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I had stayed up late last night editing my presentation, so I woke up feeling fairly tired already. This makes two days in a row, so I'll be looking forward to a rest in the near future. Although Ibu Mariam and Pak Heintje had said it takes only 25-30 minutes to get in to Manado, the drive on Ring Road lasted a good hour. I talked with Pak Heintje a bit, but I began to think about the very busy day ahead.
We showed up at Unsrat at about 0830 - a full 30 minutes past ...
... and I talked with him about how dangerous that was, and he understood. I think he was embarrassed about it more than anything. We watched dolphins to our hearts' content - the kids jumped off the boat and played in the water once we stopped following the pods. At 1000 Ferdinand spotted burgeoning rainclouds looming over the mountains behind Manado and recommended we head to the port before it turned into a full-scale storm over Manado Bay.
I had ...
... I could give him my information so that he could get in touch with me later - his staff already has Ibu Siska's information. As he was leaving he came over to us again as we ate and invited us to attend a birthday party for his wife next week there at the house. He wanted us to come at 1900 on Tuesday evening, the 9th of July. After Hosanna reminded me that we will still be in Manado until the 10th of July because of our ticket change, Hosanna and I accepted his invitation. ...
... mountain range skirts the backdrop in the picture, and I am looking forward to seeing it first hand.
When a taxi finally came to pick us up from school today I negotiated with Joe (the driver) about a regularly scheduled pickup from campus, twice per day. He is supposed to get back to me about his price, and if he can work that out with his business partner who shares the cab with him. I hope we can work something out, because this taxi situation and ...
... sub-districts throughout Sulut that report to the Manado head office. One person is always located in Jakarta, and reports on the happenings from within the legislative branch. Idham has worked at the Manado Post for 11 years, and once filled this role in Jakarta for two years, reporting the happenings in the legislature and analyzing their effects for the people of Manado and Sulut. Although he is a Muslim, one aspect of his work in Jakarta was to report ...
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