You think that’s fun?

–By Shelby Lawson– Moving to Indonesia was an intimidating prospect. It was a country I had never stepped foot in. My plane ticket was already purchased for me to return nine months later. I was moving to a city that pulled a total of two results on Google. I didn’t know anyone who lived in…

Thank You For Smoking

This article was written by a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) who would like to remain anonymous. My foray into cigarettes in Indonesia began at the hands of an elderly, six-toothed man. He was my RT, the head of the local neighborhood association, and the first of many signatures necessary for the arduous immigration process.…

Java Jazz Festival brings soul, international visitors to Jakarta

The 9th annual Java Jazz Festival arrived in Jakarta this past weekend, a three-day international brass binge that organizers say drew more than 100,000 visitors. While Joss Stone, Basia, Craig David and a past-her-prime Lisa Stansfield headlined the music holiday, many lesser-known artists kept concertgoers entertained with a variety of international and Indonesian performances both large and intimate. Some…