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Thoughts on Life after Indonesia

London

I arrived in England a few days ago, and while I haven’t experienced reverse culture shock in coming back to the western world, I’ve been intensely aware of the differences here.

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Monthly Update: August 2014

English First School

My contract with EF ended today, and I have 3 days left here in Indonesia. It’s been an exceptionally routine month: morning classes, home, afternoon classes, home, eat, sleep, repeat. As I’ve enjoyed the last stretch of being an English teacher in Indonesia, I’ve been plagued by an unexpected and recurring thought:

I’m not ready!

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Monthly Update: July 2014

Idul Fitri Fireworks

This month’s update is coming to you from Yogyakarta! Josh and I loved it here so much when we came here in December that we decided to come back here for our last holiday and to celebrate Josh’s 25th birthday. It’s been an excellent trip so far, and I’ll have some Yogya posts coming up over the next few weeks! For now, here’s my July wrap-up.

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Monthly Update: June 2014

Indonesian Puppets

I opted to skip last month’s update since I spent most of May in bed with dengue fever and didn’t get to see very much of Indonesia except for the inside of a hospital. I was back on my feet for most of June, so here’s what I got up to this month.

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Monthly Update: April 2014

Josh and I spent April discovering neighborhoods in Jakarta and our own city, eating our way through several restaurants with delicious food, shopping at some of Indonesia’s best malls, and of course keeping extra busy with plenty of overtime at EF.

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Monthly Update: March 2014

Sunset from the Roof

Happy April, everybody! March passed by in a flash for me, and now I’m already a week into my eighth month working at EF. Time is passing more quickly than ever! In March, I had a one-day trip into Singapore to renew my work visa, and Josh and I made our way into Jakarta a few times. It hasn’t been much an exciting month for either of us, but we’ve enjoyed ourselves.

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Monthly Update: January 2014

My fifth month working at EF has flown by. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month already since Josh and I got home from our Tropical Christmas trip! I still have plenty more to write about that, but for now, here’s what I got up to in January.

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Christmas in Indonesia

Christmas cookies

Happy holidays from Indonesia!

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Teaching Update: October 2013

Flower shoots

It’s been another lovely month here in Indonesia, and it’s time for me to share the highs and lows of the last few weeks.

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