Confessions of a “Secret Bule”

It often starts with a changed expression. Furrowed eyebrows. An uncertain smile. Blinking. The person, usually a cashier or a waiter, has just realized something is off about me. Why is this Indonesian-looking person seeking assistance? they wonder. Why is she mumbling only a word or two at a time? Why does she only smile at polite enquiries? What…

Eggs to Indonesia: Don’t Be Racist

“I stumbled upon a small photography exhibit at a popular downtown park following a Sunday morning jog with another teacher from my school. This photo of personified eggs, speckled with simple, expressive faces, stood out immediately, as did it’s plain-stated title: Don’t Be Racist. I asked the photographer, who was present, what his inspiration was…