Conquering Fears

   I went to the 6th Putrajaya International Balloon Fiesta before heading to the Malaysian Grand Prix. As I am walking out of the Formula 1 race my body is tired and sticky from head to toe. My all black shirt now has a few white stripes around the middle from sweating all day but…

I Got homeSICK at a Jakarta Taco Stand

So the other night I was invited to go get tacos with a couple of my co-workers at a little restaurant called Taco Local.  Since I’ve been here I have been told about a few Mexican food restaurants, but this would be my first experience eating at one.  Now keep in mind that I did…

Jakarta Madness

As March Madness consumes the nation back home, in Jakarta you would never even know that something so huge is happening on the other side of the Pacific.  Back home every news program or website has covered at least one story discussing the loss of money, labor and productivity in the first 4 days of…

My Indonesian Soundtrack Part 1

            One of the things that I quickly realized within the first few weeks of being in Jakarta is how much Indonesians love to listen to music, karaoke and dance.  I am amazed that almost everywhere I go, whether it’s to the supermarket, the mall or a restaurant, I am…

My first month in Jakarta

The LSC-Jakarta team at the Sampoerna Chinese New Year Celebration       Chinese Acrobat using Hula Hoops, she was Awesome! Dragons performing traditional Lion dance  Dr. Carpenter’s speaking to kick off the SAC’s visit USBI students performing traditional Betawi (Jakarta) dance for the SAC’s Team   As the end of my first month here…

Tour of China Town Jakarta

Hey everyone.  I wanted to share with you some information about a tour of China Town I participated in on Chinese New Year.  I want to especially thank my friend Sophia for translating this and sharing it with me.  I hope you enjoy! Jakarta Night Heritage Trails to China Town Today, 31 January 2014, we…

First post/Eating in Indonesia

Hey everyone! So it is about time that I start my blog.  Sorry for the delay but I have been extra busy getting settled in and starting the semester at Lone Star College-Jakarta.  Plus we are preparing for our SACS accreditation visit so I hope everyone will keep me and all our staff and students…