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... which was great for the English. They quickly became addicted. In fact Tanya admitted that each time when pregnant
she just had to play Scrabble and nearly drove poor Roy nuts! Devina quickly hooked on to the game but Ivanna was too busy studying for her trial exams to be followed by the real thing from which she hopes to gain entry to the university course of her choice.
A drive into the mountains along dodgy narrow roads filled with the ubiqitous ...
... sat on the very edge of the carter and looked out. I know a lot of my blogs are "trek" heavy right now, but its all in preparation for whats to come, What this space.
Heading back down to the gate entrance and deciding ias it was such a nice day, I figured I would walk back to Bandung. Its only 20km. 30 minutes into my walk, a car pulls over full of young locals.
Local: "Mr, can we offer you a ride?"
I am so ...
... home to her daughters and pay her 150,000 rupiah...which is only 15$ but for her is cash in hand instead of at the end of the month, and she's happy.
Cleaning the house twice a week is definitely enough, it keeps everything under control and it's probably really easy work for the money she gets. Darcy seems to like her, and just watches her work but runs away once the vacuum whirs to life.
Another downer is that our laundry builds up quickly and if I put it away ...
... get this done themselves since February. After a 12 hour work day (5:00am-5:00pm) the school van picked me up from our house at 7:30pm and drove me to the airport in Jakarta. I arrived at the airport at about 10:00pm where I had to wait until 6:00am to board my flight to Singapore and between the murderous mosquitos, intimidating army security, flashbacks to episodes of Locked Up Abroad about people taking their eyes off ...
... to the main exit. There were a group of petty looking security guards who looked like they were itching to have a photo with us. So they surrounded us and posed for the camera :D
Outside, there seemed to be some kind of festival happening. Tents and balloons and music all enclosed in a big metal fence. We walked through and were suddenly dragged into one of the stalls. It was an anti-drug stall, whose aim it was to make Indonesia narcotics free by ...