Alumni Spotlight: Josh Gehret

Name: Josh Gehret. My friends call me “Pasta Gigi” though, which is the Indonesian word for “toothpaste”. It’s my favorite Indonesian word. Hometown: I was born in Ohio and raised in Brooklyn, New York. School: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Go Retrievers! And our undefeated football team 😉 ETA Placement and year: I was…

An incident at Kupang Harbor

One night I was enjoying a beer while watching the sunset by the harbor near my house. I had met some of my students there, so I sat with them while they ate bakso (a hot meatball soup) and drank Pepsi. An elderly woman sat down next to us and began listening to our conversation.…