The last several weeks have felt pretty random, and hopefully this is a good representation of that. In many ways we’re going through sensory overload. From hearing new sounds (like the guy yelling over the bull-horn in the supermarket, the call to prayer, or the chickens that run the neigborhood), to trying to figure out how to pay for something that has a price in millions after the seller spoke 8 numbers in Indonesian but I can’t assemble them fast enough in my brain to make sense of the order, to going for a walk (“jalan-jalan”) on a Sunday morning with a few thousand people who all seem to want to put their arm around you or at least walk next to you because you’re a little bule/white girl. So, I can’t think of a better way to start blogging here, than to pass some of that overload on to you.
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