Thursday, May 27, 2010

Good Bye

I have neither words nor time to describe how I feel.
I'll miss you hard Indonesia. Selamat Tinggal dan sampai jumpa lagi.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Moverz and Shakerz

Last night I went to the Simpang Lima Saturday Night Market, which goes all night and in turn becomes the Sunday morning market as well. I found some new Indonesian business/leisure niches such as cigarette ringtoss, a guy playing two games of chess at the same time , and Islam-themed commemorative baby posters for unborn children complete with Arabic script and birth (death?) date (See photo for clarification). I'm not sure why you would want a picture of a random baby with your own child's name on it, but to each their own I suppose.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Song

I have a new song called 'The Fall of Rome'. Get it ->HERE


I've realized that i'm going to miss Semarang. Yes, my house is hot and full of insects, the roof over my driveway has been known to fly off, and things often get wet when it rains, but when am I ever going to find a frog behind my refrigerator again? When it rains in Vermont, will I feel like I live inside of a car wash ? Will all of my neighbors ask me where i'm going everyday in San Francisco or Philadelphia? Will I ever hear 25 calls to prayer buzzing through the air again at the same time? Will my neighbors invite me to watch a puppet show and feed me Durian Ice Cream? How Will I know its 6:00 AM if a man doesn't yell "'BUR AYAM!" outside my window? When will I eat in a tent on the side of the road again? Will people in Cincinnati apologize for their cars not being delicious?Will I be asked my opinion on 'free sex'? Will 12 year old girls sing Josh Groban to me? Will people yell Obama at me when they want potato chips? Will people still stare and laugh at me hysterically in public places? Will my 30 minute taxi ride ever be $2.50? Will I ever be a tall person again? Will people still 'love me full' ?

God, I hope so.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Not too much to say. Only 11 more days of teaching, and three more weeks of Indonesia. This is too weird.