I eat rice a lot. But where does it come from?

– by Kelly Richard, ETA in Surabaya – It is almost impossible to go an entire day in Indonesia without eating rice. My co-teachers and Indonesian friends are shocked and concerned when I explain that American cuisine includes their staple carbohydrate only once or twice a week at most. I often find that despite my…

The Currency of Bracelets

– By Ian Morse, ETA in Gorontalo – I entered Indonesia in July with four bracelets that were close to me. Each one had a story and a meaning – free speech, labor migration, pacifism (2). I kept only one rule since I received my first in high school; never buy a bracelet for myself. Otherwise…

Pen Pals: Kelly & Yuwen

This is the first, and hopefully not the last, of a new kind of piece, one where ETAs from around the world talk to each other and share experiences. For a short time, they become pen pals. Indonesiaful has edited their emails for length and clarity. Kelly Richard is an ETA in Surabaya, Indonesia, and…