The road to my village is winding and steep. A grand view of mountains and blue sky can be seen from the roadside. Motorcycles hurry up and down in organized chaos, some carrying giant loads of produce on the back. And a network of big black spiders occupy the treetops. I rode up this road […]
As my first month of Peace Corps training comes to an end, Indonesia is starting to feel more like home. My favorite part of the day is the morning hike down the mountain. I leave the house at around 6. Before I go, I usually take a moment to remind myself what I’m doing here, […]
Last night I read the beginning of my journal and couldn’t help but think of the new group that’s on it’s way. That first week was incredible! Nothing too controversial here, just my first impressions of Peace Corps. April 4th I suppose today was officially the first day of Peace Corps service. 27 month journey […]
I’ve had a lot of fun the last couple of weeks riding around the village on my bicycle snapping photos. I am helping a student of mine named Wilda start a Rumah Baca in our community, and the organizations we are requesting books from, Asma Nadia and the International Book Project, asked us to send […]
This is the text of a speech on fashion my student, Wilda, delivered at a province-wide speech competition. I helped her write and prepare for the speech. She got 4th place. Fashion Can Be Beautiful Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb. In the name of Allah, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy. Praise belongs to Allah […]
Essays I wrote for my Peace Corps PST Portfolio.