Pulau Seribu: Indonesia’s Maldives?

The Thousand Red Question Marks: We’d heard the horror stories: trash so thick that the beach was rendered useless; reefs a wasteland choked by the city’s rampant pollution; facilities more abysmal than relaxing. But we still had to go—we just had to.   Even before moving to Jakarta we had our eyes on Pulau Seribu—that… Continue reading Pulau Seribu: Indonesia’s Maldives?

The Nitty Gritty: Back to Work

Having spent two weeks in training and two with my students, I’ll go ahead and deem myself sufficiently wise in ways of all schools Asian.  Yes, it’s high time I compare the Indonesian schooling apparatus to the home-cooked variety I left back in Missouri.  Isn’t a month, after all, plenty of time to know plenty… Continue reading The Nitty Gritty: Back to Work