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The best teaching moments are when your students teach you

This week I learned something that I will forever remember. Since moving to Indonesia, I have seen many times in public or from pictures on Facebook of teachers or students, a hand symbol that I had no idea what it…

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Photographer for the weekend

This weekend I was asked by a dear friend to join on an organized trip from the Ministry of Culture & Tourism. I am currently working on my photography skills and learning the science behind the right type of lighting…

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Over the 100 day mark

In these last few months, I have definitely had my ups and downs of getting used to living in a new country. Not only a new country, but a different culture and a completely different way of life. If I…

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How to get to TukTuk Island (Samosir) like a pro

Hey friends! I’m here to share the easiest way to get to Samosir Island so you all can enjoy the beauty of what I get to enjoy this year. To know more information on Samosir and the culture behind it,…

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Why I Ran

This weekend, I successfully completed my first running event. I have never run a marathon, half marathon, 10K or even a simple 5K, but I did manage to sign up for a half-marathon in 2013, one in 2015 and another…

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The last 17 Days

Ahh, finally have some time to sit down, reflect and think back! These last couple of weeks have been very busy with visa and immigration processing, countless adventures and of course, teaching! Here are some pictures to sum up what…

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My way of adjusting to life out here through pictures

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A look at the 2013 Curriculum

Originally posted on Indonesiaful.com:
Children seem to be everywhere one looks in Indonesia. The central importance of family within Indonesian culture means that people have a lot of children and those children must be educated. It is a key…

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There’s a reason they tell you not to dive in the shallow end..

I started my Sunday morning by reading a short article about irony. In her words, the author describes that showing who you are is scary and makes you vulnerable, but anything else is a waste of time. The author quotes,…

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Traditional Parmalim Wedding

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a traditional Parmalim Wedding in the town of Sibadihon, Porsea in Toba Samosir. The only weddings I have ever attended are traditional Westernized weddings. These wedding ceremonies have taken place anywhere from…

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