A tiger and his friends

Last Sunday our school hosted a fundraiser event for the Afghan Hazara refugees who are temporarily living in Bogor, outside of Jakarta.

It was an intense experience, speaking with the refugees and listening to their story. They told us of the persecutions they have endured, that […]

October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Starstruck

Hello friends,

Yesterday was a very special day for our family as we got to meet Afghan Hazara refugees here in Jakarta and spend the day with them. I will tell you more about this, but first I just have to share with you what happened […]

October 20th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , |10 Comments

Things will work out

When I have a lot going on in my life, I tend to worry.

During this morning’s exercise swim, I came across a single yellow frangipani flower, floating in the pool. It made me smile.

The color yellow carries a whole story for me.

About six years ago, […]

August 26th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |15 Comments

Happy Idul Fitri

This is the week of Lebaran, the culmination of Ramadhan, when Muslims celebrate Idul Fitri together with their loved ones. Consequently Jakarta is more or less emptied of people traveling to “kampung”, their home village, however remote.

Usually expats also go on vacation since many shops […]

July 28th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |12 Comments

Exhale…

Elections in young democracies, as we have learned by experience, can be vulnerable.

After a week of waiting for the results, today Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, was declared winner of the Indonesian presidential election.

As congratulations pour in from the rest of the world, Jakarta […]

July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , |8 Comments