Saya Mencari…?

Saya Mencari: Translates in English to “I am looking for”. And to be quite honest, I often find myself wondering what it is travelers are looking for. Especially the ones who go to leaps and bounds to be so far from home for so long. Every teacher at my school has a different story, each […]

Saya Dari America

Saya Dari America: Translates to “I”m from America”. And you better believe they know it here from a mile away.-Sometimes I feel like a circus side show.  It wouldn’t be so bad if I was in Jakarta or Bali, but out of the 4 million people who reside in Surabaya, there are probably about 250 […]


Hati- Hati is what you say to someone in Indonesia upon saying goodbye. It translates in English as “be safe”.  It seems that the teachers at my school need to start heeding this advice. In the past three months 3 English teachers at my school have passed away in freak accidents. 2 were motorcycle accidents and the […]