Indonesia: Living in a Convenience Economy

~By: Catherine Krol, ETA in Malang, East Java~ Introduction: Explaining Indonesia In one month’s time, I have had the ability to superficially analyze the Indonesian society based on my American experiences, given that I have not acculturated to the cultural context. In this situation I have seen very stark differences in the economic landscape that…

Celebrating Eid

~By: Neelam Vohra, ETA in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Islands~ Her hands reminded me of my mothers hands, and I found myself watching hers just as I so often watched my mothers. I watched her feel potatoes and onions at the traditional market, her hands carefully pressing the vegetables, dropping and picking up each one with intention,…