An Indonesian birthday in numbers, flour and all

2/4: The date of my birth. 24: The number of the years I turned. In the U.S. we say “Happy Birthday” but in Indonesia the greeting, “Selamat Ulang Tahun” translates to, “Happy Repeated Year!” I never thought much about the difference in specificity between the two greetings – one emphasizing a single day, the other…

Reaching the summit of Mt. Rinjani for sunrise

“After waking up at 2:50 in the morning to start their hike, McCahey and Laura reached the summit of Mt. Rinjani at around 6 a.m., just in time to watch the sunrise. The panorama on top of Mt. Rinjani was fantastic, allowing for views of Lombok and its neighboring islands of Bali and Sumbawa. This picture also shows the crater…