gave me a hard time for using English ...
... and that the ambulance had apparently been on standby in the event that anything got out of hand in the process. She thought it was hysterical that I thought a house was up in flames, and we all ended the situation with a laugh. I have the feeling I’ll be hearing more about this from Bapak and Ibu in the coming days. Bapak told me about a bomb that went off in Poso today, down the road in Central Sulawesi. Extremists are prevalent down there, and ...
... 8221; – it got my attention – the mother was familiar to me, but I couldn’t place where I had met her. She said do you remember me from the Polytechnic University. I didn’t, but I made small talk with them.
We talked about some of the differences in culture between America and Indonesia. Arthur was curious about the perception he had gotten from watching American movies, as to why parents don’t discipline kids in the US. ...
While running around the track this morning for half an hour straight, it dawned on me that I had put on my old shoes - not my good running shoes. I hope my ankle will be ok from that.
Back at the house I got to Skype quickly with Hosanna and the kids - she was able to fix the speaker problems so that I could talk with them. I signed off and headed in to eat breakfast of smoked tuna and a small, whole tuna on rice.
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